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I seem to remember asking Hemet (AUS) about this myself, and She said yes, She believed everyone had Kemetic parent(s) - whether they felt called or not.  Essentially, the Ancient saw our souls as consisting of several parts - who's to say we don't have even more parts, created by other gods outside of KO, in addition to the ones that *are* created by the Names?  In other words, my Ba was made by Parent Names, Bast and Djehuty.  My Ka is shaped by my beloved, Sekhmet.  But maybe I have a part of me that was created by Brigid, the Celtic triple goddess.  And maybe another part that was created by Freya, the Norse goddess.  And still yet another part that belongs to the Christian Trinity, or Mother Mary.  As Hemet (AUS) has said to me, why does it have to be one or the other? Why can't it be both?  :)

« on: April 15, 2008, 01:57:24 pm »
Oh, my - that Thoth mask is just wrong... :D

[PUBLIC] FAQ: RPD (Rite of Parent Divination) / Re: Our Beloves
« on: April 01, 2008, 10:17:29 am »
Em hotep, black lotus!

Hemet told me that beloveds are like a pair of glasses - we see the world through the eyes our Parent(s) gives us, but we then look through glasses tinted by our beloveds and their experiences as a sort of fine tuning.  Beloveds can also be considered to be like favorite aunts and uncles.  Parents and beloveds alike are there to nurture, teach, and love us - and correct us when we need that, too - much like our earthly parents and family members, but much more powerful, of course.

Does that help?

[PUBLIC] FAQ: RPD (Rite of Parent Divination) / Re: Why be named?
« on: February 23, 2008, 02:15:53 pm »
Quote from: Nya
How does it all work to take the vows, exactly? I feel compelled to take them. I know you get divined, and then you're name is already found?

Hotep Nya!  While your name is already known by your Parent(s), I don't think it's known by Hemet until after you take the RPD *and* decide to become Shemsu.  Might be a good question for the Ask The Nisut board.

Quote from: Nya
Then if you want you take the vows and you get named? Am I right? And not to sound cheap but would it cost extra, if it does I need to save up for that too.

No, it doesn't cost extra.  :)  As Padjai said, it's done in a large group and all Divined Remetj awaiting their names are then named together in the ceremony with the Shemsu vows at the end, usually the last Wednesday of the month if Hemet is ready.  It's always a big celebration, but be sure to bring your own cake.  ;)

[PUBLIC] FAQ: RPD (Rite of Parent Divination) / Re: Why be named?
« on: February 23, 2008, 02:11:34 pm »
Quote from: Metitaitui
Oh and I agree with Kheret as well but I think both my feelings to towards the gods and the community both played a huge part in it. While I wanted to serve Netjer first if I didn't like the community here I wouldn't have gone through Shemsu vows but instead would have made my own vows.  

Good point, Meti - the community here played a big part in my decision to stay on in the first place as a Remetj, and then move on to Shemsu as well.  :)

[PUBLIC] FAQ: RPD (Rite of Parent Divination) / Re: Why be named?
« on: February 23, 2008, 10:49:53 am »
Also, I agree with Kheret - being named to me meant dedicating myself as a follower of Netjer *first* before any and all other gods.  It's sort of like a baptism or confirmation that way - in fact, it's very much like the Catholic confirmation where you receive your confirmation name from the Bishop (the only difference being the Catholics let you choose your own confirmation name).  I was happy to let Hemet (AUS) get my name from my Parents for me; They might have told me Themselves, or They might not have.  Hemet has a better connection to Netjer than any of us, so I trust her to get it right more than I trust myself, if that makes sense.  :)

[PUBLIC] FAQ: RPD (Rite of Parent Divination) / Re: Why be named?
« on: February 23, 2008, 10:25:44 am »
Quote from: mauvedragon
I hadn't forgotten about Divined Remetj. I'm treating this possibility as separate from the decision to have RPD.

I didn't mean you specifically, just the conversation in general - but I'm curious by what you mean by treating the Divined Remetj possibility as separate from the decision to have RPD; they go hand in hand.  Or do you mean that you aren't worrying about moving from Divined Remetj to Shemsu yet, you're still pondering the RPD itself?

From the naturally curious cat...  :)

[PUBLIC] FAQ: RPD (Rite of Parent Divination) / Re: Why be named?
« on: February 23, 2008, 02:07:01 am »
Just to clarify, the levels of membership (as I understand it) are:  Guest, Beginner, Remetj (members who stay on after the beginner's class), Divined Remetj (received RPD but not Shemsu yet), and Shemsu (those who are named and accept Shemsu vows).

People seem to forget about Divined Remetj; it's sort of assumed that if you get the RPD you'll choose to become Shemsu too, but not everyone does and you'll never be told you have to.  :)

Agreed, Cal - I hope my musings didn't get too carried away! :)

Quote from: Caledvolc
Now to me, the tricksy thing would be, what is the exact translation of the word cited as "murder" and what was the Kemetic definition of that word.  One of the problems with looking at ancient ethical standards is that we tend to view them from our own modern POV.  How did those of Kemet define "murder"?

I have no idea what the AE definition of murder would be - that's a great question!  Just IMHO, though, 99% of us can only define things by our own modern perspective, and I don't think the gods would expect anything else of us to be honest.

I also agree that taking a life in self defense/defense of loved ones including fellow countrymen (kill or be killed) is not murder.  Whether you agree with the reasons for a war or not, the soldiers out there being shot at to ensure our freedoms (and those of the people they may be fighting for in the foreign country) have to be able to shoot back, yes?  I find it sticky with the folks watching an execution and enjoying it - if the person being executed had murdered my loved one in some horrible way, I just might enjoy watching them die too.  Not proud of that fact, just sayin'.

oops - sorry, I forgot about not having access to AtN unless you're at last a beginner...

And yep, you did say devil's advocate, and I did get that - just advocating back atch'ya ;)

Hotep Tek!  Yes, Ap_p's creation was accidental - but Ap_p and isfet are two different things.  It was Hemet Herself you said that intent is what matters with isfet - just do a search on isfet in the ATN forum, and you'll find it. :)

Em hotep, Raheri - neat topic!

One of the big questions in KO is, what exactly is isfet?

To paraphrase Hemet, isfet is the action of undoing creation itself.  We add to this by doing bits and pieces that can further the uncreation of creation; things like gereg, or lying (both in word and thought); and binet, or behaving badly (actions, not just words or thoughts).

Also according to Hemet, what really matters in these cases is whether or not we actually meant to do it.  So, to purposefully lie, behave badly, or to not choose to act within ma'at, all contributes to isfet; accidentally doing so, does not.

Choosing to act within ma'at not only shows character; it shows *good* character.  Kudos, Raheri!  :)

Quote from: TheDisreputableDog
They are rainbow thermals with matching slippers. :D  

Sounds too cute!  Mine are gray flannel with pink lace. :D

Yay for comfy new PJ's! Just bought a set myself... :D

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