For those who are new to the Kemetic path, things can be quite daunting. Where do you start? Where do you go?
It’s okay to be confused! We’ve all been there, me included. I’ve gotten questions much similar to the ones above lately, and it has inspired me to write a short post in order to give people a starting point. This won’t be extensive, it’s just a way to get your feet wet!
So take a breath now and think.
Consider what brings you to your interest in the Kemetic faith. What gods are pulling you, if any? This is a good time to write a small journal and get your thoughts down if you wish! Just know that you’re not doing anything wrong if you are unsure about these questions, they are simply reflection. Even so, it’s a helpful exercise!
Here are the basics:
- Live in ma’at. This is the most important part of this faith.
- Communicate with the gods. Even if you can’t set up a shrine, try to speak with them. Greet Ra in the sunrise. Greet Djehuty/Thoth in the moonlight.
- Research. There is so much to learn! You can read up on a particular god, or you can read about making shrines.
- Participate in the community. Be it on Tumblr or elsewhere, it’s very good to interact with others who share this fatih! You can learn a lot from one another.
I found that keeping a blog or a journal was an excellent way to keep me on track and to put my thoughts in order. Your mileage may vary, but just know that this is your path. Make it how you want! Start slow, work up, and enjoy the process.
If you have further questions, please leave a comment!