Black Spirituality Religion : Khemetic Goddess Mother of All Creation

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  1. Sekhemu

    Sekhemu Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    The primordial Goddess of khemet is known by at least two names, notably Meht Urt and Maat. In the case of Meht Urt. or Great flood. As a Goddess of water she not only travelled on the water, taking the Sun God Ra with her, she was able to bring life giving "water" to Khemet. Let us pause here. Where have we heard the words travelling on the water before? Then we have the loaded statement, "bring life giving water".

    The mundane meaning would naturally mean the flooding of the delta by the nile. But we must bear in mind. is that this physical phenomenon has it's origins and counterpart in the cosmos. The life giving waters also mean the complete and total transformation of the physical plane. From the physical to the non-material. This is the meaning of the celestial flood by Meht Urt. A final rebirth.

    it is for this reason Meht Urt is called the mother of Ra., indeed the mother of all creation.

    Now let's go to Maat. Over the last 2 to 3 millenia the scales of Maat have been tipped in favor of the masculine, causing the equilibrium to be destroyed on various levels. In the impending era, the water carrying principle, the feminine will usher in a radical inundation to extinguish the fires kindled by 2000 years of a male oriented logos, to begin to heal a parched land/khemet.

    This is why Maat, as a Primordial Goddess was highly venerated by the Per Aa Akhenaten. Inspired by his mother the Great Queen Tiye and his subsequent succession as co-regent with his father, Amenhotep lll, he went about the work of "rebalancing" the temples and monuments up and down Hapi

    During the 17 year reign of Akhenaten, there's that number again...17, the day of the month of the last day of the flood in the bible. hmmmmm. But anyway. during his reign, Maat held the same reverence and stature as Aten.

    Akhenaten overstood the role of importance of the Great Goddess of Khemet and the black woman in general. No king or priest in the last 3000 years has done as much to restore the stature of the Goddess and black woman .

    The Goddess will return. right alongside the God. let it be written so let it be done!
     
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    Goddess, Maát

    Maát is ethical principles collectively embracing the values of truth, justice, harmony, balance, cosmological order, reciprocity and propriety.

    Personified as a goddess, Maát is depicted as a woman wearing an ostrich feather on her head, a symbol of the principles she represents. Controlling the movement of the stars and the seasonal flooding of the Nile River, Maát also had codes of tradition and customs. For all Egyptians to live in a happy, prosperous and peaceful environment, they had to live within the order established by Maát. The pharaoh, as absolute ruler, was the individual most responsible to manifest in life, through all his actions, the entire concept of Maát. Deviation from the tenets of Maát could prove disastrous for the pharaoh.

    Maát was central to funerary practices in which if the deceased had been found to not have followed the concept of Maát during his life (if he had lied or cheated or killed or done anything against Maát) his heart was devoured by a demon (she was called Ammut -- Devouress of the Dead) and he died the final death. If the heart weighed the same as Maát, the deceased was allowed to go on to the afterlife. The heart of a person was considered the center of intellect and memory.This symbolic weighing of the heart against the feather of truth (Maát) was performed to established the righteousness of the deceased. The scale of Maát was balanced after the recitation of the 42 Declarations of Innocence or Admonitions of Maát from the tomb of a Nubian. Book of the Dead of Maiherperi):

    This is to said before the Forty-two gods on reaching the Hall of the Two Truths so as to purge (name) of any sins committed and to see the face of every god:

    The Judgment of the Dead
    The Declaration of Innocence

    Hail to you, great God, Lord of the Two Truths!
    I have come to you, my Lord,
    I was brought to see your beauty.
    I know you, I know the names of the forty-two gods,
    Who are with you in the Hall of the Two Truths,
    Who live by warding off evildoers,
    Who drink of their blood,
    On that day of judging characters before Wennofer.
    Lo, your name is "He-of-Two-Daughters,"
    (And) "He-of-Maat's-Two-Eyes."
    Lo, I come before you,
    Bringing Maat to you,
    Having repelled evil for you.1. I have not committed sin.
    2. I have not committed robbery with violence.
    3. I have not stolen.
    4. I have not slain men and women.
    5. I have not stolen grain.
    6. I have not purloined offerings.
    7. I have not stolen the property of God.
    8. I have not uttered lies.
    9. I have not carried away food.
    10. I have not uttered curses.
    11. I have not committed adultery, I have not lain with men.
    12. I have made none to weep.
    13. I have not eaten the heart.
    14. I have not attacked any man.
    15. I am not a man of deceit.
    16. I have not stolen cultivated land.
    17. I have not been an eavesdropper.
    18. I have not slandered [no man].
    19. I have not been angry without just cause.
    20. I have not debauched the wife of any man.
    21. I have not debauched the wife of [any] man.
    22. I have not polluted myself.
    23. I have terrorized none.
    24. I have not transgressed [the law].
    25. I have not been wroth.
    26. I have not shut my ears to the words of truth.
    27. I have not blasphemed.
    28. I am not a man of violence.
    29. I have not been a stirrer up of strife.
    30. I have not acted with undue haste.
    31. I have not pried into matters.
    32. I have not multiplied my words in speaking.
    33. I have wronged none, I have done no evil.
    34. I have not worked witchcraft against the king.
    35. I have never stopped [the flow of] water.
    36. I have never raised my voice.
    37. I have not cursed God.
    38. I have not acted with arrogance.
    39. I have not stolen the bread of the gods.
    40. I have not carried away the khenfu cakes from the Spirits of the dead.
    41. I have not snatched away the bread of the child, nor treated with contempt the god of my city.
    42. I have not slain the cattle belonging to the god.

    The Declaration to the Forty-two Gods

    O Wide-of-stride who comes from On: I have not done evil.
    O Flame-grasper who comes from Kheraha: I have not robbed.
    O Long-nosed who comes from Khbmun: I have not coveted.
    O Shadow-eater who comes from the cave: I have not stolen.
    O Savage-faced who comes from Rostau: I have not killed people.
    O Lion-Twins who come from heaven: I have not trimmed the measure.
    O Flint-eyed who comes from Khem: I have not cheated.
    O Fiery-one who comes backward: I have not stolen a god's property.
    O Bone-smasher who comes from Hnes: I have not told lies.
    O Flame-thrower who comes from Memphis: I have not seized food.
    O Cave-dweller who comes from the west: I have not sulked.
    O White-toothed who comes from Lakeland: I have not trespassed.
    O Blood-eater who comes from slaughterplace: I have not slain sacred cattle.
    O Entrall-eater who comes from the tribunal: I have not extorted.
    O Lord of Maat who comes from Maaty: I have not stolen bread rations.
    O Wanderer who comes from Bubastis: I have not spied.
    O Pale-one who comes from On: I have not prattled.
    O Villain who comes from Anjdty: I have contended only for my goods.
    O Fiend who comes from slaughterhouse: I have not committed adultery.
    O Examiner who comes from Min's temple: I have not defiled myself.
    O Chief of the nobles who comes from Imu: I have not caused fear.
    O Wrecker who comes from Huy: I have not trespassed.
    O Disturber who comes from the sanctuary: I have not been violent.
    O Child who comes from the nome of On: I have not been deaf to Maat.
    O Foreteller who comes from Wensi: I have not quarreled.
    O Bastet who comes from the shrine: I have not winked.
    O Backward-faced who comes from the pit: I have not copulated with a boy.
    O Flame-footed who comes from the dusk: I have not been false.
    O Dark-one who comes from darkness: I have not reviled.
    O Peace-bringer who comes from Sais: I have not been aggressive.
    O Many-faced who comes from Djefet: I have not had a hasty heart.
    O Accuser who comes from Utjen: I have not attacked and reviled a god.
    O Horned-one who comes from Siut: I have not made many words.
    O Nefertem who comes from Memphis: I have not sinned, I have not done wrong.
    O Timeless-one who comes from Djedu: I have not made trouble.
    O Willful-one who comes from Tjebu: I have not waded in water.
    O Flowing-one who comes from Nun: I have not raised my voice.
    O Commander of people who comes from his shrine: I have not cursed a god.
    O Benefactor who comes from Huy: I have not been boastful.
    O Nehebkau who comes from the city: I have not been haughty.
    O High-of-head who comes from the cave: I have not wanted more than I had.
    O Captor who comes from the graveyard: I have not cursed god in my town.

    The students aim in ancient Kemet (Egypt) was for a person to become "One with God." The path to the development of god-like qualities was through the development of virtues. These virtues were sought by the Kemites (Egyptians) to become one with Maát (the cosmic order).

    Control of thoughts;
    Control of actions;
    Devotion of purpose;
    Have faith in the ability of your teacher to teach you the truth;
    Have faith in yourself to assimilate the truth;
    Have faith in yourself to wield the truth;
    Be free from resentment under the experience of persecution;
    Be free from resentment under the experience of wrong;
    Cultivate the ability to distinguish between right and wrong; and
    Cultivate the ability to distinguish between the real and the unreal



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  3. Prophet Chris

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    Proverbs: Women, virtuous

    Proverbs: Women, virtuous

    12:4 A virtuous woman is a crown to her husband: but she that maketh ashamed is as rottenness in his bones.
    14:1 Every wise woman buildeth her house: but the foolish plucketh it down with her hands.
    18:22 Whoso findeth a wife findeth a good thing, and obtaineth favour of the LORD.
    19:14 House and riches are the inheritance of fathers: and a prudent wife is from the LORD.
    31:10 Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies.
    31:11 The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil.
    31:12 She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life.
    31:13 She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands.
    31:14 She is like the merchants' ships; she bringeth her food from afar.
    31:15 She riseth also while it is yet night, and giveth meat to her household, and a portion to her maidens.
    31:16 She considereth a field, and buyeth it: with the fruit of her hands she planteth a vineyard.
    31:17 She girdeth her loins with strength, and strengtheneth her arms.
    31:18 She perceiveth that her merchandise is good: her candle goeth not out by night.
    31:19 She layeth her hands to the spindle, and her hands hold the distaff.
    31:20 She stretcheth out her hand to the poor; yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy.
    31:21 She is not afraid of the snow for her household: for all her household are clothed with scarlet.
    31:22 She maketh herself coverings of tapestry; her clothing is silk and purple.
    31:23 Her husband is known in the gates, when he sitteth among the elders of the land.
    31:24 She maketh fine linen, and selleth it; and delivereth girdles unto the merchant.
    31:25 Strength and honour are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come.
    31:26 She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness.
    31:27 She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness.
    31:28 Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her.
    31:29 Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all.
    31:30 Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the LORD, she shall be praised.
    31:31 Give her of the fruit of her hands; and let her own works praise her in the gates.


    HOLY MAMA OMEGA I SELASSIE I JAH RASTAFARI
     
  4. Sekhemu

    Sekhemu Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Thanks for your replies fellahs.... I think.
    But I would like someone to add to the central subject of the Goddess and it's relation to us as black people. What does it mean to you. Try to refrain from quoting from a book, let's here your personal experience and overstanding as to what she means to you. This is why included the legacy left by Akhenaten. What is the work that needs to be done to raise the black woman to status of African Goddess once again. I'm not looking to see what the bible says. This is the whole point in the thread
     
  5. Prophet Chris

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    The Goddess Principal needs to be upheld Empress, I know the first Trinity is Father, Son, Mother, the household, which is what has been destroyed, and have us seperated as man and woman (and child )to complete the one mission of life. sick men have been opressing the female presence in life, being 50% of God. God/Godess. they mash up the home, the mother is by herself, becomes weak, men by themself become weak, likewise with children. so we need to put our Black Woman back on their creational throne, treat her as the Queen by being examplifying a true King, I see it if we pick up our woman we will rise aswell. Blessed, Give thanks for the Black woman who walk with the dignity of a Godess. Men have to stop leading woman astray. Blessed
     
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    Thank you for sharing that with us!
     
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    According to the B.O.D. Maat was the wife of Thoth and the daughter of Ra.

    The "Mother of Mothers" was the Goddess Neith (Nit, Net) who was the Mother of God Ra, thus the Grand-Mother of the Goddess Maat.

    Peace
     
  8. Sekhemu

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    This is true, for some dynasties, not all.
     
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    The same can be said for the worship of every "god" or "goddess" of ancient KMT.

    The fact is NIT was recognized as the MOTHER of "RA" AND the MOTHER of "Maat" in PRE-DYNASTIC Khemet.
     
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    Agreed, and this was precisely my point :)
     
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