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Level 1, Lesson #6, Book Assignment: pp. 59-68

The world did not come from ___nothing_________________________.

Where did the term “Neterianism” derive from?
The term “Neterianism” derived from “Shetaut Neter,” or “Hidden Divinity.” Neterianism refers to the philosophical and spiritual culture that gave rise to Kemet.

Those who follow the path may be referred to as __Neterians______________________

Write out the Four Great Truths.
1) Pa neter ua ua Neberdjer m neteru (The Neter, the Supreme Being, is one and alone and as Neberdjer, manifesting everywhere and in all things in the forms of Gods and Goddesses.)
2) an Maat swy Saiu Set s-Kemhn (Lack of righteousness brings fetters to the personality, and these fetters cause ignorance of the Divine.)
3) s-Uashu s-Nafu n Saiu Set (Devotion to the Divine leads to freedom from the fetters of Set.)
4) ari-Shedy rekh-ab e Maakheru (The practice of the Shedy disciplines leads to knowing oneself and the Divine. This is known as being “true of speech.”)

What are the afflictions of Set?
The afflictions of Set are egoistic qualities of the mind such as anger, hatred, lust, and jealousy.

What is the meaning of the term “Nafu”?
“Nafu” means “freedom” or “to breathe.”

The four disciplines of Shedy are:
1) Rekh Shedy (Wisdom)
2) Ari Shedy (Righteous Action & Selfless Service)
3) Uashu Shedy (Devotion)
4) Uaa Shedy (Meditation)

How should a spiritual aspirant think about their prospects to achieve the “Great Awakening”?
A spiritual aspirant should know that through practicing the Shedy disciplines regularly over time, and practicing good association (including receiving the teachings in the presence of the Sebai) he or she is ultimately guaranteed to achieve the “Great Awakening”

What is the teaching of Shemsu?
The teaching of Shemsu refers to following the path of Shetaut Neter through practicing the Shedy discplines which include: Rech-Ab (Wisdom), Uashu (Devotion to God), Acting with Righteousness (Maat), and Meditation (Uaa).