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WSR: God of Transcendence

WSR is known as Humanity’s first ancestor. His choice to express his immortality through procreation, death and resurrection makes it possible human existence and for the cycles of life and death on Earth.

IF YOU HAD the choice between living forever and dying, what would you choose? This is the choice that WSR (also known as Osiris) faced, and he chose death. Death could not be the end of WSR because he is a God, an immortal being. How can he die and still be immortal? WSR’s immortality comes in the form of reincarnation. WSR may die, but he always comes back. He is always reborn through his children. In this way, WSR is able to transcend death.

WSR is our original ancestor. He is the root of the ancestral spirit, but we are different from him because we are not Divine Beings. We are simply human beings, where WSR is a Divine being with certain human conditions. Unlike WSR, we have no choice about our death. We are not pure or perfect, but we do share a part of the spirit of WSR because we are his children.

As the children of WSR, we must face death. We can’t run away from that fact. It is part of what makes us what we are. If being a human being means that we are born and we die, then it makes a thinking person wonder what being human really means. Death is a part of it and yet not the end of it. Everything that we seem to hold on to in life gets left behind when we die.

What is left of us when everything else is taken away?

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A Story of A King (Volume 1): Piankhi of Napata

Piankhi Nubian King

May Knowledge of our history lead us to a better future

As we live in this world of colonial science,
bridled by modern villains, and their “civilized” criminal alliance;
in this imperial swamp of exploitation and grand-deception,
we fumble through life completely detached from human reality, lost, without direction.

Clumsily we carry on, deprived of the knowledge that we all hail from a culture of the Highest decree.
But if we examine what has been hidden from the world to see,
We will encounter the astounding beginnings of human history. . .

Emerging from the Great Lakes of Uganda and Kenya,
a majestic assemblage of the Black High Cultures did arise:

We flourished and spread up the valleys of the Nile. . .
We formed the great kingdoms of the Kush, Nubia and Meröwe,
and still we continued to grow –
Exuding renown and magnificence that none could defile.

Temples and shrines were built in stone, from Addis Abbaba to the Upper Lands.
We developed agriculture and astronomy, and built trade routes and titanic ships.
The prestige of our schools would train the world’s wisest men and women
mothering all of the world’s philosophies, millennia before the first crack of a whip.
Our preeminence was so admired and well known,
That our High culture was mimicked across the globe.

Our traditional Kings and Pharaohs ruled by the Divine law,
in harmony with all.
They led by example for the people to follow
with intentions for mankind that were far from shallow.

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Natural Childbirth Part 1

The gift of pregnancy and the ability to endure childbirth inspires mankind to celebrate and honor our women.  This marvelous ability is recognized by people of all cultures and traditions as a great responsibility that women hold, distinguishing a woman as the bearer of life, the unconditional care-giver, and mankind’s very first teacher.  From traditional spiritual practices to modern religions, women are identified as upholding the beauty and esteem of a culture, and are worthy and deserving of protection and adoration.  In Kem culture, we know that the woman is responsible for the destiny of her children, and the well being and maintenance of her household and her community.  Some of the duties and abilities that women carry are even exemplified by female deities.  Pregnancy and childbirth are associated with practices and traditions that reflect just how important they are to a culture and how very connected the process of childbirth is to spirituality.  Even in modern cultures, we can see remnants of practices coming from traditions that recognize the significance of the natural pregnancy and birthing process.  While human beings come from a long history of acknowledging, respecting, and enduring the natural process of bringing life into the world, the ways of the modern system have managed to twist our views and encourage us to stray from practices that have worked for our ancestors for hundreds of thousands of years.

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Reclaiming Our Culture: A Kem Graduation

By: Nekhitem Kamenthu

Iptioora Graduation

On the 2nd day of the month Nwt in the year 407 of this great year cycle, the students in the Iptioora generation graduated from their first year of study at the Earth Center. The Earth Center is an institution dedicated to preserving traditional Kemetic culture. These students studied the values of rural earth-based living versus modern industrial living. They had a chance to compare the real-life results of both of these approaches. They also studied the time tested approach to the spiritual aspects of the human situation, such as, the methods for re-connecting with their ancestors in the world of the dead, purification rituals, offerings to the dead, and a definitive understanding of the original cosmogony of beings we refer to today as “Deities” or “Gods”. This is a very special time for these student because it marks a moment where they have been exposed to very important techniques in the realms of thought and spirituality. These techniques enable them to reclaim methods that have been hidden from the average person by modern ambitions, religions, and lifestyles. These students now have important tools to reclaim their culture, regardless of ethnicity or race.

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African Festival of the Arts – Chicago – 2016


“Egungun Ancestor”, by Adedayo Laoye Oil on Canvas, 1998 From the Dixon School Art Collection, Chicago, IL

The African Festival of the Arts announces Rose Royce and Howard Hewett to headline ‘togetherness’ celebration

Monday headliners join stellar entertainers from across the African Diaspora

(CHICAGO) – The African Festival of the Arts (AFA) has announced a stellar lineup of entertainment led by its Labor Day headliners Howard Hewett and Rose Royce.

Hewett and Rose Royce will take the stage Monday evening, Sept. 5th. Held each Labor Day weekend in Chicago, the Festival offers the best in entertainment from around the world, and this year is no exception.  From Sept. 2-5 in historic Washington Park, these headliners are just one element of the renowned festival that offers a glimpse into the many unique treasures of the African Continent including African-centered offerings from across the globe.

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