“I love that wonderful picture of the statue of Set. Magnificent! Do you feel particularly drawn to Set and if so, what draws you?”
The above was asked of me in an email written me recently from one of my teachers, whom I had just provided with the link to this blog. I had been deliberating over the reply, and I guess it has eventuated in this post.
When trying to articulate the absolute I reference Netjer. That I know of the existence of Netjer is a better statement for me in contrast to saying that I believe that Netjer exists.
I mentioned in that post that I didn’t want to go into the mechanics of the “knowing" that I referred to at the time - this current post serves that purpose.
Gnosis is defined by Wikipedia as “spiritual knowledge”, and best summed up: “Gnosis itself is and was obtained through understanding at which one can arrive via inner experience or contemplation such as an internal epiphany for example”
Perhaps we can only know and understand so much when it comes to the Divine? Like if we stare at the sun too long, we burn our retina. Ra reveals Himself at a distance and with Great Presence but will not allow complete and direct contact like that.
The theatre of our lives depends on a large degree our not being aware of the fourth wall and the mechanics of the backstage technicians. But exploring the sacred indeed does mean a peeping behind the curtain either for confirmation or pure curiosity satiation. I think learning this information comes at a price.
The knowledge I possess is finding its way into the world now through my paintings, music (I am half of an electronic duo), and my writing. Every step further into these artistic realms brings me closer to Netjer, and closer to my Sacred Purpose.
This post represents my second “G” submission for The Pagan Blog Project.
|The very first manifestations of the Sweet Goddess Of Truth on my easel, Lady Maat|