kemetic spirituality

If we could look into each other’s hearts and understand the unique challenges each of us faces, I think we would treat each other more gently, with more love, patience, tolerance, and care.
—  Marvin J. Ashton

Anonymous asked: do you recommend any books on ancient egyptian religion(s), esp those that were later stolen/incorporated into christianity and the like.

sure, read anything and everything by Muata Ashby. he is very knowledgable on all that and as written numerous books on kemetic spirituality. also read Stolen Legacy by George  James.

also i wrote a 37 page thesis for my Black Studies major entitled “The African Origins of Christianity and the Eurocentric Blasphemy of Kemetic Spirituality,” and i used the following sources:

Works Cited

Ashby, Muata. 1996. The Wisdom of Maati: Enlightenment Through Virtuous Living.Florida: Cruzian Mystic Books.

Ball, Jared. 1999. “An Introductory Essay into Kemetic Mythology as the Origins of Judaism and Christianity.” (Unpublished). p. 1-17.

Carr, Greg K. 1997. “The African-Centered Philosophy of History: An Exploratory Essay on the Genealogy of Foundationalist Historical Thought and African Nationalist Identity Construction.” In The African World History Project – The Preliminary Challenge. Foundation: Los Angeles, ASCAC.  p. 285-320.

Carroll, Karanja, K. 2008. “Africana Studies and Research Methodology: Revisiting the Centrality of  the Afrikan Worldview in Africana Studies Research and Scholarship,” Journal of Pan African Studies, vol 2, no. 2, p. 4-27.

Darkwah, Nana B. 2000. The Africans Who Wrote the Bible: Ancient Secrets Africa and Christianity Have Never Told. Florida: HBC Publications.

Diop, Cheikh A. 1974. The African Origin of Civilization: Myth or Reality? (M. Cook.Trans.). New York: Lawrence Hill.

Diop, Cheikh Anta. 1978. The Cultural Unity of Black Africa. Chicago: Third World Press. 

Diop, Cheikh Anta. 1991. Civilization or Barbarism: An Authentic Anthropology. New York:Lawrence Hill Books.

Grills, C. 2004. “African psychology.” In R. Jones (Ed). Hampton, VA: Cobb and Henry. (p. ##).

Hilliard, Asa G. 1992. “The Meaning of KMT (Ancient Egyptian) History for ContemporaryAfrican American Experience.” Phylon, 49(1,2). p. 10-22.

Jackson, John G. 1941. “Pagan Origins of the Christ Myth.” (need citation)

Jackson, John G. 1985. Christianity Before Christ. New Jersey: American Atheist Press.

Martin, Denise. 2008. “Maat and Order in African Cosmology : A Conceptual Tool forUnderstanding Indigenous Knowledge.” Journal of Black Studies, vol. 38 no. 6, p. 951-967.

Mokhtar, G. 1990. Ancient Civilizations of Africa. Berkeley: University of California Press. 

Nantambu, Kwame. 1998. “Pan-Africanism Versus Pan-African Nationalism: An AfrocentricAnalysis.” Journal of Black Studies, Vol. 28, No. 5. P. 561-574.

Richards, Dona Marimba. 1990. “The Implications of African-American Spirituality.” In MolefiAsante and Kariamu Asante, eds., African Culture: The Rhythms of Unity. Trenton, NJ.: African World Press, p. 216-.

Sankofa BSEC. 2011, Jun 9. Dr. John Henrik Clarke on Organized Religion vs Spirituality, part 1. Retrieved Oct. 2011 from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zai4AQ8v324

Schiele, Jerome H. 2005. “Cultural Oppression and the High-Rish Status of AfricanAmericans.”  Journal of Black Studies, Vol. 35 No. 6, p. 802-826.

Temple, Christel, N. 2010. “The Emergence of Sankofa Practice in the United States : A ModernHistory.” Journal of Black Studies, Vol. 41 No. 1, p. 127-150.

had an odd encounter today at work. i work at a foster home for cats and was alone cleaning the back room for our adult cats and i felt bast. so out of curiosity, with all the cats around me i called out her name. surprisingly one of our black cats (augustus) looked up. i did this 3-4 times and every time he looked up. when i tried calling his own name he didn’t look up. very strange but i’m glad it happened.

I feel like a terrible devotee cause since the start of the year, I’ve mostly been inactive due to tiredness, sickness, and some days, it hurts to stand. Anytime there’s sexual energy being created, I try to share some their way, but other than that, really no offerings. I know they are cheering me on and I’m sure they appreciate that I do devote some thought time to them. And it isn’t a loss of faith, no. My health has just been rocky between balancing my home life and my job that sucks too much energy out of me. Like, I know some of you have hit this road before. What have y'all done?

growing into grace: day 66 {Nut}

i’ve spoken a bit about Nut before. today, my spirit is full of praise and adoration for Her. 

i continue to be amazed at the ways She shows up, supporting, expanding, and strengthening me. in Her presence, i am both blessed and a blessing.

the Great Mother makes Herself known in so many ways, in so many forms, to all of us. i am still awed by the fact that i’ve been embraced by the sky, named for the stars…that this is the face of the goddess i’ve chosen to relate to in this life.

Anetch hrak Nut
Dua Nut
Dua NTR

31 Days of Spiritual Journaling - Day 1 - What do you believe?

What do I believe? This is a fun question for me. I believe in the Kemetic Gods and Goddesses also know as Netjer. I’m part of Kemetic Orthodox, a Shemsu of the religion. My Divine Father is Yinepu and my Divine Beloved is Amun-Ra. My Shemsu name is Sonebiyinepu meaning ‘Yinepu heals me’. I also believe in the Hellenic Gods and Goddesses and the Heathen Gods and Goddesses. I do not believe in the one god from Christianity but I do respect those people’s region. 

I must say, I do doubt myself and what I believe sometimes and that’s okay. Humans are humans, we cannot just put our faith in something and not doubt it. I’m a strong believer in one being allowed to doubt and growing from that.

(I’m also going to reblog this to my Heathen (Lokean) account, @lokean-worship )

I want to thank everyone for your support! It means a lot to get so many responses from the community ❤ After reading all those replies, I had a chat with myself that even though I don’t think I’m devotional and not witching it up, I still do things I know They approve of. I still make sure to care of my skin which I know Hethert likes. I make sure to care for my sensitive hibiscus which I know Min likes. I make sure to care and love my fiancee while maintaining a sense of leadership within our house, which I know Qadesh likes. I do my best to clean our home, “dusting away” the negativity. I cook with love to encourage a happy relationship.

I am gradually learning to be kind to myself and not take things so hard and that I am doing fine. So thank you everyone ❤❤❤

Originally posted by redpyrofox

What I need white tumblr “Kemetics” to understand.

What you’re doing is appropriation. I’ve seen several people make the case that there is no modern group of people practicing, but this is blatant erasure. There ARE non white people practicing. The main problem with white people attempting to practice many African spiritualities is that many times these spiritual systems are based off of ancestral ties that white people don’t have. Which leads to a lack of understanding of what you are trying to practice. Then it leads to offensive behaviors like calling the spirituality of Kemet a “fandom” and many other things I don’t care to list. What you’re doing is desecrating our traditions and history all because you have a fascination with ancient Egypt.