Cultures I-God, Chango, and Religious Creeds
Barnabas was born in Cyprus. His name was Joses and due to the cause of Jesus, the other apostles had given him the surname of Barnabas.
He continued to live as a Hebrew and practiced what Jesus had taught him.
The conflict between the Jews and the followers of Jesus was started by the Jews because they felt that the Hebrews would undermine their authority.
During the siege of Jerusalem in 70 AD, the followers of Jesus left the city and refused to take part in the Bar Coachaba rebellion in AD 132.
With the conversion of Paul, a new period opened in European Theology.
Paul's theology was based on his personal experience and interpreted in the light of contemporary Greek thought.
The theory of redemption was the child of his brain, a belief entirely unknown to the disciples of Jesus.
Paul's theory involved the deification of Jesus.
The Pauline period in Christian history of the Pauline Churchs saw a change of scenes and principles.
In place of the disciples, who had sat at the feet of Jesus, a new figure, who had not known Jesus, had come to the forefront.
In place of Palestine, the Roman Empire became the scene of Pauline's activity.
Instead of being a mere sect of the Hebrews, Paulineism not only became independent of the Hebrews but also became independent of Jesus himself. Paul was a Jew and an inhabitant of Tarsus. He had spent a long time in Rome and was a Roman Citizen. He realizes the stronghold, that the Roman religion had on the masses. The intellectuals were under the influence of Aristotle. Because of Paul's compromise with Roman beliefs and legend, Pauline's followers grew in number and grew in strength. The followers of Barnabas never developed a central organization. Yet due to the devotion of their leaders, their numbers increased very fast.
These Hebrews incurred the writhe of the Church and a systematic effort was made to destroy them and obliterate all traces of their existence including books and temples. The lesson of history, however, is that it is very difficult to destroy truth by force! Emperor Constantine brought a greater part of Europe under his rule and secondly, he began to support the Paulines without accepting Paulineism. To the soldier prince, the different creeds within the Jew and Hebrew were very confusing.
In AD 325, a meeting of all denominations of Paulineism was called at Nicea (Iznik). A fearful massacre of Hebrews, who did not believe in Paulineism, was held, where it was ordered that all original Hebrew script should be destroyed, and in the year 325 AD, this took place at the Nicene Council.
The 12 Apostles of Jesus
1. Peter (also known as Simon Peter)
2. Andrew (Simon Peter's brother)
3. James son of Zebedee
4. John (James' brother)
9. James son of Alphaeus
10. Thaddaeus (Judas, son of James)
11. Simon the Zealot
12. Judas Iscariot (who betrayed Jesus)
• Matthias (who replaced Judas)
Paul, also known as Saul, was born in Tarsus of Cilicia in Asia Minor. His family was of the line of Benjamin. He grew up in Jerusalem and studied Jewish tradition under the elder Gamaliel, becoming a zealous Pharisee. Paul was at first an active opponent of the Christian movement. He took care of the cloaks of those who stoned Stephen (Acts 7:58, 22:20). On his way to Damascus to persecute Christian believers, he was stopped by a blinding light, and a voice that said, "Saul, Saul, why do you persecute Me?" Paul asked, "who are You, Lord?" The reply came, "I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting. But get up and enter the city, and you will be told what you are to do." Paul then converted to Christianity. In addition, his zeal to persecute the early Christians was re-channeled into preaching the Gospel. Paul made three missionary journeys around Asia Minor, Macedonia, and Achaia. He is the author of thirteen New Testament letters - Romans, 1 and 2 Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, 1 and 2 Thessalonians, 1 and 2 Timothy, Titus, and Philemon. He might have written the Hebrews, except for Romans, all of Paul's letters were written to churches or individuals whom he knew personally. The focus of Paul's writings is Jesus, through whom God has effected redemption for all people regardless of ethnic or social background. Paul was thrown into prison, whipped, stoned, punched, and shipwrecked many times, but never gave up his preaching of Christ. He might have been the zealous and hardest-working Apostle of all time. It is believed that Paul was beheaded in Rome under Nero in about AD 67.
It is conceded by all critical students that the sun entered the zodiacal sign Taurian in the days of "Adam" when the Taurian Age began, that Abraham lived not far from the age of Aries and about the time of the rise of the Roman Empire, the sun entered the sign Pisces; the word is bond!
The word Pisces means fish. The sign is known as a water sign, and the Piscean Age has been distinctly the age of the fish and its element water. John the Harbinger and Jesus both understood the rite of water baptism which has been used in some form in all the so-called Christian Churches and cults, even to the present time. Fish was a symbol of Jesus, not the cross.
The Asiatic people are today standing upon the cusp of the Piscean Aquarian Ages. Aquarius is an air sign and the New Age is already noted for remarkable Asiatic brothers etc. Men and Women navigate the air as fish do the sea and send their thoughts spinning around the world with the speed of light.
The word Aquarius is derived from the Moorish Latin aqua, meaning water. Aquarius is, however, the water bearer and the symbol of the sign, which is the 11th sign of the Zodiac is a man carrying in his right hand a pitcher of water. The transfer of dominion from one Age to another is an important event in the world of Cherubim and Seraphim. The four and twenty cherubim and Seraphim that guard the cycle of the sun, the mighty ones who were proclaimed by masters long ago the four and twenty ancient ones. Every sign in the entire Zodiac is ruled by two, a Cherubim and Seraphim. The guardian of the Piscean Age; Ramasa is the Cherubim; Vacabi-El is the Seraphim. The guardian of the Aquarian Age, Archer is the Cherubim; Sakmaqu El is the Seraphim. The crown will be lifted from the head of one and put on the other of the Cherubim when the Ages change every 2,083.33 years. When the royal scepter is transferred from Seraphim to Seraphim there will be deep silence in the courts of the universe.
Time never was when a man was not. If the life of a man at any time began, a time would come when it would end. The thoughts of Man cannot be circumscribed. No finite brain can comprehend things infinitely. All finite things are subject to change. All finite things will cease to be because there was a time when they were not. The bodies and the souls of men are finite things and they will change, yea from the finite point of view the time will come when they will be no more. However, a man himself is not the body, nor the soul, man is the Mind.
Creative Fiat gave to man, to the original man, a soul that he might function on the plane of soul, gave him a body of the flesh that he might function on the plane of things made manifest. Why did creative Fiat give to the original man a soul that he might function on the plane of a soul? Why did creative Fiat give to the soul a body of the flesh that he might function on the plane of things that are made manifest? Man is a thought of Allah, all thoughts of Allah are infinite, they are not measured up by time, for things that are concerned with time begin and end.
The thoughts of Allah are from the everlasting of the past unto the never-ending days to come. So is a man, the original man.
Nevertheless, operating like every other thought of Allah was but a seed, that held within itself the potencies of Allah, just as the seed of any plant on earth holds deep within itself the attributes of that special plant.
So the original man, as a seed of Allah held deep within himself the attributes of every part of Allah.
Now seeds are perfect, yea as perfect as the source from which they come, but they are not unfolded into life made manifest. The child in utero is perfect as the mother is. So, man, the seed must be deeply planted in the soil so that he might grow, and unfold, as the bud unfolds to show the flower. The Asiatic seed that came forth from the heart of God Allah was fully ordained to be the lord of the plane of soul and of the plane of things made manifest. So Allah, the husbandman of everything that is, threw forth this Asiatic seed into the soil of the soul, it grew apace, and man became a living soul and he became the lord of all the kingdom of the soul. Hark now, let every creature heat, the plane of a soul is but the ether on the mental plane vibrating not so fast and in the slower rhythm of this plane, the essences of life are manifest, the perfumes and the odor, the true sensations and all of the love are manifest. These soul attributes become a body beautiful. A multitude of lessons man must learn upon the plane of soul and here he tarries many ages until his lessons are all learned. Upon the boundary of the plane of a soul, the ether began to vibrate slower still and then the essences took on a garb, the perfumes, and the odor, and the true sensations and all of the love were clothed in flesh, and man was clothed in flesh. Perfected man must fall through all the ways of life, and so a carnal nature was fully manifest, a nature that sprang forth from fleshly things. Without a foe, a soldier never knows his strength, and thought must be developed by the exercise of strength. This carnal nature soon became a foe that man must fight, that he might be the strength made manifest. Let life stand still and hear! Man is the master of all the plane of manifests, of protoplast, of mineral, of the plant, of the beast, but he has given up his birthright just to gratify his lower self, his carnal self. Nevertheless, the original man will fully regain his lost estate, his heritage, but he must do it in a conflict that cannot be told in words. Yea he must suffer trials and temptations manifold, but let him know that cherubim and seraphim that rule the stations of the sun and the Mind of the mighty God, who rules the solar stars are his protectors and his guides, for this is his higher self and they will lead to victory the original man who is God. Man will be fully saved; redeemed, and perfected by the things he suffers on the plane of flesh and the plane of soul. When a man has conquered carnal things of the world his garb of flesh will then have served its purpose well and it will fall and will be no more. Then he will stand untrammeled on the plane of the soul where he must fully complete his victories. Unnumbered foes will stand before the man upon the plane of soul; there he must overcome them all.
Thus knowledge, wisdom, and understanding will ever be his beacon light, there is no failure for the original family, for the five on the left and the two on the right are leading on the victory.
The Asiatic man cannot die, man, the Mind is one and this is understanding the culture, thus Man and Allah are one. When a man has conquered every foe upon the plane of a soul the seed will have fully opened out and will have unfolded the Holy Breath. The grab of the soul will then have served her purpose well and returned to the universe then man will need it never more and it will be space, this is triple darkness. Man and Woman will then attain unto the blessedness of perfection, and man will be the Mind and the universe will be Mental, the first womb.
While All is in the all, it is equally true that The all is in All. To He or Her who truly understands this truth hath come great Knowledge. The Universe is Mental held in the Mind of THE ALL.
In the words of the ‘Noble Prophet, Drew Ali’ Time never was when man was not, as taught to the Moorish Americans in the wilderness of North America.
Bare witness that the Blue and Red Books are the strength to one's growth and development once properly analyzed. There are many introductions to root knowledge through hidden symbols that must be deciphered through intensive and diligent study of the Blue, Red, and Green Books. For example, we ran the devil into the caves of West Asia in the year 9001. Mr. Yacub was birthed in the year 8,367. It took 600 years to make a devil. Now 2,600 years before the birth of the Prophet Musa is 8,320. In the Year 9,000, this means the devil's language and knowledge of thought ways, and actions. Therefore, in the year 8,320, the thought to make the devil was given unto Rebecca, the mother of Yacub, and Esau the brother. The 80 years a gap is the indoctrination period 8,920 - 9,000 = 80. The devil was born in 9,000 and birthed through the womb in 8,920. Occult means that which is hidden. Occultism, consequently, is the science of hidden forces and the art of subjecting such to the Asiatic Man's control. The word occult since it depends upon the experience of the speaker for what is hidden by one may be perceived by another as wholly arbitrary.
Nevertheless, there is nothing supernatural, nothing that is not governed by natural laws. Above and below, all obey those by which they manifest and while these laws are un-comprehended, any phenomenon seems mysterious. Progression depends upon knowledge. Man's only passage here or hereafter must be founded on knowledge. Only through knowledge of himself and of the powers and forces by which he is environed can he expect to progress. All knowledge is based on experience. Following nature is our safest pilot. We discover that the first glimmer of consciousness, that which foreshadows knowledge, is concerned with distinguishing [the] me from the not me. Consequently, no one can deny his existence and from this undeniable premise, any correct system of philosophy must start. The consciousness of the thinker thus firmly established is a perception of relations. Evolution is thus observed to be in the direction of increased perception, which is to be moving toward greater consciousness. Therefore, as evolution continues, consciousness expands, and as evolution advances toward infinity the perception increase until absolute, consciousness is approached. Knowledge is nevertheless gained by experience. Such an experience is, of course, mental rather than physical, Peace.
Man is God of himself, his environment, and the universe in which he lives.
All people, by the right of their birth, are the inheritors of what their ancestors before them have or the material they have acquired. We inherit the good and the bad, and the responsibility to continue what we have or correct the wrong. Either way, we will be judged in our lives by what we do and by the history we have inherited. All knowledge is but a branch of worship and all worship is but a branch of abstinence, and all abstinence is but a branch of trust in God and neither limit nor a finite end. Over the years, evidence has been uncovered challenging established notions of the origins of life on Earth.
As; Lerone Bennett Jr., Dr. Frances, Drusilla Dunjee Houston, Savina Teubal, Lana Cantrell, Stanley Lane-Poole, John G. Jackson, etc., have changed the outlook of life for millions of people good and bad. Why did W.D. Fard teach Elijah Muhummed such things about the men, women, and children of Earth? Are the Archaeological finds of the Hittite, Canaanite, and other ancient texts and tales increasingly confirming the accuracy of the references that men such as Drew Ali and Malcolm X used as tools and proof of the customs of antiquity? Let us make Adam in our image and after our likeness. We look into these things today in the Books of Great men and women, to let people think for themselves.
Chango Oggun Babalawo
As above, so below, this is what the people of Earth teach to all, as they learned it from the true and living God in the olden days before the Europeans had taken them from the land of Africa.
Chango is the patron of fire, thunder, and lighting Orisha Dada is a brother of Chango' and the Elegun Chango' is the Priest of Chango'. Alafina Crueco is the title of Chango' as Ajaba is another name of the Orisha Dada, the brother of Chango. The Orisha Aganyu' owns the volcano and is the father of Chango. The food or one of the most favorite foods prepared for Chango are okra and cornmeal, and the ayan tree is sacred to Chango'. Batea is the bowl of wood where Chango's thunderstones are kept. As learned from the Religion Santeria, come and go in peace. The most interesting and important aspects of the Yoruba culture are its religious practices. The deities known as Orishas are extraordinary in their behavior. In Africa, their number exceeds 600. In Latin America, their numbers are around 25.
As members of tribes of people with lambs' wool hair, we were scattered throughout the Americas by slave traders, and our culture was influenced by new surroundings. This brought great diversity into the ceremonies. The rites varied with each tribe. In Haiti, we have the Fon, Nago, Kongo, Ibo, and Dahomeans. In Cuba, Puerto Rico, and the Dominican Republic we have Yoruba, Bantu, and Kongo. In Cuba where Santeria originated, Yoruba became known as Lucumi or friendship. In Sierra Leone, they are known as Aku. The Cuban Lucumi is influenced by the Catholic iconolatry of their Spanish masters. In their efforts to hide their magical and religious practices from the Spaniards, they identified their deities with the saints of the Catholic Church. All of the Yoruba deities worshiped in Santeria have been identified with Catholic saints.
Santeria is a mixture of the magical rites of Yoruba and traditions of the Catholic Church. Therefore, Santeria is magic and its roots are from the heart of Africa. This resulted in a great deal of persecution from the Spaniards, which forced the slaves' or POWs to cloak their creeds, in secrecy, this secrecy never existed before the colonizer enslaved our people. Yet it is still observed by the practitioners of Santeria today, Santeria is an earth religion, which has its roots in nature and natural forces. The Orishas are divided into two groups, the white or cool (Obatala, Osain, Orisha-Oko, Oshun, and Yemaya) and the dark or hot Chango, Oggun, and Oya.
God Almighty or Oloddumare created the Universe. Everything is made of Ashe, and through Ashe, everything is possible. The Universe is divided into two camps good and evil. The Ajogun must be propitiated so that they leave us in peace, and the Orishas must be propitiated so that they remain with us and grant us their Ashe. Remember Blood is the essence of life and is not to be shed lightly. Today this is the creed of more than a hundred million people in the Americas.