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.





To Get Rid of Drama, You Have Get Rid of that Dramatic Religion

20 04 2019

Hetepu (Peace & Blessings) Family.

If you are reading this post, it is because you have already made the transition or you are beginning to make it.  So, this is just confirmation as to why you made the move to embrace your spirituality.

So the other day I happened to see a televangelist who gave that same come to Jesus spiel or else in regards to the violence occurring in the streets.

And, it made me wonder, do Christians ever have a good day? I mean seriously, everything that they do is centered around drama and tragedy. A tornado hit and they say it is because “God” is punishing them. An earthquake hits and it because “God” is angry.  An accident occurs and it is because “God” wants this person’s attention, etc.

I have said it before, there is only one god that I know who acts this trivial and trifling and his name is Zeus.

When I was a kid and used to read Greek mythology, I remember after reading about the various Greek heroes and finally Homer’s Iliad. I told my mom, “Zeus is crazy!”  It used to always strike me as odd after reading it for so long that we are taught to use logic and reason all throughout life but, when it comes to religion-particularly Christianity.  We are supposed to suspend all logic and reason and just accept this badly written interpretation of a story that appears in the bible.

But, that is when something very profound came to me as I was shaking my head at the televangelist.

If it is true that if you tell yourself a lie long enough it becomes your truth. Then, the same can be said if you tell yourself a bad story repeatedly, then it too becomes true too.  Basically, what I am saying is that the reason a lot of people got drama in their lives is because they model their life after the Christian paradigm that is full of trauma and drama.

It is unfortunate that a lot of people do not understand that our mind is composed of three parts (Superconscious, conscious and subconscious) and that the subconscious (learning/mimicking) part of our being, draws upon that which it is familiar with. Therefore, if you go to church and have been told that you are sinned and flawed being, then you never aspire to be better. You accept your fate and believe that “God/Zeus” plays favorites and literally favors the Jews over the Gentiles, etc. You only come running to “God” when tragedy strikes but until that time you are free to do whatever you want.

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The subconscious will only let you go as far as you believe you can go. So, this means is that if you are believing Christian that when you get in a bind. You are taught to pray (and beg) Jesus/God to save you. Who can say “Yes” or “No.”  If the answer is “Yes” then, God favors you but if the answer is “No” then, God does not have favor for you.

This means that when we see all of this tragedy and people losing their kids over senseless violence. It is because God does not have favor according to Christian beliefs. Because I am sure these people prayed to God for protection and everything else, but God was not pleased with them.

If you want God to be pleased with you, all you have to do is become a God/Goddess.

Kamitic Falcon

Kamitic Falcon

When you accept that you are made in the image of GOD/GODDESS and that your purpose is not to be a child of God forever but to become a God or Goddess walking on earth. Then, you open the gate of your subconscious and can now access greater knowledge and wisdom as the Divine does. In other words, you think and believe like GOD or GODDESS should.

For instance, one of my main stories is the Kemetic Story of Osar, in which the youngest brother Set kills his older brother Osar (Osiris). I can draw all sorts of parallels from this legend because it is a great story full of metaphors and symbolism. Although it is not a simple fix, the only way to stop so much violence is to issue a command that people wake up and realize their divinity.  A lot of people like Set are in a childish mindset spiritually and cannot seem to see beyond their four corner block, and understand that if they are GOD/GODDESS they got the whole Universe is theirs.

It is all about perspective and unfortunately, a lot of people are stuck in the Christian paradigm, which only gives them one perspective, one reality and that is of a slave/victim of circumstance.

If you want out and you want more, then you got to want to be a God/Goddess.

Hetepu.





Why They Discourage You From Doing Dark Energy/ Black Magick

15 04 2019

Hetepu (Peace & Blessings) Family.

Lately there has been a lot of talk about dark matter and dark energy since scientists have discovered that dark energy permeates all throughout the universe.  The interesting thing is that they have known about dark energy and dark matter for years but have recently decided to make it public that they are researching it. All one has to do is look at some of the most popular sci-fi movies that came out a while ago such as, The Fifth Element, Stargate, Thor: The Dark World and so on. In all of these films, the dark energy/matter is depicted as being extremely powerful and/or is the Enemy as in Dean Koontz Phantoms.

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Now, according to modern science, dark energy is 68.3%  of the universe and dark matter is 27% of the universe, which is not visible unlike normal matter. What this means is that our universe is composed of 95% darkness, while light only makes up 5% of the universe.

This means in regards to spirituality and magic, that since magick is the manipulation of energy, while spirituality is basically the philosophy one adapts to help them to manipulate this universal energy effectively and safely.  Then, there is no such thing as white or black, good or evil magick because what is good for one is bad for another and vice versa.  There is no such thing as good and bad or right and wrong, either from a GOD perspective because it is all about perspective.

This also means that what we call or have been conditioned to believe in regards to white and black magick is really nonsense tainted with a dash of racism.  This begs us to ask the question, what really is dark energy and black magick? How did this nonsense that everything that is good is white and everything that is evil is black get started? Well, to answer this question we must first define what good and evil is.

Evil according to the Kemetic people is imbalance, while good to the Kemetic people is balance. From a shamanistic perspective, Osar (Asar, Osiris) was murdered by his younger brother Set because he was in a state of imbalance, signified by his naivety of his enemies. In other words, Osar was “too spiritual” and his head was way up in the clouds. But, Set is also imbalanced in the sense he lacks order, structure and it is “too physical.”  Balance comes about through Osar’s heir Hru as symbolized by the white and red Pschent crown that Hru wears, but Hru did not become good overnight. He had to fight for that balance and continue to fight to maintain it.

To see this perspective, we must remember that on the Maa Aankh, Osar is the personification of our Superconscious which is the creative and intuitive part of our being, while Set is the personification of our subconscious, which is the habitual part of our being.  This means that Osar represents the extraordinary and Set represents the norm.  Said another way, Osar symbolizes that which is different and free flowing, while Set symbolizes everything that is ordinary and in the norm.  From an energy perspective we could say that KAMTA represents the divine feminine and TASETT the divine masculine, but as I mentioned. Both of these energies were seen as being destructive in the eyes of the Kemetic people because they were not balanced. One was like hot water to the extreme, while the other was cold water to the extreme, hence Hru symbolizes the balance between the two forces or energies.

Maa Aankh with Utchat

This means in a western Christian dominated society, anything that was free flowing, out of the norm or different was and is considered evil.  Here’s another fact to chew on. Have you noticed that no matter how scientifically sound you are – meaning most of us who are on an alternative spiritual path can explain our tradition using modern science, yet we are demonized?  Does it make sense now?

Now, I am sure you are asking, “What does this have to do with magick/spirituality?” Well, everything because if you are trying to manifest a change in your life doing magick/spirituality. You are not going to get very far because of this social conditioning. Subconsciously you are going to be held back because your Set does not want you to be ostracized and seen as being different. Your Set will discourage you doing anything that is considered too extreme or too different, but the only way to advance is to step out of your comfort zone and trust your intuition, which is really what the Darkside is all about.

If you have followed my blog posts and books, you know that I was introduced to the Kemetic path by my Spirits who spoke to me when I was at a very low point. This was my first jolt away from the norm.  Since I was raised as a Christian by very devout Christian parents, I was taught not to believe in Spirits, so for the next ten or so years, I spent a lot of time deprogramming my mind and cleansing myself of useless doctrines and unproven theories that were not going to assist me in this incarnation.

Along the way, as I embraced the Kemetic philosophy and what some would call the Kemetic theology.  I encountered a number of spiritual practitioners who assisted me along the way such as Ms. Smith a Root worker, Ms. B. a Yaya (priestess) in the Palo Mayombe religion, Iya the Oshun priestess who told me that I was called to be a shaman, and Papa the little old Black Cuban man who finalized my spiritual education before I made my final descent to meet my Spirits face-to-face.

My final jolt came when I became deathly ill.  That’s when I met my Spirits whom I learned never abandoned me as a child but were ignored because I had been social conditioning to only trust and believe in what I could physically see.

The society we live in is Setian in the sense that it is not holistic and does not encourage spirituality. We have all been conditioned to accept what we physically see as a reality.  This is why many people missed the clever Kemetic puns and allegories such as the Kemetic people telling us that they were Dark Energy people. Their entire culture focused on the practical use of Dark Energy but because we live in superficial society. We only focused on the idea that the Kemetic people called themselves Kemetic because of the fertile black soil due to the inundation of the Nile.   Thankfully things are shifting and we see now that KMT or Kemet are all code words for Dark Energy, hence KAMTA.

Understand, dark energy and dark matter cannot be seen and it ties right back to KAMTA and the understanding why it is called the Black Land (matter), yet it corresponds to the hidden part of our being, which is our Superconscious personified as Osar. While TASETT symbolizes the subconscious mind, which is the known and habitual part of our being that can be seen in the light personified as Set.

I know some will disagree but proof can be seen in the fact that the southern region (particularly the Kushite region) was considered the home of the Kemetic peoples’ ancestors. It should be noted that the southern region of Kemet or Upper Kemet was larger than the northern region or lower Kemet, which is similar to 95/5 ratio of darkness/light in the universe.   Another important concept to keep in mind is that Osar (Asar, Osiris) according to legend was the ruler of KAMTA (the southern region), as signified by the white Djet crown.  It makes sense why Osar is also the Lord of the Underworld Amenta (the Hidden Land) and the Tuats – 12 Hours of Night) and why all of these mysterious lands are synonymous with one another.

The point is that our Nilotic ancestors have been telling us for the longest time that the basis of our culture centers on understanding this potent energy that exists throughout the universe and within our being.  The Kemetic people left clues on how to use this energy because the practical use of dark energy is our ancestral heritage and culture.  For other people, it may require them to explore other cultures and peoples’ traditions, but for us, as Children of Osar.  All we need to do is do it because it is our birth right.

Osar as Lord of KAMTA (the Black Lands)

For instance, an example of working with this hidden Dark Energy was when my deceased grandmother helped me to make a bridge between the Kemetic Amun Ra tradition and Kongo Cross, which led to the discovery of the Maa Aankh. I like telling people this story because it is a reminder to me that I am not some mere mortal who descended from a flawed Adam and Eve creation, and was was born in sin.  But, I truly am from the Most High because I brought myself into being, and here lies the reason ‘they’ do not want you to work with black magick. It will awaken your consciousness and you will no longer be a slave.

Hetepu.





Walking a Spiritual Path is Like Being Pregnant

1 03 2019

Hetepu (Peace & Blessings) Family.

I keep encounter people or coming across sites that make walking a spiritual path to be like a breeze. They always show people walking a spiritual path as being happy playing in a field of tall grasses as the wind blows through their hair.  I mean, where the hell are these people and can we trade lives for a minute because I ain’t had that experience.

Maa Aankh with Utchat

In fact, as soon as I moved to the Ra/TuKula/Midday Moment (the period of adolescence on the Maa Aankh), my life got extremely interesting (to say the least) as I tried to dodge the pitfalls. So, who are these people claiming that walking a spiritual path is just a wondrous and rewarding experience where angels and cherubs are just floating around?

I would like to meet them because walking a spiritual path is not a cake walk. This walk is no joke. There are times when you really feel like you should have taken the blue pill that was offered to Neo in The Matrix because as Cypher said, “Ignorance is bliss.” When you know you are responsible but when you don’t know, your ego can give you the excuse for not knowing and so, not expecting to do what is right.

And, let’s not forget about the people. No, I am not talking about the people you are trying to save who do not want to be saved. No. Your people…your family (in this lifetime). These are the “mofo”s that will give you the most opposition and resistance when it comes to walking a spiritual path.  All of the people you are closest to.  For instance, you tell your family members that you do not eat pork or some other food that has a low vibration, and what do they do and say?

“A little pork ain’t hurt nobody”  and will try their best to feed it to you or your child anyway.

So, why walk a spiritual path?

It is because the rewards are greater than the tribulations, hence like a pregnancy.

Do you know what or who the Kemetic symbol for spiritual path is? A lot of people will try to tell you that it is Hru (Horus) or even Osar (Asar, Osiris), because we live in a male dominated society that does not honor women,.  But, the Kemetic symbol of spirituality is the Queen Mother Oset (Aset), which is why her tradition was the most widespread in Kemet and in other parts of the world.

Oset and Hru

Do you know all of the issues and concerns that women have and go through just to have a healthy pregnancy? I never knew until I saw my wife go through the nine months of change. I mean there are countless things that could affect a pregnancy but still good and strong women bear it. They go through the change, the ups and downs, etc. because they are focused on the end product (sorry to sound mechanical), which is the delivery of a healthy baby.

It is all done on faith.

I will never forget that during our pregnancy one day I came home and found that my wife had placed an offering in front of Bes for a healthy pregnancy, as I looked at becoming more and more like Tauret.

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Tauret: Spouse of Bes and protector of pregnant women.

That’s when I realized the power of Bes and understood his popularity in the Kemetic home.  That’s when I began honoring him by placing a glass of beer and some candy before him in our home. It was all about faith.

The Kemetic symbol of faith is Oset because there is no other character in the Kemetic pantheon that has endured the pain and suffering she had to experience, yet she remained devoted, committed, and pressed on because of faith.  Remember, Oset was a homeless woman, a beggarly woman, a mourning wife searching for her lost husband, a mourning mother (in some stories) looking for her missing child, and finally a strong woman fighting for her family.  All of these stories is what made the common Kemetic person (and abroad) identify with her in the harshest times.

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Yemaya Digital Art – Yemaya- Mother Of All Orishas by Carmen Cordova. https://pixels.com/featured/yemaya-mother-of-all-orishas-carmen-cordova.html

Because of Oset’s love for family and devotion, eventually Kemetic sailors would associate her with the sea and patroness of merchants and  sailors, which is why Kemetic followers today see Oset as an ancient Yemaya.  The interesting thing is that unlike the other netcharu (Kemetic divinities),  Oset was honored outside of Kemet particularly in Greece and Rome because everyone could identify with her.  In fact, the Oset tradition was pre-Christianity’s greatest opponent in the Mediterranean until it is was outlawed.

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So, when you are walking a spiritual path you need to have a clear goal in mind as to why you are doing it, so that Oset can help you. If you are on this path for fame and glory, you are going to be sadly disappointed because the spiritual path has the ability to weed out those with superficial intentions.  If you are on this path to become more spiritual, you need to rethink this because you can become more spiritual from anything. Learning how to tie your shoe is more spiritual because you transitioned from a period of unknowing to knowing.  It is best to choose achievable and tangible goals like you are on this path to improve your family’s finances. You are on this path to improve your family’s wellbeing. You are on this path to better your health, and so on. This way you can see and measure your progress.

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