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Vodun is as old as creation and it's the Light and Beauty of Haiti

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Ezili Dantò is the feminine energy of the divine (mother-father-child) trinity (Lè Marasa, Lè Mò e Lè Mistè/ Aset-Asar-Heru/ Isis-Osiris-Horus /or, the all patriarchic Western version known as Father-Son-Holy Spirit. She begins with the begriming, predates the Aset-Heru, Isis-Horus and Mary-Jesus relationship and personalities based on the Ezili Dantò Black madonna prototype.

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The story of Isis, Osiris and Horus (later identified as Ra) also parallels and pre-dates the Christian mysteries of the virgin birth and the resurrection. After Osiris’ murder, Isis recovered the scattered parts of his body and restored them to life. Osiris (Asar) then became king of the dead and his son Horus became king of the living.

Moon (crown) in back of Madonna and Child parallels Aset/Isis wearing her traditional moon headdress

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The Return of the Divine Feminine - the Rainbow Warriors arising (No more reductionist scientific paradigms/no more biological fatalism); No more the dualistic mentality of right and wrong, and a fear-based sense of separation and greed resulting from a deep, societally entrenched disconnection from the sacred oneness of life. There's quantum science now to show the unity in multiplicity, the interconnectedness of all life, all energy. Authentic cooperation to self is a being tolerant of diversity and holding space for multiple viewpoints, guided by conscious awareness of our precious interdependence, desiring to serve the whole. As we take into account the Quantum nature of reality, we remember that the way we observe our current planetary dream has a "creative potency" on how our shared situation manifests.

(Sekhmet is the (one who is) powerful, a solar deity, the Lady of Flame, Avenger of Wrongs, The (One) Before Whom Evil Trembles. Sekhmet is the war and mother goddess, lioness, divine arbiter of Ma'at (Justice, or Order) with Isis' all seeing eye or the Eye of Horus (previously Wadjet and the Eye of the Moon)- and connecting her with Tefnut (goddess of water and fertility) as well. (Sekhmet as Hathor or an aspect of Hathor personifies glentle principles of feminine love, motherhood, beauty and joy). Hathor's parrallel is the Greek Aphrodite and Roman Venus. Hathor then (Aset)/Isis/Ezili- as the Mother of the sun who gives birth daily to the sun (son-Horus/Ra).

The Red, Black & Moonlight Series by Ezili Dantò

The Goddess Aset


Aset wearing her traditional moon headdress in this picture, parallels moon (crown) in back of Madonna and Child representing Ezili Dantò of the Ayisyen-Africans. Goddess Aset's outstretched arms and body (the pillar/Poteau Mitan) illustrates a wordly cross grounded/wombed in the circle of eternal life. Aset forms the Ankh with her body, later also known as the Venus symbol. The arms outstretched combined and emphasized with the oversized Ma (Mother Moon) headdress, forms the Ankh, the key of life/light – the ritual "how" of creating and enlightenment, when Lwa yo come up. Allegorically, how life/light emanates up from the womb of creation, Mother Earth /Anba Dlo-Lan Ginen/or, out of primordial space up through the body - that vertical spiralling root - to (divine) consciousness. (See Isis wearing her traditional moon headdress.)

 

The Black Goddess goes by many names (Fatimah, Yemeyah, Kali, Virgin Mary, et al...), but she is always present in every story of creation. Aset is her Kemetic (ancient Egyptian) name. Isis her Greek name. Ezili Dantò her Haitian-African name. She is the original woman, mother of all the races, Goddess of civilization, the primary warrior Goddess; the feminine energy of the divine ONE (father-mother-child) trinity (sun, moon, fire/ past, present, future / Lè Marasa, Lè Mò e Lè Mistè/ Aset-Asar-Heru/ Isis-Osiris-Horus /or, the all patriarchic, fragmented, without-womb/wholeness Western version known as - Father-Son-Holy Spirit.)

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According to Dr. Yosef A. A. Ben-Jochannan, the Christian ten commandments were taken from the Black spiritual concepts found in the 147 Negative Confessions. (See, African Origins of the Major Western Religions. For more on this topic, also go to African-Centered Lectures by Ashra/Merira Kwesi and MovemenTunes.com). Just as all streams flow to the ocean, "all colors disappear in black, so all names and forms disappear in her' (Mahanirvana Tantra). See Ezili Dantò of HLLN's Journey of the Serpent and the Moon; Anba Dlo Lan Ginen and Red, Black & Moonlight.

The Goddess Remembered at Bwa Kayiman
Black Women: Mother of All the RacesVodun: The Light & Beauty of Haiti
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