The paper addresses the ideas of four pioneering intellectuals, two Afrikan, and two European. Its purpose is to point out conceptual errors in their ideas regarding Kemetic thought. My points of contention are the following: First, that the generally accepted Kemetic attitude toward the human body is at odds with the universal view held on the continent today, a view that holds the body is an essential and foundational aspect of the soul and does not imprison it; Second, that the various temples and centers of learning in Kemet do not form different philosophical schools or competing ideologies but are parts of an unitary cosmology based on the Memphite Theology; Third, that the idea of the fall of humanity or a desire to return to the source (of existence) is anathema to Afrikan thought, Kemetic thought included; Lastly, that the Kemetic world unlike the Greek world did not emerge from chaos but like a seed contained the inherent order within that it would later manifest.
I am not in disagreement with the general thesis of these writers, I am just pointing our specific points of disagreement. The first argument is directed at George G.M. James, the second at Cheikh Anta Diop, the third at R.A. Schwaller De Lubicz and Gerald Massey, while the fourth is generally assumed by a number of authors.
My presentation was well received and there were a number of good questioned asked. If you have the time and inclination then please read the entire article, it's 20 pages. Also tomorrow, March 19th I begin an online study group based on Distorted Truths. It will be part of the CPRreggae evening suite, the program is called Social Living. It airs every Tuesday from 7-10pm @cprreggae.org. Tune-in, listen-up, participate. I'll be joined by senior co-host Carlyle McKetty.