A Continuing Meditation on the Djedi…

•January 12, 2018 • Leave a Comment

Raising the Djed (parts 1 & 2)

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“Godhood, Wisdom, and Self-Becoming (Part 1.5): The African Origin of the Jedi” – An Addendum by T. Hasan Johnson, Ph.D.

•January 6, 2018 • Leave a Comment

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Just a quick addendum to my last piece examining some of the elements from the Star Wars mythos. There’s argument that the very origin of the concept of the Jedi via Joseph Campbell, is actually an elite esoteric order in ancient Egypt, with a lineage that descends down through Europe. Continue reading ‘“Godhood, Wisdom, and Self-Becoming (Part 1.5): The African Origin of the Jedi” – An Addendum by T. Hasan Johnson, Ph.D.’

“Godhood, Wisdom, and Self-Becoming: A Spiritual Meditation On Star Wars: The Last Jedi” by T. Hasan Johnson, Ph.D.

•December 18, 2017 • Leave a Comment

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(SPOILERS)

“We are what they grow beyond. That is the burden of masters.” – Master Yoda

As a Black Gnostic, The Star Wars saga always inspired me. It was The Matrix before there was a Matrix, and without it there likely would not have been a Matrix series. Clearly, it’s lack of direct reference to people of African descent or African spiritual traditions–Jar Jar Binks aside (rumored to have been inspired by Rastafarians)–it still references an ancient tradition mostly reaching back to Nile Valley civilizations. It set the standard and brought Joseph Campbellian spiritual mythicism into the forefront—and rightfully so. Powerfully symbolic, it re-framed the very language we use to talk about God, spirituality, life, growth, and the universe. “The Force,” and Eastern inspired notion that reframes God as an impersonal field of energy that interpenetrates and connects all life was a powerful influence on spiritual and philosophical reflection. Continue reading ‘“Godhood, Wisdom, and Self-Becoming: A Spiritual Meditation On Star Wars: The Last Jedi” by T. Hasan Johnson, Ph.D.’

KRS-ONE, Black Gnosticism, and Awakened Perception

•November 3, 2015 • Leave a Comment

krs-oneKRS-ONE, or “Knowledge Reigns Supreme Over Nearly Everyone,” has always been outspoken, but few knew during the “Bridge Wars” against MC Shan in the mid-1980s that he would become the conscience and heart of Hip-Hop… Continue reading ‘KRS-ONE, Black Gnosticism, and Awakened Perception’

“Heliocentric Vortex Theory and God Consciousness” by Dr. T. Hasan Johnson

•September 26, 2015 • Leave a Comment

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In Black Gnostic Studies, astrological phenomena weighs heavily on human life. So, too, does the symbolism and allegory of holy scriptures. As stated before, the interpretation of scriptural lore, especially Christian symbology, is allegorical and usually relates to the various aspects of the Self. Continue reading ‘“Heliocentric Vortex Theory and God Consciousness” by Dr. T. Hasan Johnson’

“I Use – Esoteric Astrology and Capricorn” by T. Hasan Johnson

•August 2, 2015 • Leave a Comment

Capricorn is the tenth astrological sign in the zodiac, originating from the constellation of Capricornus. It is ruled by the planet Saturn, the planet of difficult lessons and discipline. In astrology, it is generally considered an earth sign, with an introverted capacity, and one of the four cardinal signs.

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“I See – Esoteric Astrology and Sagittarius” by T. Hasan Johnson

•August 1, 2015 • Leave a Comment

In esoteric astrology, Libra (the seventh stage of the soul’s evolution) stabilizes the soul’s relationship to spirit and worldly matters, while Scorpio (the soul’s eight stage of progression) offers the motivation and rationale to transform. Today, we ruminate on Sagittarius and its capacity to “destroy” the tie to the lower nature. Symbolized by the centaur with a bow and arrow, this sign represents the ninth stage in the soul’s progression to perfection and reunion with the unknowable. Continue reading ‘“I See – Esoteric Astrology and Sagittarius” by T. Hasan Johnson’