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DIGNITY’S ANCIENT AFRICAN ORIGIN

by Dr. Joseph A. Bailey II, MD., FACS on 3rd-January-2017

The Ancient African word “Dignity” derives from the Star Digitaria or Po Tolo—a “heavy” white “Embryological” dwarf Sirius B. Said to be associated with “Spirit Travel,” it turns on its own axis. Being unable to be seen by the naked eye, it was only detected in the West by telescope in 1862 (Bynum, Dark Light Consciousness p306). This Po Tolo star itself makes a complete revolution about Sirius A in one year, elliptically orbiting it every 50 years, and simultaneously affecting Sirius A. To the Woyo people of Equatorial Africa and being the true center of the Dogon system (Diop, Civilization p314), it represented a bed-rock that was changeless overtime–and thereby indicating a fixed point of eternal order. Thousands of years later, in C13, the Dogon, who trace their lineage to pre-dynastic Egypt, incorporated these findings into myths and rituals—both based on a Spiritual Metaphor. Metaphors are like slang, and slang is having an eye for resemblances between two different things–a feat of association. Example: “the star basketball player is on fire” (i.e. shooting extremely well). Note that to use this Slang means ones imaginative thinking of it is transformed into symbolic messages which disregard limitations and boundaries of human thought. Spiritual Metaphors in African Tradition are Supernatural tools used to discover alternate ways to convey the idea of the "what it is" of a Spiritual Thing. Here, Po Tolo, as one fixed Cosmic Entity, represented a manifestation of God’s power. That “what it is” Spiritual Thing constitutes a Mythical Truth which thereby allows inferring the "what it does" of that Spiritual entity as well as the various “how it appears” forms of both. So, since that Mythical Truth commanded such recognition as a result of its magnificence, this corresponded to humans’ Soul Essence and their Essentials displays as presented in certain African Creation Mythology stories–stories revealed by God to Ancient African Sages as actual realities of life. Hence, equated to a mental picture of the Kingdom of God present within each individual was  “Digitaria” (Po Tolo).

            When an African Metaphor speaks of gods or God, its symbolic atmosphere conveys entities actually within the Receivers touched by them—a symbolic atmosphere Ancient Africans referred to as “Dignity.” To elaborate on these intricacies, African Sages said the Amenta is the realm of the God Amen which gives rise to the Cosmos, while simultaneously being the Mind of God inside the finite manifestation of Cosmic Consciousness. Thus positioned, God created two fundamental divisions within the Realm of Cosmic Being—the “Submerged” (i.e. imperceptible, the Subjective–the Cosmic Consciousness) and the Perceptible (the Objective Realm which contains objects). The Subjective Realm—called the Ocean of Nun–contains no objects; consists of a dual nature of Consciousness/Will and Spiritual Energy and Matter in in-manifested and undifferentiated states—but not disorganized; and gives rise to the Metaphysical and Objective Realms (Amen, Metu Neter I:52). This entirely dark Ocean of Nun—called the “Divine Blackness”–is the reigning Divine Cosmic Principle of all real Cosmic things in Unseen and Seen realms. In it are infinite varieties of Potential Expressive Possibilities for the world of Reality (i.e. the Material Planes). The apparent Darkness is itself light—dazzling and blinding in its splendor—like the splendid Digitaria (Po Tolo Star). Throughout African history, “Black” had nothing to do with color and everything to do with the Essence giving Divine “color” to Black cultures. And that is why Ancient Africans were always so proud to call themselves a “Black” People—“Black” being a symbol conveying entities in African people’s Soul, Body (e.g. Melanin), and Mind (when it has been subjected to the Divine Spirit so as to command the Life-Force in harmony with the Laws of Nature).

When Subjective Realm “Things” are expressed as objects, the Objective Realm is present. The Objective Realm’s two main planes of existence are the Noumenal (the metaphysical spirits of things, thoughts, images, and actual spirits) and Phenomenal(physical energy/matter). Thus, as a result of Involution, the image of God is present in human beings—and with the same attributes of God. These impart within each human the symbolic atmosphere of God–the symbolic atmosphere called Dignity. For people’s “Heads/Hearts,” African’s Biblical Spiritual Metaphors create meaning, facilitate understanding, stimulate insights, link disparate ideas, and design simplified versions of complex systems in something explaining some other like-kind thing—as with Dignity stories. jabaileymd.com

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