Reply To: African Origins Course Discussion Forum



What I meant by this statement, “If people such as philosopher Lia Diskin and anthropologists were to view it in this light their studies could move from cultural anthropology to social science and not merely as a positive social custom as Ubuntu is treated for the most part.”, is that currently Maat Philosophy, it treated at all, is seen through the prism of anthropology or Egyptology as an “ancient” cultural expression or almost as a mythic (idealized religious goal) as opposed to a living social expression of a society that views virtue not only as a worthy goal before and after death, but which centers societal norms and practices around it; in other institutions such as art, courts, farming, government, religion, schooling, etc. These are all infused with the perspective of maat and maat is not just an ideal that may be possible in a “mythic” afterlife but a practical as well as prescient goal and practice now in secular life as a foundation for ordered society and platform for spiritual evolution both individually and society-wide. This is what was done in ancient times and not studying it in this fashion is to distort history and lose the benefit of Maat as a legacy for humanity that if followed from ancient times would have helped humanity avoid the disastrous end it is leading itself to and if adopted now would afford a chance to avoid the impending apocalypse born of unrighteousness and lack of virtuous intent as a society and as a humanity; which is the result of not following such a virtuous societal philosophy. Therefore, anthropologists, philosophers, social scientists, etc. who do not or are unable to recognize Maat in this light are, wittingly or unwittingly, a disservice to humanity and are merely cogs in the wheel of the an-maat machine of disorder, delusion, destruction and crime of the dominant societal philosophy which amounts to focusing and expanding empire, greed, sociopathy and psychopathy instead of virtue, honor, balance order and peace in the human personality, between societies and between humanity and nature.