Monday, February 10, 2014
Thursday, August 29, 2013
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
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!
Tel: (646) 403-9677
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Thursday, March 7, 2013
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.
Illustration from www.thefeatherquill.com
Saturday, February 16, 2013
Friday, February 15, 2013
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
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…