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Thanks for the response, it'll be very useful for me next time. :)

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Very well said words, thanks for making the thread! :)

Sometimes being too frank and honest backfires at me, personally, because sometimes I say truth in a bit sharp way, in order to make a person realize the weight of it. In other cases, when I try to cheer a close friend up, with the same truth, I get carried away with it. In both cases, from what I observed, people become stressed or uneasy with my words.

It's never my intent to hurt anyone, so now I try to control the way I say things. If it's saying truth in a bit less sharp way, or being less enthusiastic when cheering up a person. The last one makes me a bit upset, because I really hate to watch my friends suffer and I'm ready to go far to help them.

Also, it has been long since I found this site: http://www.perankhgroup.com/initiation.htm
And in the proverbs of the Temple of Karnak, it says
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Know the world in yourself. Never look for yourself in the world, for this would be to project your illusion.
I pretty much agree with this. One has to develop their own potential. Yet on a daily basis, I feel a bit caged when I can't have a bit of that sharp, grounding honesty, even though I understand that some people find it uncomfortable, stressful and maybe intimidating.

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[PUBLIC] Kemetic Orthodox Q&A / Re: What do you wear?
« on: May 09, 2018, 03:48:49 am »
Mostly I wear a necklace of Djehuty, sometime Bast. And sometimes of Khepri and Ra (they are on the same chain). I also have an ankh, a necklace of Aset.
I mostly wear them on need, since they're connected to the magical personification of the particular Netjer.

Awesome thread! Guys, do you think the necklaces should be worn outside or under the shirt? My relatives say it's a personal thing so they should be worn under.

Em hotep Gleb, personally I think if you're proud of your beliefs/faith then I would wear the necklaces or whatever you have on the outside.  Unless you're in a situation where you can't be as open then yes it would make sense to wear them underneath your shirt. 

Thanks :)

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[PUBLIC] Kemetic Orthodox Q&A / Re: What do you wear?
« on: May 08, 2018, 01:43:06 pm »
Mostly I wear a necklace of Djehuty, sometime Bast. And sometimes of Khepri and Ra (they are on the same chain). I also have an ankh, a necklace of Aset.
I mostly wear them on need, since they're connected to the magical personification of the particular Netjer.

Awesome thread! Guys, do you think the necklaces should be worn outside or under the shirt? My relatives say it's a personal thing so they should be worn under.

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[PUBLIC] Kemetic Orthodox Q&A / Re: Bast
« on: April 14, 2018, 12:33:15 am »
Em hotep! -henu- :)

Even though I didn't pass the RPD, I feel about Bast as a divine mother. And our relationship lasts for 6 years now. I asked her to help me build my self esteem and learn how to take care of myself. And she has helped me with it.

And in addition to all this, she shows me the bright side in life, all the good things life has to offer. She helps me feel more secure and less lonely. I've always liked cats and it so happens that there always were cats near our block, throughout all the 17 years I lived here in Israel. I often find cats wherever I go and it reminds me that she watches over her devotees and children. ^_^

Another aspect of our relationship is how I treat the people around me. I learned a bit more when to show my soft side, when to show my protective side and how to take care of those who are on a lower status in life than me. Homeless people, people in need, people with disabilities and pets in general. Regardless if the animal is a cat or not. An animal is an animal. On a broader spectrum, a living being is still a living being, regardless of the form it takes. :)

To sum it up, she has taught me to be less straightforward, less grumpy and serious. To enjoy the good things in life, have compassion and more understanding towards both myself and others.

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[PUBLIC] Kemetic Orthodox Q&A / Re: Creation
« on: April 04, 2018, 03:21:42 am »
Em Hotep  Akhyt,
(Gleb, SilverLeo, and Sedjfaiemitui)

I was super excited to find another regularly worshipper of the Divine Khemenu Ogdoad. I was shocked that you are based in Finland.  ( I just realized that we are friends on our members FB page. We spoke before lol. Very funny :)

I love the Divine Ogdoad they  are so loving, protective, attentive, and funny. My prayers every day include Divine Khemenu with Divine Thoth and Divine Amun Ra as the forerunner. I have a great relationship with them. Although, I had to really dig deep to have a great clear communication. I have discovered that they understand Astrology very well and things of that nature. So, Let's say you are an 8 Birthforce as I am. That is like thier Birthforce since they are the eightfold. I have a water stellium in my Natal chart and Nun Nunet responded to that. I went as far as to print a picture of were they were depicted in the temple. Also, Thoth is the original forerunner for the Ogdoad. He led this pantheon of 8 deities . Khnum (HermopolisMagna) where he was worshipped as part of the Ogdoad. Then I started getting signs to learn about and communicate with Zep Tepi. They show up. But again I started to read the Temple of Edfu writings and learning how to write some of their information in hieroglyphics and learn some kemetic language that is appropriate for them. As there is very little information about them because they are first then the Divine Neterus. The information is very scarce about the Neterus say they don't have exact information about their origin. But, one thing is for sure is that if you are in service to the Ogdoad and they accept and resonate with you..then I think it is default then the Divine Zep Tepi frequency comes in. I would love to discuss with you more about your daily interaction with the them. I find them to be very loving but very particular with how they are approached.  Interesting, The Divine Ogdoad we're my first Kemetic interewt. Divine Anubis was first then I was led to the Divine Ogdoad
Thanks Glen for posting this and for all the replys.

Senebty,

Lita xo



Em hotep, Gleb & others!

Personally, I regularly worship the Ogdoad both as a group and individually (especially Kek/Keket & Nun/Nunet). My practice is very involved with the mysteries of temporality, and especially Pre-Creation as an ever-present mode of (not-yet-)existing: if every moment is Zep Tepi, the "before" of every moment is Pre-Creation, which can be approached as an infinite potential for Becoming. In that before-time, the Ogdoad are not yet dead.

Communication with Them does feel very different to me than with the Gods of the Created World, but I'm not sure whether it's because it requires a temporal shift of sorts, or because They are very different in Themselves (or both).

Awesome! Thanks for your reply. It is really helpful. ^_^
Only my name is Gleb, not Glen. ;)

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[PUBLIC] Kemetic Orthodox Q&A / Re: Creation
« on: March 30, 2018, 01:23:18 am »
Em hotep, Gleb & others!

Personally, I regularly worship the Ogdoad both as a group and individually (especially Kek/Keket & Nun/Nunet). My practice is very involved with the mysteries of temporality, and especially Pre-Creation as an ever-present mode of (not-yet-)existing: if every moment is Zep Tepi, the "before" of every moment is Pre-Creation, which can be approached as an infinite potential for Becoming. In that before-time, the Ogdoad are not yet dead.

Communication with Them does feel very different to me than with the Gods of the Created World, but I'm not sure whether it's because it requires a temporal shift of sorts, or because They are very different in Themselves (or both).


Sent you a pm :)

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[PUBLIC] Welcome! / Re: Olá (Hello!)
« on: March 05, 2018, 02:32:45 pm »
Em Hotel and welcome! :)
It's a great community to make friends and learn more about the faith.

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[PUBLIC] Kemetic Orthodox Q&A / Re: Creation
« on: March 05, 2018, 11:39:59 am »
Em hotep nefer, Gleb!

Something to consider is this: The Khmeniu are not ever touted as "older than the Creator." They are addressed as coeval with the Creator, whether that Creator is Ptah, Djehuty, or Amun-Re, or Whomever. The concept and Being of tmw (Atum; Tem) applies to all the Netjeru, in all configurations, in all cosmogonies. The Khmeniu and the Creator are a unit, and it's the unit one has to consider. The fundamental question put to this matter shouldn't be "but Who's older?"

Now, concerning worship: Some members of the Khmeniu, like Nun, were paid some amount of worship throughout Pharaonic history. Indeed, in the hymns pertaining to Amun Theology, Nun-Wer ("Nun the Great," or "Nun the Elder," which does not imply any "younger" counterpart) is part and parcel of Amun-Re's identity. The mention of Nun-Wer (which is usually brief) in such hymns helps to flesh-out Amun-Re's attributes as Creator, and similarly establishes that Amun-Re is as old as the Primaeval Waters Themselves (again, that whole "Tem / They're a unit" thing).

In funerary texts such as the Books of the Earth, Nun is brought up as the source of all water, dwelling underground in His "hidden chambers/caverns." These tie into the Mysteries of both Wesir and the Sun God.

Another member of the Khmeniu, Heh, is a very popular subject of protective amulets. Heh-amulets were popular across multiple periods of Pharaonic history. Since His name essentially means "one million / infinity / a great many [of something]," bearing His image was thought to bestow a long and healthy life upon the wearer.

Amunet, meanwhile, is a sometimes-functional-equivalent of Nit. She appears this way in multiple scenes on the walls of Hebet Temple, standing behind the throne of Her son-consort seated before Her, Amun-Re Kamutef ("Bull of His Mother"). Like Nit in other scenes throughout that and other temples, She is shown in fully anthropomorphic form wearing the Deshret-crown. 

The remainder of the Khmeniu don't appear to receive comparable levels and amounts of recognition and worship as individuals. But, again, as a unit They were of crucial importance to the cosmogonic schemes of many cult centers.

In any event: Nun, Heh, and Amunet were definitely not considered somehow "uniquely dangerous" by virtue of having a lot to do with the Pre-Creation state.

I hope this helps!

Senebty,
Sedjfai

(P.S. -- Please don't abbreviate my name further than "Sedjfai." "Sedjfai" is already the diminutive form of my Shemsu name. :P The term sD ["Sedj"] which you have been repeatedly shortening it to refers to the violent breaking-open of things both physical and metaphorical. As a verb, it likewise refers to the inflicting of wounds; and as a noun, it refers to the inflicted wounds and ruptures as objects unto themselves. So, please stick to calling me by my name as I give it. Thank you. :) )

Hmm okay. Thanks a lot. It definitely clears up some things. :) I'll do more reading on the subject.
Also regarding the name - sorry about that, I'll pay more attention to this. :)

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[PUBLIC] Kemetic Orthodox Q&A / Re: Creation
« on: March 05, 2018, 12:16:31 am »
Thanks SilverLeo and Sedj! :) It help a great deal. I first heard about the Khmeniu in another pagan forum  I was a part of, but it barely had any Kemetics abroad (the other Kemetic wasn't so active). So I'm glad I can ask about it here. Thanks again.

I wonder what to expect from interaction with any of the Khmeniu and whether it's safe to interact with them, in the sense that their existence is even more ancient than Ra Himself.   Do you think it depends on their role prior and post creation?

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[PUBLIC] Kemetic Orthodox Q&A / Creation
« on: March 04, 2018, 01:40:58 am »
Em Hotep, everyone! -henu-

I heard here and there about the 8 deities or 4 couples (is it the right word?) of Ogdoad. And I read a lot about how Ra created everything. But how do the 8 deities of Ogdoad come into the story of creation? Are they actual deities in our faith or are they forces of the universe like Isfet and Ma'at (who is also a Deity but in this context a force of the universe)?

Thanks everyone for the replies!!!  ;D


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Here in Israel it's common to volunteer for 2-3 years. Most people go to various branches in the military. Some choose a different path. I teach people with disabilities to use a computer. Nothing complicated - google services, using their special web site where they can talk with each other (there are several communities of people with disabilities across the country).

I also teach them various useful web sites, like transport web sites, the web site of their medical clinic, the government, supermarket's web site. Some people can't carry their own food or products home and have nobody to help them so they can order everything home. It eases in many ways on their lives. :)

In the end of the volunteering, the government or volunteering agencies financially help the volunteers with their lives later on and give financial help to those who later study in university or college. So it's a win-win for both the volunteers and the people helped by the volunteers.

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[PUBLIC] Prayer Requests / Re: I have PTSD
« on: February 24, 2018, 12:07:02 am »
Prayers. :) Have you tried seeking help from a professional? Also, my inbox is always open ^_^

I see a psychologist once a month. The next appointment is tomorrow but I’ve been feeling overwhelmed.


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Okay. Very good, try to have more rest today and see if you can go. Also, you're not alone. We're here for you.

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[PUBLIC] Prayer Requests / Re: I have PTSD
« on: February 22, 2018, 12:31:48 pm »
Prayers. :) Have you tried seeking help from a professional? Also, my inbox is always open ^_^

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[PUBLIC] Netjer (Our Gods & Goddesses) / Re: Emu & ibis
« on: February 21, 2018, 11:29:39 pm »
Thanks so much, Sedj! :) I'll look into it.

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