A simple shrine.

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Here’s a very simple shrine. In the beginners class for Kemetic Orthodoxy (House of Netjer), they suggest that you start out by doing a simple rite dedicated to Netjer (all the Gods and Goddesses), and not use an icon. This … Continue reading

Recon Recap: Sekhmet Destroying Humanity

Someone on the HoN board was contemplating Sekhmet’s near-destruction of humanity, and wondering if she was being especially nice these days to make up for it. Several people responded, saying that Sekhmet was not evil, she was doing her job … Continue reading

Geb and Nut

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The Kemetic Orthodox Devotional Calendar lists today (Shomu 5) as “Geb and Nut are judged before the Netjeru” (Beautiful Feast of the Valley, Day 2). “Spend some of the day contemplating Geb and Nut.” So, inspired by Naydler’s┬áTemple of the … Continue reading

The Syncreticism of the Gods

The issue of syncretic deities is one of the difficult concepts to understand in Kemeticism. This article covers some interesting points, and makes distinctions between it and other ways that deities can combine. The link was mentioned by Amuntihera, on … Continue reading

Scribes, Officials, and the Deities

I’ve been reading Red Land, Black Land by Barbara Mertz. It’s an engagingly written, enjoyable read. Talking about the scribes and other officials, she said: “One of the significant aspects of Egyptian life which is brought out by the Hekanakhte … Continue reading

Graven Images- Icons and Statues in a Kemetic Shrine

I am taking a while getting my shrine set up. For one thing, I have picked up on the idea that if you decide to replace something in your shrine you have to do something to de-commission the old item. … Continue reading

Kemetic Spirituality

On Following the Sun we were talking about the spirituality of ancient Egypt: Do the people of Kemet separate spirituality from anything, even entertainment? Unfortunately, unless someone makes some really interesting “finds”, we may not have much evidence either way. … Continue reading