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?”

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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).

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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.





Hru (Heru, Horus) Knows that Nonviolence is Predicated on His/Her Opponent Having a Conscience

27 07 2015

Hetepu (Peace and Blessings) Family.

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.)

You know when most people hear the term “spiritual blindsided” they immediately equate it with being caught off guard by a situation resulting in inappropriate behavior, like losing their temper. While this is one aspect of being spiritually blindsided, from an ancient African perspective when an individual is too spiritual they can be blinded as well resulting in them being imbalanced. Imbalance from the Kamitic perspective is symbolized as having one eye usually the Right Eye of Ra.

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Spiritual imbalance is often symbolized by the Right Eye of Ra because it corresponded to the limited understanding of our subconscious.

Balance in the Kamitic tradition is symbolized as Maa, personified by the spirit (netchar) Maat and it is the most important theme in Kamitic spirituality because it leads to enlightenment.  Most people don’t see this because there is still a lot of confusion about whom and what is Maa and Maat.  This confusion exists because Western archeologists and scholars have interpreted our ancient ancestral writings from their limited perspective but they don’t understand African thought.  As a result, many of us are trying to equate Maa with karma believing that Maa is all about “reaping what you sow” or the belief that some final judgement is to make everything alright. I was guilty of this when I was younger as well thinking that in order to master the Maa I had to commit the 42 Laws of Maat to memory.  I also believed that some great cosmic event was going to overturn the society and people who acted “good” were going to be saved.  It wasn’t until I began working with my ancestors that I began to truly see that Maa is the symbol of Law, Balance, Order, Righteousness and Truth; and on a weekly thanking Maat for bringing “balance and order into my life” that I began to get a holistic perspective. Maa also corresponds to Insight because once you see the truth you know it and it will make you aware, which is why in the Story of Osar (Asar, Ausar, Osiris) it is alluded that the hero Hru had his eye gouged out by the enemy Set. This eye was none other than the Left Eye of Ra.

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.)

You see the maa (balance, law, order, truth, etc.) for one person is not going to be the same for another because we are all unique, which means the words, acts, behaviors, things, etc. that create imbalance in my life, most likely are going to differ from yours.  The Maa is the same for all beings on the planet and one of our objectives is to learn how to live in harmony with it. This is the reason we have to have a very clear understanding about the divinity within our being and understand that certain things are not just detrimental to our being, but to families, friends, community and the entire society. Let me explain.

When Charles Darwin wrote the Descent of Man in 1871, where he talks about how after studying nature there seemed to be a survival of the fittest that exist. English biologist Thomas Henry Huxley, known as “Darwin’s Bulldog” was the individual that advocated and promoted this idea.  Thereby, validating the belief that it was natural for human beings to compete and dominate one another because the same behavior occurs in the wild.

Consequently, the “survival of the fittest” trend has been promoted all over the globe as the natural way we are supposed to live as human beings. It is the philosophical mantra used throughout the Western world on how to do everything from engaging in a relationship with one another to how to conduct business. It is a continual cycle of competition because adult males and females are taught as children that they have to fight with one another (Battle of the Sexes), and since children imitate what they see. They attend school or meet on the playground to compete or dominate their peers in whatever ways they possibly can. Of course, if the child has suitable resources (leadership, economic, etc.) in their community, they are able to act out their competitive and domineering energies in sports or some other extracurricular activities. If they do not, then the child engages in destructive and illicit activities and this where the problem appears to begin.

Once an atrocity or heinous act is committed by a child, young adult, a group of young adults, etc., is when you find people on both sides of aisle playing the blame game. Some will argue that it was due to the lack of resources that created the condition for a heinous act to be committed. While others will argue that the “lack of resources” is an excuse and that the real problem is simply that people won’t take responsibility and get with the program. In other words, the reason so many children are doing poorly is because they have deadbeat fathers, unwedded mothers and a lack of ethics and morals. This cycle of blaming continues to go on and on to it being about language.  All of this occurs while people wait for the next major atrocity to occur to react to.  All while missing that the root cause stems from this limited mindset that we all have about life.

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The facts are that Darwin only mentioned “survival of the fittest” a couple of times in his book, which was distorted by Huxley. Darwin mentioned the word “love” over 90 times because he noticed that while nature is competitive. It is also cooperative.  Darwin noted that the reason human beings were able to evolve without the agility, speed and strength that animals have is because we learned how to cooperate with one another for the greater good.

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We see examples of these two traits all throughout nature of animals from the smallest to the largest primates. A herd of gazelles work together to protect one another (especially the young) from predators.

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Elephants exhibit this same behavior trait.  Animals are only aggressive when they feel threatened.  Ants for instance, are aggressive whenever they need to defend their territory or kill in order to eat, but they build they are very cooperative with the rest of nature in order to live.

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In other words, animals only kill when they have to. A lion doesn’t hunt down a whole herd of gazelles. They only kill what they need and it is done to feed their entire pride, pack, streak (or community). The rest of their existence is spent do what is necessary for the pride, pack, streak, etc.

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This competitive/cooperative aspect that exists in nature is what the Kamitic sages would call the Maa. It is not The Law per se, but all of nature follows it. It is not The Balance, but since all of nature follows it everything in nature is balanced.  It is not The Truth per se, but is the absolute truth because no matter where we go. We see that everything in nature adheres to this same scheme.

Scale of Maa

Scale of Maa

The Kamitic people understood that Maa should exist between fire and water, earth and sky, male and female, aggressive and passive, etc. When Maa doesn’t exist within an individual, community or society, there is imbalance or chaos. The Kamitic rulers and sages understood this concept so well that when they went to war (competitive), they didn’t totally annihilate their adversaries like the Americans did when they decided to drop the A –bomb on the already defeated Japanese during WWII to demonstrate their might. No, the Kamitians simply fought enough in order to eliminate the threat.  The defeated region was brought into the Kamitic fold if they chose to do so, but it was all done for the greater of the whole. This is the reason when the Kamitians defeated their enemies (like the Hyskos) they didn’t annihilate them. They simply beat them into submission.

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An analysis of Kamitic history will reveal that they like other traditional Africans and non – Westerners (like the Native Americans, Pacific Islanders, Indigenous of Australia, etc.) basically lived their lives based upon a consensus. That is by doing what is best for the whole by sacrificing the wants of the few for the many.  This is the same behavior that we see in nature and this cooperative energy is what the Kamitic people personified as the spirit (netchar) Osar (Asar, Ausar or Osiris in Greek).  Which legend tells us that Osar was the inventor of agriculture (through the help of his wife), the legendary ruler that united the people and brought civilization all through cooperation. Osar is attached to the superconscious mind or the Ba part of our being (the unlimited part of our mind symbolized as KAMTA), which functions out of love.

KAMTA – The Black Lands (symbol of our Higher Self and the Superconscious Mind) ruled by Osar (Asar, Ausar or Osiris in Greek). The realm of our aakhu (ancestral spirits and spirit guides) and the netcharu (guardian spirits).

Clearly you see that this is not the same type of society that we live in today. The American society sacrifices the wants and needs of the many for the selfish desires of the individual or selected few.  We can see this same competitive and selfish behavior throughout the Western world. You can call it democracy, capitalism, socialism, communism, etc. but it is all the same because it is not based upon the true nature of the human being, which is to love or cooperate with one another. It is based upon competition and conquest.  An analysis of Western thought throughout history will show this which is the reason Christopher Columbus is still celebrated as a national hero despite the fact that he initiated the decimation of the Amerindian people throughout the Americas. He is clearly a symbol used to advocate and promote the interests of the selected few over the many. Understand. Christopher Columbus is celebrated as a national hero because he symbolizes competition and conquest. This is the reason American history books continue to promote the idea that Columbus brought civilization to the “New World” or Americas as if the Amerindians weren’t civilized. This arrogant, egotistical, limited and selfish energy is what the Kamitic people called the spirit Set, which is attached to the subconscious mind or the sahu part of our being (the limited part of our mind symbolized as TASETT), which manifests itself out of fear.

TASETT – The Red Lands (symbol of our lower self and the subconscious mind) ruled by Set (Seth, Set-an, the Devil). The physical realm of the living.

Osar is the energy of cooperative love and Set is energy of competitive fear. Westerners will tell you that Set is the devil and we are taught to be afraid of him again because they don’t understand African thinking. Both love and fear are energies with positive and negative aspects like any other energy. It is natural to fear because it prompts you to take protective measures, but too much fear or uncontrolled fear will result in you destroying your life or the lives of others. Love is the same way. If one is too cooperative they end up being abused and misused by predators.  This is the reason Kamitic sages kept stressing that people live a life of Maa.

Our ancestors lived in a similar society like the Kamitic people did but when the Europeans abducted, enslaved and brought them to the Americas, this way of life was interrupted. (I say interrupted because many of our families after slavery was abolished continued to live their lives based upon a consensus of the whole). Slowly but surely many of them were assimilated into the American society, and in time we lost this philosophical perspective about life. Again, many people want to claim that it was because of Christianity but I found that this is not totally true.

We have to accept and understand contrary to popular belief that all of our ancestors weren’t forced into Christianity. Many of our ancestors from the Kongo – Angolan region were Christians or at least familiar with the Christian faith prior to being brought to the Americas. When these Africans were brought to North America, they already had in their minds a working syncretized model of their indigenous beliefs and Christianity. In other words, the Africans from the Kongo – Angolan region had a spiritual system of resistance in their mind, which I strongly believe they taught to the other Africans brought to North America.

History shows that when the England commissioned the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts (SPG) to Christianize Native Americans and Africans in the New World to protect English interest, so that the colonies wouldn’t be taken over by France and Spain. The Anglican missionaries had a difficult time completing their tasks for a number of reasons.  It was difficult for them to convert the Amerindians because the Native Americans being familiar with the land could easily flee back to their villages. Many enslaved Africans were able to resist the conversion because they didn’t make a distinction between spiritual and secular, so they had already conceptualized that “salvation” meant “freedom” from slavery. When Euro – American slaveholders witnessed this change in attitude and behavior, they strongly objected to the conversion to Christianity.

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It wasn’t until the 1800s that most enslaved and free descendants of Africa willingly converted to Christianity.  Many of them fond of the plain – styled preaching of Baptist and Methodist ministers, along with the fact that these denominations initially opposed slavery, while allowing the blacks to practice Christianity according to their African beliefs, which consisted of spirit possession, dancing, singing and shouting, is the reason many willingly converted to the Christian faith.

Later on, Christian missionaries in an effort to placate the growing concern among slaveholders in North America, perverted the Christian teachings and began preaching to the Africans the “good slave” doctrine (instruction), which is, that part of their Christian duty was to be a good slave by obeying their masters, protecting their slave owners property and not destroying it. It was the “good slave” doctrine that eventually led to the creation of the Curse of Ham myth, which was that blacks were inferior to whites because after the biblical Noah’s son Ham witnessed his father drunk and naked.  Noah cursed Ham’s descendants (people of dark skin) to all be slaves.

Slaveholders became aware that religion (or anything for that matter) could be used as a tool of control in the 1800s, but early African Americans like Denmark Vessey (1820) and Nat Turner (1831) also were aware that religion could be used as a tool of liberation because they saw the hypocrisy of Christian slaveholders. This allowed them to get a holistic view as many people of African descent did who rebelled against the institution of slavery.

The problem that many of us have today is that we have been taught to love or be passive and cooperative but not to be aggressive and competitive. As a result, we have a limited or narrow view of life. On the other hand, there are those of us who reject the passive and cooperative aspect and have embraced wholeheartedly the aggressive and competitive aspect thinking that this will solve our problems.  The thing is that we have to understand that both perspectives (the cooperative symbolized by Osar and the competitive symbolized by Set) by themselves will lead to a great imbalance.  We can’t be polarized by one or the other.  We need both because separately they are not Maa.

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Maa is symbolized as Hru who is the son of Osar and the nephew of Set, which is why Hru wears the white crown of KAMTA (Osar’s crown) and the red crown of TASETT (Set’s crown), known as the double white and red Pschent crown. It is the Kamitic symbol of self – mastery and self – discipline, which means that Hru can be aggressive and passive whenever he or she needs to be.

This means that Hru can love and cooperate with everyone like Osar, but he ain’t no fool and knows that everyone is not on that same level. He saw examples of this through his uncle Set. This is why Hru is all about forgiving people for their sins and the wrongs they have committed, but understands that through Maa that one has to right their wrong in order for them to be forgiven because the energy is not balanced. Hru believes and works towards a nonviolent society, but understand the physical reality that we must protect ourselves.  Hru understands what Baba Kwame Ture (aka Stokely Carmichael) expressed and I paraphrase that “nonviolence is predicated on your opponent having a conscience”1. This is why Hru is situated in the middle of the Maa Aankh cosmogram.

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We need to understand this because I have seen people take this limited perspective with them everywhere they go. They will take this narrow view and they may say Osar (Asar, Ausar or Osiris), Obatala or whatever, but they are still approaching it from this limited one – sided perspective of either being all about cooperation or competitive. This is why we hear of so much corruption in organized and diaspora traditions.  Fortunately, it can all be corrected and balance restored by working with our ancestors.

See, the ancestors from the ancient African perspective are the pallbearers of Maa. Since they do not have a physical body they are not limited by time and space, which means that they can see what we can’t see and have the ability to go anywhere. When we include them in our lives, they can provide us with a holistic perspective through our dreams, visions and divination that stretches beyond our physical eyes. You see divination will give you insight on if you need to attend an event or not, or if someone can be trusted or not. If someone is being truthful or selfish and so on.  There are some divination tools (oracles) that give you insight on how to make partnerships works.  In other words, through working with our ancestors we get a holistic view that is not just based upon our beliefs and opinions, which can and are usually wrong.

The Eyes of Ra (Provide a Holistic Perspective)

The Eyes of Ra (Provide a Holistic Perspective)

Could you imagine if before we went to the voting polls we came together, asked our ancestors for guidance and did a reading on the candidate that would be beneficial to us, how much our life would change? Just the thought of it should give you goosebumps!  And, I am going to let you in on a secret. People like the Chinese having been doing it for years and the thing is that we have been doing it as well because this is how Hru was able to defeat his enemy through the intercession of his ancestor.  This is the only way we will be able to defeat our physical and spiritual enemies as well.

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Legends of the Gods, The Egyptian Texts: Introduction: Summary: IV … http://www.sacred-texts.com461 × 400 Search by image Horus of Behutet and Thoth spearing Set in the form of a crocodile.

We have to realize that the reason the Kamitic civilization became great was because of the rapport they had with their ancestors (aakhu). Proof of this fact can be seen all along the Nile with various structures dedicated to the highest of ancestors. Learning the history of what our ancestors did was great, but the only way to trigger the ancestral consciousness within our being is by incorporating our ancestors into our lives.

Ancestor veneration and divination is a cultural practice that we have been made to be ashamed of only because it is effective and it is not beneficial to the Setian system we find ourselves in today. This is why it is important that you understand that if the idea of honoring your ancestors and communicating with them on a daily or weekly basis spooks you.  It is because the spirit Set has a hold on you. In fact, if you go to a Chinese or Vietnamese restaurant or store, and you aren’t spooked by their shrines greeting you at their place of business, but the image of an African divinity frightens you and makes you cry out “heathen, idolatry, evil, etc.” Then, Set really has a hold on you because you see no problem in honoring (or respecting) the cultural practices and ideology of another culture used to resist selfish Western values, but find fault in your own ancestral practices used for the same exact psychological reasons.

We need to return to our ancestral way, which will help us to see beyond the superficialities that keep us falling for the same poli-tricks or pile of tricks (politics) that keeps us from building the future we want for our children. It is the only way we can restore Maa back into our lives.

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Hope that helps.

 

1. “Dr. King’s policy was that nonviolence would achieve the gains for black people in the United States. His major assumption was that if you are nonviolent, if you suffer, your opponent will see your suffering and will be moved to change his heart. That’s very good. He only made one fallacious assumption: In order for nonviolence to work, your opponent must have a conscience. The United States has none.” – Stokely Carmichael.





Kamitic Magic and Christmas Spirits (OMG! Santa Claus is Real and other Christmas Traditions)

15 12 2014

Hetepu (Peace) Family

Greetings. In this holiday season I deemed it necessary to talk about something that we have all seen and for whatever reason aren’t benefiting from. Have you noticed how people around you get the things they want throughout life and it seems like they are just blessed or extremely lucky.  Well, it is because these people are unconsciously tapping into the true meaning of Christmas and we aren’t.  I don’t know about you, but I am tired of us not being blessed. So, let’s talk about this.

Now, before we begin, those of you who know me know that I very concerned about integrating and making spiritual traditions practical in our contemporary times.  Especially since Western science seemed to have become the main religion in our society today.

Osar as Lord of KAMTA (the Black Lands)

Osar as Lord of KAMTA (the Black Lands)

That being said, I am not going to talk about how the sun, moon and stars align to create the winter solstice.   I could tell you how Christmas signifies the birth of the Christian savior and how it was a concept borrowed from the Kamitic (Ancient Egyptians) but, I am not. I could tell you about how wrong it is for Christmas to be commercialized and how Santa Claus is not real blah, blah, blah. NO. I am not talking about any of that, so if you are looking for me to criticize and blast others. Sorry, not today, we have more important work to do. This post is for those with children who are struggling to keep them on the path of righteousness in the midst of the greatest illusions of the year.

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Yes. All of these things are true – winter solstice, the origins of Christmas, etc. – but what does it have to do with you and your family? I haven’t met, read or heard any “spiritual” person saying, “Ah Yeah! Winter Solstice Was On Blast. I got _______!” In fact, what I have noticed is that the poorest people on the planet are usually so-called spiritual people.

Now, I am not saying this has happens or that there aren’t people benefiting from this sharing season, but for the vast spiritual majority, they don’t understand how to tap into this energy so they miss the opportunity to advance from it. Based upon my experience, I have concluded that most people miss it because of two reasons:

1.  They miss it because they have no spiritual cosmology, so they continue to separate the physical from the spiritual and fail to see that the two realms are intertwined. See, it takes spiritual energy to get physical things. When most people asked what they really want they will say, “I want to be more spiritual” and when most people say this what they really want is more self-discipline. The thing is when people ask to be more spiritual, what they get is more adversity because the Spirit doesn’t distinguish good and bad.  The Spirit only knows that adversity will force you to become more discipline. I did the same thing once upon a time. One time this season came around and I asked to be more spiritual.  Shortly after Spirit said, “Voila! Take this troubled individual (in your life) with no money, and I will take away your job, other sources of income for you. And, now you can be more spiritual (focused).” Yeah, I was homeless for a while for that and I will more focused, but I will never ask to be more spiritual ever again. It is better to ask for what you want because in order to get what you want you have to focus your mind/spirit anyway, which is the whole point. For instance, if you want a better job, improved finances, a new car, etc. in order to get it you have to focus your energies to getting that and that whole process will make you more spiritual. We have to abandon this Western religious (and Eastern thought) concept that we either have to be spiritual or secular (physical/material). Kamitic spirituality like most indigenous spiritual systems is about balance (Maa). We need the physical and spiritual, the good and the bad, etc. to survive and part of our purpose of being on this earth is to learn how to be a Man and Woman of God by living between both realities.

Hru and Set - Fighting the Devil Within

Hru and Set – Fighting the Devil Within

2. The second reason people don’t prosper during this time, (which also ties into not having a cosmology) is because they are too damn spiritual. They basically end up confused.  Their head is so up in the stars and wrapped around metaphysics that you literally have to pull these people down by their knees and not the ankles. Simply because they forgot that they are here to have an earthly experience, which means you need physical things in order to physically survive. As the Christian saying goes, “Don’t be so heavenly minded that you aren’t any worldly good.”  Again, I understand why this occurs because most of us raised in the West were taught by people who believed according to Col. 3:2 that we should, “Set your mind on things above, not on the things that are on earth.” The problem is that earthly things have always been misinterpreted by Christian leaders who believed that if things aren’t heavenly they are evil, hence the misquoted and erroneous belief, “that money is the root of all evil.”  The true understanding of the scripture was that you are supposed to keep your mind focused on the heavenly things.  Meaning, don’t connive and scheme on getting physical things but let the Spirit guide you to obtaining the things you want. That’s the purpose of magic and miracles in the first place, to let the Spirit guide you.

Since most of these religious practices we learned when we were children, and they were based upon superstitions because any time you have a tradition with no understanding of the spiritual science, it becomes profane.  It is hard for many of us to break from these beliefs and practice because they are firmly impressed upon our subconscious.  It is not impossible because the wonderful thing is that we can always learn something new by replacing outdated info with new learnings. So, let’s get real and let me tell you how I made the transition in order to tap into true meaning of Christmas.

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First, Christmas is the Christian version of the Kamitic holiday Hed Sed or Sed Day. Sed Day was created by the Kamitic sages to signify the symbolic victory of knowledge over ignorance, hope over despair, new over the old, good over evil, symbolized as the rebirth of Osar (Asar, Ausar or Osiris in Greek) through his heir Hru (Horus in Greek).

According to Kamitic legend, Osar united the Kamitic people by teaching them law and the science of agriculture, thus making his kingdom a very prosperous land. All loved Osar except for his youngest brother Set, who became so envious of Osar, that he held a banquet for the beloved king and murdered him, thereby separating the once united kingdom and usurping the throne. Fortunately, due to Osar’s righteousness and his devoted wife Oset, Osar was reborn through his heir Hru, who later challenged and defeated his evil uncle Set, and returned Osar’s rule to the throne.

Hru Osar and Set

Hru Osar and Set

The Kamitic people depicted this concept of life over death or good over evil by symbolizing Osar’s life as the moon during the month of regeneration Keehek (December). It was from this concept the tradition was born to celebrate the figurative death of the reigning king’s authority, which occurred 28 days after November 27 – the Last Supper (or Banquet) for Osar hosted by his younger brother Set and, his rebirth, which occurred around December 25th.  This is where the origin of the old adages, “the king is not dead!”, “Long live the king!”, “Out with the old and in with the New!” and “The righteous will receive their justly reward!”

Maa Aankh & Seasons

As you can see, the months of regeneration correspond to the Amun Ra moment on the Maa Aankh cosmogram. Therefore, when you put this in perspective you can clearly see how it all ties into Christmas because we’re dealing with Amun Ra (the Hidden Ra) or Energy associated with rebirth and renewal. That means “News Flash! Santa Claus is Real.” No there is no fat jolly man flying around on a sleigh being pulled by magical reindeers, forcing himself down a chimney to give you gifts. There is a fat, jolly Spirit that will give you gifts if you are loyal to his kingly and righteous cause. Does it make sense now why Santa only rewards those who have been good little children? Does it make sense now, why Santa’s colors are the same as Hru, the son of Osar?

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Osar (the Ruler over the Higher Self)

So, you see if you want to truly celebrate and benefit from this energetic period of the year. You need to celebrate your triumph over ignorance, despair and evil by marking your king’s joyous return based upon your beliefs and understanding.  Keep in mind that your (Higher) Spirit does not distinguish between right and wrong, good and bad, past and future or any other manmade concepts meant to help us to understand the physical universe. It according to the Laws of Maa, which are the laws of the Spirit, only concerns itself with what you focus on in the present.

But in order to do this we need to understand who or what does Osar, Set and Hru symbolize.  Also, we need to understand the metaphysical understanding behind the Christmas symbolism.

Personally I recognize Osar as my higher self and the higher self that dwells in all of humanity (known and unknown). My understanding of my Higher Self or Higher Spirit is that it is the bomb! Since the Higher Self dwells in us all, it logically is omnipotent, omniscient and omnipresent. When I was much younger, silly and immature, I use to spend a lot of time trying to understand how the (Higher) Spirit is able to make things occur based upon synchronicity but I don’t anymore and I am just glad that it does. Since that time, I have time and time again put requests out and seen my Osar mysteriously deliver what I need.

This means that the forces that try to suppress this knowledge, my ancestral heritage and my connection with my Osar that we call ignorance, selfishness, hatred, poverty, etc. are the energies of our lower self or ego, which is called Set.

Set of TASETT (from Maa Aankh 2)

Set (the Ego Self and Ruler over the Lower Self)

Are you starting to see the picture? Do you see how Set (our egos) kill and try to separate our Osar?

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 Therefore, the Christmas tree is depending upon your Kamitic tradition is the Tree of Life or Paut Netcharu (Paut Neteru)– that is all of the so-called divinities that aligned themselves with your Hru and fight for your Osar.  From another perspective all of the lights and things on the Christmas tree are your chakras spinning harmoniously to support the Crown chakra. Yes, the little twinkling star or the angel on top of the Christmas tree is your Higher Self or Osar. So, all of the gifts under the tree are the blessings you received and will receive from working your (Higher) Spirit. I meant to add that the lights also refer to star Sirius and this ties in the whole 3 Kings Day or Tres Reyes Magos, which is practiced in Puerto Rico and parts of Latin America. The point is that we have to find what resonates with us and use it to build upon for our spiritual purposes and to keep our children interested in our own tradition. Remember, it is not about if Jesus or Santa Claus were real people or not. For that matter it is not known if Osar, Hru or Set were real either, but the concept and principle is what matters and that’s what makes it real.

That being said, instead of three kings we can say that it was Npu (Anubis, Sebek, etc.) whose sacred number is 3 as well, guided and protected the virgin Oset in order to give birth to HrupaKhart or the Infant Child Hru.

Npu (Anubis) - The Opener of the Way

Npu (Anubis) – The Opener of the Way

Therefore, you want to leave treats for Npu just like you would leave treats for Santa. Again, if you harbor on the notion that Jesus is not real, you are missing the point because it is not about if they are real or not. Remember, this is about Divine Energy, which does not discriminate based upon good or bad, ethnicity, right or wrong, etc. We have to think of this Energy as being like electricity, which means you can either sit around in the “dark” and complain (pun intended) or plug into it and turn on your lights (pun intended).

HrupaKhart or the Child Hru and the Infant Jesus

HrupaKhart or the Child Hru and the Infant Jesus

As you can see, the good news or point of the whole celebration is that Osar still reigns through you and me as Hru, who symbolizes our conscious decisions to trust, believe and willfully act towards the goal of triumphing over Set (ignorance, selfishness, hatred, poverty, etc. and other traits of the ego-self).

So, how do we do it?

Maa-The Path of the Feather

Maa-The Path of the Feather

Well, besides the suggestions mentioned above, one of the things that the holiday tradition got right is that this holiday season is about sharing and this is what brings about Osar’s return. Sharing in the Kamitic tradition is an attribute and virtue of the netchar Maat, who is the personification of Maa or Divine Justice, Divine Law and Divine Truth. Think about it. Ever notice how some of the orneriest people share and give things during this season and they still remain on top. This is why. It is very hard to go against the energy that is sweeping the globe.

The trick is though, it is about unconditional love. That means sharing and expecting nothing in return. Sounds hard to do but it really isn’t. Just the other day, I went to the store got some deserts for $3 and gave it to my neighbors who were very appreciative of it. I don’t expect them to go out and by me something but in that little simple act, I just made an ally for Osar and struck blow against Set. Who knows, one day my neighbor may see something suspicious going around my house while I am not there and decide to call the police or scare off the intruder. Do you see it?  That’s how Osar works. It is synchronicity that the untrained would call magic.

That means don’t go out and buy some real expensive stuff with the hope that you will get a nice gift in return. That’s doing it for the wrong reason. If you don’t get anything in return, good just know that the blessing is come from another avenue and hasn’t physically manifested yet. By the way, the Christmas tree symbolizes blessings descending from your Higher Self, your guardian angel or Osar and manifesting physically as presents. So, you don’t get a gift great, it means it is not here yet but it is coming.

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We have to remember that we are dealing with energy and energy in invisible but when it manifests itself physically it becomes physical matter and action. This is why children were taught to bribe Santa with some cookies and milk to sweeten the energy. When you understand that spirits are energy and they don’t physically consume food but absorb the essence. The thought of seeing cookies and milk changes how people feel, hence changes their energy. Again, if you don’t feel comfortable putting milk and cookies out for Santa, offer the cookies and milk or actually candies, rum, cigars, etc. to Npu (the Kamitic Ellegua), while asking for his protection this year. This is what brings on the jolly energy of St. Nick. That’s right Family, we need to reclaim our magic and magic is not based upon the intellect but on the Spirit.

Traditions

January 6 is the celebration of the Epiphany or Three Kings Day, where before going to sleep, children leave grass and water for the kings’ camels, instead of milk and cookies. In some countries like Cuba and Spain it is placed inside of shoes. In return candies are put inside of the shoes instead of stocking stuffers. http://carmensluxurytravel.com/2014/01/three-kings-day/

So there are numerous ways to tap into this energy to get the things you want to improve your life. This January 6, I will be setting out a special offering for my Npu based upon the Story of Osar, since Npu protected Oset and the Child Hru, to recreate a tradition for my own children, thus building pride in our cultural ways. That means that the Eve of January 5th, would be a good day to have a party for the arrival of Hru instead of a Christmas Eve party.  Does that make sense? Remember, spirituality is not all based upon the intellect but about subconscious emotional programming, which is tied to our childhood. Many understand this which is why they are able to use this spiritual science for negative and often destructive purposes.  It is our responsibility to rescue it and show others how to use it correctly, so that we can heal ourselves and our community. After all, this is way to actually spread peace on earth.

Hope that helps.

Be careful this holiday season, and I look forward to seeing you all next year. Happy Holidays.





Why Aren’t You Free Yet?

4 10 2014

Hetepu Family. Greetings

Have you ever thought about why after 400+ years, people are still marching and demanding that they be set free?  Well, as many of you know, I am the eldest son of a preacher who was groomed to be like my father. When I was growing up, the one thing I hated the most was when the adults who knew I was my father’s son would continue to comment and prophesied on how I would be a great preacher. Well, I proved them wrong by taking a completely alternative path to find God.  When I look back at how I decided to take this path, it comes to me that I was motivated to rebel against the church primarily out spite.

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Unfortunately, because I spiritually left the church for the wrong reasons, even though I didn’t physically attend church, spiritually I was still a member.  You see, I still attended church spiritually because I still believed in the existence of a devil or some evil force that existed outside of me.  I remember when I was attending PVA&MU and was coming into the knowledge of self, I didn’t necessarily call this evil force the devil but I referred to it as different names depending upon one mode of thinking and who I was with.  When I changed my diet and adopted a vegetarian lifestyle this evil force was everything that was not vegan including the entire healthcare system.  When I was dealing with the Rasta I called this evil Babylon. When I got with the Five Percenters we called it the evil 10 %.  When I was just kicking it and dealing with the family that knew about secret societies, we called this evil force the Masons and other secret societies, all while claiming that we were gods and goddesses.

Things changed when I got ill and had to focus on improving my health. It was during this period of my life I began to reevaluate all that I believed. One of the things I realized was that you can’t get healthy by focusing on illness. In order to recover from an illness you have to focus on perfect health and the things you would do, if you were perfectly healthy.  It was this perspective that made see that everything happens for a reason and that from a holistic perspective, the purpose of illness is to reveal that there exists an imbalance.

Expounding upon this idea led me to see all of the fallacies of my beliefs and thinking. For instance, you can’t say that you are a god or goddess yet claim that there is a devil or some other evil force that exist and is out to get you. If you believe there is some evil force out to destroy you, then you are not a god or goddess, you are an angel opposing another angel, because technically speaking a God or Goddess has no equal called a devil.  Just like illnesses or ill-nesses reveal that there is an imbalance, the purpose of the devil is to also to reveal the imbalances that exist within your soul.

baphomet devil

When I made this discovery, it opened up the doors and led me to realize what some people might not want to hear but need to accept, that the devil is not some impish red-tailed, goat headed man running around tempting people to worship him and buy certain artists’ albums. No. The devil is within you – more specifically – it is your lower self, your subconscious self, or your ego self that has you living in the chains of fear.  It is that energy that makes you afraid to use the “Lord’s Name in vain” out of fear that you will be struck down.  It is that energy that makes you afraid to admit to your loved ones why you don’t go to church, to the temple or to the mosques.  That’s right, the devil is that energy that has you believing in the boogey man and romanticizing traditional African culture by claiming to accept everything Kamitic but refusing to embrace the Yoruba, Fon and other traditional African cultures because they honor their ancestors and worship so-called deities. You’re afraid to talk about anything magical and metaphysical because it is too close to Vodou/Voodoo. You will salute and honor the ancestral traditions of others, but for some odd reason refuse to acknowledge your own.  That’s right; meet your devil, the one that keeps telling you that your ancestors were all forced to accept Christianity, instead of acknowledging that many of them willingly converted to it. Yes, it is Fear.

Never Forget

Never Forget

Understand if you feel that you can’t do something because something bad is going to happen to you by you doing it with no true knowledge of it. You are essentially enslaved by fear.

It is a hard pill to swallow. I know it is but I got tired of living in fear and doing things that I didn’t agree with or weren’t going to help me. Once I decided to face my devil and ask the real reason why I left the church, I learned that it wasn’t because I did not like the prophesizing, but I had a real fear of the unknown. In my eyes, God had a bad habit of doing things just for the fun of it like the wager that was made between him and the devil. When I was younger and we would visit smaller churches around Detroit, I saw numerous struggling storefront preachers and it always made me wonder if God was just testing them.  I refused to be put in that situation where I had to live on faith and that’s the real reason why I left.  As soon as I acknowledged that, a mental wall came crumbling down and I found the book Conjuring Culture: Biblical Formations of Black America by Theophus H. Smith, which revealed that many of our ancestors understood the nature of their spirit (superconscious self), so they used the King James Bible as conjuring book – that is a book used to program their spirit self (subconscious and superconscious self). This is because they understood (even if they weren’t able to explain it metaphysically or psychologically) that the devil was within them. This is why many of the elders would read in the evening the Book of Proverbs.  Most of our elders all knew the 23rd Psalms and most likely made you to remember it as well or some other Psalms along with it.

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What many people need to understand is that the greatest atrocity that occurred due to slavery was convincing people that they were not already free, in other words gods and goddesses free to do whatsoever we willed. Many of our ancestors were aware of this which is why fictional or not, the biblical Moses became a spirit guide, an African American archetype and role model known as the great conjureman of the bible, who inspired the likes of Harriet Tubman and Dr. King.

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The point of this discourse is to help you to see that if you believe that the devil or some other evil force is out to get you, then you will see the bible and other holy books as being sacred books (or not) containing silly texts, used to save you from some evil and alien force that you fear.  And, unfortunately, that which you fear will only become stronger in your life. For instance, if you believe it is the devil, then devil will exist.  If you changed your diet out of fear becoming ill., guess what?  You will eventually become ill because what you are focusing on what you don’t want to happen.  It’s Murphy’s Law or the nature of the Spirit (See Maa).

Hru and Set - Fighting the Devil Within

Hru and Set – Fighting the Devil Within

If however, you accept that the only devil that exists in your life is that which you fear, and that fear exists only to reveal an imbalance.  Then you will see all texts as tools for tapping into your higher superconscious self in order to get what you want. For instance, instead of focusing on not getting diabetes, hypertension, etc. you focus on perfect health or maintaining perfect health.  Consequently, you get perfect health. You see, when a god or goddess understands that the devil is within them and it is their lower self they have to resist. When he or she says, “The Lord is my shepherd”, they know they are talking about their higher superconscious self, personified as Osar (Asar, Ausar, Osiris) within them who will guide them and give them the solution through supernatural means to overcome any obstacle as he had done his son Hru (Heru, Horus). You won’t care if certain characters in the bible or other holy books are real or not.

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Not only that, you won’t care about a lot of things.  Not that it isn’t important but as a god or goddess you know that you create your own reality through your own beliefs.  You are conscientious about your spirit and understand that all spiritual texts was specifically written to free your spirit.

Hope that helps. Peace





Are You A Child of God or a Man or Woman God?

27 09 2014

In Genesis 1:26, it states “Let us make man/woman in our image.” Since God is an Infinite Spirit we know that the image that is being spoken of is not a physical one, but refers to the immortality of man and woman’s soul.  This means that man and woman were created to be gods and goddesses. Now a lot of theologians like to pussyfoot around this subject because they are afraid of the truth, so they will say that this is true but Adam and Eve forfeited their divinity when they ate of the forbidden fruit.  But, this is a response from individuals that have no knowledge of Self.  Let me explain.

Adam & Eve by Haitian artist Gabriel Alix http://www.artshaitian.com/Pages/haitianartgalix.html

Adam & Eve by Haitian artist Gabriel Alix
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We’ve been told that when Adam and Eve were in the Garden of Eden, God commanded them not to eat the fruit from the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil.  As the story goes, Satan disguised as a serpent persuades Eve to eat of the fruit and to give some to Adam. When God learned of their wrongdoing, God cast them out and forbade them entry.

Ok. We’ve heard this before, but what if this is not the full story? What if we are missing some valuable parts that could explain a lot of things?

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Think about this. If we say that God is omniscient (all-knowing) and omnipotent, wouldn’t God had known before commanding Adam and Eve not to eat the fruit that they would eat it anyway? Wouldn’t God had known that Satan was going to tempt Adam and Eve because after all, He is All-Knowing, Right?  I mean let’s look at it from an adult perspective. If we say that God is all knowing then we need to ask ourselves why God would command Adam and Eve not to do something, knowing all the time they were going to do it anyway. I mean this is like a mother baking a cake and putting icing (and all of the trimmings on it), and then putting the cake right in front of her child and saying, as they lick their lips and eyes glimmer with delight, “Don’t touch this cake or you won’t get any of it at all.” No good parent with commonsense is that cruel, so why are we led to believe that God is cruel like this?

Don’t answer that, because it will take you away from the point that theologians keep missing. The thing is this, if God is all knowing, and God knew that the devil was going to tempt Adam and Eve to eat the fruit, because God knew they were going to eat it anyway and that God was going to kick them out of the Garden of Eden even before Adam and Eve were conceptualized. Then, this means that Adam and Eve’s expulsion was part of a Divine Plan.

Now what was this plan?

Well, again, we have to think about some things. Imagine God, I know you can’t get a clear image, but it would be fair to say that if God is all knowing and omnipotent, then God is Perfect, right? That means there is nothing that God creates by accident, which is why there is no such thing as coincidence. Everything has a purpose according to God. This would mean that Garden of Eden was perfect as well.

Ok you got that. Now, imagine being in a perfect place. In this perfect place whatever you desire is at your fingertips. You say, “Hmmm…I would like this” and voila it appears. There is no struggle, no worry, because all of your needs and wants are taking care of. Remember, Adam wanted a woman, and God was like “Shazam! Here’s a woman Adam…call her Eve.” Alright? (Laugh.)

Here’s the thing. If everything you wished and wanted was at your fingertips, because your Daddy is doing everything for you.  Yet you are being told you are created in the image of God, life in the Gardens gets pretty boring real quick. The reason is because you ain’t doing anything, you are free loading off of your Daddy.

Let me give you another example. Imagine you go out on a basketball court and shoot from the baseline and it goes in the basket. You run to corner pockets and shoot and you score. You run to the paint, shoot and score. You run to the free throw line, shoot and score. You run to the three point range, shoot and score. Now you are half court, you shoot and get the same results. You are all the way on the other side, you shoot and score. You decide to go into the bleachers and you shoot, and you score. You go to the concession stand, shoot and score. You are now in the parking lot and you shoot and score. Ok. By now you see that there is something odd about this scenario. You guessed it, there is no Opponent, not only that, there is no opposition or resistance at all.  You are already thinking it, that if you had to practice and work hard, to score and do this in the face of an opponent that was trying to achieve a similar goal. Voila! Now, we got a game.

So, what am I saying?

I am saying that Adam and Eve got bored in the Gardens, so the devil came and said, “You want to play? Eat the fruit.”

That’s right! Adam and Eve wanted some “DRAMA!”

Think of how people in these contemporary times live their lives. Have you noticed how people with the most problems, the most DRAMA are always jumping around doing things? What is the aim or goal that people with DRAMA have? Isn’t it to find peace? Yet, people with peace find their lives to be boring because they have nothing to do? Think about the saying, “An idle mind is the devil’s workshop.”

It was all about wanting some DRAMA. Sounds radical huh? Well, consider this, there was no such thing as good and evil in the Gardens, but after they ate the fruit there was. Not only that, there were no children or any signs of pain, because there was no struggle in the Gardens, which means that the whole Adam and Eve story was an attempt made by some poorly imaginative individuals to explain how God was going to allow us to exercise our will.

In other words, we couldn’t be gods and goddesses in a Perfect World and God knew this. We needed to live in an imperfect world so that we could exercise our divine abilities and prove that we were gods and goddesses. This was the only way we could not only know God but truly understand and appreciate who and what we are, because nothing is more satisfying then accomplishing something yourself. Want proof? Talk to an individual that survived and beat a debilitating ill-ness. Most of these individuals overcame the illness by becoming spiritual people who know God personally. It was through this relationship with the Divine they became resilient, strong willed, determined individuals.

What this means is that there is a difference between a Child of God and a Man and Woman of God.  A Child of God is just that a “child” and like any other child, they depend upon others for their salvation. True Children of God simply follow the dogma and do what they are told out of fear that they will be punished. The world is full of Children of God, so long as they attend church or mosques, say their prayers, repent, follow the tenets of their religion, etc. they believe they will be saved. Anything else outside of these guidelines they have to seek advice or guidance from a leader, just like a good child would do when asking his or her parent permission to do something.

A Man or Woman of God knows that what makes him or her an adult is responsibility, so they take responsibility for their own salvation. They don’t stop studying and working on their spirit because it is not Sunday or someone didn’t tell them to do so. They consider the consequences of their actions and weigh how it will affect those around them. Unlike Children of God, a Man and Woman of God talks to God everyday either through prayer, meditation, divination, ritual, and especially when making decisions, because they understand that talking to God is Self-talk.  A Man and Woman of God know that their salvation is a seven day a week, 24 hour process or way of life.

In summary, a Child of God is an individual with a lot of DRAMA in their life that is trying to become a Man or Woman of God. But, the thing is, you ain’t going to become a Man or Woman of God by following another man or woman and doing what someone else tells you to do. You have to navigate or sort through your own Self-Created DRAMA in order to become the ruler of your Kingdom, and that is the point of Garden of Eden story.

There are many traditional African beliefs that tell us that we chose to be here at this time. We chose our parents before we were born into this earthly existence. Other teachings tells us we created everything that is in our life at present with our thoughts and beliefs. Why? So, we can navigate and become the Hru (Hero) of our own Story. If we think about how many times we ignore our divine consciousness in opt for for DRAMA, we will get the idea. For instance Ladies, your Spirit told you that that man wasn’t good for you because he doesn’t pay bills, treats his momma and sisters bad, etc., but you got with him anyway. Why? DRAMA. You wanted to experience that crazy DRAMA situation. Now, you need to figure out why in order to get out of it. You need to figure out how are you going to change this situation that you are in with this crazy man that you “fell in love” with for the wrong reasons. Dilemma…this is why you have to seek the Power of God within.

Same can be said for you fellas. Your Spirit told you that that woman had her priorities all wrong when you saw her “eyeing” your ride, eating junk food all the time and not taking care of her health. So, don’t complain that she won’t take care of your seed (child) like Momma Oset. That’s not what you asked for and even if you did. It was not like the Sister was going to be an incarnation of Oset (Aset, Auset, Isis). No, you got to get her there and you can’t make her do it because the more you force the issue the more she will rebel. Dilemma…this is why you have to seek the Power of God within.

Be the Hru of Your Own Story

Understand, this is not about right and wrong. This is about problem solving.  You created the DRAMA in your life for a reason. You got to understand the reason for the DRAMA. If you keep approaching your situations from a Child of God perspective, then you want God to come in and save you or clean up your own mess. If that happens (which it rarely does), you will only get a temporary break, because eventually you are going to get back into the same self-created situations again. This is why so many of us get out of so-called “non-constructive relationships” and get right back into another, as if you are going through a revolving door.  It is also the reason people with financial problems, who all of sudden get a financial boom, shortly after lose all of their money and are deeper in debt than they began with.

This all stems from Child of God complex, because this infantile perspective will always convince you that it is everyone else’s fault and everyone else has the problem (but heaven’s no…not you), thus relieving you of responsibility of your own decisions and actions. Yeah, “He’s not a good man. She’s not a good woman. It was their fault why I loss my money” but you’re the one suffering – they are not because (that’s right) it is a grand allusion created by your ego.  You are in the hellish situation you are in because you’re spending all of your time dwelling in TASETT – the Red Lands, the physical realm, the land of the devil or Set (Ego).  You’re not getting the full picture or seeing Maa, only a child’s perspective – hence the reason Set is the youngest child in the Kamitic legends and his limited power is symbolized by Right Eye of Ra or the Aakhut (the Solar Eye) at the Ra moment.

Maa Aankh with Utchat

But, if you approach your DRAMA from a Man of God or Woman of God perspective, then you will ask the hard questions, “Why did I put myself in this situation? What was I hoping to accomplish? etc.” These questions will lead you to see what’s “right” or “wrong” with YOU. That’s right because you made the decision to get into your own DRAMA, so these questions will help you to see what works or what is in balance and out of balance within yourself, hence Maa. You will understand and know the Power of God or Rau for yourself because after identifying the imbalance (or problem) you can now address it, now that you have spent time in KAMTA – the Black Lands, the spiritual realm, the land of the gods and goddess, your divine self or Osar (Asar, Ausar, Osiris), contemplating the situation in order to get a full picture about who you are and the decisions you made, hence the Left Eye of Ra – the Aabit (Lunar Eye) at the Amun Ra moment.

Yes, Children of God need rules (commandments, dogma, etc.) when it comes to their development. Men and Women of God make their own rules based upon Maa. So, I don’t know about you, but don’t you think it is time to stop being a Child of God and time to be a Man or Woman of God?

Well if so, let’s put down the toys and start being a Man or Woman of God today.

Hope that helps.