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Kemet 101. Lesson 4: Interraction between Kemt and the rest of Africa
Proverb: “I came from the East”
1-There is a close connection between Egypt and the rest of Africa…..If we understand Kermit as a summit of African culture, we can understand Africa is not primitive all over Africa and the diaspora.
2-From around 150,000 BCE Indigenous Africans migrated from the Great Lakes Region throughout Africa bringing their culture and indigenous practices.
3-In Kemet (NE Africa) these practices developed in an advanced way into high technology compared to the rest of Africa. Little interaction continued with Kemet and area from which they came. These areas had less need for technological advancement and continued the physical indigenous practices. Kemet came out of and improved the indigenous culture becoming the pinnacle of African culture. African culture provided the seed-they became the flower.
3-Around 100,000 BCE the people that migrated north to Kemet began traveling to other parts of the world and West Africa.
4- 36,000 record keeping began and traces of of Kemetian traditions are seen being fed back into pockets of Africa- into Dogon, Congo, Kush, Yoruba, even India and Asia Minor.
5-During Kemet’s development-other nations either developed
Concurrently- Nubia/Kush/Ta Seti
Dependently- Greece- who came to learn and bring back to their nations.
Stagnantly- Uganda, Subequatorial- lived in abundance being close to rainforest. Many of the meanings of the mental practices the Kemetians were depicting were able to be somewhat understood by visiting these areas where the practices continued physically. Ex: Separating the jaw bone and the hetep slab. Indigenous Kemetian traditions have a close tie to Early Africa than to the SE Asian/Asia Minor traditions.
6-Contact between Kemet and the areas they migrated to continue through trade such as with the Dagon’s. The contact was increased dramatically with forced migration after repeated invasions and persecutions.
7-Similarities can be seen between Kemet culture and religion, such as the plot of their stories, origin/principle of the divinities, architecture, clothing, etc.) And these areas and there is evidence of contact from trade and migration. However, the continuation of the culture was not strong enough to become the same as these areas continued their development independently and later faced their own interruptions
Most Important theme:
Kemet must be seen as an African culture or we will only see Africa as primitive. If not Egyptology will be like a pyramid on its summit.
The underlying principle of Kemet philosophy is based on spiritual consciousness. Ethics is an expression of it. Not seeing Africa as a whole being governed by the same principle leaves and its descendants continually vulnerable to the degradation of the world. The world currently is built and based on an inability to see the spiritual connectiveness of all things and people. This leads to a denial that degrading most of the people in the world, who are descendants from Africa (recent or long ago), is actually degrading. The world remains Blind.
Is the process for resolving group aryu, such as community/country, the same as individual aryu?