"And certainly We have made distinct
in this Qur'an for mankind every kind of description: and man is in most
Qur'an, Surah 28, verse 51 & 52
Thirteen years ago, in the month of August, 1987, I was in Egypt for
my 4th journey, since my three previous visits in 1975, 1976 and 1984.
This was to be my first journey down the Nile to the ancient sites of
the famous Temples of Karnak and Luxor, Valley of the Kings, Aswan,
Abydos, Denderah Temple of Hathor, the Island of Philae, the Suez Canal,
Abydos Temple and the extraordinary Abu Simble Monuments at the 4th
Catarac of the Nile bordering The Sudan and Ethiopia. This journey took
us to the ancient land of Nubia, meaning gold, with 154 sojourners who
were part of an educational expedition conducted by the renown and
prestigious Historian, Teacher and Scholar, Dr. Ben Jochannan.
This was my first meeting with Dr. Ben, to whom I autographed a copy
of my Book: "The Comer by Night," which was first published in
1986. He is an extraordinary Teacher from whom I learned much regarding
these ancient sites which went beyond a normal Tour Guide experience. We
worked through unusual circumstances during this journey which afforded
us an exchange of views resulting in an endearing respect for our
studies and our points of views.
A few members of the Nation of Islam also joined this extraordinary
and stimulating educational journey along the Banks of the Nile in that
is remarkable year, 1987, a turning point for "Harmonic
When our educational tour ended in the Land of the Pharaohs, and it
was time for the group’s departure, I informed my Brothers and Sisters
that I was going to remain behind in Cairo as the guest of an Egyptian
Family whom I first met in my first visit to Egypt 11 years earlier, in
1975. A few of us decided that we would spend our last day before their
departure with a return visit to the Gizeh Plateau for special prayers
and meditation. When we arrived, two taxi-cabs full, once exiting our
taxis, a deeply bronzed elderly gentleman wearing a white turban wrap on
his head and attired in a Galibeya, robe-like style of the Egyptians,
approached our car and came forward speaking directly to me with these
words: "You came here for something special, didn’t you." We
were all a little stunned, however I replied in the positive wondering
how he knew, while we awaited his response.
He offered our group arrangements for a special meditation that
evening after midnight in which he, as the Custodian of the Keys to the
Sphinx and Gizeh Pyramids, opened up the area for us. We returned that
evening fulfilling our Night of Meditation on the precincts and monument
of the Sphinx ending our Nile Valley Educational Tour. After everyone’s
departure, I remained to complete what truly became an expansion of the
meaning of "Harmonic Convergence," introducing me to my
parallel studies of the Mayan Calendar and 4th Dimensional Time with
Jose’ Arguelles and his wife, Lloydine.
Running through my mind, at that time, was what took place prior to
my last departure from Mexico on my way to Egypt to join Dr. Ben’s
Tour. The now deceased Teacher and Maestro of the Essenses Spiritual
Practitioners in Mexico, handed me a newsletter announcing the global
celebration of what was termed, "Harmonic Convergence." This
event was celebrating the Return of Quetzalcoatl, the Folk and Culture
Hero of all of Meso-America, who represents a god-like man or Christ
Figure, who visited the American Continent several thousands of years
ago and taught Humanity in the Arts and Sciences of Civilization.
This highly esteemed Essene Master, Maestro Sergio Gonzales, stated
that since I was on my way to Egypt that I might meet with those who
would be gathered from around the world to celebrate this transitional
prophetic date in the Mayan Calendar—corresponding to Aug. 16 and 17
in the Gregorian Calendar—with ceremony, with Dance and with Prayers
and Meditation in union with millions of peoples around the globe, who
would be gathering at many other holy places and sites around the world
bringing in the spirit of a New Calendar Change.
So precisely at the end of Dr. Jochannan’s Tour to the Ancient Nile
Valley, I returned to the communication base of the Great Pyramid, after
visiting Alexandria for a few days arranged by my Egyptian host family.
I returned from Alexandria to Cairo by train, and I arose early the
following morning and made my way to the Great Sphinx area, whom the
Egyptians and Arabs refer to as Abu Hol, the Father of Fear or Terror. I
was prepared to meet once again with "Champion of the
Pyramids" who had arranged for me to be introduced to
representatives of the Harmonic Convergence Group who were gathered at
the Great Pyramid Site at the Famous Mena House Residence Hotel.
It was here at the foot of the Great Pyramid where I met my first
contactee, an Australian woman who later introduced me to the entire
group which included one sole Mexican Brother, known as Mazatle, who led
the ceremonial dances and prayers around the Pyramid and other
activities at the Gizeh Plateau. He is my very dear Friend to this day,
along with his entire family, whom I met a few years later at another
famous Pyramid Site of Teotihuacan, located 40 miles north of Mexico
City. This is one of the most important Centers of Quetzalcoatl’s
Spiritual Work and Activity in Meso-America.
To our dear readers, nothing happens by chance; our histories are
written in the stars and are transmitted into the writings of the Sacred
Scriptures of Time in cycles that endure every 25,000 years, so teaches
the Honorable Elijah Muhammad. Every word I speak and every journey
throughout the world has taken place by God’s Grace to confirm and to
establish the Truth of the Divine Teachings of the Honorable Elijah
Muhammad, and to support the Work and Mission of the Honorable Minister
Each of us has a unique destiny to fulfill as a Soul Traveler in his
or her own life-time Journey in that Eternal Search for the Reality of
God and of His Truth. One’s Experiences in life are the proof that God
Lives inside of each Individual’s heart and soul. All my life has been
dedicated to that continuous Search for that Knowledge of Divine which
sets the soul on fire in each individual’s quest for true Freedom,
Justice and Equality. Such is my Life-Time Journey with the Wise Man,
the Honorable Elijah Muhammad. It is my time to speak boldly this Truth,
as it is The Time of Witnessing for all True Believers!
"And We send not messengers but as
givers of good news and warning, and those who disbelieve contend with
falsehood to weaken thereby the Truth, and they take My messages and the
warning for a mockery."
Holy Qur’an, Surah 18, verse 56
To be continued.