Course Descriptions

Courses

Khepran 8001 – African Spirituality: The Knowledge Science of the Heart

African Spirituality is a conscious awareness of the Creator/Creative principles acting through Creation. This course we to establish a spiritual-philosophical ground from which African knowledge emerges. It offers knowledge from within the context of an epistemology that acknowledges African spirituality as it’s base and foundation. 

Khepra 8002 – African Thought & Spirituality Creating Civilizational Future

This course will examine the role of African people in an emerging global future. The course will look in detail at some of the contemporary writers from the continent and their thinking, and the ideas they express that relate to building a civilizational future for African people. What are the ingredients that should go into building a new African civilization , and how is it likely to impact the lives of Afrricans around the world? All of this will be examined against the background of a Khepran Knowledge Philosophy

Prerequisite: Khepra 8001

Khepra 8003 – African Thought & Spirituality and the ‘Religious’ Idea

This class will attempt to focus on the relevancy of the ‘religious’ idea to people of African descent. It will examine these aspects in particular:

  1. The ‘religious’ idea and its birth against a background of a rich African spiritual tradition in Kemet, and the the impact of Kemet on the religious tradition of the Hebrews, Christians, and Muslims;
  2. Kemet and the contemporary African spiritual traditions and a look at the thread that connects all African spiritual traditions and gives it a unity; 
  3. an examination of how African spirituality differs from religion.

Since the close of the temples of Kemet 2,000 years ago, African spirituality has been under attack. How can a revived African spirituality serve as a basis for African unity?

Prerequisite: Khepra 8001

Khepra 8004 – African Thought & Spirituality and the Euro-Western Paradigm of Knowledge

This is a course that is designed to look seriously at the Euro-Western paradigm of knowledge from its inception in the sixth century B.C. in Ancient Greece, to its present intensification in the world as the dominant mode of thought affecting all cultures and peoples, as well as the environmental and the ecology of the globe.

Prerequisite: Khepra 8001

Khepra 8005 – Africa and the Knowledge of Egypt: A Historical View

The knowledge of Africa is the knowledge of Creation itself. Africa gave birth to the knowledge of Egypt (Kemet) and through Egypt the knowledge dispersed throughout the world. This class will study the influence of this knowledge, as it was handed down through Kemet, to the world. Its particular perspective will be historical – it will look at personalities, cultures, movements, civilizations and its impact on them. It will touch on some major themes: medicine, alchemy, architecture, religion, freemasonry, and the New Age Movement.

This is a course for Africans who are serious about their heritage and in particular, their intellectual heritage.

Prerequisite: Khepra 8001

Khepra 8006 – The Nine Neters (Pesed Neteru): The Design of Creation

This class will examine the African concept of god which the African sees not as a person but as a process of becoming. The course will look at how the AAfrican concept of god differs from the major religious traditions of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam and their ‘god concept.’

The word that is usually translated ‘god’ in the Re-n-Kem (speech of the black) is Neter, a word which carries the meaning of a divine force, an ener, a pattern, a principle. The ‘god concept’ in Kemet defines a process of how Creation comes into being, and this process is given definition and takes shape through Nine stages. These stages are referred to as the Nine Neters of Creation, the Pesed Neteru

This class will examine these Nine Neters in detail – Atum, Shu, Tefnut, Geb, Nut, Asar, Aset, Seth, Nebhet. In studying the ‘Neters of Creation,’ the African will gain a much better insight into the god concept of Judaism, Christianity, Islam and the religion of Modernism. Modernity is deliberately included here as a religious tradition.

This class is offered to students on an invitational basis only.

Khepra 8007 – Africans and a Civilizational Model for Community Building       

This course acknowledges the following four criteria as necessary for community.

  • A philosophy that is known.
  • A philosophy that is teachable.
  • A philosophy that guides both individual and collective behaviour

A philosophy that interprets meaningfully the behavior Black and African people globally.

These four criteria are essential to an understanding of the African community, and to community building as a discipline within the African community. It is in the acknowledgement of a ‘philosophy’ that this course distinguishes between ‘community development’ and ‘community building’.

Most community development literature is written from the context of a European perception of the world, and does not question that perception or the operating values that guide its orientation to the future. Europeans operate with a conscious knowledge of what their philosophy is.

African cultures, on the other hand, operate on a philo9sophy that remains mainly unarticulated, and therefore unavailable to guide consciously the future of African people. Community building brings the African community into alignment with a philosophy, and this philosophy serves as the basis for community building within the context of a civilizational future. 

Prerequisite: Khepra 8001, 8002 and 8003

Khepra 8008 – Egyptian Hieroglyphics I

The hieroglyphics are a system of writing that Africans developed about twenty thousand years ago. The hieroglyphics are used to express fundamental relationships and feelings

The story of the impact of hieroglyphic thinking on the minds of Africans has yet to be investigated. With the hieroglyphics there is the affiliation of writing with the realm of ideas, pictorial meanings with concepts. Hieroglyphic writing uses a depictable object to indicate the designation of an identically sounding immaterial concept.

The African in returning to the hieroglyphics is returning to more than just a ‘language’ she/he is returning to both a spiritual and cultural medium of communication. This is a conscious attempt to establish a language policy for people of African descent.

Prerequisite: Khepra 8001

Khepra 8009 – Egyptian Hieroglyphics II

In this second class, the student will build upon the beginner’s level class Khepra 8008. For many centuries the hieroglyphic script remained unreadable to Africans. This class begins to reveal to the African his/her “holy script” (Metu Neteru); concealed within this African script are marvelous imagery and many esoteric secrets. This is a class designed for those who wish to develop some basic skills in reading the “holy script” of Ancient Kemet and unravel some of the spiritual secrets still hidden within its language. Students will learn the basic principles of hieroglyphic writing and then go on to read and understand the passages from some of the most ancient books ever written.

Prerequisite: Khepra 8001 and 8008

Khepra 8010 – Education and the Akhepran Hetneb (Community)

This class will make present to the student the interconnected view of the educational process that Akheprans must implement on the planet. In using Khepra as a symbol the African welds together spirituality and knowledge. The symbol gives to African people a unified view of education. Curriculum is developed from this unified view of education. The class also intends to make the student aware of the condition of African education at a global level, which means an apprehension of the European model of education, which is today global. The curriculum is the frame, the skeleton on which a people develop and build a culture, a civilization, a Hetneb. The language of the Hetneb gives to the collective thought of the African spiritual purpose.

Prerequisite Khepra 8001, 8002 and 8003

Khepra 8011 – Slavery and the Psyche of the African

This course will attempt to study the enslavement of Africans from a perspective of a Khepran Knowledge Philosophy. There is much written about slavery, and there is a psychological aura that identifies the “black” with slavery. This literature has become universal, it has become part of the thinking of many cultures and many peoples. The African is challenged to create an image of himself that is different from the one that has been created for him.

Often the African finds himself helpless in the face of this onslaught on this dignity of this association of “blackness” with slavery. This class approaches the study of slavery from the perspective of what we have not done for ourselves, and not the perspective of what others have done to us. This, there is implicit in this approach the need to examine African culture and civilization, and to acknowledge an agenda that will prevent slavery from being implemented by others upon the African.

Prerequisite: Khepra 8001, 8002 and 8003

Khepra 8012 – Law and the Akhepran Hetneb

The principle of Law (Maat) derives from the spiritual tradition of Ancient Kemet and thus hasva depth of meaning for the African beyond what is called Human Rights. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948) is a document that is crafted out of the culture and mode of thought of the European. Yet today, this document is used to make legal and binding laws that impact the lives of African peoples and Nation’s across the globe.

The concept of Maat in Ancient Kemet is very different from the concept of “Law” that had emerged bout of European experience. Maat in ancient Africa was grounded in a spirituality that was both individual and cosmic. This law emerged out of the “Hall of Two Truths.” We will examine the implications of Human Rights law and International Law on the future of the African in the United States and on the Continent of Africa.

Khepra 8013 – Spirituality and the God Concept I

Spirit is universal, it exists as the substratum of all things without any exception whatsoever. Spirit and the spiritual is not confined to religion, but underlies all subjects as well as objects. A full knowing of spirit must include a knowing that is the basis of our own minds, as well as a knowing that is at the basis of the objective world.

We have in the religions of ‘revelation’ a particular concept of a personal God. In the traditions of the ta biblia– Torah, Injil, Quran – there is an authoritative text. The authority of the text is often claimed to be derived from God. How does the metu neteru serve as a centering and as a vehicle for a sacred vision? How does the Metu Neteru give prominence to Creation as art and design? How does the metu neteru serve as a channel of an awareness of spirit? How does the metu neteru eliminate the dichotomy between sacred and profane?

The African is here challenged to examine his/her own spiritual philosophy, and to grasp in the metu neteru the beginning of the glorification of Creation which is the function of mankind.

Prerequisite: Khepra 8001

Khepra 8013 – Spirituality and the God Concept II

This class is a continuation of Khepra 8013 – Spirituality and the God Concept I

Prerequisite: Khepra 8001 and 8013 Part I

Khepra 8014 – Shaping the Future Through Writing

The African’s writing system goes back in time beyond the historical. In Ancient Kemet he perfected his script which he called metu neteru, divine words. It is through the metu neteru that we as African people are beginning once again to re-teach ourselves the profound knowledge that underpinned this ancient African civilization.

Writing is critical for the transmission of knowledge vfrom one generation to the other. In this class, writing will be intricately linked with cognition, and we will study The Three Books of Khepra from this viewpoint.

The class will study the powerful impact of context in human functioning. The contextual background of the reader of the reader of a book may have a substantial impact on the interpretation of the key message of that book.

Context and perspective can lead us to see different meanings in words (metu). The words that come down to us from Ancient Kemet are all written in hieroglyphics, sacred carvings. How do we, as an African people, in writing recapture our divinity in words? What is the role of the writer (seshi) in the restoration of the African’s intellectual heritage?

Prerequisite: Khepra 8001

Khepra 8015 – The Negro, Nègritude and Literature

The memory of the African through slavery was cut, the memory of the African through religion was cut. The memory of the Jew was never “cut,” yes, granted a dispersal happened, but a memory loss did not occur. The ta biblia ensured that the “literature” of the Jewish people survived. Most African writers place “négritude” within the diasporic experience of the Black, but négritude is a much deeper movement of psychic restoration, than is realized. The class intends to examine and explore the the psychic healing that is intended behind the use of the word “négritude,” as an attempt to restore the Black’s dignity on the planet.

This class is an extention of Khepra 8014

Khepra 8016 – The Anthropology of Writing

As the African begins to retrieve his or her knowledge, he must look at the anthropology of writing. The ethnographer and the discipline of writing has played a critical role in how indigenous cultures are represented or misrepresented in the eyes of Western societies.

In the writing of ethnography, the ethnographer shapes cultural theory, creates disciplines and genres that interpret cultures according to a discourse that fits into a knowledge paradigm that is exclusively Western. Writing is the making of texts, writing is central to what anthropologists do, but anthropology itself begins with a denial of a moral worth to the ‘other.’ We will study the role of the anthropologist and writing in this class.

Prerequisite: Khepra 8001

Khepra 8020 – Spiritual Economics: Towards a Spiritual Economic Foundation

This classwill focus on the Akhepran Hetneb’s experience of placing emphasis on individual and community spiritual development, before moving towards an economic agenda.

We will look at the African world’s economic development from Ancient Kemet to the modern day problems it faces from adopting the economic agenda of Europeans. Economic alternatives such as the Akhepran principle of ⅓, ⅓, ⅓ and 1/10 income investments, will be explored.

The goal is to formulate guidelines and plans to gain wealth for Akhepran citizens and African people in general, without exploitation and most importantly, maintaining our spiritual foundation.

Prerequisite: Khepra 8001 – This course is reserved for the Sahu of the Akhepran Hetneb.

Khepra 8021 – The implementation of the Knowledge

This class will teach and document the praxis for activating Akhepran’s will and motivation for unleashing the power of Kem (the Black). The students will, with this power, re-establish a collective Black intuition, intellectual excellence and a collective self-mastery over physical and spiritual wealth.

The students will examine the internal and external tools of destruction created for the African world and the Akhepran Hetneb. The students will also acknowledge and exercise the tools of Kem that inculcate, protect and propel the Akhepran to self- mastery and collective self-security. Students will discuss how the Akhepran can act as a guide for restructuring a collective Akhepran personality throughout the world. This collective personality will consciously know, protect, provide and recreate itself.

The primary symbols for this class are the pyramids, the hand and the numbers 3, 5 and 6.

Prerequisite: must have taken six Khepra 8000 classes.

Tehuti 9000 – The Production of Knowledge I

This class is named Tehuti, because it is about the production of knowledge. However its creativity will be based on the grounded knowledge of the Khepran Knowledge Philosophy taken in previous classes. These classes previously 

General Courses:

Art and Self Discovery with Priest Blyden

Join our beloved Priest Philp Blyden for a lesson in the fundamentals of art, creativity and its connection to African culture.

Bush Medicine: The Transferance of African Healing Wisdom

Join Stephen MAckey as he takes you through the Bahamain bushland to learn the natural healing practices of our ancestors. 

Crown of Glory: The Divine Design of African Hair.

Join Lillian Flowers as she demonstrates how to love ,nourish and beautify your curls, coils and locs. 

Kemetic Yoga 

Join Husband and Wife team Daniel and Nebiyah Cinque as they align mind, body and spirit in the temple poses of our African ancestors. 

Presencing the Self:  Creating a daily meditation practice for health and well being

Joan Rolle will teach how the practice of simple daily affirmation will ground you in the value of the present moment, and your own Becoming

Nourishment for Healing and Balance

Rhonda Tehuti will guide on the importance of nutrition and plant-based eating in promoting health and balance within the global African community. 

Reclaiming the Earth: Urban Farming, food security and the process of Cultivating the  Community We Desire.

Erin Greene and Tina Johnson will share their wisdom and experience on backyard farming for families and how to develop a network of locally sustainable food resources to enhance your own backyard garden.

Achieving your Goals

Join Dwina Higgs as she takes you through an African centeted process to realizing your goals, using African centered philosophy as 

Financial Upliftment:

Examining and transforming modern financial models to build wealth that uplifts family and community with Dwight Higgs.

Paradigm Shift: African Thought and Spirituality

African mode of thought is very different than that of the West; it relies on the intelligence of the Heart, the Sia. Please join Samira Petaawii on a spiritual journey as we study how African philosophy has shaped the world, and how it can create meaning in your life.