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The Essence of Culture


Race and religion goes together; race and God goes together; race and language goes together; race and country goes together; race and civilization goes together; race and Culture goes together; race and Ancestors goes together; race and race consciousness goes together; race and soul goes together.

And everything that is of a necessity to sustain LIFE to a people, those things and the race belongs together; and that is The Essence of Culture.

Customs and manners and race belong together; and that is what we mean when we say that self-preservation is the first law of nature. Fahamme Ra Rasool Enlightenment Lesson 13 The Soul of a Race

Essence is the fundamental, actual, and non-deviating nature of a thing or its important or significant individual features. Therefore, the Fahamme Ra Rasool is saying that all these things are crucially related to the survival of a people and must go hand in hand.

What is race? What is religion? Who is God? Why do language and country and civilization go with race? Why does Culture go with race? What is Culture? The Fahamme Rasool said that race and ancestors goes together, race consciousness and soul, all go together. What does that mean?

What we must know and understand in order to make this practical and useful is why this is true. Why does everything that is necessary to sustain Life to a people and race go together? And why does the Fahamme Ra Rasool say that it is The Essence of Culture? I wrote this essay after being inspired by a lecture recently delivered, entitled The Soul of a Race. It was written by the High Priest and supervised by The Adept High Sheikh Wabra Samahi. It was presented by Priest Ra Hotep and can be found on YouTube.


The 6th item that the lesson says go with race is Culture, but I’m going to begin with that first because to know and understand why all these things belong together, one must know and understand Culture. The Webster dictionary says that as a noun, culture is “the arts and other manifestations of human intellectual achievement regarded collectively.” Here, the key word is achievement (growth). The second definition as a noun pertains to biology and it states, “the cultivation of bacteria, tissue cells, etc., in an artificial medium containing nutrients. Here, I will underscore the word nutrients, because nutrients enable growth. Let's also look at Culture used as a verb. It says, “maintain (tissue cells, bacteria, etc.) in conditions suitable for growth.” Notice that neither definition refers to anything negative nor anything that doesn't have to do with growth and development. True, you can cultivate anything, even a monster, but that doesn't change the meaning of the word, which is to nurture or grow. One brother told me that it meant to dig. Not a wrong answer, but here I ask, for what purpose are we digging? To grow, allow or facilitate growth and development.

The Fahamme Ra Rasool said in chapter nine of the Fahamme Gospel that “Culture means to worship your own Most High God, your own saints, gods, and goddesses”. He went on to say that “Culture is education in farming and trade, It is the science of government and power, and the knowledge of law and justice. It brings order out of chaos and makes a man fit to meet his God.” In other words, facilitates GROWTH and development. If what you as a person or you as a race are doing does not facilitate growth, then that is not Culture. That is the lack of Culture.

Therefore, culture as we define it or use the term, is the bond, the glue that is necessary for the survival and upward mobility of a people; their growth, development, and maturation. And if you aren't growing, you are decaying. Because the law of nature says that you cannot stand still.

…Now let's Back up to the the beginning of the list…

RELIGION: race and religion goes together. Actually race and religion are one in the same thing according to the Fahamme Rasool. So if your race is who you are, so is your religion. Therefore if your religion doesn't belong to you, then you may want to reconsider.

HFG 14:29. The Fahamme teaches us that “religion is but the Worship of someone's ancestor (who you are) coupled with an idea about God.

So God is an idea? The High Priest Ptah Ra emphasized this time and time again. And even wrote a book on the subject. “The God Idea”.

Question: where do ideas formulate?

According to the Webster dictionary, an idea is any conception existing in the mind as a result of mental understanding, awareness, or activity.

How could God be anything else but an idea? According to religious teachings, God created man in his own image. What is the image of God that man was created in? Mind. The Universal mind and your mind is one in the same in quality. The Universe or God is only greater in quantity or magnitude.

Chapter four of the Fahamme Gospel states that, “RELIGION IS A STATE OF MIND.” The condition of your mind: How you think, who you are.

The Webster dictionary says that Religion is the “belief in”, and the worship of a superhuman controlling power, especially a personal God or gods. (How can God or gods be personal if it or they are not your own)? Therefore, “God is an idea, a personal idea”.

Belief —in and of itself, means that it is personal, a personal mental state or state of the mind.

The Fahamme Rasool said that, “religion is but the Worship of someone's ancestors. What does religion have to do with worshiping someone's ancestors? That to is personal… Who you believe in or what you believe in, corresponds to somebody's historical lineage; your own or somebody else’s.

HFG16:2. “The religion of any people is in fact, nothing but the history of that people. Let any one attempt to write the history of the Jews or the Christian nations or any white nation and leave out Constantine, Saint Paul, Moses, Richard the Lion-hearted, Jesus or Saint John and Saint Mary and you will have no history. Therefore, race and religion is one in the same”. Fahamme Ra Rasool.

…The Fahamme broke it down further like this “… you can not separate race from religion without that race losing the national traditions of their forefathers and foremothers, who laid down a way of life for their offspring to survive.” …Therefore religion is also a part of the traditions of a race as well as its history, which further demonstrates the inseparable relationship between race and religion.


According to our teaching, God is an idea. Defined in the dictionary in a similar manner as Religion, it is described as a super human controlling power, The Fahamme Rasool said that you and your God are one in the same. This actually means that in reality, they have to go together. How can you be separate from what's in your mind or your God? Have you ever heard the phrase: you are how you think? There are two parts of you. There is the mental (spiritual) and there is the physical. FYI, it can be broken down further but that's another class.


Accordingly, Webster says that a civilization is “any complex society characterized by urban development, social stratification imposed by a cultural elite, symbolic systems of communication (for example, writing systems), and a perceived separation from and domination over the natural environment”.

HFG 12:16. Civilization means righteousness and power. Power without righteousness is indeed an Evil way. —Fahame Ra Rasool. So Civilization goes with race. Obviously, how one race defines specific aspects of civilization is not necessarily how another people might. So race and civilization goes together. Why does civilization have to be complexed and why does it have to be characterized by an urban environment? Some would say that the society we live in, for various reasons, is very “uncivilized”. If civilization means righteousness and power, and we know that righteousness is the act of being correct, and correctness stimulates growth, and culture mean to make a thing upright and they all go with race then, civilization has to go with race because they all are what make a people or race civilized.


Language is a method of human communication, either spoken or written, consisting of the use of words in a structured and conventional way. It is the system of communication used by a particular community or country. According to the New Oxford dictionary.

HFG 8:12. “Your languages and history are the keys to your culture, and let no one tell you differently. It is the only road to self-respect and to get the respect of others.” WHY?

All things and all conditions are the manifestation of thought.

The first form which thought will find is language; this determines the importance of words; communication is the first manifestation of thought – words are a vessel in which thought is carried. It is put into the ether, which sets it in motion and reproduces the thought to others in the form of sound. Another lesson.

High Priest Ptah Ra taught us that the secrets of our glorious history are buried in our ancient languages.

HFG 22:26. “Language is the bedrock foundation of culture. We must revamp our pre-slavery status. First, the name of our race is “Khemite or Kamite.” The language of our race is Jeeze or the language of the gods; our national tongue.” When the Fahamme Rasool calls us anything else, it is for understanding purposes only. Egypt is a Greek term and Ethiopia is Latin.

Thought-form make up words, and a combination of thought-forms make up sentences; therefore, we must understand that the words, which we speak, and the statements we make will manifest. And for that reason, words must be put together carefully; because accuracy in the way that we put words together is the pinnacle or the greatest architecture in a civilized world, and is a key to success. So race and Language goes together.


The dictionary defines a country as the territory of a nation. A nation is defined by the Webster dictionary as, “a large body of people united by common descent, history, culture, or language; inhabiting a particular state or territory”.

HFG 32:19. “And all nations are geographical, because it is a study of the earth’s surface, climate, continent, country, people, industries, and products. And that is why nations, think, eat, drink, build, and wear different kind of clothing.” So race and country goes together because these things define a culture and a culture and race goes together.


Ancestors are defined as persons, typically one more remote than a grandparent, from whom one is descended. In Fahamme we define it as at least a thousand years according to High Priest Ptah Ra. High Imam verified that when he explained to me that the last 400 years were current events compared to the over 34000 years of our glorious past. Our ancestors are who we are so they must go with race. We already determined that race is who we are.


Consciousness is defined as the state of being awake and aware of one's surroundings: The awareness or perception of something by a person. And an awareness by the mind of itself and the world. Therefore race consciousness must mean the awareness or perception of race; Awareness of the mind of the race, of itself and awareness of the world.

HFG 28:8. “This statement which was made by these Gods and Goddesses of the Holy Land of Ham; Lest he put forth his hands; means when a people hears a message of a truth and becomes self-conscious they are responsible from then on forever. He either rises by accepting that truth, or rejects it and goes back into bondage. Race consciousness is but an extension of self-consciousness. You either know who you are and build on it or as a race we shall perish. Race and race consciousness goes together.


…And then there is the soul. The soul, in many religious, philosophical, and mythological traditions, is the incorporeal essence of a living being (spiritual/non material). The Soul or psyche are the mental abilities of a living beings: reasoning, feeling, consciousness, memory, perception, thinking, and so forth.

HFG 3:3. “This is your identification among Gods and men. All are Sons and Daughters of God or Heaven regardless of Race, Creed, Color, or place of birth. And the righteous shall dwell in the Paradise of God, which is Daru-Salaam, Ahlu, and Firdoss, in blessed Contentment forever. And words of Power are: Lilahi Ra, El, Amun-Ra, Fahame, Kem, Ptah, Osar, Isis, Hathor, Ori, and others. Representing one's race and God is better than representing anything else. This is Soul Salvation with the Merciful God, Allah. Fahamme Ra Rasool…. So soul and race goes together.


…Race as defined in the dictionary is a categorization of humans, classification of humans into groups based on physical traits, ancestry, or genetics. Therefore it is a term used to identify people based on – WHO THEY ARE: Everything about you.

My goal has been to explain why religion, God, language, country, civilization, culture, ancestors, race consciousness, soul, and why everything that is necessary to sustain Life to a people goes together with race.

What do all these things have in common and why do they all go with race?

…They all point to the mind set or way of reasoning and thinking of a group of people or race. Any group: Their ideas, integrity, needs, and all things necessary to sustain life?

Understand, one of my Genies (High Imam Habib Dehauk) taught me, and made me understand, that there is in all actuality but one race, the human race. Everything is about growth, development and above all, understanding. We are not all required to have the same things as a race, to thrive, grow and develop, but we all must be properly cultivated in order to prosper or grow collectively.

And why does everything that is necessary to sustain Life to a people and race belong together? All living things have the capacity to grow and/or be developed. Your race is who you are, the thing that makes you unique. Culture, religion, God, civilization, country, ancestors, race consciousness and soul go with race because they enable you to grow together inwardly and outwardly.

And that is the fundamentals, actual, non-deviating nature, importance, significance: the ESSENCE OF CULTURE. Selah

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