Here's the truth.
THIS is not the typical genealogy or ancestry journey.
The journey you're about to embark on will challenge every story you've heard:
This process is going to require real work.
Matter of fact:
When you follow what we're about to teach you, you WILL WORK 10X harder than if you paid a genealogist.
You will work 10X more than if you gave a saliva sample to a DNA Ancestry lab.
Because on THIS journey, you're going to have to do the work yourself.
But not the way everyone does, with a family tree, and building backward.
No, not that way at all.
Many have started down this journey, but most quit before they make it to the destination.
That's the bad news.
Here's the good news:
Apply a tenth of what we will show you, and you will no longer have to accept what anyone else tells you about your history.
Say goodbye to blind acceptance of what others say about your origin or your lineage.
With the tools and methods we have, you'll uncover what part (or parts) of Africa you are from in record time.
No, you won't need to build a family tree.
No, you won't have to track down relatives.
No, you won't have to buy expensive documents.
Notice we said, "uncover what PARTS of Africa you are from."
"Parts" is plural because it deals with a powerful myth most so-called "Black" people have accepted as fact...
Just remember this for now.
We'll expose this myth later on.
Are you still with us?
Let's begin with reframing the way most think about their African history.
There's a massive misconception of the real problem faced by most so-called "Black" people -- especially for those in North America.
You may think the problem they face is not knowing what part of Africa they're from -- which is understandable.
This mistake is why they rely on others to tell them from where they come.
Genealogists & DNA ancestry labs are two of the main groups, so-called "Black" people rely on.
Our people put so much trust into them to tell our people who their ancestors are--
How they came to be--
And what part of Africa they are from.
But tragically, this is only part of the problem -- A symptom of a deeper inner lying issue.
The problem isn't NOT KNOWING what part of Africa they are from.
The act of BELIEVING what others tell you about your origins is the real problem.
And relying on others to tell you where you come from only amplifies your lack of knowledge of self.
Here's why we say this.
Wisdom from the ancient maxims teaches us this:
"Man knows naught by being told.
Man may believe what others say, but thus he never knows."
The issue boils down to the act of Knowing VS Believing.
And when it comes to reconnecting with African roots, so-called "Black" people have been subject to believing what others say.
Ancient maxims also teach:
Belief is first, and this is what man thinks, perhaps, is truth.
Believing is only the beginning.
And whatever is believed, PERHAPS is truth.
At some point, the so-called "black" man and woman must grow to the next step.
They must grow from "what man thinks, perhaps, is the truth" to "what man knows is truth."
We are not attacking or speaking radical against any of the Genealogists or Ancestry DNA labs.
Nor is this to degrade or put down so-called black people.
We honor our brothers and sisters working diligently to learn the truth about themselves.
This series is simply a wake-up call to shine a light where others fall short for so-called "Black" people.
And to ultimately offer a solution for them to KNOW instead of believing.
(We'll share the solution with you shortly).
“Those who fail to recognize the free national name of their constitutional government are classed as undesirables, and are subject to all inferior names and abuses and mistreatments that the citizens care to bestow upon them.”
– Noble Drew Ali
In his book "Othello's Children in the "New World," Dr. Jose Pimienta Bey coined a term we find appropriate for this issue.
Pimienta Bey is a Moorish Sheik, college professor, and historian.
The term he uses in his book appropriately describes the people and the condition of the people Noble Drew Ali is speaking about.
He names these people "Amnesiacs."
In an interview with Amexem, Pimienta Bey explained the reasoning behind the term Amnesiacs. He quotes:
"You don't know who you are.
Which means you don't know your history.
Which means you have amnesia."
The so-called "Black" people suffer due to a sort of cultural amnesia.
They lack the memory of self that was stripped away during the time of slavery.
And even sadder because they don't know who they are.
Circumstances force them to settle for believing what others tell them.
Remember: "Belief is first, and this is what man thinks, perhaps, is truth."
The key is knowing and not merely believing.
Throughout the world, historians and archeologists continue to collide with this phrase.
No matter the time, language, culture, or religion, this single phrase continues to show up.
Whether it’s Africa, Asia, Australia, The Americas, etc., this phrase appears on every continent.
These are the words of our ancient forefathers which still resonate with us this very day:
“Know thyself” is an instruction given to our ancestors directly from the Universal Creator Himself.
The point is this – the ancient command is to KNOW thyself – not Believe what others tell about thyself.
Know who you are, not believe who others say you are.
Know where you come from, not believe where you come from.
And as the Moorish Koran states:
Men may believe what they are told, thus they never Know.
The challenge is to KNOW rather than believe.
To KNOW what part of Africa you are from.
Not merely believe what others say.
If someone can convince you to believe one thing, then someone else can come along and change your beliefs again--
And so you'll be trapped in a never-ending cycle of belief.
We aim to show you how to break this cycle -- to teach you to KNOW.
When you KNOW who you are, no-one can convince you otherwise.
KNOWING leads to a greater sense of pride and self-confidence.
Knowing allows you to complete the missing parts of your story.
You can do this all without relying on others to bridge the gap for you.
But the lingering question remains:
"How do I get beyond slavery?"
When it comes to knowing the right way to getting over the "wall of slavery," we've found it's easier to understand all the wrong ways first.
Let's explore these in detail.