by Dr. Joseph A. Bailey II, MD., FACS on 25th-April-2017

The story of African Tradition Principles began with the Circle in Symbolism (a mode of expression) containing the Symbolic (applications of a “state of mind”). Both were based upon the Circle (or disk) being deemed as an emblem of the Sun (standing for “Heaven” and Perfection)–and indisputably so when surrounded by Rays. By having no beginning and no end and by the Circle representing the immortal and eternal part (absolute reality), Very Ancient Africans considered the Circle to represent God. Hence, they concluded, that whatever Emanated (natural extensions) from it to be an associate of it was natural and thus God-made. It followed that discernable Rays from the Sun, by being God-made, must also possess Substance (i.e. the spirit of God as Essence in the Cosmos). Transformed from this Substance are combinations of Spirit and Matter in Continuity—i.e. unity of Spiritual Elements “Genetics” of Unconditional Love, Truth, Reality, and the Natural in all of its Creature diversity of presentations. This "Genetic Seed" features the Law of Holonomy–i.e. the whole is inside the Seed; the whole is contained in each of its parts; and the seed can be found in the whole. Hence, the Seed and the whole have Internal Unity consisting of unchanging sameness + internal linkages of Coherence, Consistency, Compatibility, Balance, and Harmony. This shows in each human's Divine Consciousness as a drop of Absolute Reality–immortal and eternal. These ingredients inside the Circle are what constitute a Sacred Circle of Wholism–a wholeness representing the way things are with respect to God's plan. That Wholism speaks to its own stability by maintaining order—by its Circle having no beginning or end—by its parts, each significant, turning around one another—and by every part working together. So, encompassing Life is the same Essence of the Cosmic Circle of Wholism as resides in every human–both flowing from God. It is out of this Circle where the divinity within a given human is expressed. In short, the African Circle of Wholism encompasses inside it all real modes of forces having to be accounted for and making up living beings (Asante, Egyptian Philosophy p1, 4).  

The center of the Circle of Wholism is Cosmic Intelligence, whose Creative Immaterial “Ideas” + Spiritual Elements + Instincts (called Feelings which express the Will of God) equate to a Creative Synthesis of Perfection. That is Spiritual Beauty which flows out of the Circle of Wholism to illuminate whatever is associated with it. Since Beauty expands in all directions with each application of the Spiritual Elements, nothing can be added, subtracted, or changed without impairing the Harmony and Perfection of the whole. A reason anything Spiritually Beautiful is above any human in-put is that it derives its Perfection–similar to instinct Play and natural Dance–simply from itself—and asks nothing beyond itself.  By each “human-to-be” (ones original Self prior to being born in the Earth World) containing a Spark of the Flame of God and by a microcosm of the Cosmic Circle of Wholism being situated within the human Unconscious, a human has a “ME/WE” Trustfulness and the Caring of Humanity. Together these enhance a human’sindwelling Divine Wisdom that ever urges manifestations of Oneness in all dualities and diversities, as in the Oneness of Humankind.

In a Material World setting, “Wholism” is the synthesized product of all pertinent aspects of properly gathered, assessed, prioritized, analyzed, arranged, and harmonized Physical Knowledge. Its work products aim to produce Effects of Goodness. Such means all synthesized final result participating items have expanding significance as they rise into higher planes of existence. Similarly, all in the Animal Kingdom and Plant Queendom encompass all modes of forces making up living Beings. Integrity—a foundational part of the Spiritual Circle of Wholism—is similar to an egg in progressing to its fulfillment by having completeness—being healthy, natural, flawless, and full development in all its parts; whole in all aspects; not divided against itself;  strong against opposing forces; Incorruptible (not subject to moral decay) and Irreproachable (free from blame) in responsibility. Ancient Africans defined “Human Integrity” as the inner qualities of an individual being harmonious and whole (or undivided) regarding moral consistency (e.g. honorable, honest, and truthful). Out of these basic concepts the Sages developed mythologies containing guidelines of African Tradition for African people to incorporate into “How I Shall Live”. jabaileymd.com; JABLifeSkills; Theievoice.com

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