Yurugu Book Commentary Part 2-Humaness

This posting is the second of my comments as I read the book Yurugu by Dr. Marimba Ani. I will try really hard to make sure to point out statements/facts/theory as narrated through the author in the book. But as you read this posting; you’ll probably realize I’ve learned much from the publication… and will make my own ideological comments freely.

Under the heading “Humanness”; the author provides a critique and comparisons for how the single-souled being called Yurugu defines humanity (or lack of it)… and how a true AfroCentric identifies Beings as human.

Quickly, I want to list a few terms so that the reader of this posting can discern some of my personal narrative terms:

AfRaKan World View = the ancient consciousness of the original pherSuns of the Earth on how things were created and how things are.

AfroWorldView = the modern Pan AfRaKan consciousness on how things are evolving.

AfroCentric = an AfRaKan World View that can be active in anyone whose thoughts are centered around the ancient AfRaKan World View, in most instances using de-colonized mindsets;

Modern-Western World View = the imperialistic views of EuroAsians and EuroAmericans that include early capitalistic colonization efforts and continues today.

Yurugu = the being the book is named for describing people who lack wholeness and balance due to their single-souled disability.

The book makes it clear to me that humanness involves a cosmic interrelationship formed between a self connection to the universe within unified and organic wholeness.

The author makes a determination that both ancient “African and Native American” world views prescribed to a cosmic-humanness connection… with expanding relationships to Mother Earth’s natural environment. My intuition tells me the Native American perceptions of universal wholeness come from the ancient AfRaKans who civilized MesoAmerica… such as the Olmec.

But even for less spiritual beings; the requirement of having a connection of one’s natural environment to the cosmic universe presents a very wide range of view for many. Some who call themselves “human”, have a hard time living in harmony with their natural environment… let alone connecting with the stars and beyond. I remember the artificial-intelligence character in the movie “Matrix” telling the character Morpheus something on the lines “… a virus. Human beings are a disease, a cancer to this planet…” Unfortunately, I have to agree with that movie character. Most humans act as parasites upon their own environments… destroying everything they touch.

So that I acknowledge:

Indeed a world-view on how the physical, mental and spiritual connect between nature and the cosmos is not just a requirement for being human; but is part of what makes the human whole.

But the character in the book Yurugu, embraces an illusion of “single-self isolation” as his choice of “superior way of living.” However, this “way of living” retards instances of spirituality… thus making Yurugu fiercely competitive, aggressive and an efficient technocrat.

Mind-Spirit?

The author is great at explaining how modern-western thinking confuses spirit with the mind. And while left-hemisphere of the brain thinking is preferred by Yurugu; empathy and sensitivities generated by the right-side are suppressed by him. In this way, Yurugu is believed to have created a “mind-spirit” way of thinking that he can control in a way to keep himself separated from his environment and the cosmos. The mind-spirit is encouraged to be non-feeling… keeping emotions out of “cognitive thought.” Because, again, it is considered “supreme” by modern-western thinkers to always be in control.

The Monolithic Man

The book describes Yurugu as the monolithic-man. Where his artificial social constructs are always just a linear-thinking illusion. No matter how much Yurugu wants control over his mind-spirit for power… the result will never be a real lived experience. The monolithic-man is a single-dimensional thinking being; like Yurugu’s single-soul dilemma. Within the monolithic existence, only single tasks can be handled at a time. But real world situations require multi-dimensional responses. The monolithic man can only see what is right in front of his mental view. He can Not consider a situation in its wholeness. But still, Yurugu’s goal is to convince others that monolithic thought models are best. Which results in a group of retarded thinking individuals trying to run the world.

However, in a AfroCentric world-view; humans are raised and trained to see 360-degrees of all situations. AfroCentric thinking humans fully innerstand the wholeness that comes with life; and why balanced living is a reality. Multi-dimensional thinkers don’t associate people with numbers and linear equations that only benefit the few.

Communication Supremacy

In the book, Yurugu is skillful at impressing monolithic models into his literature. He plans his society around it for efficient control of modern-western mindsets. Ancient AfRaKan cultures used symbolism to express multi-dimensional thought of both natural and cosmic connections for communication. The book mentions one such form of communication expression known today as the MDW NTR. MDW can be translated into the term “WORD “ and NTR is known to be a very special aspect of nature. Again, NTR isn’t directly translated to the term nature as most understand it. NTR is a natural instance of what is physical on Earth; and what is meta-physical in the cosmos.

As explained in the book, MDW NTR brings universal truths to AfroCentric thinking that is outside of linear thought. Such that, the author suggests modern-western thinkers believed the MDW NTR too simplistic to actually represent a form of high civilization communication. However, it turns out that the MDW NTR has never been… and never will be fully translatable to linear-thinking individuals. Instead, MDW NTR was for use in the mystery schools of students and scholars dedicated to a commitment of multi-dimensional world-views. And in many cases, it seems MDW NTR was restricted to a symbolic communication method to prevent it from the limitations of linear thinking. It is considered sacred for its connection to nature and the cosmos because its unique format is selectively comprehensive of symbolism that communicates both physical and metaphysical aspects.

When modern-western scholars began to create literature to describe their spirit-mind instances; they called them “sacred scriptures.” But the modern-western literature is written using linear thought aspects. During early western civilizations, a literate person who could read and write the monolithic-wording was considered to have a high level of intellect. And thus modern-western scholars were able to control the thoughts of the illiterate using the “sacred scriptures”; and force their EuroAsian narrative of the creation stories on any group of people they colonized.

Because Yurugu is a single-souled entity; his lack of wholeness doesn’t allow him to foster a complete perspective on divine communication. His monolithic-literature addresses spirituality with connections to power and control. Therefore, the modern-western scriptures need to derive truth through logic as a substitute for the lack of truly connected spirituality.

Again, logic for relational thinking; (past, present and future) is maintained on a linear time line. Linear thoughts manifest anxiety of the unknown with its illusion of length without depth or expansion. And unlike with true spirituality; Yurugu uses science, theory and predictions to explain away anything that doesn’t align with his logic. For Yurugu, science is God. And the term meta-physics is used to dismiss anything Yurugu can’t show evidence for. Or anything his linear thinking can’t explain.

Logical thinking world-view uses “either/or” to address situations. But AfroCentric world thinking allows for seeing things “apart and united” at the same time. My guess is… this is why so many AfroAmericans find it hard to embrace “the one and the many” concept… where every single black life matters along with the importance of the collective black lives matter movement. The author describes how wholeness-humanity embraces both unity and diversity… at the same time. I gnow that, many problems in our community today could be solved by persons agreeing to a one-to-many-unity-diversity model to make decisions.

Who Are The Humans?

Again, the book explains the AfRaKan World-View presents a more multi-dimensional explanation of who, where, when and how human we are.

AfRaKan ancestors live in the present…because their descendants are the ancestor’s future.

We are our ancestor’s future realized. We are “reality.” And there is nothing linear about that. The author mentions the Akan people describe… to be human is to encapsulate a spirit. To the Akan, our ancestors are Not Gods. But spiritual extensions of the evolving pherSuns we are.

Within the AfroWorldView, wholeness, full spiritual integration and organic associations bring about harmonious interrelationships. This way of thinking is comprehensive… as opposed to the linear thoughts we are trained for.

By way of industrialization, modern-western EuroAsians are constantly trying to find ways to make themselves independent of nature and the spirit of connecting with it. Such that if Yurugu can’t find personal purpose in nature; he dismisses it as unnecessary. This makes it easy for Yurugu to kill, steal and destroy anything he wants in nature. And this monolithic model of progress has built a power state throughout the world where human problems are solved by eliminating natural spirit.

But in the AfroWorldView; spirit is primary. With spirit being first in our lives, it is impossible to obsess with science and logic to embrace mental control and physical objectivity. In an AfroCentric perspective; nothing exists without spirit first. And AfroCentric thinkers refuse to objectify nature for the sake of science.

For protection from scrutiny, modern-western theology will rationalize universal thought models as “profane.” The book describes how Yurugu has built a hierarchy of man-made entities that look down on nature. When in actually, nothing man-made survives nature’s forces. And when nature’s forces retaliates against modern-western industrialization; Yurugu finds himself yet again at war with his environment. So that, Yurugu’s spirit-mind-control-religions have relegated him spiritually homeless. And he finds himself with no peace for his single-soul… due to all the discourse he creates with nature and the spiritual-universe.

Lost Culture Lost Reality

The book mentions the dangers to humanity when a soul entirely looses its ancient organic culture. As with modern-western colonization, culture of the captives is discounted and taken away. When this happens, the reality of the captive’s humanity is also diminished. A people without their organic culture… is a people living a illusion of reality. And no matter how hard a colonized captive tries to integrate into some other culture; their spiritual identity is lost. Lost organic culture limits community cohesiveness because the participants can’t remember who they are; and what they are suppose to be doing.

United States integration efforts have many AfroAmericans living in a state of bi-polar societal dysfunction. The book mentions Afrikans find themselves failing to keep their intellectual modern-western world views from conflicting with their highly sensitive emotional realities. It is obvious to me that Today, many AfroAmericans are mostly focused on a culture designed around materialism. Against AfroCentric world views; materialism is objectification of nature and the universe.

Ritual Drama

The author is great about describing how modern-western thought models are good at making aggression look like defense; oppression look like freedom; and cultural imperialism look like enlightenment. With the help of mainstream media and sorted religious organization… the modern-western world-view can be described as “ritual drama”… where reality is redefined for a specific reason, at a specific time, for a specific purpose.

Whereas in the AfroCentric world-view, true events are assimilated, validated and corroborated. Not redefined as needed.

Yurugu’s single-souled, monolithic, linear-thinking, keeps the polar hemispheres of his brain agonizing against each other. This prevents true higher cognitive thought when the connecting body between the left-right brain (corpus callosum) is Not in balanced communication.

AfroCentric twin-soul wholeness allows for communications between nature and the universe. With the left-side of the brain supporting analytical thinking; the right-side provides intuitive energies. The right-side brain is affectionately called the “God Language” by AfroBeings.

I absolutely love how the author explains the Matriarchal consciousness as the primal world-view of the original people. She writes how:

moon spirit is linked to moon time which is grounded in natural cyclical rhythms;

intuition births creativity and ideas… Not a need to will oneself to develop something;

-matriarchal consciousness embraces natural processing for evolution of change and transformation;

-and how matriarchal consciousness embraces growth in the still darkness of the womb where things evolve supported by nurturing.

The book describes, patriarchal consciousness as associated with the “daylight of independent thought.” With patriarchy thinking; objects are designed and developed by will. And things must come from efficiency, speed and practicability.

Even as modern-western societies today look to be “advanced.” Technocratic activities are actually acts in “darkness of ignorance” to what Yurugu doesn’t understand about being whole. The problems EuroAsians/Americans continue to dump on the rest of the world show no signs of enlighten civilization. And instead of moving in an evolving thought model; modern-western leadership blames others for their selfish destruction. It’s easy for Yurugu to demean other cultures and diversity patterns when his world view is the EuroAsian power model.

Being Not Doing

Again, Yurugu makes it clear that because spirit can Not be controlled… it is of little value to him. Instead, since materialism is something Yurugu can machine; he believes it is superior.

The author explains that within AfroCentric thought, time is something experienced… not just a line moving in one direction. For AfroCentrics; the universe is personal and grows organically from past to present. And ancient AfRaKans integrated themselves with a universe that communicated in symbols and images to revel truths. AfroCentric thinkers are truly being; and not just doing something.

The ancient AfRaKans gnew that a shared vision of harmony through balance resulted in order that could be maintained. But Yurugu has an indifference to things he can’t understand. So that he declares ancient creation truths as “wrong” or profane. So much so, he expresses cultures prior to the modern-western civilization as primitive; with no scientific basis.

Human or Parasite?

And then finally on the subject of humanness; the book describes the first non-African EuroAsians as a people coming onto the world scene from the Steppes and Caucasus regions. The author reiterates another scholar who described them as “actors favoring bloody wars and conflicts” against anyone not of their culture. By labeling everyone other than themselves as “barbarians” “heretics” and “infidels”; the ancient EuroAsians found rationale for their constant power struggle opposition efforts. Unfortunately, ancient civilizations have assimilated into the culture of the EuroAsians in fear entire nations would be destroyed by barbaric colonizing modes of operation. Thus the first efforts of European Imperialism.

Yurugu’s EuroAsian model of culture or “asili” is “Power Over”… never seeking harmonic relationships with the rest of the world. Instead of looking towards spiritual wholeness with a soul-force that might connect him to his natural and universal energies; Yurugu EuroAsians still constantly seek ways to separate; and take control of the rest of the world. This, I do Not consider humanness. But rather desires for power and control modeling a condition of parasitic mentality.

To finish this commentary post; please allow me to organize a list of what I learned is indeed Humaness:

  1. humans have a cosmic interrelationship between nature and the universe;
  2. humans evolve for organic wholeness and balance of spirit, mind and body;
  3. humans keep comprehensive communication flowing between both hemispheres of the brain;
  4. humans use multi-dimensional thought patterns for viewing situations and making decisions;
  5. human literature is expanded by symbolism;
  6. human reality is acknowledged as the past, present and future already within their ancestral make-up;
  7. humans embrace spirit as first in ways that reject objectification and materialism;
  8. humans practice their own organic culture to stay within the realms of their reality;
  9. for humans, truth can be processed, assimilated, validated and corroborated;
  10. for humans, times is experienced;
  11. humans are beings, not just doing;
  12. humans live in harmony with their environment.

My Melanin Speaks JuneTeenth 2021

Time 2 reverse the spell!

Meditate on the triangle of Sirius-SiriusB-SiriusC for the 2021 Summer Solstice.

Start the countdown:

JuneTeenth – June 19th – Wake Up, it’s time to go. Because now U gnow.

Day 14 – June 20 – Pack your seeds. Every melanin cell is a seed U gnow.

Day 13 – June 21 – Don’t take the roads… it’s a trap. Part ways with the known ways.

Day 12 – June 22 – Stay undiscovered. Melanin sees melanin.

Day 11 – June 23 – Don’t look back. Or turn to stone. It’s paralyzing.

Day 10 – June 24 – Your mind is right; your spirit strong.

Day 9 – June 25 – Yes! Starting 2 feel free. The melanin is talking 2 adrenaline.

Day 8 – June 26 – Find a place 2 rest. Get more melanin.

Day 7 – June 27 – Rest 1 more day and dream of your newness. Melanin speaks in your sleep.

Day 6 – June 28 – You R back better than before. Melanin synthesis is complete. I AM Superhue-man.

Day 5 – June 29 – Feel the melanin flow freely. Feeding on the Sun.

Day 4 – June 30 – There is light up ahead. Sun light.

Day 3 – July 1 – Dance yourself ahead.

Day 2 – July 2 – The ancestors are here.

Day 1 – July 3 – Leave those behind that couldn’t come with U.

Day 0 – July 4th – Start building the life U want!

Break the curse this Summer Solstice. Asante-Ashe.

9-Parts of NeoKemetic Spiritual Body

spirt, mind, body text blurred

Just read a very interesting social media post from a favorite and highly respected Alchemist I follow.  Here is a portion of the post in its entirety:

Afraka Kemetic  The Nine Part of the Body 

1. AKH the divine substance of the human soul

2. SEKHEM the energy pattern of the divine spirit, the song of the soul 

3. IB: the life-force, territory of the heart 

4. KHAT: the soul’s container, that which decays, “I stink therefore I am.” 

5. SHUIT: the living shadow, proof of reality 

6. REN: the magic of your name, divine identity 

7. BA: the you whom only you can know, the inside of the mask 

8. KA: the you as others know you, the outside of the mask 

9. SAHU: the natural boundary of the psychic self, horizon of the divine self 

Beautiful subject matter to say the least.  I’d like to add my expansion in this posting from my Neo-Kemetic perspective:

9-Parts of the Spiritual Body…

1. AKH
Divine substance of the hueman soul is a combination of energy, matter and consciousness:
-spirit being earthly energy;
-atoms/electrons being what makes up magnetic matter;
-and thoughts, free will, and choice being the design of our consciousness.

2. SEKHEM
AfRaKan Neo-Kemetic beings harness energy that is not necessarily limitless; but definitely renewable.  This energy, SEKHEM, is what keeps the Neo-Kemite super hueman… with abilities that linear thinking individuals can’t fathom.

3. IB
Visuals and symbols are paramount to the AfRaKan Neo-Kemite.  The biological heart has been gnown as a life sustaining organ to most all early civilizations.  And is usually innerStood in almost all cultures to represent progressive living (ie loving). 

The IB (heart) also balances out the energy forces (chakras) of huemans; as the IB is positioned between the Above So As the Below.

afro body with images of energy forces

4. KHAT
As with the cycle (circle) of living an earthly experience; The Soul is on a journey.  But to fully experience The Journey on earth; The Soul will use a space-ship (bio-body, ship for taking up space). 

The KHAT is that space-ship that will be damaged as it flies through the hostile environment of chao. That will eventually be damaged beyond repair within some time in space.  But a damaged space-ship doesn’t mean The Soul was Not able to complete The Journey.  A deteriorating KHAT may simply mean the The Soul stayed on path.

5. SHUIT
Many have attempted to define duality.  In the EuroAsian world view duality is described as “conflict.” 

But the Neo-Kemitian gnows reality is neither linear; nor travels on a single plane of existence.  Instead, the SHUIT provides dimensions to reality.  Dimensions that supplement existence. 

Again, being super hueman; at any second, our “light/lite” side can transform into our “shadow/dark” side.  But the morphing qualities are never contradictions to each other.  Instead, the multi-dimensions provide fluid movement for huemans with high vibrations and rapid rhythm.

6. REN
Naming Identification is one of the simplest ways the Neo-Kemite takes back personal agency. 

Enemy energy is always looking to attack the REN using very effective heka (magic).  When a divine entity such as the Neo-Kemite loses/forgets her REN (divine name); she is open to all sorts of attacks. 

To re-Member the REN is most important.  And to the least; the Neo-Kemite should shield herself by taking on an appropriately acceptable Kemetic REN until she can re-connect with her achieved (rights of passage) REN.

7. BA
There is a lot of discussion about ascension.  But there is no ascending without the BA.  The BA gives the Neo-Kemite the “wings” she needs to fly into the earthly experience. And the BA allows her to fly back out with her soul intact. 

The Spirit/Soul/Ka can be imprisoned after physical trauma and a captured mind.  And then the BA’s wings can be bound when it is time for the KA to return to the mother-ship.  It’s a truly “sad” situation when a pherSun transitions with an imprisoned KA and bound BA. 

Keep the KA free so the BA is free for ascension.

artifact art symbolizing the BA

8. KA
Some say the KA is the same as Karma.  But it’s Not the same. 

KA is spirit energy interacting with earthly environment.  Even though KA is meta-physical; it is very sensitive to physical aspects.  As in the Alchemist’s posting; KA is the original existence of the Neo-Kemite.  And the KA/Soul is what other Neo-Kemites will “feel” about her.  Therefore, she must be sure to keep the body from trauma; so her mind isn’t captured; and the KA/Soul stays free.

9. SAHU
Balancing meta-physical with physical is a practice the Neo-Kemetic Alchemist must do to keep her SAHU aligned.  The Practice is both natural and enlightening for the Neo-Kemite. 

Again, we are multi-dimensional beings on The Path of quantum leaps; multi levels; and shifts as we travel The Journey.  It is a beautiful trip.  And once we have experienced all our Soul has come forth for on earth; our SAHU will stay eternally balanced.  At least until KA is ready for another cosmic journey into chaos.

GodIS Ma’at with wings extended

I pray you enjoy the expansion… my family of Neo-Kemites. Nina penda wewe.

Asante. Ashe

Reading YURUGU Commentary1

the book Yurugu by Dr. Marimba Ani

YURUGU … An Afrikan-centered Critique of European Cultural Thought and Behavior by Marimba Ani.

YES! I’ve finally obtained the book! And it is an awesome read so far. Not the easiest book to read. Probably only now I’m in a good frame of mind to innerStand most of its concepts and narrative. And I say that because I’ve listened to Dr. Marimba Ani on Youtube many times… read some of Dr. Henrik Clarke’s writings; and listened to him as well on Youtube. But what I’m loving the most about this book is how it feeds me on the path for publishing my first “Self Initiation” (self-help) “Self Journey” guide this winter season. I have the guide written; and it is in editing. But this book will definitely give me new energies to get the work done.

I’m only on page 44; but I’ve gotta stop and blog what I’ve absorbed so far! For those who won’t get a chance to read the book… I pray this blog will help you feel some of what I’m getting…

an Ancient Story and Principle


In the author’s note; Dr. Ani cross-verifies an ancient wisdom of the Dogan people of Mali, West Africa. She tells the story of their deity “Amma”; and a principle world view that wholeness is created from a pair of female and male spirits. Dr. Ani describes how multi-gender energy brings “equilibrium”, “cooperation”, “balance” and “harmony.” But the story tells how a selfish-soul, identified as Yurugu or Ogo, was able to abort himself before birth because he wanted to “create a world better than that which Amma has created.” But in doing so; Yurugu ensured he would forever loose connection with his twin female-soul. She was given away to pair with another male-soul. And thus Yurugu became doomed to perpetually seeking wholeness and completeness. And from Yurugu’s lineage; the story implies Earth is inhabited by single-souled beings… seeking balance and harmony.

Dr. Marimba Ani states in the book; “My chosen field is African-centered cultural science…” Then she goes on to introduce other professional titles very few give focus to when trying to innerStand the culture of the EuroAsian. Titles such as “occidentalist”; and the study of “aryanology” as listed. But she notes how her field of study in modern anthropology purposely “ignore the implications of European exploitation…” And how the many instances of colonization are justified by the study of “objects.” To my surprise, even as Dr. Ani is clearly an intellectual; she makes it clear that the term “Academia” was never meant for African-centered persons.

I’m loving how Dr. Ani helps to define and describe culture as:

  • a design for living;
  • patterns for interpreting reality;
  • ideology/ethos/world-view;
  • behavior values;
  • attitudes.

And how culture can be used to:

  • unify and order;
  • organize for consistency;
  • group identify;
  • collectivity;
  • build commitment/priority/choice;
  • communication through symbolism;
  • support collective consciousness;
  • build politics for nationalism.

White Supremacy – How They Do It?

Another thing I’m loving about this book is it addresses a subject-matter I’ve keep warm on my “things to address” since 2019… finding how white supremacy works… and how they do it??? In the 1992 book introduction; professor Clarke suggests “they colonized information about the world. As well as colonized god.” I’ve adopted a phase as part of my rationalizing how white-supremacy works:

“They begin by traumatizing the body;
then capture the mind;
and imprison the spirit”


Dr. Ani states the Europeans discovered early in their first interactions with people of color; that formalized history can override ethnic culture. And by replacing culture with their history determines the “rules for thinking.” Colonizing Europeans knew that imposing their euro-culture would in essence traumatize the bodies; capture the minds; and imprison the spirit of those they wanted to make slaves. Such that out-ward acts of violence, on the body, are used as tools for control. But it is really the mental captivity that leads to spiritual attacks.

And for the most part; systemic colonization starts with crowding the minds of people-of-color with thoughts that Europeans are superior beings. The misled thoughts indeed freeze the “spirit-force.” Thus destroying their sacred culture.

Start Decolonizing

In Dr. Ani’s book introduction; she describes the forcefulness of white supremacy as “psychological rape.” And that only with “intellectual decolonization” can the Afro/African reconnect with their culture. Intellectual insight guides persons by their creative vision; and “ability to act with will and intent” for their own interest. But unfortunately; in my time and space, rarely do I meet many AfroAmericans who desire intellectuality over entertainment. I’m feeling these non-thinkers are doomed… forever.

But decolonizing will also require new language for the renewed thought processes. Dr. Ani uses Kiswahili and Twi words to describe many spiritual concepts in the book. While studying Kiswahili myself; I learned there are many Eastern African words that can not; and should not be literally translated from/into English. Instead, what is best is to try and innerStand the spirit of the Kiswahili culture when studying the language.

AfRaKans are first very spiritual beings. And I’m going to put it out there… right now… I do not expect every AfroAmuuRaKan abandoned English to begin their decolonization. To weaken our communication efforts would be to move at a snails pace. And… there is a lot of Muslim-religious wording in Kiswahili that is not of AfRaKan culture. So if I may: we, the AfroAmuuRaKan may just need to grasp as much of the relevant vernacular as we can… and keep it spiritual.

But so far; I’m totally embracing these words to better describe their truthful nature:

  • Utamaduni – the essence of collaborative civilization;
  • Utamawazo – thought determined by culture or world-view;
  • Utamaroho – culture centered around spirit-life and collective personality.

But utamawazo can’t be directly translated to a Euro-centric word like “world-view.” Instead, utamawazo encapsulates the significance of AfRaKan metaphysics. How thoughts interrelate to both the micro (the person) and the macro (the environment) must be considered when using the term utamawazo.

Utamaroho reflects emotional response in a person. I relate this term with Tehuti’s Principle of Cause and Effect. Dr. Ani makes it clear that in Euro-centric circles; reason delineates emotions. So that utamaroho is many times taught in modern academic institutions to be a “weak” non-rational thought process.

From the start of the of the book; Dr. Ani impresses how it is our thoughts that must be decolonized; for us to return to our Afro-centric views of the world. In today’s time and space; it is the Pan-African griot story tellers that can keep the myths of AfRaKan principles shared. And what is so wonderfully explained in the book is that “Mythology creates ikons out of collective unconscious experience.” This is really big because from well-centered mythology comes ideology. Dr. Ani describes the term “mythoform” to mean unconsciousness. As Pan-AfRaKans; we don’t need to be consciousness to what is already our genetic ideology. The culture is already within us. And as the griots bring out our AfRaKan world view in story… the myths feed our spirit an awakening. Then we begin to embrace our inner spirit for ourselves. And our Afro-centric world view becomes our own personal ideology.

The Seed

Dr. Ani introduces early in the book the word “Asili” which I take to mean the essence of the beginning (the root or seed). Again, because the DNA of the Pan-AfRaKan provides the “logic” of her culture; Asili is the basis of the who/what/when/where/how. And even as there is no ending to our evolution; Asili is our starting point that is not meant to be changed.

Other cultures have Asili as well. And there comes the dangerous part. If another’s Asili is based in violence, hate, competition, etc… that is the unchanging essence of that culture. In the book, Dr. Ani uses another writer’s perception of how historical evidence… patterns European culture using the following timelines:

  • Greek Philosophy lead to;
  • Roman Law that lead to;
  • Christian Missionary movements that lead to;
  • Rise of Feudalism that lead to;
  • The Renaissance movement that lead to;
  • The Reformation that spanned Revolution.

The paragraph in the book; on the other writer’s perception explains how the timeline created religion, art, literature, science and economic systems that produced today’s Euro-Asian/American cosmopolitan societies…. Gotham. In the final sentence of that paragraph; the book quotes:

“They make its culture one,
its crimes domestic tragedies,
its wars civil wars.”

Wow, if that doesn’t make you have the creepies??? But as explained in the book… such is the modern day Euro-Asian/American concept of nationalism. An expansion of supremacy controls supported by destroying others culture. Therefore, making Euro-Asian/American culture extremely dangerous to the rest of the world.

Trump Civil War

Scientific evidence proves Africa is land to the “First World” order. The primary cultures of the world are AfRaKan with perspectives and truths inseparable to meaning and purpose. The book insists the first culture of beings were self-determinist, revolutionaries and scholars that embraced truth-processes. They were persons who rejected theory made of single-minded imagination. Persons on a path lead by commitment and intention… where the validity of theory is found within.

In many of my readings on ancient AfRaKan spiritualty; the energies behind “thought” are very clear and strong. In this book, Chapter 1 Utamawazo, it is emphasized that the African world view embraces a unique theme for cultural relationships with the universe. Then Dr. Ani begins examining contrasting philosophy of Plato. There is no doubt that Plato philosophy provides a major influence on EuroAsian “speculative thought.” Thought that denies cosmic intuitional connections. Instead, platonic-culture seems more focused on both self-control; and control of others.

With much described analysis; the pages of the book that examine what self-control is includes a forced separation of the physical-being from the cosmic-being. However, such a separation would also include an illusion for isolation from ones natural environment. The platonic-cultural thought process introduces the concept “independence.” Even though in reality; “self is dependent of its experiences.”

And then the author goes on to describe EuroAsian thoughts preferring critical thinking as the chosen means of reasoning… thoughts independent of feeling what it wants to know. Where the objective of being detached and uninvolved improves the opportunity to ensure self-control… as well as control of the subject. Such independence from knowledge and truth demands “denial of spirit.”

On page 33 of the book, Dr. Ani provides a quote by an author that describes EuroAsian culture as duality; and a misconception of harmony. Some of my very first gnowledge of ancient AfRaKan spirituality and yoga includes how peace and harmony comes from the balancing of complementary polar opposites. The AfRaKan concept of balance comes about when polar opposites are brought together for harmonious collaboration. But within EuroAsian culture, opposites are expressed as competing forces… bi-polarism. And there is no way the tension created by the bi-polar opposites can ever result in harmony in the same sense as that for peace or balance. Instead, the concept of “cooperation” is demanded; so that one pole can control the other. This ideology perfectly explains how men have been able to advance beyond women in EuroAsian culture… how white skin became superior to people-of-color.

Controlling the switch

Maybe even worst than forced EuroAsian control mechanisms; as with colonization; is how European-centered science has been forced on the world. And how with duality “the nature of the scientist’s mind” is manipulated by her/his view of nature and the universe. In EuroAsian culture, science provides facts that become the basis for reasoning. Such that those who control the concept of reason; will measure diverse means of reasoning as less intelligent; or having low IQ. And thus the bio-polar competitive reasoning provides hierarchy constructs.

On page 37, the book quotes an author defining a platonic view as the separation of self with non-self. This other author describes the non-self as the “phenomenal world”… a view supported by ego. So that, it seems Dr. Ani is making a major point to explain that within EuroAsian culture; “control” is the key to “reasoning.” And reasoning is superior to emotion because emotions naturally control us.

Preferred EuroAsian reasoning can leads us to treat everything “objectively” or like an object. Where objectivity provides a false sense of independence from time, place and circumstance. And thus EuroAsian control-culture diminishes the value of emotions in its world-view. There is a statement made in the book that…

“Better people are more reasonable; less emotional.”

I do see one really good reason why “Platonic Thinking” benefits modern EuroAsian society. A point is made in the book that at one time, intellectuals of Europe were looking for a philosophical way to “escape from the cave.” And the best option brought about for leaving their “dark ages” period was to create a culture of white-superiority.

In many ways, advanced industrialization is made to look like EuroAsian technological advancement. And for this mis-undertanding; many cultures have accepted EuroAsian civilization as superior to their own. But with acceptance of the foreign superiority aspects that come with it; African culture is replaced with EuroAsian symbolic modes of simple-one-dimensional realities.

Ancient AfRaKans didn’t give focus to “mental-thinking” as their only world-view. Instead, perceptions made up much of their reality; when all meta-physical parts are linked together, (spirit, mind, body). And as suggested in the book; AfRaKan ideas are formed from diverse thinking.

In the book, Dr. Ani also suggests “Europeans are not trained to use their senses nor to be perceptive.” Instead, cultural mentalism; called logos; provides the “objectivity” in viewing the world as themselves superior… to everything else. Such that animals and people they consider less than intellectual can only be civilized if they are “mastered” by the “benevolently superior” EuroAsian.

By nature, AfRaKans are very sensitive persons. It is what makes us human. I’m so looking forward to the next pages of the book titled “Theory of Humanness.” Where I’m sure I’ll get more perspective on the EuroAsian world view.

Great Planes of Cause and Effect

My new commentary notes on chapter two of Wayne Chandler’s book “Ancient Future” which describes the axiom of Cause and Effect.

Hear my commentary on Youtube… https://youtu.be/b_Y-ks4ZSIE

3-GREAT PLANES
1. The Physical Plane
2. The Mental Plane
3. The Spiritual Plane

Sub-Planes by degrees of Vibration

within THE PHYSICAL PLANE there is:
-Form;
-Heat;
-Light;
-Electricity;
-Gravity;
-Cohesion;
-Chemical Affinity.

“we transition from the physical plane to the mental plane via Vibrational Frequency…”

within THE MENTAL PLANE there is:
-the atomic mind;
-the molecular mind;
-the mineral mind;
-the plant mind;
-the animal mind;
-the elemental mind;
-the human mind.

within THE SPIRUTAL PLANE there R:
—The Seekers, The Adepts and the Master Teachers practicing mastery of organic alchemy.

—The Arahant has released all worldly desires; and she will Not reincarnate… she is done with lifetimes.

—The Sage guides the Adept and Arahant… and can even be a dolphin, whale or elephant.

—The Avatar simply illuminates.

In Summary: My 9/27/2020 Blue Print for Evolving to Ascension

START: Spin up my GodIs by connecting my Mind and Soul.

NEXT: Once the Mind and Soul are connected; become the essence of the GodIs by practicing to reach beyond materialism :
-identifying the things that can/will dissolve/die… and release them;
-look for things that are permanent and/or eternal and reach for them instead;

NEXT: Once on the Eternity Plane; keep observation of my environment:
-the cosmic environment I’ve recently created;
-how the micro and macro keep increasing and decreasing on a perpetual rhythmic cycle to manifest matter.

NEXT: As the cycle on the Eternal Plane finds vibration to rhythm; Gnow That the measure between increase and decrease is Time. Observe the Quality and Quantity of that Time construct. Is my Time balanced and peaceful… or chaotic? Is the increase period longer or shorter than the decrease?

NOW: With equal time periods of peaceful balanced Time… there is bliss with The Source and the GodIs. Evolution is started… and Ascension is immanent.

I share these notes, commentary and blue print in hopes it will help me or someone else evolve in this lifetime or another.

Asante, Ashe.

Neo-Kemetism… a Perfect Practice 4 Today

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Em Hotep (Peace be with you).  I AM becasue You Are.  Thus I share….

Many believe Kemetism is a religion practiced in ancient Egypt. And even though Ancient Egyptian Mythology is “something”… the honoring of the NTR is real. Here is the truth…

  • Kemet is spelled KMT. No vowels, all caps.
  • KMT is a seeker’s practice. Not a religion. Religions are organizations of leaders and followers. Seekers are individuals on a unique journey.
  • KMT honors The NTR. The NTR is a way to spell Nature.
  • The NTR are made up of divinities that describe the attributes of nature. So for every Goddess or God mentioned in the study of KMT; it reflects on something naturally occurring on Earth or in the cosmos.

It’s that simple. And anyone who doesn’t believe in nature and naturally occurring events is stuck in an illusion… un-concious and asleep.

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The reason why Neo-Kemetism is so relevant today is that the practice gives the seeker a pathway to leave religion; and focus on aspects that are Real and evident (not taught belief systems).

KMT is a safe life path because many new conscious organizations have moved to yet another way to practice religion. KMT is older than religion; where basically most major theology comes from Kemetic spirituality.

The only difference between ancient KMT and Neo-Kemetism is that the practitioner can return to Kemetic spirituality using modern tools… like the internet for learning about ancient artifacts, the pyramids, hieroglyphics and inter-stellar activities. However studying isn’t the only concept of practicing Kemetism. As with ancient KMT; the seeker exercises the mind, body and spirit (KA) using meditation; yoga (Smai Tai); and alchemy. The purpose quest of Kemetic practitioners is ascension.

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So for pursuing an independent seeking journey; Neo-Kemetism is a perfect practice to start. And using modern technology; there there is no where to go… but to grow.

Ankh, Udja, Seneb.
Ashante… Ashe.

Book Commentary – PRECOLONIAL BLACK AFRICA

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Just finished reading the classic “PRECOLONIAL BLACK AFRICA” by the Master Teacher Cheikh Anta Diop. A reading that has been translated from French to English; so the writing can be challenging for those most comfortable with American-English grammatical semantics. However, the content is highly desired for inner-standing the cultures and movements of AfRaKans before the major invasions of religion and land grabbers. I will sometimes call these precolonized AfRaKans… “the traditionals.”

Although the book confirms many known situations that still exist in tribal societies today. The focus of this blog posting is to mention terms, activities and situations new and awaking for me. I also will Not get into many of the book’s war stories. I’ve already blogged about the first chapter of the bookblogged about the first chapter of the book. Now I want to give a brief summary of my highlighted comments about the rest of the book:

Sankofa List:

  1. The Land is Free
  2. Unified Communities are Powerful
  3. Maternal-linealism
  4. Servant Leaders
  5. Arabo-Africans
  6. Protective Foreign Trade
  7. Religion Replaces Spirituality
  8. Open Door to Slavery
  9. Capitalism Preferred
  10. Cultural Destruction

Part1: Be-fore Colonization

#free-the-land

As I’ve felt in meditation while connected to nature; I draw from my readings that precolonial AfRaKans be-lived that no one owned the land. Instead; it seems their cultural activity centered around respect for Mother Nature. My readings insist traditional AfRaKans “used” the land. And that private ownership of areas of space was not a consideration. Rather, seasonal rental agreements were provided to those who demonstrated the skill to make good use of the lands. But as the invasions advanced; there seemed to be much confusion on how to protect something that wasn’t meant to be taken by anyone. So the per-colonial AfRaKans were caught-up in a concept of trying to defend the land with no sense of why/how the invaders could take private ownership of something that didn’t belong to them… or anyone else.

#powerful-AfRaKans

The largest and oldest empires of AfRaKa are listed in the book as the Sudan, Ghana, Mali and Songhai. And from these states the author suggest most other precolonial civilizations formed on the continent. Maps and other documentation provides evidence that before colonization, major migrations of precolonial AfRaKans started as the result of European invasions. One group of Sudanese immigrates moved to the west and called themselves the Kare-Kare… in honor of the Upper Kemet deities Ka and Re. The Yoruba that migrated to parts of what is now Nigeria can be associated with the ancient Sudanese by evidence of their cultural worship that is also very closely aligned with that of Upper Kemet Goddess and Gods. Modern day Wolof clans honor the ostrich symbolically the same as Upper Kemet’s BA spirituality. Other migration paths were marked by monoliths describing a Sky Earth agrarian culture most similar to that of Upper Kemet.

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Meroe, the ancient capital city of the Sudanese empire, has been considered to be one of the earliest civilizations on Earth. The vast lands of Meroe are said to have been so sophisticated; the citizens made readily use of astronomical observatories; drawings of mechanical instruments; and mathematical equations written in stone. The book suggests eighty-four (84) pyramids stand today around the city that was once Meroe. In many literary circles, the Sudan is considered the lands of ancient Upper Kemet… sometimes also called Nubia.

#inter-tribal-unity

The author mentions that precolonial AfRaKans may have been the first to participate in inter-tribal unification to create powerful cities. Supposedly, their alliances and associations were unlike anything found anywhere else in the world at that time. And with the establishment of these powerful cities came about the chosen responsibility to provide for all its citizens. The book suggests one of the empire’s primary roles was to nurturing all its children.

#maternal-linealism

The book describes how before the invasions of Islam, maternal-linealism was the practicing guideline for leadership and inheritance. Maternal-linealism depicted the future ruler always come from the present ruler’s sister’s daughter or son (niece or nephew). This was very important for at least three reasons:

  1. only the woman carries the true bloodline of a tribe; and therefore the ruling bloodline is secured in the ruler’s sister (you might want to study your chromosome and DNA truths to inner-stand this concept).
  2. rulers were more capable and encouraged to inter-marrying to keep their communities fortified; and even if the sister by chance inter-married; the bloodline of her children would always still be stronger.
  3. nieces and nephews make better servants of the people than princesses and princes.

And maternal-linealism was Not only practiced by the royals. Common people used the same system for inheritance determinations. To the point that traditional AfRaKan children many times carried the names of their aunt and uncles instead of their parents. The mother’s-sister’s name was considered sacred. I’ve always read how important aunts and uncles were to a village of AfRaKan children. Maternal-linealism makes more sense to me now.

#servant-rulers

The book suggests that roles and responsibilities of precolonial AfRaKan rulers was very different before the invasions. A ruler would be required to have a “vital life force” great enough to carry/protect their entire kingdom. Many precolonial rulers would be given a talisman in the form of a lion’s fang to concentrate their amount of life force. And when their level of vital life force diminished; the ruler was symbolically killed (or exiled from the kingdom) as to not weaken the community’s ontological forces with the superior universe. Many great precolonial empires of AfRaKa kept the Pharaohic traditions of Upper Kemet.

A statement is made in the book that precolonial AfRaKans be-lived a vacant throne created anarchy. But proper royal authority included a great responsibility to serve the people. And thus rulers led very “strictly regulated” lives. Royal traditional leadership practiced orthodox AfRaKan spirituality so they could perform all cultural rituals. Rulers of the people were trained to never raise their voices; and to control emotions that would impact their citizen’s sensibilities.

Examples are given in the book where it was common for queens and kings to raise the daughters and sons of other tribal communities to ensure comradery between the kingdoms. This comradery of princesses and princes many times prevent war; and provided for the sharing of ideas and innovation. And when the kingdoms were forced to fight the Asians; the princesses/princes would put themselves in harms way; taking up arms to lead the traditional AfRaKan armies.

#segregated-trade

The author claims the traditionals were not very much interested in travel and exploration because everything they wanted and needed was already provided for them on the continent. He suggests that mostly all innovation to travel long distances and over the high-seas was invented in Upper Kemet; the Sudan; and Nubia. And the technology was given to the Arabs and the Asians. To the point that most AfRaKans stayed home; and used Arabs and the Phonetician as trading contractors. As a result; all roads of travel across the continent were kept safe.

I already knew that before the colonial industrial atrocities began; gold was the major currency of trade for precolonial AfRaKans with foreign people. Gold was very plentiful for those of the Sudan, Ghana, Mali and Songhai empires. Any and all citizens could simply collect the precious metal from their rivers after the season of inundation. No mining needed. The author suggests very sought out items of precolonial AfRaKans included salt, copper and cowries from the Indian Ocean via Persia.

One interesting trade practice mentioned in the book describes how closed societies refused to physically interact with foreign traders. For these self imposed segregated traditionals, a unique trading method was necessary that included an honor system. With the system, the foreign trader would leave their goods in plain view, over nights for members of the closed AfRaKan community to evaluate. The traditionals would then leave amounts of gold near the foreign items as they deemed a fair trade. After the precolonial AfRaKan shoppers left; the foreign traders evaluated the gold left for acceptable trading terms. If the foreigner agreed to the trade; they took the gold and left the goods.

Part 2: Turning Points for Destruction

#religion-replaces-spirituality

Many Pan-AfRaKans today do Not speak of how important matriarchy and spirituality was to the precolonial AfRaKan. And even as most consider the beginning of colonization in AfRaKa to have been the coming of the barbaric Gallo-Romans; the author gives examples how AfRaKa was first colonized quietly and non-violently by organized religion. Arabs peaceably moved to the most northern parts of the continent when the great AfRaKan empires showed no interested in the Saharan desert land. The author calls the traditionals who integrated with the Arabs of the north; “Arabo-Africans.” Many of the Arabo-Africans were from Mali and are known today as the Moors.

Some of the precolonial AfRaKans considered organized religion evolutionary progression. And when many of the traditionals refused to conform to religious affiliations; they were often scorned, mistreated and considered dirty outcasts.

From what I take from the book; precolonial AfRaKans converted to Islam from Arabia for mostly two reasons;

  1. to align with the Arabs to fight the Europeans.
  2. to follow the leadership of their rulers who where intimidated to convert.

But the “Black Muslims” integrated some of their spirituality into their conversion by continuing to honor their ancestors and other sacrificial rituals. Arabo-Africans would still perform circumcisions on their children; and send them through rites of passage that taught the secrets of the universe. They would continue to cover themselves with dust or flour as an act of humility when in the audience of a royal or other high official.

Another major reason why precolonial AfRaKans may have more easily converted to Islam over Christianity was for the supposedly writings in the Koran that forbid Muslims taking/making slaves of other Muslims. Where all a slave had to do to become free was to convert to Islam.

But with the invasion of organized religion; queens were replaced by male only kings. And the kings were relieved of their spiritual duties. Instead, kings became administrative principals with reputations for being tyrants. While Muslim leadership took over the influence of the AfRaKan people. With Islamization, justice was dispensed by the laws of the Koran. When precolonial AfRaKans followed natural universal law practiced in their spirituality.

Even after AfRaKans began to realized they had given away their essence of lay Republicanism; they refused to return to tribalism. Instead, colonized AfRaKans adopted materialistic politics that included the practices of individualism and centralization.

#open-door-slavery

Before major land-grabbing invasions of AfRaKa began; western Asians were already coming to AfRaKa for trade. During 990 AD, a group of Europeans called the “Berbers” lived within the Mali and Ghana empires in peace… ruled by AfRaKan queens and kings. Traditionals acquired slaves through markets and wars; as described in my first posting. Just as well, the Berbers began to take slaves… while living under AfRaKan political power. If only the leadership of those empires could fathom how leaving the door to slavery wide open would affect the continent…

On page 142 of the book is a VERY IMPORTANT statement on how much the European slave trade impacted AfRaKa:

It has been estimated that the slave trade swallowed up one hundred to three hundred million individuals, dead or shipped to America. So, had it not been for slavery, the total figure of Black population on the continent would probably have been four times what it now is: it would have been in the vicinity of four hundred million. Otherwise, the estimate is 100-300 Million ripped from the land. What a sad state of affairs for the purpose of capitalism.”

#post-colonial capitalism

After colonization… capitalism and European constructs against natural evolution grew in AfRaKa… of and by its people. Due to the horrors of slave marketing; theft of land; and raping of resources; many AfRaKans lost cooperative economics. Money as currency became preferred over a worker’s ability to barter her/his skills as direct trade for services and goods. Centralization of all resources became controlled by the colonist. Traditional workers lost their livelihoods; and had to survive as vagrants. With colonist-rules instituting harsh penal policies to further oppress the AfRaKan.

The author does Not suggest the precolonial AfRaKan should have never evolved from the traditional ways. But there probably would have been a more natural progression of economics for the AfRaKan if not for colonization. Although many AfRaKans today sincerely reject the traditional ways of tribalism. Many leaders today agree that fair labor and trade comes from professional associations where as in traditional times households kept a monopoly on a specialty that was both valuable and needed to its village. Little to no direct competition for a household would provide generational opportunity to thrive economically.

Before colonization, resources were plentiful in AfRaKa. And there was no need for the hording of land and assets as with capitalism. A more “natural economy” exists when AfRaKans produced and consumed only what they need. But capitalism incites the AfRaKan to do business for the pure purpose of profits. Capitalism is designed to create unnecessary busyness to create more wealth. For the AfRaKan, forms of excessiveness only brings social anxiety. The book is the only mention I’ve ever read describing Chaka, king of the Zulu, as a pawn for the English to infiltrate other South AfRaKan clans.

#intellectual-culture-destruction

The great Mali empire once hosted Timbuktu, the greatest institution of learning on Earth. The city was once filled with determined, curious minds lead by Master Educators who didn’t take pay. These teachers and trainers main focus was to ensure future generations of AfRaKans were trained to evolve the noble practices of traditional AfRaKa.

But after colonization, the city de-volved to a hybrid of people that “only concerned themselves with hatred, envy and discord.” It is suggest their interests in gossip, slander and covertness became the post-colonial path of the modern AfRaKan. The author describes how the Moroccan army of Spanish mercenaries looted gold and artifacts from the great institution; and ripped wood from the walls to use for boats. Destroying intellectual property was among the many atrocities committed to destroy the city of Timbuktu. Supposedly, in an effort to save some scholastic artifacts from Timbuktu; hundreds of documents of science “lay dormant” in dis-organized arrangements across the continent; and in European museums. The documents are evidence to the intellectual level of precolonial empires that no modern AfRaKans seems interested in.

Other innovation stolen after colonization include architecture and medical advancements. Precolonial AfRaKan structures built with rounded walls and entries are thought to have come from the Arabs. But the book emphasizes that traditional Sudanese style buildings were never square. Instead precolonial structures from precolonial Sudan were constructed oblong. At lot of medical science is attributed to the Greeks. But precolonial sciences of AfRaKa included successful cataract surgeries and cauterization of wounds.

The book is a total gem. I’m so fortunate to have read it. The author’s narrative was written with a very pro-masculine voice. But I could tell he had a sincere respect for the role of precolonial AfRaKan women.

I hope Pan-AfRaKan communities will greatly consider the points made in the book. The slavery of precolonial AfRaKa was so very different in how chattel slavery was conducted here in America. Private land ownership is just a crazy concept for excessive gains and selfish profits. The sooner we free the land; the sooner Mother Nature can help us and heal. And AfRaKans across the world would do themselves well to learn and inner-stand how early empires worked together to keep their power using maternal-linealism and servant-rulers. Foreign trade should never go as far as to completely destroy the natural progression of economics for an entire group of people. All those points can be used to make AfRaKa great again.

Asante Ashe.

Caste in PreColonial AfRaKa

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My Commentary from the book

Chapter One: ANALYSIS OF THE CONCEPT OF CASTE

KEY COMENTARY POINTS:

  1. Division of Labor vs Supremacist Slavery
  2. No Nobles No Caste
  3. Matriarchal Tribes Evolve
  4. Prisoners of War
  5. District Communities
  6. Land Ownership Feudalism

There have been many misconceptions taught and accepted that pre-columbian AfRaKans of the motherland captured and sold each other for profit. This confusion has created anxiousness between Pan-AfRaKans across the world. But slavery, as exercised in the United States and other lands of abusive colonization; was not the norm practiced in pre-columbian AfRaKa by the children of the Sun.

Point1: Division of Labor vs Supremacist Slavery

Pre-columbian AfRaKans mostly practiced something better described as a caste system that arose for distinguishing the divisions of labor. So that, as high civilizations evolved; villagers organized themselves by the career paths they chose or inherited. There were basically two divisions of labor: Slaves and Free-PherSuns (persons). The free pherSuns were even more distinguished by descriptors like “gor”, “ger”, and neno.” The Ger were nobles; manual professionals; and agriculturist (a sacred activity). Neno described artisans; shoemakers; blacksmiths; and goldsmiths. And unlike the abusive behaviors of supremacist slave owners; the ger could loose respect for exploiting others in a different caste. Because all caste, including slaves, were associated with some sort of power structure.

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Point2: No Nobles No Caste

There are pre-colonial writings that describe that before the invasions of North Africa; no kings were found of the clans or tribes. I’m going to take privilege here to make an assumption that this may have been the case where a Euro-centric thinking author totally disqualified matriarchal ruler-ships. But either way; where there were No nobles; there was no caste system.

Point3: Matriarchal Tribes Evolve

The book suggests tribal systems began to be delineate as early as 1352 AD. And as groups of AfRaKans expanded into vast communities and societies; they organized into specialized professions that created a division of labor. Before then, the clans were indeed purely matriarchal. PherSuns were named after their mothers and father’s sister. Male inheritances went to the nephews. And names included a description of their clan.

Point4: Prisoners of War

What is usually not emphasized to AfRaKan-Americans is that AfRaKan slaves brought to the Americas; via the trans-atlantic slave trade; were mostly the result of becoming a prisoner of war, POW. As a result of their tribe/clan loosing a major battle; the defeated would be brought to the village of the victor after their own village was dismantled. Because their home became a conquest; they could be traded, gifted or sold. Many times, the leadership of a defeated clan would be purposely sent/sold far away as to not resurrect an uprising. While those with more passive attitudes could take on labor duties for the victor.

But the book makes it very clear that slaves to the mothers households were never POWs. Instead natives of the clan took on roles to serve the mothers. Whereas POW slaves could be used in fathers activities. This distinguishes further evidence how important the womben of any tribe or nation was. That the pre-columbian AfRaKan safe guarded its womben from potentially dangerous pherSuns.

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Point5: Districts Communities

The book lists 7-classes of free pherSuns in Kemet, ancient Nubian Egypt. The households lived in districts (nomes) associated with their class: -priest, -warriors, -herdsmen, -swineherders, -tradesmen, -interpreters, and -pilots. Since the book did not explain the roles of the classes; I’m going to provide what I’ve learned of Kemet:

Priest – Before the union of Upper and Lower Kemet, spiritual guidance was the role of the Sibyls. The Sibyls were all womben dedicated to the Great House or Pharaoh. After the union, male priest from Lower Kemet; which had already been integrated with Euro-centric thought; were allowed to provide guidance. I’ve read and viewed images of Kemetic locations; and re-member areas described as districts. One area that is of particular interest is situated near the Amenhotep III temple in Luxor; an abandoned area desribed as the District of MU or Womben’s District where statues of Goddess Sekhmet were found and stolen.

Warriors – The armies consisted of both a cavalry and infantry. PherSuns trained in the art of military and war made up the cavalry like the officer ranks we are familiar with. And non-professional laborers, including POW slaves, served as infantrymen. These warriors lived in a specific district; not unlike the military bases of today.

Herdsmen – This is most likely who we call ranchers that tend to domesticated animals. Like today, these districts were probably far from the cities; and included housing in the midst of grazing land. Since agriculturist are not pointed out; I’m assuming they lived in these rural districts as well.

Swineherders– This group was considered of the most un-pure and lowest of the classes by “Muslim religious” standards. But they were not any less wealthy or powerless than any other herdsmen. No other classes intermarried with the swineherders. Superstitions insisted Egyptians not touch pig or anyone who touched pig. It is my assumption the Muslims of Lower Kemet insisted on making the distinction between herdsmen. Swineherders districts were probably located in rural areas with other Upper Kemetic herdsmen who hadn’t converted to Islam.

Tradesmen– Sales pherSuns and market managers might have made up the tradesmen district. I can imagine community activity centered around this district for pherSuns to purchase goods and services.

Interpreters- From what I’ve learned about Kemet; interpreters would be todays master teachers. I’m also going to assume those practicing medicine and other science lived in these districts. In Kemet; medicine was considered an art; and every physician practiced a specialty by disease.

Pilots- Even though some would think aircraft didn’t exist during Kemetic ages; there are indeed words and art left in the stone that describe very advance means for transportation.  So that a pilot’s district probably included those in roles for transporting pherSuns and goods whether it be by land, water or air.

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Point6: Land Ownership Feudalism

Every caste system was involved in cultivation of the soil; even the ruling classes. But the pre-columbian AfRaKan believed land could Not be owned or conquered. Instead, the respected poor of the village were entrusted with the spirit of the land. Earth was considered divinity; and it would be “sacrilege” to try and own it. The book suggests concepts of private land ownership didn’t begin on the continent until a sea port was developed by Europeans at the Cape Verde peninsula. And thus feudalism entered AfRaKa.

As I continue reading the book; I’m glad the author provided an analysis of pre-columbian caste systems in the first chapter. He makes it clear that slavery in AfRaKa was not as we know it in the Americas. But rather more so a division of labor… even though POW servants don’t seem to have had an easy life.

Looking forward to the next chapters.

Asante Ashe.

Euro-Academia Not 4 the AfRaKan

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Though we have the ability to be independent, we’re almost mentally enslaving ourselves to dependence.” – Dr. Marimba Ani

Just about to complete my third year working in the schools and I’m finally innerstanding why the system is failing our community.  After my first few assignments; I knew there was something very wrong. And it wasn’t because the teachers don’t care; or behavior issues from the students.

No wonder my children never considered education a serious matter.

The joke is on Us.  We have been trumped again; now that I’ve learned that the whole Euro-centric education system, here in the United States; was never meant to empower Us.

Truth is… Euro-centric Education is training the AfRaKan student to work against themselves. A European reality is an illusion to the AfRaKan. Euro-academia is designed to be objective, meaningless and de-spiritualized. With Euro-centric education, Afro-Americans are being mentally exterminated.  We don’t always consciously recognize it; but we live it everyday.

Don’t know the difference between Afro-centricism and Euro-Asian thought?  Here is a chart to help:

Afro-Centric Thought Chart

It’s NOT too late to remove the conditioning.

But the FEAR has to go.

We Must Love 2 Evolve.

Asante Ashe