It may seem ironic that I’ve chosen to call this first blog post A Kemetic Conclusion.
The happiness and resolve that is felt, when you decide on a path that is spiritually safe and fulfilling, is quite profound. I think the circumstances surrounding every new Kemetic’s path is unique, though there are bound to be common threads. This is a theme I would love to explore more with you!
My name is Scott, and I’m the scribe behind Kemetic Blog. In this very first post, I’d like to share how I arrived at a Kemetic conclusion in my life, and why I chose Egyptian neo-paganism as my new religion. To be completely honest, it all happened out of the blue. During the first wave of COVID-19 in Queensland (that’s in Australia, mate) I was only getting 1.5 shifts of work per week and had to start job hunting and hopping around in order to pay my bills and survive. Not fun!
Once I began to gain momentum in the task of putting my life back together, it became very obvious that new spiritual guides were working with me. I’ve been able to perceive non-physical beings and non-physical realities all my life, but I shy away from terms like ‘psychic’ and ‘gifted clairvoyant’. Don’t worry, I don’t charge $5.95 per minute for anything (if only). I’m a mental health nurse by profession.
On one hand, these new guides that had come into my life were very humble. They did not act like big-shots at all. No one burst through the door, declaring, “I am the great and powerful so-and-so.” They only revealed their identities to me once I asked them to do so. On the other hand, I could feel their energy was quite powerful; I almost became frightened at one point, because the experiences were so intense but I knew I didn’t want them to leave.
It got to a point where I was surrounded by a constant healing presence, particularly at night, as I slept. It was an extremely nurturing experience that gave me a feeling of safety. At the time, I was cleaning, rearranging and redecorating my bedroom and had come to realise my intention to regenerate seemed to spark this new connection with these beings. I began to receive messages as well, and I quickly realised these weren’t your average, run-of-the-mill spirit guides.
When I arrived at a Kemetic conclusion…
In a moment of clarity, I realised these beings were actually deities, who were not giving themselves enough credit. Not in the least! One particular impression I received was the designer of a quilt-cover I bought for my bedroom was influenced by one of the deities (more than likely an unconscious influence). I asked these beings who they were and immediately became flooded with Egyptian imagery: white pyramids, ankhs, the wings of Isis and Anubis’ face, Tutankhamun’s golden funerary mask, Sekhmet was there also, lot’s of gold and the sparkling waters of the Nile and of course, the sun. Even Sobek was there, who was quite cordial and gregarious. I quickly got the picture. Also for the record, my room refresh was not what we would consider to be Egyptian-themed, it was just some nice stuff from Target Australia.
I was given the name Ahsmet’h (ahh-smet / os-met) which I now know doesn’t appear to match up with any of the names we have for Kemetic deities or netjeru, though I have come to the understanding that she is Auset / Aset or of course, Isis. I began to feel very grateful for this goddess’ involvement in my life (and the other deities working with me as well) along with a deepening sense of reverence. What had I done, exactly, to receive a bedroom full of ancient Egyptian deities tweaking the universe on my behalf (not to mention protecting me from COVID)? I honestly didn’t know, but it was clear that a relationship was forming. I felt very close to Isis and the other deities. I began to feel very dedicated and loyal to them because I could feel they held me in the same regard; not just me, they hold all of us in high regard. That’s how and why I came to a Kemetic conclusion about my life.
I knew something special was happening and I wanted to learn how to pay proper respects to these deities and that’s what led me to research ancient Egyptian religion and spirituality. Coming from a Roman Catholic background it was quite a leap, but that’s another story! If we come back to this crucial moment, I knew my life had changed and would never be the same. I had arrived at a Kemetic conclusion.
Thank you, for reading my very first post on Kemetic Blog. To any Kemetic neo-pagans who may be reading, I would love to connect with you and hear about how you came to your own Kemetic conclusion!