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[PUBLIC] Netjer (Our Gods & Goddesses) / Re: Set UPG
« on: November 17, 2012, 08:41:37 pm »
FWIW, Set can make rules. And change them.

When I first started working with him, the rules were:
-His statue is the ONLY statue on his shrine
-Shrine must be visible from the front door
-I get first dibs on all shrine implements and items.

Then it changed over the years to:
-I want to be in an enclosed shrine box
-this box must be made out of wood, no particle board.

And when that happened, it was about the time that Osiris was liek DUDE, QUIT IGNORING ME. And Lo- Set and O decided they were okay with sharing said shrine box. They are the same height and everything. The box is very.. mirrored/even/balanced btwn the two. Many people say that it can't be done- that Set and Osiris can't work together. I disagree.

But the point of the matter is- don't be surprised if his rules change as your needs change.


[PUBLIC] Netjer (Our Gods & Goddesses) / Re: Ra and Aton
« on: October 04, 2012, 07:44:15 pm »
Quote from: Follower_of_Ra

I've got that book. I haven't gotten to the Armarna stuff yet (as I recall, it's at the very end)...but it sounds like I should take a look at that part one of these weeks, when things settle down from moving and all that good stuff I'm doing.  Overall, the book's pretty good. I've enjoyed it.

Ironically, both Quirke's and Kemp's books put the Akhenaten chapters very last :P

I actually want to re-read Quirke's book, as it was one of the first books I had ever read.


[PUBLIC] Netjer (Our Gods & Goddesses) / Re: Ra and Aton
« on: October 04, 2012, 11:39:51 am »
Quote from: Tif

So, lessee, where am I? Oh, yeah, I don't see Aten as a monotheistic Netjeru. In fact, he technically is a triad with Shu and Tefnut. In the Amarna period, Akhenaten would often style himself as Shu and his wife as Tefnut. Moving away from Amarna religion, why not worship Aten as a triad with Shu and Tefnut--as in, the Netjeru Atum created at the beginning of the world?

I believe it's Kemp who put forth a whole chapter towards Amarna and the Aten- and he has stated that Atenism wasn't monotheistic. The only way that it was was that Akhenaten was the only one who could talk to the Aten, or who the Aten would talk to. It was almost a case of all of the people worship Akhenaten, and then Akh would make sure that Aten was tended to. Or something in that vein. Either way, he made a large point to re-emphasize that Atenism was not monotheistic, despite everyone thinking it is (this guy has overseen the dig at Amarna for years, fwiw).

Both Kemp and Quirke have chapters specifically related to Amarna and Akhenaten- perhaps there is good info in there. I won't lie, my eyes glaze over as soon as I have to read the obligatory Akhenaten chapter. I really have no interest in it :P


[PUBLIC] Kemetic Orthodox Q&A / Re: Shrines and Purity
« on: August 31, 2012, 12:32:50 pm »
I don't typically purify for 'just because' stuff. If you're worried, you could always do a 'lesser' purification- wash your hands, or sprinkle some natron water over yourself, things like that. If the gods aren't complaining, I think you should be alright.


Quote from: Sarduriur

At any rate, back to the OP -- Set, in Old Kingdom texts, is ascribed the position of "Lord of the Night Sky," among others. He is also associated with Polaris and the circumpolar stars that never "disappear" below the horizon. That may be the connection between Set and Nut you're looking for, on top of the Mother-to-Son thing?

That could potentially be a link. He is the Big Dipper, which would have been the Foreleg of Bull, to the Egyptians. He also is associated with Iron (and therefore the adze), which typically was obtained from meteors and the like (as opposed to mining it). So there are some links to that. Plus, storms from from the sky as well. I very much see Set in the sky, tbh.

Additionally, Heru-Wer is the complement of Set -- being twins, therefore expressing a plethora of dependent dualities between Them -- and is conversely associated with the daytime, making Heru-Wer's relationship with HetHert that much more apparent.

See, I always see Osiris as the complement of Set. Heru and Set are so very much alike, it's sad (to me). Where as Osiris and Set are very different- polar opposites. The same could be said of Aset and Nebhet. Nebhet is a lot like Osiris (quiet, reserved, underworld ties). And Aset is like Set (stern, in-yo-face, etc). So there is that to consider as well.


I have a feeling Set is a lot closer with other gods than we give him credit for :3


[PUBLIC] God(dess) Finder: Image Identifier / Re: Male Hathor
« on: July 12, 2012, 12:27:28 pm »
I would say not to use him as anything :P Except a very very flat Hathor, since I've never seen a male deity with the sun disc on their head.


[PUBLIC] Kemetic Orthodox Q&A / Re: Waste
« on: July 12, 2012, 12:26:12 pm »
FWIW, some do eat akhu offerings. I have, in the past. And if I were to do another rite for my akhu, I would eat them.


Quote from: Sarduriur
"We hear your praises and accept them, We love you and you love Us, but you belong more with the testosterone party over there." :P

FWIW, I fall into a similar camp. I have goddesses that I like and converse with from time to time- but at the end of the day, I belong to mah Boys. I guess wimmins just ain't my style or something.


[PUBLIC] Kemetic Orthodox Q&A / Re: Statuary Material
« on: May 31, 2012, 12:28:39 pm »
Cold cast resin, cultured marble... it's all ritually unpure. I still think both are perfectly usable, but if you're aiming for pure, you're probably better off with old fashioned stone.


You could always look into Seshat. She's kinda like a female version of Djehuty.


[PUBLIC] Kemetic Orthodox Q&A / Re: "Cool Water", as an offering
« on: May 30, 2012, 04:11:52 pm »
FWIW, I offer tap water. It doesn't matter if I were to offer bottled or tap water- after it's sat out for a full day, I don't want to drink it. So instead, I water plants, fish or cats with it. That way it's not wasted. YMMV, of course.


Ekunyi- I don't currently read or comment much on your site because it is DW. If it were WP, I would be stalking you like I do most everyone else :P

I personally prefer WP. I have an LJ and a DW that I never update- and I've found that WP has a lot more flexibility and offers more exposure on search engines. So it sorta depends on what you're looking for. I prefer that WP is more like having a website, and it's less like a journal.


[PUBLIC] Kemetic Orthodox Q&A / Re: Multi-Faith and Multi-Practice
« on: May 16, 2012, 01:26:54 pm »
Quote from: Ta_Imu_Aset

The biggest hint at AE's more "mystical" practices I've found is something about dream interpretation, which doesn't mean that mystical practices were part of any kind of widespread religious observance but it seems to hint at more behind this category. I've found quite a few things that directly point to "shamanic practices"* and I'm wondering what it's place is in modern KO. Thoughts? I almost feel like this it morphing into another topic and needs another thread...? But then...I feel it's also linked to a multi-faith conversation as I see this connection between things that fall under "mysticism" and things that fall under Kemetic Orthodoxy and where's the line between the two?

I have no clue where shamanism or mysticism falls into KO's whole big structure. But there are newer thoughts out there that it's possible that AE did have some kind of shamanic practices. I personally think they did, but I'm no Egyptologist, either.

Some places for consideration:


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