We officially welcome you into the holy dwelling place of the Divine. Pr Ntr Kmt (Per Netjer Kemet) Temple of the Divine in Kemet
Thank you for joining us in Per Netjer Kemet. You are a considered and valued member of our sincere, ancient and sacred religious belief. We offer Netjer Sentra, incense, prayers and thanks to the Divine. Blessed are the steps in your life's journey, for your path has brought you into the Temple Gardens. Before you, stands the formidable Halls of Pillars striding in multiple rows on either side of the awaiting entrance to the Great Temple of the Divine. May your personal, family or community religion add to the whole and may your belief be a shining example of the purity of truth and of love. We embrace Ma'at when we embrace her ideals.
*ancient Kemetic prayer*
Kemetic: /Mau Bast! Mau Bast! A Basti, per em setat, erta-na chu em asui *neter sentra* semu hena net'emmit, hetep ab em asui tau heqt.
Translation:/ Hail Bast! Hail Bast! Hail Bast, coming forth from the secret place, may there be given to me splendor in the place of *incense* (cannabis smoke), herbs, and love-joys, peace of heart in the place of bread and beer.
*Netjer Sentra / Divine Smoke*
N_t_r Sentra is an ancient Egyptian practice of having prayers lifted to the divine on incense smoke. The most common versions in antiquity were cannabis- or frankincense-based incenses, although there were a wide variety of incense formulas.
We kept peace between the thousands of kemetic and foreign family religions, within the boarders of the "black land" of Kemet, for thousands of years.
The only tax one paid was in tidings to the local temple. Pr Ntr Kmt was found in the great cities and smallest of villages and towns.
All were welcomed to celebrate with the multitudes of other family practices and religious rites. Together as one within the temple grounds. Peace always prevailed because we were inclusive and tolerant. When religion is exclusive, intolerance leads to dehumanization of the unfaithful and inevitably to war. Peace reigns when the alternate is practiced.
Therefore: Pr N_t_r Kmt does /not/ impose any particular religious belief or creed on temple members. Each individual temple member is personally responsible for his or her own sincerely held religious and/or spiritual beliefs.
Pr N_t_r Kmt provides a group voice for and on behalf of those who are persecuted, harassed, discriminated against, censored, raped, beaten, tortured, and/or killed for their sincerely held religious and/or spiritual beliefs.
Pr N_t_r Kmt is a spiritual religion (Church, as defined by U.S. law) for any enlightened persons who have a sincerely held religious belief in, of, and/or about any variation of N_t_r (Ntr, Neter, Netjer, Netcher, Divine, Deity, God, Goddess, Bast, Sekhmet, Isis, Aset, Amon-Ra, Hapi, Horus, Heru, Osiris, Ausur, Bes, Set, Geb, Shu, Nwt, Nuit, Mwt, Hekate, Selket, Anpu, Anubis, ...).
Blessings and Thanks, michaelm, Sesh Per Ked, Presiding Elder