Much Respek for Luke Cage’s Anansi (Sahr Ngaujah)

12 08 2018

Hetepu (Peace & Blessings) Family.

Ok. I just finished watching Luke Cage Season 2, and I am not going to spoil it for those who have not seen it, but I thought it was descent.  The best character and the most profound scene was by Sahr Ngaujah who plays the character Anansi. His performance and monologue was so profound that I found it interesting that no one in the “woke” community caught it.

But, before I go into it, this season 2 has several antagonists. First, there is Mariah “Black Mariah” Dillard (Cornell’s “Cottonmouth” Stoke’s cousin) and Hernan “Shades” Alvarez returns from last season, but there is a villain named John “Bushmaster” McIver.

Bushmaster (Luke Cage 2)

Now, Bushmaster is portrayed as a crazed Jamaican who is obsessed with killing Mariah and any other Stokes that is alive. When he first encounters the protagonist Luke Cage, Bushmaster gives him a serious beatdown because he uses a Maroon fighting style known as Bangaran, which is similar to Capoeira minus the “jinga” dancing step. Sidebar: Denzel Washington and Robert Townsend did a form of bangaran in the classic film The Mighty Quinn. Anyway, you find out later that reason Bushmaster is out to kill Mariah is because the Stokes murdered his family and stole his inheritance.

Bushmaster fight Luke Cage

So, like I said, I am not going through the whole season. I am just going to say that the best, the coldest, the most relevant to our situation and the most profound scene that explains most of our situation occurs between in episode 24 “The Creator.”

In the scene, Shades and Mariah kidnaps Bushmaster’s Uncle Paul “Anansi” McIntosh. (Sidebar: Anansi is the name of the Akan Ellegua or trickster spirit who manifests himself as a spider, who became Aunt Nancy in the United States. The name Anansi is also featured in the show American Gods 2 as Mr. Nancy shown above.)

Anansi (Sahr Ngaujah) in Luke Cage 2.

Anyway, they are discussing how her grandfather “Buggy Stokes” stole Bushmaster’s father (Quincy McIver) distillery.

Mariah tells Anansi that afterwards, “The Italian gangsters took the liquor. The Irish cop’s protection but we (Stokes) kept the real-estate.”

Anansi responds saying “Yuh grandfather was a slave.”

Mariah retaliates, “Buggy Stokes was freer than you will ever be.”

Anansi, “That’s the problem with you, Yankee. Yuh nuh have the strength to fight yuh masters dem. Yuh lazy. Yuh content with the scraps. Yuh happy to sing and dance for dem.“

Mariah responds saying, “Oh, please. Every Jamaican talks that Marron bullshit.”

What, y;all didn’t get your freedom–What? 1962. And then you got enslaved by the World Bank.  All you’re known for is Marley, marijuana and murder.

Anansi tells Mariah, “Quincy McIver wanted to fight the Italians and di Irish. Him thought Buggy would’ve had him back.”

Mariah finishes saying, “Buggy could only fight for one family. And he chose the right one.”

And, it is here we see the entire psychological and social issue that most of us suffer from without even noticing. It interesting that none of the “woke” community has even spoke about it.  First, if you ever watched the first season of Luke Cage you know that Mariah has serious self-identity and self-love issues. She rose to power (spoiler alert for those who have not watched  season 1) because her cousin teased her by repeating a horrible nickname “Black Mariah,” which led to his death.  In the beginning of season 2, Mariah is persuaded to make a deal by another Black American gangster who discourages her from working with (paraphrase) “Cigar Smoking Blacks, Caribbean Blacks, Rum Drinking Blacks” (derogatory shots to Blacks in the Caribbean) and encourage her to work only with Mississippi Blacks (American Blacks).

Anansi’s statement to Mariah that, “That’s the problem with you, Yankee. Yuh nuh have the strength to fight yuh masters dem.  Yuh lazy. Yuh content with the scraps. Yuh happy to sing and dance for dem.“

She totally missed what Anansi was saying because like most people she did not know her history. The Maroon’s is a generic and derogatory term from the Spanish word cimarrón, that was corrupted in English to maroon to mean “wild, unruly and runaway slave.”

Family. The Maroons were not a single or separate race of people. They were Africans forcefully brought to the Americans and forced to be slaves, who had had enough and fled into the wild to make their own life. Many of the “Maroons” banded with the indigenous people of the land and built numerous communities all throughout the Americas and they warred with the Europeans to defend their land.  This is reflected in Bushmaster who has hazel colored eyes, was blessed by his grandmother who was an Obeah woman, etc.

Most people have only vaguely heard of the Jamaican Maroon community and think that the term Maroon only refers to escaped Africans there.  But, there were Maroons they escaped and settled with the Taino in Haiti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Cuba, and Puerto Rico. The Maroons in the United States were the infamous Seminoles in Florida, that no one wants to really talk about. Not to mention the Africans who joined forces with the indigenous in Louisiana and Mississippi.  In fact, any African American who has an affinity with the Native American spirit Black Hawk will be surprised to find that it has nothing to do with how many are portraying him. It is drawing back to this Maroon spiritual connection, which means you may have some African ancestry who were Maroons.

Maroon culture promoted in Jamaica courtesy of http://etn.travel/jamaicas-tourism-promote-maroon-festival-9112/

There were Maroon cultures in Belize, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua, and their descendants are the Garifuna.  There were Maroon cultures in Panama, Columbia, Ecuador and in Brazil, the most famous Maroon culture was called Palmares home of the legendary leader Zumbi dos Palmares, rumored to be the birthplace of the contemporary Capoeira.

There were also Maroons in Mexico where the most famous Angolan Maroon leader, Yanga Gaspar, was said to have beat the Spanish so bad that it led to a peace treaty, which eventually led to Mexico winning its independence. Yanga Gaspar is honored today in Veracruz, Mexico with a statue There were even Maroon communities in Canada.

In Jamaica the “Maroons” had two pivotal wars against the British that eventually led to the British signing a peace treaty with them. Jamaica’s independence had nothing to do with the Maroons but they tried to tie the two together to make “selling out” looking appeasing and make our indigenous culture look primitive, backwards and unimportant.

Killmonger of Black Panther

Again, it was another tip of the Marvel hat to put down indigenous African culture and African mindsets as they had done with the Killmonger character in Black Panther.

It makes you ask the question that if our indigenous mindset (culture and spirituality) is so primitive, backwards and unimportant, why don’t let us be?

It is because they know that it is not. The Maroon culture is the only culture within the Americas that has flipped the system because they know that they are the only ones who are mentally and spiritually free. Understand, Maroon culture focuses on going within. In fact, all throughout the series Anansi keeps reminding Bushmaster that true power comes from within.

The Maroons all over the Afro-Diaspora are the ones who understood that anyone you allow to give you your freedom is your slave master, and this is what Mariah missed as she was applauding her grandfather who murdered his own just to settle for scraps from the Italians and Irish mobs.

Family. I hope that this has inspired you to take a deeper look at Maroon culture so that you can understand what it really means to be mentally and spiritually free.  A lot of effort is being made so that we do not return to our original spiritual mindset. This world has nothing to offer us because our genius is within.

Don’t be fooled into thinking otherwise.

Hetepu.

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Which Kemetic Crown Do You Wear? (What Spiritual Path Are You On?)

17 07 2018

Hetepu (Peace & Blessings) Family

You know, ever since the 1999 blockbuster film The Matrix came out, there has been more references to this movie then a little bit, and for good reason. The Matrix was heavily coated with all sorts of metaphors and symbolism, which is the reason so many people loved it but something else happened after that film was made. As we moved deeper into this Age of Information, there has been an overload of information. People suddenly began to realize that we were all living in a matrix (system of control), which has prompted discussions on what to do about it and how to get out of the matrix.

There are all these theories of how to get out of the matrix but the message gets muddled because there is too much information. There are a lot of people out there spreading “good news” but some of this information is not meant for all of us. That’s right. Information is great but a lot of times too much information causes problems as well because it stimulates the ego-self (sahu part of our being)-particularly the intellect. I remember that when I first started this walk (in this lifetime), I used to feel so overwhelmed until I discovered from a shamanic perspective how to chart my spiritual path.

After I charted my spiritual path, that is when I realized that it is not meant for everyone to get out of the matrix like the Kemetic ruler King Mentuhetep II (shown on the left). Some of us came here to fight. Some of us came here to build. Some of us come here to learn.  Some of us have come here to become living gods and goddesses.  While some of us came here to be sheep, which is the reason I stop wasting time and energy trying to convince people that don’t want to know and protesting a long time ago.  To understand this, you must understand your purpose of being here or said another way, “Why did you choose to incarnate to this plane?”  Remember, we are not physical beings that were created out of happenstance.  We were not created by accident or through some random and coincidental events.  We must remember that we are spiritual beings (BA-Superconscious) with a soul (Ab/conscious), having a physical experience (sahu subconscious).

Thanks to our Kemetic ancestors, we know that according to the Kemetic creation theory that in the beginning there was Nyun (nothing or no-things) although Amun Ra was always present.  Then, the Divine said (paraphrasing) “I called myself into being. Finding no place to stand, I brought Maa out of the Nyun.” Thence, according to our Bantu-Kongo ancestors, the Divine as Amun Ra (Musoni) made Ra (Tukula), Khepera (Kala) and Ra Atum (Luvemba).  This means You – Family – are the Divine Conscious that brought yourself into being.  Each and every one of us chose to be here and we brought ourselves into being through our Father’s Will/Ra and Mother’s Nyun womb.

Therefore, these three parts of our being (BA, Ab and sahu), which are symbolized on the Maa Aankh, means we are a microcosm within a Macrocosm, a maa aankh within a greater Maa Aankh or simply put a god and goddess.  We all chose to come to this physical plane of existence for a reason. Most of us came here to prove our divinity. Some of us chose to come here so that we can be like the hero Neo in The Matrix and use our divine powers to manipulate this matrix we are in. While others of us are just here for the ride.

Why are we here and how do we interact with the matrix is based upon the spiritual path we have chosen prior to coming to this plane.  The spiritual path we have chosen can be identified by the Kemetic crowns which also corresponds to part of our spirit/self that we are polarized with the most.

The Crowns of Kemet does not simply signify the region but also indicates the part of the Spirit that the wearer is polarized. This is the inspiration behind Catholic popes choosing a name.

The White Hedjet crown is polarized with the BA/Higher Self/KAMTA. The Red Deshret crown is polarized with the sahu/lower self/TASETT, and the White and Red Pschent Crown is balanced. What are the spiritual paths?

TASETT – the Lower Kemet/lower self/subconscious – sahu part of our being. TASETT also represents the SAHU, KHAB, KHABIT & KA Divisions of the Spirit

Well, if it sounds horribly strange that we are gods and goddesses or just downright blasphemous.  You may on the Red Deshret path, which means that you are not getting out of the matrix because you are dependent on it. You believe that the way to change what is wrong with the system is by protesting and/or revolting so that you can replace the current system with another system. For instance, you may detest capitalism and democracy but you favor socialism and communism. You are here to understand that you cannot depend upon anything externally.

KAMTA – the Upper Kemet/ Higher (Upper) Self/ Superconscious – BA part of our being.  KAMTA also represents the BA, KHU, SHEKHEM & REN Divisions of the Spirit.

If this sounds a little farfetched but makes sense. You are probably on the White Hedjet path and you are most likely here to use your divine powers to create change. You have most likely participated in several protests and saw no real change, which has led you to see that the only way to create change is by having your own power. Those of you on the white Hedjet path come here to use your powers to improve the wellbeing of your family, community and race.  You may have a strong connection to your ancestors. and a keen understanding of history.  You have learned not to depend upon anything externally and are experimenting with the whole process of going within.

If this sounds perfectly correct. You are on the White and Red Pschent path and most likely here to get out of the matrix. You have seen it all and done it all in past lives, and now you see that everything has its pros and cons. You don’t care either way if you are in a capitalist society or a communist society because your objective is to use your powers to manipulate the matrix. You are on the path to become a netcharu (netjeru, force of nature, guardian spirit, etc.) who does not need to reincarnate back into this physical plane. Your sole purpose is to master both planes of existence as the hero Hru had accomplished, hence the significance of the white and red Pschent crown.

Please note that this is not by any means meant to determine an individuals’ spiritual maturity per se.  It is meant to help you to understand the spiritual path that you have chosen so that you can better focus and understand the messages, omens, synchronistic events, etc. coming to you and how to best use the information you are receiving.

Hetepu.





Akhenaten Is Not a Kemetic Hero

13 07 2018

Hetepu (Peace & Blessings) Family.

This Setian society is so interestingly flawed that it is ridiculous. What do I mean? Well, if you look at any documentary about the Kemetic civilization, it will always be the same. First, they talk about the pyramids, then they talk about how the Kemetic people were fascinated with death and then, they come with the same old thing about them worshipping false gods and goddesses, until Akhenaten (former Amenhetep IV 1348/1346 BC), the so-called father of monotheism, steps on the scene and introduces Atenism.

Akhenaten and Family worshipping Aten

Now, for the longest time, I have tried my best to understand what was the big deal about Akhenaten? In fact, when I was younger, after learning that the 42 Declarations of Maa were the model for the Ten Commandments, I tried to become a follower of Atenism. The big draw was that it was theorized by a lot of western scholars that Akhenaten and Moses was the same person, so I felt like I was really returning to Christianity before it became corrupted by the Council of Nicea.

But after a little more investigation, I learned that Atenism focused only the salvation of Akhenaten and his royal family.  In fact, so-called idols were banned in the Kemetic homes during Akhenaten’s reign, but the people could have representations of Akhenaten’s family worshipping Aten.  Another unmentioned fact is that while Akhenaten was busy obsessing and promoting his religion, his enemies were gathering on the Kemetic horizon to invade.  There were other forms of neglect that were occurring during Akhenaten’s reign, which is the reason his religion declined and the Kemetic empire almost fell. It should be noted that it is never mentioned that Akhenaten’s wife Nefertiti was an Assyrian princess, who made have inspired this decline.

But, if you listen to archeologists, historians and even filmmakers, they will try to convince you that the Kemetic people were so stuck in their “pagan ways” that this was the reason they never fully converted to Atenism.

So, prior to Akhenaten being born, the Kemetic people were stuck in their “pagan ways” and they built the Pyramid of Djoser (2630 BC-2611 BC) and numerous other pyramids, the Kemetic medical papyrus were written 3000 BC-2500 BC, not mention chemistry and all of the other sciences.  Yet, scholars parade over the fact that this one individual promoted an idea of worshipping the Aten, the sun, which almost led to the Kemetic empire being destroyed.

Then, it hit me.

The reason western scholars are so giddy about Akhenaten is because this was the first individual recorded in history to promote the idea of worshipping a deity outside of our being. Notice that I did not say, the first person to create monotheism because the Kemetic religion was always monotheistic. Amun Ra which means the “Hidden Ra” as I mentioned before refers to the Hidden Force of God within our Being. In fact, in ancient times, most of the people around the globe worshipped God within. This all changed after Atenism came into the picture because immediately afterwards the western world religions were created and everyone in the world was seduced into worshipping a cosmic deity outside of the Self.

In other words, Akhenaten’s Aten religion became the model that was used to weaponize religion.This is the reason as soon as Constantine came to power after suppressing all other Christian factions (and other religions by claiming they were evil or against God), they built churches on top of most of sacred spots.  Islam took simply destroyed most of these sacred spots. All three religions (Judaism, Christianity and Islam) promoted their “peaceful” religions with a holy book in one hand and a sword in the other.

Remember, usually when they tell us something is good in this western society, it is usually bad and vice versa. The world at large is going to hell because of this horrific paradigm shift to worship a deity outside of our being. The only way to escape it, is to follow our Kemetic ancestors’ lead. When the Kemetic people realized that Akhenaten had been overthrown by his Set (the ego self). They erased all memory of him and restored the Amun Ra religion through his son Tutankmen. In other words, the only way to escape this foolishness is by returning to worshipping the Power of God within our being.

Hetepu





The Return to Amun Ra Spiritual Tradition (How to Come into Your Own)

7 07 2018

Hetepu (Peace & Blessings) Family

I do not have to tell you how bad things are because if you look at the news or follow any social media outlet. You know. We are all being bombarded with images of how bad the president of the country is, how gang violence is on the rise, racial discrimination and race related offenses have increased, not to mention the various sexual perversions that are being publicized.  If you did not know any better, you would think that the world has literally gone to hell and the only escape is to sit around theorizing on the ending of the next Avengers movie or who and what is going to be in the next Star Wars.

All of these events were predicted to occur because according to the Maa Aankh, which is based upon the four moments of the Sun: KhepeRa (Sunrise/Birth), Ra (Midday/Life), Ra Atum (Sunset/Death) and Amun Ra (Midnight/Rebirth).  We have all been living at the Ra moment, which is the hottest time of the day, year, season, etc. before the fall.  So naturally the breakdown in society is normal, which is why we all sense the decay and the descent to Ra Atum (Death).  But we are being discouraged from returning to Amun Ra, so that we can all be rejuvenated and revived.

Maa Aankh with Utchat

We are being encouraged to stay in this religious mental state of fear for monetary reasons, so that we can be someone else’s slave.  Yes, Family. The new world order is here and the reason our senses are being assaulted with all of this negative imagery is because they want us to eventually cry out and plead for more government control. If we cry out about all of the violence occurring in the streets then they will have grounds to remove the police and declare martial law. Everything has been designed so that whatever we complain about will make us seek help outside of ourselves instead of going within. In fact, it is getting harder and harder to remind yourself to go within, which is the reason we really need to understand that true spirituality learning to trust your BA (the Higher part of your being).

The character Creek from the film Trolls was a serene, Zen-like state of mind, troll when under pressure was a selfish and treacherous coward. Courtesy of http://trolls.wikia.com/wiki/Creek

There are also these self-proclaimed gurus that have appeared who are also trying to get us to stay in this mental state as well. Most of these “gurus” claim to be masters on building ancestral altars, working with the spirits and building all sorts of altars, etc. It is interesting (sarcastic) that all of these people knew about ancestor veneration but a few decades ago when our folks were being persecuted they were no where to be found.

Anyway, in order to keep from getting caught up in this crap.  You have to understand that true spirituality is about working your own mind.  If these gurus are not telling you this, then they are setting you up to be someone else’s slave.

So how do you come into your own? Let’s go back to the basics.

What are the Basics? 

The basics of the Amun Ra tradition is that the ancestors are within you because their consciousness, etc. is in your DNA. The gods and goddesses are within you because you were made in the image of the Divine.  You have to remind your self that everything that exists in the universe exists within you and vice versa. It is not outside of you.  If you are having problems working with your ancestors and other spirits it is possibly because are you are praying and worshipping your ancestors and the gods/goddesses, which is like praying and worshipping yourself. It doesn’t make sense but this is how we have been programmed to think.

When you return to basics, which is that you are made in the image of the Divine. This means that you were not created to worship anyone or anything. You came here to do a job, so the spirits who accompany you in this lifetime are here to help you, not receive your prayers and offerings. Stop thinking you are offending God or these gods and goddesses. Oshun is not offended and is cursing your love life.  This is western religious thinking that put us in the mindset that the gods and goddesses reward and punish us. In fact, the whole idea of having a divinity on an altar where you must look up at them is western religious thinking. I used to have altars like this too until my Cuban godfather corrected me and told me “We don’t worship them.”  All of my altars are either at eye level or below to remind me that they are guardian spirits and spirit guides who work with me and not me worshipping them.

On Offerings 

The psychology behind making offerings to any spirits I have found was because when Oset (Aset, Isis) tricked Ra into revealing Amun Ra (his Hidden Name or the Hidden Ra) in the Story of Ra and Oset.  To appreciate and not misuse what we receive, an exchange must occur and this is Maa.

On Doing Magick

We are Ab/conscious souls but when we come into this earthly plane, we are given a BA (Higher Spirit/Superconscious or Divine Spark) and a subconscious/ physical body consciousness, lower spirit or sahu to physically survive. We are all brilliant due to our habitual sahu conditioning based upon the parents, family, community, church, etc. we were born to, our consciousness is suppressed.

Consequently, most of the people in the world are dominated by their sahu, thus making them emotional, egotistical, reactive beings that are manipulated through their fears, likes and dislikes. We the conscious understanding that the fears, inhibitions, etc. is what prevents us from growing are actively engaging in a mental battle with our lower spirit, to seize control over our life. Because the sahu cannot distinguish between what is real or imaginary; and the sahu does not respond very well to verbal commands to cease certain actions and behaviors, but the sahu does respond to symbols impressed upon it in the present. Magick, the art and science of causing something to appear or disappear, is employed by impressing symbolic ideas upon our sahu. Once the idea is impressed, then the sahu passes the idea to the infinite BA, which does the magick.

For instance, the magick of storytelling occurs when a story is read or viewed repetitively. After the story has been committed to memory, if the story is rich in symbolism then the BA will give the reader/viewer flashes of insight.

Homeopathic (or imitative) magick is the idea that similar actions produce similar results.  In other words, the person acts out what they want. Therefore, to rid yourself of a problem, person, etc. take a small pebble and name it after a particular person, problem, etc. and then toss it over your shoulder into a river – symbolizing ridding yourself of the problem.

Contagious magick is based upon the belief that things in contact with each other will remain linked and can influence one another. An example of contagious magick is a mother taking a lock of hair from her child’s head and placing it in between two seashells, then praying for the child’s protection.

All of these techniques and practices were created to remind us to go back within, hence Amun Ra (the Hidden Ra within).

Magick is all around us and it has been around for about 50,000 years or more.  It is our God given talent that we are supposed to use as Divine beings.  This is the reason people turned to it during ancient times.  Our Kemetic ancestors understood that our sahu (physical consciousness) was limited and that the only way to access the BA/Higher Spirit was by temporary tricking their sahu/lower spirit.  When you temporarily silence the sahu and allow the BA to come to the forefront, this is when you tap into the unlimited power of your being. Your BA is responsible for natural synchronicities, insights, assistance from total strangers and all sorts of unexplainable phenomenons. It is mysterious and magickal because it is ethereal in nature, which means you are not supposed to logically understand it. If you can logically understand a thing you can control it and this is the trick to working with your BA and performing magick.

The weirder, stranger and “odder” the magick is, the more powerful it will be for you because it is out of the norm of your sahu, which is based upon habits.

When Magick Does Not Work

When magick does not work, it is not because magick doesn’t work at all. It is because either one does not believe in magick and/or they are not focusing on the proper reward, which is the reason magick is not strictly defined as an art or science, hence results vary.  Remember, our sahu does not like change so a large part of magick focuses on convincing it of what we want. If the sahu is not thoroughly convinced then it wonders when the magick is going to work or obsess over the success of the magick, which is called in the occult “lust for results”. Magick is all about moving from belief to knowing.  This is part of the reason we have incarnated to this plane because many of us believe in God but do not know that we are God, but that’s another post.  Magick is about changing our beliefs into knowing. For instance, athletes use magick (aka positive visualization) all the time whenever they imagine crossing the finish line first (the reward) and repetitively repeat this image in their mind (repetition builds belief). The athletes who win we can say had a strong knowing.

So, understand that we are all unique and we all have different backgrounds, beliefs, etc, which means that one magickal technique is not going to work for us all.  Most of us left organized religion because just praying to Jesus, Jehovah or Allah does not work for everyone.  Therefore, creating sigils might work for one person but not for another, so they may have better luck with chanting mantras instead, while another may have better success with working with the ancestors and other spirits of the dead. While another may prefer to work solely with saints, gods and goddesses from other traditions, and another can only work with affirmations.

This is the reason you have to understand truly what spirituality is.  Once you understand what spirituality is really about, then you can find the magick that works for you and keeps you connected to the Divine. The magick that works for you becomes your maa.  It does not matter if someone else believes in it or not. All that matters is that it works for you. It is all about convincing you. If you are convinced that you are powerful, all you need to do is attract the experience to verify it.

Hetepu.





Don’t Forget the Real Reason for the Easter Season

28 03 2018

Hetepu (Peace & Blessings) Family.

Good Friday and Easter are right around the corner. What’s funny about this season is that so-called spiritual people talk about the pagan roots of Easter mentioning how eggs and the cute little bunnies correspond to pagan deities.  But they fail to see the real pagan aspect of this holiday, so let me explain.

Have you ever wondered why the Christian holiday Easter changes dates?  According to the early Christian writers, the death and resurrection of their savior occurred around the Jewish Passover, which is celebrated on the first full moon following the Spring Equinox.  That means “Good” Friday Jesus died and Sunday rose again.

Now, since we’re not pagan and do not believe in worshiping people (or things) who allegedly died for our sins, but understanding the spiritual significance of celestial events. During Spring Equinox, the rays of the sun shine on the earth’s equator making the days and night almost equal.  However, we see Spring Equinox as the return of life, light and warmth from the dark and cold winter. During this time, the days start to become longer and warmer and the nights shorter as we move towards Summer.  The grass begins to grow, trees begin to bud, the birds are chirping, etc. because Spring or Fruitfulness is in the air, hence the reason pre-Christians used rabbits and eggs to symbolize the return of life and festivity from the dreary and cold winter.

Spring or Fertility signifies the return of Life from a presumably metaphorical death.

Metaphorically speaking, we are talking about the Superconscious.

Remember, the Superconscious is the deep part of our being that Ralph Emerson called the oversoul and claimed that all of our power comes from. Napoleon Hill called it the Infinite Intelligence, and our Kemetic ancestors called it the BA.  The Superconscous is the basis of all western religious beliefs but due to a lack of metaphysical understanding, spiritual concepts were interpreted literally. When Jesus speaks of his Father in Heaven, he is not referring to a Deity but his Superconscious in the deepest part of our being.  Jesus even teaches his disciples to talk to their Superconscious by saying, “Our Father who art in Heaven…”

From the Kemetic perspective, Osar (Asar, Ausar or Osiris) is the Lord of the Underworld, the spirit of fertility (symbolized by his green features) and the personification of our Superconscious.  Meaning Osar symbolizes the hidden force responsible for rebirth.  The return of Spring signifies Hru (Hrw, Heru or Horus) defeating Set and restoring the throne of Osar or the return of fertility but spiritually speaking. This celestial event is a reminder that to overcome our Set (Ego and destructive subconscious habits), we must consciously (symbolized as Hru) connect with our Osar (Superconscious). Remember, according to the Story of Osar, Hru fought Set and was unable to defeat his more experienced adversary at war, until he consciously took a back seat and allowed Osar to take over. In other words, salvation is not given. The only one who can save us is US.

Remember, we did not incarnate to this planet just to be a child who needs to be constantly saved from everything. We came here to develop our divine power so that we can save ourselves.  We are Children of the Most High and eventually we have to grow up because we incarnated here to be a god and goddess. So, leave the “saving” for the true pagans who want to worship men because they are afraid to be a god and goddess.

Hru Osar and Set

It is great to purchase new things for children, but remember the real reason for the Easter season and Celebrate that you Know about Osar!





KAMTA: Recreating the Real Black Church

24 01 2018
Hetepu (Peace & Blessings) Family.
I have had some people ask how I discovered Kamta and was able to make all the connections. Well, all I can say is that it was because of my ancestors. I like a lot of people had read and studied Kemetic history, lore and spirituality for some years but I was not able to make any headway. Then, things changed when I began working with my ancestors and asking them to guide me in my understanding (See: How to Distinguish between the Higher Self, Ancestors, Spirit Guides and lower self).
What they showed me was that when the first Africans were brought to North America, they were taken from the Kongo-Angolan region and forced to work as indentured servants.  Since the Kongo ruler had voluntarily converted to Christianity prior to the advent of the trans-Atlantic slave trade, most of the people taken from the Kongo-Angolan region were either Christian or at least familiar with the Christian faith and already had a working syncretism with their indigenous beliefs in place. Consequently, because these Africans had Africanized Christianity, it is believed by some scholars that the Portuguese and Spaniards called these Africans the pejorative term Judio (pronounced hoo-dee-oh) which is Spanish for Jewish referring to the Jews who continued to practice the Old Religion (Judaism) even after learning about Jesus Christ. The term judio was later corrupted in the English language and became what we call hoodoo.
Although there are some authors who attempt to trace the term hoodoo to an African source, it should be noted that most African Americans never used the term to refer to their spiritual practice because in the African mindset.  Hoodoo was considered a form of witchcraft, which was a forbidden practice. The term is totally a European creation that was used to describe early African American spirituality and in particular the Black Church.

The Kongo Cross

So, when the descendants from the Kongo-Angolan region arrived in North America they were stripped of all of their possessions.  However, they managed to bring with them their dikenga commonly called today the Kongo Cross, which is a unique Kongo cosmogram that mapped the universe. Although these early Africans in North America were not able to syncretize their beliefs and practices under the guise of the Catholic saints as their kinfolk had done in Brazil, Cuba, Haiti and other parts of South America. Through the Kongo Cosmogram or Kongo Cross, our early ancestors managed to use the Kongo cosmogram to syncretize their beliefs with the Protestant Christian faith in order to create their own religion.
They were able to accomplish this feat because the Kongo cosmogram like most medicine wheels could be interpreted in numerous ways depending upon perspective. For instance, the basic understanding of the dikenga or Kongo Cross is that our universe is composed of two worlds – the land of the living (above) and the land of the dead (below). When human beings incarnate to the land of the living, his or her soul mimics the four movements of the sun – Kala (Sunrise/Birth), Tukala (Midday/Life), Luvemba (Sunset/Death) and Musoni (Midnight/Rebirth).  However, if an individual was experiencing a lot of bad luck, failing health, grave misfortunes, etc., it was understood that the individual’s sun is setting or dying due to some impurity (or sin). In this case, it was necessary for the individual to travel to the land of the dead so that their ancestors could purify them and they could be reborn.
Kongo Cosmogram

Basic Kongo Cosmogram

Rebirth consisted of going to the land of the dead because the land of the dead called mpemba or the “land of whiteness” and purity was seen as a mysterious realm where one found great rewards. Allegorically the land of the dead or mpemba was believed to exist underground but could also be found where the land of the living and the land of the dead met like the plantation and the hush harbors, a city and the forest, a town and the wilderness, a municipal and cemetery, land and a body of water, etc.
Now, what’s unknown to most is that for a long period of time, the original Black Church did not meet in buildings. No, quite the contrary. Our ancestors met in brooks, groves, hush harbors, etc. because slave owners, fearing that early African Americans were plotting a revolt, prohibited them from congregating. When the Second Great Awakening occurred in North America, that’s when a large number of early African Americans willingly converted to Christianity particularly the Baptist and Methodist denominations. Although, most historians are uncertain as to why this massive conversion took place, a thorough analysis of the Old Kongo thinking reveals that it was most likely because full body baptism (submersion into a body of water) was most likely interpreted as the passing into the land of mpemba. Remnants of our Old Kongo belief can still be found in the church today, which is the reason before adherents are baptized.  They are instructed to wear white robes or garments. Another example of this philosophical thinking can be seen in the fact that most elders within the church wear white, and so on, which corresponds to the Luvemba moment – the setting sun – also the color white.
But due to charlatans within our community, the commercialization and exploitation of African American spirituality by outsiders, the Black Church has become a hollow institutions that focused solely on religious entertainment. The loss of African philosophy and theology, combined with the passing of the elders unable to pass their spiritual knowledge to subsequent generations, has resulted in the steady decline of the Black Church.
It was my ancestors that helped me to see that the people of the Kongo-Angolan region were part of the Bantu or Ba-Ntu tribal group, which archeologists and historians have found, once upon a time lived and dwelled along the Nile River. Because as the saying goes: there is nothing new under the sun. The remnants of the Kongo Cross in North America could be syncretized with the Kemetic Amun Ra system to create the maa aankh cosmogram.
For the record, I had read the Story of Ra and Oset (Isis) numerous times.  In fact, I read it so many times that when I saw or heard any mention of it.  I just glossed over it because I did not seen any importance of it. But, it was my ancestors that led me to understand that Ra’s “Secret/Hidden” name was Amun (the Hidden) Ra.  They later showed me how Amun Ra corresponds to the Moon, which was given greater significance then the Sun. It was through this understanding that led me to discover the Maa Aankh.
The basis of the Maa Aankh cosmogram is that the world is composed of two lands called above TASETT (the Red Lands), which is ruled by Set, and KAMTA (the Black Lands), which is ruled by Osar – the owner of the white hedjet crown.  When a human being incarnates to the land of the living or the harsh Red Lands, we must follow the path of Ra, which was discovered by Oset – KhepeRA (Kala in KiKongo/Sunrise/Birth), RA (Tukala in KiKongo/Midday/Life), RA Atum (Luvemba in KiKongo/Sunset/Death) and Amun RA (Musoni in KiKongo/Midnight/Rebirth).

                                   Maa Aankh Cosmogram

Similar to the Kongo land of the dead or mpemba (land of whiteness/purity), KAMTA is called the Black Lands because of the dark fertile soil due to the inundation of the Nile River, but it is an allusion to the mysterious spiritual realm of the ancestors.  Hence, the reason the Kemetians referred to the southern region as the land of their ancestors and symbolized this region by the white Hedjet crown and the Kemetic ancestor Osar.
The purpose of sharing this with you is because many of us (myself included) have been convinced that we were stripped of our culture and it is just not true. The whole purpose of telling us this is so that we never return back to our cultural way of thinking. There are all sorts of examples I could list to prove that we did not lose our culture. We lost the philosophy and theology behind our culture, which is the reason many talk about the ancestors but are afraid to work with them.
KAMTA is the recreation of the brooks, groves, hush harbors, the forest, the wilderness, the cemetery, the underground, the lake, the sea and anywhere there is a mysterious reward including the deep recesses of the mind. This is where all of our answers and solutions come from, and why our ancestors met there to plot their revolts.  So, don’t be afraid of the dark because this is where our ancestors reside.
Hope this helps.
Hetep




Why Every Spiritual Minded Individual Should Have an Oracle

31 12 2017

Hetepu (Peace & Blessings) Family.

You know, one day I was watching a documentary I think about the San people and how for centuries, they managed to retain their culture even in these modern times.  When the American visitor asked the San elder about their culture and lifestyle. The elder explain how they got their food from the land and asked the American visitor if he wanted to accompany men on a hunt. To which the visitor acknowledged and said he would.

Centuries of wisdom had taught the San men to walk in a single line as to not confuse their foot tracks. It also taught them study their surroundings, observe the animal tracks left in the arid land, the animal droppings and most importantly how to get water from the dry vegetation if they were dehydrated. Then, after days of hunting and unable to find a prey so that they could bring it back and feed their village. One of the men took out a pouch revealing an oracle. With his oracle in hand, the man asked his ancestors to give them direction so that they could successfully find an animal to feed their people. Then, the oracle was thrown and after giving praise the man gathered the pieces and they proceeded in another direction. Shortly after, they spotted their prey, which they quietly stalked and gently killed to feed their village, the American visitor and themselves.

In typical westernized fashion, the show continued talking about how the San people lived their lives as such for centuries. It completely glossed over the fact that if the one man had not used an oracle, the men’s hunt would have been unsuccessful. The divination practice was glossed over because in western thinking, divination does not exist due to the fact that it cannot be explained scientifically. (Divination can be explained, but more on that later).

The reason most westerners do not understand divination tools is because of charlatans, parlor trick readers (such as the ones shown in the TV series “Shut Eye”), television psychics, etc.  This combined with overzealous preachers with poor historical and theological skills, who have put the ‘fear of God’ in the public by claiming that oracles are evil or the works of the devil. Most people are convinced that oracles are objects that foretell the future.  In truth, oracles do not predict the future, they simply inform you based upon present position, past anxieties and apprehensions, the decision you will most likely make. They give you an objective response regardless if you want to hear the truth or not.  The apostle Paul witnessed this first hand.  Although, fundamentalist Christians are quick to point out that Paul exorcised a “demonic spirit” out of a slave girl. What they fail to mention is that the reason Paul “exorcised” the slave girl was because she possessed an oracular spirit who was annoying Paul by proclaiming truth about him (Acts 16:18).

Before proceeding, it should be noted that every culture has used oracles to speak with God within but fundamentalist Christians are quick to argue against it by reciting Leviticus 19:26, which states “Do not go to mediums or consult fortune-tellers.” However, these fundamentalists refuse to mention that the Great Jehovah allowed certain divination practices such as arrow sortilege that was randomly shaken from a case; the careful study of a sacrificed animal’s liver; prophetic dreams; the use of teraphims, the Urim and Thummim lots, which was not a casting of votes as fundamentalists proclaim.   It should also be noted that these oracles were used in both the Old and New Testaments, even after the death of the Christian savior. The reason the Christian God allowed the use of oracles in the bible is because they are tools to help you to communicate with the Divine within.

For instance, if there was a supervisory opening at your job and you were qualified for the position, but might require you working late hours, working on the weekends (especially Sunday) and worst yet, you will have to supervise your office pals, which means no more goofing around as before. The oracle is going to tell you that a position has opened up and you are qualified to do it but are you emotionally and mentally mature to handle such responsibility? Do you have the discipline to do what is right versus what is easy?

Every oracle, no matter if it is a simple tool like the flip of a coin, game dice to playing cards, simply. All oracles do basically the same thing and the only difference between them is the complexity and detailed insight they give. For instance, a deck of cards is more complex and efficient then a 25 cent quarter piece because the deck of cards has more symbols (4 suits x 13 cards = 52 not including the Wilds) than the heads and tails of the quarter.

For the record, I am against seeing mediums and consulting with fortune-tellers too because you do not know if they are being genuine.  In fact, the real reason westerners are often taken advantage by charlatans, parlor trick readers, television psychics, overzealous preachers and we can also include in this list dishonest leaders, televangelists, professionals (dietitians, doctors, scientists, etc.), politicians, etc. is because western culture is based upon a monetary system. This means that we trust only those who have purchased their credential over our own intuition. As a result, we look to everyone outside of our self to tell us what the best thing to do for our life is, instead of intuiting what is best for ourselves.

Why do we do this? Because most of us do not understand that the Divine is within. We do not understand that everything that exists in the Universe can be found within our being. In short, most of us do not know when God (or our ancestors, spirit guides, angels, etc.) is talking. So, when we receive hunches from our Higher Self we are not sure if it is us talking or what.  When we receive symbolic instructions from our ancestors in our dreams. We ask other people to interpret them instead of learning how to interpret our dreams ourselves.  We want the preacher man to tell us how to live because we respect them as being the divine mouths for God, instead of seeking the kingdom of God from within.  Simply put, we are programmed to go without instead of going within.  Therefore, if you are tired of being taken advantage of and placed in a vulnerable position, consider learning and using an oracle.

African diviner reading bones. Courtesy of https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Traditional_African_religions

Now before I proceed, understand that I am not saying that there aren’t any good leaders, clergymen, professionals (dietitians, doctors, scientists, etc.), politicians, etc. but in a money based economy that is fueled by competition. Where it is impossible to know if an individual is being honest, genuine or just greedy and selfish.  The oracles can help.

Oracles can help you discern if someone is being honest or not. They can also help you to see another’s intentions but most importantly.  Oracles can help you to help you overcome your own shortcomings because the reason most of us cannot succeed or evolve to the next level is because we self-sabotage our progress. We could be working on a project and everything is going well but then our anxieties, fear of the unknown, fear of failure, etc. kicks in and the next thing you know…KAPUT!

Oracles can be used in other situations as well. For instance, everything in your life is going well and you meet your ideal mate whom you decide to marry. Then several years later, your spouse becomes gravely ill, lose their high paying job due to accident, or “suddenly” out of the blue tells you that they are not happy. In the Maa: A Guide to the Kamitic Way for Personal Transformation, where I briefly speak about an oracle I am fond of.  There is a listing of the Seven Codes of Maa, which are very similar to the Seven Universal Laws.  There we find that Code 6: Maa is Order and Not Coincidence, which means basically that accidents and other events do not “suddenly” happens. It only appears that these events and incidents suddenly occur because we cannot see with our naked eyes the invisible forces leading to event but, oracles can see and help you to see the whole universal picture.

When you use an oracle, essentially what you are doing is taking the guess work out of the equation and handing the issue you are dealing with over to your BA and sahu.  In a nutshell when you do a reading your sahu brings all of your stored memories to the table, which includes your wants, desires, anxieties, fears, past experiences, etc.  And, your BA brings all of your potential to the table. Your BA says, “You are not healthy, wealthy, successful, etc. now but other people with similar circumstances are so your dream is not impossible. “ Oracles give you the straight objective truth.

For instance, I remember hearing of a lady who went to a diviner to help her find a companion. According to the diviner, this lady was tired of being alone and really wanted a man but could not figure out why she was not able to attract a decent suitor. When the oracle was casted it revealed that all the lady did was go to work and return home. This was her daily routine and the oracle revealed that she was not going to find anyone by following the same routine. She had to do something different if she wanted different results in her life.

There are many types of oracles such as dreams, scrying, tea leaves reading, and bibliomancy just to name a few. It does not matter which oracle you choose to use but when you become proficient in the use of it. You will receive messages and omens using this system. For instance, the other day I was outside dumping the garbage and out of nowhere a hawk appeared and captured a little rodent. I knew right then and there, that was Hru speaking to me because Hru uses hawk totems.

HRU (Heru, Horus)

Note that oracles do not tell you what to do. They simply give you a snapshot of what will happen based upon the present situation and if you make a certain decision.  Therefore, to change the predicted outcome revealed by an oracle, simply change your decision.

Also, it is ideal that you get a reading, you should do so for major problems.  Although, you are not going to be punished for asking for insight on buying a new outfit, a pair of shoes, etc. It is considered insulting to ask for such trivial matters. Instead, ask for insight regarding serious situations such as job loss, illness, family issues, etc.

So, as you can see, the only real reason why people discourage you from using oracles is because they want to continue taking advantage of you.  This is why in this day and age, every spiritual minded individual should have at least one oracle to help them to develop their intuition because we are really going to need to use them in this upcoming year, to direct the course of events for our people.

Hope that helps.

Hetepu