Black History Culture : Odu and the Ifa Concept of History: The Historical Record

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    One of the first European archeological studies of ancient Africa occurred when Napoleon invaded Egypt in 1798. He brought with him a team of scholars who made a detailed study of the stone structures near Cairo and started the European tradition of looting artifacts without regard to the sentiments of the colonized culture. At the time of the French incursion European scholars believed European culture originated in Greece. The French scholars who traveled with Napoleon came to the conclusion that Greek culture originated in Egypt. This expedition discovered the now famous Rosetta Stone that became the basis for later translations of Egyptian hieroglyphics. It would take at least another hundred years before the information from the Rosetta Stone could be put to practical use. Without the burden of having to rely on Egyptian written sources, the French were free to describe Egyptian history in a way that was consistent with their own worldview. They decided the pyramids at Giza were built by Joseph to store grain during the biblical era of Jewish captivity. They believed the significant contributions to Egyptian culture came as a result of the migration of non-Africans to the Nile basin for no objective reason other than the fact that they didn't want to believe Africans were the ultimate source of European culture. Unfortunately the theory was not consistent with the African features on the face of the Sphinx so Napoleon ordered his troops to destroy the face with cannon fire. At the time of this desecration the Sphinx was buried up to its neck in sand and the face was an easy target. To this day the grain storage theory is the prominent belief about the purpose of the pyramids among fundamentalist Christians. Prejudice becomes intractable once it is promoted as the "Word of God".
    The French effort to date Egyptian culture was influenced by a meeting of London booksellers that occurred in 1779, twenty-one years prior to Napoleon's expedition. Collectively the British cabal raised funds to publish a forty-two-volume compendium titled Universal History. After consultation with the prominent theologians of the day the publishers determined that "God's Creation" began on August 21st 4004 BC. The meeting was contentious because some of the theologians argued in favor of a March 21st date as the first day of Genesis. All subsequent European interpretations of history were obliged to conform to this time line. The sciences of biology and geology have pushed back the actual date of Creation by thirteen billion years, but historians and Egyptologist continue to frame the time line of written history in a way that makes it consistent with the early British time line generated by the Christian Bible and by the authors of Universal History. This is an early manifestation of one of the most prevailing attitudes guiding academic historical research; not annoying Jerry Farwell is more important than being objective because Jerry is an advisor to the President and the Federal Government is the source of 80% of all research funding for universities in the United States.
    The British were skeptical of the grain storage theory promoted by the French. It seemed a bit excessive to move three and half million stones to support two small rooms that would only hold a minimal amount of food. Contemporary Egyptologists link the Pyramid at Giza to the Pharaoh Khufu sometimes called Cheops. They base their conclusions on the archeological evidence provided by a British solider named Colonel Richard Howard-Vyse. In 1836 the Colonel hired 700 laborers to dig through the floor of the Queens Chamber inside the Giza Pyramid. Finding nothing, he decided to blast through the roof of the King's Chamber using gunpowder. After blowing holes through three layers of crossbeams, the Colonel claims to have discovered a hand painted cartouche (royal insignia) in a small space between the granite cross beams. They are the only inscriptions of any kind found either inside or outside the Giza Pyramid. An analysis of the writing indicated it used hieroglyphics from three different historical periods all dating from a time after the reign of Khufu. The original reaction to the Howard-Vyse discovery concluded the hieroglyphics were fakes and suggested the Colonel was the person most likely to have committed the fraud. Despite his total lack of credibility, the Colonel's discovery was embraced by academia because it met the important requirement of fitting within the Biblical time line...

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    oops link didnt work. lemme figure out another way. it is a good article but too long to post in its entirety here
     
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    Wouldn't you agree that the TRUTH is that we peoples of African ethnicity in the UK, USA, the rest of the Diaspora and Africa are all frontline soldiers in a War that has NEVER EVER been openly declared then or now by THESE despicably cowardly Semetic/White PARASITES, just very very efficiently waged/they JUST DO IT?

    Nubia/Khemet/Egypt’s Nubian Pharaoh’s battled and resisted the Semitic hordes for millennia but from the moment Alexander the Macedonian peasant overran Khemet we've been losing this so despicably cowardly but still undeclared WAR on Africa/Africans, with the situation becoming a rout when Augustus [Julius Caesar's nephew, heir and history's greatest VANDAL] deliberately destroyed Khemet's most spectacular Pyramid at Abu Rawash, which you've never heard of, have YOU?

    This so deliberate piece of cultural vandalism was done to DELETE DJEDEFRAH from history as this African Pharaoh is now acknowledged as the builder of the Sphinx which honours his father Khufu [who built the Great Pyramid at Giza]; and as exemplified by the murderous carnage in Darfur and the Congo TODAY and the inane stupidity of the way those CLOWNS Goodluck, Zuma and co allowed Africa’s greatest ever Arab benefactor and his regime to be slaughtered by NATO in 2011, we're still in BIG trouble/losing this WAR, aren't WE?

    Wishing this WAR away hasn't worked for the African collective in the USA, the rest of the Diaspora and Africa for the last 500 years because Slavery and Colonialism didn't so much end as evolve into the current reality of White/European socio-economic domination in every area of human activity so why are WE expecting the chaos in our communities and countries to improve in the near future?

    Isn't ANYONE who genuinely believes they are not programmed
    graphically illustrating that their programming is COMPLETE?
     
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    definetly a war. whether it is being waged in human time is debateable. but we should all be in. what we can do is first of all, educate and rebuild the historical record.
     
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    Excellent points raised in this thread.
     
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    ase. secondly we can use the power of sound to affect the consciousness of the planet. collective prayer. third, and at the highest level and of utmost imortance is rediscoveer the secrets of afrikan alchemy especially regarding free energy
     
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    "Prior to the emergence of colonialism, historical accounts of past events were expressed in mythic terms. Myth views history as a cycle of re-occurring events based on universal principles that forever appear, disappear and re-appear. Myth teaches transcendent spiritual principles that can be applied to the unique challenges of each succeeding generation. Earth-centered myth is based on the belief that all of humanity is inter-connected and inter-related. It expresses the metaphysical idea that living in harmony with Nature results in benefit for the individual, the community, the global village and the environment.

    Post-colonial myth is rooted in the idea of linear progression and is deeply influenced by the Darwinian concept of “survival of the fittest”. In this world-view history is a sequential progression of events leading to greater degrees of “progress”. The idea of progress is defined as the increased ability to use technology to “control” nature. Those who create the most effective technology for exploiting natural resources are considered the “fittest” from the Darwinian perspective. According to this world-view the fittest are entitled to “privilege” to ensure the continued linear progression of history. Myth based on this perspective supports the notion that some people are “better” than others. Consequently there is little attention given to the idea of personal growth and development. History written from a linear perspective places emphasis on “Divine justification” for acts of greed, exploitation, and conquest. In Western academia the Darwinian approach to history is described as “objective” because it tends to exclude references to God. The re-occurring message of Divine justification becomes an unspoken assumption and remains fixed in the consciousness of Western culture as long as it remains effectively unchallenged."

    At the same website cited.

    Re-educating our people, their people, before it's gone
     
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