Esoteric Knowledge 101: Monetary system(Part 1 of 3)

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I’ve always been interested in the unknown.  Things that are associated with the occult. Some people get freaked out when they hear the word occult.  But occult knowledge is basically the knowledge of human consciousness and how it operates,and knowledge of natural law. As well as the unseen universal spiritual laws which govern the consequences of human behavior.  And for the past fifteen years I’ve studied symbology,numerology and etymology. I’ve learned quite a bit from different authors,teachers and even Youtube channels. There are a lot of people from different walks of life that have helped me awaken my consciousness. Most notably I’ve learned from people like Dr Suzar,Bobby Hemmitt,Dr Phil Valentine,Brother Panic,KT the Arch Degree,Naazir Ra,Osei Kufour, Jay Dyer and Mark Passio.  As well as YouTube channels by Bro Sanchez,Black Child,Nu Rebel Entertainment,Truthiracy3,RFG Chosen One,The Outer Dark,da13thsun and Lifting The Veil. Throughout our daily lives we are surrounded by symbolism.  Many times we don’t even think about  the symbols around us.  Many of the symbols come from our African ancestors and how they saw the world around them.   This can be found in Kemetic texts thousands of years ago.  Long before any European influence. Many years later Europeans(Greeks,Romans) changed some of the symbols and names of the deities as well.  All the images we see on television and films are full of symbols.  I’ve always liked to know the origin of words and why we use certain words.  In this series three-part series I wanted to cover some of them you use in your everyday lives.  I wanted to start with money and the words associated with it.

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Sun and Moon....

Much of the symbols we see have to deal with nature and the solar system.  While Europeans were concerned about philosophy our ancestors understood the ecosystem and structure of life.  Our ancestors studied the sun,moon and stars and based the Zodiac sings on astrology.  Since it has to do with nature,this is the reason that cash is green(nature).

Gold Coins...

Our ancestors believed that the Sun represented the male principle.  And the Moon was the female principle.  Which is why you have gold(Sun) coins and silver(Moon) coins. The Sun produces light(light) so is looked at as the father.  The Moon is represented as a female and associated with the calm and nurturing darkness of night. Which is why night is called EVEning. As in Adam and Eve.

Juno Moneta...

Juno Moneta is the mythical Roman Goddess is where the word “money” comes from. Juno is Janus which represents the two facing heads of time.  Janus is how we get the month January.  Even the word MONTH gets it’s name from the MOON.  Think of it has the beginning of January(Winter solstice) and the ending in June(Summer solstice).  It’s all about the balance of nature and the changing of seasons. This is the reason that scales are used for measuring money.

Maat...

This comes from our ancient African(Kemetic) Goddess Maat.

 

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Of course Europeans stole the idea and created their version the so-called Lady of Justice.  I find it interesting that they have stole so much from other cultures yet still haven’t created a system of justice.  Go figure!

Cash flow...

 

It’s often said that money doesn’t grow on trees.  But since money is made from trees it actually does. But you can’t grow a tree without water.  Which is why money is always associated with water.  We’ve all heard the term “cash flow” and “liquidation”.  And water current as in “currency”. They say the Moon can alter a person’s mood.  When strange things happen late at night some people say “it must be a full moon”.  The Moon can give off a certain energy.  Our ancestors believed it could effect the ocean and rivers. When water is flowing it’s controlled by the banks right?  River banks?  Which is why we use a banking system.

Thoth...

Many of you are probably familiar with the ancient African(Kemetic) deity Thoth or Djehuti.(above). In artwork he was usually pictured as a man with the head of an Ibis.  He was looked at as the Kemetic God of knowledge,wisdom,meditation and reason. His wife was Maat.  He is usually seen carrying a caduceus,as in the picture above.

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The caduceus has two serpents crawling up the staff.  The two serpents represent the duality of nature.  The symbol is still used today my the medical industry.

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Once again,thousands of years later when the Greeks came to Kemet they started changing the names of the deities.  They came up with the Greek God Hermes. Hermes was known as the messenger for the Gods. And the conductor of the dead and protector merchants.  When they speak about the history of medicine they always mention Hermes to represent for the Greco-Roman era.  No mention of the African origin.  No surprise there.

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But the caduceus is also where you get the dollar sign ($).  The dollar sign is nothing but a serpent crawling up a staff.  the reason the serpent is used alot is because our ancestors believe they represented wisdom and enlightenment.

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It all comes from the THRID EYE of enlightenment and the pineal gland.

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The Kemetic deity Wadjet is also represents as a serpent.  It’s all interconnected on so many levels.  I could go even deeper but I think you get the idea.  I just wanted to show you some of the symbolism associated with money.

 

Clarification Needed:Real Conscious Sistas vs Fake Bohemian Women(Part 1)

This is a video by Tariq Nasheed. Tariq is a film producer/author/pick up artist.  In this video he talks about the fake Bohemian chicks.   I’ve heard this  term before.   Sometimes they are called fake conscious women,Hotep Hos and wannabe deep mystical women.  Tariq even calls them Herbal Tea chicks.  Yes he likes to be funny at times.  I guess he sees himself as a comedian.  Well he believes that most of them are freaks in bed and they all smoke weed.  He says whether they are black or white women.  Most of the white women I’ve seen who dress up like Rastafarians and wear their hair in “gold locks”  are just trying to sleep with black men.  White people look so silly trying to wear braids and locks in their hair.  But that’s another subject.  One thing I hate is broad generalizations.  Most of the sistas I meet who are Afrocentric  are not freaky whores.  I don’t think that’s an accurate description at all.  I will admit that many of them do wear their hair natural,many are vegan(not all),shop at farmers markets,into holistic health and like different oils and shea butter.  But so what?  There’s nothing wrong with wanting a healthier lifestyle  and wearing natural hair.

I love this natural hair video.  It showcases some lovely sistas.  I think this whole natural hair movement is a great thing.  I think it shows that black women don’t want to conform to European standards of beauty.  And this hair revolution has really caught on in the black conscious community.  I think we need to get rid of sick terms like “good hair”.  They are self destructive terms that instill anti-blackness.  Good hair is healthy hair. And I think we as black men should see this as a good thing that more black women are embracing their natural African-textured hair.  Most of the conscious women I’ve met have been down to earth decent sistas.  Most are not judgmental or mean spirited.  Most I’ve met have been very friendly and happy to meet a brother that has knowledge of self.  I’ve had great discussions with sistas about racism,feminism,misogyny,healthy diet,unemployment and the prison system. I don’t think we should make blanket statements about people like that.  I don’t think we should be poking fun at people gaining knowledge of self. They should be given props for putting forth the effort.

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I’ve had conscious sistas tell me they admire women like Marimba Ani,Frances Cress Welsing,Sister Souljah,Harriet Tubman,Betty Shabazz and Assata Shakur.  I think it’s a beautiful thing when black women can look up to sistas who tried to uplift our people.   I don’t think brothers should feel intimidated by the achievements of black women.   It doesn’t mean they are anti-men at all.  There’s no need to say they hate men or that they’re lesbians.   I realize that there are some black feminists that do honestly hate men.  I know because I have chatted with many of them on social media. But most sistas  I meet are not that way.  Also I think many of them have just been hurt by men in the past.  And it’s really sadness that they feel and it eventually turns into anger. Black women have a right to discuss their pain and suffering.  It’s okay for a sista to have an opinion. And we as black men should be open to hearing their voice.  The pain that many black women feel comes from the fact that many feel no one cares about them.  There are many memes on the internet that make fun of them.   By ignorant black men no less. Many calling their hair ugly and nappy.  And I’ve seen memes that poke fun at dark skinned women. I will be addressing this hatred of dark skin in an upcoming post. This is really anti-blackness at it’s core.  So I don’t think it’s funny to make fun of my conscious sistas. At least they’re putting forth the effort to learn about African culture,history and the greatness that is in our bloodline.  If anything we should be saluting these black women.  Not calling them fake Bohemian chicks.  It’s the same thing when they generalize conscious brothers as “fake hoteps” That will be addressed in part two.

Natural Hair

I just want all my conscious pro-black sistas to know that I love you.  Keep reading your African history books, eating vegan,burning incense,shopping at farmers markets,wearing headwraps and listening to Lauryn Hill  and Erykah Badu music.  Keep doing your thing!  Embrace your inner beauty as well as your outer beauty.  And know that you truly are the physical manifestation of God.  I applaud my sistas trying to better themselves and showing young black girls a better past.  Many conscious sistas were on the wrong path themselves and don’t want to see the younger generation make the same mistakes.  As we all know in African culture the mother is the first teacher. It’s really shame that we make fun of those who are trying to seek higher knowledge.  That shows how deep this anti-blackness goes.  We are  a damaged people and in need of healing.  So I leave you with this great video by Queen Afua. She speaks about the need for healing.  Which we really need right now. And no she is not some fake wannabe conscious woman.  She is the REAL deal.  Peace to all my sistas.  I love you. ❤