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Author Topic: Greetings from the Lioness!  (Read 12892 times)

Greetings from the Lioness!
« on: May 30, 2011, 12:02:51 pm »
Hello everyone,

You may call me Ratha. I'm a shamanic pagan that has awaken the lioness inside myself and found in the loving arms of Sekhmet, the Great Mother Lioness. I'm new to working with egyption gods, but I try my best to honor Sekhmet in any way possiable.

I have come to learn more about the Kemetic faith to better myself and to give honor to Sekhmet in her natural faith.

A bit about myself. I have Norse and Celtic bloodlines. I've worked with Epona, the Horse Goddess of Gaul (France) and call nature my mother. The Sun is a great force in my life, and probabaly because I'm born of the sigh of the lion (Leo). As a shamanic pagan I work with animals, and I try my hand at shapeshifting meditations. The form I took first (and only now cause its easier for me) is the lioness. When I was younger though I use to love Egypt and anything to do with it (Yes I loved the Mummy movies so much haha). I use to look at the old temples and wonder what they meant. I wanted to go to Egypt and now that I'm discovering a few unknown things about myself, I want to go even more.

Hope my bloodlines don't clash. Trust me, I'm pale blond hair and blue eye lol

Anyways hope to learn a lot.

-Ratha
"Have you ever noticed that thunder sounds like the roars of a lioness?"

Offline Shezep_shuty

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Re: Greetings from the Lioness!
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2011, 12:28:15 pm »
Welcome Ratha!

I also have a shamanic pagan background. When I shift it usually has wings of some kind, but lion takes a nice second place. If bloodlines clashed then I'd be in trouble too. Luckily that doesn't seem to be a problem around here.
Kemetic Mystic
Heru-sa-Aset is my copilot.

Re: Greetings from the Lioness!
« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2011, 12:30:45 pm »
Thank you, glad to know there is another out there with similar intrests.
"Have you ever noticed that thunder sounds like the roars of a lioness?"

Offline Menekh

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Re: Greetings from the Lioness!
« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2011, 01:05:21 pm »
em hotep and welcome!
"One does not beg the sun for mercy."
- Frank Herbert

Re: Greetings from the Lioness!
« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2011, 01:08:05 pm »
Em hotep? Sorry very new to Egyption speak >///<


But thank you. I hope that I can learn a lot from here.
"Have you ever noticed that thunder sounds like the roars of a lioness?"

Offline Sedjemes

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Re: Greetings from the Lioness!
« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2011, 01:18:33 pm »
Em hotep (in peace) and welcome Ratha

YOu might find this page helpful:
http://www.kemet.org/terms_list.html

Most of us that have been around a while tend to use a few  Kemetic terms in our postings. Use of such terms is by no means required or even necessary here.

Senebty (be well)
Sedjemes
Khenmetaset ("Aset Gladdens")
Sedjemes ("She listens")
Daughter of Aset-Serqet, Meryt Ra her Sekhmet
Heri-Sesheta Aset-Serqet

Offline Tanebet

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Re: Greetings from the Lioness!
« Reply #6 on: May 30, 2011, 01:19:15 pm »
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.
Normandi Ellis: "Awakening Osiris"

Re: Greetings from the Lioness!
« Reply #7 on: May 30, 2011, 01:22:31 pm »
Hello Sedjemes and Tanebet and thank you for your welcoming.

Hopefully I can learn more about the terms. Always love learning new and wonderful things!
"Have you ever noticed that thunder sounds like the roars of a lioness?"

Offline Khenneferitw

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Re: Greetings from the Lioness!
« Reply #8 on: May 30, 2011, 04:19:59 pm »
Quote from: Ratha
Always love learning new and wonderful things!


aaaand, that, my dear, has earned you a hundred extra credit points with me.

I happen to have far too many names, but the birth name is Avonell. It's a pleasure to meet you! I'm glad you have come in contact with Sekhmet. Several members of the House put me in touch with her, and it's been a fascinating experience.

To both you and Wind, I'd love to learn more about your shamanic experiences. I know nothing about shamanism, but I do love to learn!
Khenne | they/them
Child of Ptah-Sokar, Wepwawet, & (Hekatawy-Alexandros)|
Beloved of Bast, Sekhmet, & Set
Fedw diviner | Sau apprentice | Boston Fellowship Coordinator

Re: Greetings from the Lioness!
« Reply #9 on: May 30, 2011, 04:40:14 pm »
Wow I would be honored to tell you what I've been working on in my shamanic path. I find it easier for me since I'm more simple and basic when it comes to rites and rituals. Personally rituals involving the gods are by far my favorite, I enjoy eating the offerings with them and connecting to their energy.

I will have to send you a pm sometime soon ^w^
"Have you ever noticed that thunder sounds like the roars of a lioness?"

Offline Shezep_shuty

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Re: Greetings from the Lioness!
« Reply #10 on: May 30, 2011, 05:36:55 pm »
The basic premise of journeywork, which is what we do, is that instead of asking the gods to come to us, we go to them. You do that by entering a trance state and letting your mind and spirit travel to them.

You can do this by meditation, drumming, dancing, or even drugs, which I don't recommend unless it's part of a traditional ceremony with all the important safety precautions in place. Meditation works just fine for me.

The shape shifting comes into it because when you're in the other world, you're not limited to your usual physical form. Shape shifting is good practice for learning about things from a different perspective. You don't just change your shape, your mindset also changes.
Kemetic Mystic
Heru-sa-Aset is my copilot.

Re: Greetings from the Lioness!
« Reply #11 on: May 30, 2011, 05:41:12 pm »
Very very true about the mind set of shapeshifting. I tend to become more bold when I'm a lioness and walk I guess 'taller' then what I normally like.

Dancing is fun. If you ever get to try it, its very powerful! I do meditation as well. Never tried drugs though >.> not sure if it would be that fun, I don't know.
"Have you ever noticed that thunder sounds like the roars of a lioness?"

Offline Shezep_shuty

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Re: Greetings from the Lioness!
« Reply #12 on: May 30, 2011, 05:52:00 pm »
I like dancing too, but that's usually more like energy work than journey work when I do it.

And I think that mind set thing may have been one explanation for Heru being a little too quick with the sword that one time. Hippos are certainly not the gentle creatures that they appear to be at the zoo.
Kemetic Mystic
Heru-sa-Aset is my copilot.

Re: Greetings from the Lioness!
« Reply #13 on: May 30, 2011, 05:57:48 pm »
Who is Heru?

Yeah sometimes though I need to raise up more energy to connect to the gods because sometimes they want me to learn something. Trust me, I needed the energy chasing after a white mare haha.
"Have you ever noticed that thunder sounds like the roars of a lioness?"

Offline Sedjemes

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Re: Greetings from the Lioness!
« Reply #14 on: May 30, 2011, 06:04:06 pm »
We call the god Heru instead of Horus, just as we call the god Wesir instead of Osiris, and the goddess Aset instead of Isis (there are a few others).

Here is the link to the Glossary of Names.

http://www.kemet.org/glossary/
Khenmetaset ("Aset Gladdens")
Sedjemes ("She listens")
Daughter of Aset-Serqet, Meryt Ra her Sekhmet
Heri-Sesheta Aset-Serqet

 


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