Re: RASTAFARI AND THE AFTERLIFE
Posted By: Ras Heru In Response To: Re: RASTAFARI AND THE AFTERLIFE (Masimba Musodza)
Date: Thursday, 20 April 2006, at 2:03 p.m.
In Response To: Re: RASTAFARI AND THE AFTERLIFE (Masimba Musodza)
"I have to correct you there. The word SHONA, used to describe the linguist group spread over most of Zimbabwe is of recent conception- and its etymology still disputed. All written records from before around the 1800s speak of the Kalanga/Makalaka. Ka-Langa means CHILDREN OF THE SUN. Of course, this means a particular bloodline that is descended from the Nile Valley culture, where the Sun was an important symbol. The Ka- prefix denotes a specific family. If I was of that culture, I would be known as Masimba Ka-Musodza. One can also connect the Ka- prefix to the Hebrew Ha-, but seeing as I do not have further information, I will refrain from further comment."
hmm....this is very interesting.and new to me also. the word Ka in the nile valley region also signified a certain aspect of the soul. i will try to search imformation on this for sure.
"In my language, we only have the names of the planets that we can see, and these again relate to the times that we see them ( there are different names for Venus in the evening and in the morning- the Biblical Bright and Morning Star) The Moon- Mwedzi- also has its own name, and we have a traditional 13 month calendar- although most people use the Western one."
yes, most incient civilizations who were "astro smart" had names for the different aspects of the celestial spheres. maybe its the label of astrology, and the different uses of it confuses ones, because remember, it has been kept by different cultures and they used it the way they saw it necessary. i think the so called children of israel also had 13 months in calendar also, they also dealt with the heavens, but thats another story.
"However, the idea that the sun and other heavenly bodies themselves exert influence over mankind, this is alien to Zimbabwe. Astrology is considered Western, in fact all the astrologers are white. Jill Darke is the most famous, she does a radio show, she used to do one on TV as well. She is also in to UFOs and other "paranormal" stuff. But it is all outside my own cultural heritage and that of most Zimbabweans."
well, i can agree that the way the europeans deal with astrology at this present time is truly alien to the way that the baylonians, kemetians, and even the chinese and others dealt with it. u even have african americans following their foosteps without having a knowledge of its incient use. i will post sum information on this.
"Don't be discouraged that there are African cultures that have no regard for what you believe in. Africa is big, and Africa is on the move all the time. If I can accept the fact that your outlook is different, I don't think you could do any less and reciprocate."
agreed. i have learned that it is more wiser to deal with issues that are on a more common ground and are more natural to indigenous people, that we can all relate, regardless of the culture differences. but of course that wouldnt mean that it isnt wise to share other view points as well, each one teach one is the key.
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