Greetings in the new name, Haile Selassie I, the Word of God clothed in Majestic power, glory, honour and riches. Hail to the Lamb the Word becoming flesh, without blemish, pure salvation for all who recieves and desires to live a righetous life. Glory to rightful mother of salvation. We as a people will not be without the role and the womb of the woman. The earth nurtures our fleshy existence, while Isis, Mary, Menen Asfaw provides the spiritual balance that men need. So I give thanks to my wife, her support and weight to balance out the household. A mighty thanks to the union, the covenanted marriage in Christ of His Imperial Majesty Emperor Qedemawi Haile Selassie and Empress Menen Asfaw. It is a blessing to know that HIM broke Ethiopian tradition by having his wife coronated with HIM on that same day.
I write to share with the I, information that I have come across this past week. Within 7 days, there is so much that I have been exposed too, that i am grateful for because it is forcing I to return to nature. An advancement of knowledge and understanding in the mind. I am very curious about Egypt. This african nation that has captivated the world for thousands of years. Living in this modern age, the European claims dominance and its use of racism as a distraction to prevent unity and truth.
As a RA’stafari, many are so unique that one can’t just lump the faithful into to one fold, each individual has his own purpose and role. Each body part has its own culture, the hands are sociable, while the feet provide support, the eyes as the window, and the head as the ruler. Yet we work for one common purpose, progress. I have been bit by the Egyptian bug, there is so much that has intrigued me since a youth, from hearing my elementary schools teachers teaching the class about King Tut and the Pyramids. So I will like to share with you. Some information about this great nation from a few authors that i have had the opportunity in reading.
I will like to first share with the I, the origin of the word Egypt. This report is taken from a man named Stephen Mehler. Aegyptos is a contraction of the Greek term Hi-Gi-Ptos. Hi-Gi-Ptos was a Greel transliteration of the ancient term Het-Ka-Ptah. Het (Hit, Hat0 meant “place,” and Ka is a term that has been subjected to many translations by Egyptologists. It has an indigenous meaning ” the physical projection of the soul”- not the body, which was Khat or Khet but the personality that attaches itself of the body. Ptah was the title of one of the so-called “Creators Gods” or Neters. Greeks derived their word “nature” from Neter, therefore recieveing the teaching from the Ancient Egyptians.
This meaning of Egypt is very interesting, Its original name is Kemet, meaning the land of the Blacks, so it was altered by the Greeks. I will try to get a little more into that later. Mehler defintion “the physical projection of the soul” is interesting. From reading the bible I have seen what we as people do quite often. We as a people have the power to use a word and give it more than one meaning. In the Metaphysical Bible Reference Egypt is expressed as a place of Bondage, or placed borded by two straits, shut-in, restraints, misery, tribulation, distress. It also is expressed as Mental Bondage to thoughts; material consciousness. It pertains to the physical sense of life, the corporeal organism.
This makes sense because we know that the flesh is weak and the spirit is willing, and in hebrew the soul being defined as the mind is where Heaven is attacked most. So if Egpyt means mental bondage and physical projection of the soul, then Kemet must of been something of beauty before it changed to Egpyt. Also Yahweh expresses his connection with Egypt. Hosea 13:4 Yet I am the LORD thy God from the land of Egypt, and thou shalt know no god but me: for there is no saviour beside me.
Hosea 11:1-2 1 When Israel was a child, then I loved him, and called my son out of Egypt. 2 As they called them, so they went from them: they sacrificed unto Baalim, and burned incense to graven images.
Without a in-depth study, Egypt fell to their own understanding, Pharoah no longer saw the divine and the driving power in them but rather they saw themself as Gods, this fall came after foreigners came and found their way to the throne, similar to how the throne fell away from Solomons hands for following strange gods. It is my opinion that Melchezidek is Heru. If I am able to look into it more, I will love to investigate it. I base that declaration on the order of time as well the notion that when Abraham met Melchizedek, he learned the name of God being Elyon, which is a hebrew translation of a pagan word for the Most High God, Possessor of Heaven and Earth, Isis to Haile Selassie I. Egypt is viewed as pagan religion. When Abraham is blessed by Melchesidek, it always resonated with me that the spiritual mantle, or scepter is leaving the great Kemet and going to Abraham, hence continuing the lineage of where Jah will be. Similar to how the Ark left Jerusalem and went to Ethiopia for the lineage of Jah is now moving back South. To investigate this, I will have to identify the dates if they are available, like for instance what time in history did Abraham meet Melchezidek, in Genesis 14:18?
The History of Kemet pre-dates the bible and all of its versions, it is the land where the Anuaki (God’s Chosen) came down and civilized this nation. It is where medicine, mathematics, science, language and civilization was started. It was Salem, it was peace, I find a correlation between the word Jerusalem and Herusalem. Though in Hebrew there is no J but a Y, in Latin the J is spoken as a H. Even the distance between Canaan, Jerusalem, and Kemet is just way too close, for a nation, driven by God and to not flourish into more land.
Dr. Muata explains in “The Mystical Journey from Jesus to Christ” that Alexandria, the city in Egypt founded by Alexander the Great upon his cinquest of Egypt, became the center of scholarship and learning in the entire ancient world from 300 B.C.E to 250 A.C.E. It was here that the doctrines of the religion of Asar and Hermeticism from Ancient Egypt (5,500 B.C.E.-300 B.C.E), the Buddhist missionaries from India, the cult of Christos from the Near East and the teachings of Zarathustra (Zoroaster) melded into an amalgam of several Jewish and Christian sects. Dionysius and Areopagite played an important role in bridging the gap between the mystical religious teachings, Judaism, and Christianity.
He goes on to say, The Gospel According to Thomas is one of several Nag Hammadi papyruses which were discovered in Egypt in 1945. Like Dead Sea Scrolls, discovered in Qumran, they show a view of early Christianity which encompassed many sects whose spiritual beliefs were originally based on doctrines that differed from that of the Roman church. The specific form of Christianity adopted by the Roman emperor in c.325 A.C.E was clearly an altered version of earlier Gnostic (Knowing) Christianity which developed out of the Ancient Egytian Religion. The Ancient Egyptian gods and goddesses, Ra, Asar (Osiris), Aset (Isis), Heru (Horus) were transformed into the Father, Son, Holy Gost and Mary of modern Christianity.
S.Radhakrishan confirms some of this in his writing, in his book Eastern Relgions and Wetsern Thought, he writes Isis the mother goddess, formed in Ancient Egypt one of the trinity Osiris, Isis, and Horus. She was identified with many other local goddesses, Ceres, Venus, and Diana. About the period of the risw of Christinianity she ha become the cnetee of an elaborate cult of mysticism. She appears in Christianity as the virgin Mother.
This quote is written by a man, Haile Selassie I and honors, and when HIM said that his work makes this age pregnant with greatness, I began to investigate him and within the introduction of Radhakrishan book, I see the quote HIM used to honor him.
Another author, I’m reading about is Jean-Francois Champollion in a biography called Cracking the Egyptian Code. And within his diary, Champollion mentions the Egyptian Renaissance, that what is now Europe was head over heels around the 1800s. Champollion, was the one who is recoded as interpreting the Rosetta Stone. Rome, Paris, and Greece alll copied the Egyptian arhcitecture, and the Obelisks. He mentions how at one time he worked for the Vatican’c collection of Egyptian papyri and how later that year the Vatican published a catalouge of these papyri the same year. Pope Leo XII was very pleased with his work and wanted to make Champollion a Cardinal, Champollion refused. The Pope then requested to the French Governement that Champollion become a Knight of the legion of Honour. A medal that Haile Selassie recieved from the French in 1924.
Andrew Robinson, shows an Obelisk commissioned by the Emperor Hadrian in AD 130, as copied by Athanius Kircher in 1652-54. You see, Kemet had a big influence on everyone, and they were the children of Ethiopia.
The importance of Ethiopia, In Cheik Anta Diop’s book, The African Origin of Civilization is another book that I came across, and was moved when I read him site Diodorus of Sicily: The Ethiopians say that the Egyptians are one of their colonies which was brought into Egypt by Osiris. They even allege that this country was originally under water, but that the Nile, dragging much mud as it flowed from Ethiooia, had finally filled it in and made it a part of the continent…..They add that from them, as a from their authores and ancestors, the Egyptians get most of their laws. Its i from them that Egyptians have learned to honor kings as gods and bury them with such pomp; sculpture and writing were invented by the Ethiopians. The Ethiopians cite evidence that they asre more ancient than the Egyptians.
It is even more intriguing that in the Hymm to Osiris, it is written Homage to you, King of Kings, and Lord of Lords, and Prince of Princes. This is amazing, because Ethiopia has been returned the scepter and we as Rastafari are witnessed to this grand story. The throne which was sent away from Ethiopia has come back and HIM Haile Selassie is the last King but the first as Father.
Early teachings of Kemet will also be in line with the teachings from Ethiopia, Yah’s dwelling because they sent Osiris, whose Kemtian name is Ausar, ruler of the underworld. Also the negative confessions of Maat which is the complex version of the 10 commandments that Moses was given, and Moses who was learned in all the wisdom of Egypt. Simply if it isnt broke don’t fix it, these neagtive confessions are what humanity bases their good off of.
Another source that I has been able to come across is from Dr. Muata Ashby, I have purchased his text, “The Mystical Journey of Jesus to Christ” and the “Egyptian Book of the Dead”. Neters means “God” meaning that which is without name, form or attributes (absolute). In the same way the indian Trinity (Brahma, Shiva, and Vishnu) arises out of Brahaman, the absolute. Theya re responsible for the direction (management) of creation at every moment. From being able to read about these meanings and teachings, you begin to grasp the quest for man, his ultimate duty and challenge as soul-man covered in the properties of Earth, Wind, Fire and Water. Everything is within, the battle to know self and become disciplined enough and aware that there is an influence in you that makes un-wise decions, another part of you that is in the management position of choice and and a spirit in you that will make you great. During this weekend, I will like to give a reverence to the individuals that attracts the spirit of leadership in I. Jesus Christ, Haile Selassie I, MLK, Malcom X, Marcus Garvey and all people who have decided to become unselfish and stand for a cause.
Cheik Anta Diop, wrote a great conclusion towards the end of the book, his first line he writes, According to the unanimous testimony of the Ancents, first the Ethiopians and then Egyptians created and raised to an extraordinary stage of development all the elemnts of civilization, while the other peoples especially Eurasians, were in still deep barbarism.
It all comes back to Ethiopia, which is something that is also recorded in the bible and the throne. Ethiopia is the Mother, and Haile Selassie I is the Father, for he was called the Father of Africa after he defeated the alien invasion and assembled the OAU for collective security. Ethiopia who has sent its servant, Ausar, Father, King of kings and Lord of lord, Possessor of Heaven and Earth to lead, Hail Haile Selassie I our God and King who reveres the glue that has come in the name of salvation that has kept Ethiopia in humility as a Christian nation, Yeshua the fleshy representation of the Father. Ausar is the Father of Heru, Heru being the fleshy representation of Ausar. But in this day, the names has changed, there is no more reverence for what Kemet gods and its order. As explained in Jeremiah 46, Egypt has puffed up itself, calling on the soldiers of Libya and Ethiopia to fight but was destroyed by the armies of the North. North of Egypt is Eurpoe.
This prophecy falls in line with history because Egypt was conquered by the North, Alexander the Great. Influences of Greece, France, Italy, all took their satisfaction the relics as well the teachings of Kemet. In Isaiah 19, Saudi Arabia has also their share with Egypt, but Ethiopia remained at a distance.
Ethiopia is mysterious, In Abuna Yeshaq book, He mentions how Ethiopia practice the Sun, Moon and Star religion, which was known as the Kemet religion then after a certain period moved to Judaism. This changed must of happened when the Queen of Sheba met King Solomon, being impressed by his knowledge and wisdom, she became converted.
Interestingly, Abuna Yesehaq provides a different account, He states that Axum, a city in Ethiopia was discovered after the flood by a descendant of Ham, Aksumite. He doesn’t confirm the Diodorus claim that Ethiopia sent Osiris to Egypt, which then started the Sun Worship. Maybe he didnt know, or maybe Ethiopia history isn’t proud of it. For as I have shared in Jer 46:7-12 Ethiopia was allied with Egpyt’s army that fell by the Word, Sound and Power of Yahweh into the hands of Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon.
Here is somewhat a time line to put things into perspective.
Nebuchadnezzar I r. c. 1126–1103 BC, was the fourth king of the Second Dynasty of Isin and Fourth Dynasty of Babylon.
Alexander the Great known as Pharoah from 332-323 BC
Lord willing I will share more as I come across more, but if not, feel free to investigate; nevertheless, I give thanks to the Supreme, in the name of Yeshua Ha Moshiyah for sharing a piece of the story that has come across me.