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[PUBLIC] Netjer (Our Gods & Goddesses) / Emu & ibis
« on: February 21, 2018, 05:12:05 am »
Em Hotep everyone! -henu-

I'm not posting it in the dream interpretation section on purpose, because I'm concerned less with the dream but more with a part of it.
Are there any records of Emus being sacred or having a connection with a particular or a group of Netjer? Basically I was in an office and an emu approached me. Later when it approached me closer it switched its head to that of an ibis and put its head around my shoulder. Maybe Djehuty chose a bigger bird for this. But still it makes me wonder a bit if there are any other opportunities.

Thanks everyone :)

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[PUBLIC] Prayer Requests / Re: For My Friend's Mother
« on: January 26, 2018, 08:56:33 am »
Prayers. May she come out of the hospital quickly, fully recovered.

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I'm with Nesh here. Everywhere I looked, the heart has to be not heavier at least than the feather. Which means equal to the feather or lighter.

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[PUBLIC] Kemetic Orthodox Q&A / Re: Praying
« on: January 01, 2018, 03:10:42 am »
It's a good idea to start a new thread for the question, Sedj. It'll be more organized, I think.

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[PUBLIC] Kemetic Orthodox Q&A / Re: Praying
« on: December 31, 2017, 12:06:18 am »
Thanks for sharpening the edges, everyone! ^_^

Gezausenu, feel free to write as much as you wish to. Any input is highly appreciated. Yes, I remember Senut being taught in the beginners' class. Somehow I always had the impression it was an optional thing until you become a shemsu and then it gets more mandatory. But thanks for the correction.

It's not the first time by the way that I find out something I earlier believed to be one way is actually somehow different in Kemetism. Which is quite pleasing.

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[PUBLIC] Kemetic Orthodox Q&A / Re: Praying
« on: December 30, 2017, 02:36:06 pm »
From what I remember in the beginners class, Senut is at least partly formal since the person doing them takes a formal vow to serve a particular Netjer or Netjeru after undergoing the RPD. How formal is it though? I leave the answer for more knowledgeable members.

I know KO is a separate religion before itself. After reading the last few replies here, I remembered how in the religious high school here they made us pray the Jewish prayers. Now they were constructed in a way that first thanked Yhwh for everything, then asked things for the good of other people and only in the end there was space for personal pleas. My question is - if I don't do senut, or don't have the option to, but can I include other people in my prayers?
For example, in my own prayers I first show gratitude for everything I have, sometimes I ask something for myself if I need it. Now I'm not a Shemsu and I haven't vowed to serve particular Netjeru. But what if I added a part that said "Please look over my friends and Kemetic family worldwide"?

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[PUBLIC] Kemetic Orthodox Q&A / Re: Praying
« on: December 29, 2017, 01:05:04 am »
Ahh okay. I don't get to visit that part of the forum often. Thanks for the reminder. :)

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[PUBLIC] Kemetic Orthodox Q&A / Re: Praying
« on: December 28, 2017, 05:02:00 am »
Thanks, Tjemsy. What are IRC prayers though?

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[PUBLIC] Kemetic Orthodox Q&A / Re: Praying
« on: December 26, 2017, 11:51:01 pm »
Thanks everyone :) It does help to have personal smaller prayers throughout the day. I'll stick to them for the time being.

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[PUBLIC] Kemetic Orthodox Q&A / Praying
« on: December 26, 2017, 02:25:34 pm »
Em Hotep everyone! ^_^

Recently a Christian friend suggested that I pray twice a day instead of once and add a prayer in the evening. For now I pray every morning after breakfast. Now, the thing is that I don't feel comfortable forcing anything upon myself, especially in the spiritual section. I didn't want to decline so I said I'd consider it. And it got me interested.

What are KO's views on numerous prayers a day? For me it feels a bit like a kid asking a parent for something numerous times in order to get it. In a way it's true but here I'm referring to a simple gratitude prayer.  :)

Any ideas?

Senebty

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[PUBLIC] Netjer (Our Gods & Goddesses) / Re: Myths of Bast
« on: December 24, 2017, 12:45:20 am »

The second of those links is a bit iffy; it has some inaccurate info (Bast is not Sekhmet's sister). Henadology has a good page on Bast; you might also want to check out per-bast.org.

Unlike the Greeks or Romans, the Egyptians didn't have much in the way of myths as stories--or if they did, they haven't come down to us, perhaps because it was more of an oral tradition. We get epithets of the Gods, things they were known for, but few tales, and at least some of those were filtered through the Greeks (the story of Wesir, for instance). It's frustrating for those of us who like stories! x_x
OHHHH thanks for the link! :) I agree that the second link is inaccurate to a certain degree, I've never read that Bast is related to Sekhemt.

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[PUBLIC] Netjer (Our Gods & Goddesses) / Re: Myths of Bast
« on: December 23, 2017, 03:28:10 am »
Try these links:
http://www.ancientegyptonline.co.uk/bast.html
http://egyptian-gods.org/egyptian-gods-bastet/
http://www.wepwawet.org/wiki/index.php?title=Bast

Not always myths but the more you know the better. :) I do remember something about Sekmhet being too violent and blood thirsty so Ra replaced Sekhmet with Bast as the Eye of Ra.

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[PUBLIC] Kemetic Orthodox Q&A / Re: Not eating my offerings?
« on: December 12, 2017, 02:29:35 am »
Thanks :) It's a lot clearer now.

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[PUBLIC] Kemetic Orthodox Q&A / Re: Not eating my offerings?
« on: December 10, 2017, 07:20:38 am »
I asked Aset this once. I wrote this poem afterwards.  I don't know if  this helps or not, but
 it helped me understand eating offerings. 

(This is published in my book Queen of the Road: Poetry of the Goddess Aset.)

Ritual is comprised of three parts:
Offerings of fragrance, flame and food
An exchange of Ka-Power
between deity and devotee
A renewal of the cosmos
Offering fragrance is offering the breath of the First Time
Offering flame is the First Light, Ra's First Dawn Offering water is the First Waters with the potential of creation
Offering food and drink are
the ways in which the Seen and Unseen Worlds exchange Power
This is what is used to make the exchange of Ka-Power
from devotee to deity
from deity to devotee
Why do you think you eat Our offerings?
What makes you discard Our Power so easily?
Why do you not eat the offerings you give Us? Why do you not offer the food you eat?
Even if your diet is restricted
You still eat
So offer what you eat
And Our Ka-Power will flow
between deity and devotee
between devotee and deity
even if you cannot do ritual
Our Ka-Power will flow
Eat the foods of the Gods below
 


Thanks for writing this, it clears things up a bit. :)

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[PUBLIC] Kemetic Orthodox Q&A / Re: Not eating my offerings?
« on: December 09, 2017, 12:53:31 pm »
Em hotep nefer, Minpin! :)


As a general rule in Egyptian religion(s), namely their Modern Revivals and most specifically our Kemetic Orthodoxy here, funerary food offerings are not eaten by living people, but Divine food offerings are to be reverted and eaten, since the food is spiritually imbued with the Divine life-giving heka of the Netjeru in the ritual act of offering it to Them. Throwing away food offered to the Gods is generally, but not necessarily universally, frowned upon in Egyptian religion(s). That is also typically the rule for most other Afro-Asiatic religions, though for example Mesopotamian religions have a habit of sharing food with ancestors, not just the Gods, never simply committing those life-energies embodied by food to the dead and refraining from touching that food afterward.

I think it safe to say that the vast majority of self-described and formally initiated Kemetic Orthodox here revert and consume their food offerings made to the Netjeru. That is to say, that is the official stance of our Temple, on what people who consider themselves Kemetic Orthodox ought to do with Divine food offerings.

I hope this helps!

Senebty,
Sedjfai

If the OP consents, I'd like to ask for further explanation. I've had this question for a while now and haven't really understood how the spiritual part of the offerings goes to the Neteru. And I feel a bit unsure of consuming the physical part of the offerings. I know it's the practice here but it doesn't make me feel better about it.

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