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  1. 1. We are an ancient people from Afrika with the oldest and most glorious heritage!
  2. 2. Who am I? Proper Knowledge of Cultural-Historical Self as the Basis for Proper Education
  3. 3. “The beginning of Wisdom is the accurate knowledge of self” – Kemite (Egyptian) proverb “However far the stream flows, it never forgets it source” – Yoruba proverb
  4. 4. “WHERE THERE IS NO VISION... THE PEOPLE...
  5. 5. PERISH
  6. 6. WHERE THERE IS A VISION... • THE PEOPLE...
  7. 7. PROSPER
  8. 8. KNOWLEDGE IS...
  9. 9. POWER!
  10. 10. THE POWER OF THE WORD AND HUMAN IDENTITY... • STICKS AND STONES BREAK BONES... BUT WORDS CAN REALLY SCAR YOU! • AWARENESS OF “SPELLING WORDS”? • THOUGHTS--WORDS--ACTIONS--HABITS-- CHARACTER=DESTINY
  11. 11. CULTURE Defined by Dr. Maulana Karenga, culture is: Thought: cosmology/theology/mythology/ontology, etc.; i.e., how one interprets the nature of his/her relationship with the universe and its elements. Behavior: social ideals/values – human, race, gender, class, etc., that are a reflection of the values associated with the above defining aspects of the thought.
  12. 12. KEMET/KEMAU/ANU, MEDU NETER AND IDENTITY • THE BLACK PEOPLE’S COUNTRY/LAND • DIVINE/SACRED WORDS/LANGUAGE/SPEECH • HUMANITY’S OLDEST DECIPHERED LANGUAGE
  13. 13. BLACK IDENTITY:ABORIGINAL/PARENT HUMAN BEINGS THE WORLD OVER
  14. 14. THE INDIGENOUS “AMERICANS” WERE AFRICANS/BLACK
  15. 15. BLACK INFLUENCE IN OLMEC/EARLY “AMERICAN” CIVILIZATION
  16. 16. BLACK INFLUENCE IN MESO-AMERICA/ANCIENT AMERICA
  17. 17. AFRICAN OLMEC HEADS 1200-800 BCE MESO-AMERICAN PYRAMID BUILDERS:CENTRAL/SOUTH “AMERICA”
  18. 18. NILE VALLEY/AFRICAN PRESENCE IN AMERICAS:PYRAMID BUILDERS 1200-800 BCE
  19. 19. 1ST PEOPLE OF EUROPE: BLACK GRIMALDIS
  20. 20. FIRST PEOPLE OF ASIA/AUSTRALIA: ABORIGINAL ASIATIC BLACKS
  21. 21. The Legacy of the Ancient Afrikan Monolithic/Megalithic Architecture in Africa, Asia and Western Hemisphere
  22. 22. The Ancient Afrikans • Humanity’s original beings/first ancestors. • The Ancient African culture is found worldwide, and has certain features as the founders of: Math Science Religion Writing Agriculture Astronomy Sacred Architecture The Original Priesthood/Divine Nobility The Original Laws teaching moral human conduct to preserve the soul for eternity/“religion”
  23. 23. Ancient Nile Valley Visions of the Galactic Core In Kemet, this is the physical location of Amen-Ra, the Unseen Black Consciousness of Creation. Amen-Ra, “The Only One, whose form is One,” who “appeareth in the [event] horizon,” “whose skin is hidden, whose form is secret.”
  24. 24. Scholarship Asserting Nile Valley Influence in Redeeming Elements of Mesopotamian, Western Asia, Mediterranean, and Arabian Cultures Drusilla Dunjee Houston, Wonderful Ethiopians of the Ancient Cushite Empire George G.M. James, Stolen Legacy W.E.B. DuBois, The World and Africa Yosef ben-Jochannan, Africa: Mother of “Western Civilization” Cheikh Anta Diop, African Origins of Civilization: Myth or Reality Ivan Van Sertima, Nile Valley Civilizations Runoko Rashidi, Introduction to the Study of African Classical Civilizations Selections from The Husia According to Dr. Maulana Karenga, ancient Nile Valley “sacred writings predate Hebrew, Christian and Muslim ontology and ethics by thousands of years and apparently contributed to them.”
  25. 25. Biblical Visions of the Galactic Core Within Judeo-Christian tradition, the galactic core is referenced as the “Edge of time”, “Under the Wings of the Lord”, “The Presence of God”, “Secret Place of the Most High”, Home and throne of the “Ancient of Days”.
  26. 26. Plato, 5th Century BCE (Greek Philosopher of African Philosophy) on the Ancient African • “We Greeks are in reality, children compared with these people with traditions ten times older…Egypt has recorded and kept eternally the wisdom of old times…all coming from time immemorial when gods governed the earth in the dawn of civilization.”
  27. 27. Ausar/Osiris…and humanity’s oldest deciphered literary tradition
  28. 28. “The Metaphorein of Ausar in Spiritual Evolution of Society” Metu Neter I,II, Ra Un Nefer Amen • Ausar established order, harmony and prosperity, the higher moral code…the great powers Kamit, Sumer, Kush Harappa, Mohenjo Daro and Elam lived in relative peace with one another. • Ausar brought civilization and spirituality to the people, enabling them thus, to achieve prosperity. He gave them a body of laws to regulate their conduct, settled their disputes justly, and instructed them in the science of spiritual development. He shared the rulership of the land with the Queen Mother Auset, who domesticated wild barley and wheat. • Along with Ausar, who taught men the art of agriculture – the tilling of the soil, cultivation of grains, and of fruit trees – they also laid the material foundations for the development and growth of civilization. Brothers no longer lifted their hands against each other. There was prosperity and peace throughout the land of Kamit. Having civilized Kamit, he turned the government of his native land to Auset, and traveled around the world to spread the same instructions
  29. 29. • While he was away, Auset ruled the land so expertly, that her brother Set who was consumed with jealousy over Ausar’s success, was unable to realize his main desire. He sought in vain to stir up rebellion in the kingdom, so he plotted to overcome Ausar by deception – his chief characteristic – with the help of 72 followers. • As Auset represents the personality that is devoted to following Ausar (God in manifestation), it cannot be overcome by the forces of evil. • When Ausar returned from his mission, he was greeted with a royal feast. Set came with his 72 conspirators, supposedly to honor Ausar and to make merry, but instead murdered Ausar.
  30. 30. Auset/Isis immaculately conceives Ausar’s heir to throne, Heru/Horus
  31. 31. Grown to full manhood, Heru/Horus (literary traditions’ original Hero) challenges his wicked Uncle Set (theology’s original Satan) for the throne, but cannot defeat him without the help of his wise uncle Tehuti.
  32. 32. Tehuty/Thoth/Hermes • I-vine/Divine Intelligence/Thought/Wisdom
  33. 33. • With Tehuti’s assistance, Heru is able to defeat Set, and re- establishes The Creator’s kingdom under the sacred principles of Ma’at.
  34. 34. Ma’at is the standard measure of supreme excellence by which all ancient Nile Valley Divine Africans strove to live their lives. Ma’at represents the collective Divine principles: truth, justice, reciprocity, balance, order, harmony, propriety, righteousness. Most often depicted as a winged African goddess wearing an ostrich feather in her hair, it was the highest desire to live in harmony with the principles of Ma’at. These declarations are quite similar to Moses’ ten commandments. Bible (Acts 7:22): Moses was “learned in all the wisdom of the Egyptians.” • I have done no wrong. • I have not robbed. • I have not acted with violence. • I have not killed. • I have not caused pain. • I have not desecrated holy places. • I have not lied. • I have not wasted food. • I have not spoken evil. • I have not committed sodomy. • I have not caused the shedding of tears. • I have not sown seeds of regret. • I have not been an aggressor. • I have not acted guilefully. • I have not laid waste the ploughed land. • I have not entered into a conspiracy. • I did not bear false witness. • I have not been wrathful or angry except for just cause. • I have not committed adultery. • I have not polluted myself. • I have not caused terror. • I have not spoken in anger. • I have not turned from words of right and truth. • I have not uttered curses except against evil. • I have not initiated a quarrel. • I have not been excitable or contentious. • I have not prejudiced. • I have not been an eavesdropper. • I have not spoken overmuch. • I have not committed treason against my ancestors. • I have not wasted water. • I have not done evil. • I have not been arrogant. • I have not blasphemed the on most high. • I have not committed fraud. • I have not defrauded temple offerings. • I have not plundered the dead. • I have not mistreated children. • I have not mistreated animals.
  35. 35. The Ankh and Ancient Gender principles Elevation of the feminine principle.
  36. 36. ANCIENT AFRIKAN NILE VALLEY VALUES MA’AT/7 AFRIKAN WORLDVIEW VIRTURES FOR RIGHTEOUS CONDUCT (COMPOSED BY WADE NOBLES, PH.D.) TRUTH KNOWING THE TRUTH OF SELF, SOCIETY, THE WORLD, THE UNIVERSE. JUSTICE GIVING AND DOING THAT WHICH IS DUE, CORRECT AND RIGHT. PROPRIETY DOING THAT WHICH IS JUST/PROPER AND GIVING ONE’S BEST IN GRATEFULNESS, COURTESY, AND WITH RESPECT TO ALL. HARMONY LIVING WITH A CONSCIOUS/STEADY OVERSTANDING/INNERSTANDING AND AWARENESS THAT ALL (THE CREATOR, HUMANS AND NATURE) ARE ONE. BALANCE WALKING THE MIDDLE PATH; THE BALANCING OF EMOTIONS WITH THE HEART AND MIND. RECIPROCITY KNOWING THAT ALL ACTIONS PROVOKE A REACTION; GIVING FAIR AND ADEQUATE RESPONSE AND COMPENSATION FOR TIME AND ENERGY SHARED. ORDER CREATING STRUCTURES, SYSTEMS AND ORGANIZATIONS THAT HELP HUMANS MAINTAIN HARMONY WITH NATURE, WHILE PROMOTING AND PROTECTING NATURE AND ADVANCING HUMANITY TO FULFILL OUR GREATEST COLLECTIVE POTENTIAL.
  37. 37. Ancient Afrikan Nile Valley Alignment/Mission: Spiritual Connection to The Universal Creator/ Creating Heaven on Earth
  38. 38. Black Biblical presence and Divine Identity • Psalms 82, “A Psalm of A’-saph” (aka Aesop the Ethiopian): “God standeth in the congregation of the mighty; He judgeth among the gods... I have said, Ye are gods; and all of you are children of The Most High...”
  39. 39. More Black Biblical Presence • Genesis (2:13)/The Garden of Eden extends from a river “that compasseth the whole land of Ethiopia...” • Amos (9:7)/“Are ye not as children of the Ethiopians unto me, O children of Israel? Saith the Lord.” • Jeremiah (13:23)/“Can an Ethiopian change his skin, or the leopard his spots?”
  40. 40. “Can the Ethiopian change his skin? Neither the leapord his spots” (Jeremiah, 13:23)
  41. 41. Bible (Acts:8-27-39): After visiting Jerusalem, an Ethiopian Israelite-Priest, under the Ethiopian Queen Candace, encouraged her to merge Christianity with the Solomonic Ethiopian-Israelite nation’s tradition in 1st century C.E.
  42. 42. Biblical prophecy to Abram/ Genesis (15:13-15) “And he [the Lord God] said to Abram, ‘Know of a surety that thy seed shall be a stranger in a land that is not theirs, and shall serve them; and they shall afflict them four hundred years; And also that nation, whom they shall serve will I judge: and afterward shall they come out with great substance”
  43. 43. THE MAAFA (GREAT DISASTER)/ MIDDLE PASSAGE
  44. 44. Slavery and the Creation of the “Negro/Nigger/Nigga” Spell
  45. 45. Modern Western Education’s View of the African Social Darwinism (Pseudo-theoretical “science”) • As species evolve they become intellectually more advanced • Caucasian • Eurasian • Asian • African (primitive culture) • Proto-hominid (pre-human/missing link) • Primate
  46. 46. Georg Hegel: Europe’s 19th Century Modern Father of History • “At this point we leave Africa, not to mention it again. For it is no historical part of the World; it has no movement or development to exhibit. Historical movements in it—that is in its northern part—belong to the Asiatic or European World. Carthage displayed there an important transitionary phase of civilization; but, as a Phoenician colony, it belongs to Asia. Egypt will be considered in reference to the passage of the human mind from its Eastern to its Western phase, but it does not belong to the African Spirit. What we properly understand by Africa, is the Unhistorical, Undeveloped Spirit, still involved in the conditions of mere nature, and which had to be presented here only as on the threshold of the World’s History.”
  47. 47. Plato, 5th Century BCE (Greek Philosopher of African Philosophy) on the Ancient African • “We Greeks are in reality, children compared with these people with traditions ten times older…Egypt has recorded and kept eternally the wisdom of old times…all coming from time immemorial when gods governed the earth in the dawn of civilization.”
  48. 48. Biblical prophecy to Abram/ Genesis (15:13-15) “And he [the Lord God] said to Abram, ‘Know of a surety that thy seed shall be a stranger in a land that is not theirs, and shall serve them; and they shall afflict them four hundred years; And also that nation, whom they shall serve will I judge: and afterward shall they come out with great substance”
  49. 49. The Ancient Nile Valley Star-Clock, the Mayan Calendar & Circumpolar Mythology/Cosmic Astrology point to the Return of the Reign of the Black King.
  50. 50. Piscean Circumpolar Stars The 1st decan of pisces is Cetus the water beast The 2nd decan of pisces is Andromeda, daughter and Cepheus and Cassiopeia weeping in bondage of chains. The 3rd decan is Cepheus the Crowned King with the pole star Polaris residing between his feet Cepheus Andromeda Pisces
  51. 51. Andromeda Daughter of Cepheus and Cassieopia. Punished for parents haughtiness. Doomed by Gods to being chained at seashore to be eaten by sea beast.
  52. 52. King Cepheus • Circumpolar constellation aligned within Pisces. • Ethiopian King whose name means “the Head”.
  53. 53. Ras Tafari is the Ethiopian King Cepheus King Cepheus, “Head, Crowned who holds the axis of the world and the Pole Star of the North rests at his feet.” Ethiopia’s children were chained and put into bondage by a sea-beast (Maafa) because of her parent’s haughtiness. But a redemption by a Black King is prophesized in the circumpolar constellations.…
  54. 54. Constellations align reigning of Black King with end of Piscean Age. • First 3rd of Piscean Age – Rise of Water-Beast (Rome & Arabism). • Second 3rd of Piscean age – daughters/children of Ethiopia in bondage waiting to be carried off by sea beast due to haughtiness of parents. • Last third of Piscean Age culminates in return of Ethiopian King’s reign on Earth.
  55. 55. Age of Aquarius - According to the Ancient Nile Valley Star Clock, A Lion-King is the Avatar to usher in Anu Age of Aquarius
  56. 56. “Reincarnated Souls” Bunny Wailer “We are reincarnated souls from that time Living on earth, heat air and water in this time … In the beginning was the word And the word manifested itself in flesh Which even became man All because of the Divine plan… He who is thirsty let them drink clear water, drink water children Cause it’s the age of Aquarius, can’t you see it’s dawning... Keep your love light burning… Don’t be afraid of the thunder and lightening.”
  57. 57. Ras Tafari is the Black Lion King of the Ancient Nile Valley Star-Clock As the Conquering Lion of Judah, Haile Selassie embodies the symbol of the opposing sign (Leo) of the Aquarian Age dawning within the Ancient Nile Valley Star Clock.
  58. 58. Olmec/Mayan Calendar The Mayan calendar is inherited from the Olmec – it is part of the legacy of the Anu of AncientAfrica. The Olmec left the Maya: • Divine nobility and priesthood • Sacrificed Fish Saviour theology • Agricultural Science • Hieroglyphic writings • Monolithic/megalithic architecture • Intricate calendar system
  59. 59. Step Pyramids and Plumed Serpents are associated with Imhotep and ancient Nile Valley priesthood!
  60. 60. Quetzlcoatl Order = Imhotep Priesthood
  61. 61. RasTafari is Quetzlcoatl As King of Kings Lord of Lords, His Imperial Majesty bore the title Negus Nagast. Negus is an ancient title of the Anu of Indus-Kush that means Serpent-King – Nagas. Quetzcoatl Priesthood= Imhotep/Nile Valley Priesthood= Melchizedek Order
  62. 62. Ras Tafari - Haile Selassie I •Only Sovereign African leader able to avoid European colonialism •Founded the Organization of African Unity with Ghana’s Kwame Nkrumah •Drafted the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights •Conceived and championed the principles of international morality, collective security and global disarmament •The only World leader to address both the League of Nations and the United Nations •Abolished enslavement in Ethiopia •Turned his palace into the first University in Ethiopia! Emperor of Ethiopia 1892 -1975
  63. 63. Mankind’s Moral Trial of this Era »“Until the philosophy which holds one race superior and another inferior is finally and totally discredited and abandoned...We Africans will fight, we find it necessary...And we know we shall win as we are confident in the victory of good over evil.”
  64. 64. Marcus Garvey: Champion of Pan-Africanism Pan-African: ‘all Africans together worldwide’; a social- political worldview, as well as a movement that seeks to unify and uplift both Africans on the continent and those of the African Diaspora, as part of one "global African community.” Africans Worldwide have One God One Aim One Destiny!
  65. 65. Marcus Mosiah Garvey: 1887-1940 The only African in recorded history who was able to unite and mobilize over 22 million Africans worldwide in one unified social-political-economic effort. This was accomplished in the 1920s in the name of the UNIVERSAL NEGRO IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION! “Africa for Africans at home and abroad!” “A people without a knowledge of their history and culture is like a tree without roots.”
  66. 66. Garveyites Most Rastafari don’t know that it was a Garveyite, and not Garvey himself, but the Rev. James Webb that prophesied the revelation of Ras Tafari at a 1924 UNIA convention, a reiteration of his thesis from his 1919 text, A Black Man Will Be the Coming Universal King, Proven by Biblical History.
  67. 67. Rev. James Webb, an Afrikan- “American” Garveyite from Seattle, Washington, prophesizes at a 1924 UNIA Convention, and earlier in his 1919 book entitled, A Black Will be the Coming Universal King : 'Look to Africa, when a Black king shall be crowned, for the day of deliverance is at hand'
  68. 68. Bible: Revelations 5:2-5 • “And I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, Who is worthy to open the book and to loose the seals thereof? • And no man in heaven, nor earth, neither under the earth, was able to open the book, neither to look thereon… • And one of the elders saith unto me, Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Juda, the Root of David, hath prevailed to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof.”
  69. 69. In Jamaica, many held fast to Garvey’s Black prophetic movement and felt fulfilled in 1930 when Ras Tafari was crowned King and Emperor of Ethiopia. At his coronation, he received the throne name: HAILE SELASSIE I, “KING OF KINGS, LORD OF LORDS, CONQUERING LION OF THE TRIBE OF JUDAH, ELECT OF GOD, DEFENDER OF THE FAITH, & LIGHT OF THE WORLD” 1930 - Prophecy Fulfilled
  70. 70. Leonard P. Howell – MOST SUCCESSFUL FOUNDER OF THE RASTAFARI DOCTRINE -Leonard P. Howell was a Garveyite in Harlem. -Interpreted the Biblical meaning of King Selassie’s 1930 coronation as fulfillment of prophecy (Revelations 5:5), and gave birth to Rasta livity with an agricultural commune @ Pinnacle in St. Catherine, Ja. in 1940. -Christian hymns and Kongo, African Kumina drumming provided the musical inspiration for the early Rastafari.
  71. 71. “Since nobody can interfere in the realm of God we should tolerate and live side by side with those of other faiths. In the mystic traditions of the different religions we have a remarkable unity of spirit. Whatever religion they may profess, they are spiritual kinsmen. While the different religions in their historic forms bind us to limited groups and militate against the development of loyalty to the world community, the mystics have already stood for the fellowship of humanity in harmony with the spirit of the mystics of ages gone by.”
  72. 72. “No one should question the faith of others, for no human being can judge of the ways of God.”
  73. 73. RECOGNIZE AND LIVE BY THE DIVINE PRINCIPLES OF HUMANITY’S ANCIENT AFRIKAN HERITAGE
  74. 74. “SANKOFA: Go Black and fetch what was left behind” – Akan (Ghana)
  75. 75. ANCIENT LEGACY: THE 42 PRINCIPLES OF MA'AT/BASIS FOR MOSES’ 10 COMMANDMENTS
  76. 76. MA’AT: TRUTH, JUSTICE, RECIPROCITY, BALANCE, PROPRIETY, ORDER, HARMONY Bible (Acts 7:22): Moses was “learned in all the wisdom of the Egyptians.”
  77. 77. Modern Western Culture’s View of the Afrikan
  78. 78. Breaking the “Negro” Spell: Proper Knowledge of the Ancient African Self
  79. 79. Proper Knowledge of Cultural- Historical Self as the Basis for Proper Black Education: Self, Public and/or Private Education/What we must do… • Read/support African-centered education in Books • Create a personal library • Study African heritage on the outernet/internet • Listen to affirming/positive Black music based on redeeming Black values • Watch affirming/positive Black film based on redeeming Black values • Create study centers and study groups to review affirming Black literature • Master your thoughts/words and break the spell; “Ye are gods...” (82nd Psalm) • Study and live Kwanzaa’s Nguzo Saba (Seven Principles) African-centered values • Study and live the Ancient Nile Valley’s principles of Ma’at • Coordinate Rites of Passage Groups to pass our rich heritage to the children!!!!
  80. 80. “SANKOFA: Go Black and fetch what was left behind” – Akan (Ghana) “A wise person who does not learn ceases to be wise” – Asante (Ghana) “The one eyed man doesn’t thank God until he sees a blind man” – Fulani (West Africa) “One should keep their eye on their destination, not where they stumbled” – Yoruba (Nigeria) It is not rushing that is important, it is making sure” – Maasai (East Africa)
  81. 81. Above all, Ethiopia is dedicated to the principle of the equality of all men, irrespective of differences of race, color or creed.
  82. 82. This then is the ultimate challenge. Where are we to look for our survival, or the answers to questions which have never before been posed? We must look first to Almighty God, who has raised man above the animals and endowed him with intelligence and reason. We must put our faith in Him, that He will not desert us or permit us to destroy humanity which He created in His image. And we must look into ourselves, into the depths of our souls.
  83. 83. Give Us the Teachings of His Majesty

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