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Thank you for this well thought out posting.
I wanted to add one item about the issue of the Kemetic leadership that is discussed perhaps more fully in the book African Origins of Civilization; the effective leadership or what would be referred to today as executive branch is the Peraah or Pharaoh (King and or Queen). However, the King and or Queen did not have sole or absolute control at least in the time before the late period (time of many wars and conquest by Persians, Greeks, Romans, etc) . They had to abide by the counsel of the priests and priestesses and had to abide by the precepts of Maat.
I wanted to clarify something about what you wrote so that other students may not confuse any issues:
“There’s a beer called Sakara this is the great step pyramid of IM Hotep architect and sage builder of the first real pyramid before the Giza pyramids. They have associated this pyramid with alcohol. ”
This statement refers to modern day Arabs who live in Egypt and call themselves Egyptians but who follow Islam and other cultural practices that are contradictory to the ancient tradition.
About another statement you posted:
“This caused a degeneration of kamitic culture in various ways during the New Kingdom and onward. A culture developed more like the Greeks and Romans based on pleasure seeking as opposed to philosophy, more on military conquest as opposed to development in art and philosophy. This was able to happen because the black people of ancient Kemet didn’t have a racial bias or racial segregation mentality. Allowing other people in was okay for them, as well as allowing intermarriages as opposed to Western culture who does not want to intermarry based on so-called superiority nonsense. The ethnicity of the people changed and so did the culture. The difference between ethnicity and culture ethnos appears in the Bible. Culture and compasses at 6 even when the ethnic appearance changes the culture should not change. The culture of spiritual awareness is a fundamental culture that should not be allowed to change.”
The important theme being covered here is that we as wise humans and as spiritual aspirants hoping to attain spiritual enlightenment need to understand unequivocally that there is a difference between the body and the soul. Next, that there is a difference between body and culture but all human bodies are compatible and able to mate with each other, therefore, there are no differences of genetics but only of appearance. Ethnicity does not relate to genetics but rather to outward appearance due to local geographical differences. The appearance of a person can be part of their ethnicity but as we know that there are so called “white” people who consider themselves as Africans and live in Africa and there are so called “black” people living in say England and considering themselves as “English” or “British” etc. Why do they have those conceptions? Because of the culture of their upbringing. So, culture is the real but illusory determinant of external differences amongst people and since the genetic differentiations are illusory, the concept of race is also bogus, though used by demagogues and the ignorant to sow ideas of differentiation and segregation. This is important to understand, for in the temple is no place for thoughts of differentiation. That relates to practical issues of the outside world but not in the quest for ultimate spiritual enlightenment.
The key here is that even if people from different ethnicities are allowed to enter a country they should be “naturalized” in terms of adopting the language and culture of the host country. When Egypt was too weak the Arabs came in in overwhelming numbers and the original culture was subsumed. So it is not about ethnicity or the “color” of a person as immigrant, but rather their values and societal imperatives that count. So people who believe in capitalism, racism, misogyny, etc., should not be allowed to immigrate and practice those values in a country where those values are rejected.
About your questions:
“C-Note any questions you may have: in this day and time of us getting back in tune with the ancient kamitic religious path of Shetaut Neter how do we avoid the downfall of this resurgence due to so many of us having adopted a western mindset like those who are the cause of is downfall in the first place?”
The effect of the culture of upbringing has rendered many people who seek to follow the Kemetic tradition with notions of individuality and western values along with the factor of lack of authentic leadership so at this time in history the best course is seeking out those who purvey an authentic teaching and associating with those who seek to follow it (Khnumnt Nefer-good association)and working towards one’s own spiritual enlightenment -expecting nothing more.
Question: “Another question is how do we keep from the destruction of the character of the sage and teacher(s) of the teachings when this society has done so with lies, slander, innuendo etc. to so many leaders and teachers in the past just because of their racial appearance not being the image of what this society promotes?”
Answer: see the answer to the previous question.
Question: “Another question I have is based on a teaching I heard years ago, it was stated that Pharoh khufu lifted the immigration laws so that his son could marry the Hyksos, is this true? There was a name mentioned in the lecture in relation to immigration, however, I couldn’t hear the name.”
Especially relating to the Old Kingdom Period. Certainly in the times before the Late Period the immigration was strictly controlled. In ancient times the political alliances were made through marriage so there would be intermarrying between the leaders of different countries.
Ancient Egyptian visual record of the main ethnic groups of the time