A precious gift of the Rift Valley, called Khenthunnefer ("Garden of Eden") by the earliest Africans, was located along the Nile River Valley. Plentiful food supply in all of its river basins and fresh lakes made it such a paradise during the Ice Age that it gave these Africans great leisure time from daily chores. Rock Art indicates they indulged their concept of Nature as being the home of God by devoting much time to its detailed study. This meant Primitive (the first) Africans necessarily cultivated their Foreknowledge—i.e. acquiring intuitively and instinctively an awareness of mosaic pieces of Principles related to the Laws of Nature. To deal with such hard to describe bits and pieces demanded the designing of concepts, symbols, or labels to stand for hazy isolated things in the real world and for the formation of thoughts and feelings about the things so named. While their foresight led them to deal with circumstances independent of them, their Forethought urged the careful planning for things more likely to be under their control. From such foresight came the word “Visionary”–an important Intuitive/Imaginative Faculty skill for visualizing the path and steps through which achievements occur. This is because Vision–the art of being aware of invisible essences others are unable to see—led them to see the infinite in the finite and thereby fashion Options of howto best handle problems. Such handling was by establishing connections of Cause to the Effects and then devising Solutions to fashion the Effects.
In short, they were able to mentally walk through likely unrealized happenings to see beforehand possible obstacles, errors, flaws, requirements, desirable resources, and any contributing factors associated with the undertaking. How they built a Visionary foundation was derived out of acquiring knowledge of the Laws of Nature. That remains applicable to this day. Also, Geography continued to play a major role in Primitive Africans being able to pursue cherished things not biologically necessary for survival (e.g. exploring the world of the Unseen). These combined to lay out patterns of using Leisure to have plenty of focused time to seek Esoteric Knowledge. Those most focused were called Scholars and of Mild, Slight, Moderate, and Intense (Extreme) types. Eventually, African Extreme “Scholar” embraced: (1) Real Self people with (2) Selfhood Greatness + (3) an addiction to Learning + (4) driven to pursue their Mission + (5) who derive pleasure from striving for self-improvement perfection. These Scholars used inner vision into their own Souls’ Divine Consciousness as the key to improving their higher order Thoughts. For Scholars of lesser intensity, upon entering into a Scholarship lifestyle, they had to decide how much to balance scholarship with practical experience; to what degree they would acquire information be pursued–and whether to use it for self-improvement or as ornaments. Yet, all Ancient African Scholars shared in common the awareness: (a) that each was a Selfhood Great master who drew on what was within in order for Selfhood mastery; (b) of mental strength demanding aloneness and quietness in Nature so as to become “One” with its Harmonizing Rhythms; (c) for creating a Selfhood life where a “vacation” could be had simply by residing in ones own Inner World; (d) of needing skill to really, really focus on seeing things as they are; and (e) everything and everybody being ones teacher, for any event has in it a lesson for what to do or not to do. These early African Scholars’ duties included gathering information in order to form options which allowed them to select pertinent research subjects; or penetrate beyond the surface of things so as to extract knowledge amidst attractive distracting appearances. As students of the world, these Scholars never cherished a love of luxury since that concerns Desire, not Truth.
All Desires are a lack based on illusional ‘Conditioned’ “Likes/Dislikes”. Instead, by hearing, observing, reading, experiencing, inquiring, reflecting, and answering inquires so as to pull “pearls” from the rubble, African Scholars always wrestled with what reality channel might give best general “ME/WE” ends. Such was never done at the expense of sacrificing their Integrity, or seeking fame or status, or taking what is within others or belonging to others. Instead, Black Scholars saw Integrity like the North Polar Star which keeps its place and all stars turn towards it. They always chose not to set their minds for or against anything since they knew what was right would follow from their natural Inner Candle. Ref: Ben-jock, Black Bible p110; Bailey, Ancient African Bible Messages.jabaileymd.com