One of the questions I often get asked is did the ancient Kemet have a bible or some sort of holy book? The unspoken implication in that question is that since Christianity had a book to tell us what to believe everybody including ancient Kemet had one as well. The assumption is having something like a bible is normal and was the norm in antiquity.
I completely understand because I once had to decide to leave Christianity myself. It was one of the best things I could have ever done for my entire life. But the question is asked from an understandably religious bias.
Most of us that grew up religious make a couple of assumptions:
These are biases that must be addressed before I can address the idea of a Word of God in ancient Kemet. What you will learn today is that the Christian book that we call the bible is actually a breakdown of ancient African traditional spiritual practices. I’m going to breakdown the biases and explain the ancient African view of the word of God so it will forever and consistently be broke.
Here is what you will learn in this video:
Why did Christianity need to form a bible?
Are the bibles we have today authentic correct translations of original text?
How did these Christian doctrines shape your way of thinking about how you move through life?
What did ancient Africans view as the word of God
How does the ancient African idea impact their life?
Why did Christianity need to form a bible?
Understand at the time of the formation of Christianity in the 4th century there were literally thousands of manuscripts floating around claiming authority about spiritual matters. The Catholic Church was in a theological battle with Gnostics who did not believe in a corporealized Christ.
The religion we know as Christianity today developed over four hundred years. The Idea of Christ Existed at least 10,000 years before Christianity in Africa.
Greek Gnostics had taken what amounts to a fringe aspect of the Egyptian mystery schools and created their own schools in Europe and Asia minor.
The Gnostics preachers or prophets as they were known back then, would teach on how to gain wisdom and enlightenment. Prophet originally meant speaker. Not someone that could see the future. It would be closer to our idea of a preacher today. So, when you see that word in the bible recognize what its meaning in its historical context, not how we have defined it today. For these prophets, men and women, Christ was a state of enlightenment not a person. It had been that way for thousands of years before Christianity invented a man today we call Jesus. Christ was never his surname.
These Gnostic preachers had followers that subscribed to their teachings. Many of them had certain “books” that they would preach from. The fact that gnostics wrote this ancient African knowledge down was a breakdown in the ancient African oral tradition. In the African Esoteric tradition the knowledge was forbidden to be written down.
These Gnostic preachers and books would teach ideas like Christ is within you. These preachers were more closely aligned with the ancient Kemetic idea of Christ as an archetype of human expression as a soul.
For the Gnostics no one needed an intermediary like a priest or preacher to connect to god. They taught that you could go within and “talk” to God personally.
That became a threat for the hierarchy of The Catholic Church. They didn’t want people that felt they could talk to God themselves because that meant they couldn’t stand on the claim that Jesus passed his knowledge on to his disciples who then passed it on to the priests and bishops of the Church. The Church decreed that God did not talk directly to anyone after Jesus and his disciples. They called it apostolic succession. In other words, Jesus gave the knowledge to the apostles, the apostles give the knowledge to the bishops and the ultimately pass it on to the people. A flesh and blood Jesus made them special.
They had to find away that the words of Jesus could be passed on and everyone could be on the same page. Literally.
The Church denounced Gnostics and their teachings on an inner Christ as heretical. These same men learned their information from Gnostics for 300 years until the council of Nicaea in 325 CE. There was still no official bible then. That didn’t happen until approximately 40 years later.
So, that was the backdrop of the climate of the time that the bible was formed in. The bible is as much a political document as it is a supposed holy book. Arguments over theology shaped it and the power of the Roman military shoved it down the throats of anyone that dared go against the Church.
The oddest thing was that the Catholic Church pushed the development of the Bible to a population that was 90% illiterate. It was never meant for the masses to read, only to be heard and directed by the pope and the bishops.
What problem did the church need to solve?
So the problem The Church needed to solve was, how was an orthodox or “right thinking” Christian supposed to tell the difference between truth and hearsay or “wrong thinking?”
There were many different Christians sects in many different countries by the 4th century and they were not unified in their beliefs. The Catholic Church had to find a way that they could unify all the different Christians and let them know what orthodox or “right thinking” was. The new idea they came up with was that Christ incarnated on earth and gave his message to the apostles. Many at the Council of Nicaea that were wanting to stay true to the original teachings argued against a flesh and blood Jesus.
The idea of Jesus dying and being resurrected was absurd to the Gnostics and anyone at that time who wanted to be true to the original teachings.
The Catholic Church won the battle and got everyone to agree apostolic succession and that Jesus was a person 300 years after his supposed death. No one could verify his life, but most importantly they couldn’t deny it either. Try to imagine how you could verify something today from 300 years ago. It would be pretty difficult to do.
Years later they came up with the idea of putting the accepted books of the time into the first bible. The bishop of Alexandria, Egypt, Athanasius circulated a list of the accepted books to be included in the “bible” in 367 CE. They became known as the Codex Sinaiticus.
I stress accepted because there were books like those, we call the apocrypha today. The Gnostics preached from them but didn’t have the right message for the catholic Church and they were excluded from the bible.
For example, there were books like the gospel of Thomas that had a different message taught by Jesus. The Gospel of Thomas talked about finding the light within. Thomas means twin. In the gospel of Thomas Jesus identified Thomas as his twin but also says that his light is part of everything we could see and experience in the Universe.
That is a very different message than the Church that Jesus was an exception to everything in the universe.
The Gospel of Phillip said rather than being called a Christian any person with inner Knowing or Gnosis should be called a Christ. Again, a different message than The Church. Many of the Books the Church did not allow in the bible had these types of messages about Jesus. These messages were staying true to ancient African teachings that were thousands of years old. They also recognized that Jesus was never human. Both of the messages from these gospels and others subscribed to the idea that Christ is a state of a person becoming aware of their own personal issues or gaining enlightenment.
Unlike the Church that taught that Jesus was someone you needed to look to for your truth. Believe in him and you would be saved.
Whereas the ancient teachings were about you doing inner work to grow and expand, the Church basically said no inner work was needed, just accept Jesus and believe and salvation is yours. In the beginning it was salvation from ignorance. That message obviously changed over the centuries to being saved from hell, for The Church.
Because Christianity was claiming they had a new never before heard or seen revelation of truth the bible would be how their followers would all subscribe to the same belief. Unlike any spiritual system before it, Christianity claimed they had the ultimate truth. When you needed guidance, you didn’t need to go within, you simply needed to pick up the bible and it would tell you what you needed to believe. It became the guide for right or orthodox thinking.
In this way a person would effectively be despiritualized because they don’t trust that inner call nor do they know how to recognize how they are being guided. Personal spiritual work is really about a person developing their spiritual self-esteem and having the courage to follow their own heart and inner power.
As a soul your higher self is always in communication in many different ways. But if you don’t know how to recognize the signs and trust them you cut yourself off from important and necessary information.
How many times have you looked back at a major fork in the road and wondered what life might be like if you had followed your heart? When ever you relinquish your decisions to someone are something outside of your self you end up with regrets.
Christianity at its essence attacks our self-esteem. It’s doctrine of original sin attacks the humanity in all by making believers sinners and not worthy to exist as they are. It implies an automatic guilt that forces individuals to find relief from that guilt by inventing imaginary devils and demons that blame can be placed on for undesirable behavior. You know, the devil made me do it!
In ancient Egyptian teachings ignorance was the path to wickedness. If you think about it Christian teachings were that Adam and Eve got kicked out of the garden of Eden for a sin. What was the sin? Eating from the tree of knowledge of good and evil. In other words, it was a sin to gain knowledge.
Even to this day those considered more spiritual in Christianity are those that follow the doctrines with the least amount of questioning. In other words, its not about knowledge, its about being obedient. Obedience becomes more valued than self-expression. Blind belief and obedience creates individuals with poor self-esteem that plays out in so many of the isms within our society.
At the foundation of racism, sexism, homophobia, etc. is rigidity of beliefs that make people feel they are under attack within a society that is forever changing. Individual expression will forever be a threat to tribalism.
The early Christians fought against individualized spirituality taught buy the Gnostics. When I say individualized, I mean having the ability to learn and gain wisdom through your unique expression of the creator.
The Gnostic learned all of what they know from the ancient Egyptians. However, when they began to put the secret teachings in writing it was a breakdown in the oral traditions of Africans and the mystery schools. They set in motion the events that spawned the bible and the erroneous belief that it was the word of God.
What did ancient African view as the word of God?
The original concept of the word of God has nothing to do with a book of anykind.
What we know as they Hieroglyphs through the Greeks were called the Mdu-Netchr. A direct literal translation would be words of God. But to think of it literally would be a mistake. One has to understand how that ancient africans symbolically represented the idea of a word.
For the ancient Africans the essence of nature was energy and vibration.
Harmony or vibration is expressed in nature through and through. Harmony is how nature is systematically formed. When they spoke poetically of the word they it metaphorically meant vibration.
Let’s examine this idea to understand what the true word of God is beyond a book.
Christianity and the word
In the gospel of John chapter 1:1 it states, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.”
Christianity teaches that Jesus as the Word was the only representation of God on earth. The thing is as a historical reference to Jesus this is false. The Christian idea effectively obscures ancient truth in plain sight with its deceit. Here’s what I mean.
In ancient times the Word or Logia as the Greeks called it was a metaphor. It was a double entendre in that it has meanings on multiple levels. This idea was represented by Ra. I know we are told that Ra is a sun god. But that is not true. Ras essence is the foundation of creation.
Allow me to explain. In ancient Khemetic terms the word became a metaphor for vibration. Think about it, what has to happen before a word can be uttered? Your vocal chords have to vibrate. In the ancient Book of coming forth by day or Book of the dead as it is commonly known, Mythological Ra states, I am Ra… I am the eternal… I am the Word… I Created the Word. That was at least 5,000 years before the gospel of John. That means he is the source of all of creation. That means that vibration or sound is a component of all of creation.
But how is Ra always connected to the sun or being a sun god? It’s because photons or electromagnetic light is another component of Ra. The word myth etymologically comes for the Egyptian word Muthoi which one meaning is wise sayings. Wise sayings can be enlightening. Therefore, the Word can also be light or enlightenment.
The Sun shines and lights or illuminates the world for all mankind.
So the idea of the word of God should take on the ancient paradigm. That means that as a physical body you are a symphony of cells that have a frequency of light and sound to form your essence from spirit. Ra says I am the word. That means within you is the spirit of God. You are the human representation of Source as light and sound.
As a function of nature Horus a.k.a. Jesus became the newly enlightened soul through the Word. Ra is an aspect within Horus. But horus specifically references the instant the enlightenment occurs. I’ll use a slice of bread as an analogy to explain how the ancient thought.
Ra as the word is like a slice of bread. That bread can be put in a toaster. Once the bread is done you call it toast. Toast is the new and specific state that the bread is in.
Ra is the bread and Horus is the new state of toast so to speak. At its essence toast is bread. But it is a changed state from bread. Ra is the word and Horus or Jesus is the newly enlightened state of being.
That word is your essence.
The word is the essence of source
The word is light and sound. Now when I say you, I’m using the ancient African paradigm of the concept. That means you as a s-o-u-l which is a homonym of the latin word S-o-l is light on its journey back to the Nun.
You are the Word made flesh! John 1:14 states this same exact idea, but we were taught that this Word that became flesh as this exception called Jesus. In fact, it’s all of us that is the Word. It is anything that’s in the universe.
You are a vibrational being, made in the image of the source of all things!
Science says it, Ancient Khemet said it, and so does the bible. They just twist everything to make carnal Jesus the great exception.
The idea that the entire universe has components of light and sound is not just woo woo, its confirmed scientific fact! In new age vernacular it is the idea of a hologram. If you break off a piece of a hologram the whole can still be seen in the piece. You are a piece or image of the whole.
The ancient Africans didn’t have a book that was the Word of God. Through their oral traditions the word became the vibrational essence that represented God. They had an idea that call the true word or Makheru. It meant to vibrate as the creator.
The Africans taught that everything that begin from the source had the will to return to the source and merge with it. But the merging is not a physical one. It is the ability to vibrate on the same frequency as the one.
That means that as a soul; a being of light and sound you must assimilate experience and vibrationally reconcile those experiences to the point of being steady and balanced. In the physical that is a person that understands the universe is a friendly place. That means you don’t walk in fear, or anger, or hate.
You simply love who you are and all the rest that represents the creator. When you reach this point you will have raised your consciousness and your vibration. It is a constant process that you are working through in life. To many people think that being spiritual means that you shouldn’t have difficulties. That’s not true. We live in a universe based on duality. In other words light and dark exist as potential in any situation. As you begin to learn and grow you handle difficulties differently as you become enlightened. You illuminate the darkness from within.
When you operate with this knowledge you are BEING the Word of God and you never needed to read a book for to find truth. Your truth is within you. A book cannot contain or access all knowledge within the Universe. The answer to you love life, your career, your finances can be found within you. You just have to tap into that light within with confidence and certainty. Just like any book, the bible cannot be and never was the word of God. It’s a misapplication of Kemetic teachings.
This next statement is metaphorically the tip and the iceberg. So listen carefully.
You are the light of the world or Word of God made flesh!
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