“Know thyself,” said the old philosopher, “improve thyself,” saith the new. Our great object in time is not to waste our passions and gifts on the things external that we must leave behind, but that we cultivate within us all that we can carry into the eternal progress beyond.
~ Edward BulwerLytton
Introduction: After doing some research in a limited time, I have found myself with Moor knowledge of the subject, Moor than before. I have ran into many leads, listened to lectures etc. I will not list all of my leads because I will be doing some re-writing. Moorish Science and History is so vast, that I am not able to cover all of it in this post. However, I will supply you with links to do additional research. There is no debate, argument, conflict, or judgment intended in anything I have written. But you need to know, mainstream history has been written by adult children. They have borrowed the world, but all they seem to know is the sandbox.
Moorish science is not something to be taken very lightly. Moors were what we call today, Sufi, or Sufism–the internal workings of Islam. The Zothyrian Concept of Moorish Science, gives a perspective of Mystic Islam, which is not so widely practiced today. In ancient times there were mystery schools. For those who were not ready to enter the mystery schools, were given religion, but this religion I speak of had levels in which the participant clearly knew were levels. We do not have this today in our present physical world, but kept in secret for those who want to remain in power over others.
Love, Truth, Peace, Justice, Freedom and Beauty are the six qualities which make up the pillars of Moorish Science as practiced by the MOC (Moorish Orthodox Church). Here is a picture of the Moorish Pentagram with more information on the pillars of Moorish Science.
The Law of Opposites
Everything comes together in our world through opposing forces. Everyone of us are examples of opposites coming together and creating us. It’s the original trinity. Each and everyone of us is an end result of our mother and father joining in One; thus, bringing us forward.
We are not our mother, we are not our father, but a divine balance of both mother and father. And our brothers and sisters are the same kind of dynamic balance of the same. Everything in the universe comes together. It’s frightening to think that God is a man, only. God is a woman too. There is only one essence that can be both male and female. There is only one concept of male and female, and that is God.
The true purpose of Moorish Science is to experience the sacred and ultimate attainment of “Self Mastery.” This attainment of “Self Mastery” represents the alchemical transmutation of the physical self into the true self of Aught: Spirit Self. The noblest mystical experiences, as well as the quenching of the deepest desires of the adept, are realized through the techniques of Mystic Islam or, more precisely, Moorish Science.
“Man names the parts of ALLAH he sees, and this to him is all of ALLAH; and every nation sees a part of ALLAH, and every nation has a name for ALLAH. You Brahmans call him Parabrahm, in Egypt he is Thoth, and Zeus is his name in Greece, Jehovah is his Hebrew name, but everywhere he is the causeless cause , the rootless root from which all things have grown.”
If you look at the word AL in Islam, and what follows it seems to introduce something spiritual. Such as, AL Islam, AL Kemi. Add another L to AL and you’ll get ALL.
KA = Spirit
RES = Rise
Spirit Rise or Spirit to Rise.
The Moors are Africans who were descendants of North Africa. The word Moor was given to anyone of dark complexion. In those, or older times, people of Africa were called Ethiops, Moors or Morens. Traveling north and then south Africa, the Moors found themselves building kingdoms in south Africa. One of those kingdoms was the Kingdom of Mutapa, or Kingdom of Moro Mutapa. The Moors would also island hop into Australia and New Zealand.
Approximately in 711 the Moors arrived in Spain, which the name did not exist at the time, but the terrain was there. Upon arrival of Spain, they found people that were living like savages. Approximately from 710 – 1492 you have Africans ruling Spain, France, parts of Italy and Sicily. The Moors also had a justice system in which they referred to as Ma’at.
You may find some of the Moors having long names, and there is a reason for this. When you are naming yourself after different elements, you’ll find yourself with long names too. 🙂
Rice was introduced to Europe by the Moors. Cotton was introduced to Europe by the Moors. Sugar was introduced to Europe by the Moors. The Moors introduced farming to Europe–how to dry foods with the sun to make them last longer.
On another note, the Moors taught Europe how to run pipes. Pipes that can be used for bathrooms, amongst other things.
Moorish Educational Foundations
Taught Arithmetic, Euclid Celestial Bodies, Astral Mathematics, Logic & Polarity, Botany, Zoology, Geology, Medicine, History (emphasizing causes for ascension and decline in ancient society with the intention of avoiding repeated errors), and Religious Law or Shadiah/Shadiyah in which they called it.
Fatima is a Moorish Shrine dedicated to a Moorish woman named Fatima. The Moors would beg down on their knees at the shrine for intercession and help.
Gypsies were originally in Africa before being chased out. Gypsies were Moors (add an e and you’ll get egypsies, egyptian, or Egyptians) who contributed to the community. They read palms, and were heavy into spirituality and brought more structure into the society. Also, brought the wisdom of Africa into Europe.
Also, on another note, the Moors brought classical music and the piano to Europe.
Under Bishop or Emperor Nero, Moorish books in Spain were destroyed. You must remember also, that Christianity was not the way it is now, back then. Christianity back then was like Gnosis, or Gnosis, which comes right out of Africa, or Egypt for that matter.
When the Emperors destroyed the knowledge of the Kemites, or Ancient Egyptians, and what the Greeks got out of the Kemites in 429 and 529 they then plunged Europe in what they called the Dark Ages. The Moors then brought the knowledge back in, having translated the works of the Greeks, not knowing they were translating the works of their own ancestors, that the Greeks had misunderstood. After translation, the Moors sent the works all over the globe. They were also aware of all of the wisdom and all of the knowledge, and were able to bring it all back.
At this time, Africans were sharing their wisdom with Native Americans, and Native Americans were sharing their wisdom with Africans, but the Native Americans did not have pyramid building technology.
By the way, Berbers or Barbarians were Africans.
By 1492 the Moors lost all of Spain except the Kingdom of Grinada. Then once again the wisdom of the Moors and Native American works were burned Bishop Nero. August 1492, which is a couple of months before Columbus is on the sea. They burned over 800,000 Moorish transcripts, to science, math and language arts, in a public square of Grinada.
Because of all of this, we have been living in Europe’s second dark age.
A cardinal ordered is said to have asserted that since the books were all in Arab, they were Korans and therefore dangerous.
A group coming from Pakistan carrying the Moorish tradition, known as Amddiyaa.
Writing and research done by: A.D. Upchurch