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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Creating Permanent Positive Change through Invocation

5 08 2018

Hetepu (Peace & Blessings) Family.

You know, if you grew up in the church, a religious or Christian household, you know that the one practice that is heavily stressed is prayer. We are instructed that if we are sick, having money issues, problems with our family, needing a raise on our job, etc. We are instructed to pray because…prayer changes things.

But, what I have learned over the years is that this is not entirely true. I remember the first time I got into a bind and really tried to pray to God for some help.  Like many young Black males in the City of Detroit during the mid-1980s, I was trying to avoid the crack related violence occurring all over the city. I had attended church all of my young life but when I entered my teen years, I was no longer under the protection of my parents’ spiritual grace. So, I tried my best to pray and ask God to help me but, my request fell on deaf ears.

I remember asking more experienced people at my parents’ church how to pray and why I felt that my prayer was not being answered.  The response these people told me, led me to believe that my prayers were not being answered because I did not have faith.  Since, I did not have faith, it was like oh well, too bad, so sad, go get some faith and suffer until I did so for God to help me.

I remember I after hearing this, I walked away contemplating suicide because in my young mind.  It was reasoned that God did not want me because I was not one of the “Chosen Ones.”

Fortunately, thanks to intervention from my ancestors and spirit guides I was saved and directed to take an alternative path.  It was through this alternative path that I learned that the reason prayer does not work and for that matter affirmation, positive thinking, creative visualization, rituals and even magick a lot of times does not work is because as many church going people claim, “the lack of faith.” But, it is not because of the lack of faith in God.

It is the lack of faith in oneself and their belief in God. Now, the reason most people lack faith in them selves in regards to their belief in God is because we have been taught to fear the Divine and that to question anything in regards to the Divine is considered blasphemous. Now, that we are adults, we can put aside these superstitions and recognize that the reason we have all been drawn to understanding the nature of our being in regards to the Divine, is because deep within our being.  We understand that the secret to knowing the Divine lies in understanding our mind.

Understanding the KAMTA (Spiritual) and TASETT (Physical)  Aspect of Our Being

So, in order to have faith in our self in regards to the belief of God, we must learn to think differently about ourselves and our relationship to the Divine.  This means understanding that we are all made in the image of the Divine and that everything that exists in the Universe exists within us in an infinitely small scale. Since our Universe is composed of energy/matter, everything that has been discovered and undiscovered both energy/matter can be found within our being.  Everything that we see and do not see in the Universe can be found within our being as well.  Therefore, metaphysically we say that both the visible, physical realm (TASETT – the Red Lands) and the invisible, spiritual realm (KAMTA) can be found within our being. Psychologically speaking, the visible, habitual or TASETT part of our being corresponds to our subconscious or sahu, while the invisible, unusual or KAMTA part of our being corresponds to our Superconscious or BA.

Therefore, there is a known, familiar, habitual, subconscious part (sahu) of our being symbolized as TASETT, which is based upon our beliefs and.  An unknown, unfamiliar and inhabitual or unusual, Superconscious (BA) part of our being symbolized as KAMTA that is based upon our knowing.

Understand, the difference between belief and knowing is that beliefs are based upon observable events and things that occur in one’s environment. Beliefs are usually communicated to us by someone we see as an authority figure such as our parents, other adults, teachers, leaders, politicians, etc. Beliefs are subjective, meaning they change based upon an individual’s cognizance, maturity, intelligence and experience, which is why most people believe in God.  However, knowing is based upon an individual’s inner-sperience or insperience. Knowing does not change, meaning that when you know something such as 2+2 =4, you cannot go back and unlearn it.

TASETT – the Lower Kemet/lower self/subconscious – sahu part of our being.

It should be noted that the root of the word TASETT is Set, who is personification of our sah (subconscious ego-self) and the spirit of chaos, confusion, calamity, storms, etc.  This means that since our lives are based upon either our beliefs or knowing., most of our problems in life are due to the fact that we live our life on autopilot based upon our sahu (subconscious) beliefs and not our BA  (Superconscious) knowing. For instance, although most of us know that life is full of shades of gray, we believe that life is black and white. Although we know that we are all unique individuals with different backgrounds and experiences, we erroneously believe that we should all have the same morals, ethics, standards, etc. and if we do not, we label one another as being crazy, etc. When the truth of the matter is that when an individual does not act or behave in the appropriate manner, it is because they are living their lives based upon their erroneous beliefs and not knowing, which is symbolized as living under the sway of Set. Understand, obstacles, problems, trials, etc. are simply signs that we are in an unfamiliar situation that we have no knowledge of.  The problems become worse when we try to resolve them based upon our limited belief system within our sahu because the purpose of the sahu is not to solve problems but to help us to physically survive. Problem solving is a task assigned to our BA – the knowing part of our being, which is the reason KAMTA is ruled by Osar, the ultimate judge, spirit of knowledge, peace, wisdom, stability, prosperity and tranquility.     

KAMTA is the Kemetic term our Nilotic ancestors gave us to remind us that our greatest potential is within like the dark fertile soil of southern Kemet or the dark and mysterious starry night sky.  Therefore, new actions, behaviors, creative ideas, etc. must be cultivated from out of the deep recesses of our mind or out of KAMTA. This is the mysterious part of our being which means we are not supposed to understand it logically. This also means that we are all genius, we are all brilliant, we are all amazing individuals but in order for us to be geniuses, brilliant and amazing individuals we have to cultivate this mindset from within and make it a new habit. Simply repeating an affirmation, visualizing, praying, etc. means nothing if it is not cultivated within and made into knowing. People who are geniuses, brilliant and amazing do not believe they are geniuses, brilliant and amazing. They know it.

How Do You Cultivate Knowing? 

The way to cultivate knowing is by practicing following your intuition. Before I continue, remember ideas coming from our BA (Superconscious) symbolized as a KAMTA are going to be strange, unfamiliar and even a little weird but they will never put you in harms way, endanger you or force you to go against your ethics.

Remember, this is the part of our being that we are unfamiliar with, so to tap into it you have to do something that is out of the ordinary. For instance, when my wife and I got married, we both wanted a child. Like many married couples desiring to have a child, we stressed about it and even talked to an obstetrician to discuss our concerns, which is the sahu approach.

Then, my wife found a Bes statue. Bes, in Kamta belief is a “civilized” African faery/dwarf spirit who protects children, households from negative spirits and assists women in pregnancy.  Since he works closely with Nebhet (Nephthys)– the Lady of the House and Npu (Anubis)– the Kemetic Messenger spirit, I painted him red black, white and yellow. Now, I remember my wife placed the Bes statue in our living room and then he moved to our bedroom. Next, she offered him pieces of candy and then one day, I offered him a glass of Red Stripe beer, which are all BA practices.

The next thing I know, one day my wife and I were joking around a little bit more than usual. I found myself spontaneously dancing for no reason, almost as if I was teenage boy flirting with her.  This went on for a long time during the month of February.  To make a long story short, almost a month after meeting the obstetrician, I had to go out of town for a conference. On the third day of the conference in March, my wife called me with some important news and told me she was pregnant.

Today, when I reflect back and think about that entire scenario of how our daughter was conceived, I tell you that Bes did not descend out of the ether into my wife and my body.  Bes was already present because he existed within the deep recesses of my mind or KAMTA and consequently, Bes manifested out of the darkness of my higher spirit. The offerings that were given to him were mental triggers to activate this spirit within my wife and I, so that he came into the light.  The funny thing was that during the pregnancy, my wife began to take on the form of Bes’ wife Tawret.

Now, if you are new to this and it sounds weird it is because you are relying on the intellect of your sahu (subconscious) and trying to figure it out but this is not the purpose of your sahu.  It is our BA’s responsibility to solve our problems. We are simply supposed to say, “Hey, I want x, y and z” and our BA is supposed to figure out how to make it happen.

Remember, the knowing part of your being does not need you to understand how it works.  My wife and I did not question how we were going to become pregnant. We focused on knowing that we would by allowing the BA (Superconscious) part of our being to figure out the details.

For some people, this sounds bizarre because you have seen pictures and/or film of people prostrated before some strange idol. These same images usually label the followers as being pagan, primitive and overly superstitious people who will give these idols anything their first born.  Sorry people, this is all fantasy created by so-called monotheistic people who have no understanding about how their mind works. True positive and permanent change is based upon connecting with our BA using images and symbols to awaken our potential.

Hetepu.

 





Why I Use Vodou as a Black Man in America

17 07 2018

Hetepu (Peace & Blessings) Family.

You know, I was 16 years old and my mother had sent my 12-year-old brother and I to the store to get a few items so that she could make lunch for us and my father when he returned home from work. The Famer Jack grocery store was almost a half-a-mile from the house, so as usual my brother and I told each other jokes as we walked to and from the store. On our way back from the store as we were walking home and carrying plastic grocery bags, a squad car out of nowhere, came to a screeching stop on the side of the road. Two white officers jumped out of the car and asked where we were coming from. Scared as hell, we said the store. Then, the officers told us to go to the side of the car, while they frisked us.  Finding nothing, they jumped back in the car and sped off down the street.

As my brother and I picked up the groceries off the ground, while seeing passerby ride by us. All I could remember was feeling shame, frustrated, fear and anger all at the same time. My brother and I were speechless for the rest of the walk home.

When we got home, my father had just arrived and my mother asked us why did it take so long.  We told them that the cops had pulled us over. I remember telling my parents that I wanted to run from them but, my parents told my brother and I did the right thing. We were not guilty of anything so there was no reason to run but, still I was angry, embarrassed, upset, and frustrated because the way it sounded.  It was normal for the police to do this. The officers did not offer any apology or anything, as if they assumed that my brother and I were probably up to no good, just not today.

This was the first time I experienced being powerless but understood that it was not about being right but about surviving.  This incident made me think about all of those other kids who did not have parents or some wise adult in their sphere to tell them to focus on surviving and not on what was right. It made me think about one of my great uncles who was murdered by a white man during the Jim Crow era and justice was not served because my uncle was Black. It also made me think about all of those untold stories of Black men and women who were murdered all throughout history.

But, the incident also made me see a big chink in Christianity because I remembered thinking how could you believe that Jesus protects you but you see police harassment and brutality as a part of life?  I mean no disrespect to my parents and older generations who have had to deal with this nonsense. I understand that is what they had to do at the time and no matter how much we, in the younger generation(s), may disagree with the choices made by those in the Civil Rights era. The facts are, those people made sacrifices by being attacked by dogs, having fire houses opened on them, etc., in order for us to talk to today. For that, I am extremely appreciative and grateful but, we live in a different time now and I do not have to live by the Christian Golden Rule.

Now, I pay homage to my warrior spirits because the blood of Jesus only covered a fraction of my being, but my spirits cover all of me like the cape of Spawn, because they are the warrior aspect of my BA (Higher Self/Superconscious).

Ever since I have come into the understanding of who I AM, I know that I shape my reality.  I know that what works for “them” does not work for me and vice versa.  And, that’s why as a Black Man, I thank God for the Vodou, which gives me a different way of seeing.  Please note, that by the term Vodou I am referring to the rebellious African spirit and Bantu-Kongo cosmological thinking in the western society.

For instance, after coming into my own, the last time I was pulled over by the cops, it was Maat who oversaw the whole incident. It was at night and a cop pulled me over because my rear lights were out. Then, the cop escorted me to the nearest auto parts store so that I could replace the fuse that had blown.

The point that I am making, is that we need to stop being hypocritical. It absolutely drove me crazy hearing my parents and their generation talk about the goodness of Jesus and how powerful the blood of Jesus was in one breath but, then complain how the “man” kept them down, harassed and brutalized them, as if “the man” was more powerful than God.

I hear people today saying a similar thing. They talk about how we are gods and goddesses but then complain about how the “man” or some other conspiracy is working on them. I mean, if you claim to be a god or goddess…SHOW AND PROVE!

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.





How to Shift from a Religious Mindset to Spiritual/Magical/God Mindset?

19 06 2018

Hetepu (Peace & Blessings) Family.

You know, a lot of people are still having a difficult time on making the transition to spirituality because they are stuck in this Judeo-Christian paradigm. If you have read all the books on how Judaism, Christianity and Islam are all based upon Kemetic (Ancient Egyptian) science. You know how all these major religions are the main culprit for most of the atrocities that have occurred on the planet such as the genocide of the Amerindians (indigenous cultures throughout the Americas), the enslavement of Africans and the numerous wars fought in the name of “God.” You know that all the stories you have learned in the major religions make no logical sense like God has the power to make everything but needs a rib from Adam to make a woman? And, the Great Flood story, where similar stories have been found in South America, the Pacific Islands and even in Asia. But, still you are having difficulties taking that final step it is because you have taken steps to understand the power of your mind.

Remember, our mind is composed of three parts: BA (Superconscious/Higher Spirit), sahu (subconscious/lower spirit) and Ab (conscious/spiritual heart/soul).  Most people live their life on autopilot, which is governed by the sahu but the omnipotent and omniscient part of our being is our BA. It is our BA that automatically connects us to the Divine, but most religions will not teach this because they want us to continue to believe that the Divine is billions of miles away outside of our being.

The BA has a human head and body of a hawk to indicate that it is the Superconscious (Divine Spark) that connects us back to the Divine, but it will only manifest what we think and believe (human head).

Once you understand how your mind works, then you will see that most of the stories in the “religious” books were not meant to be taken literally. It is all an allegory.  This is the reason most of the stories do not make any sense. Once you make this realization, it will become crystal clear that people are misinterpreting something that was supposed to be metaphorical in the first place. For instance, people are fighting over if Jesus taught this way or that way, when the truth of the message is Jesus was not even real. The stories were all about resurrecting the Jesus within you or connecting with your BA.

So, you see, all the major religions are based upon the sahu, which is why they focus on ethics, morality and commanding you on what you should and should not do. In other words, all the major religious are based upon social control.  To put it plainly, all the major religions are political. All the major religions have nothing to do with spirituality or on teaching you how to work with your BA.  This is the reason you have such a distaste for them and feel a calling for something more outside of the normal routine.

And, there lies the secret to shifting to a spiritual/magical/GOD mindset.

You must do something different or think outside of the box. Einstein said it best and I paraphrase, “You cannot use the same type of thinking to solve a problem, that created the problem in the first place.” All our problems were created either unintentionally or intentionally via our sahu and religious conditionings. So, we cannot rely upon it to resolve our problems. We must tap into our BA. In other words, everything that the establish religions taught us not to do, you need to do.

The church says pray to God in heaven, then you talk to God within. (Yes talk to Your Self).

The church says don’t practice magic because it is evil, then practice magic because it must be good.

The church says don’t venerate your Ancestors because if you do you are going to go to hell, then venerate your ancestors because they will help you to understand how to get out of hell you are in.

The church says building an altar to a deity is a sin against God, then build an altar to a deity to resurrect your God within.

Everything that established religions have taught us as the norm was basically to make us conform and be a follower, a sheep, a piece meat led to the slaughter. Basically, everything that the established religions have taught regarding our spiritual development, we must abandon and do the direct opposite to liberate ourselves.

You must remember that if these established religions were so good for us, there would not be a church, temple, mosque, etc. on every corner.

Hetepu





I AM A GOD/GODDESS! What are You?

7 06 2018

Hetepu (Peace & Blessings) Family.

You know what? When it comes down to understanding our history, finances, relationships and spirituality, I have concluded that there are a lot of distractions that exist in our community, because we still do not truly know our self and we do not understand the enemy.  As a result, many of us are walking around like the emperor wearing new clothes and do not realize we are butt ass naked (powerless).

I have talked to people from all over who tell me how they detest Christianity and/or Islam but when I ask them what are they doing in place of those religions. They either tell me nothing or they list all these books that they have read and are collecting dust in their library. They fail to understand that both Christianity and Islam were social control tools used to make us feel good but not empower us. Because most people do not understand this, they replace the religious motifs with another form of feel good, so instead of religion. They use the number of books they have read, their new adopted and adapted diet, their attire, natural hairstyles, etc., as replacements for their birth religion to make them feel good and standards to fellowship with.

So, now instead of us turning our nose up against someone because they are not Baptist, Apostolic, COGIC, Jehovah Witness, Shiite, Sufi, or whatever the “true” is, etc. We now turn our nose up because someone is not vegetarian/vegan, they are not as read in the same number of books, they don’t go to this lecture, they don’t follow this “conscious” social media personality, they don’t see or believe how we see or believe, etc.  This type of foolishness persists because we do not truly understand what it means to be conscious and how it relates to spiritual development. Consequently, we have been deluded into believing that power is based upon what we believe and feel.

We must remember that we have three parts to our being and they are our BA (Superconscious), sahu (subconscious) and Ab (conscious).

The Ba is the Divine Spark, the divine part or the omnipotent, omnipresent and omniscient part of our being that give us access to unlimited knowledge and power. The Ab is our conscious mind, spiritual heart or soul, that gives us the ability to make choices and decisions. While the sahu is the animal part or the emotional part of our being that governs our personal memories. Therefore, everything that deals with likes, dislikes, or better yet pleasure and displeasure are all based upon our sahu.

This society focuses on keeping us distracted by catering to our sahu or ego, which is personified as Set.

Set you will recall in the lord of chaos, confusion, disunity and war.  The reason so much emphasis is placed on the latest movie like the Black Panther or Infinity Wars film, the national anthem, protest, celebrity gossip and drama, etc. is to keep us feeling good and having a feeling of hope or having power yet dis-empowering us at the same time by discouraging us from going within.

True power comes from the BA personified as Osar (Asar, Ausar, Osiris) and it is based upon what we know, not what we believe or how we feel, which means we are impressing it on to our Ab (spiritual heart/soul).

When you KNOW something, do you need someone to confirm or verify what you know? No. For instance, if you decide that you are going out and you put on some nice threads, spray on your fragrances and then, look in the mirror. When you see yourself, you KNOW you look good just like you KNOW your name and you command the night and how events are going to play out. You don’t feel or believe you look good. You know you look good because it is in your heart or Ab.

When you believe or feel, it is in your sahu, which means it is subject to change based upon what someone says in social media, based upon some news report, based upon you seeing a heading of a tabloid while in the grocery store, etc. When you feel and/or believe you look for confirmation and verification from others, which in turn becomes acceptance. So, while you are looking in a book or trying to find someone who believes and feels the same way you do about a subject. You giving them your power because you value their beliefs, opinions, etc. more so than your own BA or Osar speaking from within you. For instance, your BA or Osar tells you that you can do anything you put your mind to, but your secretly jealous friend tells you that they think you cannot because you don’t look a certain way, don’t have credentials, wasn’t born with a silver spoon in your mouth, grew up in the right or wrong neighborhood, or that you need some “white savior” like the cia guy who was brought in to Wakanda because you cannot do it yourself. (Interesting that in all this celebration of an African culture displayed in Black Panther, no one brought out an oracle, which is a very important element in traditional African belief.  They never really showed any African oracles because if they had, the oracle. which is based upon “knowing” would have been against bringing in foreign influence. They intentionally left this part of traditional African our because the filmmakers want people to rely upon the feelings of their sahu.)

The point is that your sahu is fickle, impressionable and very easy to sway, which is the reason you cannot trust and depend upon how you believe or feel to make decisions and must learn how to control it. History is full of examples of people who followed how they felt according to their sahu and suffered terrible losses. For instance, how many relationships do you know of that failed because the people were supposedly “in love”? How many fights were lost because people believed or felt they were right (sahu) instead of knowing (BA) they were right?  How many people have lost their lives because they followed some cult of personality?

Do you see the difference between believing/feeling and knowing? In fact, as a sidebar, the main reason we have incarnated to this planet is to impress what we know onto our Ab (spiritual hear/soul).  You see, there are a lot of people who believe we are gods and goddesses but do we know it? Do we know we are a god and goddess when we do not have any books, family, friends, associates, etc.? Can you stand alone and say based upon what you know that you are god or goddess? Most of us cannot, so that’s why we are here.  We are going through all of this crap so that the same way we look at ourselves in the mirror and say, “Damn. I look good!” We can say with full confidence, “Damn. I am a GOD/GODDESS!”

Now, don’t get me wrong. It is great to have read all these books and associate yourself with this group and that group based upon common interest, but don’t get it twisted into believing this is power. A lot of these things are used to entertain our sahu (ego) but if you are serious about your spiritual development.  You must learn to stand alone based upon what you KNOW (not what you believe and feel).  Knowing is POWER and the only thing the enemy respects is power.

Understand, there are different types of power that exists and they are economic power, military power and spiritual power.

So, let’s get real.

Since we live in a society that has programmed us to be consumers (and not producers or owners), we cannot rely upon this enemy respecting our economic power. Unless we have a country with a fully functional military, who gives a damn if you call yourself part of this nation or that nation. It is all,” I have a dream”, “Keep hope alive”, “Yes We Can”, “Wakanda!”, etc.  feel good crap that boosts your sahu or Set, that the enemy does not care, fear or respect.

The only power that we have accessible to us right now is our spirituality, which is our technology based upon the understanding of the BA. The enemy is desperately trying their best to understand how to tap into it because it is finally dawning on them that their way of life is coming to end.  The reason this society is going to kaput is because they backed the wrong horse or the wrong part of the mind – the sahu. Meanwhile, our Nilotic and Sub-Saharan Ancestors have created and developed an entire culture and spiritual traditions on how to work with the BA. The reason westerners discourage us from working with our BA using silly horror and science fiction movies is so that they can capitalize and monopolize it, which will (like everything else they have touched) bastardize it.

Family.  We must understand that a lot of these concepts that we hold dear appeal to our sahu or Set and they only make us feel good and nothing else.  Anything that is based upon what we feel or believe and not upon what we KNOW will only dis-empower us. The “enemy” does not give a damn about how many books you have read, how you eat, what you wear, believe, etc. because none of it is true power.

“he” (intentionally lower cased) only respects and fears the power of your mind. The more you cling to these superficial things (books, groups, interest groups, theories, etc.) the more it empowers the enemy to have sway over you. The more you see these things as tools and instead focus on the power within, the less you empower this system and empower yourself.

The way you do this is by practicing working with your BA and learning how to trust your intuition. Stop looking for approval from everyone else who are simply running around with a bunch of theories they have read from someone else. Trust your Osar and learn how to follow it. Test every idea that comes to mind to determine your own truth, your own maa. Live your own truth and stop following everyone else’s.

Maa-The Path of the Feather

Maa-The Path of the Feather

It is not meant for everyone to do the same thing.  Whatever intuitive thoughts come to your mind, came for a reason and it is up to you to discover why. You were not created so that you do what everyone else does. You were created to think outside the box, so think outside the box because this is what is going to change the world.

Hetepu.