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Kem Life

The Day of Tehuti: A Way To Live A Life With Purpose

Since the day of Tehuti, humanity has had a clear purpose that has inspired us to our greatest achievments

When brought into this world, we are all in the same position. We are completely susceptible to the circumstances that have been put there before us. As human beings we do not have the capabilities to invent, we can only copy what we see based off of the perception that we have. Whether these circumstances are helpful or damaging can be based on who put them there for us, what their agenda is and how that falls in line with society. Due to this vulnerability, it can be observed that the region of the world you are from and the values that are a part of that society will be all you know and shape how you live your life.the goals we come to have in life are not our own. They too have been put there for us to have but we are not able to see how a society shapes the people within it based on what the people who run the society want to achieve. This notion can be simply explained by using the example of a baby. A baby will learn how crawl, eat, walk and talk simply by observing those who are around him. If those who are around him want to help him learn these things in a faster time period, they then help him by providing tools that can better assist him with what he is trying to achieve. He will even learn at a quicker rate if he has more exposure to a model in people doing those things around him. You can see this in a young child as well. The behaviors that you see in them, whether they are positive or negative, can be found in the behaviors in their home, friends, family, and their teachers.

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On The Ancestral Path

On the Ancestral Path : What Are We Holding On To?

In order to accept new things into our lives, we have to let go of the heavy things we are holding on to.

An individual born and raised within this modern society will find that the Kemetic paradigm is far more difficult to grasp than one can imagine. It has become so foreign to us that we sometimes don’t see the purpose behind the value it carries in relation to the values we have been conditioned to hold as true. It is not an easy task to let go of the patterns that shape our lives and determine what is to become of our future, especially during our adult years, because by then we have only been exposed to what society has deemed “necessary” in order to maintain a sense of control regarding our thoughts, behaviors, and emotions. Although the Kemetic paradigm comes to give that control back to the individual, he finds himself rejecting many aspects of it simply due to the fear of losing parts of himself in a world that does not make sense according to what he has been taught in the modern society. This is the logic that prevents or delays the evolution of the individual towards accepting the values that belong to him.

It is not unusual to notice characteristics of the hypocrisy and contradictions associated with shifting from one paradigm to another. For the individual to move beyond exhibiting those traits, he must first fully understand, apply and practice what is known as detachment. Whether it’s regarding a person, place or thing, the ability for one to detach himself from any given equation is key and very vital to achieving an honest progression along the Kemetic spiritual path. But because the majority of us are led by our emotions, we can easily convince ourselves that striving to achieve something greater is not worth letting go of what we’re holding on to. 

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Kem Graduation

Graduation: The Call to Return Home

The Sakuhai Generation

The Sakuhai Generation includes students from the Chicago and New York Schools, united across the continent by Initiatic bonds. These are the Chicago graduates.

In the M’TAM education system, we say that the difficult part is not learning something new. The hardest part is saying goodbye. As initiates, our first priority is the paradigm shift that must take place. For this, we will have to say goodbye to many of the habits, values, mentalities, and even people in our lives. In the colonial world, we have been conditioned in a certain way that enables others to control us. The individual in the modern society has simply been hijacked and is being led to his own destruction without even knowing it.

Few of us are aware of how deeply the modern system has ingrained these seeds of destruction within us, but examples are everywhere. All we have to do is look at the state of our communities right now. While some people are feeling on top of the world, living their dreams, their neighbors on the other side of the tracks have to resort to desperate measures just to survive. While the system will hold up those who are supposedly succeeding for the whole world to admire, the others are simply put to the side. While the system will take credit for each “success,” each “failure” takes the blame for his own suffering. Each failure is punished for the desperate acts he must take due to his situation. Often this is a situation that he was born into, that he has no control over.

Sakuhai New York Graduates
Sakuhai Generation New York Graduates

We understand, based on these facts, that the human being is extremely vulnerable. We come into this world without the choice of who our parents will be or what kind of community we will come to. We are born into a world that we don’t understand and we only have those who came before us to give us our understanding of the world. The modern system has made its agenda clear. It will use any means at its disposal to ensure our understanding of the world is the one that it has defined for us. For us, this becomes how we define ourselves and we fight to protect this definition;

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Survivor's Notebook

Survivors Notebook: Bittersweet A Testimonial

Sugar

Many have an addiction to sugar that they sacrifice their health and sometimes even their lives to maintain.

Traditional wisdom tells us that poison comes with a sweetness. If poison was bitter, no one would eat it!

When I was a child, I used to get headaches. I was told they were migraines. You know, the kind that feel like there’s something inside of your brain that’s pushing it against the sides of your skull. The kind that throbs every time your heart beats. The kind that hurt so bad that I used to just lay in my bed and groan. I could barely function. To make matters worse, they would often be accompanied by intense nausea and vomiting.

My parents are both registered nurses. As professionals in the medical field, one may think that they would have a solution to my problem, or at least be able to tell me what was causing it. Unfortunately, I did not receive any insight or assistance as I continued to suffer this way for years.

When I was about 20 years old, I began to learn about natural health and diet and I completely changed my eating habits, basically cutting out any junk food, white flour, sugar and even salt, for the most part. From that point, my health improved significantly and I don’t remember having headaches during that period. However, as the years passed, some of my old eating habits were slowly reintroduced.

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Volume 9.1

Return of the Exodus Army

Herpw Bikbye Inejnema

Herpw Bikbye Inejema leads the Exodus Army in an awesome display of Kemetic Initiatic Knowledge.

This year, the annual benefit for The Earth Center of Maanu was held in the large auditorium in the west wing of the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago. This benefit is held to raise funds for students of the Earth Center who would not otherwise be able to afford to go on the spiritual pilgrimage to Merita (traditional Africa) that is held each year.

The night started out with the comedy of Meechi. Meechi was dealing with a tough audience this night. He really had to work his material in order to find a selection of jokes that fit with an audience that is very serious about traditional African Spirituality. After a while, he found his own sweet spot and the audience began to warm to his ministrations.

As Meechi began his routine, we saw on the right hand side of the stage a tall young man dressed in traditional clothing working on a painting of Kemetic design. Meechi walked over and introduced us to Marrwho Hasati, a third generation M’TAM initiate and professional artist. He would continue to work on his painting for the full performance. I am personally very familiar with Marrwho’s work, since he is responsible for most of the major works of art that are on display in the Earth Center Chicago.

The first musical act featured the music of Robert “Baabe” Irving. Robert Irving is one of the most well known Jazz figures in Chicago. He has produced numerous albums and was the music director for Miles Davis. As the story has been told to me, it was Baabe Irving who first invited Master Naba to come to Chicago.
This was my first experience of Baabe Irving live. His ensemble featured himself on piano a base player and drummer to round out the rhythm section. He also featured a saxophonist. His music stirred the soul, but for me, the best part of his performance was when he invited the vocalist Senabella to join the band and blend her lovely voice with the rest of the ensemble. She started with a song that she explained was the song that she performed when she first met Master Naba.

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