What does HOTEP mean?
Hotep to all. That would be the only proper way to start this blog post since the Kemetic(Egyptian) term Hotep is actually a phrase that is often used as a greeting or salutation . Hotep has no direct translation into the American English language but can be roughly translated to meaning peace, satisfied or at ease.
Hotep also carries a spiritual connotation Granting Blessings of Divine Peace and the Creator's Favor. Many Pharaohs during ancient Egyptian times used Hotep in their names as they found themselves at peace and satisfied living their lives in Maat( I will discuss this in another blog). I first discovered the word Hotep while reading a book passed down to me by my Uncle titled "The Teachings of PtahHotep; The Oldest Book in the World". This book is probably one of the shortest books I have ever read as an adult but was filled with the most powerful quotes I have ever read also. These teachings of Ptahhotep did not only give me the knowledge of how to treat and deal with other people in all situations, but it gave me a full understanding of the word Hotep. This is when I became fully at peace within myself, contentful and satisfied with my life. The Negash Hotep boots were designed with the inspiration to continue spreading this peaceful energy known as Hotep around the world
Check out the link, pics and videos below for further references of Hotep and The teachings of PtahHotep............HOTEP!
- Rocklin Jackson