Aborigine, Ogboni, River Niger, Nigeria, Egyptians, Mysteries
Here the fundamental basis for the rituals of Free Masonry and most of the 20th Century "Western" Secret Societies were established by indigenous Africans, whose descendants are now despised for their Sable Skin, Woolly Hair, Thick Lips, Broad Nose and even rejected from the Inner Circles for the same reason.
The ancients, including the Greeks and Romans, visited this Grand Lodge to obtain the "Highest Degrees" in human learning. Here they were introduced to Philosophy, Law, Religion, Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Astronomy, Astrology, Medicine, History, and all of the other subdivisions of the "Seven Liberal Arts.
Even King Solomon Of Israel, Moses of the Haribu religion, Jesus Christ, and others of world fame, had to visit this Grand Lodge for their education in the Mysteries Of The Osirica.
Top right: 16th century Copper; The large bulging eyes, proturding lips, and stylized ears of this figure are characteristics of late Ife art as it developed into the mordern Yoruba style, from the sixteenth century onward. The gesture made by the hands with one grasping the thumb of the other, is characteristic of the Ogboni Society, a secret society responsible for justice and for the Egbe of the earth in Yorubaland. Top right Ogboni Ceremonial Sword, and in the middle Ritual Staff "Edan" Of "Ogboni."
The History of 'Aborigine' Ogboni, could be traced to that era. Egyptian's Horus Edfu Texts and of Sharu (priest) Kings of Sumeria civilization sometimes between 12,000 BCE, and from 4500BC in Ife-Oodaye. That period of antiquity and a geological era, very long ever before the arrival of the legendary Oduduwa himself to lle-ife, around 4th - 5th centuries A.D. The language spoken was 'Ife' and not 'Yoruba'.
The Egyptians believed that the Temple of the Sun was the physical, geographical landmark leading to the spot where there was a hidden opening into the underground dwelling of their gods – a place which the ancient Egyptians called the Duat or ‘Heaven’. The Greek historian, Herodotus confirmed that the source-river of the Nile as the Niger. NASA Satellite imaging published online shows that the Niger was once largest river in East and West Africa, feeding many lesser bodies of water, including the Nile, thus confirming Herodotus that the Niger fed the Nile in antiquity.
This Heaven of ancient Egypt was in fact close to a body of water referred to in The Egyptian Book of the Dead as a “Bight” and it is also said to be located within the vicinity of a confluence of two “Great Rivers”. The only Bights on the African continent are ‘Bight of Biafra’ and ‘Bight of Benin’, both within Nigeria’s borders. The confluence of two Great rivers is the Niger/Benue confluence located not too far from Nsukka.
The Book of the Dead makes another reference to two bodies of water as an “exceedingly great double nest”, of which one is a “purifying…Great Green Lake” and the other a “Traverser of Millions of Years”. Certainly the Traverser of Millions of Years is a reference to the Great River Niger whose waters traverse all of North Africa. “Double Nest” is a direct allusion to the River Niger/Omambala/Ezu double confluence, which in ancient times was called Akwu ora, meaning in ‘Nest of the Sun.’
Even in modern day Nigeria, you only have to cross one country (Niger), in order to get to Algeria or Libya, and to get to Sudan and Egypt via Chad. So, ancient Nigeria would have been a real Garden of Eden to those indegenous practitoners of Ifa, who lived there. It would have served as a gateway to the West, North, East and South of Africa. To those ancient Nigerian, it woul have sem like possessing the number one prime estate asset in the whole continent.
The Secret of how to get to and from ancient Nigerian, would only have been known to the initiates, which they would have protected at all cost. In fact, these initiates (Babalawo (keepers of the secret)) fraternities, who acted as board of directors, and Babalawo Ogboni fraternities, who acted as CEO, were the pioneer of Sumerian and Egyptian civilizations. They were the Akkadian Priest/Kings, Sharru-kin (“Rightful King”) of Uruk. The image above is to visually illustrate what path ancient River Niger could have flowed through, in order to be the source of the Nile River. The path drawn and the width of the river is purely hypothetical, however, according to Herodotus and NASA satellite imaging technology, 'flow', it did.