Saturday, January 21, 2012
"The Black Woman is Goddess" by Dr. Wesley Muhammad
The Black Woman is Goddess
"The woman is made after the womb out of which God created Himself, and in the woman is the Secret of God. The reason you are far away from God is because of your attitude towards women. You will never find God and you will never grow to honor God, as long as you are a mistreater and disrespecter of women. The woman is the Secret and she contains the Secret....The riddle has been with God, but the secret of the riddle is in woman, and unless and until we become better acquainted with who she is, you may never see who you are." The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan, “WHO IS GOD?” February 24, 1991
The Black Woman herself is Goddess, the Co-Creator with God, the Black Man. I take the Ma'atic - or should I say, Ma'atic Islam - approach. As Carolyn Graves-Brown, Curator of the Egypt Center at Swansea University, points out in her book, Dancing For Hathor: Women in Ancient Egypt (London and New York: Continuum, 2010) 2,101, 102.
"in ancient Egypt, it was men who were considered the creators…The woman was important in creation, but...as the arouser of the male and a vessel for his child. The idea of the male creator extended to the world of the gods. There was no concept of mother earth, but rather the earth was personified as the male god, Geb...
“For the Egyptians, both the earth and the annual inundation that fertilized the land were male. The word for ‘to conceive of child’ in ancient Egyptian was the same as the word ‘to receive’ or ‘to take’, showing the role of the woman as simply the vessel for the already created child…all scarab beetles, for example, were believed to be male. It is only in the Graeco-Roman Period that a female is given credit for the forming of a child. While…the male god Khnum, the potter, is credited with creation and birth of children through spinning the wheel, by the Graeco-Roman Period, Hathor is sometimes credited with spinning the wheel."
The same observation is made by Prof Ann Macy Roth, Egyptologist from New York University, in her article “Gender Roles in Ancient Egypt” (in Daniel C. Snell [ed.] A Companion to the Ancient Near East (Blackwell Publishing, 2005) 213.
"The male role in sexual reproduction was seen as the actual creation of new life, which was then implanted in the female. Fundamentally, children were viewed as the extensions of their father’s life force; the mother’s role in determining their nature was decidedly secondary. Instead, women seem to have had a dual role: they aroused the man and stimulated his creative act with their beauty and sexual attractiveness, and then they nourished the life that his creative power produced."
This idea that the man/god is the actual, ultimate source of life, while the woman/goddess is the matrix in which the divine child is created and and nourished, is clearly expressed in the mythic and cosmogonic inscriptions of Kemet. It is captured by the divine and royal title, kᴣ mwt. f (Kamutef), “Bull of his Mother,” which articulates the continual self-generation of the male god through the agency of the female, the mother goddess.
The Creator of the Cosmos and all in it is the ithyphallic Black God.
The Secret of Black God's Self-Creation is recapitulated in the womb of the Black Woman during every pregnancy. By studying that process, we learn the Secret of how God self-evolved.