In The Desert Of Seth

By G. B. Marian

Guilt by Association

It’s been a while since I’ve had any kind of negative interaction with another Kemetic or Kemetic-esque polytheist – I suppose I’ve been keeping myself pretty well insulated lately – but it has happened, and usually for reasons described in this post. This attitude of judging others for having different approaches to Ma’at and the Netjeru is both unhelpful and unhealthy; plus, there’s already plenty of folks in the rest of Paganism who are wasting time exhibiting similar behavior (e.g., the ongoing dispute between humanistic Pagans and devotional polytheists, in which there are people acting like jackholes on both sides). Personally, I think those of us who walk with one or more of the Netjeru need to be better than that, but maybe that’s just me. I’m grateful, at least, that every Kemetic I’ve encountered on WordPress so far has been pretty friendly, even in cases where we think very differently.

Life Belongs to Sekhmet

metmuseum5a1The adage that we are known by the company we keep probably is very true within the Kemetic Community – perhaps even doubly so. It has become frustrating and disheartening to be judged by people whom you don’t know, who don’t know you, or your specific religious path – nor do they care really! For someone to offhandedly decide that you are not with the “in crowd” or that somehow, will pronounce that not to be of a certain religious affiliation, or sect will deem you unworthy to be given the time of day. Some of course, fear recruitment or being indoctrinated into some sort of cult based on internet rumours that they may or may not have heard.

I am Kemetic. I was trained and ordained as a Kemetic Orthodox Priestess of Sekhmet/HetHert in 1998. I stepped down a couple of years ago by choice, or as one internet…

View original post 1,148 more words

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: