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Tonya Octave

Lesson 8
What are the main teachings noted during the lecture? “Neterianism”
Shetaut Neter (10,000 BC, fully developed religious system) is the ancient form of the religion based on Neterianism.
Nubians and Egyptians are depicted with dark and brown skin. The Egyptians and Nubians are the same. The difference between the to are based on the headdresses and not the skin color. The Egyptians wore wigs.
Egyptians were concerned about the pursuit of happiness. Death was a representation of all of your time on earth. Most people are confused and feel happiness is associated with having children, getting married, having money, getting a home, having a job until something goes wrong. Then your happiness changes. You will not find happiness in these things.
There are three stages of a religion: Myth: Matnu (legend, story, myth); Ritual: Aru (ritual, ceremony); Mystical the myth is given through. The myth is conveyed through Sdjedt: storytelling, speak proverbs, and speak tales. A Shemsu is a follower of Shetaut Neter. The problems with today’s religious practices is they do not include the three stages and there is no integral practices. We are spirits on Earth having a physical experience. All the Gods and Goddesses come from one supreme being, Neberjer. This gives rises to the three main tradition: Kheperi, Ra (3 forms: creator, sustain, dissolver), Tem. There are three trinities Ra, Ptah, and Amun. The Asar tradition emerges called the Asarian Theology. One essence having different forms and different functions.
The greatest attainment in religion is Nehast, great awakening; enlightenment. This is what happens to Asar when he is reincarcerated. This is not gender specific and is the practice of men and women.
When one goes into the Temple to meet Asar one is called Asar. You are called Asar because you are God discovering God.
Can you expound more on how one comes into the remaining process? For example, the prefixes of Asar, Aset, Maat, etc.