Reply To: Kemet 101-Lesson 2 Discussion Forum

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Jamaal Mc Leod
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Udja,

A- Most important themes from the lecture
The lecture started off with the explanation of breathing exercises for centering. Next Cheikh Anta DIop was mentioned, how his book came out decades prior with evidence for origins in Africa and how in the 21st century we are still having the same discussion with groups attempting to recreate history pointing to origins anywhere else other than Africa. Next was mentioned self fulfilling reality linked to a deluded society and academia. Next we were given an Egyptian Proverb “If one fights in the arena forgetful of the past, success will elude him who ignored what he should know.” This proverb and its meaning was a major contributing factor to the downfall of the Kamitic civilization. Next we were provided with a time tables of the various kingdoms and their chronology.
Pre-dynastic Kingdom >10,000-5,000 BCE
Old Kingdom 5,000-3,000 BCE
Middle Kingdom 3,000-1,900 BCE
New Kingdom 1,900-1,000 BCE
Late Kingdom 1,000-3 BCE
It was discussed how breakdowns started to occur between the old and middle kingdom and the middle and new kingdom
The attacks were from the Hyksos, Assyrians, Persians >1, Greeks >1 and Roman. All of these foreign cultures were patriarchal and at a lower level of spiritual advancement. Each one of these invasions and occupations slowly chipped away at the Kamitic civilization. The breakdown occurred as a result of forgetfulness of ethics, righteousness and living by truth.
It was noted that the Kamitic civilization was based on a foundation of Agriculture/ Education/ Social/ Political/ Spiritual balance. All of these foundation pillars were supported and provided with life from the system of temples dedicated to specific Neter and Maat which underlie everything. It was also noted that the above invading cultures all allowed the temples and the spiritual systems to remain intact. It was not until approximately 350 ACE when the Roman Empire was controlled by the christian church that edicts were created to close all pagan temples. The destruction and closing of temples along with barbarism and destruction of libraries and other bedrocks of knowledge destroyed post of the remnants of this once great civilization and sparked to dark ages in Europe. Taking a step back, the lecture mentioned another Egyptian Proverb “You should not say that evil does not exist.” Evil is a factor of good that brings forth knowledge of purpose. For millennia Kamit existed in isolation with no foreign adversaries or tests. This created stagnation and complacency. This also made Kamit susceptible to attack from other cultures that from a lower mindset used there intellect to create weapons and technologies for conquest and destruction rather that for further spiritual evolution as in Kamit. Again as echoed in the lecture, technology does not equal civilization. These earlier attacks and occupations from Assyrians and Persians allowed more corruption into social and political order directly affecting Maat. You saw more greed and pleasure seeking along with a degradation of the balance of gender roles in society. This was a direct affect on the four aspects of Kamitic culture. Next in the lecture it was mentioned how the electoral college was created by the founders of this country to prevent the people from taking control of the country. Next story of the two cows was discussed, both on the conveyor belt to the slaughter arguing with one another over who has the best patterns ignoring both of their impending destruction up ahead. Any society, culture or in the case of Kamit civilization can be eroded and eventually destroyed through destruction of ethics. The lecture briefly revisited San and Sant and how male female balance across every aspect of the Kamitic Civilization was critical. Next was mentioned how African Americans in the United States are depicted in the media disproportionately to the percentage of the population and how most of the depiction is based on stereotyping and is not positive and uplifting. Discussed colonialism and the western occupation and control of most of the planet. In Africa Ghana was the first country to win freedom but how the strategy switched to create a false sense of freedom in the indigenous people while implementing neocolonialism controlling the economics of the specific countries. It was discussed how this neocolonialism foundation can only be laid down by first uprooting the original foundation which as stated earlier is a balance in the economic/education/social/political/spiritual. It was discussed how there was and is a systematic process of eroding each of these from the indigenous peoples culture. The School of Americas is one of the university systems which create paramilitary groups which infiltrate indigenous societies and suppress democracy and reinforce neocolonialism. It was mentioned that Shetaut Neter is the only African term for religion. Maat ethical teachings from Prt M Hru were based on three needs for a stable society; 1. Food to the hungry-substance 2. Shelter to the homeless-hope 3. Boat to the boatless-opportunity to grow. It was mentioned how our consumer mentality in this country, want for diamonds and platinum is one of the drivers maintaining neocolonialism through driving demand for these goods. America must control the procurement of these goods for the lowest cost possible. This promoted servitude, slavery and all associated atrocities. Forces labor directly affect the above stated three needs making sustenance, opportunity to grow or hope nearly impossible. This hopelessness increases all crime and further degeneration which continues to cycle.
The Kamitic education system was as follows;
Age 5 Primary school writing/math/accounting
Age 10 Apprenticeship
Age 20 Graduation and enter a trade
Priest/Priestess Track Three levels
Age 20-30 Level one
Age 30-40 Level two
Age 40-50 Level three
It was mentioned that Pythagoras and Plato trained in Kamit for 20 years
Aristotle however was not on this track but under Alexander the Great found scrolls, stole and altered them.
Next a second story was told related to duality greed and ego. It discussed treasure hunters who blindly place their hand in a wall in search of gold. Each person winces in pain and removes their hand but due to ignorance, greed and selfishness does not alert the next person to the presence of a scorpion in the wall. When Maat is eroded this is the result ego, greed and selfishness. At its height, Maat was synonymous with Kamit, order was created based upon everyone understanding their role; common folk, skilled workers, common workers, priest/priestess and matriarchs. This was an exemplification of San and Sant in every aspect of society.
Next it was discussed how the concept of male dominance and polygamy being synonymous with Kamit and Africa is false. These concepts slowly started to come into Kamit from the Europeans and Asiatics with the various invasions mentioned above. Polygamy specifically was more prevalent with the Greeks in the New Kingdom Period. It was mentioned that after the invasions, it was important to establish farther reach of the Empire extending the borders into other lands of Asia Minor such as Persia. The Pharaoh in some cases had wives in these other lands to maintain order. The necessitated expansion into an empire in the later periods helped to further introduce lower consciousness customs and norms into Kamit as did the added emphasis on military expansion which also lead to the demise of the great civilization.

B-Note which one you thought was most important and why?
I thought the most important part of the lecture was learning that at its height Kamit had a balance between the Economic, Education, Social/Political and Spiritual aspects of the civilization. Also to learn that all of this was controlled by the temple using the principles and 42 precepts of Maat. It was also important to see balance in gender roles which is imperative to having a civilization. Compare that to our culture in the US which is incredibly gender and race based. This oppression of people prevents creativity and real innovation based on ethics. Also the lack of a spiritual framework Maat along with a constant bombardment with consumerism, hypersexuality, violence with decreased emphasis on education creates a society completely ruled by Set and Nebthet. It was also amazing to learn about the three stages to spiritual enlightenment and initiation into different levels as priest and priestess.

C- Note any questions you may have:
Q. In Gnosis they discuss that we are born with lunar protoplasmic bodies Astral, Mental, Causal and that through an intense process of death of the ego, birth of the consciousness and sacrifice for humanity along with sexual transmutation you slowly work to build these solar vehicles. They also mention an astral and mental body in the fifth dimension and the causal body in the sixth dimension. In Neterian Theology, I notice mention of an astral plane and causal plane, but no mention of a mental plane? How do these planes compare to Ta, Pet and Duat. Are there any solar bodies in Neterian Theology that are developed with working as an initiate with Serpent Power?
Q. During the lecture, you mention no concept of patriarchal society in the Predynastic and Old Kingdom. It was stated that these were slowly brought to Kamit from Asiatic and European invaders. Are there any records of female rulers of Kamit other than Nefertiti, Tiye and Hatshepsut? I was reasoning that once patriarchal influence began to dominate, all traces of matriarchy were hidden and/or destroyed. In the Medu Neter are there more mention of female rulers?
Q. The Kabalistic tree is expanded including four worlds from more dense to subtle
Assiah-the world of action (earth), Yetzirah-the world of formation (water), Briah-the world of creation (fire), Atziluth-the world of splendors (air). The Absolute is beyond them all (space). The more obvious comparison in the Anunian tree would seem to be the Neter all the way to Nbrdjer in Pet, Duat, Anu and Nunu?
Q. The lecture mentioned the Maat ethical teachings from Prt M Hru were based on three needs for a stable society; 1. Food to the hungry-substance 2. Shelter to the homeless-hope 3. Boat to the boatless-opportunity to grow. This directly reminds me of a Buddhist prayer from Shantideva in the Bodhicharyavatara (The Bodhisattva’s Way of Living) from India in the 8th century ACE. You also mentioned pictures of buddha’s found in Kamit. Can you elaborate concerning the Kamitic connection to India and influence on pre-vedic Harappan people? Can you remark on the connection between Kamit and the Dravidian people in southern India? Are there any records in the Medu Neter of travel between these regions, trade and other cultural connections?
Q. In the Old Kingdom and prior, what was the relationship if any between Kamit and the rest of the world? Did they make themselves known to the less civilized cultures or did they self contain?
Q. What is the chronological time period of the Nubian Civilization? With all of the historical miseducation and attempts to separate Kamit from the rest of Africa, can you clarify. It would make sense that the timeline parallels that of Kamit?