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READING ASSIGNMENT – TTOA LESSON 7
1. Which hieroglyphic term covered in this lesson was most captivating to you personally and why?
In verse 36 the term “tjetet” leaped out as it is used twice and is translated to mean “overwhelming.” It first appears in the phrase “tjetet n-f,” meaning “overwhelming to him” (in reference to Ra) and secondly in the phrase “mi tjetet Hapi,” which is translated word for word as “like overwhelming God Hapi waters land.”
It implies that Ra is “overwhelmed” by the “poison” of the serpent sting from the tafy shepsy, and this is likened to the inundation of river Hapi that seasonally overflows it’s banks and covers the land. This instantly brings forth an image that conveys the force and power of the tafy shepsy—a power even greater than the image of Ra Himself, overwhelming Him and rendering Him to a weakened state.
This overwhelming “tjetet” power is what lies dormant in each of us and must be cultivated with the same one-pointedness that Aset has demonstrated in the scriptures. It occurs to me that the inundation of the river Hapi is a metaphor for Creation going back to the source—Nun. The word “inundate” even contains the word “nun” within it, therefore Ra overwhelmed by “God Hapi waters land” could be compared to Creation going back to it’s source.