AFRICAN LOGIC (Part 5)
Logic originated by Ancient Africans is Humankind’s highest form of abstract thinking. Humans brains’ Frontal lobes, an experience simulator (done in the head) allow for reasoning; abstract thinking; organizing behaviors over Time/Space; spotlight paths for attaining future goals; and impart initiative, creativity, and feelings of personal autonomy and identity. This is mainly because the right frontal lobe is an integrative region of the brain where emotional, logical, and perceptual data converge. In Logic and Mathematics, Very Ancient Africans used axioms to study what results from them. Principles pertaining to higher planes of existence of prime concern to them were of a scientific, esoteric (knowledge beyond reason), and logical nature–using principles to provide rules for Critical/Rational Thinking related to equalities, differences, and similarities. Examples were in how to arrive at correct conclusions about things and their relationships to each other as well as to the whole. Ancient Africans said mathematics is the one and only key to clear thinking, meaning, and communication. Since African Logic and all laws for living were based upon mathematics, their process of mathematical reasoning was referred to as Discourse. When Discourse was put into words, it was called Philosophy. Philosophy in its truest application is properly a matter of pure Logic.
Philosophy of Life (POL) is the standard, filter, and guide for how one lives ones life. Ancient African teachers used a question and answer method–called Dialect–to assess a student’s POL. Its aim is to “Educate” (lead knowledge out of ones Soul) by exploring Abstracts and Abstractions; locate and account for the essences of all things; see the common inner nature of seemingly unrelated essences; and manipulate, maneuver, and synthesize the inner meanings of those essence principles so as to connect diverse things into a unified whole. In the Ancient Egyptian Mystery Schools (?12,500 BC), Dialectic consisted of an exercise designed to help students figure out the truth or to clarify an issue by recognizing and shedding what is false; by showing which aspects are wholly inconsistent with one another; and by determining aspects having a harmonious fit on higher planes of existence (Bailey, Supreme Thinking of Ancient Africans). Regardless of how hard the problem, Ancient Africans realized there is always an undiscovered logical coherence among the hidden parts of a problem and its basic logical structure. They started the search of the Unknown or the incomprehensible by assessing the underlying base of the problem, searching for Principles. Out of this process arose African Critical philosophy–a rigorous logical method using argument and logical analysis to clarify and critique existing beliefs–as all should do–on the way to discovering the truth.
Logic’s subject matter, whether using reasoning, analysis, or processing data, is general rather than concrete because it omits great numbers of individual differences–an omission highly necessary and superbly useful for handling great masses of facts and experiments. Spiritual Symbols do the same thing. The qualities or the attributes’ Characteristics, Features, and Traits are maneuvered and manipulated in a manner similar to “Alphabet Learning.” Only after the alphabet is learned and internalized can one advance to putting words together where they await (in a Paradigm storage place) being meaningfully put together for communication. The degree to which speaking or writing is successful depends on the content, the words chosen, and the “polishing” of the communication. Logic helps determine which best word to speak–the proper selection of which shortens the distance between the message of the messenger and the people’s understanding of both. Distinguishing Truth and Falsehood was by the Spiritual Elements and, within it, by possessing knowledge of relations between parts with each other and the whole. Its syllogistic logical and segregative thinking enables one to separate parts of a whole (usually mistaken for analysis); to focus on isolated parts (Amen Metu Neter I:107); and devise options for a solution. Mathematics and logic (originating in the African Kimetic texts) were particularly important in freeing the mind, in controlling wild thoughts, and in developing order. Intelligence is cultivated by discerning (reading what is not easy to read) the unique laws of sympathy and Nature. Logic and Dialectic are disciplines of a moral nature, by means of which the irrational tendencies of a human being are purged away (James, p. 28). jabaileymd.com