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

8 03 2019

Hetepu (Peace & Blessings) Family.

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

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Courtesy of Planet of the Apes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thoth (Djahuti, Tehuti) 12"

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

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

Hetepu.





What is the Real Difference between Magick and Spirituality?

4 11 2018

Hetepu (Peace & Blessings) Family.

You know, I remember when I first started on this spiritual path, like many people from a Christian background, I was immediately attracted to religious practices that my parents and other Christians frowned upon. For instance, I went out my way to visit the brightly colored candle shop in Detroit on 7 Mile that my parents discouraged me from doing, as we drove to and from church. I went out of my way to talk to actual authentic rootworkers whom I was told by religious people were either strange and/or evil.  I went out of my way to talk to practitioners in Lukumi (Santeria) and Palo Mayombe because Christians told me that they worshipped the devil. I have even learned from people who practice both the Brazilian Candomble and Macumba.  But, I followed the Kemetic path because my spirit inspired me to do so and informed me that the Ancient Egyptians were not idol worshippers. Basically, a large portion of my spiritual understanding simply was the result of me rebelling against my conditioned upbringing.

But, I remember there were a few families whom I met on this path that turned their back on traditional/spiritual way.  For instance, I remember I met a priestesses whom after years of struggle, returned to the church to save her marriage and unite her family.  In another family I knew where the children were raised in the spiritual tradition, two of the children when they got older did not want to have anything to do with the tradition.  The youngest child converting to Christianity, condemned the practice altogether and as far as I know, is actively persecuting his parents for their involvement in the African derived tradition.

Exu Marabo and Exu with Pomba Gira on Macumba Altar

All of this really made me wonder why would people leave our traditional way for the religion of our oppressor.  At first I thought that maybe it was because they were not serious about the tradition and saw it as a fad, but that didn’t explain why the family that was raised in an African tradition would turn their back on it.  Then, I thought that maybe it was because these people do not know their history but, that response did not explain why the priestess I knew converted back to the religion to save her marriage and family. Then, I met my godfather, a practicing spiritist, and a member of the Abakua Society who had been practicing Lukumi all of his life in Cuba before migrating to the States.

I remember asking him a very serious, yet silly question based upon all that I had read about African religions and traditions.  I asked him, “Why is it that all they do in Santeria is do magic?”

And, he told me something (in Spanish) that I would never forget, which was that “Lukumi es muy espiritual pero debes conocer tu Manera,” which translates to “Lukumi is very spiritual but you have to know your Way.

I have spent a lot of time writing about La Manera or the Way because it is what the Kemetic sages called Maa, which is not simply about the law, the truth, balance, etc.  It is about your Law, your Truth, what Balances you, etc.

It came to me some time later that my question was silly but a good one because the reason people convert back to the religion of their oppressor is because they do not have Knowledge of Self.

Knowledge of Self is not just knowing that you are god and a goddess and running around saying “Peace God/Goddess!”

Knowledge of Self is about knowing that your lower self or your ego-self is dominating your life, dominating the way you think, and controlling the way you talk and behave.  If you are having any problems in your life, it can be traced back to your lower self because you have been conditioned to follow it.  In other words, you are in the habit of listening to this part of your being. Things seem gloom in this world because people are controlled by their lower self but, there is an alternative way.

We do not have to follow our lower self. We can have a better life. We can have a healthy life. We can have a loving marriage and healthy children. We can have a prosperous business.  We do not have to live in tyranny of our lower self.  We can reach out and connect with our Higher Self with the understanding that we have to put whatever we want in the Higher Self’s hands.

This is where the magick comes into play. It is magical and mysterious how our Higher Self or Superconscious works, which is the reason the old biblical writers called it God, then later these Christians called it Jesus.  But, they got the idea from our Kemetic Ancestors who personified the Higher Self or Superconscious as Osar.  They did not worship Osar.  They realized that it was our Higher Self, which is an individual’s True God.

So, if I declare “Thank you for perfect health” over and over before I go to sleep, when I wake, when I am driving, when I am taking a shower, and basically every time I get a chance. Eventually, my lower (subconscious) self is going to hand this declaration to my Higher (Superconscious) Self. And, as soon as I forget that I made the declaration, that’s when my miracle or magic will manifest in the physical.

That’s it! I know it seems to easy and good to be true, but magick is simply programming your entire Spirit (Higher and Lower Self). Now, for some people repeating declarations does not get it for them, so they prefer to chant a mantra, while others may choose to inscribe it on a candle.  Still others might find it better to create a sigil, which are all methods discussed in the The Kamta Primer.  It does not matter what method you use because they are all techniques used to program your Spirit or do magic.

But, most people come into this based upon a warped understanding. As a result, we spend a whole lot of time focusing on the technique or the tools, instead of on the nuts and bolts, which is all about our Higher Self.

Family. This is what “they” want us to do. “They” want us to argue back and forth about on what technique is best.  “They” want us to see all of this hell occurring in the streets and be discouraged by it and/or think we are powerless.  When all we have to do is declare it and allow our Spirit(s) to deal with it.

“They” want us to be confused about who we are. “They” want us to convert back to their social control but it is not working, which is the reason you are reading this post and others like it.

Don’t get caught up in the trap of thinking it is all about magick.  It is all about staying connected to our Higher Self, our Osar.

Hetepu.





Our Spirituality is Our Technology

10 09 2018

Hetepu (Peace & Blessings) Family

Now that The Black Panther is on Netflix, I have had a chance to watch it multiple times similar to watching Coming to America. Like most stories that are read (or movies that are watched) numerous times I got new insights about it. I am not going to go into all of them now because that is not the purpose of this post, but four of them that come to mind are: 1) that most people forget that the original Black Panther story was created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, not Ryan Coogler who directed the film (watch the Black Panther cartoon).  This confirms our suspicion that our enemies study us and degrade our movement for entertainment purpose.  This is why Xavier of the X-Men and Magneto were modeled after Martin L. King Jr. and Malcolm X (el Hajj Malik el-Shabazz) and other parallels can be found in other stories. 2) Lee and Kirby understood the strained relationship that existed between Africans born on the continent and the Africans scattered throughout the Diaspora (e.g. Nationalism versus Pan-Africanism, traditionalists versus reformists, etc.) that continues to exist today. 3) Lee and Kirby understood that the reason the vast disparity exists throughout the world and what would level the playing field is technology, and finally, which is the focus of this post. 4) What outsiders call magic or voodoo is what we call technology.

“It’s not magic. It’s technology”
Courtesy of Marvel’s Black Panther

Do you know in countries where spirituality is highly respected and encouraged, “magic(k)” is a part of daily life? Imagine going to Cuba and being greeted by the orisha Ellegua or visiting Vietnam and being greeted by Thánh Gióng. The thing is that other cultures speak with their ancestors and spirits, and the only ones who criticize them for doing so are those in western religions, which is why most who know this ignore and fight westernization.

In fact, quiet as kept, part of the reason the Japanese became an industrial super power after World War II was, because they embraced their Kami (the spirits in the Shinto religion) and made them the center of their culture. In other words, the Japanese relinquished western spirituality and embraced their own.

Let’s put it in perspective and make it plain. This is our (spiritual) technology. It is communal, holistic and it is based upon respect for all life on the earth.

This Christianity, Islam and Judaism (below a Christian and Muslim fighting) is not our technology and this is the reason all it has done is created nothing but strife. This is because Christianity, Islam and Judaism is simply a culmination of religious beliefs that have historically been used (primarily by men) to persecute and suppress all people of color, dominate women all over the world and rob indigenous nations of their natural resources to feed a wicked few’s egotistical appetite.  It should be noted that these three western religions have been warring against each since their conception, yet these religions are about peace.  Another interesting fact about these religions is that they profess that their god is so powerful yet they always have to defend him because they are full of fundamentalism.

It should now become clear that the reason our traditions are demonized when other cultures have similar practices is because “they” want us to remain powerless.

Understand. Our technology is our spirituality which, focuses on using our Higher Self or BA. This is what traditional African spirituality is all about and part of it includes making use of the pun of language. This is the reason we can understand the Kemetic lore and language so quickly, and use it for spiritual empowerment after committing it to memory without ever traveling to Egypt.

Everyone knows that our (spiritual) technology is our greatest source of power except for us.  This is the reason the powers that be continue to demonize it and discourage us from embracing it.

Documentary Bling featuring Tego Calderon, Paul Wall and Raekwon

I remember once I realized and understood this, I would listen to certain artists and their music with a different understanding. For instance, while living in Florida I learned a little bit of Spanish and one of my favorite Spanish speaking artists is the Puerto Rican rapper/reggaeton artists Tego Calderon. For the record I heard of Tego years before he started doing reggaeton and acting in the Fast & Furious franchise because he was featured on Cypress Hill’s Latin Thugs. Then, I saw him in a documentary called Bling with Wu-Tang’s Raekwon and Paul Wall talking about blood diamonds, where after witnessing a group of Africans praying to Jesus to deliver them from the blood diamond conflict. He says (paraphrase)  “I am glad that my God looks like Me.” That was the most powerful statement I had ever heard any rapper say.  That’s when I started listening to his music and I heard a song that he featured on one of his albums, which included the spiritualist song Buena Noches (Good Night).  The term Buena Noches is metaphorical language for speaking to the spirits who dwell in the dark (unseen/invisible) realm (KAMTA) and asking for their blessings.  Again. This is using our technology instead of someone else’s for our empowerment.

Maa Aankh with Utchat

The last time a rapper used this type of language for our spiritual empowerment was X-Clan’s Professor X the Overseer, who weaved Kemetic philosophy and Yoruba lore all throughout his lyrics.

It should be understood that Jewish people have accepted that because of their culture, they are and forever will be considered a minority in the world.  However, because of the Kabbalah, which they teach to each other is their (spiritual) technology, that stress the importance of releasing their latent and infinite potential by breaking their ego. They are able to level to playing field and have no need to be intimidated, which is the reason they refuse to conform and continue to practice their traditions.

We should adopt this same attitude. We must adopt this attitude in order to create a better life for our loved ones. It is the only way we can change this reality we are in.





Why they Attack Kemetic Shamans/Spiritualists?

3 09 2018

Hetepu (Peace & Blessings) Family.

You know, I still run into people who confuse the Kemetic religion with Kemetic spirituality and do not understand that the two are drastically different. Consequently, some of these individuals staunchly criticize Kemetic spirituality and claim that it is a fad, when in fact they were not practicing Kemetic spirituality at all. So, before explaining the difference between the two, let’s understand the difference between religion and spirituality.

The Difference between Religion and Spirituality

Religion is basically a set of beliefs that over time became norms, rules, tradition and superstition. To the point that you hear people saying don’t do this or you will be punished or do this and you will be rewarded.

Colosseum & Mega Churches

Colosseum & Mega Churches

Spirituality is different from religion in the sense that it is a personal understanding about Divine. Spirituality usually involves understanding how one’s mind works and how to reach one’s greatest potential, so it employs a number of practices such as divination, meditation, spell work, altar work, prayer, rituals, etc.  Spirituality cannot be mass produced and does not follow a cookie-cutter scheme, meaning one remedy does not work for everyone. The other thing, shamans and spiritualists usually don’t follow others because they have learned to trust God within them over what someone else says. Unlike religion where you are given a definition of who God is and is not, in spirituality you discover God from within and you spend the rest of your life trying to align yourself with this indwelling intelligence.

It is important to understand that religion is a great tool for some things but ineffective for others. For instance, religion is great for instilling beliefs into children and people who have no self-control or self-discipline. Religion is great for reminding children and people who lack self-discipline of the importance of being moral.  But, religion does a horrible job at explaining an individual’s destiny because it is not personalized. This is the reason if you go to church and state that you have a problem. They give the same cookie cutter or blanket remedy, which is to pray or if you are Catholic to say Hail Mary’s, etc.  Spirituality is tailored to an individual’s needs but in order for spirituality to work.  There has to be a clear understanding of the Divine within, which means understanding one’s mind.

Kemetic Spirituality is Indigenous Thinking

That being said, the Kemetic people initially did not have a religion. A religion later evolved from their spiritual beliefs and practices because over time, people started needing rules since they started lacking self-control due to foreign influence.

Now there are a lot of Kemetic religious followers who tell people (especially newcomers) that they need to set up an altar and give offerings regularly to their ancestors, gods and goddesses, in order to get something. First, this is wrong in so many ways because it is a cookie-cutter remedy especially not knowing the individual’s needs. In general, it is recommended to start with altar work but for some people this might be confusing and it may deter their spiritual progress. Some people may be too open to the point that they are picking up all types of influences. For instance, a lot of people coming from the Pentecostal denomination are open to spirits via the Pentecostal movement of receiving the Holy Ghost, but the lack of metaphysics makes them wrongly see any spirit that speaks-in-tongues as the Holy Ghost. This is the reason these churches have not spiritually evolved.

Informing a newcomer to build an altar and give offerings without explaining why is truly a religious perspective (and western one at that).  To think that some entity outside of our being is going to give us something because we gave it a cup of beer or some fruit is crazy.

I always ask when I come across these people with this thinking, “How did you get things before you made offerings to the god/goddess and ancestors?”

Most people who take this religious path do not understand the question because they fail to see that they have superimposed their Christian or Islamic beliefs on to their understanding of the Kemetic tradition. They usually walk away saying that Kemetic spirituality does not work but they were not practicing Kemetic spirituality, they were practicing an aspect (or someone’s interpretation) of the Kemetic religion.

The Kemetic shaman and spiritualist, understanding that the Divine resides within and it all deals with the power the of their mind, knows that we each have three parts to our being: the BA (Higher Self)/Superconscious symbolized as the white Hedjet crown and personified as Osar (Osiris), sahu (lower self)/subconscious symbolized as the red Deshret crown and personified as Set, and Ab/conscious symbolized as the unified Pschent crown personified as Hru (Horus).

Most of what we have learned from birth is governed and overseen by our Set, so when we want something or try to do something new and different. It is our Set who steps in and playa hates by discouraging us from reaching our goals and potential.

So, say you are a guy who wants to get a woman to be in a relationship with you. You pray, meditate, do a spell, make a sigil and/or do a ritual one or two times to impress it on your subconscious and move the Universe so that you get a woman. Well, it is your Set who immediately gets on your left shoulder and says, “It is not going to work” based upon your past experiences and also because Set does not like change.  In fact, most people fail to accomplish their goals because as soon as they say what they want.  Their Set comes in and discourages them from doing so.  In fact, as soon as you do the meditation, spell, sigil and/or ritual and start thinking about it. Your Set is going to appear and try to discourage you by filling you with doubt. From a psychological perspective, if your goals (seeds) are not deeply impressed upon your mind.  They are on the surface and therefore superficial, which exposes it to winds of change in TASETT.  This is why Set is able to discourage so many of us from achieving our goals.

TASETT - The Red Lands. Literally also known as the desert region of Lower Kamit or Egypt. Metaphorically, it symbolizes our Lower Self.

TASETT – The Red Lands. Literally also known as the desert region of Lower Kamit or Egypt. Metaphorically, it symbolizes our lower self and subconscious.

That’s why there is an alternative.

If you pray, do the meditation, make a sigil, spell and/or do a ritual repetitively, then you impress the goal on your sahu(subconscious), which in turn is forced to hand it over to your BA (Superconscious). This means, do not think about the goal or how it is going to manifest.  Just know that you are putting in the work for it to manifest and by Maa (Cause and Effect) it will.  This process is referred to as sowing seeds into KAMTA-the Black Lands (which is another term for the Superconscious) because KAMTA is symbolized as deep dark soil, hence a visual pun to the deep recesses of our mind, so that your Osar (Osiris/Higher Self) works on it.

KAMTA - The Black Lands. Literally also known as the fertile region of Upper Kamit in the southern part of the country. Metaphorically, it symbolizes our Higher Self.

KAMTA – The Black Lands. Literally also known as the fertile region of Upper Kamit in the southern part of the country. Metaphorically, it symbolizes our Higher Self or Superconscious.

Understand.  When you think about your goal especially after doing spiritual work.  You are in essence telling your Set to work on the goal based upon what you have learned thus far, which it cannot because your personal knowledge is limited. It is equivalent to putting on a pot of water and watching it come to a boil, which if you stare at the pot. It seems that it never will. You have to do the work and forget about it, which gives the goal to Osar and this is how your Ab or conscious mind (personified as Hru) gets into the fight and we see the epic battle between Hru and Set.  It is your Hru’s responsibility to maintain this focus and ignore the influences of Set.

Hru Osar and Set

Now to assist your Hru you can also employ the aid of Osar’s allies, which are the guardian spirits commonly called gods and goddesses. The angels, deities, gods, goddesses, spirit guides, guardian spirits, etc. are all connected to the same source or KAMTA. In other words, they are archetypes or emissaries of your Superconscious that focus on specific tasks.  For instance, Npu (Anubis) is the name of the Superconscious that opens the way, finds opportunities and lost things, etc. So, if you are a guy who wants to get a woman to be in a relationship with you and you want to employ Npu’s help. You may light a candle and give Npu an offering of chocolate hearts, knowing that it is your Superconscious that is still doing the work.  Your Set is still going to appear but now with the added imagery and symbols that are being impressed upon your subconscious, it is harder to be discouraged and easier to keep the symbols in mind, thus ignore Set’s influences and resist the temptation to lust after your results by thinking about it.

The difference between Kemetic religion and Kemetic spirituality is that the so-called deities in Kemetic Spirituality are tools to assist you in control of your subconscious and unifying it with your Superconscious and conscious intent. They are not objects to be worshipped, which is the reason most Kemetic shamans and spiritualists have a host of deities from other cultures as well.

The basis of Kemetic spirituality is forcing Set (the sahu/subconscious or lower self) to work with Osar (the BA/Superconscious or Higher Self) and Hru (the Ab/conscious or mid-self or Soul). So, if you are serious about practicing it, you really need to study how your mind works. Learning about the Kemetic history, the Kemetic  legends, etc. is helpful but it cannot help you if you do not have a reference point, which is YOU.

Kemetic Spirituality is based upon the mind and anyone who seriously practices Kemetic spirituality would never go back to organized religion because it is a different way of thinking.  Most who practice Kemetic shamanism and Kemetic spirituality do not live their lives by a set of rules because they don’t fear that by doing so they are going to be punished or rewarded, which is childish thinking.

One of the beauties of Kemetic spirituality is that it can be explained scientifically, which is important in this western society that places major emphasis on the intellect. I have nullified and completely dismantled more religious arguments against my practice by simply explaining that what I do by having an altar, doing a spell, etc. is accessing my Higher Mind; and get religious people to see that they go to church out of a tradition of guilt, fear and superstition, and not because they desire to do so.  Simply put, if something is good for you, you don’t have to beg people to try and do it like many religious people beg people to attend religious service or worship “God” from the corners and pulpits.

This is why once an individual crosses into the realm of Kemetic Spirituality, there is no way they can unlearn what they know about the mind after they have learned it. In other words, there is no way they can return back to religious thinking and this is what traditional African thinking is about.  Now you see that the reason so many people in the west are against indigenous spirituality is because, we don’t make good slaves.

Hetepu.





Creating Permanent Positive Change through Invocation

5 08 2018

Hetepu (Peace & Blessings) Family.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

How Do You Cultivate Knowing? 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hetepu.

 





Why I Use Vodou as a Black Man in America

17 07 2018

Hetepu (Peace & Blessings) Family.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hetepu.





African Spirituality SAVES You MONEY

3 07 2018

Hetepu (Peace & Blessings) Family.

Have you ever been in a situation where you are pressed to make a decision on something even though you do not have all of the facts? Well, I was in one of those situations.  It started as an opportunity that seemed to come to me out of nowhere and as I am trying to relax so that I can see the whole situation clearly.  I am being bombarded with more and more details of just how great this opportunity is and why I should jump on it.

So, I try to sleep on it (as people say) and later that night I have a dream.  I dreamt that I was in the backseat of a van (meaning I have no control where the vehicle is going) and we’re going into this real sketchy town that I learn later (in the dream) that the people are cannibals (another omen that s*** is about to get real).

But, I am still being bombarded with these messages that this is a great opportunity and I need to make a move. Again, I check myself to make sure that I am not hesitating because of subconscious fear.

So, your boy does some deep breathing but it does not work because I am too close to it. I try to take a hot shower and still nothing. Then, my wife seeing I am stressed massages my shoulders, neck and scalp with lavender oil. It does the trick.

Npu (Anubis) - The Opener of the Way

Npu (Anubis) – The Opener of the Way

I get a visit from my ancestor to check out something before making a decision, so I give an offering to her and other ancestors to express my gratitude.  So, I get my tablets out and do a reading about the situation, which led me to talk to my Npu.  I am reminded that Npu deals with obstacles so I tell him, “Hey, open the way. There are too many obstacles with this ish. “

The next day, my head is clearer and I discuss the facts with my wife. I decide to tell all the parties involve that I am not making a move until I get assurance.  I explain to them that if things are meant to be then, ways will open and that I am not about to push a square block into a peg hole.

So, the ball starts rolling the way I decide.

What I was experiencing is what many term as artificial synchronicities.

Artificial synchronicities are engineered to drain, distract, mislead, sabotage or suppress one from seeing.  In other words, artificial synchronicities are designed to get you to ignore your intuition by bombarding you with a lot of information, usually misinformation.

Natural synchronicities come from your Higher Self or your BA. It is your BA/Higher Spirits/the Universe’s way of letting you know that a quantum shift if imminent, which can be either smooth or emotionally charge. The purpose of natural synchronicities is to confirm a decision you have made and forecast the progress of your decision.

Most people get caught up in artificial synchronicities because if you were like me, born and raised in the church, you don’t the difference between the natural and artificial synchronicities. You were raised to see all synchronicities as a blessing and to act on (blind) faith.

How do you know the difference between the two? Usually, artificial synchronicities always seen to need you to rush to do it or you will miss out on the opportunity. They are always forceful and rushed and seem to require no planning but, we live in a cause and effect world. Nothing happens accidentally, coincidentally or haphazardly.  When things seem too good to be true, usually they are but that’s the reason you need to have an oracle to help you to see through the smoke.

If I had not had done a reading with my tablets, had the dream, the visit from my ancestor and the idea to get my Npu to work, I would have been out of a lot of money because I believed “it was meant to be” instead of looking at all of the facts. One of the purposes of approaching spirituality from the Kemetic perspective is to remove some of ambiguities in life. Yes, African Spirituality saves you money, time and energy.  Don’t be fooled. The reason “sleepyheads” don’t want us to communicate with our ancestors, use divination systems, etc. is because they know it works and want us to continue to be under their foot. The tide is changing and it start with you doing you.

Hetepu.