Discussion in 'Omowale Jabali' started by Omowale Jabali, Jun 3, 2010.
I could not understand the words in the video but would like to respond to your title.
What is a myth? If we look at it from a European worldview anything they don't want to be true is a myth. From there we say anything that agrees with what we want to believe is knowledge.
Did the ancients label the things they wrote as fact or myth?
The Egyptians (Ancient and present-day Baladi) did/do not believe their allegories as historical facts. They believed IN them, in the sense that they believed in the truth beneath the stories.
The Christian religion threw away and lost the very soul of their meaning when it mistranslated the Ancient Egyptian allegorical language into alleged history, instead of viewing it as spiritual allegory. The result was a pathetic, blind faith in a kind of emotional and superstitious supernaturalism, and effectively aborted the real power of the story/allegory to transform the life of every individual.
Hemmit is a good brother but definatly not at the level of CLR James, JA Rogers, Lerrone Hansburry, Carter G Woodson, Runoko Rashidi, Ashwa Kweisi, Dr Clarke, Van Sertima, Dr Ben,
or Cheik AAnta Diop
folks like him Duke of Tiers, Dr Valentine, and Azzazel Bey, are good for folks who realy don't read that much, ordo research, to wet their appetite for the real scholars
Ancient Knowledge comes to this date like a lucid dream,
no matter how mant details one remebers, it is still only a metaphor of what one actually saw and experienced, and that is why
deep knowledge is put forth as myth
every grown person knows a spider cannot talk, but children garner much wisdom from the Anansi tales
In addition to the sources that hemmit has put forth, I'd like to throw in
joseph campbell's works..., one in particular, "the hero with a thousand
I think that one of the best ways to understand religion(s) is to have/gain an
understanding of mythology, which is the point that hemmit was illustrating in
No denegration of brother Hemmitt's thousands of ours of research, or his dedication to take young generation up and out of the Matrix,
or the importance of each and everyone of the grassroots, community based scholars mentioned, because they are not in the universities, or Amazon, but out there in the community
this is the first time I have seen a man open a can with his mind instead of a can opener!!!!!
You just spoke volumes of Wisdom brother!!!!!
and the heavy thing about Cambell was that 70%, of his resources and research, came from 3rd world sources and much of it firts hand.
@Omowale who would you correspond Anubis with in the Yoruba pantheon?..I have my own ideas but wanted to get your input...
I know popular choice seems to be Esu, however i don't agree that conclusion..
I dont know for sure but this is what I think, depending on certain correspondences.
Recognizing "Anubis" in the aspect of "Set" the closest would be Damballah and this is not only in the West African/Vodoun tradition but the Zimbabwean as well.
I was more up on this a few years ago when studying the Medu Neter but fell off after going back to work so excuse if my response proves insufficient. Perhaps brother Sekhemu will see this and add some input.
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