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Advancing Civilization

In recent times, we have begun to identify our advancement as a species by our ability to make our lives easier. Since the dawn of human civilization, we have survived through natural means, through maintaining harmony with the natural world while gaining mastery over it. The industrial revolution introduced the modern idea of automation which uses machinery to produce what has historically been made by hand. The ability to for a nation to invent, produce, or at least acquire these machines, devices and infrastructure is now seen as proof of an advanced society. The individual who has his/her needs and wants fulfilled without giving an effort is considered to be the most fortunate.

Our ancestral cultures have warned us that “when taking becomes easy, bending down becomes difficult.” It’s clear that when we don’t exercise our muscles, they become weak. If we live in a society where mental effort is not necessary due to the easy lifestyle that has been established, what is happening to our minds? Our household appliances and mobile devices have made it so we no longer have to put much thought or effort into our daily routines. We can see that every time we acquire a new machine to do what we previously did for ourselves, it becomes more difficult to complete that task ourselves. The popular statement “use it or lose it” applies to the human reality on every level of our being. Few can deny that the act of working the muscles is strengthening to the body. In the same way, a mental challenge is also strengthening the brain.

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Modern Psychology and the Impact on Human Enlightenment

9Psychology today is defined as the study of behavior and mental processes. It is a way to study how people think, feel and behave. Within this field of study clinical psychologists are responsible for the diagnosis and treatment of various psychological problems. In other words, clinical psychologists have the ability to look at a behavior that someone is exhibiting and give an explanation for that behavior through the use of classifications or diagnoses. As a part of the evolution of psychology there is an emphasis on studying human beings in order to better identify disorders. Modern psychology is continuously defining new categories which people can be placed under. The constant redefining and evolution of this field of study illustrates the overall mindset of modern society. This mindset involves the need to continuously advance or evolve. However, when looking at the state that we are currently in as a society we must ask ourselves, is this how we want to evolve?

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On The Ancestral Path

On the Ancestral Path: The Words of Gods

As I’m writing this article, I am thinking about the Day of Tehuti. On this Holy Day (celebrated for over 50,000 years within Black Civilization) we celebrate human moral and intellectual qualities. The Day of Tehuti commemorates the day humanity decided to make ourselves different from the other species of the planet through the quality of our civilization. On the world scale, the state of our present societies is the result of the selfishness of our political leaders. These political leaders, whose egos and ambitions cannot be measured, are true disciples of the “Law of the Jungle.” The Neter (God) Tehuti said,

“To affirm what is true and to want what is just is to preserve; but to affirm and to want the opposite is to destroy. When the individual discovers the truth and wants to operate justly, nothing resists him.“

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Knowing The Time

This diagram of the stars in the Temple of Denderah is the shows Kemetic astronomy and the constellations.

This diagram of the stars in the Temple of Denderah is
the shows Kemetic astronomy and the constellations.

“What time is it?” Have you ever wondered why the New Year starts in the middle of the winter? Who decided that there were seven days in the week and fifty two weeks in a year, and what’s that leap year thing about anyway?

Every week people in this society go about their business without questioning something as simple as the reason why they celebrate certain holidays and rest and worship on the days that they are told. While we go through our lives oblivious to the impact that this has upon our minds and our existence, we can see that other cultures of the world that still have some identity of their own celebrate their holidays and work from a calendar that is a part of an ancient teaching that originates deep within the basis of their culture. Indeed, the calendar that you use is one of the most visible signs of the culture that you follow.

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Survivor's Notebook

Survivor’s Notebook: Public Enemy #1 (Part 2)

Authorities in Yosemite National Park are to cut down forested areas because tourists have complained they can’t see  the views for the trees.

Authorities in Yosemite National Park are to cut down
forested areas because tourists have complained they can’t see
the views for the trees.

“We conserve nature because we live in it, because it is our life, it is the life of our cattle. The ‘conservation people’ do it because it gives them employment, because they get money from the white men. For them, if the white man does not bring money, it is the end of the story. For us, even if the white man does not bring money we will still preserve the environment. We did it before the white men came. We do because it is our lives, it is the life of our ancestors and our unborn children.”

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