Black Spirituality Religion : Wearing Black @ Funerals

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  1. Destee

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    Hello Family,

    Where did this come from, wearing black at funerals?

    Anyone know?

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    Destee
     
  2. Chucky

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    My speculation is that it is more Eurocentric conditioning to associate Black with death and things of a negative nature, while maintaining white as purity and cleanliness.
     
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    Hi chucky and welcome...
    you spoke the truth indeed, I really hate to keep bringing up "the white man", but that is exactly where it came from. yes chucky, they associate anything "black" with death. And they been doing it so long until it's dreded in the heads of most of us...but that's far from true destee. On the other hand (and this is a proven fact) anything that's "WHITE", will kill you...fast.
    1. white liver
    2. white flour (it's bleached white)
    3. white bread (bleached)
    4. white rice (bleached, it's really brown)
    5. white people (have it been proven?)
    6. white sugar (also bleached)
    7. white milk (which comes from cows, and should be used as calf's milk only) not to mention I never seen a mom who just gave birth give her breast milk to a calf. and why not?...moving on...
    everything black is suspose to semble: death.
    1. black cat (don't let one cross in front of you) so they say.
    2. black widow
    3. black spider web
    and last but not least, just to name a few...
    4. black box (and I have no clue what that means)

    When someone "ENTERS" the world, is when we are suspose to cry, when they depart, we are to rejoice, for the sufferings of the world is no more. And as far as the attaire goes...dress like you're going to a party, because that's exactly what we do... afterwards.
    and the list goes on, and on and on. I can hear some people now saying: the white man can't make you eat bread, the white man can't make you eat sugar, and so on. (I've heard people over and over defending the white man when in reality ...white is killing us on a daily!!)
     
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    Why The Wearing Of Black To Funerals ? Egiptian Knowledge

    The Black Dog Of Egipt , Is The Reason Why You Wear Black To Funerals ?
    Did you know that the Anubis Jackal , the black dog of Egipt , is the reason why people waer black to funerals ? The black jackal dog has always been a symbol assciated with Egipt . It also represents the Neter ( deity ) Anubu ( Anubis ) . Who is called the Neter of the Dead . Anubu ( Anubis ) was also considered the inventor of Embalming . the guardian of tomba , and a judge of the dead . When the Soul was being judged . his heart was weighed on a scale against the feather of Ma'at ..Neter Anubu .. Neter Ma'at ... Netert Ammit ,Which would determine if the Soul would continue its journey or be prey for Ammit the serpent , Also known as Apopis and Apep from these symbols of Egipt . The western world associates black , witch craft , black magic and black dog with death . For Instance If A Person Hears A Dog Howling , It Is SaidTo Be An Omen That Some Will Die Soon . When A Person Dies Everyone Goes To The Funeral Wearing Black , As A Sign Of Mourning . When customs on burial were made , they stolepart from Egiptian funeral ceremonies , and made it their own . They change the symbols and the original meaning . In doing this they are constantly taking away the whole essence of the rituals and giving it back to you water down . So when you see the origins of your culture , you can't even appreciate it , because you have been given something with no meaning , or it was given to you with a negative phiosophy . What you are being shown you can not even identify with . So Black is LQQK At As Bad And The Jackal Is LQQked At As Something Evil . When Neither Is Negative , < Black Is A State Of Supreme Balancement , You Exist Longer In Dark Than Light , If Light Is Life You Only Live Your Physical Life With Human And Animals From 1 - 100 Years Or Up 120 The Most . But In Darkness Or Death You Are With God And The Angel ForEver . So Light Is Temporally And Darkness Is Eternal . Light Is With Man And Darkness Is With God, ! > Think About It . Before You Were Born , You Were In This State . And When You DieYou Will Return To That State Of Supreme Balancement . ( When Man Invented Light He Created Chaos . Murder And All Evil That Brought The Light Into Existence . ) < Blackness Is An Abode Of Peace , It Is The Light That You Cut Off When You're Ready To Sleep , To Bring Upon Peace , I Think You've Been Fooled By Racism . The Jackal Just Happen To Be The Animal Symbol Used By The Neter ( Deity ) Anubu ( Anubia ) .
    Most People Might Ask Are JackalsReally Blacks? Answer ; No ! there is no such specie as a black jackal . , the real reason why the black jackal is depicted as black , can not be revealed to those who is found not worthy . But little is a revealed and can be told, it is symbolic of '' The nine black knights . But there is a species of jackals called the black - backed jackal which originated in Senegal to Somalia , south to Namibia and eastern South Africa . Jackal isthe name applied to several carivorous mammals . in the genus Canis , dog family . They inhabit brush county . Deserts , and grasslands . Jackals are about 90 cm ( 3ft ) long , including thebushy 35 - cm ( 14in) tail , and weigh about 10 . 8 kg ( 24lb ) . They have erect ears , fairly long legs , and a slinking gait , but the black jackal dog does not exist . <Why Is It Once A Person Passes Away It Is LQQked At As Something Depressing Or As Such A Tragedy ? Formost , It Is Because It Is Something Unknown . If You Join God When You Die , Why Do You As A Religous Person Try To Stay Alive So Bad , If You Already Gave Yourself To God , You Should Be Happy To Die , Right ! Other Cultures Don't View Death As Something Bad But Accept It As Something That Is A Natural Part Of The Cycle Of Life To Be Celebrated , As The Soul Moves On To The Next Realm . This Is Also A Practice In Louisiana . One A Person Is Buried A Celebration Is Held With Danceing And Eating , It Is LQQked At As A Very Joyous Event And Not One Of Sorrow . The Native Americans, In Fact , Did A Dance That Resulted In The Massacre At Wounded Knee , Which Was Also Borrowed From The Egiptian Dance Of The Dead , Of The Muu Tribe .
    Embalming Process ... Once the embalming process was complete , sometime taking as long as 70 days , The Sem or Egiptian Priest would lead the procession of the deceassed family and how they will miss their loved ones , not for the fact that he or she will join the deities in the heavens . The Professional Mourners who were people who would follow the procession , crying for the deceased until they reached the tomb . In case of a pharaoh , or wealthy person , the family made sure they were given the most elaborate ceremony possible. . Once The Sarcophagus was in place , the tomb was sealed . Seated outside the tomb would be the Muu dancer who would perform the dance of the dead also called the Dance Of The People Of Pe . from the lower Egipt . Don't you see the whole process surrounding the burial of a deceased person including the wake is nothing but a duplcate of Egiptian rituals . The wake is where the members of the family and concerned friends have one final viewing of their loved one , by wake I mean wake is , to wakeup - resurrect get up before they are returned to Ta = earth from which they came . In Egipt , the wake or last viewing of the body is the sarcophagus , which has a life - like face of the person at their best to be always remembered . In the western world , the body is filled with formaldehyde to preserve it until the burial , also copied form the Egiptian method of embalming . Then there is a procession to the tomb . from the funeral home or parlor . home , which is a line of cars driving through the cities with banners and flowers. They also honk their horns. and turn on their headlights forall on LQQking to see on them on their way to the cemetery or graveyard . In Egipt . there was a procession taking the mummy to the tomb . The casket or coffin which is a decorative box , a sarcophagus , is then lowered into theground . an earthly tomb ; likewise in Egipt . the mummy is sealed inside the tomb
    Western World Dance Of Death , Sounds Familiar ... <<< This Definitely Sounds Familiar , It Was Taken From The Egiptians' Culture ! The Dance Od Death , Is an allegorical theme in art , literature , and music . It was based on the popular belief , fostered by the plagues and wars of the 14th and 15th centuries , that the dead , as akeletons , rose from their graves and tempted the living of all ages and ranks , to join them in a dance that brought them finally to death . Their Symbols Was The Skull And Cross Bones , The Symbol Of Raising From The Dead Or Resurrection The Dance Of Death , Or Danse Macabre , Or Totentanz , Was First Embodied In Murals And A Poem ( 1424 - 1425 ) In The Church Of The Holy Innocents In Paris . The Parisian . Printer Guyot Marchant Published A Version In Woodcuts And Verse
    ( 1485 ) . Which Was Circulated Throughout Europe . The Dance Of Death Was Subsequently Painted On Many Church Walls And Inspirired A Famous Set Of 51 Drawing Produced From 1523 To 1535 By The German Painter Hans Holbein The Younger . Anubis Was Considered The Inventor Of Embalming . The Guardian Of Tombs , And A Judge Of The Dead . The Egiptians Taught That At The Judgement He Weighed The Heart Of The Dead Against The Feather Of Truth , Which Is The Ma'at Feather , The Ostrich Is Know To Stick His Head In The Earth , While His Body Is Above The Ground , In Truth He ThinksThat He Is Hiding , When He Is Not . In Art He Is Represented As Jackal - Headed . Anubis Was Sometimes Indentified With Hermes Who Is Tehuti ( Thoth , Thutmoses ) In Greek Mythology . No Matter Where You LQQk , You See How They Have Copied Everything From Egipt From Architecture , To Clothing And Even The Customs And Rituals . Egipt Is The Source Of All Knowledge For Civilzation , And Even Modern Ones Of Today . So , The Whole Concept Of Wearing Black To Funerals Was Grafted From Ancient Egipt . What I'm Trying To Tell You The Whole Burial Concept Came From The Egiptians , The Wearing Of Black For Funeral ProcessionsIs Associated With The Black Dog Of Egipt . The Whole Concept Of The Death Dance Which All Pertians To A Black Dog Wearing A Red Or Gold Collar With A Red Stone On Ir Was All Symbolic Of Anubis .
     
  5. IssaEl21

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    Hello


    love the way youput that deeppppppppp and on point tooooooooo
     
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    Ques; Is Darkness Evil ?

    Ques; Is Darkness Evil ?
    And , It depends on which point of viewyou see it from , the religious point of view or the Scientific point of view , LQQking as it from the religious point of view , Darkness is considered Evil , and Chaos , and Light isconsidered Good and Knowledge That's The Caucasians Canaanite point of view Their Racism . White Good And Black Bad But As You Can See They Lied , They Are Wrong , LQQking at it from the scientific point of view , Light Is Considered Chaoe And Darkness Is Considered Good , If You Sit In A Dark Room , You Feel At Peace , Just As You Were In Your Mothers Womb . You Felt Secure , HowEver , As Soon As You Turn On The Light , You GIVE Birth To Chaos , For The World Was InA State Of Peace AndDarkness , Before The Eloheem ( Gods ) Turned On The Light , Then Gave Birth To Caucasians The Curse Seed Of Canaan / Canaaite Genesis 9 ; 25 <<< And he said Cursed be Canaan a servant of Servants shall he be unto his brethren , Also Read Genesis 10; 15 - 18 ... Which Have Been Causing Havoc And Evil Since The Beginning Of Time ,, Job 1 ; 7 << And the Lord said unto Satan Whence comest thou ? Then Satan answer the Lord , and said , From going to and Fro in the Earth and from walking up and down . in it ..Also Read Proverbs 22 ; 15 ...Darkness Has Become A Tool Of A Race Of People Who Want To Make All Other Of Colour Feel INFERIOR , Using The Devil Through Fear And Scare Tactice , The Unseen World , The Spirit , The Spook And The Ghost , Even Your Version Of The Bible Says God Was In Darkness First , Or Moves In Darkness Genesis 1 ; 2 <<< And the earth Was Without Form and void and Darkness was upon the face of the deep , And the Spirit Of God Moved Upon The Face Of The Waters . ... You Have From The Darkness Eloheem ( Gods ) , Came The Light Sun A Star Jehovah , The Lord , Don't Fear I We Worship The Most High God Elyon Al Genesis 14 ; 18 .. :geek:
     
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    Destee

    Very good topic, and some gr8 responses..this has prompted me to start a spin off thread hope you guys check it out :angel1:
     
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    Symbolism of Color is Sometimes Paradoxical

    White folks also extol the color "black" in their highest ceremonies and in and at FORMAL occasions "black" is the color they wear. The religious priest and rabbis of caucasian culture wear the color "black." And for European and American Jews the "color" black is almost a uniform.

    Yet, in oriental and Asian culture, the color, "white" is considered the color of "death," and is worn at funerals.

    Yet in SPIRITUAL SYMBOLISM the world over, the color white is considered positive, the light of god, truth, righteousness. When we pass white light through a prism we get the 7 colors of the rainbow. But also, in some esoteric teaching, the color "black" is considered the equivalent of white in SPIRITUAL SYMBOLISM of potency and is considered so powerful as to be a color not to even be worn unless one was a high spiritual master; a color that brings forth what is hidden, and draws everything to it good and bad. So the "esotericist" would warn and caution that the wearing of the color black could bring out the hidden bad as well as the good, and attract and draw the good as well as the bad.
     
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    Most funerals nowadays
    Is a straight up fashion show
    People renting fancy cars
    Jeweled up to the tee
    Its crazy for real
     
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    Anything black is suppose to be sad,tarnished,evil,dead
     
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