I'll be the first one to admit that my perspective on all things Kemetic is fairly insular. I don't look too far beyond the Kemetic Orthodox community. I browse Tumblr but don't really engage much. So anything I speak about is going to come either from what I've learned in the House of Netjer, or … Continue reading Love of the gods.
2016 will be the tenth year since I was first called by my gods. I remember being new to Their worship and thinking ten years felt like an impossibly long time to be anything, let alone a devotee of a deity. Part of that probably had to do with my age at the time. I … Continue reading Ten years.
I have been a bad Kemetic. I have been a lazy priest. I have rushed my rituals and gone through the half-assed motions. I have made skimpy offerings of bread and cool water rather than digging through my kitchen to put together the food and tea I set aside earlier in the week. I have … Continue reading I’m a Bad Kemetic.
Another year of Heru-sa-Aset. It's going to be a very different year for me. I've established this already, by withdrawing from priest service until my degree is finished, but the overall theme I received from my gods during the new year's celebrations is that I need to change. Things need to change. I am too … Continue reading Happy Year 23: Another Year of Heru
I am no longer serving as a w'ab priest in Kemetic Orthodoxy. I made the decision to end my service after reflecting on the changes that are coming up for me in my secular life. My career is shifting, my academic pursuits are reaching culmination, my married life still needs my attention. (Let me make … Continue reading The more things change…
In ancient Egypt, there's this funny thing called ma'at. Ma'at is a complicated topic. It can be defined as "universal order", or "balance"; it can be conceived of as "justice" or "right action"; it can even be seen as a kind of law of returns in it's own way. I admit I've never had a … Continue reading On Not Learning Lessons.
AKA "Yes, Netjer wants you to wear deodorant." When I first became Kemetic, I was obsessed with ritual purity. I was dedicated to being as ritually pure in all things as possible. I was more than a little misguided. I read somewhere that the processed chemicals present in my body washes and shampoos were technically … Continue reading W’ab Wednesday: Ritual purity or ridiculous purity?