A question for Kemetics- looking for lore about Kauket

Syncretic Egyptian / Graeco-Roman magic from the collection of texts known as the Papyri Graecae Magicae.

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Arhock
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A question for Kemetics- looking for lore about Kauket

Post#1 » Mon May 07, 2018 10:17 am

Greetings,

I would like to ask, whether anyone has ever worked with, or has some sources/knowledge about Kauket- the female form of Kek, the one serpent-headed deity from Ogdoad of Khmunu(Hermopolis). The only thing I have found are these two links: http://www.crystalinks.com/kek.html https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kek_(mythology)

Also, Are there any principles, or basics about communicating with old Egyptian deities? What is to be carefull about? What could from my approach help make her response friendly?

I would like to learn more about her. Thank you for any directions or information on that topic.

I ask, because I saw her on one of my travels, and just today, I have found her name, after one and a half years. On my travel,when I saw her, she wore a dark-olive coloured metalic armor(the arms weren't covered). As it usually is, with such experiences, I seek for answers and I hope, that you could point me to a direction, possibly to a source, or guidelines of dealing with such deities, if there are such guidelines.

In any case, Thank you for all your time and patience!

Take care!

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Re: A question for Kemetics- looking for lore about Kauket

Post#2 » Wed May 09, 2018 6:33 am

I only know of working with the Ogdoad through the PGM as in PGM XIII where they are all named in the ritual opening where you recreate the moment of creation. They all work together so you call them all together.

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Re: A question for Kemetics- looking for lore about Kauket

Post#3 » Thu May 10, 2018 5:58 am

You won't find a lot of Kemetic material here. I'm not Kemetic but I've had a lot of interaction with members of that faith. So maybe these suggestions will be helpful. I would try to avoid the Schuelers' new age methods as well as the "Moorish Science" or Nubian occult-themed material at first—not because those aren't good perspectives but because a lot of what the latter teach is heavily influenced by contemporary political ideologies. If you're looking for a good way to start communing with the Neteru, such groups should be thought of as "specialty areas" (though I know some would strenuously disagree with this). Also, there is a lot of crackpot Egyptoid material and individuals out there that will just waste your time. Develop a good BS detector.

More to the point, I take a very self-oriented approach in this kind of work. If you want to get in touch with a particular deity, start with a deity easy to contact and ask for a guide. This is a good light reference: http://a.co/eKOevgw. Use magical and meditative techniques to develop a level of useful communication / communion. It's highly possible. This text by Moustafa Gadalla was very helpful to me along these lines when I was just starting out: http://a.co/bdj1Lir.

The more you regularly practice active and passive forms of contact, the more contact there will be. Again, the myths themselves are more useful than any Kemetic / Neopagan / Reconstructionist text. There are scholarly drawbacks to Budge's works, but many start with this (and his writing style is good, which makes up for a lot, imo): http://a.co/88GPbFE.

This is the best Kemetic approach to developing a regular devotional practice I've seen so far: http://a.co/ifpW5Hn. There may be better ones out there, but I'm not a Kemetic practitioner. So just consider these recommendations as jumping-off points until you find someone more authoritative in the subject.

More magical and less devotional: if you want to start developing a strong PGM angle on this, consider the following texts.

Techniques of Graeco-Egyptian Magic, Skinner, http://a.co/8YSFHCf
The Greek Magical Papyri in Translation, Betz, http://a.co/9DxoX3O

And for a more idiosyncratic approach, influenced by ideas from the Temple of Set, check out Hermetic Magic: The Postmodern Magical Papyrus of Abaris, Flowers, http://a.co/7hOlpav. This one should also be considered as a specialization once the other foundational texts are mastered.

I have also heard that Tony Mierzwicki has a good book on the subject, but I haven't read it.

Good luck.

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