The Power Of Definition“Power is the ability to define reality and to have others respond to your definition as if it were their own. The most important reality to define is the meaning of one’s own human beingness.” (Wade Nobles)
The Meaning Of Human Beingness Comes Through SocializationIn the SonghoySenni language, “the system of basic socialization organized by the Songhoy people of Mali, West Africa can be summed up in the following conceptualization: Alasaltarey goyey:
Alasal: Origin, essence, the human substrate, the basis
Tarey: Process, development, blooming, unfolding of the individual
Goy (goyey): The work (works), the proof, the deed, the social practice In other words, Alasaltarey is a process of education, socialization and learning through which the human being apprehends her/his origin as a social being and discovers the world in order to better know self and serve humanity, which is the ultimate finality.” (1) Now that we have this understanding, it is easy to understand why the humanity of many is terminally ill, irreversible and forever lost. Little to no understanding of origin and essence that facilitates service to humanity. Also little to no process connected to knowledge of self. As a result, thinking and behavior is helter-skelter self-destruction. Even so, if the following statement is true: “when the student is ready, the teacher appears,” and it is, then that implies the workings of forces that transcend the physical dimension in which we exist.
Therefore, another statement must also be true: “when the student is sick, teacher becomes healer and food becomes medicine.”
Healer Of Humanity“Nganga (Healer) (in-gahn'-gah): The Nganga (Healer) is one capable of activating the process by which the body (persons or community) repairs, cures or restore itself to health and well-being. S/he is one who restores the physical, psychic, social and cosmic balance and harmony in and between persons, people (community), nature and the Divine. The Nganga (Healer) serves as a powerful mediator between the visible world and the realm of spirit and ancestors. (Wade Nobles) From this understanding and the first link under this heading, we can clearly see how suboptimal religions fail to do their job for humanity, but have not failed in their contribution to inhumanity. From understandings of Nganga surrounding us and which we surround, we can clearly see how components of Alasaltarey are being restored to overtake all resisters and deniers of human beingness during this final stage when upheaval and momentum seemingly favors The Destroyer.
(1) Maiga, Hassimi Oumarou, ”Balancing Written History with Oral Tradition: The Legacy of the Songhoy People,” Routledge, Sep 10, 2009 (Quoted with slight paraphrasing)