Why Mimicking Kemet Does Not Work

12 10 2017

Hetepu (Peace & Blessings) Family.

One day when I had started this whole journey I was called to jury duty. Like most people, I tried my best to get out of it but there was no escape. I had to go, so on Tuesday I got a book and headed downtown to the courthouse. When I arrived, one of the bailiffs told everyone who was waiting that we could have a seat in one or two rooms, while they went through the jury selection process.  I decided to go into the waiting room that did not have a TV, so I could read. When I went inside, there was a guy looked like he was in his mid-30s reading a book.  He looked up and saw me, and we nodded at each other and sat down I opened my book.

About 15 or 30 minutes into my book, the guy next to me noticing that the title of my book had the word Kemetic, asked what I was reading. I told him the title and he flashed the cover of his book, which was about the kabbalah system. From that moment, we started talking about the various esoteric systems, history and spiritual development.

Around noon, the baliff came in and told us that we could take a lunch but not to go too far because they are conducting jury selections. So, me and this brother went to the cafeteria and continued talking about everything we had learned. When we got to the cafeteria, he paid for my lunch so that we could continue talking. Then, as we’re eating he asked me how I was doing on my physical. By physical he meant, my money, my daily exercises, my sleep, etc.

I told him, “Well, I am okay. I can be a little better” and then he said something that changed my life. He told me that he was not 30 but actually 52 years old. He mentioned that the other day, he beat his 16 year old son in a 100 yard dash. Looking at him in total amazement, he explained how he exercised and it was HIIT (High-intensity interval training) before HIIT was ever discovered and mentioned.

Then, he asked me, “Can I be honest with you?” I told him to go ahead, and then he began to tell me some hard truths. He told me that I was working the spiritual thing properly and that my understanding in history was coming along great, but my physical was weak. He said, “If you look at the Ancient Egyptian wall carvings. You will not see overweight or malnourished Ancient Africans. They were fit people…”

Astonished by his acute observation but his wisdom still was flying over my head, I said, “Well I try to exercise and stay on top of things.”

Seeing that I was not totally grasping what he was saying he said, “No little brother. What I am saying is that the reason the Kemetic people were able to accomplish so much is because they did not have to worry about their physical.”

As soon as he finished the sentence, the light bulb came on and I said, “You’re right! The Nile River provided the Kemetic people with everything they needed to nourish themselves, which allowed them to focus on other issues like the mysteries of the universe. “

“That’s right! So, are you doing the same?”

The answer of course was no, and with that he said, “That’s where the problem lies.”

The message was simple, deep and shook me to the core because at the time I was really about mimicking the Kemetic way of life. Technically speaking, the Kemetic people never had a religion because they were attuned with Nature (NTR). They had always believed in the existence of One Supreme Being years before the heretic king Akhenaten was born and promoted his Atenism movement but even then. The people were still attuned with nature and it was this way of life that was spiritual. They learned how to trust their Higher Self, it was the Jews, Christians, Arabs and the Moors, who refused to develop themselves spiritually that gave birth to what we call today religion. Then, shortly after, the bailiff came in and told us that we were free to go because the case had been settled out of court.

I thanked him for dinner and the stimulating conversation. I exchanged phone numbers and I went my separate way. Then, it hit me that he was wearing a reddish (burgundy) sweater, I met him on Tuesday at the courthouse and all of this occurred around 12 Noon.  There were all signs that I was talking to an incarnation of Kemetic warrior spirit Hru Aakhuti. In other words, Hru Aakhuti was monitoring my progress and decided to pay me a visit by giving me some advice on things that I should be doing.

I remember that I was sort of weirded out when I realized this but then I remembered that there were numerous biblical stories of how angels appeared, but I never experienced this until I stopped being religious.

The funny thing is that when I called this guy a few days later, he seriously acted as if he did not know me. However, the message he told me stayed with me to this day. It is because of what he said, I believe that the reason it so difficult to come up with new ideas and solutions. Is because many of us are in survival mode, which the Kemetic people in general never faced. To add to this dilemma, the reason many of us are in survival mode is because of post slavery conditionings. This is the reason I could no longer mimic what the Kemetic people because they don’t know my struggle.

For the record, please understand that I am not religious bashing.  I know there are numerous paths that have led us to be at this point, but we have to see the facts for what they are. We have to accept the fact that none of the religions that we have subscribed to have improve our lot.  They have all further divided us because they are all misinterpretations and/or perversions of our Nilotic ancestors teachings used against us.  This is the reason it is silly to mimic someone else’s interpretation of what our ancestors did.  Our ancestors worked with their ancestors and trusted their intuition, which is what we need to get back to doing.

The good news is that I found solace in knowing that they were near and had not abandoned me. I also found solace in understanding that the importance of meditation, divination and rituals, is to get us to that peaceful mind state that our Nilotic ancestors had that led them not to worry about where their food was going to come from. In other words, the concepts and principles are still applicable and with them we can change our world. What we need to understand is that the last thing we need is another religion to teach us how to be children of God. All we need to do is to listen to our higher Self and reclaim our divinity.

Hetep

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Five Reasons You Should Have a Het (Spiritual House) for Your Spirits

29 09 2017

Hetepu (Peace & Blessings) Family.

You know, the other day I was looking at my het (spiritual house/altar) and just thinking about how much it has grown from a simple cloth on a wooden box to a two-story altar with a plethora of empowering images. As I gazed upon my het, I am reminded of how much I have grown from mimicking the altars of others out-of-ignorance, to being able to construct a het anywhere by drawing a gateway with a piece of chalk on the ground as my ancestors have done before me.

Kongo Cross used for Ventilation during Underground Railroad

I am amazed at how much I have grown from seeing ordinary objects with concrete images to seeing how anywhere that lines meet form a maa aankh and can become a sacred space.  I stare in awe as I gape upon the numerous images and glasses of libations, which reminds me of the sense of community that the Kemetic people used to defeat the shemsu Set (followers of Set). I see that for those of us on this shamanic path that our het is very important for five reasons and they are:

  1. Reminds You That You Are a God/Goddess. Western religions separate human beings from God and always depict divinities such as angels, saints, martyrs, etc. as towering and tyrannical entities similar to the Greek gods. In Kemetic shamanism we are reminded that the so-called gods and goddesses were once people too. When their images are placed on the het at eye level or on the ground, we are reminded that our Spirits are not above us, and we are not above them.  But that they need us just as much as we need them, just like Osar needed Hru and vice versa. A het is built on the floor to remind ourselves and our Spirits that they are warriors.  A het is built at eye level to remind us and the Spirits that we are here to help one another. Therefore, the het is visual reminder of the partnership that must be created between us and our Spirits in order to achieve our destiny.
Npu (Anubis) - The Opener of the Way

Npu (Anubis) – The Opener of the Way

  1. Reminds You That You Are Responsible for Your Life. While it may be a great relief to put all of our cares and worries in the lap of some cosmic deity. It does not erase the why we are here, which is the reason if we continue to struggle with certain issues and problems throughout our life. It is because this problem is tied to your destiny, which means you incarnated to this planet to learn how to overcome that issue. A het reminds you of your purpose and helps you to gather the spiritual strength to achieve your divine purpose, by reminding you of the life of those who came before you.
  1. Helps You to Elevate Your Thoughts. Believe it or not our Spirits know that life on earth is hard because our sahu (physical-body consciousness) has been created to help us to physically survive. Consequently, everything that we do in nature supports our lower self, which means we are naturally selfish and egotistical beings. It is because human beings have an Ab soul that we can choose to rise above our animalistic or lower nature to access our divine nature or BA (Higher Self). The problem is that we have to be constantly reminded of our divine nature because all it takes is for one thing such as someone cutting us off in traffic, flipping us the bird, etc. And, BAM! We forget that we are gods and goddesses having a human experience and revert to our lower self. The het helps us to remember that we are divine beings by allowing our Spirits to interact in our daily life. So, when someone cuts off in traffic, before reacting we notice that the car is red and black, hence Npu or when someone flips us the bird. We see signs of Setian influence all around that person and so on. In other words, the het helps us to see life from a cosmic perspective.
  1. Provide Space to Practice Your Magick. I hear people saying all the time, “Wo/Man were made in the likeness of God” which means that we are supposed to be gods and goddesses too, but when it comes to people demonstrating their godliness. All they do is beg God to save them or save someone else. The Christian speaker Jesus says that all of these things that he does, we will be able to do the same and more through the Father (the Christian code for the BA or Higher Self). This means that when we connect to our BA, we all have the power to bless, heal, etc. as Jesus has done. The het provides the space for us to practice our magick and realize our divine potential. It allows you to contribute to creation instead of being a pawn of nature.
  1. Frees You From Mental Slavery. The Western world was created to gratify our animalistic or lower self. It thrives on the survival of the fittest model, which requires that humanity like animals connive, enslave, steal and kill others to survive. Every aspect of Western society from their religion to politics, to their education to medicine, it is all driven by the same theme, which involves exploiting and subjugating others. This is why the Western society is flirting with disaster because it does not know how to teach its citizens how to get solutions from the BA (Higher Self). Even after the greatest Western minds like Thomas Edison, Henry Ford and many others have attested to the power of this Higher Intelligence, Westerners refuse to explore and teach this truth, thus further encouraging its members of society to invest in their lower nature and ultimate demise.
    The het gives us an escape by helping us to communicate with souls of the past, thereby exploring new ways of how to solve old problems.

There are other reasons why the het is a very powerful spiritual tool and when you understand its importance.  It will become clear that the reason Westerners demonized our spiritual practices and destroyed our altars, shrines and collected our sacred objects, which they store in their museums, is because they could not reproduce the same results.  So instead, Westerners chose to eradicate free thought but thankfully the souls of the righteous do not die and our Spirits are always near. If you are sitting on the fence as to building a het for your Spirits, I hope this article will help you to build your Spirits a home.

Hetep





How to Develop a Maa (Holistic) Perspective

28 09 2017

Hetepu (Peace & Blessings) Family.

One of the biggest misunderstandings we hear when it comes to spirituality is that the physical world is not real. When people begin to ‘wake up’ or become conscious (enlightened), they are told that the physical world is not a real without further explanation. Some spiritual teachers actually tell their students that only the spiritual realm is real and that it exists above and beyond the physical world.

This is not true per se. This misconception and misunderstanding is due to Westerners culturally appropriating the Hindu concept “maya” without properly understanding the philosophy behind it. The term “maya” is often translated to mean “illusion,” but its literal meaning is closer to “deception.” In other words, maya is a deceptive force that deceives us into seeing that the physical world can give us everything we want, including peace, prosperity, love, wealth, power, happiness, etc.

It is not that the physical is not real.  The physical realm is very much real.  It is that the physical realm casts an illusion that it is a separate and the only reality.  It deludes us into thinking that we are trapped in this realm. For instance, if you are born into poverty, you will also be impoverished, which is an illusion.  If you are ill, you will always ill according to the physical realm, but again this is an illusion because it has been proven that most illness are psychosomatic. Most illnesses are influenced by a thoughts, actions, beliefs, etc.  When we see accidents, tragedies, etc. the physical realm makes us believe that these events just happened or all of a sudden occurred. In other words, the physical realm creates the delusion that we live in a world of happenstance because we do not see the front end of Maa.

The truth is that the physical realm is the end product or the end result of the spiritual realm. Whenever we see planned and unplanned events occur, what we are witnessing is the physical effect of a spiritual cause.  Said another way, the physical realm is a manifestation of the spiritual realm, which is the reason the spiritual realm is called on the maa aankh KAMTA (the southern region of Kemet or Upper Kemet) because it was the inundation of the Nile River in this region that flowed upward and made the northern region TASETT (the Red Lands or Lower Kemet).

Maa Aankh with Utchat

So in Kamta the physical realm is called TASETT (the Red Lands or desert) and is identified with the Kemetic/Kamitic adversary Set, the author of confusion, chaos, war, etc. because it is an energy that creates the delusions of happiness, power, prosperity, peace, etc. from physical things. Set, the foe spirit that governs this physical realm or TASETT, is the spirit of deception that causes us to be selfish, egotistical, arrogant, narcissistic, self-centered, etc.  For this reasons, we say that Set blinds us from seeing the whole as Netcher (Neter) intended.

Understand. If you think that money, sex, drugs, or any other physical thing is going to give you happiness, prosperity, peace, etc. You have been blinded by Set, as the Kemetic hero Hru was when the enemy gouged his eye. But, at the same time, if you think that you do not need the physical realm or that the spiritual realm is the only thing that is important, thus resulting in you thinking you do not need money, shelter, food, etc. Then, you are being too spiritual and not practical like Osar (Asar), which resulted in him underestimating Set and leading to an early death.

To bring Maa (Balance) into your life so that you can see with both eyes, here are several activities that you can employ:

The Eyes of Ra (Provide a Holistic Perspective)

The Eyes of Ra (Provide a Holistic Perspective)

  1. Build an ancestral altar. In the Kemetic Legend of Osar, after Oset and Nebhet collected the dismembered body parts of Osar. Everywhere they recovered a missing part they erected a shrine in Osar’s honor, which is an allusion to ancestor veneration. The reason ancestor veneration is the most widely practice tradition all over the world is because it is proof that there is a spiritual reality beyond this physical reality. The followers of Set have done a great job convincing people there is a heaven and hell but have yet to prove the existence of both. Ancestor veneration is proof that the human soul does not die.
  2. Begin to Practice Divination. True divination is not a means of foretelling the future and determining the winning numbers of Powerball. By the way, the purpose of divination is not to tell you what you should and should not do. The true purpose of divination is to show you the consequences of choices that you make. Divination provides you with the intuitive or the spiritual side of reality, which is the reason the Kemetic sages ingeniously state that after Set gouged out the young Hru’s eye. It was Djahuti who repaired his perfectly and made it whole.
  3. Rhythmic and Meditative Sounds. When I first became attracted to this way of life, I remember I was watched the movie Quilombo which inspired me to listening to the sacred songs of Cadomble. As a result, the sacred music of Candomble became a gateway that helped me to go into a meditative state. Today, I can listen to blues, gospel, traditional African, etc. and it will transport me to the spiritual realm, thus allowing me to get a Maa perspective. In order to use music as a tool, it is best that music be slow, rhythmic and preferably in another language (or no words like drumming music), so that you are not focusing on the literal meaning of the music but the rhythm. If you possible, you can also try drumming but note that it may require you to drum for several hours.
  4. Studying Metaphysics. Studying metaphysics can also lead to one expanding their awareness but it has to be combined with ritual in order to give a holistic view of reality. When metaphysics is not combined with ritual it leads to “intellectual masturbation” which results in the creation of numerous theories without any practical application. In other words, you are just talk and no action. By combining metaphysics with ritual you are able to see which theories are applicable.
  5. Studying Dreams. The language of the BA (Superconscious) and sahu (subconscious) are symbols, so when one dreams or has visions. They need to ask what does the symbol mean in order to interpret the dream. By diligently studying the symbols in one’s dreams, one is able interpret the vast symbols that exist in nature. Certain patterns such as seeing three feral dogs or encountering individuals wearing red and black, will become easily identifiable as Npu, the jackal masked spirit. Through studying dreams and symbols it becomes clear that the physical realm is a manifestation of the spiritual realm.

There are other ways to establish a Maa perspective in your life but the methods used above are the ones I have found to be the most useful in my development. One thing that must be understood, is that every method does not work the same for everyone. Some people may be more clairvoyant, clairsentience, clairaudience and/or claircognizance. It is rare that one individual will have all of these traits but understand that these are all signs that one eye is being repaired.

Hetep





Ancient African Spirituality is a Weapon against Mind-Control

2 08 2017

Hetepu (Peace & Blessing) Family

The other day I went to the library and ran into this lady who was a friend of the family, whom I had not seen for a while. I said, “Hello and asked how she was doing?” And, she proceeded to tell me about all of the problems she was having in her life. She began by telling me that the other day she got out of the car and parked as usual but, somehow the car was not parked, and it dragged her several feet.

This of course prompted me to ask, “Are you okay?”

“Yeah, but I got this…” she continued and told me about how her leg got caught under the car, how she has a big gash on her leg, scrapes and other bruises, while pointing and showing a big bandaid she put on.

“Did you go to the hospital?” I asked.

“No. Yeah, the firemen who saw me and stopped the car told me I should go, but I am not going to go because…” and she continued.

“You should really go to the hospital and get checked out.” I said.

“No. I am alright. I don’t even know how I got home. I remember getting in the car,” she said.

“How long ago did this happen?” I asked.

“Oh, I think it was last week.” She answered.

“You really should go to the hospital and get checked out.” I state again.

“Nooo. I am okay. Anyway see you later,” as she limps away.

“I hope you get better but you should really consider going to the doctor.”

The next thing I know, she went and logged on to a computer where she sat for hours watching social media.

Now, I was not sure if this was the case or not but this lady seemed to have a lot of drama in her life. The fact that she was spending hours watching social media instead of going to the hospital made me wonder if her drama was her own self doing. I mean, as she told me about the things that occurred to her, it was almost as if she was looking for attention. I mean (besides financial reasons), why wouldn’t you go and see a medical professional or get treated to make sure that you do not a concussion, staph infection or something worse? Unless, you want or are looking for something else to occur? I mean, I am not trying to judge but it seems like you would want to do something to prevent further problems.

But, the fact that she got on the computer and proceeded to watch videos and get on social media instead of going to seeing if she was okay, convinced me that her priorities were out of rack.

How did this happen? I wondered.

Well, remember we all have a part of our being that governs our automatic responses called the sahu (subconscious). It is completely programmable and does not have the ability to reason, which means if you tell a person “You’re stupid” a number of times. Guess what? You will eventually begin to feel, think and believe “I am stupid.”

Now, most of us are consciously aware of this blatant type of subconscious programming or at least so they think. But, most people do not understand that our subconscious has to always be put in check. Our sahu (subconscious) will believe any authority figure, it not put into check. Don’t believe me. Let a doctor come and say, “You will be sick for three days.” I guarantee you that if you do not tell yourself “The doctor is a lie” and reaffirm that this is not the case. You will fall ill because your subconscious cannot discriminate between what is real and what is not real, what is fact versus what is fiction.

Most people do not see the subconscious programming that passes under our conscious radar because they do not understand that the sahu (subconscious) does not discriminate between fact and fiction.  The sahu (subconscious) naturally obeys and believes all authority. TV and now the Internet are the new authorities. You were right if you said, “People only believe what is on TV” because “seeing is believing”

For instance, when people watch soap operas, romances, dramas, etc. Most of these stories all begin the same. There is damsel in distress who has some personal problem that she refuses to address, so instead she needs a man, a “friend,” some money, so that she can manipulate herself into a powerful position. The motto is “She has to use what she got to get what she wants.”

Of course, I can hear some people crying that this is not true because they do not believe or think that they act or behave like the dramas they watch but remember, this occurs subconsciously. Subconsciously, if you are in the habit of watching soap operas, romances, dramas, etc, your life is full of soap operas, romances, dramas, etc because you are programming your subconscious to be like the dark haired/brunette woman Joanna (Olivia, Maria, etc.) who manipulates her love interest John (James, Pedro, etc.) into lying to his blonde haired wife Becky (Mary, etc.), causing them to fight and have an argument, driving him into the loving arms of Joanna (Olivia, Maria, etc.). The next thing you know, the affair beings but in TVLand, they call it “Love.”

Remember, this subconscious programming occurs under your conscious radar, which means if you are in the habit of engaging in a certain action or behavior, you will think it is normal.

Oh, the subconscious programming is used on Brothas too.

If you are tired of police brutality, tired of the violence, poor economics but all of a sudden find yourself being more concerned about LeBron James, Steph Curry, D’Wade or any other sports teams. The subconscious programming was used to water down your aggression for change and channel it into purchasing sports paraphernalia or video game.

Now, don’t get me wrong. A little bit of escapism is okay and healthy. It is natural and is necessary for you to relax because it is the opposite of stress. But the first sign that there is a problem is when you see things falling apart.

It is like a drug addict. When you see your health failing, teeth and hair falling out of your head. That’s a sign that your escapism has just made you a slave to a destructive subconscious program.

When you have a lot of drama in your life and it seems like it is everyone else fault. You are under the influence of a destructive subconscious program.

When you give more of a damn about a sports team, athlete or entertainer, than you do about yourself, your community, etc. Umm, that is a destructive subconscious program.

When you eat something just to make yourself feel good. This is a destructive subconscious program.

Another sign that it is a destructive subconscious programming is that you do it because it makes you feel good but it does not improve your life one iota! In fact, there is no logical or rational explanation to explain its importance.

This is why if you ever talk to someone who is addicted to a behavior like cigarette smoking or overeating. They will tell you, “I know it is bad and not good for me.”  When asked why they continue to do it, “I can’t help it. It feels so good. I like it” and a whole plethora of other “feeling” excuses. Remember, the sahu (subconscious) does not have the ability to reason, which is why destructive habits do not make sense.

I really hope you are starting to see that some of our problems are due to what we are feeding or entertaining our subconscious with, which is a very easy thing to do. This is the reason our Kemetic ancestors understanding the power of the mind tried to warn us of these dangers by saying that Set was married to Nebhet (the netchar of beauty, love, entertainment, etc.). We find a similar mythology in the Yoruba tradition where Ogun is married to Oshun. It even exists in European lore where Mars is married to Aphrodite. Beauty, love, entertainment, etc. or escapism can easily be manipulated to serve a destructive purpose.

If you ever watched Gladiator starring Russel Crowe, you will recall that the emperor of Rome reinitiated the gladiator games for entertainment purposes only, in order to delude the mob (masses).

Does it make sense why you are being bombarded daily with advertisements, TV shows, films, movies, music, food, drugs, etc. to keep you from going within?

Now that you understand how the enemy influences you and remember that “seeing is believing.” The purpose of building and maintaining a spiritual altar is to get you to draw your attention within.

What’s within you?

God and your ancestors. That’s the short answer.

The long answer, the solution to every problem that exists in your life.

If you want drama and entertainment. Meditate. Get into developing yourself spiritually. I guarantee you, you will find all the drama and entertainment you need. Besides, there is a reward at the end and it is called an improved, happier and successful individual.

Let me tell you Family. When I was diagnosed with lupus. The game to stay optimistic and hopeful among people who were negative and talking that “God’s will (if I die)” crap was intense. Now, I can walk among the most illest individuals because my spirit is strong.

When I lost my job due to the ill-ness and had to find other means of bringing money in. I learned that it was Easy to complain and talk about what I don’t have and can’t do. However, it was Right or Righteous to go within and find what I was wasting money on and tap into ways of how I can improve my finances.

The point is that our salvation comes from within and because we live in this physical realm, we have to be remind our sahu (subconscious) on a daily basis of our divinity. This is the reason the Kemetic people decorated their entire land with hieroglyphics and wall carvings. Silly and immature Western archeologists will tell you that this was art, but it was visual affirmations.

Indigenous people all over the world decorated their homelands and adorned themselves with visual reminders because they understood how easy our sahu (subconscious) would get distracted and have us thinking we are just human beings. This is what Righteous People do, they don’t advertise and market products for people to consume death. Righteous People advertise and market to their spirit about the beauty of nature in order to remind themselves of their divine capabilities.

If you engage in activities and behaviors that stimulate the lower part of your being (sahu/subconscious), you will have lowly existence and attract low influences. If you engage in activities and behaviors that stimulate the higher part of your being (BA/Superconscious), you will have a high vibe and will attract high influences.

Hetepu.

Images and memes from the movies:

Lord of the Rings & John Carpenter’s “They Live”





Once Were Warriors: Our Salvation is in Our Culture

2 07 2016

Let’s have a little bit of straight talk Family. Let’s get real.

There are a lot of awesome brothers out here putting in the work. When I say awesome, I mean Black men that are raising their children, taking care of the family, building up the community, and doing whatever they can to set the world on blaze. These men are handling their business despite the odds against them.

But, there are some black males out here that are doing the exact opposite. They are straight knuckleheads disrupting and creating chaos wherever they go. These knuckleheads are violent. They will pick a fight with anyone especially those who are closest and looks like them, which means other black males, black women and even the children.  They have no respect for others, especially black women and the elderly.  They rob and steal from hardworking people.  They will shoot at anything and will shoot up any place (even a playground) with no regards to who gets caught in the crossfire. They are parasitic agents of Set but they didn’t just get this way overnight. These parasitic Frankensteins were created through slavery.

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You see slavery was a science experiment similar to the movie Trading Places.1

Louis Winthorpe III (Dan Aykroyd) symbolizes black people before slavery

Louis Winthorpe III (Dan Aykroyd) symbolizes black people before and after slavery.

The difference is that Louis Winthorpe III (Dan Aykroyd) symbolizes black people before slavery and Billy Ray Valentine (Eddie Murphy) symbolizes white people before slavery.

Billy Ray Valentine (Eddie Murphy) symbolizes white people before slavery

Billy Ray Valentine (Eddie Murphy) symbolizes white people before and after slavery.

The plantations, mines, etc. were the European laboratories. Initially it was the Europeans ran their experiments on the Native Americans but when they began to realize the genocide that was taken place, the Native Americans escaped.

Dukes

So, the Europeans turned their sights on African people and for more than 500 years, all they did was condition us to react, behave, think, and perform, etc. the way they wanted us to. The experiment we call slavery was basically to exchange our consciousness with their consciousness. In other words, they extracted the science of civilization from the marrow of our soul and replaced it with their ignorance of civilization, thus the parasitic Frankenstein destroying our communities with senseless violence was created. It should now make sense why American culture is really exploited black culture and why America became so rich.

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I was once a parasitic monster. I did not know at the time but I was. I was not as bad as others.  I’ve had my share of destruction even though I knew about the Kamitic tradition because I did not know that the true ills of slavery were psychological. For a period of time, I blamed a lot of the problems I had in my life on the lack of my father’s participation, although he was in my life. If it wasn’t my father whom I blamed my problems on, it was the white man.  For the most part, because I was raised in my parents’ home, I did not act out but as soon as I was off on my own. The dysfunction hit and manifested in the worst way especially when I hit rock bottom. It wasn’t until I read Malcolm X’s autobiography and learned that he was once a parasitic monster before he was healed, that I realized that I was ill.

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Thanks to my mother who had countless books in the basement on African history, art and numerous National Geographic magazines that talked about the Ancient Egyptians, I learned that Black men were once kings, princes, healers, and warriors. Like the urban Māori family in Alan Duff’s novel 1990 novel who suffered from substance abuse, poverty and domestic violence due to the family’s patriarch Jake “the Muss” Heke, I realized that Black men Once Were Warriors.2

I can’t exactly remember the date when I stopped blaming others for my faults and started to take responsibility for me life, but when I did. That’s when everything began to change and even though I had been reading about Kamitic spirituality for years. It was at that moment that Kamitic spirituality became real for me and the Story of Osar became my bible. You see, all of the stories in every other religion I had read shifted blame and salvation outside of the person. For instance, it was the devil’s fault, the white man’s fault, my father’s fault, this person and that person’s fault, which meant my salvation was in someone else’s hands. But, it was the Story of Osar that resonated with me the most because it was the only story that helped me to understand how I was conditioned, which is symbolized in the Story as Hru (Horus) having his eye gouged out by his evil uncle Set. Therefore, Hru was being manipulated by Set and did not even know it.

The Left Eye of Ra (also called the Lunar Eye corresponds to intuition and spiritual sight, hence insight.)

The Left Eye of Ra (also called the Lunar Eye corresponds to intuition and spiritual sight, hence insight.)

Hru’s eye was healed by Djahuti who symbolizes a shaman-priest or someone who KNOWs. Elijah Muhammad was one of the individuals who knew how to heal a sick eye, which is the reason Malcolm and other men joined the Nation of Islam. There are other teachers who have come and gone that knew how to heal our bad eye. Although there were numerous men and women who helped me, it was my godfather (Papa) who repaired my eye, which allowed me to fight Set effectively.

Through my godfather I learned the truth about my ancestors. Through my ancestors I learned the truth about our history and about salvation through our culture. The more I studied and contemplated on the characters in the Story, the more the parasitic energy of Set began to seep out of my life. Until finally I became who I am today.

The point that I am making is that white supremacy through its’ history of slavery has severely traumatized us all. It has made us parasitic destroyers of each other, our families and our communities.  We have to realize that we are the only ones who can save ourselves. There are plenty of tools available that can help us in the self-healing process and a number of teachers available to point you to the right path. (Please note that I said teachers meaning they can only tell you how to do it, but you have to go home and do the spiritual work yourself).

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The experiment is not over. The wager was to see how long it would take for us to self-destruct as a people once they Traded Places. Now that you know, the time has come for us to end the experiment and come out on top.

Hope that helps.

Notes:

  1. Trading Places is a 1983 American comedy film directed by John Landis, starring Dan Aykroyd and Eddie Murphy. The story is a modern day version of Mark Twain’s classic 19th-century novel The Prince and the Pauper. In the story the Duke brothers (Randolph and Mortimer) who own a successful commodities brokerage make a wager of the “usual amount” and agree to conduct an experiment by switching the lives of an upper-class commodities broker (Dan Aykroyd) and a homeless street hustler (Eddie Murphy) and observing the results. The symbolism was that Louis Winthorpe III (Dan Aykroyd) symbolizes black people before slavery and Billy Ray Valentine (Eddie Murphy) symbolizes white people before slavery.
  2. Once Were Warriors is a 1994 New Zealand drama film based on New Zealand author Alan Duff’s bestselling 1990 first novel. The film tells the story of the Hekes, an urban Māori family, and their problems with poverty, alcoholism, and domestic violence, mostly brought on by the patriarch Jake. In the story Jake does not take responsibility for any of his faults, so he drowns his pain in alcohol with his friends.  In the end, Beth (the wife) after years of domestic abuse finally stands up to her husband and takes their children back to her Māori village and traditions.  All while defiantly telling her husband that Māori heritage gives her the strength to resist his control over her. What I got out of it was that Beth and her children returned to their cultural ways.




Kamitic Spirituality 101

12 05 2016

Hetepu (Peace & Blessing) Family.

I recently received an email asking that I explain the difference between the subconscious and superconscious, and how it relates to Kamitic spirituality, so I thought this might benefit others as well.

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When we are born, our mind (subconscious and superconscious) is like an empty slate. Besides the normal subconscious programming which is used to regulate our heart, digest food, etc., we have no programming until our parents begin to tell us what to and not to do. As we grow, our subconscious mind is given a list of do’s and don’ts, which it associates with certain emotional experiences. We learn not to put our hands on the hot stove because we will burn ourselves and to look both ways before crossing the street, and all of these rules that we learned from our parents, grandparents, etc. are stored in our subconscious. We also have rules that we have created ourselves based upon our preferences. For instance, if you do not like Brussel sprouts, this becomes a rule that you tell yourself every time you see this vegetable. There are also other rules that are stored in your subconscious based upon your experience. For instance, if you were bitten by a dog, then you create the subconscious rule that all dogs are bad animals. If you saw your parents fighting, then you create the subconscious rule that parents are supposed to fight, and so on.

All of these rules basically become the programs that run your life, which you mistakenly identify as “You.” So you tell people things like, “I don’t do dogs” only because you had a negative experience.  You may say, “All men are dogs” or “All women are gold diggers,” etc. due to your experience, which steers you away from dating certain people. You may have been told when you were a child by your parents “I don’t have any money for that. Money doesn’t grow on trees.” So the subconscious rule is created where you think that in order for you to make any money. You have to struggle and work hard, which prevents you from starting a multi-billion dollar business.

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So, you have all of these rules that exist in your subconscious like writings on a chalkboard, which dictate to you what you should and should not do. You believe you can and cannot achieve a particular goal because you have never experienced it or have seen anyone in your immediate circle achieve it.  Let me say that again, everything you tell yourself that you can or cannot do is only because your subconscious mind does not remember any of your family members, friends, people in the community, etc. achieving this same goal. Therefore you tell yourself: “I will never be in shape” because you grew up in a household of people who were simply trying to survive so they ate unhealthy foods and lived unhealthy lifestyles.   You may say, “I’ll never be wealthy” or “I will never get out of the hood” because your subconscious reminds you of your parent saying, “Money doesn’t grow on trees” and it does not remember anyone being wealthy, so it tells you it is impossible.

For the most part, you believe everything your subconscious tells you because it has been telling you what to do all of your life.  Your subconscious is responsible for you living thus far, so it rationalizes with you by asking “Why would I tell you wrong?” You therefore succumb to your subconscious and believe everything it tells you can and cannot do because your subconscious is like a slate with a bunch of information and doodles on it.

Then something happens. One day you cross paths with someone who used to be in the same situation you are presently in but they changed. This could be anyone who overcame an addiction to someone who escaped the streets and is now a millionaire.  It could be someone recovering from an illness, etc. Whatever the case, you read or hear about people who changed their lives and this offers a glimpse of hope. Because what it means is that if they did it, you can too. Since your subconscious does not have the ability to reason, it will tell you that it is impossible to do what these people have done. Or it will rationalize with you by saying that you have to have special talent, be born with a certain gift, luck, etc. in order to get ahead but when you read about these people’s lives you learn they are ordinary people with similar struggles as you.

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A more in-depth study into these peoples’ lives reveals that these people tapped into the mind beyond their subconscious, or their superconscious mind. The superconscious mind is like the clean slate you were born with in the very beginning. It is the preconditioned, preprogrammed and pre-habitual mind you had when you were born. Think of this way. This was the initial state of your mind before you learned all of the rules that dictate to you how you are supposed to live now. In other words, before you were told what you “can” or “can’t” do.  Said another way, the superconscious can be thought of as before someone started writing on your “Wall.”

Anyway, people who managed to change their lives and do so over a long period of time simply learned how to return to that blank slate, the superconscious and give their mind a new rule.

How does the superconscious work? Well, trying to change a subconscious programming is an ongoing battle because as stated earlier, your subconscious is old and it will rationalize (argue) with you until you yield. If you think of the chalkboard or a dry-erase board analogy, you know that sometimes if you write on the board and do not erase it immediately. The previous writing stays on the board and is hard to get rid of. It stains the board.  Let me give you an example. Once upon a time, I wanted to do some capoeira conditioning in the morning because I wanted to lose a little weight, plus it helped with agility and would not require a lot of time. Not to mention that capoeira is fun, but as soon as I said, I want to do it. My subconscious gave me this whole list of reasons why I shouldn’t do it, like ‘It is going to be hard. You’re too old. You might break something. You got bad knees. You don’t really want to get up early to exercise,’ etc. You see, your subconscious knows what you like and do not like because it has been recording your memories since birth. But, I had to remind myself that there were capoeiristas doing capoeira in their 70s and 80s. In fact, Anthony Bourdain went to Bahia and interviewed a mestre who was well in his 60s (or older).  This meant it is possible to do any martial arts but my subconscious has never seen it so, it tried to convince me that it was impossible. So, you see the argument and excuses our subconscious gives us. It will tell you anything to convince you to go in the other direction.

What’s the solution?

BYPASS it!

Instead of wasting time arguing with your subconscious, simply bypass it and go to the superconscious. When I bypassed my subconscious and tapped into my superconscious, I simply focused on imagining how cool it would be to do handstands, flips or a role’ (cartwheel). I imagined what it would be like to meet some capoeiristas (players) and engage in a friendly game (jogo) of Capoeira. Now, I didn’t just visualize this and it happened because the subconscious governs our everyday life or what people call normal consciousness or beta state. I had to plant this seed when the subconscious was at its lowest and most vulnerable point, which is during twilight and in the evening. These are the times when your mind naturally enters into alpha state. Once I did it, I found myself waking up every morning with a new habit of doing capoeira conditioning. It continued do it until I decided I wanted to do something different.

I cannot tell you exactly what I did when I was in alpha state because what worked for me may not necessarily work for you. What I can tell you is that there are numerous methods that anyone can use that will plant a seed in their superconscious like using autosuggestions, sigils, meditation, repetition, symbols, etc. and these are only a few ways but there are a number of ways to bypass the subconscious.  That the uninitiated refers to as magic but it is simply occult science or what “mystery school teachings.”

The point of this post is that spirituality is all about reprogramming your mind and the most effective way I have found to accomplish this feat is bypassing the subconscious and tapping into your superconscious. Why argue with your subconscious on overcoming a habit when you start new by giving it a new rule?

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How does this relate to Kamitic spirituality? Well, if you think about how our subconscious is adamant to change and will try its best to convince us to do everything that is contrary to what we want.  It is a great adversary, which is the reason the subconscious is symbolized as the Kamitic devil Set (Please do not make the error of thinking the subconscious is evil. Remember we need it survive. It simply lacks the ability to reason properly). Those who are familiar with Kamitic mythology will now understand why Set (or the devil) is consider the author (or god) of confusion, chaos and war.

Set: The author of confusion.

Set: The author of confusion.

The superconscious is symbolized as Osar (Asar, Ausar or Osiris) and it should now become clear that the reason Osar was so highly exalted was because he was the original redeemer that wiped one’s slate clean.

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Osar: The Kamitic author or divinity of purity and knowledge.

Therefore, metaphorically speaking, to bring about any change in our life we simply need to be like Hru (Heru, Hrw, Horus) and connect with our Osar.

HRU (Heru, Horus)

HRU (Heru, Horus)

So What Is Kamitic Spirituality?

I keep posting this question because people keep getting it twisted and bringing subconscious dogmatic religious, good versus evil or god versus the devil programming into the Kamitic mix. Thereby jeopardizing their ability to make some real strides spiritually. So I must say again, true Kamitic Spirituality is not about having a colorful name change, eating a particular diet and dressing in African attire, etc. None of this is going to make you more spiritual if you cannot control your mind.

It is not even about learning the history of the Kamitic people. Again, it is great and it helps if you know it but it is not necessary to practice Kamitic spirituality. It is not about trying to figure out why your enemy does what “he” or “she” does.  And last but not least, yet most importantly, Kamitic Spirituality is not about following anyone or joining a group.

If you’re looking for someone to follow, try following your Higher Self (Superconscious/Osar).

This is what Kamitic Spirituality is all about. This is Kamitic Spirituality 101.

Hope that helps.





The Power of the Kamta (Kamitic Shamanism) Altar

27 09 2015

Hetep (Peace & Blessings) Family

In this post, I decided to share a little and give you a little insight into how I practice Kamta. I credit the inspiration behind this post to my lovely sister and Boricua (Puerto Rican Sister) who had my back and was in my corner.

What happened and why I am giving major thanks to my Sister? Well, as most of you know, my father is preacher and my mother is a strong, loving Christian woman. Now, before anyone goes there, I have already surpassed the basic and superficial things dealing with Christianity, so now I see it for what it is which is metaphorical lore. Like most lore, Christian lore has a host of metaphysical and metaphorical truths.  As urban shamans it is important that we see this connection so that we can change the physical reality as we see fit, by using scriptures from the bible, Tibetan prayer flags, African iconography or anything we can find to influence the spiritual universe.

But, my mother. I love her dearly, but she is determined to save me from “heathen ways.” Like most good mothers who knows their child, when my mother is visiting. She never questions me about my altar when my guard is up and I am expecting her to do so. It is always the sneak attack when my guard is down and then I find myself trying to justify to her that “We don’t worship idols.” For instance, while bringing in groceries, or watching TV that when she pops the question, “Hey, so why do you have that altar thing again?”

“Parents Just Don’t Understand” from Greatest Hits (1998) Before The Willenium (1999) Platinum & Gold Collection (2003) The Very Best of Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince (2006) The Best of DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince (2010)

My response to my Mom’s strategically, carefully time planned questions have been good but they aren’t good enough for her to leave the subject alone. I think because part of her doesn’t want to accept it but the other part, the egotistical Set part (or lower spirit) tells her based upon her conditioning, “This is not Christianity. He’s going to hell.”

Yeah, if it was anyone else who asked me, I would simply say, “Go kick rocks. It’s personal” because it is none of their business and this is not a religion, so there is no proselytizing going on. If it were anyone else the conversation is simple and goes like this:

Them or Agent Smith: “So, Mr. Moore. In one life you are respected professional. In the other you go by the Kamitic alias Rau Khu. One of these lives is a good Christian but the other is a Heathen. Why, Mr. Moore do you say…you have an altar and work with “spirits?”

Hugo Weaving as Agent Smith from the Matrix trilogies.

Me in Pedro Cerrano mode: “I work with my spirits because it helps me.”

Dennis Haysbert as the Cuban defector Pedro Cerrano, in the cult comedy Major League.

Them or Agent Smith: “Mr. Moore. I don’t understand why you need to ‘Work with spirits’ anyway. Why do you need to work with your spirits? Why are they Your spirits? How did you acquire them? Did someone give them to you? You can’t even see them, so how do you know they even exist? How do you know that they are real or not? Are they listening to you? Why can’t you just be a good Christian and let Jesus help you with whatever you need.”

Me in Pedro Cerano mode: “Hahahaha (jajajajaja). Jesus (pronounce Hay-zeus) is good but he no good for bat. Go kick rocks! ”

Cerrano was a power hitter in the movie Major League but he struggled throughout the film to hit curveballs and every pitcher knew it.  For help, he turned to alleged spirit Jobu. When a fellow player suggested that Cerrano try Jesus Christ. Cerrano’s response was that Jesus is good but “he’s no good for bat.”

In other words, our spirits are archetypes and have a purposes. Jesus can’t help me with my woman because he ain’t had one. Damn the conspiracy, he was a 30+year old man with no love interest. He can’t help me with that. Jesus didn’t have any children, so it is pretty hard for him to help people with their children.  Umm, Jesus didn’t have no weight issue, so he can’t help people trying to diet and stay healthy.  The bible never talks about how Jesus dealt with his coworkers while building a house and doing his carpentry work, so he can’t help me deal with my coworkers. Our Spirit understands that Jesus is only good for “Saving Souls.” Meaning you want to go to heaven and deal with the afterlife….you better call on Jesus. For everything else, if you don’t know your spirits, then you are left without a paddle being religious. I am very conscientious about my Spirit (Knowledge of Self).  I know how my Spirit works in my life and I know my Spirit is strong but in order to work it, I need a spiritual paddle. I needs SPECIFICS to feed my Spirit. We need spirits that have accomplished specific tasks, which is why as Cerrano has said “Jesus not good with bat.”

It is difficult to explain holistic thinking to people in a non-holistic culture. Think about how long it took Americans to understand why Native Americans kept saying that the land was sacred. Yeah, 500+ years to change that mentality and at great cost. This is why unless someone is interested in my spiritual tradition. I usually don’t share or waste my time.

But my Moms, that’s a different story.  Your Mom as the Brandon Lee said in The Crow (I paraphrase) “Mother is the word for God on the lips of all children,” so it is hard to go against God. It is one of the hardest spiritual tests to pass is to tell the woman who carried you for nine months, birthed you, taught you to read, write, do math, fed you, taught you how to pray and talk to God, that what she taught you doesn’t work. It is a challenge because no one wants to hurt their Mom’s feelings, at least no one with a sense of humanity.  You always want to let her down gently so she can respect what you do and stop asking questions about your spirituality, when she is not really interested in it.  In other words, you have to find a way to tell your Moms to shut up, mind her damn business TACTFULLY.  Yeah, you have to pass this test because it teaches you how to “catch flies with honey”.

Right, a work in progress.

But, that’s when “IE” (we should call her to protect her identity) comes into the picture.  When IE wanted to see my het aakhu/netcharu (ancestor and guardian spirit house), I did a reading and my shells said “Yes with a blessing.” When IE saw the altar, the scent of the Florida Water and other colognes I had out for my spirits, she said reminded her of her late grandmother in Puerto Rico. A sort of calmness and peace overcame IE as she took in the various icons, images and symbols that adorned my sacred space. After a few minutes she said, “Thank you for allowing me to see this” and exited the room.

Now, I didn’t know why my spirits granted me permission to allow IE to gaze upon the altar, but I soon learned why.  You see, several months later IE and I were visiting my brother’s family, and while she was alone with my sister-in-law, she was asked what her thoughts were about me having an altar. IE told her, “I think what he is doing is right in line with my culture. It is not religious, it is spiritual,” which is what people on the island do all of the time.

PERFECT! Yep! She nailed it! No divide between me and my baby! No demonizing my ancestral ways.

You see, everywhere African people were taken during slavery, they hung on to their culture and today in places like Puerto Rico, Cuba, Brazil, Cosamaloapan, Haiti, Colombia, Jamaica, Dominica, etc.  The African influence is celebrated, loved, respected, cherished and used as a tool of liberation. Only stateside in the United States are we made to be ashamed of our history, heritage, culture, ancestral practices and literally pimped for our cultural ingenuity. Only, in the United States are we divided because of religion.

So, not too long after, I like the unsuspecting swimmer didn’t hear the Jaws music when my mother was visiting me and that’s when she attacked, “So, what does IE think about that altar-thing?”

“Well, Mom,” I said calmly and non-defensively, “To be honest with you, she is okay with it because it is not religious. It is spiritual. It is our culture and it reminded her of her culture and a practice that her grandmother would do.”

The look on Mom’s face….PRICELESS.

Why? Because our cultural practices are SPIRITUAL. It has nothing to do with going to a church, mosque, temple, etc. It is God and our ancestors that unite us and all of these Western religions that have divided us. In other words, spirituality is personal and is concerned with making us better individual by overcoming our egocentric lower spirit or Set.  This is how “they” get us all of the time, so we have to constantly remind ourselves about the true enemy.

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I am reminded of this every time I gaze and think about my het (spiritual house or altar).  As I have mentioned before, the Kamta altar draws upon the Afro-Cuban  Espiritismo Cruzado (Crossed Spiritist) tradition but is totally based upon the Kamitic tradition and the remnants of the Kongo philosophy that survived in North America. I draw upon the Espiritismo Cruzado because my godfather, Papa, taught me that the Cruzado altar called a boveda, was the most fluid, multi-purpose altar in the Afro-Diaspora that functions according to how you feel. I was taught that there were only two rules that should be obeyed when it comes to working with the boveda and they are: 1) always keep the altar clean, and 2) never put images of living people on it. Other than that, if you get a hunch, a feeling, a thought to place something or take something off of the het, then follow your intuition. If something doesn’t feel right, then remove it because you are in control and this is your altar. It was through following these rules that led me to find my spirits. As I said, it is spiritual, not religious, which means there is no dogma attached to it.

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Afro-Latin spirit guide altar or boveda

This needs to be clearly understood because similar icons are used and I have seen some people trying their best to put a trademark on our ancestry. No. You do you and let me do me! My godfather was an old, stern Black Cuban man. He was a babalawo (high priest in Santeria) and a member of the Abakwa Society, and in the little time that I knew him, he taught me a lot. And, one of the most important things he taught me about my spirits is that NO ONE CAN DENY YOU what you have experienced. If someone else didn’t experience it, guess what? They didn’t experience it but it doesn’t mean that your experience was not authentic.  Failure to understand the nature of one’s Spirit is how good people are taken advantage of.

This is why I don’t care if people believe what I do or not, because your spirituality is not a religion. It was not created to save your soul. It was created to help you to prosper while on earth. It is spiritual, which means it only needs to make sense to one individual and that is YOU.

Het Aakhu (House for Ancestors and Spirit Guide)

Kamta Ancestral Altar called a Het Aakhu (House for Ancestors and Spirit Guide)

It has to be remembered that our ancestors didn’t lose all of our culture as people claim. What our ancestors lost due to slavery was the philosophy and theology behind our cultural practices. So, the het aakhu (the ancestors/spirit guide altar) represents KAMTA or the spiritual realm where the aakhu dwell.  The cross symbolizes the four directions of universe and hence the presence of the Divine. I have nine clear glasses, symbolizing the nine netcharu who in my mind united with Osar (Asar, Ausar or Osiris) against Set.  I also use this symbolism to signify the various African ethnic groups or nations that were brought to the Americas and forced to work together for a common goal due to slavery. See How to Honor Your Ancestors the Kamitic/Kemetic Shaman Way.

Maa Aankh with Utchat

I put on my het photos of my ancestors but it is also adorned with icons of four important African American spirit guides who I believed helped my family to survive slavery. The first two iconic images are of an elderly black man and woman.  They are known by various names. In Cuba they are called Francisco y Francisca, in Brazil they are called Los Pretos Velhos (The Old Black Ones), in the Mexican tradition they are called Los Negritos (The Little Old Blacks People) and in the Puerto Rican tradition they were called Los Congos, Los Esclavos, La Madama, Negro Jose, etc. African Americans respectfully referred to these elderly men and women as Papa or Uncle and Momma and Auntie because they were believed to be the first Africans (or first descendants of these Africans) that were enslaved. Being the first, they still remember the Old Ways. Many, including myself, believe that these aakhu were Kongo spirits and this is why they are commonly associated with various Espiritismo spirits.

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Black Hawk’s watching all who approach the shrine.

There are also two Amerindian or Native American spirits that adorn my het as well. The first is Black Hawk (shown but his weapons and offerings are not shown) and second is a female spirit who sits across from him. There are numerous stories of how many Native Americans harbored runaway slaves and even adopted early African Americans into their tribes. While it is true that some Native Americans also participated in the slave trade in North America. History reveals that they were not as cruel as white slave owners and allowed their slaves to have various rights and could even marry into the tribe and their offspring were born free. The Native American spirits sit upon the het and continue to fulfill this role as protector spirits, so when I gaze upon my het. It reminds me of those brave souls that fled to the hush harbors in order to practice their spirituality.Black Hawk sits on the edge of the het with a watchful eye protecting my cultural practice.

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Npu (Enpu, Anpu or Anubis in Greek) is akin to Ellegua, Exu, Pomba Gira, Papa Legba, Lucero, St. Peter, Brer’ Rabbit, Anansi or Aunt Nancy, Nino de Atocha and the Native American spirits Coyote

I cannot show you my het netcharu (house for my guardian spirits) but above is a het (spirit house or altar) for Npu. Npu also called Anpu, Enpu or Anubis in Greek, some call him Sebek.  He is akin to all of the trickster spirits like Ellegua, Exu, Pomba Gira, Papa Legba, Lucero, St. Peter, Brer’ Rabbit, Anansi or Aunt Nancy, Nino de Atocha and the Native American spirits Coyote. Npu is a crossroad spirit as one of his praise names implies, Apuat means “Opener of the Way“.

According to legend, when Oset (Isis) learned that Set had killed Osar and she went in search of his body to provide him with a proper burial. Her initial search was unsuccessful, until Ra sent Npu to help her. Npu is therefore the finder of lost things. Like most trickster spirits, Npu is a psychopomp meaning he escorts or guides newly deceased souls into the afterlife and participates in the Opening of the Mouth ceremony, which established a soul as an ancestor. Npu therefore crosses in between two worlds, hence the crossroads.  He intercedes on our behalf and is everyone’s personal guardian but he wears the mask of a dog because dogs can be loyal or disloyal depending on how their owner treats them. When they are loyal, they will protect you, guide you and pull you in the safe direction, but when they are disloyal because of your maltreatment, they will lead you into a traps or run off when you need them the most.

In Kamta, the netcharu are not worshipped but they are treated as honored and respected. Since Npu’s like all crossroad spirits are unique to the individual. This Npu shown above is fond of cigars, coffee liquor and candy.

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These are just some of the spirits that I work with and this is the reason I was so happy to have told my Moms that it was SPIRITUAL, and that it was our culture and IE’s culture. It is our culture that unites us, and no Christian would dare say that their ancestors were enslaved in order to become a Christian. When you truly understand history, is when you will have Culture Freedom.

Yes, I finally did it! I finally passed the test without getting upset and without trying to explain why I do what I do to a “Parent that just doesn’t understand” and I owe it all to IE (Thanks Girl).

“Parents Just Don’t Understand” from Greatest Hits (1998) Before The Willenium (1999) Platinum & Gold Collection (2003) The Very Best of Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince (2006) The Best of DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince (2010)

You see, we in the United States always feel that we have to explain ourselves because mainstream America has demonized our cultural way of life. As a result, we find ourselves really trying to explain our spiritual practices especially to our loved ones because even though we know our spirituality is not a religion. We have been told all of our lives that if we weren’t in the Church we were going to hell and a small part of us still believes this. We only stop believing in this lore and start accepting that heaven and hell are states of mind when we seriously begin honoring and working with our spirits. It only when this happens, we realize that we are truly free and the only thing that enslaves us is what we have been taught as children to believe.

On this 100th post, I am happy I have been able to touch so many peoples’ lives. I have met some amazing people through the LandofKam blog and I have enjoyed reading your comments, criticisms and suggestions. No, we’re not signing off but I just wanted to thank you all for your support and look forward to another 100 posts.

Hetepu.