The Ntr Sentra ritual is one of the oldest known religious rituals and variations of it have appeared (often developing independently) in religions and cultures around the world. Ntr Sentra is the sincerely held religious belief that divine smoke empowers and makes prayers more pleasing to the divine.
Ntr Sentra literally means the breath of the divine. The modern English words incense and frankincense are derived from this ancient Egyptian phrase. The modern English word nature is derived from Ntr (Netcher) and the modern English word scent is derived from Sentra.
There is active debate as to when the ancient Egyptians included cannabis smoke in the Ntr Sentra ritual. This was clearly occuring by the time the Greeks entered their Golden Age. The earliest Kemetic (ancient Egyptian) incense was probably a combination of cinnamon and cannabis.
By the time of the Greeks a wide variety of incenses were in use in private homes and temples had special mixtures that were associated with their holy days, as well as distinctive every-day mixtures. Most religious mixtures included frankincense, so much so that frankincense became interchangeable as the word for incense.
ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs for Ntr Sentra
This is a ritual that can be performed by groups in a temple, as well as by individuals, families, or friends in homes and other places.
On February 21, 2006, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously 8-0 (Alito didnt participate because he wasnt there to hear the case) that members of the ayahuasca-using União do Vegetal (UDV) church (estimated 130 members in the U.S.) must be allowed to continue using their DMT-containing tea until a final decision is reached in their case against the government.
The U.S. Supreme Court ruling was based on the Religious Freedom Restoration Act and applies to all federal officers and agencies. Similar rulings could possibly be based on similarly-worded state laws in Alabama, Arizona, California, Connecticut, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, South Carolina, and Texas.
No court has yet ruled specifically on sincerely held religious belief in Ntr Sentra using cannabis or other psycho-active ingredients.
Please hire a lawyer before attempting to exercise freedom of religion. The U.S. has a long history of torturing and murdering those who dare to participate in pagan religions (especially Witchcraft and ancient religions) in direct violation of the officially established U.S. government religion.
Ntr Sentra poem
Mau Bast! Mau Bast!
A Basti, per em setat,
erta-na chu em asui
neter sentra semu hena net'emmit,
hetep ab em asui tau heqt.
Hail Bast! Hail Bast!
Hail Bast, coming forth from the secret place,
may there be given to me splendor in the place
of incense (cannabis smoke), herbs, and love-joys,
peace of heart in the place of bread and beer.