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Author Topic: Senut questions  (Read 557 times)

Offline Kes

  • Remetj
  • Country: us
Senut questions
« on: September 01, 2020, 04:13:08 am »
Em hotep! Lesson 3 and the chats were very informative and have answered most of my questions about Senut, I just had a couple left that I either forgot earlier, or only thought about recently.

Out of curiosity... I have gotten familiar with the order of the fourfold libation by now, and I was wondering if there's a special meaning in having them in that order?

About the offering bowls, in the chats it was sometimes mentioned as "cup or bowl", but in the pdf it's always "bowl", so I was wondering if that's the preferred type of container for offerings?

And this one is not a question, but there was something in the lesson 3 pdf that was throwing me off:
How do I make a shrine? What do I put in it?
All Senut shrines require three basic items: a bowl for dry offerings, a bowl for liquid offerings, and a light (a lamp or candle).


That really should say we need three bowls: in addition to dry and liquid offerings, there's also the fourfold libation which needs its own bowl/cup. I didn't pick up on that until Rev Tanebet mentioned it in the last chat. (A big thank you for that; I didn't even realize I was confused about this until after it was pointed out.) In hindsight, it's obvious (libations happen first, then offerings needs their own bowls obviously), but as someone who's new to this, I completely missed that. At first I thought the libations go in the liquid offering bowl, because of the way the quote above says that the two bowls are all you need besides the light. So I think it might be a good idea to add "and a bowl for libations" to the pdf's list of things that all Senut shrines require, since that's definitely a necessary item, and someone who's new could miss that and not even realize it.
Kes, rhymes with yes. Class 57.

Offline Rev. Shefyt

  • W'ab (priest)
  • Country: us
Re: Senut questions
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2020, 06:41:55 pm »
Em hotep! Lesson 3 and the chats were very informative and have answered most of my questions about Senut, I just had a couple left that I either forgot earlier, or only thought about recently.


Em hotep! Sorry this got overlooked....


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Out of curiosity... I have gotten familiar with the order of the fourfold libation by now, and I was wondering if there's a special meaning in having them in that order?


That's something that you'd have to ask Hemet directly, as those are words she wrote.


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About the offering bowls, in the chats it was sometimes mentioned as "cup or bowl", but in the pdf it's always "bowl", so I was wondering if that's the preferred type of container for offerings?


Possibly the bowl is more traditional? However, lots of people in the House use plates and/or cups instead of bowls, and that's perfectly acceptable. Japanese sake sets are popular, for example, and for the water purification I use a crystal glass that Netjer threw in my way to make a point. ^_^



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And this one is not a question, but there was something in the lesson 3 pdf that was throwing me off:
How do I make a shrine? What do I put in it?
All Senut shrines require three basic items: a bowl for dry offerings, a bowl for liquid offerings, and a light (a lamp or candle).

That really should say we need three bowls: in addition to dry and liquid offerings, there's also the fourfold libation which needs its own bowl/cup. I didn't pick up on that until Rev Tanebet mentioned it in the last chat. (A big thank you for that; I didn't even realize I was confused about this until after it was pointed out.) In hindsight, it's obvious (libations happen first, then offerings needs their own bowls obviously), but as someone who's new to this, I completely missed that. At first I thought the libations go in the liquid offering bowl, because of the way the quote above says that the two bowls are all you need besides the light. So I think it might be a good idea to add "and a bowl for libations" to the pdf's list of things that all Senut shrines require, since that's definitely a necessary item, and someone who's new could miss that and not even realize it.

Good comments! Thanks for this--it's something we'll bear in mind for the next revision. ^_^

Rev. Shefyt | daughter of Bast, beloved of Nut, Amun-Ra, and Wenut
Beginners Class Instructor | Heri-sesheta Bast | Divinations
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Offline Kes

  • Remetj
  • Country: us
Re: Senut questions
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2020, 05:27:03 pm »
Thanks!

Since you mention it... For the water purification, I grabbed a small glass bowl as a "temporary measure" since I had nothing else, and I remembered that was in storage not being used for anything. Well, it seems to be permanent now; it's not what I would have chosen, but it ended up being perfect for that use. :)
Kes, rhymes with yes. Class 57.

 


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