Saturday, July 30, 2005

Notes on the Great Mother

The Great Mother, also known as the "Venus of Willendorf". This statue was found in a grave over 20,000 years old, and is evidence of the African religion of the "Great Mother" had spread to areas far outside of Africa.

One day, no more than 150,000 years ago, an African woman was gathering food for her children, in central Africa, when she came upon a cobra. This woman was not the first woman to exist, as human females have existed for several million years, but she was homo sapien sapiens, which is identical to us today. The cobra, which swayed back and forth as cobras do, caused the woman to enter a state of trance because of its rhythmic movements. While in this trance state, called MEN AB MEDITATION by the teacher Ra Un Nefer Amen, the woman, for the first time in human history, was able to perceive and receive instructions from the Divine. She was the first human to perceive the "TREE of LIFE", and the basics of civilization, and the first human laws. The woman took these instructions, which came from NTR, thru the cobra, and BEGAT HUMAN CIVILIZATION! This woman, whose name, if she had one, is lost, became known in later eons as the Great Mother. Her accomplishment of introducing civilization to us removed /separated human from the other kingdoms of Creation. No longer did human act as "animals", or "upright apes", instead becoming, as human is STILL becoming, spiritual beings. This woman, the human Great Mother, can be found, and thus this story be proven, by checking the contents of ancient graves worldwide, yes, worldwide! She was depicted as a fat mature woman, with large breast, hips, ass, and belly. Statues of her, the oldest statues on earth, are found worldwide. The civilization She birthed is called "totemic society"[use of animal or plant life as the identifying symbol of a Klan] , the original "marital" system was called "polyandry"[ the female chooses and mates with whomever she wishes, no marriages], and the original ritual was deploringly of virgin daughters with a dull stone knife, the original law was all daughters were sexually "off limits" until "initiated into womanhood" by the original ritual. Before the human Great Mother and her laws, human beings had no laws, no systems of marriage, no religion, no clans or tribes, no permanent villages, no farming, and very limited culture. The significance of this woman cannot be underestimated.

Let us look at the state of humanity when the human Great Mother begat civilization. What exactly did she do, and why? The "Great Mother"laid down the basis of being civil in order to protect her children! Having no laws concerning sexual conduct meant the occurrence of rape was very high, as was the rape of under age girls....Remember, we are talking about at least 100,000 years in the past. The Great Mother rectified this problem with several innovations, and we today do not know if only one woman accomplished them all, or if it was a succession of women over time.

The First Ritual

In order to prepare her daughters for the coming sexual approaches from males, the First Ritual was devised, its purpose was to prepare girls for womanhood. The GM and her eldest daughter deplored the younger daughters, breaking the hymen with a dull stone knife, afterglow they were considered "available".

The First Law was those girls who had NOT undergone the First Ritual were "off limits" to local males. As reproduction is essential to continued existence, the first laws and rituals dealt with sex.

The First Society arose when the Great Mother used the symbol of the Tree to identify herself and her children, who formed the first Klan, or tribe. The Great Mother was extremely prolific at childbearing, which is what made her powerful enough to bring about these changes. By marking all of her children, grandchildren, EST, with a tree symbol, and having birthed more children than any other woman, a trait shared by her children, the "Tree" people soon grew and began to dominate local food supplies. Another woman noted the Great Mother innovations and copied them, marking her children as the "Stone" people.....And so Law and Ritual began to spread.

The First Religion

As the centuries went on, the descendants of these women all saw the Great Mother as the original ancestor, the "life-giver" of the Klan, and they saw God in the Great Mother`s form. Fatherhood was still unknown [under a polyandrous system, a male cannot know which, if any, children are genetically his], so God was "Mother". As more time went on, the descendants forgot the original tales and said "my Mother is a tree", or a stone, or a cow, or a coyote, these being the symbols of their own Great Mother. As our knowledge of the Divine grew, the human Great Mother became the divine Great Mother [Apt, Auset, Het-Heru, Mut, Ashtarte, Virgin Mary, Olokun, Yemaya, Mother Nature, Eve, among many others]

The Rise of Man

After the original system of polyandry was replaced by group marriage [where everyone in the tribe is married to everyone else in the tribe, but no others] and then to polygamy, a male could at last be sure of which children came from him......and "fatherhood" was born. This was reflected with the advent of the "father Gods", the oldest of which is PTAH of the Nile Valley. When only Motherhood was known God was imaged as mother, but PTAH was not only "Father", He needed no mother to exist, being self-created. Already well known 10,000 years ago, we know PTAH today as "God" the Father, OBATALLA, the "God" of Abraham, Allah, Jehovah, Odin, ect. The rise of "fatherhood" in human society, with the switch from a matriarchal government to a patriarchal one, was reflected in religion with the Great Mother being reduced in importance in some areas, and completely removed in others, and made the source of misfortune in others. If you are a Christian, you no longer recognize Her at all, and blame Her for being kicked out of Eden.

Its a shame that in the biblical story everything bad is attributed to Her. Because female is blamed for all things bad in all 3 "major" religions means that u under a psychic attack that is DOUBLE that of a Black man. The cure is "knowledge of self", in this case knowing a more "accurate" story of human beginnings, one that matches the physical record. If you KNOW that you as a Black African Woman birthed all society, how can you be convinced that you are a "worthless nigger bitch?" The battle today is for the mind.........remember.....HUMAN THOUGHT was invented/perfected by YOU...

Tuesday, July 26, 2005

The Most Destructive Movies Ever Made

Today we will discuss the 7 most destructive movies ever made. By deciphering these movies, perhaps we will be better prepared for future cinematic attacks, at the least, your deciphering skills should improve. This will help you better protect your children, your mate, and yourself.

The Ten Commandments [60`s]

The WORST movie ever made, the BIGGEST lie ever told, it is pure unadulterated bullshit! The biggest lie this movie tells is Yul Brenner playing the Great Ancestor Rameses II. By having this krakka play Pharoah, and krakkas playing all the ppl of Kmt, we have been removed from our proper place in history, and our accomplishments are acredited to krakkas. The Great Ancestor [as he was known by Kmtians] was NOT a krakka, was NOT defeated by "moses" [Ra-Meses, or "born of Ra" actually contains the Kmtic word "moses/mosis/meses/mose", which means born of], did NOT enslave "hebrews" [habiru], and there is no record of ANY EXODUS/PLAGUES. The Blackman is shown only as "nubian slaves" making all Africans symbolically slaves. More lies! In fact, this movie is so historically inaccurate it should be placed with the other fairy tales like "jack and the beanstalk" [Heru the child standing on top a lotus plant in Kmt] and "cinderella", and the one where the princess kisses a frog, turning him into a prince [the Frog-headed Goddess HEKAUT{?} transforming the girl into the woman]. The "defeat" of the God AMEN-RA by a semite "god" named "i am" is worse than idiotic: it hides the origin of AMEN in judeo-christian lore, and, "proves" the semites to be chosen, and thier god to be supreme, ab-so-lute-bullshit! This movie comes on every easter and i watch it intently every easter and have done so since the mid 80`s. It is the finest example known of dis-information. I list it first because it attacks all Africans everywhere on multiple levels, and has a huge distribution, and because so many consider this lie to be truth.

SUPER FLY [70`s]

The source of NTR knows how many cocaine addictions, long prison sentences, drug related murders, and shattered families, this 70`s "blaxploitation" movie remains deadly. It follows the life of a light skinned [and this was on purpose] coke dealer in nyc, and was one of the first of its kind ever made. Blacks flocked to see this movie, and naturally emulated what they saw, which meant the following: Super fly wore big pimp hats, long coats, high heeled shoes, drove a "pimped out" caddy, and had a stable of "workers" AND a stable of "bitches", so WE ALL WANTED: big pimp hats, expensive coats and high heeled [ i cant believe i actually wore em, or that my Pops actually allowed me to] shoes, and wanted the cars and the stables. THE EXACT MINDSET YOU DEALING WITH TODAY. How many of these "cultural markers" like coats and cars were placed there by our enemy, so that we would MAKE them cultural markers? Even the name lives on, the term fly was universal ny slang for "good" or "outstanding".....yo Born, u met Sesa, what she look like?.....yo Olb, she was fly, hair was fly....seen? In light of that, whats "superfly"? Ron Oneal in a pimp suit, snorting coke. And millions of Blacks imitated him, I couldnt wait to imitate superfly, and I didnt see it till I was grown [Pops banned me under threat of SEVERE ass-whuppin from seeing it], but copied what i heard about it! Superfly was the set-up for the 20 years later crack invasion.

THE MACK [70`s]

This is the defining movie for male /female relationships, from the male perspective. The whole "pimping" mentality is in it, and can be summed up in one phrase heard from coast to coast: pimps up/hoes down.


This movie accomplished both of its hidden objectives, first of which was being a university level course in narcotics retail/wholesale, or drug-dealing 101. The second, rarely noted, was the transference of the perception of a major dealer from white [italian mobster][al pacino] to brown [latin immigrant][al pacino!!!], or, from the "corleone" crime family to the faceless hord of non-white "wetbacks" and "spics". This shifted law enforcement in reality, and allowed white dealers to oversee the coming crack trade from yet another level of remoteness. Can you think of ONE pre-scarface [1984?] latino drug dealer? Every, and i mean every drug dealer idolizes scarface, combine "superfly" and "the mack" and scarface, and what do you get in 2005? A booming prison/cemetary population of young Blacks.

COLORS [80`s]

Who knew what a crip was in 1978, other than ppl in cali? Who knew what a blood was? Who cared about having on blue or red, or gang signs, or gangsta rap? The destructive gang lifestyle was basically confined to a few cities until "colors" came out. Colors is a movie about the police dept efforts to control the Black pop of l.a. by using "proactive" tactics. The hidden objective was to inflame blood/crip relations by only showing bloods getting blasted, and crips as dominant, AND, to spread the gang style nationwide. It worked like a charm. Gangs are nationwide now, the lifestyle is celebrated 24/7 on tv thru videos, and when u combine the gang with the mack, scarface, ect, you truly have a deranged set of circumstances leading to deranged human beings.


" A girl chile jus aint safe `round mens". The undisputed Queen of america, Oprah Winfrey, uttered this immortal line from the grandmother of blackman bashing movies....there was not one , NOT ONE, NOT ONE POSITIVE BLACK MALE IMAGE IN THE WHOLE MOVIE!!! Whoopies father raped her, the husband raped and abused her, the father-in-law was a old drunk, Oprahs husband was an idiot,and no other males had note-worthy roles. The not-so-hidden agenda was "niggers aint shit", the hidden agenda was "be a lesbian and solve your niggers aint shit problems". This movie winning awards was entirely predictable, as millions praised the images of the lowest, doggiest brothers seen on film since........damn, aint no precedent, these bro was even worse the the mack and superfy. The sisters, after undergoing centuries of brutal treatment without an outlet, jumped at the chance to "vent" thru this movie, and release some steam....did this movie, with its "lesbian solution", contribute to todays lesbian explosion? If a Black woman hates Black men, she hates herself! If she didnt do so much damage, i would feel for Alice Walker.......


WHAT THE FUCK WAS HALLE THINKING? I probably hate this movie more than any of theothers, for one reason: how are you [Halle Berry] gonna screw the cop that executed your husband? And come 45 times while doing so? WITH MUTHERFUCKING BILLIE BOB THORNTON???????? Im pissed off just writing this, I actually get mad thinking about it! The concepts in this movie compliment color purple, with the "answer" to the "niggers aint shit" question being: screw a pencil dick, hillbillie, no soul, krakka, white bread, chickenshit, cop, overseer klansman like bilie bob thornton. If you can find one that will have you. And if you aint as pretty as Halle, you need not apply. The scene where she screws billie bob is a nightmare, and i hope she was acting her ass off, cause i will never have respect for her again. If i hear "can you make me feel good" in my bed, im throwin ya the fuck out! Excuse me for cursing, but that shit makes me mad! This movie got Halle an oscar, but she deserved a "bedwench" award, cause that what she was.....if ya never seen this flick, DONT!

Gods/Goddesses, this is my short list for most damaging flicks ever made, and thier hidden agendas. If ya favorite aint on this list, or you think i missed some, let me know. Feedback is the only charge for this information.


Thursday, July 14, 2005

The animal and symbol in Kemet

the fiend Apep, an African Python eating an antelope [so you know could eat you too], a Scarab Beetle

a Peregrine Falcon, the NTR HERU, the NTR TEHUTI, and a Sacred Ibis

Wednesday, July 13, 2005

The animal and symbols in Kemet

The animals and symbol in Kmt.

The animals that were used in Kmt as symbols of the NTRW have been misunderstood for millenia. Outsiders have claimec that we worshipped animals in Kmt, and from outward appearances this was true, but is it? Various NTRW have animal forms, or part animal and part human forms, with the oldest being all animal, and the newest being mostly human. Why? We have also been accused of being polytheistic[ many Gods], as if that was inferior to being monotheistic [one God], or the truth, which is we are syntheistic [one Creator manifested as many Gods]. For understanding, today we gonna look at the animals used to symbolize NTRW and how they live on earth, and from that we will learn why they were symbolized, and what super-human power they represent.


Lets get that straight right now. Africa worshipped HERU, not peregrine falcons. So why use a falcon in the first place? Lets find out.
The falcon, a bird, has some interesting characteristics.....its the fastest animal on earth, capable of flying at speeds up to 200 has extreme arial agilty and can fly to the highest hieghts reachable by any bird............its a predator with deadly weaponry..........its TRAINABLE!!!!!!!!!......AND IT HAS SOME OF THE KEENEST EYESIGHT ON THE PLANET. The everyday sight of a peregrine falcon, flying high, high above in the sky, diving at incredible speed to catch a rodent you didnt even know was there, came to symbolize the GOD HERU. Check this, the bird symbolizes the soul. Flight/Highest hieghts symbolizes the soul`s rising up to Heaven, and also light. The speed and arial agility and ability symbolizes the warrior capabilities, as does the predator with deadly weaponry. Being trainable symbolizes the educational and initiation systems of "becoming Heru", and how you must train yourself, and the eyesight? That symbolizes your third eye, your innervision, your unclouded outervision, and your accurate warriors eye, which lets you hit your enemy while not hitting your allies. The Eye of Heru is its own subject, its so large. These are a few of the reasons the hawk was used to symbolize HERU. A great teacher of the mysteries of HERU is a hawk. A real, living, hawk.


Its funny, the sacred Ibis does not even exist in Kmt anymore....kinda symbolic that "wisdom" has expired with the Arab muslim rule of Kmt....the sacred Ibis is a bird that has a black head and neck, white body, black legs, lives in communites, flies in diagonal formation, build nests, and act as parents to the young, both male and female feed the chicks and protect them . The sacred Ibis lives near/on the water, eats small animals, insects, amphibians and other small aquatic life. It has the reknowned ability to stand on one leg for extended periods and is revered among Africans for the entire 4000 mile long span of the Nile. See this bird in your mind, standing in the Nile on one leg for hours, unmoving, observing, recording, contemplating, meditating......obviously in a state of trance.......and why it was considered "sacred" and symbolized wisdom becomes clear!


The jackal, or to us in the west, the dog, is easy to understand, because dogs are part of our everyday life, whereas hawks and ibises are not. Just take your pet dog, put it in an ancient context, and you can see ANPU, a "mans best friend". What functions does your pet dog serve? He is your friend, companion, he protects you, guards you from danger/enemies, he hunts with you, and he is loyal to you. What powers does he have that are superior to yours, that led him to be symbolized? His hearing is better than yours, his sense of smell is way better than yours, his eyesight, especially in the dark, is far far better than yours........he can locate lost humans, and return them to safety. Here is the God ANPU, the spiritual guide dog, locating lost souls, and leading them through the darkness of Amenta, the same function as a "seeing eye" dog performs for the blind today! The stellar mysteries of ANPU include lessons of the star Sirius, and the constellation of the jackal, and if these stellar lessons are learned the Pale Fox of the Dogon, and the Coyote of the American Indian are revealed. If you dont know the stellar, you will say the Dogon actually migrated here from Sirius, and misunderstand it completely. Study your own dog.


The dung beetle of Africa is a most peculiar insect, in many ways. The first of which is it is extremely hard to kill, to the point it was considered indestructable. The second was this: a single beetle would roll some dung into a ball, and bury the ball in the earth. When the Nile flooded, the ball was submerged beneath the water. When the water receeded, the new beetle would fly up out of the mud. Check this: indestructable symbolized the ever-living, the infinite. The rolling of dung into a ball symbolizes the Creation of earth, the planets, the Sun, and the spheres of the tree of life. The Nile symbolized the waters of Nu, the birth of a new beetle flying up out of the mud symbolized the male Self-begetter, who gave birth to Himself, with no Mother. How could the Creator [KHEPERA] Create Himself? Watch the scarab beetle beget himself, and know thyself!


The giant snake, called here a python, was one of our deadliest predators from the dawn of time, the source of many a painful death to our Ancestors. These giant snakes from the great lakes, our birthplace, hunted primarily at night, ate us primarily at night, and became associated with the dangers of night, and then night itself. This is Apep, the original evil, extremely ancient, when you think of satan you are thinking of Set, when thinking of Set you are thinking of Apep! Apep = the devil, the father of evil [sebau]. Apep as the evil darkness, or drought, was symbolized by a giant snake that ate up all the sunlight, or drank up all the water. In later times, Apep symbolized the monster [Set] that tries to prevent the human soul [HERU] from attaining perfection [AUSAR].


The mighty elephant, the true king of beasts, the undisputed baddest mf in Africa [have you ever seen any animal intimidate an elephant?] is not symbolized in Kmtian Medu Neter, is not symbolized at all, or is it? Elephants have the largest brain of ANY mammal, is a social animal with complex mating rituals, has its own language [its subsonic], and mourns its dead, and is highly adaptable to changing circumstances [they ranged from ice to desert]. All these and more led to the elephant being used to symbolize Pharoah. How do i see this? Do the following: get a frontal, full facial pic of both an African elephant and Pharoah Tut-Ankh-Amen. The headress of Tut represents the elephants ears, and the false beard represents the trunk. Just look, you will see it.
Whenever you see an animal used to signify NTRW, study the phisical animal itself, and allow the NTRW within the animal to teach you the mystery.......this way, the opinion of writers such as myself dont get in your way, and you learn direct. htp......PEACE AND LOVE.......Akintunde Amenosis

Wednesday, July 06, 2005

OBATALA and the Golden Chain of the Gods

"At the beginning of time, after the Orishas had emerged from the Godhead [Oneness] splintered by Atunda, there was no earth as we know it today, only a vast reach of water and untamed swamps. The Orishas lived then in a place above the sky, a heaven land ruled by OLORUN, the supreme Orisha, also known as OLODUMARE. Each Orisha had attributes unlike the others`. ORUMILLA, for example, the eldest son of OLORUN, possessed the keys to sacred wisdom; the ability to peer into the future; to divine fate; and to understand the deepest mysteries of being. OBATALA was a symbol of the power to create life. Then there was ESHU, who enjoyed his role as a trickster-God, playing with the elements of chance and serendipity; ESHU also commanded speech and language and was OLORUN`S interpreter.

OLOKUN was the only Orisha that lived apart from the others. She reigned over the primal waters of the misty earth, a twilight domain with neither plant or animal life. For untold ages these two kingdoms, OLORUN`S above, and OLOKUN`S below, coexisted without conflict, for the other Orishas were content and paid little attention to OLOKUN`S realm.

OBATALA, however, was not satisfied with this state of affairs; He believed that if land was raised from the primal waters of OLOKUN, then the Orishas and other forms of life could inhabit the terrain. He approached OLORUN with these concerns, and the supreme Deity gave His Blessing to OBATALA.

;OBATALA, the motive force in this tale, is called "KING OF THE WHITE CLOTH" in part because white symbolizes seminal fluid, the creative potency of the male, which He is about to introduce into the feminine realm of OLOKUN. But OBATALA is no certain how to go about impregnating the primal waters with life and land, so He first consults ORUNMILLA, the great Seer.

to the Family:
compare OBATALA symbolizing creative force thru reproductive organs with Neter MIN`S erect penis .
to RBW:
compare the feminine realm of OLOKUN to the primal waters of the Ntr Nu, and to the Dogon Nommo.
compare OBATALA`S uncertainty to the Dogon creator AMMA`S "mistake", or "Pale Fox" story
to Olblack:
note that even the Creator of Life consults ORUMILLA.
to Sesa and Sekhmet:
consider OLOKUN carefully........

"ORUNMILLA cast 16 palm nuts on a diving tray, and from the pattern by which they fell He read their meaning. After many such castings, ORUNMILLA said to OBATALA, "Go to the watery realm of OLOKUN by way of a chain of gold, being sure you carry with you a snail shell full of sand, a white hen, a palm nut, and a black cat as your companion. This is what the palm nuts tell us."

:ORUNMILLA is also known as Ifa, the Yoruba system of divination that uses 16 cowrie shells tossed on a sacred tray, 256 patterns are possible, and each pattern has several hundred verses of poetry associated with it that provide an interpretation. Thus, the same sacred forces that govern the mystery of the creation of life as a whole also govern the mystery ofeach human life, these forces are controlled by ORUNMILLA, the God and keeper of the sacred mysteries, and communicated to us through IFA.

to Olblack:
compare IFA and the Oracle Cards of AUSAR AUSET Society.
to Family:
if IFA is 256 patterns multiplied by "several hundred" verses each, wouldn't that make the "Book" of IFA one of the largest religious "epics" known to the world?

"OBATALA sought out a goldsmith to make the sacred chain, but when He discovered He did not have enough gold, He went from Orisha to Orisha collecting whatever gold they could donate. Still, the goldsmith informed the God that the chain would be too short."
"Make it anyway, commanded OBATALA, and make a hook at the end."
So the sacred chain was made, and OBATALA descended from the sky carrying a bag with the other items; a snail shell of sand, a white hen, a palm nut, and a black cat. Halfway down He felt himself leaving the realm of the Orishas and entering the misty, twilight realm of OLOKUN. When He reached the end of the chain, just as the goldsmith predicted, he was still well above the waters. In limbo, He held the hook and wondered what to do.


"The sand," whispered ORUNMILLA from above.

So OBATALA took the snail shell and poured out the sand.

"The hen," came the voice from above.

OBATALA let the hen drop on the mound of sand He had just poured out. The hen instantly started to scratch at the sand, scattering it in all directions and thereby creating dry land; the scratching wasn't uniform, so the sand formed high and low places, hills and ravines, mountains and valleys. After the hen stopped, OBATALA let go of the chain and came to rest on solid earth, which went for great distances in every direction. He called the place where He landed IFE!
OBATALA built a house there and planted His palm nut, which quickly grew into a palm tree. The palm tree matured, and ripe palm seeds fell, giving birth to vegetation. OBATALA lived for some time this way, with only a black cat for a companion.

for the Family:
the golden chain is the "World Axis" or "Ladder to Heaven" that enables communication between Heaven and earth.
the palm tree is the "Tree of Life" or "Celestial granary" or "World Tree", symbolic of the first life upon earth.
the sand is "Consecrated Holy Land" from OLORUN`S realm.
IFE is the original Holy City, or "Garden of Eve".

OBATALA asked the supreme Orisha OLORUN for some light to warm and brighten the twilight land He now called home, and OLORUN in response created the Sun, and set it in motion. OBATALA tired of just His cat as a companion, and one day determined that He should make men and women to share the earth with Him. Working non-stop, He dug bits of clay, which he formed into small figurines, male and female, shaped like Himself. Eventually, OBATALA grew exhausted and thirsty from all this work and longed for some palm wine to refresh and rejuvenate Him. So He paused from the task of creating humans and drew the sap of a palm tree, which He lets sit and ferment. Then He took a long draught of palm wine before returning to the task of creating humans. But now OBATALA had become drunk from the wine, his world grew out of focus, His fingers unsteady. And some of the figures He created reflected this, they were albinos, cripples, hunchbacks, dwarfs, or deaf-mutes. But in His drunken state OBATALA did not notice.

After creating a great many clay figures, OBATALA turned again to OLORUN and beseeched the supreme Orisha, "I have created these clay figures to inhabit the earth, but they are without life. Only you, OLORUN, have the power to bestow life on them. I ask that you give this gift so I may live with them as My companions."

for the Family:
A God that created us to be His companion??? A God that created us so that He may live with US??? Compare this to Ra Un Nefer Amen`s contention that the NTR AMEN begat creation because HE/SHE/IT was............alone.

OLORUN was pleased to comply with OBATALA`S wishes and breathed life into each figure created on earth. These newly created human beings saw OBATALA`S hut and began building of their own around His. In this way, the village of IFE grew up around the Orisha`s home.

When the palm wine wore off, OBATALA looked around, and seeing some beings malformed, realized what misery His drunkeness had brought. His heart was filled with compassion and remorse. "Never again will I drink palm wine. And I shall always protect those have been created with deformities and imperfections."

As the village of IFE grew into a great city, OBATALA longed more and more for His home above the clouds. One day He ascended back up the chain and arrived at OLORUN`S realm to a great celebration in His honor. When the other Orishas heard him describe the land and the people He created below, many of them decided to descend to earth to live among humanity. They prepared for their depature with this code from OLORUN: as Orishas, never forget that you are bound to the protection of even the lowliest of human beings. Always be open to their prayers, and offer them assistance when they are in need. OBATALA, who first descended the golden chain, will retain dominion over all earthly affairs, but each of you will be given a unique role to fulfill among humans. excersive this trust and responsibility well."

The other Orishas then left for the new land, while OBATALA enjoyed a long period of rest, occasionally descending the golden chain to check on His creation below.

The Yoruba Pantheon symbolizes the human psyche, so the myth squarely presents OBATALA`S human side, for He is drunk at the crowning moment of His glory. "The Yoruba assert straightforwardly that the God was tipsy and His hand slipped," observes Wole Soyinka, "bringing the God firmly within the human attribute of fallibility. Since human fallibility is known to entail certain disharmenous consequences for society, it also requires a search for remedial activities, and it is this cycle which ensures the constant regenerative process of the universe. By bringing the Gods within this cycle, a continuity of cosmic regulation involving the worlds of the ancestor and the unborn is also guaranteed."

This cycle of fallibility and remediation, itself a variant of the cycle of death and resurrection, regenerates not only the society and the universe but the individual as well. For now human fallibilty can be viewed on Godly terms, and Godly remediation becomes a potential that all humans can realize in their lives.

this work was taken from: THE HERO WITH AN AFRICAN FACE by Clyde W. Ford,
bantam books, ISBN 0-553-10544-2 [hc]
please buy this book, and support brother Ford in his work.


Monday, July 04, 2005

What am I celebrating?

Its the 4th of July, but what am I celebrating? On July 4, 1776, Independence Day, there was no reason for me to celebrate. I wasnt "independent" from England, I was a slave! Toiling in the fields, what could July 4th mean to me? I did not even get the day off, I had to bale that cotton, for no pay whatsoever. Imagine how it felt to hear "massa" celebrating his new nation, while my Black ass was not free at all. All the glorified words of "all men created equal", but not me! Not us! Talk about about contradictions, look at me in 1776! I was the proof that all the flowery words were........just words.

Its the 4th of July, but what am I celebrating? On July 4, 1876, there was no reason for me to celebrate. 11 years out of slavery, but did freedom bring me a home? Or food? Or my lost family? After Juneteenth, the plan was for me to starve to death, I wasnt supposed to survive the first winter.....unless I agreed to psuedo-slavery, or sharecropping. I spent this day same as spent the previous 11 years, wondering how to find my sold-away family.....wondering how I was gonna eat tomorrow, wondering where I could be safe. "Independence" from England dont mean a damn thing to me....where are my kids? Talk about about contradictions, look at me in 1786! While "Americans" celebrated.....I........searched.

Its the 4th of July, but what am I celebrating? On July 4, 1976, there was no reason for me to celebrate. 111 years out of slavery, but the refrigerator is empty.......well, at least there is a roof over my head. I would celebrate that but.....I live in NYC, and I see gleaming skyscrapers all the time, so I know just having a roof aint shit! Im a 5%ter in 1976, and got a fraction of knowledge of self, so now I know why THEY celebrating.......but why dont I want to join them? Talk about contradictions, now they invite me to the party, but I have no interest in attending. Look at me in 1976! While "Americans" celebrated.......I.......studied my a breakbeat.

Its the 4th of July, 2005, but what am I celebrating? "Independence" from Britain still dont mean a damn thing to me, plus, I have received lessons for the past 19 years, from varied sources, so I know what I am NOT celebrating! I AM NOT CELEBRATING THE EXPLOITATION OF OUR PEOPLE. I AM NOT CELEBRATING THE CONTINUED EXISTENCE OF WHITE SUPREMACY. I AM NOT CELEBRATING THE FLAG. I AM NOT CELEBRATING MY OWN ENSLAVEMENT, NO MATTER HOW MANY FIREWORKS YOU BLOW UP.

Its the 4th of July, but what am I celebrating?

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