Kemeticism, A Frame of Mind

Bes the Magical Protector
“Bes the Magical Protector”/ An original Kemetic icon by master iconographer Ptahmassu Nofra-Uaa. Acrylic and 22kt gold on 8″ x 10” archival panel.

My feeling is that Kemet and Kemeticism are almost as much a frame of mind as they are a physical place. On the level of Spirit, Kemet is the Eternal embodiment of the Netjer, manifest in the sacred images, scents, gestures and words of the Ancients. Our task is to imbue these ancient treasures of the Netjer with a new life, to continue to pass these down to those who are starving for at-one-ment with the Netjeru.

Every day, we have the opportunity to engage in a thread of sacred creation that in its linear, outward manifestation is at least 4,000 years old, and, I believe, much older. The ancient texts, prayers and rites are not just flies stuck in amber on temple and tomb walls, but are the actual fabric of a technology of the Spirit through which humankind has direct access to Netjer. That is the true and Kemetic meaning of “religion”. When we recite these prayers today, and partake of the offerings and ritual gestures of the Ancients, we and they are linked, and we enter immediately into the Presences of the Netjeru.

When we carve or paint or sculpt the Sacred forms and the Medu (or hieroglyphs), we are “turning on” the gears of a most ancient technology of the Spirit, and permitting access directly to the Gods. We are partaking of “Sacred Time”, and engaging in immortality. This, then, is our focus through our Kemetic art and practice. To be Kemetic means we live Kemet here and now; it means we live with the Netjeru in each and every moment of each and every day.

All text and image copyright © 2015 Rev. Ptahmassu Nofra-Uaa

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