Reply To: Kemet 101-Lesson 4 Discussion Forum

Alixa Villalobos

A) Topics discussed:

-Existing trade routes between West and East Africa, South and East Africa and between East Africa and Asia Minor during Kemetian civilization. Existing cultural interactions between Kemetians and Nubians (south of Kemet). Cultural interaction between migrating Kemetians to different cultures on the East and South of Kemet (Mali, Nigeria, Congo, Nubia) and other religions from East and South Africa. Similarities between Dogon and Yoruba religions with Kemetian religion and the fact that both Dogon and Yoruba religions claim their descendance from Kemetian religion. Also, Buddhist religion, in Tibet, claims its direct descendance from Kemetian religion too.
There are oral records, written and pictorial material, archeological discoveries and cultural similarities to support those facts.

-Reasons for Kemetians forced migrations. After each foreing attack/invasion from Assyrians, Persians, Greeks, Romans and Christians there were a certain number of Kemetians that migrated to other lands, due to the deterioration of their living conditions (forced labor and slavery) to East Africa, Asia Minor and India.

– Great pyramids of Egypt being temples and mausoleums. Contrary to what is usually taught to us (pyramids being funeral structures and burial sites for pharaohs). But the truth is that no remains of any pharaoh have ever been found inside the pyramids.  

-Origin of human race (150,000 BCE), then humans started to populate all of the African continent, and how different indigenous cultures started to blossom throughout Africa. Migrations to other continents and the rest of the world happened during the last ice age (100,000 BCE). After that, indigenous cultures also started to develop in other parts of the world.

– The indigenous origin of Kemetian culture and its development into a spiritual philosophy, and existing records (Manetho’s wisdom texts) that claim that Kemetian culture dates back to 36,000 BCE. In Manetho’s scriptures it is stated that Kemetians had witnessed the previous Great Year. 

B) Most important topic:

In my personal opinion, the most relevant aspect discussed in lesson #4 is regarding Kemetian culture’s origin, its evolutionary process and its completeness, not only as a religion and spiritual philosophy but as a culture itself. Understanding that this magnificent culture, based on spiritual consciousness, owes its roots to basic, fundamental and rudimental indigenous cultures, that started to proliferate throughout Africa as humankind populated the continent, makes Kemetian religion very real and palpable to me… and, it ignited my inner desire to further seek and embody spiritual consciousness through this religion, just as our ancestors did.

Realizing that Kemetian culture was based on indigenous African cultures, but as it developed its own social, political, economic and religious aspects, along with the influence of the environment and contact with other existing cultures, it continued to evolve in a process that occurred naturally, as for any other culture, that remains pure and intends to bring forth spirituality as a main focal point. In this manner, Kemetians were able to achieve the ultimate goal of mankind, which is living with the purpose of attaining spiritual enlightenment.

C) Questions:
No questions at this time.