Kemetism

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Private altar of a practitioner in the Czech Republic, with a statue representing Thoth featured prominently.

Kemetism (also Kemeticism; both from the Egyptian kmt or Kemet, the native name of Ancient Egypt), also sometimes referred to as Neterism (from nTr (Coptic noute) "deity"), or Egyptian Neopaganism, is the contemporary revival of Ancient Egyptian religion and related expressions of religion in classical and late antiquity, emerging during the 1970s. A Kemetic is one who follows Kemetism.[1]

There are several main groups, each of which take a different approach to their beliefs, ranging from eclectic to reconstructionistic. However, all of these can be identified as belonging to three strains, including reconstructed "Orthodox" Kemetism (adopting a philological approach, also Kemetic Orthodoxy).[2]

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Daugherty, Michelle (2 October 2014). "Kemetism_Ancient Religions in our Modern World". Michigan State University. USA. Retrieved 18 January 2017. 
  2. ^ Harrison, PM (2012). Profane Egyptologists: The Revival and Reconstruction of Ancient Egyptian Religion. UCL (University College London).

References[edit]

  • Marilyn C. Krogh; Brooke Ashley Pillifant, Kemetic Orthodoxy: Ancient Egyptian Religion on the Internet: A Research Note, Sociology of Religion (2004).
  • Ellen Cannon Reed, Circle of Isis: Ancient Egyptian Magic for Modern Witches (2002), ISBN 978-1-56414-568-0.
  • J. G. Melton, Encyclopedia of American Religions, 5th ed., Detroit (1996).

External links[edit]

  • Media related to Kemetism at Wikimedia Commons