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[PUBLIC] Netjer (Our Gods & Goddesses) / Re: Scary Netjeru
« on: July 24, 2010, 08:22:25 am »
Quote from: Bennu
With Set, there's always an ulterior motive.

Isn't this true with all the gods?  :-)  

[PUBLIC] Netjer (Our Gods & Goddesses) / Re: Scary Netjeru
« on: July 15, 2010, 05:06:15 pm »
All the gods can be scary though.  I don't have any that I'm particularly afraid of.  Years ago, I used to be afraid of Set and Sekhmet, but that was more because I listened to people who told me that they were dangerous to approach.  

I have gods that I don't click with or resonate with.  

[PUBLIC] Netjer (Our Gods & Goddesses) / Re: Scary Netjeru
« on: July 15, 2010, 05:04:31 pm »
Quote from: Bennu
Sekhmet is always Sekhmet the Destroyer. Sekhmet the Avenger of Ra. Sekhmet, to me, is utterly ruthless. Maybe She scares me because in some respects, I can be like Her in certain situations.  

Sekhmet is also a healer and a goddess of surgeons and physicians and appropriate action.  

Maybe that will help.  

With Nebet Het-Nit-Seshat, it depends.  Sometimes people experience Her as Three in One (like three separate strands tided together in a knot) and sometimes the experience is only of Nebet Het or Nit or Seshat.  It just depends on people's personal relationship with Her.  

I personally get Nebet Het as only Nebet Het.  I've never really experienced the Three interwoven in One some people get.  

[PUBLIC] FAQ: RPD (Rite of Parent Divination) / Re: Expectations?
« on: June 28, 2010, 05:29:01 pm »
Not really.  I had a relationship with Aset before I joined the House.  

Aset has told me that worshiping Her is my choice (as much a choice as someone has when a clue by 4 hits them).  Heh.  And I honestly feel that I'm a better person for having Her in my life.  I think it is a balancing act between you saying you want to do this and Them saying,"You're mine" or you choose Them and They choose you back.  

Aset tends to be very hierarchical with me so She's my Mother so She comes first, and then my Beloveds (who I'm supposed to honor equally).  

But again, this is something I've chosen and I wouldn't have it any other way.  

[PUBLIC] Netjer (Our Gods & Goddesses) / Re: High-maintenance Names?
« on: June 28, 2010, 01:24:56 pm »
Quote from: Ara
She "tolerates" *smaller* (much smaller-as in small votive size) statues of Sekhmet and Bast, but that's it. In fact, She's got an entire room...  ;  )

But I find that she does enjoy alot of attention.


I agree with you here.  This would also depend on how much room is available for a shrine.  In my experience as well, She definitely enjoys receiving attention.  :-)

[PUBLIC] Netjer (Our Gods & Goddesses) / Re: High-maintenance Names?
« on: June 28, 2010, 11:03:48 am »
Aset is like that.  She's doesn't tend to share Her shrine space and wants to honored first and foremost.  

[PUBLIC] Kemetic Orthodox Q&A / Re: Fedw Divination
« on: April 28, 2010, 09:41:59 am »
There is a thread about Fedw and a list of diviners in the Announcements and Introductions Section, but it may not have been updated in a while.  You might want to post there to get more information.  

[PUBLIC] Netjer (Our Gods & Goddesses) / Re: Index of Threads and Names
« on: January 16, 2010, 03:40:26 am »
Thanks, Nai.

I'd argue that "community" could include just you and your ancestors or you and your gods.

Buddhism has bodhisattavas (in Mahayana) and the Buddha (which would be in most cases a revered ancestor instead of a god).  And there are plenty of myths here too and ritual depending on where Buddhism is being practiced.  

And Taoism has the Tao and deities depending on which branch of Taoism we're talking about here.  

Within my religious studies classes, religion was defined as:

1) Belief in an ultimate power (this could be deities, energy, ancestors, spirits etc)
2) Myth (sacred narratives, stories)
3) Ritual
4) Community

[PUBLIC] Kemetic Orthodox Q&A / Re: avoiding gods
« on: November 26, 2009, 11:00:36 pm »
Quote from: Nehet

Maybe I'm approaching Her the wrong way?   It's entirely possible that I've built this up in my head to the point that I'm terrified of Aset but that the apprehension is coming from my own pre-conceived ideas. I hear a lot of things about how she's really picky about offerings, really likes things to be done "formally," etc, and I don't want to come to her with good intentions and just piss her off.

I also have limited shrine space.  I've heard she doesn't like to share shrine space with anyone, and I just don't have enough room to make her a shrine of her own.  

I actually had a statue of her that was in my shrine, and I got the sense that she actually wanted me to take it out.  That hurt.  :(

Since you are getting close to Nebet Het, perhaps Aset is trying to get you to pay more attention to Her Sister by stepping back?  

It can be hard to deal with both of Them at once especially when you are trying to get to know them.  I would suggest focusing on one first.  They can mirror each other and they are complimentary opposites also so getting to know one can help you with insight into the other.  

Aset has told me that She will except any sincere offering from anyone and I have found it does not need to be formal.  I have just given her offerings out of the blue on many occasions.  Good intentions I don't think would piss her off.  I have found that sincerity is something she highly values.  Just don't offer her pork or fish, and I think you'll be fine.  

If you wish to add Her to the altar I would start talking to Her about it.  Explain the situation and then ask where and next to whom she would like to be placed on the shrine.  Often times I find if I start to talk to her about something a solution will pop into my head shortly after.  She could ask you to place her somewhere completely different than you expect, or she may put a small table into your lap from out of nowhere or she may tell you to put her next to Wesir or Nebet Het until you are able to get a shrine space for her.  The possibilities are endless for this goddess.  :-)  

I used to have her on a shrine with other deities until I had enough space to give them separate altars so I'm sure Aset would understand.  

And I believe there are instances where Aset would share shrine space with another Name.  She is far more flexible than I think we give her credit for.  She is a shapeshifter afterall.  

Your apprehension keeps making me think of my sig line: "I am protection from fear".  

[PUBLIC] Kemetic Orthodox Q&A / Re: Fedw Divination
« on: October 31, 2009, 06:03:25 pm »
Taqaisenu is a Fedw diviner for Hethert-Sekhmet.

« on: October 29, 2009, 03:17:00 pm »
That is a beautiful shrine and not a bad picture at all!

I feel closest to my Mother Aset, Nebet Het, Wepwawet and Sekhmet.  

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