Starting Your Journey

Recently, I was asked how would someone get into worship of Anubis and Kemeticism.

STEP 1: RESEARCH

Simple: research, research, and more research. I say this because

A lot of the stuff that you likely will come across at first is of the academic and scholarly which is good stuff especially if you want to know about Ancient Egypt, which does not hurt to know when looking into the modern form of the Ancient Egyptian religion.

There are various forms and extensions that the religion of Ancient Egypt took in its modern form that we call Kemeticism and Egyptian paganism. Here are some that I have looked into in my studies of Kemeticism:

• Kemetic Orthodoxy / The Kemetic Orthodox Faith: Their website can be found here. Kemetic Orthodoxy is one of the more well-known groups on the web among Kemetics. Kemetic Orthodoxy is a soft polytheism with the Netjeru (Gods) and Netjerut (Goddesses) as manifestations of one divine source known as Netjer and the individual gods and goddesses are referred to as the Names of Netjer.

• Tameran / Kemetic Wicca: a form of Wicca that honors the Egyptian deities. One site that I found for Tameran Wicca is Per Weben Benu. This form of Wicca focuses on a divine Mother-Father-Child, where as other traditions of Wicca have their focus a duality between the Goddess and the God.

• Kemetic Reconstructionism: a branch of Kemeticism that seeks to reconstruct or revive the Ancient Egyptian religious beliefs and practices. Some groups you will find have a structure resembling Ancient Egyptian society and others avoid such as to avoid possible abuse of power. Here is a site that I found for Kemetic Reform. And here is The Kemetic Temple, the website for some affiliated Kemetic temples.

• Independent Kemetics and Egyptian pagans: these are your solitary practitioners who worship the Netjeru and Netjerut without joining a group of some kind.

Neos Alexandria: this group is not primarily based on the Kemetic or Egyptian faith, but the Greco-Egyptian and Greco-Roman.

Some websites that I frequent for Kemetic and Anubis information:

The Twisted Rope has lots of information on Kemeticism

Per Sabu has information on the jackal deities in Kemeticism.

Some books that I recommend reading:

Following The Sun: A Practical Guide to Egyptian Religion by Sharon LaBorde

Circle of the Sun: Rites and Celebrations For Egyptian Pagans and Kemetics by Sharon LaBorde

The Ancient Egyptian Prayerbook by Tamara L. Siuda

The Ancient Egyptian Daybook by Tamara L. Siuda

Eternal Egypt: Ancient Rituals for the Modern World by Richard J. Reidy

And search social media for groups that you may be interested in joining because that’s another great way to learn things is to talk with others and you don’t feel so lone if you happen to not have other Kemetics or Egyptian pagans in your area.

STEP 2: DECIDE HOW YOU WANT TO WORSHIP

This step is going to be your personal choice. Here you will take all the information that you have gathered and learned to help you as well as your personal religious beliefs.

STEP 3: GO FOR IT

Say a simple prayer to your chosen deity or deities. Do a ritual. Make your own ritual and rites. Do something to further ma’at.

You will find that a lot of Kemetics and Egyptian pagans set up a sacred place or a shrine, some big and some make them small enough to fit in side of a small hutch. Do what works for you.

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