Table of contents
Kemetic spiritual system basics
Where does it all start for the Khemetians?
The big misunderstanding about Khemet and many gods
Why did the Bible have parables?
The Three worlds of ancient Egyptians
Terrestrial or natural NTCHRU
Fallacies we were taught about ancient Egypt
The Grand Ennead and bible personages
How does African spirituality differ from Christianity?
Benefits of Kemetic Centered Living
The reason you should delve deep into this article is that it will be good for Kemetic spiritual science basics for beginners that have little to no knowledge of ancient African spirituality. There are many misconceptions about Ancient African spirituality. You also may not be aware that EVERYTHING that is Christian originated with the ancient Khemetic Spiritual system.
This article will help uncover and connect some basic Christian concepts that were changed so you would stay stuck in low-level vibrational consciousness. I know that may sound a bit like conspiracy theory stuff but consider how much the perception of your world is rooted in ideas and experiences that cause you to feel fearful, angry, ashamed, and guilty. Often time religious teachings are at the foundation of those emotions.
But know this coming from someone that was raised in the tradition of Christianity. There is a difference between religion and spirituality. Religion keeps us from growing spiritually. I know that statement may seem odd because as Christians we were taught that being religious is being spiritual. But as you grow and elevate consciously you will experience an amazing and positive difference.
You will hear me say this a few times, Christianity is analogous to being stuck in spiritual elementary school. But once you grasp the “spiritual” significance of the original teachings you will find a freedom and excitement about life that you never thought possible. You will become more knowledgable and thirst for more and more because you will begin to rise and sustain higher-level vibrational consciousness. I mean that in the most positive of ways. Raising your consciousness will symbiotically help raise the consciousness of humanity. Change will come from within, not without.
I promise, if you stick with me here I WILL NOT drop you off a psychological cliff with nothing but shattered beliefs and nowhere to go. You were taught religion, but born spiritual. Spirituality is your natural state that no one can give you or take away. EVERYTHING is spiritual. There is no separation of secular and spiritual as we were taught. Once you grasp this ancient African way of thinking you begin to elevate to a new dimension. I know that may sound crazy because you have been steeped in religiosity.
Christianity has held so many of us in fear that we could be outcasts for not believing what they prescribe. It is an outright lie that I hope more and more will investigate. If this is your start, welcome and please study and learn. I promise you will be pleasantly surprised. If you are one that wants deeper knowledge of this spiritual system for your own development or to satisfy your curiosity and desire for knowledge, welcome and enjoy this amazing journey.
One thing that has been hidden for almost 2000 years is the fact that Khemetic spiritual science is the basis of the Christian religion.
Another reason for so many misconceptions was the arrogance of dismissive western and European Egyptologists and their prejudices. Their assumptions about African spiritual practices have been accepted by most people around the world consciously and subconsciously.
The belief that Africans were primitive and incapable of sophisticated ideologies and theologies have been pervasive worldwide. But the depth of this knowledge will prove otherwise.
Even today, with much information available at the touch of a fingertip, the belief among people of the African diaspora is that the ancient Egyptians and Khemites believed in many gods is still a major hold on the consciousness of the African diaspora and the world.
Those of us that are part of the African diaspora, have been taught to fear our own spiritual heritage even though it is the foundation for almost every spiritual system in the world.
Please hear me on this, The Kemetian/Egyptian cosmology is a philosophy based on organized, systematic, consistent, and coherent principles. Don’t believe the hype that Africans were incapable of sophisticated thought. The Abrahamic religions owe their foundations to Africans.
In this article, I want to give you some basic ideas on the Khemetian spiritual system that will break down the misinformation that has been passed along by the ignorant and the arrogant. And to also touch on the connection to Christianity. This is important for anyone that has questions about Christianity and wants to investigate it. this is only a primer and not meant to be exhaustive.
Kemetic Spiritual Science Basics
One of the biggest myths about ancient Kemet is that they believed in many gods. That’s just not true.
The belief In ancient Kemet was everything in the universe came from one source. The only way to know the source is by the effects it produces. In other words, the source is unknowable but the product from the source is visible. That’s just common sense. Another way to think about this is, we are here on this earth, in our solar system, in the universe. Therefore SOMETHING created ALL of it.
This Kemetic belief is also the source of the Christian belief in one God or monotheism. However, Christianity made some changes to the idea I will touch on later.
Everything in the universe is an effect from the original source. Since everything is an effect from the source then it is symbolic of some aspect of the source.
Another way to say the same idea is that since there is only one creator. Everything is from that one creator. That means everything IS the creator but a DIFFERENT FORM of the creator. This is Kemetic spiritual science basics.
One Source, therefore the effects (earth, mankind, the stars, the universe) is the source in a different form. Does that make sense to you?
Where does it all start for the Kemetians?
Nun; according to the Kemetians, is an ocean of chaos from which all things emanated and represented ultimate unity. It does not experience or know itself.
Within Nun are ALL the “ingredients” and ALL aspects that can potentially create anything in the Universe.
Whatever is created out of Nun has those “ingredients” within it but in a different form. Therefore, creation is representative (or symbolic) of those elements in which it originated from. By analogy, for example, flour is a basic ingredient common to cakes and cookies. with flour, there is the potential to create many different things. Within Nun are the “ingredients” to create anything in existence.
Another analogy you can consider here is that Nun is an “ocean” of Chaos. However, everything in existence comes out of Nun. Therefore every drop in the ocean makes up the ocean, and the ocean is a multitude of drops. A drop is the same thing as the ocean, but not the same magnitude. That’s Kemetic spiritual science basics.
Out of Nun comes NaTuRe (NTCHR ) and all creation. They believed that ultimately everything in creation cycled its way back to the Nun and resurrected or was reborn again in its oneness. This idea should sound familiar to Christians.
The ancient Egyptians taught there were two paths to the liberation of the Ka (soul) or resurrection back into Oneness (the NUN). The key here is understanding their idea is about the journey of the eternal soul; the energy that cannot be created or destroyed, not the physical body. According to the ancient Egyptians had teachings about the soul that many religions and spiritual systems use to this day.
Two paths of liberation of the Ka (soul)
They taught that as the individual consciousness of the Ka (soul) was enlightened it symbiotically enlightened universal consciousness as well. It was a continuous process of becoming (evolving) or “Genesis.”
The Egyptians taught two paths a soul could travel on its journey of enlightenment that originated in the Nun.
- The first path is the direct path of Iusa (Pronounced yay-oo-sah) or Christic path in which enlightenment could happen all at once.
- The second path is the indirect path called Ausar/Osiris in which one has to go through many cycles of life incarnations to gain enlightenment and the ability to resurrect or be reborn into the oneness of Nun. If you are reading this with your physical eyes, guess which path you are on? You got it! The Osirian path.
What the Christian fathers attempted to indoctrinate us with was BASIC knowledge of the two paths. I stress basic because there is deeper spiritual knowledge that they did not touch on. The Bible only alludes to it but it’s still in code hidden from us that were taught in church. As the Christian Fathers struggled theologically with their Gnostic teachers they began to make slight changes to many of the ideas from the original teachings that lead to larger ramifications. Because of politics and cementing their hierarchy the Catholic Church effectively despiritualized the ancient teachings.
So, Nun was undifferentiated and without experience. At the moment of creation, a duality (polarization of opposites) was the effect or negation of unity. Unity was no more or negated. This negation created “All that is” or the I AM. This is Kemetic spiritual science basics.
The big misunderstanding about Kemet and many gods
NTCHR (NeTCHeR) = principles of NaTuRe. The word nature is a cognate of NeTCHR. Don’t they both sound the same?
Originally Egyptologists erroneously interpreted the symbolic representations of the NeTCHeRu (plural) as the word gods. This is why most people today believe that many gods were worshipped by the Kemetians. This ideology was through the prism of a paradigm that believed the ancient Africans were too ignorant to have a science elevated beyond our science in modern times.
The NTCHRu (plural) were not gods but universal principles or Laws.
NTCHRu do not think or act consciously, they are not big people in the sky as the Greeks and Romans ignorantly believed. In our updated language, they are “Universal laws” or mathematical formulas. They permeate nature and we can consciously act on them.
This is a much deeper knowledge of understanding the idea of what we call God.
God is not a bigger more powerful version of a human or looks like a man. It IS Universal law.
They are “Universal laws” that do not have the ability of themselves to modify the orientation of their behavior. In other words, natural laws can’t “think” and act.
This concept of laws without the ability to think really knocks out the idea of a God that you need to worship and make him feel needed and appreciated so “He” doesn’t get jealous or angry. That idea came from men that could not comprehend the nuance of African spiritual science.
God is not a bigger more powerful version of a human that plays favorites and has chosen people. That’s unenlightened Greek and Roman religious thinking.
It is a universe that simply exists. The ancient Egyptians would say God IS. Or the “I AM.” You have heard this idea in the bible. Exodus 3:14 God said to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM. This is what you are to say to the Israelites: ‘I AM has sent me to you.'” The concept existed in ancient Khemet thousands of years before the bible. One the walls of the temples was the phrase “nuk puk nuk” which means I AM THAT I AM.
The ancient Africans did not just arbitrarily name something. For them, the name and even the way it sounded was as important as the way it was written. As Christians, we would say there is power in the name of Jesus. That idea is a remnant of our African heritage and recognizing that sound or vibrations form our physical universe.
The hieroglyphic names and spellings of the NTCHRU were more like a “recipe” explaining their function. Each letter written in the mdw-ntchr expressed a concept. The mdw-ntchr means “Words” of nature or as we might say today, the sounds or vibrations of NaTuRe. These sounds are the “divine” words of God. They are the original word of God. For example, the letter /n/ in the mdw-ntchr, would usually express a feminine aspect of nature.
Which means that in some way it was a “container” for the seed of the masculine. You will see the letter /n/ represented with a wave glyph. NuN was “watery” chaos that the universe was “birthed” from.
We lose meaning when we translate these ideas into English or any language today. The glyph is more than a letter, it is an entire concept that has many layers of meaning. One meaning conceptually is water or a wave. Scientifically it could mean potential like a “wave” of potential in modern string theory.
The rebus puzzle is analogous to one way the African mdw-ntchr worked. The letters make a word and the words form a symbol. Together they form an idea or ideograph.
If you are not familiar with the culture it is difficult to figure out or understand the meaning.
Why did the bible have parables?
The bible is still a good source for confirming many ancient African spiritual concepts when you truly understand it beyond it being a literal and historical Document.
Because of the many levels that the mdw-ntchr expresses it was difficult to translate it into fixed languages like Hebrew and Greek back then and most of our modern languages today. The only way to express these African concepts in a fixed language was to write in parabolic form or parables.
The ancient Africans and their writing were used in a way analogous to a rebus puzzle. In order for you to not be confined in your thinking, you must consider the ideas presented by the ancient Egyptians in a multi-layered multi-dimensional way. As you study more you must begin to gain knowledge of metaphysical or beyond the physical concepts in order to elevate consciously beyond religious thinking. Multi-dimensional means you operate on more than just a physical level. Coming from a religious background means you are oriented to think and live through 3rd-dimensional experiences that keep you stuck experiencing racism, wars, victimhood, sickness, and poverty. It’s time for you to elevate consciously.
You have to be confident enough to consider your OWN experiences that may be different from others. Right now validation from others is a big component of 3rd-dimensional consciousness. Once you elevate to 4th-dimensional consciousness you begin to unhook from the need of approval from others. This is Kemetic spiritual science basics.
This political cartoon above is analogous to how the ancient Africans used symbols to communicate ideas. You would have to know something about the political climate of that day to truly understand what the cartoon is expressing because very few words are being said in the cartoon. But how many other ideas can you connect with the cartoon that are not stated? Depending on your level of knowledge and experience you could extract multiple ideas and multiple interpretations from this one cartoon. And every idea filtered through your unique perspective.
With that knowledge, you get insight into what was being expressed and you could extract from it based on your level of understanding. Not just answers interpreted with one static meaning. That’s why parables do what they do. The mdw-ntchr did it more efficiently and tapped into the left and right side of the brain. The creative and the logical.
The insight you would get is deeper than an interpretation because it springs from your own well of knowledge.
This is like a political cartoon
The picture of the mummy being raised to its feet would be the equivalent of expressing an idea like a political cartoon to an Egyptian initiate. Everything that is happening in that scene has some deeper meaning. But to grasp it you must know something about the culture and their cosmology.
So much of the Kemetic Knowledge was written into the bible. However, how would you write all of the ideas attached to the picture? It would be very difficult to do so. The mdw-ntchr couldn’t be translated into fixed languages like we have today, so they created parables for the bible.
The Three worlds of ancient Egyptians
Celestial Neters are outside of the physical and non-physical world. They permeate all of creation. They are principles of creation often represented symbolically with no navels and not engendered.
These NTCHRU and their functions are the foundation of creation. There is nothing in creation that does not contain some aspect of the celestial NTCHRU. NATuRe would not exist without the components (NTCHRU) that it was created from.
examples Amen, Ra and Ptah
Amen = acknowledgment of the hidden or “mysterious” aspect of creation. (this is the Christian “Amen” at the end of prayers)
Ra = the animating spirit of all things physical and non-physical (today we might call it Holy spirit from a religious perspective, it is NOT a sun god, the sun is simply a representation or symbol of this “building block” of creation, as are all things in the universe)
NTCHRU of the Dwat are the metaphysical (beyond the physical) laws that form our physical world. These laws are what permeate physical and metaphysical creation.
Our physical world would not be possible without these metaphysical functions of nature. They are in the “spirit world” but not separate or apart from us. We are these aspects of nature in human form.
The Neters are:
Ausar (Osiris), Auset (Isis), Set, Neb-het (Nephthys), Heru (Horus)
These are the NTCHRU of the ancient Egyptian book of “Coming Forth By Day” or better known as “The Book of The Dead” because the Egyptologist found the writings in Egyptian tombs.
This same book is the foundation of the New Testament gospels. the main personages of the New Testament are found in the ancient “Book Of Coming Forth By Day” with their original African names. The Virgin Mary, Joseph, Lazarus, his sisters Mary and Martha, and Jesus. But, it is impossible to connect them to the bible until you have the ability to understand the function of these personages as Ntchru.
Based on the concept that the Dwat is the “middle world” between the Celestial and the Terrestrial worlds it is fascinating to note that none of the events in “The Book Of Coming Forth By Day” happened in the physical world. By default, neither were any of the events in the New Testament actually physical historical occurrences. Making them physical and historical was a grave error on the part of the Romans. But they really didn’t care about the African spiritual science. It was about legitimizing the power and hierarchy of the Catholic Church. I know for many that have been steeped in the Christian tradition to even consider that Jesus Christ did not walk the earth is simply the ravings of a mad man or somebody that is just not very smart.
But I assure you that I am not crazy, now you may be able to question my intelligence, but not my sanity.(lol)
Terrestrial or natural NTCHRU
Natural Netchru are those that are about nature and the physical world. Understand that everything was natural for the ancient Africans. There was no separation at all. For the Africans the world we see outside of us an extension from within us.
Fallacies we were taught about ancient Egypt
The fallacy that has been taught is that these were three competing theologies.
That is false! It is a misunderstanding of how the Kemetians viewed the Godhead or divine nature of The All.
A good analogy to explain how the ancient Egyptians thought of the Godhead would be to think of water that can exist in three different states, steam, water, and ice. They are all the same essence, just in different states. So Amen, Ra, and Ptah were NOT different Gods or beings. They are three states of existence for the source.
Another way to consider the idea of Amen, Ra, and Ptah is they are three functions of the same thing acknowledged in their different states within creation. This is the Kemetic Spiritual Science basics.
This would be analogous to a person that is a father, doctor, and a little league football coach. They are not competing aspects of the individual. They are all the same person but serving in three different functions. So goes the trinity of Amen/Ra/Ptah.
The Grand Ennead and biblical personages
The Grand Ennead of Heliopolis is the principles of the metaphysical and of the natural world.
Mythologically they express how nature came into being FROM the spiritual world and HOW it works.
Symbolically they express principles that are the essence of creation. They express principles of the mind, the body, and soul on deeper levels.
Within this group of neters is the foundation of the teachings that became the Christian religion. The Grand Ennead is the One (Atum) that became nine. You can think of the myth of Atum as the analysis of what presented itself from the NUN and the universal laws that created the universe. They are all interconnected throughout creation.
Unlike our natural science today, the ancient Egyptians taught that our physical world originated from a world beyond the physical or metaphysical. Our physical reality is an expression of the metaphysical world that preceded it.
Atum is where the name Adam was derived from. Adam is a cognate of Atum. Christian teachings changed how Atum created from himself. Atum is actually not a man, it is androgynous conceptually. It’s based in how the myths explained Egyptian (mathematical formulas) numerology. Atum as an androgynous personification of Ntchr or nature became Adam and Eve in the bible.
The Grand Ennead is explaining different functions of creation, not replacing the Trinity of Amen, Ra, and Ptah in any way. They are what Amen, Ra, and Ptah become as those functions divide, cross, and combine in different and more complex ways on their way to becoming physicalized.
You can think of the mythological figures of the Grand Ennead as the analysis of how the created universe came into being from the metaphysical world and how it all functions.
You will hear of the Ntchr Shu mainly meaning the god of air or the void. The double meaning you hear today is because they can’t express all that Shu means as a personification of a mathematical formula in a fixed language.
Tefnut is Humidity or moisture, she is the consort and balancing feminine energy of the masculine Shu. Geb represents earth and Nut represents the sky (non of them are meant literally).
These four Ntchru are the foundational elements of everything created in our physical corporeal world.
Again this is NOT a competing theology. It is the ancient Africans expressing the progression of the Godhead into creation. The lack of understanding this Khemetic spiritual science for beginners is the reason that the Greeks and later the Romans taught about God being separate from “His” creation.
The spiritual science of the ancient Africans taught that everything is an aspect of Ntchr in another form. In other words, all that you see and experience becomes a symbol of the functions of a metaphysical nature (God) that is incomprehensible to the human mind. We can only know of IT by what IT produced AS Netcher or physical nature. Everything in Ntchr is a symbol of its creator, not separate or different from it as the uncomprehending minds of the Greeks and Romans taught.
This is why the ancient Africans would inscribe on the temples, “know thyself and you will know Ntchr.” In today’s terminology, we state the idea as “you are god/goddess.” It is not arrogance, it’s simple logic on one level because mankind is an aspect of Ntchr therefore a form of god. Without this understanding, Christians think the statement “I am a god/goddess” is arrogant and blasphemous. it is actually quite logical with a spiritual science understanding.
But the ancient Africans had the ability to connect to this truth on an intuitive level. Part of elevating your consciousness is for you to tap into the more subtle aspects of consciousness beyond the physical. This is Khemetic spiritual science for beginners. It is African spiritual science as Khemet has become a mouthpiece for what “bubbled” up from interior Africa through the ancient Twa people.
How does African spirituality differ from Christianity?
If you are to contrast the philosophical difference between African spirituality and Christianity it would be this:
In Christianity, one has to cultivate a relationship with God in the hopes that “He” will grant you favor and let you into heaven. That’s how a humanized God different from you would treat you.
In Khemetic and African spiritual traditions it is about you recognizing your OWN divinity as a naturally connected aspect of All That Is. You are never not divine (double negative intended). Remember this is not being arrogant and prideful. It is simply a logical progression from the source of creation and that you are the same stuff as the source just a different form.
The only difference between you and the source is vibration/frequency. You ARE divine. You are the universe.
Benefits of Kemetic Centered Living
- You will become more connected to your higher self and maintain 4th-dimensional consciousness
- You will be more intuitive which will make you more confident
- You will use both sides of the brain which will cause you to think and act in a more balanced way
- Because you are more intuitive, more confident, and more balanced you will not experience stress and anxiety at levels you did before learning and then applying this knowledge
- It will also empower you and anyone that you could teach this knowledge.
We need more than just librarians that simply accumulate and store knowledge. Knowledge only has power when you can apply it.
Living with religious views keeps you locked in lower-level 3D consciousness that will keep you experiencing racism, wars, sickness, and poverty
The NTCHRU are not Gods but principles of nature originally misunderstood by Egyptologist
The Khemetians were monotheistic, they believed in one ultimate Ntchr (God) that was unknowable by the human mind and unnamed.
In order to truly understand Kemetian society, you must view it through analogy, symbolism, and metaphor.
The Kemetian/Egyptian cosmology is a real philosophy based on organized, systematic, consistent, and coherent principles.
Ancient Khemet/Egypt is the mouthpiece for all of African spirituality. They learned knowledge that was transferred to them from interior Africa. These ideas were all over Africa. They had different names for different languages.
As nature’s most evolved manifestation, you are god/goddess in human form.
This ends the primer on the Kemetic spiritual system basics.
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