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Level 1 Lesson 11A, Coursepack, pages 155-168
1. The Daily Worship Program consists of three 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?
– an aspirant should reserve a particular and exclusive place for home practice. Daily worship should be done three times a day, when convenient but as close as possible to prescribed optimal ritual times (sunrise noon sunset in Kemet.) Gather the basic materials needed. Approach the teaching with devotion combined with wisdom, attend class, and give the three-fold Shedy practice utmost importance. Keep privacy and quiet in one’s practice regarding those of other traditions, can be open but focus most on not creating obstructions to one’s own practice.
3. Choose an icon according to your spiritual inclination.
4. Describe the “Hetep Slab.” Sacrifice ritual, instead of live animals carved stone or wooden ritual implements represent the ideal of cosmic force being propitiated. The image, bes, represents the higher reality of the ideal of the object. The hetep offering combines the libation and food offering with mystical implications related to uniting the opposites of creation (yoga, tantric symbol.) It is a stone slab with male thigh and female duck, along with Hetep symbol and loaf of bread, and an offering mat and two libation vessels. The top of the table has grooves which channel the libations around the offering toward the front and center of the table and then out through the outermost protruding section. This represents a “rest” ”peace” or ”satisfaction” from the uniting of the male and female principle into one Transcendental Being.
5. You should not to come into the temple harboring thoughts of anger, hatred, greed, lust, jealousy, envy, and so forth.
Conduct in the temple should begin with the hygiene of the body, speech, and body. Proper prostration to the Altar and spiritual preceptor when entering temple. Proper posture and avoiding disrespectful, unattentive, and worldly behaviors and postures. Leave all worldly objects at the door. Wear proper clothing, white, loose fit. . Attending class is very important and following up teachings alone.
6. What is the meaning of the term Seba: Seba means Star, an illuminating force that illuminates the “sebat” (the feminine, students.) “Seba-ur” refers to the “great illuminator”, an instrument used during the opening of the mouth ceremony and touched to the mouth. It is the symbol of the star constellation used in the North Pole, referring to the stars that do not move.
7. Name the different ways one can sit in the temple? cross legged, lotus, half lotus. Sitting in chair with legs together and hands on both sides of your thighs. Sitting on the ground with feet together, or same postures grasping the legs and holding legs together. Do not extend feet forward especially toward the divinity or safe.
8. Hygiene of your body speech and your mind are the three main concerns for an initiate