Reply To: Kemet 101-Lesson 6 Discussion Forum

Tonya Octave

What are the main teachings noted during the lecture? “Fundamental Principles of African Religion”
Heru, is “spirit living in the house.”
Christianity has a mystical practice however what is most practiced today is considered Orthodox. Islam has a mystical practice called Sufism; Judaism has a mystical practice called Kabbalah. Religion has both an orthodox and mystical aspect. One’s orthodox practice must lead to mysticism so one can transcend their immortal experience. One must be disciplined to move towards mysticism. African religion will provide this transcendence.
Virtue leads us to the ritual. There are two kinds of rituals: formal (ceremony) and informal. As the myth is practice it is strengthened in your mind. Your personality becomes connected with the physical, mental, and spiritual experience with the myth. The ritual is powerful and purifies us.
Rhetoric is a way to confuse what someone is trying to say. The language of confusion.
There are 3 types of myths: Creation myths (allows us to understand from the beginning, the supreme being), heroic myths (provides spiritual growth), moral ethics myths (provides direction in behavior).
What are the main teachings noted during the lecture? “Great Truths of Shetaut Neter” 2/2
Shetaut Neter means hidden divinity. Most people in the world are searching for something, something they believe will make them happy. However, this is an illusion because one can’t find happiness in the world. The three levels of aspirations: mortals, initiates (those who are striving), and those who are in the inner shrine and received the light.
There are three realms of how one exists: the physical realms (most people reside); the astral realm (a higher level of philosophic understanding), and the casual plan (those who are enlightened).
Question: Is there a certain level of understanding, practice, criteria to move from being a mortal to an initiate and from an initiate to the inner shire?