Dr. Kwame Nantambu

America's 4th July and ancient Egypt:
From Narmer to Obama

By Dr. Kwame Nantambu
June 26, 2009

As the United States celebrates its independence on 4th July under the leadership of its first African-American president, it is indeed apropos to delineate the direct correlation/connection/linkage between the spiritual belief system of ancient Kemet (Egypt) in the B. C. Era and the founding of the United States of America in the A. D. Era.

This Kemetic/Egyptian spiritual belief system has come to be known widely under the misnomer of the "Mystery System", "Egyptian Mysteries" or Freemasonry.

Put simply, Freemasonry "is a System of morality and spiritual advancement"; it is a "science which is engaged in divine truth and employs symbolism as its method of instruction". It not only seeks to erect "the human society based on the principles of truth, justice and morality" but also "to bring humankind from darkness to light and to form mankind into a great redemptive brotherhood."

At the outset, it must be stated that most of the Founding Fathers and/or Presidents of the United States were "masons", that is, they were all steeped/learned in the spiritual teachings/belief system of ancient Kemet/Egypt. They, presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, James Monroe, Andrew Jackson, James Buchanan, Andrew Johnson, William Mc Kinely, Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, Warren G. Harding, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry Truman and Gerald R. Ford.

In addition, about one-third of the fifty-six signatories to the American Declaration of Independence were also "masons", including John Hancock, Lyman Hall, Benjamin Franklin and Robert Paine.

The fact of the matter is that the core foundations of governance in the United States of America are based on and derived from the original spiritual belief system of ancient Kemet/Egypt, specifically, the role of numbers seven (7) and thirteen (13) and the use of symbols.

By way of elucidation, the ancient spiritual significance of number 7 is that it denotes Completion, while 13 denotes Transformation, Resurrection, New Life and Rebirth.

Now, the United States achieved its independence on 4th July 1776. The choice of the month of July by the Founding Fathers of the United States signifies that in July (7th month of the year) they completed their revolutionary struggle for independence from colonial Britain.

The choice of the 4th of July denotes that on that day, the United States was transformed from a colony of Britain to a sovereign, independent nation-state. In addition, the 4th July falls within the Summer Solstice of ancient Kemet/Egypt which runs/lasts from 21 June-4 July -- a period of 13 days. It is, therefore, no accident that the Founding Fathers of the United States specifically choose this day to coincide with the spiritual belief system/blessing/protection/guidance of ancient Kemet/Egypt. Moreover, the choice of 1776 also denotes that 7 plus 6 equals 13.

This means that the Founding Fathers of the United States veiled/shrouded their new State in the swaddling clothes of ancient Kemet/Egypt.

In addition, the 13th amendment to the US constitution freed the slaves; this indicates that the amendment gave the slaves a New Life as freed men. Moreover, when the United States achieved its independence, there were only 13 colonies. This denotes that there was a Rebirth in this former colony of Britain.

Furthermore, the most powerful symbol in the armoury of the United States, namely, the Official Seal of government, contains 13 layers; the most powerful economic symbol of the United States, namely, the one-dollar bill, bears a picture of an ancient Kemetic/Egyptian pyramid with 13 layers. There is also the eye of the ancient Kemetic/Egyptian God Heru as the "all-seeing eye for protection" on the US one-dollar bill.

This ancient Kemetic/Egyptian Masonic symbol is now the official trademark symbol of one of America's major television conglomerates, namely, the Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS).

In terms of symbols, the colors Red, White and Blue of the US flag that symbolize the American way of life and global power are derived from the original ancient Kemetic/Egyptian Red Crown of the South, White Crown of the North and the Blue Crown of War that symbolized the Masonic system of governance, way of life and being.

In 3200 B.C., Narmer became the first Pharaoh to unite Upper and Lower Kemet/Egypt; in 2009 A.D., President Barack Obama sought to unite the United States of America under the banner of "Change: Yes, we can." In other words, on 4 July 2009, America moved from Narmer (Kemet/Egypt in B.C.) to Obama (Kenya in A. D.).

The Alpha has finally met the Omega in the countdown to the "Age of Aquarius" -- the "Age of Change."

Dr. Kwame Nantambu is a part-time lecturer at Cipriani College of Labour and Co-operative Studies and University of the West Indies.

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