Westernization has become so profoundly subjugated in the conscience of the African mind that Africans have lost confidence in themselves to be self-reliant like they were back in Ancient Alkebulan. Bridging the development prowess of ancient Alkebulan and modern Africa is more mission-critical than ever.
Yes, Alkebulan, a true name of the land, means “Mother of Mankind,” Before being cast to hibernate from its massive civilization from invasions. Despite her suffrage through horrific systems of slavery and colonization, mama Africa as we call her in modern terms, had already made countless contributions to the world through science and technology.
“There are things that one can only own once they are shared with others, such as life, light, and wisdom.” These are the things the ancient ancestors of over 20,000years ago in the land, left to its next generations.
Architecture and Engineering: With Great geniuses like IMHOTEP, Seti, Khentika, Mereruka, to mention a few, Alkebulan was an eye to modern civilization as various past societies created sophisticated established environments. The constructions of Temples, Palaces, obelisks, and over 80pyramids which are the largest pyramids covering at least 13 acres and made of 2.25million blocks of stone, weigh 100s of millions in tons which modern science is still straggling to decipher its engineering.
Later in the 12 century, in much further south, we find great cities of Somalia, Mozambique, Zimbabwe all the way to Benin, where massive stone complexes were the hub of the cities. One which includes a 250 meter long, 15,000-ton curved granite wall. Empires like that of Mali could boast of impressive cities, including Timbuktu’s grand palaces, mosques, and Universities. Geometry corresponds to earth measurement and the ancients invented with such precision from Architecture, engineering of Boats and ships and how to navigate on the waters was a masterpiece with the oldest discovered in the valley of kings, the Boat of the Pharoah Khufu dated to about 4000years old, is the oldest sea fairy vessel known on the planet.
Energy is everything; your thoughts begin it, your emotions amplify it, and your actions give momentum. Over 7000years ago, Alkebulan tapped into the core of medicine, spiritual, mental, and physical healing. The ability to draw cosmic energy that people from near and far traveled to learn and gain self-knowledge. Socrates, Herodotus, Pythagoras are famously mentioned few. Physical healing methods used were so advance, some of the practices which used the plants/herbs with salicylic acid for pain, Kaolin for diarrhea, others used had anticancer properties, treated malaria, used for birth control like one discovered as used by the female Pharoah Hatshepsut and later Cleopatra then others to induce unwanted pregnancies. All as effective as modern-day western treatments. Other medical procedures include vaccination, autopsy, limb traction, Brain surgery, skin grafting, anesthesia, etc.
Alchemy, the transmutation of Base metals in Gold, Al-Kimiya the Arabis called it to mean the science of the black man, chemia it became called in Coptic today we say chemistry.
But today, people have forgotten how to channel energy for healing; they can’t think for themselves and have open themselves to modern poisonous substances give to them as medicine and psychedelics.
Politics and Law: It is an open secret that Alkebulan established the first Monarchy in ancient Sudan at the very dawn of civilization. Which became a very strong political system for other far east cultures to emulate. It was so good that it expedite modernization—a land where natives lived a life devoid of religion and Dogma. But with the sciences of life(Law, Rhythm, Harmony, order, truth balance, and Justice) called Ma’at, that teaches the individual self-confidence, self-Knowledge, humidity, and respect.
If one doesn’t know what was, they can never understand what it is.
If we go back to all these and many more, we can do a lot to put Modern Africa Back to its path and lead it to an excellent future for the next generations.
ISLAM! To all Sons and Daughters of the Land, May we be at peace.
GCBM Contributor: ATWEREBOUR-ADDAE EBENEZER