A Gift From The Gods

A Gift From The Gods
Photo By Nicole N, Belgium

Monday, February 10, 2014

Tour of the Egyptian Wing of the MET - 2/22/14

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African Centered Tour of the Egyptian Wing of the Metropolitan Museum of Art

 
Anika and Jabari Osaze
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For More Information:
 
www.centerformaat.com  Tel:  (646) 403-9677
 
There is no better way to spend 
Black History Month!

Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 5th Ave at 82nd Street
Saturday, February 22
12 Noon - 3 PM
$30 for Adults; $20 for Students over 12 

Generally considered one of the "Big Three" museums for Ancient Kemetic (Ancient Egyptian) artifacts, the Metropolitan Museum of Art has one of the largest collections in the world.  Included among the 30,000 artifacts the MET boasts are one of the best examples of cippi stelae (used to create "holy water" prior to the Christian era) and the entire Temple of Dendur.  The Temple of Dendur was moved to the MET, block by block, from the Nubian border during the creation of the Aswan High Dam.

Unfortunately, the museum also subtlety subverts the African origins of our Kemetic ancestors.  This tour will provide a general overview of Ancient Kemetic history while re-contextualizing Kemet as an African nation.  It's contributions to world civilization are unparalleled.

We will accomplish 3 objectives on this tour:
1) Develop an intimate portrayal of our ancient ancestors
2) Describe the 5 major periods of Ancient Egyptian History and Art
3) Identify and debunk the museum's subtle portrayal of the Ancient Egypt as a non-African nation 
 
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Spaces are very limited! 
Please meet in the lobby of the MET at 11:45 AM sharp!
Watch our television show Kemetic Legacy Today, the weekly journal of Ancient African, Ancient Kemetic history and spirituality.
 
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Thursday, August 29, 2013

The Pyramid Code

 
http://www.hulu.com/watch/215030

Sorry, the full Youtube documentary was taken down since I posted it here.  This Hulu link should work.

Is it possible that the ancient Kemites (Egyptians) were more technologically advanced than we are?

Could it be that the pyramids were created to be fully functioning electro-magnetic power plants?

These questions and more will be answered in this documentary.

It is quite Informative and I am looking forward to the comments about this intriguing documentary.

Friday, April 26, 2013

The Tongue of the Egyptians-NYC Tour Alert!


Have you ever wondered what the Egyptian tongue sounded like?  Anthropologists and the like have said that the language is completely lost but is it really when the peoples still exist? 

Tomorrow (Saturday, April 27th) at my favorite New York museum, the Museum of Modern Art (MET), historians Anika and Jabari Osaze from the Center for the Restoration of Ma'at, will be conducting a tour, an amazing teaching experience, showing you how to translate the ancient Egyptian/Kemetic language. 

This tour will focus on:

* The history of the language

* Royal titulary

* Formulaic texts

* Original terms and their Greek misnomers

Did you know that the language is called the Medu Neter?  And what does that mean?  Come out and find out!

See below for details on this special educational tour.  I will most definitely be there!

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Tel: (646) 403-9677

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Register Today at:

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Thursday, March 7, 2013

Writer In Progress


It's official.  I have not been writing on this blog on a regular basis and it eats away at me but I have a perfectly logical explanation.  Don't go anywhere.  Hear me out.  I am in the process of writing a novel; Historical Fiction based in Ancient Egypt (Kemet).  I'm excited about it to say the least.  Every chance I get (which is not much in this busy life) I devote to writing this novel. 

I can't reveal too much about it but I will say it has the potential of being epic!  I am following the life of a real person in history and just adding a pinch of my own imaginative flair.  I hope that it will peek the interest of many who have a taste for all things Egyptian but find that their appetites are never really satisfied due to the rarity of good Egyptian inspired fiction that springs from authenticity rather than Party City.  Looking at the high volume of visitors, it just may.

I will drop a few lines from time to time but with a self-imposed deadline of April 4th 2013, I've got to get a move on.  I wish I could hang a sign from my nose or stick one on my forehead that reads, Writer In Progress, so that people I come in contact with would automatically give me quiet time to whimsically word weave.  Or so I wish.  As I get closer to finishing, I will reveal a little more about the novel.  Alright, I'm diving back in, sign on forhead, word weaving tools in hand. 

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Saturday, February 16, 2013

Met Tour-Sacred Sex in Ancient Kemet

The Center for the Restoration of Ma'at invites you on a unique experience; the Sacred Sex in Ancient Kemet tour of New York City's world-renowned Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 5th Ave at 82nd Street

Saturday, February 16 at 2 PM

$30 for Adults; $20 for Students over 12
(Parental Guidance Advised for Children under 16)
This tour will provide a comprehensive picture of sexuality in Ancient Kemet. The Kemites viewed sexuality as the cosmic process which maintained the precarious balance of the universe.
WE WILL ACCOMPLISH 3 MAJOR OBJECTIVES ON THIS TOUR:
1) We will outline the major creation myths and develop a comprehensive description of divine sexuality.
2) We will investigate the history and norms of human sexual relationships. The tour will answer critically important questions. Did couples use protection (condoms, etc.)? Were there same-sex relationships? Did Ancient Kemetic woman have pregnancy tests?
3) We will uncover the secret sexual code hidden in Ancient Kemetic art. We will utilize the MET's incredible collection and the images of collections around the world to illuminate these arcane symbols.
Your tour will run approximately 3 hours and will cost $30 for adults and $20 for students. Please RSVP as soon as possible as limited spaces are available. Pay via PayPal or by cash or money order on site. Please meet in the museum lobby at least 15 minutes prior!
As this tour will discuss the issues of sex and sexuality, if you intend to bring children under the age of 16, PARENTAL GUIDANCE IS ADVISED.
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African-Centered Museum Tours in the Country!

To register or for more information, please visit:
Or Call (646) 853-0496
Spaces are very limited!
Please meet in the lobby of the MET at 1:45 PM sharp!

Watch our television show Kemetic Legacy Today, the weekly journal of Ancient African, Ancient Kemetic history and spirituality.



 
 

Friday, February 15, 2013

Lady Lotus Blossom


 
                       The Pharoah knows not what he possesses in his right hand.

A lady lotus blossom, freshly picked from the valley. 

With her fragrance, I am intoxicated.

The air she breathes is most fortunate. 

The mud she steps in becomes gold. 

The rain that bathes her supple skin is holy water most blessed by Amon.

For I have seen within the bejeweled eyes of the lotus blossom, Hathor, the goddess of love. 

Eyes that are now hiding sorrow. 

Eyes that are now being kissed by the pharaoh. 

Eyes not enough to be a queen’s but a mere concubine. 

Eyes that are mine. 

I will challenge the depths of the Nile and wrestle with Leviathan in order to receive
one more scent of her. 

I will bring the morning on my back so that my lady lotus blossom may open once more and praise Amon for the beauty he has anointed her.

Original poem, 2002 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Cleopatra: A Life


A new film adaptation of the life of Cleopatra is in “the works”.  Well, not really in the works because without a confirmed director, nothing will be working.  In 2010, there was a buzz that James Cameron was approached with the dream project.  Now, it appears that Ang Lee, the director of the critically acclaimed and Oscar nominated film, Life of Pi, has been offered the gig.  Although he has not accepted the job as of yet, he has said. “The project looks very attractive.”

Looking at how Lee transformed Life of Pi into a visual masterpiece, I can’t imagine what he would do to the likes of Cleopatra: A Life.   Although the last adaptation of Cleopatra, starring Elizabeth Taylor, was the highest grossing film of 1963, it was not critically acclaimed in the least.  It would be very interesting to see how he could improve upon it.

One aspect of this venture which has been confirmed is the star, Angelina Jolie.  This star power alone is enough to whet the appetites of theater goers as they await the development of Cleopatra: A Life. 

How do you feel about the casting of Angelina Jolie as Cleopatra?  What about Ang Lee as the director?  And if these two do work together on this project, did you notice the name play? ANGelina JoLIE? I’m just saying…