My point is, I'm not really making a racial argument, though it may seem like I am--I'm making a cultural argument. From an Afrikan viewpoint, a person is not born a human being but through culture becomes human. This is a very different from the Western construct. To the Afrikan culture, and not through happenstance but by it very design produces human beings. A human being is the fruit to tree; but we must remember that 1) not all trees bear fruit and 2) the right seed, soil, timing, and cultivation are still needed to product fruit. Rituals provide these supplements in Afrikan culture. Understanding all of this, there are perhaps still psychical elements that help to produce the internal balance that produces the human being, and that is the point of today's blog.
Western scientific research has revealed that most whites suffer from high rates of pineal calcification and produce very little melatonin. The pineal calcification rate among Afrikans is 5-15%, and among Asians is 15-25%, while among Europeans it is 60-80%. Several Afrikan physicians and scholars have suggested that the European’s logical, anti-emotional approach is the result of a calcified pineal and its insufficient melatonin production. This deficiency has created the inability of Western man be more intuitive, sensitive, compassionate, and insightful. Drs. Frank Barr, Frances Cress-Welsing, Richard King, and biochemist Carol Barnes believe the lack of melatonin production is perhaps the chemical basis for the cultural differences between Afrikans and Europeans. The research of these individuals suggests that Western cultural behavior is caused by psychical and chemical imbalances.
We can restate their arguments as follows: The Europeans’ lack of melatonin production makes (the vast majority of) them unable to think harmoniously by coordinating both sides of their brains—they are, in fact, engaged in psychical warfare or discord. I have argued in Distorted Truths, that this imbalance is reflected in Western man's logic vs emotion, science vs religion, male vs female, human vs Nature dichotomies he has been unable to harmoniously resolve into a system for living. created. In Afrikan thought all these dichotomies are absent or at least resolved through the Afrikan worldview.
We will employ the reproductive metaphor, to examine what is happening in the Westernized brain. We can say ideas (sperm) emanating from the left brain, impregnate the right brain (ovum/womb), where they mature and remain until they are actualized (given birth). The European’s left brain, which should draw insight from the right brain, instead, in customary Western fashion, dominates the right brain, resulting in the dichotomous thinking that separates reason from emotions, the mind from body, man from woman, and the human from Nature. In other words, the masculine side of his brain dominates his feminine side, resulting in precocious and incomplete knowledge that rather than looks within or creates harmony without, it dissects and segregates all, creating various “isms” and schisms. In other words a type or form of psychical misogyny distorts his ideas. This has resulted in the Europeans’ rejection of the intellectual validity of intuition and imagination and has produced a being lacking in wisdom. The pineal gland which plays a significant role in the acquisition of knowledge in Afrikan thought, (and we see this clearly expressed in Kemet, but it is actually found again, in all Afrikan societies) has a negligible role in the Western tradition. Western man has replaced his lack of reliance on intuitive insight with a mechanistic science. In an Afrikan sense, his behavior emanates from an inability to synthesize the self; it is a problem of the soul.
Mechanistic science cannot substitute for wisdom, especially when wisdom should guide one’s scientific pursuits. Wisdom does not contradict itself for economic interest. A science that incorporates an understanding of the spirit/souls does not exclude intuition.