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Messenger: GARVEYS AFRICA Sent: 12/12/2015 6:29:41 PM

How does salt represent the body? Or sulphur the soul? To make these claims at the start of your thesis as if they aren't esoteric if not incorrect in origin is confusing
Dem thing need 1st xplain

I n I body made of carbon oxygen nitrogen sulphur phosphorus hydrogen all primordial elements present from the astral creation of the iniverse. The ancients knew InI come from the primordial stars. So how the focus only on sulphur and salt/sodium - same sodium we have to tightly regulate or else a pure problem with, same salt Rastafari Keep from dem plate!

Love and respect

Messenger: RastaGoddess Sent: 12/12/2015 7:41:38 PM

That was actually the recap from the video, not my personal thesis. From my overstanding, the brotha isn't suggesting we add salt to our plate, or sulphur for that matter. His entire approach, as our ancestors, is holistic, which naturally includes the esoteric.

Are we not made of all the elements? Do we not carry salt, naturally, in our blood? We, in fact, carry many salts which the body must have replaced when we sweat.

Messenger: RastaGoddess Sent: 12/12/2015 8:13:29 PM

"Man, in their eyes, is a trinity, which they divide into Sol [salt], water of mercury, and sulphur, which is the secret fire, or to speak plain, into body, soul, and spirit....Man is the philosopher's stone spiritually—a triune or trinity in unity," as Philalethes expresses it. (Isis Unveiled, I, 309)

In alchemy, sulphur represents Sol, the fiery male element (the counterpart of Luna, mercury, the female element) of the Celestial marriage (conjunctio). Chemically, the red sulfur was a mixture of mercury (spirit) and sulfur (soul), the marriage of which also represented the spiritual goal of alchemical work.

Thus Salt refers to the physical form or body, Mercury symbolizes the soul, while Sulphur represents the Spirit. Sulphur was taken by the alchemists to represent the principle of combustion. The alchemists took Mercury to represent the metallic principle and to Mercury was attributed malleability and lustre. Salt represents the principle of fixity and solidification.

In the process of diagnosis, the healer will observe and incorporate ALL the elements, cosmoligically, esoterically, metaphysically, spiritually, biologically, all from a holistic perspective as each sum part makes up the whole.

As opposed to Western doctors who tend to stick strictly to the physical.

Messenger: RastaGoddess Sent: 12/13/2015 12:21:48 AM

As Rasta from the Ancient Anu, we are the gardians of InI School of On (Ori) and the "Mysteries of Life", original healers and herbalists, alkhemists, in balance with Nature/Neter through our Ital livity and trod and the overstanding of the deep and complex science of Esoteric & Alkhemical Nature of the Universe/Man and it's relation to holistic health and balance of spirit, mind and matter/body.

To properly explain, we have to make a "sankofic" journey both outside and inside of down the rabbit hole we go...

Creation — “In the Beginning …”

Creation is seen to have taken place, in Western kabbalistic and alchemical terms, in the following process.

The Divine mind of the Creator , the Absolute, (Limitless Light), through a series of expansions and contractions establishes the foundations and elements of Creation. The first world is the most subtle, and closest to the original state of non-existence. This is called the world of Fire, because of the lively, undefined, and almost uncontrollable nature of fire. Next is the World of Archetypes and forms as our human mind can grasp them. It is symbolized as the World of Air, and is the result of a barrier world that is formed by the creation of the next World; Water. This is the highly psychic and emotionally charged world immediately behind the veil of material existence. Also known as the World of Earth, because of the solid, concrete nature of material life.

Creation occurs in increasingly dense levels of energy-matter, from the most subtle, or Fire, to the most dense, or Earth. Within this context of increasing density, there also arises a series of ten planes or levels of consciousness which combines with energy-matter, or spheres of being. They occur in a pattern of: unity, reflection, polarity, reflection, polarity, unity, reflection, polarity, unity, and finally materialization. This basic idea of unity-polarity-and re-harmonizing, is the basis of kabbalistic and alchemical practices, and is derived from the observation of Nature.

This ‘zigzag’ of Creation is called the “Lightning Flash”. The return of energy from dense matter, back through the various stages, and Worlds of Creation is known as the “Path of the Serpent” because of its reverse, or complimentary ‘zigzag’ nature back up the Tree of Life.

For the alchemist, somewhere between the third and fourth level, or sphere of creation, energy takes on the characteristic that will allow for the formation of matter at some future state, or level ten. This energy is called Prima Materia, Chaos in the Bible, Spiritus Mundi (Spirit of the Earth), and others. Here, duality is made complete, and genuine polarity exists, as opposed to simply the potential, or idea, of polarity that had existed previously. Energy is divided into active and passive modes, with the active energy constituting the energies of life, and the passive one the energy of matter. The active energy is called Niter and the passive energy is called Salt.

Three Essentials are the alchemical principles of Sulphur, Mercury, and Salt. Like the “Elements” these principle concepts are to be thought of a “Philosophical” and not literally as chemical elements or compounds. The Alchemical Sulphur, or Soul, of a thing predominates in the animating principles of energy (Fire) and intelligence (Air); Alchemical Salt, or the physical body of a thing, predominates in unconscious forces, psychic, and instinctual intelligence (Water) and solid matter (Earth); Alchemical Mercury, or general life force, predominates in intelligence (Air) and instinctual forces, and psychic energy (Water), as such it is the link, or bridge, between the higher forces of Sulphur and the lower body of matter.

In the East as in the West, the idea of principle Elements and Philosophic Principles are expressed in more or less the same manner. This original undifferentiated energy from creation is also known as Akasha, or Spirit. However, akasha, consists of two (2) aspects, one active as we have noted, Niter, and the other passive, Salt. The energies of Niter are also referred to as the force of Kundalini, or spiritual forces. In alchemy, this is the Secret Fire. To the Salt, belongs the force of Prana, or Vital Energy.

Salt is a symbol of wisdom and learning. Saturn, is associated with Ouroboros, the Great Serpent biting its tail, symbolic of limitation. As such it is closely allied with the earth, but also all of material creation, and those things which border on non-being, or Eternity.

Alchemically, Salt is derived from the union of Elemental Earth and Elemental Water, the Secret Fire is ‘hidden’ in the Salt (material body) and represents the unconscious, instinctual forces that seek release. It is sometimes called “Hellfire” in that if uncontrolled, or poorly released, it can reek havoc on the body and psyche, via its purifying effects. This is the Path of Fire, sometimes mistaken for “Purgatory” or “Hell”. This Path is also under the direction of Mercury.

If the Secret Fire flows freely, or with greater strength than before, without the proper purification of the Vital Energy of the physical body, it is possible that it will result in what appears to be extreme physical, but more likely psychological or mental inbalance/illness in the form of schizophrenia and psychosis.

The basis for all mental-emotional disturbances are anchored in the physical body, and that these anchors can be released through breathing techniques, somewhat similar to pranayamana. Since the body is the “Salt” of alchemy, and partially composed of accessible unconscious elements through its “Watery Element” all of our emotional and physical experiences become indelibly marked, associated, or stored in our physical body. If these blocks, or energy concentrations of emotional and physical trauma (composed of Vital Energy) are not removed before the Secret Fire begins to flow more intensely, the so-called negative side effects of ‘Kundalini phenomena’ will appear.

Sapiens dominabitur astris.” The wise shall exercise dominion over the stars. As we correct the astrological imbalances (i.e psychic centers or chakras) within ourselves, astrological conditions outside have less of a negative effect on us. We gain balance with the ‘stellar’ forces.

The function of the Vital energy is to maintain physical life forms and existence. It is completely instinctual and unconscious and is heavily influenced by cosmic cycles, astrological pulses, and other natural phenomena. The function of the Secret Fire is to increase in humanity, the only place where it is present, its sense of self, or “I”. At the lowest level or functioning, this is the ego, at its highest, it is Divinity incarnate, as both are two sides of the same coin. One is ‘self’ in relation to the physical world and others; the other is ‘self’ in relationship to all of Creation and as a co-creator.

Messenger: RastaGoddess Sent: 12/15/2015 8:32:43 AM

The African Background of Medical Science 

A special feature by Charles Finch, M.D. Chairman, Dept. of International Medicine, The Morehouse School of Medicine

In this article, the author hopes to show that traditional African physicians evolved effective - even sophisticated - diagnostic and therapeutic modalities in medicine which belie the notion that Africa was without a medical science. 

Like all African medicine, Egyptian medicine has baffled scholars because of the complete interpenetration of "magico-spiritual" and "rational" elements. Mostly, this magico-spiritual aspect has been downplayed or belittled. However, at least one researcher concedes that healing, being a complicated psychic as well as physical process, may be amenable to an approach that touches that hidden area of the psyche beyond the reach of rational therapy.(3) Even modern medicine concedes that as much as 60% of illness has a psychic base and indeed, the well-known "placebo" effect of modern pharmaco-medicine arises from this.(4) We moderns like to deride this magico-spiritual medicine but it can and does produce startling results that we do not understand. 

Afrikan Origins of Medicine

Genetics, Ancient African Medicine, Egypt (Khemit) and the World

Interestingly, certain remedies prescribed by Egyptian physicians were way ahead of modern anticipation. For instance, celery and saffron which were used for rheumatism, are currently hot topics of pharmaceutical research, and pomegranate was used to eradicate tapeworms, a remedy that remained in clinical use until 50 years ago. Acacia is still used in cough remedies while aloes forms a basis to soothe and heal skin conditions. The knowledge and the uses of essential oils and resins were introduced to the world by the ancient Egyptians.”

By Jide Uwechia (June 8, 2007)

It is now official! The western propaganda press and its scholarly co-conspirators in the academia have finally admitted that African Kemit gave the world the gift of medical sciences as opposed to previously peddled lies which identify Greece as the origin of medicine. Imhotep, the Prince of Peace, the Egyptian inventor of medicine and healing was a real historical African genius who received the book of healing from the mysterious forces of ancestral Africa.

This book was later given to the world and it forms the basis of modern medicine and surgery.


The study further conducted genetic and chemical analysis on plant remains and resins, with the goal of identifying trade routes, which species were used and how these plants might have been cultivated outside their natural growing ranges.

After detailed facts gathering and anlysis the scientists proposed that the African Egyptians obtained their medical knowledge from nomadic African tribes that united to form ancient Egypt, as well as from neighbouring African people in Kush and beyond.

Current medical practices by the living African societies and traditions still show similarities to Pharaonic medicine. The continued use by African natural Doctors of medicinal herbs and animal products, and practices such as cosmetic dental filing, brain trepanning,orthopeadic procedures, known to ancient Egyptians suggest sustained scientific and religious interaction in the past.

Alas, current studies are revealing that the knowledge of medicine was transfered from central west Africa to Egypt, just like everything else that was gifted from Kush to Kemet.

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