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Author Topic: Another newbie.  (Read 10558 times)

Offline Shukheperas_ankhi

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  • Country: us
Another newbie.
« on: July 29, 2011, 01:17:47 pm »
I've been debating nearly all day and night on what to say when I make my first post here. I actually even dreamed about it, and I got all flustered trying to come up with good answers to questions from an unseen interrogator.  

I've been lurking here and on the House of Netjer forums for a couple weeks now, too shy to make an account before I find out if I've been accepted to the Beginner's class for the House.  I only just applied this past week though, and I'm guessing I won't find out for a couple more weeks, so I decided to just buckle down and make myself known here.  I hope that's alright.  :x

I've been an avid Egyptian fan since I was a young child - I have a collection of various gods and goddesses in statue form.  For the longest time, even as a young girl, my room was pretty much a shrine to Ancient Egypt.  My favorite book when I was a kid was called The Egypt Game.  

Until now, I've never really thought about practicing an Egyptian based faith, and have never heard of Kemetic Orthdox.  I always thought the religion was neat and interesting, but didn't know that someone had actually made it a reality for people in this time period.  

I spent the first half of my life being a practicing Christian, and then having no faith at all.  A lot of things have gone wrong in my life, and eventually I got so downtrodden that I found it hard to have faith in anything, and I gave up on religion.  

As I got older, I started wanting to have hope and faith again, and a place to spiritually call home so I began researching various religions.  I've taken a few college courses and have learned quite a bit.  I find nearly all of them to be very respectable and most of their core tenets are very similar.  However, each time I tried to really get myself interested in anything that seemed decent and comparable to what I believe, something wouldn't feel right, for various reasons.

When my friend Meket told me about her Kemetic Orthodox practice, I started looking it up and found myself totally entranced.  It's based on something I've always been fascinated with, and nothing that I've read so far about the community and the belief system has made me want to turn away.  Even after the four days of suggested reflection, my resolve to be here has not wavered.  I'm very excited to get involved and hopefully become one of the community.
Sat Khepera her Hekatawy-Alexandros (AUS)
☀️ Khepera's sunlight makes me live 🌻
meryt Djehuty her Serqet-Aset
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Offline Mezaenaset

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  • Country: 00
Re: Another newbie.
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2011, 01:26:17 pm »
Em hotep and welcome, LadyTanha!
Sa Aset-Serqet her Nisut (AUS) Hekatawy I
Mery Bast-Mut, Sekhmet-Hethert, Yinepu-Wepwawet, NebetHet-Nit-Seshat her Djehuty

Offline Meket

  • Shemsu
Re: Another newbie.
« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2011, 02:23:11 pm »
Well you already know (or I hope you do) how happy I am to see you doing something you're interested in, and how happy I am to see you here!  *big hugs*  Everyone here is really awesome, and they don't bite too hard.  ;)

PS.  *squeeeeeeee!*
Meketserqet
Serqet Protects / Serqet's Protection
Sat [color:red]Serqet-Aset[/color], Meryt [color:blue]Set, Heru-wer, Djehuty,[/color] her [color:blue]Satet[/color]!

"No more tears," He said.  "Only your strength will do."

Offline Vaalea

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  • Country: 00
Re: Another newbie.
« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2011, 02:52:50 pm »
Em hotep and welcome, Lady Tanha!

I've seen you in a few places ;), and I'm glad to see you here as well.
Vaalea, Shemsu em Kemet.
Sa Wepwawet-Ra her Bast, KO Sa Serqet.
Friend to Khepera and Sobek-Ra.

Tarot reader for Wepwawet & Serqet.

Offline Taysatwesir

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  • Country: us
Re: Another newbie.
« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2011, 05:00:31 pm »
Em Hotep & Welcome! :)
Taysatwesir
This daughter of Wesir
sat Wesir as Ptah-Sokar-Wesir
meryt Mut, Ma'ahes, Bast, and Hethert-Sekhmet

Offline Menekh

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  • Country: 00
Re: Another newbie.
« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2011, 05:00:52 pm »
em hotep and welcome!
"One does not beg the sun for mercy."
- Frank Herbert

Offline Raheri

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  • Country: us
Re: Another newbie.
« Reply #6 on: July 29, 2011, 05:54:48 pm »
Em hotep and welcome!
Son of Wesir | Heri-sesheta

"O my heart which I had from my mother,
Do not rise up agianst me as a witness in the presence of the Lord of Things;
Do not bring up anything agianst me in the presence of the Great God, Lord of the West."

Offline Shefytbast

  • W'ab Priest - Lay Clergy
  • Country: 00
Re: Another newbie.
« Reply #7 on: July 29, 2011, 06:02:04 pm »
Em hotep and welcome to the boards! I hope you enjoy your time here. ^_^

Shefyt

Rev. Shefyt | daughter of Bast, beloved of Nut, Amun-Ra, and Wenut
Heri-sesheta Bast | Divinations
Blog: Gold of the Valley, Lapis of the River

Offline Tahai

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  • Country: us
Re: Another newbie.
« Reply #8 on: July 29, 2011, 06:04:29 pm »
Em hotep, and Welcomme, Lady Tahnha!

Your religious journey appears to follow the same over-all pattern as mine.  I hope you find our church to be your true spiritual home, and look forward to knowing you better through the years.

Blessings and Senebty,

Tahai
TahaiBast
Daughter of Bast.  Beloved of Sobek-Ra, Djehuty, and Sekhmet-Hethert.

Self-care Sekhmet and Sobek-Ra Keeper

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Offline Sehedjef

  • Rev. Sehedjef - Ordained Clergy - Semer-Wati
  • Country: us
Re: Another newbie.
« Reply #9 on: July 29, 2011, 06:09:32 pm »
Em hotep!  *henu*

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

Re: Another newbie.
« Reply #10 on: July 29, 2011, 10:56:43 pm »
Em hotep LadyTanha! Great to see you here, and finally have the courage to do your intro.   :grin:

Enjoy the class!   :cool:
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Offline Setken

  • Country: 00
Re: Another newbie.
« Reply #11 on: July 30, 2011, 12:19:51 am »
Welcome Lady Tahna, Welcome!

Offline Tarytenyinepu

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  • Country: us
Re: Another newbie.
« Reply #12 on: July 30, 2011, 12:55:34 am »
Weolcome LadyTahna!

I LOVED the Egypt Game! I read it in 7th grade and I have been tempted to read it again sometime, even though I'm in college now.

I find it interesting that a friend ended up leading you here. In a somewhat reverse way, coming here made me gain a good friend that I didn't know lived in my city (Kefetmisenu and I hit off really fast as friends here, and found out in about 3 days that we both live in the same city with only a year between us in age XD). I hope you find more friends here like I have. Feel free to message me any time to chit chat :D
Taryt En Yinepu "Respect for Yinepu"
Sat Yinepu-Wepwawet her (Hekatawy Alexandros)|, Meryt Sekhmet-Hethert her Djehuty her Montu
--Sau Apprentice--
"The best thing in life is to wake up tomorrow." -- Uncle Jack

Offline Ankhetbast

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  • Country: us
Re: Another newbie.
« Reply #13 on: July 30, 2011, 06:29:40 am »
Em Hotep and welcome!
~~~~Ankhetbast~~~~

Sat Bast her Hekatawy I (AUS), Meryt Serqet, Yinepu her HetHert

"Be excellent to each other." ~Bill and Ted

Offline Bevvie

  • Remetj
Re: Another newbie.
« Reply #14 on: July 30, 2011, 11:39:59 am »
Em Hotep and welcome!
Have fun here, and don't be afraid to ask questions!
Dua Netjer!

 


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