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Was Osar (Asar, Ausar, Osiris) Real or Not?

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Was Osar a Real Person?

Usually when one hears the Story of Osar, because it is such a great story one is forced to ask was Osar a real person or not. Well according to archeological and historical records, Osar was most likely modeled after the King Narmer also known as Menes, the first dynastic king of Kamit.

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This means that Osar and all of the other characters in the Kamitic stories were most likely ancient totems and tribal leaders, and the Story was most likely created to symbolize the political relationship between various tribes.  That being said, the it can be concluded that the Kamitic people believed in three types of spirits based upon an individual's spiritual development, which are called: 

  • Aakhu (ancestral spirits and spirit guides);
  • Netcharu (benevolent guardian spirits); and, 
  • Aapepu (malevolent and misguided trickster spirits). 

It is for this reason, Kamit is seen by many in the Afro-Diaspora as not only the birthplace of Western civilization, but also the birthplace of African civilization as well. Contrary to popular belief, Kamit consisted of a number of African ethnic groups or tribes. Remnants of these tribes can be found in present day Egypt among the Egyptian minority called the Baladi (indigenous Egyptians).

Although it is not actually known when or why a number of Kamitic people began to migrate throughout the African continent. What is known is that many of these tribes began migrating out of Kamit due to the weakened state the country was left in as a result of the Roman occupation, which left Kamit – now Egypt – practically vulnerable to invasion.  Years later around 640 CE, nomadic Arabs from the Arabian Peninsula invaded the country and became the present rulers of Egypt, known as the Afrangi (foreign masters) to this day.

The ancient Kamitians that migrated out of Kamit took with them their beliefs and practices, which they mixed with indigenous beliefs and practices of the region. The resulting admixture is believed to have given birth to all of the various traditional Sub-Saharan African cultures, which explains the strong similarities that many traditional African spiritual systems such as the Yoruba, Akan, Bantu and Dogon have with the ancient Kamitic spiritual systems. To see the Bantu 

Kamta draws heavily from the Bantu-Kongo line, which places a strong emphasis on working with the spirits.  Therefore, the netcharu are seen as saint-like archetypal spirits. Although many of the netcharu have been syncretized with the Yoruba orishas, the two are not the same. The main difference between the two (besides the fact that the orishas are from the Yoruba pantheon and the netcharu are Kamitic), is that the latter are seen as a collective of ancestral spirits belonging to one of the old tribal clan of Kamit. This means that anyone can petition the netcharu (provided they live an ethical and honorable life based upon Maa) because they are guardian spirits, whereas the orisha are seen as archetypical energies found in nature that one must be initiated to in order to work with them.

Consequently, the netcharu are: 

  • Osars (Asar, Ausar, Osiris) – although personified and identified with our Higher Self, Osares refers to a group of spirits that assist in overcoming extremely difficult situations, which require great spiritual prowess.   
  • Osets (Aset, Auset, Isis) – are strong maternal spirits that assist in all matters regarding women and children. Oset is recognized in Kamta as the Mother of Revolution and tends to do things herself if no man is bold enough to enact change.  
  • Hrus (Heru, Horus)– are heroic spirits that helps one to fight for what they want and be victorious in achieving their goals.   
  • Djahutis (Tahuti, Tehuti, Thoth)– are the wise sages and prophets of time immemorial. They assist by offering wise counsel to resolve any problem.
  • Npus (Anpu, Anubis) – are considered to be the personal guardians of everyone. They assist in finding lost objects and locating opportunities.
  • Nbhets (Nephtys) – are protective spirits that offer spiritual assistance in all matters regarding relationships.
  • Hruaakhutis – are warrior spirits that offer spiritual and physical protection from danger. They also assist in all hardworking physical activities and anything that requires keeping evil at bay.
  • Maats – these spirits assist in establishing balance and order, so that one has a good handle on life.  
  • Sokars – these spirits assist in all health matters.

Therefore, everyone has an Osar, Npu, Oset, Hru, etc. but, since we are all unique with unique experiences. Our netcharu are unique to specifically to us but may show some similarities with another’s netcharu. For instance, my Hruaakhutis (Warrior Spirits) may prefer to have vodka in order to protect me, while another’s Hruaakhutis may prefer to have jalapeno or habanero pepper infused rum. Both Hruaakhutis however would still provide one protection and assist with hardworking physical activities.

Since the netcharu are ancestral spirits they can easily be syncretized with Catholic saints, Jewish angels and other archetypes from other traditions. When this occurs, these entities are viewed as being helper spirits. It is through their helper spirits that the netcharu are able to answer various request. For instance, Saint Barbara is one of Hru’s helper spirits and she will do the same type of work as Hru – especially when it comes to helping women.  Saint Michael or San Miguel is commonly used as one of Hruaakhuti’s helper spirits. 

 

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