If Your Life Sucks It is Probably Because You Forgot You Are a God/Goddess Pt. 1

20 05 2019

Hetepu (Peace & Blessings) Family

I have been toying around with this post for a few weeks now because I was not sure how to deliver it, but the time has come to just put it out there and just say what needs to be said. So here it is…

Maa Aankh with Utchat

Our universe is composed of two realities and they are the invisible, spiritual realm and a visible, physical realm. As I have mentioned before, our Nilotic ancestors in Kemet and Kush loved to use metaphors and puns.  So, although they called the northernmost region Ta Sett – the Red Lands because of the soil was red and arid.  And, they called the southernmost region Kam Ta (KMT) – the Black Lands because the soil was black, rich and fertile. These terms are also metaphysical codes referring to the characteristics of the physical and spiritual realms.

TASETT is not just an arid land. It symbolizes the physical realm and all of its limitations. The ancient Bantu priests in Kemet chose the desert as a symbol to describe the physical realm, to remind us. That because a desert has a limited supply of water all living beings in the physical realm are in constant competition with one another. Simply put, it is about the survival of the fittest in the physical realm because it appears that there are limited resources. The limited resources in the physical realm combined with the competition to survive also convinces people that the only way to succeed in through direct action and aggression. This is the reason TASETT (the Red Lands and the physical realm) is chaotic and ruled by Set – the Lord of Confusion.

Therefore, when an individual is grounded or polarized solely in their thinking that there is only one reality and that is the physical realm.  This individual is totally controlled by their lower self or subconscious part of their being, which focuses solely on physical survival and lacks higher reasoning.  This individual is like an irate customer searching for goods that have already been sold.  When news is announced that there are only one of these goods available, they result in struggling and fighting other customers as if it were Black Friday, hence no higher reasoning.

KAMTA is not just the name for the black fertile land in the southern region of ancient Kemet. The term was not only chosen by the Kemetic people to describe the Kemetians dark complexion. It was used to remind people about the mysterious and unlimited nature of the spiritual realm. Where TASETT is limited, KAMTA is abundant. Where TASETT is actual, KAMTA is imaginary.  Survival in TASETT depends upon direct actions, physical competition, and aggression. Well, in KAMTA survival depends upon cooperation and spiritual development.

Therefore, when an individual understands the nature of this metaphysical reality called KAMTA. They know that when our thoughts are held in our conscious awareness over a period of time, they manifest our physical reality. The individual who understands the abundant nature of the spiritual realm knows that if they declare what they want. The universe will deliver their request, which is the reason KAMTA is ruled by Osar who symbolizes higher reasoning skills.

Maa Aankh with Utchat

What this means is that if you are having a lot of problems in your life, symbolized on the Maa Aankh (above) as the Ra/Midday Sun descending to Ra Atum/Sunset.  It is because you forgot you are a God or Goddess who can create his or her own reality. If you believe that our Perfect Creator is omnipotent, omniscient and omnipresent, then you should be pleased to know that unlike the biblical deity, the Divine does not make mistakes. Everything that happens follows a Divine Plan, which means that all of your problems are stepping stones to help you to reclaim your GOD CONSCIOUSNESS back at Amun Ra moment.

Hetepu.





Three Signs Prophesied by the Story of Osar that Your Ancestors Are Working For You

18 05 2019

Hetepu (Peace & Blessings) Family.

Greetings Family. I just received a question asking “How do you know when your ancestors are working on your behalf?” This is a common question that a lot of people have especially if you are new to ancestor veneration. Although I cannot tell you exactly what will occur all of the time when you are honoring your ancestors because everyone does not venerate their ancestors the same. I can tell you from my experience the signs that convinced me that my ancestors were working.

To begin, I must say that I do not worship my ancestors, I honor or venerate them. This must be understood because there are some cultures that teach adherents to make offerings to their ancestors so that they can receive blessings from them and if they fail to provide a particular offering to their ancestors. Then, it is believed that their ancestors will punish them.  For the record, I respect people who follow this cultural practice but this is not the Kemetic Way.

Hru Osar and Set

To understand the Kemetic Way, just like the Torah is the guide for Jews, the bible is the guide for Christians, and the Koran is the guide for Muslims.  The main cannon of the Kemetic tradition is the Story of Osar and from a Kemetic shaman perspective.  The ancestors, like all spirits, are allies and these allies, like any other ally, have a similar objective to ours.

To understand this, know that the first rule of necromancy, which is the magical art of working with spirits of the dead, is that the dead are still interested in the life and wellbeing of the living.  This is the reason the spirits of the dead communicate with the living in the first place. So, when we look at the Story of Osar (Asar, Osiris), we find that Osar taught his people laws so that they could govern themselves, but his jealous brother Set murdered him and usurped the throne. Then, after Osar’s wife Oset (Aset, Isis) went into hiding, she gave birth to Osar’s heir, Hru, and managed to help the child physically survive to adulthood. When Hru comes of age, he is visited by his deceased father Osar in a dream, who tells him to avenge his death.  When Hru “chooses” to fight for his inheritance, Set unleashes a viscious propaganda campaign against him and physically fights Hru on every level. As the Story goes, Hru does not finally defeat Set until Osar intercedes on his behalf and a court of law declares him the victor.

Now, keep in mind that although the Story of Osar (like many ancient legends) has a lot of uncanny similarities to physical events, the Story of Osar is not to be interpreted literally per se but figuratively.  Therefore, since Osar is Hru’s ancestor when Osar visits Hru in his dream and tells the young prince to avenge his death.  This is an allusion referring to the inspiration many of us have that something is not right in our current society because we feel as if we have lost our cultural ways.

Remember, according to legend Osar taught his people laws and laws is another way of saying culture.  So Osar gave his people culture so that they could govern themselves.  This means that the first sign that your ancestors are working for you is that you recognize that “Blackness” is not your culture. Blackness is the culture of a people whose historical beginnings start in the early 1600s with Europeans telling them that they are the descendants of Adam and Eve’s wretched and cursed child Cain, who was marked for his evil deed by the dark pigmentation of his skin. That’s Blackness.

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But, when your ancestors are working for you, you know that you are a Child of Osar. You don’t call yourself a Star Child or Sun Child just because it sounds cool.  You call yourself a Child of Osar, Son of Hru, Daughter of Oset, or Child of Shango, Child of Ellegua, Child of Yemaja, Daughter of Oshun, etc. because that’s what the Spirits told you. It was confirmed in a dream, a vision, through oracle reading, numerology, etc.   You call yourself a God or Goddess because you recognize that your Blackness is the beauty of this mysterious universe.

The second sign that your ancestors are working on your behalf is that you must remember that Osar began to communicate with Hru because he saw the horrible state that his people were in. So, don’t be fooled, you are not reading this post by accident. You did not just become suddenly involved in ancestor veneration and spiritual culture. Don’t let Set fool you into thinking that this is all coincidences. If you are reading this, it is because you have an ancestor(s) who is walking with you and this is why you are here.

The third sign that your ancestors are working for you is to remember that when Hru “chose” to fight for his inheritance.  That’s when Set launched an attack on him.  It should now be clear why you are most likely the stereotypical black sheep of your family and community, but know that God is with you.

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So, now that you know that you know that your Spirits are working for you. You must understand that just like Osar communicated to Hru and asked him to avenge his death. We are not obligated to do what our ancestors want. We have the right to chose to follow the path of Osar (our ancestral path) or the wayward path created by Set that is leading to an apparent genocide.

Again, it has been prophesied that when we choose to follow our Osar’s path. Our Osar will intercede on our behalf because our ancestors stand and walk with us.

Hetepu.





How to Worship the God/dess Within

29 04 2019

Hetepu (Peace & Blessings) Family.

It has come to my attention that a lot of people approach spiritual work as if they are in the church, temple or mosque because they have superimposed a lot of their old religious beliefs on to the new path they are on. This is not correct because it will basically make everything the same just with a different name. The only way to change this is by adopting another paradigm.

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For instance, as most of you know, I grew up in a Christian household. My father is preacher and my mother songstress. Like most who grew up in a strong Christian household, we went to church 4-5 times per week. For the longest time I could not understand why we went to church so often, until I learned that most Christians especially those from the southern U.S. believe that “an idle mind is the devil’s workshop.” Simply put, if you do not occupy yourself with something constructive you will eventually do something destructive, so a lot of people would counter this by going to church. Sidebar: Too bad they don’t understand metaphysics because there is a better way but, oh well.

Anyway,  because I went to church so often, when I finally got old enough and left the church.  I always felt as if something was missing.  I remember, I tried filling this void with yoga practices, daily meditation and/or prayer but something was still missing. When I began dabbling with other faiths, I found that filled the void temporarily but not completely mostly because it was outside of my cultural experience.   When I learned about the various energies or deities and the religions that centered around these entities, I learned that to worship them was to serve them but I could not bring myself to worship a deity/angel/archetype after being told for years that gods and goddesses are idols .  Even though it was right under my nose, it took me a long time to figure out that what was missing was the practice of attending church and praying to God on a regular basis.

Catholic Church Idolatry Exposed! Idol Worship FORBIDDEN by God

I felt as if there was a void because I had been taught that this was the only way to worship God who existed outside of me. When I finally found my whole knowledge of self, I realize that since the Divine is omnipresent – meaning everywhere. There is no need to worship the Divine in a church, mosque or temple. Many people feel comfortable and more at ease doing so because it helps to put them in the frame of mind. However, once it is realized that the Divine is everywhere and within you.  Then, when you talk to yourself, you are technically speaking talking to the Divine.

When I realized this, that is when my life changed because I realize that I had been talking down to my Divine for a long time.  You see, some of us have to check our self-talk because some of us talk horribly to the Divine within us. We cuss, swear, call our Divine stupid and dumb when we make a mistake, or tell ourselves what we can or can’t do.  This negative self-talk is truly anti-God, which means to worship the Divine within is to talk positive and affirm itself of its’ divine abilities.

Osar as Lord of KAMTA (the Black Lands)

Once I began to change how I talked to myself. I developed a different relationship with my Spirits. For instance, instead of serving them on a daily or weekly basis, it became me honoring and/or feeding them on a weekly basis to serve my purpose.  Remember, the Universe is mental so you must approach spirituality from an empowering perspective.

Hetepu.





Why Is the Spiritual Path So Challenging, and How to Make It Easier

8 03 2019

Hetepu (Peace & Blessings) Family.

We are all made in the image of the Divine. Every religious text states this because but most clergymen, theologians and religious philosopher gloss over this concept, to conceal their lack of spiritual understanding. We are all conditioned to accept and believe that we are subordinate, sinned and lowly dragged creatures who are simply a few DNA strands above apes.

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Courtesy of Planet of the Apes

As a result, we live our life like everyone else that has been programmed, by following the same daily routine.  Until one day something “miraculous” happens, which is out of the norm. Maybe, we made a wish to pass an exam and it happened, or we strongly wished for some money and got it.  It could have been we were in a dangerous situation and prayed real hard and escaped with our lives. Or, we had a love one who was miraculously healed. Whatever the case, something miraculous happened in our life and it was enough to jolt us and make us see that we have been living in a dream.

After we have been awakened from what we see is a long sleep, we decide to learn about this new reality that has been right under our noses, which everyone is calling spirituality.  So, we buy books and lately watch videos on what is spirituality, how to be more spiritual, etc. and here is where the problem begins.

Most of the books (not all) written about spirituality are actually by authors who write from a religious perspective, which is the belief that we should fear God and serve him.  And, not from a Divine perspective, which is that we are all made in the image of the Divine and therefore are gods and goddesses.  This is why if you search for anything spiritual, if you do not add a specific term like African or Kemetic spirituality, you will get a plethora of information on how to be a better Christian, Muslim or Jew.

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Since most of the books written about spirituality are from religious mindset authors and not Divine mindset writers. Most of the information we read about spirituality is very confusing and misleading. Aside from that, if you read books from several authors who say a similar thing.  You subconsciously assume that what these individuals are saying is the truth and anything that deviates from them is false, thus establishing a set of beliefs based upon someone else’s perception. The Kemetic people symbolize mimicking spiritual wisdom as Aan because baboons (or primates) can imitate human beings perfectly but this does not make them human beings, and therefore they are not gods and goddesses.   Spirituality is about reconnecting to the Divine so that you decide what is best for you and not believing what others believe just because they say so.

For instance, I had a crucifix (non-Jesus one) on my altar to symbolize the Kongo Cross and the Four Ras of the Maa Aankh, thus becoming a Sign of God to represent everlasting life. But, this one brother saw it, then told me that my beliefs were wrong because the crucifix was a symbol of death. I had to tell him that the crucifix predates Christianity in order to get him to check himself about my spirituality, which is personal and should not be up for debate in the first place. The thing is I knew where he was coming from because he read this from somewhere and felt that he had the right to tell me what was right or wrong for me. This is totally a religious attitude and history will show this is the same attitude that the missionaries had when they encountered the Africans, Amerindian (Native American), Polynesians, Asians, and the list goes on, but we fail to see when we perpetrate this behavior on ourselves.

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So, how do you distinguish from Divine mindset authors and religious mindset authors, who are simply writing to lead you back into a fearful, religious mindset? In fact, how do you know which spiritual path you should embark upon?

It is simple. Spirituality is about understanding that we are made in the image of the Divine and therefore, we are gods and goddesses. If you find an author or teacher who is afraid to say this, they are trying to lead you back into another religion.

As to which spiritual path you should walk, all of the spiritual paths are the same with the same focus, which is to unite you back with the Divine. They only appear different because they have different methods of how to achieve this unification. For instance, yoga focuses on this unification through physical postures, while reiki focuses on this unification through auric healing and most magicks rely on this unification to achieve specific goals, etc.

Spirituality is not supposed to be hard and it is not supposed to be boring. Understand.  Individuals from a religious perspective who believe that God or some other force is going to punish them for not serving them correctly, believe that spirituality should be difficult. They believe that being spiritual means sitting all day Sunday and listening to someone preach or humbling yourself on your knees and proclaiming that you are not worthy. This is not spirituality. This is being religious.

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Spirituality is supposed to be fun because it is mystical, magickal and powerful, which is why Djahuti (Tehuti, Thoth) is said to be the master of these arts. It also explains the reason why Set tried to avoid Djahuti at all cost, similiar to how people are discouraged from learning about magick today.  In fact, spirituality for some people is an escape from the norm to the extraordinary.

So, remember that if you are on a spiritual path, the objective is to become a god man or god woman. If this is not stressed on a regular basis, you may need to check to see what path you are on.

Hetepu.





Damn! Aren’t You Tired of Trying to Overcome Someday? (Why the 60s Failed)

22 02 2019

Hetepu (Peace & Blessings) Family.

First, let me start by saying one more time that I am grateful for the sacrifices and contributions that those before us have made. It is the main reason we are able to talk and express ourselves freely. In fact, I recall Brother Bobby Hemmit saying in one lecture how because of the Civil Rights Movement, he could go any  occult and metaphysical shop in the south, which could not be achieved had it not been for desegregation.  Now, that being said, let’s use this time and platform to talk real.

So, every time it is Black History Month, after going through the list of names of people and the contributions they made. Eventually we come to that period in time that leaves a bad taste in everyone’s mouth, the Civil Rights era where we see the same images of people having fire hoses turned against them, dogs attack them and literally folks being beat down for basic rights.  For some strange odd reason (or not) after listing all of the sacrifices and contributions that were made, Black History Month celebrated in most churches and communities around the country always seems to conclude with us all singing (all together…yes I am a bit cynical today) “We Shall Overcome.”

You might get mad with me but so what. It needs to be said. It always concludes with folks begging to be treated equal.

When we folks get it? After all of the contributions, all of the sacrifices, all of the inventions, all of the advancements, etc. If you still have to sing, “We shall overcome…” They are not going to let you OVERCOME.

I mean seriously…am I the only one who can see this? Why are folks so concerned with trying to get other people to accept and respect them? I mean, when you see a bum on the street begging for change, do you respect them as your equal? No. You respect them as a human being but that’s it. If you respect them as your equal, then take them inside of your home with your family them.  If you have commonsense you will not, but this is what folks keep doing every year by asking to be accepted by compromising their ancestral principles.

Now, let’s talk spiritually plain.  The reason folks keep singing this and coming back asking about “What happened in the 1960s?” Is because a type of soul loss occurred. Yeah, folks lost their mind because it was a traumatic era but it has never been recovered because we keep looking at history from a western cultural perspective.

In western society, the purpose of history is to tell his-story which is simply a list of names, dates and faces.  We read and study history from a western cultural perspective much like we do with Kemetic, Akan, Yoruba, Kongo, etc. history. We don’t study history from our own cultural perspective, which is to invoke it by talking to our Ancestors who lived during that time.

Family. In the Story of Osar, Hru (Heru, Horus) defeats Set because Djahuti (Tahuti, Tehuti, Thoth) performs a ceremony that allows the deceased Osar (Ancestor) to speak.

The reason the 60s, 70s and every decade afterward has failed us is because our folks did not invoke their Ancestors and Spirit Guides. If they had invoked their Ancestors and Guides, our spirits of the dead would have reminded them just like Osar reminded the tribunal of the evils that were perpetrated on folks for 400+ years prior to the 1960s.  Instead, folks want to forgive and forget that slavery ever occurred, yet complain about how things are not fair in contemporary times.  If they had invoked the ancestors, the ancestors would have given them dreams of deals being made in secret, etc.

It is interesting that folks are willing to forgive and forget slavery so easily yet, they can’t even forgive or forget the $20 they lent a family member or friend.

HRU (Heru, Horus)

Family, we need to change this. If you know how to work with your ancestors and spirit guides, you need to start really communicating with them because if not. These people who are chasing the selfish American dream are going to lead everyone off the cliff.  This is the time we need our ancestors and spirit guides foresight and insight more than ever.  The only way we as Hru can reclaim our birthright is with the help of our Osares.

 





Why You Need Magick in 2019

20 02 2019

Hetepu (Peace & Blessings) Family.

It is 2019, which means according to numerology when we add 2+0+1+9 to get a single number it totals to be 12 or 1+2 , which equals the number 3.  The number 3 is sacred to many messenger spirits like Npu (Anubis, Sebek), Ellegua, Pomba Gira, Exu, Lucero and other Mercury/Hermes energy because it refers to pathways, crossroads, doors, etc.

Now in the Story of Osar, after Set murdered Osar (Asar, Ausar, Osiris), threw the chest containing the body of Osar in the Nile and usurped the throne.  Osar’s loving and devoted wife Oset (Aset, Auset, Isis) cut her hair, put on her mourning clothes and went on a quest to find the body of Osar. Initially she had trouble finding the chest containing the body of Osar because she was considered an outlaw in Set’s kingdom.  So, Ra pitying Oset, sent forth Osar’s and Nebhet’s (Nephthy who at the time was the wife of Set) son Npu, to protect and guided Oset to find the deceased king’s body.

As you all know, we are living in a strange yet important time in history.  This society is governed by Set who is the personification of our arrogant, violent, animalistic, lustful, selfish, perverted, uncontrollable, egotistical, lower self.   The society is ruled by fear because the country was created out of fear and the only way to keep the fear in check is to glorify the ego.  So, Nebhet who was married to Set at the time of his coup symbolizes how we are all entertained by our five physical senses.

This is why it is socially acceptable to mimic an athlete, singer, entertainer, etc. then it is to devote yourself to spiritual development. In fact, if you mention to anyone that you are a trying to become a god or goddess. You might have the authorities called on you by your family and/or friends, because you are considered an outlaw like our Mother Oset.

Small Mock Npu Het (Altar for Npu Spirits)

So, in these perilous times where people spend $1000 or more to see grown-ass men run up and down a field with a leather ball, but will refuse to spend $20 for a T-shirt that says, “I am a GOD.”  We need a guide and this guide is Npu who will protect and guide us by introducing us to the magick of beliefs.

We must use magick because the odds are seriously against us and the system is designed for us to struggle and fail. It is very important that you know what your magickal path is and embrace this part of your Maa (truth). In order to escape the various trappings Set has planned because this is going to be the year we make changes.

If you are new to spiritual development and wondering what a magickal path is, first understand that magick is simply the art of manifesting and removing whatever you want at will. For instance, if you are suffering from an ill-ness you want to remove the ill-ness and manifest perfect health.  A magickal path is a system that will help you to achieve your goals based upon a set of beliefs.

There are numerous magickal paths that exist and finding which path works best for you can either be discovered through trial and error or experimentation and divination. Keep in mind that your magickal path means that in this lifetime, the magick you use will be easier than it would be if you follow another path. For instance, you might find it easier to do Law of Attraction magick then work deities in the magico-religious path. Or you might find it easier to do folk magick then to work with amulets and talismans. Here’s a listing of some of the more popular paths:

Folk Magick Path

Chaos Magick Path

Enochian Magick Path

Magico-religious Path

Candle Magick Path

Herbal Magick Path

Talismanic and Amuletic Magic Path

Necromancy Magick Path

Law of Attraction/Manifestation Magickal Path

Necromantic Magick

 





Three Powerful Ways to Use the Kemetic Kongo Cross for Spiritual Healing

10 11 2018

Hetepu (Peace & Blessings) Family.

When the Africans were kidnapped and brought to the Americas, contrary to popular belief, the Africans taken to North America did not lose their culture. What the Africans taken to North America loss was the philosophy and theology behind their cultural practices, which regressed into a superstition.Never Forget

“Superstition” Luisah Teish author of Jambalaya: The Natural Woman’s Book of Personal Charms and Practical Rituals defines as “…a belief or practice whose origin and context has been lost to us and/or is in conflict with the beliefs of the dominating culture”.

So when I learned that the first Africans brought to the Americas and North America were from the Kongo-Angolan region, and that remnants of their culture survived through slavery such as: 1) the cultural practice of placing images of deceased loved ones in the western direction of the home; 2) the belief that ancestors visit us in our dreams and reincarnate as “old souls” through our children; and. 3) Most African Americans have a common understanding of the crossroad concept, and much more.  I was very excited to learn about the Kongo religion in hopes of learning about my loss heritage.

Kongo Cross used for Ventilation during Underground Railroad at First African Baptist Church in Savannah, Georgia.

But, because the Kongo-Angolan people were the first of the Africans to be brought to the Americas, their region was also the most devastated through slavery, imperialism and later ravaged by various civil wars. Consequently, this meant that most of the Old Kongo cultural beliefs were either lost and/or obsolete.

Thankfully, understanding that the Kongo-Angolan people were Bantu speaking people and that the Bantu or Ba-Ntu migrated from Kemet, helped me to understand my ancestral heritage from a more profound perspective. Through one-ton-one correspondence between the Kemetic and Kongo traditions I discovered a cosmogram, which became known as the Maa Aankh.

Maa Aankh with Utchat

The Maa Aankh cosmogram is based upon the remnants of the Bantu-Kongo spirituality that survived in North America that has been syncretized with Kemetic (Ancient Egyptian) philosophy.  Like most cosmograms or medicine wheels, the Maa Aankh can be interpreted in numerous ways. The general understanding is that our universe is composed of two worlds or two lands and they are: above the imperfect world of the living called TASETT (the Red Lands or the Land of Set/Set-an and Ku Nseke in KiKongo), and below. The perfect world of dead called KAMTA (the Black Lands also known as the Land or Kingdom of Osar/Osiris, hence the Underworld and Ku Mpemba/the Land of White in KiKongo). These two lands are divided by a thin veil called Nyun, but are bridged together through Maa.

Surrounding these two lands are four discs symbolizing the four attributes of Ra (the Life Force) and the four moments of the Sun: Khepe Ra (Sunrise or Kala in KiKongo), Ra (Midday or Tukula in KiKongo), Ra Atum (Sunset or Luvemba in KiKongo) and Amun Ra (Midnight or Musoni in KiKongo).

The Four Ras also signify:

  • The Evolution of the Soul: Khepera (Sunrise/Birth), Ra (Midday/Life), Ra Atum (Sunset/Death) and Amun Ra (Midnight/Rebirth)
  • The Four Directions: Khepera (East), Ra (North), Ra Atum (West) and Amun Ra (South)
  • The Four Seasons: Khepera (Spring), Ra (Summer), Ra Atum (Fall) and Amun Ra (Winter)
  • The Four Elements: Khepera (Air), Ra (Fire), Ra Atum (Earth), and Amun Ra (Water)
  • The Four Phases of Life: Khepera (intellectual), Ra (physical), Ra Atum (emotional) and Amun Ra (spiritual)
  • The Four Stages of Life: Khepera (infancy), Ra (adolescences), Ra Atum (elder-hood) and Amun Ra (ancestors)
  • The Four Temperaments/Humors: Khepera (Black Bile), Ra (Blood), Ra Atum (Yellow Bile) and Amun Ra (Phlegm)
  • The Four Sons of Hru (Heru or Horus): Khepera (Tuamatef protects the stomach and guide the dead), Ra (Hapi protects the lungs and navigated the dead), Ra Atum (Qebehsenuf protects the intestines and refreshed the dead) and Amun Ra (Amset protects the liver and was used to revive the corpse of the dead.)

And there are other correlations that can be made as well such as the stages of consciousness,  family dynamics, etc. but to mention them all would take us beyond the scope of this post.

The center of the Maa Aankh represents a culmination of one’s spiritual and physical gifts, one’s physical and spiritual balance, and/or one’s ability to ascend from the Four Ra to an enlightened position in the center.

Therefore, there are numerous ways you can use the Maa Aankh all depending on what feels right to you.  However, below are three powerful ways that I have benefited from the Maa Aankh.

The Maa Aankh as a Guide for Spiritual Progress

The Right Eye of Ra (Also known as the Solar Eye corresponds to literal and physical sight.)

The Right Eye of Ra (Also known as the Solar Eye corresponds to literal and physical sight.)

“Live in the moment” and “Understand your past, so you can determine your future” are all relevant sayings when it comes to contemplating on the moments of the Maa Aankh.  To perform this simple exercise simply think about which moment resonates with you the most and your spiritual spiritual progress. For instance, whenever I begin to see a lot of problems (financial, health, family, career, etc.) occurring in my life. Depending on the severity, I can look on the Maa Aankh and see that I am entering the Ra Moment.  Since the Ra Moment corresponds to the youthfulness or adolescences, which is fully of rashness and folly.  The Ra Moment signifies where most of our problems occur due to social conditionings, peer pressure and the lack of spiritual insight or wisdom, hence the Right Eye of Ra.  Therefore, during this time I am reminded that I need to seek wisdom and spiritual insight or an oracle as signified by the polar opposite to get a full or holistic picture.  (The polar opposite of the Ra Moment is the Amun Ra Moment).

 

The Maa Aankh as a Crossroad

The Maa Aankh naturally symbolizes two intersecting points thus making a crossroad where two worlds meet.  From this perspective, the Maa Aankh can be found anywhere because it represents where the known (TASETT) meets the unknown (KAMTA).  For instance, the Maa Aankh can be found where a town meets the forest/woods, the city meets the cemetery or the city meets a park, a beach shore meets the ocean, your home meets the outside of your home, and even psychologically where your subconscious meets your Superconscious.  Therefore, the threshold between these two “lands” is the powerful center, which can be used to say your prayers, to meditate, place offerings such as candles and/or express your gratitude.  Simply draw or trace it on the ground and use it as you feel.

The Maa Aankh as a Spiritual Guide

However, I personally prefer to use the Maa Aankh as a spiritual guide alongside the Story of Osar based upon African tribal history, metaphysics and spiritualism.

To understand this perspective we need to go back to a time before Kemet was a united kingdom and consisted of warring tribes. From this perspective, the Story of Osar is not a mythological legend consisting of numerous gods and goddesses, but a metaphorical story between two opposing tribal leaders.

According to legend, before Kemet was united into one kingdom, it was divided into two regions and governed by two brothers:  Upper Kemet in the southern region was symbolized by the white Hedjet crown and governed by the eldest brother Osar.  While Lower Kemet or the northernmost part of the region, which was symbolized by the red Deshret crown was ruled by the youngest brother Set.

Now, at the time when these two chieftain ruled, the people of Kemet were constantly at war with one another. Until one day Osar dreamt of ways of uniting the two lands into one country, which led him to developing spiritual teachings (or some say a religion).  After applying these teachings, Osar traveled the country teaching all of his countrymen how to live in peace with one another, and the science of agriculture, which he learned from his wife/sister Oset (Isis). Consequently, the teachings of Osar spread like wildfire and in a relatively short time, brothers ceased warring with one another.  Osar later became king and he was loved by everyone for unifying the two lands and bringing peace and prosperity to the region. All were grateful to Osar except for Set, who was so envious of Osar that he plotted and killed the first king of Kemet, then usurped the throne. 

Everyone feared Set’s tyrannical rule except for Oset (Aset) who fled and magically conceived Osar’s heir, Hru.  When Hru came of age, he challenged Set for the throne but was unable to defeat his father’s youngest brother. Then, in one critical battle, Set managed to gouge Hru’s eye, thereby forcing the young prince to barely escape with his life.  Hru fled to see his father’s old friend and vizier Djahuti, who repaired the young prince’s left eye perfectly.

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

The next time Hru engaged in battle with Set, he swiftly and quickly defeated him and forced his uncle to surrender.  Even after being defeated militarily Set, refused to yield and campaigned against Hru by claiming that he was not Osar’s legitimate heir.  As a result, the campaign was so successful that a tribunal was convened to decide who would rule the kingdom, but after hearing the both sides.  The tribunal still could not come to a decision for some favored Hru while others ruled in favor of Set. Finally, Djahuti made it possible for Osar to speak from beyond the grave.  After which Osar verified that Hru was his heir and encouraged the tribunal to rule truthfully because he established a kingdom in the Underworld where he was now the head judge.  Upon hearing Osar’s testimony the tribunal ruled in Hru’s favor and awarded him the white and red Pschent crown.

There are numerous ways that this story can be interpreted but my understanding of the Story based upon the Maa Aankh is that: 1) Hru defeated Set in battle because he had his spiritual eye repaired, and. 2) Hru reclaimed his inheritance because of his ancestor, Osar.

Therefore, the Maa Aankh can be used as a spiritual guide for working with one’s ancestors and spirits. It indicates that the relationship between the living and the dead should be more like a business partnership, where both the living and the spirits benefit. The Maa Aankh explains the difference between the living and the spirits of the dead by indicating that the living are limited because of the physical laws of time and space. Meaning although we can experience life (eating food, pleasures of friendship, sex, etc.), our physical bodies are a trap that prevent us growing spiritually, because we cannot see beyond the physical. Hence the reason we have so many problems in our life is because we lack insight and wisdom, and must rely solely upon our intellect and what we have previously learned.

On the flip side, since the spirits of the dead have the ability to see anything and everything because they are not limited by the physical laws of time and space due to not having a physical body.  However, the lack of a physical body prevents them from truly experiencing life and thus spiritually growing.

However, by forming an alliance or partnership between the living and the spirit of the dead, the living are able to use the insight and wisdom of the spirit of the dead to improve their life, while the spirit of the dead are able to use the physical body of the living to spiritually evolve.  In other words, neither the living or the spirit of the dead are more superior than the other. Both, the living and the spirit of the dead are on equal footing are suppose to profit the relationship, hence the relationship between Hru and Osar.

By using the Maa Aankh as a spiritual guide for working with spirits, we can see that many (if not most) of the spirits that give churchgoers the “gift of the Holy Ghost” via speaking-in-tongues, etc. are really trickster spirits taking advantage of peoples’ ignorance. Proof that these are trickster spirits can be seen in the fact that no true wisdom or spiritual power is being offered, which is the reason as soon as people leave Sunday worship they lose their Holy Ghost and return to their ill-behavior ways.  Another sign that trickster spirits are leeching off of uninformed churchgoers is that the physical church is steadily growing while communities they serve are steadily seeking in despair.

At the same time, benevolent spirits of the dead will only approach the living if they believe that they can profit from the relationship and offer spiritual insight in return. This is the reason everyone does not have a La Madama or Uncle/Nkisi (Bucket) spirit guide. By using the Maa Aankh as a spiritual guide, you are able to set the rule between you and your spirits that your relationship is basically a “quid pro quo” meaning “I give you something and expect to get something in return (because that’s Maa)”. Therefore, every time you pray, meditate or do a ritual, you should make an offering in return.

The Double Pschent Crown

The Double White & Red Pschent Crown

When you are working with a higher spirits you will sense flashes of insight as if suddenly the “light is coming on”, which symbolizes the white Hedjet crown of Osar.

It was through working with my ancestors in this manner that I learned that Osar corresponds to the Superconscious or Higher Self and Set to our subconscious or lower self.

So, these are some of the ways that I have truly benefitted from using the Maa Aankh. Hopefully, these methods can help you in your spiritual road as well.

Hetepu