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Transliteration and translation work from students of our Beginner’s Introduction to Sesh Medew Netcher classes.

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Various topics and quotes from Facebook and Social Media posted by Seba Wudjau.

Do All Societies Have Religions?

From Morreall, John; Sonn, Tamara (2013). "Myth 1: All Societies Have Religions". 50 Great Myths of Religion. Wiley-Blackwell. pp. 12–17: The phrase "World Religions" came into use when the first Parliament of the World's Religions was held in Chicago in 1893. Representation at the Parliament was not comprehensive. Naturally, Christians dominated the meeting, and Jews [...]

EGYPTOLOGY & ITS ORIGIN: THE ROLE OF AFRICAN SCIENCE By PROFESSOR THEOPHILE OBENGA

Ladies and gentlemen, dear friends, I feel quite at ease here because a lot of memories come back. When we were at a ceremony in Ouagadougou, we saluted ... President Sankara greeted the guests and he did not know me, of course, it was the first time we met each other and I introduced myself: [...]

The Scientific Method In Kemet

This article is done to briefly address a claim was made on Facebook which states: << Indigenous people DID NOT conduct a study, create a hypothesis, test it, draw conclusions in order to received their myths. Their words are passed down fro the people that was actually there during the event/event(s). There's a different, trying [...]

The Calendars

Helpful information toward a better understanding of the calendar systems in Ancient Kemet.   (6th Dynasty Old Kingdom Tomb of Mereruka ca. 2345 BCE)  Unlike today's dating methods where we count the years in sequence from a fixed historical point, the Remetch began calculations from a king's ascension to the throne. Using this system in [...]

7 Chakras In Judgement Scene?

Is there a picture showing the 7 chakras found in ancient Kemet's Book of Coming Forth By Day (Book of the Dead)?   A question was asked related to Chakras in ancient Kemet.  It was pointed out that on page 124 of The Pert Em Herew by Dr. Muata Ashby, there are two pictures of [...]

Is “Hotep” a foul word?

There are several claims being made related to the word Hotep. 1) Hotep is a foul word. 2) Hotep doesnt mean peace. 3) Hotep is used out of context.  Are the claims true? Is there any support for these claims?   The above video is from a Google+ Hangout dated February 27th 2015 and posted [...]

Is Your Lifestyle In Harmony With the Care of Your Life-Force?

  The Care of the Life Force, its replenishment, conservation, free flow, and the equilibrium of its modalities was a subject of a recent G+Hangout. The Life-force is the vehicle of energy that powers the activities of our physical body and our mind. Obviously, then, it is the force that enables the activities of our physiological [...]

Muslim Prayer From Kemet?

  There are a few pictures circulating on the internet such as this to the left, making the claim that the Muslim's Sujud prayer position is stolen from Kemet.  Such pictures with this comparison are misleading and inaccurate.  Although the two pictures appear alike, the top figure is that of a Kemetic person drinking water [...]

Colossal Statue of Djehuti Hotep

  Recently, a lot of attention has been given to the tomb of the ancient Egyptian provincial governor Djehuti Hotep (Thothotep) of Wenet (“The Hare Nome”) c. 1900 B.C.  Djehuti Hotep lived under the reigns of Amenemhat II, Senusret II, and Senusret III and was one of the most powerful nomarchs of the Middle Kingdom. [...]

Adjectives

Adjectives are words that describe qualities, such as size (“big,” “narrow”), color (“black, “red”), and value (“good,” “cheap”). In English, adjectives are mostly used to modify nouns — that is, in a noun phrase that specifies what kind of noun is meant: a big house, red ink, the cheap hats. Adjectives are words that describe [...]

Dr. K. Bunseki Fu-Kiau

Dr. K. Bunseki Fu-Kiau is one of the most distinguished and insightful scholars of African culture. Born in Manianga, Congo, he was educated in both Western and African systems of thought. He is initiated into three major traditional “secret societies”, Lemba, Khimba and Kimpasi. These “secret societies” are in reality indigenous educational institutions. Lemba, is of particular [...]

Asa G. Hilliard III

An African-American professor of educational psychology who worked on indigenous ancient African history (ancient Egyptian), culture, education and society. He was the Fuller E. Callaway Professor of Urban Education at Georgia State University, with joint appointments in the Department of Educational Policy Studies and the Department of Educational Psychology and Special Education. Career In 1981, Hilliard introduced the [...]

Dr. Cheikh Anta Diop

Born in Thieytou, Diourbel Region, French Senegal, Diop was born to an aristocratic Muslim Wolof family in Senegal where he was educated in a traditional Islamic school. Early life and career Diop's family was part of the Mouride brotherhood, the only independent Muslim group in Africa according to Diop. He obtained a bachelor's degree in Senegal before moving to Paris for graduate studies, where he ended [...]

Dr. Theophile Obenga

Born in Brazzaville, Congo (Central Africa), Théophile Obenga has studied a wide variety of subjects and has obtained a wide range of degrees. His degrees include: M.A. in Philosophy (University of Bordeaux, France) M.Ed. (University of Pittsburgh, U.S.A.) M.A. in History (University of Paris, Sorbonne) Advanced studies in History, Linguistics, and Egyptology (University of Geneva, [...]

Dr. Rkhty Amen

Dr. Rkhty spent many years as a community activist in Chicago. She attended Chicago City Colleges, The University of Illinois as an undergraduate, Spertus College of Jewish Studies, and then received a full Four-year Fellowship to the University of Chicago, Oriental Institute (This is the leading School of Egyptology in the United States) to study [...]

Dr. Ivan Van Sertima

Ivan Van Sertima was born in Guyana, South America.  He was educated at the School of Oriental and African Studies (London University) and the Rutgers Graduate School and holds degrees in African Studies and Anthropology.   From 1957-1959 he served as a Press and Broadcasting Officer in the Guyana Information Services.  During the decade of [...]

Dr. John Henrik Clarke

He was Professor of African World History and in 1969 founding chairman of the Department of Black and Puerto Rican Studies at Hunter College of the City University of New York. Positions in academia He also was the Carter G. Woodson Distinguished Visiting Professor of African History at Cornell University’s Africana Studies and Research Center.  In 1968 along with the Black [...]

DR. MARIMBA ANI

An anthropologist and African Studies scholar best known for her work Yurugu, a comprehensive critique of European thought and culture, and her coining of the term "Maafa" for the African holocaust. Life and work Marimba Ani completed her BA degree at the University of Chicago, and holds MA and Ph.D. degrees in anthropology from the Graduate Faculty of the New School University.  In 1964, during Freedom Summer, she served as [...]

Hatshepsut’s Khol Jar

Transliteration: Hmt nTr (Xnm.t imn HAt Sps.wt) anx.ti mi ra Dt

Jar of King Merneferra Aya

Transliteration: nTr nfr (mr-nfr-ra)

Head Rest Of Tutankhamen

Transliteration: anx nTr nfr nb tAwy nb irt-xt (nb-xprw-ra) di anx mi ra Dt

Scribal Palette of Meketaten

Transliteration: sA.t-nsw.t Xt=f mr.t=f mk.t-itn ms n Hm=t nsw.t wr.t (nfr nfrw itn nfr.t iti) anx.t Dt nHH Egyptological spelling/pronunciation: sat-nesewt khet-ef meret-ef Meketeten mes en hemet-nesewt weret (nefer-neferew iten neferet-iti) ankhet Djet neheh Translation: The king’s daughter of his body, his beloved Meketaten (Behold, the Aten). Born of the King's great wife, Nefer Neferew [...]

Lintel of Thutmose I

Lintel of Thurmose I   Lintel of Thutmose I: The arrangements of signs are in multiple directions with 1, 4, 5, and 8 facing left while 2, 3, 6, and 7 are facing right and we know this by reading into the glyphs as if you are speaking with the figures and animals etc. The large [...]

The Shabti of Senebimi

The Shabti of Senebimi   The Shabti of Senebimi: The arrangement of signs are in a single column from right to left and we know this by reading into the glyphs as if you are speaking with the figures and animals etc. Here are provided the Transliteration (TRL), Egyptology Speak (ES), and Translation (TRS) for each [...]

Tomb of Katepi

Tomb of Katepi   Tomb of Katepi: The arrangement for the rows and columns are in multiple directions and we know this by reading into the glyphs as if you are speaking with the figures, and animals etc. 1-3 are arranged in rows while 4-7 are arranged in columns. Here are provided the Transliteration (TRL), [...]

Coffin Inscription

Coffin Inscription   Coffin Inscription: The arrangement for the columns are read right to left and we know this by reading into the glyphs as if you are speaking with the figures, and animals etc. These inscriptions are facing the same direction as the corresponding figure associated with it. Here are provided the Transliteration (TRL), [...]

Hatshepsut Crowned By Amen-Ra

Hatshepsut Crowned By Amen-Ra     Hatshepsut Crowned By Amen-Ra: The arrangement for columns 1-3 is read right to left and we know this by reading into the glyphs as if you are speaking with the figures, and animals etc. Columns 4-8 are read left to right. These inscriptions are facing the same direction as [...]

Tomb of Nefertari

The Tomb of Nefertari   The Left Side: The arrangement is carved and painted in vivid color in 6 columns, written in a way to make space for the figure of Khepri and to fit with the text that makes reference to him. The arrangement is read left to right and is oriented vertically (LRV) [...]

Figurative Language

Language itself is a mental construct, an illusion. Take nouns for instance. The word 'HOUSE' whether you see it written or hear it spoken, is not the house itself. It is simply a physical form of part of a sign. It is the signifier that points to the signified which is a mental conceptualization of [...]

Behavioral Modification Systems

The common denominator between meditation systems, religions, spiritual initiation systems, yoga, psychoanalysis, education, positive thinking, affirmations, hypnosis, etc. is that they all aim at modifying behavior. To ‘behave oneself’ originally meant literally to ‘have oneself in a particular way’ – 'have' being used here in the sense ‘hold’ or ‘comport’. The be- is an intensive [...]

False Identification

You can not fight what you don't see, can not see, or don't know exists. False identification is one of the main tools used to hide things in plain sight.

Mother Africa

Africa has had and still has the most advance BEHAVIORAL technology on the planet. We may be more familiar with it under names like Education, Psychology, Spirituality, or even Religion. Africa is asking "My child, my child...why has thou forsaken me?" "Why have you forsaken our institutions of cultivation from a wildling (birth/babe) to a domesticated [...]

The Enabler

No, friendship is not about "supporting your friends even when you know they're wrong." That's not friendship. That's being an ENABLER. That's being an ACCOMPLICE. Friendship is loving someone enough to tell them to stop being an idiot before they ruin their lives (enchanting minds). Bad Character has been given a pass for far too [...]

Burden Of Proof In The Social Community

The burden of proof is always on the claimant. If a claimant does not support their claim(s) with appropriate evidence, there's no need to focus or spend energy on it. The Social Community is full of unsupported claims and a lot of energy wasted in back and forth comments. In a debate setting, those claims would [...]

The Misuse of “Debate”

The concept of debate stems from its original meaning which is "to beat down." A debate is to involve two or more apposing arguments where the issues are beat down to its core components to get to the facts (reality). In order to do this, procedures were structured on the best methods to accurately discern [...]

African Religion

Before the spread of Christianity (and Islam) by force or otherwise in Africa, Africans across the continent did not practice religion as the word "religion" is used today which is a term used for a belief system usually in conflict with science. I was asked:  << Question: What religion did the Africans claim before being [...]

Mislabeling of Spookism

Many of the early Egyptologists' works misinforms and misleads the public, and mischaracterizes and maligns the spiritual achievements of /kmt/ 'Kemet'. They took advantage of the fact that in some cases the rmT 'Remetch' "Ancient Egyptians" did not give a title to their scriptures and therefore, invented titles that would effectively conceal the theme and purpose [...]

Bad Character In The Social Community

"Why do people display bad character over social media?" Social media grants people the freedom and power to type anything with little to no accountability. "Why do people display bad character over social media?" Social media grants people the freedom and power to type anything with little to no accountability. In other words, there is [...]