There are a number of significant references which have emerged from “The Book of the Coming Forth by Day” aka “The Book of the Dead.” These texts existed more than 4,500 years BEFORE the Christian era and they include:
- The Conception of Heaven
- The Soul of Man Going to Heaven
- The Soul of Man Sitting on a Throne by the Side of God
- The Heavenly Blessed Eating From the Tree of Life
- God Molding Man from Clay
- God Breathing the Breath of Life in Man’s Nostrils
- The Concept of Creation Through the Spoken Word
- Moral Concepts of Good and Evil
- Traditions of Hell and Hell Fire
Just to name a few…
In the King James and Revised Standard versions of the Bible, the word “Egypt” (Mitzraim in Hebrew) along with cognates, occurs some 740 in the Old Testament. The word translated “Ethiopia” and/or Cush (Cush in Hebrew) along with cognates, and including 3 instances of duplication in the references, appears 58 times; “Cush,” 19 times. No other land is mentioned so frequently as Egypt in the Old Testament. To understand Israel, you must look well into Egypt.
The story of Ausar, Aset and Heru is the first story in the recorded history of man of a holy royal family (the Trinity), immaculate conception, virgin birth and resurrection. Evidence of this Trinity is known to have existed in ancient Nubia as last as 3300 BCE. Carved on the walls of the Temple of Luxor (circa 1380 BCE) are scenes which depict:
- The Annunciation – The Netcher Djhuiti is shown announcing to the virgin Aset the coming birth of their son, Heru.
- The Immaculate Conception – The Netcher Kneph, who represents the Holy Ghost, and the Netcher Het-Heru (Hathor) are shown symbolically impregnating Aset by holding ankhs (symbols of life) to the nostrils of the virgin-to-be.
- The Virgin Birth – Aset is shown sitting on the birthing stool and the newborn child is attended by midwives.
- The Adoration – The newborn Heru is portrayed receiving gifts from 3 kings, or Magi while being adored by a host of gods and men.
In 333 A.C.E., Constantine made Christianity the official religion of the Roman empire and closed all Kemetic/Egyptian temples, to stop any and all competing religious systems. The African Trinity of Ausar, Auset and Heru (Osirus, Isis and Horus), which existed for more than 4,000 years, was replaced with The Father, The Son and The Holy Spirit.
In 325 A.C.E., the Christian bishops who met at the Council of Nicea introduced a new religious theology which contained doctrines similar to the African concepts of a virgin birth, resurrection and salvation. This new version lacked significant African elements, which were viewed as competitive and were ultimately outlawed by Byzantine emperors.
Kemet is the original name of Egypt. Before the Greeks used the word, “Egypt,” Africans referred to their land as Kemet, the Black Land, according to Anthony T. Browder’s Nile Valley Contributions to Civilization. It was the strongest term to indicate blackness. It meant “coal black.” The word Kemet (KMT), written in heiroglyphic form, was represented by a block of wood, which was charred on the end.
The word KMT or Kemet means “the country of the blacks or the land of the blacks” and not “the black soil” as some have suggested. The people of Kemet called themselves Kemmiu, which literally translates as “the Blacks.” Since the word Kemiu or Kemmiu was an original term used to describe the people of Kemet, contemporary scholars use the words Kemites and Kemetic when referring to the people and things of ancient Kemet.
It is important that we study and use the correct terms when referencing history. Otherwise, Europeans will continue to erase Africans from history and make their accomplishments as their own.
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Here at KemetMagazine.com, our goal is to summarize current events for people of color all over the world in video and written word form. We’ve been on hiatus for a few years, considering that (debatable to some) Obama actually did his job. But, now that we have the Trump Administration, we’ve decided to come out of retirement.
When you last heard from us, we were dealing Bush, the recession, and Iraq. Now we have Trump Administration’s first 100 days in office and all that entails including how he got there, like his ties to Russia and its current investigation.
Now being a journalist and historian, I always look to what our ancestors did as a guide to assist us in our times of trouble. An esteemed elder of African studies, Dr. John Henrik Clarke in a lecture once said that Africans had a rich history where the role of the man and the woman were once one and the same. The woman was recognized as the life giver and the man was recognized as the planter of the seed. They were both respected. Women also held positions of power.
However, Western sociology and psychiatry had the issue of the woman in power. The European would impose his will and domination over the woman. And thus, everywhere the European went in the world began the process of niggerization: reducing the world to its will.
This leads us back to our present state of the world, which is in utter disarray, to say the least. It has gotten us to the point where even the African, who used to live righteously and by way of “ma’at,” has now imitated their oppressor beyond recognition. We cannot tell one from the other. We need to break these chains of psychological slavery, study our ancestor’s way of living before slavery and take it to the next level to make it work for us now.
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