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Author Topic: Summum?  (Read 119 times)

Offline cinemachameleon

  • Country: us
Summum?
« on: April 11, 2018, 03:02:52 pm »
With practices of mummification, claims of being based on "Ancient Egyptian Religion," and the use of various accouterments of "Kemeticism," I have to admit I am somewhat curious about Summum.

What do you all think about them / it?

Offline ubenetsenu

  • Shemsu-Ankh
  • Country: us
Re: Summum?
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2018, 04:36:22 pm »
they apparently consider themselves to be Gnostic Christians, so i don't think about them much :)
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Online KhaiPtah

  • Shemsu
  • Country: us
Re: Summum?
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2018, 05:50:08 pm »
They are are interesting group.  They do perform mummification rituals (for between $65000 and $75000 a time)  however the "Transference Rituals" are based not on Egyptian ritual but on ones from the Tibetan Book of the dead.

Essentially they are their own thing.  Not Egyptian, not re-constructionists but a gleaned collection of different faith traditions woven together into something new.

Their temple in salt lake is also zoned not as a place of worship but as a vineyard due to alcohol sales during rituals.  All of their members adopt the name Ra after their given names as an honourific.
I worked with someone years ago who was married to a member,  he was uncomfortable with some of the rituals they conducted and he and his wife divorced because of it.

Hope this helps

khai
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