Book Excerpt – Sacred Woman: A Guide to Healing the Feminine Body, Mind, and Spirit

Sacred Woman: A Guide to Healing the Feminine Body, Mind, and Spirit
by Queen Afua

    Publication Date: Oct 30, 2001
    List Price: $20.00
    Format: Paperback, 496 pages
    Classification: Nonfiction
    ISBN13: 9780345434869
    Imprint: One World
    Publisher: Penguin Random House
    Parent Company: Bertelsmann

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    My people are the Elders of the earth. They are the originators of what
    is commonly known as "Greek philosophy," which is actually the ancient
    Khamitic (Egyptian) way of life. "Khamit" refers to the original Nubian
    Maatian culture of the Hapi (Nile) Valley Afrakans. The spelling of
    "Af-ra- ka" literally means "flesh [af] and soul [ka] of the hidden Sun
    [ra]." The more common spelling, "Africa," comes from the Arabic word
    firk or frik, which means separate, divide, or conquer. Like "Africa,"
    "Egypt" is a name imposed on ancient Khamit by foreigners. The Khamitic
    people are the spiritual heads, teachers, motivators, and guides of the
    planet ordained by NTR, the One Most High Creator.

    The people of ancient Khamit had much to share thousands of years ago.
    We descendants and perpetuators of that sacred tradition have much to
    share today. The hotep (peaceful) ways and original holistic nature of
    the Khamitic people is a model that, if properly adapted, has the
    ability to save Planet Earth from mass destruction. It is this path,
    this way of life, that has so deeply inspired me and become the root of
    my life’s work.

    The ancient ways of the Khamitic people can teach all people how to
    become truly humane again. The Khamitic Masters came to this realization
    by purifying their lives. Today, as we purify our own lives, we grow
    closer to our divine selves, and this transformation can bring us to a
    state of constant bliss, peace, and wellness.

    Sacred Woman is the entranceway I offer into that state of
    enlightenment. Following the path of body/mind/spirit purification can
    bring us to the place where we will be touched by and united with the
    great-great-great-grandparents of the earth—the Ancestors.

    My Ancestors learned how to combine and unite the elements of earth,
    air, fire, water, and spirit, and they continue to teach us their
    methods through the carvings and inscriptions on their temple walls.
    They bring us the gift of the laying on of hands through the efforts of
    Ast (Isis) and her sister Nebt-Het (Nephthys) to restore life to the
    broken body of Asar (Osiris), who became a symbol of resurrection for
    all humanity.

    Contrary to popular belief and ignorance, my Ancestors, the Black people
    of the Black land of the Nile Valley, did not worship many gods and
    goddesses. My Afrakan Ancestors viewed NTR, the Creator, as the
    undifferentiated One/All-Divine from which all life emanates. However,
    NTR has many wondrous divine attributes, and all of these
    manifestations—the NTRU—are aspects of Its wholeness. Consider, for a
    moment, such divine emanations as Maat, the aspect of balance, harmony,
    truth, law, righteousness, and reciprocity; Het-Hru (Hathor), the aspect
    of divine love and beauty; and Nefer Atum, the Sacred Lotus,
    representing the highest ascension and unlimited potential. Heru (Horus)
    the falcon represents victory, the aspect that we can call upon to fly
    above all obstacles; Tehuti (Thoth) embodies the aspect of divine
    intelligence, and so on.

    The Khamites, my ancestors, believed that within the heavenly realm the
    presence of the Divine is reflected in the balanced worship of NTR—the
    Mother/Father Creator, where both aspects in One are given equal
    respect. By contrast, most present-day Western religions recog-nize only
    the male priest and worship only a male God in a heaven of male angels.
    In the ancient Afrakan spiritual tradition, there is deep respect for
    the Mother Creator and the female priestess as well as for the Father
    Creator and the male priest.

    The Khamites lived the philosophy of Maat (harmony) and had respect,
    reverence, and honor for NTR and Its divine manifestation in man and
    woman and all Nature. They saw Nature and their environment as an
    expression of NTR, and an inspiration for self-healing—from which my
    "Heal Thyself " philosophy comes.

    The Khamites used the element of water for purification rites through
    baptisms, fasting, and enemas. They used the element of earth in the
    form of healing foods, herbology, and aromatherapy to purify and
    rejuvenate the Body Temple.

    My Ancestors used the element of air— breath—through what was called
    Ari Ankh Ka, now known as Hatha Yoga. The various sacred movements and
    poses that have been depicted on the walls of temples and pyramids were
    carved by my people thousands of years ago. Their records have outlasted
    man-made misinterpretations and outlived the libraries burned by
    foreigners who could not comprehend or appreciate the spiritual heights
    and advancement of my people.

    To be recharged and purified, my people used the element of fire in
    rituals based on the powerful rays of Atn-Ra (the Sun), which blazed
    over the vast desert of Khamit. They used fire foods to cleanse, such as
    radishes, leeks, onions, and cayenne. They burned frankincense and
    myrrh, cinnamon and other spices, herbs, and essential oils and used
    them to smudge their bodies to destroy negative spiritual entities
    attracted to the Body Temple.

    Today, we only need to look to the source of this knowledge as presented
    in the Forty-two Laws of Maat.


    1. I will not do wrong.
    2. I will not steal.
    3. I will not act with violence.
    4. I will not kill.
    5. I will not act unjustly.
    6. I will not cause pain.
    7. I will not waste food.
    8. I will not lie.
    9. I will not desecrate holy places.
    10. I will not speak evil.
    11. I will not abuse my sexuality.
    12. I will not cause the shedding of tears.
    13. I will not sow seeds of regret.
    14. I will not be an aggressor.
    15. I will not act guilefully.
    16. I will not lay waste the plowed land.
    17. I will not bear false witness.
    18. I will not set my mouth in motion against any person.
    19. I will not be wrathful and angry except for a just cause.
    20. I will not copulate with a man’s wife.
    21. I will not copulate with a woman’s husband.
    22. I will not pollute myself.
    23. I will not cause terror.
    24. I will not pollute the earth.
    25. I will not speak in anger.
    26. I will not turn from words of right and truth.
    27. I will not utter curses.
    28. I will not initiate a quarrel.
    29. I will not be excitable or contentious.
    30. I will not prejudge.
    31. I will not be an eavesdropper.
    32. I will not speak overmuch.
    33. I will not commit treason against my Ancestors.
    34. I will not waste water.
    35. I will not do evil.
    36. I will not be arrogant.
    37. I will not blaspheme NTR, the One Most High.
    38. I will not commit fraud.
    39. I will not mistreat children.
    40. I will not mistreat animals.
    41. I will not defraud temple offerings.
    42. I will not plunder the dead.

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