Book Reviews Community Egyptology

Book Review of Profane Egyptologists: The Modern Revival of Ancient Egyptian Religion by Paul Harrison — Part One

January 31, 2021

  I was introduced to Profane Egyptologists by fellow YouTuber SekhmetRa and was quite excited to learn a book had been written specifically about Kemeticism and Kemetic neo-pagans. If this book sounds like a shoo-in for your personal library, you are correct! Profane Egyptologists is based on an ethnographic study of self-identified practitioners of ancient Egyptian religion, known as the Kemetic community. This includes Afrocentrists, orthodox reconstructionists, reformed Kemetics, Wiccans…

Holidays

A Case for the Kemetic Christmas Tree

December 26, 2020

  Is it possible to have a Kemetic Christmas tree? That is, one with any merit in Kemetic neo-pagan culture. Would the concept of the Kemetic Christmas tree have any valid connections to ancient Egypt, its customs and religion? Or would it be a mere construct based on the wishful thinking and creativity of the practitioner? On the other hand, if we cannot avoid the blending and merging of cultures,…

Community Deities Holidays

Do Kemetic neo-pagans celebrate Christmas? Taking steps toward incorporating Kemetic traditions into mainstream holidays

December 13, 2020

  Whether or not Kemetic neo-pagans celebrate Christmas may seem like a complicated topic but it really doesn’t need to be. Most practitioners — myself included — are notoriously practical people who incorporate ancient Egyptian religion and spirituality into everyday modern life. From this perspective, I’d like to think we have the best of both worlds. That is, the blessings and favour of the ancient Egyptian deities /…

Animism Reflection YouTube

Mash Up Post: Reaching Page One on Google, Animism YouTube Video and Reflection

December 6, 2020

  This week I’m trying something new with a mash up post, including reaching page one on Google, animism YouTube video and reflection on the path so far. Hope you enjoy!  Reaching Page One on Google In just four months, Kemetic Blog: Kemetic Spirituality in Today’s World has made it to page one on Google for the search term ‘Kemetic Blog’. What a journey it has been and…

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Animism in Kemetic neo-pagan practice: Meeting and working with an acacia tree goddess

November 22, 2020

    Animism is the term we use to describe the belief that all things, plant, animal and objects both natural and man made are inherently possessing of a spiritual life-force. Many ancient peoples believed in animism, including pre-pharaonic Egyptians. Animism maintains that a spiritual life force endows all things with at least some form of soul essence and some sources even suggest, consciousness.  Where do Kemetic neo-pagans…

Deities Mysticism Spiritual Growth

My Life with the Netjeru

November 15, 2020

  The weekend is finally here and I’m relaxing in my room, just like billions of other people on the planet, except for one difference. I’m basking in the glow of the presence of ancient Egyptian deities, the netjeru, who have gathered around me in greeting. I’m filled with a sense of wellness and peace. Everything is perfect just as it is. I get out of bed and…

Community Deities Newbies Resources

Kemetic Spirituality for Beginners: How to Get Started in Egyptian Neo-Paganism – Part 2 of 4

November 8, 2020

  Cultivating a Relationship with the Divine In part 1 we covered how it is much easier to get started on a path in Kemetic spirituality than you might think. Plus, I listed a few basic items you’ll need for a barebones starter pack, using items you’re likely to already have around your house. The goal of part 1 was to encourage newbies and instil confidence. Quite often, I meet…

Celestial Events Holidays

Embracing and Working with the Full Moon on Halloween 2020

October 30, 2020

  Nobody panic: we’re having a full moon on Halloween this year. It’s also a blue moon, as it’s the second full moon to occur within a single month. According to Farmer’s Almanac, the occurrence of a full blue moon on Halloween only happens once every 19 years and will not be seen again until 2039, 2058, 2077, and 2096 during this century. As a side note, any full…

Community Kemetic Humor Reviews YouTube

The Kemetic Cookie Co: An Offbeat Review of Sharon LaBorde’s Live Kemetic Reform Service on YouTube

October 18, 2020

  The Kemetic Cookie Co is not a real enterprise but wouldn’t it be nice if it was? I had a flash of inspiration for it during Sharon LaBorde’s live Kemetic Reform service on YouTube, which I’ll talk more about in a sec; I’m on a roll with these cookies here. We could reinvent the fortune cookie with a Kemetic spin and that could be the start of…