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    • #5805
      admin
      Keymaster

      Udja-Use this forum to post your EM Level 1 video assignment work. Here also you will receive feedback on the work you have posted.

    • #6054
      Jason W
      Participant

      LEVEL 1, LESSON 4- VID ASSIGNMENT:INTRO TO SN BY SEBA DJA-CONFERENCE 2008 PT 1
      Udja Seba Dja, Sebai MAA. It is great to be back furthering the aspirant process of growth & development
      Dua.

      IMPORTANT THEMES PRESENTED
      -Many people go to Kemet and do not have spiritual experience/evolve spiritually
      -Becoming too involved in the world humans forget their true divine nature
      *Setjert-Blood-beer-mandrake made by Lord Djehuty was potion that restored Het-Heru back to her true divine nature.
      -Blood symbolizes Intoxication with worldly desire, egoism (i am the body)
      -Beer symbolizes intoxication with pleasure in world of time & space (ignorance)
      -Mandrake symbolizes intoxication with Bau/souls of Ra Peace through fullness-infinity- Self knowledge
      -Temple of Het Neter(House of divine god(dess))temple where was the pressure of the world can be relieved and an association with something other than worldy perspective can occur. Such a place and it’s teaching are needed so that the mind can be aware of higher possibilities to turn away from Umt-Ab (mental dullness)due to Khemn (ignorance)and be led to Nehast (spiritual enlightenment).
      – The myth teaches that the individual is the Eye of Ra
      -We are a Kamitan African Religion
      -Shetaut Neter (Teaching of the secret,hidden divinity) was practiced in egypt in ancient times and is not a term invented by the Sema Institute and is the earliest documented (written)African term for “Religion”
      -*Egyptian Mysteries
      Lower-(intellectual knowledge)
      Higher-(Intuitional knowledge)
      -3 stages of religion are
      1.Myth (matnu)
      2.Ritual(aru)
      3.Mysticism (Shetaut Neter)

      -Nubian/Kamitans were very much the same physically and were distinguished by headdress and not ” complexion” as many claim.
      -Geological research has proven that Ra-Hrakhty (sphinx) is older than 10,000 bc by examining the rainfall before 10,000 bc that occured there.

      -Timeline of Major World Religions places Shetaut Neter as oldest (appx 10,000bc)
      -2 practices of Shetaut Neter
      1.Universal understanding aspect-All is divine
      2.Cultural understanding aspect- (i.e)Turn away from foreign religion and turn to own African religion with no apology.
      -Crucial differences between Western, myth (orthodoxy-historical ) ritual (devotion to divine) “Traditional” african religion Oral-(myth) Historical time reference, metaphorical- psycho spiritual, ritual (devotion to divine , partake in divinity)& Neterian African Religion (myth)-Metaphorical, psycho spiritual, ritual (devotion to divine) *Mysticism(which others do not contain)

      Lord Khepri (creator) founder of Neterianism, gave teachings to Lord Djehuty, Djehuty gave teachings to Aset , Aset to Asar, Asar to Het Heru, preists/priestesses and later myself

      -The ineqaulity of sexism did not exist.There was always a balance amongst genders and was a role of equality as witnessed in 3 main traditions of Amun Ra Ptah
      -Sacred Scriptures- Mythic , Mystical, wisdom-most important being Asarian tradition.
      -Neterians live by the four great truths of Shetuat Neter which essentialy frees one from the fetters of set and leads them to there true divine nature, attainment of Nehast
      *Searching for oneself in the world is the pursuit of an illusion. Our teachings guide us as to the purpose of life & how to attain that goal.

      WHAT IMPRESSED YOU THE MOST IN THIS PRESENTATION?

      How i can relate my own experience with the story of Lady Het-Heru and how partaking in the world of time & space and getting caught up in the illusion of worldly pursuit is what the Beer-blood-mandrake was precisely describing and how one must become intoxicated with the mandrake (Shedy disciplines/Shetuat Neter/Sema Tawi) instead of the blood, thinking that work and egoistic, mundane reality is my true nature and intoxicated with beer getting caught up with the pleasures like night life substance abuse etc will set me free.

      • #6315
        admin
        Keymaster

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        Udja

        A good listing of the teaching of this presentation.

        Indeed it is important to become intoxicated with the teaching and perhaps a better way to state it is IMMERSED in the teaching.

        This term immersed is actually used in the teaching, relating to the fact of the flooding of the Nile that overpowers all but also relates to the nature of the Divine Self which permeates all things. If such immersion were to occur it means, by definition, excluding all distractions and thereby perceiving only and in singular fashion, the nature of the Higher Self. But this possibility is excluded by the distractions with egoism and time and space relative reality. Therefore, the gradual and balanced practice of the teachings leading to a intensified and one-pointed perspective is the prescribed manner in which to reach that high intensive practice.

         

        HTP

        • #6323
          Jason W
          Participant

          Dua Sebai MAA for this insightful feedback. I see more & more that the ancient Kemetians used many deeper underlying meanings. How there is an exoteric and esoteric expression being conveyed as with the meaning of inundation.

          I understand that the world can be a distraction and how by making the teachings/practice main priority, immersion in the fullness of the spirit will occur.

          Appreciate this wonderful verse from the Per Em Heru.

          Dua

          HTP

    • #6058
      RonaldCrawford
      Participant

      Level 1 Level 1- Video Assignment
      Intro to SN sort part 1b.mp4

      List the important themes presented?
       The Kemetian Culture and Spiritual System maintained peace and harmony throughout the Kemetic world until the rise of the Greek and Roman societies. The Greeks and Romans lead the way over 2,500 years ago to the dismantling of the Kemetic Civilization. Their rise has led to the creation of the western modern religions of today. These religions are known as Christianity, Islam and Judaism.

       The Kemetic concept of divinity comes with the understanding that all are divine. This concept is supported by; if all things come from the same divine creation/ creative source and coming from this same source means we are a part of it. Being a part of divinity we also have the potential to be divine. Therefore, we all are obligated to Love all things. You can look at this the same way we understand family. Coming from the same parents you also resemble them in various ways. Those who come from the same family do what they can to uphold one another. You will find that the degenerative course of our world is because we don’t ascribe to the fact that all are results of the same divine creation. The need to be constantly reminded of this is why there is the need for spirituality that has been proven throughout time. Spirituality that has been capable of supplying the tools that we need to keep us from being over come by our lower nature. This is represented by Set (our lower nature) killing our father Asar (our soul).

       Based on the knowledge and disciplines that are being passed from teacher to students we approach Shetaut Neter using extensive study and inner experience. As opposed to having a rigid understanding base on unproven beliefs and opinions. This allows us to know; even though Shetaut Neter is the oldest system in existence it is not the only legitimate spiritual system. There are others through out the African and Eastern World.

       Base on Geological research on the rings that surrounds the Sphinx this Kemetic structure has existed as far back as 10,000 yrs. This also proves that the Kemetic Civilization existed as far back as 7,000 B.C.

       The Neteru Khepri is the Neteru (force in nature/creation) that creates the vibration within the Nun (water) that initiates the becoming of the elements. I understand that the Nun is undefined existence and when Khepri stops his travels in the Nun all defined elements will go back to their undefined state. This is why we say that Khepri is the Neteru (one of divine aspects) of the Neberjer that began the creation of the world. His power also allowed for the creation of Neterianism.

       Shetaut Neter teaches us how to discover The Hidden Divinity.

       I understand that because of the magnitude of the Neter (the divine) it is impossible for us to comprehend it in its totality. So we concentrate on the different aspects of it. These different aspects of the Neter are known as Neteru (Gods and Goddesses). These Neteru as images gives the human mind something tangible to focus on. The Neteru are expressed in different ways. They are expressed in images that are anthropomorphic (showing divine qualities in human form), zoomorphic (showing divine qualities in animal form) and composite alien (the putting together of human and animal in one image). The Neteru are the powers and properties that make up the one divine existence. This is what makes Neterians pantheist and not Polytheists. Polytheism is the belief in many separate gods all to themselves not being in co-operation with one another to form a larger existence. This leads me to understand that the problems that exist in modern society are because we don’t have an example based on something larger than ourselves of unity and co-operation to aspirer to. We have this example in Neterianism in the form of Gods and Goddesses that not only together make up the one divinity, but also work in harmony to maintain all existence.

       Our goal is to become gods and goddesses. This can happen when we detach from the material world, by building yourself around proven knowledge and disciplines that build your will power and emotional stability. Salvation doesn’t come by just praying to and believing in a particular entity, as believed in modern religions. Salvation comes for the human being when we break the chains placed on us when we allow our low nature to dominate.

       If the spiritual system is dedicated to giving those that adhere to it all that’s needed to accomplish its goal, it must have three components. It must have the Myth (creation story), the Ritual (remembrance and adoration of the divinities thru ceremonies and in your daily actions) and Mystical (you living a lifestyle based on the spiritual meanings that are not easily understood). Without all three the religion is incomplete.

       Heru represents the redeeming and challenger principle of the Neter that guides us to the awareness of the power to work towards the spiritually enlightment and that which inspires us to work to make ourselves better. This cosmic principle gives us the power to fight to keep our lower nature from dominating our approach to life and our world.

       We have a hard time dealing with death as apart of life and life as apart of death. We hold on to this life no matter how degrading and burdensome it becomes to ourselves and others. We want to hold on to this physical life as though it is all there is. Our ego becomes chained to the material world. Coming to this life gives us the chance of working on correcting the problems of our past lives that has kept us from our goal of divinity. Once we reach our goal to be gods and goddesses we would not have the need of reincarnating into the physical world again.

       Set represents the opposing force to our enlightment. He represents the lower nature of humans. Egyptian Yoga is the English translation from Sema Tawi. Sema Tawi means “the union of the two lands”. Physically these two lands are upper and lower Kemet (Egypt). Metaphysically it represents Sema Heru-Set. Sema Heru-Set is the union of the higher and lower self. These to opposing forces make up the human ego. Sema Heru-Set holds the key to the human development. We must stay vigilant (Heru) using our spiritual disciplines (Shedy) in controlling our lower nature (Set). Shedy discipline enlightens our intellect, actions, emotions, and our will power. This is how we as Heru fight against Set in the right way to resurrect Asar (our soul).

      Explain what impressed you most in this presentation?
      What most impressed me about the presentation is that the teacher Sebai Maa Dr. Muata Ashby showed that he is a dedicated student to the Kemetic Culture and has the American experience to go along with it. This gives me the confidence that he is able to administer the knowledge to a person like myself who is being educated by the American system. I also am impressed by how he shows a concern for his student’s spiritual journey and not so much being perceived as an intellectual and academic. I was impressed by the explanations of the images and symbols of the Kemetic spiritual system and how we as human beings should relate to them. It was important to me to understand that they are something that I can aspire to be. I was impressed by how Sebai Maa Dr. Muata Ashby used the Kemetic images and texts as the center of his teachings. He wasn’t motivated by his lower nature to get the attention of the listeners. His introduction of spiritual practices that to me seem practical and not totally mysterious in its nature, meaning that there is a tangible reason why they should be performed as it relates to the human beings growth and development.

      • #6316
        admin
        Keymaster

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        Udja

        A good summary of the basic elements of the teaching that were presented in this lesson.

        About your statement: ” The Kemetic concept of divinity comes with the understanding that all are divine. This concept is supported by; if all things come from the same divine creation/ creative source and coming from this same source means we are a part of it. Being a part of divinity we also have the potential to be divine. Therefore, we all are obligated to Love all things. You can look at this the same way we understand family. Coming from the same parents you also resemble them in various ways. Those who come from the same family do what they can to uphold one another. You will find that the degenerative course of our world is because we don’t ascribe to the fact that all are results of the same divine creation.”

         

        It is important to understand that as you have stated this ideal of seeing the Spirit, the Creator, in all –which is absolutely true in a spiritual sense, is not to be practiced in an absolute sense in the world of humanity. Why? Because the absolute relates to a field of vision that is transcendental. While the statement is correct it is still hardly fathomable by even an advanced spiritual aspirant since it can only be fully comprehended after transcending mind and senses. Therefore, in the world of practical realities, even though all is not only Created by but a manifestation of the same Divi9ne Self, even so, in the practical world there are differences not of essence for all human beings are kin, BUT the difference is in the psychology of the individuals based on the level of ignorance or wisdom present. This deviation from MAAT is the cause of untold hardships in human existence that even aspirants can fall victim to if they do not understand this issue correctly. So, while all are to be loved as expressions of the Divine, that does not supplant the need to approach life with wisdom and discern the wise from the ignorant, the ethical versus the criminal, etc. In this way Divine Love which is universal, extends compassion not through appeasement but through the discipline of ethical conscience that demands a life of truth for all and which requires responsibility with forgiveness that corrects the personality and leads it to enlightenment. This is to be applied to family and stranger alike and if it were so, the nepotism, favoritism, corruption etc of life that leads to degradation and suffering would be reduced in society. Nevertheless, whether society is righteous or not, the task of the initiate is to see life in this way and retrain the personality to have equal-vision and ethical conscience that leads to justice and peace and enlightenment.

         

        Dua for your kind worlds about the efforts of Sebai MAA,

        HTP

        • #6404
          RonaldCrawford
          Participant

          Dua, Sebai Maa

          i will reflect on these words of instruction

          htp

        • #7574
          Shems Ahit Nebthet
          Participant

          Dua Sebai Maa for the feedback on this post. It has helped me to further understand that teaching/concept. It is something I am reflecting on since doing this lesson, and I find it very difficult to love someone who intentionally insults, and/or mistreats me or anyone I am close to. This is due to me being a very strong advocate for equality and justice. I am actually having to deal with this on my job and currently contemplating returning. Any advice on this will be greatly appreciated. I recall a proverb stating something along the lines of being humble to insults, is this synonymous to constructive criticism? Should I view it one in the same to help me through this experience?

    • #6065
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      Level 1, Lesson 14, Video Assignment, Introduction to Shetaut Neter, 104-105 Parts 1 and 2.

      Important Themes Presented:
      A. Authentic religion has three parts: Myth, Ritual and Mysticism.
      B. Shetaut Neter can be approached as a philosophy (a way of life) or as a religion.
      C. Netarianism, the practice of Shetaut Neter, was practiced in ancient times in Kemet (today called Egypt) more than 12,000 years ago. Neterians are the followers of Shetaut Neter.
      D. Herumachet (the Sphinx) has been proven to be the earliest recorded evidence of the practice of religion anywhere in the world.
      D. We can have a culture of wisdom or a culture of ignorance. Studying Shetuatu Neter is not enough. We must live the wisdom teachings to elevate our culture.
      E. Searching for happiness in the external world is the pursuit of illusion.
      F. Shetaut Neter means the teaching about the hidden Supreme Being.
      G. The Harper’s Song is a genre of literature that teaches the understanding and meaning of the purpose of life. It explains that there is something more than the physical world and the dream state and instructs how to discover what that is.
      H. “The body belongs to earth, the soul belongs to heaven” ancient proverb meaning we are not the body, we are soul which is immortal. Training and purifying the mind through the teachings is key to succeeding in reaching the goal of Nehast.
      I. The gods and goddesses worshiped in Shetaut Neter represent all the expressions of divinity, all aspects of creation. Propitiating the gods and goddesses leads us to understanding the Divine.
      Understanding the gods and goddesses leads one to control and become a master of nature.
      J. Amun’s blue skin relates to higher consciousness, Amun means higher consciousness.
      K. Three levels of aspiration: (1) aspiration; (2) those that strive to go to higher levels of the teachings; and (3) those that are established.
      L. The layout of the Temple reflects the three levels of aspiration, mind, and consciousness.
      M. Rekhyt means the common people, those who come to the temple to make offerings.
      N. The 4 great truths encapsulates the entire teachings of Shetaut Neter. Understanding the 4 groat truths and applying them to your life will lead to intuitive wisdom and the goal, Nehast.
      O. Ua Ua means One One.
      P. Nebedjer means all encompassing divinity.
      Q. Saui Set means feters of the mouth.
      R. Khemn means ignorance.
      S. Uashu means devotion.
      T. Shedy means the spiritual disciplines.

      What Impressed me the most:
      What impressed me the most was the formula the sages created to lead an aspirant to enlightenment. Studying and applying the teachings to one’s life under a spiritual Preceptor takes the guess work and doubt out of how one is to live their life in harmony. It brings a level of peace and certainty to one’s life. As an aspirant applies the teachings they will begin to experience the harmony, peace and order that comes into their life. Yes, there are challenges still in life, however, even the challenges are explained and part of the process. If one diligently performs their Shedy practice and maintains their perspective as coming from the philosophy’s perspective, there is a safe harbor no matter what one experiences because you realize it is all an experience, and illusion and it too shall pass. It is not who you truly are. Even if I do not know who I truly am to the extent of being enlightened I know what I am not, the body. Therefore, there is a level of detachment from the world and a moving towards the Divine.

      Interaction Assignment:
      Post #5164 and Reply, Akua Nyarko and Sebai Maa:
      This lesson was a review of information from past lessons. It was a welcome review because it reaffirmed so many important points regarding the philosophy. Akua’s interaction response was an interesting perspective in that it expanded on my reflections of what is illusory and what is real. The majesty of the Ancient African culture in Kemet was only achieved because of the spiritually enlightened culture. Each day my focus while interacting in the world is that, “I am Asar, the Soul”, therefore the ego is experiencing and doing, nothing. Whatever is created or accomplished, it is an act of the Soul and if it is in time and space it is illusory and I must remain detached from it.

      Sebai Maa’s response was also beneficial to me. When I approached this study course I wanted to know what was required to be an established spiritual aspirant, the requirements spiritually as well as time and space requirements. Through the lessons these requirements began to be elaborated upon. As I began to implement them I discovered that there is great joy and peace in the application of the wisdom teachings. My confusion and doubt with regard to how to live my life is decreasing with more understanding of the teachings. I am beginning to understand another facet of “devotion to the divine”. Being a serious spiritual aspirant means devotion to the divine, the self, in all that I do, say, and think. It is tested everyday as I interact in the world whether with co-workers, family, friends, or strangers that I meet. It has changed how I see the world and also, I have discovered, how the world sees me.

      • #6068
        RonaldCrawford
        Participant

        udja, sandra

        in this assignment it was stated that on line B that Shetaut Neter can be approached as a philosophy or as a religion. Could you explain to me how philosophy can be separated from religion. Because i understood philosophy to be a part of religion (spiritual System). htp

      • #6079
        RonaldCrawford
        Participant

        Reply to to post #6065
        Dua Sandra for you comments on what impressed you the most in this lesson. I relieving to know that some can also articulate what I am thinking and experiencing. Htp

      • #6317
        admin
        Keymaster

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        Udja

        A good summary.

        About your statement: “D. Herumachet (the Sphinx) has been proven to be the earliest recorded evidence of the practice of religion anywhere in the world.”

         

        IT is important to distinguish what is meant in the teaching about the age of Ancient Egyptian Religion versus other religions in this period of human existence. What is meant is not that Ancient Egypt was the earliest religion for there is a possibility of other societies that may have had some notions of spirituality, that came before Ancient Egypt. What is being said is that Ancient Egypt displays the first mature and advanced religious system complete with philosophy, writing, monuments, customs, etc earlier than any other society or culture. So the difference is between the Great Sphinx, Pyramid Texts, Grand Temples, Ethics Culture Philosophy, Mysticism Philosophy, etc versus stone carvings on walls of caves or abandoned fire circles, etc. that may date to before the earliest recorded history of Kamit.

         

        About your statement: “Even if I do not know who I truly am to the extent of being enlightened I know what I am not, the body. Therefore, there is a level of detachment from the world and a moving towards the Divine.”

         

        Indeed, Enlightenment occurs in degrees; so this means that the more cleansing and purity of heart the more opening of mind – expansion, that leads to eventually expanding to the absolute awareness. But even before that the application of wisdom to a life of ethical conscience (MAAT) leads to benefits of enlightenment movement. Some of these are peace of mind due to developing fuller understanding of and confidence in the teaching even before it is fully experienced in fact. The partial experience itself is the movement in degrees. What is necessary is to learn the balance between feeling comfortable and relaxed with the teaching but also inspired and motivated to keep moving forwards. Some aspirants become complacent and stagnant at certain levels and this is one of the enemies of the spiritual aspirant, a subtle delusion of the ego that causes inertia in the spiritual movement, as if the “anti-god” Apep (principle of inertness/inactivity) were deluding the mind of the aspirant into thinking that everything is ok at any given level of spiritual aspiration. This can be though of as a “complacency trap.” Eventually, if there is stagnation, the aspirant will be met with challenges that will demonstrate otherwise and usually with a fair amount of suffering and with surprise that the level thought to have been reached was not after all and or that there are deeper issues that still need working out before the higher understanding and unimaginable even higher joy and peace can be experience.

         

        “It takes a strong disciple to rule over the mountainous thoughts and constantly go to the essence of the meaning; as mental complexity increases, thus will the depth of your decadence and challenge both be revealed.”

        -AEP

        HTP

         

        • #6324
          Anonymous
          Inactive

          Udja Sebai Maa,

          Dua for your expansion on my posting. As always there is a level of clarity I have obtained. I understand the importance of how ancient the Kemetic culture was and how it relates to cultures before it and its significance. I can also see the benefit of an aspirant being exposed to higher levels of philosophy based on their level of understanding and having the opportunity to achieve that advancement. Again, Dua.

          em Hetep

          • #6519
            admin
            Keymaster

            HTP

      • #6318
        admin
        Keymaster

        Udja
        Sandra

        When posting your interaction assignment you can attach it to the Post you are commenting on. So just go to that comment and reply to it as usual

        If you are commenting on a post in a closed forum then certainly start a new post in the current open forum with the Post# being commented on

        HTP

        • This reply was modified 8 years, 5 months ago by admin.
    • #6067
      RonaldCrawford
      Participant

      Udja, Sandra

      In the important themes section of the assignment line B it was stated that Shetaut Neter can be approached as a philosophy or as a religion. Could you explain to me how philosophy is separated from religion. Because I understood philosophy to be a part of the religion (spiritual System). htp

      • #6069
        Anonymous
        Inactive

        Udja Semaulba Sakuhai,

        It is my understanding that philosophy is part of religion, however, many people follow the religion by knowing the philosophy and not applying it. My understanding is that Neteriansm is a religion and to be a follower of Shetaut Neter and practice the religion I must incorporate its philosophy into my daily life through my actions, speech and thoughts. In the beginning to the best of my capacity,however, as I move forward it influences my life more and more because I incorporate the philosophy in how I express as a spiritual being in my daily life. Although I relax as I live my life, I do not relax my vigilance in being aware of the application of the philosophy as challenges and experiences arise. Dua for asking me this question, we will see if my understanding is correct when Sebai Maa replies to my post.

        em Hetep

        • #6070
          RonaldCrawford
          Participant

          Dua, Sandra. You have given me a broader understanding to concider.

        • #6073
          ANTHONYBAHLIBI
          Participant

          Udja Sandra, in reply to post #6069

          Thank you very much in sharing your thoughts on Semauiba Sakuhai’s question and thanks Semauiba for asking it. Sandra, I very much relate to what you said in regarding your practice. Living with the philosophy as part of Shetaut Neter religion and overcoming the stress of worldly life while staying ever vigilant in being aware of using the philosophy to work with challenges and experiences. It is good to hear from another on this, always inspiring as we take the union with the Higher Self seriously. I wanted to add that I do remember Sebai Maa speaking on this but I cant remember the location I read it. From my understanding and memory philosophy is not neccesarily mystical, as there is worldly philosophy that does not lead to mystical realization or true understanding. I would add to your statement Sandra that religions have philosophy and many don’t follow it, but also in “incomplete religion” it does not have mystical philosophy or if it does the practitioners don’t learn it or follow it. I look forward to the guidance and if I come across the sources where Sebai Maa spoke on this I will be sure to share it.

          Dua,
          Htp
          Anthony

        • #6319
          admin
          Keymaster

          Temple
          Udja

          I think a useful way to understand this issue of religion and / or / with / excluding / etc. philosophy is the following. As you are learning, authentic and full religion has three steps or levels: Myth-Ritual-Mysticsm/Metaphysics. Now, this means that a certain level of philosophy is deployed at the different levels in accord with the level of the practitioners. If an aspirant advances they expand their understanding and practice of the philosophy reaching to the highest level (mystism). If the religion is stunted than it will lead to partial practice and partial philosophical understanding and this is where the conflicts between religions originate. Some religions purposely close off the possibility of a higher philosophical understanding. This did not occur in Ancient religions but was a purposeful innovation of late history with the advent or orthodox religions like Zoroastrianism, Judaism, Christianity and Islam. So it is possible to practice religion without philosophy and this is mostly what we see in the world today. The greed of capitalism and the stress of life in general pushes people more towards fundamentalism and orthodoxy leading to more possibility of not only external war but internal disease, stress and suffering; All around a miserable state of affairs for humanity as a whole but for the individual mystic, this is to be understood and helped wherever possible but transcended nevertheless by following the prescribed path and in so doing realizing the delusion of human life, for those able to see it, and providing an example of what human existence can potentially be, a real boon for society, a revitalization of nature and a glory to the spirit…

           

          HTP

           

          HTP

           

          • #6469
            RonaldCrawford
            Participant

            dua, sebai maa for bringing clarity to our discussion.

            i would like to know what approach should we take when deploying philosophy in our attempts in getting an understanding of a subject.

            htp

            • #6518
              admin
              Keymaster

              Udja
              This is an interesting way to ask the question. The preferred manner to “deploy” the philosophy is after a process of “sedjem”. There is a three step process in the Temple of Aset: sedjem/Listening, Ka or Mauy/Reflection, Uaa/Meditation

              Temple
              Sedjm-to listen and hearken to the wisdom

              So listen to the teaching and gain correct understanding on how to apply it and then apply it. This leads to a meditative state of being in which Divine consciousness is to be discovered.

              This school seeks to provide the wisdom and correct understanding, then it is the aspirant’s task to apply it and lead themselves to the goal of life.

              This is an ideal; the process is affected by the aryu of the individual, which affects capacity to listen and understand, will to apply and spiritual strength to persevere and succeed.

              HTP

    • #6077
      Jason W
      Participant

      INTERACTION ASSIGNMENT LEVEL 1 LESSON 4

      Reply To Akua Nyarko post #2855

      I too find this story of Lady Het-Heru and Djehuty most profound and from my understanding, i can see how one can get caught up and lost in the mundane reality of Egoistic worldly pursuit/Material delusion worldly pleasure (intoxicated with blood & beer) and how intoxication of the mandrake (Shetaut Neter) within the Setjert created by Lord djehuty (the divine intellect) will lead one to the discovery of the divine Self.

      I found this presentation by Seba Dja most profound, along with how Sebai MAA gave another way to look at the Setjert in the feeback given. This particular part of the lecture truly resonated with me as i can relate it to my own life experience.

      HTP.

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      • #6517
        admin
        Keymaster

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    • #6241
      ElizabethWhite
      Participant

      Level 1 Lesson 2 VIDEO SN2b. mp4

      THE IMPORTANT THEMES PRESENTED IN THIS VIDEO:

      The video pointed to chant as the beginning of meditation. I think this would be in sequence as highlighted in another lecture, to posture, and breathing and then the chanting.

      FORMS OF WORSHIP IN ANCIENT KEMET
      There were two forms of worship. The public worship assisted by priests and the priestesses in the outer portion have the temple, and the inner worship where ordinary people were not allowed. This inner worship was held in the middle temple or beyond.
      There was also the private practice of worship, where each person created their own personal alters for their offering of prayers, studies and reflections. As in ancient times this is encouraged in present time.

      EARLIEST FORM OF MEDITATION
      The earliest form of meditation recorded in history, even before Indian teaching, is known as the Glorious Light Meditation. The instructions are found within a scripture inscribed in the tomb of Sage King Seti 1, and instructs the aspirant in the proper posture, the visualization of sitting in the center of a circle keeping still and quiet and then the chant to be used during the meditation.
      We were referred to the book Glorious Light Meditation by Sebai Maa and Seba Dja which goes into more depth.

      MAAT PHILOSOPHY
      The role of the preceptor was emphasized as an important link in teaching the aspirant how to understand Maat philosophy in terms of how to think and reason, how to maintain proper emotional balance in their reactions to the world, and how to apply the teachings of Maat in a practical way so that they do not remain just theoretical.

      The understanding of and practice of Maat precepts inculcates righteousness. and helps to create a cosmic balance between the personal and the Universal.
      Not being able to do this and also not surrendering to the teachings was noted as the main reason for failure as a spiritual aspirant.

      Sebai Maa mentioned how this philosophy can be of help in all areas of society and he mentioned one of his books ‘Criminal Heart ‘based on letters to 2 inmates and how they could turn their lives around through virtue.
      I thought I would include here this comment that was posted below one of Sebai Maa online lectures recently.

      Lil Rueb 1 month ago
      I spent my last 4 years of my 10 year prison sentence studying, learning, and implementing the re-ligion of our ancestors as taught by Sebai Maa. Great to finally be out and view the videos too! Gotta buy all new texts though because I left my books to the brothers I left behind, since they shall need them more than I and I am now in a better position to obtain them. hetep! * Asarnebtawi

      BALANCE OF THE ‘HEART’
      Also discussed was the balance of the ‘heart’ in relation to Maat and reincarnation based on the outcome of this balance.

      Mythically, a goddess who weighs the balance of the heart with the ‘feather’ of Maat, would decide if the heart is heavy, for example with lust, worry, sinfulness which would indicate an unrighteous person who would suffer in the Netherworld for the choices they made. After this they would reincarnate back into the world of time and space.

      If the heart is found to be equal with the balance of Maat this indicated a moderately righteous person and that person would go and’ serve Asar in his house.’

      If heart is lighter than feather of Maat this was an indication that the person was righteous and had ‘overcome the world’ of time and space and would go to astral plane to continue their evolution, no longer having to return to Earth.

      THE POSTURES – SEMA TAWI
      It was explained that these postures are not only physical but also mythological, and reading more, I also understand that the sequence has particular effect. In practicing them you learn how act and feel like the divinities, to understand their character and how they think.

      They are based on the teaching of ancient Egyptian theatre, the re-enactment of the mythic drama ‘Shemsu Neter.

      The series of postures have five phases, starting with
      Creation
      Earth phase,
      Transition phase with animals and elements
      Higher self poses
      Establish self in Higher Self Teaching

      INTEGRAL PRACTICE
      Sebai Maa emphasized that there has to be an integral practice incorporating the different aspects of this teaching to develop our spirit, mind and body

      This means not only concentrating on one aspect such as the physical postures, or meditation, or only coming to lectures to listen to the teachings. Each area has a component needing the aspirant to apply themselves and practice, and the combination of all of these would affect different aspects of the personality, so there is a harmonious and not disproportionate development.

      Yoga as practiced by the west focuses more on physical asanas for health and not for spiritual evolution.

      YOGA OF WISDOM
      Sebai Maa was asked to explain the’ Yoga of wisdom’- The definition given was that wisdom is knowledge plus experience. Neither information or intellectual brightness equals wisdom or leads to spiritual enlightenment.

      Intellectual brightness allows you to understand the spiritual teaching but true wisdom is when you intuitively understand the subject.
      The importance of wisdom teachings is that they begin to ‘spiritualize’ and purify the intellect to allow it more receptivity to the level of intuition

      The three important steps for the wisdom teachings are to listen to them, reflect and discuss, then meditate to become one with them

      WHAT IMPRESSED ME MOST
      Two things which impressed me about this presentation was first the concept of being taught how to think, how to reason, how to feel. Developing a new mentality, not what you were born with opening up to the level of wisdom and intuition.
      There are so many mentalities intermingling without boundaries especially now with everyone having such easy access to how everyone is thinking on a moment-by-moment basis.

      Scientists talk now of ‘neoplasticity’ how the brain can build new neural pathways as it is presented with new information in a sustained and repetitive way and that as a result, personalities can change.

      This is hopeful scientific confirmation that the more we focus on and practice the teachings there can be inner corresponding transformation.

      Secondly the discussion of intuitive understanding of a subject. I have observed that when you are involved for long periods of sustained involvement with a subject that this aspect of understanding seems to be accessible.

      I wonder if that will continue in an age where information is so quickly available that young people in particular do not have to reflect very much to get answers.

      • #6321
        admin
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        Temple
        Udja

        A well organized post complete with heading and everything:)

         

        About your statement: “Two things which impressed me about this presentation was first the concept of being taught how to think, how to reason, how to feel. Developing a new mentality, not what you were born with opening up to the level of wisdom and intuition.
        There are so many mentalities intermingling without boundaries especially now with everyone having such easy access to how everyone is thinking on a moment-by-moment basis.”

         

        “They who began to benefit from words of wisdom while they were children shall prosper in their affairs.”

        -AEP

        In a any society a socialization process implants the “Societal Philosophy” (See book Comparative Mythology) of the society, its guiding values, from an early age, especially between 2-7 years of age but also beyond. As sage Ptahotep said: “None are born wise” so they learn from society. Though the aryu is a factor, the strongest aspect affecting the personality are the present experiences so it is important to have children grow in a righteous society since that will lead to the fate of the society as a whole. If that societal philosophy is one of ethical conscience it leads to a society in pursuit of truth, the highest of which is Nehast or spiritual enlightenment; otherwise if is delusion, greed, etc.

        So people need to learn how to think about things either based on emotion and ignorance or ethical conscience and reason. This makes for higher parenting and a quality society that is conducive for all to attain enlightenment as opposed to war, segregation, suffering and constant conflict.

         

        About the statement: ”

        Scientists talk now of ‘neoplasticity’ how the brain can build new neural pathways as it is presented with new information in a sustained and repetitive way and that as a result, personalities can change.

        This is hopeful scientific confirmation that the more we focus on and practice the teachings there can be inner corresponding transformation.

        Secondly the discussion of intuitive understanding of a subject. I have observed that when you are involved for long periods of sustained involvement with a subject that this aspect of understanding seems to be accessible.

        I wonder if that will continue in an age where information is so quickly available that young people in particular do not have to reflect very much to get answers.”

         

        Indeed there is the possibility of neoplasticity and this is also affected by aryu. Aryu (karma) has an effect on the creation of the physical body and mind and its capacity to live by truth or ignorance and also to live in disease or find healing and health. So the aryu of the unconscious also has neoplastic features and thank goodness because otherwise there would be a trap in time and space forever-and no possibility of enlightenment. The aryu is transformed by following the practice of Shedy and primarily Maat which leads to lightness and wisdom and enlightenment.

         

        There is a difference between passive experiences of a dream and dynamic experience of real learning which requires interaction and cognition to deconstruct a teaching and then reconstruct it. Learning on TV or from pundits or from political leaders or religious preachers, or from ignorant parents, friends and teachers, etc., who are not evolved humans (through a process that leads to spiritual enlightenment) is passive and actually dulls the mind. The overload of inane information such as from facebook or twitter, etc. is also dulling to the mind. So adding these societal indoctrination issues (through socialization) to the depletion of agriculture and loss of vitamins and minerals in food, he increasing reliance of prescription and illegal drugs and no wonder why people are every year more dull, more fat and more diseased, and more easily manipulated, than previously. This is an example of how not to live and an aspirant is admonished to heed the warning of society’s failure to provide both physical and mental and spiritual nourishment to the exploited and impoverished members of the culture.

         

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      • #6374
        DamazALEXIS
        Participant

        Interactive assignment: Level 1 – Lesson 2
        Reply to Elizabeth Post 6241 and Sebai Maa feedback (6321)

        Dua Elizabeth for the rendition of the video assignment that was thorough. I was particularly impressed by the comments related to the person in prison and how he was able to find a higher perspective about life as well as helping others to do the same. It is a confirmation of the transformation power of the teaching.

        I like your reference to the concept of “neoplasticity” confirming the capacity of the brain to learn new patterns that can lead to personality change. Historically, the “neoplasticiy” whether unknown at the beginning, has been applied in the social context and Religion, to promote the superiority of western culture in their relationship with the rest of the world. We must be particularly alert to the Science of the mind as practiced and studied in Western societies and the rest of their adepts in the world as it may be used as instrument to subjugate the mind of the masses toward accepting the current state of affairs as inevitable. To the extent that the plasticity of the brain has been used to create thinking patterns to justify cultural domination and sustain global ignorance, it implies there is a need to reverse consciously such patterns in our brain during our quest to self-liberation.

        DUA Sebai MAA for the comments related to mind transformation through purifying the Aryu that is also enlightening as it allows us to know that developing new action patterns aligned with righteousness can also promote changes in thinking patterns that can purify ourselves and expand our consciousness to the ultimate knowledge of our true SELF. This is evident in the following Egyptian proverb: “Wisdom is the child of training, Truth is the child of Wisdom and Love”.

        To attain NEHAST requires hard work, dedication as well as righteous and selfless actions as expressions of universal caring and love for humanity. It is a sure but difficult path for being true of Speech; a path that was followed by many Sages before us who left us this teaching with the help of our preceptors in order to assist us in this age.

        On the topic of intuitive understanding, I relate to your concerns, Elizabeth, regarding the present time where information are made easily available but, in a way not to promote deep thinking and autonomy of thinking but to control the process of reasoning. In my sense, it is part of a dominant culture mentality that tends to globalization and in that sense; superficiality in all aspects is a necessity and, therefore it does not require people to take time to reason properly as the primary objective is to manufacture consent to the inevitability of the system.

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        • #6516
          admin
          Keymaster

          DUa
          Good reflections

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    • #6264
      DamazALEXIS
      Participant

      Udja, below my post about the video assignment – level 2

      Level 1 – Lesson 2 Video Assignment

      IMPORTANT THEMES PRESENTED

      1. Worship
      In the second great truth of the Ancient Egyptian religion, devotion to the divine helps the aspirant to be free from the fetters of SET or the egoistic personality. The fetters lead to ignorance of the divine in making us believing we are essentially separate from the rest of the creation. Two types of worship were practiced in Ancient Egypt:
      – Public worship leaded by priests and priestesses usually made in the outer part of the template and comprised in part, the reenactment of the myth and possession.
      – Personal worship occurring at private house where people manifest their devotion to the gods and goddesses continuing the experience from the public ceremony. The personal practice was very important to ensure the practitioner continues to work on developing essential qualities to attain Nehast.
      Worship is a key aspect of the practice of Religion in Ancient Egypt and its purpose was to turn the ego away from egoism and toward serving the aspirant in his quest to experience universal consciousness. In present time, the majority of people are being put in a condition to unconsciously or consciously worship money and material prosperity in general, because the struggle for survival is so strong that people ignore about the existence of a higher sense of life. In practical terms, worship helps the practitioner to become like the object of worship; so there is a sense of communion that is developed over time. It is not as the object of worship is outside of us so we can rely on in case of danger but, it is an ideal we are aspiring to become like. And as we develop this subtle feeling of knowledge, we gradually elevate ourselves to higher consciousness and this brings another dimension in life. Establishing authentic worship to the divine where the practitioner aspires to become like the gods and goddesses is a way out of the current fear based attitude incurred by the dominant civilization. The teaching of Ancient Egypt is more alive than ever and can certainly contribute among other similar philosophies the discovery of new ways of thinking about the issues humanity is dealing with in present time.
      2) Origin of Meditation
      The art of meditation is a discipline practiced for the purpose of promoting the discovery of one’s Higher Self, the transcendental spirit , in order to attain Nehast, spiritual enlightenment. It is a tool for religious and non-religious, allowing the practitioner to go within, to expand his consciousness from individual to cosmic. When we usually think about meditation, we have an image or practitioners of Yoga in India. However, evidence showed that this practice goes way back in time before yoga was developed and practiced in India. Indeed, instructions for formal meditation were found in Ancient Egypt, in the tomb of Sheti I, second king of the 19th century located at a temple, which completion is estimated around 1306-1290 B.C.E., in the city of Waset (Thebes). The instructions were recorded there for posterity as the practice itself was done before that period and refer to Glorious light (Ra Akhu Uaah) with details about postures, visualizations and chants. The practitioner visualizes itself as the center of a circle as per the symbolism of the God RA and the Sundisk. By this, the practitioner is intending to reconnect to higher Self and through chanting the hekau and the chants will generate the change of vibrations in the mind necessary to progress toward the path of enlightenment. It is also recorded that the myth of Hetheru and Djehuty needs to be read before the practice of this meditation.
      3) About maat philosophy
      From the Perm m hru text, Asar after his death, resurrected and became king of the underworld. The goddess determines where a human being would be reincarnated based on comparison between balance and the featers of MAAT as follows:
      a. Balance heavier than feathers of Maat, this means the heart is heavy with desires, passions, emotions…The person has been unrightfully and will need to suffer and then reincarnate(Uhemankh).
      b. Balance equal to feathers of Maat. You are a modernly righteous person, you will live with Asar into the Underworld.
      c. Balance lighter than feathers of Maat, this means the person has transcended physicality and has attained NEHAST, ending the cycle of rebirth…He or she will dwell with the gods and goddesses who control and direct the great plan.

      That process is happening in astral plane and represents the mystical implication of the philosophy of Maat. Thus, living a righteous life has implication for the progression of Soul in the path of enlightenment. It is not just a moral philosophy about convincing people to do good during their present life because they will be judged after the death and their actions will determine their fate. Actually, the judge is not external to us and the implication of the teaching goes beyond simple morality although when living by maat principle, we transcend the fetters of the personality but, it is not an end for itself but rather a mean to an end, which is the resurrection of the transcendental Spirit within us.
      Maat philosophy teaches us to live a virtuous life that requires great effort and guidance. It is the main driving principle of a spiritual life so we do not get caught in delusion of the mind, while living in a manner incoherent to the essence of the philosophy.
      4) Physical postures
      The Postures represent physical as well as mythological workouts. They help us learning to act and feel like the divinities so we can understand who they are, how they think. A main role of our preceptor is to guide our thinking process, to show us how to reason properly about the teaching. It is not only important to learn about the philosophy, we also need to develop a sense of troubleshooting or the quality of knowing about how things work, how they are going inside. The role of the preceptor is to guide us in understanding how to get inside things, how to think properly, how to feel about them, in essence, how to apply the philosophy in real world. The proper attitude for the aspirants once they accept a preceptor should be to integrate the new way of thinking under his guidance and not have an egocentric desire to follow their own way of doing things that can lead them to failure in the spiritual path.
      So, performing the postures has a mystical implication in allowing us to have the proper mindset to think properly about higher realities. This new way of thinking will guide us in other areas of the spiritual path in promoting the development of the subtlety of the mind necessary to perceive the transcendental spiritual reality. The postures offer also possibilities for Meditation in reference to the teaching of ancient Egyptian Shetaut Neter as well as the reenactment of the related drama. The postures are broken down into 5 phases, like a journey:
      1) Khepri as creation
      2) Movement for the earth phase
      3) Movement representing the animal elements
      4) Movement describing the Higher Self poses
      5) Establishment of our Higher Self
      The practice of postures needs to be complimented with ethical practice in order to purify the personality. Physical posture is not practiced primarily for health but, essentially for spiritual evolution.

      IMPRESSIONS FROM THE VIDEO PRESENTATION

      I am more impressed by the deep meaning of the postures, and in their ability to promote spiritual development and understanding of the Neters. As they reenact the process of creation, they can help the development of higher state of consciousness. This provides a higher dimension to the practice of the postures no longer to be considered as mere physical exercises but, as a methodology to practice meditation and derive insights into higher consciousness. This is a radical shift compared to westerner’s traditional view of yoga as a practice for physical health. I was impressed by the fact that, the postures can be practiced at any age contrary to physical Sports when at a particular age, we are no longer able to practice due to potential physical weaknesses. In that sense, it shows how the postures affect our deeper essence and not only the physical aspect, which is the outer aspect of ours. So, the posture in essence is a door way toward attaining higher consciousness. Their practice becomes like expressing a sacred art. As stated by the Egyptian proverb, Knowledge plus experience equal wisdom, information does not equal wisdom.
      In general, I am impressed by the way the teaching is presented simply, and how it works in an integral fashion. The worship of the divine helps redirecting the ego away from individualism in order to develop the subtle qualities to experience transcendental reality. Maat philosophy helps to guide our actions along righteousness as per the essence of the teaching. The meditation allows us to transform the vibration of the mind so it can attain the state of calmness appropriate to perceive and experience the Higher Self. The practice of postures guides us in the process of reenacting creation and the related mystical implication. The integration of all above aspects finally allows us to work on different parts of the personality in order to develop a balanced spiritual life.

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      • #6322
        admin
        Keymaster

        Udja,

        All in all a well balanced post reflecting on the insights of the teaching and its expected outcomes for every spiritual aspirant.

         

        About the statement: “The art of meditation is a discipline practiced for the purpose of promoting the discovery of one’s Higher Self, the transcendental spirit , in order to attain Nehast, spiritual enlightenment. It is a tool for religious and non-religious, allowing the practitioner to go within, to expand his consciousness from individual to cosmic. “

         

        “Seekest thou God, thou seekest for the Beautiful. One is the Path that leadeth unto It – Devotion (spiritual love directed at and in relationship with) to the Divine joined with Wisdom about the nature of the Divine.”

        -AEP

        While it is true that meditation practice is for all human beings including aspirants and non-aspirants, religious and non-religious; it is also most often true that human beings who engage in such practices without the benefit of spiritual aspiration, devotion to spirit, preceptorship, etc. will not have the same or as positive outcomes as those with the features mentioned. While yoga and meditation can offer temporary relief from the stresses of life, if not led properly and with the ideal of growing to resolve the issues and complexes, those will remain and the progress will stagnate.

         

        About the statement: “b. Balance equal to feathers of Maat. You are a modernly righteous person, you will live with Asar into the Underworld.”

         

        Though it may appear in some of our texts especially in the form of comparative studies with other religious traditions such as the Ancient Greek, who used this term, the more accurate term to refer to the realm of existence after death is “Netherworld”. Perhaps a more apt translation of the Ancient Greek mythology term “underworld” to the Ancient Egyptian terminology is “Neterkhert” which means lower region of heaven. The term Netherworld or Ancient Egyptian “Duat” is likened to an Astral plane and it is this realm that is mostly being referred to with this definition. If interested in more on these issues see the book African Dyonysus.

        Temple
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      • #9029

        Response to #6264

        Dua
        I seem to have the same thought processes and opinions as you, I appreciate your ability to articulate your words and your insight into the things presented in the video assignment. I look forward to reading more of your responses.

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    • #6373
      Jason W
      Participant

      LEVEL 1 LESSON 5 VID ASSIGNMENT: INTRO TO SN, DJA 2008 CONFERENCE PT 2

      IMPORTANT THEMES PRESENTED

      *Basic daily observances (Ra Neb) are performed 3 times daily (Morning , noon, evening) as it relates to the 3 aspects of Ra

      *Maat offering was given in all of the temples in ancient times

      *TEMPLE OF ASET
      Vision was attained through Listening, reflection & meditation

      *5 forms of meditation (Ari Sma Maat Uaa, Nuk Pu Ushet Uaa, Nuk Ra Akhu Uaa, Rekh Uaa Amun Uaa, Khef Ankh Uaa) were practiced & which aided in the attainment of Nehast.

      *The physical aspect of the Sema Tawi (Yoga Postures) is secondary. The spiritual aspect should be the primary focus as one will still be able to reap the benefits of the physical component.

      I felt it was very true What Seba Dja expressed as in regards to how many ones in places like India for example give reverence to the ancestors and culture, however do not truly live out the teachings as we can witness with the sad state of affairs that is going on in that particular society.

      *SHEMSU UDJA SHEDY
      It takes a burning desire/aspiration to attain Nehast & to not become dissuaded from the path due to the trials & tribulations that one may face.

      *NEHAST IS THE FINAL OBJECTIVE
      -Detachment should take place
      -Direct mystical experience must take place in order for one to truly say Nuk Pu Nuk Asar Neter (I Am that I Am)

      WHAT IMPRESSED YOU MOST ABOUT THE PRESENTATION?

      The many forms of meditation, along with how i must always remember that this discipline is not just only for mere reverence of the greatness of the ancestors, the Sema Tawi postures for only the physical aspect, however the spiritual. I see how it is something that must be lived out through Shemsu Udja Shedy/burning desire, which will never distinguish as long as one follows the path with sincerity, and true devotion. This is what i received from this particular presentation and what i found profound & impressive.

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      • #6453
        admin
        Keymaster

        Udja

        Very good

        A comment about your statement: “I see how it is something that must be lived out through Shemsu Udja Shedy/burning desire, which will never distinguish as long as one follows the path with sincerity, and true devotion.”

         

        The term Shemsu Udja or burning, vibrant, vital —following of the teaching should be understood as a process as opposed to an event. Many people think that this term may be likened to exuberance or excitement as a person who goes to a church and shouts hallelujah every time the pastor says the name ‘Jesus”. That is not it. Shemsu Udja is a deep and all pervasive turning towards the teaching in such a way as to follow the appearance, feeling, thoughts and words of Divinity in greater and intensive, not fanatical, ways to such a degree as to eventually have a situation where it is indistinguishable whether we are looking at a person or the Divinity itself. That is an amazing process and a initiatic process that leads to enlightenment. It is the path of true aspiration wherein virtue is expressed in every area of life not by force but by becoming that nature itself or rather allowing that nature to be revealed by means of a life of continuous abu or purification of mind, body, feelings and actions.

        Temple

        Shemsu Udja

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      • #6898
        DamazALEXIS
        Participant

        Interactive Lesson 3 – Level 1

        Response to post No 6373 (Jason Wilson)

        Dua JASON

        I share your reference to the importance of spiritual aspect of Yoga against a tendency to neglect that aspect in favor of sole physical benefits. Over times, particularly in Western culture, importance is given to individual benefit of yoga as it relates to stress reduction and overall impact on physical health. That limits the capacity of the individual to reach higher consciousness as the mind is directed only to egoistic gain with a focus on external manifestation. It is not to undermine the benefits of Yoga in physical areas however, they should not be affirmed without the understanding of the ultimate goal to attain NEHAST.

        I like your reference to the cult of ancestors as it is practiced in India while ethical aspects of the teachings are being neglected. We can find a similar pattern when considering practices related to traditional African religion. In the same topic, during his lecture at Manchester (England), Sebai MAA highlighted to the audience the need for Africans to seek for higher power instead of sole reliance on the cult of ancestors who in some cases may have not been enlightened during their lives. The seeking of true and permanent power along with the practice of MAAT will help transcending worldly consciousness and allow restoring African culture to its highest level.

        Your reference on the ultimate goal of spiritual practice is right on point. The teaching of Shetaut Neter is very clear about what it is that we need to achieve as a spiritual aspirant. In that sense, as you said, detachment as a mental process is important to free up the mind from worldly entanglement and be able to have direct mystical experience leading one to affirm and realize: “Nuk pu Nuk ASAR NETER” (I am that I am).

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      • #6899
        DamazALEXIS
        Participant

        Interactive Lesson 3 – Level 1
        Feedback to post No 6373 (Jason Wilson)

        Udja Jason,

        I share your reference to the importance of the spiritual aspect of Yoga against a tendency to neglect that aspect and concentrate only on the physical aspect. Over times, particularly in Western culture, importance is given to individual benefit of yoga as it relates to stress reduction and overall impact on physical health. That limits the capacity of one to reach higher consciousness as the mind is directed towards egoistic gains with a focus on external manifestations. It is not to undermine the benefits of Yoga in those areas however, they should not be affirmed without the understanding of the ultimate goal to attain NEHAST.

        I like your reference to the cult of ancestors as it is practiced in India with devotion whereas ethical aspects of the teachings are being neglected. We can find similar behavior when we consider practices related to traditional African religion. In the same topic, during his lecture at Manchester (England), Sebai MAA highlighted to the audience about the need for Africans to seek higher power instead of sole reliance on the devotion to ancestors who in some cases may have not been enlightened during their lives. The seeking of true and permanent power along with the practice of MAAT will help transcending worldly consciousness and be able to restore African culture in its highest level.

        Your reference on the ultimate goal of spiritual practice is right on point. The teaching of Shetaut Neter is very clear about what it is that we need to achieve as a spiritual aspirant. In that sense, as you said, detachment as a mental process is important to free up the mind from worldly entanglement and be able to have direct mystical experience leading one to affirm and realize: “Nuk pu Nuk ASAR NETER”(I am that I am).

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    • #6405
      RonaldCrawford
      Participant

      Level 1 Lesson 2
      Video Assignment- Intro to SN short part 2b.mp4

      The Important Themes In This Video:
      There are two forms of worship (devotion to creation) ceremonies in Shetaut Neter: we have the public form of worship. This form of worship was done in open areas for public participation. And there is the private form of worship where the priests perform the devotional ceremony in the inner chambers of the temple where only the priest could go. And the ordinary person placed a alter in a secluded area of his/her’s home were they did their devotion, studying and meditating.

      I was informed of sage Seti Owa who was a king of Kemet and the first to teach The Glorious Light Meditation System. Coming before all known systems of the East. The proof of this is that this system is inscribed on the walls of his burial chamber, which predates all other written systems. The inscriptions give us the instructions on how to meditate, the postures, and what to visualize and chant.

      There are different composite-alien forms that depict Asars powers. We have Asar Sukar. Asar Sukar is Asar being represent by having a human body with the head of a hawk with the sun disk on top of his head. In the picture that is shown in the video there is Asar Sukar who is the king of the Netherworld, Anpu the son of Asar, Djehuti who is the scribe of the gods and goddess and represents the mind, Nebenhet who is the goddess that weighs the heart and determines where a person will reincarnate and Mesket whose head is on a birthing stone, which I didn’t get any understand of her role in the scene. The picture depicts the heart being weighed against the feather of Maat. The goddess Maat wear the head dressing of an ostrich feather. If your heart is heavier than the feather of Maat, this means that you were an unrighteous person. You will suffer for you delusional behaviors. After suffering you will reincarnate back into the physical world. If the weight of your heat is equal to the weigh of the feather of Maat then you will go to serve Asar in the afterworld. If your heart is lighter than the feather of Maat then you will go and sit on the throne of Asar, because you have transcended the physical world. Then the Neteru will come and sit on you. This means that you will become one with the deities no longer having reincarnate back to earth.

      It is more to living by the Maatian philosophy of being righteous; having right actions or doing good deeds. Maat is discovering a balanced approach to life, an approach that will put you in harmony with the Universe (creation). Your actions will be motivated by your work to staying in harmony with creation.

      Being righteous based on wisdom teachings is the first step to turning your life around.

      The disciplines of the Sema Tawi (Egyptian Yoga) postures are a physical and metaphysical workout. The postures involves learning to act and feel like the divinities. The postures open the door to you being able to know how divinities think and feel.

      You learn from your spiritual preceptor how to reason or think. The preceptor is like a troubleshooter. A troubleshooter is one who understands not only the philosophy on how the world works but also how to apply the knowledge and techniques that will allow the student to have the proper emotional balance to deal with everyday life.

      The keys to the failure of a spiritual aspirant is one being dishonesty, not understanding how to make cense of the world and how to apply the philosophy and not surrendering to the teacher. The teacher teaches you how to think and feel about creation. You must let go of your false sense of self in order to grow.

      The Sema Tawi postures are based on the reenactment of the mythic drama in Shetuat Neter. They can also serve as a meditative session as well. The systems of the postures are broken down into five phases. We should try to see going through each phase as a journey. The first is Khepri- creation. The second is the earth phase. The third is the transition phase from animal and element forces. The fourth is the higher self poses. The fifth is establishing our self into the higher teachings.

      Spirituality has to be integral practice. You must apply all aspects of the teachings. You must do devotional, meditation and listening to the wisdom teachings in order to have a fully developed personality. We here in the west we practice yoga for its ability to improve our out physical health and not for its ability to bring about spiritual advancement.

      I now know that knowledge plus experience equals wisdom. Information does not equal wisdom. Intellectual brightness does not equal spiritual enlightenment. Intellectual brightness allows you to understand the wisdom teachings. True wisdom is when you have intuitional enlightenment of a subject. To have an intuitional understanding of a subject the intellect isn’t needed. Intuition is the moment of clarity with out need of comparisons. The wisdom teachings allow you to purify your ability to reason or think so you can have an intuitive or instinctive understanding of a subject. Clarity occurs through a three-step process: listening, reflecting and meditating on the wisdom teachings.

      What Impressed Me The Most:
      What impressed me the most is how the ancestors of humanity civilization had the foresight on how to preserve their system. By viewing this video I can see were the modern society got most of is spiritual ideas from. Ideas like the judgment of the dead, the places where the dead go after being judged. They call it heaven and hell. The understanding of the job of a spiritual preceptor as one who is skilled in all of the disciplines of his/her spiritual system so that they can rightly guide the student through life also impressed me.

      • #6455
        admin
        Keymaster

        Udja

        Well done

        A few corrections and then a few comments

        The correct spellings for the following terms are:

        Seti Ua (or Wa)

        Asar Sokar (or Seker)

        Djehuty

        Meskhenet

        We do not have any use of the term “alien” in Neterian studies. All the divinities are natural meaning derived from and composed of spirit essence, the same from which humans are composed. The composite anthropomorphic and zoomorphic concept is one in which human and animal elements are used to convey the idea/energy of a particular divinity.
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        Shemsu Udja

        Composite iconography of the God Ra
        Meskhenet is the divinity of birth and she oversees the balance to see if there will be reincarnation if the soul so she can manage which family the person will reincarnate into. She appears as the head of a woman attached to a pedestal which is a birthing stone where women squat to allow the baby to fall out of the womb with the force of gravity.
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        Shemsu Udja

         

        Indeed, the “preservation” of the Neterian wisdom is thanks to the plentiful monuments and the effect of Kemetic society on succeeding societies throughout history. As a spiritualist and philosopher to me the most important element is the scripture since that allows us to understand in a precise way what the teaching was/is and the meaning of the monuments which all allows us to understand and adopt the teaching in a way that is more powerful that just adopting the clothing, or practicing empty rituals in a weak effort to follow the teaching. And of course the teaching cannot live just in scripture or monument but requires a living fire, a person adept in understanding and disseminating that wisdom to those who are willing and able to understand.

        HTP

    • #6548
      DamazALEXIS
      Participant

      Udja Sebai MAA and Seba DJA,
      Below my post related to Video Assignment for Lesson 3 – Level1.

      Level 1 – Lesson 3-Video Assignment

      Answer to standing questions’

      AFRICAN ORIGIN OF YOGA

      Traditionally, Yoga has been recognized as a tradition originating from India. This has been a source of pride for the Indian people and understandably, any attempt to show evidence about the existence of such practice in other parts of the world preceding its use in India is fiercely rejected. Researchers that have shown evidence of equivalent practice in Ancient Egypt have their idea rejected and not commonly accepted. However, in India itself, at least, a foremost sage has recognized it as well as the Indian scholar, Ajit Mookerjee, known as a writer in tantric Yoga, acknowledging existence of Yoga in Egypt. Also, traces of early Buddhism have been found in the city of Memphis corroborating the fact that overall, Indian practices have originated from Egypt. Along with that, there have been other books that traced the commonality of rituals between both civilizations and, important scholars including Joseph Campbell also recognized about the commonality. Despite the evidences and the quality of the scholars having presented the facts about the African origin of Yoga, the overall level of non-acceptation has not reduced and rather people continue to hold firmly to the idea of the Indian origin.
      The primary reason is the fear this recognition will diminish the impact and related pride of Indian civilization on the world. While acknowledging the possible existence of a yogi system in other civilizations, there is a pride to recognize Indian as being the perfection of the art, relegating other civilization’s practice as being primitive, uncivilized or meek therefore undermining and demeaning them. Under the same line of thinking, others who practice yoga outside of the Indian framework are actually doing something else other than the Indian concepts and disciplines implying that Indian is the sole authority hence a sense of superiority.

      A second reason relates to the existence of a racial mentality between North Indian scholars and racists Europeans and Arabs causing many of them to promote a sort of indigenous “Aryan” world view while rejecting a Dravidian world view or the possibility of any outside influence on the Vedic tradition. They are holding steadfast to this position even after examining evidence presented by African and other Indian scholars. This is a testimony of the relative realization of universality of practice among humanity preferring to hold on egoistic desires instead of recognizing the transcendental unity of the SOUL hence the possibility or necessity for the existence of similar practices in other parts of the world.

      There are doubters among African descendants themselves perhaps assimilating this to an attempt to validate African culture by pretending we were also doing Yoga. There is a common trap I think some African scholars get into by denying as possibly African, anything that resembles practices being done in western countries: they in fact assimilate this as a counter effect of colonialism where African are trying to find similarities within their culture with Western practices in order to validate themselves. While there can be some truth in that reasoning, it can’t be an absolute rule and in all things, we should be able to segregate what is true from what belongs to distortion. By being a seeker of wisdom and truth and with the practice of MAAT philosophy, we should be able to have the proper detachment and dispassion in our research to be able to expose the truth as it is and without any bias, guarding ourselves from expressing just opinions while trying to find evidence to back them up. I do not think we need to validate Kamitan or African culture in general: the culture talks by itself and what we need to do is to understand and practice them to elevate ourselves and this would be the best testimony to our culture. We should let the facts talk and not get caught in attachment and passion hence fighting for the wrong cause. If the facts talk about existence of Yoga in African culture as it has been shown so why having a denying attitude under false assumption. We need to remember the riddle of life is about finding enlightenment of the SOUL and not to fight unnecessarily on historical facts to the extent that this fight does not promote our search for truth and enlightenment.

      In a concluding note about this standing question, Yoga before anything is a set of practices that transforms the mind from affirmation of individuality to affirmation and realization of cosmic universality. In that sense, it would be incomprehensible that sage from diverse regions did not practice it since it denotes a universal approach to enlightenment. It is important to note there is an innate desire in humankind to experience unbounded peace and joy and the pursuit of self-knowledge. Therefore, yoga regardless of the name and practices it has been given in a particular culture remains a philosophy and science for attaining spiritual enlightenment, the union of lower and higher Self. It can be viewed as a natural and cultural expression of and inherent desire of human to discover the heights of time and space experience and as such, all cultures in their transcendental aspect include some sort of Yoga.

      ATTRIBUTES OF SET

      SET does not have temples in ancient Egypt and one of the reasons is the association of this divinity with foreign and invaded forces in the late period. In fact, from the beginning, SET represented the Ego of the person that is beset with ignorance of the true essence of life. It represents the lower forces and not necessarily those of evil, a concept per se that does not exist in Kamitan Culture. Lower forces are the ones that affirm our individuality and blind us about the recognition of our true essence. As we can see in the myth of ASAR, during the battle between Set and Heru, the eye of Heru was wounded, affecting his intuitional perception hence his ability to have proper understand of the reality. In the same sense, by putting ASAR in the coffin, it is a way of describing how the SOUL when identified with the body is under the control of the forces of SET and therefore lose the ability to see the truth. When these forces are used to affirm individuality in an unnatural way, they are driving us away from our true essence.

      However, these same forces when used to serve our quest to affirm universality, they are being applied according to their natural way. They need to be controlled for the purpose of attaining NEHAST instead of pursuing worldly pleasures. From that perspective, they are not necessary good or bad. To the extent, we are using them to seek pleasure or abiding peace in worldly activities, they control us but to the extent we use them towards affirming and realization of our cosmic unity they become used as per their true nature.

      In orthodox religions, generally there is a utilization of the lower forces to promote the worship of the supreme divinity. For example, the fear of God is usually presented as an essential quality for anyone aspiring to follow the sacred teaching. One should not be deluded by such utilization of the forces of SET. In fact, the lower forces are the one that affirm our separation from the transcendental reality in that sense, the fear of God reinforces the idea of separation between us and the transcendental reality. So, it is a deluded way of conducing the mind to the transcendental reality. By using fear, this reinforces the idea of separation and therefore hinders our ability to attain Nehast. However, this use of fear has a greater contribution in reinforcing the adherence of the individual to a belief system that utilizes him to promote mass poverty whereas an oligarchy continues to accumulate wealth under inconceivable measures. In that sense, the lower forces are used not only to promote a pseudo religion but as well as a way to gain blind adherence to a system that does not promote spiritual progression while reducing opportunity to a limited class of the population.

      Therefore, it remains important for the aspirant to understand the mind obstruction at play and to use the teaching appropriately not only to develop right understanding of the economic and political system he or she is dealing with but as well as using the pushes as a way to control and master the lower forces and use them in to attain NEHAST.

      TRINITY OF AMUN RA PTAH

      AMUN RA PTAH is a trinity affirming the self-manifestation of the supreme divinity in time and space. Amun represents the witness consciousness with RA being the intermediary between that witness and the physical reality (PTAH). While RA represents the totality, the all-encompassing mind, Djehuty is the cognizing aspect of it, or the tendency to reflect, to reason by linking several aspects into a comprehensible object for interpretation. In a general note, RA is also the instrument to interact our inner self with Creation that is in a transcendental sense illusory. In fact, we can think of the trinity as the instruments to affirm our awareness of the world; they also represent our conscious, subconscious and unconscious mind. If we were for example through meditation to allow one of them to dissolve then, we would have direct experience of existence and that would lead to ultimate wisdom or NEHAST. That is the philosophy behind meditation to be able to have direct experience of life transcending the instruments that we use for that purpose. The direct experience will lead us to wisdom and to be true of Speech.

      There is a precursor to the trinity, the all-encompassing reality which is Neberdjer. Our awareness of ourselves as being who we are is our Amun. If we were to get rid of that awareness then what is left is the realization of Oneness or the unity that sustains existence. The SELF would then transcend his awareness of time and space. Most people hold to their illusory identity because of ignorance, fearing beyond that, there is no existence. When we go to sleep, we lose the awareness of ourselves in time and space for a while. But, due to our Aryu, the past impressions on the mind may continue to create realities in the form of dream and when one comes up, another personality emerges that we identify as us. The typical dream consciousness can have a negative experience in reference to the waking state to the extent we are not conscious during the dream. The experience could have been positive if we were to be conscious during our dreams. The same way, in waking state of consciousness, being conscious as opposed to being caught in the experience as if it was abiding is also positive.

      If we could develop awareness of the transient nature of the activities in waking state, we would become enlightened and, it would be similar of being conscious of our dreams. For example, in our dream, we identify ourselves with the personality and get caught in the experience: some people may dream they are in a plane going to crash in an unstoppable descent and suddenly start to fear and scream and suddenly wake up; what happens to that fear and the related experience. All of that vanish after they wake up. If we could be conscious of our experience during waking state, we would not be caught in it, thinking it is abiding but rather experience it as transient with dispassion and detachment and then we would attain the state of NEHAST.

      ASPIRATION ISSUES
      There are many people who come in contact with the kemetic teaching with a tendency of refraining that they have seen this before or there are no fundamental differences from their own tradition. This is a reflection denoting a certain attitude of delusion in support of their practice by not having the desire to evaluate objectively the authenticity and relevance of it in reference to the goal of religion. While admitting they have found great insights from the ancient Egyptian teaching, they are not ready to reason about their own teachings and ask the question why they had to go elsewhere to find insights. This attitude of comparison with an underlined attachment to a tradition will blind them regarding the possibility of learning the essential qualities for true aspirants. While the insufficiency of their traditions is being experienced, they do not reflect about the fact it may be a way for their SOUL to identify or point to them an authentic way for spiritual progression. Instead they tend to hold on to egoistic desires delaying in that sense, their spiritual progress. This type of attitude is not going to help them to progress with Kemetic tradition either hence hindering them to attain spiritual heights.

      There is also a tendency for some people to combine spiritual practices by taking something here and there and to add them while continuing doing in essence what they were doing. In fact, it is as if they recognize the insufficiency of their practice but continue to hold onto it while looking to complete it with pieces from other traditions that appear to be missing where they are. In that sense, a sort of altruism, ecumenism looks like destructive elements in reference to the attainment of NEHAST. It is important to be careful not to follow with this type of practitioner as he or she is not making use of proper discrimination which is an important quality for an aspirant. The thing is we may get into certain practices without necessarily knowing what we are looking for but, when the insight comes from another teaching and, instead of being attached to the practice, we should analyze with reason the validity of the lessons received so far and use our discrimination to know how to go about pursuing our path. We all came with a certain level of spiritual maturity and in that sense; certain practice will attire us more than others. In the pursuit of the path, dispassion and detachment are to be used constantly so not to be deluded by our own egoistic desires hence, delaying our progress spiritually.

      In the same topic, there are traditions like free masons claiming to have been originated from Ancient Egypt but in fact, do not in reality espouse the essence of the teaching. They have adopted the symbols and mixed a lot of western traditions with Egyptian traditions. Once again, when one is looking at these organizations, it is important not to be attached to the appearances but to exercise true discrimination and intuitional insights to avoid being deluded by our egoistic desires. While there is evidence about the origin of some practices from Ancient Egyptian tradition, the teaching of those practices include denigrating statements about kemetic philosophy grossly and sometimes in a very subtle way. We can think about Islamic scripture describing Egyptian practice as polytheism as well as in the Bible old testament where Egypt is being portrayed as a place of debauchery, sin; but yet, at the same time, they recognize their saints, like Abraham, Jesus, Mary and Mohamed went to Egypt for instructions. Most people do not ask the questions why so many of their Saints went to Egypt whereas this location is presented in a denigrated way. True aspirant should always check his own egoistic desire that stops him to ask the correct questions for appropriate reasoning. It is common to follow our own desires while we are in a spiritual path whereas what we’re doing is against our spiritual progression. By not being able to clearly think and ask proper question leading to identification of subtle manipulation of the mind, aspirants can be easily deluded into the contrary of what they are pursuing. In a world dominated by effective use of technology to promote all sorts of theories and beliefs in the superiority of western civilization to the expense of the others, it is more and more important for aspirants to learn how to think along the teaching instead of relying on the belief system generally promoted in support of that theory under pseudo-science and religion. One of the common examples is when Westerners or African scholars within the same line of thinking, tend to present African religions in their own way, without taking the time to understand the underlined culture and this leads to distorted understanding of the teachings hindering their validity and authenticity.

      The Kamitan teaching speaks for itself and its ancient origin and relevance over time is the legitimacy. The essential aspect is the emphasis on the goal of the teaching to help the aspirant in his quest to find enlightenment. Those who come to Kemetic philosophy from other teachings, affirming they have heard this before from other places, are in reality excusing themselves from following the teaching. Serious practitioners as opposed to people who have been in church for so many years will not generally make those kinds of statements but rather develop and turn into their own intuition to reflect on the authenticity of a path. Pursuing the teaching is not a matter of pointing out weaknesses of other paths but, rather to actively find wisdom with an understanding that other traditions have different expressions based on spiritual maturity of the people and their leaders. True aspiration requires focusing on the actions and not on words as according to MAAT philosophy, the deeds not the words will be put into balance. Therefore, we need to focus on aligning our actions according to MAAT philosophy and how we can help those who seriously pursue truth without any intention of baring anybody. Evidently, discernment and good discrimination are required so as to ensure readiness of the aspirants to receive the teachings and make use of them appropriately.

      One should be careful in a certain view of mysticism considered generally as practice going beyond orthodox religion including meditation and things of that nature. However, mysticism is a growing into awakening of all-encompassing divinity: it is the path of realization of the cosmic unity. Mysticism does not have anything to relate to destroying icons of other traditions. Therefore, true aspirant has a lot of discriminations to do particularly within the realm of current civilization cultivating so many beliefs based on ignorance. As the aspirant grows in dispassion and detachment, he or she will be in better position not to follow own egoistic views but, to more and more rely on the teaching and the intuitional
      insights resulting from assiduity in the study and practice to properly pursue the path.

      HTP

      • #6612
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        Keymaster

        Udja

         

        Very good. a comprehensive essay that was very satisfying to read.

        Satisfying because it demonstrated a keen understanding of important philosophical and intellectual arguments I (and others) have been making for many years about the nature of the history of the teaching and its relation to other traditions and what it takes to work through the vicissitudes of the human personality that when controlled by the egoistic desire to support or protect closely held notions, will do so regardless of ethics or evidences to the contrary. This instruction is important and necessary as it illuminates problems in being a follower of the teaching and also demonstrates why the teaching is ineffective with some people and also why the world is in the state it is in today. The study of this subject also allows an avid aspirant (one with sufficient maturity, intellectual capacity, ethical conscience and will) to dispel any remaining diffidence about these issues so as to become free to pursue the teaching with greater vigor (udja) without being held back by social norms or personal misgivings.

        This problem of the human personality is a fateful flaw (or rather, an seemingly inevitable syndrome of humanity that eventually leads to self-destruction, like an unconscious death-wish or Greek Tragedy in which the subject cannot help but to lead him/herself to demise) in human constitution itself. That self-destruction syndrome due to the inability to follow truth, is the most serious pitfall that thwarts the progress of an avid spiritual aspirant. That syndrome, born of ego ignorance of self leads to the personality falling under the pressure of physical and phenomenal appearances of reality that weigh on the mind more heavily than the evidence of its illusoriness. This syndrome touches all aspects of spiritual and secular life, including decisive action on global threats to humanity such as nuclear war and climate change. That syndrome impacts aspects of life from the ego identity of gender identity to the ego culture identity and the ego identity with incarnation concept itself. The comfort with the idea of being in a physical body and the intensification of that idea leads to a perspective of life that seeks to avoid discomfort, be it physical or psychological, so as to maintain the present perceived ideal of safety and comfort even when evidence is demonstrated as to the opposite condition, all to support the ego culture, gender, family or societal identity(ies). So, just as the flaw leads to complacency and inertia in matters of personal desire, so too it leads to stagnation and degradation in terms of social and environmental matters and this is why we see competing devolution in the personal and social dimensions of life as well as degradation in the capacity to maintain the natural environment as a viable medium for sustaining human life.

        This essay demonstrated a grasp of the human conundrum and also a grasp of the advancing wisdom that forms the pillars of the wisdom teaching including historical distortions but also a deconstruction and reconstruction of the problems of looking at Ancient Kemet while trying to apply modern standards of understanding and forgetting about what the “riddle of life is about “. Very well said.

         

        About your statement: “While acknowledging the possible existence of a yogi system in other civilizations, there is a pride to recognize Indian as being the perfection of the art, relegating other civilization’s practice as being primitive, uncivilized or meek therefore undermining and demeaning them.”

        This is a fair statement about how as a culture, many people in India view other traditions in general and competing traditions in particular; with a kind of egoistic pride or cultural pride the idea is, in many ways, really orthodox and as exclusive as western orthodox religions. This of course is within the ranks of the lower practice of religion; the vedanta level which is the mystics are a different matter and Ajit may be included as a member of those ranks.

         

        About your statement: “There are doubters among African descendants themselves perhaps assimilating this to an attempt to validate African culture by pretending we were also doing Yoga. There is a common trap I think some African scholars get into by denying as possibly African, anything that resembles practices being done in western countries: they in fact assimilate this as a counter effect of colonialism where African are trying to find similarities within their culture with Western practices in order to validate themselves. While there can be some truth in that reasoning, it can’t be an absolute rule and in all things, we should be able to segregate what is true from what belongs to distortion. “

         

        I would agree with this statement and add that the problem suffered by many African American and African scholars, and for that matter Indian, Asiatic and other cultures, is the effects of the damage of colonialism and neocolonialism from the time of the Persians and Greeks to the colonization by western Christianity and Islam to the modern slavery and colonialism by western countries and the worldwide scourge of capitalism that has led the way to financing the corruption and devastation of humanity and the environment worldwide. However, perhaps the most enduring damage from the aforesaid corruptions is the seemingly intractable indoctrination by and belief in the concepts and notions of western culture and incapacity to reject those and adopt those that are indeed supportive of life, health and truth, as you have stated, ” should be able to segregate what is true from what belongs to distortion. ” On this issue as with all that are humans caught in egoism, the problem is egoism that defaults to the comfort zone and incapacity to seek wisdom, have the strength to move beyond personal fears and desires because the segregation process means facing the personal and social inadequacies and embarrassments as well as degradations suffered through history as well as the inadequacies and deceptions of integration. Neterianism and Maat philosophy would force the facing of these issues so those scholars teach and study maat as a separate (from western culture) African idea but not as a philosophy to be adopted and live since that would mean leaving behind the western ideal of pursuit of happiness, capitalism, Christianity, family, friends , cultural status and self-worth base on all those as well as the comfort of looking forward and not back to heal and excise the demons caused by the degradations of slavery and jim crow. It is more comfortable to remain in the ivory tower and bask in pseudo-prestiege even if it can be removed in a moments notice, as professor Henry Lewis Gates discovered.

         

        About your statement: “In the same sense, by putting ASAR in the coffin, it is a way of describing how the SOUL when identified with the body is under the control of the forces of SET and therefore lose the ability to see the truth. “

         

        Indeed, the coffin is a constriction of Set. Also, however, it is a potential venue for transformation as it is also likened to a cocoon in which the soul can transform and emerge with wings like a butterfly (Heru). If the redemptive work of Heru is successful then the Asar (soul) emerges with the bandages on the mouth (Saiu Set) removed and it takes its place on the throne of the Netherworld.

         

        About your statement: “However, this use of fear has a greater contribution in reinforcing the adherence of the individual to a belief system that utilizes him to promote mass poverty whereas an oligarchy continues to accumulate wealth under inconceivable measures. In that sense, the lower forces are used not only to promote a pseudo religion but as well as a way to gain blind adherence to a system that does not promote spiritual progression while reducing opportunity to a limited class of the population.”

         

        Indeed, that is the use of fear in religions that seek to marshal their followers into a particular course. In ancient Kemet the fear was directed at the outcome of an unrighteous life, the fate of being led to perdition and the suffering caused by one’s own actions. This is a rational fear based on logic as discovered by the sages. In orthodox religion there is a fear of hell and suffering caused by a demon that is outside of oneself and in Neterianism that demon is within one’s self, one’s egoism itself. So one path is related to an entity that causes evil (the devil made me do it) and the Neterian is an understanding about and realization of error and acceptance of responsibility for one’s fate over lifetimes; which if followed leads to a resolution to be discovered in fact, as opposed to orthodox religion which professes the unproven idea of single chance to draw a fate of heaven or hell forever. While the outcomes (eschatology) of the two views may be seen as pointing to the Neterian as more hopeful, nevertheless, the syndrome of humanity, of those suffering the disease of egoism, leads to the preference of the orthodox, absolutist, literal path of a cruel and unjust god because it allows them to stay connected with family, friends, colleagues and social standing, in other words, it forsakes the future for a imperfect present. This syndrome may be considered as an issue of intellect or mind over the animal or body, a concept alluded to in the iconography of the Herumacket (Sphinx.) versus the animal over the body as represented by the iconography of Set

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        About your statement: ‘There are many people who come in contact with the kemetic teaching with a tendency of refraining that they have seen this before or there are no fundamental differences from their own tradition. This is a reflection denoting a certain attitude of delusion in support of their practice by not having the desire to evaluate objectively the authenticity and relevance of it in reference to the goal of religion. While admitting they have found great insights from the ancient Egyptian teaching, they are not ready to reason about their own teachings and ask the question why they had to go elsewhere to find insights. This attitude of comparison with an underlined attachment to a tradition will blind them regarding the possibility of learning the essential qualities for true aspirants. “

         

        Indeed, this follows my last comment; The incapacity to look outside the bubble of egoism, its desires, perceived responsibilities and social interconnections, renders the mind intellectually corrupt under the pressure of desires or fears implanted by orthodox teachers. They cannot allow themselves to consider that there might be anything better than their birth tradition they are caught up in for that would necessitate a reevaluation of desires, beliefs, attachments, and in fact all areas of life, which they are not prepared to do. The intellectual corruption defaults to rationalizations about or attacks against whatever is perceived as dangerous to the ego self-concept and comfortable social arrangements despite any debunking of those rationalizations. The rationalizations dismiss and invalidate any further investigations below the surface that would indeed demonstrate the inadequacies, limits or falsehoods they are following and point to a better way of life, thereby preventing disturbance of the mind that is too weak to understand, adopt and follow a tradition that in the end would lead to a higher experience but in the short run produces the struggle of soul-searching, renegotiation of relationships and the recognition that the social order they are following (capitalism, faith-based religion, science without morality, blind obedience to authority, etc.) is destructive and painful. Such personalities do not accept this even when it is demonstrated in stark terms like the constant killings of people of African decent, a problem so large that it caused the emergence of a movement that shames the USA on a world stage. Still such personalities support politicians such as the Bushes who led the country int wars based on lies or the Clinton’s, who ousted the president of Haiti and presided over the plunder of the Haitian earthquake reconstruction funds, fomented coups in Ukraine and Honduras, gave NAFTA to Corporations, Mass incarceration, etc., etc. Of course this weak and degraded personality is not a qualified aspirant and there is no point in trying to convince this type of personality about anything that will challenge their belief system.

         

        About your statement: “True aspirant should always check his own egoistic desire that stops him to ask the correct questions for appropriate reasoning. “

         

        I think this is key. A true aspirant is one who can seek for truth wherever it leads, then adopt that truth and leave lower truths behind. A sage cannot give all of a teaching; it requires the aspirant to ask the right questions and in order to arrive at that point, certain work in purification and reflection as well as application in day to day life, is to be done. Then the questions can lead to keener understanding and purification of intellect. When there is dullness and rationalization even in seekers of the teaching it is the factor of still being in the grip of egoism and rationalizations. Not until there dawns a moving away from that bubble can their be asking of important and profound questions but then also the ability to assimilate, apply and thereby transform with the answers. Otherwise if the questions are dull there will be less chance of transformation. If the questions are lucid but the personality is impure-still gripped by subtle egoism (aspirant that outwardly follows but internally holds back due to fears as discussed earlier) then there will be less chance of transformation.

         

        Very well -keep up the good work

        HTP

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        The Ba (soul) visits the Mummified body (Khat)

         

        “GOD hath made Humankind of soul and body-that is, of an eternal and a mortal nature; so that an animal thus blended can content the dual origin-admire and worship things in heaven, and cultivate and govern things on earth… For it is plain that Humankind could not have sustained the strain of both, unless formed out of both natures, so as to be able to possess the powers of cultivating earthly things and loving Heaven.”

        -Ancient Egyptian Proverb

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    • #6551
      Shems Ua Netert
      Participant

      1) Level 1, Lesson 14, Video Assignments: Intro to Shetaut Neter 104-105 Parts 1 & 2

      2) “Shetaut Neter” can be translated as “Egyptian mysteries.” It is a religion that is indigenous to Africa, specifically to ancient Kemet or modern-day Egypt. It is an example of a true religion, or one that contains myth, ritual, and mysticism. Any religion that does not contain these three elements should not be considered true religion. Also, any religion that does not have enlightenment as its end goal is not true religion.

      The sphinx, located in modern-day Egypt, is the earliest evidence of the practice of true religion in history. The Kemetic names of the Sphinx include Herumakhet (Heru in the horizon) and Ra-Hrakti. Herumakhet represents a giver of life, stability, and power. It also represents the ruler of the upper and lower worlds, the director of truth, and eternity. Much has been written about Ra-Hrakti.

      Life is lived in pursuit of happiness. People continue to look for happiness through relationships with people and worldly possessions, but in the end, worldly attainments are illusory and only lead to disappointment. However, true happiness can be achieved through correctly adopting the teachings of a true religion.

      True happiness is to be obtained through the central process or goal of Shetaut Neter, which can be noted as, “Men and women are to become God-like through a life of virtue and cultivation of the spirit through scientific knowledge and bodily discipline.” By learning the ways of the Neteru and emulating them, we ultimately become like them.

      Ancient Kemetic kings and queens were both governmental and spiritual leaders. The king and queen were considered divinities that were placed in the position to minister for the supreme being. Thus, their duty was to uphold the principles of Maat (truth, righteousness, and order.) Because the principles of Maat were the foundation of both secular and non-secular aspects of ancient Kemet, the society flourished for thousands of years.

      The philosophy of Shetaut Neter can be summarized in 4 teachings:

      * Pa Neter ua ua Neberdjer m neteru

      There is one supreme being, Neberdjer, who is all encompassing. As the all-encompassing Supreme Being, Neberdjer includes the entire universe and the gods/goddesses. Neberdjer is abstract, and cannot be touched with ordinary thought. Through learning about the lower divinities, we learn about Neberdjer.

      * An Maat sui saiu set s khemn

      Maat refers to harmony, balance, and righteousness, while Khemn refers to ignorance. When people act unrighteously, negative qualities develop within the mind that are referred to as the “afflictions of set.” Thee include qualities such as anger, lust, jealousy, and hatred. These blind people from seeing the Truth.

      * S uashu s nafu n saiu set

      Fetters of the personality, or afflictions of Set, cause people to become conscious of their egoistic, mortal self. Thus, the afflictions of Set must be cured before we can express divine consciousness. The cure begins with developing purity of heart and righteousness that develops through the practice of uashu/ushet, or devotion to the divine.

      * Ari shedy rekh ab m makheru

      Practicing the Shedy disciplines leads to knowledge of the higher Self, or being “true of speech.” When one becomess established in Truth, the spirit is awakened and one becomes an “akhu” or enlightened being.

      3) One impressive statement in the video was that our acts on earth are no more than a dream. Another was the reminder that in reality we are immortal, transcendent, and all-encompassing.

      Seeing my daily experiences as only a dream makes it much easier to accept situations as they are, without wanting to change them or developing negative qualities such as anger, frustration or impatience in response.

      Being increasingly able to accept rather than struggle has brought me a great deal of peace.

      Furthermore, the increasing mental clarity gives me greater opportunity to reflect on the concept that I am actually transcendent and all-encompassing.

      • #6552
        Shems Ua Netert
        Participant

        Lesson #14 Interaction assignment: Response to post Sebai Maa’s post #5164 attached to original post #5424

        In his post, Sebai Maa raises the question of whether or not we are willing and able to live by the tenets that have been presented in the lessons thus far.

        I recognize the illustration in Sebai Maa’s post from The Serpent Power book. I take the illustration in the context of lesson 14 to imply that accessing words of power is not enough to achieve enlightenment. Purification and devotion to the divine are necessary steps along the way. This involves acting with Maat in all situations.

        I might know intellectually that separation is an illusion, and that in reality, there is only the divine… but it in certain situations, I find it difficult to act in accordance with this knowledge.

        However, in remembering the story of Na.nefer.ka.ptah, I recognize that there are no shortcuts to success. So, I continue to practice the disciplines and do my best to maintain an attitude of patience, perseverance, and humility.

        Htp

        • #6635
          admin
          Keymaster

          Udja

          Reiterating my reply #6634

          There are keys to help in this practice and antet-begag or relentless pursuit is important and finally “em” or going in or manifesting as Heru (light) instead of the reflection khat-ka-ren (body mind and name) in other words relinquishing the world, the part played in it and the experience of it for that which is not the dream-this is the way of Shetaut Neter. Indeed this seems like a mystery though in fully relinquishing it is possible to fathom what is beyond. Though all must continue on until it dawns, the capacity to let go of the dream.

          HTP

      • #6634
        admin
        Keymaster

        U

        Very good

        About your statements in #3:

        This teaching, about the dream concept, is one of the most advanced within Neterian mysticism. For it it were completely understood and then completely lived, it would yield not only the stress relief necessary to have a sharp intellect and calm mind to handle the ups and downs of life, but also it would lead to not only accept the changes of relative reality but eventually they could be dismissed altogether. In order for this to happen there are three important ingredients in the personality that need to be developed: dispassion, understanding, relentless effort towards realizing the meaning of the teaching and living it day to day and always; and in fact waking up from the dream and leaving dispassion, understanding, relentless effort behind altogether.

        Therefore, continue as you are; continue to draw peace and relief from the negative qualities and at the same time imagine what it would be like to progress to the stage just described? Imagine the song of the blind harper as he sings the following verses as he plays his harp.

        How would it be to realize this is a dream?

        What would the world look like when this were to happen?

        What if this were to happen soon, in this lifetime?

        What would you be willing to give up to achieve this?

        What is there to give up in a dream?

        One cannot linger in the land of the living.

        Therefore realize one’s acts on earth are like a dream.

         

         

        Temple

         

        “A thousand men are turned away from their good because of a short moment that is like a dream, and then that moment is followed by death that comes from having known that dream. “

        -Ancient Egyptian Proverb

        HTP

         

        • #6639
          ANTHONYBAHLIBI
          Participant

          Interactive Assignment Lesson 14, In response to Lndsey Hunnicutt, #6551, 6552 and Sebai Maa#5164, 6634,6635

          First, I appreciated Lyndsey Hunnicutts clarity and succinctness in the original lesson 14 post. There was such a wealth of information and critical points to the spiritual process in the two videos for this lessons that I was tentative about how much to condense my notes before posting. It was also helpful to see what other saw as most important points of the lecture.

          This video lecture was very helpful for me in the same way Lyndsey mentioned. It pushed me to question the worldly strife and issues that I hold onto and how I let these produce stress instead of releasing it as a dream and renouncing the ignorance that promotes the idea that success and struggles in the world are the pursuit of lasting fame, fortune, and happiness (lol.) As was mentioned in the lecture, we are fed this so much through media and entertainments that people are actually achieveing the goal of happiness through the pursuit of happiness in the world. I really contemplate this a lot now and look at other people and ask myself, what is the mental state in this situation, are they really happy or is it a part of the cultural theater, and I question my own aims and how they are maybe based in the pursuit of an illusion or are they in line with achieving Nehast ( true happiness.) More and more this really gives a great feeling of peace and freedom as Lyndsey mentioned, and this is a major part of my process right now – embracing that peace and renouncing the old concept.

          I am very very impressed and invigorated by the tradition of the Harpers Song. Along with this, the teaching about the dream concept. From my first time reading Sebai Maa’s books and gleening the wisdom of the harpers songs I immediately resonated with the dream teaching. It is very profound. At times I have attempted to talk about this in my day to day life with “worldy people” and at times been unable to really make the truth behind the point as clear in my own verbalization as it comes through to me in the teachings. So this shows an area where I can study more to understanding this great teaching, and most importantly put it into action – which is part of the process mentioned above that is happening by embracing the peace of the wisdom and going deeper into it.

          Htp!

          • #6655
            admin
            Keymaster

            U

            Indeed it is a “cultural theater”.

            The key to succeeding in the teaching is realizing the theatrical aspect of Creation and especially the theater of the human world of interactions. Many people can succeed in mechanical practices of the teaching, yet, there is neglect in dealing with the deep-rooted issues of the unconscious that promote holding on to the passions of the theater. This is why it is necessary to cleanse the “offending” negative aryu in the unconscious even as the conscious mind is also retrained and disciplined. Then there can be true success instead of self-delusion on the spiritual path.

            HTP

            • #6659
              ANTHONYBAHLIBI
              Participant

              Dua Sebai Maa, #6655

              Thank you very much for this response. I very much appreciated this emphasis on people mastering the mechanical process but the important part is actually dealign with the deep-rooted issues and “offending” negative aryu, so that real spiritual success can occur versus self-delusion.

              Dua, Htp
              Anthony

    • #6557
      Bastu Akhu
      Participant

      Level 1 – Lesson 16– Video Assignment – Kemetic Diet Class (Part 1, 2 &3)

      1. List the important themes presented

      Introductory teachings to Kemetic Health

      Hotep di si neter iri mettu wadj – an offering is given so that the divine may do greening of the mettu (vascular system)

      A. Who are we? We are energy beings, we do not gain from the physicality of the foods we eat but from the light that is embedded in them.

      B. Human physiology and the flow of energy – Human beings have 60, 000 miles of vascular (mettu) conduits which are corridors for fluid to run through the body. There are gross and subtle conduits. Gross conduits are located in the physical body such as heart, blood vessels, adrenal glands, etc. Subtle conduits are the nerves and nervous system and subtler than this is the mental conduits which use the brain. The mind however is not the brain ‘the brain is to the mind what a clothes washing machine is to electricity”. Therefore, mind is separate from the physical body. The diet is what keeps the vascular system clean so the life force energy can flow unobstructed. So a diet is not to lose weight after improper eating habits but instead it is engendering proper eating habits geared towards promoting life. In essence It is a prescribe set of foods that one eats to promote a certain effect on the body, which should be one that promote a clean vascular system.

      C. Diet and the Sefek Ba Ra – The three lower energy centers are governed by the three foods that needs to be carefully monitored and controlled. The first energy center is physical food, the second is the sexual food and the third is the food of the ego. The fourth energy center is what’s needed to transcend the lower three energy centers, this is the green food which leads to the black food which is the food of Asar- The soul.

      D. What is true health? – True health is being close to the Divine. Attaining God Consciousness. Nehast, Maakheru. Aset is the purveyor of divine consciousness, her wings symbolize attainment of high spiritual consciousness, elevated vision and all-encompassing consciousness symbolized by the Uadjid, the great Sun Disk. When one has this, they have expanded consciousness. The more your consciousness expand, the more life you have and experience.

      E. Symbols on Kemetic Diet Book– the cover of the book is represented as a plate which has symbols for food for body, food for mind and food for soul. The food for the body surrounds the plate with fruits and vegetables. In the center of plate there are three symbols, the ankh, a strip of papyrus and the divine eye which is the eye of Heru. These represents food for the mind and soul. The ankh symbol composed of circle and cross which means life process, the beginning principle of life occurs when the circle and cross meet. That which is eternal (spirit) and that which is temporal (matter) coming together to form life. When the spirit (divine consciousness) leaves matter it is called death. In order for the body (matter) to support and sustain spirit (divine consciousness) properly, it has to be free of meat and fish, control of the carnal appetite (this was prescribed by sages and saints of ancient Kemet to be found in the Pr M Heru texts). The strip of papyri reads “un n ka un” which means feed the mind what endures. The mind is your astral body, where emotions, thoughts and feelings are. When watching TV, talking to people etc. you are feeding your mind energy. Thoughts have energy and the residue of those thoughts and energy becomes lodged in the unconscious mind and the eye, the unconscious become dim, darkened and become ignorant of the higher glory beyond body, mind and soul.

      F. The Kemetic Diet – Practiced primarily by the initiates of Ancient Kemet, The Kemetic diet is a way of life, a way of thinking, a way of feeling and a way of eating that allows one to perfect one’s practice and experience of Kemetic spirituality. It is a prescribed diet for the Body, Mind and Soul.

      G. Kemetic Spirituality – The word Kemetic comes from the word Kemet which means black, the black land known as Kemet in ancient times is called Egypt today. Kemetic spirituality is uncovering the mysteries of the Divine, a path to Enlightenment. The people of Kemet discovered certain secrets about health that leads to enlightenment. They discover there is one disease, ukhedu and one solution, a diet that is green. To discover kemetic spirituality, one only have to put in proper raw material so the DNA could conduct metabolic functions that need to go on in order to have a healthy human body because the body already has wisdom given to all of us in the beginning embedded in the genetic code to promote health.

      H. Duality and Health – All that exists creation is dual and so is the body and mind. The opposite elements of acid and alkalinity affects both body and mind. When your body becomes acidic from improper foods, you create toxins and if cannot be removed it will be lodge in fat tissues which are waste materials you can’t get out of your body, this leads to vascular system being obstructed causing ukeddu. So the body should be slightly alkaline. Acidic thought food also causes an imbalance in mental functions producing agitation, greed, lust, anxiety etc. Alkaline thoughts on the other hand leads to peace and virtue. Whatever the mind is then the body will follow. Bringing the body and mind to a balance is done through fasting to allow body to cleanse itself and allow DNA to go back to the original programming, eating green foods, eating only when hungry, taking in proper mental food, breathe control, etc.

      I. What is disease? Disease is a form of stress that you are not handling. Disease occurs when there is an imbalance in the system of the body that cause microorganisms to take over or become depleted. This is derived from relying on ego self to handle problems of the world which leaves one susceptible to opinions of others, to gain and loss, desires, frustrations etc. which is then most times relieved improperly through improper foods, alcohol, TV, smoking, fast women, fast men, clubbing etc. which are all temporary distractions from your true self because the unconscious mind does not relax. Therefore we do not catch disease, we develop them. The only true relief from stress is spiritual enlightenment or a path that leads to spiritual enlightenment which is the state of being comfortable, relaxed and spontaneous with ourselves and the universe.

      J. Anhk -Udja -Seneb – Life, Vitality and Health. Anhk means life process. Udja is a kemetic term/symbol that means fire drill. The human body has a fire drill, which relates to the process of consuming food that uses the fire to metabolize it in a proper way. The gastrointestinal system is a pit into which one throws spiritual offerings such as food. The higher perspective of udja means the life force energy that courses through the body of a human body comes in through the astral body , through the Sefek Ba Ra, the seven energy centers and courses up and down the subtle spine which is the pillar of Asar, the Djed. If energy in unobstructed and allowed to flow, it starts a blazing fire which burns the personality, egoistic mind and leaves only divine consciousness. Seneb means health or wellbeing and it also is the symbol for the Ba (soul).

      2. Explain what impressed you most about this presentation

      The Kemetic diet book is one of my favorites so I enjoyed this lesson very much. I found the videos to be very helpful in gaining insights into the teachings of “greening” the body, mind and soul that I missed while reading the book over a year or so ago. I particularly appreciated the section on diet for the astral body and its effects on the Sefek Ba Ra, the seven energy centers. I found the explanation of what happens to the life force energy if it’s allowed to flow freely up and down the subtle spine, through these centers to be profound. I gathered that the udja (fire) this movement creates burns up one’s egoistic idea of individuality leaving only divine consciousness. Just as how when the life force energy from physical food is properly metabolized, the energy flows through the mettu unobstructed ensuring health of the body. So it seems if we eat light, think light we unveil light, pure consciousness.

      Interaction assignment

      Sebai Maa Response post #2983 (August 6th, 2015) to Semauiba Sakuhai post #2958

      Semauiba asked a great question on what it means to purify the intellect and how it relates to mind and perception of information. As indicated by the Kemetic Diet, in order to understand the teachings, there has to be health not only of the body, but also the mind and soul. Sebai added in this post that there are different levels of the cognitive process. First is Anpu, which when purified recognizes truth vs. falsehood. Then there is Djeuty, the intellect, which when purified, thinks correctly without emotional interference. Then there is Aset, which is intuitional wisdom that does that use cognition at all. At this level of purification one knows and no thinking is required. Practicing the Kemetic Diet, Maat, Shedy disciplines, good association etc. will cleanse the ego and ariyu and render the mind pure (maakheru) to recognize intuitionally the Higher Self (beyond mind, beyond time and space).

      Htp

      • #6636
        admin
        Keymaster

        Udja

        This assignment post has been a good review of essential aspects of the teaching of the Kemetic Diet. It is always important to understand that while a certain level of physical health (inc. health of body, mind and soul) is necessary to advance on the spiritual path, this should not become an obsession as that can cause obstructions. So as with other things the health pursuit should be with diligence but with the perspective of a means to an end and that being the capacity to have an instrument (body, mind and soul) that is capable of perceiving higher consciousness. The instrument needs to be in balance, calibrated and constructed with proper materials (vitamins, minerals and low stress) to constitute an instrument that can stand the rigors of life and still perform above the call of duty. The instrument needs to be provisioned with sufficient and qualitative fuels such that it will function to the required specifications and thereby allow the user to do the proper research required to achieve the purpose of the work.

        Temple

        “If you would preserve understanding and health to old age, avoid the allurements of Voluptuousness, and fly from its temptations…. For if thou hearken unto the words of the Adversary, thou art deceived and betrayed. The joy which it promises changes to madness, and its enjoyments lead on to diseases and death.”

        -AEP

         

        HTP

      • #6692
        ANTHONYBAHLIBI
        Participant

        Response to Shems Akua #6557

        There were a number of important and interesting points summarized in this review of Lesson 16. Point c and point d were vary clear and a helpful review of these important points. Point e, the point made on the papyri on the Kemetic diet cover that reads ” Un n Ka Un” and that the Ka is the astral-mental body, reading this review made me better understand that when we feed ourselves with objects, people, and experiences as our substantial food we feed it that which is temporary; when we feed it with the transcendental in Shedy and yoga practice we feel it what endures. The quote that stuck out to me most when reading this and felt was very important is, point I, that disease is an imbalance caused by “relying on ego self to handle problems of the world leaving one susceptible to opinions of others, gain and loss, desires, frustrations.” and continued. This is a very important reflection on the nature of disease and how it Leads to unnatural and unhealthy habits, negative aryu, and cyclic ignorance and rebirth in ignorance. This is a very important point linking the physical and mental dimensions of health and disease in the role of Ukhedhu, egoism, and also through “Un n Ka Un” points us to the spiritual food and dimensions of health. On a practical level I can relate strongly to the information in this point, as it is something to work with and is even The thing we are working with as aspirants to change and propels everything else to wisdom and self control or ignorance and negative aryu.

        Htp

    • #6637
      ANTHONYBAHLIBI
      Participant

      Level 1 Lesson 14, Intro to Shetaut Neter 104 105 part 1 & 2 Goog, 59:08 & 1:01:22

      1. Introduction:

      What are the Mysteries?
      Shetaut Neter translates as “Egyptian Mysteries.” The mysteries are Ancient Egyptian African philosophy, religion, and spirituality and the teaching about the hidden secret Supreme Being. This is the earliest term known term for “religion” and a Neterian is one who follows the Neter. Shemsu means “follower” as in “Shemsu Neter”, one who follows the Neter and the teachings of the Neter. Teaching can be approached as a spiritual philosophy of life or religion. Shetaut Neter and Neterianism are both acceptable terms. Shetaut Neter being an original term from the Medu Neter, and Neterianism is derived from Shetaut Neter.
      Religion is the most powerful force driving culture. Culture is everything that a human cares about and dos. If you want to be liberated you have to think about your culture; degradation or civilizations, wisdom or ignorance? We are not interested in pop culture or entertainments but are looking at our life today. The Legacy of the ancestors is to be lived and the culture must be continually cleansed so we can benefit from it and that allows us to be elevated. True religion is a process that leads to: Myth, Ritual, and Mysticism.
      Who is Ntr or Ntjr?
      The symbol of the flag represents the single all-encompassing divinity (Ntr), the one ruler of the original ben ben (mound) who self-created and is all that exists in creation as well as is transcendental to creation.
      Who are we and when was Neterianism Practiced?
      Kamitan-African Religion; Temple of Shetaut Neter.
      The Sphynx (Heru Makhet or Ra Horakti) can be used to date the earliest practice of religion and the earliest known date for the complete practice of Shetaut Neter (10,000BC.) Kemetic Scripture provides extensive information on the Sphynx. The Sphynx contains all the symbols of the complete Kemetic philosophy. The headress is metaphor for a Lions Mane, symbolic of the constellation of Leo, which was in the procession of equinoxes at (10,000BC.) Nubians and Kemetians had the same skin color and the Kemetians originated in Nubia. 10,000BC in its earliest recording evidence (not the beginning.) Kemetian cultures earliest evidence (Sphynx) shows a complete spiritual and high philosophy as well as technological-scientific civilization, the earliest evidence of religion after this is relics (3,000BC) and not developed into system until (2-2,500 bc.) This relates to a perfection in the spiritual teachings of African spirituality and Kemetic teachings are reflected in other African religions and world religions.
      The Pursuit of Happiness
      Life is really about the pursuit of happiness, but where does happiness come from? There are various pursuits possible (affair, health, good job, house, marriage, car, family.) With all these pursuits there is a problem (when you fill your car, it will run out of gas, everything is changing and unsustainable.) Pursuing these things as sources of happiness leads to complex entanglements and disappointments. Life is not going to get better unless one adopts the teaching correctly and leads a life that takes you away from strife and unhappiness. The world is always changing and not permanent, so you will never find permanent happiness in the world. Happiness can’t come from externalities and to do so is the pursit of an illusion, grief is natural to the mortal world, but if you use well your mind you can overcome grief. Take Hollywood celebrities for example, they are seemingly successful and prosperous but they are not truly happy. How do we get into this? Because others do it and we believe we should to. On entertainment and media we are shown people as happy, good looking, etc. This is an illusion and not factual. True religion is designed to lead one on the path of enlightenment – more peaceful, higher consciousness, higher faith. These are signs that a religion is working and leading away from the problems of life.
      What are the essential philosophy of Shetaut Neter?
      A central purpose or goal; Become God-like. What this means is a much deeper study, spiritual work, metaphysics, rest of the teachings, and the knowledge and practice of how to cleanse and elevate oneself. That’s the hard part. How is it going to work: Study of the philosophy and practice of the disciplines. This is what Shetaut Neter is all about as well as Sema Institute
      What is the purpose of life: Kmtic proverbs and the Harpers Song (genre of Kmtic literature that deals with understanding the meaning and purpose of life.) Our acts on earth are like a dream. When you have a dream it appears real but when you wake up it’s not real, and vice versa; which is the reality? There is something within us that is beyond these changing realms of consciousness. How are you to elevate yourself beyond this that is becoming gods and goddesses. The purpose of life is to study how this is to be achieved and then practicing. Many are called and few are chosen. We are looking at this information because we are ready to pursue a new course, seeking to know answers, tap into the wisdom within. Egyptian Yoga vol 2 uses the Hymns of Amuns to explore the deeper teachings through philosophy and meditation to discover the transcendental state within (uses dream metaphor teachings.)
      The role of the Spiritual Teaching and Enlightened One. Sba or Buddha ( the enlightenment.)
      The Philosophy of the Afterlife: the Tombs were dedicated to rebirth. The Temples were dedicated to rebirth. In Kemetic Spirituality it is understood that you are not the matter of the body and the authentic religion is supposed to help you recover your immortal-transcendental-all encompassing awoken nature. Magnanimous vision of life (Heru holding animals-master of life.) The student should know this is possible, learn that it’s possible, and not be overwhelmed. Allow yourself to be impressed by it and believe this is possible and has been done from time immemorial. Its as possible for the ancient masters (Imhotep) as well as all of us by training the mind through the disciplines.
      The Great Awakening: Nehast. Awakening to Spiritual Consciousness. The first four Shemsus of Asar. Prt M Hru quote says “I am that same God.” Discover who am I and discover the mysteries. By learning the ways of the Neteru, emulating them, and becoming like them. Becoming an Akhu. An Akhu is one who has achieved Nehast.
      Six Main Traditions of Shetaut Neter. They are all related, no conflict, and all emerged from Anunian Theurgy. They are not sects, they relate to different forms of the spiritual practice with various emphasis to accommodate the different minds of the people. Each tradition are related to specific divinities, which are all interconnected in the Family Tree of Neterian Gods and Goddesses. All the Gods and Goddesses manifest from the single transcendental divine, so it is not a polytheistic religion. Thse who call it polytheism are doing so to say they have a higher idea of religion, but really this is more advanced becomes it divinizes all of creation so you can never step outside of the divinity and this acts as a spiritual practice as well. All images represent the “Bes”(outer image), and this is not the ultimate meaning. These are represented as “lesser beings” to lead us to the higher supreme being. In western religions you are to revere god directly but it lacks system and has dogmatic-orthodox issues that create guilt shame and imperfection – so becoming divine, perfect, god-like is impossible. The divinities allow one to master creation instead of being controlled by it. This gives us easy entry into spirituality (natural divinities which lead to supreme transcendental essence.) This is a scientific approach to allow the person to propitiate the divine and be elevated. It’s an advanced system.
      Anthopomorphic and Zoomorphic Iconography: relates to the teachings about the neter.
      Temple Architecture and Shetaut Neter Teaching: the temple represents the primeval mound (holy of holies, highest spot on temple grounds), the middle section is the hypostyle hall and then the court. The exoteric teaching shows worship of the divinities. Temple scenes show the outter teaching or exoteric teaching of serving the divinity; the esoteric teaching is for the inner part of the temple. Ordinary people give their worship in the court and hypostyle hall but don’t go into the inner temple. Teachings given in this lecture represent the teachings of the court. The temple architecture represents the levels of initiation from the world to aspiration to striving (aspirant) to established. This is related to the aspects of religion (myth, ritual, and mysticism) as well as high divinities ( Ptah, Ra, Amun.) 2 pylons symbolize duality of life ( Maati,Uadjit Nekhbet Aset Nebthet.) Going into the pylons represent going beyond duality to only see divinity. Each section closes by doors opened to the initiate. Parastyle court, Hypostyle hall, and holies of the holies ( two rooms of fire and water (duality, serpent power) and inner shrine. Outter court represents deeds and actions, hypostyle hall is for words-wisdom teachings, the inner hall is for advanced rituals, meditations, metaphysics, and mystical exercises. The higher teaachings are hinted at in the texts but have not been applied in a temple situation today. The Temple is the house of life, a temple, a hospital, and university. The school rooms for things other than spirituality were housed in different buildings within the temple complex. Temple of Aset is still standing strong and can be visited.
      Kemetic Pharoahs: These were government and spiritual leaders. Heka and Hekat(prince-male-ruler-teacher and ruled-female-student), king and queen.
      Sacred Scripture of Shetaut Neter: Extensive spiritual teachings. We do not need to look anywhere for the record of the teaching and it does not have to be speculated about but is available to be studied and practiced for success.
      The Forces of Entropy: There is two movements; creation and entropy (destruction.) Everything in creation has entropy and must be continually renewed through the creative process. Thus there is no evil in Kemetian philosophy but there is degradation in all time-space things (ignorance being the greatest degradation.) Thus the Kemetic practitioner as exemplified by the Per Ahh has to give the offering of Maat, the offering of righteousness which is a perpetuation of the culture as a re-awakening, a restoration. The offering of Maat is the ultimate offering and this is one of the main roles of the Per Ahh.

      2. The “Great Truths” of Neterian Religion.

      These four great truths are like a formula or code. From the mixture of the elements (teaching) certain compounds are created (enlightenment.) The four great truths condense and encapsulate the entire teaching and when understood give the key to understanding the entire teaching of Shetaut Neter. Understanding the philosophy itself does not lead to enlightenment, enlightenment comes from understanding the philosophy combined with practice of the disciplines. Information + Experience=Wisdom. Information + no action = nothing, still ignorance. Today’s culture has more and more information but the culture is degrading more and more.
      Pa Neter Ua Ua Nebertjer M Neteru. One supreme divinity manifesting as everything. Abstract divinity that cant be touched with thought, its beyond thought. The lesser divinities allow you to aspire and contact that supreme divinity. All matter is made of energy and that energy all comes down to the same stuff (Nun, primeval ocean) and how it takes form is related to the Word-sound-mind. Nebertjer is closely associated with Khepri, who is associated with the creator of the morning and is an aspect of Ra and the Anunian trinity. Symbolized by the Scarab Beetle who creates the day and cycle of time. The Supreme Being creates himself and is one, it’s not created, and emerged on his own from the Nun. This “self-creation” shows that it is the one Supreme Being, ua ua. This shows that the divine is not very far, all created things are the transcendental divine. The loss of this, is ignorance, and a suffering. This divine is hidden from all created things, showing that it is transcendental beyond all beings, form, name, thought. The Neteru, humans, and nature are proceed from the one supreme divinity.
      An Maat Swy Saui Set S-Khemn. Unrighteousness is selfishness, greed, lust, jealousy, envy, etc but the primary unrighteousness is ignorance. The first ignorance is related to Great Truth #1, ignorance of the nature of the divine. Vice versa righteousness leads us to purity and wisdom, in particular righteousness of following the teachings and being awoken to do away with ignorance and the ignorant actions. “Inj-Set” represents the fetters of Set developed into an affliction-disease-struggling and suffering of being bound-fettered. These are the afflictions, the mental disease of anger, greed, lust, selfishness, etc. Wisdom dissolves the egoism of Inj-Set, heals Inj-Set. Its important that Set is not reflective of the idea of “Satan” which is a degradation of the Kemetic philosopy of Set; this idea of Satan allows one to give up responsibility and say “the devil made me do it.” This is not the Kemetic philosophy which states that we must achieve the victory of Heru and the end of the battle between Set and Heru ourselves, and Heru and Set do not correlate to the idea of the devil-angel on the shoulder. The idea of Satan and that duality is spiritual madness and true religion resolves this crisis. So one must study the teachings and practice.
      S-Uashu Se-Nafu N Saiu Set. The Fetters of #2, the unrighteous act itself, causes one to be conscious of the ego and the self as a mortal being (ignorance,) when you act magnanimously with righteousness and purity your burden of the personality is lifted and you start coming into harmony with cosmic order and then are lifted from Saiu Set. The wrapped mummies have a bandage place on the mouth, this is Saiu Set, which keeps mouth from being touched by the Sba-ur ( the great star, illumination, object of opening the mouth, enlightenment.) This relates to opening the mouth, the mouth as the instrument of creation (word), which when fettered keeps the consciousness unexpressed (ones divinity-enlightenment is fettered and can’t express, obstructed closed ignorant mind fettered by mortal consciousness related to ignorance of Great Truth #1.) Saiu Set is essentially our egoism, attachment to mortal consciousness and ignorance of transcendental nature (divinity.)
      Ari Shedy Rekh Ab M MaaKheru. Practice and study of the teachings(Shedy) leads to beingTrue of speech, which means being established in truth, an Akhu, an enlightened being. This relates back to the teaching of Great Truth #1, Ua ua, one one without a second. As long as duality of divinities exist this creates a conundrum of philosophy in which the supreme cant be known – the singular transcendental being.
      Nebertjer means all encompassing. Saui Set and S-Khemn are ignorance. Maat is righteousness. S-Uashu is devotion. The path to the supreme is devotion combined with wisdom. Shedy or Sheti represents the spiritual or yogic disciplines (wisdom, devotion, righteous action, meditation.) This lead to opening of the mouth to be MaaKheru (True of Speech.) To achieve this one should be devoted to the divine and study the wisdom philosophy.

      • #6652
        ANTHONYBAHLIBI
        Participant

        In the first section it should read ” Shetaut Neter is the earliest term known for religion”…

      • #6657
        admin
        Keymaster

        Udja,

        A very good and comprehensive report on the teaching of this lesson.

        “The study of nature is the first rung on the ladder to greater understanding.”

        -AEP

        One important task of this program is to introduce but also inculcate the teaching first intellectually and then incorporating feeling and experience. The first stage of learning the teaching is of paramount importance and then remembering it occurs through knumnt nefer or good association such as this venue. By hearing it again and again in different forms it becomes part of life in a way that can be relied on even when not in class. The teaching reported on here is to be kept as a storehouse of knowledge so the class lesson wisdom learned is not like in a regular school where things are learned and then forgotten after a test. Life itself is the test and the grade is not A-B-C-D-. Rather the grade is how well the approach is to relinquishing worldly ideals and realizing transcendental awareness.

         

        Well done

         

        Temple

        “”Om” – from Ancient Egyptian demotic papyrus”

         

        HTP

        • #6658
          ANTHONYBAHLIBI
          Participant

          Dua Sebai Maa, # 6657

          Thank you very much for the feedback. Through this course I hope to develop a strong practice and good association combined with intellectual understanding, feeling, and continue to realize the truth of the teaching through my personal experiences. With the aim to become part of life and consistently attain the goal of relinguishing worldy ideals and realize transcendental awareness.

          Look forward to continuing these most important life lessons
          HTP

          • #6673
            admin
            Keymaster

            HTP
            Keep up the good work

    • #6661
      Shems Ua Netert
      Participant

      1. Level 1, Lesson #15 Video Assignment: Intro to Shetaut Neter 104-105 parts 3 & 4

      2. Lecture Summary

      Maat Philosophy

      Maat philosophy holds that we have a divine purpose. If we follow the path of truth and righteousness, we will discover peace, prosperity, and immortality. Following the path of Maat involves learning Maat philosophy from a qualified teacher, and practicing the teachings at all times. We cannot be “absolved” from our negative deeds. Aside from causing agitation in the mind and thereby preventing true understanding of the teachings,negative deeds also cause impressions in the unconscious mind that lead to suffering and reincarnation.

      The heart contains a person’s thoughts, feelings, and desires. After death, judgment occurs in the form of weighing a person’s heart on one side of a scale, with the feather of Maat on the other side. Negative qualities such as anxiety, deceit, and anger will add weight to the heart, causing it to be heavier than the feather of Maat. Thus, a person whose heart is heavier than the feather of Maat is judged to be unrighteous; the person will suffer and then reincarnate. If the weight of a person’s heart is even with the feather of Maat, the soul is good but not perfected, and the person will reincarnate as a servant of Asar. If the heart is lighter than the feather of Maat, the soul is judged to be worthy of sitting in the throne of Asar, to dissolve into and become one with him.

      Maat philosophy also has a practical aspect. In a society, everyone’s basic needs should be met. Those who have more material wealth than is needed should give to others who would otherwise not have enough. There is no peace, internal or external, unless this is done.

      The Papyrus of Ani portrays a scene in which an initiate, Ani, is led into the inner shrine by Heru. Ani has been judged to be righteous. Heru is led into the inner shrine, where he is anointed, and becomes Akhu, or an enlightened being. This scene is reenacted as a ritual when an initiate is deemed to be ready.

      Great Truths

      Great Truth #3 holds that an aspirant finds freedom from unrighteousness through devotion to the Divine and the teachings. Devotional practice should include both personal and communal activities. Also, in order to fully learn the teachings, the aspirant must have an authentic spiritual preceptor, because the subtlety of the teachings make them even more difficult to understand than rocket science.

      Great Truth #4 holds that the practice of the Shedy disciplines ultimately leads to enlightenment. Shedy is a term that refers to studying profoundly, and penetrating the mysteries. The four disciplines of Shedy are Wisdom, Maat, Devotion, and Meditation.

      Goddess Aset presides over the wisdom aspect. Images that portray Goddess Aset suckling Heru represent the way in which a spiritual teacher disseminates the teachings that nourish the mind and soul of an aspirant.

      Enlightenment comes to fruition through the practice of the Shedy disciplines in 3 basic steps:

      1) Listening- Myth- Sedjm: This involves listening to the wisdom teachings and acting in accordance with them.
      2) Reflection- Ritual- Aru: This involves performance of the daily, monthly, and annual rituals. At a minimum, one who wishes to be Shemsu must practice the 3-fold daily worship in the morning, at noon, in the evening. The 3-fold worship represents the three forms of Ra: Khepri (dawn), Ra (noon) and Tem (dusk.) Monthly rituals include the festivals of new and full moon, while annual festivals include the summer and winter solstices. The aspirant should maintain connections with the lecture system and teachers of the teachings.
      3) Meditation- Mysticism- Uaa: This involves attaining higher vision through the practices of meditation on the Subtle life force, Righteous action, I am, Glorious light, Wisdom teaching, and/or Tree of Life. In order to truly understand the Divine, we must become one with it.

      The Kemetic Diet & Sunu Philosophy

      This philosophy holds that health is of three types: mind, body, and spirit. The true source of disease is in the unconscious mind, and must be cured there. Thus, the mind and heart must be purified of anxiety, anger, and other negative qualities.

      The body must also be purified. Thus, the Kemetic Diet book stresses abstinence from the intake of impure substances such as meats and alcohol. Also, the intake of supplements is recommended because the agricultural and food processing techniques of modern society diminish the nutrient content of foods.

      The Supreme Being

      Since God is everywhere and in all things, God can be seen but not understood until higher consciousness is achieved. Many worldly activities represent misconceived notions of how to achieve divine oneness, which is our true innermost desire. By engaging in sexual activity and the purchase of material objects, people are attempting to unite themselves with those people and objects. However, these actions cannot bring true completion. In order to find completion, we must realize that we already have it.

      The Supreme Being is all-encompassing, thus the entire universe is the divine. The gods and goddesses symbolize the principles of creation; they are not realities in themselves, or actual personalities. They are a part of and are controlled by God, just as an extended hand is a part of a person’s body. In the mythic teachings, the gods and goddesses also symbolize aspects of ourselves.

      Neberdjer, the Supreme Being, is abstract and beyond the comprehension of all but the most advanced aspirants. The anthropomorphic and zoomorphic representations of the divinities allow aspirants to gain increasing understanding of the abstract aspects of the divine. Essentially, by viewing the various portrayals of God, the aspirant begins to achieve a more complete understanding of what God is.

      3. What impressed me the most was the discussion about Neberdjer and the iconography in relation to the lower divinities. I liked Seba Dja’s metaphor of getting to know a person by looking at various pictures of that person in different settings and circumstances. I also appreciated Sebai Maa’s comment that, until an aspirant can altogether stop his or her thoughts during meditation, the iconography is still needed.

      • #6662
        Shems Ua Netert
        Participant

        Lesson #15 Interaction Assignment- Response to post #5804 attached to posts #5657 & #5694

        In her Lesson 15 summary, Akua wrote “Facing my own impurities is not easy, but knowing what they are is better than living in denial and delusions.”

        In his response, Sebai Maa wrote about the stagnation that occurs when people are unable to face up to and resolve their vices. He also noted the consequences such as emotional drama and illnesses that will occur because these individuals do not fully let go of the illusory nature of the world.

        I also sometimes find that it is difficult to face my own impurities. For me, it becomes easier when I remember to define myself as the Higher Self, instead of as an ego that is hurt at the thought of needing to improve.

        I also have to admit that sometimes on good days, I find myself wishing that the world was not only an illusion. Then of course the bad days come, and I am gratified to remember that this is all a dream.

        Htp

        • #6668
          ANTHONYBAHLIBI
          Participant

          In response to Lyndsey Hunnicutt #6662

          This is helpful to read. What Akua wrote is very true, and I relate to what you mention in regards to the difficulty of facing the impurities in either physical form or especially in thought. For me at times when I feel impure or have a lot of worries and anxieties it can make me even feel too impure to practice or more difficult to focus on my mantra as a way to change my mind states. As Akua mentioned I am happy to be more of aware of the difference between clarity-wisdom-peace which makes the impurities of body or mind even more uncomfortable – which pushes me to understanding renunciation not as a desire-escape but as a real wisdom and movement toward peace to allow intensive practice to happen which I know is not only peace but also evolution into purity and awakening. One thing I have thought about as I work with these stages especially in Level 1 practice is that we are being persistent and getting real preceptorship and positive assocation – so I think the persistenance will become steadfastness in the practice that is bound to overcome the impurities and inconsistencies. I truly believe that going through some of these things is a part of waking up versus self-delusion as Sebai Maa mentioned, but I also resonate strongly with the importance of what Sebai has mentioned in regards to really needing to get through. Many practice mechanics of a practice but not actually work on purification and realiziation-undestanding-dissolving unconscious impurities, and that is what we are doing which is a great enedevour.

          • #6678
            admin
            Keymaster

            Udja

            About your statement: “For me at times when I feel impure or have a lot of worries and anxieties it can make me even feel too impure to practice or more difficult to focus on my mantra as a way to change my mind states.”

            Indeed, this negativity that ensues when the mind is feeling bad due to a negative experience and then thwarting the spiritual practices or even allowing oneself to fall back to old patterns, (why try, its no use, let me forget it for now and watch TV and eat whatever I want” then feel bad and come back to the practices—one step forward and two back occurs and also stagnation.
            This issue is part of a cascade of negative aryu that has been setup in the unconscious and can sometimes be a daunting aspect of mind to overcome. Again, as stated in another post, the answer is the same, khack-ab (dispassion), and antet begag (continued pursuit without being discouraged {repeated effort}). With these two efforts in applying the teaching given by Aset there will be eventual success. This teaching is so important that it is being reiterated here and is worth repeating again and again. Application of the teaching leads to exhausting and resolving/dissipating the old negative patterns and setting up the new dynamic ones and then there is 5 steps forward and 2 back and 10 and one, etc. and eventual success.

            HTP

            • #6682
              ANTHONYBAHLIBI
              Participant

              Dua Sebai Maa, #6678

              Thank you very much for this teaching and reiteration of Khack-Ab (Dispassion) and Antet Begag (continued pursuit without being discouraged-repeated effort.) My goal is to practice according to the Three fold shedy practice daily without fail, as I know intellectually and from the experience of it that this exhaust and dissolve the old negative patterns.

              Htp

        • #6676
          admin
          Keymaster

          Udja,

          Response to: #6662

          About your statement:

            ‘I also have to admit that sometimes on good days, I find myself wishing that the world was not only an illusion. Then of course the bad days come, and I am gratified to remember that this is all a dream.”

          Reply by Sebai MAA: There you go! – right answer. Whenever the situations arise let the intellect repeat the same truth and eventually the unconscious [aryu] will run out of desiring and “wishing that the world was not only an illusion” and give up!

          Discovering reality and then having the courage and will to face reality are the greatest powers an aspirant has to overcome the illusion of time and space.

          The secret to success are given by goddess Aset: khack-ab (dispassion), and antet begag (continued pursuit without being discouraged {repeated effort}). With these two efforts in applying the teaching there will be eventual success.

          HTP

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      • #6674
        admin
        Keymaster

        Udja,

        A good summary.
        I will add a few things to your statement:

          “The Supreme Being is all-encompassing, thus the entire universe is the divine. The gods and goddesses symbolize the principles of creation; they are not realities in themselves, or actual personalities. They are a part of and are controlled by God, just as an extended hand is a part of a person’s body. In the mythic teachings, the gods and goddesses also symbolize aspects of ourselves.”

        Indeed the gods and goddesses {neteru} are in essence not really personalities but they can be approached as such by people practicing the first level of religion in order to familiarize themselves with them and acclimate to their energies and teachings. Then the more abstract aspects can be grown into as the authentic spiritual practice moves forward. Otherwise the anthropomorphic aspects become hardened and thereby gross orthodox religion ensues.

        About your statement:

          ‘I also appreciated Sebai Maa’s comment that, until an aspirant can altogether stop his or her thoughts during meditation, the iconography is still needed.”

        It is important to remember that when we say thoughts stop it is meant that the perception of time and space from an individualistic perspective has ceased. In other words, perception of existence never stops since that is the essence of being, and always existed and always will exist. The issue is the addition of ego differentiation away from the undivided consciousness. If a person were able to cease those egoistic, dualistic perceptions then there is a state of anrutef wherein nothing, that is “no” “things” are perceived. If that state were maintained for a sufficient time then the undivided nature expands to encompass all and that allness is also recognized as both the transcendental self NETER as well as the nature of one’s own true identity–this is called NEHAST or spiritual or great awakening. In this realization also is the discovery that as one with NETER we are controllers of the gods and goddesses and they do not control us except when under the spell [delusion] of egoism. Therefore, the ideal of spirit possession or being controlled by the gods and goddesses or susceptible to spells, etc. is a reverse of the ideal understanding which has been set forth in Neterian wisdom since the time of the Pyramid Texts.

         

        Temple

        The Judgment in the Hall of Maati

         

        HTP

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    • #6667
      ANTHONYBAHLIBI
      Participant

      Level 1 Lesson 14, Intro to Shetaut Neter 104 105 part 3 & 4, 1:01:57 & 28:46

      Maat Philosophy

      Maat philosophy is described in the Prt M Hru, book of enlightenment, through the teaching of the initiate and the journey to Asar- Sekar (Asar in form of King of the Duat,) through the myth of Asar, and is present in all Kemetic scriptures and teachings. The initiate’s heart is weighed on the balance scales of Maat, with three outcomes; the heart can weigh less, more, or equal to the feather of Maat. The heart is represented as a vessel containing our thoughts, feelings, and desires, and when the heart is weighed down or made heavy this is caused by ignorance, unrighteousness, worries, anxieties, lies, deceit, desires, etc. If the heart is even with Maat it represents the initiate will be the servant of Asar and get to behold Asar. If lighter, the initiate sits on the throne of Asar, becomes one with Asar.

      After the weighing of the heart Heru leads the initiate into the inner shrine to meet Asar. This would be done rituality by priests and priestess in the place of Heru, Asar, Aset, and Nebthet. At the throne of Asar the Initiate would receive an anointing representing the initiate becoming a pure Akhu and enlightened. This is the culmination of Maat philosophy; to be pure of heart, true of speech (MaaKheru), which allows the initiate to discover the divine and immortality.

      Learning Maat philosophy and practice every day is an essential aspect of Shedy and Shetaut Neter. The fundamental teaching of Maat philosophy is on the nature of action. When you do an action it remains in your consciousness and causes agitation and repetition of that action. This residue continues after life and impels rebirth.

      Great truth 3; Devotion and Freedom and Great Truth #4: Shedy and Maakheru

      Shedy means to to uncover and study the mysteries through yogic disicplines. This involves Devotional practice and Wisdom teachings, symbolized by Aset suckling Heru. Uashu means devotion and it is very important and must be studied and practiced with the help of a preceptor in order to be successful. Everyone has the potential for success and enlightenment. Two aspects of practice; personal and communal. Seba & Sebat; preceptor and students, engage in a tantric process of imparting the teachings and receiving them.
      Practice of Religion and Yoga

      There are four main yogic disciplines consisting of three steps; Listening (Sedjm), reflection, meditation (Uaa). This correlates to the three aspects of religion; myth, ritual (Aru), and metaphysics; and the three levels of aspiration, striving, and becoming established. The four yogic disciplines are devotion, wisdom, action, meditation, and includes tantrism. The practice of yoga and religion lead to same goal.
      Three main rituals; Daily, Monthly, Annual. Basic daily observances. Shemsu’s basic requirement is three times daily ritual, representing the three phases of the sun (Kehpri Ra Tem) at Morning Noon and Dusk. The practitioner’s shrine should consist of; scripture, ankh or other divine image, Candle, incense, and prayer mat or blanket. The divine image is chosen by which worship, divinity, or tradition is most interesting to you. Initiatse have to remain connected to the dissemination of the teachings, and connected to the rituals by practice.

      Kemetic Diet; purty of body

      Vegetarian, no alcohol or smoking, sobriety. Mind; work to purify worries and anxieties. Strive for three fold health of body mind and soul to maintain spiritual evolution practice. Along with diet, Tjef Neteru spiritual based yoga postures from temples and papyruses of Kemet were practiced by the priests and priestesses and purify the body, mind, and act as a spiritual practice. Diseases arise from impurity and from the astral and causal plane (unconscious mind) and the unconscious must be cleansed to be truly healthy. Is Kamut still available and has it proven to be very beneficial as a daily addition? Imhotep is one of the most prominent and important Kemetic physician philosopher priests, and has been falsely represented in popular culture.

      Belief versus experience

      Question How to know god; by belief, knowledge or understanding?
      Response: In order to understand something you have to become one with it. The problem with human life is related to the search for happiness and most often what we are seeking is not bringing real happiness because it can’t be found in the things we are pursuing. Uniting with objects of the world is not fulfilling and in the story of Aset and ra, Aset pursued to know the divine beyond the objects of creation. The issue is not the objects of creation, the issue is within ourselves and our wrong views and actions. The teaching found in the temple of Aset says “no mortal man has unveiled.” This relates to the transcendental Supreme Being which cannot be known by any physical sense. When you say you believe in god it’s lesser, I know god more complete, I Am god is the higher statement but needs to be realized. God can be seen (as creation) but not understood. Through meditation on the divine you become one with the All and this allows the ignorance of separation to be dissolved, and in the Harpers Song it is explained that separation is an illusion. To have this experience and realization is the reality of the divine. The sage maintains a particular kind of dual consciousness meaning seeing the individual person, object, or experience as well as seeing only the divine.

      Symbology in Worship and Mystical religion-yoga

      Symbology is a central aspect to life and plays an important role in mystical religion and yoga. In incomplete religion and western culture, when one symbol is the only symbol that is correct and represents the “truth”, that is idolatry. The understanding that all forms and creation itself is a manifestation from the divine, this is an understanding that goes beyond idolatry because all symbols represent a unique way to understand the abstract philosophy of the divine and leads the mind from form to beyond form – abstract.
      Symbols are used as pathways to the abstract. The misconception that one can go straight to the abstract is a misunderstanding and a common mistake. The symbols are crutches for the beginning stages of religions and necessary. Must learn to understand the symbols of the iconography so they can be used properly as crutches. Ushu bes; Worship with form. Uashu nebertjer; all encompassing. Symbol and structure is how the spiritual path is designed to lead to concentration of the mind on that which leads to thoughtless abstract experience of consciousness which is the higher worship.

      Gods and Goddesses

      Gods and goddesses are symbols of cosmic principles. They exist in a philosophical conceptual form in the same way as Krishna, Buddha, etc. Ra came down to personally preside, then his children successively. Aar and Aset were first human beings or incarnations who actually existed. This is what the teaching says. Most importantly it is metaphorical to understand our own consciousness, when looked at purely as historical we run into same issues of faith based orthodox religions. They are cosmic principles so that we can understand their source. All things in creation are temporary including ntru and humans, all are connected to the supreme transcendental. These principles also represent aspects of your personality that needs to be mastered. The iconography cannot be overlooked. The two truths; practical and transcendental. Ntru (smoke) Ntr (fire), look for the smoke and you will be led to the fire.

      Purity of Heart

      Without purity of heart nothing is possible. You can memorize the scriptures but if hearts not pure will remain degraded. It allows you to feel the teaching and not just think about it.

      • #6679
        admin
        Keymaster

        Udja,

        A good summary of the overall wisdom presented in this lesson.

        I want to especially highlight one statement as it is crucial to the understanding of the goal of the teaching and the nature of enlightenment:
        “The sage maintains a particular kind of dual consciousness meaning seeing the individual person, object, or experience as well as seeing only the divine.”

        Indeed, the duality is more of vision than of consciousness and relates to being able to perceive transcendental essence and at the same temporal superficial nature. So when seeing objects in time and space i.e. Creation, those are recognized as objects as well as essence. So in other words seeing Neter in and as things that spirit has “apparently” differentiated into or is manifesting as.

        Now, we may also consider that there is a third vision or we might say that the dual dissolves at the same time into a unitary vision, a non-dual experience in which the sage not only sees God and objects at the same time but from a subjective standpoint those two are melded into the experience of “one-self” —in Other words when the sage sees objects they are recognized, and also when seeing the objects God [the transcendent] is there also being recognized, and the third is that even as the objects and god are recognized also there is recognition that those two are “me” –so the sage is God seeing God manifesting as objects. An this brings a wonderful and transcendental meaning to the saying “Its all good!”

        “Those who have learned to know themselves, have reached that state which does transcend any abundance of physical existence; but they who through a love that leads astray, expend their love upon their body, they stay in darkness, wandering and suffering through their senses, things of anxiety, unrest and Death.”
        -AEP

         

        Temple

        HTP

        • #6683
          ANTHONYBAHLIBI
          Participant

          Dua Sebai Maa #6679

          Thank you very much for the response and expanded teaching on the enlightened perception. Reflecting on it. The picture is entertaining 🙂 Look forward to continuing into the next lesson.

          Htp

          • #6763
            admin
            Keymaster

            HTP

      • #6686
        ANTHONYBAHLIBI
        Participant

        Correction to my lesson post for #6667…this was lesson 15 not 14.

    • #6690
      ANTHONYBAHLIBI
      Participant

      Level 1 Lesson 16, Kemetic Diet Class 1-2-3, 1:02:54, 54:29, 1:00:55

      Htp di si neter iri mettu uadj and What is a Diet
      This is a Hekau. It means that if an offering is given to the divine then it will cause the divine to make ones mettu green-flourish. If you make a move towards the divine the divine will make a move towards you and will reciprocate. Also used to make an offering to someone, heal someone, offer foods, etc by propitiating the divine.
      The popular concept of diet is eating what you want and when you get obese you go on a “diet.” A diet in the yogic sense is a proscribed set of foods for health and wellbeing. Kemetic diet is a way of life, thinking, eating, living that allows one to perfect yoga practice and experience of Kemetic spirituality.
      Kemetic Diet Book Cover
      fruits and vegetables surrounding three symbols. First is a scripture that reads “Feed the Ka with what endures”, next is the Ankh (beginning of life process and eternal-circle and temporal-cross), Third is the Eye of Heru. These represent foods for the body, mind, and soul. Un n Kha Un: Feed the Kha with what endures. Ka represents the (mind-emotional body-thought body-feeling) When we are watching tv, talking with people, entertaining fantasy’s; these are all foods. When we feed our mind, we are feeding ourselves energy (positive or negative). These becomes lodged in the unconscious mind and darken the Eye of Heru (awareness and transcendental self.) That eye (soul-unconscious) becomes ignorant of the higher glory which exists beyond the body mind and soul. The Kemetic diet is designed to feed all three parts to have health of body, mind, and soul.
      Kemetic Scriptural Injunctions
      In various places Kemetic scriptures state an initiate must practice a diet free of meat, fish, and control of carnal-sexual appetite. If these are not done, a person’s physical body will not be capable of sustaining divine consciousness. These scriptures include instructions of the temple of Aset, Prt M Heru (30B, 64, 137A),
      Vegetarian diet was primarily applied for the initiates. When the general population of Kemet came to the temple for healing they would first go to the Shepard of the Anus, a priest designed to cleanse the digestive tract through cleansing and moving towards a green diet including specific herbs and other healing modalities. The teaching here is that ordinary people can do what they want and nature will show them the way by problems and difficulties. Indigestion leads to learning proper digestion, difficulties lead to learning. The discipline of the Kemetic diet is for those who want to pursue true health and spiritual enlightenment.
      When working with the masses you help them do the best they can do, but the practice of the initiate must be different and used for the purpose of spiritual practice. The dietetics of initiates are now being included in the general health information of the masses but this doesn’t mean they will get serious about true physical mental spiritual health. The masses will often try and find reasoning to support their addictions and habits and make it ok.
      What is True Health?
      Health is being able to be free of pain, fit, and physically able to carry on the duties of life. A person can be fit and be experiencing ill health characterized by athletes who suffer from health issues. For example a person with a leg issue can attain a higher spiritual consciousness while someone is fit may have an ignorant frustrated mind. True health means being close to the divine. Your body could be crushed-dying-pain but if your mind has achieved Nehast (god-consciousness) or MaaKheru (truth of speech) then you are healthier then someone who is young and has lots of life but has no spiritual consciousness. Many of the people who are “Standards of health” can have unrighteous thoughts, uncontrolled desires, bad diets that will lead to issues. For example OJ Simpson had a problem before the issue arose but he was considered “great” before this. The masses have been taught by society and culture to live vicariously through these people, this is how we have been taught and instructed and this is a form of unhealthy mental food. Whats important is discovering Kemetic spirituality. In truth its truly simple; we have spent so much time and energy searching for the answers to health, fountain of youth, etc. Kemetic teaching is that the body already is embedded with the wisdom of health. All that a human needs to do is put in the raw materials that are necessary for the body to conduct the processes and metabolic functions that lead to a viable human body.
      Akh Udja Seneb
      Usually spoken after the name if you speaking about someone who is due respect and homage. Udja often referred to as a “fire-drill” (to make fire), the life-force energy that courses through the human comes into the astral body through the Sefech Ba Ra and course up and down the subtle spine (pillar of Asar-Djed). If that Pillar is unobstructed it starts a blazing fire that burns the personality and leaves ashes (physical personality) while burning up the egoistic mind and leaves divine consciousness ( higher perspective.) If that fire is allowed to burn properly it consumes food and it is metabolized properly and the gastro-intestinal system is like a pit into which one throws spiritual offerings ( putting offerings into the fire). If you throw an item which is not combustible (meat, drinking too much liquid, too much cooked foods etc) this squashes the fire. Seneb means “health-well being”, the full spelling includes the symbol for the Ba (soul), and this means that if you have true health this means health of the body mind and in particular the soul. So Kemetic concept of health goes beyond the ordinary concept of health.
      What are the foods for the mind and soul
      We are energy beings. In the Asarian resurrection myth the divinity Asar has been killed, Aset finds the body which has grown into the pillar, she opens the pillar and finds the body. She starts fanning the body with her wings (divine consciousness, ability to fly, elevated vision and all encompassing consciousness) The Sun disk symbolizes that all encompassivne divinity. This gives one automatically expanded consciousness. The more divine consciousness experience, that relates to more life-force. When we have a constricted perspective (frustrated, egoistic, limited), this results in the most limited form of life. This leads to degration worse then animals, you don’t see animals going into store to buy drugs, cigarettes, meat, stressed out and addicted due to stress. This is worse then animal kingdom. When this happens we have to seriously consider how we are leading life, a higher vision is the answer. When indulged in carnal appetite it will lead to being too skinny or too fat ( not eating enough or eating too much) which clogs the mettu-obstruction.
      Mettu-vascular system
      60 thousand miles of tube-vascular systems for fluids energy etc. The Kemetic diet is designed to keep these clean and keep them from getting obstructed by toxins poisons etc. Gross mettu including physical aspects; heart, adrenal pathways, digestive system, brain conduits, major conduit in the spine. The Subtle are the nerves, capillaries, nervous system, mental conduits. If the Mettu is green this represent a state of health. By an incorrect diet Ukhedu develops. The teaching of Kemet is that disease is caused by the foods that are ate.
      Mind vs brain
      Brain is to mind what clothes in washing machine are to electricity. Any appliance needs electricity(mind), without the mind the corpse is not enlivened. The mind therefore is separate from the physical body. Meditation allows you to experience yourself without the body, and this means experiencing the Astral body. If the Ka is dull (dull thoughts- dull mental food) by associating with the physical body and desires which cause impressions in the mind. These dull impressions obstruct the mind. The brain has various connections for electricity where thought is passed through. Certain drugs effect the brain and produce psychedelic or hallucinatory experiences. This is one of the main reasons why people turn to drug addiction because they want to experience expanded consciousness but this doesn’t work. If they were to put down the drugs and start studying yoga philosophy and meditation, this leads to true divine consciousness. The drugs destroy the body and inhibit true divine consciousness. The greatest high is divine consciousness and the pleasures of life is experiencing a higher level in divine consciousness – more fulfillment happiness and joy. Even people who have experienced this or know about it it can still be difficult to give up the addictions and addictions to physical existence to carnal and mental pleasures leads to difficulties in applying oneself to purification and attainment of higher consciousness. This difficulty is caused by ourselves and the life we have lived.
      Acid vs Alkaline
      All creation is dual and composed of opposites, and the balance between these opposites. The raw materials can be classified as either acidic or alkaline. This teaching is the key to promoting health. Certain foods promote acidity which leads to toxins and if they can’t be removed those impurities are lodged in the body. Kemetic initiates were focused on eliminating built up fat and creating healthy digestive tract. The “Shepards of the Anus” were designed to cleanse the digestive tract, the source of fire. Where the impurities develop in the mettu this becomes a specific disease due to toxins and poisons. The body is supposed to be slightly alkaline while being balanced in-between. Acids produce Ukhedu (mucus). Acidity and alkaline also manifest on the thought and spiritual level ( acidity lead to frustration anger desire etc, alkaline thoughts leads to sublie virtous spiritual thoughts.)
      Ardently pursuing righteousness and purification of body mind soul
      Failure in life is caused by not acting in accordance with nature. We must become ruthless. We are facing pent up desire and impressions. IF you Chant-affirm yourself into something you become to act by it and are forced into an action. Therefore we must be ruthless about our righteousness and purification of our unconscious mind to allow us to pursue the teachings to the highest degree. Health is essential to this, the highest degree of health allows for the highest degree of understanding of the teachings.
      Greening the Body
      Vegetarian diet, no alcohol, no smoking. A focus on greenery (highest source of light-energy.) You also live on the life-force that is within the righteous teaching. Greenry is Asar. Represented by vegetables, lettuce, and the fruits produced by the trees. The purpose of this “green” is to make green the mettu including all the vessels of the body. Not eating proper foods leads to imbalance, the polarities of health are acid and alkaline. Too much acid leads to the disease process manifesting as mucus, phelm, pustule, etc. If the excretory system cannot eliminate the acids the fats in the body take them in and lead to obesity (built up of excess poisons.) green is a color of balance, of the heart. Heart in Sefech ba is the center between above and below. Life force energy travels through the mettu including blood and invisible subtle mettu of the astral body. Poisons in the form of too much acid forming food and cooked foods leads to obstructing the mettu of the body, negative emotions and thoughts block the astral body and the third Sefech Ba Ra. Western medicine is not focusing on diet and thoughts it’s focused on pills with many adverse side effects. The protein myth is promoted primarily today by the cattle industry and also has its origin in regions lacking vegetation but it was still unnatural. Meat eating produce aggression, constipation, and mucus. Mental diseases of anger, depression, etc.
      In Ancient Kemet they did not have to deal with modern processed foods especially by Western cultures. This did not mean their life was easy, there was still the ability to eat prohibited foods, over eating, etc. Fasting was used to transition into a proper diet. Eating out of habit is not enjoined. One should eat at the proper time when hungry not because its dinner time, etc.
      Breath. This is another part of the diet by taking in life force energy through the breath. Sebek the crocodile god is about breath control as well as while chanting, singing, etc. How the breath is used can lead to squandering the energy or developing life force energy. Shallow breathing is one way to squander life force. Stress encourages shallow breathing, and this leads the mind to fall into imbalance. Taking a deep rythmic breath is the first step to bring yourself back from the delusion, stress, and negative thinking versus getting deeper into the stress, paralysis, etc. Alternate nostril breath is also good. Sound diet; proper foods, not over eating, not eating out of habit, proper exercise, right mental foods that allow the mind to be opened, etc.
      Greening the Mind
      It is clincically proven that the mental state produces changes in the body. Pure thoughts are important for health. Eating pure foods with pure thoughts. The difficult philosophy is made possible through pure foods and pure thoughts. Many want to listen to high philosophy like the Prt M Hru, Egyptian yoga vol 2, Resurrecting Asar. For these to be made effective the Kemetic Diet, postures, fasting, yoga disciplines are essential. The desire to use only the intellect and call this spiritual advancement is egoism (Setian.) With this practice one can pursue the teachings forever and not progress. Distraction from the true source of the problem is the norm. What an aspirant must to is reflect, contemplate their life, fast, purify, seek to overcome the negative aryu and obstructions instead of encouraging them and continuing in that line. Mental foods that are unhealthy include negative thoughts about oneself, reading tabloids, gossiping, etc. These lead to bitterness through negative mental food.
      Ukhedu-Stress-Disease
      There is one disease (Ukhedu) and one solution ( Green diet, be made green.) Disease is caused and enforced by stress that is not being handled. If you are comfortable, spontaneous, and relaxed with the universe there is no reason to be stressed. Stress is caused by relying on our ego self to handle the problems of the world. That ego self is always susceptible to opinions of others, gain and loss, desires and frustration of not being able to attain our desires. Stress relief for the masses is handled by junk food, intoxication, sex and sexualized relationships, shopping, tv, partying, music. These all take us away from our true self. This was not the use of music in ancient times. These just delay the inevitable because the unconscious mind (filled with impressions of sress, anxiety, etc) is always present, so when these things wear off your still have to deal with this. The only real relief from this stress is spiritual enlightenment or to be on the path toward it. This is the only way to truly enjoy life. Disease is an imbalance that causes microbes to take over or become depleted. Also stifling the mind with negative impressions. Inflexible mind leads to inflexible body.
      Three major downfalls
      Food addiction (1st energy center), sex addiction (2nd energy center), ego addiction (3rd energy center.) All these lead to frustration, anxiety, worry, attachment, vanity, etc. An initiate must be very careful with these three.
      Black Foods- foods for the Soul
      Black foods, food for the soul, Asar becoming black: Transcendental consciousness beyond all colors and all foods.
      Transition Diet
      One must be careful if they are coming off meat. Make a transition from current diet of body mind and soul to the green diet of body mind and soul. Cooked vegetables and soups are ok. Move gradually to %50 diet to an %80 raw food diet. Be careful of having too many fruits near meat diet because of fermentation. The Green diet will start cleansing you and produce mucus eliminations. If the transition becomes too aggressive, get proper personal guidance. Everyone has to decide what foods to eat tell the intutition is developed and one knows what to eat. One should be persuing seasonal foods and GMO/inorganic foods. All foods you enjoy should be considered temporary so that you can let go of it and eat the next seasonal food. When done right this leads to a perennial enjoyment. Lemon water in the morning is a good alakaline drink to start the day. Fasting is used to cleanse the food out and allow the body to break down built up waste. Laxative foods like senna tea, bitters, etc are going to be beneficial as well. A Kemetic diet will then be able to replace the purgatives, enemas, and long aggressive fasts if you have the proper Kemetic diet and regular fasting. If health is compromised go and get a green juice. Vegetarian vitamins and supplements as needed. This will allow you to maintain yourself in a state of health. The best juices are organic, unpaturized, and fresh. Bottle water is good, disilled water is not as good as true spring water. Supplements and green mixes can be added to water to add alkalinity and minerals to it. If you become cleansed in the way that’s enjoined you will experience lightness of body and mind, loss of excess weight, the mind becomes cleansed from egoism and desires. This peace allows for awakening of the higher consciousness. To become green allows you to become one with the greenness of the Asar, the soul, our higher destiny the transcendental.

      • #6693
        ANTHONYBAHLIBI
        Participant

        Continuation Lesson 16, #6690

        2. What impressed you the most

        As I reflected and reviewed what I have known about health, I am very impressed and helped by the information and I feel it is the whole picture. The response I gave on what is health, and my understanding, has developed into a clearer understanding of taught in the lesson and on the cover of Kemetic diet. Physical fitness and freedom from pain is one aspect of what was being said on this point, but the larger point was health of the body mind and soul which is oneness with the divine. Our consumption of not just some proper physical food and non-consumption of some improper physical food is the basic aspect of diet whereas the role of egoism, ignorance, or Maat and wisdom are fundamental to our aryu, lifestyle, potential, and also manifests as areas of difficulty, addiction, attachment, misunderstanding, nonunderstanding, affictions, and fetters or their opposite in our life. When I struggle with my practice of shedy of physical, mental, spiritual food understanding of how to better act is one aspect but understand why I may acted in a habitual-conceptional way or why I am having trouble acting according to the potential seen in the teachings is where the state of mind shows an ignorance and thus a “difficulty.”

        I was also really impressed by the history of Kemet and the greateness of the philosophy, how it has not often been analyzed through its own culture and why this is so important to do because of its antiquity. Also, the history and scriptural injunctions related to the disciplines of the initiates, how clear these are in the Prt m Hru and other places. In reflection it makes common sense that there would be the spiritual diet and general population diet as it is in all cultures that came after and today the spiritual community follows precepts and disciplines and the general population is different. If you visit a culture, you don’t see represented the ways of the inner temple but the masses. Depending if the masses are more or less enlightened that’s what will be seen, with Amercia being an extreme example.

        Htp

        • #6773
          admin
          Keymaster

          A good summary of the main teaching of the Kemetic Diet principles.
          A comment on one statement:
          “This is one of the main reasons why people turn to drug addiction because they want to experience expanded consciousness but this doesn’t work. If they were to put down the drugs and start studying yoga philosophy and meditation, this leads to true divine consciousness. The drugs destroy the body and inhibit true divine consciousness.”

          In principle it is true that if a person turns away from drugs and to yoga and meditation they will be benefitted BUT only to the extent of their maturity and readiness. A person living an agitated lifestyle or diseased lifestyle cannot easily just turn to Yoga and meditation or even sit attentively to listen to philosophy or appreciate their importance. So there needs to be a process of cleansing the body mind and soul through the right physical, mind and soul foods even if in increments, until a certain point of maturity is reached that can approach the teaching and follow in regular practice and thereby develop conscious awareness of the inner center of peace that allows the external crutches of drugs, entertainments or negative foods, to abate and eventually be conquered.
          Therefore, a person is neither expected nor is able to easily turn towards yoga and meditation since the world is as tough an addiction as crack or meth and really much stronger, indeed stronger by many orders of magnitude. So no wonder why so few are able to extricate themselves from the clutches of time and space! Therefore, gradual movement is promoted with patience and compassion, respect and honoring a person’s current place in life but also with forthrightness, non-facilitation and non-codependency, for what kind of sage who commiserates and supports the delusions of aspirants, would be useful in attaining enlightenment?
          A comment on #2:

          One important difference between the ancient culture and the present is that even though many of the common fold did not follow a strict Kemetic diet while the initiates and priesthood did, back then their diet did not contain synthetic chemicals and toxins as is the case today in all non-organic foods. So, this is an added burden we have today that was not there before as well as the issue of the extreme denaturing of modern foods with over farming and monoculture farming. In ancient times the foods were much more nutritious and by contrast we have many obese people who suffer from malnutrition today.

          HTP

          • #6777
            ANTHONYBAHLIBI
            Participant

            Udja Sebai Maa #6773

            Dua for the feedback. This addiction to time and space is serious and rooted in ignorance of who and what I am. I am determined to know myself as the transcendental self during formal or informal practice, in any plane, universe, or planet! Therefore its very important as you advise to have patience and compassion along with increasing Khak Ab and Antet Begag.

            Dua!

    • #6695
      ANTHONYBAHLIBI
      Participant

      Continuation to Lesson 16

      “Hair absorbs a higher rate of animal proteins than bone or teeth, and the isotope ratios in hair of the mummies corresponded to that found in hair of modern European vegetarians, confirming that the ancient Egyptians were also mainly vegetarians.”

      “The real mystery is the fish. Most people would probably expect the ancient Egyptians living along the Nile to have eaten loads of fish. However, despite considerable cultural evidence, there seems to have been little fish in their diet.

      “There is abundant evidence for fishing in Egyptian wall reliefs and models (both spear and net fishing), and fish shows up in offering lists. There is also a lot of archeological evidence for fish consumption from sites such as Gaza and Amama,” said Spence, who added that some texts indicated that a few fish species were not consumed due to religious associations. “All this makes it a bit surprising that the isotopes should suggest that fish was not widely consumed.”

      https://www.insidescience.org/content/what-did-ancient-egyptians-really-eat/1630

      • #6774
        admin
        Keymaster

        Udja

        Indeed, fish was consumed but not widely or in many areas because of the Asarian Resurrection Myth that held that a fish ate Asar’s penis. Other injunctions stemmed from the Kemetic Diet, namely that fish is a degraded food and this is evident in the fact that the shelf life is very short, starting to rot as soon as the fish are caught and killed.
        Yet some groups in certain areas did not observe those restrictions and as today, would receive the aryu from those practices.

        HTP

    • #6746
      Shems Ua Netert
      Participant

      1. Level 1, Lesson #16 Video Assignment: Kemetic Diet classes 1, 2, and 3

      2. Summary

      The Kemetic diet is a way of life that allows one to fully experience Kemetic spirituality. The sages of Kemet prescribed a diet that promotes the purification necessary for true health to occur. True health is being free of pain, physically fit, and able to carry out life’s responsibilities. More than this, true health is being close to the divine. This is achieved through the nourishing of mind, body, and soul.

      Fasting, and loss of excess weight can rid the body of ukhedu. Moreover, abstinence from impure substances such as meat and alcohol will prevent it from forming. It must be understood that we are actually light- we are energy. Thus, we promote our health through the intake of life force energy through green foods, pure air, pure water, and righteous teachings. Acidity in the body from meats, alcohol, and other impure substances poisons the body and leads to ukhedu. Overcooked foods also promote ukhedu, or obstruction of the mettu. When the mettu are clogged, the life force cannot get through and this causes disease. The Kemetic Diet Book contains instructions for transitioning into the Kemetic diet, which should consist primarily of raw, green foods. The consumption of greenery allows the purest intake of divine life force energy. Additionally, green juices provide water and nutrients that will clear physical disease from the body.

      While the health of the kat (physical body) is important, it is equally important to promote purification of the ka, or mental/emotional body. The ka is fed through the factors to which it is exposed, such as television or other media images, and interactions. Anger and other negative emotions clog the subtle channels of the astral body leading to issues such as poor digestion. Negative thoughts, images and energy, including carnal desires, form a residue within the unconscious mind. This residue clouds the Eye of Heru, or soul (ba), and the person becomes ignorant of the divine. The solution is not to distract ourselves with more movies, music, parties, sex, and other distractions, but to face our issues through reflection and meditation.

      Aside from the intake of pure foods for the mind, body, and soul, Kemetic arts now described as “alternative modalities” can be used to promote health. For example, massage removes impurities through the excretory glands (Smai Tawi is a form of self-massage.) Also, reflexology uses pressure points on the bottoms of the feet to release hormones through the body. Meditation cleanses impurities from the unconscious mind. Breathwork can also be effective, as shallow breathing during moments of stress starves our internal energy centers. With proper breathing, we regain the ability to think clearly. (Pills, on the other hand, cannot actually heal the mind.)

      3. What impresses me most about this series is the discussion of the concept that we are actually beings of energy. I learned through an introductory science course that matter and energy are actually the same. Through reading the Egyptian Tantric Yoga book, I have begun to realize the significance of this concept. I am finding great peace in reflecting on the truth that everything is the divine: all objects, all people, even all thoughts and feelings are actually divine energy. I find that recognition of the divine as everything causes cravings (for certain foods, experiences, e.t.c.) to diminish because there is increased awareness that at every moment, everything is complete and as it should be, because everything is the divine.

      • #6747
        Shems Ua Netert
        Participant

        Lesson #16, Interaction assignment, Response to post #6636 attached to original post #6557

        In his response to Akua’s post for this lesson, Sebai Maa wrote about the importance of pursuing health of the body in a balanced way, rather than as an obsession. He discusses the importance of creating balance for the “instrument” (body, mind, soul) so that it can perceive higher consciousness.

        It is possible to become so focused on making the lifestyle changes espoused by Shetaut Neter, that sight of the true goal is lost. I remember in one audio lesson, Seba Dja remarked that “the path to peace is peace, and the path to joy is joy.” If we forget that the ultimate goal is enlightenment, and that recognition of our divine nature is essential in the process, we can develop negative feelings such as fear of failure, frustration, guilt, or impatience while pursuing health behavior change. I like that Sebai Maa refers to the body/mind/soul as an “instrument;” it helps me to remember that in reality we are the divine energy that flows through the body/mind/soul.

        • #6785
          admin
          Keymaster

          Udja

          Temple

          Above: khut-spirit-fire-applied-to-Ra’s-heart to form Creation

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          A good understanding of the fundamental KD principles.

          About your observations in #3:

          Indeed, even before modern physics came along, the Anunian Creation myth and the scripture of the Teaching of the Temple of Aset said essentially that Creation is a transformation of undifferentiated consciousness (Nun) that has been acted upon by Khu or the divine will energy of Ra. The Nun itself is composed of the energy of Ra’s mind. So all Creation is energy and has been given form by the khut (akhut) manipulation of energy at the direction of Ra’s will. So undifferentiated matter is unformed energy and solid (differentiated) matter is energy given temporary form.

          Lets consider that when you have a dream at night; at that time you are doing the same thing, as what God does, when you create your dreamworld and everything in it. The dreamworld is in your mind and is composed of energy you have brought together and given form to in accordance with the will of your aryu. You are a microcosm of Divine Spirit (which we refer to as a soul) and as such you have a spark of creative power of God. God is the Macrocosm encompassing all the souls and all the worlds that they can create. Creation is in the mind of God and the mind of God is referred to as his heart and Gods heart is also known as Lord Djehuty who is divine intellect-in other words, cosmic mind. If you were to work with your Djehuty (intellect) and thereby fully understand that your microcosm is a manifestation of the macro, then your identity would shift from only being aware of the micro and then awakening to the macro and this occurrence is referred to as enlightenment. Taking this a few steps further, it means realizing that all Creation is created with manipulated energy to give it temporary form. So Creation, the micro and macro manifestations, is illusory and only the witness of that Creation is “real.” In other words, everything in the world, the people, animals, planets, etc. is illusory in reference to you and you (the manifestation of your personality[ego]) and everything in Creation (time and space) is illusory to other people and since an illusion is not worthy of holding on to, you should neither hold on to your own personality (ego) or that of others or the world, etc. etc….One should not hold onto a dream. Therefore, your reflections, if followed to their advancing implications, leads to the higher discovery that is promised by the teachings: nehast

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          “Know thyself as the pride of creation, the link uniting divinity and matter; behold a part of God Itself within thee; remember thine own dignity nor dare descend to evil or meanness.”

          -AEP

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          HTP

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    • #6789
      Ptah Maut Ankh
      Participant

      Shems Ptah Maut Ankh
      1. Intro to SN (Shetaut Neter) short part 1b.mp4
      2. Themes:
      a. Who is Sema Institute- Publishing house, not associated with any other organization, School with authentic spiritual preceptorship.
      b. History of Neterianism- Lord Kepri brought the teachings to humans. This is the oldest known codified spiritual system, which is at least 10,000 years.
      c. Who are the Netarians- Those who consider themselves Shemsu (followers of Neter).
      d. Who is Neter- The Supreme divinity Neberdjer and the Gods and Goddesses are aspects of Neter and the doorway into Neter. This is called henotheism not polytheism.
      e. The Purpose of Life- To attain the great awakening, enlightenment to know thyself.
      f. 3 Stages of Religion
      i. Myth, The story of the divinity. Ritual, Commemorate the divinity. Mystical, Living the myth.
      g. The goal of Neterianism- Nehast Awakening
      h. The 4 Great Truths
      i. Pa Neter ua ua Neberdjer m Nereru
      ii. An-Maat swy Saui Set s-Khemn
      iii. S-Uahu s-Nafu n saiu Set
      iv. Ari Shedy Rekh ab m Maakheru
      i. Books- Currently going through “The Tree of Life” with Unut Anpu.
      j. Daily Practice- Morning I do 10 minutes of yoga postures, do a short ritual to the gods and goddesses, recite the 4 Great Truths and meditate for 15 minutes. Lunchtime I chant Om Amun Ra Ptah 4x, acknowledge the noon ushet and acknowledge my higher self. If the weather is nice I will take a walk and chant otherwise I will read one of my ebooks, currently Tree of Life. Evening time depending on schedule I chant Om Amun Ra Ptah 4x, acknowledge the evening ushet and acknowledge my higher self. Sunday morning I listen to the Ushet on Blog Talk Radio and Thursday night co-present the Evening Ushet on Blog Talk Radio.
      3. This was a very good intro into the Netarian religion. The presentation was broken down into smaller components and it all flowed together. For me it presented Netarianism as it really is, a real codified spiritual path that has a factual history. It dispelled the negative image that the bible has painted of ancient Egypt.

      • #6821
        admin
        Keymaster

        Udja
        Temple

        The extension of the intellect which we possess for the survey of transcendent things, is very narrow; but most ample when it shall perceive with the felicity of self-consciousness.”

        -AEP

        Udja

        Very good; you were able to get a good feeling wir what Neterianism was and is or can be now in the present. It is good you are working with Asr. Anpu as the TOL is an advanced teaching.

        Your weekly spiritual practice feels balanced and containing a mixture that will feed the needs of body, soul while challenging the mind as life challenges the heart through ethical choices that all must face in life.

        Remember that the foundation of the teaching is comfort and security in its wisdom, preceptorship and your aspiration. To be secure in the wisdom it helps to have a proven legacy that is evident. This lesson provides that insight and for further proofs more independent researches can be done with the same result. With this confidence then there can be trust in the teaching and preceptor. Then what is necessary is trust in oneself even if that means forgiving oneself for past misdeeds or transgressions which are all to be lumped under the cause: “absence of knowing self”—then the task is to move forward to gain that knowledge of self and eradicate the ignorance that gave rise to the knowledge of and belief in the knowledge of not-self “khemn“.

        HTP

    • #6801
      ANTHONYBAHLIBI
      Participant

      Level 1 Lesson 17, Kemetic Diet 4,5&6, 55:14, 46:33, 1:00
      1.Important themes

      We now will look at specific parts of the Kemetic Diet book that should be given particular attention. Page 46 “The soul belongs to heaven, the body belongs to earth” from the pyramid text period. This teaching was reflected on all subsequent periods of Kemetic history and is an important teaching. This relates to the teaching on our true self and the nature of the soul and the body. This immaterial part of our nature which is the true life, cannot be found in any part of the body. Conventionally we identify with our body as “who I Am” and this is reflected in society and the mass consciousness and is what a spiritual aspirant is striving to purify. Pg 76, “twain are the forms of food; one for the soul and one for the body. Some are nourished by the two fold form while others with the single.” A late period proverb. The food for the body is gross body (physical body) and subtle body (mind.) The one food is the food for the soul, foods that lead to the spirit. This is the foundation of the Kemetic Diet, this simple practice of moving towards increasing purity by working from where we are currently at. Page 51, image of the cosmos (star) coming into the third eye of the initiate as well as the breath of life imparted through the nostril by the goddess.

      Ancient Egyptian relief’s show two different kinds of foods; offerings and foods of festivities. Nobles had their tombs decorated with festivities and royalty had their tombs decorated also with Prt M Hru texts. The foods of the ordinary egyptians was varied, largely plant-based and reliefs mostly show vegetables, fish, poultry. Contrary to this, the Prt M Hru and other texts from AE show clearly that initiates are taught not to eat meat including fish, poultry, intoxicants.

      Hotep offering slab represents the merging of the opposites as well as materialism-individuality into the one. The leg chepesh used in the Hotep offering slab is also used in Prt M Hru rituals including the opening of the mouth ceremony. This was the symbolic form of the “Stars that do not rest.” The purpose of this symbology is to encourage and teach the aspirant to become like that of the unmoving stars – this is the food of the cosmos talked about. Pg 62, health really involves a balanced process of taking in physiological foods, psychologica foods and spirituality-soul. These are the foundations of the Kemetic Diet ( this understanding is largely missing from mainstream as well as alternative health movements especially when they lack a spiritual aim.)

      Ukheddu and mucus. Two causes of mucus-excretion. Cleansing mucusless foods produce the elimination of mucus if much is present, and eating mucus-forming foods produce mucus to deal with the acids of the foods ate. These are two different things. Mucusless foods lead to less mucus in the body whereas acid forming foods produce more mucus in the body. Ukheddu should not be directly translated to mucus but is in fact the “disease process” of acid-waste that produces mucus and other forms of obstructions in the vascular system.

      Ankh is the life process that allows the clay(body) to be vivified, and this produces Oodja(fire) that enlivens the clay and the subtle energies of the body-mind-spine. This fire burning in a dynamic way represents health (Seneb.) Learning how to work with the vitality-fire of the body is essential to maintain health and vitality.

      Pg 138 ailments of the mind. Anger, greed, lust, etc should be considered as subte illnesses. For remedy the opposite virtue to the vice should be pursued. Ailments of the soul 174, practice meditation to develop will power, which cannot be developed intellectually.

      Discussion on supplementation, antioxodiants, free-radicals, enzymes, healthy bacterial, and EFA Essential Fatty Acids.

      Placebo effect is real and has been shown in both drug and surgery studies.

      Medical industry good for tests and trauma as in cases of testing blood or reattaching a limb.

      Gloss on the myth of Heteru and Djehuti. Heteru in the form of Sekhmet destroys unrighteousness, she is also connected to doctors because of her ability to destroy disease-Ukheddu. In the myth the goddess was enlightened and when sent into the world she fell into the grip of the world. The spiritual teaching is designed to allow a being to come out of the grip of the world. When caught in the world, even when a person stops having fun doing the unrighteous things they are doing, they can lash out at people or experiences that force them to change. Djehuti came to the goddess in a very particular way to bring about the change, to start he gave her the sedative which is similar to the external features of a spiritual environment ( silence, incense, cleanliness, meditative music, etc.) Then he began to distract her and submit to her to reduce her aggressiveness and reactivity, he began to tell her the parables to allow her energy to flow toward more righteous principles. Distraction and mental activity create an opaqueness and muddled nature in the mind that is opposite of enlightened consciousness. Then Djehuti gave Heteru the Arit- the divine eye. This was the divine soul food that allowed Heteru to be awakened and this was the food represented in the Heteru ritual, it is a plant food. The arit allowed her to be truly calmed, to listen to djehuti, and be led back to Ra. To the best of our ability an initiate should live on divine foods, offering foods.

      Clothing. Transition to clothes made of naturally occurring substances versus unnatural fabrics.

      Sunbathing and other cosmic rays.

      Cleansing breath.

      Dental problems. Increased in AE overtime as the culture being more influenced by outside cultures and the AE culture began to be polluted, degraded, and forgotten.

      Search for immortality, this would be detrimental esp in the current state of the world and would stunt the process of reincarnation, etc. The natural order has been set up in a certain way to produce growth in people and should be respected.

      Issues of over working. It’s beneficial to find a time for rest during the day.

      Health means harmonizing the energies of the body which will move the Ukheddu and excrete waste through the vascular systems. Righteous living does this in a healthy way along with the yogic disciplines, including Tjef Neteru. Tjef Neteru also allows devotional feeling to be developed as well as understanding about their nature.

      2.Explain what impressed you the most

      One part that stood out to me was at 12:00 in Kemetic Diet 4 on the topic of yogic techniques that can allow a person to live for longer periods without breathing as well as other yogic-spiritual abilities. What stood out to me was when Sebai Maa said that this is “another thing” it does not necessarily mean enlightenment which is the true goal. This is an important point because there are a lot of people who show their advanced abilities, sometimes positive to encourage others to transform and other times egoistic, and its easy to become infatuated with these thing, desire them, maybe pursue them; but whether amazing things like that are revealed to a person or not they are not the true purpose of spiritual life and our aim must remain pure and persistent in the higher path. Many people who do gain seemingly super human abilities often become distracted themselves by the attention they are given or they never sufficiently meditated or were taught about the transcendent nature and therefore their spiritual pursuit can be stunted even when it appears they are very advanced – this is the danger of these things when misunderstood or misapplied. Doing feats that either more or less egoistic, more egoistic being like a yogi eating a car, these are not the true purpose.

      The discussion on AIDs beings used to distract focus on Africa from unhygienic conditions, poor diet, lack of opportunities, pollution, etc was an important point.

      The discussion on the placebo effect

      Impressed by the discussion of Unas consuming the gods and goddesses representing a reuniting of the principle of creation. Simmering the parts in the cauldron represents meditation on it with the serpent power-fire in order to consume their hekau-power-spirit

      Seba Dja makes good points about everyone’s dietary process being a bit differently tuned and so its not sufficient to just find out what someone eats and copy them. Its always a work in progress. I enjoyed her statements about Aris Latham as well. Also her discussions about different concepts and systems and how they can be understood within a context of ones personal journey. Knowing what is the safe basis as well as knowledge of deficiencies is a helpful basis to pursue one’s journey.

      The proverb on the Stelae of Djehuti is very important and “when understood can open up all the doors of Kemetic spirituality.” It represents a way of living, thinking, and acting in righteousness that will dissolve all the problems of life.

      Anything you put into your body, the body responds to it as a poison including foods, sexual fluids from a partner, pregnancy, intoxicants, etc. Therefore life is a balance between purity/perfection and poison, spiritualized diet and lifestyle then is a movement toward purity.

      Another point of interest to me was in the discussion on pregnancy which led to some statements about the problems of the community and current world condition and the efforts of some to create more righteous communities. This stuck out to me because this is something I have thought about many times, how to live in a better community, a more spiritual community, something more supportive not only of regular practice but also less individual burden financially etc by living minimally as well as other means that would allow someone to work less for example by pooling resources etc. This would allow for more time spent on the teachings and more separation from unrighteous society. But this is often obstructed also by the ways of society and its reflection in individuals and ariu state, and if there is inflexibility and lots of expectations and demands and not enough spiritual focus and guidance etc that it would be stifling and lead to resentments. So I enjoyed the discussion about how an aspirant can go beyond all these needs through preceptorship, authentic teaching, and elevate oneself.

      On the topic of Mariah Carey, Cindy Crawford, etc I appreciated the comment on that the worldly mind sees infatuation and desirability whereas a sage sees the truth of the body (excrement) as well as the nature of the mind (chaotic), spirituality (not present) etc. So the situation seems desirable but in the end there is great pain to get into an ignorant-unrighteous partnership as well as any partnership when based on ignorance, and is also caused by desiring these things and lacking true understanding. One night with the desires becomes like a dream that in the end leaves one with pain.

      It was also very telling at the end on the question of nudity. How the view of the body was different in ancient times and even now even when I visited Jamaica for example to volunteer the youth I would say were a bit less discreet than American youth when it came to things like changing for swimming in clothes that may not cover up the whole body – although the imbalance is present all over the world esp because of the spread of American culture. On the flip side how people will try and dress as if they are naked but true nudity actually doesn’t fit their view of physical desirability. These types of issues are interesting because, like the question of community in today’s current world condition, they create a quagmire where it’s not possible to revert back to the ancient condition for example women walking around topless without harassment or issue but the present condition is also obstructive to the ability to live free or have certain health experiences like more nude sunbathing. These types of issues for me really make human life and worldly life more undesirable because there is really very little freedom or potential for the joys of life wether one is pursuing a more pleasurable earthly life in line with righteousness or a pleasurable earthly life more based in unrighteousness – both are finite and carry limitations because of the saturation of ignorance and ignorant culture. Eight hour work day, high rents, difficulties to live naturally on the land, etc. Even though a beautiful field is right across the street for example it may have a sign on it saying “for sale” and you know it will be thousands of dollars so it sits empty, cant be nurtured, cant squat on it with security, etc. Even the potential for a truly joyous life is obstructed even when it seems so close. This reminds me of many good hearted people who try and create the world they desire, and it may be a positive natural vision, but the obstructions of society and ignorance either internally or externally obstruct that process. In reflection even living a more idealic life would create more issues of attachment, increased socialization, distraction, etc that although the situation may be more ideal or healthy would have its own hindrances to true spiritual pursuits beyond the material and sensual…so in the end Ra’s justice is perfect. The Ancient Egyptian aspirants and aspirants today have to question physical life, have to become detached, have to become awakened to the spiritual reality and to pursue that even if our limited senses constantly bring us back to the 1% reality of materialism and the human earthly senses.

      • #6842
        ANTHONYBAHLIBI
        Participant

        Addition to my post #6801

        On my last paragraph on issues with “idealic” communities. I wanted to add that the communities I was discussing are those that have an idealic vision and pursue it but the joys sought after are not often found. The part I did not add is that the other options is the peace brought on by yoga practice and I would assume – enlightenment. In either the audio or video for this lesson Sebai Maa mentioned the way around these issues is using preceptorship-authentic teaching and using this to elevate ourselves. When I am living simply and moderately, doing postures, meditating, walking and reciting hekau, reflecting on the teachings, practicing hekau and reflection while at work etc the peace that I experience by going deeper into these while constantly asserting detachment from all appearances as being “real”, the feeling of peace in that experience is truly joyous living and Uashu and is greater then any form of idealic community and also goes beyond attachments to positive externalities or repulsion from negative externalities. That positive feeling of peace and fulfillment can be experienced just as strong when a negative externality is occurring or a positive one. The life of a spiritual aspirant is the life worth living if one wants to experience the true joys of life – in my experience. The joys of peace and fulfillment experienced in moments of self-realization can become perennial by continuing to go beyond appearances and become at one with spirit at all times through an abiding self-knowledge and purifying the ab and our entanglements. When positive experiences occur like nice weather, extended time to practice, increased good associations, less attachment, freedom from an unhealthy habit etc these are experienced but from a a detached perspective and are even more fulfilling but not in an agitating way and when negative experience or uncomfortable experiences occur they toss us around less or for a shorter period of time – and more time is experienced in the peace and fulfillment of self-realization in either positive or negative experiences. This type of understanding I feel is shown on the cover of “Growing Beyond Hate” where worldy love and anger lead one way and wisdom leads the other way.

        • #6860
          admin
          Keymaster

          Udja

          This essay contains notes that display a working understanding of the teaching of the Kemetic Diet- very good.

          I think the understanding of the wisdom about “Ukheddu and mucus” is good and I want to reiterate and expand a little on it. Ukhedu is often explained as a disease process that affects the “vascular system”. The term vascular system is usually thought of as the blood vessels but in reality the body is networked with a series of vascular (or conduit) systems throughout the body including the blood vessels, nervous system, respiratory system, digestive system, adrenals, and others. Ukhedu can appear in any of these areas and often characterized by an inflamatory process and also obstruction or clogging of the flow of fluids that are needed to allow “udja” or the life fire process, that promotes and allows senab or health to ensue. Example: the stomach operates with a certain chemical composition that allows “combustion” of the food items placed in it. If the udja capacity of the stomach is compromised then the stomach will not be able to process the foods and constipation, rot-putrefaction, poisons, accumulate, giving rise to ukhedu in the digestive track, with bloating, pain, and possible poisoning of the rest of the body, or possibly disrupting other systems and perhaps even causing more advanced ukhadu like cancers, etc.

           

          About the issue of Discussion on supplementation, antioxodiants, free-radicals, enzymes, healthy bacterial, and EFA Essential Fatty Acids.

          The list of recommended supplements for the Kemetic Diet has been expanded since the book was written in 2002.

          This is the official recommended supplement list for the Kemetic Diet

           

          Essential
          Vegan Vitamin D3 – 5000iu daily
          Vegan Coenzyme Q10 200mg 2x daily
          Vegan Black Cumin Seed Oil 500mg daily
          Vegan B-Complex
          Vegan Vitamins Sublingual B-12
          Vegan curcumin 500mg daily
          Vegan Probiotic- 10-20 Billion daily
          Vegan Vitamin C 1000mg 3x daily
          Vegan Multi-Vitamins daily
          Vegan Calcium, citrate Magnesium citrate 1000mg/500mg daily
          Vegan Omega 3 DHA-EPA 300mg 2x daily
          Vegan Olive Leaf Extract 500mg daily
          Vegan Green Tea 500mg daily
          Vegan Vitamin E 400 IU daily
          Vegan Cinnamon 500mg daily

          Important for heart, circulation and for Cancer treatment and prevention
          Vegan Graviola
          Vegan Carnosine
          Vegan Carnotine
          Vegan Quercitin

            EXCERPT FROM THE BOOK KEMETIC DIET by Dr. MUATA ASHBY

          FROM THE BOOK KEMETIC DIET
          BY MUATA ASHBY AND KAREN DJA ASHBY

          IMPORTANT SUPPLEMENTS FOR THE KEMETIC DIET IN MODERN TIMES
          Temple

          The following supplements are the essential means to insure proper nutrition in modern times. Notice that the term “modern times” is being used here. This refers to the fact that in ancient times the foods available to our ancestors were not denatured, processed, genetically modified or chemicalized. Also, the foods were not produced using farming techniques that render the crops low in vitamins, minerals and enzymes. In fact, the Nile flood left the soil so rich and high in quality that this contributed to extremely vital crops. This is of course not possible in modern Egypt due to the extensive system of dams now used to control and harness the Nile flood for producing electricity.

          The following supplements are to be thought of as just that, supplements. The basis of the Kemetic diet is greenery and the best way to achieve this is through fresh vegetables. In modern times it will be necessary to consume organic produce in order to approximate the original high quality of the Kemetic diet. However, after a life of eating cooked, denatured, processed foods, etc. the body may not be able to make full use of even the highest quality organic foods. Some people who go on a raw vegetable and fruit / nut diet sometimes complain of varied symptoms which may include, gas, indigestion, shallow breath, weakness, heart palpitations etc. These symptoms are not to be confused with the symptoms caused by the cleansing action caused by the infusion of higher quality foods.

          These symptoms are caused by deficiencies in the essential vitamins, minerals, amino acids and enzymes. Therefore, the first action is to make sure that the diet is balanced with sources of all the amino acids as described earlier in this volume. Even so, for reasons described above, supplements may still be needed for the first two or so years if transitioning to a raw diet. If these symptoms arise or to prevent them one may add the following supplements. Be sure you buy supplements suitable for vegetarians-vegans, and if the supplements are in capsule forms, be sure that the capsules are also vegetable based, and not the usual gelatin based (made from animal hoofs) capsules. Those following this advice have experienced an immediate (i.e. within hours) relief of symptoms, and also a quick buildup of vitality and a deep feeling of health.

          Green Juicing
          Vegetarian – Vegan Calcium and Magnesium supplement
          Vegetarian Coenzyme Q10
          Flax
          Vegetarian Vitamin and mineral supplement
          Vegetarian Digestive enzymes- some chewable forms are available

          GREEN JUICES AND FRUIT JUICES

          Many people moving towards a vegetarian diet experience varied changes in their physiology, as well as their sense of well being, depending on where they are coming from in their previous lives. People who have subsisted on a cooked food diet may initially experience the inability to maintain a high level of energy as they had when on the cooked food diet. This is because the body’s ability to process the higher quality fresh diet has been suppressed for so long that it no longer remembers how to handle fresh foods. Sometimes when people are confronted with the loss of energy they reason that it is because the fresh food diet, cannot provide them with the necessary nutritional elements they need and they make the decision to go back to the cooked food diet and sometimes even further back to the meat based diet. What is actually necessary here is to move forward to a system that will allow the body to receive the nutritional elements. This can be accomplished through green juices. The body may not be able to properly break down the cellulose in the vegetable cells in order to thereby extract the nutritional elements in the vegetables. Juicing vegetables allows the cellulose to be broken down and the nutritional elements (including vitamins and minerals) are made readily available to the body’s digestive system. Green foods are essential to the human diet. The molecules in plant chlorophyll and those of human hemoglobin are essentially the same, differing only in chlorophyll carrying an atom of magnesium whereas the hemoglobin molecule carries an atom of iron. Thus, the consumption of chlorophyll is a natural way to get the solar energy stored in the vegetables into the human body when they are eaten.

          Many people emphasize fruit juices in their diets, but this can lead to excess sugar in the body that will lead to the formation of acids, thereby promoting disease. There should be a balance between green and fruit juicing and the kinds of fruits used in the juicing should be non-acid forming. Lemon juice, though apparently acidic metabolizes to an alkaline and promotes the cleansing of the body by flushing out the impurities. Other fruit juices have alkaline properties and should be used accordingly (take at least 1-2 cups per day). Due to the fact that fruit juices tend to be higher in sugar content than vegetables, juicing juices tends to provide a higher concentration of sugars in a smaller serving. This infusion of such concentrated amounts of sugar can lead to acidosis in the body.

          Therefore, green juices should be emphasized more than fruit juices in general. Also, fruits tend to be acidic and though the body does require some of the elements provided by the fruits, including the acidity, one should take care to maintain the pH balance of the body. In this manner, one should eat fruits that are in season and not when there is an acid imbalance present, i.e. when there is gas in the gastrointestinal track, mucus, sneezing, cold, etc. At these times, fasting in accordance with the dictates of the body should be allowed, followed by herbal drinks (teas, etc.), green foods and green drinks. Also, the supplements listed here should be taken daily to assist the cleansing process and promote a movement towards balance.

          Calcium and Magnesium

          Calcium is a mineral that is essential to the formation of bones and teeth but also the functions of the blood, nerve conduction and also of the proteins which structure the RNA and the DNA, the molecules which direct the vitality and formation of new cells. Calcium deficiency can cause heart palpitations, osteoporosis, tooth decay, muscle twitches, insomnia, arthritis, numbness, and many other problems. Consult your local herbal and vegetable manual for sources of calcium and include a calcium supplement in tablet form to your diet. Calcium should be taken in conjunction with magnesium. Since these two interact normally in the body if one is taken without the other it will cause an imbalance due to a diminished amount of the other.

          Coenzyme Q10

          Coenzyme Q10 is an antioxidant. Some vitamins (C and E) also act as antioxidants. Antioxidants are natural agents that the body produces when it is working properly. When the body carries on its normal chemical processes, these give off stray atoms that combine with others in the body and cause chemical reactions that are not desirable; they oxidize or burn up the body, thus causing many diseases. These stray atoms are called “free radicals.” In a normally functioning body, the antioxidants combine with the free radicals and process them in a beneficial manner. If the nutrient intake is of cooked foods, processed foods, imbalanced diet, stress, exposure to radiation, and toxic chemicals, free radicals build up form and deteriorate the systems of the body. Supplementing the diet with antioxidants has been found to be beneficial in the treatment of cancer, drug abuse, asthma, brain anomalies including alzheimers, aging, MS, periodontal disease, immune system problems, allergies, repair the stomach lining, and other problems.

          Coenzyme Q10 is one of the most powerful “Coenzyme Qs.” Other coenzymes are Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Vitamin A, L-Cysteine, L-Glutathione, Selenium, Superoxide Dismutase and Gamma-Linoleic.

          Flax

          Flax is a plant that has blue flowers, and seeds that yield linseed oil. It also has slender stems from which a textile fiber is obtained for clothing. Flax formed an integral part of the Ancient Egyptian diet and in this manner the Ancient Egyptian people received much benefit from receiving the essential fatty acids (EFA) which have in modern times been referred to as Omega fatty acids. Every cell in the body needs EFA. They are necessary for rebuilding and producing new cells. They are not manufactured by the body, and therefore must be taken in through the diet. Thus, a deficiency in EFA will lead to many disorders in the body, and conversely, supplementation with EFA have many beneficial effect of alleviating disease conditions such as arthritis, pain, high cholesterol and trigliceride levels, hardening of the arteries, memory loss, impaired learning, eczema, and heart disease, to name a few.

           

          ABOUT THE STATEMENT:

          “Then Djehuti gave Heteru the Arit- the divine eye. This was the divine soul food that allowed Heteru “

           

          A more expanded understanding is that when he gave the Sedjert or special calmative drink, he included in that the “Bau n Ra” or “souls of Ra”. The “Sefech Ba Ra” are the 7 souls of Ra or the 7 psycho-spiritual consciousness centers by which we are connected to the Divine, i.e. Ra.

           

          ON THE ISSUE OF THE IMPRESSIVENESS OF UNAS CONSUMING THE GODS AND GODDESSES:

          Indeed, this is one of the most impressive and emphatic areas of Neterian (Shetau Neter) spirituality. It is predicated upon the idea that we are masters of our fate and indeed of the natural forces (Neteru-gods and goddesses) as opposed to being a slave to them. This means in practical terms following one’s own choice and insight in seeking a spiritual path as opposed to just accepting the religion of birth, as much as it relates to exercising one’s own choice and insight in choosing a partner in life, the lifestyle and health choices as opposed to being sheep and following what is presented by the 6 media corporations that spew constant propaganda in the news, entertainments, cartoons and every other conceivable presentation in TV, newspapers, and even parts of the internet.

          This topic segways into the ideal community concept. We are apparently approaching the end of civilization as we know it; even so, more people that ever are caught in the matrix of modern culture which is reinforced by the powerful corrupt media. Nevertheless it is incumbent upon all individuals to seek, if not an ideal communities to live in a more harmonious format that is more conducive to spiritual enlightenment, then they must do it on their own; working out the vicissitudes f worldly living and forgoing the pleasantries of companionship with the ignorant or the corrupt and thus seeking extended communities such as those of like mind online and or visiting with the persons who seek the wisdom and to live by it to the best of their ability wherever they are. So if possible with community but if not then discovering the ideal state of mind that transcends the lower needs and lives on the higher.

           

          HTP

           

          • #6863
            ANTHONYBAHLIBI
            Participant

            Dua Sebai Maa, #6860

            Thank you very much for this extensive reply and information, contains many valuable pieces of information which I will draw from and apply. The topics of the diet, Unas, and community all are helpful pointers directing my journey.

            Also with this lesson I found myself studying and reflecting on the placebo effect and the potentiality of that knowledge of the mind within the context of religion and yoga practice.

            HTP

            • #6879
              admin
              Keymaster

              Udja,

              The placebo effect is certainly a real phenomenon. That said, there is no placebo for breakfast, lunch or dinner so if you dont consume something you physically die, just as if you dont consume good mental food you get dullness of mind and pathological mind; wihout good brain food you get strokes, alzheimers and go mind and brain dead. So too without true soul food (meditation and intuitional wisdom) your soul dies. This means that there is a mental component of health, nutrition and healing that requires actual food material and actual medicines for some aspects of health and there are other issues that require a mental perspective and will and not actual medicine; in other words the healing occurs through will, positive feeling and faith. So humans live in a world mixed with physical, mental and spiritual aspects so it is no surprise that health and well-being requires elements of those three aspects for total health and not the way that allopathic western medicine believes, only through drugs or physical medicines.

              HTP

    • #6822
      Ptah Maut Ankh
      Participant

      Dua Sebai Maa
      Htp

    • #6904
      ANTHONYBAHLIBI
      Participant

      Level 1, Lesson 18, Video assignment, African Origin Series Class 24 Introduction to Shetaut Neter Philosophy Part 1

      Maat Philosophy

      Previous course lesson on Maat, questions and summary. The precepts of Maat are listed in the Prt M Hru which translates as “going in the form of light, becoming enlightened.” In the creation story; Ra emerged with Maat sitting in the front of the boat, and as the boat sails it makes waves which Maat brings order to. The waves emerge from and infront of Ra’s movement (creation, existence. ) Ra and the Ntru stand on the pedestal of Maat, which symbolically means Maat sustains creation and creation exists on righteousness order and truth.

      Maat Hekau from Berlin Museum papyrus represents a formula for Maat philosophy as well as formula for spiritual realization.

      First realization: Maat Akhu; maat is the source of life and sustains creation
      Second Realization: Maat is everywhere and in all things – making order in chaos
      Third Realization: When you have the previous two realizations you begin to rise with Maat – meaning living righteously. Examples going against precepts with wrong foods and drugs which are against Maat and lead to death-ignorance-mortal consciousness. Fourth Realization: If you have these three realizations and state you unite with Maat – the cosmic order. The ultimate philosophy and teaching of cosmic order is that god and the universe are one.

      Shetaut Neter Philosophy

      In order to understand what a religion is all about it is necessary to study the philosophy behind that religion. The lesson now moves on from Maat philosophy to the total Shetaut Neter philosophy.

      The historic references for Shetaut Neter practice and philosophy is the sphynx dated to 10,000 bc. This is the earliest symbol of religion and shows the origins of religion are in Africa. The sphynx is the earliest spiritual monument and is part of a temple complex. The stones cut out from sphynx were place around it in a temple complex and in between the paws was a shrine to Horumakhet. The origin of Ancient Egyptian civilization is at the source of the nile – Ethiopia, mountain of the moon, and Shetaut Neter goes back to predynastic period.

      The natural environment plays a role in the development of civilization and philosophy along with spiritual contemplation and discovery. The dessert, fertility, and in-between environments provide challenges and causes for different forms of human society and potential for spiritual awakening. Through planning and work Ancient Egyptians were able to use the Nile to sustain fertility and this lead to understandings about natural order. The Asiatic region was insecure and the fertile places of Ethiopia produced laziness. The philosophy and sophistication of Kemet was made by the Nile which forced people to reflect on loss and gain, order, and planning. This lead to understanding the role of the divine in creation and the nature of the divine as well as natural sciences and arts. It also led to development of philosophical teachings that were written down in the earliest writing system along with the development of male and female scribes and artisans.

      Humans exist and life occurs because of divine design. Along with this we are given free will and can choose our pursuits, either righteous or unrighteous. The purpose of Shetaut Neter is the pursuit of divinity, to become god-like, Nehast, Akhu, one with the divine through cultivation of the spirit through knowledge, practice, and bodily discipline.

      Shetaut Neter translated to the mysteries of the one Supreme Being. Shetaut (mystery) is about the search for the underlying reality and nature of existence. The end result and aim of this is knowledge of the first and chief being, the one principle throughout everything. Neter (single divinity) is symbolized by a flag which is place in the coffin. This is symbolic of the mummy, and highlights the underlying philosophical teaching that the mummy-human spirit is the resurrected divinity, meaning the human soul (the vivifying life-force and consciousness of the human) is divine and can become one with the divine. Along with Shetaut Neter, the Shemsu Neter are those who follow the Ntr. This principle of the one transcendental being is the underlying teaching of divinity present in all the teachings of the gods and goddesses (Ntru); the underlying principle of all divinities, beings, and forms is the Ntr, the divine Self.

      The all-compassing philosophy of Shetaut Neter is detailed in the Maat Ur; the Great Truths of Shetaut Neter. The great truths is like a program of life which teaches the issue of life, the cause, and the way to resolve it.

      First; in the myth of Asar Aset and Heru, Asar sends a scroll telling the gods and goddesses that they will die one day and have to face the divine. This reflects the first great truth that all that exists is only the single divinity. All beings ad all things in time-space are unreal and non-abiding. The Ntr is all that existence and all must return to the divine.

      Second: Unrighteousness in the form of anger greed and selfishness lead us to ignorance of the divine and our true nature. This ignorance is the fetter and the unrighteous feelings thoughts and actions arising from the fetter of ignorance are the afflictions (anger, greed, lust, jealousy, covetousness, etc.)

      Third: Devotion in the form of practices that transform the personality is Uashu. A giving, surrendering, of oneself to the divine truth which leads to sublimation of the ego, effacement-dissolution of the ego. Internally there is a realization and awakening of ones higher spiritual consciousness. This is not fantastical idol worship. By turning to god in Uashu with devotion and practice one attains freedom from ignorance and afflictions of the personality

      Fourth: Shedy is the mystical practice that allows for spiritual pursuits to be effective. The dissolution of the ego through Shedy means not losing oneself but gaining more of oneself, when a river merges with the ocean it loses the small individual ego and gains the whole-self. Heru (higher self), Set (lower self.) Upper and lower Kemet and union of the two lands is an underlying spiritual philosophy of yoga and enlightenment.

      Emulation of the myths of Shetaut Neter is a critical part of the spiritual practice and allows for the teachings to become alive in oneself. For example in the myth of goddess Aset an Ra, the teaching is given on how Aset attained enlightenment and direct knowledge of the first and chief being. She then raised and educated Heru (the spiritual aspirant- the resurrected higher self) with the teachings of the world but more importantly teachings of the spirit, Shetaut Neter religion, and Shedy practice (“sex Heru is a thing of bodies not of souls.”) Shedd means to penetrate and dig up the mysteries. The pursuit is to resolve the mystery. Shedt means suckling- being sustained by creation and all spiritual aspirants are children suckling at the breast of the goddess of wisdom-Aset- the enlightened goddess.

      The great awakening: Nehast. In one image Asar Ani is shown emerging from the coffin surrounded by the Shemsu Heru – he is pulling himself out of the coffin – this is thousands of years before the resurrection of Jesus. This philosophy of the resurrection, the after-life, and the teachings of the Prt M Hru are an extremely important part of Shetaut Neter philosophy. The understanding and living with death is an integral part of our life and important to the contemplations and realizations of a spiritual initiate. The tombs were temples where families came.

      All Six main traditions are covered by the fundamentals of the philosophy of Shetaut Neter.

      The Per Ahh (pharaoh.) The Per Ahh is shown holding the crook to lead the flock (Humans), and flail to correct them. The headdress of the Per Ahh (lion mane) is symbolized also in the Sphynx and this ties together all the teachings, philosophy, and religious yogic system of Kemet together within the teachings of spiritual enlightenment. The Per Ahh is symbolic of Heru ( the resurrected divinity) and the last Per Ahh is symbolic of Asar ( the dead divinity) and the per ahh is seen as an intermediary between the divine and the creation and is in fact symbolically the resurrected divinity (thus one with the divine.)

      Explain what impressed you most in this presentation

      I was very impressed and inspired by the explanation of the Maat Akhu and its accompanying realizations as well as the teachings of the Great Truth and the underlying truth and identification with the divine that covers all the teachings of Kemet.

      I am also impressed and inspired by the teachings of the myths and their emulations as very helpful and instructive guides to the spiritual vision, philosophy, pursuit, and practice of Shetaut Neter. The myths allow me to contemplate the stages and experiences of my life and the practice of Shetaut Neter in a way that can be guided by the Kemetic teachings by seeing how the myth deals with challenges in life, spiritual aspiration and pursuits, death, etc.

      • #7025
        admin
        Keymaster

        Temple

        “Neter” symbol

        Udja

        A concise summary.
        2 points:
        ABOUT THE STATEMENT:
        “This is the earliest symbol of religion and shows the origins of religion are in Africa.”

        The Ancient Egyptian Sphynx (Herumakhet) is not necessarily the earliest symbol of religion and even if it was it would only be for this present historical instance of human evolution and there have been others. It is, however, the first megalithic monument denoting full and advanced practice of religion in its tree stages as well as incorporating the conception of enlightened mind over animal matter.

        ABOUT THE STATEMENT:
        “Neter (single divinity) is symbolized by a flag which is place in the coffin.”

        The symbol of Neter is not a flag, per se, but the symbol looks like a flag and that is just a descriptive reference based on the two dimensional appearance and not a definition of its nature and meaning. Neter is a depiction of what is placed in the coffin i.e. the spirit wrapped in bandaged. So Neter is what is wrapped and is present in the coffin of time and space. Therefore spirit is being wrapped by Creation and thus is its living essence that like a mummy does not move but yet is essential to that which moves and is animated. Therefore, Neter and Asar are equal and the spirit of humans is also that as well.

        very good

        HTP

        • #7026
          ANTHONYBAHLIBI
          Participant

          Dua Sebai Maa, #7025

          Thank you for expanding on these two points. On Herumakhet this gives greater historical perspective and understanding of the religious and mystical implications. On the symbol of Neter, I very much appreciate the expansion and helps me understand the symbol and its teaching better.

          Htp,
          Anthony

    • #7013
      DamazALEXIS
      Participant

      Udja Sebai Maa and Seba Dja,

      Please find below my assignment for LEsson 4 – Level 1

      Lesson 4 – Level 1

      1) What is a sacred space and why we need one?
      A sacred space is a place for higher vibration where we can tune the mind to be aware of the divine essence. It is a place where we are able to live the teachings of Wisdom in order to progress spiritually. It can be a fixed physical place like the Temples in Ancient Egypt or personal altar at home. In current time where physical Temples do not exist, a sacred space can be created every time a group unites together for the purpose of genuinely reflecting on the sacred teachings, to chant, do rituals and meditation. The Neterian conference at the end of the year is an example of how a sacred space can be created.

      In the myth related to goddess Hetheru, it is said that she forgets her true nature after she has been sent by RA to restore righteousness in the world of time and space. She was so forgetful of her true nature that she wanted to eat her own brother. RA had to send Djehuty to help her regaining awareness of her true nature.

      This story in fact relates to us as humans losing consciousness of our higher self with our identification with our body and mind thus, our physical nature. With this identification, we forget we are essentially of divine nature and that our involvement in time and space has a purpose to experience our divinity. This ignorance of our higher SELF leads to suffering as our SOUL is striving to go back to its original essence. In order to be able to regain the lost awareness, a sacred space is needed to help us at first to be aware of existence of higher nature and leads us progressively to the needed internal transformation until final realization of the SELF.

      For Lord Dejehuty to restore the divine awareness of goddess Hetheru, he prepared a special portion named Setgert that included blood, beer and mandrake. This food symbolizes the three types of awareness that we have. The blood symbolizes the intoxication with mind and body and is representative of the ego (I am the body. I am the mind, etc…). The beer symbolizes our identification with worldly pleasures and our attachment to their ability to give us happiness. It represents our pursuit of happiness in time and space through objects of creation. The mandrake represents God Stuff or the intoxication resulting from our identification with God or our awareness as being essentially one with objects of creation. The mandrake portion of the food that Djehuty provided to Hetheru will gradually help dissolving the awareness that previously lead her to be conscious of herself as separate as well as dissolving the illusion associated with pursuing bliss with worldly pleasures. In final, the mandrake will lead her to be aware of her divine essence.
      In a similar fashion, being in a sacred place with all our intoxication of the ego and the pursuit of worldly pleasures, we will receive mandrake that will gradually help us dissolving our ignorance and have the mind to vibrate and resonate to higher vibration. In the process, we gradually cleanse our mind and become more and more in tune with our higher SELF. The sacred space is allowing us to go through that gradual internal and mental transformation. The sacred space will lead us to elevate ourselves to the intuitional wisdom and realization that we are the eyes of RA.

      2) Introduction to Shetaut Neter
      In the time of ancient Egypt, Religion was integrated as a way of life and, there was not really a separation between ordinary activities and religious practices: both were intertwined and it was not a necessity to distinguish between them . The philosophy practiced by the Kamitan people was named Shetaut Neter and is considered in modern times as a Religion but globally it encompassed all aspects of life including Economy, politic, mathematic, etc. The philosophy of Shetaut Neter was based essentially on the knowledge that the purpose of life is to realize the divinity within oneself and attain a state of consciousness where we are one with the rest of the Universe. As opposed to the oral tradition in Africa, the sages of Ancient Egypt wrote about their philosophy of life and although denatured by western writers, it is possible to discover the essence of their philosophy, culture and civilization and reclaim their way of life. A task pursued by the Temple of ASET through the directions and research of Sebai Maa and Seba Dja who have founded Neterianism, representing a modern name for Shetaut Neter. Neterianism means those who follow Shetaut Neter which are called Neterians or also Shemsu Neter.

      Shetaut Neter means the way to the secret divinity with Shetaut means mystery or that is hidden and Neter relates to divinity. In other words, it is a mystical teaching about the realization of the hidden divinity within us; hidden because of the veil of ignorance of our true self. Examples of word of similar origin are Sheta Keperu or hidden creator of forms; Sheita related to the writings of the teaching. Shetaut Neter is the earliest documented African term equivalent to practice of Religion with evidence time line estimated as far as 7,000 – 10,000BCE validated by the great Sphinx. It includes a universal aspect with influence on other African philosophies like Yoruba, Dogon; research also traces its influences on Buddhism, Hinduism, Judaism and Christianity. A second aspect of Shetaut Neter is cultural in a sense that it provides to people of African origin a link to their culture as well as a Religion they can practice according to their inherent belief systems.

      3) Description of Shetaut Neter.

      Shetaut includes two types of teaching: one called lower mystery as it relates to intellectual knowledge; the second one is called higher mystery and relates to intuitional realization of the concepts conveyed in the first part. Both are necessary and complementary to realize the human life goal to realize the higher SELF. The essential of the philosophy is found in three different types of sacred scriptures. First, we have the mythical stories recorded as far as the pre-dynastic period: Shetaut ASAR-ASET-HERU or the myth of ASAR ASET Heru related to the asarian resurrection theology; Shetaut Atum-RA relates to Anunian theology; Shetaut NET ASET-Hetheru or the Goddess spirituality; Shetaut Ptah or Memphite theology.
      The rituals were practiced in various temples related to the main divinities as well as in practical life. The essence of life was based on MAAT philosophy including essential ethical characters that one had to integrate in daily life in other to realize one’s higher SELF. The essential of MAAT philosophy could be found in the precept texts that encompassed all periods of Ancient Egypt history.

      The second type of texts are the Wisdom texts recorded as far as 300BCE and includes the Precepts of Ptahotep, the Instructions of ANI, the Instructions of Amenhotep, etc…

      The mystical texts represented more advanced teachings and were part of the higher mystery philosophy and included the Prt m Heru text also called book of the dead in Western terminology which is in realty a book about how to reach a state of enlightenment. Other mystical texts include the Pyramid texts, the Coffin and Papyrus texts
      Religion includes three stages: the myth that is about the stories that convey the main teaching and characters we should live by; the rituals including practices that can help us integrating the aspects of the myths; and finally, the highest stage, the mysticism that helps us transcending our consciousness in time and space and realize our oneness with nature and the rest of the Universe.

      Most Religions include the first two aspects and in that sense are called orthodox with the mysticism either not practiced or practiced by a separate segments as for example, Sufism for Islam or Gnostic church for Christianity. That is the main difference between what we call orthodox religions and Shetaut neter. As per the texts presented above, Shetaut Neter includes all three aspects and is part of what we call authentic religion as well as others that also follow a similar pattern, like Buddhism, Taoism…

      Divine lineage

      The founder of Neterianism is Lord Khepri who brought fourth creation out of himself (not to be taken in a male/female context). Lord Kephri taught to Lord Djehuty who quantified and transmitted the teaching to ASET, ASAR who taught Hetheru and then spread the mystery to the priests and priestesses and to the rest of the world. Everyone has a link to the divine lineage and therefore able to practice and be a preceptor according to their capacity.
      The Paut neteru represents the family tree or company of Gods and Goddesses as well as the multiple interactions between then. The philosophy of Shetaut Neter is characterized by the balance between male and female as there are opposing Gods between male and female for example: ASAR-ASET; Shu-Tefnut, etc…

      The Four great truths

      The four great truths represent the essential formula to understand the essence of the philosophy of Shetaut Neter as well as the path to realize its purpose. The first one relates to the existence of one and only Supreme being called Neberdjer manifesting itself in all things as Neterus called also Gods and Goddesses, representing cosmic principles as well as essential aspects or qualities of life. The Neterus emanate from the Supreme being, called Neberdjer and as such are doorways to the Supreme divinity. The second one relates to our forgetfulness of the first truth based on ignorance of our true nature. This ignorance leads us to unrighteous acts that are against the natural order of the Universe and leads to suffering. The third truth relates to the essential path to reclaim awareness of the first truth by worshipping the Neterus as doorways to the one and only Supreme being. The worship of the Neterus in essence consists in becoming like them meaning to act, to feel, to think and will like them and once that is attained, we will reach the state of awareness of the divine that we have lost due to unrighteous actions based on ignorance. The last truth relates to practices that can lead us to fully realize our true Self and become MaaKheru meaning being true of speech. It teaches about the importance of actively working to dissolve our ignorance that was clouding our consciousness of the divine within us. This is then a complete philosophy that encompasses all aspects of life with emphasis on the essential goal of attaining a state of oneness with the divine.

      Neterian Creed

      The Neterian creed relates to guiding rules for the Shemsu Neter. At first, it is stated that there is one Supreme being manifested as Neteru and since Neteru emanates from Neberdjer, Neberdjer can be worshipped as Gods and Goddesses and we should strive to come into harmony with them. The Divinities, Neterus, are represented in zoomorphic and anthropomorphic in accordance with the teaching being conveyed through them.
      Neberjer, the Supreme being established all creation on Maat Principles and that our actions or arii determine the quality of the life one leads. Acting with MAAT or generate positive Arii leads to freedom however, forgetfulness of MAAT principles lead to suffering and pain and is associated with negative Ariu. The creed states at the death of the body, our actions will be evaluated against MAAT. If our actions are found to be aligned with positive Ari, this will lead us to NEHAST, and living with Neberdjer for all eternity; in contrary, if our acting was based on selfishness and greed, we will have negative Arius and the SOUL will be reincarnated and this is called Uhermankh.

      Shemsu Neter or a follower of NETER needs to practice the Shedy disciplines, which include: study the Wisdom teachings, Rech Ab; devotion to God (Uashu); Acting with righteousness (Maat) and meditation (UA). Further, the authentic aspirant needs to study the Shetitu inscribed in Medu Neter which are the sacred teachings (hieroglyphs) with the most important ones being the Pert m Hr and the Hessi Amun and the most important myth is the myth of ASAR or ASARIAN resurrection.
      The aspirant should not cultivate any doubt that the practice of the shedy disciplines will lead him to knowledge of NETER and purity of heart in other to realize oneness with God before death and find supreme peace, abiding happiness, and fulfilling life purpose and be able to promote peace and harmony for the world.

      Goal of Shetaut Neter

      The goal of life for everyone is to find happiness and ordinarily, people are seeking it through different actions in the world with relationships, work and so on and so forth. In the times of trouble, people tend to assume this is part of life. The teaching of Shetaut Neter essentially tells us that pursuit of happiness in the world of times and spaces is illusory. The only way to find true happiness is to realize our unity with the divine which is the only abiding reality with everything else, only a projection of that unique reality and therefore bind to cycle of beginning and end.
      The goal of Shetaut Neter is to guide anyone to attain the purpose of life which is to attain a consciousness apart from bodily concerns. The teaching says that men and women are to become God like through a life of virtue and the cultivation of the spirit through scientific knowledge, practice and bodily disciplines. Goal of Neterian teaching is to lead us to attain the Great Awakening, called NEHAST

      Importance of Integral Yoga

      In ancient Egyptian tradition, Yoga was also practiced under the name of Sma tawi, which is the union of the two lands of Egypt representing metaphorically, the lower and higher SELF. The yoga as practiced encompassed all four aspects of personality and provided the path to spiritualize them and attain Nehast. The will power can be spiritualized with the practice of meditation; the emotion can be purified with the devotion to the Neterus as a door way to the supreme divinity; purification of Intellect or Reason is based on the study of Wisdom teachings; our actions need to be guided by MAAT which represents balance, justice and harmony. Engaging in the postures with the right attitude gives us a sense of devotional feeling because of actual emulation of the divine postures; this emulation will create subtle impressions on the mind that can lead to Wisdom, as well as a sense of detachment to help us in acting with MAAT. With continuous practice, we will develop calmness of the mind that would lead to higher practice of meditation.

      Worship practices

      The Neterianism includes daily worship practices in the morning, at noon and dusk with the purpose of engaging the aspirant in devotion to the divine that will help gradually transforming all aspects of personality so higher mysteries can be understood that will lead to realization of one’s higher SELF.

      4) Main standing question of the lesson
      The man teaching of this lesson relates to the illusory aspect of seeking happiness from worldly objects, It is said : The pursuit of happiness in time and space is the pursuit of an illusion.
      The projection of individual SOUL in time and space results in the perception of duality associated with seeing objects of creation as separated from each other and being attached to them as if they were permanent. In that sense, the SOUL lost knowledge about his or her true nature and enters in a path to reclaim it. But, with ignorance, the SOUL relies on the objects of nature as the source of happiness. Having had a sense of this happiness from particular events in time and space, the SOUL falsely strives to reconstruct the event with the hope to revive the sense of peace he or she was able to find. Doing so, the SOUL finds himself or herself in a delusion due to the impermanence of the objects of the world and has constantly to find new ways to find joy. Ultimately, the SOUL realizes the illusory of such pursuit and decides to follow the proper path to reclaim awareness of the true nature. This is the normal path traced for the SOUL and this is part of the evolution but it leads to suffering and many cycles of reincarnation.

      The teaching of Shetaut Neter provides an alternate path that can help the SOUL realizing the true nature and to know himself or herself in current life time by helping the aspirant realizing at first, intellectually the illusory nature of the world with the lower mysteries and with the higher mysteries and practices, guiding him to develop gradually the intuitional understanding that will lead to the realization of the divinity within him or her and attain NEHAST.

      HTP

      • #7027
        admin
        Keymaster

        TempleUdja
        This has been a good summary about the condition of human existence and the process of spiritual evolution as well as the path to that evolution through real religion and in particular, Neterianism. This forms a foundation for more advancing studies so it is very importan to have this grounding foundation.

        A few points:

        What you have about sacred space is correct and I will just expand a little. Sacred space is in the beginning a physical place where the teachings can be explored and practiced unhindered and in full immersion. However, ultimately sacred space in a higher sense is when the mind and personality are purified and unburdened from the negative influences of egoism so as to be able to experience divinity spontaneously regardless of external conditions. So at first it is physical, then mental and then an “experiencial” spiritual place that is beyond time and space altogether.
        ABOUT YOUR STATEMENT:
        “A task pursued by the Temple of ASET through the directions and research of Sebai Maa and Seba Dja who have founded Neterianism,”

        Actually we did not “found” Neterianism. Neterianism is just the word we coined to translate the term “Shetaut Neter” into the modern parlance of namings of world religions. We founded the Sema Institute which is a modern day religious foundation for the study and dissemination of the Neterian teachings.

        Otherwise it is a good essay.
        HTP

        • #7028
          DamazALEXIS
          Participant

          Udja Sebai Maa,

          Dua for the feedback and the precision regarding the term Neterianism. Dua also for the expansion on sacred space that clarifies its ultimate view, transcending time and space. The three perspectives as it pertains to sacred space including physical, mental and “experiencal” highlight the progressive path we go through in order to attain NEHAST.

          HTP

    • #7032
      DamazALEXIS
      Participant

      Udja Sebai Maa and Seba Dja,

      Please see below my video assignment for Lesson 5 – Level 1

      Lesson 5 – Level 1: Video Assignment

      1) Meditation system

      The mind usually acts like a monkey in a forest, jumping from one subject to the next. In that sense, it goes astray leaving the individual with no control over his or her thoughts. Doing so, the mind loses ability to focus or to concentrate at single objects. This wondering of the mind is a key obstacle to spiritual progress and is the result of a leaving habit based on ignorance of the true self where reality is perceived as fragmented with objects existing separately and independently. From that same perspective of ignorance, the mind perceives the objects of thoughts as being separate from the thinker. However, according to the essence of the teaching, every object of reflection of the mind is the mind itself: the relationship is like a person and his shadow. There is no separation between the subject and object of knowledge and thinking differently leads to a delusion. The teaching is telling us about the One and only reality, Neberdjer, expressing itself in the forms of a trinity of Amun- Ra- Ptah. Ptah represents the physical world, and in the context of an individual, the body; RA represents our feelings, perceptions and related mental activities; Amun is our consciousness which includes all. The higher purpose of meditation is then to allow us to be conscious of the unity of objects of creation moving from a perception based on separateness and discrimination to intuitional realization of that unity. The individual is an aggregation of thinking, feelings and mental processes in a body with all related to his or her consciousness and when these aggregates dissolve or return to the source, there remains only one ultimately reality. In that sense, meditation is about returning to the source of those aggregates in order to realize the unity or the essence of that reality and becomes one with it. It is like the river after wandering through so many paths returns to the ocean and merges with it. Similar to the river that always returns to the source, the mind in its wondering is also looking for the source but except falsely believes that the source can be found in objects of the world it has created. Although started initially with the purpose of controlling the mind, meditation leads us ultimately to a state of Anrutef or the state of no mind. In that sense, the sages are telling us meditation reveals and heals. It reveals the true and abiding reality to us and heals us from a state of suffering based on ignorance where we initially perceive reality as separate and independent and become attached to that perception. The individual SOUL initially sees reality in a clouding context with objects being the results of imagination; with practice of meditation, the SOUL gradually dissolves the cloud until realization of transcendence of all concepts and reaches a state of non-discrimination between object and subject. When that realization occurs, the teaching tells us the SOUL has reached NEHAST or is resurrected and becomes one with the rest of the creation.

      In Shetaut Neter, there exist several meditation systems with similar purpose. There is the Arat Sekhem Ua or meditation on the subtle life force; the Ari Sma Maat Uaa or meditation on the righteous actions; Nuk Po-Ushet Ua, meditation on the I am; Nuk Ra Akhu Ua, meditation on the glorious light; Rekh Ammu Ua, meditation on the wisdom teaching; Rekh Ankh Ua: meditation on the tree of life. No one system is better than the other and the essential point is to practice with perseverance and great effort and not to jump from one to the other.

      In the practice of meditation, the aspirant should gradually strive to intellectually grasp the concept of interdependence between the mind and objects of reflection so that in his or her approach, he or she is not deluded thinking about trying to control something outside of himself or herself. With that recognition and the help of the shedy disciplines,one will gradually move to higher spiritual steps until final realization. But, without that first effort of recognizing that oneness and mentally acting through it, it will be difficult to reach higher spiritual stages. The aspirant needs to realize that he or she is always in a state of meditation and not only when one formally sits to do it. The difference is that ordinarily, one only meditates unconsciously on discrimination, fragmentation between objects generating Ariu that reinforce the suffering of the SOUL. By sitting formally on meditation and if done properly, the mind is gradually directing himself to unity of all things generating Arius that would gradually counter balance the previous ones associated with ignorance. In fact, sitting in formal meditation is the first acknowledgement of our constant state of meditation and in that sense we create new vibrations by concentrating on the ultimate reality. Creating that vibration persistently will attire the like vibration until final merge with universal mind, a process that is done consciously. When meditation is done consistently and with serious effort, there is a gradual revelation of the SELF until final realization when the aspirant becomes one with the unity of everything and ultimately is the expression of that reality. Ultimately, whether we are conscious of it or not, we are always one with the objects of our meditation whether it is towards separation and independence of objects of the world which leads to a state of suffering or towards the unity of all things, which is Neberdjer that leads to eternal bliss.

      In summary, the purpose of meditation is three folds depending on the levels of the practitioner: provide ability to control the activities of the mind and be able to concentrate; use conscious concentration capabilities to direct the mind to higher realms; ultimately transcend objects of meditation and become one with them. The meditation system of Kemetic philosophy with the varieties, guides us to transcend duality of the mind in order to attain a state of oneness with the divinity and attain NEHAST.

      2) Postures in Egyptian Yoga

      The state of spiritual ignorance corresponds to having and living by a limited perception of the SELF to worldly objects confined within the aggregate of body, minds and senses in time and space. It is similar to trying an impossible task to fill the entire Ocean in a cup. The identification with body, mind and senses blocks the free flow of the life force Sekhem leading to disease in the body and mind that is the source of mental distresses, anger, fear, depression and all related complexes. Usually, the mind does not accept the entirety of the worldly experiences and constructs a limited image to fit the perception of others and feel accepted by society and family thus, creating a shadow where the true Self is further hidden. When we finally let go of our desire for bodily identification and allow the true SELF to experience life in its totality, we lead ourselves to transcend suffering in order to find true healing.

      Yoga in its deepest essence provides the way to heal body and mind through a set of physical and mental exercises that lead to union with cosmic consciousness. Although generally reduced only to physical aspects, yoga provides essentially an integral and balanced approach to healing that leads to a state of spiritual enlightenment where there is conscious awareness of universal oneness. The goal of yoga is to allow for full integration of body, mind and spirit aggregates that allows for free flow of life subtle energy, the Sekhem. To attain such state, it is important to promote a healthy life style through proper nutrition and exercises.

      Egyptian Yoga among other practice, includes exercises that can help purifying the body while affecting the mental activities by directing it to higher reflections. Practicing the exercises not only promotes healthy body but the effect also impacts the mind by allowing the energy or life force to flow in a balanced way. The exercise system in Egyptian Yoga also called Tjef Neteru or the movement of the Neteru, is based on pictures and hieroglyphs of the gods and goddesses who represent metaphors to learn about our personality. The movements of The Neterus are exercises for the physical, for the mind and soul and therefore have psycho-spiritual and psycho-physical benefits. The exercises relate to the journey of spiritual evolution and its relation to the development and integration of aspects of the personality through the concept of multiples phases associated with a set of postures.

      First of all, there is the creation phase that includes following poses: Nefertem Lotus, Nun, SHu, Warm and journey of Ra. This phase emulates how the SOUL projects itself in time and space through the process of creation. We have the Earth phase emulating the living on earth and the attachment to worldly objects and it includes the following poses: Shoulder-stand, the weel, fish, forward bend and spinal twist. The transition phase emulates the acknowledgment while on earth of a higher reality leading to the birth of Heru, the spiritual aspiration and it includes the following poses: Selket or scorpion; Sebek the crocodile; Arat Cobra; the Horumaket, Sphinx; the Heru and variations. We have the higher self poses, referring to qualities that need to be acquired in order to reach the state of enlightenment and include poses such as: Nut, Maat, Aset winged, Aset sitting, Aset embracing. The ultimate phase corresponds to the enlightenment phase and include poses like the Djed, meditation, Khepri and Shu. Through this set of practices, the yogini is emulating the spiritual life starting from creation, identification with body and worldly objects, the transition stage leading to the affirmation of the higher SELF until the realization of the SELF which is enlightenment. It results that practicing the exercises with the right mental attitude helps in fact emulating within our body, the path toward enlightenment; as opposed to practicing only for the purpose of promoting physical health. While physical health is important, it is not an end in itself; the ultimate goal is through purification of the body and mind complexes, we provide the means for the SELF to reflect and expand and be conscious of its oneness with eternal truth, Neberdjer.

      3) Shemshu Udja Shedy

      The term relates to burning aspiration to obtain Nehast through the practice of the shedy disciplines. Having been deluded by spiritual ignorance, the aspirant took a resolute decision to move toward light. The shedy disciplines are the vehicles that will take him or her in the place where ASAR lives, Anrutef. Due to past Arius and related identifications, the aspirant will face many difficulties within himself that will need to be overtaken. Among the difficulties, impatience and doubts about the capacity to attain NEHAST stand as perhaps the most powerful. It is so because the aspirant is evolving in a world where speed can be a measure of success as well as the necessity of showing up his or her efforts for everyone to see. Dissolving aspects of personality associated with current perception of the world takes times because they have been built over a long time and through many reincarnations. That is why, patience and perseverance are essential during the journey of the aspirant and this implies constant contact with Temples, the teaching, the Sebai. In that sense, regularity in the beginning as opposed to intensity in the practice is essential as the aspirant is contemplating to integrate new habits, new ways of thinking in accordance to sacred teachings. The regularity in the long run will lead to intensification because of gradual integration of the spiritual qualities until the practices reach an irreversible path. In the myth of ASAR, it is said that Heru, representing the spiritual aspiration has to be hidden away from SET who represents worldly and egoistic attachments. There, he grew under the protection of ASET, the goddess of intuitional wisdom until such time he will be able to confront SET. In a similar way, the aspirant needs through constant practices to develop enough qualities and intuitional knowledge giving him or her enough strength to successfully dissolve negative Arius as opposed to facing them directly at first. Several factors may affect the progression of the aspirants in their practice of Shedy depending on local environment: the association with non-aspirants, the negative perception about his new ways of life; the battle within himself or herself when facing rejection or incomprehension of others. The sincere devotion and practice of rituals will help replacing gradually the need for self-affirmation with worldly objects with the surrendering to higher realities. Without devotion as an integral part of the practice, the aspirant can get easily distracted along the path and will not be able to develop qualities needed to overcome obstacles associated with the fetters.

      In general, if there is no Shemsu Udja or burning desire for practice, the higher purpose of Shemsu will not be realized. Instead, the aspirant will be creating a different movement that leads to wandering and the loss of the path. It will be a contraction movement for the SOUL instead of expansion that leads to suffering and pain. Overcoming the fetters of Set which are a creation of the mind require cleverness, dedication, patience, calmness, self-compassion, strength and perseverance otherwise, the aspirant will get trapped and deluded by his or her own mental negative constructions. For above qualities to be developed and sustained, regular and sincere practice of the shedy disciplines are required. The road to spiritual realization of one SELF is an expansion movement whereby devotion to the divine will increase as well as progressive turning away from worldly egoistic desires and goals. The final objective of the mystery is to guide the aspirant in such a way that at the end of the road he or she will be able to affirm with heart, body and SOUL “Nuk pu Nuk ASAR Neter” or I am that I am, Asar the divinity.

      4) A glorious legacy for humanity

      The economic expansion of Europe during the renaissance and so-called enlightenment periods was based on enslavement of people from Africa as man power for the production system has affected negatively the ability of generation of men and women to know about who they are. This identity crisis not only affects them in time and space but, the research for reclaiming the lost identity is also part of the same delusion that leads to the crisis to start with. One needs to know that the identity crisis not only is an effect of brutal separation of families and people but, it also has been sustained over time with a deconstruction and denigration of any positive reference about the culture of Africa. The perpetuation of the identity crisis is necessary to maintain the current global system of economic inequalities and childhood type of dependencies among Nations with on one part the so called civilized and developed ones and the rest identified as third world. Despite all the efforts to degrade the culture of Africa, the teachings of African Kemetic people remain alive based on work of valiant Scholars, and the ingenuity of Kemetic people to write about their philosophy of life in a way that can’t be totally destroyed. This provides to African a glorious legacy they can build on in their quest for resolving the identity crisis. More importantly, it will help providing a new direction to the quest: instead of simply creating new identification in time and space, the final goal becomes a quest to affirm the higher self which is the true and abiding identity. From that perspective, there will be an elevation of the awareness of the individual beyond physical identity of races, color that will lead to attain NEHAST or Resurrection of the SOUL in Kemetic philosophy. That is the legacy left by the ancestors for people from Africa to work with not essentially as elements of pride but for sources of living. From that perspective, they will impact their lives in a higher possible way but as well generate a new global movement transcending limited concepts of race, color. In that sense, it is our hope that qualities like compassion, genuine solidarity among nations will prime over greed, egoistic competition, oppression, racism, etc… This legacy of the ancestors is not only for us as African but can globally give new directions for genuine transformation of human consciousness that a world of peace
      and harmony is possible.

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    • #7054
      ANTHONYBAHLIBI
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      Level 1, Lesson 19, Video Assignment; African Origins Fiu 2002 Class 25 Part 1 Sema Philosophy

      1. List important themes:
      Sema philosophy

      Sema Tawi is African spirituality and yoga. The first fundamental aspects of Sema philosophy involve calming down, leaving the bustle of the world outside, and bringing the mind to poise and relaxation through breathing. This allows for intellectual, emotional, and physical expansion of consciousness so the teachings can be understood and effective.

      In Kemetic reliefs the Kemetians are depicted with red skin. In reliefs of Per Ahhs making offerings, red skin would indicate that the individual was Kemetian and coloring was used for both Nubian (black) as well as European (white) Kemetians. When black skin was shown, this was a naturalistic depiction.

      Is there such thing as African Philosophy?

      Shetaut Neter, Sema Tawi, Maat are all forms of African philosophy.
      History and Timeline of Sema-Yoga

      The term yoga of India and Sema of Kemet are synonymous. The American Heritage Dictionary defines yoga as a “Hindu discipline aimed at training the consciousness for a state of perfect spiritual insight and tranquility.” This is a good definition. The African discipline of yoga predates the Hindu.
      Yoga disciplines allow religion to be effective, therefore yoga is a part of Hinduism like Sema is a part of Shetaut Neter. Yoga (Sema) is the engine that allows the religion to be effective, like an engine that allows the religion to work, and it is the discipline that allows mysticism to occur.

      The Indian term “Yoga” first came up in the Rig-Veda but did not have its technical connotations. Vedas emerged in 1,500 BC with Aryans. Upanishads 6-8oo BC. In Vedas yoga meant to “yoke” (to put together.) In Upanishads the term took on mystical connection referring to uniting the higher and lower self. Yoga Sutras of Pantajali are much later development. Yoga is designed to integrate the personality and evolve spiritually. Set and Heru, who tie together the yoga symbol, represent the higher and lower self in a human being and this unity is the basis for Sema philosophy and rooted in the main yoga form disciplines (devotion, wisdom, meditation, etc.) Tantric-Serpent Power philosophy was also evident in Kemet – Serpent power is a latent energy in every human until it is awakened by spiritual practice.

      Four Great Truths: Four Great Principles.

      How do they relate to Shetaut Neter? They manifest and are inherent in all Kemetic traditions. The great truths are mysteries that are discovered through shedy via Sema.

      Ari Shedy Rekh Ab M MaaKheru.

      The Shedy disciplines are the Sema-yoga disciplines. Shedy is the process of suckling-excavating-searching-penetrating the mysteries; the process of discovering ones true self – this is the purpose of Sema-yoga disciplines.
      The Great Truths are pursued through four disciplines (the different shedy)

      a. Listening-Wisdom
      b. Acting Righteously
      c. Devotion
      d. Meditation
      These relate to
      i. Myth
      ii. Ritual
      iii. Mysticism

      Shedy disciplines are the greatest and ultimate devotion to the divine, in particular meditation allows one to go beyond the gross and mortal aspects of the personality and leads to the great awakening (Nehast.) To realize ones true nature and identify with the transcendental Supreme Being. This is the most fundamental basis of Shetaut Neter.

      Sema-yoga disciplines:

      Listening – listen to the teachings of the traditions (myths.) The myths of the traditions contain the specific teachings.

      Right action – doing good deeds, to live and act in righteousness, all actions should be performed in a way that they lead to purity of fetters, vices. The most important ritual is to follow the teachings and precepts of Maat in daily life.

      Devotion – Uashu, Ushet worship and devotion of the divine and devotional practices. Two main kinds of offering are fundamental. The divine offering and the peace offering – both are interconnected. The temples are not like ordinary churches. In ancient times the temples were more like research centers or quantum physics laboratory. The research and development was on the evolution of the latent life force of a human being. Ordinary people had no place in the temple area, instead the public attended the outer court of the temple and the inner portions were reserved for the initiates, priest and priestess. Domestic and public worship ceremonies and festivals were the two main forms of devotion.
      Shedy Discipline of Meditation: Uaa Shedy – Uaa Neter. Multiple forms of meditation were developed in Shetaut Neter. Uaa Neter (identification with the divine) is the highest as putting the ego down leads to awakening of divine consciousness. The GLM by Seti I is the earliest form of complete meditation known currently, depicting all aspects of the meditation discipline. The purpose is concentrating the mind on the inner light, the divine. Divine smile shown in Buddhist and Kemetic culture represents spiritual enlightenment.

      Originally in India, Indian philosophers and yogis repudiated the hatha yogis for the focus on series of physical postures. Also women were not allowed to practice yoga even just 100 years ago. The caste system and the imbalances between men and women are not found in Shetaut Neter. Most of the modern yoga practices are not similar or do not contain the elements of authentic or complete yoga.

      In temples of Kemet practitioners would get into the postures of the divinities detailed in the myths-reliefs and this would be used as a part of emulating the divinity as an integral form of yoga connecting wisdom, devotion, righteous action, meditation, and tantric. This same idea is symbolized by the posture of the sphynx, the earliest depiction of yoga posture. Ritualistically and mystically when the leonine-body is sublimated, the serpent power will rise to the forehead and awaken the knowledge of that which is above and below.

      2. Explain what impressed you the most:

      Two important themes stuck out and impressed me. These are the importance of Sema (yoga) in Shetaut Neter (religion), and the value of African philosophy.
      In the lecture Sema was described as the heart and engine that allowed the religion, teachings, and shedy process to become effect and mysticalized. This is therefore, a very important topic to understand in the pursuit of Nehast (the goal of Shetaut Neter.)

      The lecture raised the question “Is there an African philosophy?” This is personal relevant point as in my academic background I often try and use African studies and examples for my course work. During a Greek history course the teacher said “Greeks invented philosophy” and I wanted to see the teachers opinion on this, so I asked about ancient Egyptian philosophy predating Greece. The teacher explained the ancient Egypt as “wisdom texts” that were moral in nature but not truly philosophical. This is easily disproven by the complete tradition and artifacts of Ancient Egypt and the temples themselves which are clearly excavations (shedy) into the nature of reality. As Sebai Maa says in the lecture “research centers and quantum physics laboratories.” I would say also that the moral discourses come out of a phislophical inquiry into life and were just surface-level discussions on behavior but relate to spiritual-mystical insights such as are gained via Sema (meditation, yoga, etc.)

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      DamazALEXIS
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      UDJA Sebai MAA and Seba Dja,

      Please find rendition of Level 1 – Lesson 6 below.

      Lesson 6 – Level 1

      A) About devotion

      The third great truth teaches us that devotion to the divine leads to freedom from egoism and the related fetters of Set. When we are controlled by egoism that means our devotion is directed to the objects of creation: we identify our body, feelings and thoughts as abiding reality and in that sense, we forget who we truly are and as a consequence our consciousness of the ultimate reality is clouded. The process of aspiration is to practice the spiritual disciplines so that we dissolve the clouds of ignorance about our divinity. One of the key disciplines of this process is the divine worship, the practice by which we consciously turn our attention to the Supreme Being in order to purify our mind from attachment to worldly objects and ultimately to progress toward living devotional to the divine essence.

      The beginning of the devotional ritual includes a set of practices symbolizing the formal direction of the mind to the divinity. There is first the prostration that symbolizes our reverence to the divinity. The lighting of candle symbolizes the revival of the spirit within us, the Akhu. It represents the awareness to the spirit that has been put aside by egoism. The burning of the incense symbolizes the dedication of our personality, our ego self to the higher SELF, our spirit. The libation corresponds to continuous practice of mental thought towards the divine as opposed to thoughts toward the world. This is a mean to signify we are focusing our mind to the divine.

      Spoken offering involves Hekau which is word of power that has the capacity to transform the mind and needs to be repeated four times in a way to include the totality of creation (North – South – East – West). It also represents an astral offering that is sanctified with the giving of our maleness and femaleness symbolizing the unity of Self.

      B) About the mystery of the Temple

      The Temple in Ancient Egypt is a sacred space dedicated to develop the proper environment to transmit the teaching and perform initiation for the attainment of higher spiritual goal: know thyself. It represented a subtle demarcation between worldly living and the sacred life. The environment outside the temple is considered to belong to the world. As everything else in the Kamitan culture, the architecture of the Temple served for a sacred purpose and symbolized the path of the individual toward enlightenment. It is composed symbolically of three sections.

      The first section usually called Peristyle is where the aspirants or the people with a desire to follow the teaching attend, representing their first step into the conscious search for self-realization. That is the place where prayers, chants are done and general aspects of the philosophy exposed. From another perspective, this particular room of the temple is the location for first level of aspiration that is named mortals.

      The second section named hypostyle is where higher mystery is transmitted and relates to next level of initiates or those who are striving to apply the teaching. The aspirants allowed to enter that room have gone through a process of transformation leading them to directing their life more intensely to the goal of spiritual practices.

      The third section corresponds to the innermost location of the Temple and is reserved for those who have received the light. The initiates at that level have realized the highest goal of the teachings, which is to realize their true Nature. According to the Prm r Hru book, that means you know your name as being one with the Supreme Being; you also know the names of the Neterus and become one with them; creation is also you and nothing can’t obstruct yourself as you are one with the ultimate power.

      C) Seeking happiness in the world is the pursuit of an illusion

      What is happiness? In ordinary terms, it relates to something we should do in time and space or depends on something we can buy. Everyone is seeking ultimate happiness which is a state of great joy and freedom, free from pain and suffering that would be everlasting. History has shown us after early success of political battle and revolution pursued under the promise of happiness for everyone, new problems emerge out of the contradictions within the struggle and the cycle of dissatisfaction continues. On an individual level, one is constantly hoping that perhaps a new situation; a new relationship will bring fourth the true happiness they are looking for until new issues are raised. All to say that pleasure in time and space is temporary; no matter how pleasurable events can be, they are not sufficient to refrain the desire of pursuing for more. Every situation brings its own problem and contradictions, leaving the SOUL in an endless cycle of pleasure and pain. The pursuit of permanent bliss in the world of time and space is illusory because no matter how happy we feel, after a while, we feel dissatisfaction and the desire to seek for happiness again. In that sense, if hapiness is illusory, what is worth our time? What are we supposed to strive for? Does it exist something permanent within us that transcends time and space, and cycle of reincarnation that remains the same?

      D) Body belongs to earth soul belongs to Heaven

      The Kemetic theology teaches us about the term Paut or NUN that is the essence of everything. It permeates every object of creation which is in its totality, its manifestation. In modern physics, they called that substratum, energy. From that perspective, the energy that goes to make up a painting is the same that goes to create other things. Every object is perishable; nothing can last forever except for the primeval essence itself. The teaching tells us the permanent aspect within us is called spirit and objects of our perception are only expression of it in time and space. In that sense, our body is not eternal as well as our thoughts, desires and feelings. Therefore, our identification with bodily experiences as an abiding reality is illusory and comes from the ignorance of our true nature. The question is then: how did we come to forget who we truly are? How did we come from being transcendental to being impermanent? How can we know our true nature? The Teaching has all the answers.

      E) Meaning of Shetaut Neter

      Shetaut Neter is the Ancient Egyptian African name for the term religion that encompassed all aspects of their daily lives. Shetaut means hidden and Neter is the term for divinity. The philosophy includes teachings and practices about how to unveil that mystery in order to know ourselves. The divinity is a mystery because it is clouded by layers of ignorance coming from our identification and attachment to the perception of bodily senses. Why should we try to know anything and particularly our true nature? It is the path of evolution of our SOUL that transcends our will. How the teaching is helping us to go about the knowledge of our self? The essence of the teaching is provided through four great truths that include the answers to our ignorance of our true nature as well as the path to unveil it and have the knowledge of the divinity within us: when we realize that knowledge, that is called being true of speech.

      F) Four great truths

      The first great truth teaches us about Neter, the Supreme Being manifesting itself in every objects of creation including the Gods and Goddesses, representing the cosmic forces that sustain creation. It tells us that the goal of our practices is to realize the oneness behind apparent reality. At first, how did we come to fall into the delusion of ignorance of our Self?.

      The second great truth answers the question about how human fell into the delusion of ignorance. In a mythical story, it is said that in the beginning, human beings were spirits sent on earth by RA and they were able to live for thousands of years. They began to feel arrogant to such a point that the Gods and goddesses went to tell RA about it. Having learned about that, RA gave them limitation with encasement in water and later on, sent one of his daughters to come into the earth to bring righteousness. The story teaches us that deviation from MAAT has led to a situation where we become slaves of the body and, we become inflicted by Saiu Set or the fetters of SET, which is the divinity of the ego personality. The fetters represent qualities, behaviors that reinforce our identification and attachment to our body as abiding reality. When we develop those qualities we become ignorant of the divine self and the Sages tell us that we are living in darkness that is more than any other type of darkness. The individual is then in a struggle between the natural evolution of the SOUL toward light and the attachment to the body.

      The third great teaches about how to overcome that struggle. If we cause Uashu to be in our life meaning being devoted to the divine, then that would cause freedom (Nafu). The term Nafu means freedom as opposed to when we are in trouble, we have difficulty to breath: this is symbolized by the mummy being wrapped. Devotion to the world with the attachment to the body leads to great suffering and pain. When we turn our life to the divine, we will find ultimate peace that will allow us to break the cycle of ignorance and to be free from the fetters. But how this can be achieved?

      The fourth great truth teaches about the disciplines we need to apply in order to realize our oneness with the Supreme Divinity. The path towards that goal require we get into the teaching deeply, to ponder the essence of the philosophy and this is called Shedy. The disciplines include: practice of listening to the teaching (Reckh); practice of devotional rituals (Uashu) including loving others, ourselves and nature ; practice of righteousness or Maat righteous actions ; meditation (Ua) practices that allows us to break to transcendental realm of being.

      The practice of the disciplines provides the aspirant with the maturity to progress, which is the main quality required to grow and not age or social and political influences. Our deeds determine our faith and our progress is linked to the degree we are persistent or relentless in the pursuit of enlightenment. Furthermore, the level of detachment we are able to demonstrate towards the events of the world that will create new mental impressions to support our spiritual life.

      G) Realms of existence

      The realms of existence relate to our level of consciousness or identification to the divine or the degree to which we are able to perceive the ultimate reality. The teaching reveals about three realms of existence.

      Physical realm is where most people live and is usually called the waking state. A person with that level of consciousness perceives the reality in time and space as being permanent and abiding. It is the level of ignorance where the realization of eternal bliss is expected with objects in time and space where everything is illusory and bound to an end and therefore unable to bring permanent happiness. When our consciousness resides in this realm, we are in the plane of mental illusion.

      The second realm of existence is the astral plane also called PET and corresponds to our experience when we dream. Our subconscious activity is a reflection of our level of ignorance or related identification with duality. In that realm, for more advanced aspirants, deeper teaching can be provided at that level as the mind is less susceptible to distraction.

      The third realm of level of consciousness is the causal plane. It is called causal because that is where the seed that causes the rest of our experience resides: it corresponds to our unconscious. That is where also resides the most subtle of our thoughts that have not yet emerged to our conscious or subconscious. Also, in that plane we find impressions of the mind that are hidden because too painful but yet can rise if the proper condition occurs. The task of the aspirant is to purify oneself until such point we become consciously aware of all levels of existence and not being bound by them and once we attain that, we transcend them as well as time and space.

      When we reach that level of transcendence also within the causal plane, we go beyond time and space and reach Anrutef or the place of no mind. People who have attained such mental state are able to experience the nature of the divine, the oneness of existence. If that state is experienced long enough, the initiate completely transcends the illusory aspects of life.

      All the disciplines of Shetaut Neter are preparing the aspirants for that realization. The building of temples, the wisdom texts, the mythology and related disciplines are not the end: they all have a purpose behind them which is to hep the aspirant in attaining NEHAST.

      H) What impressed me about this lesson?

      I am impressed the most by the clarity of the teaching contained in the great truths. They reveal in one part the essence of everything that is also our true nature and how we come to become ignorant about that aspect of ourselves. They establish the path toward removing the obstacles that cloud our knowledge of the Self and the divine. And more importantly, they teach us about the disciplines that we need to apply in order to attain the highest goal of spirituality which is enlightenment or to know our name. The importance of ethical conscience and the need to evolve spiritually in a balanced way are powerful lessons of the great truths. They contain essentially all aspects of religion practices and they have no ambiguity about what it is to be a spiritual aspirant. They are more than aspects of religion but essentially a true philosophy of living. Ultimately, they are not an end in themselves but aspects that point to enlightenment and that will be transcended once we attain NEHAST or resurrection of the SOUL.

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        The Four Truths of Shetaut Neter

        Udja

        A very good summary of the teaching presented in this lesson.

         

        The Four Truths of Shetaut Neter are designed to be as if a formula which when combined with the ingredients of spiritual aspiration, philosophical understanding and purity of heart are added form the compound of a whole spiritual process that at the same time guides as well as expands and opens up the pathways into the expanded teaching of Shetaut Neter that lead to spiritual evolution and enlightenment. So if a person were to not know anything about Shetaut Neter they could start here and these statements would lead that person to the fundamental teaching and also the extended teachings related. Of course the statements will not work when given by themselves and so require instruction. Additionally, if given with instruction they also will not work if there is lacking purity of heart, philosophical insight (at least introductory) and also if there is lacking real aspiration for spiritual enlightenment. So if a person comes to the four truths but really wants to be in the world, then they will not work until that worldly perspective is worked through and there is sufficient clarity and maturity to understand what is a real and worthy goal in life to be pursued. Then the Four Truths will shine and their purpose realized in life.

         

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      BernadetteCollins
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      Level 1-Intro to SN short part 1b.mp4-List the important themes presented:

      This is my second time posting for the Lesson 1 video-Intro to SN short part 1b

      [2-List the important themes presented]

      1. Understanding African religion, Shetaut Neter, Neterian spirituality
      2. Spiritual organization & the 2 branches: Semi Institute & The Temple of Shetaut Neter.
      3 Reclaiming the Neterian African Philosophy culture, spirituality & civilization. Discussion on the sphinx. The time line of world religions & when Neterian religion was practiced.
      4. Righteous teacher & a righteous student, Lord khepri-founder of the Neterian
      Religion-Shetaut Neter. Meaning of Shetaut Neter/Hidden or secret divinity.
      5. Discussion on Anthropomorphic & Zoomorphic Iconography
      6. Discussion on the Ancient Egyptian Harper’s song-The purpose of life
      7. Understanding the 3 Stages of Religion-Myth-story about the divinity, Ritual-chanting & the Mysticism-the transcendental experience. The story/myth is to be heard & then followed.
      8. The story of Asar, Aset & Heru – (The story-myth is acted out in the scenes of the temple) Re-enact the myth-Process of Shemsu Neter. Temples of Aset & Heru- can see the myth acted out. Listening, Reflection & Meditation.
      9. The Great Awakening/Enlightening in Neterianism Culture
      10. Scriptures of Shataur Neter-/Different traditions-different entries into the philosophy of spirit Discussed the 4 Great Truths/4 Neterian Principles.
      11. Concept of Egyptian Yoga/Sema Tawi
      12. Practicing Shedy-devotion to the divine-leading to wisdom in the heart & the mind-knowing oneself-true of speech-purified & virtue-true understanding of life, spirit & self
      13. The importance of the Kemetic Diet.
      14. Books on the different discipines on the kemetic diet, mediatation & Egyptian yoga
      15. Importance of practicing daily observance of Shemsu 3 times daily.

      3-Explain what impressed you most in this presentation

      What impressed me most was the fact the Shetaut Neter is the first recorded religion or practice of spirituality that we know of today. I’ve always wondered about the similarities in the religions, and also the 3 stages of religion. This answered my question of why people go to church & say they’re religious & Christians but the behavior doesn’t show it.

      I really wish I could have made the trip to Egypt this year to see the temples & view the myths discussed in the lesson. That is truly a privilege.

      Each time I view the videos & reading lessons, I learn more. I don’t mind repeating the lessons.

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        Udja
        A good listing of what was covered in the lesson.
        It is definitely remarkable the Shetaut Neter emerged early in human history but remembering that even 20,000 years ago is recent in terms of the existence of human beings (about 150-200,000 years. So the point is that though it is the oldest known it is not the only but it is the most comprehensive ancient religion known in human history and one from which many world spiritual systems derive many aspects.
        Though it is not an absolute necessity it is beneficial to go on a pilgrimage. That cannot be denied. The studies as outlined in this course can be effective but are not to be seen as a substitute for going. On th other hand, going as a tourist is not the same as going as a pilgrim on a pilgrimage with authentic followers of the teaching. Hopefully there will be books and a new web site based on the trip that will at least convey some aspects, feeling and wisdom of the trip in a way that allows you and others to share in the experience.
        Repeating the lessons is actually an important aspect of the practice. This is because the way the human mind works, each review does not eradicate the ignorant aryu; that takes time and reinforcement, recalling often and studying, examining, and reexamining until those subtler impressions (aryu) are more fully resolved. That takes time but being relentless (antet begag) and not stopping (an chen) leads to success on the path.

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      BernadetteCollins
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      Udja, Sebai Maa, thank you for your feedback. I’m looking forward to reading the books and viewing the new website on the trip. Dua

    • #7206
      BernadetteCollins
      Participant

      Level 1-Lesson 2A
      Intro to SN short part 2b.mp4
      The most important themes listed are:
      I. Public/Private Worship:
      There were 2 forms of worship.
      1.Public worship-Done by the priests and priestesses in the outer or inner court. Ordinary people weren’t allowed.
      2, Private practice of worship- where each person created their own personal private alter space for their offering of devotion, studies and reflections. This is how it was done in ancient times & still practiced today.
      II. MEDITATION:
      The earliest form of meditation recorded in history inscribed in the tomb of Seti I. Subscribed instructions for the aspirant to sit in a posture, visualization of sitting in the center of a circle not moving & chanting while meditating. Further information can be found in the Glorious Light Meditation book.

      III. Maat Philosophy: How to understand Maat philosophy in terms of how to reason & know how the world works, how to apply reason, feelings & how to think. The preceptor is like a troubleshooter. Understanding how to apply the philosophy & surrendering.

      The judgement scene picture was discussed. Judgement of the Soul from the papyri text called Pert M Heru-Known as the Book of the Dead or Coming Forth by Day. Shows Asar, Seker & Asar in his king form of the Netherworld,Where everyone go when they die.

      The judgement is carried out on balanced scales On one end there’s the
      feather of maat & on the other end is the person’s heart. The heart is represented as a vessel, which contains the person’s thoughts, feelings, desires & remnants of past actions.

      A.If the heart is heavy with worry, anxiety, unrighteousness, guilt, lies & desire. This will weigh the scales down & the maat feather will go up. Signifying this is an unrighteous soul & the person will suffer in the Netherworld. This doesn’t mean evil but ignorance, acting out of error born of the selfishness-egoism. If the person isn’t righteous, they’re reincarnated to live in this world again.

      B. If the balance scales are even, it means the person has a good soul but wasn’t perfect in the world. The judgement is to be a servant of Asar.

      C. If the heart goes down & it’s lighter than the feather. This mean the person will sit on the throne, becoming one with Asar. This fate teaching about the soul & after death comes from the Myth of Sa Asar.

      THE POSTURES – SEMA TAWI-Disciplines of the Postures: Glorious Legacy of ancient Kemet

      A. Interval Practice-each one of the personality is balanced. There are 5 phases: like a journey

      POSTURES – SEMA TAWI
      1. Creation-Khepri
      2. Earth phase
      3. Transition phase-animals, elements & horses
      4. Higher self poses
      5. Establishing self in the Higher Self & higher teaching poses
      B. Knowledge + experience = Wisdom.
      C. Intuition- not using the intellect- Having an “A-ha moment”

      • Wisdom teaching/philosophy allows one to develop & purify the intellect to reach that intuitional level of understanding a particular subject. The aspirant must-listen- to the teaching, reflect upon the teaching -discuss & meditate-become one with it.

      WHAT IMPRESSED ME MOST:

      The understanding, that wisdom is actually knowledge + experience and it takes more than information for one to be considered wise.

      This got me to thinking about a time when the older generation was considered to be wise. How much does this hold true today? Who do the younger generation have to look up to or learn from? Do they even care anymore? The younger generation seems to think they have it all figured out & depending on the state of the older generation, do they even want to listen to their words of advise? Then they will, hopefully live to be an elder too, how wise will they be? Respect of the older generation has decreased so much in this day & age as well.

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      Bernadette

      • #7224
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        Udja

        Some corrections first.

        The public worship was conducted by the priests and priestesses for the general population. The internal temple worship was conducted by and for the initiates, the priests and priestesses for their own AS WELL AS for the benefit of humanity, and the general population was not allowed in the inner practices.

        The meditation recorded in the Tomb of Seti 1 was not the earliest practiced but the earliest extensively recorded.

        You said:

        “C. If the heart goes down & it’s lighter than the feather. This mean the person will sit on the throne, becoming one with Asar. This fate teaching about the soul & after death comes from the Myth of Sa Asar.“

         

        Actually if the heart goes up it means it is lighter than the feather.

         

        You also said:

        “Who do the younger generation have to look up to or learn from? Do they even care anymore? The younger generation seems to think they have it all figured out & depending on the state of the older generation, do they even want to listen to their words of advise? Then they will, hopefully live to be an elder too, how wise will they be? Respect of the older generation has decreased so much in this day & age as well.”

         

        Becoming older in chronological years does not necessarily mean one has become wise or should be considered as a wise elder. In ancient times a wise person meant a person who has become righteous and spiritually advanced “Maa Kheru” – having done this they become revered as sheps or exalted elder/ancestor.

        A person who becomes akhu shepsu means they have become enlightened beings, sages, saints and this is the highest. Verse 10 from scripture of Teaching of Temple of Aset refers to the akhu shepsu:
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        Today, the culture of social ignorance emphasizes youth and pleasure seeking as well as the cult of personality as well as codependent narcissism so people look to peers and social media for meaning in life and in our generation it was TV and in the previous it was personality and faith-based religion, etc, etc., so ignorant human existence has become more degraded with each generation but that does not occur in a linear fashion so there are some generations that seem to improve like from the 19th century to the 20th with hygiene and public health but technological development does not necessarily mean advancement or civilized wise development. Yet there remains ignorance that has led to the continued unrighteousness of unchecked greed and unregulated pollution foreshadowing the demise of human society and the collapse of the life-sustaining environment. In modern culture the ignorance and greed and unrighteousness are reinforces which necessitates not listening to any wisdom that contradicts the desires of ignorance and greed and unrighteousness. Even if it did, as you say, who would they listen to? The previous generations from the mid-20th century to today are mere examples of increasing ignorance to today as a factor of faith-based religion that allows and supports unregulated capitalism, racism, sexism and plutocracy. So where can one go? When the soul suffers enough it will cause its own suffering and demise leading to a reincarnation or will face its inadequacies and error and seek a higher way which requires a major lifestyle change. Who is ready to do that? Human nature has demonstrated that most people are not ready to do that and would prefer to stay as they are-suffering on to death, than change to a higher way and the majority, led by sociopathic and psychopathic leaders, will dictate the outcome.

         

        For initiates, though, it is a different story. Those who have the capacity to seek a higher way, a path of authentic wisdom instead of self-serving mercantilism, will be led to the true goal of life that does not perish with the worldly fortunes, whatever they may be, good or bad.

         

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        • #7225
          BernadetteCollins
          Participant

          Udja, Sebai Maa, thank you for the corrections & I will reflect
          upon your feedback. Dua Bernadette

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    • #7218
      Shems Ua Netert
      Participant

      1. Level 1, Lesson 17 Video Assignment, Kemetic Diet Class Parts 4-6

      2. Most people identify as a physical body. However, in reality we are transcendental; we exist everywhere and in everything as God. As beings of light, our health is achieved through the intake of pure substances, including sunlight from sunbathing. Initiates must be vegetarian, and should abstain from meats (including fish, poultry) and drugs (including alcohol, prescription drugs, and marijuana.) Initiates should abstain from producing children, and control the sex urge. Initiates should also wear clothing made of natural fibers, and promote balance through living in a moderate climate.

      Through the Hetep offering, we offer our individuality, affirming that duality does not exist and that we are one with all.

      Ukhedu is a disease condition in the form of an imbalance which causes the body to become more acidic. Mucous is the result of ukhedu, as opposed to ukhedu itself. Impure foods such as meats and alcohol are mucous-forming, while fruits, vegetables, herbal teas, and water are non-mucous forming. Gluten is acid-forming, therefore consumption of gluten-free cereals such as spelt and kamut are recommended.

      An important factor in maintaining health is “udja,” or vitality. Udja can be likened to fire. Cold showers, and drinking too much water while eating will dampen the fire. Moreover, agitation of the mind through activities such as overeating, oversleeping, too much sex, and losing yourself in the world diminish udja/vitality. Intake of substances such as meats, added sugars, and alcohol adds gasoline to the fire, leading to gases and related issues. Research shows that a diet of primarily vegetables and fruits leads to the lowest rates of disease. It should also be noted that unhygienic living quarters, sexual practices, and exposure to toxic chemicals are influential in promoting disease, as seen in the AIDS epidemic in parts of Africa. Lifestyle factors such as vegetarianism and healthy sexual practices are thus key factors in promoting health. Moreover, righteous living promotes positive kharma, which also promotes health.

      While it is difficult to say what each person specifically should eat is difficult, because it depends on a person’s individual state (physical and mental condition, living environment, e.t.c.) However, it should primarily consist of raw vegetables and fruits, as these are inherently cleansing.

      Meanwhile, diseases of the mind can be treated through the law of opposites. Anger, hatred, and greed, for example, can be treated through forgiveness, love, and generosity respectively. A person who practices the teachings will become free of mental illness including depression, schizophrenia, and the temptation to use drugs.

      Diseases of the soul such as an inability to change for the better, anguish, end egoism can be treated with meditation (which engenders will-power,) faith, and altruism.

      Positive kharma can be promoted through teaching others. The first step in teaching others should not be to tell them that the world is an illusion. Instead, people should be brought into awareness through dietary changes, breathwork, and yoga postures. People should be taught that through acting righteously, they will become peaceful and better able to practice the higher truths.

      One example of bringing another into awareness can be found in the story of Hetheru, who was sent to Earth to destroy unrighteousness as Sekhemit; however, Hetheru became deluded by the world and lost her way. Djehuti helped Hetheru back into awareness through a process that involved satisfying her bloodlust, humbling himself, and use of words and stories that led her mind to righteousness.

      3. What impressed me the most is the discussion of how to prevent and treat diseases of the mind. As a therapist, I see mainstream psychology beginning to integrate concepts such as awareness (mindfulness,) forgiveness, and compassion for self and others into treatment. It is not surprising to see that the importance of these concepts in promoting health and healing was recognized thousands of years ago in Kemet.

      • #7219
        Shems Ua Netert
        Participant

        Level 1, Lesson #17 Interaction Assignment, Response to Post #6860

        Sebai Maa discussed the importance of living in a harmonious way that is conducive with spiritual enlightenment, “if possible with community but if not then discovering the ideal state of mind that transcends the lower needs and lives on the higher.”

        I receive emails about events in the Shetaut Neter community, such as the trip to Egypt, performances, e.t.c. and I wish I could attend, but logistically, it is not possible at this time.

        I am still grateful for the opportunity to participate in this online program, and hope to attend next year’s Winter Conference. I also try to live in a harmonious way with those in my immediate environment.

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      • #7233
        admin
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        Udja

        Indeed, we may say that disease actually begins in the soul or rather by the coming into existence of a soul (an individualized perspective of universal spirit). In spirit there is no disease but upon seeing oneself as an individual then all manner of diseases can ensue depending on the nature and level of individualized self-awareness then expressing in the grosser aspects of human existence, the unconscious and subconscious levels of mind and physical body.

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        Temple if Isis and Serapis

        It is interesting to note that on the Greek island of Delos there was an ancient Egyptian temple dedicated to Serapis (the Greek name of the ancient Egyptian god Asar-Hapi) and at this location there was practiced psychological counseling or what would be today called psychotherapy. It is interesting to note that in the temple of Asar in Egypt the process of spiritual evolution is essentially a psychological journey from individuality and egoism to recognition of ultimate divinity; and we may understand that that state called “akhu” is the healthiest state of being. And this is one of the reasons why the ancient Egyptian temple was known as Per-ankh or “house of life.”

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        Temple of Asar, Abdu Egypt

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    • #7298
      Shems Ua Netert
      Participant

      1. Level 1, Lesson 18, Video Assignment: AFRICAN ORIGINS SERIES Class 24 Introduction to Shetaut Neter Philosophy Part 1

      2. “Pert M Heru” can be translated as “going in the form of light” or “becoming enlightened.

      Maat philosophy
      The goddess Maat sits in the front of the boat of Ra. The boat makes waves that reverberate through creation. Maat, representing righteousness, truth, and order, hits the waves first, and Ra hits them second. Maat is the source of life that sustains all creation, and is the pedestal on which Ra stands.

      Shetaut Neter philosophy

      Shetaut Neter evolved in ancient Egypt, or Kemet. Kemet was found in the middle region of the area along the Nile river, between the Middle East (Palestine, Jordan, and Israel) in the North and Uganda in the south. With the exception of the Fertile Crescent, the Middle East was a desert land where people struggled to survive. Uganda, on the other hand, was a region of overabundance. History shows that having too little or too much leads to dullness. Kemet, representing the middle region, was a civilization that lived by the motto “If we plan, we are able to survive and thrive.”

      Survival required that the people of Kemet live in a balanced manner, and reflect on life and creation. A life of reflection led to the creation of systems of higher meditation, and the knowledge that the divine self is the force behind creation. The result was an entire society that lived on the principles of harmony and righteousness. The King and Queen of Kemet were seen as governmental leaders, spiritual leaders, and divine intermediaries with the responsibility of upholding the principles of Maat.

      The spiritual teachings created were recorded as the Mettu Neter, or hieroglyphic texts. These became the foundation of Shetaut Neter, or the Egyptian mysteries. “Shetaut” can be translated as hidden, mysterious, or hard to understand. “Neter” refers to the hidden divinity. All gods and goddesses are referred to as “Neter.” The driving force behind Shetaut Neter is mysticism, or direct experience of the divine.

      In contrast with religions that are truly polytheistic, Shetaut Neter is better described as a monotheistic religion in which the supreme being (Neberdjer) is manifest through numerous gods and goddesses. It must be recognized that all things, including the gods and goddesses, have both a beginning and an end. All of creation will one day return to its original state.

      Moreover, the cause of all pain and suffering in life is due to unrighteousness and ignorance of the Divine Self. Devotion to the divine leads to freedom. Devotion does not mean fanaticism, but instead is living one’s life in a righteous manner. In this way, devotion to the divine allows a person to become one with God. In doing this, the body and personality are not lost, but an internal revelation occurs in the form of higher spiritual consciousness.

      One example of the achievement of Nehast, or spiritual realization is found in the story of Ra and Aset. The goddess Aset came to Earth in bodily form to teach human beings. She began as a human that sought more than the ordinary human existence, and ultimately obtained spiritual enlightenment. Once enlightened, Aset taught her son Heru. Images of Aset suckling Heru, beyond informing such images of Mary and Jesus, represent the spiritual preceptor passing the teachings to the aspirant. Spiritual aspirants are essentially suckling from the breast of the Goddess Aset, who represents wisdom that leads to Nehast.

      Another sacred image is Asar Ani pulling himself out of the coffin. Beyond informing the resurrection story of Jesus Christ, this image represents awakening to a higher spiritual teaching.

      3. What impressed me the most was learning a little more about the story of Ra and Aset, and the way that with every detail learned, I feel a little more change.

      • #7299
        Shems Ua Netert
        Participant

        Level 1, Lesson 18, Interaction Assignment, Response to Post #6904

        Anthony wrote that “Emulation of the myths of Shetaut Neter is a critical part of the spiritual practice and allows for the teachings to become alive in oneself.”

        That was one of the main messages that stood out in my mind also as I completed this assignment. Learning and emulating the myths seems to have a positive effect on both conscious and subconscious levels.

        • #7334
          admin
          Keymaster

          egypt_54

          Udja

          Good reflections.

          One key in your observations was about seeking more than what ordinary human beings want out of life. In fact they want things out of life and one thing the teaching demonstrates is that whatever things you get out of life are illusory and therefore false. So seeking for fulfillment out of ordinary human life is seeking after illusion and it is based on an idea that human existence is abiding which is itself a delusion. Therefore, this is a key component of spiritual aspiration and it is not based solely on intellectual wisdom but also on feeling that there is something missing in the world of time and space and that is what the socialization from ordinary human society and orthodox religions do not provide.

          Thus, those who are true seekers are seen by the ordinary people, as misfits or cooks; it is said that the day of the ordinary person is the night of the sage and the day of the sage is the night of the ignorant ordinary person. So ordinary people live lives for and in what is delusion and the sage lives in what is real and that is what the true mystic seeks after and is the purpose of this program and the teaching of Shetaut Neter (Egyptian Mysteries).

          For such a person who deems to follow the path of a seeker, then that is the act of pulling oneself out of the coffin of delusion and into the light of day and that is one reason why it is called book of Enlightenment. So that self-effort is critical in leading oneself to spiritual enlightenment, for no sage or god can do that work for one; however, when one deems it proper to engage the path, then all the needed divinity comes to the rescue and aid of the qualified aspirant’ this is dramatized in the relationship of Aset and Heru (the aspirant).

           

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    • #7325
      BernadetteCollins
      Participant

      Level 1/ Lesson 3:

      Video assignment-Intro to SN short part 3b.mp4

      The most important themes listed are:

      1. Question on Indians/Easterners excepting Egyptian yoga. Most will reject it
      2. Set doesn’t have any temples. In the late periods Set
      was associated by foreigners who attacked Egypt-Hykos-??. They adopted Set as their patron God. Set took on a negative connotation. Set-A divinity that represents the lower forces-not negative-(sexuality, greed, power, etc.). This is natural but when desires become exaggerated, this leads to unrighteousness, ignorance & delusion. Set isn’t a devil-It’s the ego of a person that’s obsessed with ignorance & misunderstanding.
      3. Discussion on Amun Ra Ptah (The Great Trinity)
      4. Discussion on unconscious/conscious mind, awake & dream
      5. Basic meditation techniques discussed publically are for the general public. Advanced techniques of meditation for advanced practitioners for those who put in the time and practice & those that study to become priest/priestess.
      6. Discussion on Other Spiritual Systems-Morals are judged by deeds not by words

      Explain what impressed you most in this presentation.

      Great topics in this video! I was actually impressed with a few topics. The one that stands out the most was the discussion of the dream & awake state. I didn’t realize that when a person dream & is unaware, (being unconscious), this is a negative state as oppose to dreaming consciously-positive. Similar to this, I’ve had the experience, in an awake state, of feeling like I was myself but not myself. Almost, feeling like I was trapped in my own body. It was like; I was viewing reality from within my body. It was really scary at the time. Is this common? Is there a name for this? I’m sure this isn’t the same but it reminded me of having this experience. I never discussed it, for obvious reasons.

      Htp

      • #7332
        admin
        Keymaster

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        Udja
        About the experience you described:
        It sounds like a temporary personality displacement wherein the elements that maintain your regular conscience and perception of your ego-self are temporarily out of place and in such times you can experience yourself as something more or other than your usual ego self-conscience or perception of individual self.
        There are 9 aspects to the human personality:

        Khat(physical body)
        Ren(name)
        Ka(mind)
        Sekhem(vitality-life force)
        Ab(unconscious)
        Khaibit(shadow)
        Ba(soul)
        Sahu(spirit body)
        Akhu(spirit)

        If these are aligned then the personality will perceive reality in accord with their alignment and the content of aryu.
        If they become displaced such as during sleep, dream, death, over-exitement, depression, illness,,,,,or,,,,,spiritual evolution, advanced dispassion, serpent power training to move life force, thereby cleansing obstructions or blockages between elements of the personality, then other and higher visions can ensue.
        Alternatively, if such displacements occur during a state wherein the personality is less than healthy either mentally or physically or in terms of having too much negative aryu (content in the unconscious based on previous actions that impel new actions thoughts and feelings) then it is possible that those displacement events (which are positive from a spiritual evolutionary perspective) might lead to negative experiences causing fears or even negative psychotic experiences leading to mental issues up to and including insanity.
        Sometimes the personality wants to grow but due to conditioning the person is afraid and stays away from practices like yoga because they may lead to a displacement. But nevertheless the soul may want that but since the person’s mind is not in agreement they hold back but the soul forces the issue so you might have a spontaneous experience that leads to fear due to ignorance that can lead to severe personality disorders like living in denial or fear and becoming a fanatic or fundamentalist about religious matters or political matters, sexuality, race, etc.
        Therefore, the best course is to listen to the deeper mind and soul and seek proper guidance in books and in spiritual teachers to guide on the quest and allay unnecessary fears so as to be able to move forward in life.

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    • #7333
      BernadetteCollins
      Participant

      Udja, Sebai Maa, thank you for the clarification. I haven’t had that experience in quite some time.
      I’m grateful for finding your teaching & spiritual guidance. Dua for all you & Seba Dja do. Htp

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    • #7370
      Shems Ua Netert
      Participant

      1. Level 1, Lesson 19, Video assignment: African Origins Fiu 2002 Class 25 Part 1 Sema Philosophy

      2. The term “Sema” is synonymous with “yoga.” Both can be defined as the disciplines that allow a religion to be effective. “Yoga” refers to the yoking of the higher and lower selves which allows mysticism to occur. Yoga is a universal term and not confined to the disciplines of any one culture. History shows that African Sema predates Indian yoga.

      The first steps of Sema philosophy are to breathe and calm down. It is important to achieve a state of relaxation in order to expand one’s consciousness intellectually, emotionally, and physically.

      Sema or yoga describes far more than the physical postures. The categories of yoga include Yoga of Wisdom, Yoga of Devotional Love, Yoga of Meditation, Yoga of Selfless Action, Tantric Yoga (which encompasses the others), and Serpent Power Yoga (an aspect of Tantric yoga in which latent power within is awakened through spiritual evolution.) The Great Awakening occurs when all of the Great Truths have been realized.

      One representation of Serpent Power or Arat Shekhem is found in the Hor m Akhet (sphinx.) When the lower, lion body is cultivated, the life force energy opens the third eye on the forehead. The aspirant then develops knowledge of both above and below, heaven and earth.

      The Shedy disciplines are equivalent to the Sema disciplines. The four Great Truths are realized through these steps: Sedjm Shedy (listening to and heeding the teachings- myth) Aru Shedy (acting righteously- ritual), Ushet Shedy (devotion) and Uaa Shedy (meditation- mysticism.) Uaa Shedy is the final step in the process that leads to the Great Awakening. When the Great Awakening occurs, the aspirant realizes oneness with the divine.

      In ancient Kemet, the priests and priestesses wore the garb of the divinities and re-enacted the myths. They developed their devotion, meditative consciousness, righteousness, and wisdom. Initiates would make a divine offering, get into the postures, and meditate on becoming one with the divine.

      3. What impressed me the most was the reminder to re-enact the myths in our daily lives. It is easy to slip into a worldly state of thinking and being. But seeing our lives as re-enactment of the myths brings us closer to purity of thought, feeling, and action.

      • #7372
        Shems Ua Netert
        Participant

        Level 1, Lesson 19, Interaction Assignment: Response to Post #7059, on original post #7054

        I found the words about meditation to be useful. Htp

      • #7378
        admin
        Keymaster

        Winged_Maat_(KV11)

        Aton

        Udja

        Good summary.

        Indeed, the application of the teaching to life is a powerful aspect of action yoga or Maat philosophy wherein the practice of seeing one’s life through the window of scripture moves one towards seeing life as a manifestation of the drama of scripture ultimately leading to identification with the divinity of the scripture and attaining the same spiritual outcome. It is part ritual, part wisdom and part experience of feeling that all reshape the personality into one with divine feeling and thinking, in effect a neter in one’s own right and fit to be in the company of other neteru. So for this practice any artifact, practice of chant, study of scripture and good company that can be acquired serves to feed into the practice of informal life when one is in the world and facilitating being able to hold on to the higher ideal of the spiritual practice, to be high minded in the midst of worldly relations and activities and experiences. So this is a powerful practice and part of the overall shedy that is needed to be a successful spiritual aspirant.

         

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    • #7541
      Shems Ua Netert
      Participant

      Level 1, Lesson 22, Video Assignment

      Yesterday, I watched the Noon worship video on the Egyptian Yoga website. At the end of the worship session, there is a recording of a lecture given by Sebai Maa that speaks about the importance of remembering our true Self. Also, that the consequences of not remembering include becoming a negative personality that hurts itself and/or others. Whenever I watch this video, I appreciate the opportunity to remind myself of who I truly am, and to be conscious of the way I treat myself and others.

      • #7547
        Shems Ua Netert
        Participant

        Level 1, Lesson 22, Interaction Assignment (Response to Post #7370, attached to original post #7276)
        In response to Anthony’s post for this lesson, Sebai Maa wrote, “Seating in the teachings… means being firmly of the conviction of the truth of the teaching and that informs, strengthens and impels the capacity to act in accord with what the teaching prescribes and that is the source of the capacity to attain success on the spiritual path.”

        Personally, I feel convinced of the truth of the philosophy and teachings of Shetaut Neter. I have made a number of adjustments during the course of my study, and can feel the results. I do, however, still have some adjustments I will need to make. I love the Nuk pu Nuk meditation because I can see myself as already victorious, and having fully expelled negative qualities such as fear, anxiety, e.t.c. I look forward to continuing to study and implement the teachings, and to progressing along the path to enlightenment. Htp

      • #7599
        admin
        Keymaster

        noon day worship picture from video

        Udja

        The importance of the three-fold worship and at the very least, daily observance, cannot be overstated. Firstly, it relates to the idea of the phases of Ra during each day. That relates to the three-fold nature of Creation and the three aspects of human conscious awareness and interaction with nature. This interaction relates to the teaching of transcendental consciousness that lies beyond that trinity. Thus as you have stated, “remind myself of who I truly am,”—reminding oneself of who one truly is occurs ritually as in the three fold worship. It occurs in feeling and thinking that lead to a meditative state of awareness. So it is important to infuse into one’s day the at minimum, remembrance of the three-fold worship daily program so as to spiritualize the mountainous other remembrances that occur throughout a day that relate to non-specifically spiritual thoughts, feelings, actions, etc. This process of daily spiritualization affords the opportunity of progressing on the spiritual path and when used in conjunction with study and reflection on the teaching guided by competent leadership, the ritual of daily worship becomes a powerful tool for spiritual evolution.

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    • #7544
      Shems Ahit Nebthet
      Participant

      Level 1, Lesson 1
      Introduction to SN, short part (1:01:41)

      What are the important themes?
      What impressed you the most?

      During this video, I observed the following themes: the history of civilization and Shetaut Neter, the purpose of life, who is and the role of a Shemsu Neter, understanding how beholding the wisdom of creation brings insight to the fullness of who one truly is (become true of speech), the necessary components of an authentic religious system and how the four Great Truths harmonizes the foundation of Shetaut Neter.

      What stood out the most to me were the following: The deeper interpretation and flow of the Great Truths; when this was expressed by Sebai Maa, I truly felt them meaning deeper in my being, it was like a light bulb went off and a jolt of excitement when I was able to experience a seamless understanding of the Great Truth being One Big Truth. Another concept that was revealed was the purpose of the Temple System; it provides initiates with an opportunity to reenact so one may feel the oneness of the Neteru within and become like that of Neter. This increased my desire to learn more of the teachings and reenact what I am learning as this is purifying for my soul and the goal in life, to rejoin with my creator.

      • #7594
        admin
        Keymaster

        Udja

        Indeed, the compilation of the Great Truths of Shetaut Neter represent a compilation and essential concentrated compacted, as if, seed from which if sprouted in the heart and mind, allow a fantastic tree of wisdom and divinity to unfold. Each profound statement flows from the previous, including the first which flows from a void which conscious awareness arises from into a fourfold conceptual matrix of existence and its relationship to human existence and consciousness. There is a lecture where the teaching of the Great Truths was concentrated upon exclusively and the wisdom was elucidated.

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        The teaching of reenactment also relates to the ideal of emulation and shifting identification from the individual and ego to ascension to the company with Neteru or divinities whose principles reflect aspects of our own divinity. That goal requires more than mere reenactment but rather reenactment with the wisdom and feeling content founded in ethical conscience (Maat) that affords the possibility of stepping into the roles of the reenactment and not getting lost in those as if in a trance but rather discovering those natures within through the act of them as opposed to the act of life as a ignorant egoistic human, which reinforce and support that lower level of conscious awareness and thus lead to ignorance and degradation of life. For, all human life that is not growing towards divinity is experiencing a level of degradation which increases with the particular level of deviation from the truth represented by the reenactment. In this way the temple ritual serves as a model for right living and aspiration for what is innately discover-able in the depths of a personality in which those divine natures have been subsumed due to the layers of egoism and degraded experiences throughout lifetimes.

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        Papyrus Ani – Reenactment of HETEP Offering to the Divine

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        Additional Reference resource:
        Temple Ritual

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    • #7580
      EdwardStephenson
      Participant

      Video—Intro to SN Short Part 1bmp4

      The video provides an introduction to Shetaut Neter and includes the following main points

      1) Western civilization has historically denigrated Egyptian culture and spirituality even though this is the origins or roots of all cultures and religious philosophy.
      2) As an organization, Neterianism is divided into two segments a) Sema Institute which focuses on education and dissemination of the teachings and b) the Temple of Asar which focuses on worship and devotion
      3) History of Kemet as the origin of civilization is evidenced by the existence of the Sphinx documented to be over 10,000 years BC (predynastic era). After this period we see evidence of other religions emerging 2500 BC in Indus Valley; 1500 BC the emergence of Aryan culture in India (Vedas); 3200 BC Sumerian culture; 2500-200BC BC Judaism and Hinduism, Buddhism etc.
      4) The fact that all these religions emerged within a 100 year span which coincided with the invasion of Kemet, resulted in the migration an d spread of Kemetic culture
      5)Nubian and Kemetic people are distinguished by there head-dress
      6)The founder of Neterianism is Lord Khepri who emerged from the primeval ocean the vibrating waves of which produced creation
      7)Shetaut Neter is the name for Neterian spirituality (Shetaut means hidden and Neter means Divinity); Shemsu means follower—acting like/becoming like the neter (constituting the bases of the mystery)
      Neter—all encompassing divinity and Neteru–Gods and Goddesses—referred to as polythesistic monotheism—one supreme divinity manifesting in different forms “in creation” (as distinguished from western religions whose divinities are placed outside of creation).
      8)The purpose of life is to redeem our personalities so that we will be able to achieve transcendence and be able to enter the netherwold after death, where we will find true peace and justice. We must live for that which is enduring and permanent which is our souls, everything else being illusionary and the cause of our suffering
      9) The 3 stages of religion are:
      a)Myth—-the story of creation and who we are and our purpose in life
      b) Ritual—-process by which we bring the myth to life allowing us to connect with our divine selves
      c) Mysticism—where we live the myth and become one with the divinities
      Most important myth is the Asarian resurrection/Nehast or enlightenment is the ultimate goal of Neterian culture
      10)Neterian spirituality have different traditions i.e. Asar, Aset, Heru but all have in common that of connecting to the divine
      11)4 Great truths
      a)Neberger manifest in all things
      b)Lack of righteousness leads to ignorance
      c)Devotion to the divine leads to liberation
      d)Practicing Shedy leads to True of Speech (life of virtue)
      12)Within Neterianism emphasis is placed on balanace between male and female
      13)Sema Tawi–Egyptian Yoga (Uniting of upper self–Heru-Sun and lower self–Set-moon)
      14)Shedy Disciplines may best be thought of as integrated system incorporating intellect (wisdom), emotion (devotion), Will (meditation) action (service)

      I particularly like how this system of spirituality is grounded in our psychology and the notion that through knowing ourselves we come to know the divine. For anyone who loves the study of psychology as it is presented here will naturally love the Neterian system of spirituality which provides a clear road map or template for self discovery and recovery

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        Udja

        Dua for your summary of this lesson.

        I have been thinking for some time about doing a series on Kemetic/Neterian psychology but it is so extensive it would be difficult to compile and present without extended time of a project solely dedicated to that purpose. Nevertheless, you have discerned correctly that Shetaut Neter is based in mystic psychology or what I call “Psychomythology” in which the study, practice and experience of it leads to a psycho/mythic/mystic evolutionary process that produces a true human being, one who is aware of divine consciousness as well as time and space reality as opposed to pseudo-humans who are ware of only time and space and place lip-service to a faith-based illusory reality that supports their worldly desires and pursuits and leaves them spiritual bankrupt even as they mask such bankruptcy in the fervor of religious culture that is neither ethical or based in reality (relative or absolute), the way it is practiced.

        Therefore, an avid aspirant is also one who studies the teaching of Djehuty (Cosmic Mind) as dictated by Lord Khepri (Creator), about the Shetaut Neter hidden mysteries. This is a study of cosmogony and also of language so as to reshape the format of mind and realign it with the perspectives of truth and divine origins wherein the true self is discovered.

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      • #7652
        Shems Ahit Nebthet
        Participant

        #7580
        Dua this is a very nice summary of what was discussed in this video.

    • #7649
      Shems Ua Netert
      Participant

      Level 1, Lesson 23, Video Assignment, Intro to Hemu Priests & Priestesses Part 11

      I always enjoy hearing pieces of the Neterian myths. Relating them to my own life seems to expand my consciousness in a way I find difficult to describe.

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    • #7651
      Shems Ahit Nebthet
      Participant

      Video Assignment
      Sema Tawi Uaa
      Introduction to SN short part 2b
      What are the important themes?
      What impressed you the most?

      The theme of this video surrounds Mediation. It provides insight on the history of the mediation system documented by Setibua, the heart of Ma’at Philosophy lying in the “discovering of a cosmic balance between oneself and the universe,” how one engages in a meditative practice through the Tef Neter system, and insight on how wisdom is manifested.
      I was most impressed with the teachings provided on the following:
      What wisdom truly is and what the heart of MA’AT Philosophy means. Understanding the importance of striving to have a heart lighter than an ostrich feather. This revealed the importance of ensuring that I am devoted to living a life guided by the 42 Precepts. As I reflect on the weight of my heart I can visualize how light I must feel to reach such a state of consciousness; mediation is a key to the ingredient to build my capacity to reach there in addition to abiding by the Precepts.
      In regards to the teachings provided on a student being humble in their journey and trusting their preceptor/teacher also stood out to me and has been helping me to improve the way I receive counsel from teachers in my life.
      The teachings about what wisdom truly is, helped me to further understand the importance of reflecting and implement what I have been learning thus far. Wisdom, being the feeling of knowing when something is righteous or unrighteous; I gain knowledge of what is righteous by studying and listening to the teachings and gain experience by living/reenacting the teachings in my everyday life,” this is my understanding of this teaching.

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        Udja
        While your concise explanations of the teachings demonstrates affirmative and adequate understanding of the teachings listed, what was perhaps more important in the post was you r ability to apply but also see yourself in the position of performer and recipient of the benefits of the performance of th practices enjoined. This capacity is not to be taken lightly as most people find it hard to place themselves at the center of the dynamic objective of the teaching. Most people see themselves as external actors and doing something to affect them, while the higher practice if of seeing the teaching as an expression of one’s self and thus the practice of it automatically accrues to self and in that process the personality is gradually effaced.
        This process is called shedy.
        Very Well.
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    • #7773
      EdwardStephenson
      Participant

      Lesson 1 WK2 SN Short Part 2b.mp4

      This video had as general focus the role of meditation in Shetaut Neter and the role it plays in one’s spiritual practice. It was pointed out that the Glorious Light Meditation system was the first formal meditation system to have been developed having its origins in Kemet being found on the tomb of Seti. This system involves visualizing a circle with a dot in the middle and then imagining oneself in the center.

      Meditation also involves reflecting on the teachings and in this various Gods and Goddesses were illustrated and discussed. This included Asar king of the Netherworld, Ampu the son of Asar and Nebthet, Djehuti–cosmic mind, Goddess Mesket who determines the nature on one’s reincarnation and Goddess Maat whose principles should become the foundation of oneself.

      One of the things that impressed me most was the extent to which one was in control of one’s spiritual destiny and how that destiny was determined the extent to which one was true to Maatian principles. As it was pointed out, if one’s heart was found to be heavier than a feather as evidence of one’s unrighteousness, then one would be reincarnated and come back the the physical plane once again; if one’s heart was found to be as light as a feather one would then go to the astral plane and serve Asar; if however, one’s heart was found to be lighter than a feather one would then be elevated to a divine status and sit on Asar’s throne. Being righteous then, is discovering a cosmic balance between oneself and the universe.

      I was also impressed by the discussion of the Semai Paut system of postures and that being more than a system of physical exercises were more important a tool for one’s spiritual growth being grounded in myth. By engaging in the postures one brings the myth to life and moreover becoming one with the cosmic principles associated with the various postures this representing the mystical dimensions of the system. All this resonates with me in that although I am just learning the system I find that it has more meaning and purpose when I can relate it the the mythical themes associated with it.

      Finally, I realized how important it is to practice this system in an integral fashion as was pointed out. One must not only do the postures but develop one’s will through meditation, ones intellect through study of the teachings–listening, reflecting and mediating on them; one’s emotion through devotion, and sublimating one’s ego through selfless service.

      It was also pointed out that the role of the preceptor is to provide understanding of the teaching and how to apply it and for this to work the importance of surrendering to the teaching and not relate to the teacher in an ego=centered. I must admit that at first this was somewhat of a challenged since as a teacher I was trained to question and be critical of all forms of knowledge. As my respect, admiration and love for the teacher and the teachings developed however this no longer became an issue for me.

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      • #7839
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        Practice of the Egyptian Yoga Postures at the foot of the Step Pyramid in Egypt (2000)

        Udja

        ABOUT YOUR STATEMENT:

        “One of the things that impressed me most was the extent to which one was in control of one’s spiritual destiny and how that destiny was determined the extent to which one was true to Maatian principles.”

        FEEDBACK

        We might say that this is a defining characteristic of Neterian spirituality and philosophy, that a person is responsible for their destiny and current condition but on the other hand also their ultimate fate. This is an extremely gratifying prospect if a person is willing to realize and accept their responsibility for leading themselves to their current condition. Then this means they also realize the power to change that situation in accord with their will capacity (how strong their will is based on understanding and purification of aryu – all of which we may refer to as “spiritual maturity.”

         

        ABOUT YOUR STATEMENT:

         

        “I was also impressed by the discussion of the Semai Paut system of postures and that being more than a system of physical exercises were more important a tool for one’s spiritual growth being grounded in myth”

        FEEDBACK

        Indeed, back in 2014 we had a TJEF NETERU Level 2 conference and most participants, even though it is stated in the book from back in the 1990’s, were still not aware of the depth of the mythic aspects of the postures of the gods and goddesses and how emulation of them has metaphysical as well as psycho-spiritual effects that serve to promote spiritual evolution which in Neterian terms means to become like them or in fact one of them. So it is positive that you have begun to realize such important distinctions and depths to the teaching. I think you will find such nuances of depth in most of the areas of focus of the teaching as you will see going forward.

         

        ABOUT YOUR STATEMENT:

        “It was also pointed out that the role of the preceptor is to provide understanding of the teaching and how to apply it and for this to work the importance of surrendering to the teaching and not relate to the teacher in an ego=centered. I must admit that at first this was somewhat of a challenged since as a teacher I was trained to question and be critical of all forms of knowledge. As my respect, admiration and love for the teacher and the teachings developed however this no longer became an issue for me.“

        FEEDBACK

        Indeed, the role of the priests and priestesses is as guide and example; for this they are respected, venerated and extolled. However, they are not treated as objects of devotion or accorded special reverences as those are reserved for the gods and goddesses and the Supreme Divine. The clergy, though they may be highly advanced, are nevertheless manifestations of human existence and they will die as all perishable things do. If anything, their intellects and divine conscious awareness are the items to be most adored as that is a reflection manifesting through them, of the divine consciousness that is the goal and objective of all humanity. You should remain critical until you have vetted the teacher and teaching and then be relaxed and secure in your well informed choice and exercise of free-will to engage and receive the teaching. This way is prudent and expected as you are not encouraged to give yourself over as if to a cult but rather self-mastery involves total control and awareness of choices each leading closer to spiritual enlightenment with conscious awareness and without delusions. In any case, since all individuals are latent gods and goddesses, to give over one’s sovereignty blindly means to follow a path of delusion and self-deprecation. However, the mantle of sage should not be accepted until it is deserved and experienced. Then there will be no contradiction between inner and outer experience that would lead to more delusion or misunderstandings that would retard the spiritual program of life

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    • #7845
      Shems Ahit Nebthet
      Participant

      Video
      Level 1
      Lesson 3
      During this video, I enjoyed learning more about the connections between Buddhism and despite what modernists may believe, it has been recognized by various Indians that Yoga postures can be date back to Ancient Kemet.
      Furthermore, after further reflection on the makeup of the Temple System in Ancient Kemet, I wonder if the way teaching were provided in the various cities allowed aspirants to travel to other temple to learn the various parts of the teachings.
      Another very timely and profound lesson was learned from the discussion around refraining from pursuing others to join. I can truly attest to this as being very true. I was introduced to The Temple of Amun by a very close friend who after seeing me read the Book of Enlightenment by Dr Ashby. MY friend enjoyed the yoga, and connected with the 42 Precepts but that was about it because of his religious background he was unable to devote completely to this path. But I was still eager to recruit closer/loved ones to the truth. Pursue others to join was initially disheartening and discouraging but after watching this video, I could be comforted from the not being able to get my family members to pursue this path as well.
      I have learned that everyone has their own path to follow based on what happened in during their “Hall experience” after leaving their previous living state. Hence, if their Spirit/Soul is not ready, being that I know that the path of nature causes enlightenment to be inevitable, I must still love and treat others with compassion and respect their wishes and stay free from judgement. I have finally been able to do this as it pertains to my family and significant other. MY only question is, is it an act of selfishness to not want/choose not to be with someone not on the same spiritual path as me? And if not, how do I handle the difficulty related to not being able to practice together or engage in spiritually intense dialogue when reflecting on the teaching, or when practicing morning Shedy is a disturbance to his morning sleep?

      • #7979
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        Udja

        It is interesting to hear when advancing people on the path mention the benefits to themselves of the teaching but then they want to share those with others and especially their family; this is natural like when someone is in pain the natural desire is to give them something to ease the pain. Yet, that very desire is part of the personality’s acceptance and agreement with the relationships and manifestations of time and space as their own-which is remaining fault of spiritual ignorance and thus also ego bondage to the illusions of time and space. Firstly, you can and should offer assistance and sharing. If it is not wanted or cannot be used you can as a human caught in the world feel bad about it if refused and also think about the very reflections you gave earlier. Some people are not ready and rightly so; therefore let them be and you let yourself be. IT is not a question of selfishness but rather a question of truth, accepting truth and living by truth (i.e. Maat) –so the truth is you are discovering glories and can share with some people and others not. So share with those you can and leave others alone as far as that is concerned and just be as good an example of the teachings you can be – but without expecting even that to move their hearts.

        When the heart has suffered sufficiently and cleansed the gross encrusted nature of egoism sufficiently then they can feel before they can think about it-the path to the good; Live and let live, become enlightened and let others become also by and by according to their aryu and thus be in harmony with the flow of time and space as well as the existence beyond, within oneself.

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    • #7960
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      Lesson 1 intro to SN short part 1b.mp4
      video presentation

      * There were several important themes presented. These include:
      -The timeline of Ancient Kmt compared to modern day religions such as Buddhism, Christianity, Islam, Judaism etc.
      -The significance of the scarab.
      -Shemsu(Followers) Neter.
      -The purpose of life.
      -The three stages of Religion.
      -The importance of the Asarian Resurrection.
      -Nehast(Enlightenment)
      -The meaning of the hawk in ancient Kmt and what it symbolizes.
      -The concept of Sema Tawi.
      -Brief intro on the importance of the Kemetic diet.
      -Basics of daily life, including: chants, studying, candles, meditation, and offerings.

      *What impressed me the most about the presentation is the fact that ancient Kmt had already been established for thousands of years by the time all of the modern day religions were formed. Many followers of those religions have no idea that their doctrines contain pieces of what was already taught in ancient Kmt(i.e plagiarism).

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        Udja

        Indeed, the nature of human beings, specially in modern culture, is concerning with present issues and pleasure-seeking and not with history so it is easy for those who are unscrupulous to pull the wool over their eyes. So it is willful charlatans interacting with people who are prone to ignorance or willfully ignorant led by the ignorant in the form of ignorant parents, and community, government and church leaders.

        For those who are honest seekers, the truth remains and then there is the choice whether to live by it or not when one knows the truth. That is the mark of a sound intellect and personality bound for MAA KHERU (spiritual victory).

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    • #7964
      Shems Ua Netert
      Participant

      Level I, Lesson 24, Video assignment, Egyptian Yoga Postures practice in Sakkara with Muata Ashby

      It is helpful to see this video again, to hear about the symbolism of the postures.

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    • #7967
      EdwardStephenson
      Participant

      Lesson 1 WK3 Video Intro to SN Part 3b.mpf Time (41Min 16sec)

      The main themes brought out in this teaching include the following:

      1)Hatha Yoga which is associated with India finds its origin in Kemet being equivalent to Sema Tawi. There was a discussion about the personalities in India responsible for propagating the philosophy of yoga, a philosophy that is associated with Memphite Theology in Egypt.

      2)In further discussing aspects of this Memphite philosophy it was pointed out that Set, as was the case for many of the other Deities, did not have any temples. In the beginning Set was seen as a benevolent Deity who represented the lower forces of the self (not negative only becoming so when exaggerated. Set represents the ego of a person beset with ignorance and delusion.

      3)Also discussed was the trinity of Amun-Ra-Ptah describing how Amun represents witnessing consciousness, Ra the interaction of witnessing consciousness with time and space and Ptah the physical dimensions of reality. It was pointed pointed that most people experience this physical plane as an abiding reality. When we dream and aware that we are dreaming then the same applies for when we are awake. That is knowing that the experiences we are having while awake are not real but simply constructions of the mind is what we strive for. This is where the trinity dissolves resulting in us experiencing oneness with the divine (Neberger. It was suggested that meditation served as an important tool in facilitating this process.

      4)The point was also made that people come to Neterianism trying to show the connection between it and other traditions. Such people, who try to take bits and pieces of the practice to augment their tradition, it was suggested, never fully appreciates the philosophy and practice of the Neterian path and as a consequence such people should not be considered as serious aspirants since they never fully realize the legitimacy of the tradition and what it has to offer which is enlightenment.

      I was particularly impressed with the concept of the trinity as it relates to the way the mind perceives reality and how it may serve as a conceptual tool for understanding the process of enlightenment and how it may be achieved.

      • #7983
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        Udja

        ABOUT YOUR STATEMENT:

        “I was particularly impressed with the concept of the trinity as it relates to the way the mind perceives reality and how it may serve as a conceptual tool for understanding the process of enlightenment and how it may be achieved.”

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        Good post on the contents of the lesson materials.

        Indeed, this is perhaps one of the most central issues to the Neterian teaching and the psychomythological context in which an aspirant should understand the nature of min in relation to Divine Consciousness. The human is a reflection of cosmic principles manifesting in time and space, yet there is something in the human beyond time and space and the cosmic principles in the form of Neteru (Gods and Goddesses) depict for us mythically, iconographically and conceptually, the nature of mundane and transcendent

        Keeping in mind that these are spiritual concepts, yet far in advance of western psychological paradigms, yet even the nature of enlightenment is beyond these notions. However, they are to be understood well and followed in order to promote the desired development and spiritual outcome of transcending time and space -which is actually the same as transcending mind and concepts of any kind.

    • #7993
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      Reply to #7981

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      Dua for your insight on the term MAA KHERU, Sebai MAA. Your statement “for those who are honest seekers, the truth remains” stands out to me and I wholeheartedly agree with it.

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    • #7994
      Anonymous
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      Lesson 1, Level 1 Interaction Assignment
      Reply to Posts #3399(Anthony Bahlibi) & 3669(Sebai MAA)

      What impressed me about Anthony’s post is his reflection on the last few years of his spiritual journey. He has a much clearer idea of what he needs to develop and focus on more, as well as areas he may neglected a bit. This type of reflection is important to me and my growth along this journey.

      I found Sebai MAA’s response beneficial as well and I also prefer Kemetic terms over those of other languages, so I am sure to jot them all down as I learn.

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    • #8023
      Anonymous
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      Level 1, lesson 2
      intro to SN short part 2b.mp4

      List the important themes presented.
      There were many important themes presented in the lesson.
      -The two forms of worship are two, public and private. Public worship is led by a High Priest/Priestess at a temple. Private worship takes place at one’s residence. An altar is setup for prayers and studies etc.

      -The first known meditation technique in history was inscribed inside the tomb of King Seti(I hope I spelled his name correctly). This method is known as Glorious Light Meditation.

      -The Goddess Maat represents balance and righteousness. Her headdress is an ostrich’s feather.
      “When Maat Philosophy is understood deeply and thoroughly, one discovers a cosmic balance between himself/herself and the universe.”
      -Sebai MAA

      It is important to not only understand the philosophy but to apply it as well for the most benefit.
      In the judgment scene, one’s heart is weighed on the scales against the feather of the Goddess Maat. If the heart is heavier than the feather, the individual is not considered righteous. He/she will be reincarnated according to their aryu.
      If the heart is balanced, the individual is moderately righteous and will dwell with Asar in the netherworld.
      And lastly, if the heart is lighter than Maat’s feather, the individual is righteous and will have transcended physicality. This individual will dwell in the astral plane.

      -When one chooses a spiritual teacher it is vital to not bring one’s own ego into this new teacher-student relationship. The aspirant should listen to advice and be willing to apply it in everyday life. One of the reasons why aspirants fail is due to not having an open mind regarding the teachings.

      -The five phases of Sema Tawi postures are Khepri(creation), earth phase, transition, higher self, and then establishing one’s self in the higher postures.

      Explain what impressed you most.
      What impressed me most was a couple of quotes by Sebai MAA where he stated, “Wisdom equals knowledge plus experience. Info does not equal wisdom and intellectual brightness does not equal enlightenment.”
      “Intuition means that you are not using intellect. It’s a direct understanding.”

      The three step process of reaching an intuition level of understanding is:
      (1)Listening
      (2)Reflecting
      (3)Meditation

      • #8041
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        Udja
        Here is audio feedback on your post

        All students should listen to this recording

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        • #8043
          Anonymous
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          Dua, Sebai. I’m extremely grateful for the feedback and I will ponder over it continually. It’s very powerful overall and the advice is helpful along my journey.

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        • #8045
          DamazALEXIS
          Participant

          Dua Sebai Maa for the audio feedback. I like the emphasis on the aspect related to the importance of being capable to practice the teaching with the required intensity and understadning in order to progress. In present time, our capability based on past and current negative Arius accumulated from our ignorance, is consumed in wordly occupations and does not live us with adequate energy to practice fully or fully enough to properly advance.

          The reference to the qualities of dispassion and perseverance to help sustaining our practice, is on point for us in the path and remind us about the need not to feel discouraged for apparent lack of progress over time as well as when facing difficulties but, to continue to follow the instructions steadily.

          Dua for being an authentic preceptor for us and your blessings as well, as we are striving to become an authentic aspirant with the understanding that to elevate ourselves at that level, we need to contiunue to work hard, very hard as you instructed us in the post, by the practice of the Shedy disciplines, in order to purify the negative Arius.

          Those are important points that we need to continuoulsy reflect on and use as guidance, as we pursue our journey.

          Dua

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    • #8026
      EdwardStephenson
      Participant

      Lesson 1 WK 4 VIDEO–Intro to SN by Dja–conference 2008 Part1

      The main themes presented in this video was Shetaut Neter that serves as a tool for promoting our liberation, healing, and enlightenment. The assumption is that due to our identification with the world we have forgotten our true identity as divine beings. Shetaut Neter therefore exist as a tool for restoring us to a true knowledge of self and and reclaiming our divinity. The myth that was shared in illustrating the redemptive function of Shetaut Neter was the story of Hetheru who experience a loss of self but who was restored through the work of Djehuti who gave him a mixture containing divine light which healed her.

      The point was made that unlike most religions that practice the myth and ritual, only, Shetaut Neter also includes the mystical component. It therefore is an authentic religion in terms of providing the fullness of what religion is truly about. Shetaut Neter is the most ancient of religions origination in Ancient Kemet. Shetaut Neter proceeds all other religions and is therefore the mother of all religions influencing Dogon, Yoruba, Bhuddism, Christianity, Hinduism, and Judaism The teachings were founded by Lord Khepri who passed it on to Djehuti who codified it and passed it on to Asar who added the devotional elements, who passed it on to Aset who added the wisdom teachings. There are four great truths 1) The Neter is one and alone manifesting everywhere as Gods and Goddesses 2) Lack of righteousness leads to ignorance of the divine 3) Devotion to the divine leads to freedom from the fetters of Set 4) The practice of the Shedy disciplines leads to us knowing oneself and the divine which is called True of Speech.

      What impressed me most about the lesson was the point made that the Shedy practices are directed at purifying different dimensions of the self. In this sense it provides a comprehensive integral approach that addresses all dimensions of the personality. The Wisdom teachings purifies our intellect, selfless services purifies our conduct, meditation purifies our will, and devotion purifies our emotions. I am impressed by this because it provides a psychological model for redemption which is often thought of as a religious endeavor. The Shedy disciplines place emphasis on self knowledge as a path to redemption so that knowing the self is to know the divine. Shetaut Neter provides the validated tools that allows us to fulfill our purpose in gaining knowledge of our divine selves.

      • #8052
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        Udja

        Very good

        Indeed, Shetaut Neter as we have come to apply the initiatic insight has allowed the wealth of the teaching to be revealed as a full pathway for authentic spiritual evolution. All full and authentic religions ( a religion that has all three stages-myth, ritual, mysticism) have to incorporate both ego satisfying feeling based wisdom as well as more intellectual and mystical abstract intuitional wisdom. The former, incomplete type of religious practice containing only myth and ritual satisfies based feelings and promotes stunted intellect. Both feeling and intellect are needed for proper and positive spiritual evolution. Therefore, it is a blessing to have Shetaut Neter in the midst of a sea of ignorance and bloated human ignorance that most people call life!-the proverbial “Ball of Confucion”

         

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    • #8034
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      Level 1, Lesson 2 Interaction Assignment
      Reply to Ronald Crawford #6405 & Sebai MAA #6455

      Udja,

      I appreciate your dialog on lesson 2. I was able to take in some additional information from Ronald’s post as well as the feedback. The proper spelling/pronunciation of King Seti Ua(Wa) is of great importance. After all, it is because of him that we have the first ever recorded meditation system!

      “All the divinities are natural meaning derived from and composed of spirit essence, the same from which humans are composed.”
      Sebai MAA

      The above quote resonated with me and further clarifies for me the nature of the Neteru. I find it so fascinating that the ancestors were able to put together such a great way to explain the universe. Moreover, so much knowledge has been preserved over thousands of years whereas other cultures may have lost the bulk of the ancient knowledge from their area.

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    • #8039
      EdwardStephenson
      Participant

      Lesson 1 WK 5 Video Assignment Intro to SN Conference 2008 Part 2

      The video discussed different aspect of Shetaut Neter including the following:

      —–Devotion should be practiced three times per day–morning, noon and evening
      —–There are many different forms of meditation and it is suggested that you find one that is in sink with your personality.
      —-the postures is another important component of SN and it is important that one focuses on the spiritual dimensions of the postures with the physical exercise being a secondary benefit. There is also Maat the principles of which become the foundation for one’s conduct

      Also discussed in the video were the keys to success which includes having patience, perseverance and good association
      —-Shemsu Udja Sedje—we must also have a burning desire to achieve Nehast which then motivates us to study and practice the teachings. The primary objective is NUK PU NUK ASAR NETER-I am that I am. As we ground ourselves in the teachings and the practice we become less identified with the material world and its desires
      —When one is no longer practicing Shemsu one is then doing TEM–turning away from the path which is a regressive move.

      What impressed me most about this presentation was the notion of shemsu and having a burning desire to experience enlightenment as a motivating factor in learning about and practicing the teachings. Shetaut Neter offers multiple avenues that may serve as a source for developing and sustaining such a burning desire. For me studying the teachings is what motivates me the most. As was pointed out in the video it is not enough just to study but it is important also to apply the teachings in one’s daily life. Also I am motivated by the prospect of liberating myself by being purified, mentally, spiritually and physically. This motivates me to practice my meditation as well as engage in the postures. Maat is also an important dimension of Shetaut Neter which I am gradually trying to understand and apply in my life. This motivates me to engage in righteous conduct. I also believe that I am motivated by the prospects of experiencing divine love and wisdom that is associated with enlightenment.

      • #8134
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        Udja
        A concise summary.
        Indeed burning desire may be characterized as an all-consuming interest in the prospects outlined by the teachings of developing purity, self-mastery and enlightenment. That is to occur gradually and as you study more and see the benefits and also as the prospects open up for you by your own realizations of the possibilities for you personally then the impetus grows more and intensity also grows but in balance and not fanatical; Yet an advanced practitioner can be more zealous than a fanatic and yet be in balance and without disturbing others or appearing to others as being off balance etc. Therefore, keep allowing yourself to marvel at the growing insights presented by the teachings and that will motivate more in a kind of positive feedback loop that the more you get out of it the more you are motivated to get and so on, etc.

        Very Well
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    • #8140
      EdwardStephenson
      Participant

      Sebai Maa:

      I appreciate your comments on my recent post regarding having a burning desire for the teachings

      Thank you

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    • #8190
      EdwardStephenson
      Participant

      Lesson 1 WK6 Video Assignment

      The video began with a demonstration of Shetaut Neter devotional practice with beginning with the alter ritual and what it represents all of which was informative and enlightening. An offering is then made which centers around the unification of the make and female thus relinquishing the duality that characterizes our temporal lives. The four great truths were then presented the first declaring that there is one divinity which manifests as Gods and Goddesses. The second truth is that unrighteousness leads to the fetters of Set which causes ignorance of the divine. Here, the creation myth was discussed whereby it was pointed out that deviation from the laws of Maat resulted in a loss or forgetting of one’s true identity as a divine being. The third truth is that devotion to the divine leads to freedom from the fetters of Set and, fourthly, the practice of the Shedy disciplines leads to knowledge of the divine. This consists of a)nlistening to the teachings b) devotion to the divine c) Maat and d)Meditation. The three levels of existence and consciousness was then discussed, these levels being a) consciousness b) the astral or Duat where we dream or have visions and c) the Causal where things originate which is deep within the heart of the unconscious mind. At this level we are able to see the nature of the divine and experience a oneness with nature. In keeping with the trinity, it was noted that there existed three stages of religion a) Myth, such as the Myth of Asar who was the king of Kemet. In the myth it is said that Ra came in the form of Kephri who passed on the teachings to djehuty who codified the teachings and passed it on to Asar who created Shetaut Neter b) the second level of religion is ritual which supports the myth. An example is the ritual of the Offering which symbolizes the reconstituted eye of Heru. If the ritual is done properly then there will be the emergence of mysticism which is the third level of religion. Most religions only deal with the first two levels and are thus incomplete in the practice resulting in conflict among and between religions. Also discussed was the structure of the temple and what the three rooms represent. The first is evidence of one’s aspiration; the second is the initiate where the teachings are disseminated; the third room is for those who have received the light. The point was made that seeking happiness in the world is a futile task since all things temporal are impermanent and thus not real. Worldly experiences are therefore fleeting illusions by which we give ourselves meaning but from which we will never be fulfilled. The only thing that is real is the spirit which is the essence of all things.. While there are many things that impressed me about this presentation, the thing that stands out the most are the four great truths which seems to provide a template for proceeding on one’s spiritual journey reminding us of how we can keep on the path eventually experiencing the oneness of the divine through the practice of Shetaut Neter.

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        Qenna Papyrus color

        Udja

        Very good

        One expanded comment:

        “The senses give the meaning from a worldly point of view; see with the spirit and the true meaning will be revealed. This is the relationship between the object and its Creator, its true meaning.”

        -ANCIENT EGYPTIAN PROVERB

        The issue about the nature of the existence of perceived realities in life is not that they are not “real” or that they are in reality non-“existent”. However, it related to the fact that they are illusory. So this means that whatever they are is unintelligible by the human sense capacity. Therefore, whatever they are is not perceivable accurately by a human being. We are informed by the teaching that they are manifestations of Ra and now modern physics supports the idea that matter itself is illusory and is not what the senses perceive and further that matter is not solid and has an energy phase and also a “nothingness” phases whereby it goes into non-existence and comes back into perceptible physical “existence”.

        In other words, it is necessary to go beyond the sense and rudimentary mind in order to perceive correctly and that is what the sages have reported as “Ra” or Spirit Being or as spirit manifesting as matter, etc.

        ABOUT THE FOUR TRUTHS

        Indeed the four truths are a formula encapsulating the entirety of the Kemetic teaching in four verses so that is nothing else remained of the teaching then those four lines can lead a spiritual aspirant to higher spiritual evolution.

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    • #8191
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      Level 1, Lesson 3 Video Assignment: intro to SN part 3b.mp4

      Important themes listed:

      – Certain Hindu Sages acknowledge the origin of Yoga being from ancient Kemet.

      -A student of Swami Sivananda mentioned the postures of the Neteru in her book, relating Smai Tawi to what the ancient Indians called Hatha(Hetheru) Yoga. However, most will reject this claim out of ignorance.

      -Most people see the world as reality but the enlightened ones see it as a dream.

      -Purifying the personality as well as meditation allows one to have more spiritual experiences.

      -Those who like to take bits and pieces of the Mysteries and mix it with their practices(i.e moors, freemasons, western Yogis) will not advance much in this way.

      -Freemasons have nothing to do with Shetaut Neter. They came far later and they simply adopted certain Kemetic symbols in order to elevate themselves in stature.

      -abrahamic religions such as islam and christianity look down upon the ancient Egyptians. Moreover, according to arab historians, it was a sufi who defaced the great Heru m Akhet. Such behavior is not befitting of the righteous nor spiritual.

      -It’s very unwise to waste time debating with others, aspirants should always focus on applying the disciplines.

      What impressed you most about the video:
      What impressed me about the video is the insight with regard to mixing different doctrines and practices together. Perhaps this is often done when aspirants seek knowledge without the presence of a teacher. The student to Preceptor method of studying is vital when in pursuit of the higher mysteries and eventually nehast.

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        Akhenaton B

        Akhenaton

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        Indeed, prior to writing the first major book, Egyptian Yoga, more than 20 years ago, after doing extensive researches, I interviewed some practitioners of Indian yoga and was met with that exact reaction, some entertained the possibility while some others dismissive and some even expressing disdain as if I was ridiculous for even making such a suggestion since yoga was supposed to be an exclusive creation of India done thousands or “millions” of years ago – this even when Indian historians acknowledge that Indian history cannot be “verifiably” traced before about 2500 BCE and the “verifiable” advent of Hinduism occurs with the Vedas no earlier than 1500 BCE. This demonstrates egoism, arrogance and hubris of culture that is the source of such practitioners being able to profess to be followers but yet commit worldly and egoistic acts that lead to internal inconsistencies and social conflict with other groups.
        The same applies to some sufi groups which are supposedly regarded as “mystic” followers of Islam and yet exhibit features of exclusivity, disdain towards non-sufis, etc. such negative expressions are antithetical to true mysticism.
        The mixing of religious doctrines can be done if the traditions are compatible; for instance, an orthodox monotheistic religion cannot be harmonized with a polytheistic, etc. Though two polytheistic religions may be possibly harmonized. For sages though, the lower practice fo religion (myth and ritual) is irrelevant since the goal of all religions is the Supreme Spirit, though for the orthodox and exclusive practitioners this goal becomes proprietary and therefore circumscribes what is divine; therefore we may consider that there are those two major divisions of religious practice, the ones that assign exclusivity to the divine and the one’s that recognize the universality of the divine. Ancient Egyptian religion is in the latter group as attested by the writings of the sage king Akhenaton.

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    • #8225
      Anonymous
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      Level 1: Lesson 3 Interaction Assignment

      Reply to posts #2740 & #2750

      Dua, Sebai. Your wisdom is greatly appreciated. I especially learned from your statement regarding the aspirants removing feelings of guilt and regrets etc, allowing one to make way for nehast.

      HTP

    • #8235
      Anonymous
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      Level 1: Lesson 4 Video Assignment
      intro to SN by Dja -conference 2008 part 1

      Important themes presented:
      – “Men and women are mortal Gods and Goddesses, this is the reality we are here to learn.” -Seba Dja

      – The potion called setjert is a mixture of blood, beer, and mandrake. This is the formula used to heal and restore the Goddess Hetheru. Blood represents the ego and beer represents ignorance. Mandrake represents intoxication with the souls of Ra which comes with knowledge of self. These three when mixed together symbolizes nehast.

      – “If your own reality is an illusion, then your illusion becomes your reality.” -Seba Dja

      – The lower EM represents intellectual knowledge whereas the higher represents intuitional knowledge.

      -The three stages of religion are: myth, ritual, and mysticism(SN). Western religions as well as other African traditions all lack the third stage which is mysticism.

      – Kemet was established long before anyone knew of the Sumerians, christians, muslims, greeks etc.

      – Lord Khepri is the father of SN. The lineage goes as follows:
      Lord Khepri -> Lord Djehuti -> Asar, Aset, Hetheru -> Sages and High Priests -> Aspirants

      What impressed me about this lesson:
      Seba Dja was very elegant in explaining the lesson thoroughly. I’ve learned a lot from this video lesson and I continue to implement what I am learning into my daily life. The history is very fascinating and enlightening. Dua.
      HTP

      • #8248
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        GLM Mythology for Solstice 2005 slide of setjert Mandrake in the Setjert drink GLM - deffinition

        Udja

        Dua-thank you for your posting and patience as we get back to working on the reviews and feedbacks.

        There is one clarification needed in reference to one statement of your post:

        “These three when mixed together symbolizes nehast.”

        Technically, your statement is correct but philosophically it is inaccurate.

        Specifically, what leads to Nehast is not the mixture of itself, but the fact that the ego and ignorance are not left alone, not existing in isolation promoting recurring delusions and pursuing fleeting and unsatisfying desires that maintain ignorance and more pursuit of futile desires perpetually, but that “the souls of Ra” in other words, spirit essence, is being added to the “mix”. The essence of spirit is derived from the study, devotion to and practice of meditation on the Divine. That essence transforms, “sublimates” egoism and worldly desires and ignorances about human existence and the nature of Creation. In this way the lower nature of a human being is infused with wisdom of the higher, allowing the personality (egoism/ignorance) to become purified. That purification, i.e. understanding the ego is illusory, thereby dispelling the ignorance of the knowledge of self, that process renders the personality free from the deviation of enlightenment-nehast.

        Therefore, the ritual of the sedjert is a ceremony representing the process whereby a human being accepts, understand and becomes one with the innate essence of transcendental spirit.

        One more tidbit:

        The main souls of Ra are 7 called “sefech ba Ra.”

        These are the 7 psycho-spiritual consciousness centers of the Serpent Power wisdom. Therefore intoxication with the souls of Ra means a practice of cleansing and cultivating the energies of the seven centers and thereby purifying the nature of human existence which is characterized by duality and rendering it non-dual by removing obstructions in the centers that prevent clarity and experience of oneness with Spirit.

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        Maat Chakras Qenna Papyrus copy

        Qenna Papyrus and the Seven Souls of Ra

    • #8989

      Level 1 lesson 2wt video sn short part 2b mp4

      1. View the video presentation assigned.

      2. List the important themes presented.
      The important themes presented in this presentation started with the Judgment scene and the description of Asar, Anpu and Djehuty, describing what happens if one’s heart is heavier, lighter or equal to the feather of my Ma’at. The video also shows three books that an aspirants should read concerning the principles of Ma’at.
      Also the importance of yoga poses, the exercise that comes with it, the significance of practicing yoga, the philosophy behind the postures and how to think properly.
      Also the importance of intrical spiritual practice. Why it is important to be completely balanced in in all areas of spiritual practices so as not to become lopsided.

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        Udja,

        It is important to know that the judgment scene of the Pert-m-Heru is really describing an unconscious psychological state of the personality. The aryu that a person allows to become part of their unconscious (the Ab) is the source of thoughts and feelings about oneself and the world that produces the outcomes described by the balance scale. Therefore, it is up to the aspirant to look into cultivating positive thought and feelings with wisdom and clarity that allows a transformational effect to occur in the unconscious. Then the more positive outcomes in terms of the judgment will be achieved by the person; it is not imposed or granted by the Divinity. They are only there to administer the process. The aspirant by their own actions, thoughts and feelings determines the outcome. Thus, by thoughtful, balanced and intensive spiritual practices, the best outcome of the weighing of the heart can occur.

        Very good

        HTP

        • #9028

          Dua sebaimaa

          thank you kindly for the insight and the deeper meaning of the judgement seen, i will reflect on this more

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    • #9160
      Saphan
      Participant

      Udja,

      This is the assignment from Lvl 1 Lesson 1
      Video Assignment – Intro to SN short part 1b

      video

      play-sharp-fill

      List important themes
      * Access to the temple and teachings is reserved for those who have achieved a certain level of spiritual dedication and understanding
      * Meditation systems existed long before traditional Indian systems and written instructions are available
      * Judgement scene highlights the sole focus of spiritual aspiration – lightening of the heart – to sit with Asar and also what happens if your heart is equal to Maat’s feather or heavier than the feather
      * Meditation and postures give us the opportunity to explore the divine personalities within ourselves. It opens our mind and body to actually feel the lessons to be learned through focus on a particular divinity
      * As an aspirant we must listen to the teachings, reflect & discuss, and then meditate on it to make it a part of our thought process
      * When receiving instruction from my spiritual preceptor I must let go of all ego attachment and accept it. I must trust that this is divine instruction an act on it the best way I can without challenge.
      * Spiritual preceptors are there to guide us in how to think intuitively not necessarily by academic logic
      * There will come a day when I understand the teachings in ways that are indescribable. I will feel and understand them without the use of language.

      Explain what impressed you most in the presentation
      There is no gloom or doom or threats of harm for sins committed in this spiritual system. Neterianism, from what I understand so far, encourages an aspirant to put forth their best-dedicated effort in continuous learning. It requires the use of our entire body with postures, mind with study, and devoted soul. We must understand the teachings for ourselves. That understanding doesn’t always make sense when we say it out loud but we can still feel it! Everything is about balance – balance with Maat & balanced integral shedy to make your heart lighter than maat!

    • #9164
      BernadetteCollins
      Participant

      Level 1 Video assignment: intro to SN Part 1b.mp4

      List the important themes presented:

      -Spiritual Organization-Temple of Shetatut Neter/ Sema Institute
      -Introduction presentation Shetaut Neter, Neterianism-the ancient
      Religion of Africa.
      -Sphinx-(herumakhet)-10,500 BC-earliest example of the practice of religion in human history.
      -Time-line of Major world Religions
      -Picture-Who were the Nubians & the Kamitans? Differentiated by their head dress & not their skin color. Nubians- feather/Kamitams-Princes of ancient egypt
      -Lord Khepri- Founder of Shetaut Neter, brought the world into existence
      Sailing of the boat symbolizes the movement or vibration of matter in time & space.
      -Shetaut Hidden, Neter-Divinity-hidden divinity in all things, that’s to be discovered. The teaching is about the discovery
      -Neterians- Shemsu -(followers) Neter –acting like , doing like, feeling like, thinking like & becoming like. By following/acting like the divinities, we become like them. This is a follower of Neterian culture spirituality.
      -God & Godesses- (cosmic forces from Neter-supreme divinity) they are the entry/doorway into spirituality. This is done by following them, discovering what they mean-their powers within us & consolidating those powers. They are highly involved spiritual teachings that enable the mind to better understand the divinity.
      -Anthropomorphic and zoomorphic iconography-images of the divine, that shapes the mind to have a greater understanding.
      – The purpose of Life-Ancient Egyptian Harper’s Song-We cannot stay or linger here on earth. No one can escape dying. We must plan for our departure.
      -Three stages of Religion-Myth-to be heard-story about a divinity, Ritual- i.e. chanting, virtuous living-to be followed-Shemsu, Mystical experience-Allows a human being to discover and experience the divine.
      -Story of Asar, Aset & Heru- characters of the myth can be seen in the Temples. The idea is to re-enact the myth, by doing so, the teaching & feeling of the characters of the myth are revised within you. This is the process of Shetaut Neter. No temple can be found by any other religion,
      only through books.
      -The Great Awakening-Nehast-(spiritual awakening-becoming enlightened) The goal of Neterian culture.
      – Sacred Scriptures of Shetaut Neter- Mythic scriptures, Mystical (Ritual)
      Philosophy literature & the Wisdom texts
      -The 4 Great Truths of Shetaut Neter- The 4 Great Neterian Principles-Introduction to Neterian Spirituality.
      -Books written to cover the different traditions of ancient Kemit.
      -Papyrus Ani-scene of the text-Prt m Hru- Ani is an initiate, he has gone through the balance of the scales & has been judged to be righteous. Heru
      is bringing the iniatiate Ani before Asar. Through Heru power-we challenge the evil of the world & life, winning in the battle of life. The redeemed quality of the personality.
      -Sema Tawi-(Egyptian Yoga) -Heru & Set are the 2 challengers/main battlers in Neterian culture & spirituality. Heru is the higher self & Set is the lower self of the personality. They also represent the upper & lower Egypt. Concept- the 2 opposites are being brought into a form of union-(Sema).
      Kemetic culture is divided into 2 lands-upper & lower Egypt. These characters are a part of you-personality. If they are balanced, harmonized,
      redeemed, the ego is controlled-great resurrection.
      -Shedy Discipline- leads to Maakheru- self knowledge and truth of speech.
      Enlightening your intellect, your actions, your feelings, purifying your heart & developing will. There are books for each one.
      -Books- Kemetic Diet- Insight into the health culture which is necessary for proper spiritual evolution. Egyptian Yoga-Discipline of special postures which is directly related to the concept-Shemsu Neter. The discipline brings physical health, mythological wisdom and cultivation of the cosmic forces. Practiced by the ancient priest & Priestess.
      -Basic daily Observances of Shemsu- Worship program-3 times daily or atleast once a day-Practicing cleanliness-reading/scripture, lighting a candle/incense, reciting the 4 great truths, chanting the daily Hekau, meditation, placing an offering. Practicing this daily is following the 3 aspects of Ra-Khepri-Ra-Tem.

      Explain what impressed you most in the presentation:

      There were actually a few things that impressed me, One being: Sphinx is the earliest example of the practice of religion in human history
      Two: Sema Tawi-Higher & lower self of the personality. If they are balanced, harmonized and redeemed, the ego is controlled-great resurrection. This concept is psychological, which to me is a different approach in religion. The purpose of life- not taking worldly items, like money, car, home, friends/family, etc., or your mind. What do you take with you? This is what I’d like to know.

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        Udja

        Many important items were brought out in this lesson and you have made good detailed notes. Some of the most important ones include:

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        -Neterians- Shemsu -(followers) Neter –acting like , doing like, feeling like, thinking like & becoming like. By following/acting like the divinities, we become like them. This is a follower of Neterian culture spirituality.

        -God & Godesses- (cosmic forces from Neter-supreme divinity

        -Three stages of Religion-Myth-to be heard-story about a divinity, Ritual- i.e. chanting, virtuous living-to be followed-Shemsu, Mystical experience-Allows a human being to discover and experience the divine.

        – Sacred Scriptures of Shetaut Neter- Mythic scriptures, Mystical (Ritual)

        -Sema Tawi-(Egyptian Yoga) -Heru & Set

        -Shedy Discipline- leads to Maakheru-

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        It is good to see and important to know that you have remarked on the special and different nature of this program such that you have highlighted on the issue of the HOR-EM-ACKET {Sphinx} and the issue of “SEMA-TAWI”. Specifically, you noticed that the teaching has a psychological component that you were not expecting. Indeed you will find that, unlike orthodox or faith-based, delusions of physical life after death or other notions of faith in ignorant or childish notions of spirituality, the Shetaut Neter (Egyptian Mysteries) are an authentic and highly advanced mystic wisdom philosophy teachings that require keen intellect and purity of heart and feelings in order to be understood and practiced. The objective is to achieve higher consciousness, which is a psychological process leading to intuitional realization of one’s Higher Self. That intuition is beyond all physical and psychological notions; yet the road to that begins with and requires firm footing on sound historical, mythic understanding as well as a healthy mind and body.

        As you continue through the program you will encounter many wonderful revelations both psychological and also intuitional. The process is supportive, cleansing, and elevating, leading to the discovery of the supreme abode of the enlightened heart. This is the goal of every aspirant and it is the purpose for the existence of this program. Thus, continue the explorations as you move forward in life, and there will be increasing understanding, wisdom and insights.

        Very good

        HTP

    • #9172
      BernadetteCollins
      Participant

      Dua Sebai Maa for your feedback. HTP

      • #9187
        admin
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    • #9219
      Shems Ahit Nebthet
      Participant

      Video Assignment
      Introduction to SN, short part (1:01:41)

      What are the important themes?
      What impressed you the most?

      During this video, I observed the following themes: the history of civilization and Shetaut Neter, the purpose of life, who is and the role of a Shemsu Neter, understanding how beholding the wisdom of creation brings insight to the fullness of who one truly is (become true of speech), the necessary components of an authentic religious system and how the four Great Truths harmonizes the foundation of Shetaut Neter.

      What stood out the most to me were the following: The deeper interpretation and flow of the Great Truths; when this was expressed by Sebai Maa, I truly felt them meaning deeper in my being, it was like a light bulb went off and a jolt of excitement when I was able to experience a seamless understanding of the Great Truth being One Big Truth. Another concept that was revealed was the purpose of the Temple System; it provides initiates with an opportunity to reenact so one may feel the oneness of the Neteru within and become like that of Neter. This increased my desire to learn more of the teachings and reenact what I am learning as this is purifying for my soul and the goal in life, to rejoin with my creator.

      • #9235
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        Udja

        Indeed, the GREAT TRUTHS OF SHETAUT NETER were a gift, from Spirit, of distilled wisdom about the nature of life, the purpose of existence, the struggle for meaning and the means to achieve the goal of spiritual realization. It is a formula that if understood and unraveled renders the essential answers to the important questions of life and the means to satisfy the need for humans to find ultimate fulfillment in the transcendental existence of Spirit Being. In the new book THE TEMPLE OF THE SOUL, the fuller meaning and purpose and procedures of the temple will be further explained.

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    • #9223
      Shems Ahit Nebthet
      Participant

      Video Assignment – Lesson 2
      Sema Tawi Uaa
      Introduction to meditation
      What are the important themes?
      What impressed you the most?

      The theme of this video surrounds Mediation. It provides insight on the history of the mediation system documented by Setibua, the heart of Ma’at Philosophy lying in the “discovering of a cosmic balance between oneself and the universe,” how one engages in a meditative practice through the Tef Neter system, and insight on how wisdom is manifested.
      I was most impressed with the teachings provided on the following:
      What wisdom truly is and what the heart of MA’AT Philosophy means. Understanding the importance of striving to have a heart lighter than an ostrich feather. This revealed the importance of ensuring that I am devoted to living a life guided by the 42 Precepts. As I reflect on the weight of my heart I can visualize how light I must feel to reach such a state of consciousness; mediation is a key to the ingredient to build my capacity to reach there in addition to abiding by the Precepts.
      In regards to the teachings provided on a student being humble in their journey and trusting their preceptor/teacher also stood out to me and has been helping me to improve the way I receive counsel from teachers in my life.
      The teachings about what wisdom truly is, helped me to further understand the importance of reflecting and implement what I have been learning thus far. Wisdom, being the feeling of knowing when something is righteous or unrighteous; I gain knowledge of what is righteous by studying and listening to the teachings and gain experience by living/reenacting the teachings in my everyday life,” this is my understanding of this teaching.

      • #9236
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        Udja

        Indeed, meditation is a practice for allowing the experience and or practice of quietude to take on a focused and expanded perspective that allows the deeper, previously unknown aspects of the personality to be revealed. The practice of the 42 Precepts of Maat are a means to forging HETEP or secular and non-secular peace in life that is a foundation for successful advancing spiritual practice. Wisdom may be thought of as the result of knowledge or learning + application of that knowledge in worldly situations = that equals experiences that allow one to understand the meaning of the teaching and the feeling of its impact. This level is intellectual leading to intuitional understanding, such that even when a reason cannot be expressed intellectually it is nevertheless understood intuitionally. Putting together sufficient insights clears the unconscious mind from its obstructing quandaries and desires, paving the way for what has been learned to be “SAA” (understood and felt).

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    • #9367
      Maat Middleton
      Participant

      Intro to SN short part 1b.mp4 Level 1: Lesson 1 – Video Assignment Discussions Forum #2

      Udja, What the Neterian spirituality is all about and how it relates to my previous understanding of Shetaut Neter. The Neterian Religion is based on Shetaut Neter. The Neterian spirituality is about penetrating the mysteries of life and the Supreme Being Neberdjer. It is also a process of cleansing and purifying the entire personality including the body, mind and soul. The process is called Shedy which is the spiritual practices a aspirant uses to change their lifestyle and to conform themselves into the wisdom of the discipline of the Neterian teachings. The ancient sages have left the Neterian spirituality and Shedy teachings in the world on the Walls of ancient Egypt in hieroglyphic scripture, and books and due to people and spirits like Sebai Maa and Seba Dja we have the ancient practices in the form of Audio, video, lectures and books for our study, reflection and meditation to help us penetrate the mysteries of life. Including within these is right actions and a diet base on vegetarian food diet and supplements. So the Neterian spirituality is the Ancient Egyptian Kemetic spirituality called and practice as Shedy. Shedy are the spiritual disciplines that a practitioner needs to follow and practice in order to enlighten their personality and to cleanse their heart, to lead the self into the development of wisdom, this includes doing the postures of the Gods and Goddesses, study of the teachings, the devotional program, acting with righteousness, order and truth in life practice and are the basic disciplines.

      My previous understanding Shetaut was in the reading of the books, thinking I could get the wisdom teachings without a spiritual preceptors guidance. It’s very important for one to have a spiritual preceptor to guide you along your path because you have not develop yet in experience and understanding of the teachings and can easy lead yourself astray from understanding the wisdom teachings and proper practices.

      I also learnt that the spirit is the higher reality although the masses are lost in thinking that the body, the mind and material possession are most important in this western society because that is what is being learnt and taught in western society and the societies at large. I came to the understanding that Kemet is the oldest civilization in history and that civilization was the art of being civil. Prior to the year 0 (zero) we had 10,000 years of Kemetic African Religion. The system by which we live in, this western culture is apart of the new order of the Common Era that these new religions brought out of Ancient Egypt before and after it was conquered and destroyed. The Ancient African Civilization was the first and greatest civilization ever know the mankind. Kamit was doing Sema Tawi which is apart of Shedy called Egyptian Yoga for decades before any of the Common Era new religious practices where ever known. In today’s society the western practices of Yoga has removed the ancient philosophy and meaning from yoga and its real practice. Most all the new religions got their base from ancient Kamit.

      In my experience the practice of the wisdom teachings led the aspirants into divine change that is a natural response from the righteous spiritual practice and cultivations of Shedy and the practice of the Gods and Goddesses which are our head way to spiritual divinity within us all, they assist the mind in gaining higher insight into the Supreme Being. So as a aspirant learn the teachings and studies them and practice them adding the Kemetic diet within the penetration of meditation and adding the Shedy Neter (Secret about the Divine Self) practices into their lives and allowing them to create a righteous change within their personality and lifestyle the magic of the self begins to move further and further away from the illusory of the world into abiding truth and happiness. One must become devoted to the self and the self alone for this to happen, so there is so much to learn and know in order to reach Nehast. So knowing the Neterian Religion came first in history allows me to understand how thing came to be in this day and time. The study of the Neterian Religion and history allows me the understanding of how a spiritual aspirant is to understand that he/she has incarnated on earth and has been dismembered by egoistic thoughts and actions, However, by gaining an understanding of the hidden mysteries, it is possible to reach a state of beatitude and resurrection, just as Asar.

      The Neterian Spirituality relates to my previous understanding of Shetaut Neter as a divine form of spiritual transformation and enlightenment that one will need the help, support and assistance of a spiritual preceptor to guide you. Specifically, we need to focus on Kemeticism as a system for psychological transformation wherein the individual ceases to be a limited individual, subject to the foibles and follies of human nature, and attains the state of transcendence of these failings.

      This is a nice class and it covered a lot of stuff that I was exposed to before hand. I didn’t take down as many notes as I could have but I believe I have a general understanding of the basic knowledge of this class. I couldn’t see the scene to well at times because for me it wasn’t always clear. Dua, m Htp.

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        A good brief summary. You have done a good job in summarizing the importance of the historical context of Ancient Egyptian spirituality. Also, you have correctly noted that the original and ancient philosophy and ideals of the term “Yoga” of today (or the ancient term “sema” of Ancient Egypt) have been adulterated, distorted and or degenerated over the history of the common era. In this context if is important to firstly recapture the original sense of the philosophy and ideals of the term so as to be able to then study and practice them in a manner that approaches more of their original wisdom and intent.

        A small correction: where you have the statement

        “Shedy Neter (Secret about the Divine Self) practices”

        Just to be sure the term is “Shetaut Neter”

        Indeed, this particular lesson was introductory and you may have heard of many of the concepts previously. It is useful to have reminders so that the teaching will become more deeply inculcated and forming a firmer foundation for what is to come.

        Be sure to read at least one other of the lesson exchanges for this lesson between myself and another student so that you may see some things that they may have pointed out, that you did not, that received informative feedback. Then move on with your assignments and lessons

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    • #9387
      RaKhem KhepeRa
      Participant

      Level 1 video assignment ,into to SN part 1b mp4
      Udja, Seba Dja, Seba Maa .

      Important themes presented? The purpose of life, following the proverb, “ men and women are to become God-like through a life of virtue, cultivation of the spirit through scientific knowledge, practice and bodily disciplines.” Achieving a state of consciousness apart from bodily concerns and freeing the soul from its bodily fetters. The songs of the Harper break this well needed concept down into an outlook or perspective one may carry along the path to Nehast.
      -The origins of Religious sciences dating back to earlier than 10,500 b.c.e evidences given by water damage on the Horemaket.
      -Sema Tawi or the union of the higher and lower self (higher and lower Kemet). Symbolized by the battle between Set and Heru and the Asarian Ressurection Myth.
      -Shemsu Neter or the followers of divinity , followers of the Neteru/ cosmic principlesemanated by the all encompassing. Becoming ,walking, talking, acting like the divinities.
      -Khepri Ra the founder , the creation myth and how it pertains to the cycle of humanity. Seba Maa introduced the notion of a pattern, divine manifesting as creation which we are all apart of wherein life has created obstructions in our understanding. He goes on to say that turning towards the divine Eliminates these obstructions. With shedy we are transformed into that which is maakheru or true of speech word and deed, gaining that deeper awareness and innerstanding.

      What impressed me most in this presentation was the explanations of the purpose of life, the origins of the religious sciences and the evidence/extensive texts that are associated with them. Knowing that not only is the kemetic founding knowledge the most extensively documented but also being able to walk in the temples tombs and monuments and feel that reinforced energy that was put into the maintenance and construction/engineering. It’s awe inspiring to say the least.
      Dua and Hetep
      Aspirant Rakhem KhepeRa

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        Indeed, you started out your post noting the importance of the purpose of life. This statement by the sages (“ men and women are to become God-like through a life of virtue, cultivation of the spirit through scientific knowledge, practice and bodily disciplines.”), cannot be overemphasized as this is the supreme mission of a human being that is usurped by the desires of egoism, which are as fleeting as they are illusory, leading to human misery and the missing of the opportunity to discover the nature of the Divine within and without.

        You mentioned the Songs of the Harper. Just two Saturdays ago, on the 2018 Neterian Conference Replay #1 a new original translation was presented. This allowed the opportunity to bring forth even deeper insights as had been done previously; so you are invited to check that out.

        You also mentioned in your impressions, about the extensive text and the massive monuments that required exacting knowledge and capacity by the men and women who conceived, commissioned, organized and constructed them. These creations, along with our capacity to understand and make use of them, are the tools for making the purpose of life possible and effective. Therefore, the factor of their existence and their historical context being understood, provides a firm foundation to proceed on the spiritual path.

        Be sure to read other posts by students completing this lesson along with the feedback they received.

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    • #9485
      Maat Middleton
      Participant

      Level 1 Lesson 2wt Video Assignment
      Intro to SN short part 2b.mp4

      Important themes and what impressed me most in this presentation.
      1. The discipline of the gods and goddesses postures is consider like a journey to establish the self into the higher self.
      2. There has to be an integral yoga practice going on with the wisdom teachings that consist of devotion, meditation, selfless service in order to effect and reestablish the will, emotions, reasons and actions within the self.
      3. Knowledge plus experience equals wisdom, wisdom teachings allows you to develop the understanding and clarity of mind that create the necessary changes in order to practice Maat within the self. As a combination to the trails and errors one has already experienced in life.
      4. Chant is the beginning of meditation.
      5. Sebai Maa talked and taught about the different worships of Ancient Egypt and meditations that was first practice by the Ancient Egyptian Sages in Africa before any other place in the world.
      6. Sebai Maa taught about how Asar Sokar dies and becomes resurrected and goes into the Netherworld.
      7. Sebai Maa spoke about how unrighteous actions brings suffering and reincarnation. He spoke on Maat and being righteous to discover a cosmic balance is a choice and how virtues turns a person life around.
      8. One of the most important things to learn from your spiritual preceptor is how to troubleshoot your interest, to have interest in how to reason and feel about things. Once you have accepted a spiritual preceptor you need to trust and believe in what they teach you, understanding how to think.
      9. The system of the postures are broken down into five faze.
      10. There has to be an integral practice so that each aspect of your personality can be developed with the practices, listening, reflection and meditation to become one with the teachings.

      What impressed me most in this presentation is being able to listen to the teachings and appreciate them and at the same time participating in the practices while studying the teachings on the step by step process in following the teachings of Shedy with the guidance there within the wisdom teachings and practices, I am able to realize how the truth within me is being restored. To understand that the Ancient Egyptian Sage teachings where the first upon earth and how nothing ahs changed in the practices or how they are able to work is wonderful and fulfilling to my heart, mind and body awareness. My understanding of the history as I am being taught allows me to understand how the New Era and Modern Day Culture has cause humans being to be lead astray and to live a very degraded way of life. I know because my wisdom nd experience allows me to see and understand these things clearly. So being lead back onto my righteous nature and being yoke back onto the spiritual consciousness that awakens truth is my blessings in this life in which I am able to accept more now than I have been before I begin to strive to further my devotion to practicing Shedy under the Sema Institute learning and educational programs by Sebai Maa and Seba Dja. Om Htp, Htp, Htp, Htp to them for their return to help us awaken to enlightenment.

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        Positive reflections

        You have reiterated something that deserves an important consideration and expansion. Your statement: “Chant is the beginning of meditation.”

        The term “chant” here indicates more than just uttering the hekau in rhythmic fashions. Rather it indicates that a devotional process needs to be engaged before the mind may be ready to enter into calm and later stillness phases.

        Devotions, including chant, help to corral the wayward mind so that it will be able to redirect itself towards one pointedness in the forms of the Divine and later into the formless form of the Divine in the meditative state.

        Therefore, the precursor aspects of the spiritual practice that precede formal meditative practice should not be overlooked. Part of this precursor process may include taking tea, taking a shower, setting a mat, burning incense, followed by relaxation posture, followed by chant followed by meditation.

        In this way the body/mind is led through a gradual process of relaxations and occlusion leading to concentration on oneness which is the purpose of meditation.

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    • #9523
      Maat Middleton
      Participant

      Video Assignment – Lesson 2wt Exchanges Participant Rebecca Morgan #9223
      My Answer from #9389 / Sebai Maa

      I can relate to what Rebecca wrote about meditation. She covered what I have experienced and left out of my post, one is that the mediation system documented by Setibua, the heart of Maat philosophy lying in the discovering of a cosmic balance between oneself and the universe. “How one engages in a meditative practice through the Tef Neter system and insight on how wisdom is manifested.

      I also agree with her finding on what wisdom truly is and what the heart of Maat philosophy means. Following the Maat 42 precepts and mediation allows my heart to become lighter within the process daily, allowing me to be able to reflect upon what’s happening to my ego, ariu and more, which leads me to a greater balance and wisdom over myself and life, at the same time I strive to be more devoted to the teachings and Maat precepts daily.

      I also experience and acknowledge wisdom being the feelings I get of what’s righteous and unrighteous as I continue in studying, reflecting, meditating, listening to the teachings and living by their guidance, and reenacting with the Shetaut Neter in my daily life, which creates focus with an expanded perspective that allows me deeper understanding of my previously misunderstood aspects within my personality to become revealed. Following the 42 precepts of Maat forge “Hetep” or secular and non-secular peace in life which is the foundation for successful advancing spiritual practice.

      These are levels of intellectual learning that leads to intuitional understanding that sometimes I can’t put into words but do understand intuitionally, because the process of sufficient insights clears the unconscious mind from its obstructing quandaries and desires, paving the way for what has been learned to be “SAA” (understood and felt).
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    • #9557
      Maat Middleton
      Participant

      Level 1 Lesson 4wt (Video Assignment)
      Intro to SN by Dja-Conference 2008 part 1

      A- The most important themes presented are as follows:
      A Sacred place created by the self.

      Where is Kemet, which is the sacred space because we are actually living the sacred teaching in the sacred space? We need a sacred space because when humans get too involved in the world they forget their true nature.

      Men and Woman are immortal Gods and Goddesses.

      Menu Setjert, Blood, beer, spirit, mandrake relate to the GLM myth of Goddess Het Heru who came into the world and forgot her true nature. She was willing to kill her own brother due to forgetting her true nature.

      Djehuty heals Het Heru with the Setjert.

      Blood= intoxication with worldly desire the egoism= actions seeking happiness in time and space.

      Mandrake+ God stuff, intoxication with the bau (soul) of Ra with fullness-infinity-peace that comes through self-knowledge.

      Seba Dja talked about how we come to the teachings as we are and how the teachings leads you to the light, to reach such a place its teaching are needed, so that the mind can become aware of higher possibilities and turn away from umt-ab “mental dullness” due to Khemn “ignorance” and be led to “Nehast-Resurrection” Spiritual Awakening “Akhu” Enlightenment.

      We are the eye of Ra, who is to be healed.

      Sema: Who are we?

      Sema Institute: A university, with programs, bookstore, audio tapes, video’s DVD’s membership programs.

      We are not a Church, cult, New Age, Mason, etc.

      We are a Kamitain- African Religion

      Kamit is in Ancient Egypt.

      Shetaut means – Hidden – Secret

      Neter Means Divinity

      Shetitu or writing related to the hidden teachings.

      What is Shetaut Neter: “the teachings about the secret, hidden, divinity (supreme being) earliest documented (written) African term for “Religion”

      Egyptian Mysteries: Lower mysteries intellectual knowledge, higher mysteries intuitional knowledge.

      The Three Stage of Religion
      Myth- Matnu- Legend- Story, myth
      Ritual- Aru- Ritual
      Mysticism: Shetaut Neter

      Before, Timbuktu, Mali Empire, Ghana Empire, Islam, Christianity, Greek Civilization, Sumerians there was Kamit.

      Reclaiming Neterian African Philosophy Culture, Spirituality and Civilization.

      The Great Ra- Hrakty Sphinx

      Shetaut Neter influenced the Dogon, Yoruba, Buddhism, Hinduism, Christianity, Judaism, Islam, all the major world religions.

      Universal Aspect: The essence of everyone is divine African.

      Western Religion has myth and ritual.
      Traditional African Religion has myth and ritual.
      Neterianism African Religion has myth, ritual and mysticism.

      Neterianism- those who follow Shetaut Neter,

      Shemsu Neter- Followers of Neter

      Founder Neterianism – Lord Kephri Creator

      Our Divine Lineage: Lord Kephri, Dejhuty- Auset- Het Heru- Heru

      Sacred Scriptures: The most important myth- Asarian, Temple of Heru (Edfu), four great truths, Neterian Creed.

      Four main disciplines: Devotion, meditation, selfless service, wisdom.

      Four personality integration: Love contentment (emotions) Devotional lover, Understanding (intellect) wisdom & reason, Peace (action) Righteousness virtue, Fulfillment (will power) Meditation. You have to practice all of the above in a integrated way.

      B- What impressed me most in this presentation?
      I am impressed by the fact that within us is the power to create a sacred space to separate from worldly affairs and turn our attentions inward to worship the divine. I am also impressed by how all the major world religions came out of Kamit/Egypt and how Egypt was the greatest civilization ever known to mankind. How the ancient myths, ritual and mysticism is an everlasting working reality that has been kept from the minds of the masses, yet has the power to correct the mind and life of the aspirants or mankind. How powerful and effective the four personality integration process is. These truths are very well needed and due to the state of the world and its affairs only few people will awaken to live truth and control the world instead of being controlled by the world. Knowing that Religion needs all the three stages to be complete, whole and a reality leading one to God within the self and universe I understand that not to many religions have all three stages, this is how corruption began to governs the world and destruction is the position that planet and government is in today.

      Dua HTP

      Temple of Shetaut Neter – Aset: The Priesthood, spiritual counseling, initiations, spiritual worship programs.

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    • #9560
      Maat Middleton
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      EM Level 1 Lesson 4wt Video – Intro to SN by Dja- Conference 2008 Part 1
      Interaction Assignment- Edward Stephens #8026 Post

      I am also impressed by the video lecture, about how Shedy practices are directed at purifying different dimensions of the self. To know the self is to know the divine. I agree the Shetaut Neter are the divine tools that allows us to heal ourselves, discover fulfillment in life and the true knowledge of our divine selves.

      Sebai Maa added the importance of how both feeling and intellect are needed for proper and positive spiritual evolution. I truly agree that it’s a blessing to have Shetaut Neter in this so called life and its ball of confusion.
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    • #9565
      Maat Middleton
      Participant

      EM Level 1 Lesson 5wt Video Assignment
      Intro to SN by Dja – Conference 2008 Part 2

      Important themes presented:
      To be successful the ancestors must be lived, some other keys to success are having patience, perseverance with continued self-effort. It’s important to have good associations as you can become enriched by them.

      There must be a burning desire in your discipline practices because your fetters take time to get rid of and they are consistent in returning to overpower you, so you have to remain detached and continue to support your efforts to continue in the practice.

      Nehast: The final objective

      As my devotion to the divine increase there is a increasing turning away from worldly egoistic ideals and desires. My understanding and teachings is the final objective of the mysteries which is to be able to say “Nuk Pu Nuk Asar Neter” I am that I am (Asar the Divinity).

      Sebi Maa & Seba Dja are working to have the Neterian Conference more than once a year, Dua, Ankh, Udja, Seneb to them and their projects.

      What impressed me most in this presentation is the process of how the practicing of Shedy and the learning of the Shetaut Neter wisdom teachings has such a divine effect on the aspirant personality. The three fold daily worship – Ra-Neb with its listening, reflecting, meditating and the four main disciplines: devotion, meditation, selfless service, wisdom and the four personality integration of the emotions, intellect, action and will power works so well together as a whole to balance the aspirants in their process towards healing themselves and with their cultivation in the discovery of Shetaut Neter awakens the transcendental reality of the self. It’s so beautiful and I find it amazing how these practices and study can lead the aspirant from a worldly life with many fetters into a spiritual more enlighten life of righteous behaviors and living Maat. It seems like magic even though it takes time and for some a long time with hard consistent work on a daily basis. Without the guidance of a spiritual preceptor who knows the way this wouldn’t be possible. I am impressed with the ancient African Sage teachings of my ancestors.
      Dua, HTP

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    • #9566
      Maat Middleton
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      EM Level 1 Lesson 5wt Interaction Video
      Intro to SN by Dja – Conference 2008 Part 2
      Anthony Bahlibi #4256 Post.

      I agree that the legacy of the ancestors is Glorious and must be practiced and not just revered. The key to success and discovering our transcendental nature and divine self is to practice Shedy as a discipline and learn the Shetaut Neter wisdom teachings and live like our ancestors (the Neteru’s) did.

      We have to cultivate good associations and I agree with Anthony that these actions are key ingredients for enrichment of the aspirant’s life and learning process.

      As aspirant’s we must have a burning desire to become disciplined to overcome the fetters of Set, obstructions and the subtle misunderstanding and wrong thinking within us in order to face ourselves and aspire to attaining Nehast!

      As Sebai Maa explained that there are different types of student who learn in different ways because of the different composition of their ariu, therefore there are different meditation systems evolved to account for these differences.

      I am still seeking to find out which meditation system resonate with my personality. I am drawn to 3 of them and I have to decide which one it will be.
      HTP

    • #9570
      Shems Ahit Nebthet
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      Video
      Level 1
      Lesson 3
      During this video, I enjoyed learning more about the connections between Buddhism and despite what modernists may believe, it has been recognized by various Indians that Yoga postures can be dated back to Ancient Kemet.
      Furthermore, after further reflection on the makeup of the Temple System in Ancient Kemet, I wonder if the way teachings were provided in the various cities allowed aspirants to travel to other temple to learn the various parts of the teachings.
      Another very timely and profound lesson was learned from the discussion around refraining from pursuing others to join. I can truly attest to this as being very true. I was introduced to The Temple of Amun by a very close friend who after seeing me read the Book of Enlightenment by Dr Ashby. MY friend enjoyed the yoga, and connected with the 42 Precepts but that was about it because of his religious background he was unable to devote completely to this path. But I was still eager to recruit closer/loved ones to the truth. Pursue others to join was initially disheartening and discouraging but after watching this video, I could be comforted from the not being able to get my family members to pursue this path as well.
      I have learned that everyone has their own path to follow based on what happened in during their “Hall experience” after leaving their previous living state. Hence, if their Spirit/Soul is not ready, being that I know that the path of nature causes enlightenment to be inevitable, I must still love and treat others with compassion and respect their wishes and stay free from judgement. I have finally been able to do this as it pertains to my family and significant other. “MY only question is, is it an act of selfishness to not want/choose not to be with someone not on the same spiritual path as me? And if not, how do I handle the difficulty related to not being able to practice together or engage in spiritually intense dialogue when reflecting on the teaching.” – This was a question I had when I initially did this assignment, and as I reflect on what I have said, I was led to reflect on what has happened in my life since then. Currently I can say that those questions have been answered; through open, consistent and effective communication, I have made known what is necessary in my life and it is to engage in my Shedy Practices on a daily basis based on the feedback that has been provided and what I feel is right in my being. As a result, my family and significant other has come to understand that this is just who I am and nothing will or can change it. My Spiritual development/Enlightenment is my goal so I MUST do what is necessary at this time in every aspect to work towards that (formally or informally). With this I have learned to consider others, learn to balance my time, to still study, meditate, engage in Khunm Nefer and still make time for them and work. How I do it, to be honest I don’t know but the will in me to get it done has allowed just that to happen.

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    • #9571
      Shems Ahit Nebthet
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      Video Assignment
      Lesson 4
      Purpose of our sacred space:
      This video provided vital insight to something that was new to that was given to Hetheru brought her awareness back to her. Even the emphasis on her story brought life to the teachings for me. When you lose consciousness of yourself, you are susceptible to any and everything degrading. However, being intoxicated with worldly desires, and pleasures gives us the experience of being in time and space. IT is our responsibility, as the manifestation/offspring of the Spirit to overcome these lower forces of nature. Lower not meaning in a negative manner but more so referring to contributing to the grossness/heaviness of ones experience. But with Mandrake, in toxification of the Baus, one is in full awareness of oneself (knowing that there is truly no “I” which can imply individuality but a sense of oneness, all things in creation being a manifestation of the Spirit in a physical/dense/gross environment/atmosphere. This potion (teaching) helps to bring a deeper revelation as to knowing that nothing is bad or good it just an experience that has an effect, the effect being one to elevate or degrade ones being. Taking the judgment out of it, help me to be more compassionate towards myself and it pushes me to make the better choice.

    • #17594
      Maat Middleton
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      Level 1 Lesson 6 Video Assignment
      Great Truths of Shetaut Neter

      List important themes and what impressed me the most.

      The meaning and step to the prayers are as follows:
      1. The prostration before the altar, uncover your altar.

      2. Light the candle: The candle symbolizes the light of the divine self. It’s called Akhu. Lighting the spirit within yourself.

      3. Lighting of the incense: from ancient times in the land of Kush and Nubia, the fragrance of the incense and your personality commune your virtue, your truth, your righteousness, as the incense that rises up to the divine with your offering towards enlightenment. The fragrance is your personality.

      4. Pouring Libation: A continuous pouring of water, symbolizes a practice of mental thoughts in the direction of the divine instead of the world.

      5. Offering: A food offering is given of fruits or vegetables.

      The chant of the spoken offering: chant words of power that transform the mind, creation and the personality. When these words are recited with the power of understanding and feeling they will transform your life.

      The Heka are uttered or offered four times, four times symbolizing creation, the North, South, East and West.

      We are to recite the Four Great Truths and add the divine singing chants 4x each.

      Shetaut Neter, Hidden Divinity, Hidden way of the divine self, how to know the divine self.

      Rekh means to know.

      Maturity is needed to follow and understand the teachings.

      The world teaches you impermanence, you can’t linger in the world. Whatever you do in the world doesn’t last. It all comes to an end. The whole universe is going to dissolve in to where it came.

      You need diligence in the practice of the discipline to enable you to have the clarity of mind and body to be able to understand the teachings.

      Truth is something that is unchangeable.

      There is something within us that is transcendental. We have to find out where the spirit has gone too.

      Unrighteousness leads to the fetters of Set which is ignorance.

      A righteous path leads to Maat. Deviations from that is unMaat and leads to situation where you are caught up in the feeling of the body, the senses of the body, the desires of the body and you’re a slave to the fetters of the body.

      Unrighteousness opens the door to the fetters which is ignorance.

      Being in the darkness of ignorance you’re going to run into all kinds of situations that will lead you to pain and sorrow. Ignorance leads you to all the darkness in life.

      s-Uashu s-Nafu n saiu Set

      The third teachings devotion to the divine leads to freedom from the fetters of Set. Devotion to the world and unrighteousness opens up a world of pain. Being devoted to the divine means living by Maat.

      Ari Shedy Rekh ab, m Maakheru

      Doing the Shedy discipline, devotional practices, loving others as you love yourself, loving nature, not telling lies, not stealing.

      The 3rd is Maat and the 4th is meditation.

      The 3 basic realms are the physical, the astral plane (Duat) and the casual plane.

      1st myth. That part of spirituality that relate you into the culture and relate you to the practice.

      Book of the Dead which is the book of ritual.

      ritual is the aspect that supports the myth, the offering, and the eye of Heru, the eye of inner vision. If your action emergence with your understanding and your devotion than you will have the practice of mysticism.

      Khepri is the lord of creation.

      Djehuty is the divinity of mind.

      Lord Asar instituted the Shetaut Neter.

      We have to work to rid ourselves of the fetters of ignorance. We have to elevate ourselves and that is what the practice of Shetaut Neter is all about.

      I am impressed by how the practice of the Shedy discipline and the teaching of the wisdom of Shetaut Neter changes the personality with daily rituals. I fills me with joy knowing and experiencing how the chanting and singing to the divine within you opens you being better able to understand the teachings. This causes me to become even more thankful to the ancient sage wisdom teachings and practices in this day and time. These truths lived throughout millions and millions of life times and years and still work. These truths allows us a divine union with ourselves and the universe. I am so impressed.
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    • #17605
      RaKhem KhepeRa
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      Level 1 lesson 2 video lecture

      IMPORTANT THEMES PRESENTED IN THIS VIDEO

      -FORMS OF WORSHIP IN ANCIENT KEMET
      In this video there were emphasis on the two main types of worship. There was first of all rechyt or laypeople , “outside of clergy”. It was not clear to me wether these people worshipped the Gods and Goddesses or not but if they did I would imagine they worshipped outside of the two forms. The first form of worship was publicly and with the assistance of the priests and priestesses within the temple walls. The other form of worship was private, inside the home with an altar and in a small place facing east like we do today.

      -INTEGRAL SHEDY
      Integral shedy being the proper application of the teachings or yogic process that facilitates the balanced development of all the aspects of the personality, bringing them into harmony and proper development so as not to have what Seba Maa called a “lopsided journey “. This is fundamental and crucial in the health development of the aspirant.

      -FIRST FORM OF MEDITATION
      Seti uaa’s tomb depicts the earliest form of meditation called the Glorious Light Meditation system complete with visualizations for proper becoming, chant for proper practice and correct posture. This visualization depicts a circle within a circle with the intent on being the still dot as it is encircled by the sun disk or aten, becoming quiet and still on this idea. Even before the meditation practices of the Indus Valley of India these inscriptions existed.

      -YOGA POSTURES
      There are 5 phases in the postures
      Khepri the creator
      Earth phase which is Geb
      Animorphic elements
      Higher self phases
      Establishment In the higher self
      In a deeper analysis we learned that western culture practices these posture for health benefits only and not totally from a spiritual evolutionary foundation. I thought this was an important theme when we reflect on the idea that “most westerners are not capable of exploring spirituality outside of the western ideology”

      -MAAT RIGHTEOUSNESS
      Ma’at is the cornerstone and foundation of which creation stands upon and exists. Needless to say it is the foundation for understanding, feeling, learning without ego and coming into harmony with the universe. Not surrendering and not understanding how to apply the teachings is as Seba Maa put it , “the main reason why aspirants fail” in the pursuit of Maat Righteousness.This philosophy gives the aspirant the correct way of applying the teachings, understanding them and making them useful when put to the test of everyday worldly situations . Not only being righteous for the sake of righteousness but to discover cosmic harmony between you and the universe. This would be the goal of the aspirant. Also a profound assertion was expoused on the correct way to approach the teachings and teacher with no ego, dropping your prior ideas and accepting the teachers teaching with the full intent of following within your best ability to do what has been instructed.

      WHAT IMPRESSED ME THE MOST
      What stood out to me the most was a question that was raised about wisdom wherein the teacher explained the nature of the teachings and how one needs time for the wisdom to process for reflection and repeated effort in understanding. This being because wisdom equals knowledge plus experience. Information does not equal wisdom ,nor doe intellectual brightness. Intellectual understanding and the Aha! Or saaa from direct understanding .

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        Udja,

        An important point needs to be clarified.
        The ancient Egyptian common peoples (Rekhyt) practiced two-fold worships, the personal and private as well as the public, being led by the priests and priestesses. Those forms of spiritual practice were separate from the practices of the inner temple, of the priests and priestesses. The priests and priestesses managed and lead the public in their spiritual practices which encompassed the mythic and ritual levels of religion. The higher mysteries were reserved for the inner temple, for those qualified to enter into such practices.

        In our times today, the disparity of spiritual practices arises from the degradation of religion by thinking that one has the highest spiritual practice by doing ritual and mythic commemorations. Orthodox (Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Zoroastrianism, etc.) religious practitioners hold that such practices, which we would consider outer practices (exoteric) are actually seen as inner and advanced practices, hence the idea that faith-based religion Is higher than anything else. That notion is actually a reversal of what was held previously, that the inner mysteries are the highest and blind faith, as is practiced in modern day faith-based religions is actually a degradation of religion in our times and the source of much strife in human cultures. Therefore, an aspirant of Shetaut Neter needs to have this point clear and observe the differences between authentic religion containing all levels of spiritual practice (ritual, myth, mysticism (Mysteries)) and the limited practices that only include ritual and myth.

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      In regards to post #6321
      Dua to Sandra and Sebai Maa for the nefer additions.
      There was a comment by Sandra about neoplasticity being the brains ability to create new pathways with repeated effort and information and in a sustained way this can lead to a change in the personality. I’ve never learned of the concept before but was delighted to hear about the explanations. Sebai Maa has explained that Aryu pays a huge part in this as well being that it has an effect on creation of the physical body and mind as well as it’s capacity to find healing and health, to live by faith or ignorance and or disease. This was great to learn ! And moving upward it is empowering when applied in opposition of my adversity. The shedy disciplines chants and hymns take on a new vitality when concepts like these are introduced.
      Dua to Sandra and Seba Maa again ! Dua
      Aspirant Rakhem

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      Egyptian Mysteries Level 1 Lesson 14 Video Assignment
      Intro to Shetaut Neter 104- 105 Part 1 & 2

      2- List the important themes presented

      Shetaut Neter are the Egyptian Mysteries, the importance philosophy of African Spirituality.

      The teachings can be approached as a philosophy or religion of life.

      The Shetaut Neter came from the Metu Neter the Scriptures of Ancient Africa.

      The religion of our ancestors must be lived and not only remembered, revered and studied.

      Our legacy must be cleansed and lived to remain great.

      In 10.000 BC we had ancient religion, the earliest religion ever known to mankind. This development in ancient Kamit is actually a perfection of African spiritual teachings and they are in conflict with western religions.

      Life always leads to unhappiness in the world, searching for happiness in the world will never be found, the world is a culture of falsehood, deception and illusions that will lead you to a life of pain and misery.

      Shetaut Neter is about the teachings of the Supreme Being.

      Neterianism: are those who follow the Shetaut Neter religion.

      Shetaut Neter the term of the ancient African culture refers to the Egyptian Mysteries, the importance of our ancient African spirituality, philosophy, its culture and all of humanity.

      We are a Kamitic African Religion with two branches, the Sema Institute and the Temple of Shetaut Neter Aset. One deals with everything related to education and the other deals with everything related to Priesthood, Spiritual Counseling, Initiations, and Spiritual Worship Programs, whereby they can be approach as a spiritual philosophy of Life or a Religion.

      Shetaut Neter was practiced in Ancient Egypt, but in ancient times it was called Kamit or Kush.

      The original people came from the land of Kush, the original African people.

      Shetaut Neter is the first religion, the Sphinx give us the earliest practice of religion on earth.

      The Sphinx, the giver of life, of stability, of power, the director of truth, the ruler of the upper and lower worlds, like the Sun forever and Eternity.

      The Sphinx name Herumakhet, Ra-Hraktl 10.000 B.C.E- 2003 A.C.E

      Africa will not be free until its leaders pray to African Gods and Goddesses without apology – John Henry Clarke

      In order to be reclaimed the African Culture must have its own African Religion.

      Do you have a culture of derogation or a culture of civilization? Do you have a culture of wisdom or a culture of ignorance and this is what is cultivated in western culture (TV, basketball, useless entertainments, sex, drugs and alcohol, leading people astray.

      In order to be successful the legacy of our ancestors must be lived and not just studied and revered.

      Our African legacy must be uncovered and cleansed that’s what would allow us to become great.

      10.00 BC- Pre- Dynastic Era, (ancient Egyptian religion) the earliest physical evidence, 2500 B.C.E Middle Kingdom, (Indus Valley Culture) New Kingdom (Aryan India) Classical, Taoism, Buddhism, Pre-Christianity, Islam Allah is the latest, all these are a part of the development of ancient African teachings.

      In the pursuit of happiness, there is never anything that is forever, life is full of disappointments, so you have to lead a life that adopts the teachings correctly, and lead a life that leads you away from grief, strive and unhappiness.

      Since the world is always changing and nothing is permanent, that means you will not have true abiding happiness in the world, yet people continue to search anyway in the world for happiness.

      “Grief is natural to the mortal world, and is always about you; pleasure is a quest, and visit with by invitation; use well thy mind, and sorrow shall be passed behind you; be prudent, and the visits of joy shall remain long with you.” –Ancient Egyptian Proverb.

      Use well thy mind is the key.

      How do we get into things that bring about grief, strive and unhappiness? Everybody is doing it, you should do it, watching TV, it’s all an illusion and to follow that means that the mind has been lead down a road to ignorance. Religions is supposed to lead to enlightenment, if religion is not leading you to enlightenment that means you are not following correct religion, it’s that simple.

      If you’re not more relaxed, more peaceful, more abiding in higher consciousness, and in higher faith, then you know that your religion is not working.

      What is Shetaut Neter: Shetaut means secret or hidden or mystery? Neter means Divinity, it can be God or Goddess, “The teaching about the secret, hidden, supreme being” This is the earliest term that we have a record of Africa.

      What is Neterianism? The term “Netrianism” is derived from the name “Shetaut Neter are therefore referred to as “Neterians.”

      Neterianism” when referring to the religion of Ancient Egypt the term “Netrianism” will be used. So this term will substitute for or be used interchangeably with the term “Ancient Egyptian Religion” or Kamitan Religion.

      Who are the Neterians? “Shemus Neter” means “follower (of) Neter” or a person who follows the teachings of Shetaut Neter.

      What is essential philosophy of Shetaut Neter? The spiritual culture and the purpose of life. Shetaut Neter “Men and woman are to become God-like through a life of virtue and the cultivation of the spirit through scientific knowledge, practice and bodily discipline.” This is what the practice is all about. The study of the philosophy teachings, the practice of the disciplines and this is what the institute is all about, how to cleanse yourself, how to elevate yourself in consciousness.

      So what shall be the purpose of life? The purpose of all human life is to achieve a state of consciousness apart from bodily concerns.”

      “Salvation is the freeing of the soul from its bodily fetters; becoming
      a god through knowledge and wisdom; controlling the forces of the cosmos instead of being a slave to them; subduing the lower nature and through awakening the higher self, ending the cycle of rebirth and dwelling with the Neteru’s who direct and control the Great Plan.”

      The Harper song is trying to tell us that we can’t linger on earth and there are acts on earth like a dream, the dream appears to be very real and you wake up in the morning from it, and then you realize it is not real. What happens when you go to sleep you realize that, that world is real, and that this world is unreal? Which one is the reality then? Beneath that there is something within you that is beyond these changes of consciousness, how are you to discover that state? How are you to elevate yourself to transcend this state of consciousness and become a God or Goddess? We want to discover how this is to be achieved.

      We are to discover our true selves.

      The philosophy of the afterlife, the body belongs to the earth and the soul belongs to heaven, you are not the body, you are transcendental, you are immortal but you just don’t know that. We are not the body, you have a association with physical matter, that allows you to have a physical experience, that is the end of your association with time and space. An authentic religion is supposed to be helping you to discover that. That is your purpose in life, the purpose in life is not to get rich, have big families, fame and fortune, that doesn’t matter. To make you truly happy is to discover that you are transcendental and immortal.

      We are to know this is possible and believe it, because the loss of this reality is the reason the world is in the state it’s in now. It was possible in the past and it’s possible now.

      The Great Awakening, Nehast, awaken to the higher existence. To become Akhus (enlightened being_ walking the earth as giants and accomplishing great deeds- such as the creation of the universe.

      There are six main Traditions of Shetaut Neter:

      Shetaut Anu – Teachings of the Ra Tradition of Spirituality
      Meneter _ Teachings of the Ptah Tradition of Spirituality
      Waset – Teachings of the Amun Tradition of Spirituality
      Nertift – Teachings of the Goddess Tradition of Spirituality
      Asar – Teachings of the Asarian Tradition of Spirituality
      Aton – Teachings of the Aton Tradition of Spirituality

      We have many Gods and Goddesses and they are called Neteru’s, all from the single Supreme Being. All these Gods and Goddesses represent the elements: Earth – Geb
      Sky – Nut
      Heaven
      Water – Tefnut
      Air – Shu
      Space

      We have lesser beings to lead us to higher beings. Everything is a spiritual energy or a spiritual cosmic force, living and working through and mastering these forces you’re not controlled by nature, you’re a master of nature. We deal with creation and a scientific approach to God and understanding creation and the universe.

      *Three levels of aspirations*

      Ordinary people are not allowed in the temples, they are not purified and are not ready for the teachings. It will not be useful to them and will be a waste of time to their understanding.

      Aspirations – where you say let me be a spiritual aspirin.

      Aspirin aspire – to go into higher levels of the teachings.

      The Neterian Temple is not open to everyone. Maati is the dual Goddess of Truth. The duality of life is a dual state of consciousness going through the doors means you’re seeking the duality of life. The duality of life is self and others, which means you believe you are separate from the universe, the divinity when you discover oneness all you see is divinity, you see the goddess everywhere.

      The three levels of mind: Unconscious, Subconscious, Conscious.

      The three levels of relative consciousness: Waking, dream and Sleep.

      Religion encompasses there levels: Myth, Ritual and Mystical Philosophy.

      The great Trinity of Creation: Amun, Ra, Ptah.

      The three levels of Aspirants: The Mortals, The Intelligences, The Creators or Beings of Light (Akhu).

      The Outer Court is open to the lowest ranking practitioners of the Temple;

      The Middle Hall is open to the more advanced aspirants.

      The Inner most hall is open to the most advanced.

      The Inner most shrine is reserved for those who are ready to have union with the divine.

      There are three forms of actions: Thoughts, Words and Deeds.

      The Outer Court is the place for deeds, work to propitiate the divinity, lower worship, physical rituals, and offerings to the divine, prayers, chanting to the divine, and self-purification.

      The Middle Hall is the section of the temple for words, this section is reserved for the wisdom teachings, this is where classes will be held and spiritual wisdom is imparted.

      The Inner Hall Court is the section of the Temple for advance rituals and metaphysics, meditations and mystical exercises that sustain creation and unite one to the divine. These are things that no aspirant has been given up to this point, by Sebai Maa, the reason is they haven’t reach the point where these things can be done. There are some aspirant’s that can work with the books and learn for themselves and some who are advanced to the point of special training individuals but not to the point of having a Temple.

      Rekhy” means the common folk (ordinary people) or people who are coming to offer praises, offer adorations and devotion to the divine.

      There are there kinds of Scriptures: Mythic Scripture, Mystical Scripture, and Wisdom Text Scripture.

      The “Great Truths” of Neterian Religion

      The four great principles of Shetaut Neter Philosophy are like formulas, a code in a certain way. There four principles in calculate the four teachings that would give you the key to understanding the entire philosophy of Shetaut Neter.

      Understanding the philosophy will not lead you to enlightenment, you must practice the disciplines and understand the philosophy, information and experience equals wisdom. Information plus no action equals zero, equals still ignorance.

      The philosophy holds that there is one Supreme Being, the all-encompassing divinity, the all, one Supreme being manifesting as all.

      There is no devil in Shetaut Neter, your either ignorant, conflict comes when your out of harmony with creation.

      2- An-Maat, swy Saui Set s-Khemn. “Lack of righteousness brings fetters to the personality and these fetters cause ignorance of the Divine. Unrighteousness leads you to untruths and ignorance, righteousness leans us to purity and wisdom.

      3- s-Uashu s-Nafu n saiu Set. “Devotion to the Divine leads to freedom from the fetter of Set.” When you act unrighteous you’re fettering your personality. If you at with righteousness you come into harmony with cosmic order and is moved away from your fetters.

      4- ari Shedy Redkh ab m Maakheru. “The practice of the Shedy disciplines leads to knowing oneself and the Divine. This is called being True of Speech” If your mouth is fettered you cannot open it. To open the mouth you must have righteousness and devotion to the divinity, devotion leads you to freedom from your own egoism, devoted to the divine opens your heart. Doing Shedy leads to knowledge of one self, of one’s heart and this is call true of speech. One who is establish in truth, an awaken one, a enlighten one.

      This means one, one the philosophy tells us that there is only one Supreme Being, God is supreme manifesting as all. Ua Ua means One One. Uashu is devotion and wisdom. Shedy means the spiritual discipline that when practice you can reach purity of heart, by studying the wisdom teachings.

      The Goddess has a special place Goddess Aset, Net, Het Heru, Sekhmet were some of the main forms of the Goddess.

      Khepera is the one Supreme Being who brought himself into creation.

      Inj-set means “Lack of righteousness brings fetters to the personality and these fetters cause ignorance of the divine.” The second truth causes mental disease, the cure is knowledge of self.

      There is no evil, there is creation and destruction. There is Entropy.

      The Kings main duty is to uphold righteousness in the land and make offering to Maat.

      2- Explain what impressed you most in this presentation.

      I am impressed by the Shetaut Neter wisdom teachings and the African legacy of Kamitan African Religion. I am impressed by the Supreme Being is one and alone. I am practicing the Shedy discipline and I am experiencing the richness of an authentic religion and my true purpose in life. The scientific knowledge within the practice with bodily discipline and virtue is very cleansing and elevating to my consciousness. “I am really feeling like “I have washed myself in the water wherein the god Anpu washed when he performed the office of embalmer and bandager. I want my lips to become the lips of Anpu”.

      I love the Shetaut Neter Egyptian mysteries and philosophy of African spirituality. I enjoy what my Shedy practice and my development of devotion towards the discipline of the wisdom teachings and the philosophy is doing to my life. Since salvation is the freeing of the soul from its bodily fetters and becoming a God through knowledge and wisdom, controlling the forces of the cosmos instead of being a slave to them; subduing the lower nature and through awakening the higher self, ending the cycle of rebirth and dwelling with the Neter’s who direct and control the Great Plan, I can say that I am very grateful to be associating with the present day Neterians, the Gods and Goddesses, the Shemsu Neter who are blessed to be followers of the teachings of Shetaut Neter.
      I acknowledge that I am in the correct association for transcending and elevating my consciousness and awakening my higher self. I am also in honor towards Neberdjer for the four Great Truths of Shetaut Neter and the African Sages that controlled the forces that made all this available for me to have once again in my life.

      It seems to get hard from time to time, but I am learning how to keep the legacy of my ancestors lived and active as I cleansed and become my better self, my higher self. Finding the balance is so important because of the many manifestations of the Neter, the Supreme Being, the one, one manifesting everywhere and in all things in the form of Gods and Goddesses.

      I have to stay focus and keep making forward movements towards my goal to achieve true happiness and separate myself from the world righteously as I learn and discover truth and enlightenment bit by bit and step by step humbling myself to the divine more each day. I know that we are not totally free from the ari yet we can manifest the power to have control over it and reduce it’s powers over us.

      Dua Sebai Maa and Seba Dja for making all this happen for us in the sense of providing the teachings and all the many forms of information you have gathered over the years and share with all. Words can’t express my gratitude, thanks and appreciations for all the research, study and practices that you both share and have done to make this happen for us, all the hard work it took from your existence. You both as so worthy to be praised.

      HTP

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      Egyptian Mysteries Level 1 Lesson 3wt (Video Assignment)

      Intro to SN short part 3b.mp4

      The video covered how some of the India yoga teachers who admitted that they received their wisdom from the Ancient Egyptian teachers and how the early Buddha culture did also. The video also mention how meditation helps you to rise in the level of consciousness and that there is no devil in the Neterian sciences. I learnt that Neberdjer manifest as Amun Ra Ptah the trinity and how Mason are late developers of sacred teachings. I learnt how the Islamic teachings mention ancient Egypt practices as polytheism.

      I learnt how Moses, Abraham, Mary, Joseph, Jesus and Mohammed goes to Egypt to seek safety although they thought badly of Egypt in certain ways. Abraham goes to Egypt to save himself from famine, Joseph goes to Egypt to save himself and Moses brings everybody out in the New Testament.

      These matter allow me to see and know how important ancient Egypt has been throughout history and in the beginning of time and civilization. The way modern society teaches or talk about ancient Egypt or should I say in western culture they don’t teach the truth about how great ancient Egypt was and how meaningful there existence has been in the world from the beginning of time. These matters presented to me in this video are leading me to a broader understanding of the hidden truths and a more sacred knowledge of where the best of life came from and how different things are from that time and now.

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      Maat Middleton
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      Egyptian Mysteries Level 1 Lesson 15
      Video Assignment
      Intro to Shetaut Neter 104- 105 Part 3 & Part 4

      Sebai Maa is teachings us about the Maat philosophy from a picture of one of the papyrus called the Book of the Dead or Coming Forth by Day.
      After deaf there is a judgment, which is carried out with the balance scales, on one end and there is the Feather of Maat on one end, there is the heart. The heart is a vessel/container that contains your thoughts and feelings, your desires.

      If the heart is heavy with worries, anxieties, with unrighteousness, with lies and desires, then it’s going to weight down the balance scales and Maat goes up and that means that this is an unrighteous soul.

      There are 3 things that can happen as a result of the balance, one is that the balance scales can be even with Maat, or they can be uneven, a heart could be heavy, a heart could be lighter.

      If the heart is heavier it means that you are an unrighteous person and you will suffer in the never world. When you have desire and unrighteousness in the heart you have nightmares. Nightmares are the source of your won doings that you have brought upon yourself.

      If you are righteous and peaceful, you can’t have nightmares. You will not have mental disease either, you will not have insanity either. If the balance scales are even, it means that you are a good soul buy you’re not a perfect soul. So the decree is you are going to be a servant of Asar.

      If the heart go up, it means your lighter than Maat and you actually sit in the Throne and become one with Asar.

      Maat philosophy has a practical as well as a cosmic aspect.

      Everyone in the world are supposed to have their basic needs met in a society where Maat rules, today’s societies are not ruled by the principles and philosophy of Maat.
      Heru is the one who leads the initiate by the hand into the inner shrine to meet Asar. He has gone through the balance and has been judge to be righteous, there are 3 personalities in the shrine, one is a Priest and there will be 2 Priestess representing the divine trinity.
      The righteous initiate is being anointed and he is becoming enlighten, by following the path of Maat.

      How to become a Qualified Aspirant? By following the teachings of the Maat Philosophy is how the path is done.

      Maat philosophy teaches that if you adopt a path of life that leads to truth you will discover peace and prosperity.

      Maat philosophy teaches that you have a divine purpose. If you study the wisdom of the Neteru you will discover your purpose in life. If you become pure of heart and righteous you will discover God and immortality. You will succeed in life if you learn about Maat philosophy from your teacher and practice it every day.

      When you commit an action the residue from that action stays in your unconscious and that creates future emphasis. If you create good deeds or evil deeds those memories are based in your unconscious even after deaf, this remain as an emphasis for future reincarnations. Also unrighteous actions cause agitation in your mind. With the agitation you can’t famine the teachings and this is why you need purity of heart.

      The Great Truth number 3, Devotion and Freedom Uashu. Devotion is the path that leads us out of unrighteousness. Devotion to the teachings and the divine, that teaching must be studied. You can’t learn spiritual enlightenment without having a spiritual preceptor.

      Shedy and MaaKheru: Shedy is the study of the spiritual teachings. Shedy means to penetrate the mysteries to uncover the mysteries.

      The first aspect of Shedy is wisdom teachings and the Goddess of wisdom is Aset.

      The term Shedd – To Dig – Excavate.

      Shedt – To Suckle,

      Shedy – To Study Profoundly – Penetrate the Mysteries.

      Aset give Heru the nectar of the spiritual teachings that enriches the mind and the soul not just milk.

      Sebai – Seba are spiritual teaching and the mouth is the penis that goes into the ears to fertilize the soil of the mind.

      How the soul does comes together by means of 4 disciples in 3 steps. Listening, Reflections and Meditation, these are the 3 basic steps of the wisdom teachings process, Myth, Ritual and Metaphysics.

      Once you have the teaching it’s time for Sedjm- Shedy to heed, then it’s time for Aru Shedy, then it’s time for Uaa Shedy – Meditation. Aru means to daily, annual or monthly, yearly ritual.

      So we have the path of religion, Myth –Ritual- Mystical, Devotion, Action, Mediation and Wisdom.

      We have the 3 stages: Aspiration, Striving and Established. The Shedy disciplines: Meditation, Devotion, Wisdom, Action, and Tantrum.

      So you can look at it as a philosophical or spiritual path you are leading yourself the same.

      Daily observance of the Shemsu, a follower of the tradition, the basic requirements that you must do daily, three times a day ( dawn- noon- dusk) Morning, Noon and Evening.

      1. Bath
      Light Candle
      Light Incense
      Recite 4 Great Truths
      Chant daily Hekau,
      Study of Scripture
      Meditation
      Offering.

      Have your shrine set up or go to the community Temple.

      The 3 aspects of Ra, Khepri, Ra and Tem. Morning, Noon and Dusk (evening).

      The divine image is which universal divinity you chose for your personality and becoming a member.

      Renput Aru, Annual Rituals. Winter Solstice, the birth of Heru and the Summer Solstice.

      Aba Aru Monthly Rituals

      They have the 4 Shedy discipline and a book for each one. The discipline of Wisdom (Aset) the discipline of Maat Philosophy. The discipline of the Devotion to the Divine and the discipline to Meditation.

      In order for all this to work there must be purity of the body. So you must become a vegetarian. You can’t be drinking alcohol, you must have subtlety of intellect, so you have to purify your heart. If you have disease and worries, coughing all the time and cancer it’s not going to work. So we must strive for health. Health of the body, mind and soul. The Egyptian Yoga and Kemetic Diet books will help with health concerns. The health of the body, mind and soul goes into the unconscious mind also.

      They have the Sunu Philosophy “The Kemetic Diet” System is Food for the soul, the body and the mind. We have Imhotep who is regarded as the creator of the Sunu Philosophy of Kemet and one of the first doctors. He was an architect, lawyer and philosopher. He is not a mummy as the Western movies betray him to be.

      How to attain the higher vision, is the practice of meditation. There are 6 major forms of meditation that was practice in ancient Kemet. Uaa m Neter Shedy –Meditation experience the Transcendental Supreme Self. The 5 forms of Neterian Meditation discipline include.

      Arat Sekhem Uaa Meditation on the Subtle Life Force
      Ari Sma Maat Uaa Meditation on the Righteous Action
      Nuk Pu- Ushet Uaa Meditation on the I am
      Nuk Ka Akhu Uaa Meditation on the Glorious Light
      Rekh Amun Uaa Meditation on the Wisdom Teaching
      Khet Ankh Uaa Meditation on the Tree of Life

      Sage Amunhotep – One of the greatest Sages.

      The Gods and Goddesses are symbols of cosmic principles for creations, they are not realities in and of themselves as personalities. They exist in a philosophical conceptual form.

      They teachings are metaphorical if you try to understand it as a historical teachings you will get into trouble, it’s any metaphor for understanding our own consciousness.

      The Gods and Goddesses are symbols of the cosmic principles and we have to Supreme divinity and those cosmic principles emanate from the supreme divinity and they sustain creation and they actually compose creation and they are personalizes as God and Goddesses for our worship purposes for us to be able to approach and understand the cosmic principles. If we understand those then we understand the source of those principles. At the end of time they received back into the Supreme Being and the creation dissolves and a new creation begins. Everything receives back, us, the world, the planet, everything receives back to its original essence and a new creation emerges again. The boat of Ra start sailing again. Nothing has been created, it’s an illusion. The Gods and Goddesses have extended themselves, they are connected and sustain by the Supreme Being, they have no independent existence and neither do we, our soul is always tide to the Supreme Being. Nothing exist outside of the Supreme Being.

      ***Intro to Shetaut Neter 104- 105 Part 4 ***

      The Gods and Goddesses do not have independence from the Supreme Being. The Gods and Goddesses are always under the control of the Supreme Being. They are never regarded as separate from the Supreme Being.

      Without purity of heart nothing can help you.

      3- Explain what impressed you most in this presentation.

      I am impressed by the way in which Neberdjer created creation and how everything has to be in line with Maat principles in order to be balance and good when it comes to human beings, who are to become Gods and Goddesses through the wisdom teachings, scientific knowledge and bodily discipline. It amazes me how the teachings and practice of the Maat philosophy allows one the wisdom to follow a path that will keep their heart light and free from suffering and being unrighteous, which can create nightmares, mental diseases and insanity. It’s important to know how our deeds as we live on earth follow us throughout life times in the unconscious creating future emphasis.

      I am impressed at how beautiful it is to live a righteous life being devoted to the divine and studying the Maat philosophy with a spiritual preceptor can lead to spiritual enlightenment and happiness in life. I am beginning to experience the sexual fertilization of the soil in my mind taking place as I continue to study the philosophical and spiritual path and practice doing Shedy. I am not saying it has been easy but it is surely changing my life and personality. The world keeps us so busy thinking and focus on worldly attainments that those people have no time to meditation and be devoted to God and some people never even heard of meditation nor know what it is.

      I am also impressed by the teachings of the purity of the body, mind and soul. How it’s best to live your life while striving to maintain your health and to purify your heart. I am enjoying the process of the 4 disciples in the 3 steps of listening, reflections and meditation to discover the self, my aspiration is growing for the teachings both the practice and learning. I am striving to establish my life on good deeds as I further righteous discipline to become a Goddesses and transcend that also into my supreme divinity. It’s amazing what the Shedy teaching, practices and disciplines can do for your life. This path is becoming my new pleasure and I give thanks for finding it.

      Dua Sebai Maa, Dua Seba Dja for putting this divine work together for us to have this opportunity to become enlighten, that we may become Gods and Goddesses and not just mere human beings. I must say that I am most grateful to have come into contact with these great teachings to heal and resurrect myself and my life. HTP

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      Sebai Maa Reply #6676 in Response to #6662 Lindsey Hunnicutt

      I experience good days and not so good days too. I find my greatest challenge comes when I have to accept the truth concerning my adult children and my family members. When situations arises concerning them I have to let my intellect repeat the same truth and eventually my unconscious (aryu) drops the old ways of acting and viewing my relationship with them and I am better able to accept the truth and give up the illusion that connect me to the old ways I once dealt with them. It’s all a part of me remaining in the illusionary world or accepting my own spiritual path or not and my understanding of how the aryu has created future emphasis in my unconscious that must be cleansed. Knowing that I must give up the old attachments and beliefs systems for truth I face the challenges that these situations brings to me. Not to say I don’t have love for them, I am just on a different level of existence and path from them and no longer wish to subject myself to their mistreatment,social norms and entertainments.

      Discovering reality and having the courage and will to face reality are the greatest powers an aspirant has to overcome the illusion of time and space, just as Sebai Maa teaches us.

      I am learning and have experienced that the secret to success are given by goddess Aset: Khack-ab (dispassion) and antet begag (continued pursuit without being discouraged no matter how uncomfortable it might seem at first or in any given moment, it’s the proper and correct thing to do to handle the situations. Stick to the truth and it will work with repeated effort and get you through the unwholesome experiences, I tell myself. So I find that when certain challenges and old conditioning come up, when I stand back and reason with my truths as a witness, I give myself the choice to choose to allow myself to detach and separate from the illusions, by holding still and not becoming too agitated so that I can live my truth. It’s a challenge to me and sometimes very strong emotions have to be subdued and I find myself being more conscious of what’s happening to me as I continue with the Shedy practices and study of the Maat philosophy.

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      Egyptian Mysteries Level 1 Lesson 16 Video Assignment
      Kemetic Diet Class Part 1– 2 and 3

      2- List the important themes presented

      As advanced as Western culture is said or thought to be it’s a wonder why there is so much disease going around. We are moving back to alternative medicine.

      We can practice the art of meditation, which serves to allow one to cleanse the unconscious mind, also the practice of Neterianism which means a vegetarian diet and abstaining from pork, poultry and chicken.

      These disciplines which are considered Eastern practices was also practice by ancient Kemet. These practices was not only practice for health but was also practice for spiritual enlightenment.

      A person with a damage body could be healthier than a person who is whole. True health is a person closer to God. Spiritual consciousness is true Health.

      We are energy beings, too much eternity you’re moving into transcendal existence that leaves the body behind. There are people who get so much into the physical body and ego consciousness that they forsake divine existence.

      Certain foods cause the body to become as civic, then you begin to have impurities in the body. These impurities will lock into the body and create illness.

      As civic foods are agitating and those foods leads your mind to anger, dullness, greed, frustrations, lust and negatives. Alkaline thoughts leads your mind to harmony, relaxation and peace to virtuous thoughts.

      We are not always going to have harmony with people be they righteous or unrighteous. You can’t really learn anything from unrighteous people then to accept to be what they are.

      Kemetic Diet Part 2

      The Kemetic teachings come from the land of Kemet. The land located in the North Eastern corner of the continent of Africa. The first civilization in history begun by the people who migrated there from the south the heart of Africa Nubia and Ethiopia.

      Kemet gave rise to the world philosophy.

      The three major world religions are Jewish, Islamic, and Christianity. They base themselves in a tradition that is base in Kemet.

      No Culture has surpass Kemet.

      If you are practicing Kemetic culture you must learn how to be rootless with it, meaning to be rootless with your righteousness. We must also promote the highest degree of health otherwise we will not be able to uphold the teaching and the living of truth.

      We must maintain a vegetarian diet and not use alcohol or wine. We must live a life of greenery, on energy. We are beings of life and therefore we live on the life force of the food and the teachings. Greenery is Asar, the fruits, vegetables and mettu vascular foods.
      The body operates on balancing the opposite of acidity and alkaline. Too much acidity is poison and will cause you to have disease.

      Cooked foods can clog your astral body.
      We must control attachment and hatred. You’re mental state cause’s reactions in the physical body, so to eat pure foods and have pure thoughts.

      Sebai Maa has written high philosophy books to teach us and for us to learn the practices and to cleanse our mind, body and soul.

      Kemetic Diet Class Part 3

      Eating when you are hungry and not habit is the correct way. Your mental foods have to be green also, this has to do with your thoughts also.

      The teachings was about one disease that causes all sickness and one food needed to stay well and that’s greenery.

      People use music in modern time to take them away from themselves, in ancient times music was never used that way.

      The only true relief from stress is spiritual enlightenment or a life that leads to it.
      Whatever your mind is your body will become also.

      People need three things shelter, food and opportunity to be successful.

      3- Explain what impressed me most in this presentation

      Transcending from meat eating and negative things means you should stop eating meat all together. There is no need for eating meat. The general population should be on an 80% raw foods diets. Fasting gives the body time to cleanse itself.

      I am also impressed by how the health teachings of the ancient Egyptian sages are everlasting truths. What they taught regarding the vascular system staying cleansed and unclogged is still of great importance in this day and time as well. They discovered natural healing for the body and didn’t use artificial healing solutions like they do in today’s time.

      I am also impressed by the fact that we have 3 bodies a soul (Ba), a mental (Ka) and a physical body (Khat) and we are to be aware of each of them and keep them purified so to be able to attain higher spiritual enlightenment.

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      Sebai Maa Reply #6636 to Shems Akhu #6557

      Sebai Maa reply that we should be conscious of not becoming obsessed with the idea of physical health, although it is necessary to advance on a spiritual path and to maintain health, to make this an obsession would cause obstructions. Health should be a pursuit of diligence as a means to an end, which being the capacity to have an instrument (soul, body, mind) that is capable of perceiving higher consciousness.

      The instrument needs to be in balance, calibrated and constructed with proper materials (vitamins, minerals and low stress) to constitute an instrument, which is the self, to be able to stand the rigors of life and still perform about the call of duty.

      The self needs to be provisioned with sufficient and qualitative fuels for the body, mind and soul that will support the function and required specifications and thereby allow the user to do the proper research required to achieve the purpose of the work to become enlighten.

      “If you would preserve understanding and health to old age, avoid the allurements of voluptuousness, and fly from its temptations… It’s so true that we have to be watchful and careful about sensual pleasures and all its forms. I am focusing on not cooking my foods with salt and to add more uncooked foods (greenery) to my diet for more balance, purity and focus.

      For if thou hearken unto the words of the Adversary, thou art deceived and betrayed…I realize that I am becoming more able to fight off negative thoughts and emotions by being watchful, discerning and considerate of what is causing such thoughts to appear and how to remain calm long enough to come up with the best solution “vs” allowing the idea’s that comes from the senses and thinking I am doomed and there is no way to harmonize my situation with a peaceful state of mind.

      The joy which it promises change to madness, and its enjoyments lead on to diseases and death.” So as I come to understand a bit more of the teachings and how health works for us, I find it’s best to live within and follow the teachings so that we will be able to overcome the senses and maintain a balanced consciousness to resolved and adjust to things with proper actions. The fuel that we get our energy from will either support us with positive vital energy or harmful dullness of energy.

      Hotep di si neter iri mettu Wadj- an offering is given so that the divine may do greening of the mettu (vascular system). Our health choices are a part of our daily union with the divine and the more we follow the teachings of the ancient sages, the better the state of health we will maintain. Harmony with the divine is the greatest desire to be had and achieve in life.

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      Egyptian Mysteries Level 1 Lesson 17 Video Assignment
      Kemetic Diet Class Part 4.wmv, Part 5.wmv, Part 6.wmv

      Kemetic Diet Part 4.wmv2- List the important themes presented

      Kemetic diet is about the higher form of food.

      If you eat food that elevate you, you become elevated. If you eat foods that degrade you, you become degraded, it’s that simple.

      Modern society has complicated many things and so has the medical society and dietitians, you don’t know if you are going or coming and you don’t know how to keep yourself healthy.

      The television keeps people jumping after poisonous foods that creates illnesses.

      If you want to become a true initiate of the scriptures then you cannot eat meat, fish, poultry and you cannot use drugs or alcohol, cigarettes, marijuana, or prescriptions drugs as will.

      There is a move going on to try to outlaw and stop natural practitioners and put them out of business, by medical doctors.

      If you want to become a true spiritual initiate, you have to become very well versed and highly evolved initiate in health, philosophy, history and the arts, this is what it means to become well rounded advanced human being.

      We should consider how the government allows junk foods to be pushed over sea, in Africa, in Asia. The same junk that our law won’t allow them to sell here, they are allowed to sell over there. Why are our politician allowing this to happen? Why are the politicians over there allowing it to happen, they are getting paid off too. There are situations of unrighteousness all the way around.

      Elements of the mind and remedies: You should consider anger, hatred, greed, jealousy, boredom, pride, lust, envy, depression, these are all diseases of the mind, and they have their remedies.

      If you have anger you should engage in forgiveness. For hatred change it into understanding, love and forgiveness. For greed use generosity and unselfishness. Change lust into purity and self-sublimation. Envy and jealousy into satisfactions and Discontentment to contentment and not comparing yourself to others. Change boredom into right action. Pride into humility.

      If you want to eradicate negative vibrations then you should engage in a positive vibrations.

      First you understand it as a diet of vegetables, a fresh foods diet of cleansing. If you have a righteous food diet, with green juices, you may not need supplement.

      Kemetic Diet Class Part 5.wmv

      Cleansing is a gradual process.

      Pain in the body comes from the toxins in the body.

      Sebai Maa when over nutritional supplements that are beneficial for a vegetarian diet.

      Neteru’s are cosmic forces.

      If you live your life eating from the higher philosophy and make your vascular system green you’ll be freed from Ukhedu (mucus) which is the disease.

      Kemetic Diet Class Part 6.wmv.

      Ptah engender creation through his thought and Sekhmet carries it out through her life force energy. She is also the Goddess of the Serpent Power, the energy that sustains all life.

      Sekhmet/ Het Heru, is one of the presiding divinities of Doctor, she promotes health by destroying the disease and unrighteousness. The disease is of the mind, its vices and unrighteousness, anger, hatred, greed, lust, envy, jealousy and also the unrighteousness of the body that disease process.

      Prayer are promoted to Goddess Sekhmet/ Het Heru, so that she will promote healing and freedom from disease.The spiritual teachings allows the person to come out from under the stresses of the world, the disease, the pettiness of the world, Sekhmet fell under the world delusion.

      Ra sent Djehuty down to the world to find Sekhmet and to bring her back. Djehuty gave Sekhmet some beer laced with blood, which made her go to sleep. Djehuty gave Sekhmet / Het Heru divine food, the actual divine essence, the Eucharist, which is beyond words and as you consume that you become like unto it. The divine food that comes directly from Ra, its purity, energetic level and value, it’s transcendental, and it’s the highest physical food that one can eat. Sekhmet/Het Heru begin to feel a positive feeling that lead her to be free from gross vibrations such as anger and hatred, and the desire to eat Djehuty, then she begin to trust him and listen to him more and she was lead to enlightenment.

      There is a proper way to approach worldly people, there is an improper way, there a way to lead them.

      The ego has contracted many people of the world.

      The temple is a sedative from the world.

      What’s in contradiction with spiritual enlightenment, too much activity, too much mental activity?

      You have to get into righteous actions especially when your mind is dull so that you can progress to a higher out lock in life, to have positive desires.

      The aspect of consuming food with the sense of uniting with the divine who is being represented by the food is known as the Eucharist.

      The very toot source of all diseases is ignorance of one’s true nature. In mystical philosophy, ignorance of one’s true nature is regarded as the only true disease that exists.

      If you were to chant and enter into divine singing and you were to have food around, the food will soak up those vibrations. It will soak up those positive feelings, it will be therefore sanctified.

      Divine food is part of the Kemetic program, all of your food should be of this level and quality.

      Positive thoughts leads you to enlightenment, positive thoughts leads you to the possibility of never experiencing depress.

      If you practice the teachings in the correct way you don’t have to ever worry about falling into a depress state, you never have to worry about getting Bi Polar disorder, or about getting schizophrenia, or by having temptations to do drugs or being plagued by modern society, or have to worry or have anxiety about what’s going to happen next in your life, you never have to worry about stress and never have to worry about being committed and taken to a mental hospital, it’s just not going to happen.

      If you were to understand the righteous way of thinking, things that is based on truth, thinking that is based on righteousness and order as opposed to about thinking about things in a worldly way, a way that is untruth. For instance there are people who think they are going to live forever, which is an untruth. Some people get into so many worldly things that they run after the world and eventually self-destruct.

      Righteousness leads to harmony and peace in the world.

      Your clothing should be hygienically clean and also you’re bedding regularly.
      Be happy you are not the body, the body which is a conglomerate of elements of Ari or your karmic basic as well as excrement, these are the three aspects of your body. The food that you use become excrement and the essence of the food is what you take in to use to sustain life and this is not you, you transcend this.

      Kissing is a western custom, it was not originally found in Africa or in eastern countries, it’s something that was engendered by western colonialism and western culture now through Hollywood, the romance ideas and all the sex that is in western culture.

      Kissing should be avoided, we have enough germs of our own to deal with.

      If a person lives a righteous life the Serpent Powers open up naturally.

      3- Explain what impressed you most in this presentation

      I am very impressed by how we have been created, our mind, body and soul. It’s such a wonderful thing to know that by living Maat, a righteous life and eating righteously foods that nature provides which live the mind and body into harmony with the universe and the divine within and all around you. I am impressed by how the ancient African Sages taught and discovered the mysteries of the mind, body and spirit, what would keep those elements in the of our existence in perfect harmony with the cosmic forces as well as the divine.

      I am impressed that the higher philosophy that came out of Kemet still allows you the power to make your vascular system green and be freed from Ukhedu (mucus) which is the disease. It’s a wonder that our ancient African teachings, practices, philosophy and truths has the powers to heal and correct the life of mankind and promote health, happiness and enlightenment. I am also in the process of experiencing my transcendental reality gradually as I have been taking on these ancient beliefs, practices and lifestyle.

      It’s so important to understand how society has made the greatest afford to break the conscious of mankind and lead them into sin and sickness. It’s important to know that the worldly lifestyle leads to pain, sickness and unhappiness on every level, as they promote eating meat, fish, poultry, drinking alcohol, taking drugs and smoking cigarettes, using prescriptions drugs to harm the life force, mind and body of those who use them. This can clearly be seen as an act of self- harm and sin, but it’s all considered normal activity in the world, yet we are learning and know that this is not the way our ancient ancestors lived. This was not the ways of the gods and goddesses that gave higher philosophy, health, history, arts and healing to the world. I am impressed to discovery my truth and to be in the process of taking on these truths and restoring Maat order within my life due to the hard work and love of truth from Sebai Maa and Seba Dja, who made it all possible for these teachings to be recorded and shared with us. Much love and praises to them for the peace and happiness they have discovered in this day and time, they are the living truth that they share. I truly understand that it makes no sense for me to follow the world back into hell, sickness and destruction of my mind, body and spirit. I am finding life so much better now and I function better as a goddess finding her way to enlightenment.

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      What are the main teachings ? The relationships between Indian Hatha Yoga and the origins are given or some light is shed on the topic by some scholars and teachers of similar philosophies. The origins however, point to Ancient Kemet as the origins of yoga . The practitioners of many eastern and western philosophical studies deny this fact.
      Sebai Maa also talks about or answers a question by an aspirant dealing with other philosophies peering into the kemetic teachings but not adhering to the deeper knowledge inside. This is so that the protect their own personal and egoistic investments.time and embarrassment that may have been wasted.

      I was moved by the analogy about star treks “borgs”, and how they assimilate and use other cultures and create their own race of beings. This in turn is how some may go about practicing spirituality. Although this may all be in good spirit, it is haphazard and also holds its own negative implications.
      Sebai Maa also goes on to say that avoiding the deeper teachings is a way of excusing ones self from discovering the deeper meanings of the philosophy. The philosophies are “ all saying the same things” is a way of relieving ones self of the actions involved in discovering the deeper essence of Egyptian Mysteries.

      Are you currently implementing the teaching given in the lecture? If so which ones ? I currently learn from all of life, as I see my experiences as the best teacher. This does come in the form of seers, saints, painters, activists, teachers and students, young and old, seemingly wise and seemingly ignorant. I do however practice Shetaut Neter as a spirituality and religious conduit exclusively and give adorations only to the Gods and Goddesses of old, practitioners, priests and kings as I see this perspective necessary and beneficial to my self and for those around me. I seek vigorously and tenaciously the mysteries and use every article at my disposal to crack open the Pandora’s box of universal understanding. This is in hopes to collect my insight from within and to be able and willing to decipher from my own intuition and intelligence what the sages of old have passed down.
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      Udja,

      The central themes were:

      Multiple meditation systems exist with different focuses such as Righteous Action, Wisdom Teachings, Tree of Life, etc.

      Yogic forms reinforcing key hierarchical primary concepts were shown via chart.

      The individual is aided in spiritual development by seeking good associations, maintaining patience and perseverance, eye-listening ( i.e. books, etc), and the experienced expertise of a preceptor.

      The overall goal is Nehast. Nehast allows one to exist from a state of enlightened ethical consciousness.

      What was I impressed by the most.

      How aspects of the discipline ( yogic and meditative ) each involve a physical-mental-spiritual immersion which reinforce each other. A technique for the thorough focus on the nature of self is being presented here.

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        One of the things I respected being reinforced in this video was related to the importance of Khunum Nefer. This is very important to further enhance ones movement on the path because of the vibrations that come from such an association.

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      Marvin
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      Udja,

      The themes of the video included the following:

      The elements of the devotional practice and the meaning of each component.

      This spoke to practices and actions regarding reverence, the essential nature of mankind, conduct in life aligned with recognizing that essential nature, and selfless offering to promote deepening spiritual development.

      Devotional phrases were discussed with technique and meaning presented.

      The meaning of 1000 beef and geese, found in many funerary inscriptions, was explained.

      The Four Great Truths were given which is paraphrased below:

      1) There is only one God.
      2) Lack of knowledge of who you are is the bases for unrighteous behavior which keeps you separated from spiritual enlightenment.
      3) Devotion to truth frees one from the bondage that blocks the path to spiritual enlightenment.
      4) When one achieves spiritual enlightenment via good listening, correct actions, practicing devotion, and reflection then one is said to be “True of Speech” or “Pure of Heart”.

      The temple structure was discussed with the meaning of the regions in the temple disclosed.

      How the Shedy practice was passed down to mankind and the meaning of the term Shetaut Neter was explained.

      It was mentioned that self-hatred, self-doubt, ignorance, and misunderstanding can all be overcome through devotional practices.

      _______

      I am most impressed by:

      The coherency of the system which has as an end objective the realization of the meaning of existence and which outlines the path to this goal involving the acquisition of knowledge with understanding and the practices required to achieve that outcome.

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      Name of video and time index: Intro to SN 1:01:42
      2 – List the important themes presented:
      • Ancient KMT lasted for thousands of years and the water erosion on the Sphinx is evidence
      • The first Neter is Lord Khepri
      • SN is the ancient religion of Africa; a highly evolved science (Pantheism).
      • Headdresses distinguished who was Nubian and who was Kemetian
      • Shetaut is hidden and Neter is divinity. Shemsu are followers
      • Myth (story), Ritual (commemorating), Mystical (living it out)
      • Practicing Shedy leads to wisdom in the heart and mind
      • Virtue allow us to have a true understanding of life
      • No gender bias in Neterian culture
      • We are a spiritual organization with two branches; Sema Institute (education programs) and Temple of Shetaut Neter (priesthood and initiations)
      • Spiritual evolution is perfected with a righteous student and preceptor

      3 – Explain what impressed you the most in this presentation:
      Neterian Spirituality is elevated because of the spiritual philosophy that it contains. The Ancient Kemet system was denigrated by Orthodox Christians and Muslims and the Neterian spirituality started to change in the dynastic period around 4,000 B.C.E. Cultures such as Aryan, Minoan, and Sumerian formed and religions such as Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism, Daoism, Pathagorism were present; this took place within a period of 100 years. Ancient Egyptian culture was under siege by Persians which caused migration and displacement. Also, Kemetians were taken as slaves into Asia and other parts. There are similarities and correlations of the cultures to Indian, Dagon, and Congo because of the uprooting.

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      intro to SN
      2 the best way to tell the Nubians apart from the kemetans is by their headdress.
      Lord khepri is founder of the spiritual teachings.
      shetaut neter means hidden divinity and is also what the kemetans named their religion.
      the goal of kemetic philosophy is nehast.

      3 what impressed me most is that the characters in the myth have their own temples which I imagine brings the teachings to life.
      also the characters in the myth are in you. for example heru is the higher self and set is the lower self and they do battle and if you are righteous the n will conquer set.

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      Name of video and time index: Intro to SN short part 2b mp4
      2 – List the important themes presented:
      • Chant is the beginning of meditation
      • Public worship lead by priests and priestesses and private worship alter in home
      • Glorious Light Meditation is the first know meditation in history
      • Visualize a circle with a dot that symbolizes Ra and your sitting inside the circle
      • Postures are a mythological workout because you begin to act and reason
      • Do not carry your ego into a teaching with the preceptor
      • 5 phases of postures – creation, earth, higher self, and two more
      • The practices have to be integral so each aspect of the personality can be developed

      3 – Explain what impressed you the most in this presentation:
      If a person’s heart is heavier than Maat because of worry, sinfulness, anxiety, lust and desire due to their delusions then they’ll reincarnate. If the heart is equal to Maat, the person is moderately righteous and will serve Asar in the Netherworld. If the heart is lighter than Maat, then a person has transcended and will sit upon Asar’s throne. Discovering a cosmic balance between you and the universe is what Maat is about.

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      Udja… Each divinity having their own temple is amazing. I can imagine it would take a lifetime to read all the hieroglyphics in each temple or maybe not. I wonder what the temple of Set and the readings would be like? Ah well.

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      intro to sn part 2

      2 maat is the goddess who decideswhaere a person will be reincarnated. if your heart is with the balance of maat means you are moderately righteous person then you will serve Asar in the netherworld. if your heart is lighter than the feather of maat you become one with asar.

      3 what impressed me the most were the 5 stages to tjef neteru are creation, earth phase, elements, higher self pose, and finally settling into higher self poses.

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      Addition –> Pantheism: is the belief that the divine pervades and interpenetrates every part of the universe and also extends beyond space and time.

      Correction made –> Spiritual evolution is perfected in three ways: a righteous student, a qualified preceptor, and an authentic spiritual system.

      Clarification/ revision –> Neterian Spirituality is elevated because of the spiritual philosophy that it contains and it started to change in the dynastic period around 4,000 B.C.E. The Ancient Kemet system was denigrated by Orthodox Christians and Muslims well after 4,000 B.C.E. in addition, cultures such as Aryan, Minoan, and Sumerian formed. Furthermore, within a period of a 100 years, religions such as Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism, Daoism, and Pathagorism sprouted up at different times. Lastly, Ancient Egyptian culture was under siege by several groups; a few of those groups were the Persians and Aryans. Also, Kemetians were taken as slaves into Asia and other parts. There are similarities and correlations of the cultures to India, Dogon, and Congo because of trade and communication.

      Side-note –> I posted one revision in the other designated section.

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      Name of video and time index: Intro to SN short part 3b .mp4
      2 – List the important themes presented:
      • Hatha yoga is Sema Taui postures of the gods and goddesses.
      • Tantric philosophy is evident in Egypt.
      • Some Indian scholars drew correlations of Indian teachings to ancient Egypt teachings.
      • Neberdjer manifest as the Amun, Ra, Ptah.
      • There are basic techniques given to the general population for meditation and then there are advanced techniques such as breathing exercises.
      • Philosophies will not be given to ordinary people who just want to see what it’s all about; they’re only given a general teaching and not specifics.
      • Symbols were taken from Egyptian cultures and used in monuments in DC.
      • You are judged by your deeds.
      • Practice your spiritual disciplines.
      3 – Explain what impressed you the most in this presentation: Set was adopted as a god by some people, but eventually it was seen as benevolent and representing the lower self.

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      Maat is my favorite principle/ goddess because it presents truth and justice. I wonder if there are any teachings of Maat not always being righteous?

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      Name of video and time index: Intro to SN by Dja conference 2008 part 1
      2 – List the important themes presented:
      • Living the teachings, not just discuss.
      • A sacred space is needed because we become involved in the world and we forget our true nature which is the spirit.
      • Men and women are to become like gods and goddesses.
      • Setjert is blood, beer, and spirit aka mandrake; story of Hetheru. Lord Djehuti was sent to bring Hetheru back. Blood represents intoxication with worldly desire/ egoism. Beer symbolizes intoxication with worldly pleasures/ ignorance. Mandrake is God stuff/ wakefulness.
      • Everyone is the essence of the divine.
      • Intellectual wisdom vs intuitional wisdom which is the actual experience.
      • We are a Kamitan African religion and Shetaut Neter was practiced in Ancient Egypt.
      • Myth is the story that is told. Ritual is the practice. Mysticism is Shetaut Neter.
      • 4 Great Truths: the supreme divinity is one and alone, lack of righteousness brings fetters to the personality, devotion to the divine leads to freedom from fetters of set, practice knowing oneself and the divine.
      3 – Explain what impressed you the most in this presentation: everything.

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      Name of video and time index: Intro to SN by Dja conference 2008 part 2
      2 – List the important themes presented:
      • Temple of Aset – application of wisdom.
      • Go with the meditation that resonates with you.
      • Apply/ live the teachings.
      • Patience, perseverance, and effort are keys to spiritual success.
      • Nuk pu Nuk Asar Neter – “I am that I am” (Asar the Divinity)

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      Name of video and time index: Great Truths of Shetaut Neter
      2 – List the important themes presented:
      • Hidden Divinity/ hidden way of the divine self: Shetaut Neter
      • One Divinity behind all of creation and creation manifest in the forms of God and Goddesses.
      • Fetters are vices.
      • There’s no darkness like the darkness of ignorance.
      • Physical realm, astral plane (when we dream), causal plane (the seed causing the rest of existence to become/ the unconscious level, transcendental plane (deep within the heart of the unconscious plane – time and space is transcendent and broken).
      • Myth (purpose of life – Asar), Ritual (resurrection), and Mysticism in order to grow spiritually.
      3 – Explain what impressed you the most in this presentation: What is real about the tree is the stuff that it is composed of. The body belongs to the earth, the soul belongs to heaven. Spirit is constant. This existence is temporary. We come from transcendental to mortal. Unrighteousness leads to ignorance and that brings us to the delusion which is the world.

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      Intro to Sn Short Part 2B.mp4
      *There were two forms of worship
      *Public worship assisted by the priests and priestesses at a temple that was done in the outer court or inner court of the temple.
      *The private practice of worship which is done at home.
      *The importance of Maat philosophy.
      *If the heart is heavy than Maat then your heart is full of worrying and sinfulness, lust and desires which means you are an unrighteous person and you will suffer for your delusions, and after suffering you will reincarnate.
      *If the heart is equal you are a moderately righteous person and you will serve Asar in his house.
      *If the heart is lighter you have transcended, you will sit on Asar’s throne and become one.
      *Discipline of the postures:
      *The postures are a physical work and a mythological workout.
      *Through the postures your learn to act like the divinities and feel like the divinities.
      *You learn how to reason through your spiritual preceptor.
      *Knowledge plus experience, equals wisdom, and intuition.
      *Wisdom teachings allow you to develop and purify your intellect so that you can reach the intuition level of understanding of a subject. That occurs through the three step process listening, reflecting, meditating through this process you become one with it.

      What did you feel was the most important aspect of it?
      The importance of learning Maat philosophy was the most important aspect.

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      Level 1 Lesson 1- Video Assignment Intro to SN. short part 1b.mp4.

      2-List the important themes presented:

      *Shetaut Neter the ancient religion of Africa/Kemet.
      *Before all other civilizations or religions Kemet was already ancient.
      *Heru Am Akhet is the world oldest religious structure.
      *The gods and goddesses are our doorway into deeper spirituality.
      *Cosmic forces are the neteru.
      *Studying the neteru gives insight into piece of the divine creator.
      *We are practicing a highly elevated science called pantheism, one Supreme Being encompassing all.
      *Images shape the mind to help us understand the properties or power or cosmic force of that divinity.
      *Three important principles of religion.
      *The goal of neterian culture is nehast.
      *The four disciplines of shedy.
      *Lord Kepri brought the world into creation.
      *The importance of the kemetic diet.
      *Worship to be practice 3x a day.
      *The union of the lower and higher self.
      *Zoomorphic-Anthromorphic Iconography.
      *Shetuat Neter mean hidden divinity.

      3-What impress me the most is that Heru symbolizes the enlightened spiritual aspirations and the challenging and redeeming quality of the personality. Set symbolizes the evil/ignorance of out life. Heru and Set are the two main challengers in spirituality and represent the higher and lower self of the personality. If they are brought into union and harmonize there can be a resurrection of Asar our soul which has been killed by Set.
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    • #19477
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      Video Assignment Seba Dja 2008 Conference part 2

      This video highlighted the details of the Shedy Disciplines and provided insight on the keys to success with ones spiritual practice. The following provides a summary of Seba Dja’s teachings and reflections I had about them:

      Shedy Discipline

      Wisdom of Asset – As a result of participating in the Wisdom (of Aset Descipline), one will part take in reading and or listening to the teaching. Absorbing these wisdom teaching provides a cleansing process for the mind. Out with the old and in with the new to help one put all the pieces back together and be resurrected. With a clouded and irrational mind, one will be forever stuck in mortality and but with the Wisdom Teachings, one will be able to attain the awareness in his/her conscious mind who he/she truly is and what she/he is truly capable of doing.

      Offering of Maat – Which leads into the offering of Maat, offering in other words giving of thyself. So if ones actions (offering) is of Maat, this must mean that I must ensure that my actions are ethical, I speak and live truth (in harmony with nature), strive to exercise righteousness and virtue. With this, I will be working on purifying my actions and this process allows me to live in truth.

      Devotional practice – done in all temples – demonstration of love towards the Divine; on this journey I have come to learn that this not just via praise and worship, but also in how one treats others and onself as projections of the Divine. As I am reflecting and writing my thoughts and feelings related to Devotional Practice, I kind of see the praise and worship aspect being the ritual of this discipline, while the incorporation of it in ones thought process and actions, demonstrates the mysticism in this discipline.

      Mediation practices – Seba Dja started off in this video clip explaining the various meditation disciplines that have been found in the Temple of Aset. One of the main things that stood out was to pay attention to what resonates with one’s soul and allow that to be ones path for meditation. This does not mean that one cannot partake in other forms of mediations or learn other practices, but it also means that just because you learn a new one, it does not mean to turn away from what has resonated with you from the onset.

      Seeing all the books that related to the actual discipline also provided me with the insight needed for purchasing the rest of the books (I only studied the Maat Philosophy with Uab Ra Tem and Uab Amuntyt) so far and have not purchased the others out of the four yet. But after seeing how it was presented in this clip, helped me to see how important it is to ensure that all four of those books were studied to ensure that I understand in much more details the teachings related to each discipline as this will help with understanding more about what integration truly looks like.

      Keys to success in one’s spiritual practice – patience perseverance, continue self-effort, good association

      Other teachings that were provided that resonated with me are:

      Shemsu udja shedy – burning desire aspiration to attain nehast, what it takes to burn away the fetters and become successful on the path. This is so true, as I have realized that having the burning aspiration keeps my mind always thinking about my actions, and thoughts, its like it make you more accountable for your actions. For example I used to beat up myself for not accomplishing my goals with going through lessons quickly but I realize that I actually prefer to take my time through the material, to reflect and implement and until I feel like I have gotten the gist of something I learned I have to keep chiseling until I can move forward. I had to realize that I am not in a race with anyone but myself and I have never been competitive but I strive to get it right. So Shemsu udja shedy is something that this lecture has helped me to label and fully understand as it has been a term I have heard before but until know when reflecting, did not have a deep understanding for myself and the role it plays for me on my journey.
      Understand that it’s a gradual process must remain steadfast – This too very true, know I understand why one must remain stedfast because the ego is big and subtle at the same time so it can be very difficulty as the Ancient Egyptian proverb indicates “The path of immortality is hard…”
      Burning aspiration – practice aggressively, I equated this to ensuring that one is engaging in the discipline in an integrated manner. This allows the immersion to take place that I learned about a few conferences ago, “being immersed in the teachings.”
      The books are not enough – must have and be connected with a teacher to heal and restore. This is so true, I was talking to my sister the other day about entering into the teachings as I referred her to a few books and told her that it would be necessary to take her time and to get plugged into lecture and classes because I realized that without my teachers it would take me so much longer to develop the understanding of the teachings as the mystery Is hidden and only a clear/purified mind decipher, the pure it becomes the more it can understand. Reading is a beginning stage/process for purifying the mind it’s not the complete process.

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      Udja,

      Level 1 Lesson 14 – Video – Intro to Shetaut Neter Parts 1 and 2

      Some of the most significant and important points to me were:

      -Setaut Neter is the oldest structured formal religion of mankind.

      -It’s origin is traced to Nile Valley Civilization (Kemet) in the southern portion of modern Egypt with beginnings evidenced prior to 9000 B.C. The HorMAkhet (Sphinx) is the oldest physical evidence of highly organized developed religious practice in history.

      -The ultimate question regarding the nature of life and existence itself is addressed through Stetaut Neter and is of importance to human beings worldwide.

      -Shetaut Neter distinguishes itself from other belief systems and organizations such as Masons, New Age Spirituality, Judaism, Islam,.. etc because the practice of Setaut
      Neter involves three components not found in totality in other belief systems. Those three components are myth, ritual and mysticism.

      -The Sema Institute has two arms with one for education and the other for religious leadership training.

      -The official term for the religion of Ancient Egypt is Neterianism.

      -All the major religions were influenced by Neterianism (Sheter Neter).

      -Historically the original peoples of ancient Egypt were the indigenous Africans as portrayed in paintings and sculptures of the period.

      -The legacy of Shetaut Neter provides a counter cultural example to the current degraded cultures that proliferate in societies today.

      -Shetaut Neter was refined as a spiritual teaching system in ancient times.

      -Shetaut Neter addresses the human quest for understanding of self through the discovery of the ultimate reality of existence.

      Several terms were defined such as:
      1) Neterianism which is the practice of Shetaut Neter. The practitioners of Shetaut Neter are called Neterians.
      2) The term Shemsu (Neter) was discussed and its meaning revealed as an individual that has adopted Shetaut Neter as the path to spiritual development.
      3) Sheti was also discussed as a curriculum that focuses on the discovery of the nuanced meaning of the information contained in the practice of Shetaut Neter.
      4) The Shetaut Wisdom Traditions were mentioned such as the Aset, Asar, Ptah, Amun, Aton, Ra.
      5) The terms Neter and Neberdjer are defined as interchangeable and meaning that which is present in all things manifest.

      -Essentially Neterianism involves practices to discover, through knowledge and experience, the true spiritual nature of human beings. The practices brings people to their essential nature inseparable from the Supreme Being. This realization allows one to recognize the error in identifying as just a physical being.

      -One classification of ancient Egyptian literature is called the Wisdom Text. One example of literature in this category is called the Harper’s Songs. The Harper’s Songs speaks to topics such as the reason for one’s existence, the inevitability of the afterlife and existence in the afterlife.

      -The essential philosophy of Shetaut Neter is for men and women to realize their connection to that which is at the foundation of creation. This realization enlarges ones concept from just a physical entity to an entity linked to the primal force (Neberdjer) and resulting forces (Neters) of the universe.

      -Realization of the connection between people and their divine nature can be done in a single lifetime. Shetaut Neter prescribes the methodology.

      Additional terms were discussed including:
      1) Seba Ur which is the instrument used to open the mouth – symbolic of opening consciousness.
      2) Sbai which is a Spiritual Preceptor.
      3) Sbai Kheria which is an assistant to the instructor.
      4) Sba which is a star and bringer of Enlightenment.

      -The discussion points out, and I paraphrase here, that Shetaut Neter posits that the body is essentially a suit worn by the soul. When the body ceases to exist, like the worn out suit a person disgards, the soul moves on. One should not identify as the body but as the soul. The soul is immortal and capable of things not generally thought of as possible for people to attain.

      -Imhoptep was an Ancient One with a trained and disciplined mind that allowed him to achieve spiritual union with God ( Nehast).

      -The Six Main Traditions discussed earlier were taught in different parts of the country however the overall theology was consistent and cohesive throughout Kemet. Some traditions emphasized ritual while others wisdom and so forth.

      -The Gods and Goddesses that originated from the Supreme Source are known as Pautti. All of creation is represented by the Pautti.

      -Shetaut Neter should not be thought of as a polytheistic religion because a singular God is at the origin of the Pautti.

      -The Pautti represent divine forces in nature as well as aspects of ourselves. Examining the Pautti gives insight into oneself. For example Set provides insight into egoism while Djehuti represents our wisdom facility.

      -Anthropomorphic and Zoomorphic representations in ancient inscriptions were explained as representing various features and characteristics of divinities. The God Heru is represented with a hawks head meant to symbolize that Heru possesses hawk-like characteristics such as the ability to see sharply things far below from a perspective high above . The Goddess Isis is sometimes represented with wings associated with resurrection to a higher self. The Goddess Hetheru is sometimes represented as a cow which is associated with giving birth such as giving birth to creation.

      -Amun, the Hidden One, is portrayed with blue/black skin signifying a being of higher consciousness. This representation is found in India’s religious iconography today.

      -The Temple System of Ancient Kemet was described in the video. Three sections inside the Temple from front to back were 1) Peristyle court 2) Hypostyle court and 3) Holy of Holies. These three sections are symbolic of: conscious, subconscious and unconscious states of mind; waking, dream, and dreamless sleep states; myth, ritual and mystical phases of religion; the trinity of creation Ptah, Ra and Amun; the three levels of aspiration ( aspirant, striving and established) and the three levels of human existence (Mortals, Intelligences and Creators).

      -The floor and ceiling rise and fall respectively as one progresses from front to back courts.

      -The Holy of Holies represents the initial point of land that was created by God in duality and it is where the divine image is placed. Rooms adjacent to the Holy of Holies were known as rooms of fire and water which were rooms where Serpent Power meditations were practiced.

      -Non-aspirants were not allowed inside the Temple.

      -Temple entrance required purification and qualification.

      -The Temple and adjacent areas served as universities and hospitals.

      -A periodic processional ceremony with the Boat of Ra was conducted where the Boat was transported into the Temple by qualified persons. A version of this ceremony survived in Islamic culture.

      -Rekhyt means common folk or non-clerical persons that typically offer praise, adoration, and devotional practices outside the Temple walls.

      -Kemetic Kings and Queens were considered administrative and spiritual leaders of society.

      -The two pylons in the new kingdom temples represent duality. Passing through them means you are symbolically attempting to move from duality to singularity.

      The lecture also discussed the Four Great Truths.
      1) The Neter, the Supreme Being, is One and alone and as Neberdjer, manifesting everywhere and in all things in the form of Gods and Goddesses.
      2) Lack of righteousness brings fetters to the personality and these fetters cause ignorance of the Divine.
      3) Devotion to the Divine leads to freedom from the fetters of Set.
      4) The practice of the Shedy disciplines leads to knowing oneself and the Divine. This is called being True of Speech.

      -The four principles are like a formula in chemistry where combining certain elements in certain proportions produces certain substances. In this regard the Four Great Truths represents an encapsulation of the entire philosophy of Shetaut Neter which has as an end result achievement of Nehast (Enlightenment).

      -Knowledge of the Principles without action is a form of ignorance.

      -There is no devil in Neterianism only ignorance of the true divine nature of mankind.

      -Energy and matter are the same things in different form. In the 20th century this relationship is expressed as E(energy)=M(matter) * C2(the speed of light constant). Nun is the Neterian description of matter and energy. Word ( the energy of sound) brings form ( matter).

      -The individual personality contains the burden of unrighteous potential. Righteous action lifts that burden and opens the pathway to the divine.

      -The Sheti practices are designed to make one ‘spiritually victorious’ or ‘True of Voice’.

      -The divine is a part of us and we are part of the divine.

      -One of the descriptions of Asar is “Lord of the Perfect Black”.

      -Lord Khepri is the creator aspect of Neberdjer which brought himself into being.

      -God is invisible and inscrutable.

      -Disease is also a state of mind captured by anger, lust, jealousy, hatred, etc. The Goddess Aset does assist in curing disease through knowledge of self.

      -The concept of Satan is a corruption via the Judaic religion of the understanding of Set in Kemetic culture. There is no devil to make you do anything but rather only people without a clear understanding of the nature of existence which creates a susceptibility to lower level behavior.

      -The Apep serpent represents the natural movement of matter from an ordered state to a less ordered state (decay). On the Boat of Ra Set is controlled and tasked with protecting the Boat of Ra from Apep. This means a controlled ego can be used to maintain Maatian values in the conduct of one’s life.

      -The most important act any King can do is the Offering of Maat.

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        Marvinv post #19585
        Reading your post Marvin helped to be reminded of several important foundational pieces of information regarding this Religion and some of the principles within it. Dua for being clear and conscise in your response as well.

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      An evening with Sebai Maa and seba Dja

      1 shetaut neter is an authentic religion

      only what is true is abiding

      every one is seeking happiness in life

      one must be green like asar . which means the diet must mostly green

      shetaut neter is a holistic intergral system

      2 I have been meditating, chanting, and periodically practicing tjef neteru

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      intro to sn part2b
      2 chant is the beginning of meditation

      ordinary people were not allowed to go into the area of the temple

      seti uaa’s tomhad the ficodified meditation known which is known as the glorious light meditation system

      the physical postures allow you to move, think and act like like the gods and goddesses

      the preceptor is like a troubleshooter

      the key to spiritual practice is learning hoe apply the teaching

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      Intro to sn by Seba dja 2008

      setjert is blood beer and mandrake. blood is intoxication with worldly desire
      beer symbolize intoxication with worldly pleasure in the world of time and space. mandrake is god stuff
      the sphinx is the oldest monument in the world.
      shetautneter has influenced all the major world religions.
      shetaut neter is an universal teaching. lord khepri is the founder of neterianism.

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      Video Assignment
      – List important themes presented
      o Shetaut Neter is the Ancient religion of Africa. There was a relationship with the early Kemetian culture and the rest of civilization at that time.
      o Temple of Aset/Sema Institute- a Spiritual community that studies and implements the practices/disciplines of the Ancient Egyptian religion Shetaut Neter.
      o Before all the other world religions of today, the Kemetic/Neterian culture (Religion) was created and highly civilized.
      o It is important to have a righteous Spiritual Preceptor in order for the teachings to become effective
      o Striations on the Sphinx was caused by water damage. The last time it rained in that region was in 10,000-7,000 B.C, so the Sphinx had to have been made before that. The Sphinx is evidence of an advanced culture and Spirituality. From this Spirituality others began to form in different regions within 100 yrs.
      o The Ancient Kemetians were descendants (genetically related) to the Nubians. During those times the way you could tell the difference between them was the head dress.
      o The founder of the Neterianism is Lord Kepri.
      o The sailing of the divine boat symbolizes the movement (vibrations) of the waters (matter). When the movement of the waters stop, everything will go back to its original form (Nun).
      o Shetaut means Hidden/ Neter means Divinity- Shetaut Neter means the Teachings of the Hidden Divinity
      o Shemsu means follower- doing something life, learning life, thinking life- BECOMING LIFE.
      o Nebedjer= the All-Encompassing Divinity (Creator). The Cosmic forces, also known as the Gods/Goddess come from Nebedjer. They are the powers within us and are the key to Enlightenment. They assist the human mind to understanding (I KNOW THYSELF)!
      By acting like the divinities, we become them.
      o Images of the Divine: Anthropomorphic- as a human being / Zoomorphic- as animals/ Composite form- implementing both. This Iconography communicates the power of the Gods/Goddess’s.
      o The difference between Ancient African religions and the religions of today. (Mysticism vs. Idolatry)
      o The important books to read on Egyptian Yoga written by Sebai Maa and Seba Dja.
      – Explain what impressed you most in this presentation
      o The many correlations shown within the Ancient Egyptian cultures and how rapid the practices from the Ancient Egyptian Spirituality spread to other countries. Those countries created their own system of Spirituality based on the practices of Kemet.
      o Harper Songs section of the lecture. The describing of the Netherworld… its abiding peace! HTP!

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        I totally agree with your statement regarding the difference between religion in Ancient KEmet and the word today. Even though I do agree with that, I would say I agree as it pertains to Orthodox CHrisitainty and other modern orthodox religions.

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      Video Assignment
      Intro to Meditation (Lesson 14)
      Chant is the beginning of meditation- it is not the meditation itself
      2 forms of worship during Ancient Egyptian times: Public- which was done in the outer portion or inner court of the temple assisted by the priests/priestesses. Ordinary people were not allowed in the middle court and beyond. Private- which was done at home in a sacred space, with an alter setup. Studying the teachings, daily worships, chanting, and meditation is also done.
      The Glorious Light Meditation System of Ancient Egypt – Seti Uaa (Sage/King) had ascribed in his tomb the first known meditation system in history. Comes before the meditation systems practiced currently in India, Asia, any other place in the world. Gives you instructions for the posture – Sitting inside a circle, quiet, not moving. Also gives insight into the visualization to use while meditating, and the chant.
      Judgement scene talked about in the Pert Em Heru texts- The Resurrection of Asar
      The heart of MAAT Philosophy
      – If your heart balances heavy with MAAT, it means that your heart is sinful, full of ignorance, lust, desire etc. You will experience these things after death, then be reincarnated back to the world of time & space.
      – If your heart is equal with the balance of MAAT, you are a moderately righteous person and you will go to serve with Asar in the Netherworld.
      – If your heart balances lighter than MAAT, you have transcended physicality and will go to sit on Asar’s throne (become one with SELF)
      – Being righteous (MAAT) for the sake of a cosmic harmony
      Books/Audio on MAAT Philosophy
      Discipline of Sema Tawi Yoga (the postures)
      – physical/mythological workout, you begin to act and feel like the Divinities. Then you begin to learn how they think, this is when a Spiritual Preceptor is needed because they will teach you how the teachings work and how to apply them.
      – Phases of Creation (Yoga postures)
      – Preceptor is like a ‘Troubleshooter’- You are to receive the knowledge on how to reason, feel, and how to use the Spiritual teachings. The knowledge given to you by your Preceptor should be received unbiasedly and without including the ego so that the teachings can resonate within you, and help you grow Spiritually.
      *THERE HAS TO BE AN INTEGRAL PRACTICE OF THE SPIRITUAL TEACHINGS*
      Knowledge + Experience= Wisdom
      True Wisdom occurs when you have intuitional understanding of a subject (Direct understanding)
      Listening, Reflecting, Meditating

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