Saturday, January 28, 2006

now is to be in the knowing

Lama's body after death 75 yrs ago
astonishes scientists and devotees

Yesterday is a memory
Tomorrow is the unknown
Now is the Knowing

pilgrims adorning Dashi Dorzho itigilov

With the permission of the Buddhist clergy, scientists investigated samples of tissues of the "imperishable body". They compared them with those of living people. When one of the scientists approached the body, she could clearly feel the warmth of his hands. Professor Viktor Zvyagin from the Federal Center for Forensic Medicine, examined Itighelov's body in Ivolginsk last November, and conducted analyses of hair, skin and nail specimens after his return to Moscow. He concluded that Itighelov's body was in the condition of someone who had died 36 hours ago.

Dashi-Dorzho Itigilov as a Mummy

Friday, January 27, 2006

Griot of the WEST

serving gallantly

I, Too
I, too, sing America.
I am the darker brother
They send me to eat in the kitchen
When company comes,
But I laugh,
And eat well,
And grow strong.
Tomorrow,I'll be at the table
When company comes.
Nobody'll dare
Say to me,
"Eat in the kitchen,
They'll see how beautiful
I am
And be ashamed--
I, too, am America.
James Langston Hughes

Born 1902-
Crossed OVER 1967

may the ancestors be pleased with his efforts

Wednesday, January 25, 2006


The Declaration to the Forty-two Goddesses

sacred declaration of kush

O Wide-of-stride who comes from On: i have not done evil.
O Flame-grasper who comes from Kheraha: i have not robbed.
O Long-nosed who comes from Khbmun: i have not coveted.
O Shadow-eater who comes from the cave: i have not stolen.
O Savage-faced who comes from Rostau: i have not killed people.
O Lion-Twins who come from heaven: i have not trimmed the measure.
O Flint-eyed who comes from Khem: i have not cheated.
O Fiery-one who comes backward: i have not stolen a goddess'/god's property.
O Bone-smasher who comes from Hnes: i have not told lies.
O Flame-thrower who comes from Memphis: i have not seized food.
O Cave-dweller who comes from the west: i have not sulked.
O White-toothed who comes from Lakeland: i have not trespassed.
O Blood-eater who comes from slaughterplace: i have not slain sacred cattle.
O Entrall-eater who comes from the tribunal: i have not extorted.
O Lord of Ma'at who comes from Maaty: i have not stolen bread rations.
O Wanderer who comes from Bubastis: i have not spied.
O Pale-one who comes from On: i have not prattled.
O Villain who comes from Anjdty: i have contended only for my goods.
O Fiend who comes from slaughterhouse: i have not committed adultery.
O Examiner who comes from Min's temple: i have not defiled myself.
O Chief of the nobles who comes from Imu: i have not caused fear.
O Wrecker who comes from Huy: i have not trespassed.
O Disturber who comes from the sanctuary: i have not been violent.
O Child who comes from the nome of On: i have not been deaf to Ma'at.
O Foreteller who comes from Wensi: i have not quarreled.
O Bastet who comes from the shrine: i have not winked.
O Backward-faced who comes from the pit: i have not copulated with a boy.
O Flame-footed who comes from the dusk: i have not been false.
O Dark-one who comes from darkness: i have not reviled.
O Peace-bringer who comes from Sais: i have not been aggressive.
O Many-faced who comes from Djefet: i have not had a hasty heart.
O Accuser who comes from Utjen: i have not attacked and reviled a god.
O Horned-one who comes from Siut: i have not made many words.
O Nefertem who comes from Memphis: i have not sinned, i have not done wrong.
O Timeless-one who comes from Djedu: i have not made trouble.
O Willful-one who comes from Tjebu: i have not waded in water.
O Flowing-one who comes from Nun: i have not raised my voice.
O Commander of people who comes from his shrine: i have not cursed a god.
O Benefactor who comes from Huy: i have not been boastful.
O Nehebkau who comes from the city: i have not been haughty.
O High-of-head who comes from the cave: i have not wanted more than i had.
O Captor who comes from the graveyard: i have not cursed the deities in my town.

may the ancestors be pleased

Image Credits : NASA/HST/ASU/J. Hester et al.

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

respect and love for MOTHER EARTH

GEB (EARTH) beneath NUT( SKY) Both ancient deities of TA MERRI

mother earth
Far in a past time,
lost in the space time,
the Children of Light looked down on the world.
Seeing the children of men in their bondage,
bound by the force that came from beyond.
Knew they that only by freedom from bondage
could man ever rise from the Earth to the Sun.

"We are they who were formed from the space-dust, partaking of life from the infinite ALL; living in the world as children of men, like and yet unlike the children of men."

we give thanks for the efforts

of our ancestors & those who would follow us...

amani hoteph

apedamak bash


Monday, January 23, 2006

Khensu approaches

Said with his voice of truth and calm:
O you that hast a single arm!
O thou that glitteriest in the moon!
I weave thee in the spinning charm;

pouring libations as the moon grows


Sunday, January 22, 2006

A new era beckons



PACHAKUTIC has dawned ushering as predicted by the ancients an expected period ending 500 years of domination of Indigenous world after the arrival of the strangers in the West.
Most evident as experienced in the south is the blessing of the new President of Bolivia, a son of the indigenous womb who once shepherded llama will now lead a nation forward.
May the ancestors be pleased.
We remember ancestor deity INTI

with reverence we recite the ancient Inca prayers

Creator, end of all things
root of all
Lord of the Lake
active diligent Wiracocha,
Lord of Mountains
Lord of Prayers
Lord of Rituals
Lord without measure,
Creator, end of all,
who rewards and grants:
Let the communities and peoples prosper
and also those who journey outside or within.

O Lord
fortunate, happy, victorious Wiracocha,
merciful and compassionate toward the people:
Before you stand your servants and the poor
to whom you have given life and put in their places:
Let them be happy and blessed
with their children and descendants;
let them not fall into veiled dangers
along the lonely road;
let them live many years
without weakening or loss,
let them eat, let them drink.

excerpt: Sacred Hymns of Inca Ancestor Pachacutec

Caribbean Scribes against Racism

Born 1913
Martinique, caribbean

We are by definition complicated beings. That is the general rule for any society but one that is particularly applicable in the case of societies where complex layers of sediment have been laid down as a result of the inequalities of colonial life. Not everything was negative, far from it. The hybridization of which we are the outcome has achievements and positive values to its credit wherein the West and Europe also had their share. There was, as I say, a positive side, the effects of which were only belatedly felt by the non-Europeans but which are undeniable and in which we are simultaneously agents and partners - and, I should add, sometimes the beneficiaries as well….”

Born Martinique, Caribbean
in 1925
Crossed over
"...Racism is not the whole but the most visible, and the crudest element of a given structure...

Racism is not the whole but the most visible, the most day-to-day and, not to mince matters, the crudest element of a given structure...

To study the relations of racism and culture is to raise the question of their reciprocal action. If culture is the combination of motor and mental behavior patterns arising from the encounter of man with nature and with his fellow-man, it can be said that racism is indeed a cultural element. There are thus cultures with racism and cultures without racism.

This precise cultural element, however, has not become encysted. Racism has not managed to harden. It has had to renew itself, to adapt itself, to change its appearance. It has had to undergo the fate of the cultural whole that informed it.

The vulgar, primitive, over-simple racism purported to find in biology - the Scriptures having proved insufficient - the material basis of the doctrine. It would be tedious to recall the efforts then undertaken- the comparative form of the skulls, the quantity and the configuration of the folds of the brain, the characteristics of the cell layers of the cortex, the dimensions of the vertebrae, the microscopic appearance of the epiderm, etc....

Intellectual and emotional primitivism appeared as a banal consequence, a recognition of existence...."
may the ancestors be pleased