KEMET UNIVERSITY HOME › Forums › KEMET 101-Introduction to Egyptian Yoga and Neterian Spirituality 12 week course. › Kemet 101-Lesson 3 Discussion Forum › Reply To: Kemet 101-Lesson 3 Discussion Forum
kemet 101 Lesson 3
1. Temples in Kemet are a place where dissemination of the teachings is directed from for the civilization. It is where children go to school, trades are taught and religious affairs take place. The temple organization of the educational system has the Per Ah (Pharaoh) as the leader, leading the people, the army and the government workers with a crook and flail. The Pharaoh is the “good shepherd” who is head of the religious system as well. The King/Queen who becomes Pharaoh is chosen by and advised by the Sage Priests of the temples who are the head teachers who also oversee the other school teachers and different priests. Priests specialized in many different areas such as scribes, embalmers, musicians,etc.A civilization continued where spiritual awareness permeated its organizational structure especially throughout the Old and Middle kingdom.
2. A common concept in kemet and other African understanding is the Bull and the Seven Cows.It teaches that the spirit is the source of life which begets the existence of time and space.. One spirit manifests in all the multiplicity of creation. We are all united. Every human being has a soul tied into the same spirit. This concept translates into the social structure. All matter, agreed by quantum physics, is the same and only appears different based on different vibrational energy and manifests in different ways in different environments.
3. In life we have three realities, what we philosophically consider reality has a physical form, an image in the mind about it, and a verbalization/name which gives it physical existence. These are all relative and do change over time and therefore are not absolute. None of them are who we really are.
4. Culture is a window into the world.The underlying essence of cultures is the same vibration. Therefore, if we know the secret behind all the different expressions of culture it will lead to the same truth. Cultures give a way for human beings to exist and interact with the world and is expressed through different categories. They are a people’s origin/history,nationality, Art/pattern, religion, philosophy, language, architecture, iconography, myth. Additional subcategories include evidence of contact: scriptural synchronicity, form in architecture, function and use, mythological plot,motif, linguistics, phonetics, rituals and traditions, historical events, artifacts, clothing….
5.The absolute/Infinite spiritual essence can manifest into infinite souls and bodies. So, due to an infinite variety and one’s karmic basis, no two people/culture are randomly alike/the same.Our journey is directed by karmic basis- the residue that carries on with us, from memories and feelings from past actions and desires, through to reincarnation. No two souls have the same karmic basis.
6. Each countries/cultures may have similar name and story about something but does not mean they are connected. Where we see the connection is when a pattern is noted of three or more cultural expressions with evidence of contact from list above. The key is in the pattern. For example the plots,gender and theme between the Hindu and the Islamic myth is different. While the plot, theme and gender of the Hindu and Kemet myth is the same plus there is evidence of contact.
Likewise Nubia and Kemet where Kemet actually states they received their culture from Nubia.
7.Culture comes from variety in environment, material resources, geographical differences, etc. As a result there is expected to be different Ethnic expressions: language, customs,ideas, appearances and interactions with the land in different areas. In kemet there were a few main ethnic groups all under the same culture-a culture based on spiritual awareness and ethical conscience, knowing the absolute ultimate reality is the same.
Having such an awareness, the three main needs of its citizens, food, shelter and opportunity, were met through the temples.
8. During the New Kingdom culture started out very similar to the Old and Middle Kingdom but developed more militarily and introduced large royal families. This happened as a result of attacks from the Hyksos/Miserable Asiatics during the second intermediate period between the Middle and New Kingdom. The Asiatics were miserable due to their environmental experiences and attacked and control Kemet until pushed out by Aminhotep. Kemet then set out to civilize the area from South Nubia to Asia all the way to Lower Europe to brig ethics there and also to prevent future attacks. In the process the temples started declining and the priests lost some of their place in the organization of the social/political/religious/educational structure.
8. During the christian era the temples were closed and culture degraded. Changing the culture meant changing the ethical basis of the people, their spiritual conception and their basic values.The temples were degraded with fires being burned in them leaving sooth from smoke on the walls, carvings etched over hieroglyphs, crosses carved over Aunkhs, defacing the colored art like the zodiac in the Temple of Hetheru, walls of the temples being dismantled to build churches etc.Practices such as polygamy and polyandry began to be practiced by the Pharaohs.
9.Ethnicity was not used to keep other people out of Kemet unlike today where groups such as Jews, Arabs, etc are able to keep their laws, religion and culture by segregation and separation , nepotism. The invention of race is then used to further separate people and . What should be used to keep harmonize and untie groups is ethics and spiritual consciousness.
10. Over thousands of years and many generations the overwhelming number of invaders and different cultures changed the philosophy from transcendental reality to being considered pagan and only keeping the finite part.
The most important theme:
1.The three realities are relative and change over time. The ultimate reality is unnamed and absolute. This is what we are after. We are really a cosmic being an absolute, that goes beyond time and space. This is important to me because I wanted to know my purpose for many years thinking it was based on some sort of talent I have, or business I should open or career path. All these pursuits proved unfulfilling. Discovering that this is my and all our purpose gives a clear direction to channel my energy.
2.The question was asked: why should we live by ethics and spiritual consciousness. Answer: Because all the other cultural expressions would follow in place. Everything you you do will be a manifestation of your ethical and spiritual basis.
This is important because again it is less for the mind to focus on figuring out-all the different expressions of life/culture. Developing ethical wisdom and acting accordingly creates a positive karmic environment to pursue the absolute.
1.When did the first ariyu/karmic basis come into the experience.
2. Since there are more human beings now than before and the absolute can manifest into infinite souls/bodies, where are each soul getting its karmic basis since it isn’t reincarnating from a previous being, or do I have this concept all wrong?