Nature’s “Tree Concept” consists of a Seed—out of which emanate Sprouts, Roots, its Sap,Trunk/Vines, Branches, Leaves, Flowers, and Fruit. This is an extremely useful concept because its Principles have Correspondence with components of the Cosmos and all Creatures within it. Each of these entities share the same Spiritual Elements Genetics–each does its Independent duties—each is Unique—and all work interdependently to establish Cosmic Order. After millennia of studying Nature, Ancient African Sages inferred that Unconditional Love is the inner nature of the Cosmic Force, Sekhem and it, as the Cosmic Home Base, orchestrates the Cosmos into Mathematical Order. Despite each Cosmic Entity’s Uniqueness, each, as a Cosmic Law, has Mathematical Order. This shows in unification of the Laws of Nature—hence making each Creature vital to the Cosmic Web. So, the Unseeable Unconditional is Seeable on Earth, as exhibited by it bonding Mother and her newborn in all animals. Just as the Sap circulates throughout all of the Tree while carrying water and food–and just as blood circulates in all animals–Unconditional Love circulates “everywhere” in the Cosmos. From this Cosmic Order came the African term “Philosophy” (Soph or Seba from the Kamitic Sofik, the Goddess of Wisdom)—the discipline of thinking which leads the mind to understand the essence of existence. Hence, African Philosophy concerns an Ordered “transcendental” reality lying beyond words, symbols, ideas, signs, or thoughts. This, by constituting a microcosm of a human’s own Subconscious, provides ways to think about Spiritual and Metaphysical entities. Because African Sages thought in Principles and Symbols, to translate these to African People meant devising disciplines (e.g. Mysticism-Yoga) for purposes of leading African people to discover for themselves the Spiritual Elements of life and thereby realize the higher reality which lies beyond the phenomenal world.
African Sages’ teaching approaches and methods were to convey Esoteric knowledge (i.e. Circumstantial Spiritual Truths) and its principles they knew as essences of the Cosmos by means of Myths–often in Personified forms (e.g. the Goddess Ma’at). These Myths—i.e. illustrated Metaphorical Symbolic dramatic stories, pertain to certain deep structures of Reality that describe humans’ spiritual potentialities. African Tradition Myths, presented in forms of Figures of Communication (FOC) e.g. metaphors and allegories, carry the ability to convey Divine Paradigms—i.e. agreed upon shared “Senses” about daily living Necessities normally taken for granted. Examples are rhythms and shapes–as in African Tradition Relationships of Humanity, Art, Dance, Speech, and Music. A reason for Myths implies naïve minds need familiar concrete thoughts, feelings, expressions, and actions to hold onto. This is why the Cosmic Force was given names of Amun, Ra, Ptah, Asar, Aset, and Sekhem. Yet, to extract the esoteric essence meaning requires transcending the Myth’s nature. These Myths, which duplicated the Symbolic Esoteric Knowledge but along the “scenic” route, were conveyed by African Griots to African People for purposes of creating initial understandings of the Esoteric. But the people also had to be so involved as to remove the masks from these Myths. That unmasking enabled them to see the consistent, permanent, stationary, and unchanging patterns or elements and thereby envision the underlying mystical teachings about the Laws of Nature + the human condition in relation to the Cosmic Organism (i.e. all God’s Creatures and Creations) + shed light of the Cosmic Mind on to mysteries of people’s “Hearts.” Such an uncovering occurs only when ones Spiritual Knowledge and aspirations increase on a path that goes past the point of “no return.”
Then minds strengthen by seeing interrelationships of Spiritual Elements attributes in Nature; by being ever alert to journey Signs inducing thinking about the Cosmic Organism’s Essence; and by better understanding of Essence Principles as they arrived at Esoteric Circumstantial (Spiritual) Truths—i.e. the destination of the spiritual journey (Ashby, Book of Dead, p36, 54, 67). Teaching and self-learning could now leave behind Images, Symbols, and Concepts their minds, up to this point, had been using as “handles without the cup attached.” Esoteric Knowledge was finally converted into activities of daily living, became “Second nature” habits, and thereafter served as roadmaps and pointer signs during life dilemmas that gave the best solutions. jabaileymd.com; JABLifeSkills; Theievoice.com