The Biblical expression
Amen is commonly used as a declaration of affirmation or agreement, a concluding word and a response to prayer as in the Hebrew אָמֵן,
the Greek ἀμήν, Arabic آمِينَ, Amharic አሜን and in Christian English.
In modern use, amen is literally taken to mean; "The truth (subjective) has been
spoken". It can also be used to express strong agreement, as in, for instance,
"certainly", "to be sure" or "amen to that". Other English translations of the
word amen include "verily", "truly", and "so be it".
Phonetically the A infers collusion and agreement to men as superior. The more
drawn out use of AaaMenn (reflects a natural instinct for unity) ending hymns is
a step back towards OM often pronounced as A-O-U-MM embodying universal sound which
is uplifting and fulfilling on a spiritual level. Amen is confined to the
temporal deviating from the truth conveyed by the use of OM or AUM.
In the written record, amen was first used in the Hebrew bible or torah, then
later in the New Testament. However, the roots of this word amen go much further
back into our prehistory and colloquially appear in many pirate tales
representing strong agreement and obedience. This is perhaps a truer reflection
of the word which goes back thousands of years to a time when groups of men
having discovered the transient joys of material wealth and the fruits of
capitalism, divorced themselves from the predominantly matriarchal society that
functioned as parts of the body are made up of cells, sharing the same basic
biological elements but were specialized in function.
These newfound men who began to evolve their lives around personal greed and
transient pleasures in effect turned their backs on civilisation to become
pirates, vagabonds and thieves with a hierarchical structure. The matriarchal
civilisation they were divorcing themselves from was more akin to a body: a
single non authoritarian functioning entity composed of a number of different
and complementary units, each with its own autonomy and particular function
within the whole.
Such deviance (as in the Story of Omar) progressed slowly over many hundreds of
years so that in many societies, the arising of patriarchal capitalism would
have gone largely unnoticed or would have been overlooked by the general
populace. However over many hundreds of years the haves attracted the have-nots
and trade became militarised into raids giving rise to the tiered structure of
civilisation we have today.
Way back then, crime lords and pirate kings became legitimised through
generating wealth and overpowering those more vulnerable. As the power structure
grew, so did the requirement for those joining the bandwagon to be obedient so
we get the 'A' implying "AYE" (the sailors term aye aye meaning 'obediently
yes'), a form of covert agreement to elevate men as 'SUPERIOR' with authority
over life on earth, making mischief and therefore forever denigrating women.
A matriarchal civilisation gave the population peace with the greatest degree of
self autonomy possible and its remnants in India have enabled the country to
endure more than a thousand years of hostile and exploitive occupation.
In contrast, the patriarchal civilisation we have today is in effect like a
pyramid with the majority doing the work to maintain the few who wield power and
authority. When patriarchy emerged thousands of years ago it was a deception and
a crime against life and a denial of the divine feminine principal that resides
in us all; including in those men who represent of folow the patriarchy.
The word "Man" is non gender from the Sanskrit "mana" meaning "that which
thinks," however the physical man who sets himself apart denigrates the word and
divorces himself from objective truth to indulge in subjectivity. Therefore man
divorced from the Divine feminine believing in the superior male god becomes
unbalanced, unhinged and not only in denial of the truth of life but incapable
of responding to life or recognising objective truth.
As "man" goes further from "nature" it automatically becomes patriarchal as they
forget that the one who is in charge is "Mother Nature" which is why all over
the world the ancients worshipped the Mother Goddess.
Some think of "Amen" as a derivation of the Egyptian god Amun Ra, however he is
also a reflection of the patriarchy.
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