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Lesson 1 WK 7 Reading Assignment Continued.
The Lotus is a symbol of Shetaut Neter meaning turning towards the light of peace, truth and transcendental harmony. Just like the lotus that rises above the murky waters, we too rise above the world being in it but not of it. having a dispassionate connection with the world–transcending it. This is the type of attitude we should try to inculcate in ourselves as we become awakened to the mysteries of Shetaut Neter.
Papyrus Any is a Papyrus text that was the mystical philosophy of the Kamitan culture
The symbol of Neter as an Ankh is false. It takes the form of a wooden staff wrapped with strips of fabric, like a mummy.
The term neteru means Gods and Goddesses which comes from “Neter”, supreme being or absolute divinity. By studying the Neteru we come to know the Neterand with this knowledge we are enlightened. The teaching from any of the temples leads to an understanding of the others, and these all lead back to the source, the highest divinity. Thus the teaching of any of the temple systems would lead to the attainment of enlightenment, the Great Awakening.
There are not 3 but 5 main traditions within the Neterian philosophy. They are 1) The teachings of Ra 2) The teachings of Ptah 3) The teachings of Amun 4) The teachings of Asar 5) The teachings of Aton
Ra emerged from the primeval ocean and human beings were created from his tears. The Gods and Goddesses who are his children go to form the elements of nature and the cosmic forces that maintain nature.
The Gods and Goddesses who are his thoughts go to form elements of nature and the cosmic forces that maintains nature.
The temple of Amun became important in the early part of the new Kingdom era. The Goddess as well as the female gender were respected and elevated as the male divinities in Kemetic religion—THIS IS TRUE.
The tradition of Asar, Aset and Heru was practiced generally throughout the land of ancient Kamit. .
The teachings of the Aton tradition are related to the Neter Aton and the main exponent was the sage king. Akhnaton, who is depicted below with his family adoring the sundisk, symbol of the Aton.