Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Egyptian Religion and Mystery System - the principles of opposites – the soul consists of nine inseparable parts.

Egyptian Religion and Mystery System  - the principles of opposites – the soul consists of nine inseparable parts.
The doctrine of the Demiurge in Creation.
This doctrine which is ascribed to the authorship of Plato, did not by any means originate from Plato. It was not only a current doctrine at the time of Plato, but was well known among the Eastern Ancient nations and taught by them many centuries before his time (427–347 B.C.). History tells us that the Persians taught this doctrine more than six centuries B.C. through their leader Zoroaster. History also tells us that Pythagoras (500 B.C.), taught the same doctrine expressed in terms of Monads. The universe consisted of two unities, i.e., (a) the Unity from which the series of numbers or beings is derived, being absolute Unity, which is the source of all, i.e., the Monad of Monads or the God of Gods and (b) the One, i.e., the first in the series of derived numbers or beings. It is opposed to and limited by plurality, and therefore it is relative unity, i.e., a created Monad or God (a Demiurge), consequently the opposition between the One and the many is the source of all the rest. Furthermore, history likewise tells us that the original source of the doctrine of a Demiurge in creation was Egypt, and it dates back to the creation story of Egypt 4000 B.C. which is to be found in the account given by the Memphite Theology: an inscription on a stone, now kept in the British Museum. It contains the theological and cosmological views of the Egyptians which date back to the very beginning of Egyptian history, when the first dynasties had made their new capital at Memphis, the city of the God Ptah, i.e., about 4000 B.C., or even earlier.
The Egyptian cosmology must be presented in three parts; each part being supplementary to the other, and presenting a complete philosophy by their combination. Part (I) deals with the Gods of chaos, part (II) deals with the Gods of order and arrangement in creation, and part (III) deals with the Primate of the Gods, through whose Logos creation was accomplished. In part (I) precreation or chaos is represented by (i) Ptah, the Primate of the Gods, emerging from the primeval waters Nun in the form of a Hill, Ta-tjenen, i.e., The Risen Land (ii) Atum, i.e., Atom, the sun God, immediately joining Ptah, by emerging also from the chaotic waters Nun, and sitting upon him (the Hill). (iii) A description of the other qualities within the chaos follows:—There are four pairs of male and female Gods in the form of frogs and serpents. Their names are (a) Nun and Naunet, the primeval ocean and primeval matter; (b) Huh and Hauhet, the Illimitable and the Boundless, (c) Kuk and Kauket, Darkness and Obscurity; and (d) Amon and Amaunet, the Hidden and concealed ones. (Memphite Theology in Ancient Egyptian Religion by Frankfort, p.10, p. 21; Frankfort's Intellectual Adventure of Man, p. 10, 21, 52).
In part (II) the Gods of order and arrangement are represented as follows: The same first pair of pre-creation Gods are together present, i.e., Ptah, the primeval Hill, who is the thought and word of all the Gods, together with Atum, who rests upon Ptah. Atum, i.e., Atom, having absorbed the thought and creative power of Ptah, then proceeds with the work of Creation. He names four pairs of parts of his own body, which become Gods, and in this way, eight Gods are created, who together with himself become nine Gods in one family or Godhead, called the Ennead.
B. The Philosophy of Part I: (1) Ptah has the following attributes: (a) The Primate of the Gods, i.e., The God of Gods (b) The Logos. Thought and creative utterance and power (Egyptian Religion by Frankfort, p. 23). (c) The God of Order and form (d) The Divine Artificer and Potter (Fire Philosophy by Swinburne Clymer; Jamblichus; Ancient Egypt by John Kendrick, Bk. I, p. 318; 339). It must be noted that while the Sun God Atom sits upon Ptah the Primeval Hill He accomplishes the work of creation. But the Memphite Theology dates back to 4000 B.C., when it is believed the Greeks were unknown (Frankfort's Intellectual Adventure of Man, p. 5; 53; 55. The Book of the Dead, p. 17).
This arrangement in the Memphite Theology could only mean that the ingredients of the Primeval Chaos contained ten principles: four pairs of opposite principles, together with two other gods: Ptah representing Mind, Thought, and creative Utterance; while Atom joins himself to Ptah and acts as Demiurge and executes the work of creation. From such an arrangement in the cosmos we are in position to infer the following philosophies: (a) Water is the source of all things. (b) Creation was accomplished by the unity of two creative principles: Ptah and Atom, i.e., the unity of Mind (nous) with Logos (creative Utterance).(c) Atom was the Demiurge or Intermediate God in creation. He was also Sun God or Fire God. (d) Opposite Principles control the life of the universe. (e) The elements in creation were Fire (Atom), Water (Nun), Earth (Ptah or Ta-tjenen) and Air.
Fire underlies the life of the universe"

James, George G. M.  (1954) Stolen Legacy: Greek Philosophy is Stolen Egyptian Philosophy pages 74 & 101.

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Manning Marable’s publication; Malcolm X - A life of Reinvention

"Black regardless of nationality and language have a common destiny."  - Malcolm X
On the afternoon of Friday, June 10, 2011 I finally accessed Manning Marable’s publication; Malcolm X - A life of Reinvention. I was through reading the book by 12:30 A.M. Monday, June 13, 2011. I loved the fact that Ernesto “Che” Guevara and Malcolm X is considered spiritual kinfolk. In fact, I am taken aback that there is only one photograph showing Malcolm X with a freedom fighter.  It’s the image of Muhammad Babu. There are no photographs displaying the images of Malcolm X and Che Guevara and other known freedom fighters in the publication. The vast majority of the Heads of States in Africa in that era were freedom fighters.
I would love to have been afforded the opportunity to solicit responses from Manning Marable and James 67X Warden on the following questions. Why are Jan Carew and Yosef Ben Jochannan not mentioned in the text? I am very sure Jan Carew and Malcolm X met in Great Britain. It was the Oxford Union debate at Oxford University. Ghosts in our blood: with Malcolm X in Africa, England, and the Caribbean by Jan Carew was influenced by his bonding with Malcolm X in the UK.
I heard it said Dr. Ben and Malcolm X were very close. Also Dr. Ben was one of the people who buried the body of Malcolm X. It is conceivable that both Dr. Ben and Dr. John Henrik Clarke were confidants of Malcolm X and participated in preparing him for numerous lectures and debates and organizing MMI and OAAU.
What are his perceptions of the WPA, Eusi Kwayana, Walter Rodney, Forbes Burnham and the PNC? Did he recognize similarities and differences between Malcolm X and Eusi Kwayana and Malcolm X and Walter Rodney? What did he conclude is the best solution to the problems facing Africans in the Guyanese experience?  What are the similarities between Africans in the Guyanese and African-Americans in the USA? How was his stay in Guyana? Had I know he was in the country I would have most certainly treated him to Sancho hospitality as perpetuated in the rural communities in Guyana in that period. How cruel could my fate be to me? 
The content of the text addresses a number of questions I had entertained and/or pondered since claiming Malcolm X as one of my heroes.  In the final analysis of the text simply neither persuades nor satisfies. It is inconclusive.
 The researchers’ credentials are not in question.  If one expected Malcolm X throughout his almost forty years on this planet to be similar to biblical characters such as Joseph, or Job, or John the Baptist and/or others - you need to come back down to earth. A number of people love to focus on the sexuality of heroes, icons and /or just other people. In this, the age of information, it is disturbing to me whenever one realizes people continue to be interested in rumors of sexual nature. The exploitation of sexual content and/or activities seems to be the major sales pitch. Small wonder our younger people walk around in western world exposing their under garments. What is worst - is a wide cross section of the society seems to admire and/or consider such behavior acceptable? I for one am not concerned about the choices Malcolm X made before he was awoken. I fully expect whenever a person is dumb, deaf, and blind that a person is likely to attempt to do whatever they think would acquire their means to an end. And for that matter I am not interested in accessing texts purporting to expose the sexual mind set of human beings. In simple words I do not see Malcolm X and/or Dr. Betty as symbols of human sexuality.  They are not entertainers. They are simply iconic figures. They are freedom fighters. They are champions of self-emancipation. I am not interested in the sexual content surrounding Tyra Banks, Naomi Campbell and/or any one of the other outrageously beautiful females out there in the public eye. Why would I be interested in the sexuality and/or the rumors of sexual exploits of Dr. Betty and Malcolm X.? I fully expect them to do as humans do  . . . I do not know about any other man  . . . I speak for myself .Thus, I am saying it’s impossible for them to not behave as human beings have done for numerous millenniums on this earth.
What concerns me is that the main questions surrounding Malcolm X have not been answered. Manning Marable knew it, too. The two primary questions are; who killed Malcolm X?  Why was Malcolm X assassinated?  The main actors in this sordid episode in black life and culture which resulted in his death are - the executive officers of the Nation of Islam - John Ali, Raymond Sharrieff, Ethel Sharrieff, Elijah Muhammad, Herbert Muhammad, Elijah Muhammad Jr., Louis Farrakhan,  and a number of underlings including officials of numerous mosques around the USA and tough guys such as Benjamin Thomas, Leon Davis, Talmadge Hayer, Willie Bradley, Wilbur McKinley, Thomas Johnson and Norman Butler, and others who possess the physical appearance of deeply melanin dominant people of earth. Then there is also the role of US Government - at the city, state and federal and the usage of such agencies as New York Police Department, FBI and CIA.

The best thing about the text is that it offers enough fragments of evidence of surrounding relative to the events which resulted in the murder of Malcolm X, to warrant a Congressional Investigation and/or an international Truth and Rights Commission of Inquiry.
  The author stated Thomas Johnson was once very close to Malcolm X. Thomas Johnson was a driver running errands including shopping for groceries and returning with the groceries to Malcolm X's residence.  Yet, Thomas Johnson participated in two attempts to execute Malcolm X in Philadelphia. Is not attempted murder considered a criminal offence in the USA?  Thus, whether or not Thomas Johnson participated in the sordid event in the Audubon on February 21, 1965 - he was willing to do so. I for one see his sentence as meriting that of attempted murder.
What I found most unacceptable is the understanding that members of the Nation of Islam were physically and verbally abused by their comrades within the Nation of Islam whenever they accused and/or proven to have committed any violation. I cannot fathom either joining and/or staying amongst people who abuse me and/or others regardless of what.  They accuse me of violating. Being thrown down a flight of stairs simply because you smoked, a cigarette is totally incomprehensive. What were they thinking? That’s black on black criminal behavior. It was man's inhumanity to man. How could anyone endorse such misconduct?

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Bentick Sancho and Dot Sancho and Sancho of Rose Hall, Corentyne?

I need to be enlightened I am seeking the descendants, and relatives of the siblings; Selly Boatswain, and Goldie Boatswain, Eddie Niles, Parker Niles, Clementina (Niles) Downer, and Maude (Niles) Boston. I am very interested in their Sancho ancestral heritage.
I am told Parker Niles has twin daughters. I am wondering if that is referring to Paula Niles and Paulette Niles.
I need information on the immediate relatives of Mrs. Esther (Goodluck) Patterson and her brother Vincent Goodluck (aka Shots) resident in England.  I am told Esther Patterson has two daughters. I need their names.
I need the dates of birth, marriage and death of ; Selly Boatswain, and Goldie Boatswain, Eddie Niles, Parker Niles, Clementina (Niles) Downer, and Maude (Niles) Boston.. I also need the story of the origins their Sancho ancestors.
 How  is Bentick Sancho related to the Sancho people mentioned herein and to your Sancho ancestors; Esther (Goodluck) Patterson and Vincent Goodluck,  Marjorie Sancho, Bea (Beatrice) Sancho, Ed. Sancho (Rose Hall, Corentyne, c.1918); NEIGHBOR" SANCHO, the father of PATRICK SANCHO. Patrick Sancho was known as Killa.  Patrick Sancho, A. Sancho, and Mayor Sancho were catchers of stray animals on the lower Corentyne Coast including Albion and Port Mourant c. 1918 – 1950; Neighbor Sancho is brother of Caroline Sancho. Caroline Sancho has a daughter Rhoda Sancho. Rhoda Sancho has a daughter Leila Sancho and son Claudius Sancho. This Claudius Sancho would be about 60 years old now... Neighbor Sancho had a hearing impediment (hard of hearing) Daroo Sancho of Courtland 
SMARTT SANCHO, DOT SANCHO and SARAH SANCHO of Fyrish Village, MARJORIE SANCHO, and BEATRICE SANCHO (sisters) and Edward Sancho, Rural Constable, 1880s, of Rose Hall Village, Corentyne Coast, Berbice, Frederick Sancho (Adelphi Village, East Canje),
Frederick Sancho, Myrtle Albertha Sancho (Adelphi Village) CLAUDIUS SANCHO, CURTWRIGHT SANCHO and SHERWIN SANCHO. What are the names of the parents, grandparents, great grand parents, siblings and descendants of Claudius Sancho, Curtwright Sancho and Sherwin Sancho? It is said George Downer and Daisy Christian are the parents of Claudius Sancho, Curtwright Sancho and Sherwin Sancho. George Downer was known as either Papa Downer or Papa Sancho or both. Claudius Sancho died about 1953. I am told the mother of Sherwin Sancho is LaFleur. There was a Postman named LaFleur. There was also Policeman named LaFleur.
I am told Dot Sancho’s sister resided at Rose Hall, Corentyne. How are you related to the folks mentioned herein? What is your understanding of your Sancho ancestry? Who are you immediate relatives? Where do they fit in on the Sancho family tree? Who you don’t recognize? Who do you suggest I contact to point me to Sancho of Rose Hall Town? Who are you immediate relatives? Where do they fit in on the Sancho family tree? Who you don’t recognize? Who do you suggest I contact to point me to Sancho of Rose Hall Town? How are you related to the folks mentioned herein? What is your understanding of your Sancho ancestry?  How does Dot Sancho relate to the following; George Downer (aka Papa Downer or Papa Sancho), SMARTT SANCHO, and SARAH SANCHO of Fyrish Village, MARJORIE SANCHO, and BEATRICE SANCHO (sisters) and Edward Sancho, Rural Constable, 1880s, of Rose Hall Village, Corentyne Coast, Berbice, Frederick Sancho (Adelphi Village, East Canje), Myrtle Albertha Sancho (Adelphi Village), Neighbor Sancho, Daroo Sancho and Caroline Sancho.


Valerie Rodway
With humble hearts and heads bowed down
In thanks for each new day of toil
We kneel before Thine altar, Lord
The children of Guyana’s soil.

Great is the task that Thou hast given:
Thy will to show, Thy truth to find:
To teach ourselves that we are one
In thy great Universal mind.

But not in vain we’ll strive to build
A new Guyana great and free;
A land of glory and of hope,
A land of love and unity.

O children of Guyana, rise,
Rise up and sing with happy tears:
And bless the land that gave you birth,
And vow to serve her through the years.

Valerie Rodway
O beautiful Guyana
O my lovely native land
More dear to me than all the world
Thy sea-washed, sun-kissed strand
Or down upon the borders
Looking out upon the deep
The great Atlantic
Blown into a fury, or asleep.
At morn, at noon - or better
In the crimson sunset’s glow
I love thee, Oh I love thee.

W. Hawley-Bryant
Born in the land of the mighty Roraima,
Land of great rivers and far stretching sea;
So like the mountain, the sea and the river
Great, wide and deep in our lives would we be;

Onward, upward, may we ever go
Day by day in strength and beauty grow,
Till at length we each of us may show,
What Guyana’s sons and daughters can be.

Born in the land of Kaieteur’s shining splendour
Land of the palm tree, the croton and fern,
We would possess all the virtues and graces,
We all the glory of goodness would learn.

Born in the land where men sought El Dorado,
Land of the Diamond and bright shining gold,
We would build up by our faith, love and labour,
God’s golden city which never grows old.

 Thus to the land which to us God has given
May our young lives bring a gift rich and rare,
Thus, as we grow, may the worth of Guyana
Shine with a glory beyond all compare.

My Guyana, Eldorado
Best of all the world to me
In my heart where’er I wander
Memory enshrineth thee;
All my hopes and aspirations,
All my longings only tie
Everlasting bonds around us
As the fleeting years roll by.
My Guyana, time’s unfolding
More and more thy destiny,
To redeem in lasting splendour
All the years had lost to thee;
And the dawning of thy glory
O’er the long long night is cast
O arise triumphant, glorious,
From the ashes of the past.
O arise, triumphant, glorious,
From the ashes of the past.

R.C.G. Potter
When your ship has passed the islands and the blue sea turns to brown,
And the leadsman calls ‘Five Fathoms’ when he casts the lead-line down,
And you see a long flat coastland and a smokeless wooden town,
You can reckon you are nearing Demerara.
Demerara, Demerara, you can reckon you are nearing Demerara.

When you’re wakened in the morning by a cheerful kiskadee,
And you see a sackiwinki by a mukka mukka tree,
And the very homely features of the slimy manatee,
You can know that you are down in Demerara.
Demerara, Demerara, you can know that you are down in Demerara.

When you spot an alligator who is waiting for a feed,
And observe a salempenta (of the iguana breed),
And you dodge the marabunta (ripe for any evil deed),
You are somewhere, without doubt, in Demerara.
Demerara, Demerara, you are somewhere, without doubt, in Demerara.

When you sail up mighty rivers and you scarcely glimpse a hill,
And you see the great Kaieteur (which perhaps you never will),
When you pay your fare in shillings, through it’s dollars on the bill,
You will boast that you’re at home in Demerara.
Demerara, Demerara, you will boast that you’re at home in Demerara.

Valerie Rodway
Guyana, Guyana, this fair land of ours
Has broken the bondage of far distant powers,
We love you Guyana from high land to sea,
And pray God make worthy your children to be.

All hail to Guyana, our country now free,
One people, one nation, one destiny,
We pledge every effort, we’ll cherish this earth
And make here a paradise - Land of our birth.

No rich El Dorado has ever been found
Though many have ended their lives on this ground,
Our labour in factory, in office and field
Will give us the wealth and the full harvest’s yield.

With purpose and vigour we’ll carve our own fate
Unmoved by distraction, prejudice and hate,
Together we’ll strive for our new nation’s goal,
Inspired by goodwill, a kinship of soul.

Song of the Republic
Words by Cleveland W. Hamilton
Music by Frank Daniels

From Pakaraima’s peaks of pow’r
To Courentyne’s lush sands,
Her children pledge each faithful hour
To guard Guyana’s lands.
To foil the shock of rude invader
Who’d violate her earth,
To cherish and defend forever
The State that gave them birth.

We’ll forge a nation’s might soul
Construct a nation’s frame;
Freedom our everlasting goal,
Courage and truth our aim,
Unyielding in our quest for peace
Like ancient heroes brave,
To strive and strive and never cease
With Strength beyond the slave.

Guyana, climb the glorious perch
To fame, prosperity;
Join in the universal search
For world-wide comity.
Your people what soe’er their breed
Their hue or quality,
With one firm never changing creed
The nation’s unity.

The National Anthem of Guyana
Words by A. L. Luker
Music by R. C. G. Potter
Dear land of Guyana, of rivers and plains,
Made rich by the sunshine, and lush by the rains,
Set gem-like and fair between mounts and sea-
Your children salute you. dear land of the free.

Green land of Guyana, our heroes of yore,
Both bondsman and free, laid their bones on your shore,
This soil so they hallowed, and from them are we,
All sons of one mother, Guyana the free

Great land of Guyana, diverse though our strains,
We are born of their sacrifice, heirs of their pains,
And ours is the glory their eyes did not see -
One Land of six peoples, united and free.

Dear Land of Guyana, to you will we give
Our homage, our service each day that we live;
God grant you, great Mother, and make us to be
More worthy our heritage - land of the free.

Henry Aaron Britton, James William Luke and ARCHER of Sparendaam, Goedverwagting, Plaisance, East Coast Demerara

Bless up! Best Greetings to you and your loved ones during this season and indeed always. I am hereby soliciting information on the people of Archer resident on the lower East Coast of Demerara. I need to link up with folks who are aware of the persons of interest. Their immediate relatives are preferred. Please recommend persons I may need to consult. I also love to link with Sancho, Luke and Britton people.
I need the dates of deaths of Henry Aaron Britton, and James William Luke.  Henry Aaron Britton was the outstanding champion of the Guyanese people.  Henry Aaron Britton made great impact on  Local Authorities,Print media and politics of the oppressed in colonial Guyana, British Guiana. Henry Aaron Britton was the President of Village Chairmen's Conference, 1920s, 1930s and 1940s.
James William Luke was a schoolmaster. I am of the opinon  James William Luke died while being employed at Beter Hope School, in the 1930s.  James William Luke was an advocate for community development in the Plaisance Better Hope area. I need to learn the names of the parents of James William Luke. Also, how James William Luke is related to Adelaide (Sancho) Luke.
Thanks for your time, cooperation, and understanding.
ARCHER of Sparendaam, Goedverwagting, Plaisance, East Coast Demerara
Sparendaam: - Adrian Rawle Archer, Alice Jasinta Archer, Cyril Christopher Archer, Garfield Archer, Joyce Patricia Archer, Karen Dale Archer, Latoya Annkisha Archer, Natasha Patricia Archer, Rosa Archer, Tiffany Olivia Archer
Goedverwagting: - Clothilde Archer, Hazel Jacquelyn Elizabeth Archer, Janice Andrea Archer, Jennifer Ingrid Olive Archer, Lloyd Percival Archer
Plaisance: - Calwayne Neil Archer, Cuthbert Matthew Archer, Malicia Britney Archer, Adela Archer, Dennis Oliver Archer, Alpha Ayanna Janine Archer, Denise Avril Archer, Lesta Ann Archer
Sherry-Ann Amanda Archer, Better Hope East Coast Demerara
Camille Natalie Archer, Le Ressouvenir, East Coast Demerara
Dianne Yuonette Archer, Le Ressouvenir, East Coast Demerara
James Ryan Archer, La Bonne Intention, East Coast Demerara
Lucy Archer, Beterverwagting, East Coast Demerara
Shondell Natasha Archer, Beterverwagting, East Coast Demerara
Yoland Wendy Archer, Beterverwagting, East Coast Demerara
Cicely Archer, Triumph, East Coast Demerara
Teniko Telesia Tishauna Archer, Triumph, East Coast Demerara