Written by Rah
Published: 31 August 2016
The Return of Priestesses and the Great Remembering
We the Priestesses have returned. After thousands of years of being afraid to name ourselves and our love for the Great Goddess. Whe have returned to anchor our pristine crystalline energies together and to take our place in the great Wheel of Life. We are called forth irresistably by Spirit to creatively express our gifts in the evolution of self and the world. We come together in devotion, bringing our medicine - our heart songs and our prayers to activate our soul codes and to birth a new earth.
Our Mother earth is calling us to bring our devotion and love, to reweave the sorrows and heart breaks of our genetic lineages and nations. We come together at sacred sites of the divine feminine to transform the old and to weave our spiritual tapestry in divine love.
Before patriarchy distorted our stories, every culture in South africa and Africa remembered the names of the Great Mother. She was revered in songs and dance all along our shores.
According to Lion Shaman Credo Mutwa, the triple goddess was always known amongst the ancient ones here in South Africa. "The first name of the Goddess when is a maiden is Nomkubulwana. This is her name when she personifies dawn… As the Great Earth Mother, the Queen Mother of Creation, she is known as Namubunde… And as the Crone - she is Nomhoyi"
Prof Mathole Motshekga - Director and Founder of Kara Heritage Institute - explains that the African society was a matriarchal society based on gender equality, but that through the destruction of the African past, identity, culture and religion, the spiritual philosophy and cosmology of the African people has been lost.
The following extracts are from the papers written and presented by Prof Motshekga.
'Indigenous African leaders were divine monarchs (Fura or Faro)...This land of the people is also known as the land of the Sun (Kara/Langa) perceived as the King (Fura or Faro) or God (Ntura).
....African monarchs are defined as children of the Sun (Ra) or the Moon (Ma or Maia) or the union of the two (Mara or Maria). They worshipped the Goddess of Heaven and Earth, also known as Nomukhubulwane, Kore or Mohale. The children of this Goddess bear the dynastic title of child (mwana/umtwana) and its variants.
For instance :
Mwana in Mwanamutapa (Zimbabwe)
Mani in Manikara (Sudan)
Mene in Meneptah (Egypt)
These monarchs also worship the Sun God Kara (Greek Krios) or Hara (Greek Horus).’
'The Queen Mother and the Monarch are reflections of the Queen of Heaven (Mara or Maria) and the Son Hara (Greek Horus) symbolised by the falcon God known as Shiri ya Mwari (or Bird of Mohale), popularly known as the Bird of Zimbabwe. The Goddess Mwari, Mohale or Mwalinkulunkulu is worshipped by the African peoples as a whole. This Goddess was worshipped at Maphungubwe and other spiritual centres in Southern Africa.'
African culture and religion has at its centre axis the Divine Light. It also follows the Khemetic maxim (later known as the Hermetic maxim) of As Above, So Below. 'Everything came out of the One that we call God and the Mother thereof is the moon (Ma) and the father thereof is the Sun (Ra) or the union (Ma + ra = Mara) of the two. This Khemetic or Hermetic doctrine is the basis of African Culture and religion. More specifically, this doctrine is based on the Solar Trinity as follows :
The Sun (Ra) is the physical manifestation of the Divine Light (Kara) that we call God. Like the Mind (Atum) of God Ptah, the Sun (Ra) is a male/female principle that split into the mother (Mara) principle. The Mara principle is also a female/male principle made out of both Ma (the mother) and Ra (the Father). The mother (Ma + Ra = Mara) is represented by the planet Venus (Nehanda).
The mother (Mara) principle gave birth to the Divine Light (Kara) which is represented by the planet Mercury (Kara). Thus the Solar trinity consists of The Sun (the father principle), the planet Venus (the mother principle) and the planet Mercury (Child principle).
The fatherhood and motherhood of the Sun symbolised by the Solar disc or five pointed star mounted on a lunar crescent is called
Ma + ra = Mara
Maia + ra = Maria
The relationship of the Queen of Heaven and Earth (Mara/Muhale) and her son, the word of the Divine Light or Mind/Intellect of the First Cause (Ptah) is symbolised by a baboon carrying a solar disc, mounted on a Lunar Crescent, on its head. This baboon is squatting on a Cube (Kaba) representing the earth (Tamara/Kumara).
The names Tamara and Kumara consist of:
Ta meaning land
Kumara/Tamara meaning the Queen of Heaven and Earth
Thus the earth (Tamara/Kumara) means the earthly mother or land of the Queen of Heaven and Earth. The exposition of the Solar trinity fore grounded the centrality of the mother principle. The spiritual mother (Mara/maria) is known as the Queen of Heaven and Earth. The name Mara/Maria has the following variants:
• Mari (Karanga/Rozwi)
• Mwari (Karanga/Shona)
• Mwarinkurunkuru (Karanga/Shona)
• Mwali (Rozwi/Lozwi)
• Mwalinkulunkulu (Nguni)
• Muali (Lozwi/Khelobedu)
• Muhali (Lozwi/Khelobedu/Venda)
• Mohale (South Sotho)
• Mogale (North Sotho)
• Nwari (Tsonga)
• Nwali (Venda)
• Meri (Ancient Ethiopia and Egypt)
• Meru (Burundi/Rwanda)
• Meroe (Ancient Ethiopia)
We call ourselves Priestesses because the word Priestess is loaded and coded for so many of us. We remember the fall of the sacred feminine and the matrilineal societies in Africa. In naming ourselves - we acknowledge that we remember the fall of the sacred feminine and that we have come to rebirth these old stories into divine love.
We remember that we were created in perfection, in a state of love – the ‘Garden of Eden’. Garden (latin - hortus) means Womb. The Womb of Eden is a feminine primordial state of pristine consciousness.
Until at one time, we came out of this primordial Womb Consciousness as a lived, embodied state. Our Consciousness fell, and separated from love…
We have returned to serve Love and to make new vows - vows to honour and love ourselves, our sisterhood and our brotherhood. We vow to hold hands with one another in this Great Remembering.
I Serve only Love and through my offerings I come to support your remembering. I Vow to Anchor the frequencies of the divine feminine within my womb and my embodied processes so that you may anchor the Divine Feminine in Your Womb.
I Honour the ancient Queens who came before us and who knew the potent power of their Wombs.
The Queen of Sheba
The Kebra Nagast ( the most important Ethiopian scripture) includes a magnificent passage where Makeda speaks of her search for Wisdom:
I have drunk of her, but have not tottered; I have tottered through her, but have not fallen; I have fallen because of her but have not been destroyed. Through her I have dived down into the great sea and have seized in the place of her depths a pearl whereby I am rich. I went down like the great iron anchor whereby men anchor ships for the night on the high seas, and I received a lamp which lighteth me, and I came up by the ropes of the boat of understanding. I went to sleep in the depths of the sea, and not being overwhelmed with the water I dreamed a dream. And it seemed to me that there was a star in my womb, and I marvelled thereat, and I laid hold upon it and made it strong in the splendour of the sun; I laid hold upon it, and I will never let it go. I went in through the doors of the treasury of wisdom and I drew for myself the waters of understanding. I went into the blaze of the flame of the sun, and it lighted me with the splendour thereof, and I made of it a shield for myself, and I saved myself by confidence therein, and not myself only but all those who travel in the footprints of wisdom, and not myself only but all the men of my country, the kingdom of Ethiopia, and not those only but those who travel in their ways, the nations that are round about. [http://www.sacred-texts.com/afr/kn/kn097.htm ]
May We Support One Another so that the Stars in Our Wombs can be Activated to Birth the New Earth.