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Level 1 Lesson 7 reading assignment Pg 69-90

Questions from the readings:

Q1 How should the spiritual aspirant think about the prospect of ‘becoming Godlike’ and their capacity to live a life of virtue and cultivation of the spirit through scientific knowledge, practice and bodily discipline and is it a possibility for everyone? If so why , if not why not.

A1 Barring exceptional physical and/or psychological impediments, a spiritual aspirant should feel full spiritual success is possible. The reason the aspirant should feel it is possible is because the process is well defined and can be practiced by most people with the propensity to do so.

Q2 What kind of text is the ‘Papyrus of Any’?

A2 It is in the family of mystical (ritual) scriptural text. It involves the initiation process.

Q3 The symbol of Neter is an Ankh. (T/F)

A3 False. The symbol of Neter is a wooden staff bearing resemblance today to a flag, banner or standard.

Q4 What is the meaning of the term Neteru?

A4 Neteru means Gods and Goddesses.

Q5 There are three main traditions in Shetaut Neter (T/F)

A5 False. There are six. The Ra Tradition, Memphite Tradition, Thebian Tradition, Goddess Tradition, Asarian Tradition and Aton Tradition.

Q6 The Gods and Goddesses who are whose thoughts?

A6 By Memphite Theology, Ptah created, via thought, the Elements of Nature ( i.e. Gods and Goddesses)

Q7 In what period did the Temple of Anu become important?

A7 The Temple of Anu became important during early part of the New Kingdom era.

Q8 The Goddesses as well as the female gender were respected and elevated as the male divinities in Kemetic religion. (T/F)

A8 True

Q9 The center of the Asarian Tradition were the cities of ____, ____ and ____.

A9 Abdu, Pilak and Edfu.

Q10 The teachings of the Aton tradition are related to the Neter _____ and espoused by Sage King Akhnaton.

A10 Aton