'The transmission of Ancestrally inherited wisdom cannot be based on coercion.'
The medut (hieroglyph) and term hetep in Khanit and Kamit (Nubia and Egypt) means 'peace'. It also means 'offerings'. The term hetep is vocalized as akyede (ah-cheh'-deh) in the Akan language and means 'gift, donation'.
From our publication, Per Ankh Nut:
"...In the language of Kamit, the term hetep refers to peace, harmony, yet it is also used as a term for ritual offerings. In Afurakani/Afuraitkaitnit (African) culture, it is customary to give ritual offerings to the Nananom Nsamanfo (Akan for Honorable Ancestresses and Ancestors) and to the Abosom (Akan for Deities/Goddesses and Gods/Divine Spirit-Forces in Nature). It must be understood that ritual actions in Afurakani/Afuraitkaitnit (African) culture are never merely "symbolic" but are always functional.
There is a measurable transfer of energy and unearthing of consciousness affected through a feedback system by the ritual giving of offerings. This transfer is akin to the transfer of energy affected through the consumption of food. The chemical response of your organs and organs' systems as the nutrients of the food are digested and disseminated are measurable. The chemical response to a holistic diet is a healing and empowering response that is not merely symbolic but functional.
In essence, the act of ritual offering is designed to provoke the necessary units of energy and frames of reference (conscious awareness) necessary to align or realign the spirit of the Afurakani/Afuraitkaitnit (African) individual with his/her Ka or Kait (Soul/Divine consciousness). When such alignment is affected, obstacles to proper functioning can be removed in a holistic fashion. These may be psychological obstacles, physiological obstacles (health-related), social obstacles (criminal individual/group), economic obstacles, political obstacles, spiritual obstacles (negative spirit-entities), etc..."
In Aakhuamuman Amaruka Atifi Mu (Aakhuamu Nation in North America) we operate according to the Ancestral mandate that directs us to disseminate the knowledge of our Amammere ne Nanasom, our Ancestral Culture and Religion, to Afurakanu/Afuraitkaitnut (Africans) freely.
The dissemination of Ancestral wisdom is a transmission which is given, not sold. It is an offering, which secures equilibrium, peace among Afurakanu/Afuraitkaitnut (Africans~Black people). It is not a product to be bartered for a ransom. There is no coercion in the transmission of genetic characteristics, they are given freely to progeny. There should be no coercion in the transmission of Ancestral wisdom, for it is the transmission of our spiri-genetic inheritance. In Aakhuamuman, what we receive is a reflection of what we give to the Afurakani/Afuraitkaitnit (African) oman (nation/community). This is giving - hetep, akyede - free of coercion.
Obi ntumi nto akyede
'One cannot buy offerings'
To date, we have published 25 books, over 80+ research articles, as well as 276 blogtalkradio broadcasts addressing various aspects of Nanasom, Amammere ne Amansesew - Afurakani/Afuraitkaitnit (African) Ancestral Religion, Culture and Nationbuilding/Restoration. Our publications are written and produced for Afurakani/Afuraitkaitnit (African~Black) people exclusively.
We have made all of our publications available as free downloads from our website (download below). We also distribute soft-cover versions of our publications for free to Afurakanu/Afuraitkaitnut (Africans) at workshops, lectures and in the community - inclusive of Afurakani/Afuraitkaitnit (African) cultural stores, businesses, etc. - whenever we are able. We have given away over 1,300 free copies of our soft-cover books.
Our services are also made available for Afurakani/Afuraitkaitnit people exclusively and are provided free of charge, inclusive of our workshops, presentations and substance abuse abstinence, domestic abuse neutralization and trauma recovery alignment methods rooted in our Ancestral Culture. In the context of Maa and Maat, the Male and Female Abosom (Deities) of Law and Balance, we do accept akyede.
If you determine that our work is of value to you, if you and others connected to you have derived some benefit through the study of our work, if you recognize our work to be of value to Afurakanu/Afuraitkaitnut (Africans~Black People), akyede at any amount is a great help to our endeavour to serve, empower and en-conscious Afurakanu/Afuraitkaitnut. For those who make akyede of $15 or more, we will send you one or more of our soft-cover books. For those who make akyede and choose the 'recurring donation' option in paypal, we will send you a different soft-cover book every month.
Yeda ase (We thank you) for your consideration.
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