Saturday, December 31, 2005

Feast of Sekhmet

As AMANI RA aged, human beings began to plot against him. When Ra saw this, he summoned his divine Eye, in the form of the goddess Hathor. He also sent for Shu, Tefenet, Geb, Nut, and the eight primeval gods.
Ra asked Nun, the oldest of these primeval gods, for advice as to what to do about the rebellious people. Nun and the other gods counselled the sun god to send his divine Eye to destroy humankind. Ra agreed, and the Eye goddess was transformed from Hathor into Sekhmet, the raging lioness, who slaughtered some of the people and waded in their blood.
Ra decided to save the remainder of humanity. In order to distract Sekhmet from her orgy of killing, he ordered the high priest of his temple at Heliopolis to make 7,000 jars of beer and to dye it red. When this had been done, the beer was poured out on the ground so that it looked like a lake of blood.
The Eye goddess saw the lake and her reflection in it. She lapped up the dyed beer and became so drunk that she forgot about slaughtering the rest of humankind. The Eye goddess was transformed from the savage Sekhmet back into the beautiful Hathor, but although humanity was no safe from the lion goddess's rage, plague and death had now come into existence.
pour libations for this oracle...

Thursday, December 29, 2005

Follow the path

"When you know personally that certain things are wrong,
unwholesome, bad, then give them up;
when you know personally that certain
things are right, wholesome, good,
then accept them, and adhere to them."

Sunday, December 25, 2005

174th anniversary of Jamaican Slaves' Rebellion

SAMUEL SHARP led a rebellion of slaves in Jamaica on 27th December 1831 that lasted till January of the following year. It clearly indicated to the ruling classes in Jamaica and the British Parliament that AFRIKAN Slaves were determined to achieve liberation form Chattel Slavery.
This well organised rebellion led by Samuel Sharp engulfed the entire island resulting in the so-called "ABOLITION of Slavery in British Territories. However the Slave Trade continued across the African, Caribbean Regions and American mainland till 1887.
A devout Christian of Baptist persuasion, Sam santioned the uprising with oaths of participants made by kissing the Bible. The rebellion resulted in substantial loss of lives on all sides plus the eventual hanging on May 23, 1832 of Samuel Sharp, survived by his immortal declaration :"I would rather die upon yonder gallows than live in slavery".

The Methodist minister, Henry Bleby provides us with a moving account of how he met his death. "He marched to the spot where so many had been sacrificed to the demon of slavery with a firm and even dignified step, clothed in a suit of new white clothes?..He seemed to be entirely unmoved by the near approach of death and addressed the assembled multitude at some length in a clear unfaltering voice".
may the ancestors be pleased with his efforts..
we pour libations