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Conceptions of netjer: One? Many? And more importantly, when?

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While reviewing my post on ante-rational henotheism I realized that while there was a lot of dense information, it wasn’t necessarily formulated in a way that helped to explain clearly and to a well-formed conclusion.  There is also a discussion I had with a co-religionist in which speaking with him helped to formulate and coagulate my ideas and research on how the ancient Kemetics conceived of their own deities.  I’ll be summarizing my findings in this post in order to tie up any loose ends.

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June 23, 2011 at 5:23 pm

Conceptions of God

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I’m going to be condensing this from a 10 page essay I wrote for my Ancient Egypt class. If you feel like there are some things that aren’t explained, let me know and I can add more stuff in.

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January 13, 2011 at 7:53 pm

ante-rational henotheism

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I was reading this article about netjer  by Wim van den Dungen recently and found it to be one of the best explanations that I have found of the way that polyvalent logic functioned in Kemetic religious thought.  I have thought that there seems to be a divide in popular attempts to approach the divine, from the “Brahman” idea that all deities are (incomplete) manifestations of a God(head) (which you see in Kemetic Orthodoxy), to the idea that the deities are independent and self-sufficient beings from the creator deity but are always seen as part of a retinue or grouping (triad, ennead, etc.).

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September 9, 2010 at 11:33 pm