How to apply the Neter Seth

In my workshop on a recent evening we got into the discussion about energy being the essence of all things. In Khemet this was recognized in the mythological story of the Grand Ennead. The Grand Ennead is truly the idea of Universal Laws put into story form for consumption of the initiates. Four of those Ennead are Seth and Nephtys the brother and sister of Ausar (Osiris) and Auset (Isis). These sets of brothers and sisters husband and wives represent opposites or contrasts.

These sets of brothers and sisters, husband and wives represent opposites or contrasts to each other. Of course, an elaborate myth has grown around them over the years that lost the original intent and meaning and essentially obscured the fundamental principles they are meant to express. That principle is for anything to be created there has to be two forces (energies) in opposition to the other.

The Khemetian universal law of opposition in mythological form
The Khemetian universal law of opposition in mythological form

I put forth the idea that energy has no meaning until we define it. In other words, every experience we have has energy as its underlying basis. It is a scientific fact that energy is the underlying source of all in our physical world (E=MC^2). “Everything we call real is made of things that cannot be regarded as real” – Physicist Niels Bohr. Again energy is the principle that underlie all physical existence. Ancient Africans recognized this fact on every level.

Ancient Africans recognized this fact on every level.  You choose to define a certain experience a certain way based on your beliefs about the experience. A situation that is defined as right or wrong, good or bad is simply a form of energy that the experience is created from. In my workshop we got into a great discussion about “evil” in the world.

For many people the idea of evil is a power that comes from this mythological figure called by many names in English and other languages like the Devil, Satan (derived from the word Seth), erroneously Lucifer and countless others. This figure is a power in which we seemingly have no control.

Evil is the opposite of good

In effect, this EVIL is the opposite of the idea of God. God is powerfully Good and Evil is powerfully bad. For those of us that were raised religious these ideas of God (Good) and EVIL (Seth/Satan) leaves us in a predicament.


It leaves us with the idea that these powers rest outside of us and that we have to hope that what we define as “good”  will prevail when intervening in our lives. We can even abdicate responsibility for our actions and the actions of others to these powerful entities. You know the old saying, “the devil made me do it.”

What we have lost is the recognition that thousands of years ago an explanation on how the Universe works on all levels was inscribed on temples. We have gotten so lost in the tale and myth that we forgot the principle or it has been indoctrinated out of us.

The fact is and will always remain that we create our reality based on our perceptions. The previous statement is a scientific fact. Please see the “double slit experiment” in my beginner guide to Kemetic science E-course, it’s science not “woo woo.”

Energy is not defined until we define it. Evil is not an entity. It’s opposition or contrast to our desires. In one example of opposition or contrast, the principle the Khemetains named Seth, can be that which forces us to rise from an apathetic state.

Another way to view the UNIVERSAL LAW of opposition/contrast is there are times we don’t have clarity in the direction we want to move in our lives, maybe a relationship or a career, but the contrast of what we don’t want helps us figure out what we do want.

That’s the PRINCIPLE of Seth in practical application. It’s not about evil. it’s the ability to recognize the opposition as something you do not desire in life.

You are never a victim, you are a creator. In Kemet this was understood. They knew that everything was energy and that our experience in life is the reflection of this underlying universal principle. It’s our vibration being reflected back to us.

Universal Law

Please understand the depth of this statement. Opposition is universal law. Nothing can exist without it. It is duality that formed the universe. 

In the Khemetian myth Atum did not know itself so he created Shu and Tefnut. This principle is stating that one cannot experience anything without being in RELATION to something or someone. That IS duality.

Trying to clap a make a sound with one hand is what it is like without duality.

Seth is simply a name for the opposite or that which is opposing or in contrast. Obviously, the opposing experience that was defined in a negative way became “evil.” That force that is support was called Neb-Het or Nephthys.

Opposition was how Atum experienced itself. This is a very simplified explanation without getting into the numerology. But, It goes much deeper.

The trick is to recognize the opposition and figure out what YOU must do within, to change the reflection without. Seth (opposition) is in any and all experience. Evil is simply a symbol of the powerless to not take responsibility for their creation.

What you put out is what you get back. Another way to look at that idea is that life is feedback.  If what is happening in your life and the world is something you don’t desire YOU have the power to change it.

“You are not here to cry about the miseries of the human condition, but to change them when you find them not to your liking through the joy, strength and vitality that is within you; to create SPIRIT (my emphasis) as faithfully and beautifully as you can in flesh.”

The personified God as a man or Evil as the devil are simply the Khemetian universal law of Ausar and Set defined in mythological terms. They are the dual poles of the same thing, energy.

You are the creator of all in your world. You are never a victim. In order to change your circumstances, we have to go deeper into your consciousness and extract the wisdom of the ages that is within. Understand the principles handed down from KMT and you have the power to change your world as you choose.