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Author Topic: The 42 Ideals of Ma'at  (Read 5906 times)

Offline Nikolai

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The 42 Ideals of Ma'at
« on: March 21, 2016, 04:29:31 pm »
Em Hotep friends.
In my research of Kemetism i've come across the The 42 Ideals of Ma'at something i'm sure you all all familiar with. However some of the ideas are written kinda cryptically. Would anyone be able to explain each of the 42 in detail?

   1.   I honour virtue
   2.   I benefit with gratitude
   3.   I am peaceful
   4.   I respect the property of others
   5.   I affirm that all life is sacred
   6.   I give offerings that are genuine
   7.   I live in truth
   8.   I regard all alters with respect
   9.   I speak with sincerity
   10.   I consume only my fair share
   11.   I offer words of good intent
   12.   I relate in peace
   13.   i honour animals with reverence
   14.   I can be trusted
   15.   I care for the earth
   16.   I keep my own counsel
   17.   I speak positively of others
   18.   I remain in balance with my emotions
   19.   I am trustful in my relationships
   20.   I hold purity and high esteem
   21.   I spread joy
   22.   I do the best I can
   23.   I communicate with compassion
   24.   I listen to opposing opinions
   25.   I create harmony
   26.   I invoke laughter
   27.   I am open to love in various forms
   28.   I am forgiving
   29.   I am kind
   30.   I act respectfully of others
   31.   I an accepting
   32.   I follow my inner guidance
   33.   I conversed with awareness
   34.   I do good
   35.   I give blessings
   36.   I keep the waters pure
   37.   I speak with good intent
   38.   I praise the goddess and the God
   39.   I am humble
   40.   I achieve with integrity
   41.   I advanced through my own abilities
   42.   I embrace the all
Blessings of the Gods be upon you.

Offline Tanebet

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Re: The 42 Ideals of Ma'at
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2016, 04:41:11 pm »
Hotep Nikolai

you find a really good discussion here:
http://www.netjer.org/index.php?topic=5730.0

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Offline Nikolai

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Re: The 42 Ideals of Ma'at
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2016, 05:40:48 pm »
Hotep Nikolai

you find a really good discussion here:
http://www.netjer.org/index.php?topic=5730.0

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Thanks you for your response, but those happen to be The 42 Purifications, rater than the 42 ideals. Is there not a difference?
Blessings of the Gods be upon you.

Offline Tanebet

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Re: The 42 Ideals of Ma'at
« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2016, 06:00:56 pm »
The 42 Purifications are a translation of Chapter 125 of the Book of the Dead by the Nisut. 
I assumed that your 42 ideals are a different take on chapter.
Isn't that the case?
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"

Offline Nikolai

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Re: The 42 Ideals of Ma'at
« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2016, 06:42:24 pm »
The 42 Purifications are a translation of Chapter 125 of the Book of the Dead by the Nisut. 
I assumed that your 42 ideals are a different take on chapter.
Isn't that the case?

Ah, in doing yet more research (No one have ever beaten me a the game of Homework), I have found that a Publication called "The mirror of Isis" created 42 ideals to parallel the 42 negative confessions. It seems to have not been originally Kemetic. However they believe that the 'Ideals" are meant to be closer to what the Ancient Kemets believed. I do agree that these are things that the God Ma'at would approve of and i have incorporated them into my way of keeping Ma'at.

Here is the sight from witch i have garnered this information.
http://mirrorofisis.freeyellow.com/id354.html
Blessings of the Gods be upon you.

Offline rev. ubenet

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Re: The 42 Ideals of Ma'at
« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2016, 06:52:37 pm »
it seems like you might have more luck getting these explained by members of the temple of Isis :)
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Offline Nikolai

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Re: The 42 Ideals of Ma'at
« Reply #6 on: March 21, 2016, 09:12:31 pm »
it seems like you might have more luck getting these explained by members of the temple of Isis :)
it would seem so. lol. i was not aware it was relatively new at the time of posting.
Blessings of the Gods be upon you.

Offline Nikolai

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Re: The 42 Ideals of Ma'at
« Reply #7 on: March 21, 2016, 09:31:25 pm »
I am emailed the founder of the Fellowship of Isis and i will post the response here after. Even though it is Unorthodox i do still feel it fits with Ma'at and have included it in my way of keeping Ma'at. i hope you will all find it useful as well.
Blessings of the Gods be upon you.

Offline Temseniaset

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Re: The 42 Ideals of Ma'at
« Reply #8 on: March 21, 2016, 10:17:23 pm »
Hotep

It seems what you call or found as Ideals are a new version of the Negative Confessions from the BoD.  I do like that it goes from negative confessions to a positive of what I (we) have done.  Personally I wouldn't say that these ideals are more what the ancients believed, as what they believed is found in the spell 125 in the many Books of the Dead.  Either way is fitting within Ma'at. :D
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Offline Nikolai

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Re: The 42 Ideals of Ma'at
« Reply #9 on: March 21, 2016, 10:40:08 pm »
Hotep

It seems what you call or found as Ideals are a new version of the Negative Confessions from the BoD.  I do like that it goes from negative confessions to a positive of what I (we) have done.  Personally I wouldn't say that these ideals are more what the ancients believed, as what they believed is found in the spell 125 in the many Books of the Dead.  Either way is fitting within Ma'at. :D
I agree, According to one source Followers of Isis say this in the morning in order to help them keep Ma'at throughout the day. I find "I am Peaceful" a very good chant when i am feeling cross. And it helps to calm me.
Blessings of the Gods be upon you.

 


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