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Lesson 4: Kemetic Culture Pinnacle of African Culture and Migrations from Kemet.
A-Take notes on the most important themes you heard:
The Dogon and Yoruba both say they migrated from the east and they are descendants of ancient Egyptians. This correlation between the Yoruba religion and Dogon religion and how these correlate to ancient Kamit and the cultural similarities. There’s a close relation between Egypt and Africa if you do not recognize Egypt s.africa you can’t understand African spirituality. There was upheaval in Kamit and whenever there’s an upheaval in any culture there’s going to be migration moving from one area to another of the people the Syrians attacked him it, the Hyksos attacked and others. These attacks pushed people west, there was also movement East the Persians forced Africans out towards the east as slave labor in Asia Minor. Kamitans also moved to Tibet. The booties are descendants of Kamit. There’s evidence and museums that show the connection of West Africa to Kamit. There is evidence that even with the migrations out of combat due to strike that took place that there was trade between North East Africa and West Africa that is Nigeria, Ghana, and the Congo. The Diop references Asarian artifacts found in the Congo. The Asarian religion what’s the most popular and proliferated religion in ancient times. There is a direct relationship between Kamit and West Africa, also, there’s a direct relationship between America and West Africa when we are looking for our roots we tend to stop in West Africa and don’t think too much about the rest of Africa and don’t bother going further then Dan sisters who were in West Africa after their migration from Kamit. The Dogon religion as a system of Ogdoad 4 pairs of gods and goddesses which from the one Supreme Being. Each relates to the other, these are the pairs of opposites. Everything in creation has its opposites but they come from the one supreme divinity.
The Kamitic system of governance of the people is the same system that was practice throughout Africa. If we were to study that Yoruba religion and that of Kamit would see that there is more of a correlation between Kamit and the Yoruba than that of the Dogon and Kamit. The Yoruba has a system of Orisha, Kamit has a system of Neteru. They share virtually the same culture just different names up to a certain point. Just because the Yoruba and Kamit have the similarities in systems doesn’t necessarily mean they are the same, but how can we know that they are the same? Because of “contact”. Having three or more similarities confirms their connection and that contact between these people were made. Diop in his book “the African origins of civilization myth or reality” show the connection of the Falcon between Kamit and Zimbabwe, Diop talks about the pyramids in Mali that the Westerners called mounds, Diop proves his point when he shows the exact same kind of structures were found in Asia Minor that were called pyramids yet in Mali they only called the mounds to try to create a disconnect of Mali with Kamit by westerners to support the myth of Africa not having civilization. If you identify the structures in Mali as pyramids you have to link it back to Kamit the land of the pyramids, about 80 major pyramids in Kamit there’s actually more pyramids in Kush they are smaller and Nubia the pyramids are used for burial there’s two functions of the pyramids one does it Temple and the other is a mausoleum. People are awesome told that pyramids were used as tunes for the Pharaohs yet no remains of the Pharaohs had been found and any of the Great Pyramids in Egypt, this is because they were temples. If we were to understand that the pyramids were spiritual temples as massive and great as they are then we get a hold different perspective on kamitan religion. Asarian artifacts were found in the Congo. The Congo used to be known as I found in the Congo. The Congo used to be known as a Zaire. These are all factors showing correlations and interactions between Kamit and other cultures in Africa. And these interactions we can see different forms of development between different cultures the development of the dogon and Yoruba happend during the late period during the downfall of kamitic culture between 1000 BCE-0. These developments came at the time when Persians, Assyrians, Greeks, Romans and Christians were systematically attacking and degrading Kametian culture. People migrated crossing the Sahara going to the West Africa, some went into the south and they became part of the Nubian culture which actually persisted until it was converted into Christianity and this took place from the years 0-500A.C.E. in modern times Islam has made several interims into Sudan and Nubia and now the Sudanese government is in Islamic government. Now there’s many things going on there. Islam permit slavery. In Sudan there is a harsh way of dealing with society and the laws cause disruption in Society like the cutting off of a hand for stealing. Development from this point on will be independent of Kamit because Kamit is no longer the culture that it was at this point in history, it had been taken over by Christians and then later by Muslims at that point the Dogon and Yoruba are developing independently.
When we talk about Kemet and Kush, is the same as saying Nubia just a different name because of a different time period also came Ta-Seti (land of the bow), when we talk about these two cultures we are talking about a concurrent development. When we’re talking about the development between Kamit and Greece we’re talking about in dependent development. The Greeks were coming into Kamit to learn and Take Back philosophy and civilization to Greece. An example of a stagnant development is Uganda. When the old European explorers went to Uganda looking for sources of the Nile going down into the Great Lakes region past Kush (Nubia) toward Equatorial Africa which has abundance. Even though many of the people of Kamit had their origin there they didn’t have much interaction after leaving there. Even still, early explorers found similarities in customs and culture of Kamit and Uganda which when they were uncovered helped them understand Kamitic culture by examining Ugandan culture.
The culture of a people begins to deteriorate from internal corruption and pressure from others of foreign lands that gradually and continuously keep chipping away at the society, this is what happened and Kamit by the Persians, Assyrians, Greeks etc. During this time the Greeks brought in love poetry the pleasure seeking kind of culture that got worse with the Romans. When you look at the cultures that was spreading out leaving Kemet like the Dogon, Yoruba, those who migrated to India and others it became the great it because it wasn’t a whole system that was carried out in spread abroad, it was fragmented in bits and pieces with these groups that left Kemet and those still in Kamit complained about this distortion of the teachings and practices. Now if you were to take what each group that left now have and put it back together then you’ll have something more viable then just the bits and pieces you’ll have A true picture of what this great African culture was before it’s deterioration.
B-Note which one you thought was most important and why the part of the lecture that I found most important to me was when the discussion came up on spiritual consciousness and how spiritual consciousness has to be paramount in your society and ethics are an expression of your spiritual consciousness. The question was raised: “why should we have universal spiritual consciousness?” The answer that came to mind about this question is that Spirit pervades all existence and this includes the universe which is boundless and our “awareness” that we are this very same spirit would have one recognize the Oneness of being and this would eliminate anger, hatred, greed, selfishness, envy, gluttony, dishonesty, lust etc. because you would finally see that these are actions one does to his/her self out of ignorance of The Self.
Kamitic culture goes back to 36,000 B.C.E according to Menetho it’s called the great year. Now it’s irrefutable that it goes back to at least 10,000 B.C.E, however, the people of Kamit that migrated there from the base of the Nile and other places in Africa to Kamit took place from 100,000 B.C.E-36,000 B.C.E and then after improvements and advancements in the culture it was sent out to various African societies like the Yoruba, Dogon, Congo, Etc. As well as Greek society, India and South East Asia added in Kamitic systems with their traditions from their interactions with the High Culture developed by Kamit.
C-Note any questions you may have:
Q. I live in Macon Ga and it’s about An hour and 45 minutes from Atlanta and I haven’t been able to locate the temple of Amun out there,I called a number I found on the internet but the guy said he doesn’t do this anymore,I believe it’s still open if so can you furnish me with the address so I can commune with those of like mind at least once per month?
Q. I recently purchased the kemetic tree of life poster to meditate on. I noticed that the energy spheres were absent from the poster, is one suppose to draw them onto the picture so as to personalize it and place their energy into the glyph or must you visualize the spheres?
Q. Did the serpent power teachings begin in the Congo? If so is it still practiced today?
Q. The Yoruba system is a powerful system wherein the God’s are invoked and evoked, I know this system comes from kamit and is very similar if not the same in many aspects. My question is which parts have been degraded? It was said that original Yoruba didn’t have blood offerings and that this is a new practice is this true? If so what properties are in the blood that makes these rituals work? Is it akin to the biblical myth of the blood of able crying out? Are these God’s being evoked the same God’s (cosmic forces)of Kamit just different names? If not are they “thought forms” created by ritual to do the bidding for the practitioners of Yoruba?
Q. I know that at different times of the day there are planetary forces that radiate upon the earth, my question is is there any mention in the teachings as to which God’s represent each planet ex: Djehuti is the moon, Ra is the sun. Would Hathor be Venus? Asar mercury? Etc.? I ask so as to be able to acknowledge these forces during these times of the day and invoke their presence and reflect on them during these hours of the day. I read in the book Asarian Theology the phases of the moon as they relate to Heru. So I will implement this within my practice as well.