On this page you will find all information about the 2016 Neterian Conference
Food That Will Be Served at the Program:
Vegan Menu: 80:20 Raw:Cooked
Our Raw Vegan Menu will be prepared by South Florida Raw Vegan Chef Rananna of Raw Living Foods Kuisine
Shems Rennenet Htp, Food Committee
Dua m Htp (Peace & Blessings)
Photos from Our 2015 Children’s Program:
Preparations before attending the Neterian Conference
- Do not have sex for at least 7 days prior to attending the program.
- Do not eat meat.
- Do not use drugs except those that may be prescribed by a qualified health professional.
- Do not smoke
- DEMEANOR IN THE TEMPLE: Follow these observances to the best of your ability.
- Cleanse yourself.
- Physically- Before coming into the Temple: a) Bathe, b) Do not have sex and c) do not eat meat.
- Speech-Do not utter harsh words to anyone. If you do utter harsh words to someone, resolve that issue before entering into the Temple.
- Mind-Do not come into the Temple harboring thoughts of anger, hatred, greed, lust, jealousy, envy etc.
- Worldly possessions: Do not come into the Temple with cell phones, pagers, loose change in one’s pocket, etc.
- Upon entering the Temple, prostrate yourself before the Divine image, if you are comfortable doing so. If you are not comfortable, it is okay to just offer a Dua. It would then be advised to seek to communicate with a Hemu to discuss the meaning of the prostration before the altar, from a mystical perspective. Next, greet the priest or priestess. If you have any questions about any aspects of the temple etiquette or you need assistance to observe the temple protocol, please consult with any of the designated Unut priests or priestesses.
- GREETING THE SPIRITUAL PRECEPTOR (SEBAI MAA & SEBA DJA)
- Sebai Maa and Seba Dja should be greeted with the term “hetep” while doing the “DUA” posture (! both arms upraised with hands facing outwards towards the preceptor). We generally greet everyone/each other in the same way.
- SITTING POSTURES
There are several postures that are allowed in the Kemetic culture. One is the “cross legged posture,” the “lotus posture,” the “half lotus posture, “sitting in a chair with your legs together and your hands on both sides of your thighs, sitting on the floor (or cushion) with knees bent and legs drawn up in front of the body, soles of feet flat on the floor, and arms wrapped around the knees. The main point is that You DO NOT extend your feet forward (knees straight), especially toward the Divinity or the Sage. (You may extend your legs to briefly stretch). You do not slough over or lay down. *ANY LECTURE BY THE SPIRITUAL PRECEPTOR IS TO BE CONSIDERED AS “SPECIAL” AND DESERVES YOUR UNDIVIDED ATTENTION.
- GENERAL CONDUCT IN THE TEMPLE
You want to be silent rather than talkative, introverted rather extroverted. You want to be dedicated, meditative; if you come to the Hall and the program has not started yet, you want to come in and sit down, prostrate, do whatever is necessary and take your seat quietly.
- BOOKS TO BRING
No books are required to bring however. However, the following books will be the focus in the upcoming Neterian Conference:
- BOOKS AND TAPES NOT ALLOWED – Do not bring books, tapes (lectures or music) or other instructional materials except those related to the Temple of Shetaut Neter
- Do bring a note and pen or pencil book to take notes from lecture
- MATS – All aspirants should bring their mats for prayer and practice of the Yoga Exercise disciplines. Again, the mat should have no worldly/western icons, numbers or letters of any kind that are not approved. Also, we have meditation mats and Tjef Neteru Yoga Exercise Blankets and Towels available for sale on our website: http://www.egyptianyogabooks.com/index.php?cPath=39&osCsid=lfvn4ihvutdrb64rtm8l67e403
- SPIRITUAL CLOTHING – Clothing should be white and/or tan (light colored) if it is not clothing from the Sema Institute. Worldly designs and logos of any kind are not allowed under any circumstances. Attendees are required to bring the proper attire to the program. Those who do not wear the appropriate attire will be asked to excuse themselves from attending the program. You should have at least two casual shirts and one formal shirt to wear. For attending lectures and programs please wear light colored clothing (white or off-white). If the clothing is from Sema it should not have any icons, numbers or letters of any kind that are not approved. Clothing with Kemetic icons is okay (T-shrits with pyramids, Eye of Ra, etc. are okay). To obtain approval if unsure, send a picture to Sebai Maa. We also have T-shirts and other items on our website, www.egyptianyoga.com or visit this Link: http://www.galloree.com/Egyptian-Yoga-TShirts-2238.htm. For formal wear, Shems Baket may be able to assist: firstname.lastname@example.org