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Cultural Retention

15 Oct

CULTURAL RETENTION refers to the traditions, practices, beliefs and taboos of a nation. Those nations who are fortunate enough to be able to view their family tree for several decades and centuries will have a secure sense of who they are, in relation to their heritage.

LOSS OF TRADITIONS FEAR AND NEGATIVE REACTIONS:People of African heritage, especially those in the diaspora, on the whole do not have the advantage of knowing what their direct linage might be. There are programs available in some locations, to support what is known as ‘Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome’. The interrupted journey of several generations of Africans have had a devastating impact on all who have been affected. The generation whose ancestors were the enslavers, are fearful of those whose ancestors were enslaved. There is resentment and fear and mistrust and in some cases an unwillingness to acknowledge what has happened and how it affects all of us now, in all areas of life. It is a mess!

A COMING TOGETHER THROUGH AFRICAN TRADITIONS: We can not change the past, but we can do what we can, to mitigate the pain and suffering, which has carried on through genetic memory and other channels. Cultural retention is one sure way to reclaim what has been lost. African Traditional Religions are well established in Africa and the Americas. There is now a growing interest in Europe, Asia and Oceana.

IFA ORISA ON THE RISE: For example, in 1981, Professor Wande Abimbola founder of Orisa World Foundation claimed that 100 million people from individual and institutional organisations in over 50 countries adhere to Ifa Orisa culture and traditions.

BLUE WATER FAMILY ACADEMY can be added to the growing trend of forums providing access to knowledge of African Traditional Religions. To this end, we have created access to a practice based forum for those who are new to nature spirituality and specifically, those who want to learn more about Ifa Orisa spirituality. This will be helpful, especially to those who are searching for a way to connect to something bigger than themselves. If you are so inclined take action and gain access to the practice based training courses, which are now available.

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Sun of the Middle Reflections

24 Sep

During these interesting and challenging times, do you need a reason to celebrate? If so, there are four times a year when the earth rocks back and forth in relation to the sun. These movements defines the seasons. Have a listen to the podcast on the Orange Feather Podcast series, focusing on the Sun of the middle. Find out why knowledge of self and the universe is an important aspect of your survival. When you decide that you are ready to learn more, click on this link and visit Blue Water Family Academy

Reflections on Ethiopian New Year 2021

11 Sep

The 11th of September is Ethiopian New Year. And as we know, the way we choose to mark time is not set in stone. Time can be marked using the configurations of lunar, stella and solar movements across the heavens. When we acknowledge that Africa is the cradle of humanity, culture and civilisation, it will not take a stretch of the imagination to accept that Africans across the continent found rudimentary and more complex ways to mark time.

For example, the Ishango bone was carved in the Congo c23,000 BCE and is widely accepted as the oldest mathematical tool, possibly used in a number of ways including a lunar device to measure the female menstrual cycle. The Julian calendar which is used by the Ethiopians, was commissioned by Emperor Julius Caesar and was written by mathematician and astronomers Sosigenes of Alexandria, a native East African of the Nile Valley in 45 BCE.

The Gregorian calendar which is currently the dominant mode of time keeping internationally, is 7 years ahead of the Julian calendar, which is the one followed by the Orthodox Christian Community, led by Ethiopia. Ethiopia has the oldest religious books of the Abrahamic faiths (Judaism, Christianity and Islam). Ethiopia was once seen as one of the most religiously tolerant nations. Ethiopia was not colonised by Europeans because ordinary men and women came together to defend their way of life and their freedom to live in peace. Ethiopia is the seat of the African Union. Ethiopia is a symbol of unity for Africans internationally.

Ethiopians Working Together

Journalist Zeinab Badawi reporting in Ethiopia

Ethiopian Religious Art

Enkutatash Meskerem 1st 2014

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Respecting Yourself and The Natural World

6 Sep

BLUE WATER FAMILY IS A GLOBAL KNOWLEDGE FORUM SHARING KNOWLEDGE OF SELF AND THE UNIVERSE: What does this actually mean? The ancients reminded us to get to know ourselves, not just at a superficial level with how we look, or how we feel, but who we are in the wider scheme of things. Most indigenous knowledge systems teach this aspect of life, as a fundamental part of their spiritual practice: and it is up to the individual to make an effort to know these things, if they are so inclined.

WHAT IS NATURE SAYING TO US? Over the years, months and most recently, we are seeing anomalies in nature, such as an increase in floods, forest fires, toxic algae blooms rising to the surface and causing deaths and more. A distressing state of affairs and a reminder that we do not know all that there is to know about our planet. All who are experiencing hardship at this time we send our condolences and blessings.

ANOTHER CHANCE TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE: For this new moon reflection be reminded that It’s always good to wipe the slate clean during this lunar phase. What’s next for you? What lessons are you learning about yourself, about others, about your planet and your place within the universe? Reflect on this in your quiet time.

HUMANITY AND THE CYCLE OF LIFE: Be reminded that we are part of the natural world. The more we show respect to each other and the natural world, the more we will be living in harmony with our purpose. Ask yourself if this is happening in your world and the world around you. You may have more control about what you choose to do, but be reminded that you do not have control over what others are doing. Neither should you seek to interfere in the destiny of others. We can lead a human to knowledge but we can not make them think. This is just one of the ways to travel light.

NEW TRAINING ALERT: A series of nature spirituality training courses will be available soon, for those who want to deepen their knowledge about Ifa Orisa and how to work with the spirits of nature for themselves, for others and for the planet. Click on the link below and add yourself to the waiting list to be alerted when enrollment begins.

Here is a link Rebirth into Ifa Orisa Spirituality for beginners

Be well and look after yourselves.

Podcast Update

28 Jan

The Full Moon signifies the completion of the lunar cycle. As above so below. January 2021 has been a challenge to many, who would usually be full of optimism. And as we always say, the safest place to be in a quantum hurricane season, is in the safety of your wise mind. How can you access this place? Be in tune with your inner spirit. How can you do this? The Orange Feather Podcast Series will show you how. Listen and chill or become a VIP member to actively engage with interviewing opportunities.

Happy January Full Moon.

Thank You 2020 Halo New Earth #3

1 Jan

As an Independent Researcher into indigenous nature spirituality in general and African indigenous knowledge in particular, I am grateful for all that I continue to learn, from the gentle power of the natural world. If the past 12 months have taught us anything at all, it is the importance of self reflection. Developing your power of thought, is the most important exercise you could engage in at this time. Remember if you don’t use it, it will atrophy.

Whilst doing one of my time and space reconnaissance, it occurred to me that, its the simple things in life, that will help us to navigate to dry land, during this quantum hurricane season. And the safest place to be right now, is in the safety of your wise-mind. The free webinar is no longer available.

Gain access to a training course, on ways to show gratitude for your life and make meaningful plans for the future. Click on this link.

About The Moon

21 Sep

Tracking The Phases of the Moon

When we see the Full Moon, we are witnessing the completion of a 27.3 day cycle. During this cycle, the Moon goes though several different Moon phases.

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The Full Moon Phase 

During a Full Moon phase the Earth is aligned between the Moon and the Sun. So like a set of scales where Earth is in the middle, as the Sun descends in the west, the Moon ascends in the east.

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The New Moon Phase

During a New Moon phase, the Moon is positioned between the Earth and the Sun. This means that because Earth is no longer in the middle, the play of light between the Moon and the Sun, now prevents us from seeing the Moon. So the New Moon is invisible to us.

We are only able to see the Moon because of the sunlight illuminating each of the different phases along the 27 day lunar cycle.

The Gravitational Pull of the Earth

The Earth’s gravitational pull on the Moon, causes the sides to bulge and this in turn locks it into two revolving motions:

1)a rotational spin on its own axis which takes 27 days.

2)a revolving orbit around the earth which takes approximately 27.3 days.

You could say that the Moon is locked into position in a perpetual dance with the Earth and the two orbs in turn orbit the Sun over a 365.25 day cycle.

What is Synchronous Rotation?

As we have said, the Moon rotates on its own axis over a 27 day cycle. It also orbits the earth over a 27 day cycle: for this reason, the Moon appears not to be spinning, this phenomenon is called Synchronous Rotation.

Which Side Do We See?

The Moon spins on its axis such that the illuminated side is seen by all places on earth although at different angles.

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Like Earth, the Moon has a North and a South Pole. We only ever get to see the South Pole because we are looking up at the Moon whilst it is rotating on its axis. It does not flip over to give us a view of the North Pole. We therefore only ever see  a projection of the ‘near side’ and the ‘far side’ is always invisible to us.

Taken from the ‘Knowledge of self and the universe’ series. Sponsored by Amunet’s Fables

Amunet Hall

Author of Amunet’s Fables 

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Solstice Book Release June 2017

27 May

NAMING THE TIME

Book four in the Amunet’s Fables Series of books will be released on Wednesday 21st June 2017, also known as the Sun of The North by the Dogons of Mali West Africa. They are referring to the highest position in the sky that the Sun will reach during the year. This day is also known as the June Solstice as described by the Latin term Sol, meaning Sun and Sistere meaning Stand Still. Taken together this term refers to the Sun appearing to stand still twice a year; in June after the longest day of the year, when it changes direction and the days become shorter and in December after the shortest day of the year, when the Sun again changes direction and the days become longer.

SLOW DOWN OR INTENSIFY YOUR EFFORTS IN THE SUMMER?

It is ironic that the Summer months are the busiest for the guardians of our sustenance  also called farmers, whilst the general population look upon this time as a time to slow down. Indeed it is import to relax and the appearance of the Sun shining brighter and longer in the heavens does remind us to slow down. However this should also be seen as an important time to tend to our projects, which were started during the creative phase of the Winter months, which we added to during the Spring by preparing the environment to receive our gifts. The Summer months should therefore be seen as a time to cultivate the best results possible ready for the harvest during the Autumn.

WHAT LEGACY WILL YOU LEAVE BEHIND?

The title of book four in the Amunet’s Fables Series of books ‘ The Door is Closing“, is a reminder to work hard to shape your reality before it’s too late. Late in the sense of returning to the Ancestral Realms, without having achieved your goals, without even attempting to discover what your destiny is.

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Do yourself a favour and learn from the characters in Amunet’s Fables: The Door is ClosingPre Order My Book Complete the contact form and you will be altered when the book has been released, including any private book signings, soirées and summer parities.

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Autumn 2016 At Stonehenge with Professor Kofi Kondwani

20 Sep

A Blue Water Family Review Of Stonehenge

During a recent Blue Water Family excursion to the Stonehenge monument, the following observations were made.

As many of you may be aware, there is much speculation about the purpose of the site and surrounding area. After our brief encounter, we can now add our own Blue Water Family review.

Undoubtedly there is something special about these stones. While we were there two things happened to convince us of this. Soon after cleansing our aura’s at the start of the visit, several birds descended on top of the stones and stayed there for several minutes before flying away again. This could of course be a regular occurrence, as it was approaching sunset. Nevertheless the timing was auspicious.

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Birds on the Stones at the Stonehenge Monument September 2016

Secondly towards the end of the visit Professor Kofi Kondwani’s camera decided to display a moving blue dot which danced across his screen, whilst he was taking his final photographs. This he likened to a similar experience in Egypt.

In the final analysis we agreed that the stones could not, by any stretch of the imagination be compared to the great Pyramids at Giza in North East Africa or the one at Chichen Itza in Mexico South America. However we gave credence to the remote idea of a possible comparison of the site to the valley of the kings in Luxor. Why might this be the case? Well the number of burial mounds on the the approach to the stones and around the surrounding area, might be a clue.

TO GO OR NOT TO GO?
We would definitely recommend a visit to the Stonehenge Monument. As Professor Kofi Kondwani reminds us; what ever the reason was for the construction of the monument,

“… it [now] brings people together in peace and that is a good thing.”

When you do go, do feel free to submit your article to be included on the Blue Water Family review of ancient sites. A new feature to be included for all you globe trotters out there who like to share their stories.

You are welcome to leave a comment and tell us what you think.

We Would also like to take this opportunity to wish our readers Seasons Greetings and a Happy Autumn Equinox 2016. See you at our London gathering.

See The Live Footage Of The Visit Here:

By AnkhAmunet who reminds us to  Relax Into Your Destiny

Dr Kofi Kondwani is an Assistant Professor, at the Departments of Community Health and Preventive Medicine and Family Medicine, Morehouse School of Medicine. He is also the creator the The Consciously Resting Meditation Technique TM.

AnkhAmunet is the lead consultant of Blue Water Family, a global knowledge forum which seeks to remind humanity of its connection to nature and the cosmos. We do this by acknowledging the Equinox and Solstice transits on the four occasions that they happen during the year. All those who are on a journey of self help transformation are invited to attend. Your are welcome.

Foundation of Humanity, Culture and Civilisation

22 Jan

 

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