Today is Earth Day! Honor It every day!
Social justice, anyone?
Two weeks back, a fellow Kemetic asked if I could do them a solid by reading through and editing an article about ma’at that they were working on. With memories of writing reports for cash in my head, I’ve been helping them with the post in question and have been particularly pleased with the content as I’ve been editing the essay for them. It’s a good post. It will definitely be thought provoking.
Connected to this article is the new round of growing pains the Kemetic community on Tumblr has been going through. I won’t give all the back and forth about what went down to cause this most recent round of discussions (if you’re on Tumblr you have most likely seen some of it or all of it anyway), but it’s been an interesting conversation as well as frustrating in every capacity.
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Not American here (I’m at the other side of the Atlantic hehe), but the first thing I thought when I saw that disaster on TV was “No!” That mysogynist racist nazi asshole called Trump won??? 😮 I still can’t accept that!
It has now been six days since our country fundamentally changed. Whether you consider the change to be good or bad is, of course, a matter of opinion, although if you are here reading this I imagine you were among the millions of Americans who woke up on Wednesday, November 9 in a state of shock. I myself spent the whole day feeling like I was wandering numbly through a dense fog (my hangover was only maybe 25% to blame for this).
The fog has slowly begun to clear, but I still find myself trying to process not only the results, but the onslaught of opinion pieces, demographic analyses, thinkpieces, and news stories that have followed. I have no one to blame but myself for the information overload – when something monumental happens in my world, my coping mechanism is to drown myself in information. It gives me a small sense…
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Oh man… 😥
Originally posted on Drinking From the Cup of Life: Awake, you ancestors and mighty dead! Awake, throw open the doors to your halls! New souls come to join you Souls who died in lead and blood There are new ancestors among you Awake, you ancestors and mighty dead! Awake, throw open the doors to your…
Oh man… But yep, there was a priestly caste in Egypt!!! And more, many priests had also priestly functions in other temples…
Up to the Middle Kingdom, many priests, especially those in the lowest category, were the sons of non-priestly parents. But by the Twentieth Dynasty, and in some cases as early as Dynasty XII, priestly status seems to have become hereditary, with purely priestly families coming into being. Later on, perhaps as early as the Twenty-Sixth Dynasty, and certainly by the Ptolemaic period, admittance to the priesthood was restricted to persons of priestly descent.
– Barbara Watterson, The House of Horus at Edfu: Ritual in an Ancient Egyptian Temple
In a peaceful Tuesday, September 11, 2001 (when I was 19 years old) I became aware of the dangers that the monsters in human form (yes, the monsters exist… they are human-shaped) represent to our world. In the beginning of this year, it was the attack to Charlie Hebdo, in Paris, and 3 days ago… it was a new real life nightmare. Again in Paris.
We need strength and courage in order to destroy those humanoid monsters, who excuse themselves with religion, but in the reality hate EVERYTHING in the world… and surely hate also everything across the Universe. We need strength, courage and collective force in order to save our world: the forests (the tropical ones… and the others, too), the Ocean, the humanity. With or without religion.
I stand with Paris… and with our Planet! (Well, my work-in-progress religion is Earth-based!) Away with the monsters!