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Maat: A Moral Ideal

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Just updated the KIN blog with my first post on Maat.  Click to read it there!

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August 4, 2012 at 6:05 pm

Kemetic Interfaith Network Blog

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Nekhtet!  I´ve been accepted as a blogger on the KIN blog!  What would you like me to write about?  I have a couple ideas in the works, and will link to them here as well.  I am honored to be a part of this, as community is very important and I think this is a good attempt to unite people practicing Kemeticism of all flavors.

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July 30, 2012 at 12:24 pm

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A friend of mine once told me, “There is a certain point where a confluence of coincidences turn into synchronicity,” and I couldn’t agree more.  I first thought that Djehuty had something to do with that calling I mentioned before.  I recently did a free oracle reading with the Anubis Oracle cards, and my question was whether I was on the right path.  One of the three cards told me I had some Cosmic Influences, namely Djehuty, Khephera and Ma’at, and that they are helping me to take the next step in the path of my destiny.  Trippy!  Especially since Helmsman of Yinepu wrote this little bit on Djehuty in the KIN forums soon after:

With Djehuty, I didn’t really connect with him until I got past the "Lord of Wisdom" aspects. He’s always meddling with things, trying to bring about balance. He’s the one who gambled with Khonsu to create the extra days so Nut could deliver her children. He’s the one who made a new eye for Heru, and new testicles for Set, and got them to stop fighting. Djehuty’s the one who went to talk to Het-hert when she was in the desert, and persuaded her to return to Kemet. He’s the one who sticks his beak into negative situations, sometimes at great personal risk, to fix things.
Thinking about that made all the difference for me. And I think the wisdom and Heka just flows out of that, naturally.

The other interesting thing I’ve run into is that he is sometimes described as the Son of Set and Heru. ( !!!!!!! ) Two male parents, but if Atum can create things all by himself by spitting, sneezing, and ejaculating, then why not? That brings a whole new dimension to the conflict between Set and Heru, doesn’t it?

That would make Djehuty the male equivalent of Ma’at. While Ma’at is the center of the balance, Djehuty is the balance of the two extremes, combined into one. That’s why he’s in the Hall of Double Ma’at!

I didn’t go into it much more than saying Djehuty intimidated me on the forums, but I will explain.  Djehuty to me is a sage, a master of knowledge.  He takes students when they’re ready for him.  Even though I’ve been researching and learning for years, I think my reactive attitude and natural skepticism had impeded me from learning more.  When I put aside my biases and gave KO a try, I ended up learning a lot more, and it has ended up adding some gushes water to some streams of thought that were starting to run dry.  I’m not saying that Djehuty favors KO, but I think he noticed that I pushed past my own blocks for the sake of pure knowledge itself, and he appreciates that.  This is why I thought he might have something to do with taking the next steps in my development, and I felt even to the point that he may be willing to take me on as a student now.  I have no idea if he will show up in my RPD lineup, but I have a feeling that I wouldn’t be too surprised if he is one of my beloveds.  Even if not, I plan on setting aside a special little treat for him next time I do Senut, as a thank you for guiding me.  Even just a little bit of nudging has led to a shift into a new cycle for me, and that is just how amazing he is.  Nekhtet!

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August 5, 2011 at 11:48 am

Wep Ronpet: The year of change

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Yesterday I did Senut for the first time, as well as the heka working of slaying Apep in the ceremony provided in the KO forums.  It went well, with an outpouring of the heart to Netjer (I had no idea I had so much to say) and spontaneous singing (can’t remember what lyrics I made up now).  It was good to be bathed in the presence of the divine, and something that I truly think I was lacking.

I think this is a good time to write about why I’ve decided to actively participate in HoN instead of only doing reconnaissance there.  It’s been almost a year and a half since I first took the beginner’s course and stayed on as a Remetj (back before the re-ordering of Year 19 and the definitions of what someone should believe to become a Remetj).  I was mainly only active at the Reformed Kemeticism SIG at the Cauldron, and that served its purpose for a while.  However most of my practice has only been research without actually doing anything.  I tend to get bogged down easily with Stuff I Have To Do, and becoming pregnant, being jobless, and being an American expat living in Spain has helped to add to that stress.  However I see this new Kemetic year as a chance to start afresh, to get rid of my lazyness and start doing.  I promised myself I would do Senut once a week, and I think I can do that, thanks to the support of my boyfriend.  It was thanks to him that even though we spent hours at his mother’s house celebrating her birthday last night that I ended up purifying myself and doing the celebration anyway from 1-2 AM.  I know it’s technically the next day but since the location is based in America, it was still Aug.3.  That might not sound too late but when you’re pregnant and used to sleeping at a certain time it can be very tough.

I have been examining a lot of my beliefs and found that what I believe is not so different from what KO dogma espouses.  And I think being a member of the new Kemetic Interfaith Network and the Kemetic SIG and the House forums will sate that craving I’ve had of community.  I hope to contribute to the community and also allow my practice to grow as I grow this baby. 

I also plan on doing Ritual Parent Divination.  Ironically, mine will be the first of the new year.  I have had to ask myself whether I can trust Rev. Siuda as a spiritual teacher, and the answer is yes.  And it has made me aware of who I am- I naturally don’t trust any authority figures simply for being authority figures.  I had to talk to her and explore her understandings to come to trust them.  But even more, I trust that the netjeru will communicate with me what they want to communicate no matter what the medium.  I have had a calling saying that doing this will be the next step in my spiritual evolution, and I’m excited to greet new netjeru as well as strengthen my prior personal devotion to Bast.  This is a formative time, especially since I’ve had to change to prepare myself to be a mother as well.  I ask the netjeru to give me their blessings, and I hope they give their blessings to all the children of the faith as well.

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August 4, 2011 at 10:17 am