? What is the Kemtic Faith?
Kemetic Religion Defined
Kemetic Religion was the organized system governing the Kemetic society
in the 'Way of Ausar' and in the 'Way Of Maat'. Neter Ausar, as the
Earth Sovereign, is the Living Word - the law, the embodiment of moral
order; he establishes the moral code, and it is he who guides humanity
in the 'Way of Maat'. Neter Maat is the embodiment of Order, Truth,
Balance and Justice; she is the standard by which all of Creation
measures it behavior. These two neteru provide the framework and
standard by which human behavior is guided and measured. It is with
these standards and within these boundaries - moral order, cosmic order,
truth, balance and justice that the Kemetic society was arranged to
achieve and maintain. Starting with the Nsut Bity (greek - Pharaoh) -
the divine leader - who was incarnate as the 'Son of the Sun' (neter
Ra), the Earth Sovereign (neter Ausar), and the 'force of truth' (neter
Heru) - his function was to guided the earth and humanity to health,
wellness, abundance and prosperity. To this end he, as a Neter (a divine
being) communicated and interacted with the Neteru governing Creation
to ensure their support and assistance to his charge.
Cosmic and Earthly Leaders
Creation was governed and ordered in a hierarchical way, starting with
the Creator Atum (Ptah, etc.), followed by the Elements neteru that
sustain Creation - Nu (water), Shu (air), Tef-Nut (moisture), Geb
(earth), Nut (sky), Ra (sun); they, in turn were followed by the
Principal neteru - that govern the earthly domain - Ausar (living word),
Auset (unity, protection), Maat (cosmic order and balance), Tehuti
(communication - speech and writing), Heru (force of truth) and all
Kemetic Religious Practice
To realize the gifts and benefits of the governing neteru temples and
altars were created to house their presence, they were celebrated
regularly in festivals, celebrations and rituals. The structure of the
National Faith - temples, altars, festivals, celebrations, and rituals
were, in turn, reflected in the town, village and home. The home was the
temple that housed the altar(s), wherein festivals, celebrations and
rituals were performed as an extension of the larger society. The
objective of the Kemetic Religion was the 'perpetuation of life' and the
attaining of 'optimal life'. Said another way Kemetic Religion revered
Distinguishing Kemetic Religion
Kemetic Religions promoted the 'perpetuation of life', 'optimal life'
and reverence for Creation. In this respect it is not comparable to the
currents religions of Hinduism, Judaism, Christianity or Islam that
promote(d) a particular group of people at the expense of the life,
health and wellbeing of others, and promotes its self-interest even at
the expense of Creation. Therefore, it is incorrect to compare them.
Kemetic Religion is a 'way of life', whereas these others are belief
(control) systems for achieving mostly political and economic ends to
the benefit of its leaders.
Kemetic Religion In The PresentToday we are reconnecting, reconstructing and regenerating Kemetic Religion as our 'way of life'. In this respect we are reconnecting our umbilical cord to the mother-father of our being, embracing our African heritage and traditions from its most ancient beginnings, throughout our history and experiences to the present. Kemetic Religion is being regenerated within the context of Kemetic Communities for which it guides and supports and where it should be - in that Kemetic Religion is not a separate entity from all other areas of life - political or otherwise.