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Hello All, I thought this might be of interest to the people here. [Apr. 15th, 2008|04:51 pm]
Kemetic Peoples
Hello my fellow practitioners of Kemeticism I thought that this project being done by Neos Alexandria (http://www.neosalexandria.org/) might be of interest to the members of this community.

Copied from sannion’s LJ:

Em Hotep!

I am pleased to announce that the members of Neos Alexandria have begun work on the second volume in the Bibliotheca Alexandrina.

To help promote the revival of traditional polytheistic religions we are launching a series of books dedicated to the ancient gods of Greece and Egypt. Volumes will contain essays, poetry, devotional material, original artwork, etc focused on a particular divinity. The library will be a collaborative effort drawing on the combined resources of the different elements within the modern Hellenic and Kemetic communities, in the hope that we can come together to praise our gods and share our diverse understandings, experiences and approaches to the divine. All of the proceeds for these books will go to help promote the worship of the gods of Greece and Egypt, by being used to put on a Greco-Egyptian religious gathering in 2009, bring out further volumes in the series, or given to charitable causes in the name of the gods.

This volume will be dedicated to Thoth (Egyptian Djehuti) the inventor of writing, the scribe of the gods, the lord of wisdom and magic, and the establisher of peaceful concord in the world.

Please consider submitting your work to this worthy cause!

Send submissions to submissions@neosalexandria.org

* All submissions must be received no later than July 31st, 2008.
* All submissions must be the original work of the author – plagiarism
is strongly frowned upon!
* Multiple submissions by the same author are fine – and encouraged!
* Material that has been published in other places will still be
considered, provided the author retains their copyright to the work.
* The author retains all rights to their work after publication.
* Contact the editors for information on format, length, and other
requirements if you have any questions.

Feel free to pass this information on to anyone you think might be
interested in this project.

The Editorial Board of the Library of Neos Alexandria

Ex-posted on multiple communities, I apologize if you see this more than once.
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A few questions (cross posted) [Dec. 9th, 2007|06:46 pm]
Kemetic Peoples

Evening all!!

I have a few questions and I am hoping that someone will be able to help.

I am currently in my 4th year of my Egyptology Diploma, and I am writing my dissertation..:) The title of which is provisionally Changing aspects of Jackal Gods, from pre-dynastic period to Greaco-Roman Egypt. This dissertation will concentrate on Anubis and His role in Egypt, which is not only interesting from a religious point of view, but also an academic point of view.

What I am looking for is academic evidence of the melding of Wepwawet and Anubis (as is traditional in HoN). I've not found any relgious text, nor historical evidence to back this up.. I have found a relationship between Wep and Khenti-Amentiu though.

What Jackal Gods are there? I have found the following:-
Input (female form of Anubis)

I am 100% sure that there is another form of Wep called Seb? Seq? Sed?

Thanks guys..:)

*Cross posted*
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More BS about Kemeticism [May. 13th, 2006|10:26 pm]
Kemetic Peoples

This taken from one of those websites that lumps Kemeticism under 'fashionable alternative religions'. Where they mention 'initiation', they're talking about people trained in the use of magic:

There is every reason to suppose that only those who had received some grade of initiation were mummified; for it is certain that, in the eyes of the Egyptians, mummification effectually prevented reincarnation. Reincarnation was necessary to imperfect souls, to those who had failed to pass the tests of initiation; but for those who had the Will and the capacity to enter the Secret Adytum, there was seldom necessity for that liberation of the soul which is said to be effected by the destruction of the body. The body of the Initiate was therefore preserved after death as a species of Talisman or material basis for the manifestation of the Soul upon earth.

While it doesn't compare to the book tiffie_chan came across (in which it was claimed that the Egyptians only worshipped one god and that they were all from Atlantis), I'm pretty sure that the above constitutes a monumental gaff.

I shan't bias things by saying what purpose I always thought mummifcation held, but could someone please confirm that that excerpt is wrong, or at the very least misleading?
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Attempt to flesh out and tone her upper arms- both biceps and triceps. [Dec. 18th, 2005|11:27 am]
Kemetic Peoples

[mood |exhaustedexhausted]
[music |Sekhmet from Pharaoh by Sierra Games]

 Sekhmet-corrections made to her upper arms
Sekhmet with well toned arms
attemped to fill out and tone the biceps and triceps. Not sure how I did.
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(no subject) [Dec. 14th, 2005|11:49 am]
Kemetic Peoples

[mood |accomplishedaccomplished]

Sekhmet awakened
Sekhmet awakened

I started this project years ago and although I worked hard at it, nothing quite jelled. Finally I put it away to return and work on it over the years. Recently, I returned to it again at her request. Instead of making it better I felt I made it much worse...so I wanted to give up entirely and scrap the project. She (mother) would not let me rest. She let me know, it looked worse because I had not gone far enough with it and urged me to press on - continue dispite my doubts and misgivings.

I did. The result is what you see.

Please do take a moment and post a comment if you are looking at this picture.

Please. I have been working on it -on and off for several years and think I have become too close to it to be objective. What aspect of it is good and what needs improving?

Thanks for all comments before hand.

I would appreciate hearing from you to. Come on people, I am not that boring, am I?

Huggles to all.

Click ont the picture of Sekhmet and it will become larger. Click on
"Full Size" and you will see it as it actually is.

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Yo~ [Dec. 7th, 2005|11:50 am]
Kemetic Peoples

[mood |hopefulhopeful]

Hi everyone!

Just a quick favour to ask, because many heads are better than mine alone (a lot better, believe me!) - a friend of mine has a project to do, as briefly mentioned here. The obvious pointer for this is Apep (that was the serpent that attacked Re's ship, right? My brain's somewhat fudgey at the mo...), and I know that Seth 'became evil' somewhere around the 23rd dynasty (aren't politics wonderful?). Can any of you suggest resources to help my friend out, or just post a quick bit of info on here or similar? She needs it by Friday, so a decent response today and tomorrow should be plenty ^_^

Any help is greatly appreciated, and she sends many huggles and much luff in advance!
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Musings on ma'at... [Aug. 20th, 2005|08:19 pm]
Kemetic Peoples

[mood |thoughtfulthoughtful]
[music |The Levellers - Julie]

There is something that has been niggling in the back of my mind for a long time now, and it is becoming increasingly likely that it is going to develop into a very important theory in my spiritual path, and I need to put it down in a written format so I can really start to play with the concepts entailed therein. I must hasten to assure everyone that this isn't a finished theory, merely something I am playing with and it will likely be greatly changed by the time I come to consider it ready to be used in any real way.

On ma'at and asfetCollapse )

Cross posted to a few places...sorry if you end up spammed as a result!
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Kemetics in London [Aug. 20th, 2005|07:02 pm]
Kemetic Peoples

Hi all,

I am looking to contact any other kemetics in the London/Surrey area of the UK. I am reasonably sure there may be a temple running in London. I am not sure I want to actually join another temple, as I am happy with finding my own path worshipping solo for now, but it'd be great to be linked with others of the same beliefs.

Does anyone know of any Kemetics in London?

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Greetings! [Aug. 20th, 2005|03:48 pm]
Kemetic Peoples

New member just signing in to say hello to all reading this community. Nice to be amongst you!
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Kyuu~ [May. 24th, 2005|11:47 pm]
Kemetic Peoples

[mood |okayokay]

Well, this group's... well, I can't even say it's gone quiet, it was never that vocal to begin with. But now seems as good a time as any to begin, right?

I suppose a good topic for discussion are the 'Wisdom Texts' or 'Instruction Texts'; so I shall start there. One that has become particularly applicable for me recently is PtahHotep's 21st Maxim, which reads as follows:

Sustain your friends with what you have,
You have it by grace of god;
Of him who fails to sustain his friends
One says, "a selfish
One plans the morrow but knows not what will be,
The (right)
ka is the ka by which one is sustained.
If praiseworthy deeds are done,
Friends will say "welcome!"
One does not bring supplies to town,
One brings friends when there is need.

Source: International Network of Kemetics

Obviously, there is perhaps a certain degree of knowledge of the lifestyle and beliefs of the people of ancient Egypt in order to appreciate this properly, but I've found this - like many, if not all of the maxims - to still be perfectly applicable nowadays.

Any thoughts on this particular one? Any points of discussion at all?
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