Black Spirituality Religion : akan architecture symbols

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  1. Sekhemu

    Sekhemu Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Akan architecture is not only elaborate even in terms of function and building technology. It also presents, as a reflection of the people and their spirit of independence, a variety of forms and design principles that encode expressive messages which continue to astonish foreign observers. Various symbols are used as base relief or plinths, banisters, and walls in Akan archiculture.

    The Fihankra (compound house) style of building consist of a central quadrangle which is enclosed on all four sides with rooms. Hhhhmmmmm!

    Its in the stone!

    www.marshall.edu/akanart/akanadansie.html
     
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    Thanks Sekhemu, my favorite is: OSIADAN NYAME - GOD THE BUILDER

     
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    Fine1952 Happy Winter Solstice MEMBER

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    I love the symbols...

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    I especially am drawn to the symbol that acknowledges -- a nation is born with a girl is born and an individeual is born when a boy is born. This proud Afrikan culture continues to carry its "original" KMT-ic wisdom intact. Even the fact that this is their distinct form of 'glyph' is commendable!!

    Makes sense to me.:court:

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    Fine1952 Happy Winter Solstice MEMBER

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    Yep

    ...it certainly appears that the truth is coming to light. And rather than just briefly sifting thru any work I dive deep:whip:

    I don't hate males. I have two fine-***** sons. I just resent the anglican male infused mindset that spirituality is a masculine creation.:whip:

    Ase:qqb015:

     
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    Fine1952,
    Finally, your very bottom line: I just resent the anglican male infused mindset that spirituality is a masculine creation; unfortunately, you lump me into this category without diving deep, as you say, into understanding what I bring to the tableā€¦Peace In my sister friend.

     
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    Fine1952 Happy Winter Solstice MEMBER

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    Now, Sir

    I know you are a learned man, right? I have never personally attacked you or anyone hefre w/o provocation.:rain: I only direct comments your way -- when you respond w/o research or some legitimate rebuttal.

    Now that you know the real source of spirituality -- will you continue to think the same? Or will you slip into cognitive dissonance?

    The problem began with the invasions and such in KMT that eventually ran the matriarchal system away. However, the Afrikan men then not stand up and protect their women rather they assumed the position of their anglican brothers and sold into the lie that their testosterone was stronger than our estrogen.

    It is the honor and respect of the black woman as GODDESS that needs fixing.:geek: And from what I gather most black men would rather continue to ski-skateboard-swim with the lie than straigten the truth...


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    Fine1952,

    We have made a truce so to speak, and I will respect that agreement between us; yet at the same time, we will continue to engage in meaning dialogue. I do understand the reason behind your position concerning KMT and respect that highly. Regardless of the label, I do honor and respect my Black Women as Goddesses, for real....Peace In my sister friend.

     
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