Something irritates me about the Kemetic community. Others might not agree with me, some people won’t understand me on this specific point either. However, of late I have begun too feel it all again. I won’t often criticize the Kemetic Community, I hate having any disapproval I feel and I question my right too do so, its not for people too judge after all. Yet the way this is gone about, irritates me greatly.
What is it thats got me so annoyed? A seeming lack of respect for the gods in most modern pagan circles. I don’t mean, occasionally not being able too succeed in things you strive for, failure is natural and only a temporary thing. Rather, I mean the lack of reverence some people seem too have.
When describing a deity, I can understand the use of words like “Sexy” as a descriptive term, but when on facebook and seeing the image of two deities (Both of whom I consider the ones I love before life itself Along with Qebhet) kissing and having intercourse, that aren’t consorts, and are likely some furries daydream, filled with people who are apparently Devotee’s saying things that are just…ugh…
I’m not “Restricted” or afraid of mixing religious sexuality. I’m a sex magician, I’ve practiced sexual worship of my gods and make it into a tool to increase the amount of love I feel for them. But the image, after thinking about it, just seems wrong. Its things like this that make it awkward for me too interact with others in our community. On the page, a man was critisized by others for taking the picture “Too seriously”, and I immediately wanted too punch the poster in the face and more. How can you take your faith too seriously? The thing that for me, is the most important thing in my life, what I fucking live for, the one thing that keeps me from being depressed, and someone is saying that you can take it too seriously?
They are our gods, the ones who created us, what right do we, have too treat them so…Casually? Acknowledging them in our day too day life is fine, some people dislike ritual and only wish too worship the gods. With that, how can anyone complain? It is not about that kind of devotee I feel any form of ill will too, rather the ones who fail too show at least a basic amount of respect. Here I will actually perform my ONLY ever Aleister Crowley quote, as its the only book I’ve ever slightly enjoyed or trusted from him. Roughly it says too treat them as “A slave too his lord, a Vassal to his liege, a child too his parent, a priest unto his god, a brother as a brother, a friend, as a friend, as a lover too his mistress” (Libre Astarte, a book on devotion) A relationship of Awe, devotion and passion. The first thing, Awe, implies respect. Yet for many this is a missing part of their practice.
I don’t mean the occasional warm jokes that I see from my friends in the Kemetic circle, sometimes I’ll grind my teeth a little but never think badly of the person truly for it, because when you look at it, its a way of affection. But rather, those who think its okay too twist the symbolic power of the gods, too make new “Appearances” and beliefs just to satisfy their own desires, it makes me sick. It reminds me of the new age manner of taking a belief and throwing half of the apple away, then sticking whats left too a Banana peel and calling it a Bannana split.
People that insult the gods, so openly, or make them appear into their own delusions, remember, they are above us, the ones who made us, gave us life and form…show some reverence instead of ridiculous comments every now and then, show some respect.
I may be seen as an asshole for this, and I would probably put how annoyed I am, down too the fact that I come from a Ceremonial Magic system, where if treated like this, some of those spirits would eat you and break you in half. But just because the gods we love are more tolerant, doesn’t make any of it right…