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A Brief Story on the Neter Sekhmet

Hutuapo/Hetepu/Hotep Everyone.

(Htpw – the ancient Egyptian word of greeting means Offering of Peace/Isipho Sokuthula)

It is now not a mystery that we at Ikhambi Natural Healing aka I.N.Healing /INhealing use Ancient Afrikan/Nile Valley civilization knowledge system as part of our cultural background. We are an Indigenous Knowledge Systems based institution and our inspiration for this work also comes from our ancestors, various parts of the Afrikan continent as well as other Natural/Holistic health practices.

The main mission for us as stated on our concept document* (insert) is to promote the practical use of natural elements in homes, improve wellbeing within families and share the cultural practices of light workers /healers among our people –

One of our sources of inspiration is a book titled The Sacred Magic of Ancient Egypt – The Spiritual Practice Restored by Rosemary Clark, published in 2003 by Llewellyn Publications, St. Paul, Minnesota. We are eternally grateful to Mkhulu Nsingiza of Great Empire of Kemet for leading us towards this practical work which is so well researched and meticulously simplified. While there are many other texts whereby we do our research and find inspiration for the restoration of Afrikological thinking and practice, this one simply happens to be one of the simplest, especially for those encountering Kemetic spiritual sciences for the first time. It also works for those who are interested in the history, cosmogony, cosmology and esoteric architecture of this great Ancient Afrikan civilization known as Egypt.

In Clark’s introduction to her book, she states: “Though no complete guide to Egyptian religious practice has come down to us in modern times, much can be discerned from the multityde of sacred texts inscribed on papyri, in temple and pyramid chambers, and on tomb walls. From these considerable remnants and the reports of ancient chroniclers, a fairly wide view of ancient spirituality and its observance is known.”

Under the titled The Powers of Creation she writes: “Daily life in ancien Egypt encompassed far more than attendance to personal need or social duty. It was an existence intertwined with the perception of and a deep regard for divine life and a dsire to communicate with its powers.”

I cannot help thinking that she could be writing about any of the peoples of Afrika, or any of the native/Indigenous cultures in the pre-colonial era. While Clark’s work is cognisant of the Afrikan origins of this ancient practice, her work clearly illustrates just how universal and celestial the ancient Egyptian mythos is.

There are many Afrikan as well as Afrikans in the diaspora who have written numerous volumes about our Nile Valley heritage. Ashra Kwesi, Ra Un Nefer Amen, Queen Afua, Asar Imhotep and our recently departed Mfuniselwa J. Bhengu are among the illustrious ones. We shall return to them and their conttibutions soon.

Much has been published about the Neter/goddess Sekhmet, we shall create a space to share about the various ways of approaching Her, for now let us turn to Clark’s chapter on Cosmic Resonance under the title Sekhmet-Bast:

“According to the ancient Egyptian legend The Deliverance of Mankind, it was the neter/goddess Het-Her, summoned by the Sun neter/god Ra, who destroyed the dester people after they offended their maker with hostile behavior. In this deed, the goddess assumed her form as Sekhmet-Bast, the “sound eye” of her father, fiery and burning, the avenging power of all that brought disorder to the land of Egypt. “I have prevailed over men and my heart is satisfied,” she reported to Ra when the slaughter was completed. Thus bathed in the blood of mortals, she became known to the gods as the dreaded vindicator of wrongdoing, the fierce protectoress of sacred territory. But this goddess also holds the keys to healing the wounds she is capable of inflicting, especially those brought by her powers to dispel unwanted influences. Thus, she governs processes that eliminate for once and for all, the poisons that come from unwise living, thinking and feeling. In ancient times, her priests were trained to the highest skills in medical treatment, surgery, and exorcism..

Principle: Purification. Sekhmet-Bast’s energy dynamic is directed toward removing invasion, intrusion, ad disorder. Her influence is formidable and should never be called upon for frivolous purposes. . . She is protector of soldiers, law enforcement, and psychic healers.

Function: Purgation. As healer, Sekhmet- Bast removes impurities from the body, though her presence may bring fever and eruptions of the skin. However, she brings the appropriate medical assistance when invoked, and she is patroness of all healers, therapists, and physicians. ”

Here is a beautiful invocation of Sekhmet energy from the great Yoga teacher Pablo Imani.

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Sekhmet Season is upon us

Sekhmet, destroyer of wickedness, Healer of souls
Mistress of the gates, to whom no other of the Neteru is superior. Lady of the White and Red crowns, Sole one, exalted by Her Father Ra, Lady of the bright red linen, Who carries the flint knife of sacrifice. Great of magic, presider of the barque of eternity.Sacred one, destroyer of the enemies of Ra.

Dua Sekhmet

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28th March Sunday Healing Session

The Patron of Ur Hekau 'great of magic', is Auset, She is the embodiment of healing
“She of the beams of Gold, the golden one. The Queen of Earth, the mightiest of the mighty. Sovereign of the South and the North: chieftainess of the two Lands. Lady of the deepest Earth, blazing flame.” – Litany of the Neter Auset
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Preparations for Tehuti Season November22 – 22 December

Preparation for Tehuti Season November22 – 22 December

The Shekhem Ur Shekhem Ra Un Nefer Amen of the Ausar Auset Society teaches that we should meditate this way when honoring Tehuti : “I understand that God has saved us by sharing Its power of wisdom with us.” – Ma’at: The 11 Laws of God.

Conscious Deep Hip Hop music carries resonances of Tehutian wisdom. Artists such as Mos Def, Yugen Blakrock, Diggable Planets, Jean Grae, Lauryn Hill, Blackalicious, Jeru The Damaja, Black Thought, Lupe Fiasco and The Macronots use words and sounds in such a way that they understand that they are co-creators of worlds.

The Macronot’s rap: “God knows mathematics … if we can get the mathematics handle right, then we can communicate with the universe in less than a second …” – The Path https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-7cD8Y-2fY&list=PLYd8A9gm4mTBjzN92iBgXVaUubptB0hp8&index=11

According to the Pert Em Hru/ The Papyrus of Ani, famously known as the Egyptian Book of The Dead, “Tehuti or Thoth, represented the divine intelligence, which at creation uttered the words that when spoken turned into the objects of the material world. He (It) was self- produced, and was the great Neter of the Earth, Air, Sea and Sky; and He united in himself the attributes of many Neteru (Gods). He was the scribe of the Neteru, and as such He was regarded as the Inventor of all the Arts and Sciences known to the Kemetic peoples (Egyptians).

Some of His titles are “Lord of writing”, “Master of the papyrus”, “ Maker of the palette and the ink jar”, “The mighty speaker”, “The sweet tongued”, and the words and compositions which he recited on behalf of the deceased preserved the latter from the influence of hostile powers and made him or her invincible in the Other world. He was also the Neter of Right and Truth, wherein He lives and thereby He established the world and all that is in it.

Tehuti is also known as the Neter of the Moon; and as the reckoner of Time, He obtained His name Tehuti, i.e., “the Measurer”; in these Capacities She has the power to grant life for millions of years to the deceased. During the great battle between Set and Heru, Tehuti was there as the Judge.  During this great battle He restored Auset’s head with a cow’s head.

Tehuti is mentioned in the Pyramid Texts as the Brother of Ausar. “

Extra Notes:

“Early European Christianity used Tehuti’s principles. The Western magical tradition, the Hermetic tradition–and the tarot are all sourced from Thoth. In Mexico, the Mayan Botan–the Mayan temple called Teotihuacan–the Astec Tecuhtli (grandfather or lord)–the Indo-Tibetan Khubil-Khan–and the ancient Celtic demigod Cuchulain all mean Tehuti. In different eras he was in various legends (e.g. with Horus, with Creation) and called the “Lord of Heavens,” “Beautiful of Night,” and the “Silent Being.” Tehuti spoke of ultra-microscopic things on earth and in the sky that have only recently been proven in the West with highly specialized technology. From Thoth comes the word “Thought.”

“Tehuti has long been known as the ‘teachers’ teacher–the mediator, the one who sees the ‘big picture’ and finds a solution for every problem. The beginning of his teachings was centered on the “love of truth and the hatred of abomination.” He crystallized the kernel of the true meaning of Wisdom by saying the will of humans must be directed by God (Amen, Metu Neter I:159). The process of progress is through vibrations–the means by which one’s mind creates thoughts compatible with the Cosmic Mind as well as the means by which the Cosmic Mind (God) brings into being and sustains Creation. His intention was to urge people ever upward toward higher learning so as to be able to understand the deeper meanings of their lives; internalize or embody its truth; and articulate and share that wisdom authentically from an enlightened place.”

It is clear then that Tehuti represents one of the primary Creative Forces, not only through the Kemetic traditions but He is reflected throughout the world.

As Holistic Healers we must not forget the fact that Tehuti is also part of the dualistic and binary tradition that tells us that No One Walks alone. Tehuti’s Masculine form is juxtaposed to the Feminine form which is known as Seshat. We can speak about how they share the same attributes in due time.

( Seshat is a very ancient goddess and was often referred to as “The Original One”.3 She comes to us from the very beginnings of Egyptian culture as one of a group of sky deities who were ousted by the solar religion of Ra. Seshat was already fading from the popular pantheons by the Old Kingdom. Originally she was a major goddess who had temples, priests and festivals. It is likely that she also had priestesses but there is no direct evidence for that. A 5th Dynasty (2465-2323 BCE) inscription mentions a festival of her birth and elsewhere there are references to three of her priests and a few personal names which incorporate her name. For most of the Pharonic Period Seshat received little worship and appears to attend solely to the king. What caused this reversal of fortune? Other goddesses prospered so we cannot blame the patriarchy this time. It is likely that Seshat refused to fit into the new popular solar religion, which happily incorporated some of the other ancient deities such as Nephthys. This does beg the question as to why Seshat continued to be present, albeit in a more limited capacity, through to the Greco-Roman Period. One major reason was her importance to the king and to sacred buildings. )

References:

  1. file:///C:/Users/maseko/Downloads/Adoration_of_the_Ram_Five_Hymns_to_Amun.pdf
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The Vision

Executive Summary of Ikhambi Natural Healing

Vision:

To cultivate, preserve, study, and teach the value and application of Natural medicine to all members of humanity while promoting research, cosmic balance, and responsible use of Natural resources.

Mission:

Empowering humanity to learn, utilize and restore Natural balance in the healing arts. To make knowledge and responsible use of Nature attractive to youth, families and communities in Africa and the Global South.

Objectives

  • Establish projects, services and products that are centered on Natural laws.
  • Support, sustain and promote innovations that are focused on Natural resources.
  • Create synergy and progressive relationships among Indigenous Knowledge Practitioners.
  • Support creative and culturally sustainable progressive works based on Nature and Its healing properties.

Value Statement

  • Environmental Consciousness
  • Respect for Nature and Humanity
  • Reciprocal relationship with Nature and the Cosmos
  • Lifelong Learning
  • Creative Cultural Knowledge Sharing
  • Cooperative Economics
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Ikhambi Natural Healing : Tehuti/Djehuti Season

“The politics and the art and the religion all must be Black. The social system. the entirety of the projection. Black Power must mean a Black people with a past clear back to the beginnings of the planet, channeling the roaring energies of Black to revive Black power. If you can dig it???” – Amiri Baraka

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Tehuti or Thoth, represents the divine intelligence, which at creation uttered the words that when spoken turned into the objects of the material world. He ( It) was self produced and was the great Ntr/God of the earth, air, sea and sky; he united in himself the attributes of many Neteru/Gods.

He is the scribe of the Neteru and such He was regarded as the inventor of all the arts and sciences …some of His titles include: “Lord of writing”, “Master of the papyrus,” “the mighty speaker’. He is the Neter of Right and Truth. His name Tehuti/Djehuti means ‘The Measurer”.

In the great metaphysical battle between Set and Heru, Tehuti is known as the great Judge. He is mentioned in the Pyramid Texts as the Brother of Wsr/Ausar.

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Sunday Healing Session: Cultivating Natural Joy

Cultivate Natural Joy Within
“We can be at peace through the realization that we have the ability to deprogram the behavior patterns that are antagonistic to the realization of our divine Nature. Het Heru, Sebek, Auset.” – Ra Un Nefer Amen
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The Hygiene Series: Cleansing

Greetings healers, nature lovers and adherents of the holistic practices. This coming Sunday Healing Session will focus on the pervasive yet little understood process of Cleansing. Our brother Mkhulu Mhleli Linda will unpack the Cleansing process from a holistic yet particularly Ngoni/Nguni perspective. We look forward to a revealing and robust engagement with the often neglected practices of our Ancestors, much of which have a high potential of assisting us today in our daily lives.

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Sunday Healing Series: Session 3

Green Ankh Works is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Healing Sundays Session 3
Time: Aug 9, 2020 09:00 AM Johannesburg
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a word from our elders

ISanusi Credo Vusamazulu Mutwa sithi:
“In studying a plant, one must at the same time study the soil in which it grows, the water it absorbs, the air it breathes, and the light it assimilates.
Nothing in the world is an entirely independent entity, and least of all is a particular race of Man such an entity.

To understand a particular race one must know Man as a whole. And Mankind in turn must be seen as a product of his environment.
No zoologist can claim that he understands a particular animal unless he understands it ecologically.
Man’s environment is the world as a whole, and the latter’s environment is the solar system.
‘Man is part of the stars and the stars, sun, and the moon are all part of Man.’
Thus believe the Fire-Worshippers of the Southern Bu-Kongo. Astronomy was not brought to Man in Africa by Western Civilization. We have our own theories on the origin of our solar system.” – Page 546, INDABA, MY CHILDREN

Storying The Future Through The Past

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In distant days, in those days, after destinies had been decreed, after An and Enlil had set up the regulations for Heaven and Earth, Enki, the exalted knowing God …by the rules for heaven and earth, the fixed rules, he set up cities.” – The Creation of the World ( according to Mesopotamian mythology)

What a country and developmental strategies really require are policies that foreground culture – value and belief systems, social mores, traditions that inform behavior and interpersonal relationships, self and group identities etc. – and the manner in which these could impact adversely on, or help to facilitate developmental goals.” – Mike Van Graan, in Locating the Revised White Paper in the context of Development ( his critique of the Revised White Paper, the 4th Draft of the White Paper on Arts, Culture and Heritage)

It can be reasonably argued that modernity has ushered in…

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