A New Form of Kemeticism
Kemetic Reform is a new tradition; while basing our liturgy on ancient texts, we also adapt wherever necessary to match the spirit of ancient practice with modern needs. We consider diversity an asset, not a detriment; while the older sects of Kemeticism listed above have provided a home for some, they cannot offer answers for everyone. As a practice that is not purely Reconstructionist, nor ‘Orthodox’, our new tradition is thus called Kemetic Reform. Hopefully we can offer some of the answers you might be seeking - or, if not, at least give you enough knowledge and insight to successfully continue your own search. But, with so many Kemetics opting to practice as Solitaries, why do we need another Temple/Church/Tradition?
As a community, we can advocate for ourselves and each other, support each other, and together accomplish more than we can alone. Many of us dream of one day being able to walk into a physical church building devoted to the Egyptian Gods, and worship Them in a Kemetic way within that space. This dream and others like it will never become reality if all of us remain Solitary worshippers. While the Kemetic Orthodox in particular already has a physical temple, access to worship there depends on membership, which is in turn dependent upon one’s acceptance of certain controversial tenets. This illustrates one of the biggest objections most Pagans have to joining a new group: If I join, will I be expected to change how I practice, or to adopt certain beliefs?
Many of us would rather remain Independent than be pressured into changing our own private beliefs and practices. For this reason, the material presented in our Introductory Class is meant to offer informative guidelines, but never mandatory requirements. Many personal issues about belief and private worship are left up to the individual’s - that is, your - discretion. The Iru Rite and related prayers offer a common framework for group worship. Background information on major myths, aspects of the person and other topics provide a fresh perspective and fuel for discussion, but by no means should be considered dogma. Diversity and flexibility of viewpoint strengthen, not weaken, faith.
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