Monthly Archives: October 2010

Outline of this Blog (for starters)

With the inspiration of a very wonderful sister in the faith (thank you Meti!) I have a general outline of how this blog will go. I may or may not deviate from this outline. If something interesting or unique happens I will definitely blog about it. However I do plan on using this as a focus for myself and get started on my blog.

1. Introduction: Kemetic Orthodoxy, Vodou, & Freemasonry

2. History: How I Came to These Paths and My Spiritual History

3. History: Why I Chose Kemetic Orthodoxy

4. Beliefs: Cosmology

5. Beliefs: The Gods and the Divine

6. Beliefs: Spirits and Other Unseen Creatures

7. Beliefs: Death and the Afterlife

8. Beliefs: Heka and Magic

9. Beliefs: Polyvalent Logic and UPG

10. Beliefs: Ma’at

11. Initiations: RPD & Shemsu Naming

12. Initiations: Sevis Tet

13. Community: Hierarchy, Where I Fit in, and How I Serve

14. My Gods: Father- Wesir

15. My Gods: Beloved – Nut

16. My Gods: Beloved- Djehuty

17. My Gods: Beloved, Later-Additions – Yinepu-Wepwawet

18. My Gods : Other- Ptah & Freemasonry

19. My Ancestors: the Akhu

20. My Spirits: Lwa & my Met Tet

21. Practices: Daily Rites and Practices

22. Practices: Divination

23. Practices: Seasons and Holidays

24. Practices: Prayer

25. Practices: Altars and Shrines

26. Faith and Daily Life

27. How my Faith Has Helped Me

28. Resources: Where I Get my Information From

29. Other Religions: How I View Them/Where They Fit in my World View.

30. My Spiritual Obstacles, Goals, and Aspirations


Re-introduction

So it has been a while since I posted here and thought I would re-introduce myself. I would like this journal to have a spiritual focus and help it stay on that course. It will be my thoughts and musings on my spiritual life and in no way reflects the attitudes of the organizations I am a member of.

First off I am a 30-something gay man living in Western Illinois. I live with my boyfriend of almost 6 years, and we have a 2 year old pug. His name is Roscoe, and he is super cute. I work as a registered nurse by profession. Currently I am the assistant director of nursing at a 210 bed long term care facility.

I am a Freemason. I began my journey late last year, and right now have my 2nd degree Fellowcraft. I am part of a Lodge with a long history and resides in a beautiful temple. I decided to join Masonry because I wanted fellowship with men of like mind, wanting to build character and morality, and be outstanding members of society.

I am a member of the House of Netjer of the Kemetic Orthodox faith. I have been with the House since 2007, and currently am a relativley new w’ab priest of Wesir. A w’ab priest is a priest who tends a shrine to one of the Names of Netjer. This one being dedicated to my spiritual father, Wesir (known in Greek as Osiris).

I am also a Vodouisant and hounsi senp in a vodou house in Chicago. My vodou spirits, no matter how seperate I keep them from my Kemetic gods, seems to flow into my Kemetic faith. I have several spirits I serve and keep a few altars for them. I generally work with them everyday in some way. I see them as spirits that serve the gods in their various aspects and it works well with my faith.

I think this is enought for starters. Soon I will start discussing other insights and thoughts I have been having. So if anyone reads this…enjoy!