Black Spirituality Religion : Sekhmet as the Eye (Uadjet) of Ra

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    Sekhemu Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Her very Name means "She Who Is Powerful". Sekhmet personifies the aggressive aspects of the female forms of Netjet and acted as the consort to Ptah. However, it is believed that Sekmet's worship pre-dates that of Ptah by at least several hundred years, although this is debatable.

    Sekhmet is usually portrayed as a woman with the head of a lioness, but as the Daugther of the Netjer (God) of the Sun, Ra is closely linked to the Ureaus (Wadjt) in her role as the fire-breathing, 'Eye of Ra'. The pyramid text themselves mention that the king or Pharaoh was concieved by Sekhmet, herself.

    Sekhmet is one of the oldest known forms of Netjer in Kemet. She the 'patron' of the physicians, Physician-Priests and healers. Because she is one of the most powerful of all the names of Netjer.

    Her name is derived from the word 'Sekhem', which means "power" or 'might". The word Sekhem is literally inseperable from Sekhmet and her worship. Because of these facts, she is often times misunderstood and portrayed only in a negative way. This is probably because of legends of how Sekhmet, as the destructive Eye of Ra was sent forth to punish humanity for its mockery of her father Ra. The myth of Sekhmet's Creation explains how Sekmet came into being from Het-Hert

    But in spite of the fact that she is sometimes 'destructive'. her qualities as healer, Mother and Protector are often overlooked. In the realm of Ancient Kemetic Medicine, almost all hearlers and sergeons of Ancient Kemet would most certainly have fallen under Sekhmet's jurisdiction.

    Sekhmet & Her Function

    Sekhmet's action is always the right, or 'appropiate action'. When she destroys... it is an appropiate destruction or vengence. It is never chaotic or random. It is always what is needed at the time. Even though Sekhmet is not intimately linked with the aspect of destruction, as Netjer Set is, She removes threats and punishes those who do wrong against Ma'at.
     
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    Sekhmet's energy is real high as we have entered into a New Cycle of Rebirth and Resurrection.
     
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