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Level 1 Reading 1 Pages 10-20
The following points were covered:
The ancient civilization of Kemet was composed of the people today known as Nubians, Ethiopians, Sudanese and portions of today’s Egyptian population. Kemet was located in north-eastern Africa and its culture extended thousands of years into the past. There are records by other ancient civilizations regarding Kemet’s antiquity and inhabitants. They (Kemetians) developed a system designed to address the meaning of existence. This system, Shetaut Neter, emphasizes conduct and action designed to lead to spiritual enlightenment.
Temples were used in a structure similar to todays colleges and universities. Essential to the process is the student-mentor relationship which allows for the correct dissemination of knowledge.
There are three levels aspirants progress through towards spiritual enlightenment:
1) Aspirant – Focus on awakening the spiritual self.
2) Striving – Focus on purgation of self.
3) Established – Focus Union with the Divine.