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Reading Assignment Lesson 1 (pages 10-20)
What is the relationship between the Egyptians and the Ethiopians? The Egyptians are the descendants of the Ethiopians.
Who were the Ancient Egyptian? A colony of Ethiopians from the south who came to the north east part of Africa.
What is Yoga Philosophy? The union of your lower self (individual soul) with the Higher (Universal Soul) through integral Spiritual practices/disciplines. Egyptian Religion? Shetaut Neter (Neterianism)
What is the Initiatic Way of Education?
– Having a qualified Spiritual Preceptor
– Work towards developing the qualities of the 10 Virtues
– Listening to, Study, and Meditate upon the teachings
What is Initiation? Initiation is more of an embarking on a journey of Spiritual living which leads to Spiritual Enlightenment.
How does the Kemetic Yoga counselor help the seeker? They first help the seeker to rise above the entanglements, constant disappointments and frustrations experienced within one’s energies, like a LOTUS rising out of the muddy waters. They guide them along the Spiritual path with knowledge in areas the seeker might struggle or need help with, while living in the practical world of time and space. They then teach the seeker how penetrate (understand), learn from, and live by the spiritual teachings so that the seeker may reach Enlightenment.
How should a beginning spiritual aspirant think about the different levels of aspirants? As an integral process! The Aspiration level- a student is becoming conscious of the divine presence of Self, they begin to understand they are more than just human. The Striving level- a student has attained inner vision and have received a glimpse of the cosmic consciousness. At this level the importance of purification (mind, body) through Spiritual practices plus completely surrender the ego (individual self) to the Divine (Universal Self) must happen. The Established level- a student has identified and become ONE with the Divine. Illumination of the intellect – experiencing Union as well as appreciation of the Divine presence during reflection and meditation.