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For the first time in a few years

undertowofkmt:

trueriptide:

butterypoundcake:

I look at the Kemetic Orthodox site. It has apparently changed, it’s stopped claiming Egyptian religion is like the West’s caricature of Hinduism (ie, all gods one aspect of one God), that is good. Lumping Egyptian Religion in to Pan-African homogenized fantasy of “Traditional African Religion”, that’s bad. There is no pan “Traditional African Religion” anymore than Asian, European, or Native American, in fact there are more language and cultural groups in Africa than any other continent on this planet.

 At least I don’t have high expectations of them given their cult reputation, but let me assure you readers Egypt has had more cultural and linguistic similarities (if not a fair amount of genetic) back in the Bronze Age with their Near Eastern neighbors than other parts of the continent they just happened to be attached to.

Within the umbrella of ATRs are multiple religions that originated in Africa. Kemetic Orthodoxy would fall under such because Egypt is in Africa.

Their “cult” rumor is all rumor. If you take the effort to run through the cult test, KO gets dinged on three at the most (out of eighteen) through Isaac Bonewits’ Cult Danger Evaluation Frame. It’s hilarious how people keep coming up with this.

Didn’t you hear? We’re TOTALLY an exploitative cult, what with our not requiring members to pay any money, letting people come and go as they see fit, encouraging people to adapt the religion to fit their individual lifestyles instead of the other way around…

Wait a minute. Those sound like totally UN-cult like things to do! Huh.

Yeah, not to mention no one gets paid to do anything in the House. And the one person who ever did (Tamara, pre-boiler bust) made damn near nothing for her full-time job of making sure the religion was running.

But hey, I think we did patch the holes in the roof of our temple, so there’s something.

(Reblogged from undertowofkmt)

satdeshret:

thecoffeecoyote:

Netjer…

NETJER

FIRST WADJET AND NOW PTAH IS POKING AT ME AND I FEEL LIKE MAYBE SET IS BACK? AND BEAKY NEVER LEFT SO HE’S HERE TOO

NETJER PLEASE

THERE’S ONLY SO MUCH ROOM IN MY LIFE FOR DEITIES

HALP

YOU, TOO, ARE FEELING PTAH, EH? I’M GETTING READY TO BRIBE HIM WITH A SANDWICH MADE WITH HOMEMADE BREAD

It’ll be great.

Ptahptahptahptahptah

(Reblogged from satdeshret)

uuugh

undertowofkmt:

I need to stop arguing with people who buy into pyramidology I can feel my brain seeping out my ears 8(

Make use of the two response rule?

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satdeshret:

Me: Wow I’ve had a lot of trouble with knitting the last couple of days…

Me: MAYBE IF I GIVE PTAH A SNACK HE’LL HELP ME OUT

khenneferitw I’m thinkin’ about sayin hi to Ptah for knitting stuff WHATCHU THINK?

It’s His primary teaching tool for me! Just be open to things going differently than you expect.

(BTW if you are still baking your own bread, a sandwich of it will go swimmingly)

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30 Days of Deity Devotion (Day 1)

Day 1 KO II Akhet 2, Year of Aset

An Introduction to Ptah(-Sokar)

Ptah is a creator god in the Egyptian (Kemetic) pantheon. His temple’s theology introduces Him as a god who spoke the world into being, following the wishes of His heart (the Egyptian center of thought). In ancient practice, He is associated with several forms of craftsmanship: stoneworking, woodworking, and metalworking chief among them. Modern Kemetics have extended this to a variety of other hobbies, crafts, and arts: from painting gaming figurines to novel writing.

His most important role as an artist is making the cult statues used by the temple cults. Edward Butler writes of Ptah’s role in consecrating cult statues:

BD spell 23, however, explains the nature of the association [with “the Opening of the Mouth”] when it says “my mouth has been parted by Ptah with this metal chisel of his with which he parted the mouths of the Gods.” Here Ptah’s role as God of intelligent speech combines with his role as artisan, for the “mouths of the Gods” in question belong to the cult statues which Ptah, as patron of craftsmanship, has fashioned. This important function with respect to the Gods’ statues is doubtless one of the factors underlying the attribution to Ptah of power over the entire pantheon.

Ptah is an easily approached god; evidence exists that He always has been (His title of “who hears prayers” is extremely common). It is my experience that He is a this-world focused god, and one who helps maintain ma’at by bringing new things into being. Ptah’s a patient god, one who knows the consequences of heka, and therefore a quiet one. Quiet or not, I think He likes getting attention. If you ask Him for help, it’s not often simple; there tends to be learning something involved (He gets it from Djehuty, I suspect).

There’s so much more I could say about Ptah, I’m glad I have twenty-nine more of these to go.

Reminder that II Akhet is a month devoted to Ptah

nekhen-ptah:

The second month of the Kemetic year, II Akhet, or Panopet, is a month dedicated to Ptah and Taweret. May They bless you in Their special month, may you feel their presence in our world.

In honor of the month, I’ll be doing a thirty days of deity devotion prompt for Ptah-Sokar, my God, Father, King.

(Reblogged from nekhen-ptah)

I started the job.

Adventures in the LAGG*

  • Screencapped all available Ptah pages
  • Transcribed both Egyptian and German epithet list for “A. Cosmos, 1. Sky/Horizon”
  • TRANSLATED German epithet list for “A. Cosmos, 1. Sky/Horizon”
  • Sent document to German speaking friend for edits
  • (Eventually, to be published on Nekhen-Ptah and the Wepwawet Wiki)

*Lexikon der Ägyptischen Götter und Götterbezeichnungen