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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

The Theatric Rise of the Orisha: A Q&A With Nosa Igbinedion

Once she brings the lightning and thunder, Mother Nature is expected to bring the rain. But what is expected of a young man who uses technology to do the same? After Nosa Igbinedion, 29, released the trailer for his new film Oya: Rise of the Orisha, a virtual tsunami of excitement and anticipation flooded the digital shores of social media. Thousands of faces lit up. Hearts rumbled with intrigue. A super heroine of the African continent was spinning her way to the big screen.

Although Oya may not be as recognized as the Greco-Roman gods and goddesses who have told their stories in movie theaters across the planet for several decades, the level of curiosity and interest that she has garnered is very well deserved. The original Buffalo Soldier (the buffalo is one of Oya’s animal totems), who is usually armed with two machetes, is a tireless West African warrior goddess who is invoked and externally revered throughout Nigeria, the Caribbean, and Brazil. She has also been embraced by diasporic communities throughout the United States and Europe that practice the sacred psychology that underlies the African life sciences.

Like her polygamous husband Shango, Oya has the power to generate lightning and thunder. Royally adorned with a rainbow crown of nine colors, Oya embodies the cycles of change and transformations that occur within nature, as well as within our very own personal lives. Her wrath and anger brings violent storms, raging hurricanes, terrifying floods, and sudden calamity.  She’s kind of like the god Saturn with feminine sex appeal and a severe case of PMS. You don’t want to fuck with Oya. As I’m writing this article I can hear her say “I wish a bitch would.”

The name “Oya” literally means “Destroyer” or “Tearer” because she humbles those who suffer from delusions of grandeur, much like the Tantric goddess Kali of India. Whenever we breathe OxY-GEN, we are inhaling the GENerative essence of OYa who presides over the winds in Earth’s atmosphere. The use of windmill technology to generate electricity is evidence of the psychic imprint that this powerful incorporeal intelligence has left on humanity.

The entire story about Oya breaking Ogun’s heart by leaving him for his younger brother Shango is an alchemical explanation of how Oxygen and rain (Oya) corrodes iron (Ogun) through the process of oxidation. The oxygen molecule robs iron of its electrons, only to increase its own electric charge (Shango) in the process. Within the Ifa tradition we can also observe the Ogun man or woman breaking themselves down like acid through self-analysis and introspection to foster a higher level of self-realization.

All ancient mythologies, are in truth, mathematical equations and chemical formulas imaginatively explained through the use of allegory. This is why these stories are timeless, and cherished by people across the globe. They are cultural, mirror reflections of both numerical and chemical truths. Before you can create your own mythology you must first decide what chemical formula or mathematical equation you would like to share with the world. Oya is the wrath of the math. You’re in MGM class.

Marvel Comic aficionados may equate Oya with the character, Storm, of the X-Men. Although it is a fitting comparison, it should be understood that most comic book super heroes and heroines are grafted from the most popular archetypes of world religion and mythology.  The Orisha pantheon of deities that Oya is part of is no different. It is as ancient and as colorful as any other on the planet, with rites that go as far back as the early Neolithic period.

The men and women of West Africa tended to Oya’s sacred shrines, thousands of years before Jesus Christ was a thought in a colonizer’s mind.  The book Oya: Santeria and the Orisha of the Winds authored by Baba Raul Canizares identifies the goddess as one of the Seven African Powers of Yoruba spirituality, which also includes Obatala, Shango, Ogun, Yemaya, Oshun and Elegba. The initiates of Ifa are those whose heads literally serve as thrones for these divine emanations of the universal Godhead, which is the Grand Monad. 

This particular aspect of Yoruba tradition predates the Throne Mysticism of classical Jewish literature by at least 9,000 years. Rabbi Joseph Gikatilla was a Castilian Jewish mystic who lived in 13th Century Moorish Spain. In his Kabbalistic book Gates of Light Gikatilla teaches us that “If a person succeeds in purifying one of his limbs or organs, that same limb or organ will become a throne for that celestial entity…”  

In Yoruba tradition a person finds their Ori (head) which houses the very organ (the human brain) that serves as a vessel, or a throne, for a specific celestial intelligence known to the Yoruba as an Orisha. This Orisha guides the initiate as they seek to fulfill their destiny in everyday life. It seems plausible that Ifa forms part of the conceptual basis for what is widely considered the exclusive domain of the Jewish Mystical tradition.

This is not a far-fetched suggestion when one considers the fact that the Igbos—who occupy Nigeria alongside the Yoruba—have many elements in their own spiritual traditions assumed to be exclusive to the Judaic tradition, yet predate all elements of Judaism by thousands of years. Remy Ilona’s book The Igbos and Israel: An Inter-Cultural Study of the Largest Jewish Diaspora highlights less esoteric cultural parallels between the Hebrews of Canaan and the Igbos of Nigeria, and it is written by a Jewish scholar who is also a native of Igboland.

Many of the classic Kabbalistic texts now available did not exist prior to the advent of Moorish Spain, but the Moors of Medieval Europe, were in large part, the descendants of West Africans, not unlike today’s Senegalese, Nigerians, Malians, and Ghanaians. There are 22 letters in the Hebrew alphabet, but there are also 22 letters utilized in the Ghanaian Twi language.

Although Solomonic Magic is a divergence away from traditional Jewish mysticism it is worth noting that many of the seals of the Goetia resemble those used to identify the Orisha. In Grimoires: A History of Magic Books by Owen Davies, the perceptive student acquires profound insight concerning the role that Moors played in writing the earliest grimoires. These rhyming books of sorcery made their earliest appearance in Southern Europe on the cusp of the renaissance period.

According to The Encyclopedia of African Religion edited by Dr. Molefi Kete Asante and Ama Mazama, offerings to Oya may include eggplants, rum, beer, wine, plums, red or purple grapes, a hen or a female goat.  In his book Powers of the Orishas: Santeria & The worship of Saints, Migene Gonzalez Wippler relates that as fearsome as Oya is to even the bravest of men, she is terribly afraid of a severed ram’s head. Interestingly enough, the ram is one of the animal totems of her ex-husband, the god Ogun. The film synopsis for Oya: Rise of the Orisha states:

 For centuries the doorway between the world of the Orishas and our world has remained closed, until now. Our hero, Ade, is one of the few people with a connection to one of the gods, Oya. She has been tasked with the job of protecting the innocent and that means keeping the door to the gods shut.

If the doorway to the gods is opened, they will wreak havoc and chaos upon us as retribution for our abandonment of them. To keep the door shut, Oya must find ‘the key’ and keep the young girl who has the potential to open the doorway safe.

The adventure unfolds with a host of memorable characters and a string of unexpected twists as Ade goes in search of the key. She battles against those who wish to open a portal and unleash a horde of forgotten gods and goddesses into the world, with powers and skills beyond our human comprehension. These supernatural gifts have the potential to change the course of human history for mankind, forever.”

Many professional critics bitch and complain about the redundant roles that Black actors and actresses play as slaves, criminals, and clowns. Instead of joining the chorus of whiners, Igbinedion decided to roll up his sleeves and do some work. He picked up a camera and used the technology available to him, and made a short film that reflects the kind of story that he would like to share with the world.

Mind Glow Media recently spoke with the UK-based prodigy over Skype on a stormy Saturday afternoon. Among other things, we discussed the film, the media’s power of depiction, and the growing sense of cultural awareness and pride among young Africans.

After you released the trailer for your film there was a lot of excitement across social media. What made you want to do an action movie on the Orisha, and why did you center it around Oya in particular?

That’s an interesting question. To be honest, I guess it goes back into my history, and my past as a film maker. I’ve been making films for about seven or eight years now. My initial introduction to film was The Hydra. It was a short film that went on to win quite a lot of awards and was kind of like my introduction to the film industry, especially over here in the UK. It was for an audience at the British Film Institute, and it really was successful.

From there, I started to make a lot more films. But I started to realize that the films that I was making was more targeted towards the tastemakers in the film industry, as opposed to what I like, and what I’m interested in. I sat back and thought to myself, “What is it that I really like? What do I want to talk to people about with my films?”

Growing up, I’ve heard loads of stories about various parts of my culture. I’m from Nigeria, so I decided that I would make a film about Nigerian deities, specifically the Orisha, just because I felt that they are beings that connect with humanity on a deep level. They are all about connecting humans to a higher level of consciousness. I thought it would be a really apt subject for this film.

The reason why I chose Oya is because I was looking at the different Orisha, and there was something about her that just stood out to me personally.  I didn’t want to just make a film to please and placate the tastemakers and the institutions—especially those here in the UK. I just wanted to make a film that I liked. Oya’s energy is very much about coming to a place, destroying everything and then rebuilding it again. I think that’s why I chose her, and the Orisha as a whole, to work with.

What are some of the greatest challenges you’ve faced in putting this film together?

When you’re making films that are aimed at the tastemakers—and by tastemakers I’m talking about people and institutions who say “If you’re gonna make a film I want the film to be about what I say, and I will pay you if you make it about what I say it should be about.” I did a couple of films like that, and I realized that there weren’t many institutions from the get go who were ready to make a film about African gods.

We had to raise funds for this film ourselves, and the way that we did it was through crowd funding from various people who would like to see this type of film. I heard a lot of people talk about films that they don’t want to see. My mentality was that I was going to take it upon myself to put something different out there, and if you want to see it and you have 5 pounds [Editor’s Note: “pounds” is a reference to the UK currency] 10 pounds, 1 pound, whatever—put it together to show me that you really want to see this film.

So micro funding, or crowd funding, was the way that we raised funds, but it was quite difficult. That was the main challenge. Also, I have a great team working with me, but as far as production, making a super hero movie, at this level, with this amount of money, you’re always going to have to do more than one job. You have to put in extra hours. In addition to being the director, I also wrote the script and I handled the effects. But for me, if there is something I want to see, something I want to do, I have to go one hundred percent into it to make sure it happens.  

You said earlier you were Nigerian. What is your ethnic background? Are you Yoruba, Hausa? Where did you grow up?

I’m from Edo State, specifically Benin City. It’s a city in the South of Nigeria with a very rich history. Anyone reading this can Google “The Benin Empire.” It’s quite well known. As far as the relationship that we have to the Yoruba culture and the Orisha, it’s quite close. We’re cousins. We have the same origin, we both agree on that, but often disagree about who came from who. Still we share the same customs and the same deities.

I actually grew up in the UK. I’ve spent most of my life over here. I’ve always been influenced by African culture. My parents gave me my name so that I would never forget where I came from. I don’t have an English name as many Nigerians tend to.

What does your name mean?

Nosa means “What God knows will come to pass.” Igbinedion means “I’m protected by the elders,” and that’s my surname. My great, great, great grandfather was the last born to a lady who had eight stillborn children. He was born at a shrine which referred to the ancestors. They chose the same name for him to show that the ancestors were protecting him. That name traveled through many generations, through his lineage, as my surname.

Was Ifa, or any other traditional African religion, an integral part of your personal upbringing?

Yeah, I would say so, but not in an obvious way. It was sort of like I picked up stuff by osmosis. My cousin and my aunt may have left food in particular places without eating it. I saw that growing up, but never really questioned it. It was just a part of what we would do. As I started to learn more and research more, I realized that there was a reason for all of that.
It was a part of our tradition, our culture, which they genuinely followed. My parents never told me “You have to be this way,” or “you have to be that way.” They very much advocated free thinking and choosing your own path. I’ve seen loads of things as it relates to African tradition and religion. I know that a lot of people are afraid of African religion and tradition because they have been indoctrinated to think a certain way.

A friend of mine told me about how she went to a restaurant with a church group and the restaurant had masks of Nigerian deities. The church people said prayers referencing evil spirits and so forth because of the masks on the walls. I think that kind of thing is what makes me want to make movies like this. I want to tell a story that isn’t being told.

Oya is generally acknowledged to be the wife of Shango in Ifa tradition, but before that, she was Ogun’s wife. I’m aware that Ogun is very much associated with calculation in warfare, but also technology in many respects. Now you have a young man such as yourself who is very much immersed in the use of various technological applications. Were you aware, going into this, of how connected you and Oya are on a mythological level?

Yeah, I was kind of aware—perhaps not as much going into this as I was when I was already in it. From researching, I was quite aware of the relationship dynamic between Ogun and Shango and the different confrontations between them.

I know a couple of people who have Ogun shrines as well. I think Ogun is a character who is very interesting, especially in these days and times. I think the fact that you and I are literally talking with each other over the internet favors Ogun. I think that these types of things are really important as far as the types of stories we tell about African stories in general.

A lot of stories that have been told, and are being told, tend to link Africa with living in the past and being anti-technology, but one of Africa’s most recognized deities is Ogun, who is technology itself in many ways. Relating these stories to technological advancements—even if they are in social media—make these stories far more relevant to a modern audience. It’s something that I’m definitely thinking about.

In many African films—particularly those coming out of Nigeria—traditional African religions are often characterized in a very negative light. What do you think about this as a Nigerian film maker?

Before I say anything, I just want to say that Nollywood and the Nigerian film industry has amazing potential to shape the mentality of the world—just in the sense of giving a voice to people who haven’t been heard before. I would like to preface by saying that, but on the other side of things, it’s kind of crazy how we sometimes see what we actually originated as a people in a negative light.

There is an element in the Oya storyline that sort of talks about the shrines being destroyed. This came from me actually reading about sacred shrines in Nigeria actually being destroyed. The Nollywood demonization of traditional African religions is an extension of that self-destructive mentality.

We have such a rich culture that the world doesn’t really know about. It’s kind of like we’ve taken the images that Hollywood has presented to the world about us, and we reenact these destructive stories which only work against us. We live in the 21st century where just about everyone has a social media platform, but many of us are still reenacting the propaganda that others have spread, yet we have the platforms to say something different.

It’s sad, but I’m working with a group of young Nigerians in the film industry and our aim is to bring change and do away with some of these old stereotypes that are still prevalent in the Nigerian film industry.   

It may not be pervasive, but there is a perception among many culturally oriented Blacks in America that Blacks on the continent of Africa do not value the rich history and culture of the ancient Nile Valley, and other ancient African civilizations as much as they do. What are your thoughts?

There are two sides to every story. I definitely think that there are Africans who are more lost than anybody. There are deep internalized feelings of self-hate, but then again, there are so many Africans that I know personally who represent the exact opposite. They are proud of who they are and they are proud of their culture.  I can credit people like my cousins, my uncles, my father, as people who are rooted in tradition and are very proud of it.

As a youngster growing up in the UK, I had a friend who was American that told me a similar thing.  He told me that he thought that being African, being from the continent of Africa, wasn’t cool. I’ve known Africans who have told me that they try to disassociate from being African.

I know a young boy named Ade, but when people asked him what his name is he would say that his name was Nathan. He switched it up. One day I sat down with him and showed him and his friends, who were from different parts of the world, the trailer for this film.  He’s Yoruba, and once he heard the Yoruba being spoken in my film he sat up with excitement like “This is my language!”

He saw a woman walking with electricity around her. He was excited because he saw his culture being packaged to him in a different type of way than he was used to. A lot of people, including Africans, see Africa presented to the rest of the world as poverty stricken, war-ridden, and corrupt. Those are all things that people, regardless of where they are from, don’t want to be associated with. I think we are moving to a point where we can change those perceptions. 

I don’t know how familiar you are with Nigerian music, but a lot of the artists are using Nigerian terminologies and phrases, but they’re repackaging the culture to make it more stylish, give it more swag, so that it is appealing to the youth who are contemporized. Now a lot of young Nigerians are speaking with their accents proudly. So there is some validity to American perceptions, but a lot of that is changing.

 Oya is an Orisha of storms, with powers over the forces of nature. However she also represents change. What changes would you like for this film to inspire in film making overall?

Reality is very malleable, but perception creates reality. When people are exposed to different possibilities it opens their minds up to different potential realities. When I talk to different film makers I want them to see different ways of telling Black stories.

Why aren’t there sci-fi stories set in Lagos, Nigeria with hovercrafts and other visions of a technological Africa? I teach a class every Tuesday for young people who want to learn about film. The student’s ages are 15 to 25. Once I sat with this young guy to help him develop a script that he was working on. It was about a guy who wanted to save the world from a disease that was breaking out.

I asked the boy a couple of questions about his character:  where’s he from? Is he Black, white, what is he? The guy looks at me like I’m crazy and says that the hero can’t be Black. I asked him why not, and he told me that no one is going to believe that a Black man wants to save the world. No one is going to take that seriously. I was like, really?
After one of my films came out a year and a half ago I said to a film festival audience that I wanted to make a Nigerian super hero movie. For like 30 seconds there was complete laughter throughout the audience.

They had no idea.

Right. I was very clear on what I wanted to do, but they didn’t take me seriously at all. Now that I have something to show a lot of those same people are like “Okay, I get it. I can see how this can be an amazing movie.” There’s no reasons why we can’t see movies about the Dogon tribe, or a movie about Hannibal [Barca]. 

There’s so much about us as a people that hasn’t been told through film. I’m going to do my best to tell stories from my perspective, but I can’t tell everything. We have lower cost technology that allows us to produce higher production films. Now, we can all create crazy movies that depict the African experience in a way that it hasn’t been seen before. That is what I hope will come out of this.

How will the world be able to see your film?

We did a crowd funding campaign for the shoot that you saw the trailer for. The idea was to provide a visual for larger financiers. The script for the feature is already on its fifth draft. It’s quite near its completion. We’re going to have a few screenings for the short film in the UK, the United States, and hopefully Brazil and Cuba. There are already a couple of festivals that have requested screenings for people to see wherever they are.

The next step for us would be going into production for the feature film. We’re quite close to where we want to be on that. It’s a long process with obstacles, that I’ve had to navigate my way through, but we’re getting into a good place.  If it is picked up by a major distributor great, but not before the majority of the production is done.

How can we help you with your efforts?

We’re just working on getting the trailer and short film out as much as possible. What people can do now to help me and my team is go to our Facebook page Oya: Rise of the Orisha, and like us there. Look for the trailer on YouTube, like it, share it within your networks. They can also visit our website which is

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Ahati Kilindi Iyi: African Martial Arts, Trans-Humanism & Mushrooms

About 10 years ago a friend of mine put me on to a VHS cassette lecture by Ahati Kilindi Iyi entitled “Accessing Melanin Through DMT.”  One of the things that a true master teacher does is challenge your personal notions about what you think you know, and Iyi does that in a way that few other teachers can.

Iyi is a world renowned martial artist and founder of the Ta-Merrian Institute. Ta-Meri is one of the ancient names for the Nile Valley civilization many of us know as Kemet. Although I am unable to substantiate any of his claims concerning the value of  entheogens through first-hand experience, I think that he has a wealth of wisdom to offer those of us who have chosen to walk the path of higher consciousness and awareness.

In addition to the lecture above, I have also included a downloadable interview featuring Iyi on Eddie Goldmans No Holds Barred internet radio podcast. During this interview, Iyi talks about the culture surrounding Senegalese wrestling, his experience with the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), and personal memories of world renowned martial artist, Moses Powell. To listen to the program, simply click on the link right HERE.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Bichiz, Bomz & Burgurz: The Mass Militarization of Sex and Food in Modern America

Hundreds of thousands of years ago, approximately 332,000 B.C.E., a Neanderthal man had an incredible revelation that would change the entire course of human history. As a studious group of pre-dynastic Kemetic priest-scribes reviewed the distant event through their panoramic magic mirror about 321,000 thousand years later, they all shook their heads in disbelief at what was transpiring before their eyes. Alexander climbed Mount Elbrus before he came upon a clearly out of place tree-branch that was laying on the  ground.

Having nothing better to do, Alexander lifted the branch and began to rub two other strong sticks he’d found against it. Within minutes, tiny streams of smoke rose from the branches into the cold night air. A sudden burst of fire sprung from these leaves and branches, much to Alexander’s self-contained horror. After dropping the branch to the ground with fright, the simple brute took his destiny back into his own hands. He grabbed the flaming branch with his right hand and held the bundle of sticks in his left very close to his heart. Alexander walked slowly back to his commune.

As he appeared before his primitive peers with his burning branch, he was abrasively greeted with the screams, grunts, and yells, of his fellow clan-folk. They all shuddered with intense fear as he held the burning branch that illuminated the gravely entrance to the cold, dark cave that they all lived in. Given the less than warm reception, Alexander was frozen with fright. However, he never dropped his branch. Instead he held it tightly. He raised it high to the heavens, as if bearing witness before God and man, and let fourth a loud ROAR. The angry mob was subdued.

Instinctively, they all knew that Alexander was different from the other members of the cavernous commune. All of them, maybe 12 in all, cautiously arose from the darkness to gather around Alexander to bask in the glow of his flame which they had never seen before. Alexander felt special. He felt proud of himself. He felt the burst of strength and sheer dominance that had eluded him for the majority of his helpless years. No longer was he just Alexander. He had become Alexander Almighty!!!

His newly formed erection, liberally smeared with old human feces, was undeniable proof of his personal satisfaction. Another Neanderthal within the group by the name of Adolf came forward and instinctively massaged Alexander’s erect penis with his toothless mouth until Alexander poured the pearly milk of Ganymede down Adolf’s rapidly contracting esophagus.

Through the magic temple mirror at Kom Ombo, the 25 pre-Dynastic Kemetic priests were able to look back in time and quietly observe for themselves that the first person on Earth to perform felatio on a man was someone who did not even have a vagina. The emotionally receptive Neanderthal’s rectum was so impacted with putrid feces that the cleanest orifice that he could offer his male lover was his dirty mouth, hence the origin of the blowjob among the Paleolithic caveman. Alexander Almighty was so pleased with his adoring pupil Adolf’s valiant effort that he made him his personal war general.

Together, with their all-male band of beastly misfits, Alexander and Adolf rumbled through time cycles, spanning the course of thousands of years, plundering the ancient world. They swept through Harrapa, Sumer, Kemet, and eventually, the Americas. They passionately probed these lands for other men to subdue through sex, warfare, and debate. However, the latter expression of male domination was merely a subliminal method used to express the two former root impulses, which involved the desire to break another man down by making him submit both mentally and emotionally through a violent and vigorous act of sodomy.

If you are a heterosexual man, it is likely that the only person—if anyone at all—who is going to want to challenge you in an intellectual discussion is a special kind of woman who also has an emotional, erotically charged attraction to you. An intelligent woman doesn’t always want to absorb and consume the man of her interest vaginally. She is a multifaceted individual with deeper psychological needs that may need to be met. A woman of intellect is primarily attracted to a man’s mind and the depth and breadth of his ideas.

If she sees the man as someone who is worth entertaining to any significant degree, then it won’t be enough for her to consume his penis with her vagina. She will also want to consume his mind through intelligent conversation which may lead to a passionate discussion. The woman wants to gage the man’s mental stamina. She wants to see if his brain has enough force, enough kick behind it to push beyond simple pleasantries and shallow conversation to put in real work. A woman may need to know what kind of mind she is dealing with within the context of a potentially serious relationship so that she can map your mind.

However if her social development has been severely stunted through excessive emotional trauma she may have a hard time engaging an able man in a passionate exchange of thoughts and ideas without becoming argumentative towards him. She may try to consume him psychologically through a passionate and utterly meaningless argument or a superficial debate. She may start one herself to fulfill her desire for an intense form of emotional stimulation that bypasses her reproductive organs to arouse her heart and mind, which are her crown and thrown respectively.

Based on my careful observation over the last few years, a lot of “conscious” men share the same tendencies as the latter woman I just described—who in all truth—makes up a very small percentage of the overall female population. Too many “conscious” males are more interested in pursuing other men for narcissistic, homoerotic, intellectual debates about who has the biggest dick, than they are in practically applying the knowledge they’ve acquired for their personal evolution, much less anyone else’s.

                                       He wants to debate you!!!

I guess that when you’ve been politically and economically emasculated for your entire life the dead facts coming from a Wikipedia page written by some cyber ghost that you don’t even know, serves as a kind of intellectual Viagra for your otherwise impotent mind. If you are a heterosexual man, it is important to understand that the man who aggressively seeks you out for a debate, for an argument,  probably wants to have sex with you.

He wants to do all of the things to you mentally that the wild woman that you may be romantically involved with wants you to do to her physically. Only he seeks to fulfill his sexual desire for you intellectually under the false guise of a “debate,” which in its 14th century French etymology means “to fight” or “to quarrel.” The word “debate,” is really just a synonym for the word “argument” only with a little pageantry added to it. Anyone who tells you otherwise is either bullshitting you or hasn’t taken the time to explore the history of the word “debate.”

In ancient Greece and Rome, men would pack halls and public squares, and in some instances, pay money to hear two men quarrel with one another about politics and philosophy in a heated battle of wits. This was not practiced at all in ancient Africa. Instead people would present their grievances before a council of elders, who after some disagreement, at times, would arrive at a workable solution to the problem that could be carried out immediately. That is very different from a debate. Debating is a spectacle that appeals to the UFC and Friday Night at the Fights crowd.

But who needs a power point presentation, when your power point is at the  tip of your pen? You can project your inner vision, with clarity and precision, by giving a resounding voice to the silent words inside of your head. As I previously stated, the desire that a man has to pursue another man for debate is rooted in his desire to make that man submit, which in essence, is to mentally castrate and rapaciously sodomize him after a long heated battle.

“I bodied that nigga!” screams the intellectual rapist who rationalizes his dysfunctional behavior by telling himself that he’s teaching “the people.” Meanwhile his brothers and sisters are being brutally gunned down in the street by baneful booty-bangers with black batons and badges. The Sodomitic rape is a means to an end, and that end is the erotic euphoria experienced through the exaltation of a once limp and deflated ego which seeks to become firm and erect at the price of his brother’s utter destruction.

               Dudes after they win a meaningless debate...

These desires were very prominent in ancient Rome. However, the United States of America is at its very core, a Neo-Roman civilization filtered through a shallow and extremely delicate Nile Valley cultural veneer. By this I mean that the United States projects many of the superficial aspects of Nile Valley culture, such as its architecture (the Washington monument) and popular culture (the use of theater; the exaltation of visual aesthetics with respect to fashion to instill a sense of majesty and awe in the observer).

However upon closer scrutiny and examination we see that the very core of modern American culture is fueled by rabid aggression, Narcissism, violence, and class hierarchy. It is a more refined expression of Alexander and Adolf’s primal thought patterns. The 19th century writer Mark Twain once said that “God created war so that Americans would learn geography.” The origin of modern America’s violent culture is definitely something for us to ponder.

Today, the average American male—regardless of his race, creed, or class—approaches Super Bowl Sunday with the same anticipation and religious fervor that an ancient Kushite, or Kemetian may have showed for a festival that venerated an ancestral god or goddess. The average American male is as excited about the erection of a new stadium as the ancient Harrapian may have been for the construction of a new temple of veneration for his lord, Krishna.

His mental fabric is a media-woven collage of rapidly moving images that includes  Hulk Hogan body-slamming Andre the Giant, Joe Montana throwing a touchdown pass to secure his first Super Bowl win, Superman flying through space with the stars and stripes, U.S. fighter planes dropping bombs on First World countries, and  King Kong being blasted off of the Empire State Building with airborne Gatling guns.

While theater audiences will be enraptured by Transformers 4: The Rise of Galvatron this summer, the U.S. Pentagon’s Joint Robotics Program is seriously working on putting real transformers on the battlefield. Navy Seals are testing out high tech armor that is not much different from what is used by Tony Starks in the Iron Man comic. For more on that and much more you can read Wired for War: The Robotics Revolution and Conflict in the 21st Century by P.W. Singer. This disclosure should not be all that surprising since all of the game-changing technologies we’ve witnessed over the last 75 years or so were first introduced by science fiction writers.

The3D-printer and iPad were featured in Gene Roddenberry’s Star Trek episodes in the 1960’s. Nearly 30 years before Facebook, internet based social networks were foreseen in John Brunner’s 1975 Sci-fi novel, Shockwave Rider. It is very ironic that SCORNED and DESPISED Sci-fi geeks have been the architects of POPULAR world culture for nearly a century, now. The devout and highly productive nerds of today will be the gods and goddesses of tomorrow.

Nerds create things, and in a technologically-driven modern world where mental might makes right, there is no mortal on earth with more potential for growth and self-expression than one who creates value by tapping into the humanized animal’s most primal desires, which are also his strongest and most genuine desires. The future belongs exclusively to the Men and Women who possess a functional and very practical understanding of what motivates the humanized animal.

Since the end of World War II, technological advancements that were specifically made for the strategic benefit of the U.S. military have played a powerful role in shaping modern Western culture as a whole. As a matter of fact the average American’s diet, and psychological approach to sex have all been shaped by the U.S. military. Food, sex and violence lie at the cultural foundation of American life. Many have come to realize that this isn’t exactly a great thing. Alexander and Adolf, however, are extremely pleased with the cultural developments that we are about to explore together in this post.

The military has shaped popular American culture on an even broader scale than many of us realize. The Barbie Doll, which was entirely based on Lilli—an early 20th century sex doll designed to satiate the lusts of German men—was designed by a U.S. military engineer by the name of Jack Ryan. Otherwise intelligent women who coin themselves as Barbies are merely saying that they are pornographic toys for grown men, because that is what the American toy is based on, a sex toy. The world’s first video game, Tennis for Two (1958) was created by William Higinbotham of the Brookhaven Institute. This is the same institute that was involved in The Manhattan Project, which gave the U.S. the Atom bomb.


World War II brought us the atomic bomb, but it also facilitated the explosion of the pornographic film industry. Advancements in film technology made cameras smaller, cheaper, and more accessible than they had ever been to amateur filmographers after the war. However this was initially done to help the military spy on the Axis powers by manufacturing smaller portable cameras that were easy for soldiers to carry around.

Before World War II the only cameras that existed were large ones used exclusively by multi-million dollar Hollywood studio houses. These clunky contraptions that had to be wheeled around could not be effectively utilized by the military on the battlefield, so the industry worked with the U.S. War Standards Committee (a department within the U.S. military) to make cameras more portable and easier to use and carry around. This also made the cameras cheaper.

The technological advancement allowed filmmaking to be decentralized away from Hollywood as army-trained, amateur filmographers started making their own films, which were often times, porno flicks. Amateur filmographers fresh out of the military were looking to make a quick dollar, and the easiest way for them to do that was to sell sex. Pornography went from being a novelty to an emerging industry for people who could afford cameras.

A Free Ride (1915) was the first sexually explicit porno movie ever made. Porno flicks were originally called “stag films,” but a “stag” is a neutered bull. The most celebrated bull of ancient folklore is the Kemetic Bull of Apis, which was a totem of Ausar after it had already been associated with the focality Ptah for thousands of years prior. [Editor’s Note: A “Focality” is a localized point of focus within the unknowable grand design that people call God. The word “god” or “deity” means too many different things to too many different people. To avoid any needless confusion about what I’M talking about I have introduced a word for the new year that allows me to communicate my thoughts on divinity to you without all of the cultural baggage implicit in the use of the word “god.”].

Ptah is a creative focality and the very pronunciation of his name carries within its phonetic makeup the purpose behind his role in nature. The “Puh” or “Peh” sound denotes a barrier being broken, such as a hymen by an erect penis. In the language that Jewish academics call Old Hebrew, which absorbed many of the linguistic nuances of ancient Kemet, the word “Peh” means “to open.” The “Tah” sound represents the explosive ejaculation of fresh semen into the deep space of the womb. Interestingly enough in the Slavic language of the Czech Republic the word “Tah” means “to thrust” or “to stroke.” During the Medieval period, many Slavic women were Slaves to Moors who thrust and stroked them repeatedly as concubines until they bleached themselves out of power.

However among modern Western medical doctors a “TAH” could be a “Total Abdominal Hysterectomy” which is the removal of the womb in juxtaposition to the insemination of it as understood by the Kemau. Nevertheless, “Ptah” or “Peh-Tah” is a creative focality and inherent in the phonetics of his name is the act of creation which humans call sexual intercourse. This intercourse can lead to pregnancy. The letter “P” is actually the sigil of a pregnant woman viewed from her sternum to her feet. But she became pregnant through an act of creation which is carried out by Ptah. It is no coincidence that the word “Pregnant” begins with the letter “P.”

The lowercase “p” is analogous to a pregnant woman who has no “social standing”(no legs to stand on) in the society she lives in because she is unmarried or because her child is the product of an extramarital affair. This woman is subject to the prejudices and assumptions of those who speculate on the root cause of her condition. As a result you have a maternal dichotomy between the lowercase mother-to-be (Baby Momma, Mistress) and the uppercase mother-to-be (Wife). The question we should ask ourselves is who created this dichotomy? Who’s responsible for these cultural designations?

The bull, originally synonymous with Ptah, is a masculine archetype that has long been synonymous with male sexual vitality and the ability to pro-create. In Rome it was the animal totem for Mithra. Stag films can rob men of their ability to be creative and manifest the reality of their personal choosing thereby turning the spiritual bull of Apis within men into impotent stags.

Porn often teaches men to identify with sex in a way that is rooted in brute force, dominance, and conquest as opposed to affection, tenderness and mercy. It can be very militaristic in the sense that it often revolves around one completely dominant, and one totally submissive party.  In the military a general gives orders and the soldier who eagerly does what he’s told. In pornography, a man often states what he wants and the woman eagerly follows orders down to the specifics like a loyal soldier. 

Moreover, the porno “actress” gives the viewer the impression that her only joy in life is to fulfill her sex partner’s desires, which more often than not, is the viewer’s desires as well. In the Laura Lederer edited book Take Back the Night: Women on Pornography a woman speaks candidly about her sexual relationship with her husband who frequently watches porn.

“My husband enjoys pornographic movies. He tries to get me to do things he finds exciting in movies. They include twosomes and threesomes. I always refuse. Also, I was always upset with his ideas about putting objects in my vagina, until I learned this is not as deviant as I used to think. He used to force me or put whatever he enjoyed into me.”

If you are a man with a strong RH positive factor in your blood then you may thrive in a sexual culture rooted in brute force, dominance, rape, and coercion. If you are RH negative then you will eventually go from being a bull to a stag because adopting the soul template of the human animal can only devitalize you over time. It was not meant for extraterrestrial gods from the stars to play the role of a terrestrial beast man.

I remember having an interesting conversation with a group of brothers when I was in college. We were all in our late teens, and one acquaintance had confided in the group that he was having a hard time warming up to his girlfriend sexually because he had been watching a lot of porn. His girlfriend was VERY attractive, which made it hard for us to understand how the dude had this issue. He told us he suspected that the hours upon hours of porn that he was watching was desensitizing him to sexual intercourse to the point where he could not respond sexually to his girlfriend. Although he was very pleased with his girlfriend’s looks, he said he couldn’t stop watching the pornos which he had on VHS. The stag films were turning the young bull into a stag.

If this was a problem for men—and their tragically neglected girlfriends—in the late 1990s, then the explosion of the internet has only made this problem more pervasive for people all over the world. If you notice, the more that young men adopt an effeminate and devitalized appearance, the more that women are becoming shapely and curvaceous in their own appearance. They have thicker thighs, bigger butts, and wider hips than they did 15 years ago.

Despite this fact, a lot of young men under 30 don’t give them the double-take like they did before television broadcasters made the conversion from the analog to the digital signal in 2009. In the analog system, you choose between channel 2 and channel 99 on your television set. The numbers 2 and 99 represent two extreme polarities on a pole; 99 minus 2 is 97. According to Godwin’s Cabalistic Encyclopedia, The number 97 is synonymous with the power vector known as Netzach on the Kabbalistic Tree of Life. The planetary body associated with Netzach is Venus, which is also the goddess of creative visualization and beauty. In Hebrew Gemetria “Black God” also adds up to 97.

The television conversion was about turning us away from the eternal feminine frequency that gives rise to—and visually magnetizes—the Black God. The analog dial was a Polar Oscillating Womb Energy Reactor that activated subtle frequencies along the magnetic pole between the pineal gland and the penis of the male. The operative word in ‘Digital” is the word “Digit” which comes from the Latin word “Digitus” which means “Finger.” In its occult context the finger denotes the penis or the masculine principle. Cultural anthropologist Zora Neale Hurston says in her book Tell My Horse: Voodoo and Life in Haiti and Jamaica (1938) that in African-derived Haitian Voodoo the finger pointing upwards to the heavens is symbolic of the masculine, god principle. Television broadcasting went from feminine (analog) to masculine (digital).

Like the feminine principle, the masculine principle has what we might call “positive” and “negative” aspects. The masculine principle is a creative expression; it is the desire and the initiative to build and instill confidence, a sense of security and hope for the future. However at the other end of its pole it deals with destruction, brute force, and domination which are the defining traits of Alexander and Adolf whom we were introduced to at the beginning of this post. Like Adolf, a lot of men today are choosing to look for penises instead of vaginas, which is their prerogative.

Up until a few years ago, a woman with strong Venusian qualities would walk by and dudes would look at each other and smile as if to say “yeah, I like how she’s looking too.”  Now you’re likely to find that the younger men don’t even pay them any mind because they are busy texting or playing violent video games with earplugs on. A lot of them don’t want your ex-girlfriend’s box, with fluffy titties on the side, because they’d rather have an Xbox complete with Grand Theft Auto 5.

Voyeuristic sexual gratification is readily available to those who want it at the click of a mouse. Therefore the simple appreciation for the feminine form—much less its internal content—isn’t as strong among a lot of males born in the 1990s. It’s seen more as “something” to be used and discarded at amoment’s notice like an old video game cartridge. According to, 89 percent of all porno websites on the planet originate in the United States and the market is worth $97 billion.

Its top sources of revenue come from China, South Korea, Japan, and The United States, in that exact order. China, however, is probably more responsible for spending money on the actual production of pornographic materials (i.e. discs, plastic cases) due to its strict regulation of the internet. Nevertheless, you potentially have millions of young men around the globe who are literally learning how to be sexually intimate with women by viewing web sites like Ghetto Gaggers on the internet.

Still, we would not have the internet were it not for the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) a branch of the U.S. military that was established in 1958. In 1971 it was renamed the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). Even Google, the search engine that people use to search for steamy videos of Cherokee D’ Ass, Roxy Reynolds and The Body XXX received its startup capital from NASA and DARPA via Stanford University’s digital library project. This can be corroborated through the National Science Foundation among other sources. The first JPEG (digital photo) that was ever successfully created and viewed on a computer was the image of a Swedish Playboy model from the 1970s. DARPA was behind the creation of the JPEG too.


Millions of people in the United States eat food prepared via microwave ovens, but the microwave is a byproduct of the radar technology developed during World War II. Raytheon (Ray of the Gods) Manufacturing made millions of dollars off of the U.S. military which contracted it to produce radar technology to defeat Adolf Hitler and his Axis allies. Initially, Raytheon was solely dedicated to military engineering. Its top engineers all had ties to the U.S. military.

However once the war was over Raytheon was hemorrhaging cash. The only way for it to seal up the gash was to for the company to produce a commercial product for the general public. Raytheon’s engineer, Percy Spencer, came up with the idea of the microwave after the magnetron tube used for radar technology melted his chocolate bar during the mid-1950s. The first microwave was called a Radarange. One of Raytheon’s earliest customers for the microwave technology was potato chip maker, Lays.

In addition to the microwave, saran wrap and the freeze-dry technology which fast-food chains like McDonald’s depend heavily on to preserve its French fries, beef and chicken also came out of the U.S. military. Canned food was first used by French soldiers under Napoleon in the 19th century. The Western culture that most of us know is NOT advanced. It is merely the incremental technological refinement of the same caveman psychology of 332,000 B.C.E. The radiation that microwaves generate have been linked to high incidences of cancer. Despite this fact, the microwave is a common appliance in kitchens across the globe.

I remember nutritionist Laila Afrika pointed out at a lecture of his that I attended, back when I used to attend lectures, that the U.S. official who oversees public health policy is known as the “Surgeon General” but a general is a commanding officer for a military. Who is the surgeon general engaging in warfare? I hope it isn’t you or me. This is definitely food for thought. For those of you who would like to explore some of this subject matter further, I implore you to examine the research laid out by journalist, Peter Nowak. He has a wealth of information to share. Sadiki Bakari also has some powerful information, and an original perspective, on the Singularity movement.

The Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO’s) in the food that we eat have been subject to scathing criticism from anti-globalization activists like Vandana Shiva and others. GMO’s consist of plant and animal products that have been genetically engineered by multinational biotech firms like Cargill, Monsanto, Dupont, and Dow Agro Sciences.

GMO supporters in the U.S. military—which is the most staunch supporter of GMO foods—says  that these foods can be useful in avoiding wars by feeding poor countries who it says are often fighting over a lack of food. On the other side of the coin, it has been argued that these Franken foods lack the nutritional vitality of natural food products. As a result, supermarkets like Whole Foods and Trader Joes have become highly valued alternatives for men and women who care about what they eat and therefore look to purchase foods they are told are organic.

Yet, even the bastions of prime produce have been questioned by the public in recent years. Whole Foods came under fire in January for not identifying the products that it has literally grown with chemically-treated sewage sludge. Its practice went unnoticed for a long time because instead of calling the waste, “doodoo,” which it clearly is, Whole Foods settled on the rather vague and inconspicuous term “bio-solid” which is basically a solid material that is released by the human body. If you don’t pay attention to these major food corporations they’ll fuck you up with linguistic hoodoo, and dietary voodoo. You’ll swear you’re eating organic oatmeal when it’s really a bowl of doodoo.

Last year the German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung reported that the U.S. military, in league with Monsanto, is spying on activists and genetic scientists studying the dangers of GMO foods. Then again, who isn’t being spied on these days? Information gathered from social media sites like  Facebook, used by nearly one billion people worldwide including myself, is used on a daily basis for the purpose of military espionage and PsyOps campaigns.


When you consider the fact that our attitudes about sex, and how we eat and prepare our food is increasingly being directly influenced by the U.S. military then it is no wonder there are so many broken relationships in America today. Decent young women can’t find husbands. Decent young men can’t find wives. Fractured individuals are much easier for a tyrannical government to  control than whole families that are healthy and strong.

Throughout human history sex and food have provided the human mind with a foundation for nourishment and effective communication. What happens to a society when these two basic necessities for human life come directly out of a war culture? Through the Neanderthalization of the planet the very foundation for high culture is being eroded under our feet. Who is going to catch us if we fall? Monsanto?

Today you have some men beating their wives bloody and killing them off with no conscience. Grown men and women routinely curse each other out on social media networks over simple disagreements in ideology and general opinion. How do long-lasting marriages and meaningful friendships thrive in such a volatile social climate? They won’t thrive because they cannot. Not unless they are free of the Neanderthal cave trauma that is militaristically plunging the modern world into a social ice age one hot dog missile at a time.

For the true men and women of planet Earth, the solution to this problem is clear and simple. Work on separating from the beast man and woman when you are not doing business with them or you will die a cold death. You will notice that your creative intelligence will deepen and your natural psychic abilities will gradually become enhanced when you deviate from the popular  cultural norms of our technocratic Western society. If you are an adult and the people in your circle do not, at the very least, have the desire to help create thriving families that will naturally evolve into a thriving community, then you need a new circle of friends. That shit is dead.

Divesting oneself of the influence of Neanderthal culture is an ongoing process in our current world. Still I remain optimistic that diligence will reward dedication.