MAA AANKH Vol. III
By Derric "Rau Khu" Moore
Our current state of affairs is proof that if you want change, it is not enough to say you believe in God. In order to create change and make miracles occur in your life. You have to “know” you are made in the image of God and act on it! Once again, refusing to conform to any academic, religious or philosophical doctrine because it constitutes blind obedience. By using the Seven Codes of Maa (the core concepts and principles of ancient Egyptian spirituality), Moore has once again eloquently laid out a practical and scientific approach to Kamitic spirituality that any novice or adept would appreciate but, this time. He has gone a step further by showing how to implement the concepts and principles as an Afro-American healing art. In this informative and illustrated book, you will learn: * How to use the Superconscious mind to improve your memory and create miracles. * How to use the Superconscious mind to foresee the future using simple divination techniques. * How to establish a connection between your superconscious mind and the spiritual realm. * How to build altars, spirit pots and alternative altars (for those limited by time, space, unforeseen circumstances, etc.). * And, much, much more. Discover how to wake up the Divine within you and improve your life today!
Paperback: 238 pages
Four Sons Publications 2014
Price: $14.95 (Plus Shipping & Handling)
Introduction: What is Kamitic Shamanism?
African American Mysticism & Sacred Science
From Kemet to Kamit and the Akhenaten & Moses Mystery
Why Kamitic Shamanism?
Chapter 1: Understanding God’s Greatest Creation
The Difference between Humans & Animals
The Ba: The Superconscious & Intuitive Part of Our Being
The Sahu – The Subconscious & Habitual Part of Our Being
The Ab – the Spiritual Heart, Human Conscious or Human Soul
What is Spiritual Development?
Lesson 1: Using Suggestions to Set Goals, Improve Memory &
Declare Simple Miracles in Your Life
Chapter 2: Exploring the Mysteries of the Superconscious
Understanding the Deeper States of the Mind
The Magic of Alpha State
Problem Solving with the Superconscious
More Methods for Programming the Mind – Spirit
Allow the Spirit to Lead
Seven Codes for Working the Mind - Spirit
Lesson 2: Developing Your Intuition Using Symbols & Divination
Chapter 3: Heroes of the Divine
Respect is Not Given, It’s Earned
The Big Me and the Little Me
Our Heroic Journey – The Evolution of the Soul
The Journey of Hru & Good versus Evil
Lesson 3: Becoming Consciously Superconscious & Overcoming Your Fears
Chapter 4: Reclaiming Your Blessings
Fighting for Your Birthright
Why Working with Jesus Just Won’t Cut It
The Spirits of Kamta
Building a Rapport with Your Spirits
Lesson 4: Using Rituals to Work the Superconscious Mind
Excerpt from Maa Aankh Vol. III
Finding My “La Manera”, My Way, My Maa - Kamta
I was healed because I applied the never changing concepts and principles to my life. I am a happier and more peaceful person overall because I discovered my la manera or my way, which I now understood that the Kamitic people called Maa.
Although some people refer to the Kamitic philosophy as Maat, Ma’at or Maat philosophy, Laws of Maat or even Maat Magic, technically speaking I found that Maat is the personification of the first thing the Almighty created to stand upon called Maa. Maa literally means the (Divine) balance, holistic, order, righteousness, justice, truth, or law. Meaning the first thing the Divine created was Truth to stand upon and become the Way. This means Maa is beyond ethics and morals. Maa is similar in many ways to the Chinese Tao, because like gravity. You do not need to be consciously aware of it, to be affected by it. If it works, that is how you know it is the True.
Maa is ideal order, meaning it is not necessarily written in stone or expressed as rules but it is the way things are supposed to be. Maa is therefore, objective meaning that it exists separate from us regardless of what we believe or think about it, like 1+1 = 2. But when one begins to contemplate the mysteries of the universe and understand that it is based upon the laws of cause and effects. They began to develop what is best called magical thinking or their personal maa (personal balance, order, truth, holistic or personal magical way of life) based upon their affiliations, backgrounds, personal beliefs, influences, etc. Our personal maa is subjective, which means that it exists in our own head like personal memories, emotional experiences, etc. If someone for instance, was frightened by a dog when they were a child and never recovered from this traumatic experience, and as an adult they believe that all dogs are ferocious beast. This is a truth based upon that individual’s personal experience, but it doesn’t mean that it is the truth for everyone in the world. It is only truth for that individual because they believe in it. Therefore, there is only one Maa (Way) and it is the Universal Truth, but there are several maa (ways) and it is our individual truth (beliefs and thinking). The ideal of course is to align our maa (personal truths) with the Maa (Universal or Divine Truth), which governs everything.
Now, an individual’s maa (truth) is also his or her personal way of working their mind – spirit. Bluntly put it is “what works for them,” in helping them to accomplish their goals in life, because it is based upon their beliefs and thinking. For instance, for some people, laying all of their concerns in the lap of some deity, works for them in getting their goals accomplished, because they believe in the existence of a benevolent supreme deity that cares for them enough to grant their wishes. While for others they may prefer to use visualization combined with affirmations to achieve their goals. As to which method is right or correct, it is the technique that produces the most effective physical results. That is, the wrong one of course is the method or technique, that doesn’t work. I call my maa Kamta and it is a Kamitic shamanic tradition that focuses primarily on obtaining and maintaining Maa through personal spiritual revelation.
Excerpt from Maa Aankh Vol. III
Initially the spirits I encountered were syncretized with the Yoruba orishas and were interested in spiritual enlightenment. After I met Papa my spirits changed (or rather our understanding evolved) because, Papa helped me to see that we do not live in ancient Kamit where we have a kingdom and are trying to ward off foreign invaders. We do not live in a time where we are respected solely based upon our character. These are hostile times we live in as it is said in Ephesians 6:12 “…we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.”
Simply put, this ain’t Kamit! This is a different time where there are a host of influences that we must battle on an everyday basis. Racism is real and it permeates every aspect of our life. So my spirits had to reflect this period I was in and they had to be willing to help me fight. The Kamitic spirits in their original guise were too passive, so they merged with other spirits and became aggressive – passive.
All of the spirits of Kamta are considered to be warriors in their own right, which is why they all have several incarnations. They are warriors that fight for our mind – spirit, which doesn’t mean that they all have masculine aggressive energy. It simply indicates that my spirits are fighters. For instance, since, it is not enough to say and believe you are going to do right. You need to fix in your mind a concrete image of what you want. With Sokar as my guard, it is difficult for any illness to impress itself upon my mind because Sokar’s incarnation as San Lazaro (Saint Lazarus) helps me to obtain and maintain my health.
Please note: It is important to keep in mind that the aakhu, netcharu and aapepu are all parts of our superconscious mind that have simply been anthropomorphized.
- Aakhu – are in general, the spirits associated with our ancestors. They are called our ancestors and spirit guides. They are our ancestral memories and can help us with spiritual perfection, protection and matters regarding our family. The aakhu are extremely ethical and moral spirits. They are responsible for building our culture and instilling cultural pride. There are several types of aakhu and they are:
- Biological Aakhu which are ancestral spirits related to by blood.
- Historical Aakhu are those ancestral spirits that are often celebrated and remembered during Black History Month, Black Awareness Day, and so on. These are ancestors that have made historic contributions and upon hearing their stories, continue to inspire people throughout the ages like Zumbi of Palmares, Nat Turner, Jacques Desalines, Harriet Tubman, Fredrick Douglas, Malcolm X, and Martin L. King Jr., etc. Most of these aakhu have biographies, documentaries, streets, buildings, statues, etc. that were named in their honor for their contribution.
- Cultural Aakhu are spirits that became folk heroes and heroines like John Henry, Brer Rabbit, John the Conqueror, etc. who is one of the most popular cultural aakhu throughout the Afro-diaspora. Cultural aakhu are unique because they have transcended geographical boundaries and can be found in other countries usually either under the same or similar name. In order to work with these aakhu you have to be very familiar with the culture the aakhu descends from. For instance, if you don’t know anything about Buddha or Kwan Yin, it would be very difficult for you to establish a rapport with these aakhu. One of the most popular cultural aakhu throughout the Afro-diaspora is that of the elder black man and woman called Uncle and Auntie:
- Uncle and Auntie are two of the most iconic figures in the Afro – diaspora are the depiction of elder black man and woman. They have been called Francisco and Francisca in the Afro – Cuba traditions, Los Pretos Velhos (Older Blacks) in the Afro – Brazilian traditions, and Los Negros in Mexican Curanderismo traditions. Sometimes in the Cuban and Puerto Rican traditions the male is referred to as El Kongo (the Congo) and the woman is identified with La Madama or Aunt Jemina. African Americans referred to the man as Old Black Joe or Uncle and the female was commonly called Mammy, Mamma or Auntie. Now, many people have a hard time accepting these images because these iconic images were used in the United States to justify slavery and ridicule all forms of Afro – American culture, but they represented a type of generational archetype. Figuratively they are seen as the first Africans that were brought to the Americas who managed to survive to an advance age. They are considered to be the cultural links or great ancestors that ties one back to Africa, particularly the Kongo – Angolan region. It is because of these African archetypes that out of respect older black men were often called Uncle (i.e. Uncle Remus, etc.) and the older black women were called Mamma or Auntie, a practice that continues to this day even amongst non-blacks.
Figure 9: Uncle and Auntie Aakhu Overlooking the Ancestors
While American media has tried to pervert these iconic figures’ stories through various mediums like Uncle Tom, Uncle Ben, Aunt Jemina, etc. The truth is that these beloved characters symbolize real people in the early African American community and Afro-Diaspora. They were very cunning and wise former slaves who passed along their ancient wisdom in a number of ways. A lot of times we honor those ancestors who physically fought against oppression but forget about those who fought against mental slavery. Uncle and Auntie remind us of their contributions.
Uncles (Ole Black Joe or Papas) are usually depicted as an elderly black man with white hair smoking a corncob pipe. He usually wears some type of straw hat to protect him from the scorching sun. He was called upon for his knowledge of herbs, hunting expertise and problem solving skills He was a storyteller who like most griots expressed their wisdom in fable and proverbs, such as in the Uncle Remus stories. Contrary to popular belief, most Uncles were not like Harriet Beecher Stowe’s fictional Uncle Tom. True Uncle spirits were like second fathers. They would teach you lessons that your father wouldn’t a lot of times to help you grow up. When you make the connection with this spirit he will inform you if he wants to be called Uncle or Poppa.
Auntie spirits were called upon for help with playing card, bone and tea leaf divination, herbal knowledge, midwife issues; help with children, and magical expertise. Like Uncle spirits Aunties in the African American community were like second Mothers. They were protective of their own especially of children. When you make the connection with this spirit she will inform you if she wants to be called Momma, Auntie or even La Madama.
- Native American Aakhu are Native American spirits who assisted early African Americans during slavery. There are many Native American spirits that exist. The most famous is named Black Hawk but there are many others including White Hawk, Red Cloud and Thunder Dog. Their names typically give an idea to their purpose and how to work with them. Most Native American spirits I have come across are not fond of alcohol (most not all) but, they all really enjoy tobacco. In fact, it is said that the extensive use of cigars in most Afro – Diaspora practices is due to Native American introducing the herb to Africans. Native Americans aakhu are also very proud and moral spirits that have a strong affinity with nature. Many are also very strong willed, which means they will only introduce themselves to you, when they feel like. They aren’t the typical pseudo environmentalists. They truly want you to have a respect for living things. For instance, in order to get the most benefit from the tobacco spirit as they have, you can’t abuse tobacco.
While we’re on the subject let me tell you about my experience with Black Hawk. For years, I had a Native American statue and had wanted to honor Black Hawk using it, but I couldn’t connect with him. I read his history. I read how the famous Spiritist Mother Leafy Anderson first introduced Black Hawk, but still there was no connection, so I basically let the statue sit and gaze out of my front window. Now, for years, this is all that this Native American statue would do. Then one day out of the blue, while cleaning my ancestor altar Black Hawk showed himself. He revealed to me that he wanted to protect my spiritual tradition. Instantly I was reminded of the relationship that many Native Americans and African Americans shared in the past, and how they would act as lookouts for runaways. Black Hawk revealed to me that although times have changed, we live in a similar time where I could be persecuted for working with the spirits. So, he decided after all of these years to offer his service because somehow he remembered how he was treated.
This has helped to see that Native American spirits are very observant, cautious and patient. They will wait and study everything about you before deciding to work with you.
- Teaching Aakhu are ancestral spirits that act specifically as guides. These spirits can come from another family, ethnic group, culture, etc. because they are solely interested in advancing a chosen discipline or profession. So, their sole purpose is to help others in accomplishing certain tasks. Most teaching aakhus are have an uncanny way of interceding in an individual’s life. A lot of times, when a teaching aakhu is guiding an individual, the person is not even aware until they have had several “Aha” moments. For instance, think about how many people have been influenced by Albert Einstein and how many people he has helped. There are posters, t-shirts and other types of paraphernalia of Einstein all over, which continues to increase Einstein’s awareness and spiritual influence. By beginning to speak to him, one can easily tap into his surviving intelligence. Teaching aakhus are unique because they are usually looked upon as being academic and skill role models. In fact, all of Napoleon Hill’s Invisible Counselors could best be described as being teaching aakhu.
- Mystical Aakhu are ancestral spirits that consist of biblical characters such as Abraham, Queen Esther and King David. Mystical aakhu are basically role models or what is commonly called archetypes and as previously mentioned, most of the mystical aakhu were spirits brought from Africa who merged with biblical characters in order to preserve their identity and memory. Usually mystical aakhu inspire movements to change a particular time of thinking or an Age. To get an idea how mystical aakhu work, think about Fredrick Douglas and Harriet Tubman changed how people viewed descendants of Africa and former slaves, who were both inspired by Moses. Another heroic individual whom Moses inspired was Dr. Martin L. King Jr., who commonly used similar references as Moses did such as referring to freedom as the Promise Land.
The thing that most mystical aakhu have in common is that their true story is always obscure, where it is not known if they physically existed or not like Jesus. Usually when an aakhu transcends to this point they eventually become one with a netcharu. In fact, most mystical aakhu are actually thought to be avatars or emissaries of a particular netcharu. This is why it is a common practice especially amongst Kongo influenced traditions to honor a particular spirit through the image of a Christian saint based upon their iconography instead of their history. Moses for instance is seen as being an avatar or path the netchar Djahuti based upon his identification with snakes and Djahuti’s caduceus and association with the law. Saint Patrick is another example. He is invoked based upon his iconography for driving out poisons or chasing away one’s enemies instead of being revered as the patron of Ireland.
Another interesting thing about mystical aakhu is that usually they are multifaceted. Take for instance, the Christian savior Jesus who for years was believed to have died for the sins of humankind because he was said to be the son of God. Now, in recent years because of the Gnostic Gospels, the world finally gets a different perspective of Jesus. Through the Gnostic texts it is learned that Jesus preached that we are divine beings experiencing a physical existence and not sinned at all. This revelation has inspired a new movement amongst many devotees, which is a prime example of how mystical aakhu function.
Please keep in mind this is general information about the spirits. Don’t expect everyone’s spirits to be exactly the same. For instance, I my Auntie is honored next my Uncle spirit, but I remember seeing Papa’s Auntie or La Madama venerated next to his Ellegua (the Yoruba Npu). In fact, I remembered him telling me that his La Madama was married to his Ellegua. Was he right or wrong? According to his la manera (his way) he was correct and that is how this particular spirit worked to manifest the things he wanted in his life, and guess what? That’s all that matters…the physical end results. So, it didn’t matter what anyone believed and I am telling you the same thing. It doesn’t matter what anyone thinks, so long as you are not physically harming another to get results. You have the right to do whatsoever you want.
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