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4 Apr 2012 10:25 PM #1
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Relationship between the Divine and the individual
So I am interested in many different paths, and I was on a Heathen forum today and one of the practitioners was saying that the Gods don't usually take an active role in an individual human's life. That the Ancestors instead have this role.
Do you think we and Ancient Egyptians have a more one to one relationship with the divine? We have hymns from Deir el Medina and other areas around Egypt that seem to emphasize a personal bond with a deity. For instance a devotee of Mut in the New Kingdom gave his possessions upon his death to her temple and inscribed a prayer to her on his tomb, essentially saying he took no other protector because he had his Mistress.
Do you feel like a personal relationship with the Divine is important to your faith or does that not matter? Do your Akhu play a more active role in your life than the divine or visa versa?
Can't wait to hear everyone's answers
Also this doesn't just apply to Ancient Egyptian Polytheists, I would like to hear from all paths ^^
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