Reply To: Kemet 101-Lesson 3 Discussion Forum

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LeviEpps
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Udja,

A.
-Ancient Egyptian Temple: directed the development for Kemetic Civilization
-Christians deconstructed the Temples and used the materials to building churches
-Some temples were converted to churches
-Temple had branches/hierarchy
*King is the shepherd (crook & the flail)
-Crook & flail symbolize the power to lead and direct
-The New Kingdom era began the Egyptian “Empire” w/ growth from S of Nubia, into Asia, & lower Europe
*During this time the military develops
*The army and royalty take on equal importance as the priests/priestesses
-Multiple marriages were a general practice in Africa but not in Kemetic culture
-Concept of the Bull & 7 Cows:
*understanding the spirit = spirit is the source of life & dispels time/space
*there is 1 divinity by which we are all connected
*the concept transfers into the social structure
-Cultural Expression Factors
*Origins-History, Nationality, Art: design (layout)/composition/pattern, religion-spirituality, philosophy, language: speech patterns/colloquialism, architecture, iconography, myth * mythological motif
-All food is the same in its material essence
-is your culture righteous or not?
-culture is the way to see what is going on
-in order to exist we need a window into the world
-3 forms of reality we must be concerned with:
*1. Physical, 2. Image in our mind, 3. Name
*none of these are absolute reality (illusion)
*there is something there = absolute/transcendental
-true reality of the world transcends cultural expression
-we are after the ultimate reality behind creation
-cultural expressions are leading us into trouble
-What is the absolute reality?
-we cannot get caught up in the pieces/categories of culture because they are relative. Anything relative changes over time
-patterns show that cultures are related
-naming something gives it reality in your mind
-your name is a concept it is not who you are
-gender is a part of the body, not part of the soul
-we must realize the unnamed named which is our transcendental self/concept
-Infinite variety (virtual)/Karmic Basis
-the essence is able to manifest in 1 or many individual souls
-you are a spirit having human experience, not a human having a spiritual experience
-our spirit goes beyond time/space, we are transcendental
-your karmic basis is the residue of your previous actions
-no 2 souls have the same karmic basis
-Kemetian say that they got the scriptures from Nubia & it is the homeland of their ancestors
-Kemet tried to civilize the rest of the world
*colonies were allowed to set up w/in Kemet when they set out to civilize other areas of the world
*influx and intermarry was allowed because there was no issue w/ other cultures
*ethnicity started to change so the culture started to change
*Kemetians recognized other ethnicities but not race

B.
The most important piece that I took from the lecture was the separation from what we perceive as reality and the spiritual realm of this and how they are tied together. In Kemet the spirit was what was the driving factor behind other parts of culture and everyone was working to transcend what they could touch and feel to be more in tune with the spirit. This was touched on when explaining the concept of a rose and the 3 forms of reality and how it is an illusion. Trying to understand that reality in this form is not absolute and that we must transcend to reach the absolute was very enlightening for me. In the growth/interaction with other groups as Kemet expanded this and the karmic basis seemed to play key roles. When they grew Kemet it was done in a civilized manner as there were temples built and other ethnic groups were allowed to colonize within other parts of Kemet as well as intermarry. When temple were built this meant that there were schools for students, food for everyone, and opportunity being created, and other social political pieces to help the area function in harmony. This was an entirely different way of growing an empire than that which the Roman empire went about.

C.
1. Why is it that Kemet did not focus on “race” but I noticed through some groups of followers of Kemetian culture seem to make that the emphasis of it all? Are they missing something? Not fully grasping enlightenment?
2. The US concept of creating peace within other nations is through war. How was it that ancient Kemet was so successful in growing with this approach? Wasn’t there opposition to this way of life?
3. What practices can be put in place to practice transcendence for a beginner?

-Htp

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