The 72-page e-book covers a myriad of topics all related to Kemetism. I’ll openly admit that I do not know much about the Kemetic traditions, despite my fiance being a Kemetic and an Egyptophile (I mean that in the sweetest way, sweetie. I love you!). However, reading this book, my understanding of Kemetic beliefs has grown and expanded, I’m glad to say.
By using authentic Kemetic terminology and words, Imakhu sets the mood for a great experience. She also heavily utilizes examples and situations from her own life, phrasing them in a matter that are at times humorous, and others quite serious, and others yet serious and humorous! This flexibility is valuable in an author, and creates a varied, interesting experience.
While explaining what the Kemetic beliefs are, Imakhu also takes the time to explain what Kemetic spirituality is NOT. She creates a specific enough outline for what Kemetism is that one may be able to identify whether or not it falls within their beliefs, yet generalized enough that one could be Kemetic and still have some other beliefs as well.
Imakhu explores the spirituality that is within each of us, and teaches us of the 42 Laws of Maat. She combines the concept of Chakras traditionally used in Ayurvedic medicine and gives them a Kemetic twist, teaching about them in order to help us learn about ourselves.
She also lists the various Gods and Goddesses (as is my habit to call them, though I know there’s some proper Kemetic name for them!) of the Kemetic tradition along with their roles. Imakhu gives a second list as well, this time of the various symbols used in Kemetism.
The African origin of the word “witch” is discussed in this book, and how she feels about what is going on in Africa to people and children who claim to be witches.
A story Imakhu gives explains the importance of ethical magick usage, and that just because you CAN use magick to get what you want doesn’t mean that you SHOULD use magick to get what you want.
Overall, Understanding Kemetic Magick is a valuable read that’s well worth the $15. It’s jam-packed with information for those of us who are less informed about Kemetism, and surely holds a new perspective for those of us already initiated or interested in Kemetic spirituality.
Great job, Imakhu. I would buy this in Barnes and Noble if it was sold there.