You Might Need a Mojo (Spiritual Charm/Spiritual Medicine)

15 04 2015

Hetepu (Peace)

Greetings Family, well continuing our conversation about writing your own story by developing a magical mindset like our Kamitic (Ancient Egyptian) ancestors and their descendants, the term mojo is recent years has once again surfaced and entered the mind of pop culture.

mojo

Contrary to popular belief, the term does not mean sexual prowess and it doesn’t have anything to do with sex per se. It is an African American term believed to be a creolized form of the Yoruba word “mojuba,” which means “Thank you.”

Mojo Bag

There are other theories that exist about the origin of the word but I tend to accept the Yoruba mojuba one because as we have seen in past post. Our mind/Spirit is composed of a conscious, superconscious and subconscious. The conscious mind is the part of our being that we use to make choices and decisions.  It is the part of us that we call “I” and for this reason is called our spiritual heart, soul or in the Kamitic language – the Ab. The superconscious is the omnipotent and omniscient part of our being. It is where our most brilliant of ideas come from. Its purpose is to provide us with perfect solutions to whatever troubles us, because it is the divine spark called the Ba. The subconscious is the part of our being responsible for governing all of our personal memories and our autonomous bodily functions (those functions that occur without us telling it to do so like our digestion, regulation of our heartbeat, assimilating of cells, etc.), because its’ main purpose is to ensure that we physically survive.  The thing is that our subconscious does such a wonderful job in maintaining that it doesn’t want to change and that’s where the problem begins.

 

Our subconscious (and superconscious) does not discriminate. It does not distinguish between right and wrong, left and right, past, present and future, etc. These are all concepts created to help us understand our universe, but the universe does not conform exactly to these concepts. This is the reason if you repeat long enough what you can’t do something like learn mathematics.  You will find that eventually you can’t do mathematics. It doesn’t mean that you can’t do it ever. It is just that you put out in the Universe or told your Spirits you can’t, and the Universe or your Spirits manifested what you wanted. Why? Because you are made in the image of Divine and the Universe/Spirits must conform to the will of the Men and Women of the Divine. This is why if you keep waiting for karma to catch up and divine retribution to be enacted, you will be waiting forever. It is time to move on Family.

scale-of-justice

Of course, every time this is stated someone asks this silly question, so the answer is “yes.” If you as God Man or God Woman told the Sun to stop shining it would but what would be the purpose of doing that?  Why destroy the Universe for something as silly as to prove to you that you have the power of God within you? That’s why it doesn’t…let’s move on.

 

Anyway, most of the problems we have in our life are because our subconscious is so stuck in its habitual ways that it will fight every conscious decision to change presented. Say you want to lose weight. As soon as you say it, our subconscious has already given us at least six (or more) reasons/excuses not to do it, from being tired, not having time…you name it. You want to quit smoking cigarettes.  Your subconscious has already made excuses for why you should keep smoking cigarettes from it tasting good and being cool looking, to being accepted by those in your social circle. It is this way with everything we try to do. Want to find a new love; your subconscious will fight you on changing your ways to do that. Want to make more money; your subconscious will fight you and convince you somehow that it can’t be done because of all of those conditioned memories that you learned from your parents, family, friends and society.

baphomet devil

 

This is the reason the Kamitic sages personified the subconscious and called it Set (Set-an or Satan). Set or Satan, the devil, is called the Great Adversary. It is not because he is the epitome of evil, but because he is there to make sure that what you say you want is REALLY what you want.  And, when you realize that the devil is not some evil, red skinned, goat headed man running around with hoofed feet and pitchfork promising wealth if you sell him your soul, but is your lower self that is fighting you. You could think of Set basically as being your own fail switch.

You see, we want a lot of things but aren’t you glad that most of these wishes never came true? Like, aren’t you glad Sisters that you didn’t hook up with that one guy because you learned later that even though he looked good. He was lazy, abusive and really immature. Or Brothers, aren’t you glad you didn’t hook up with that one lady because you learned that she had a lot of self – created drama, she wasn’t supportive, and didn’t know how to love and respect a decent man.  This was all due to your Set opposing you and placing every obstacle he could find in your path. This is not to say that if it is easy, it is meant to be, but the purpose of opposition is to get us to overcome the impurities and shortcomings in our subconscious.  By constantly having opposition towards a particular thing, it forces us to reevaluate what we want and redefine our thinking.

For instance, you get into a relationship and one of the individuals in the relationship doesn’t like how the other manages their money. Set appears and an argument ensues, while he poses the question, “Are you sure you want to be with this individual?” If you decide no, then it is over, but if you decide “yes” then you will discover that it is a learning experience for both people involve. One individual has to learn how to manage their money, while the other has to learn how to teach or work with the other in overcoming this shortcoming. This is where “True Love” comes into the picture. It is having the patience and courage to work with another for the better despite their shortcomings.

I know what you are saying. Some of you are still wondering why bad things happen if we have a failsafe switch. It is because if we keep telling ourselves the same thing over and over again, it is assumed that apparently we have redefined our thinking and are certain of what we want. That means that your present situation is a reflection of the thoughts you focused upon in the past. I know some of you don’t want to accept this and can’t believe it, but it is true. Of course, no one deliberately dwells on negative thoughts. At least no one in his or her right mind. We do however complain about what we don’t want and that is just as bad.  Just recently, I witness a brother for the past two to three months complain about how he was tired of his wife. I mean every other day, it seemed like he was complaining. A couple of days would pass and he was fine, but shortly after he was back to complaining. On an average, he complained more about her then he did express his gratitude a month, so why in the world was he upset when he was served with divorce papers? It was because he he didn’t want her to leave, he just wanted her to stop doing certain things. But, guess what? He didn’t say that and the Universe/Spirits interpreted his constant complaining as he wanted his marriage to end. This is the reason you have to understand the Seven Codes of Maa and realize that Maa is not about following laws, but understanding how the Universe/Spirit works.

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So, how is this done if our subconscious or Set is always going to oppose us?

Well, remember the part of our being that provides excellent solutions is called our superconscious or Ba. This is the divine spark meaning it is mysterious, abstract and irrational part of our being. Unlike our subconscious/Sahu, which is limited to our personal beliefs and experiences, the superconscious/Ba is unlimited, hence omnipotent and omniscient. This means if you want to get it to solve a problem for you, you need to hand your problem to it and trust that it will provide you with a perfect solution. This entails you not obsessing and worrying over the end results, which is the greatest way to destroy any prayer or wish from manifesting.

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 One of the ways of doing this is by expressing gratitude for the blessings you have. When you do this, it signals to the Universe or to Your Spirits (whichever you want to call it) that you are appreciative of the things you have and want more. Another way is to make a mojo and this is why I think it stems from the Yoruba word “mojuba” because when you make such a charm you are still expressing gratitude but trying to either attract more or repel what you do not desire, through symbolic gestures.

A mojo is spiritual medicine, which Westerners call a charm. Most African American mojos have their origin from the Kongo Angolan region. They symbolize the end result or the desired result and are composed of herbs, papers and personal items which link the individual with the desired objective.  Now, lately everyone claims to be a hoodoo practitioner or a shaman because it is the faddish thing to do now. All of these people after taking a course are now calling themselves Papa, Doctor, Momma, Auntie, Miss Whatever. And, all of these people are claiming that in order to make a properly prepared mojo you have to use flannel, you have to use this herb, tie it a certain way, etc. which is just not true. These are basically people trying to get others to cosign their story in order to extort money from us.  Back in the day, if someone was given a title Papa, Doctor, Momma, Auntie, etc. it is because they earned it.  Meaning these individuals like most shamans had an ordeal they had to overcome. It was after overcoming the obstacle they were reborn and acquired a certain spiritual prowess in dealing with particular issues. Their success reflected in their life.  Our ancestors left us our own hero’s path or self – initiation road map as the Kongo Cross diagrammed as the Maa Aankh below.

Hru Path

The Kamitic Hru (or Hero’s) Path

 

In other words, I wouldn’t talk to Joe Smo’ about money issues and how to make a billion dollars from a $100. I would talk to Donald Trump or better yet, Warren Buffet because the proof is in the pudding. Well, the same was done back in the day in regards to spiritual matters and we need to get back to do things our way.

Now, when it comes to making mojos, no mojo is made the exact same way. They are all unique to the owner and the owner’s need.  For instance, what one woman needs to attract love may be rose petals, while another needs cinnamon, because these herbs symbolize the unique background and experiences of both individuals. This is why it is best you make your own by discerning which herbs, stone, items, oil, etc. symbolizes what you want.

Listen, I always refer back to what did our enslaved ancestors have. If our enslaved ancestors didn’t have flannel, a particular herb, oil, etc. Or, if the moon wasn’t waxing, full or waning, do you think that stopped them from making a mojo? I think not. They did whatever they needed to do and whatever worked to impress the idea upon the Spirit.

Alright, there are several ways of making these spiritual medicine bundles, but they should be small enough to fit inside the palm of your hand, no bigger. You can use the traditional red cloth or colored fabric to symbolize your goal – red for love, green for fertility/money, purple for power/success, black for absorption, white for wisdom/peace, brown for legal issues/justice, etc.  But, if a particular symbol doesn’t fit well in your scheme change it. For instance, I use light blue for legal issues because it is the color of the sky (air) for ethical issues, it is the color of most police uniforms, so therefore it is governed by Maat.

Maat (the Personification of Maa)

Maat (the Personification of Maa)

Write what you want on a piece of paper. This can be white paper, brown paper bag, etc. Old books use to say parchment because the old grimoires and Jewish texts stated this, but it is not necessary. This is done to help you to focus on what you really want.

Next find items that symbolize what you want. This can be herbs, stones, small icons, symbols, etc. whatever you feel like putting inside of your little bag. The reason Catholic prayer cards are so popular is because the image of the saint serves as an excellent symbol for a desired objective.  Remember, the Spirit (superconscious/subconscious) doesn’t distinguish right and wrong, between black, white, brown, red, etc. It imitates whatever it is programmed to do, which means if you took a Saint Michael prayer card and used it for protection. The Spirit following the symbols inside would understand what you mean.

Once the charm is complete, tie it up so that none of the content inside will fall out. This can knotted based upon whatever each number symbolizes, just follow your intuition.  For instance, some people make three knots to symbolize the mind, body and spirit, or the father, son and holy ghost. I have even heard of knotting it nine times to resemble an umbilical chord, whatever you want. You are the creator of your own medicine, so no one is going to tell you what you are doing is wrong, and if they do who are they to tell you what works for you? Just because it is wrong based upon their learning, just means it is wrong in their eyes. We have to get out of doing things for other people’s approval and accept that what is right is what works for us.  I know it is ongoing process but you have to start somewhere, right?

When you are finish, bring your spiritual medicine or mojo to life. You can choose to pray over it using Psalms 23. You can clasp it tightly in between your hands, while sensing energy coming you and then breathe breath into it. You can smack it on its butt, to symbolize a baby taking its first breath. The choice is your God and Goddess.

Whatever you choose to do, after it is created you need to feed it. Feed it simply means giving it attention. The traditional way to feed a mojo also called a toby in the African American community is to give it a little whiskey or bless it with some favorite cologne, particular oil akin to its objective, or blessed olive oil. But, you can use anything. In the Afro-Caribbean culture they use rum and blow cigar smoke. Some even use incense and in Tibet and China, they use tea, honey and even milk. Again, it doesn’t matter, because the choice is yours. Whatever you choose keep doing it and if you created your mojo on a Friday, it is best to feed it every Friday so that you don’t forget. To feed it, all you need to do is follow your intuition, while telling it “Thank you for attracting (or repelling if that is what you are doing) your (goal).”

You should always treat your mojo with respect. Don’t other people touch it, because the last thing you need is someone else’s doubt. You got enough on your plate working through your own subconscious programming. The general rule of thumb is if you drop your mojo then the spirit leaves. This seems to be more out of respect and based upon the idea that if you think of your mojo as being a child, if it drops it is damaged. It is just a rule to ensure that you protect your medicine. Simply put don’t drop it.

Now, how do I know this works? It is because when I first learned about mojos it was because I had got a copy of Robert Pelton’s book The Complete of Book of Voodoo from a friend in Chicago, when I was in college. As I was photocopying it, I came across a page that had a torn out cigarette advertisement inside of it. When I asked my friend about it later, he told me that his grandmother would use images like this to help people overcome addictions. Did it work? Well, according to my friend, people kept coming to her for help, and the interesting thing is that I didn’t even find this particular rite dealing with addictions in the book (so it wasn’t about the book), which meant this lady conjured up this work (like a true shaman) out of her own Spirit to help this particular individual. In other words, she wrote her own Story.  So the question is, will it work for you? Well, the answer is how strong are your beliefs in the Power of God within you?

Understand, the Universe or Your Spirits, will answer your request in several ways by either:

  1. Giving you exactly what you want, or.
  2. Giving you a close or near equivalent.

Remember that this is one way of impressing what we want on to our Spirit and the reason we do this is because our subconscious, which focuses solely on our physical survival doesn’t want to change. To encourage change, we must use “allegorical speaking” hidden ways, like repeating declarations while falling asleep.

Maa Aankh Mind

At is only during this time (alpha – theta state), that our being is receptive to change.

Hope that helps.

Hetep





The Big Secret to Becoming Great

12 04 2015

Hetepu (Peace) Family

I am sure that most of you have heard the popular myth that we only use 10% of our brain. Although there is no scientific evidence to support this myth, this myth is constantly repeated by the media through literature and film. Thus leading people to believe that if they were to somehow use the other 90% of their brain that they would be able to perform some extraordinary feats like complex calculations simultaneously or even levitate objects with their mind. This myth has become so popular that when left with no explanation as to how a feat was accomplished.  Some scholars and laymen alike have concluded that this is how the ancient dwellers must have built the pyramids and other grand edifices around the world or, it gets worse.

Alien Paul

 

An alien civilization traveled to this planet, and with their advanced minds built or tagged these things for humanity like graffiti to say, “Hey (We) Aliens were here” and left no other evidence of their existence, but was like “Peace out!”

aliens

This sounds ridiculous but that is just how it is when you buy into a myth and don’t understand that it is a myth.  We need to stop being so gullible and identify fact (truth) from fiction (myth) by understanding that if it is really the Truth it is the truth for everyone and everything regardless of race, color, creed, species, etc. Whereas, fiction or a myth is only applicable so long as one believes in it.

For instance, the erroneous belief that God favors one race or one group of people over another is clearly a ridiculous myth because why would other races exist? Why would God allow the same air that fills the lungs of one fill the lungs of another? Exactly, it is a myth. The truth is that God like the air we breathe is unbiased and doesn’t have any likes or dislikes. That being said, there is no such thing as “good” or “evil” in the Eyes of God. All exist and all is relative, like the paradoxical question, “Who do you think God favors in the web, the spider or the fly?”

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Who do you think God favors in the web, the spider or the fly?

 

Look Family.  This whole 10% of our brain thing is a myth and if you accept one myth as being truth.  You might as well as accept them all.  You have to understand that this is why racism and various forms of “isms” continue to exist because they are all based upon “myths”.  This goes for the myth that one particular individual or group is superior over another because of  – whatever… I am not saying that myths aren’t useful, which I will explain later. I am saying that we have to recognize that everything that we read, hear, see and are told is not truth and that if we want to become great. We have to base our life’s purpose on Universal Truth, or Maa. When one doesn’t have Maa, and they base their life on a myth, it gives them a false pride because it is based upon their ego. Hence, the reason Malcolm X (El Hajj Malik Shabazz) left and went to find his maa (personal truth) for himself. While abroad he realized that it was people’s dogmas that made them good or evil.  Which by the way is the first step to always dealing with myths, is to never take someone else’s word or account, but discern if it is true by trying it out yourself.

Malcolm in Mecca

So again, the whole 10% of our brain thing is a myth and science has confirmed that we all use 100% of our brain, all of the time. That’s right, all of us (regardless of race, color, creed, etc.).  The interesting thing about myths is that no one really knows how they begin. For instance, it is not known if this “10% of our brain” myth is based upon a misunderstood quote of Albert Einstein or a misquote based upon William James’ The Energies of Men who stated, “We are making use of only a small part of our possible mental and physical resources.” What is known is that all myths have a small fraction of a truth and that this “10% of our brain myth” may be based upon the popular saying, “If we don’t Use it. We lose it.” Meaning, if we don’t make regular use of a skill we tend to forget how to use it. This, we can all verify because we have all experienced learning a subject like mathematics, science or even taking piano lessons, and then after a brief hiatus such as a summer break, we have forgotten almost everything we learned a month or so ago.

math frustration

This again has been confirmed by science, which found that every time we have a new experience, new synapses, a structure within our brain that permits a nerve cell to pass electrical or chemical signal to another, while old synapses degenerate. This however begs one to ask then why when we learn how to ride a bike, we never forget how? This is one of the questions that is driving scientists to understand the degenerative ill-ness Alzheimer. I theorize that the reason subjects like mathematics, science and playing music are not forgotten like riding a bike because these experiences are stored in different parts of the brain and within our physical body.

Our brain is composed of numerous parts and can be divided into two hemispheres called the left and right hemispheres.

Left and Right

The left hemisphere of the brain controls how the right side of the body feels, moves and is also responsible for all analytical and logical thought processes, while the right hemisphere of the brain controls how the movement and feelings on the left side of the body.  The right hemisphere is also in charge of abstract and holistic thoughts as well as all of our creative thought process.

Right and Left Hemispheres

For instance, logical thought such as mathematics, science, language, etc. are all considered to be left hemisphere subjects, whereas abstract thought, intuitive thinking, visual imagery, creative expression, etc. are considered to be right hemisphere dominant functions. The interesting thing is and what made the Kamitic people so great is that they knew about the left and right hemispheres of the brain thousands of years ago. How did they know? Who cares, the fact is that they knew and they illustrated this through the Eyes of Ra.

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.)

It is a known and scientific fact that Kamitic people understood and identified that the Right Eye of Ra (Aakhut or Solar Eye) corresponds to the sun and the left hemisphere of the brain, which is associated with rational thinking, masculinity, sequential order, aggressiveness, the living, etc.

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

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

While the  Left Eye of Ra (Aabit or Lunar Eye) corresponded to the moon and the right hemisphere of the brain, which they associated with intuitive thoughts, femininity, receptivity, holisitic thinking, ancestors (spirits), etc. Together these eyes provide a holistic perspective or both hemispheres of the brain working together.

The Eyes of Ra (Provide a Holistic Perspective)

The Eyes of Ra (Provide a Holistic Perspective)

So, why are the Kamitic people (and other indigenous people) who had a better understanding of the brain still depicted as being primitive, backward, polytheistic, idol worshiping black, brown and red people, when it is clear they had an understanding scientific precepts?

It is because Westerners don’t have an understanding of their abstract mind. And rather than humbling themselves and admitting that their philosophy is flawed. They continue to race to their destructive end which they do not know how to avert.

Understand it is both bewildering and embarrassing to Western scholars and theologians because ancient dwellers around the globe with their limited technologies were able to accomplish magnificent feats that still defy time.  This is the reason certain people continue to perpetuate the 10% brain myth and particularly the Alien Myth, because they are ashamed to admit that they don’t know and too arrogant to want to truly understand why.

Albert Einstein

This is why it is best for us all to abandon and relinquish the Western approaches to life and relearn our ancestral ways. Albert Einstein said it best, “We can’t solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” This means we have to think outside of the box and do something different. That something different is learning how to use the right hemisphere of our brain.

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The dwellers of the Nile made regular use of both the left and right hemisphere.  Evidence of their left hemisphere obviously can be seen in the pyramids and other edifices that they built, clearly indicating that they understood mathematics and engineering but also in their medical discoveries and legal documents. This is the reason the caduceus resembles the sine and cosine curves. Evidence of their right hemisphere can be seen in the fact that all of their religious texts despite their advancement were still composed of mythological creatures used to symbolize various aspects of consciousness. Don’t be fooled into thinking that ancient dwellers just created something and degenerated. The truth has never been that easy. Conquerors have always lied to quell the masses.

So what happened?

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Basically, the Kamitic people at some point in their history came face to face with the limitations of the intellectual and logical mind. They realized that in order to go any further they needed to implore and maintain a magical mindset. In other words, they had to think outside of the box. It is believed by many that started this movement, which resulted in an unified Kamit and the first Kamitic dynasty.

Greatness is achieved by all those who “Think Outside of their Habitual, Subconscious Box”

It is a known fact that the Kamitic people inspired the Greek, Roman and other Western philosophies and religions, but only a few understand that the reason the Kamitic spiritual tradition never changed and continued to portray their concepts with animal and human features, is so that people would remember that these are energies that exist throughout the universe and within the human being.

Djahuti and Hermes

Djahuti (Tehuti or Thoth) and Hermes considered to be personification of wisdom

This is the reason the Story of Osar was always accepted and understood by the Kamitic people to be a national myth and never believed to be a factual event like the Passion of Jesus the Christ. The Kamitc sages understood that the human mind is the most powerful creation of the Divine but if not properly cultivated can lead to our greatest downfall. So they kept their myths and adapted and developed them alongside their intellectual discoveries versus telling people that the whole story was historically true.

They understood that if one is too right brained dominant they will become “too spiritual” meaning flighty, not grounded in reality, head up in the sky, delusional like thinking that all we need to survive on is air, which was allegorized as the death of Osar (Asar, Ausar or Osiris), the ruler of  KAMTA – the fertile Black Lands. On the other side of the spectrum, if one is to left hemisphere dominant they only believe in actual facts, scientific discoveries but they never have any dreams, which means if you believe the world is going to end based upon current observations, then your world is going to end because you believe it will. You therefore will only find evidence and signs to support this belief based upon your narrow perspective. This was metaphorized as the destruction caused by Osar’s youngest brother Set (Set-an, Typhon or Satan) the ruler of TASETT – The Red Lands . This is the reason people who are stuck on conspiracy theories see everything as being a conspiracy and they are the loneliest and the unhappiest people (next to so-called spiritual people) in the world, all because of their limited perspective. I hope you see that there is more to just mere symbolism being used here.

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This is the historical, metaphorical and metaphysical reason all of the Kamitic rulers identified with Hru (Horus in Greek). Hru as the heir of his father Osar and victorious over his uncle Set symbolized dominance over both realities. He is called the Maa Kheru (One Who Speaks with True Voice) because he stands on the edge of both realities, both realms and has full use of both his right and left hemispheres of the brain.  Hru is balanced and not dominated by either side.  He symbolizes the Man and Woman of God because he has access to both the spiritual and physical realm, or the superconscious and subconscious parts of his and her being.

This is not just some hocus pocus stuff we are talking about. This is esoteric science and once we abandon this whole Western notion of good versus evil, and get back to our balance mindset or a holistic perspective.  We will see that Jesus Christ symbolizes what we (men and women) can accomplish once we unify our higher and lower selves (metaphorically speaking defeat the devil –lower self like Jesus did and ascend to the heaven – higher self). As long as we continue to depend upon our intellect, we will continue to be enslaved by our physical senses and think inside the box.

What do I mean?

Well, when the media says the economy is failing, you believe the economy is failing and react accordingly despite the fact during the depression and recession, there were millionaires still making money hand over fist. It means that if you see an advertisement that lists a host of symptoms and claim you might have “this disease”. You accept this belief and react subconsciously as if you might have this disease. It means that if you see something talking about a particular celebrity’s hair, attire, plastic surgery, shoes, pet dog, lipstick, implants, purse, or whatever silly thing that gets your attention. You react subconsciously by either giving or not giving damn and respond accordingly. It means that if a television or film portrays a particular individual or group as being a threat, endangered, targeted, impoverished, wealthy, favored, etc., then you react subconsciously as if the myth is true because you have been written in as a character in someone else’s story.

Puppet

Why do you think the minority in every horror movie is killed off first? Why is it all of sudden cool and fashionable for black men to be bald after they reach a certain age, or wear dreads if they are younger? Why is it all Black and Latina actresses are sassy, mouthful, disrespectful and depicted as misunderstood strong woman by their own jealous and insecure men? Why is it lately that European witchcraft is cool and there are all of these shows and movies about teenage witches and how they are helping the world, while African, Native American and Latin American magical practices are depicted as evil? Like, the Haitian Revolutionaries who used Vodu to defeat their slave masters, but to this day. No one says that the Haitians were in the right for defending and fighting for their freedom against the evil French enslavers. Why? Because according to the Westernize myth, the Westernized story, it was the Haitians who were evil and not the French. It is the same reason Christopher Columbus is still depicted as founders of the Americas, despite the fact that there were people already here. This society has programmed you on how you are going to react and all they need is the right stimuli to make you do exactly what they wrote you to do. That means in the stereotypical manner that they expect you to but, if you want to be Great. There is only one thing you have to do. Use your spiritual tradition to….

Create YOUR OWN STORY!

That means thinking outside of the habitual, subconscious box. It means doing something that those around you (society) will see as being strange, weird and bizarre. Understand I am not talking about doing something different in order to create a buzz around the fashion world.

 Jokers in Skirts

I am talking about realizing the limitations of your intellect. You can only go so far in your intellectual understanding. The rest of the way means stepping out into the great unknown and doing something that your mother and father, your family, friends and society in general is not going to cosign.

Many of you are sitting on top of inventions that could solve world dilemmas but you refuse to develop these ideas out of fear of not being accepted by those around you. You refuse to act out of character and develop your own story out of fear. This is why you are stuck dealing with the same ole same old thing and can’t figure out why you aren’t advancing.

Shaka Zulu

You have to understand what made our ancestors great is that they created and developed their own story. Shaka Zulu for instance is a great example of a brilliant cultural aakhu (ancestor). If you go and rent the movie, you will remember that Shaka was expected to go along with the present society’s ideas of who he was supposed to be. When he refused to do so, he developed a different type of spear, broaden the Zulu shield and revolutionize the African military, which helped his people to avoid the onslaught that could have completely devastated the whole southern half of Africa. Imagine if he would not have done this how different South Africa would have been. Apartheid existed but if Shaka never did what he had done, it would have been much worse. And, the only reason he finally failed is because Shaka bought into the European’s story.

How Do You Think Outside the Box? 

Ok, so how do you think outside of the proverbial subconscious box like the Kamitic people did? Again, it is realizing that your intellect is limited and that the solution to what ails you involves you engaging in a practice that may appear weird at first but produces tangible results. It is what some people call magical thinking.

Napoleon Hill

Thomas Edison whenever he couldn’t figure out something developed the peculiar habit of going to sleep and waking up with a solution. The famed author Napoleon Hill wrote about in his bestselling book, Think and Grow Rich how every night he would in his imagination his Nine Invisible Counselors, who provided him with expert advice.  These are all techniques that the Kamitic people and their descendants have been using from time immemorial. This is the main reason for having a spiritual het (spiritual house that honors your ancestors and guardian spirits). If you have a spiritual altar and your life is not any better, you are following someone else’s story or tradition. You are doing these based upon myth, with no understanding of the concepts and principles.

We should all be able, like the Kamitic people, to enter into the magical state of being by choice. The magical state of being is what people call the alpha (and deeper states like theta). When the Kamitic people talked to their spirits or as Napoleon Hill called them “Invisible Counselors” they got expert advice. We need to stop complaining about what other people are doing if we aren’t willing to use our own spirituality.

Now, don’t be fooled. The gods, goddesses, angels, spirits, deities, forms, sprites, dwarves, gnomes, fairy people, daemons, djinn, saints, etc. are all archetypes and the numerous stories surrounding them are different ways of getting into the alpha and theta mind state.

Maa Aankh Mind

This is the difference between magical right hemisphere dominant cultures like the Kamitic people and logical left hemisphere dominant cultures like those in the West. The Kamitic people worked and functioned as we would today, but when they encountered a problem. They quickly would talk to the governing archetype over the problem to discover a solution, instead of trying to intellectualize and think their way to a solution.

How would they do it? They would after realizing the limitation of their intellect, ask the ancestor or spirit to help them to resolve a particular issue and that was it. They wouldn’t worry about the problem. They didn’t allow their anxieties and fears dictate what they should and should not do. They relinquished the problem to a higher authority (the archetypes within their superconscious or Higher Self) and trust the omnipotence and omniscience of their Higher Self that a solution was forthcoming. When a solution came they expressed their gratitude by making an offering and that is how they continued their magical thought process, which people refer to as the Kamitic religion. But, understand this entire practice was based upon a quid pro quo system that depended upon actual results. Western scholars and theologians would like people to believe that non-Western people just made offerings to inanimate objects all over the place as if they didn’t know there was one Supreme Being – that’s their story.

Npu (Anubis) - The Opener of the Way

Npu (Anubis) – The Kamitic Opener of the Way and Finder of Lost Things 

No, they knew all along that there was only One Supreme Diety but that ultimately they were the authors and creators of their own life. Let me give you an example of what I mean by actual results. One day I was looking for a book and I couldn’t find it. I looked all over the place, in the car, work, etc. and I just could not find it. Finally, I asked the dog headed Npu to help me to find it, the analogy being that dogs can find anything. Minutes later, I found it, as if someone had just laid it in front of me. In return I offered Npu some candy. This is how most spiritual traditions are practiced and this is no different from calling on the Catholic patron saint of lost and stolen things, Saint Anthony. This same technique can be used for love/relationships, protection/security, success, etc. It doesn’t require you to become initiated into some order because as I stated earlier, Napoleon Hill used it and he wasn’t initiated into anything. All you have to do is understand the concepts and principles and simply use it. Nothing bad is going to happen to you if you use it. That’s “Their Story” talking to you. The only thing bad that will happen is that a particular practice doesn’t work, which simply means you have to explore another way of getting into your alpha state. You will know it works when you get your desired results.

 Meditation

For instance, I could never meditate. In fact, I couldn’t meditate so much that I eventually hated meditation because every time I tried to meditate I would fall asleep and get nothing done. I later learned that it wasn’t that I couldn’t meditate but that I was taught to meditate as a spiritual discipline. You know you have to sit in that crossed legged lotus position, hold your hands a certain way, etc. It seemed like a a spiritual chore. Not only that, I never met anyone who was happy to meditate and would say, “Hey I am going to go meditate! Wahoo!”  It was always people dragging and dreading to meditate, so when I would meditate with this mindset. I would go too deep into the alpha state and get bored, then fall asleep. When I learned that meditation was about introvert-ing your awareness in order to reconnect with the intuitive and omnipotent part within ourselves, I looked forward to meditating, which is actually contemplating. I didn’t get into that cross-legged position. I simply relaxed, slowed my breathing and listened. Today, I look forward to sleeping, dreaming and using divination tools to connect to the intuitive and omnipotent part of my being.

Haitian

Another hang up that prevents people from going into their alpha state is the Western notion of good and evil. Listen, there is no such thing as good and evil or black and white magic. This is more foolish nonsense to keep you from entering into your alpha state. It is all about perspective. Energy is energy. Fire can be used to create or to destroy. Water can be used to create or to destroy. There is no such thing as good and bad fire or water. Just like there is no such thing as good and bad magic. People buy into this nonsense because they buy into the whole Western myth. Again, remember the spider and the fly or the French slave master who used Christianity to maintain slavery and the Haitian rebel who used Vodu to fight slavery.  Remember it is all perspective and depends upon who is telling the story.

Last but not least, don’t try to intellectualize why it works because it will just muddle up the process. We have to realize that we being a product of the universe have physical and spiritual attributes, because the universe is composed of a physical and spiritual reality. All you really need to do is accept that it works like Hru trusted his father Osar.

Hope that helps.

Hetepu





Why Aren’t You Free Yet?

4 10 2014

Hetepu Family. Greetings

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

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

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

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

baphomet devil

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

Never Forget

Never Forget

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

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

moses

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

Tubman

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

Hru and Set - Fighting the Devil Within

Hru and Set – Fighting the Devil Within

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

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

Hope that helps. Peace





Are You Spiritually Weak?

2 04 2010

It has been brought to my attention that a lot of people believe or think that spirituality is all about weakness.  In the eyes of many, it was this meekness that is confused with weakness that led to Black Africa’s downfall.

I remember when I started this journey I use to think this way as well. In fact, my idea of spirituality was based upon the character Kwai Chang Caine of the 1970s mini-series Kung Fu. Caine was bad son-of-a-gun in my book. He walked around being all nice and all but if you tested him, he kicked your butt with his Shaolin style kung fu. The only problem or problems I had with Caine was that he was broke. He had no money, wore bummed out clothing, the only thing he had to his name was a flute. Everything else was a hand-me-down and oh by the way, even though he never stood outside with a sign, dangling from his neck was the sign, “Will work/and do kung fu for food”.  Since Caine was my idea of what spirituality was, I experienced a similar fate; feeling and being grossly impoverished for a number of years, and only defending myself when provoked,   Today I am not like rolling in the money but I am doing a heck of a lot better than I was ten years ago when I held this erroneous belief. One of the reasons why I am doing better is because of the character Pedro Cerrano played by Dennis Haysbert in the late 1980s films Major League I and II. The movie has a host of stars and is one of Wesley Snipes first movie gigs.

In Major League 1, Pedro Cerrano is a heavy hitting outfielder defected from Cuba that can hit every ball out of the park except for curve balls.  So, he turns to “Voodoo”, specifically a little loa he calls Jobu to give him more power to hit the curve balls.  Cerrano explains that the reason he turns to Jobu instead of Jesus whom he likes btw, is because Jesus can’t hit a curve ball.  It is funny because throughout the movie Jobu demonstrates that he is real.

Jobu even manages to win over a few converts but Cerrano still struggles with hitting curves balls throughout the entire season.  It isn’t until the end of the movie that Cerrano finally realizes that he has to depend upon himself that he is able to hit a curve ball, which he knocks out of the park and gives his team the winning advantage. In the end, his team wins.

Cerrano realizing what he has to do.

In Major League 2, Cerrano believing he has too much power and is too raw, travels to Asia and studies with a supposed Buddha master, who teaches him the alleged ways of the Buddha.  The problem with these teachings, which Cerrano doesn’t see, is that they make him extremely gentle.  As a result, the opposing teams take advantage of Cerrano’s confused weakened spiritual state and strike him out every time he comes to the plate because, instead of running to first base when he hits a pop ball. He is more concerned with saving a pigeon. Or instead of focusing on hitting the ball, he is instead fascinated with the metaphysics and speed of the ball.

Anyway, as the movie progresses, the team desperate for any good talent, that the general manager can afford, recruits a Japanese baseball player (btw Japanese are real serious about baseball) name Tanaka who tells Cerrano that his teacher is wrong using choice Japanese words of course. Unfortunately for Cerrano, Tanaka can’t speak English very well so he is not able to understand exactly what Tanaka is saying. The best way Tanaka can explain it to Cerrano is by insulting his manhood or machismo.

Tanaka continues to tell Cerrano that Buddha was a warrior and that Cerrano has no marbles. He yells at Cerrano, “Buddha inside, outside warrior!” Tanaka even puts a little sword on the Buddha statue. He does everything he can to get Cerrano fired up and to see that  Buddha is about balance.

Of course, it isn’t until the nearing of the climatic end that Cerrano finally gets it and it becomes clear to him what Tanaka is talking about – “inner strength”.

So, to create a balance, Cerrano introduces his old friend Jobu (rawness) to his Buddha (gentleness), and explains to the two iconic figures that they need to get along.   If you have not seen these films, you have to because they are really hilarious. Later Cerrano and Tanaka become good friends.

The interesting thing about this movie that relates to this post is who told Cerrano that he was too raw or too powerful? It is the same with this belief that spirituality or any philosophy from another culture is about being docile. Where did we get this idea from? I am not absolutely sure but my research has led me to the late 1960s and early 1970s Peace/Love/Flower Child /Hippie Movement. It was through the pop culture of this era that many young Westerners began adopting foreign expressions with the hope that they will help everyone get along and bring peace to the world. It was realized later that this Utopia was a pipe dream stimulated by the excessive use of alcohol, LSD, marijuana, heroin and other euphoric drugs, when a host of heinous acts started making headlines.

Even though it was realized that the Utopia of this era was not feasible, it has not stopped people from striving to achieve it still. This in my opinion is the reason why people are so fond of the Ancient Egyptian forms because it allows them to play dress up. I say forms because a form relates to a costume that can be taken on and off.

The point of making all of this known is to inform you that true spirituality cannot be taken on and off as if it was clothing. This is a Westernized concept that has at present been glamorized by pop culture, that all you have to do is read some books, change your name, stop eating meat and start wearing some clothes from another culture and/or era, and…VOILA! “You are Spiritual”now. This is a way of life.

A thorough analysis of Kamitic/Kemetic history will reveal that when the Greeks entered our ancient lands, they were the first to imitate the ancient Egyptians by making statues with Kamitic/Kemetic symbols and Greek togas as seen above.  Clearly, if the Greeks had understood what Kamitic/Kemetic spiruality was all about they would have turned the country back over to the founders. Proof that they didn’t can be seen that Kamit/Kemet spiraled into a state of imbalance and was invaded numerous times afterward.

The contemporary Western approach to spirituality is as is said in the spiritual circles, truly linear, lopsided, and left-brained and illustrated on the maa aankh, on the red side all based upon the physical and what is seen. It is in the red zone also because this is TASETT, the desert, the realm where there is nothing but problems. This is what happens when we do things totally by what we see. As they say in the church we walk by “Faith, not by Sight” because in the desert there are all sorts of mirages and illusions.

Now, this is not to say that there aren’t any good Western traditions. It is just that in general Western culture is polarized on the left side.  .  It is truly imbalance, which is the reason why when Asians come to North America and see Westerners practicing their philosophy, they “run” in the other direction, because they realize that this Westernize pseudo Eastern spirituality is nothing but garbage as Tanaka tries to tell Cerrano.

True spirituality is all about balance and has always consisted of two parts.  As Tanaka tells Cerrano, “Buddha inside, outside warrior!” This Westernized approach to spirituality is not balanced, which is why in the long run it doesn’t work and doesn’t produce any long lasting physical results.  This is the reason why the Utopia of the late 1960s and 1970s didn’t work and the reason why it doesn’t work to this day. This in my opinion is where we got the idea that spirituality is all about being meek or weak.  It is from the Westernize cultural perspective. It is the same reason why the gentle loving aspects of Jesus are depicted over the rebellious, revolutionary and at the temple angry aspects.

If your spirituality is not bringing you true peace and helping you to improve your life, then maybe you ought to reconsider your definition and idea of what spirituality is about.  What do you think?

For a complete discourse and in-depth analysis see:
MAA AANKH: Finding God the Afro-American Way, by Honoring the Ancestors and Guardian Spirits.





Ancient BaNtu Connection: Kamitic/Kemetic Color Symbolism and African Cosmology

15 03 2010

Post originally appeared on the Land of Kam website:

Never Forget It Began in Kamit

Never Forget It Began in Kamit

The debate over the ethnicity of the Kamitic/Kemetic people should be laid to rest by now, but the reason it isn’t is because Western academia (despite the overwhelming evidence against their ridiculous claim) is still in denial that black and brown people made significant contributions to the world. The other reason why this argument has not been laid to rest is because although knowing that the Kamitic/Kemetic people were black and brown people has done wonders for the majority of us culturally. Many of us are still at a lost as to how to use this information to improve our lives because we have not learned how to use our history from an African perspective.

When I moved beyond the Western approach of history of only being concerned with who, what, when and why, one of the interesting facts that I discovered was that Kamit/Kemet consisted of a number of African ethnic groups who all shared a similar cosmology.  Signs of this cosmology have been found all over traditional Africa.  For instance, the Nok people were an ancient culture dating between 900 B.C. and 200 A.D, the ancient ancestors of the Yoruba people.  Interestingly, the name Nok it etymologically related to the Kamitic/Kemetic word Nuk, which means, “I AM”.

What was of particular interest to me was when I discovered that the Bantu people were one of the ethnic groups that once upon a time dwelled in Kamit/Kemet. It is believed that Bantu people, which is one of the largest ethnic groups in Africa, is responsible for spreading the Kamitic/Kemetic cosmology all over the African continent and possibly beyond.  For instance, one of the interesting things about the word Bantu is that it is similar to the Kamitic/Kemetic words Ba (the Divine Intelligence/Spirit corresponding to Osar/Ausar/Osiris) and Ntu (plural for men/women – meaning people). It was based upon this observation, led by my ancestors that I learned that in Kamitic/Kemetic cosmology, color (iwen) symbolizes a lot of things. The Kamitic/Kemetic artisan had at several types of colors that were created from minerals that they found in the earth. Unknown to most is that the minerals used to make these colors also reflect what these colors mean, and their significance to the Kamitic/Kemetic culture. The same was and is still practiced in the African Diaspora.  For instance, we have:

The color green (wadj/udaj) was made from mixing copper oxides of copper and iron with silica and calcium or from the natural copper ore malachite. While the color white (hedj and shesep) was produced  from chalk and gypsum, in other parts of Africa this color is created from clay.  Most of the sacred bowls and other objects in regards to embalming were made of white alabaster. Clothing including the gowns and footwear were white.

In Chapter 77 of the Pert em Hru (the so-called Book of the Dead), it is said that the deceased will become a falcon “whose wings are of green stone” Most Western scholars would assume that this stanza is impractical because they have no understanding of African spiritual culture. This is why they confuse Osar and claim that he is a fertility deity. If they only would humble themselves any true descendant of Kamit/Kemet would tell them by looking at Osar that, the color white is the color of purity, cleanliness and stability because it corresponds to bones, skulls, and the land of the dead, the Underworld, the Land of Osar or the Honorable Ancestors. The color green is associated with fertility and joy, which explains the reason why all throughout the folk Afro-Diaspora the color green is still associated with fertility and money. This means that Osar or the Aakhu (Ancestors) are responsible for fertility, hence the color of Osar’s face. To this day, many African descendants still honor their ancestors so that they can have prosperous crops. Ever heard of the New Yam Festival that takes place in Ghana and Nigeria? It is similar to the West’s Thanksgiving, but you would be very hard pressed to find an archeologists say this, because it seems they are content in making the Kamitic people appear to be polytheistic.  This is why we have to move beyond the Western interpretation and tap into ancestry.  

Osar is the symbol of a high ancestor and the ancestors are also honored so that one can conceive children, which is a tricky thing when you are talking about appealing to the dead for life. But, the Aakhu simply put cannot be destroyed because they are hedj (pure white) hence the backbone of Osar-the djett (stable).  This cultural belief still exists throughout the African Diaspora, that children are ancestors being reborn or returning to the Land of the Living, but it is the ancestors that are our cultural backbones. This is why in the Story of Osar, Oset magically conceived the child Hru.  It is very deep, mystical and beautiful when you think about it, and really makes you appreciate strong mothers.  

Red Deshret Crown

Red Deshret Crown

Moving on, the Egyptologists and Kemetic reconstructionists will tell you that the color red (desher), was created, from red ocher and oxidized iron.  What they fail to mention is that this was also the color the people, would sometimes paint their body, because it corresponded to the envious Set and the fiendish serpent Apep. The color red was also associated with the red crown of Kamit/Kemet called the Deshret. While various objects were made of red stones to evoke the Eye of Ra. Some will tell you that the color red means “life and victory” but this would seem to contradict the fact that Set and appep were also associated with it. When we look to African cosmology we find that the true meaning of the color red is that of mediation.

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.

The color red corresponds to the land of the living that the Kamitic/Kemetic philosophers called TASETT, the material realm (or materialistic reality) that is governed by Set and the appep. Metaphorically is symbolizes our Lower Self. Early Christians adopted the concept and this is why to this day they say the material world or secular world belongs to the Devil. There are also other sayings like the Devil in the Flesh, the Devil controls the Flesh and the Flesh is Weak, which are all referencing this age old cosmology. It should also be noted that if you look back far enough early Christians once believed that the literal Hell was in the north. This is where the idea of St. Nick or Santa Claus was derived from.

When it is understood that the color red means in Kamitic/Kemetic cosmology it becomes clear that it refers to the living because every physical living being metaphorically speaking has blood in them that gives them physical life. There is a double meaning to this as well; this means that everyone also has the potential to commit evil – hence the origin of the original sin concept. When we compare this to the Legend of Osar it makes sense why Hru must fight to reclaim his throne from Set. He is fighting to establish a balance between the spiritual and physical reality or the physical reality will totally consume him as it has done his uncle Set.

Again, when we look in the Afro-Disapora amongst traditional practitioners we find that the color red clearly symbolizes this same concept of mediation.  Ellegua the Yoruba psycho pomp aspect of Npu (Sebek/Anubis) who is able to go anywhere, color is red, but Ellegua also has a sort of trickster like nature, which is why European missionaries quickly associated him with the devil. The same has been done with Npu (Anubis). Whenever you watch any movie about Egypt, Npu is always incorrectly depicted as being evil.  Again, this is due to lack of understanding in African cosmology.  The color red also can be seen in the heroic Shango, whose arrogance, ego and abuse of power has got him trouble a number of times. Like his Kamitic counterpart Hru (Hrw, Heru or Horus in Greek), he is rescued or redeemed from a cooler headed divinity (according to some legends) by Obatala. Hru on the other hand is saved by Osaw (Asar, Ausar or Osiris in Greek), the Kamitic/Kemetic owner of whiteness and so on.   Let’s continue…

Npu (Anubis) - The Opener of the Way

Npu (Anubis) – The Opener of the Way

The color yellow/bright gold (khenet/kenit) was made from natural ochres and gold color from gold and silver alloys. This most famous color was used extensively in Kamitic art.  Many are familiar with it because of its use to adorn the faces of the mummies and the numerous statues, jewelry and other finds. Many will claim that it corresponds to the sun but this is only part of its meaning.  From a metaphorical perspective, the Kamitic people being keen to puns, the color yellow and gold means to become a shiny one, a glimmering or flashy one like a star. Stars have always been seen as enlightened spirits or angels hence the dog star Sirius. Note that one of the words for stars in the Kamitic/Kemetic language is Sba. Stars like enlightened spirits are guides. Some of these guides had the abilities to take the form of nature and were associated with shiny metals and precious stones like quartz.  This is why early African Americans would take quartz and make them into mojos (or hand charms) so that the spirit could guide them to their objective. This also explains the reason why Npu was in charge of the Opening of the Mouth Ceremony for the deceased, because he helped the newly deceased to be guides or spirit guides. Esoterically speaking, the color also refers to a new life or divine energy, hence the spark of life.

The colors blue and black are similar colors to each other. The color blue (irtiu, sbedj), which was made by combining oxides with calcium created a rich and unstable blue color. Many will tell you that it corresponded to crops, fertility and rebirth, but this is incorrect. Many arrived at this conclusion because the phoenix, which was patterned after the heron, had bright blue feathers.  Baboons were also colored blue even though they are not blue at all.  For this reason Egyptologists and reconstructionists assumed that Amun whose face was blue colored was associated with fertility and rebirth as well.

The color blue is associated with mysteries as well, but these mysteries are the mysteries understood and known by humankind.  If we were to compare this color to water it would be considered shallow waters.  This is why the herons and baboons were associated with it. The heron is able to stand, walk across these shallow waters or lightly step upon the floral resting on the waters. Certain monkeys and primates are able to play around these shallow waters as well.  The reason the phoenix and baboon were colored with the unstable color blue, which are associated with Djahuti (Tehuti/Thoth) is because they correspond to wisdom, hence experience.  Wisdom has the ability to change anyone’s life but how do most people get wisdom? Hard knocks, trial and error, etc. is how most people get wisdom, which brings one closer to God. Amun by the way is not God, no God is Amun “The Hidden One”, which is why His/Her face is blue because it is a Hidden aspect of God that controls the mystery of rebirth and renewal, not fertility or said another way, the mysteries of the Wisdom.

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.

The color black (kem, kam) was created from carbon compounds such as soot, ground charcoal or burnt “animal bones.  I underlined bones because remember that bones are also associated with Osar.  Anyway, Western scholars and reconstructionists have desperately tried to associate this color with a negative connotation, so they claim that this is the color of death and the night.  Again, Npu (Anpu/Sebek/Anubis) whose colors are also black is often depicted as being evil in most Egyptian movies like the silly films The Mummy and The Mummy Returns because Westerners don’t understand African cosmology. This is why we find that the word necromancy is said to be evil or a form of black magic. The truth is that necromancy, which is derived from the word negro-mancy and niger-mancy refers to the practice of communicating with the ancestral dead. Although there are Western cultures that have practiced this form of divination throughout history prior to the spread of Christianity. The practice was forever associated with traditional African cultures particularly Kamit/Kemet because this is how they communicated with deceased rulers. It was a unique form of ancestor veneration, which is incorrectly called ancestor worship. So, what was so important about the color black?

Again, when we return to African color symbolism and how people in the African Diaspora have used this color we see that the color black is the color of mystery and rebirth. The color black refers to the deeper mysteries or deep waters.  These deep waters refer to the mysteries of the woman’s womb; no one knows (without dissecting and cutting people up – a true un-holistic approach to medicine) how a child is born, because it is a mystery. No one knows how many stars exist in the night sky because it is a mystery. No one knows how many ancestors one has, because it is a mystery. No one knows what happens after life because it is a mystery. Everything that exists in the dark is a mystery requiring that one use their inner eye. The loas of Vodun are called mysteries, just like all spirits in African traditions are referred to as mysteries. This is why the jackal, which technically speaking are brown colored, as Npu is depicted in the color black because he is a mystery and has the ability to lead us from and to this mysterious realm – the Spirit world. This is why the Kamitic/Kemetic philosophers called the southern region of the country the Black Lands. Literally, it was a reference to the fertile soil but spiritually it referred to the mysteries within, so they called it KAMTA.

White Hedjet Crown

White Hedjet Crown

KAMTA is where Osar dwelled symbolized as the southern white Hedjet crown.  Osar you will recall is the Lord of the Underworld and the first great ancestor according to Kamitic/Kemetic cosmology.  Westerners in their lack of understanding of this mysterious realm and fear of death called this realm Necropolis and those that followed the old Kamitic/Kemetic Way of Life in the past, necromancers. But, the true understanding of the word necromancy or negromancy is to communicate with the dead, hence ancestors/spirits.  It was an old practiced in which one would scry into black-colored water, the color water signifying of course the deeper mysteries in the hidden world.  A similar practice is used today but instead of dark water, mirrors and other reflective devices are used.  This is another clue referring back to ancestor veneration, which is a widely practiced tradition throughout the African Diaspora. Clearly as you can see Westerners have no clue what they are doing because they are not biologically and/or culturally linked to this tradition.    

Basic Kongo Cosmogram

When we compare all of this above to the Kongo yowa cross or dikenga color symbolism. We find that Kala means black, sunrise, the east and birth…the same as Khepera. Tukula refers to the color red, the midday sun, the north and life…same as Ra.  Luvemba refers to the color white, sunset, the West and death….so does Ra Atum (and later Osar as Tem). Finally, Musoni refers to the color yellow, the moon and rebirth…so does Amun Ra.   It is clear to see that the Kamitic/Kemetic people are culturally the forefathers and mothers of many in the African Diaspora.  All of this as you can see can be traced right back to Kamit/Kemet.

Maa Aankh Cosmology

Maa Aankh Cosmology

This means when we put it all together. The Kamitic/Kemtic people didn’t worship the sun. They didn’t worship gods and goddesses. Amun Ra, Khepera, Ra and Ra Atum are not gods, but are concept used to express a deeper truth about who and what we are, and our relationship to the Divine. Your birthright has not been lost. All you have to do is reclaim it, so claim it now! 

Hope this helps,

Derric “Rau Khu” Moore

To learn more see the
MAA AANKH: Finding God the Afro-American Spiritual Way,
By Honoring the Ancestors and Guardian Spirits 








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