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Sunday, December 1, 2013

Kabbalistic Real Estate: A.A. Rashid Leases The Red House to You

Back in January of 2012—on Martin Luther King Day to be exact—my siblings and I spent some time with our second cousin. As I walked past the play pen that the little munchkin was standing in, she screamed “Baba!” As I turned around to look at her, she was smiling at me in recognition of the fact that she had successfully gotten my attention. I found this amusing, because in Nigeria a “Baba” is a “teacher.” Was my little cousin formerly acknowledging me as a teacher?  Probably not. Nevertheless, I knew that there was something important that she was trying to tell me. I just didn’t know what it was.

A few moments later she yelled “Baba!” again. Only this time she pointed to a table where her baby bottle of milk stood. I quickly realized that “baba” actually means “bottle” in toddler talk. Interestingly enough, if you write the word  “MiLK”  using the English alphabet equivalent of the ancient Hebrew letters, it comes out to “MLK” which may also serve as phonetic markers for “MaLKuth.” According to Kabbalistic teaching, Malkuth is the sphere of human experience where incarnating spirits take on the elemental vestments of flesh, blood, and bone.

When I brought my cousin the bottle of milk, I was surprised to discover that she really didn’t want any of it. She just looked at me and smiled. All she really wanted to do was share her Kabbalistic wisdom with me. My willingness to RECEIVE her message is the essence of true Kabbalah. My little cousin was trying to teach me that in life, experience (MiLK → MLK → MaLKuth→ Experience) is the best teacher (Bottle → Baba→ Teacher ), which is why she had chosen her biological mom, who is one of my first cousins, as the vessel through which she would incarnate into this dense physical world that you and I know as planet Earth. My little cousin came to planet Earth for a unique set of human experiences, just as you have. 

If you are lucky, your human experiences will challenge you to explore new vistas within yourself creatively and set new standards for personal excellence within your respective field of expertise.  Occultist A.A. Rashid has set his aim high to do just that with his latest project, which is an ambitious trifecta of ancient African art and psychology filtered through the mind of a very contemporary man.  “I owe the less fortunate as well as those diligent seekers of knowledge a piece of the fire that was given to me,” said Rashid in a statement to Mind Glow Media.

The man known to peers and students alike as The Qabala God, is a longtime student and practitioner of the Hebrew Kabbalah. Rashid has presented some impressive lectures over the last seven years. His titles include, but are not limited to, “Fear of A Black Illuminati,” “Psychic Self-Defense,” and “Write Your Own Bible.” Rashid is also the author of “The Qabalistic and Meta-Physic Interpretation of the Masonic Square, Compass, and Letter ‘G’.”

This month he released a new book entitled Boaz Primer: Essays on Kushite Kaballah, The Number 32 and Freemasonic Mysticism and produced a complimentary Red House Primer video E-LECTure which is an orientation into his circle of higher learning, The Red House.

“We in the Red House believe that all religions are right,” says L.A.’s  resident Kabbalistic realtor by way of Brooklyn in the lecture. “We believe that all religions have a significant import in the developmental psychology of those who utilize them…In the Red House we deal with art, science, and the intertwining of imagery and psychology as they pertain to aesthetics, color, and sound, with a specific emphasis on syllabic and linguistic interpretation of liturgy—in particular—liturgy that focuses on the Bible or any of the spiritual currents of reality that spin themselves from the Hebraic, or Hebrew writings.”

Not only is the Boaz Primer highly informative—but it is well written—which may not come as a surprise to those who’ve witnessed Rashids deft command of the English language on the utterly popular KnowTheLedge Radio network. If that weren’t enough Rashid also has a 12-song rap album that serves as a soundtrack for the two previous pieces of work. “Hip-hop is our generation’s priestly contribution to human developmental psychology,” the emerging bar star proudly reminds me. Earlier this year he and rapper Tristate were featured on the Planet Asia and Gensu Dean cut God Hour off the Abrasions album. 

Any pre-conceived notion that Rashid’s mission with this album is to spin exhaustive metaphors, and flip dizzy double-entendres about  spirulina, veggie burgers, and amethyst crystals are quickly scattered to the four winds after just one listen to his “Hurry Up” skit, which is actually funny. The tracks “Guns With A Habit,” and “Illuminati Loafers,” feature a stream-of-consciousness delivery reminiscent of a Supreme Clientele era Ghostface who has studied the work of Gershom G. Scholem and watched hours of Phil Valentine.

On “AA Anthym” Rashid calmly rides the sonic rollercoaster constructed by producer, Anthymonthetrack with rhymes that he seems to randomly pull out of his back pocket to craft deeply fractured, yet entertainingly coherent, visuals for the listener. Those interested in purchasing Rashid’s new project can do so through the contacts below. 

With the popularization of YouTube in recent years, anyone with access to Wikipedia can become an overnight guru or scholar. Yet while many lecture to anyone who will listen because they would like to say something, Rashid seems to do so because he has something to say. In this unique creative effort, he has three totally different ways of demonstrating this to his growing audience, and that is through the pen, the camcorder, and the microphone. What’s next for the Qabala god? Only Rashid knows.

Monday, October 7, 2013

The Restoration of Eulis: Passing thoughts on Paschal Beverly Randolph

This past weekend I decided to visit the birth site of one of my greatest occult influences: author, Paschal Beverly Randolph.  As I stood across the street from 70 Canal Street, in what is now China Town in Manhattan taking pictures, I found myself imagining what the neighborhood looked like back in the early 1800s before the nearby Manhattan bridge was constructed. I had been planning on visiting Paschal’s birth site for a few years, but I did not actually do it until Saturday.

Sex Magic—which is arguably the most important element in the practical application of the spiritual sciences—has been exoterically suppressed by the three major Western religions which profess that bland sexual conservatism is the only true path to spiritual growth and eternal salvation. Fortunately, African American writer and occultist Paschal Beverly Randolph (October 8th 1825 – July 25th 1875) brought some semblance of sanity to the shores of North America when he taught the science of sex among many other disciplines which he is not as recognized for.

Although born in New York City at a time when most African Americans were still prisoners of war, Randolph had an opportunity to travel to Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia to learn more about the arcane sciences. Randolph has been identified by biographers as a friend of Abraham Lincoln and is credited for bringing the Rosicrucian Order to the U.S.  I was initially exposed to Randolph and his teachings when I read The Stargate Conspiracy: The Truth about Extraterrestrial Life and the Mysteries of Ancient Egypt, many years ago. Since then, I have found him to be a source of great inspiration.

While his successors Aleister Crowley and Helena P. Blavatsky are FAR more recognized for their so-called teachings on Sex Magic, a basic overview of Randolph’s work would reveal that they culled just about everything they knew on the subject from him. Crowley event went so far as to bite Paschal’s slang by consistently using words like “Aethyr” which was a lousy attempt to mask his use of the Paschal’s use of the word “Aether.”

The reported birth site of Paschal Beverly Randolph as seen on October, 5, 2013

Randolph said in his book After Death: The Disembodiment of Man (1868) that the Judeo-Christian account concerning the origin of the first true man on earth was a pile of bullshit. Instead he taught that the original man “is spiritual, and like God, had no conceivable beginning.”  Mind you Randolph said this more than a half a century before another Libran, The Honorable Elijah Muhammad, uttered similar sentiments.

Many of us living in the age of technology don’t realize how fortunate we are to have quality information at our fingertips that better men and women who came before us had to struggle and fight for. The easy access and availability has assassinated humility and bread a high level of arrogance (which is really naive confidence) among many students. Some students of the occult tradition today are actually foolish enough to think that just because they know all of the literary sources that a teacher of the life sciences has used to develop their thesis on a particular subject that they now have the privilege of knowing everything that the teacher knows as it pertains to that subject. This is delusional thinking.

I say this because all books pertaining to the life sciences, are at best, EXTERNAL tools that can only be used to their fullest potential by those who already have an INTERNAL frame of reference for the subject matter that they are reading about. Since your internal frame of reference is based on your unique personal experiences—or lack thereof—then it should come as no surprise that no two people can share the same frame of reference because they do not share the same exact personal experiences.

For those of you who cannot personally relate to what I am saying here, there is really no further explanation that I can give you that would suffice. For those who do understand and personally relate to what I’m saying, no further explanation is needed. The truth is familiar to those who have had prior encounters with it.

Bringing diverse pieces of dead information together to bring a REASONABLE and COHERENT idea to life is an art that few have bothered to learn, and even fewer have dared to master, because they don’t have the patience necessary to do it. They would rather be seen and heard in the spotlight, than take their precious time to study, practice, and gain experience in what they’ve learned in the anonymity of  the shadows.

You will only recognize and appreciate a teacher of Randolph's caliber with authentic vision, dedication, and intellect once YOU make the transition from being a superficial dabbler in dead facts to being a dedicated student of pure wisdom. The former ONLY parrots what popular intellectual celebrities have already said numerous times, all while pretending that it’s completely new information.

The latter gives credit to pioneers as well as up and coming teachers, who may not even be under their personal tutelage, when credit is due. They are not insecure and afraid that other teachers will steal their audience. This is not because they doubt the other teachers' talent, but because they are confident in the originality and authenticity of THEIR own message. Openly acknowledging the genius of others does not detract from your own greatness. It only confirms it. This inescapable truth will emerge from the burning abyss of self-discovery once we become great ourselves.

It’s painfully ironic how Randolph, a prolific author and gifted spiritual scientist, born in the month of the Scales of Ma’at could have offered so much to the advancement of human understanding, yet such injustice is done to his legacy. Like Bob Marley said in his song “Misty Mourning,” “you give your more to receive your less.” Pay homage to a master who has been forgotten by so many. Long live Paschal Beverly Randolph!

Sunday, September 29, 2013

AA Rashid Presents: The Power of the Word

According to Men Nefer (Memphite) cosmology Tehuti, the Kemetic god of wisdom, writing, and articulate speech is the mouthpiece of Ptah, who is the grand architect of the universe and father of the gods. All writers utilize the alphabet of their respective languages to tell stories and convey ideas. The word “alphabet,” literally means the first (alpha) house (beta), which is essentially the red house if we are looking at the visible light spectrum as a color-coded mansion for stratified photonic intelligence.

Once a writer, or any practitioner of verbal communication, masters how to build The First House they can construct entire neighborhoods, cities, nations, worlds, and universes of “thought/Thoth.” Good writing is good architecture, and every writer is a mason who uses the letters of his alphabet as the building blocks for his own reality. Depending on the writer’s level of ability, their reality can become yours.

But wouldn’t you rather see the idealized visions in your own head become an inescapable reality shared by others? Wouldn’t you like to see your personal ideals, which you often ponder in your own private moments, reflected back to you in the everyday world in which you live? You can begin to embark on the journey that will enable you to become the grand architect of your own reality starting today. A.A. Rashid’s latest video presentation, The Power of the Word, offers unique and indispensable insight into the mystery of words and how they ultimately shape human perception.

Rashid is a longtime student and practitioner of the Hebrew Kabbalah who has presented some impressive lectures over the last seven years. His titles include, but are not limited to, “Fear of A Black Illuminati,” “The Cube of Space: The Moorish influence on Qabalah and Freemasonry,” “The Mathematic & Magical Manipulation of Destiny,” and “Fingerprints of the Gods: Languages Lost in the Sands of Time.”

Alongside Brother Oba—who is a third generation practitioner of the West African life science known as Luccumi—Rashid opens his mental jewelry box and shares some rare gems with those who have an open eye to see them.

“What exactly is offered in mysticism—whether it is Jewish mysticism, which is called Kabbalah, Islamic mysticism, which is called Sufism, or Christian mysticism, in the form of Gnosticism?” Rashid rhetorically asks his audience at the Anthroposophical Society in New York City. “The crucial component lodged in all of them is that one must have the ability to convey meaning. If you are sick, and you have a disease then the only thing that can cure you of your disease is an understanding of language and communication, do you understand? [The presence of] a disease means that there is no communication between one area of your body and another because there is a blockage.”

Further explanation is given with regard to how emotional blockages in people prevent safe and effective communication. This unique presentation is only built for Cuban link kings and queens who can tap into the genetic bonds that bind them to the legacy of a golden past and an even more illustrious future.

“The universe is chaos,” says Oba. “It’s all chaos. The probabilities are like shooting dice. Anything can happen. The science comes into play when we apply certain thinking to manipulate the chaos. And that goes into the word. Sound is the primal part of the word.”

Throughout the E-Lecture Rashid does an excellent job of explaining how the letters that comprise the English alphabet—as well as those of a few ancient languages—are in fact sigils that can stand on their own to convey profound meaning, not just when they are configured to form the words that codify our reality.  In complimentary fashion, Oba relies on timeless West African cosmologies to explain the importance of the word within the overall theme of creation.

If you are a conspiracy enthusiast who wants to hear about shape-shifting reptilians from the Draco star system, then this probably isn’t the video presentation for you. However, if you are a dedicated student and practitioner of human psychology who wants to understand its relationship to the African life sciences that laid the foundation for world civilization, then this is certainly a production worth adding to your personal video library.  

To order the E-LECTure, simply e-mail A.A. Rashid at to express your intent to make a purchase. The video is in MP4 format and will be e-mailed to you following receipt of your purchase.

When Rashid isn’t lecturing audiences on the esoteric dynamics of human language, he has been busy making words work like William Wordsworth so that you can appreciate a word’s worth through the art of hip hop music. The “Randy Savage” track below is from his Batman Mafia mixtape which was released late last year. He is currently working on his first EP.  

Sunday, May 19, 2013

In Search of the Dark Star of the Dogon

“In ancient times, extra-terrestrial men visited our planet who were physically the same as we are, but otherwise extraordinarily evolved. During their lengthy evolution these men had achieved the permanent incorporation within themselves of many of the qualities of the Great Architect and Sublime Alchemist of the Universe…The beings left descendants on our planet…these “children of the stars” are the true and authentic MEN, as opposed to the HUMANIZED ANIMALS of terrestrial origin…Animal-terrestrial humanity has always feared, respected and hated those who came from beyond. They instinctively see something strange and unknown in them…The great struggles of humanity shows us this conflict between animal darkness and divine light.” 
John Baines
The Secret Science