I’m 43, trans female (she/her) from Tennessee, USA. I first came to Kemetic practice almost 10 years ago, and enjoyed it greatly. However, ever the spiritual seeker, after a few years I had a profound experience in a Shiva temple which led me to pursue Dharmic religion for a while. I practiced devotion to Krishna for many years, but ultimately became disillusioned by the propensity of other devotees for literalism and harsh judgment towards anyone they perceived as ‘sinful.’ It finally occurred to me that this was not really any different than the conservative Christian environment that I fled when I was young, so I left the practice and took formal refuge as a Buddhist, which I find much more practical in general.
However, over all of that time, the Netjeru never left me, and They were never far from my thoughts. Set in particular seems to always be around, and he regularly showed up in my meditations over the years. My Buddhist practice is not in conflict with working with the Netjeru (in fact they complement each other rather well), so I have decided to pursue Kemetic practice again. My perspective has changed quite a bit, thanks to the years that I spent in Dharmic religion, and I find there is a lot of common ground with Kemetism. I am excited to see where this path leads.
I have applied to the beginners course and look forward to getting to know all of you.
Em hotep and welcome! I am very excited to meet you! I am also hoping to take the beginners course which starts this month. I’m not sure if its too late but I do know they are reviewing applications now. Hopefully you get in! I am unsure of when the next class (64) would begin.
Em hotep and welcome! Set seems to enjoy multifaith people (I’ve come to Kemeticism after being exclusively Hellenic and He was the first Netjeru to “oficially” welcome me in the faith).
Enjoy the Beginner’s Class!
Hotep! What a wonderful (and sometimes sad) journey you have been on. I too searched through many different religions trying to find my home before (accidentally) finding our temple I hope you enjoy the next steps of your journey here, and always feel free to ask questions!