Post originally appeared on the Land of Kam website on 3/10/2010
as “What about Jesus & Kamitic Spirituality?”
King Mena (Menes/Narmer)
King Mena (Menes/Narmer) is our eldest and most honorable ancestor because according to historical records, he was the first king to unify Upper and Lower Kamit. Yet, when discussed on most forums his contributions are often ignored and people simply continue on their way talking about Kamitic culture, Kamitic spirituality, Kamitic science. But, how can you talk about all of these subjects without first beginning with King Mena is beyond me. So, let’s start at the beginning.
|What’s not known about Kamit by most is that Lower Kamit according to the Kamitic people was called Ta Sett (The Red Lands). This was because it for the most part was a barren area with difficult and infertile terrain. For this reason the Kamau marked this territory with the red deshret crown.|
|Upper Kamit on the other hand was a complete opposite of Ta Sett. Unlike TaSett, the terrain of Kam Ta was fertile due to the inundation of the Nile River which flowed northward. The rich soil attracted all sorts of wild game, thus making life considerably easier in ancient times. For this reason the ancient settlers along the Nile River called this area Kam Ta (The Black Lands, hence the Land of Kam) for one because of the dark rich soil. Interestingly, though the Kamau marked this territory with a white crown instead of a black crown.||
Why a white crown you ask? The reason corresponds to ancient African symbolism. Archeologists and those concerned with reconstruction have glossed over this observable fact because it connects Kamit biologically and culturally with the rest of Sub-Saharan Africa. The reason is because Upper Kamit, Kam Ta – The Land of Kam also referred to the southern region of country. The Kamau, masters of pun, marked this area with a white crown in reference to their ancestral beginnings because the color white recognized throughout Africa is the color of the honorable dead or ancestors.
Djett: The Backbone of Osar
When we take this all into consideration, we see that Osar (Asar, Ausar, Osiris) according to legend is the first to unite Kamit. He is the first to give the people laws. He is the first honored dead and the first resurrected savior. Above we see that King Mena is wearing the white hedjet crown and various depictions indicate that he apparently is the first Osar. This means that Osar is not a god, but a deified ancestral spirit. Further understanding of ancient African color symbolism reveals that this ancestral spirit is devoted to unifying and bringing people together in the most peaceful means possible according to spiritual laws and principles. This ancestral spirit that the Kamau called Osar is stable, strong and dependeable which is another reason why the hidden in the name of the white hedjet crown is the Kamitic word djet, which is known as the pillar and backbone of Osar (again another reverence to ancestors). When an individual learns from their mistakes, obtains sudden flashes of insight or wisdom, it is believed to come from the hidden realm of the ancestors. This is why King Mena is so important and relevant.
Of course, when the Kamitic people converted to Christianity and created the Coptic church they had to change things around, so instead of venerating King Mena or Osar openly. They changed the name to Jesus. Jesus took on all of the qualities of Osar because he like King Mena strove to accomplish the same thing in the Middle East. Unfortunately, the reason most people can’t shake the Euro-centric image of Jesus out of their Spirit even though they know that Jesus technically speaking was a man of color. Is because for so long we have been told to worship this figure from the Euro-centric perspective. When it is understood that Jesus is simply an ancestral spirit/archetype and like any other ancestral spirit you are supposed to honor and venerate, but not worship. Meaning, you live your life striving to be Christ-like, Osar-like or in the hopes of becoming an honorable ancestor like King Mena. That’s when when the real power of God – the Rau – kicks in and begins to make miracles in your life.
For more info on Jesus check out Prayer to the Black Christ.