It may seem ironic that I’ve chosen to call this first blog post A Kemetic Conclusion, when we’ve only just started.
The happiness and resolve that I’ve felt, having decided on a path that is spiritually safe and fulfilling, is quite profound. I think the circumstances surrounding every new Kemetic’s path are unique, though there are bound to be common threads. This is a theme I would love to explore more with all of 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 and yet I’m American by birth, so I can see how that might be confusing) I was only getting 1.5 shifts of work per week and had to start job hunting and hopping in order to pay my bills and survive. It wasn’t fun!
Once I began to gain momentum in the task of putting my life back together, it became obvious to me, that new spiritual guides were working with me behind the scenes and were becoming more and more apparent. I’ve been able to perceive non-physical beings and non-physical realities my whole 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. As it happens, I’m a mental health nurse by profession.
On one hand, these new guides that had come into my life were very humble. They didn’t act like bigshots at all. No one burst through the door, declaring, “I am the great and powerful so-and-so.” In all honesty, they should have because they’re amazing. Yet they only revealed their identities to me once I asked them to do so. Meanwhile, on the other hand, I could feel their energy was indeed, quite powerful. I almost became frightened at one point, because my experiences with them were so intense but I knew I didn’t want them to leave.
It got to the 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 I 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 of who they were and what was going on. 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. And also for the record, I did not have COVID and wasn’t hallucinating.
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 for them.
What had I done 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 very special was happening and I wanted to learn how to pay proper respect to these deities and that’s what led me to research ancient Egyptian religion and spirituality. Coming from a Roman Catholic background, peppered with various forays into New Age spirituality, it was quite a leap into Egyptian neo-paganism, 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!
XMCJanuary 27, 2021 at 1:27 pm
I really enjoy this theme you’ve got going on your web page. What is the name of the design by the way? I was thinking of using this style for the internet site I am going to make for my school project.
Scott RoseJanuary 28, 2021 at 8:41 pm
Hi, I’ll refer you to my credits page: https://www.kemeticblog.com/credits
AmandaAugust 29, 2022 at 8:30 am
Do you think you could talk more about your experience with Sekhmet? I feel a lot of pull towards her but also a lot of anxiety. Some sources link her with demons which makes me uncomfortable. But I also really value her energy and her healing and protection and link with anger (I have a rage problem) and courage. Can you help me?
Scott RoseAugust 29, 2022 at 7:17 pm
Yes! Would love to, I’ve had some great encounters with Lady Sekhmet which so far, I’ve neglected to share. She’s on my list for an upcoming post.
AmandaAugust 30, 2022 at 10:13 am