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Author Topic: Well, hi. :)  (Read 11146 times)

Offline Qefathethert

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Well, hi. :)
« on: October 28, 2010, 12:24:19 am »
So, here I am. On the intertubes, I'm known mostly as just Luna, so y'all can call me that.
I actually found Kemetic Orthodoxy through some internet searches a few years ago, when I was in college. I was interested in taking the classes, but I had no free time to do that. So I held off on it, but my interest hasn't waned at all.
I was in love with Kemetic culture and myths since I could own a library card. I devoured every book I could find on the subject, even the process of mummification (which made dinner table conversations rather, um, interesting X-D). I was always drawn to everything about it, and I've always wanted to travel there myself.
When I was a teen, I began to consider myself pagan, and started studying and practicing Stregheria, and later, Celtic Witchcraft. These were fine points along my journey, and gave me the courage to seek my own path, but I've since moved along. But it does seem I'm on a circle (or maybe a spiral).
I've had strong dreams all my life, and among them, when I came to find my real home here in New Orleans, I dreamed of Erzulie Dantor (a Haitian loa of Vodou) and, it seems, right after my headwashing on St John's Eve and dunk in the Bayou, I had a vision of Het-Hert.
Now, for years, I've respected the concept and persona of Ma'at. Her feather is tattooed on the back of my neck, and Her statue is central to my main altar to the Universe. I've always had a liking for Het-Hert, being that I love music, and to dance, and was raised by midwives. But as I was laying on the banks of the Bayou, wet, dazed, and seemingly drunk on all the energy pounding through me from the ritual, the stars fell into the water, and out of the grasses at the back came Het-Hert, as a cow, wearing the stars as jewels, with the Moon between her horns. I thought, the Sun goes there, doesn't it? But, She just laughed, and splashed away. I lay my head back down, and just spent the rest of my attention smelling the earth, until I felt I could stand.
I'm curious about this vision, and if it's not just a nudge to give Kemetic Orthodoxy a real shot, at last. As I said, I've participated in Vodou rituals, and have a feel for African beliefs, on top of a long interest in Kemet itself. I hope to learn as much as I can - maybe get some perspective on what I saw.
Sat Hethert-Sekhmet, meryt Bast-Mut her Set.
Devoted to Khonsu

Offline HedebBast

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Re: Well, hi. :)
« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2010, 12:57:28 am »
Em Hotep Luna...welcome to the boards :D.  
I would say definitely get to know Het-Hert better (interestingly She's making herself a bigger presense in my life at the moment).  There are a lot of Her-Hert kids here that could give you a bit more info about Her :).
-HedebBast-
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Meryt Sekhmet-Mut
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Offline Tanebet

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Re: Well, hi. :)
« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2010, 01:12:41 am »
Em hotep and welcome to the boards
Tanebetheru "Heru's Lordship"
Sat Heru Sa Aset her Nisut (AUS), Meryt Ra-Heru-akhety her Heru-Behedety
Heri-Sesheta Heru-Sa-Aset

This is what I was born to: to live, to love, to know, to change and embrace the infinite.
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Offline Rev. Raheri

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Re: Well, hi. :)
« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2010, 08:07:42 am »
Em hotep Luna and welcome to the forums. I too am a vodouisant and work with the lwa. I would be happy to discuss how my faith (Kemetic Orthodoxy) and spirits work in my paradigm.

Raheri
Son of Wesir-Sokar | Heri-sesheta
Awakening in Amenti | revmatt@kemet.org

"O my Mother Nut, stretch Yourself over me,
hat I may be placed among the imperishable stars which are in You, and that I may never die."

Offline Taqaisenu

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Re: Well, hi. :)
« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2010, 08:50:25 am »
Em hotep and welcome, Luna!
"Those are my principles, and if you don't like them... well, I have others."
 - Groucho Marx


Sat Set her Hethert-Sekhmet, meryt Heru-Wer, Djehuty her Amun.

Offline Baket

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Re: Well, hi. :)
« Reply #5 on: October 28, 2010, 10:14:22 am »
Em hotep and welcome! :)
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Offline Vaalea

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Re: Well, hi. :)
« Reply #6 on: October 28, 2010, 11:00:04 am »
Em hotep and welcome. :)

I've had contacts with Voudun spirits for about a year, as it comes to 'I'm aware who they are' contacts... so I'd also be happy to discuss that area. Just don't have any deeper background in the faith, so I'm not sure I'd be the right person for it. But I'm here if you want to talk >_>
Vaalea, Shemsu em Kemet.
Sa Wepwawet-Ra her Bast, KO Sa Serqet.
Friend to Khepera and Sobek-Ra.

Tarot reader for Wepwawet & Serqet.

Offline Senushemi

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Re: Well, hi. :)
« Reply #7 on: October 28, 2010, 02:29:13 pm »
Em hotep and welcome Luna, it's nice to meet you. :)
Sat Bast her Djehuty her Hekatawy Alexandros (AUS) meryt Sekhmet
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Offline Sekhenetnut

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Re: Well, hi. :)
« Reply #8 on: October 28, 2010, 03:09:03 pm »
Welcome to the House!
Sekhenetnut |Brought together by Nut
Sat Nut meryt Mut her Bes!

Offline Satsenu

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Re: Well, hi. :)
« Reply #9 on: October 28, 2010, 04:22:19 pm »
Em hotep and welcome!
Satsenu, Daughter of Two
I am the daughter of Wepwawet(-Yinepu) and Bast, beloved of Wesir-Sokar and Amun-Ra.

Offline Siwy

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Re: Well, hi. :)
« Reply #10 on: October 28, 2010, 06:40:42 pm »
Em hotep and welcome!  It kind of sounds like Mehet-weret to me, as she's a form of Hethert.  Also, Hemet (AUS) is also a mambo in Haitian Vodou (can't remember what specific house she's through atm), but keeps that seperate.

As for me, I'm just the resident oddball sometimes-Nekojin/anime fan. ^^
Siwyenbast "announce to Bast"

Sat Bast, Meryt Djehuty, Wesir, Heruakhty.

Things, as well as the gods are always dynamic, never static.  Things change, and to be static is no better than being eaten by monsters.
Don't just BE, DO!

Offline Qefathethert

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Re: Well, hi. :)
« Reply #11 on: October 28, 2010, 07:16:45 pm »
Well, thanks for all the welcomes and such - I'm also glad to know I'm not the only one with contact to Vodou here! Where I live, it's a little impossible to not run into it, and I was drawn by a Lady who doesn't really take "no" as an answer. X-D
Also, forgive my ignorance on the one little point Siwy brought up, but who is Mehet-weret? I know the netjer have many forms, many more than the loa, in fact - but I can't seem to find anything on that particular one. I even dug through my library.
Sat Hethert-Sekhmet, meryt Bast-Mut her Set.
Devoted to Khonsu

Offline Rev. Sehedjef

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Re: Well, hi. :)
« Reply #12 on: October 28, 2010, 07:49:45 pm »
Em hotep Luna!

Welcome to the boards and I hope you enjoy your time here!  ^_^

Senebty,
Imti
Rev. Sehedjef
(He shines with the beauty of the truth of his Mothers)
Sa Nebthet her Serqet
Mery Ptah her Tasenetnofret

Offline Darytessekhmet

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Re: Well, hi. :)
« Reply #13 on: October 28, 2010, 07:59:22 pm »
Hi Luna, welcome!  Here is a bit on Mehet-Weret

 http://www.thekeep.org/~kunoichi/kunoichi/themestream/mehetweret.html

I am also a Vodouisant and am so very happy to have both KO and vodou in my life. :)
Daughter of Sekhmet and Nisut Hekatawy(AUS)
W'abet Nekhen sehotep.tu ib-es yim-ef, The Shrine in Which Her Heart is Appeased

Her Father controls Sekhmet, Sekhmet subdues evil, Sekhmet controls Her temper
Even small rivers keep the lands green and the oceans wet.

Offline Rev. Shefyt

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Re: Well, hi. :)
« Reply #14 on: October 28, 2010, 08:18:50 pm »

Em hotep and welcome to the boards! ^_^

Shefyt

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