Friday, November 7, 2014

Of ancient Malawi’s dancing ‘dwarfs’ galaxy…Amwandionerapati?


At approximately 2.5 million light-years away, the Andromeda galaxy, or M31, is our Milky Way's largest galactic neighbor. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech taken from http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/07/140721100418.htm
At approximately 2.5 million light-years away, the Andromeda galaxy, or M31, is our Milky Way’s largest galactic neighbor.
Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech taken fromhttp://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/07/140721100418.htm
Where have you seen me (mwandionerapati)…..far in the Universe…the galaxy above or earth below?
As above so below….asks a Sapitwa healer claiming to speak on behalf of Abathwa/Abatwa
“No man has ever been to the astral realm of Sapitwa….the land ruled by “gods” and “goddesses” locally called mizimu (spirits)…..only one Malawian priestess (responsible for nsembe) has been there” says a Sapitwa Oracle told to this blog with the words “Ndilipo”.
The priestess also says everything that is above is also below as in spirits (mizimu)…hence a similar saying “so below as above” or vice versa.
“Chochepa chimakulitsidwa ndi kuima pamwamba anthu apansi azafuula ngati mphambe mpolowoni”.
In a nutshell it means a small thing is made big by standing on top and the people (anthu but mizimu like in spirits) below will shout like thunder mpolowani which is like lightning.
Now the oral story:
Dziwe la Nkhalamba (ancient swimming pool for the elderly) is below like in WATER
Dziwe la Nkhalamba (ancient swimming pool for the elderly) is below like in WATER
The mythical four winds of Sapitwa are blowing in all directions from North, South, West and East when all of a sudden a spiral shape movement in the water twirls up to a cave (phanga) like hole in the hidden part of Mulanje Mountain known as home for the spirits (mizimu) in ancient Malawi oral Myths and Tales.
Suddenly a lady in bright white wearing a white veil and her forehead shining like a bright star (nyenyezi) appears like a flash of lightning (mphenzi).
This is the arrival of ChInSInSi of the Sungamwana spirit (mizimu) of the South which in ancient Malawi tales meant water and she was part of the ancient Malawi saying “so below as above” or “as above so below”.
Chinsinsi means secret and her name also sounds like ISIS, the ancient Egyptian goddesss.
Some of our ancestors believed that mpolowani (the Steganotaenia Araliacea tree) is like lightning in a zigzag from above to hit the ground like “fire” with positive and negative charges hence their “primitive” beliefs that mizimu (spirits) operate or appear with lightning.
So the priestess would symbolically hold the mpolowani upward while the other hand was pointing downwards.
Is this statue used as a decoration at a certain Game Reserve in the Sadc region representing the ancient Chinsinsi (secret) meaning of "As above, so below" drawn as an E in the man shouting of the 3200 BC African alphabet?
Is this statue used as a decoration at a certain Game Reserve in the Sadc region representing the ancient Chinsinsi (secret) meaning of “As above, so below” drawn as an E in the man shouting of the 3200 BC African alphabet?
Chinsinsi is a mythical water spirit and when she appeared above which is on land and at the mythical astral real of Sapitwa, it would represent the belief system that spirits appear above on hills or high mountain tops of Mulanje Mountain and below in the water like in Dziwe la Nkhalamba, lakes and the ocean (Nyanja ya mchere).
That is the part of Sapitwa which healers insist no mortal man has gone and it remains hidden maybe in an astral realm or other dimension.
According to healers this female spirit which can appear as a beautiful woman is surrounded with money and many coins thrown into the water near her.
Those who claim to trek there through suspected astral realms don’t dare take the money to avoid her wrath and end up thrown into the lake and forced into the afterlife according to some local oral stories.
The mythical Sapitwa is described as a dwelling place for various spirits which many scholars call “gods” and “goddesses”, and marvelous plants and trees like the cedar. Mulanje Mountain is also known as the “Island in the Sky” and the place of mizimu (spirits) in various tales.
Amwandionerapati or Abathwa (short people) also known as Akafula and strong fighters are also believed to be found in the spiritual realm on Mulanje Mountain.
The mythical spirits of the short people with protruding bellies and armed with axes in myths are believed to still guard a sacred entrance to the mythical kingdom and ask the dreaded question, “Mwandionera pati.” (“From where did you see me?”)
If one answers the question wrongly, the Abathwa (short people) slap the person hard on the right cheek and that could either cause death or serious injures according to myths.
The said people never liked being referred to as being short and were believed to be very strong and warriors. If the person answers “From very far away”, they are believed to have access to the first entrance of the mythical realm of the mountain before having to pass a serpent spirit.
Sapitwa is mythically known as a “forbidden place” because it is home to a royal spirit family who get offended when certain rituals are not followed when one goes there according to some healers in Mulanje.
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Artists depiction of Lonely Mountain, a mountain from J. R. R. Tolkien’s Middle-earth taken fromhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lonely_Mountain#mediaviewer/File:LonelyMountain.jpg
Unlike J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle-earth legendarium, the Lonely Mountain in the Hobbits which is the source of the fictional Celduin River and location of the Kingdom Under the Mountain, healers insist that Sapitwa with its Nthipe River in a hidden part of Mulanje Mountain is real for those who go there in the “spirit” and not as a physical being.In a nutshell, the hidden Sapitwa is the Underworld as in Afterlife and is also nicknamed “Funeral Mountain” guarded by the Mbona Ostiriza (the last seer) whose name resembles Osiris.
Ancient Malawi’s Amwandionerapati or Abathwa (short people) also known as Akafula were strong fighters and the mythical spirits of the short people with protruding bellies and armed with axes in myths are believed to still be very strong.
Their suspected iron axes in oral stories are the ones thrown at newly initiated priestesses for a certain group to show their strength and they are not allowed to duck or show fear after being tested in fire.
Ironically in ancient Egypt there were axes as shown in a photo posted on http://military-ancientegypt.weebly.com/edged-weapons.html
Ancient Egypt axe photo taken from http://military-ancientegypt.weebly.com/edged-weapons.html
Ancient Egypt axe photo taken from http://military-ancientegypt.weebly.com/edged-weapons.html
According to http://wysinger.homestead.com/bes.html the ancient Egyptian “god” Bes whom most Africans call spirits (mizimu but the winged ones) was foreign one, “an import from the land of Nubia.
“He was jolly, fond of music, and dancing. He was a popular god who was adopted by the middle classes; he was considered a tutelary god of childbirth and, strangely enough, of cosmetics and female adornments. Bes chased away demons of the night and guarded men from dangerous animals. His image was carved on bedpost. 
“He eventually became a protector of the dead and, amazingly, competed with even the refined and magnificent god Osiris for the attentions of men. He was originally the protective deity of the royal house of Egypt, but came to be a popular household deity throughout Egypt.”
Now the mythical Hobbits in non-fiction stories also have axes and were short like the pygmies of Africa.
“The heavy axe was the main weapon of the Dwarves. It is made by steel and it has got a big stick…” partly reads where the photo was taken from onhttp://lotr.wikia.com/wiki/Heavy_battle_axe
And the Wawa Malawi website claims that the famous Author Tolkien “wrote The Hobbit shortly after climbing Mount Mulanje.” Hobbits in the fiction are described as “dwarves”.
 Gimli an Gloin throwing axe photo taken from http://lego.wikia.com/wiki/Thread:296188 "Gimli is a fictional character from J. R. R. Tolkien's Middle-earth legendarium, featured in The Lord of the Rings. A Dwarf warrior, he is the son of Glóin (a character from Tolkien's earlier novel, The Hobbit)."
Gimli an Gloin throwing axe photo taken fromhttp://lego.wikia.com/wiki/Thread:296188
“Gimli is a fictional character from J. R. R. Tolkien’s Middle-earth legendarium, featured in The Lord of the Rings. A Dwarf warrior, he is the son of Glóin (a character from Tolkien’s earlier novel, The Hobbit).”
However, “pygmies’ and “dwarves” are different because the pygmies were said to be born of the African spirit and proportional while the other special group involved a disability but not an inability.  Now in ancient Egypt there was the “Batwi gods” who were also pygmies like in mizimu (spirits).
“Egyptian texts from around 2500 BC refer to the Pygmies as little men from the land of trees and spirits at the foot of the Mountains of the Moon. Egyptian king Nefrikare sent an expedition into central Africa and it returned with a dancing dwarf known as Akka.”
Now “Asar Imhotep in his blog onhttp://www.asarimhotep.com posted FACTS about the ancient symbols of the Abathwa/Abatwa or should we say “Amwandionerapati” of ancient Malawi and other lands on our beautiful continent.
He even researched and got the correct information similar to the ones of Sapitwa about the ancient Africa “telescope” to help them “see” what is not seen with the naked.
Blogging about “Nkondi (Kongo) statue with a crossroads pose, he wrote:
“This pose relates to the cosmogram mentioned earlier and could signify in the Egyptian the meeting place between the ancestral realm and the manifest realm.
“Remember that an nganga (sing’anga or African priest or healer)has the insight to ‘see’ what goes on in the community. That is another way of saying that he has the eyes of the ancestors.
“The nganga is the link between the living and the dead and this pose informs the wisdom seeker that this person in fact has the wisdom, insight, ability and authority to operate in both the realm of the living and the dead: that he is indeed the link between the realms.”
Nkondi (Kongo) statue with a crossroads pose photo taken from http://asarimhotep.com/index.php/articles/18-posture-and-meaning-interpreting-egyptian-art-through-a-kongo-cultural-lens
Nkondi (Kongo) statue with a crossroads pose photo taken fromhttp://asarimhotep.com/index.php/articles/18-posture-and-meaning-interpreting-egyptian-art-through-a-kongo-cultural-lens
Although Akafula means dwarf in Chichewa/Chinyanja in reality the Abathwa are pygmies and when one adds a u to the word Akafula it becomes Akafuula meaning to shout.
E in the ancient Africa alphabet from 3200 BC is drawn as a man shouting.
“Ptah was a creator god, the third highest god in Egypt. He was the god presiding over the Second Egyptian month, known as Paopi by Greek times. From a local god of craftsmen to the deity who crafted the universe and the other deities, Ptah was only overshadowed by the sun god Ra, and the hidden god Amun.
“He fashioned the universe through words of power and by thought, as well as creating different parts by hand. He helped the dead on their travels through the afterlife, allowing them to transform into his divine figure, or by building the boats on which they could travel. He was the one who allowed the dead to be like the living after death with the Opening of the Mouth ceremony.
“The Apis bull was his sacred animal, more of a representation of his soul on earth who gave fertility and rebirth to the people. He was an ancient god who the Egyptians worshiped through their long history,”  readshttp://egyptsearchreloaded.proboards.com/thread/1698/batwi-gods-kemet#ixzz3IObJezxe
As for Archeology findings, the oldest known fossil remains, according to Dr. Louis Leakey, were found in the Olduvai Gorge region in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania.
These first “small” people were known as the “Twa”, who worshipped the God Bes, a primitive human form of Horus I, being the earliest form of Ptah the God of Gods. The Twa, are modern humans or Homo sapiens sapiens. They are a diminutive Africoid people residing in the rain forests of Central Africa further readshttp://egyptsearchreloaded.proboards.com/thread/1698/batwi-gods-kemet#ixzz3IObMZfv1
Symbol of Sapitwa healers to mean "seeing" like in -ona of masomphenya (vision) that which is not seen the way it's done with a telescope
Symbol of Sapitwa healers to mean “seeing” like in -ona of masomphenya (vision) that which is not seen the way it’s done with a telescope
Egyptian texts from around 2500 BC refer to the Pygmies as little men from the land of trees and spirits at the foot of the Mountains of the Moon. Egyptian king Nefrikare sent an expedition into central Africa and it returned with a dancing dwarf known as Akkawhich sounds like Akafula or Akafuula like in a man shouting which is E in the ancient Africa alphabet.
In the pyramid text of the sixth-dynasty monarch Pepi I it is declared that, “He who is between the thighs of Nut is the Pygmy who danceth like the god and who pleaseth the heart of the god before his great throne.” Nut was the goddess of heaven and the mother of Osiris. This Pygmy was called Bes, readshttp://egyptsearchreloaded.proboards.com/thread/1698/batwi-gods-kemet#ixzz3IObR0rQu
It adds that in the Sixth Dynasty – 2323-2152 BCE
“You have said…that you have brought a pygmy of the god’s dances from the land of the horizon-dwellers, like the pygmy whom the god’s seal-bearer Bawerded brought from Punt in the time of King Isesi. You have said to my majesty that his like has never been brought by anyone who went to Yam previously…Come north to the residence at once! Hurry and bring with you this pygmy whom you brought from the land of the horizon-dwellers live, hail and healthy, for the dances of the god, to gladden the heart, to delight the heart of King Neferkare who lives forever!
“When he goes down with you into the ship, get worthy men to be around him on deck, least he fall into the water! When he lies down at night, get worthy men to lie around him in his tent. Inspect ten times at night! My majesty desires to see this pygmy more than the gifts of the mine-land and of Punt! When you arrive at the residence and this pygmy is with you live, hale and healthy, my majesty will do great things for you, more than was done for the god’s seal-bearer, in the time of King Isesi, further reads the same website.
Greek Saytr or Pan aka Bes aka Bacchus with obvious mphini (incisions forming an alphabet) photo taken from http://egyptsearchreloaded.proboards.com/thread/1698/batwi-gods-kemet#ixzz3IObn1u7M
Greek Saytr or Pan aka Bes aka Bacchus with obvious mphini (incisions forming an alphabet) photo taken from
http://egyptsearchreloaded.proboards.com/thread/1698/batwi-gods-kemet#ixzz3IObn1u7M
Now this was also the basis of Pikinini Langwani (little child, giant) or (dwarf, giant) of “Kuba” which a nickname some Malawian healers give for Mt Namuli in Mozambique.
Tomasi Bona is said to have 4 heads (mutu) from which he projected himself from the One. These include Pikinini Langwan, Biton and two female ones whose names remain hidden for now but both are Nyangus. So there is Tomasi Bona as the Atom and One and his 4 children which are in line with stars and the universe in “bush science” of ancient Malawi.
Modern science shows the mysterious dance of dwarf galaxies may force a cosmic rethink other online publications posted on July 21, 2014.
“The discovery that many small galaxies throughout the universe do not ‘swarm’ around larger ones like bees do but ‘dance’ in orderly disc-shaped orbits is a challenge to our understanding of how the universe formed and evolved.
“The researchers believe the answer may be hidden in some currently unknown physical process that governs how gas flows in the universe, although, as yet, there is no obvious mechanism that can guide dwarf galaxies into narrow planes….
“Everywhere we looked we saw this strangely coherent coordinated motion of dwarf galaxies. From this we can extrapolate that these circular planes of dancing dwarfs are universal, seen in about 50 percent of galaxies,” said Professor Geraint Lewis.
“The researchers believe the answer may be hidden in some currently unknown physical process that governs how gas flows in the universe, although, as yet, there is no obvious mechanism that can guide dwarf galaxies into narrow planes” reads http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/07/140721100418.htm
The dancing "god" Bes who is actually mizimu (spirit) from Thebes, Egypt 18th Dynasty, around 1300 BC taken from the Boston Museum photo on  http://wysinger.homestead.com/bes.html
The dancing “god” Bes who is actually mizimu (spirit) from Thebes, Egypt
18th Dynasty, around 1300 BC taken from the
Boston Museum photo on
http://wysinger.homestead.com/bes.html

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Tracing footsteps to lead me home

Greetings from the Warm Heart Africa, Malawi.

I'm a Malawian journalist who grew up in many countries including South Africa, Belgium, then West Germany, UK, Washington DC and New York in the US and I love New York.

Trying to come up with the production of my life and by compiling some of my 1000 poems into a book called ‘Tracing Footsteps’ to lead me Home with excellent photography.

I also plan to film award winning documentaries based on the history of this ancient land called Malawi and the mysteries of Sapitwa and the Sirius star.

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