Notes from the Malidoma Some Lecture @ The Afrikan Ancestors Living Theatre
11:34 a.m.- 2:25p.m.
We are reaching back into the past, to determine our future. It is important that we remember…
There’s a need to understand the true legacy of our ancestors, irrespective of the fear that this knowing would make us too powerful.
The Renaissance of the Continent will come fr0m the Ancestral Energy of Afrikans born in America,. That Energy will travel back to Afrika, and revitalize it, according to the will of the Ancestors.
We are all being called to learn what abundance & prosperity is, beyond what the oppressor tries to tell us, when he really has no true interest in us achieving prosperity & abundance in the first place.
Dr. Some’s father and mother passed this year(2003). Dr. Some’ is the eldest, therefore expected to preserve the family medicines and herbs in his home village of Dano, Burkina Faso, West Afrika. He is in charge of these medicines and herbs now, and there was a question within the village of how he would be able to maintain this huge responsibility, when he lives in America, and gets to return home once or twice a year. Dr. Some’ went home to better understand these events, and why they were occurring within his family, and home village. His brother underwent brain surgery, and ended up in a coma. Yo obtain clarity on this series of crises, which sent him into a ‘tailspin’, Dr. Some’ visited Stenkuro. Stenkuro is a place, known to the ‘Old Land of the Ancestors’, located in Ghana. One can go there, and ask the ancestors directly what went on, and what’s next, but it’s dangerous because one has to hang onto a number of principles that can’t be violated. One can get caught up in a whirlwind, be recognized by the Dead as dead, and be unable to find one’s way back to the village.
There was a question of his readiness to embark upon a journey to Stenkuro, but Dr. Some’ felt that he could not wait until he was ready, but instead needed to leave it to the Ancestors to MAKE him ready. The sky in this place was crepuscular(relating to, or resembling twilight<the light from the sky between full night and sunset >). Dr. Some’ approached the doorway to this land, which is located in northern Ghana. The keeper of the doorway put a powder on the river, which turned it into a carpet, upon which he walked to the other shore, to cross into Stenkuro. Dr. Some’ crossed into this land with his mother’s handwoven basket, because she asked him to to bring something to her in the Otherworld, which would trigger her memory. Stenkuro is like a prism of VERY light Cascading Colors, with regular people busying themselves amongst shea trees. Everything is in the present tense. There is no sense of space nor time. The barrier with the living world DELETES. The distance between points A & B is distorted. There is an intimacy between time and space. Nature expands exponentially, and there is such BEAUTY, which exists as aconstant, unlike everything else.
Dr. Some’ saw his mother walking with a group of women in Stenkuro, and hid behind a shea tree, after leaving her basket out in plain view. She found the basket, and wondered aloud from where it came, and acknowledged that it belonged to her. She then stated that she forgot to make a needed offering to the ‘genies’ of the family, to promote the genius of her family, which is why there were two deaths, and the coma tragedy in the family. The necessary offering would have to be made before someone else in the family also died, like one of his mother’s children. Once Dr. Some’ returned from Stenkuro, he was able to make the required offerings. He slipped away from Stenkuro unnoticed, which was necessary, lest he not be allowed to leave, or he go mad by the time he returned to the world of the Living. There are TWO TYPES of presence in the Ancestor World: 1. One is treated as a guest, but can’t eat nor drink amongst the dead, which is difficult, because people will not understand why one can’t join them. In this case, one must leave in the middle of the night to make one’s way successfully back to the Great Barrier.
2. One is unseen by the ancestors, and must worry about making it back to the Great Barrier without being noticed.
The technology by which Dr. Some’ was able to travel to &fro Stenkuro is largely ignored by the modern world. This technology speaks to countless other technologies where visiting other worlds is possible, removing gravitational pull on objects become a reality, and the lens of human perception is erased, in order to allow one to see “what is not there”.
Upon returning from the Ancestral World, Dr. Some’ realized that we are on a Big Odyssey to Return to the Source, for anchoring, and communication.
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