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Alixa Villalobos

Lesson #9
Principles of Neterian Religion-

– Shetaut Neter religion is the oldest advanced philosophy known to human history. All the other religions that exist, derived from their association with the ancient African religion. Christianity is based on the Greek philosophy of Socrates, Plato, Aristoteles and their teachings derive from ancient Egyptian philosophy. Buddhism religion developed from the ancient Egyptian culture, Islam, Dahlism, all other known religions came after Kemetian African religion and took from it in order to establish themselves as religions.
– We are not a cult, we are Kemetian African religion. Other similar institutions have some of the western religions mixed in their teaching. 
– Sema University and its programs.
– Temple of Isis and its programs of practice and devotion. 
– Major world religions timeline
– Ka’aba, Islam’s sacred artifact was a Pegan element. Adopted by Islam but was originally used by pre-Islamic people.
– The Christian cross was also an artifact used previously by the African ancient religion, the ankh, and taken by the Christians and adopted as the modern cross we know in the present.
– Prior to year zero, we have 10,000 yrs. of previous civilization that existed in Africa, in Kemet.
-Doma people from west Africa claim their descendance from Kemet.
-Yoruba people, also claim having ancestral roots in Kemet and the Orisha philosophy retains a lot of similarities with respect to the Neterian System.
-Buddhism also has similarities with the Netrian Religion.
– Hindu people were also closely associated with Kemetians.
– Many Christian myths and practices are based on Asarian mythology: The birth of the child, the persecuted child, the Eucharist, etc. were all myths and rituals that existed in Neterian religion and that were adopted by the early Christians.
– Difference between ancient Egyptians and ancient Nubians: basically, Nubians and Egyptians were depicted wearing different headdresses and hairstyles. Also, the size of different people in ancient Egyptian depictions is related to the importance of that particular person in regard to the message that is being conveyed in the illustration or depiction.
– Shetaut Neter: Shetaut means secret, Neter means Divinity. The teaching of the supreme hidden being.
– Definition of the term Neterian: it is a term that derives from the Shetaut Neter. Neterians are the Shemsu Neter: followers of Neter, a follower of the teachings of Neter. Followers of the divine.

– Creation of the universe: Lord Khepri created the Universe as follows: He created movement, vibration in the primeval ocean, and from that movement, the world’s elements were created. He created the lesser Gods and Goddesses, the Neteru representing the Universal Cosmic Forces. Then Lord Khepri, founder of Neterianism, passed on his philosophy to his son Lord Djejuti, who ascribed the teachings in hieroglyphs in order to preserve it. Lord Djejuti also taught the philosophy to Goddess Hetheru, who imparted the teachings to Asar and Aset and commissioned them to come to earth in order to teach people about the philosophy. Asar created the Shetaut Neter religion system and their son Heru (Asar and Aset’s son) who embodies Asar’s soul and Aset’s intuitional wisdom passed the teachings to the priests and priestesses. Heru’s qualities, along with his royal descendancy, allowed him to become the Pharaoh of ancient Egypt. The ruler of all Kemet, Kemet represents the whole world.
– Neter: origin of all creation, the supreme divinity, the original cause of all creation. Where all divinities derive from.
– Neterianism: is not idolatry nor polytheism. It is a way to understand divinities as cosmic powers. Air, water, sun, all life is composed of cosmic powers that emanate from the universe itself.
– Anthropomorphic or Zoomorphic characteristics of Kemetian Divinities; Neterian Gods and Goddesses could be represented as either all human, as part human, part animal or as all animal, depending on the teaching and quality of the divinity that is being conveyed in the depiction. The animal characteristic is a representation of the power they embody.
– Three stages of Religion:
1.) Myth
2.) Ritual – Aru
3.) Mysticism – Myth is given by Sdjet and Shemsu is when the person becomes a follower of that path. 
– The myth of Heru’s resurrection is an event that not only happened in the past, is an event that happens daily, to help us understand that the resurrection of our own divine selves needs to happen in order for us to be able to embody the divine.
– Heru and Set, representing the lower and higher selves of every human being.
– Egyptian Yoga: when the higher nature and the lower nature of a person come together to be unified. 
-Neterti: represents Set and Heru, two individuals in one. 
– Ra-neb: Daily practices for Shemsu: 3 daily worships. Dawn, noon and dusk.

– Protocol of worship: 
Light Candle
Light incense
Recite 4 great truths
Chant daily Hekau
Study the scripture

Items needed:
Scroll with great truths
Prayer mat or blanket

– Ra in his three forms: Ra-Kephri, Ra and Ra-Tem and the association of those three forms with the birth, life and decline of the sun, days, months, years and our lives to that metaphor. All life on the planet is cyclical, has a beginning, a sustainable period and an end.
– Ancient Egyptian Shemsu had private worship rooms inside their own house. Also, there were festivals in the town to celebrate public worship. The temples were the areas where priests and priestesses did their worship.
– Goddess Maat: is the first and fore more for every aspirant of the practice. She represents the cosmic force of ethics, truth, righteousness, and morality. Goddess Maat has two forms, one is presiding over the scale, holding the Djehuti’s caduceus with the two serpents that relate to the Serpent Power. She is very subtle and she’s intertwined with all the traditions.
-Shedy Disciplines for aspirants: Shemsu should follow these four disciplines to help integrate the personality and help fully develop the person and embody the divine.
From Temple of Aset: Goddess Aset, represents wisdom and intuitional realization of truth. Listening to the teaching, reflecting on the teachings and meditating on the teachings, as found in Aset’s Temple.
The path of Maat: Frances Tomb. Practice the teachings of Maat. Act, live and think with an ethical culture that leads the aspirant to become balanced and ordered, that he/she becomes one with the Universe.
Follow ethical behaviors. Listen to the ethical teachings and cultivate ethical behavior. Practice the cultivation of becoming devoted to the divine and practice meditation.
Path of Uashu: Path of devotion. With purification rituals, Aspirant develops the elements of wisdom and devotion. 
Ua path: Given by Pharaoh and sage Seti I. The practice of meditation to fully develop the personality. Posture and focus in meditation. Words of power, chants. Visualization.

-Important to have purity of the body. Right natural clean diet is essential for aspirants. Stop consumption of chemicals, and process foods. Drugs, alcohol, tobacco.
– Glorious Light Meditation: Scripture on the tomb of Seti I.  Where the steps of the meditation are explained. Sit, focus your mind, chants and visualizations.
– Practice of the postures as they relate to the Gods and Goddesses postures. Is divided into 5 phases. 
– Great awakening: is the ultimate goal of the Shady disciplines. We wish to use our abilities to attain enlightenment in this lifetime.

B.) Most important Theme:

That an aspirant can develop the personality and attain enlightenment by following a discipline of daily worship, by cleaning his/her physical body and acting, thinking and living with ethics and righteousness, regardless of the background of the person, the studies, the culture, family and so on. The only requirement that a person needs to become an aspirant is to have an honest desire of growing spiritually and to work, by following the Shedy discipline, in order to attain the goal of enlightenment.