Lvl 1 Lesson 11a Egyptian Yoga and Neterian Spirituality A Workbook for New Aspirants pgs. 155-168
1. The Daily Worship Program consist of 3 worships during the day.
2. How should an aspirant think about their personal practice, how much importance to assign to it and what should they do
about taking the time to make the threefold observances when at work, and home, around others who follow other traditions,
or when nobody knows what they are doing?
The threefold observances serves as the foundation for your practice as it is the formal practices that help the most in purifying ones heart so your daily worship should be thought of as the most important practice that one can do. You should assign the minimum time to practice in the beginning but always trying to steadily build up the practice where time is available. When at home if you have a wife and kids you should try to keep the disturbances down as much as possible, while at work or in the company of other people who practice other traditions or when no one knows what you are doing you should try and keep to yourself and practice in solitude.
When at work one can go to a quiet room or sit in your car and just say the Four Great Truths and chant Om Amun Ra Ptah four times if that is all the time one has.
3. Choose an icon according to your spiritual consciousness.
4. Describe the “Hetep Slab”
The Hetep Slab or Offering Table is an important tantric symbol and ritual artifact composed of a stone slab with male (thigh)
and female (duck) symbols carved into the top, along with the symbol of Supreme Peace or Hetep, which consists of a
loaf of bread and an offering mat, which was composed of woven reeds (in Pre-Dynastic times), and two libation vessels.
5. You should try not to come in to the temple harboring thoughts of anger, hatred, greed, lust jealousy envy, and so forth.
6. Write a brief essay on how to conduct oneself in the temple.
7. What is the meaning of the term Seba?
Seba means Spiritual Preceptor.
8. Name the different ways one can sit in the temple.
One can sit cross – legged, in the full or half lotus posture. One can also sit in a chair with your legs together and your
hands on both sides of your thighs. One can also sit on the ground with your feet together as if you were sitting on a chair
with your feet together or the same posture grasping your legs side to side and holding your legs together.
9. Hygiene of your body, speech, and of your mind are the three main concerns for an initiate.