|A colossal statue of Anpu in one of Melbourne's main city train stations last year, promoting the Tutankhamun exhibit; this statue had "presence" and is an intriguing manifestation of Netjer today|
It is part of the nature of humanity to reflect on what has gone before in order to navigate ones way forward into the future. People interested in a Kemetic path have one of the richest ancient legacies in the world to inform them, but questions still remain: what of re-manifestation today?
We live in a time where the Netjeru are but a memory in the lives of an ancient people long gone. Through tombs, temples and burial items we can piece together who the ancient Kemetics believed the Netjeru were, and what part they played in their lives.
Is there a reason why those of us interested in a Kemetic path must look back in order to move forward? Did the Netjeru themselves want Their re-manifestation in this age to be informed by antiquity, yet so far removed from it that it was not a complete regurgitation of it?
In looking through a Kemetic practitioner’s site yesterday I noticed that he had the negative confessions on there as part of the “law” of his practice; I find it hard to consider admonitions for stealing temple food relevant when there are very few Kemetic temples operating in the world these days. And do we really need the “don’t lay with another man” up there to add to the hate rednecks want to perpetuate for homosexuality?
How is a new type of manifestation to occur? Is it purely through religious vehicles (Kemetic Orthodoxy and the Kemetic Temple of Ra are already assisting in this way) or is something new required?
Another blogger I follow bemoaned earlier this year how out of control “UPG”’s were getting. I agree with him as he asked, “Why bother to follow an ancient religion if you are going to make your own stuff up?”
Taking our cue from yesterday, what would the new type of manifestation of Netjer be, and what are the differences now, compared to then? Is it about finding the Netjer within, in effect taking the teaching of the ancient inner temple and bringing it to the world, but not in a religious way? My rereading of Her Bak is on my mind!
I would truly love to hear from other Kemetics and spirituals and artists on this topic. It is a matter of humanity after all, and no longer just religion.
|This post is my first "Y" for the PBP 2012|