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Author Topic: Kemetic- If You could only choose one book  (Read 1312 times)

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Kemetic- If You could only choose one book
« on: November 11, 2013, 05:20:58 pm »
Okay! I have searched up and down, in and out, of the Special Sig for Kemetic and have seen many of the books being somewhat pricey and I'm wanting a new book so bad it's making me crazy. But with holidays around the corner and a two year old pulling on my wallet I find myself a little strapped with money.

I was wondering- if you could only choose one book for a beginner in Kemetic what would you recommend and why?
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Re: Kemetic- If You could only choose one book
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2013, 05:48:17 pm »
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I was wondering- if you could only choose one book for a beginner in Kemetic what would you recommend and why?

 
Naydler's Temple of the Cosmos.  It addresses the basic cosmological and psychological foundations of Egyptian religion in a very clear and evocative manner.
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Re: Kemetic- If You could only choose one book
« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2013, 09:42:21 pm »
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Naydler's Temple of the Cosmos.  It addresses the basic cosmological and psychological foundations of Egyptian religion in a very clear and evocative manner.

 
Same. I think its one of the best primers you can get.

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Re: Kemetic- If You could only choose one book
« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2013, 11:25:36 pm »
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I was wondering- if you could only choose one book for a beginner in Kemetic what would you recommend and why?

 
Have you read Darkhawk's FAQ?  Here is the link if you haven't:  http://www.ecauldron.net/reconegyptfaq.php

As for books, what are you specifically looking for?  Are you looking for academic works or modern spiritual practice works?
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Re: Kemetic- If You could only choose one book
« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2013, 10:38:52 am »
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Same. I think its one of the best primers you can get.

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Thank you! Will look into that one!!
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Re: Kemetic- If You could only choose one book
« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2013, 10:40:05 am »
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Have you read Darkhawk's FAQ?  Here is the link if you haven't:  http://www.ecauldron.net/reconegyptfaq.php

As for books, what are you specifically looking for?  Are you looking for academic works or modern spiritual practice works?

 
I hadn't seen that yet, and will stalk it in just a moment.

I don't really know just yet. I think I want Modern Spiritual at first, then academic works, or maybe the other way around. Honestly, I don't know.. and I hate not knowing :mad: haha.
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Re: Kemetic- If You could only choose one book
« Reply #6 on: November 12, 2013, 03:39:45 pm »
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I hadn't seen that yet, and will stalk it in just a moment.

I don't really know just yet. I think I want Modern Spiritual at first, then academic works, or maybe the other way around. Honestly, I don't know.. and I hate not knowing :mad: haha.


For modern spiritual practice, I would recommend either Tamara Siuda's Ancient Egyptian Prayerbook or Eternal Egypt by Richard Reidy.  

E-Book version:  Ancient Egyptian Prayerbook

E-Book:  Eternal Egypt

I'd third the recommendation for Temple of the Cosmos as well for the reasons Darkhawk stated.
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Re: Kemetic- If You could only choose one book
« Reply #7 on: November 15, 2013, 09:24:27 pm »
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For modern spiritual practice, I would recommend either Tamara Siuda's Ancient Egyptian Prayerbook or Eternal Egypt by Richard Reidy.  

E-Book version:  Ancient Egyptian Prayerbook

E-Book:  Eternal Egypt

I'd third the recommendation for Temple of the Cosmos as well for the reasons Darkhawk stated.

 
I think these books (aside from Naydler) are only useful if you've got a basic idea of what Kemeticism is, though. Reidy's book is only useful if you're got a basis for performing the rituals. The Prayerbook is only good if you like prayers :P
We are severely lacking in the modern practice book category. You're better off looking at online resources for that, truthfully.

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Re: Kemetic- If You could only choose one book
« Reply #8 on: November 16, 2013, 10:09:03 am »
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I think these books (aside from Naydler) are only useful if you've got a basic idea of what Kemeticism is, though. Reidy's book is only useful if you're got a basis for performing the rituals. The Prayerbook is only good if you like prayers :P
We are severely lacking in the modern practice book category. You're better off looking at online resources for that, truthfully.

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Thank you, I'll keep that in mind! I've been stalking... I mean browsing many modern online sources, blogs and such... thank you!
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Re: Kemetic- If You could only choose one book
« Reply #9 on: November 16, 2013, 11:13:10 am »
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Thank you, I'll keep that in mind! I've been stalking... I mean browsing many modern online sources, blogs and such... thank you!

 
If you ever need online resources, let me know. I've got online resources for miles :P

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Re: Kemetic- If You could only choose one book
« Reply #10 on: November 16, 2013, 12:17:45 pm »
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If you ever need online resources, let me know. I've got online resources for miles :P

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I've been looking at your WP and the resources there too but I love online resources-especially free :D
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Re: Kemetic- If You could only choose one book
« Reply #11 on: November 17, 2013, 12:34:09 pm »
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I was wondering- if you could only choose one book for a beginner in Kemetic what would you recommend and why?

It's not really a first book, but a good read is
Ancient Egyptian Literature, translated by John L. Foster.
It has quite a few hymns, as well as love songs and satires, and it brings one closer to the Egyptians and their thoughts.
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