Black Spirituality Religion : The Ancient Concept Of Divinity: In The Likeness Of God

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  1. SAMURAI36

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    Amidst the flotsam of ideas that manifests both here and in the world abroad, I feel compelled to give a synopsis of the concept of Ancient Spirituality:

    We live in a world that has been turned upside down; once upon a time, the notion of Spirituality permeated the entire earth, beginning at the very core of Africa, and spreading about to the planetary 4 corners.

    At some point, it would prove rather unfair to label this brand of spiritual thought as an "ATR" (African Traditional Religion), as these spiritual concepts had found themselves manifest amongst the Native Peoples of Asia, The Americas, The Pacific Islands, and all points in between.....

    However, it was with the coming of the "Man" from the various regions of Europe, in the form of Semites (Eurasians from the nearest northeastern region of land closest to Africa), the Indo-Aryans (those Europeans from the nearest northern regions of Central and Eastern Europe), and lastly the Greco-Roman (those Europeans from the nearest northern region of land closest to Africa), that brought--imposed, rather--a different way of thinking.

    Far from just being "different", their mode of thought was diametrically opposed, as well as opposing to everything else in existence.

    It was this mode of thinking, that we as the current populace of the Earth have been taught to use as a means of ubiquitous scrutiny for all things that had appeared before it.

    Meaning, we unfortunately have grown to see all things in the world, up to and including religion, philosophy, science, music, art, literature, etc through Greco-Roman, Semitic, and/or Aryan eyes.

    Beyond seeing things through this scope of vision, we also seek to define all things under the same circumstance.

    Thus, the world is never seen to any degree, in the natural way that it was, but rather it is repainted with an exonymous interpretation, under the pretense that how things currently are, is exactly how they always were.

    Nothing could be further from the truth.

    One example, of many, lies with Spirituality.

    We are taught in present times, that "GOD", the most venerable height of all things that exist, is nothing more than a "Spirit", with little to no real contact or relationship to any of the infinitude of things that comprise Creation.

    This idea is exoterum at it's best (worst), and it is one that is widely and unquestionably accepted as an untenable and undisputed truth.

    However, it must be not only stated, but re-established that this was NOT how ancient peoples thought, believed, lived, etc.

    We learn, from the earliest manifestations of spiritual theology, ideology, and/or philosophy that Man (Humanity) has always recognized and sought to establish a intimately Divine relationship and connection with the Supreme Being.

    This relationship/connection supercedes any such related notion that may find itself in being prevalent the later European thought process.

    Around the world, during the most Ancient of times, we find that the collective human thought process manifested some ideas that are very ubiquitous and universal in nature: The bow and arrow; the sword; music (and means to create it); art; literature; and lastly, but more important than all of the previous, is the anthropomorphic, totemistic representation of the relationship between Man and God.

    This relationship has always been demonstrated so intimately, that God and Man are most often times seen as being one and the same.

    Anthrophic analysis easily reveals that this can be witnessed, without exception, in nearly ALL tribes and societies of Africa, from the Southern-most region (ZULU, ZHOSA, etc), to the Western-most region (Yoruba, Ifa, etc) to the northeastern most region (ancient Kemet, Nubia, etc).

    Leaving Africa, immediately thereafter it can be witnessed in nearly all of the Arabian Helix (Nabatean, Canaanite, and Sumerian pantheons), and further eastward into India (the earliest forms of Hinduism).

    In Asia, we find systems in China and Mongolia that spread to the 4 corners of that land mass, differing only in dialect and provincial influence.

    In the South Pacific, spirituality manifested itself under the same premise, from the KAHUNA in Hawaii, to the TANGALOA in Samoa, The RATANA in New Zealand, and the most notable DREAMTIME of the Kaoori (Australian Aborigines).

    In the Americas, we find Shamanic spiritual systems as vast as its counterparts in Africa, yet no less Universal: From the Medicine Wheel in the Western regions, to the Way Of The Feather in the East, to the TEOTL of the Aztecs, Incans, and Mayans in the Central and Southern Americas.

    Though these various systems varied in their level of sophistication and expression, there has always been one common, universal thread between all these diverse spiritual systems, and the cultures that manifested and nurtured them: A Cosmological, esoteric view of the world, the universe, of Creation, and, most importantly, the Creator.

    The Ancient human being understood, certainly intuitively if not academically, that he has an irrefutable Oneness, not only with all other things in Creation, but also with the Creator as well.

    Man at this stage of existence, intrinsically knew and understood that "GOD" spoke to him, through him, with him and for him. In fact, all facets of his culture(s) was created and sustained with an understanding that it was the Supreme Consciousness, through humanity, Who was responsible for all that he accomplished. This understanding shaped his very means of thinking and communication; music, literature, art, etc.

    God was not separable from Man, much in the way that a human being's finger is not separable from his body--at least not in any fashion that one would expect for the finger to continue its designed function after such a separation.

    With this Pantheistic, Syntheistic, Esoteric, Mythological, Comsological understanding, Man grew to understand that just as the Human body is a living plethora of complex systems, with a variety of seemingly disconnected yet interconnected functions, so too is GOD.

    This understanding manifested in the Spiritual Systems that Man had created for himself; an academic means of understanding this complexity that is the Creator. We have learned that, at the very height of ancient Human development, they keenly understood how all parts play to the whole, and that no part, though its place was hierarchially ranked, is "lesser" or insignificant to the whole. For without that small part, the "whole" ceases to be whole, complete, perfect, "holy", etc.

    This speaks to the splendor of the mindset of ancient humanity, despite Modern, Western, European Man's best attempts to callously and erroneous label this as "primitive, backwards, savage", etc.

    The irony manifests, when the reality is fathomed, that it is in fact Modern/Western Man that fits these descriptions.

    In fact, this very point serves as the perfect segue for the realization that it is this backwards, counter-intuitive mode of thinking that has been forced upon us, replacing that which served as the harmonizing factor that not only balanced our physical world, but also the Axis of the Cosmos that dwells far beyond all basic comprehension.

    This epitome of harmony has been brutally usurped and supplanted with the counter-intuitive notion that manifests within the narrow(-minded), marginal ideal of Monotheism vs Polytheism, a dichotomy that, by design, simply cannot allow for any notions that are too large, extensive, or even profound, to fit within it.

    Such is the mindset of the Western/European man, and legacy of ideas that he has laid before us; too small is his mind to grasp the unfathomable, and thus the unfathomable leaves him no choice, rather than to thrive as a concept of its own, must instead be labeled, and eventually destroyed.

    The labels he creates for such elusive (for him) ideas, are the likes of "Pagan, Heathen, evil, etc". With his myopic view, he feels that he is left with no choice but to view any such concept as "worship", when in reality, the Ancient peoples had no such concept--certainly nothing matching the in the modern sense.

    Further, we find him so sorely lacking in intuitive mental processing, that he cannot see how many of the concepts of and for Divinity that he has managed to become so fond of (crude and primitive though they may be), are the very ones that he had received from those very ancient nations that he had encroached upon, and subjugated.

    We find that his 3 greatest mythologies: Norse, Greek and Roman (all 3 being mere variations along the same theme), are loosely based on cosmologies that he had stolen from the native peoples he had encountered and sought to conquer and destroy.

    We find ZEUS (GREEK), ODIN (NORSE), and JUPITER (ROMAN) occupying the same pseudo-cosmological positions within these respective mythologies. However, these deities are not indigenous to their respective lands, as they were in actuality, names for perverted concepts that these war-mongering peoples had assimilated into their own mode of thinking.

    It is without coincidence, that nearly all deities in the various European mythologies, are war-like, mischievous, jealous, cunning, lustful, murderous, etc in nature--not unlike the very peoples that venerated them.

    That is because, based on the premise of mythology, man objectifies himself, his ideas, his passions, and his outlook through the very deities that he manifests in theses various systems.

    The White man sees no glimmer of harmony, peace, understanding, balance, etc in the world, and instead he sees only things that should be catalogued; if they cannot be catalogued, then they must be conquered; if the cannot be conquered, then they must be destroyed.

    While the White man's best "God" is atrocious, vile, uncouth, belligerent etc. (reference the personas of Odin and Zeus), this is altogether different from any Spiritual system that ancient native peoples had created; many of the so-called deities represented peace, harmony, Wisdom, wonderment, etc. Our worst "Gods" are his best, and our best "Gods" have no presence, nor relevance for him.

    This did not set well with the Invader, and as such, he sought to assimilate those aspects.

    This is precisely what occurred, in regards to the contact being made with Ancient peoples in India (and parts surrounding), with the Aryans, and with the ancient peoples in Africa (and parts surrounding), with the Semites/Eurasians.

    Even though much of Hinduism maintains its semblance with its ancient self, it is nevertheless an unbefitting amalgam of Aryan thought, with Dravidian philosophy.

    Similarly, we find so-called deities, the likes of YAHWEH, EL, ALLAH, AMEN, etc from Canaanite, Himyarian, and Kemetic theologies respectively, now incorporated, albeit in a totally different form, into the Abrahamic hybrid religions that manifested as a result of such an assimilation.

    With these amalgams, we see brutal and insensitive justifications, not only for the onsets of these merged ideologies, but also for how they have played a part in the shaping of the world at present.

    Instead of merely being the system of Cosmology and Esoterum that it once was, we find that "The Gods" (and other mechanical aspects of the theology; "karma", etc) are now used to justify the poor, subversive position that the original inhabitants of the Indus Kush Valley now find themselves in.

    With the Abrahamic hybrids, we find that "GOD" (the same deities that had just previously, belonged to other systems, far be it that they merely appeared out of nowhere) has deemed these Semites/Eurasians (and by default, their descendants), of being "chosen", which in turn condones their most heinous socio-political behaviors, both then, now, and all historical points in between.

    In the meantime, those original systems from the African and Indus Kush valleys, from which these new hybrid systems were forcibly amalgamated, had become labeled, discredited and outlawed immediately thereafter, by the very same system(s) that they spawned.

    Thus, we find the Virgin Birth and Resurrection story being told authoritatively in Judeo-Christian thought, whilst the same story, told in parabolic form from far more ancient societies such as Kemet and further east with the Zoroastrians, is reduced to mere folklore and superstition.

    Further, our entire perception is altered and adjusted, based upon these neologismic ideas; ancient peoples created calendric and temporal measuring systems, all based upon their spiritual perception, however, because of the alleged "Coming of Christ", all time has supposedly stopped an reset itself to 1-Anno Domini ("The Year of Our Lord"), and we are now subjected to a new calendar system, that is not only incomplete and redundant ("leap year" is a faulty system), but also counter-intuitive ("Septos" means 7; "Octos" means 8; "Novos" means 9; and "Deca" means 10......So why is September the 9th month, October the 10th month, November the 11th month, and December the 12th month?).

    These are but a mere few examples of faulty reasoning that has been spawned of Western Religious and Philosophical thought. This "reasoning", being the pinnacle of contradition, hypocrisy, and utter foolishness, has brought nothing but disharmony at best, and destruction at worst, to the world as a whole, past and present.

    Even now, as the world attempts in desperation to cling to these outmoded, primitive and wholly inappropriate ideologies, with a bloody, slippery grip, they cannot help but see the sheer folly of even doing so. Perhaps the world continues to hold fast to these improper notions, because they see no other means to salvation? And perhaps they see no other means, because the current inheritors of the world have buried all other alternatives so deeply under prejudiced academics, and biased philosophy, that any viable alternative is nearly impossible to see with the naked eye?

    Nearly all cultures, both ancient and modern, native and even western readily recognize some version of the saying: "those that forget the past, are doomed to repeat it".

    Some ancient cultures even make the Cosmonogical assertion that the world has been destroyed more than once already.....If such was the case, then if we cannot see the folly of our Spiritual and philosophical erring ways, then destruction will most assuredly be the path that we are headed towards.

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    completely brilliant, possibly too brilliant.

    the one thing people need to realize, when certain "religious doctrines" are dismissed, this isn't some dogma war. this is a recognition that some religious have created and introduced false principles that only limit the spiritual development of the individual and society. thus, certain religious doctrines are actually destructive. and we know who introduced this destructive element into these doctrines.
     
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    Brother NIBS, you have summated all that I had attempted to convey--and no less brilliantly so. :bowdown:

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    SAMURAI36 Banned MEMBER

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    Please the edits in syntax for the above essay.

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    The same elements as today, corrupt Priests and other "men of the cloth".
     
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    Semites and Eurasians aren't chosen, but the Israelites, who happen to be Shemitic; they definitely aren't they who pretend to be them nowadays though.

    The faith isn't hybrid of anything, but original above all, since the truth is always original. ;) I do understand the whole calender thing, but out of convenience many follow it. It'd be incredibly to try to get back on track as it was originally, and for Christians, we should know it doesn't matter that much.

    The similarities in the "religions" of the world, though don't say necessarily anyone on this earth stole any stories from another, but do show how we are all connected, and have been from the days of old. Many of these stories have been passed down from generation to the next, and as tribes split, so did details on the truth. I believe the Israelites, being the Chosen, stayed closest to it because the Father was always with them, and His Spirit upon them.

    Nowadays though, Christians have a duty to keep that truth, from whichever tribe or land they hail from, and keep the hope in our KING alive. Overall, we're saved and cleansed of our sins by the Son and His sacrifice, and we'll have a greater resurrection as He did the 3rd day, for life eternal because of our belief in He and our faith which He justifies us for.
     
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