"They say nobody wants to talk about politics over dinner. Who are They? They must be the benefactors of a politically ignorant population. Or a politically fatigued population. Yall, They are bold-faced liars. We really need to talk about Thanksgiving. I mean we really need to stop allowing public education and the media to lie to our children... We need to stop lying to our children. At Circle Sisters 13 we dont shy away from Darkness... And Thanksgiving is Darkness. It is a 300 hundred-year-old ritual (Gladiator Games- Football & Ceremony-Turkey Dinners) celebrating the massacre of Indigenous women, men and children in the name of ....? I dunno what god the sacrifice was given to, They say Jesus.... Since when Jesus required blood sacrifices?
...And what about that Turkey?
Read Section- "History and Naming": https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turkey_(bird)
pdf file on Thanksgiving, written by Blackamoors: http://rvbeypublications.com/id134.html
The Economist has been published since September 1843 to take part “in a severe contest between intelligence, which presses forward, and an unworthy, timid ignorance obstructing our progress”. https://www.economist.com/news/christmas-specials/21636598-birds-many-names-speak-early-globalisation-and-confusion-flight
I remember back during the KnowTheLedge Radio BTR days when every show at 11:11pm they would pause for meditation. That was my introduction to Angel Numbers. Now I’m noticing everybody catching the wave, I even see folks posting 11:11 screen shots on social media. So the next natural question is, “Wzup with 11:11?” and/or “What’s an Angel Number?”
The date November 11 is insignificant once taken into consideration that our calendar, the Gregorian* calendar, is man-made. The human touch usually currupts that which is perfect. So the more perfect Moon calendar of Matrilineal societies that directly correlated with womens menstruation cycles was replaced with the Solar calendar that correlated with... I dunno? What I do know is October is the 10th month while Oct- means 8 (like Octopussy) soooo.... and then something about August being named after Augustus Cesar**.
The significance of 11:11 and 11/11 and 11:11 on 11/11 comes from the collective agreeing that combination of numbers has increased powers. 1 is the only number... The number 1 initiates all others. Without ‘1’ there are no others. One is “the first of the infinite sequence of natural numbers." (Wiki) Its kind of a big deal. Which is why to have a time when the ‘1’ is dominant, such as on November 11, would be of special significance for those invoking using numerology. And there are plenty of folks doing exactly that. They are mostly what us over here call "White Lighters" so they are typically on some, "Open your heart and the Law of Attraction will bring your desires to your front door" Audacity of Hope mojo... *shrugs* .. While I may or may not use number Magick, many people do. And those many people generate a vortex of energy that can be accessed and utililized by anyone able to tap in.
Doreen Virtue is a popular new-age spiritualist that pushed Angel Numbers to the forefront of numerology. I heard she recently ‘saw the light’ and converted to Christianity... I dunno, that’s funny tho... Anyways, here’s her understanding of 1111:
If you continually see the numbers 11, 111, or 1111, there's a reason. The most common way that angels communicate with humans is through the universal languages of numbers and music.
So since today is a mass ritual day I am charging my tools and soaking up the vibrations. In honor of KnowTheLedge Radio, when my Andriod notifies me that HTX is in the 11:11 zone, I will treat myself to a Special Edition Meditation.
excerpt from unpublished paper written for induction into lambda iota tau (LIT), 2008:
Jes Grew: Healing in Mumbo Jumbo
“As the voice of a culture that has since its inception felt itself under mortal siege, African-American literature is fundamentally shamanistic and virtually concerned with communal health and empowerment.” (Flowers) Ishmael Reed’s Mumbo Jumbo, is a multi-dimensional story, employing African healing rituals, African-American spiritual philosophies, European secret societies, and American political agendas to narrate the African-American experience and link it with the African Diaspora. Mumbo Jumbo’s title is a Mandingo word meaning “magician who makes the troubled spirits of ancestors go away.” (Reed 7) In this realistically-fictional novel, many displaced Africans, in America and Haiti, are suffering from spiritual dysfunctions due to losses of their traditional cultures and spirituality. Many healers practice their crafts to cure this widespread illness: Papa Labas, Black Herman, and Abdul Hamis. However, the most powerful healer in this novel is Jes Grew “the black cultural impulse...the original human libratory force…freedom of thought, of body, of language, of heart and spirit.” (Rootsie) Reed evokes spiritual and historical characters like Papa Labas, Benoit Battraville, and the Atonists; conjures ritualistic events like the healing of Earline, Hinkle Von Vampton’s nightly reverence to “some ugly nigger doll,” (Reed 55) and Osiris’s fertilization dances; and crafts symbols like the Loas, the Mu’tafikah, and Jes Grew to summon the African consciousness and begin the process of healing in the characters and readers of Mumbo Jumbo.
Before a Mumbo Jumbo can begin their healing process, the nature of the ancestor’s trouble must be determined, the Loas must be named; through ‘naming’ the characters Papa Labas, Benoit Battraville, and the Atonists, Reed reveals the nature of African-American’s spiritual illness and suggests methods of healing. Papa Labas is a voodoo healer and priest of Mumbo Jumbo Kathedral. Although his family’s origin is unclear, his craft is trusted in Harlem, “Whoever his progenitor, whatever his lineage, his grandfather it is known was brought to America on a slave ship mixed in with other workers who were responsible for bringing African religion to the Americas where it survives to this day…People trust his powers.” (Reed 24-25) Papa La Bas is also the Voodoo name for Santeria’s Eleggua and Candomble’s Exu, the “mediator between humans and all of the other Orishas [Loas]… he is one of the warriors.” (Emick) Manifesting his name, Papa Labas renounces Christianity because of the effects it has on African-Americans, “under Christianity, many of them had been reduced to glumness, depression, surliness, cynicism, malice without artfulness, and their intellectuals, in America, only appreciated heavy, serious works,” (Reed 96) Papa Labas instead fights for Hoodoo as a self-appointed Babalawo, “I awarded the Asson to myself. Licensed myself,” protecting Jes Grew as a “jacklegged detective” by identifying, exposing, and capturing the opponents of the epidemic. (Reed 212) Benoit Battraville and Charlemange Peralte were Haitian guerilla freedom fighters during the Cacos’s opposition to America’s secret invasion, robbery of the treasury, and forced labor laws of 1915. (Haiti) In the novel, Battraville joins with Papa Labas and Black Herman to bring Hinkle Von Hampton and Hubert “Safecracker” Gould to justice, realizing these villains won’t be punished by American courts. Reed uses our memory of America’s politics towards Haiti to diagnose the illness caused by the “Holy War they’ve waged against us and others like us for 1000s of years.” (Reed 133)
Finally, the antagonists are identified as “The Atonist Path which is protected by its military arm the Wallflower Order.” (Reed 132) The Atonists are spiritual devotees to Akhenaton, the Pharaoh “who broke with the long-standing Kemetic religious tradition of acknowledging the Netcheru, and focused the nation’s attention on a singular personification of God whom he worshiped as Aton.” (Browder 94) Reed points us in the direction of the origins and ‘Stolen Legacy’ of Christianity when he mentions the Atonists and The Wallflower Order, as Anthony Browder suggests, “Moses was educated as a young priest and received his theological education at the Temple of Heliopolis, where he was a disciple of Akhenaton…after his death, Moses led a group of heretics out of Kemet and reestablished this new religious doctrine in Palestine.” Reed’s fictional account of the Atonists’ rise to power parallels Browder’s historical account. Both authors critique Christian’s worship of 1 God by contrasting the Afrikan tradition of worshipping the many laws or Loas in the Universe. African-Americans in the novel lost much of this history due to enslavement, omission and suppression by secret societies with alternative agendas, causing the Ancestor’s much discomfort.
A Poem for Ishmael Reed and The Afrikan Madonna, Aset
Momma say “Girl, you gotta wine yur wais’line to de bassline!”
Momma say “Real dancin in de sholders!”
Momma say “Lookin em in dey eye is rousing, smilin’ hypnotic!”
Afrikan rhythms, Booty music of the South:
Boom, Boom Tick!
Bass Drum, Stick!
Jazz, BeBop, Soul, Hip-Hop.
Thump,Thump in my trunk!
Heartbeats make me Crunk!
Most often imitated:
Recorded, pressed-up and duplicated
Distributed to a market near you!
Now, “Move ya body to our music”
Entranced in The Absolute Truth!
I promise I really like this infrared, atomic filter.
Unh, Im a unicorn! Lol!
Last nights podcast was transformation'al. Ive heard of the dissent of Inanna in Matriarchal studies for years. It was a mythos, an archetype similar to the tales of Persephone. Last night we found out it was also a #truestory. Enheduanna was a Sumerian High Priestess that lived the rise and fall; the rape and the exaltation. Her story remains relative. Any women striving towards sovereignty knows all too well what happens when patriarchy pushes back. Wise women learn how to floww with men... as much as possible... and when its not possible, Woe! The more powerful and influential, the harder the blow. Just take a glance at politics... Whats rape? How is it defined? How is it punished? What about states proposing women pay an additional fee for rape insurance? Whats that? Or what about sexual harassment? Whats that? Sure, those arent all women. So lets discuss one that affects most:
This post isnt about that tho'. Enheduanna got me feeling like a feminist right nah. Lol. This post is actually about Yemanja. Last night while sitting on my stairs, enjoying a calming cup of tea while moon gazing (Witch!), my neighbor passed by smoking a cigar. Since he passed by me, I spoke and said "Hey." He didnt respond just kept walking. I noticed her was wearing red and black. I thought to myself, "Esu." Just then, a moth flew by me and danced in my view long enough for me to forget about my neighbor's lack of home training. I watched it flutter around then spiral up towards the lights. I thought to myself, "Obatala." Which was exactly what I needed... Ive been attempting to discern the energy of my current season. I kinda have a grasp on it but not quite. And my habits are far from the Puritan-like mandates of the crisp, disciplined Patriarchal Oba. Im a little to #Lit for him, frfr. Yeye however... Obatala's Lover... His trusted confidant... His companion... Sister to Earth and Moon... Thats all me!
Yall, Ive been reluctant to (read: running away from) standing in Yemoja’s energy cause it demands a higher level of responsibility and commitment; accountability- I wasnt ready. However, it is what it is. And as sure as my neighbor ushered Obatala in, Baba in turn opened the door for me and Mami to walk for a spell. And its cool, cause She likes to have a good time.
She's also the Matriarch, so Respect the Crown.