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Assignment 22394 Pages 112-118
This section of the text covers a very important foundational aspects of the Shetaut Neter path, namely areas of specialty in theology as well as choosing a area of selfless service to the temple. Another important aspect of the section is that of the organizational structure of the Ancient Egyptian Temple.
According to the text, there are five major theologies in Ancient Egyptian religious domain. They are, The Asarian Religion with its trinity, Anunian Theology with its trinity, Memphite Theology with its trinity, Theban Theology with its trinity and the Goddess Path. A book has been written for each path, by Sebai Dr. Muata Ashby. For the Asarian Religion the book Resurrecting Osiris has been produced. For Anunian Theology the book by its same name, Anunian Theology has been produced. For Theban Theology, Egyptian Yoga Volume 2 has been written and there are three texts that covers the Goddess Tradition, they are, The Mysteries of Isis, The Goddess: Worship of the Divine Mother and The Glorious Light Meditation. Each clergy member must choose one of the theologies as well as a primary deity for their spiritual explorations, practices and study. If a clergy member has difficulty in choosing a specific theology and tutelary deity, one can be chosen for them by the preceptor.
The clergy member must also choose an area of Selfless Service specialty which allows for the grosser aspects of the personality to be purified and enhances the spiritual integrative process. The cleric can offer service to the temple through the enactment of rituals, providing education to the general Kemetic population, giving teachings on their area of special study, and leading of meditations, rituals, chant sessions and the posture system. The Hem and Hmt can also provide selfless service to the community and society through counseling, ministering, healing and education. The clergy on a whole leads the spiritual society and brings order and righteousness to society. Thus, the clergy works within the temple organizational structure.
The basic temple organization holds the Sebaiu as the lead with the Hm-Hmt performing the priestly duties and programs. The Ab or apprentice priests and priestesses work directly under the Hm-Hmt and below them are the teachers/instructors who are the Basu. The Unut, part time priests and priestesses serve the temple and assist the higher order priests while the students, the Sbat, report to the Unut for preliminary instruction and temple protocol. This is the basic lay out of the temple system.
Dua Seba Maa, Dua Seba Dja, Dua Hemu