Kemetic Ritual Ramblings

Many Kemetics do a daily or weekly rite or ritual to certain Netjeru. I sometimes perform the Kemetic Orthodox Ritual of the Senut.

I’m trying to make a ritual for Aset to perform as well. I found a few things I can use (ancient hymns and so forth), but I need to dig deeper to know what I’m doing. Because you shouldn’t perform a ritual (or create one) unless you know what you’re doing.

So why do we perform ritual to the Netjeru? Here are a few answers:

*It strengthens and maintains Ma’at in the world and community

*It maintains the creation of the world against the Uncreated One.

*It feeds the Kau of the Netjeru and ourselves which sustains us and Them

*It invites the Gods and Goddesses in our homes and our lives

*If you have a Parent/Patron Netjeru, the ritual will strengthen your bond with that deity. This can result in you becoming Their Eyes and Hands in this world.

*Where offerings go, blessings flow. You give to Them and They give back to you. This is another way of saying “I give so that You may give.” or reciprocity.

*My life is made up of choices I have made (some good, some bad, some in between) and the blessings I have had in my life (and being alive at all would be one of them) has come from Them. And when I have made mistakes and owned up to my mistakes, and tried to fix them, who was there to help me? They were (along with my awesome family and friends–that would be another blessing). They have showered my life with many blessings. I give to Them because They have already given to me.

*I choose to honor the Gods and Goddesses I have chosen to follow.

And that’s all the thoughts I have for now.

Notes

Ka/Kau (plural)–Life force; it is the energy sustained by offerings in both humans and Gods–it is also part of the soul.

Ma’at–a goddess of balance and justice; a concept of balance that helps maintain the world.

Netjer/Netjeru (plural)–ancient Egyptian deity/deities

Uncreated One–Apep/Apophis and Its agent of isfet

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4 thoughts on “Kemetic Ritual Ramblings

  1. Great post! I agree with the reciprocity and often feel whatever we give to Them they return to us tenfold in blessings. Since you perform Senut I’m assuming you’re part of the House of Netjer?

  2. Thank you.

    Yes. I’m a Shemsu in the House of Netjer.

    There is an article in Ancient Gods Speak edited by Robert Redford about offerings where it talks about this more if you are interested.

  3. Howdy! This is my 1st comment here so I just wanted to give a
    quick shout out and say I truly enjoy reading your articles.
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    Thanks!

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