COSMIC SPIRITUAL FORCE, SEKHEM (AFRICAN TRADITION) (36)
Very Ancient African Sages’ c20,000 BC astro-mathematics led them to conclude the Cosmic Spiritual Force, Sekhem–despite being Unknowable–has a Presence. That awareness of each Unique Cosmic Entity having a “Genetic Sameness” Correspondence came from their discovering Carbon and Melanin were in all Cosmic Things—implying all inside the Cosmic Wholism are Spiritually connected and all are in harmonious Continuity—i.e. Unity in diversity. By Sekhem residing in “The Other World”—means emanating Amenta Substances are Truth and the Cosmos and its Creatures and Creations are only a Mental Copy—an Image of Sekhem’s Spark. Sekhem or Sekhem’s inferred inner nature of Unconditional Love, as Forces beyond the Cosmos and Eternity, cannot be fully grasped by human minds. Thus, neither have ever been given images in African Tradition–in contrast to Europeans who make God a “White” Supernatural individual, Love a bounded emotion, and ‘know’ God. Being ineffable (Unknowable) means this Force’s “Name” cannot be specific. Yet, for convenience, African Sages assigned various words to this Cosmic Force. Examples are: Neter Neteru or Neter of Neters—with Neter symbolized as NTR–Supreme Being, Amn, Amun, Pa Neter, Aset, Asar, Amen, Amon, Amonu, Amunu, Almighty Tu-SoS, the One Source, the Uncreated Creator, the Boundless, Neb-er-tcher (who has no name or form), Ptah, and Sekhem, the One Universal High Spiritual Force. All, African Sages said, are merely attempts of humans’ limited minds to provide relative names, metaphors, and symbols. More recent African Sages agree that the European word “God” is too limited for what represents the Infinite Mind—the “Big Mind”–for which there is no name. Yet, any name or word of Ultimate Esteem–like God, as long as it is in a non-Supernatural sense as Europeans use it–is okay (Bailey, African Wisdom). Sekhem, said African Sages, is the vital Life Force in humans and all life draws upon this Force in order to exist (Ashby, Coming Forth By Day, p146).
Principles derived from what flows out of the Sekhem Logos were used to establish African Tradition. A gist is that Spirituality–interwoven with the inner and outer worlds of Afrocentric People–starts before birth and continues after each human’s death. The “ME/WE” realm—i.e. the individual and the community—and all Sekhem derived activities in it are seen and experienced through Spirituality understanding and meanings. African People’s names have Spiritual meanings. So do rocks, boulders, sounds of drums, and the eclipse of the sun or moon. Failure to realize and appreciate this starting point has led the ignorant missionaries, anthropologists, colonial administrators, and the world Crowd to be arrogantly judgmental about things of which they have no awareness. An awareness of the Base of African Philosophy being Unconditional Love resulted from the Spiritual Forces Revelations to African Sages, not to Europeans! Since “The Word”from Sekhem is itself the Divine Presence, its power, and its manifestation, the term Divine Logos stands for and designates the hidden Substanceaspects of how the Sekhem Force is bound into and works to produce Harmonious Cosmic Correspondence.
Another African Sages’ “Word of God” Revelation related to Cosmic Creation. As recorded in “The Egyptian Book of Life”—whichSeleem (p 59, xiii) says dates to 60,000 BC–is written in Ta-Merry (Qamt, Kimit, Sais): “I am the Eternal, I am Ra…I am that which created the Word…I am the Word….” This, one of the numerous things Europeans borrowed to write their Bible, is in Genesis (I. 1-3) and St. John’s Gospel (1:1) as: In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. Nevertheless, emanating from the Unconditional Love Base are all African Tradition Thoughts, Creations, Inventions, genuine Interrelationships (as in showing good behaviors to and good relationships with all God’s creatures and creations), and Guidelines for living. A reason Spiritual Elements are Eternal Truths is because they impact meaning for every new social or daily living situation by shaping it in a “ME/WE” manner—itself orchestrated by the Cosmic Mind–so as to give a higher world view perspective with its higher meanings. They can have no definable meaning except in indicating a human’s obligation, duty, and responsibility to them. Learning is enhanced by using Affect Symbolic Imagery so as to demineralize boundaries between all concerned. It starts with giving each Truth a clarifying meaning, known by ones inner infinite fulfillment. jabaileymd.com
Joseph A. Bailey II, MD, FACS
To create, maintain, and enhance HARMONY
Please click on www.jabaileymd.com
Please click on www.jabaileymd.com
Brighten your day.