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[PUBLIC] Welcome! / Re: My Introduction
« on: March 20, 2013, 06:31:24 pm »
Great to (finally) get you here. :)

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[PUBLIC] Prayer Requests / A small request
« on: March 18, 2013, 08:25:24 am »
I am not entirely sure on how to put this forth, as it somewhat embarrasses me completely to ask anyone about this, much less people I look up to and care for.

I have been sick for the last six days now, with some severe coughing fits going on. I am trying to care for it with lots of Vitamin C, rest, and medicine, and I'm going to talk to my mother (who is a nurse and has been for longer than I've been alive) if I don't feel better tonight.

I've been not doing Senut because of this, and regardless of my little offerings and small doings, I feel a bit...guilty...even though I know I shouldn't feel that way and that They want me to take care of myself. It isn't really a guilty feeling, but more a feeling of shirking my duties to them, if that makes any sense. It's not really a feeling I'm used to, since before Senut, I rarely did any rituals or workings or anything that were repeated or even similar to each other. However, it seems like I've gotten attached to doing Senut (even though I was highly reluctant and crotchety when I found out about it). So, it's bothering me more than a bit that I can't do it due to the coughing fits and sneezing. More or less, it's because I feel like I can't properly honor them. I like the ritualized, state feeling of the Senut; like my home is a place for both personal and community practice (even though it isn't really).

So, more or less, I'm asking for prayers in getting better soon (even though I ranted the bejebus out of this). :blush:

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I've had it for a few years now and always found it challenging for me, no matter how often I would make it.

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[PUBLIC] Kemetic Orthodox Q&A / Re: A Few Senut Questions
« on: November 22, 2012, 02:09:40 pm »
Honestly, a lot of that helped me. Thank you all of you!

I've talked to Rev. Sedjemes about the altars, and was informed that my current way of forming the altars was acceptable. I come from a background in the occult community, which has given me certain perspectives on deity that would differ from someone truly new to thinking outside the box. So, I have two deity altars, one to those I work with more often, and a general one.

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[PUBLIC] Kemetic Orthodox Q&A / Re: A Few Senut Questions
« on: November 14, 2012, 06:07:17 pm »
Well, I'm curious about the lack of use of synthetics in the ritual cloth. Mostly because I want to know why they are recommended against, and how this would effect the use of synthetic materials in the statues that are used.

As for the chemical composition, the chemical process that is gone through is that what natron is (Na2CO3 x 10H2O), does not equate with what is added (NaCl, NaHCO3, and H2O). The biggest indication of this is the Cl, or Chloride, which would either form Chlorine gas (Cl2), or would have to bind with another of the elements in the reaction. I doubt the Chloride would bind with itself, because the Hydrogen and Sodium in the reaction has a higher activity than Chlorine. So, my thing about this, is really, how does the process of dissolving into water, then baking off the water to form crystals, actually make natron, even when the water (H2O) is evaporated? It's just confusing me, more than a bit.

I do, however, understand the necessity of substituting "natron" for actual natron.

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[PUBLIC] Kemetic Orthodox Q&A / A Few Senut Questions
« on: November 13, 2012, 09:23:00 am »
Em Hotep!

I've got a few questions that I'm a bit confused about, and/or that I'm curious about. Unfortunately or fortunately, I am a person who has to understand the reasoning behind something before I can understand why I should do it a particular way.

Natron:

So, I'm a bit confused about what natron is, and what you call natron. Strictly speaking, natron's chemical composition is Na2CO3•10(H2O). In order to make it, you would need soda ash, baking soda, and salt, or use sodium carbonate decahydrate and sea salt.

The use of baking soda and salt leaves something out of the chemical composition that makes it natron, rather than a natron wannabe. Which leaves me wondering about the "significance" of using "natron" when it isn't really natron that is being made and used, but rather a pseudo form of natron.

Plants Not Animals:

My second question regards the wish not to have animal products on the Senut shrine, but to allow and put forth plant products. I noticed that synthetics are discouraged, while it is recommended that a cotton cloth be used. My question is really, why allow plant products, but not animal ones?

No Synthetics:

Like I said before, I've noticed that synthetics are discouraged, but, I'm actually really curious about how this lines up with the buying and use of resin based statues, which are synthetic in both how they are made and in their chemical composition. Is it just the altar cloth that this no synthetics is regarding, or is it anything and everything placed on or in the Senut shrine?

Netjer:

Netjer, and the Akhu, are regarded as all encompassing; so my Christian father is an Akhu, regardless that he was Christian and Netjer is all forms of deity. However, in our beginner's lesson, we are told that Netjer is not all forms of deity, only all forms of Kemetic deity.

The all inclusive attitude towards the Akhu is confusing me greatly with the all exclusive attitude towards Netjer, which is making me wonder if this is another one of those "this is the Beginners' Class" things.

Thank you for taking the time to read and/or answer this or a part of it.  :D

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[PUBLIC] Netjer (Our Gods & Goddesses) / Re: Odd UPG!!
« on: September 05, 2012, 11:22:10 am »
I have an oil warmer on my small altar, and the other day, as I put in some rose oil, I got demands to add in this pomegranate-ginger body spray that also has pheromones in it (supposedly) by Hetheru-Sekhmet.

Set usually seems good with anything I give him, which is why I have a blue jay feather on his altar.

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[PUBLIC] Kemetic Orthodox Q&A / Re: Drinking?
« on: September 05, 2012, 10:45:38 am »
I tend to offer juice, tea, water, etc, because I am a few months underage. That said, I know that those I work with on a daily basis would like some liquor, so I've basically made a sort of deal with them; until I turn 21, I'll give them substitutes, and after I'm 21, I'll buy them liquor they like for as long as I can afford it.

It's not at all required that you use liquor as an offering. Many people I know who are in other belief systems use tea and juice as a daily offering, whereas they use wine as a special offering because they are underage. Others I know of make their own homegrown forms of liquor, and still others treat liquor as if it is something that should be offered when you can.

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[PUBLIC] Serving the World: Ma'at In Action / Re: Beyond Unacceptable
« on: September 05, 2012, 10:34:23 am »
Me too Jade. :D

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They are very beautiful.

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That was my impression of the shadow as well Inibmutes.

And thanks for the response Setken. It cleared that up some.

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[PUBLIC] Serving the World: Ma'at In Action / Re: Beyond Unacceptable
« on: August 18, 2012, 06:20:54 pm »
Mankind has the unfortunate means to destroy the world and everything in it. We kill each other, we kill our brothers and sisters in the animal world. We abuse each other, we abuse ourselves, we abuse the environment around us.

Humanity has a tendency to forget that we are still part of our environment. If you asked people on the street whether they knew where their food came from, where the things they have came from, what chemicals they bathe in, and the like, they will not have an answer. If they are asked to donate to the environmental causes, they won't. If asked to help another person, they will avoid it.

I personally don't own a car, I don't buy gas, I carpool with my family if I go on a road trip, and I get around daily by hoofing it, riding my bike, or riding the local bus. If someone needs ten dollars and I have it in my pocket, I'll hand it to them. If someone needs a bus ride and doesn't have the money for it, I'll pay for their ride. I work in the retail business, and while I don't love many of the products we sell, I try to sell things for their friendliness to the environment overall, and if someone looks like they need it, I'll mark things down for them as much as I can.

The part that really makes me smile is it's not just me. It's not just the people I see every day. It's the people who have been there before, who know what it is like to struggle just to get what they need. It's the people who work their tails off just to be able to help someone else. There is kindness in the world, it's just so watered down by the cruelty of indifference.

It's a weird reference, but I watched an episode of Supernatural once, where a demon said something like, "You all are able to talk to each other, you all have so much better communication, but you have never been farther apart." It's very true. A lot of people seem to have lost all sense of community, all sense of right or wrong. As if the world has gone insane.

It's just an opinion of mine, but I see that starting to change with the new religious groups popping up, and with a greater emphasis on spirituality of all kinds, whether it be Christian, Muslim, or Pagan. It seems as if there is a reaction to the lack of community by searching for deeper spiritual meaning, which seems to bring us back together as a community.

(Sorry I ranted though.  :eek: )

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Setken, so then you would consider the bodies and our interaction with them comparable to the Eastern tradition of chakra and Kundalini work?

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Thanks! It did answer what I was thinking.

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Out of curiosity, has anyone heard of one of the bodies being separated from the others?

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