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[PUBLIC] Welcome! / Re: Hello everyone!
« on: September 25, 2017, 08:36:26 pm »
Em hotep and welcome (back) to the forums!

[PUBLIC] Welcome! / Re: Geez these things just keep happening, huh
« on: September 23, 2017, 11:18:45 pm »
Em hotep and welcome back, Saymari!

You are definitely not the only person who gets lost in the void sometimes and shows up months later. :) Been doing a lot of that myself recently.

[PUBLIC] Netjer (Our Gods & Goddesses) / Re: Nit-Nebhtet-Seshat
« on: September 22, 2017, 04:59:00 pm »
::waves:: My Mother is Nebthet-Nit-Seshat, so I can offer a little personal insight into Her, which may help with understanding Nit-Nebthet-Seshat? (Standard disclaimer: Everything I say is personal experience/opinion and may or may not be true for anyone but me. :) )

From what I know, the order of the three Names does matter. For me, it means that my Mother presents as Nebt-het directly, and shows me more of Nit than of Seshat.

My impression of Nit is very much the creatrix, the Great He-She, the archer, the Nun. It's this weird coexistence of this enormous, unfathomable, pure-potentiality nun-of-creation and a more distinctly-shaped, embodied, active aspect of Nit-the-archer Who protects what She created. Speaking of "hot" and "cool" - Nit-the-archer is red or "hot" to me, while Nit-the-creatrix is blue-black or "cool" to me. I have no idea how She can be both at the same time, rather than having an aspected duality where She is one or the other at any given time. Nit is boundless and uncontainable. She does what She wants. ;)

(In gendered terms, I also get Nit as a very butch woman, thanks to the "Great He-She" part. She's an unapologetic badass. >_> )

Nebt-het... I could talk for hours about, honestly. Rather than making this an even-longer post, I will sum up by saying She holds the space for us and for akhu, and that sacred work is unbelievably important on a personal and cultural level. I have called Her the Lady of Hard Truths, because as patient and gentle as She can be, She does not permit lies, even the ones that would be far more comfortable than the truth. She consoles, guides, protects, shields - but never lets Her charges escape what is true, what is ma'at.

I hope some of this rambling helped? Or at least sparked some thoughts about what They mean to you. :3

Oh my goodness, that Amun-Ra is amazing! I love wooden statuary. :3

[PUBLIC] Welcome! / Re: Back again!
« on: September 18, 2017, 08:11:08 pm »
Sibling!! Welcome back! You have not been forgotten, and your Mothers are undoubtably glad to have you engaging again - but I doubt They are in any way disappointed. :) Our gods understand that life happens, especially with big things like university!

[PUBLIC] Kemetic Orthodox Q&A / Re: Progress
« on: September 15, 2017, 07:11:34 pm »
I love these stories. :3

How did Kemetism change you? That is, when you look at yourself before you became Kemetic and compare yourself to after becoming Kemetic - what has changed? In what way?

Before I was Kemetic, I didn't grok the concept of service (to a community, to a deity, to a cause). Before I was Kemetic, I didn't have any one community - just a smattering of people here and there whose social circles occasionally overlapped. Before I was Kemetic, I was areligious, although still pagan-flavored spiritual.

Now? Yeah, I understand and value service. I have a community that I adore (even when I go silent for long periods of time - sorry, folks). I consider myself very religious, considering and/or interacting with my gods in most, if not all, areas of my life.

Also, how did the particular Neteru that you worship (could be divine parents, beloveds) evolve you in your path as a Kemetic?

That's a LONG story, but I'll try to sum up. I duct-taped myself to Sekhmet's ankles in 2005 and was a one-god pagan until 2011, when She dragged me to the House and plunked me down on the doorstep. I went through the beginner course, then the RPD (where Sekhmet was completely absent), and suddenly had deities other than Sekhmet receiving my adoration and love.

It wasn't until last year that a divination from Hemet (AUS) revealed that She Whom I called Sekhmet has been, for the most part, Hethert-Nut in Her name of Menhyt, starry lioness goddess. I am still reeling from that reveal and still processing it and what it means for my spiritual history and my gods as They are now.

There have been other ways my relationships with and understandings of my gods have evolved, but I think Sekhmet-into-Menhyt-into-Hethert-Nut is probably the biggest and most dramatic changes to date.

[PUBLIC] Netjer (Our Gods & Goddesses) / Re: Ptah Stories
« on: September 15, 2017, 07:01:04 pm »
I adore Ptah. He is the unofficial household god, since both my partner and I are heavily into crafting and making things, from art to music to woodworking to leatherworking to welding to... etc etc.

I love the image of Him as the deep dark water/sky. To me, He appears as antique gold - the color of late afternoon sunlight filtering into a workshop, dust motes in the air. He is calm and patient and just, always quietly smiling. I completely understand how He acts as a reservoir of tranquility for many of you.

Thank you all for sharing these stories! They warm my heart.

[PUBLIC] Kemetic Orthodox Q&A / Re: Where do you do your shrine shopping?
« on: September 15, 2017, 06:36:09 pm »
This has been an EXCELLENT thread to read. Like many of you, I like being diverse in where I pick up supplies and statuary, and many of you have given me ideas on where to look. :)

(For myself, my shrine pieces come from thrift stores, Amazon, Wep Ronpet raffles and auctions, Ebay, Etsy, and friends. I use Shoyeido incense for senut, too.)

[PUBLIC] Netjer (Our Gods & Goddesses) / Re: Looking for hymns to Tefnut
« on: December 28, 2016, 05:15:20 pm »
This thread brings me great joy. Thank you all for it. :3

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[PUBLIC] Netjer (Our Gods & Goddesses) / Re: Little Known Deities...
« on: December 06, 2016, 08:05:07 pm »
Almost all of my gods, barring Sekhmet and Wepwawet, can probably be considered odd gods. Nebt-het is fairly well-known but doesn't have a ton of children; Hethert-Nut is gaining popularity but still doesn't have many children, either. (*waves to Ha'aut*) Ma'ahes is lesser-known.

I also work with Sepa semi-regularly, and Wadjet, and Anhur, and Ptah (Whom I completely adore, and those who've said He's calm and steady and wonderful are absolutely right). Ptah is sort of the unofficial household god, since my partner and I are both writers and makers.

I've touched on Nehebkau briefly before - I have an enormous fondness for all the snake deities - and Renenutet and Wosret/Wesret. I also have a small relationship with Heh, Khepera, and Twtw.

Honestly, if it's a little-known god, I'm probably all excited about learning more and saying hi. >_>

[PUBLIC] Welcome! / Re: *nervously shuffles back in*
« on: August 06, 2016, 02:27:56 pm »
Welcome back, Qefat! *hugs*

[PUBLIC] Welcome! / A re-introduction :)
« on: August 06, 2016, 02:26:13 pm »
Em hotep, folks!

I know a bunch of you and haven't had the pleasure of meeting another bunch of you, so I'm posting a reintroduction here. :)

I'm Tenu. Kemetically, I'm a child of Nebt-het and Hethert-Nut, Beloved of Ma'ahes, Serqet, and Wepwawet, and devoted to Sekhmet for 11 years now. I've been with the House for the past 5 years. I can throw fedw for either of my Mothers (and happily!), and I tend to geek out about obscure or "odd" gods. I have a decently large Kemetic library and love talking research and/or personal gnosis both.

Secularly, I'm non-binary (pronouns: they/them), queer, and a creative geek. I live in Dallas with my partner, 2 cats, 2 dogs, 2 rats, and a large number of non-venomous snakes. (Ask me about snakes; I will talk your ear off. You've been warned.) Hobbies of mine include fiction writing, art (paintings, jewelry-making, pyrography), music (singer/songwriter, bad guitarist), languages (learning and making them), natural sciences (especially zoology, psychology), and website design/marketing. I love talking about any of the above, and I am happy to answer questions about identity stuff and mental health stuff.

If I haven't met you before, please feel free to say hello and introduce yourself! I'd like to catch up with the newer folks (or returned older folks) that I don't know yet. :)

[PUBLIC] Welcome! / Re: Carrie's Introduction
« on: August 31, 2014, 04:20:52 pm »
Em hotep and welcome, Carrie! It's wonderful to meet you. :)

[PUBLIC] Welcome! / Re: Hi everybody. :)
« on: August 31, 2014, 04:19:21 pm »
Em hotep and welcome back!

[PUBLIC] Welcome! / Re: I'm back!
« on: August 15, 2014, 11:48:30 am »
Em hotep and welcome back! Nice to meet you. :)

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