It seems I’ve turn onto a new path of my journey in studies of ancient Kemet (KMT). And to my surprise, it is Thought not readily available Nor popular in the “konscious” community right now.
For the last few weeks, I’ve been open to a direction towards the truth in AfRaKan Spirituality. But what I didn’t expect, was to be led to a study so ancient, I may now over-stand the truth about an era mostly hidden and destroyed. This blog introduces my Kemetic studies on the spirituality of Mami Wata.
I couldn’t find the physical book, so my reading was limited to the first some 200-pages: Mami Wata: Africa’s Ancient God/dess Unveiled Vol. 1 by Mamiissi Vivian Hunter-Hindrew.
Even though Mami Wata has been labeled of the Voodoun religion, I found many, many, many associations of content in the book with my study of the Kemetic Goddesses. The book describes in detail evidence in artifacts and ancient writings that at one time, the majority of all high civilization on earth was directed and managed by women. Some call it the matriarchal society that began when earth was created by an ancient mother of the dark waters…what I inter-stand as the cosmos or out-in-space. The author is very convincing that the human race began from the womb of a woman/mother called Mami Wata.
To embrace woman as the primary creator makes my path very interesting and in alignment with scientific logic and natural law models. From what I over-stand from the book…out from the dark waters rose a mound of dark matter (Ptah) or rock (Petra).
Not only is Mami Wata known as the primordial mother, but she is thought to be the earliest of ancient AfRaKan spirituality. Her earthly priestess and oracles are called Sibyls of which some wore circular mirrors on their foreheads. I can’t help but wonder if these forehead mirrors were to project a reflection from their pineal gland??? The Sibyl’s spiritual animal was identified by a black dove.
From the Mami Wata spirituality system came culture that a King be chosen exclusively by the Sibyls. This edict came with rationale that only a “mother” knows the true bloodline of a son/sun. But Kings were Not automatically delegated to be male. Girls would be crowned king if it be the will of Mami Wata.
Mami Wata is described to have been practiced in the Southern Sudan as early as 7,000 B.C.E and in KMT 4,000 B.C.E. Ancient Kemetic writings describe the people of the kingdom coming from the Mountain of the Moon that could easily translate to the primordial dark matter mound of Mami Wata.
The Mound Builders
The book presents a drawing of an ancient town organized with what looks to be administrative buildings and temples surrounded by housing and with multiple mounds on the outskirts of civilization. The mounds are described as the sacred birthing huts of the Sibyls…each assigned a Queen Mother. The Queen Mothers were liaisons between the Sibyls, the king and people. The book indicates each mound consisted of what we call today a pyramid structure covered by earth.
The Mami Wata mounds always housed astrology tools with symbols of the 12-zodiac eras. Supposedly, zodiac signs made most prevalent in the mounds indicated the era of which Mami-Aset gave birth to the sun/son along with pictures of animals she could transform into.
From the book, I was acquainted with the Goddess Neith and her attributes. The Goddess Neith in many KMT glyphs looks to be the same woman as Goddess Aset but with what is called an aquatic shuttle on her head and the symbol for water in her cartouche. She is Not a popular deity, but this KMT goddess is probably the NTR attribute of Mami Wata. Also interesting… as I searched for information on Goddess Neith, some suggest she actually became the King of Lower Kemet wearing the highly recognizable red headdress. In the image below, her skin is green maybe denoting the ancient time humans were ultra healthy and the color of nature.
As another connection to KMT, the book also described the Goddess Het-Heru as the representation of the womb of Goddess Aset identified by the colors of red and white…red representing the bloodline and white for the mother’s milk. The ancient illustration of Het-Heru wears two pillars on her head which are actually sacred mounds. The mounds are called OMphae, and I spell it with a capital M because from this word Mami Wata presents the concept of the ancient and primordial sound OM. If I’m correct, Tehuti writes “the creator was created from the word OM.” Rationale for two OMphae are to represent solar duality in KMT…Sirius (Aset) and The Sun/Son (Heru).
The book makes clear that during the era Mami Wata was practiced in ancient Nubia and KMT, the roles of women and men were very balanced. Women in leadership were dedicated to strategic planning and organizing of the kingdom; while men were the tactical leaders with roles to provide and protect the kingdom. During this time for KMT, thought to be under the sign of Taurus, the Sibyls were the only spiritual guides (priestess) and the rulers of the kingdom relied on them extensively for guidance in math and science…including astronomy/astrology and alchemy. The book presents evidence that during the well-defined balance of gender responsibility, the Sibyls’ wisdom and spirituality were used to suppress rebellion and inter-kingdom turmoil.
The sacred mounds were Not ordinary birthing huts. Since the Sibyls were considered “virgins”, these mounds were used to birth children with qualities and attributes of a royal solar deity. This process fully follows the story on how Goddess Aset was able to conceive and give birth to the Solar God Heru without sexual conception. Yes, I’m fully aware the term “virgin” was sometimes associated with an un-married woman as opposed to one who had never had sex. But in most cases, the Sibyls were only allowed to come in contact with men who had been castrated if any at all. Yet, the Sibyls were responsible to produce the next pharaoh to rule KMT.
Mami Wata the deity was highly associated with python and cobra serpents. The cobra was representative of the attributes of wisdom. But the python emphasized the virgin mother of SELF REGENERATION called Pa Renn or Pa Rent. The term Pa Renn/Rent has been translated to mean “water mother who gives” life, spirit and nourishment. This sounds like a Parent to me, but where is the role of the father?
Patriarchy in KMT
From the book, I over-stand there were two major conflicts that encouraged the fall of KMT. As earth left the era of Taurus and entered Aries, the Kemetic Sibyls noticed foreign visitors were introducing patriarchy to their civilization and the Sibyls ordered the foreigners to return home or be killed. When some of the foreigners refused to leave, KMT declared war on them and their civilizations. But by this time, patriarchy was beginning to spread so the next major conflict the Kemetic Sibyls encountered was a fight that came from the men of the kingdom and the women who chose to be submissive to them. The Sibyls trained Amazon women to battle extremist priest who wanted to replace the practices of Mami Wata with worship of the masculine sun God Ra. Many Sibyls were forced to allow male leadership into their shrines and temples; some Sibyls were killed for not adopting; and a few Sibyls fled KMT taking their families and the ancient practices of Mami Wata to west Africa, southern Euro-Asia islands and India.
There are stories how King Menes/Narmer of Upper Kemet was able to peacefully unite Upper and Lower KMT. But now I wonder if rather Goddess/King Neith was overthrown for this unification thus the start of pharaohs wearing the double crown.
With the rise of patriarchy in KMT, Goddessess Aset and Hathor continued to be worshiped but larger temples were built for the Solar Gods Asar, Heru, and AmonRa. During this time, the highest ranking woman would be the Queen Mother of a pharaoh with very little role in strategic leadership. Even as there is evidence today of a few female pharaohs, there is also evidence to destroy the story of her legacies.
In patriarchy kingdoms, OMphaes were replaced with elongated obelisk. And the practice of spiritual birthing mounds to produce pharaohs was replaced with sex…sometimes with foreign wives (see the bus of Nefertiti).
So, this is where the door closed on my studies of Mami Wata but not without possible explanations on the ancient roles of women in KMT, internal turmoil and other rationale for the spread of AfRaKan spirituality throughout the world.
From my limited quick read on the book, I now over-stand :
-Ancient nature comes from a cosmic mother named Mami Wata;
-The human race was birthed from a cosmic womb;
-The Age of Taurus, is actually of the Great Cow and Not the Great Bull;
-Mami Wata might be the oldest practice of AfRaKan spirituality;
-AfRaKan mounds contained pyramids and astrological tools;
-Sacred women can regenerate without sex;
-Mounds around the world were probably ancient birthing huts;
-Divine Feminine energy continues through the Sibyls of today;
-AfRaKan spirituality requires proper gender balance as practiced by Mami Wata Ma’at;
-The people of KMT will never be at peace again until they return to Ma’at.
As always, much light and love to your energy.