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

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: 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

Setken: Yesterday, Today and the Future: Kemetic Re-Manifestation

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My friend Setken, one of my fellow Kemetic Interfaith Network bloggers, wrote an interesting post that posed several questions and invited comment. Take a look! I’m putting my responses here. I think we Kemetics are making something very new. We can’t … Continue reading

Monolatry, Syncretisicm, and the Theology of Booze.

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How separate are the Netjeru? Do they all come from one source? Are they all just reflections of the One? What’s the difference between Monolatry and Henotheism? What about the whole Amun-Ra / Ra-Horakhty / Mut-Aset-Nekhbet Syncretic thing? These are … Continue reading

Link: Religio Romana

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Here’s an interesting blog post on Pantheos, summarizing Religio Romana. It’s interesting to see the similarities and differences with Kemeticsim.

Bes Update

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As an update to Bes, the Little God. (Pagan Blog Project 2012 #3), I noticed that the Kalamazoo Valley Museum has this Bes standard. Presumably it would have been mounted on a pole and carried in procession.

Dry Spells (Kemetic Roundtable #02a)

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Dry spells. The Fallow Times. Times when you have absolutely no contact with gods or goddesses. You don’t often hear about them unless you really dig in some of the forums. Why? They’re not that interesting to talk about. “I … Continue reading

Cow Deities in Ancient Egypt? (Pagan Blog Project 2012 #6)

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auf deutsch: Kuhgestaltige Gottheiten in Ägypten (übersetzt von Sati) Cow deities. What in the world were those ancient Egyptians thinking? “Cow” doesn’t have many positive associations for us today: fat, ungainly, clumsy. “Bovine” means stupid, dull, inert, stolid, and sluggish. “Bull” … Continue reading

Bathtime! (Pagan Blog Project 2012 #4)

The Importance of Ritual Bathing in Kemetic Practice

Wash before doing a ritual. In fact, do a ritual for washing! That’s the usual Kemetic practice. Before giving some specifics, let’s take a look at the reasoning behind it. Ritual is something that follows a pattern, and it’s done … Continue reading