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The Kemet Faith

 

 

 

Kemet

 

 

 

Kemet is a religion of recent but unclear origin. It is an attempt to reconstruct ancient religious practices of Kemet (Egypt), in as much of a pure form as possible.

 

Kemetic belief is Monolatrous- that is, most believe, like the ancients, that there is only one supreme God, who manifests in many aspects as the minor deities. Most adhere to the "42 Principles of Ma'at" or divine justice, a series of "negative confessions" drawn from the Book of the Dead, which list various sins that must be avoided to successfully enter the afterlife.

 

Many Kemetic faith groups use traditionally Egyptian models of initiation and priesthoods, usually conforming with particular God and Goddess cults, which varied by region, and time period. As ancient Egyptian religion actually included a multiplicity of faiths, actual practices can vary widely.

 

42 Principles of Ma'at

    1. I have not committed sin.
    2. I have not committed robbery with violence.
    3. I have not stolen.
    4. I have not slain men and women.
    5. I have not stolen grain.
    6. I have not purloined offerings.
    7. I have not stolen the property of God.
    8. I have not uttered lies.
    9. I have not carried away food.
    10. I have not uttered curses.
    11. I have not committed adultery, I have not lain with men.
    12. I have made none to weep.
    13. I have not eaten the heart.
    14. I have not attacked any man.
    15. I am not a man of deceit.
    16. I have not stolen cultivated land.
    17. I have not been an eavesdropper.
    18. I have not slandered.
    19. I have not been angry without just cause.
    20. I have not debauched the wife of any man.
    21. I have not debauched the wife of any man.
    22. I have not polluted myself.
    23. I have terrorized none.
    24. I have not transgressed the law.
    25. I have not been wroth.
    26. I have not shut my ears to the words of truth.
    27. I have not blasphemed.
    28. I am not a man of violence.
    29. I have not been a stirrer up of strife.
    30. I have not acted with undue haste.
    31. I have not pried into matters.
    32. I have not multiplied my words in speaking.
    33. I have wronged none, I have done no evil.
    34. I have not worked witchcraft against the king.
    35. I have never stopped the flow of water.
    36. I have never raised my voice.
    37. I have not cursed God.
    38. I have not acted with arrogance.
    39. I have not stolen the bread of the gods.
    40. I have not carried away the khenfu cakes from the Spirits of the dead.
    41. I have not snatched away the bread of the child, nor treated with contempt the god of my city.
    42. I have not slain the cattle belonging to the god.

     

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