If you have been taught that masculine and feminine equate to male and female then you miss the wisdom our ancestors were imparting to you. Knowledge is good, interpretation is ok, but when you gain wisdom your life changes in a big way. According to ancient tradition, the highest form of learning is wisdom which can only be gained through personal revelation.
That revelation only comes through life experiences. Not from the pages of any book.
This knowledge is so much more beautiful and powerful than simply gaining facts and trivia. You are a creator.
Maat implies questions that move beyond knowledge if you have a bunch of books, facts, dates, and trivia that you have been religiously accumulating to better yourself then you have you been unknowingly practicing Maa rather than Maat?
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Why should you pay attention to this screencast? [Below] Because you will get a deeper understanding of Maat that will help you learn the difference between gathering knowledge and integrating into your life the practice that our African ancestors called Maat.
In the Kemetic language adding a /t/ at the end of a word made it a feminine expression. Maa is the root word for maat. Maa is masculine and means to examine or physically perceive. You examine with your physical eyes.
Maat is feminine, one meaning is truth. If maa means to physically examine, to perceive outwardly, then what does maa/t/ imply if you have been taught a basic meaning is truth?
I’m not asking you to interpret this idea. You probably have the knowledge of the interpretation of truth, righteousness and justice. That is practicing Maa. But, maat as a concept goes much deeper!
The symbolic representation of the neters was designed to bring something out of you, not to feed a prescribed message to you.
If you have been taught erroneously that masculine and feminine equate to male and female or man and woman then you are essentially locked out of the beautiful and powerful wisdom that our ancestors left for us.
Maat being a feminine expression is a key for you.
Having the knowledge of Maa and what it means in relation to Maat should start you on a journey.
The neter that is Maat should start you to ask questions like
Why is maat feminine, not a woman?
What is the meaning of the wings?
What does the feather on her head symbolize?
This is still at the knowledge level
It’s time to go deeper
By giving you the word maa, the root of Maat you get an idea of what it means as a masculine expression. Our ancestors designed these words, symbols, and myths. They were not arbitrary.
In order for you to obtain the knowledge, you have to understand the built-in clues, in the symbolism, to aid you to invoke wisdom, not a simple interpretation.
Our ancestors noted levels of learning, opinion [lowest level, this is where religious belief and faith reside], sense [intuition], knowledge [rational facts, traditions, etc.], and wisdom as the highest level of learning.
There is a difference in knowledge and wisdom. Knowledge is the foundation of wisdom but you have to go within to gain wisdom from your knowledge through life experiences.
Wisdom is defined as the inner contemplation of knowledge. That is the practice of maat! [wisdom combines sense and knowledge levels]
Maa the masculine expression means to examine or perceive with the physical eyes. That is what you do when accumulating facts. But, how do I know this? Because I know that masculine is a functional equivalent of the ancient Kemetic symbolic language. Not a man.
Our ancestors are saying to you that figuring out your subjective, inner knowledge is TRUTH! Your truth!
How do I know that Maat is a practice and means so much more than truth, justice, and righteousness?
Because I know the clue of it being a feminine functional equivalent.
Our ancient African ancestors were masters at using natural symbols. They designed them like that for a reason.
If you know the definition of maat but have no clue about how it is practiced then you have knowledge, you have facts, but not the wisdom to apply the knowledge.
I don’t mean that as a slight to you. Because I know, that just like me, you were probably raised in religion where you were taught to learn scripture and lean not on your own understanding.
Our ancestors left you knowledge to gain wisdom from your own understanding. It is your truth!
Masculine and feminine are functional Equivalents within Kemetic symbolism, not male, female or man, woman.
Why do you think the neters are always in pairs of masculine and feminine?
Because it is a clue to help you gain a deeper understanding and wisdom. Not just accumulate facts, dates, and trivia.
You don’t know what a functional equivalent is? Then it’s time for you to get deeper!
Knowledge alone can’t do that for you! Knowledge might uplift you, but wisdom empowers you!
If all you do is learn dates, facts, and interpretations, you are practicing Maa, not Maat!