What do Neterians Believe in? The Neterian Creed: What I Believe in?

(based on the Scriptures and Traditions of Shetaut Neter)
By
Sebai Maa and Seba Dja Ashby

As a Neterian, I follow the Ancient African-Kamitan religious path of Shetaut Neter, which teaches about the mysteries of the Supreme Being, Neberdjer, the All Encompassing Divinity. I believe that from Neberdjer proceed all the Neteru (gods and goddesses), and all the worlds, and the entire universe. Since Neberdjer manifests as the Neteru, Neberdjer can be worshipped as a god or a goddess. I believe that there is only one Supreme Being, Neberdjer, and that the gods and goddesses are expressions of the One Supreme Being, Neberdjer. As a Neterian, I strive to come into harmony with the gods and goddesses, the Neteru, by developing within my personality the different virtuous and divine qualities they symbolize; this will lead me closer to Neberdjer. As a Neterian, I also believe that Supreme Being I call Neberdjer is the same Supreme Being that is worshiped by other religions under different names.

I believe that Neberdjer established all creation on Maat, righteousness, truth, and order, and that my actions, termed Ari, determine the quality of life I lead and experience. If I act with Maat (positive Ari) my path will be free of suffering and pain. When I forget Maat and act in an unrighteous manner (negative Ari), I invite suffering and pain into my life.

As a Neterian I believe when my body dies, my heart’s actions will be examined against Maat. If it is found that I upheld Maat during my lifetime, I will have positive Ari, and my Akhu (spirit) will become one with Neberdjer for all eternity. This is called Nehast, the Spiritual Awakening-Enlightenment. If it is found that I acted with selfishness and greed, I will have negative Ari, and my Ba (soul) will suffer after death and then be reincarnated again to live in the world of time and space again. This is called Uhemankh (reincarnation).

As a Neterian I believe in the teaching of Shemsu, following the path of Shetaut Neter, by practicing the disciplines of Shedy, which include: Study of Wisdom teachings (Rech-Ab), Devotion to God (Uashu), Acting with Righteousness (Maat) and Meditation (Uaa). Neberdjer provided the Shetitu, the spiritual teaching that was written in Medu Neter (hieroglyphic scripture) so that the Shemsu (followers) might study the wisdom teaching of Shetaut Neter. Two most important Neterian scriptures are the Pert M Hru and the Hessu Amun, and the most important Neterian myth is the Asarian Resurrection.

By the practice of the disciplines of Shedy, I will discover the Shetaut (Mysteries) of life and become Maakheru, Pure of Heart. I will become one with God even before death, and I will discover supreme peace, abiding happiness and fulfillment of my life‘s purpose, and promote peace and harmony for the world.

THE GENERAL PRINCIPLES OF SHETAUT NETER RELIGION
(Teachings Presented in the Kamitan scriptures)
What We Believe and Uphold
1. The Purpose of Life is to Attain the Great Awakening-Enlightenment-Know thyself.
2. SHETAUT NETER enjoins the Shedy (spiritual investigation) as the highest endeavor of life.
3. SHETAUT NETER enjoins that it is the responsibility of every human being to promote order and truth.
4. SHETAUT NETER enjoins the performance of Selfless Service to family, community and humanity.
5. SHETAUT NETER enjoins the Protection of nature.
6. SHETAUT NETER enjoins the Protection of the weak and oppressed.
7. SHETAUT NETER enjoins the Caring for hungry.
8. SHETAUT NETER enjoins the Caring for homeless.
9. SHETAUT NETER enjoins the equality for all people.
10. SHETAUT NETER enjoins the equality between men and women.
11. SHETAUT NETER enjoins the justice for all.
12. SHETAUT NETER enjoins the sharing of resources.
13. SHETAUT NETER enjoins the protection and proper raising of children.
14. SHETAUT NETER enjoins the movement towards balance and peace.

The Sema Institute and Temple of Shetaut Neter is dedicated to
The dissemination of Neterian Wisdom (Sema and Shetaut Neter) in books,
Neterianism is the modern day reference to Shetaut Neter (Ancient Egyptian Religion),
Promoting the practice of Shetaut Neter Religion
Training Neterian Aspirants,
Promoting World Peace, human dignity and equality between cultures, genders and the care of the environment.

  4 comments for “What do Neterians Believe in? The Neterian Creed: What I Believe in?

  1. Profile photo of Muata Ashby
    May 28, 2014 at 6:37 am

    Udja, Greetings

    Any spiritual path that helps you to discover your higher self is useful and if you have discovered a feeling of kinship as concerns the higher teaching of all religions then that is a expression of your growing capacity to transcend the outer trappings of religions that upset most people caught at a more egoistic level. As with computer programs that do not necessarily work together very well or on the same computers or some programs that need the latest computer to work and cannot work on older ones, so too the universal and higher vision of spirituality that transcends religion is within reach of a very few but until that vision is reached it is usually recommended to stay on one path so as not to promote confusion or misunderstanding and then be lead on a journey to enlightenment that will lead to the universal and transcendental vision.

    HTP
    SMAA

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    abiyah
    March 26, 2014 at 3:24 pm

    I have always felt a connection between the religions that I knew must have had a common source frim ancient times. There is a common thread and deep within me I felt the root was africa! I worship the ,supreme being whom I refer to as Yahweh, I have always been fascinated with psalms 82:6 “ye are gods and all of you are children of the most high” which jesus quoted himself in 1john 10:34-36
    My question is…can I practise neterianism if I choose to refer to the supreme being as Yahweh, and believe that the door to my “hidden divinity” was opened through jesus allowing me to develope and advance into higher truth and consciousness with the practise of meditation ?

  3. Profile photo of Muata Ashby
    March 26, 2014 at 1:12 pm

    Udja
    I expect that if you have the capacity to stick with and follow the path of study and practice that has been laid out that you will find the answers that you seek; that will be empowering and enlightening for yourself and your family. Keep in mind that you must have patience and perseverance as you are working with a mind that has been conditioned by the world and by personal illusions throughout lifetimes. Therefore, it will take some time to work through those issues, to find a rhythm with the teaching and open a cleansing path of body and mind. However, rest assured that no effort is lost and no true devotion to the teaching goes unrewarded.

    HTP
    SMAA

  4. Profile photo of italiah
    March 19, 2014 at 6:52 pm

    i am seeking the truth i want to find me someone refer me to this site. i am currently reading Egyptian yoga 1.which i find very enlightening in my path to a higher concious level what are the steps. i knew for years something was and is not right i want to live right.i want to live Maat. i want to teach my brother and sister the truth. i know its more than this world the conditioned mind i have been taught to accept ..hotep….

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