Our Spirituality is Our Technology

10 09 2018

Hetepu (Peace & Blessings) Family

Now that The Black Panther is on Netflix, I have had a chance to watch it multiple times similar to watching Coming to America. Like most stories that are read (or movies that are watched) numerous times I got new insights about it. I am not going to go into all of them now because that is not the purpose of this post, but four of them that come to mind are: 1) that most people forget that the original Black Panther story was created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, not Ryan Coogler who directed the film (watch the Black Panther cartoon).  This confirms our suspicion that our enemies study us and degrade our movement for entertainment purpose.  This is why Xavier of the X-Men and Magneto were modeled after Martin L. King Jr. and Malcolm X (el Hajj Malik el-Shabazz) and other parallels can be found in other stories. 2) Lee and Kirby understood the strained relationship that existed between Africans born on the continent and the Africans scattered throughout the Diaspora (e.g. Nationalism versus Pan-Africanism, traditionalists versus reformists, etc.) that continues to exist today. 3) Lee and Kirby understood that the reason the vast disparity exists throughout the world and what would level the playing field is technology, and finally, which is the focus of this post. 4) What outsiders call magic or voodoo is what we call technology.

“It’s not magic. It’s technology”
Courtesy of Marvel’s Black Panther

Do you know in countries where spirituality is highly respected and encouraged, “magic(k)” is a part of daily life? Imagine going to Cuba and being greeted by the orisha Ellegua or visiting Vietnam and being greeted by Thánh Gióng. The thing is that other cultures speak with their ancestors and spirits, and the only ones who criticize them for doing so are those in western religions, which is why most who know this ignore and fight westernization.

In fact, quiet as kept, part of the reason the Japanese became an industrial super power after World War II was, because they embraced their Kami (the spirits in the Shinto religion) and made them the center of their culture. In other words, the Japanese relinquished western spirituality and embraced their own.

Let’s put it in perspective and make it plain. This is our (spiritual) technology. It is communal, holistic and it is based upon respect for all life on the earth.

This Christianity, Islam and Judaism (below a Christian and Muslim fighting) is not our technology and this is the reason all it has done is created nothing but strife. This is because Christianity, Islam and Judaism is simply a culmination of religious beliefs that have historically been used (primarily by men) to persecute and suppress all people of color, dominate women all over the world and rob indigenous nations of their natural resources to feed a wicked few’s egotistical appetite.  It should be noted that these three western religions have been warring against each since their conception, yet these religions are about peace.  Another interesting fact about these religions is that they profess that their god is so powerful yet they always have to defend him because they are full of fundamentalism.

It should now become clear that the reason our traditions are demonized when other cultures have similar practices is because “they” want us to remain powerless.

Understand. Our technology is our spirituality which, focuses on using our Higher Self or BA. This is what traditional African spirituality is all about and part of it includes making use of the pun of language. This is the reason we can understand the Kemetic lore and language so quickly, and use it for spiritual empowerment after committing it to memory without ever traveling to Egypt.

Everyone knows that our (spiritual) technology is our greatest source of power except for us.  This is the reason the powers that be continue to demonize it and discourage us from embracing it.

Documentary Bling featuring Tego Calderon, Paul Wall and Raekwon

I remember once I realized and understood this, I would listen to certain artists and their music with a different understanding. For instance, while living in Florida I learned a little bit of Spanish and one of my favorite Spanish speaking artists is the Puerto Rican rapper/reggaeton artists Tego Calderon. For the record I heard of Tego years before he started doing reggaeton and acting in the Fast & Furious franchise because he was featured on Cypress Hill’s Latin Thugs. Then, I saw him in a documentary called Bling with Wu-Tang’s Raekwon and Paul Wall talking about blood diamonds, where after witnessing a group of Africans praying to Jesus to deliver them from the blood diamond conflict. He says (paraphrase)  “I am glad that my God looks like Me.” That was the most powerful statement I had ever heard any rapper say.  That’s when I started listening to his music and I heard a song that he featured on one of his albums, which included the spiritualist song Buena Noches (Good Night).  The term Buena Noches is metaphorical language for speaking to the spirits who dwell in the dark (unseen/invisible) realm (KAMTA) and asking for their blessings.  Again. This is using our technology instead of someone else’s for our empowerment.

Maa Aankh with Utchat

The last time a rapper used this type of language for our spiritual empowerment was X-Clan’s Professor X the Overseer, who weaved Kemetic philosophy and Yoruba lore all throughout his lyrics.

It should be understood that Jewish people have accepted that because of their culture, they are and forever will be considered a minority in the world.  However, because of the Kabbalah, which they teach to each other is their (spiritual) technology, that stress the importance of releasing their latent and infinite potential by breaking their ego. They are able to level to playing field and have no need to be intimidated, which is the reason they refuse to conform and continue to practice their traditions.

We should adopt this same attitude. We must adopt this attitude in order to create a better life for our loved ones. It is the only way we can change this reality we are in.

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5 responses

10 09 2018
25, Black, and Alive

Trying telling a Christian, Muslim or Jew that. And they’ll have a bird!

22 09 2018
Kushite Prince

That is so true Cliff lol

15 09 2018
Beatrice Scott

I need to reread this again. Our spirituality is our technology, maybe I need to pull out the dictionary and learn definition of technology. Seems like the mind plays an integral part.

22 09 2018
Kushite Prince

Now this was beautiful right here! Wonderful post brother 👍🏿

27 09 2018
landofkam

Thanks again!

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