FAQs

The Earth Center:
What is The Earth Center?
If The Earth Center is an organisation working to protect Kemetic culture, why is the initiation open to people of other races?
Are you associated with other Kemetic organisations and teachers?
If you are so concerned about helping humanity, why is this information so hard to find?
Is this a cult?
Do any leaders in Africa live this lifestyle?

M'TAM School of Kemetic Philosophy & Spirituality:
What is the meaning of M'TAM?
What kind of initiation is this?
How long does the initiation last?
Why do you charge? Why do the classes cost so much?
What is the benefit of learning the first language of humanity?
Do you all use any books to study with, The Book of the Dead? What books do you recommend?
If it's a secret, why do other scholars teach "hieroglyphics"?

Spirituality
What is the difference between religion and spirituality?
How come I can't lead a spiritual life on my own?
Are we directly related to Gods? Are we Gods?
What's the point of being good if you don't believe in heaven or hell?
Why is the ancestral spirit valued so much within indigenous spirituality? How do I communicate with my ancestors?
Why do we have to do ablutions?
If this is the root of all indigenous knowledge why do other tribes have different Creator Gods?
What religion is this associated with?
Is this connected to Voodou or Yoruba?

77 Commandments
Do you study the 42 Confessions of Ma'at?
What are the Book of Divine Ordinances/77 Commandments?
Where do they come from?
Can the commandments realistically be followed in times like these?

Kemet
Where is Kemet?
If Kemet (Ancient civilisation accompanying Egypt) was so great and powerful why did it fall?
I have heard of the Dogon and I have heard of Kemet but I thought they were two different things. How are they related? How can he (Master Naba) be both?
How come they portray the Egyptians as light skinned people?
Where did the people who possessed this knowledge go after the invasions?
Why are Pharaohs portrayed killing invaders and having captives/slaves if they followed the commandments?
There is documentation of different tribes being warrior tribes and warring between each other?
Why did the Gods choose the particular area of Africa/Egypt?
How did humanity and culture spread from the Nile Valley to the rest of the world?

The Earth Center

What is The Earth Center?

The Earth Center is a multi-faceted not-for-profit corporation comprised of three branches: M'TAM School of Kemetic Philosophy and Spirituality, Ankhkasta Natural Healing and Firefly Productions. M'TAM School of Kemetic Philosophy and Spirituality offers the oldest initiatic science known to man and the most ancient knowledge this world can produce. Ankhkasta Natural Healing aims to reintroduce humanity to traditional forms of healing by providing alternatives to the modern world's approach to health. Firefly Productions strives to educate people worldwide about Kemetic culture, spirituality and philosophy through various media publications.

If The Earth Center is an organisation working to protect Kemetic culture, why is the initiation open to people of other races?

Yes it is true that the knowledge is kept secret in order to protect it from the invaders and political forces, however, spreading the knowledge is just as necessary as protecting it. The knowledge is there to protect and preserve all of humanity, not just a select group of human beings. Kemetic culture is every human being's right to re-claim within themselves. The Earth Center is not a political organisation and we don't involve ourselves in the emotional politics of racism.

Are you associated with other Kemetic organisations and teachers?

We support organisations of people working to fulfill or contribute to the same mission as The Earth Center. Our associations include communities throughout Meritah who have maintained their cultural traditions and have remained uninfluenced by cultural imperialism.

If you are so concerned about helping humanity, why is this information so hard to find?

For the past two thousand years, until recently, this knowledge was hidden in order to protect it. Only within the last decade, through Master Naba, has it been made available to those throughout the diaspora. For people honestly seeking to reconnect with their ancestral traditions, The Earth Center will always be accessible. We are continually working to reach more and more people around the world.

Is this a cult?

At The Earth Center there is no one making decisions for you, the knowledge is presented and you decide what you want to do with it.

Do any leaders in Africa live this lifestyle?

Spirituality was the original model given to humanity and we strive to uphold that model. Therefore, traditional leaders, Kingships, Priests, Healers, etc. continue to uphold this model.

M'TAM School of Kemetic Philosophy & Spirituality

What is the meaning of M'TAM?

Through the recent past, diverse peoples learned small fragments of M'TAM, which they then assembled into a limited form of divination known as Geomancy to serve their materialistic aspirations. Before anything else, M'TAM is an initiatic science through which knowledge of cycles of energetic becomings conditions the spiritual development of mankind. The impressive inner calm that can be sensed with M'TAM practises is not the result of a chance mixture of sensations, but the sign of a subconscious comfort." - The Philosophy Podium, Naba Lamoussa Morodenibig

What kind of initiation is this?

The M'TAM initiation provides the individual with the tools to achieve and maintain purity of mind, body and spirit, through raising our human qualities by honouring the Divine World, validating the world of the dead and following the 77 Commandments.

How long does the initiation last?

Classroom initiation is sectioned into three month intervals that we call units. After four quarters a generation may be considered for graduation from the Per Ankh level. However, each generation moves at their own pace therefore, only if a class shows themselves as a whole to be progressing with what they are learning will they succeed in traversing the Per Ankh level. This will be proven through the initiate's application of the knowledge to their lives.

Why do you charge? Why do the classes cost so much?

Initiation is priceless and no monetary value can be placed on what one will receive during his or her initiation. However, in a colonial system a great deal of value is placed on money. Traditionally, when one is sent to be initiated he or she lives with their Master and serves that Master throughout the duration of initiation. This includes farming, cleaning and any other services that can be provided to the initiator. By serving one's Master, one shows their level of appreciation for what they are receiving. We ask for money to represent the energetic transfer that culturally is not available within colonised territories like America. In the West, one is required to pay money for their initiation because rent, lights, gas, utilities, etc. must be paid in order to give initiates and others the opportunity to benefit from what The Earth Center offers.

What is the benefit of learning the first language of humanity?

It is the language from which all other languages are derived. It provides a greater understanding of the modern languages by learning many of the original root words. It is in this language that all sacred scrolls are written. It is in this language that the true history and destiny of humanity is written. It is the language the Divine World uses to communicate with us. It provides the student with a more disciplined mind because of the necessity of having sentences that are conceptually concise. It provides more mental stability. Certain sounds made in the Medu increase brain function. There are many more benefits too numerous to list.

Do you all use any books to study with, The Book of the Dead? What books do you recommend?

While the popular hieroglyphic books are decent study supplements, they are all so full of inaccuracies and lack of cultural understanding that focusing on the books can lead to a great deal of confusion. Due to this issue, we do not subscribe to one book with full authority; they must all be read with the understanding provided within initiation into the living culture.

If it's a secret, why do other scholars teach "hieroglyphics"?

They do not fully understand what it is they are teaching. They are not teaching the secret aspect of it. It is the initiation that is a secret not the practical writing part of it. However even within the language that is presented there are many inaccuracies.

Spirituality

What is the difference between religion and spirituality?

Religion and spirituality are two different things. Religion comes as a means to control the masses of people for political agendas. The word religion comes from the Greek word Ligere, which means to hold back or to bind. Spirituality is the study and application of the unseen forces of the existence along with understanding energy and its relation to our existence.

How come I can't lead a spiritual life on my own?

Becoming a spiritual individual requires a lot more than just proclaiming one's self to be so. Learning about the "spiritual" aspects of the existence takes time, discipline and diligence. One will always need to be guided by an entity more knowledgeable than oneself. For example, one does not become a teacher without first being a student. In the field of spirituality, you must be trained just as in any other profession.

Are we directly related to Gods? Are we Gods?

We are the descendents of the sons of Gods. We are not Gods. It is our goal as humans to come as close to Gods as possible.

What's the point of being good if you don't believe in heaven or hell?

One acts good because of the results. Confidence comes from doing the right thing. Right action brings us closer to the Divine World, it is part of the challenge in achieving our goal. We understand that we are all writing our own history and it is that for which our heart will be judged.

Why is the ancestral spirit valued so much within indigenous spirituality? How do I communicate with my ancestors?

Ancestors provide the link between the human world and the Divine World. We realize that the blood in our bodies is not ours, it was given to us by our ancestors and soon we will have to pass it on to our descendants. Therefore to honour and validate our ancestors we are ultimately honouring ourselves. It must be understood that not all dead relatives are ancestors. One must raise their dead relatives to the level of an ancestor through offerings and prayer. This enables the ancestor to have a positive influence on the life of his/her descendent. After purifying the body (through ablutions) one can talk to one's ancestors and make offerings to them. Also one can hear their ancestors' needs through Bayuali readings.

Why do we have to do ablutions?

One must be pure in the mind, body and "spirit" before approaching anything associated with the divine. Our idea of spirituality has been so corrupted today, now we admit that we should shower to go for a job interview but we don't think we should be clean to pray. Besides cleaning oneself physically there is a process one goes through for spiritual cleansing known as ablutions.

If this is the root of all indigenous knowledge why do other tribes have different Creator Gods?

There are many corruptions of the original cosmogony (creation story), however some tribes have completely different valid Creator Gods. Depending on the part of the world they are located, they may have adopted to worship the local Deities of the area or Deities that would assist them in dealing with the environment they were in. Depending on the Gods they've adopted they may be worshiping or honoring the Creator Gods of that particular God. The Earth Center presents to the public the Creator Gods that have to do with the creation/becoming of human beings. There are many other Creator Gods depending on the creation one is talking about.

What religion is this associated with?

The Earth Center is a spiritual center that teaches a greater understanding of what is required to live a spiritual life. It far predates all religions, as well as the practice of choosing to honor one God over others (monotheism).

Is this connected to Voodou or Yoruba?

Yes the origins of these spiritual systems can be found within the Kemetic Initiation System.

77 Commandments

Do you study the 42 Confessions of Ma'at?

No, we live by the original 77 Commandments also known as the Great Book of Divine Ordinances or Code of Human Behavior. The 42 Confessions of Ma'at and the 10 commandments come from the Code of Human Behavior. In ancient times, our ancestors would write the commandments they abided by before their death and bury it with them to remind them what they would need to work on in their next reincarnation. Modern Egyptologists found a list of 42 of these in one of our ancestor's tombs. This is why the Confessions of Ma'at read, "I have not".

What are the Book of Divine Ordinances/77 commandments?

It is a list of commandments given to humanity after we decided that our agenda on Earth was to mimic the Divine World. They were given to us by the Divine World to assist us in achieving this goal.

Where do they come from?

The commandments come from three papyri Nw, Nbsni & Insa. They were translated into English by Master Naba.

Can the commandments realistically be followed in times like these?

Most certainly and must be followed in any times. Even through worse times we must follow the commandments. That is how we will improve humanity's situation.

Kemet

Where is Kemet?

Kemet is more than a physical territory. The physical territory of the continent of Meritah (Africa) is referred to as Kemet because it is the center of Kemet. Kemet is actually a cultural territory that spanned beyond the continent of Africa into parts of the Americas, the Mediterranean region, the Middle East, parts of Asia and Australia.

If Kemet (Ancient civilization accompanying Egypt) was so great and powerful why did it fall?

Everything within the existence is subject to the forces of good and evil, construction and destruction, yin and yang originally known as Heru/Set. It is the nature of evil to affect good no matter how high and for however long the achievements of good have been. The invasion of Kemet was a very long process starting before the current era (BCE). It was very hard because of the strength and power of the spiritual system of the people. The invaders noticed this and aimed to separate the people from their spirituality. This was a long process. The modern Gregorian calendar was imposed on the people to offset the traditional spiritual days. Offerings were thrown out of sync with the proper time and place in the universe and people were separated from their ancestors, which caused an immense decline in power. This can be seen today as people are moving farther and farther away from the values and structure left to them by their ancestors for the modern religions and ideologies of the political systems. However the fact that The Earth Center exists and the knowledge has been preserved intact until today by traditional societies around the continent raises the question can it really be said that Kemet fell?

I have heard of the Dogon and I have heard of Kemet but I thought they were two different things. How are they related? How can he (Master Naba) be both?

There are misconceptions surrounding both the Dogon and Kemet. Kemet is a territory much larger than what is considered "Ancient Egypt". The territory is determined by values and the spiritual system. It shouldn't be considered strictly a physical territory. The Dogon are made up of certain bloodlines whose job it is to protect the highest knowledge of the universe. The bloodlines are dispersed throughout Western Meritah.

How come they portray the Egyptians as light skinned people?

The current faces of the people called Egyptians are not the people who inhabited the area millennia ago. The original people of Kemet are Black people. Kem actually means Black. Black people was a much larger group than it now politically denotes. Black people had a wide variation of shades and colors. The culture and its people changed with the invaders over the last 2700 years: the Hykos (Asians), Greeks and Arabs.

Where did the people who possessed this knowledge go after the invasions?

They migrated West to the bush in West Africa. In many cases they migrated to places that were inaccessible to the invaders.

Why are Pharaohs portrayed killing invaders and having captives/slaves if they followed the commandments?

The Pharaohs did not have slaves, they had servants but the current archeological system does not recognize workers as servants and they often misinterpret the true culture of Kemet due to looking at it through their own western civilization.

There is documentation of different tribes being warrior tribes and warring between each other?

Yes all human beings are subject to the spirit of evil. Also, the invaders and colonial powers have done a good job throughout history to cause dissention between tribes.

Why did the Gods choose the particular area of Africa/Egypt?

We don't ask the Gods why? This is trying to force their actions and decisions into our small human perceptions and understanding. When humanity is looked at as one family rather than separate races and nations this question seems obsolete. Remember the Gods see us as the human race not the black race, the white race, the yellow race, the red race, the brown race of humans.

How did humanity and culture spread from the Nile Valley to the rest of the world?

It was the obligation of priests to travel to different parts of the world to bring the knowledge of purification, spirituality, and the knowledge of the universe to those communities.