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

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

Yinepu Is Coming to Town! Moomas fun!

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Yinepu is Coming to Town! Oh… you better not cause the children to cry. You better not steal, I’m tellin’ you why: Yinepu is coming to town! He’s adjusting the scales, with a feather of Ma’at, He’s gonna find out … Continue reading

Here Comes Wepwawet! Moomas fun!

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Here comes Wepwawet, here comes Wepwawet, Openin’ the Wepwawet way! He’s got a sledge pulled by Golden Jackals, Pullin’ on the reins! Sistra are shakin’, merry makin’ All is merry and bright! Light your incense, make your offerings, ‘Cause Wepwawet … Continue reading

Kemetic Meme #2 – Moo-mass.

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This year, the holiday of “The Establishment of the Celestial Cow” falls on December 25th in the Kemetic Orthodox calendar. It’s been dubbed “Moo-mas,” and it gives members an excuse to use up some of their time off to plan … Continue reading

Execration! (Pagan Blog Project 2012 #09)

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  The Forge of the Coppersmiths! Execration. It’s the more precise term for ‘curse.’ It comes from the Latin word “execrare.”  “Ex” meaning “out” (as in exterior) and “sacrare” meaning to make sacred (as in consecrate.) Tomb curses The most … Continue reading

Dedication (Pagan Blog Project 2012 #8)

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The ancient Egyptians went to a lot of trouble for their religion. Herodotus certainly thought so, and said they were “religious to a higher degree than any other people.” The temple complex at Karnak, dedicated to Amun, Mut, and Khonsu, … Continue reading

Community in the Kemetic World (Pagan Blog Project 2012 #5)

Community and the Kemetic value of Maat

“The reward of one who does something lies in something being done for him. This is considered by god as ma’at.”-Pharaoh Neferhotep, c.1300 BCE “Ma’at, then, is the principle that forms individuals into communities and that gives their actions meaning … Continue reading