There has not been a more misunderstood area of human endeavor than religion. Both critics and adherents of religion have placed religion out of its original context and purpose. The Black ancestors who left us the legacy of religion have been castigated by both friend and foe alike as being primitive people whose lack of comprehension of science made them run into the comforting embrace of superstition. In fact there are many Pan-Africanists today who rubbish religion as a pastime for antiquated minds and that modernity has no place for such unproductive activities.
These same people would put forth a formidable argument showing that the notion that Christopher Columbus discovered the Americas is a Eurocentric viewpoint but they are blind to the fact that a rejection of God is also quite Eurocentric. In fact the very separation of religion from science is a Eurocentric construct and I intend to demonstrate that our ancestors knew nothing about what we call religion but were actually practicing science.
Religion is what western observers called the science that our ancestors practiced. The fundamental flaw in western thought or worldview has been their artificial dichotomy between humans and the rest of the universe which is a view in distinct contrast to the African and ancient worldview. However, western scientists, albeit few in number, are today coming around to the African view of the universe and man’s role in it. They have come full circle and have no option but to confront the wisdom of our ancestors head-on.
Quantum Theory and the Black God
According to the mainstream view of the origin of the universe, our beginning was occasioned by the ‘Big bang,’ which was the rapid inflation of singularity billions of years ago, and which gave rise to the universe as we know it today. The cooling of the ‘stuff’ that came with the big bang ultimately resulted in the first atoms and molecules forming primordial matter. As the atoms combined they formed the space-time as we know it today including organic life forms. Single-cell organisms evolved into more complex organisms and as the degree of complexity increased consciousness somehow emerged as a property of the complexity. This has been the dominant theory conjured to explain our existence and consciousness.
However, in 1989 Sir Roger Penrose, a Mathematical Physicist at Oxford University in England wrote a book, “The Emperor’s New Mind,” which challenged the mainstream view that consciousness was an emergent property of complexity in the brain. The Artificial Intelligence community of scientists still believes that once a computer is built to replicate the level of complex computations that take place between the neurons in the brain, consciousness would inevitably emerge in robots.
Penrose disagrees. He refutes the claim. He proffers the view that using a computer as an analogous system to the brain is flawed as algorithmic computations are inadequate in explaining consciousness in the brain. Using Godel’s Incompleteness Theorem as proof, Penrose demonstrates that algorithmic processes in the brain aren’t responsible for consciousness and that computers will fail to generate consciousness even if they were able to compute complex algorithms.
He postulates that since computations aren’t able to explain consciousness we must develop a new understanding of the laws of physics in order to fully comprehend consciousness. He believes he has found how consciousness is generated and the implications are startling. Penrose is no small Physicist. In fact, he taught Stephen Hawking and worked with him to deepen our understanding of Black holes. He has published numerous works for which he has received a plethora of awards.
Physicists are well aware of the asymmetry that exists between the laws of physics working at the macro level of Einstein’s theory of relativity and the laws governing the quantum world of particles. Penrose believes his theory unifies the laws operating at the macro space-time level with the quantum world. His theory of consciousness lies at the heart of this discovery.
At the macro level we see stars, planets, galaxies, moons, asteroids, gravity and these appear very real to us. At the quantum level, however, things are so different they appear almost ‘spooky’. When quantum physics was carved out as a field of study, the findings shook the scientific community including Einstein.
The interesting thing is that a quantum particle such as an electron can exist in multiple states or places at the same time. Particles are also able to get entangled with each other making the state of one affect the state of the other even if they are separated by the distance of a whole universe. When two particles are entangled then the state of one determines the state of the other in an opposite manner. If one is rotating clockwise it automatically means the other would rotate anti-clockwise.
However, their states are only determined after observation or measurement; by observing one the other automatically takes on the opposite state of the former. This apparent anomaly is captured by Schrodinger’s Cat paradox. According to quantum theory the cat is both dead and alive until someone opens the box to observe it. The superposition (a particle existing in two or more states or places at the same time) at the quantum level, according to some scientists, creates multiple worlds; each particle in superposition exists in one world and the other pair exists in another.
Penrose offers an alternative explanation by suggesting that the particle never gets separated enough to create two worlds due to quantum gravity. But if a quantum particle exists in multiple states and locations at the same time why does it ‘decide’ a definite state and location when it is observed or measured? Why does the wave function (the probable locations of a particle when not observed) collapse or reduce into one single state and location when measured or observed?
Penrose argues that a superposition literally divides space-time which creates instability and the two particles are brought back into one state or location given rise to reality as we know it. The notion that each of us exist in multiple worlds is thus wrong in his view. As the particle in superposition collapses into one state or location, consciousness arises. Consciousness is thus an intrinsic property of the universe and not an emergent feature of a complex brain processing system. The selection of which state the particle assumes when collapsed is purely based on what Penrose calls Platonic values that are ingrained in the very nature of the universe. These values are what gives the universe its intrinsic mathematical consistency, ethics, aesthetics and geometry. Hence consciousness is based on a non-computable factor unable to be replicated in an algorithm.
But if consciousness exists as an intrinsic property of the universe how then did it get into organic life? Penrose was unable to pinpoint an exact trace. On the other side of the Atlantic, another scientist by the name of Stuart Hammerof had been studying consciousness in the brain for over two decades and was certain that consciousness arose in small cells in the neurons called microtubules although he was unsure how to prove it. Hammerof, an anesthesiologist, was intrigued by how anesthetics deprived patients of consciousness even though they registered brain activity during surgery.
Penrose and Hammerof teamed up to solve the mystery fully with their Orchestrated Objective Reduction theory.
They found that in the microtubules, the wave function collapsed, thus giving rise to consciousness in the brain. Consciousness is then a quantum phenomenon and not occasioned by information processing between neurons. Consciousness occurs before the neurons even fire information out to other neurons for us to move a hand or walk or escape out of harm’s way.
This has been hailed as a new theory explaining consciousness. How new is it really?
The ancient science texts, that have erroneously been dubbed religious texts, speak about the origin of consciousness (mind) in an interestingly similar manner as the Penrose-Hammerof theory. In fact, Hammerof has pointed to the fact that their theory bears remarkable similarity to eastern philosophy. In the proto- Semitic religion of the Middle East and Africa, mind is intrinsic to the universe and at one point this conscious mind infused itself in an atom which became the basis of matter and man.
This incarnation of the ‘cosmic mind’ in human form is covertly covered in the first chapter of Genesis and in the making of Adam in the Qur’an. The creation story of ancient Kemet centered on the God Ptah being the father of himself and infusing himself in a human body thus making him God in the flesh also bears a resemblance to the Penrose-Hammerof theory. This phenomenal and momentous event of the ‘cosmic mind’ infusing or incarnating itself in a Black man is the basis of Judaism, Christianity, Islam and other ancient religions. Elaborate rituals were designed to commemorate this incarnation event and the Tabernacle of Moses as well as the Kabah in Mecca both represent structures dedicated to the Black God in human form.
The worship of a formless incorporeal God is a recent invention closely linked to the Greek philosophers. However our ancestors taught that God is a man and they captured this in myths and stories that may appear unscientific at face value but are nevertheless based on a deep insight of science.
How does the replication of the wave function collapse in the brain translate into man being God as espoused by the ancient world? They understood that humans have the potential of taking control of the mind by adhering to a certain body of knowledge or principles that would later be called religion. Humans could then become ‘one’ or entangled with the ‘cosmic mind’ and direct events in the universe. Stars could be moved, messages sent from one mind to another without an iPhone or sim card, and new things brought into existence in the universe.
In ancient Kemet these training institutions were known as the ‘Mystery schools’ and only a select number of initiates would be allowed access to the knowledge of self as they called it. The mystery schools would later find their way into Arabia and then Europe where they became known as Free Masonry or Secret Societies.
Free Masonry and the Black God
On August 28, 1963 Martin Luther King Jr stood on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C and delivered his famous “I Have A Dream” speech. It was an epic moment in the civil rights struggle in the US and many victories were derived from that event as far as civil rights are concerned. Blacks would receive the right to vote and other rights of full-fledged citizens in the wake of the ‘March on Washington.’ Schools, buses, hotels, cemeteries, restaurants, etc. were all desegregated and Black and white Americans could enjoy life, supposedly, as one nation.
However, there was one institution that somehow never got the ‘desegregation memo’ from King and the Federal government and that institution has remained segregated. In America the institution of Free Masonry remains segregated up to this day especially in the South.
Why are Free Masons in segregated lodges in the US?
This is simply because the secret kept in masonry revolves around the Black man as God. The Ancient Arabic Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine (A.A.O.N.M.S) now known as ‘Shriners’ is an appendant body to Free Masonry with a near global presence. Why are they called an Ancient Arabic Order? Who are the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine? Why are their temples or lodges or mosques named after Arabian cities such as Mecca and Medina? Why is their symbol the crescent, star and a sword over the crescent? Why do they wear the Fez of the Moors? In order to understand these mysteries one has to unlock and unravel layers of rituals that are so common in Free Masonry.
A shrine is a building or structure dedicated to a deceased holy person, saint or martyr. The Shrine of the Free Masons is a ‘mystic’ one, meaning there’s some mystery or secret surrounding it. Why is the shrine linked to an order of Nobles? A noble is a person of royal or aristocratic descent. The deceased person is a holy person of noble descent and his identity is a mystery and a secret. It is only at the level of the 3rd or 33rd degree of Free Masonry that the masons are taken through the riddle or ritual to highlight this mystery through the story of Hiram Abiff.
Hiram means ‘the exalted one’ in Hebrew and he is presented as a Master Mason who was accosted by three ruffians who demanded that he provide them with the secrets of a Master mason. When he refused he was killed, his remains were taken toward a westerly course where he was buried in a North Country in a shallow grave with an acacia flower eventually growing from his grave. Some persons tried to raise him from his grave but they lacked the ‘master’s grip’ or the ‘lion’s paw’. The Master eventually does come around to raise him to assume his role as a Master builder or architect. This story is told through a ritual at the 3rd or 33rd degree level which is the final stage of Free Masonry.
Who does Hiram Abiff represent? For the answer we must turn to America and her Founding Fathers.
The United States of America and the Mathematics of Probability
I continue to believe that until Black people develop a healthy appreciation of our culture and history we will never truly be independent and equal in the world. One major challenge we face is our complete misunderstanding of the ancient scriptures written by our ancestors thousands of years ago. The western world has pooh-poohed the role that Africans have played in the establishment of civilization and the sad part is that Africans have believed the lie hook, line and sinker.
Long before Pythagoras or Euclid, our fathers were the masters of mathematics and science. In fact, today’s mathematics pales in comparison to the mathematical sophistication of our ancestors. How does one begin to prove that knowledge of mathematics was way more sophisticated in the ancient world than that which pertains in today’s world? One way would be to refer to the use of predictions and probability theory by our ancestors.
In mathematics the theory of probability deals with the likelihood of an event occurring. A dice with six sides and numbers has a probability of one out of six to show the number two on a roll. Policy-makers make use of probability theory when they forecast the inflation rate, depreciation of currencies, election results, etc. The key to making accurate predictions is to account for the variables that are likely to impinge upon a certain outcome. The greater the time interval between the prediction and the outcome the more sophisticated one’s knowledge of mathematics must be to account for all the variables responsible for the outcome. What level of knowledge of mathematics would one need to have to predict an outcome 4,000 years in the future?
Genesis chapter 15:13-14 states:
“Then the Lord said to Abram, know for certain that for four hundred years your descendants will be strangers in a country not their own and that they will be enslaved and mistreated there. But I will punish the nation which they serve as slaves and afterward they will come out with great possessions.”
The above verse in the book of Genesis has been taken by theologians, Jews and Christians alike to refer to a historical event that occurred in Kemet. However, historians and archaeologists can find no evidence of a four hundred years enslaved people in Kemet even though Kemet was a record-keeping nation. There is simply no trace of Hebrew enslavement in Kemet.
It is because of these stories of past events without any shred of documented evidence of their occurrence that most people have rubbished them as myths and folktales. What they don’t understand however is that these stories are written in ‘coded’ form and the names of people and places used are not the real names or places of the event predicted.
It is a combination of white supremacy and ignorance that has the world of Jews, Christians and scholars not appreciating the fact that the ONLY people that have been in servitude and mistreated in a strange country not their own for four hundred years in a Kemet-like superpower are Africans in the United States of America. They are the only people who fit the prediction accurately but of course this has ground-shattering implications as it makes them the ‘Chosen people’ of God from whom the Messiah would arise.
White supremacy can’t accept such a reality which is why the schools of theology and seminaries keep churning out pastors who still adhere to the lie that white Jews from Europe are the chosen people even though these pastors claim to be led by a Holy Spirit. Yet, they remain deceived. The Bible states Joseph was sold to merchants by some of his own brothers, these merchants sold him into slavery in a land not his own.
The Qur’an states chapter 28:4:
“Surely Pharaoh exalted himself in the land and made its people into parties, weakening one party from among them; he slaughtered their sons and let their women live. Surely he was one of the mischief-makers.”
Clearly according to the Qur’an Pharaoh was practicing a form of apartheid or segregation which deliberately sought to weaken a particular party or group in the country. The text refers to the Pharaoh in the singular but no Pharaoh lived to be 400 years so this was clearly a policy that successive Pharaohs practiced. It was an institutionalized form of segregation that wasn’t limited to any particular Pharaoh.
The United States government has proven itself to be an enemy of Black progress ever since Africans set foot on Native American territory. Even after 1863 when Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation, Blacks were simply transitioned into other forms of oppression such as share-cropping and Jim Crow, where lynching and destruction of Black towns became the norm. It was the US government under J. Edgar Hoover’s ‘Counterintelligence Program’ (COINTELPRO) that set out to infiltrate Black organizations and disrupt them so that Blacks could never organize themselves to become a formidable force in America. Countless Black leaders have been systematically killed or imprisoned by the US government. The oppression occurs even as these words are being typed. The verse above from the Qur’an mentions another interesting thing:
“He slaughtered their SONS and let their women live.”
The systematic destruction of the Black male in America is well documented. There are more Black men in prison than other males of any other race in America. It was the US government that brought Crack Cocaine into the Black communities causing a drug epidemic of gargantuan proportions unrivalled anywhere else on the planet. The war on drugs was then used as a pretext to imprison Blacks, especially Black males.
Black women in America tend to be better educated than their male counterparts making it very difficult for educated Black women to find an ‘equal’ partner.
How did the Black authors of these ancient predictions account for the variables involved in determining the outcome outlined in the above verses of both the Bible and Qur’an? At what point does an alleged coincidence become a prediction? Is it a mere coincidence that the verses above accurately describe the predicament of an entire nation thousands of years after the prediction was made? Would Bayesian probability theory allow us to dismiss the veracity of the prediction?
The United States of America is the ancient Egypt spoken of in the Bible and the Qur’an.
This is well known by the Free Masons as it is captured in the Hiram Abiff story and ritual. Hiram was a master architect who was accosted by ruffians, beaten and taken on a westerly course and buried in a North Country (North America) to be raised by the Master’s grip or Lion’s paw of the Master (Slavery).
Out of the 56 signers of the US Declaration of Independence at least 9 were known Free Masons. George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Elbridge Gerry, John Hancock, William Hooper, Richard Stockton, Matthew Thornton, William Whipple and George Walton were all known Free Masons with identified and documented lodges.
On July 4, 1776 the same day that the thirteen States declared their independence from Britain a committee was set up to design a seal for the new country. The Committee was comprised of Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson and John Adams. Each of them gave a description of their design proposal for the seal. Benjamin Franklin proposed the following:
“Moses standing on the Shore, and extending his Hand over the Sea, thereby causing the same to overwhelm Pharaoh who is sitting in an open Chariot, a Crown on his Head and a Sword in his Hand. Rays from a Pillar of Fire in the Clouds reaching to Moses, to express that he acts by Command of the Deity.” Motto, “Rebellion to Tyrants is Obedience to God.”
Thomas Jefferson proposed the following:
“A depiction of the Children of Israel in the wilderness, led by a cloud by day and a pillar of fire by night for the front of the seal.”
Why did both Franklin and Jefferson suggest themes directly tied to the Exodus account to represent the Seal of the United States? Could it be that they knew the role America was to play in the Exodus story and prediction?
It is clear that the Orchestrated Objective Reduction theory confirms or provides the scientific confirmation of the belief of the ancient people in the incarnation of God in a Black man and that his descendants would be enslaved in a strange country for four hundred years and that America is that country. This forces us to not only re-evaluate our understanding of the scriptures and religion but the Black people at the center of these scriptures.