Karenga Quote: Either / or thinking

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“Either-or thinking in critical analysis is almost always problematic, but in analyzing Kemetic thought, it is rarely, if ever, useful.” -Maat, The Moral Ideal in Ancient Egypt by Maulana Karenga

The Egyptian Gods and You! ( Kemetic Roundtable #03 )

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For the third question for the Kemetic Roundtable: The Egyptian Gods and You! Do I need a main deity to practice Kemeticism? No, I don’t think you do. However, many people want to find a main deity for several reasons. … Continue reading

Kemeticism: Esoteric or Exoteric? ( Kemetic Roundtable #02 )

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Question: How do you survive fallow time? Last year I wrote about “fallow times,” a period when nothing is working for us, in my Dry Spells post, so I’d like to look at this question from a different direction. You’re … Continue reading

Preparing for Ritual / Ritual Purity ( Kemetic-Roundtable #01 )

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How do you prepare for doing a ritual? What is “ritual purity“? To understand it, we need to understand W’ab. What is W’ab? “W’ab” is a term that is translated as “pure” or “clean.” ( If I understand correctly, the … Continue reading

Introducing the Kemetic Roundtable!

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There seems to be a lot of anxiety over starting out in Kemetic religion. The web contains a wealth of misinformation, and what looks legitimate sometimes seems forbiddingly complex. It took me a while to actually get started, and I … Continue reading

Reconstruction? Revival? Reform? Really? Are you HIP?

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Kemetic Reconstruction, Revival, Reform. We “know” what the words mean in this context, but nobody else seems to. When we mention our path, others have the impression that it’s a soulless attempt to re-create a past that can never come … Continue reading

Kemetic Storytellers, Episode #01

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Wouldn’t it be great if there was a group of people who’d produce “radio dramas” of ancient Egyptian stories, and new ones set in Kemet? Well, there is! Here’s Episode #01 featuring Beauty and the Beak, and Bring the Flood. … Continue reading

Link: Sarduríur’s Academic Sources Guide for the Unversed

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There’s a tremendous lot of junk out there on ancient Egypt. Pyramid Power and Ancient Astronauts are the most obvious examples. But there are many less-obvious sources of misinformation lying in wait for us. For example, there are many copyright-free … Continue reading

Link: Bringing Back the Gods

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P. Sufenas Virius Lupus has written a thoughtful post on the place of the gods in modern paganism (or lack thereof.) Bringing Back the Gods. It dovetails nicely with my previous Faith & Hubris link. “For a long time now, … Continue reading

Link: Faith & Hubris: Baring the Aegis- Relationship with the Gods

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I saw the following on a UU Pagan facebook page: “Polytheists like to claim that the multiplicity of gods breeds a kind of pluralism that makes intolerance and acts of religious violence less likely. But as an earth-centered and Self-centered … Continue reading