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[PUBLIC] Welcome! / Re: New Applicant!
« on: January 05, 2014, 06:36:53 pm »
Em hotep from a fellow Ohioan who will (hopefully) be joining you in the beginners course!

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[PUBLIC] Netjer (Our Gods & Goddesses) / Deities for the New Year?
« on: January 01, 2014, 09:52:05 pm »
Em hotep!

Obviously, January 1st isn't the start of the Kemetic new year, but since it's the start of the new year in the culture I live in, I find that it still resonates with me.

Are there any specific deities you pray to at the start of a new year?

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[PUBLIC] Netjer (Our Gods & Goddesses) / Re: Gods for vehicles/autos?
« on: January 01, 2014, 09:40:10 pm »
Personally, my first thought for the weather-related concerns would be Set or Tefnut. Set as deity of storms (and also of the barren red land, which I think those of us outside Egypt could equate to the barren winter landscape), and Tefnut as deity of moisture and rain (which could extend to snow for those of us in the north).

Maybe also gods related to craftsmen and the like? Ptah and Khnum are the first to spring to mind for me. The ancients didn't have automobiles (obviously), but they did have metalworkers and such.

Whoops, I keep editing this, but I also just thought that if it were me I might try talking to Hethert. She seems to care strongly about things that aren't huge, earth-shattering problems, but are still enough to get in the way of our ability to enjoy our lives.

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I know Hethert and Bes are both said to protect mothers and their children (I usually assume this extends to fathers who are the primary caretakers of children as well).

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[PUBLIC] Netjer (Our Gods & Goddesses) / Re: Most approachable Names?
« on: December 22, 2013, 03:34:12 am »
 
Quote from: Shezatwepwawet
Phoenix, I am curious as to your reference about Nun.


Let me know if there's anything I can clarify! I'm not sure what else to say; He just seems to resonate with me. I am originally from the East Coast and I have strong ties to the ocean (both as a vast and incredible force that controls more of our lives than we realize and as, mostly likely, the birthplace of sentient life as we know it), so I guess a deity who represents the primordial waters of potential from which all creation came just makes sense to me on a fundamental level.

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[PUBLIC] Kemetic Orthodox Q&A / Re: Stance on LGBTQ rights
« on: December 20, 2013, 02:25:25 pm »
I'm a trans guy and becoming Kemetic has actually helped me a LOT in accepting myself. As others have already stated, there are many many Names who have some degree of gender fluidity. Discovering Hapi, for instance, made me feel loads better about not being able to afford chest surgery yet, since he is a male deity who has breasts. One of Atum's epithets is even "The Great He-She," and I think one of the myths describes how Atum was self-impregnated and thus birthed Wesir, Aset, Set, and Nebthet.

Additionally, I personally have friends who prefer they/them/their pronouns and I think that's a totally acceptable way to do neutral identification in English.

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[PUBLIC] Netjer (Our Gods & Goddesses) / Re: Most approachable Names?
« on: December 19, 2013, 08:00:36 pm »
Thank you all for the advice!

I've already been keeping my methods of communication as simple as possible (though I will incorporate your suggestions), but I still get nervous. I'm hoping the beginner class will help a bit with that! I think a lot of it is just a combination of my inexperience and my social anxiety disorder acting up (I can't believe I forgot to mention it, since it seems like the obvious culprit). Is it appropriate to ask the Netjeru to be patient with me during my learning process, in order to calm my nerves a bit?

It's really great to hear about experiences with Hethert that are so similar to my own (She mainly comes to me as waves of emotion and love). Makes me feel like maybe I'm doing something right!

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[PUBLIC] Netjer (Our Gods & Goddesses) / Most approachable Names?
« on: December 19, 2013, 03:04:13 am »
Who are the Names you find to be the friendliest and the easiest to approach? I'm sure it varies a lot from person to person, but I'd be interesting in hearing your perspectives.

I ask because I am still quite new to kemeticism, to the Netjeru, and to the concept of approaching deities in general. I get nervous easily and I often feel as though I am probably doing it all wrong and possibly insulting Them by accident. I'm also a natural skeptic, so I often I have doubts, and then I worry that having doubts will make it so they don't want to communicate with me and I get so anxious that I can't focus on attempting to communicate with Them at all. It's a... very annoying cycle, to say the least.

So far, I've had the most success with Wepwawet, Nun, and Hethert. Wepwawet in particular seemed to respond as soon as I first approached Him, which surprised me because I hadn't intended to work with Him extensively. While Nun doesn't have the same active energy as Wepwawet, I do often get a sense of Him being passively there, infinite and vast, nevertheless. Hethert, meanwhile, was the first Name I approached, and while I haven't gotten the same kind of strong response from Her yet, I do feel connected to Her somewhat.

Mostly I'm just wondering how to go about forming connections to Netjeru, and who might be good to start with, as a beginner.

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[PUBLIC] Welcome! / Re: New in every sense of the word!
« on: December 15, 2013, 11:14:29 pm »
Thank you all so much for the warm welcome!

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[PUBLIC] Welcome! / New in every sense of the word!
« on: December 15, 2013, 01:07:08 am »
Em hotep!

My name is Phoenix, and I just applied for the beginners class here. As I said in the subject line of this post, I am new in every sense of the word: new to kemeticism, new to the House of Netjer, and... new to religion in general, frankly. I was raised almost entirely without religion, and the past year has been something of a whirlwind experience for me in terms of building a spiritual foundation for myself. I only discovered kemeticism in the past couple of months.

I do have a really good feeling about this place, though, and that's a first for me. Still, please be gentle with me while I learn my way around. ;)

I hope to be able to get to know you all soon!

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