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« on: August 08, 2004, 11:19:45 AM »

Shekhem Ur Shekhem (King) of the Ausar Auset Society


African King challenges Greek science myths

By Camille Ricketts
Desk Editor
Monday, May 5, 2003

Erica Simmons      
Shekhem Ur Shekhem Ra Un Nefer Amen I spoke about Africa’s influence on the origins of mathematics and science last Friday. He argued that Pythagoras was affected by intellectuals in Persia and Africa.      
Dispelling myths about the Greek origins of math and science, Paramount King Shekhem Ur Shekhem Ra Un Nefer Amen I spoke at Tresidder on Friday afternoon. The talk, inspired by his new book “Not Out of Greece: The Origins of Logic, Mathematics, and Science,” focused on the achievements often attributed to Greek philosophers that actually emerged from Africa and the Middle East.

Shekhem Ur Shekhem — whose name means King of Kings and Priest of Priests — governs the Ashanti tribe in the Agogo province of Ghana, West Africa. Residing in New York, he visits his tribe twice annually, serving as ambassador for the nation and communicating with ancestral Ghanaians currently living in the United States.

The event was sponsored by the Black Student Union, in cooperation with several other campus organizations, and Nile Valley Mall, the world’s first completely black-owned herbal supplement and vitamin company.

"He’s a very humble man, a gracious man, a healer, a historian, a father and a king," said Ser-t Hri-Samenab of Shekhem Ur Shekhem. Hri-Samenab, a representative from Nile Valley Mall, who follows the ancient tradition of Kamit, or Egypt. Her name means "one who follows a sage with a stable heart."

"There’s a lot of information out there, and the more we can communicate to the people, the greater their perspective of the whole picture,” she said. "We want to open their mind’s eye."

Shekhem Ur Shekhem began his speech with an introduction of his topic and a discussion of what has become known as the"Greek Miracle" He said that, under this idea, the Greeks were the first to address mathematics, science and logic.

“In this theory, between 600 B.C. and 200 A.D. was the first time in the history of mankind that people started to think in this way, and before that no one was able to approach ideas scientifically and logically,” he said.

Emphasizing his unique approach, Shekhem Ur Shekhem said he attacks the issue not only from an historical perspective, but by evaluating the writings and achievements of Greek philosophers and culture.

"I wanted to go about this by diving into the Greek writings themselves" he said."In their writings, they showed themselves not to be leaders in logic, mathematics and science, a notion that universities and professors worldwide have universally accepted."

The speech centered on refuting scholarly claims and teaching methods that are rooted in the idea of Greek dominance.

"There were certain errors that the Greeks made that are still being neglected in the scholastic system we have today," Shekhem Ur Shekhem said. "There is a lot of science and mathematics that should be and needs to be taught differently, not from the usual Greek perspective."

He used the renowned example of Pythagoras to support his argument and said that Pythagoras spent time traveling through Egypt and Persia before returning to the Greek and Italian regions to teach his theorems. With these details, Shekhem Ur Shekhem suggested that Pythagoras drew his discoveries from the works of others in what were viewed as primitive nations.

"There is a very racist element about the issue," he said. "They claim that before the Greeks came, that before Greek civilization was on the rise, nobody else in the world thought scientifically or logically and that no other nations even had the capability of thinking this way."

Shekhem Ur Shekhem related his topic to current affairs, drawing a link between the necessity to recognize cultural contributions and recent developments in Iraq. He described the U.S. troops’ recent failure to protect one of Iraq’s oldest museums as indicative of an alarming trend of cultural annihilation.

"Today we find a strong movement toward monoculture, a Western, predominantly American culture," he said."We must realize that there are different patterns of thinking and cultural expression that enrich the planet.

"People become upset when they hear that flora and fauna are becoming extinct, but they have no idea that entire cultures are becoming extinct everyday because people do not show proper care and respect," he added. "They just assume these cultures are primitive and therefore not worth preserving."


A Message To African-American Leaders

By Ra Un Nefer Amen

I dare believe that most leaders in African American community are aware that not only has there been a failure in the African American community to make as much progress as needed, but in many ways, we have lost a substantial amount of effort in the past decade to remedy the situation. Such efforts have faltered, perhaps for lack of a clear articulation of our needs, and means to their attainment.

I will hereby give a brief proposal to this end:

It is my belief that the major causes of the failure of the African American leadership to fully achieve the desired goals are due, on the political side, to the emphasis on protest activity, and over dependence on governmental assistance, and on the private side, on the limitation of efforts to "cultural presentations," and scholarly discussions.

African Americans together earn over 300+ billion dollars each year. The number one item on the agenda of African American politicians should be the creation of the National African American Fund into which all Blacks would contribute 1-3% of their income each year. At a ridiculously affordable $10-$30 for every $1000 earned, we would raise at least 3 billion dollars a year which can then be used for skills training, health care, investing with and aiding Africa and the Caribbean, etc. In short, it would go a long way to solving our problems. The money to set up such a fund could easily come from the otherwise spent funds of Black presidential campaigns, money collected through the Black churches, etc. At present, we spend 6-10 billion on tobacco each year, to our detriment. Not to even mention alcohol, and other abominations.

On the private self-help level, the sponsoring of scholarly discussions of historical antecedents, and the analytical expose of our problems, necessary as they are, must be subordinate to the following programs that must be implemented in the general Africa American community.

Those of us with academic skills must come together - research, live, and teach the best nutritional and health principals now available. The raising of health of our people will decrease the present excessively high level of morbidity, anti-social acts, health impairment, and increase the overall level of spirituality, competitiveness, work capacity, creativity, and resistance to stress. Health is our number one means of rising above the handicaps that racism has imposed upon us. In fact, without it all of our educational, and activists efforts will fall very, very short of the mark.

We must also implement Spiritual and Self-betterment workshops based on the Spiritual technologies of Black civilizations, past and present (Kamit [Ancient Egypt], Sumer, Black India, Ancient Southern China, Ethiopia, Canaan, Yoruba, Bantu, etc.). Since we were stolen from Africa, and stripped of our culture, we have not had the opportunity to come together and rationally define our cultural identity. The vacuum, thus created, has been filled by one or another set of equally damaging western ideologies which as is quite evident have not helped the western world itself. All western nations, whether they are capitalists, socialists, or communists have accrued debts that they can never pay off, and are on an irreversible path of social decay due to drugs, environmental pollution, self inflicted illness, crime, false ideologies, etc. Since these are the logical conclusion of the cultural infrastructure of the western world, they feel that they are locked into forecasted doom. On the contrary, we have an entirely different cultural heritage that we can, and must fall back on. Not just to save ourselves, but through our example, to lead others to the way out. The 40th Hexagram of the I Ching states that if a man is serious about his own deliverance others will be influenced.

In the teaching of our history our purpose must be divorced from the western model of merely identifying the who, when, what, etc. Yes, it is important to know that the great founders of civilization "The Kamitian (Ancient Egyptians), Sumerians, Pre-Aryan India (Harappa, Mohenjo Daro), Ethiopians, Canaanites, Phoenicians, etc. were Black people. But such knowledge is of little value if we do not retrieve the actual spiritual techniques, and values that shaped the accomplishments of these societies, that we may implement them in our lives. Not that we built pyramids, but what meditation techniques led us to 'invent' engineering, architecture, geometry, etc. is the important issue. What spiritual skills kept the Kamitic people together as a nation for over 4000 years that they could achieve so stupendously? Once we know this, then we can come together and do something about the 300+ billion dollars a year we earn as a group; then we can come together with our brothers and sisters in Africa and share the skills and capital that we have with their skills and wealth of natural resources. And believe me, they are waiting for us with open arms and hearts.

Last, but not least, we must learn to fully recognize the true meaning of the often quoted maxim that "together we stand, apart we fall." No people who failed to identify a clear common goal, and pool their resources to its accomplishments got anywhere. Sadly to say, this is the image of the African American people. For the most part, we come together to protest, to exchange information, to "keep our culture alive" via cultural presentations, do some business networking, worship, but for the most part, our survival and flourishment is primarily a matter of individual concern, and effort. Most African Americans believe that their security lies in their earning ability, and therefore expended most of their time, and energy, individualistically, to this end. Few of us, the best educated included, realize that the chief means of wealth creation in the western world rests in the accessibility to the money that Federal banks create via the printing press, and commercial banks create "out of thin air". Since we will never have anything close to a meaningful accessibility to these funds, we must realize the great teachings of Jomo Kenyatta, "I am because we are." Our wealth is in each other. We must organize ourselves into communities! A people can only progress with the truths that its members have discovered. Otherwise, all the precious principals, brilliant ideas of economic possibilities, and family building, etc. will be no more than leaves scattered in the wind.

This is but a brief proposal as befits the present space, and occasion. It is served merely as an appetitive, in the hope that it will stimulate the appetite for our coming together to engage in the type of serious dialogue that rapidly progresses to commitment to action.

Peace and Blessings

Shekhem Ur Shekhem Ra Un Nefer Amen

When we have the determination to restrain our lower desires, the door is opened for us to fulfill our highest aspirations.
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« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2004, 11:32:44 AM »

Publications of Ra Un Nefer Amen

Books :

  • An Afrocentric Guide To A Spiritual Union 129 pages Publisher: Kamit Publications; ASIN: 1877662070

  • Metu Neter Vol. 1: The Great Oracle of Tehuti and the Egyptian System of Spiritual Cultivation

  • Metu Neter Vol. 2: Anuk Ausar, The Kamitic Initiation System, 350 pages Publisher: Kamit Publications; ISBN: 1877662089

  • Tree of Life Meditation System (T.O.L.M.), 280 pages Publisher: Kamit Publications; ISBN: 1877662135

  • Healing the Errors of Living, Publisher: Kamit Publications; ISBN: 1877662119

  • The Ausar Auset Nutrition Handbook, Publisher: Kamit Publications; ISBN: 0317939912

  • The Ritual Systems Of Ancient Black Civilizations : Auset, Mother of the Living Vol. 2, Spiral-bound: 42 pages Publisher: Kamit Publications; ISBN: 1877662011

When we have the determination to restrain our lower desires, the door is opened for us to fulfill our highest aspirations.
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