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Introducing Just-Us: "Black Magic: Justice, Rebirth & Love"

Posted on January 10, 2019 at 4:50 PM Comments comments (0)

I’m currently working on my second book. A historical fiction novel entitled, “Black Magic: Justice, Rebirth & Love"


An immortal African superhero named Just-Us from 10 million years ago gets reincarnated during the medieval era with the task from Egyptian God and Goddess Osiris and Isis to stop Foreigners from invading The Songhai Empire of West Africa. 



I.


God, in Human Form


10 million years ago, man first walked the earth in Africa. These first and only human beings weren’t exactly 100% human because they were immortal. These immortal Africans were never exactly sure how they arrived on earth, but they knew they had superpowers and strength in numbers, according to ancient Egyptian God of the Sky, Horus.


My name Horus means “The Distant One,” which represents my duty to rule over the sky, which includes the sun and the moon. I’m also the protector of my father’s children on earth, because they are royalty. My abilities as the “Sky God” include being able to keep record of every event that impacts mother Africa, and the concerns of my father’s children.


My father, Egyptian God Osiris allowed the immortal Africans to have superpowers which included manipulating and controlling fire, ice, electricity, the ability to fly, and the ability to regenerate their health. When these immortal Africans ruled 10 million years ago, the men were 15 feet tall, and the women were 10 feet tall. They also represented intelligence and strength by building different empires, temples, castles, pyramids, and palaces throughout the continent, in honor of the Egyptian God’s and Goddesses.


These immortal Africans believed in living behind a legacy, and that’s why many monuments were built in their honor. They also believed a spiritual God force put them on earth to live a life of abundance. They followed the Egyptian God’s and Goddesses because they believed it was a blessing to be put on earth as an immortal African. This served as a blueprint for the descendants of the immortal Africans to follow and live righteously as they did.



The Egyptian God’s: When We Ruled        


Osiris is the God of the underworld and judge of the dead. He is also known for justice and rebirth because of his life experiences. As a living God, my father was depicted as handsome, and dressed in royalty wearing a crown. He was also just, generous, and the God of giving life and abundance. 


When my father married my mother, Isis, Goddess of love and magic. Osiris was the God of the Earth, and Isis was his queen. They were rulers of the world together and took the responsibility seriously because they made sure the immortal Africans were living in paradise with streams of water being easily available, food was plentiful, and the climate was perfect for human living conditions. While they were ruling the world together, there was no injustice, and all men and women were treated equally.        


Even though Osiris was a just and kind ruler, he was killed by his resentful and jealous brother named Set. Set chopped his brother’s body and scattered the pieces throughout Egypt. Osiris came back to life with help from Isis, who helped put Osiris back together. Shortly after, she became pregnant with their son, me, Horus.   


Osiris became the most popular and enduring image of God. 


Although my father experienced a rebirth, he was unable to rule the land of the living, so he withdrew into the underworld where he became God and Judge of the Dead. 


My mother Isis is the Goddess of all people, which meant male, female, royal or the everyday common person looked for her guidance. The immortal Africans identified with Isis because they believed she would help them during their darkest times because she is the Goddess of love and magic.


Myself, along with my parents and Egyptian Goddess MA ‘at worked closely together to keep and restore balance to the planet for my father’s children. We all worked together to make sure all the immortal Africans were living in order and harmony with each other because they would be granted a peaceful life on earth and be rewarded in the afterlife. 


10 million years ago, all the land masses on planet earth were connected, and overtime these immortal Africans scattered throughout the world to lands you may know today as North and South America, Asia, Europe, and Australia. Although many immortal Africans scattered around the world, a few of them stayed on the continent. There was always an unspoken rule amongst the immortal Africans to always come back to their motherland. These immortal Africans realized no matter where they went in the world, royalty was interchangeable. 


After ruling the planet earth for 10 million years with a population of 14.5 billion people. By 700 B.C., the immortal Africans weren’t ready for the drastic change that happened within their bodies, and unfortunately, they never recovered from this experience. 


The spiritual God force that gave the immortal Africans superhuman abilities were slowly going into dormancy. This experience for the immortal Africans would become a brutal, ongoing process because it was like somebody slowly going blind, and there was nothing that could’ve been done to stop it. They realized the human existence was like the ongoing process of nature, which was that nothing last forever. 


The immortal Africans never thought they would have to part ways with their superpowers. They were the only form of human existence for many centuries, and they never adjusted to becoming 100% human because they always felt higher spiritually. The immortal Africans knew they had extraordinary superpowers at one point in time, prior to the human existence. 



Introducing Just-Us 


Just-Us was a part of the 14.5 billion population of immortal Africans, and he was blessed with the ability to control and manipulate electricity. Just-Us was a 27-year-old male, 15 feet tall, slender build, medium to dark caramel skin tone, short black sponge-like hair, and brown eyes.  


Just-Us never aged after 27-years-old, because he was chosen to be on earth by Osiris. Osiris chose Just-Us to be on earth because he saw a lot of his righteous self within him. For instance, the meaning behind Just-Us’ name means community, because he fights for justice, not just for his personal family, but for his community and people.


My father also liked how Just-Us was creative, insightful, passionate, and altruistic.


One day in 671 B.C., Just-Us’ ability to control electricity went dormant, and Osiris knew Just-Us didn’t believe he was going to become a mortal African one day.    


Just-Us decided to go into the forest of Central Nigeria by himself, and he wasn’t scared because he never had to before with his superpowers. After six minutes of being in the lush Nigerian forest, he reflected on his life living on earth for 10 million years as an immortal African. One second later, Just-Us got bit in the right leg by a Black Mamba snake, the largest venomous snake in Africa. 


Five minutes after the bite, Just-Us began to feel the excruciating pain humans must experience. This was the most painful experience for him because he never knew what pain was living as an immortal African. After 15 more minutes, Just-Us felt rapid dizziness, had difficulty breathing, and his heartbeat was beating erratically. After 20-minutes, Just-Us died from the snake bite. 


Osiris sent the snake to bite Just-Us to teach him a lesson about being mortal because the world was changing. The Africans were not immortal anymore, so they must always be alert or face the consequences that could result to death. 


As Just-Us’ corpse started to decay in the humid Nigerian forest, Osiris stretched from the underworld and brought Just-Us’ soul back to his palace. When Just-Us’ feet landed on solid ground in the underworld, he noticed he was in the palace of Osiris and Isis. When Just-Us looked up, he saw Osiris and Isis sitting at the royal God and Goddess table. 


When Just-Us finally sat down, Osiris and Isis at the same time said, We need you for an important task concerning our African children.”      


Just-Us began to shake his head because he couldn’t understand why African people would have any problems in the future because they were the only humans on earth. 


“During the medieval era in the 17th century, a mass migration of Africans will be forced out of their counties and become prisoners of war in a foreign land. Once they reach this land, for hundreds of years, my children will be treated like foreigners, even after bondage. This mass migration of Africans out of Africa will be the beginning of the dark ages for all my children,” Osiris said. 


This information was too much for Just-Us to handle. Imagine coming from a race of people who were ruling the world for hundreds of centuries to being enslaved and conquered by people who were only on the planet for a few thousand years.  


Osiris sent the snake to bite Just-Us, so he could be groomed for centuries in the underworld. Just-Us was ready to obey his God, and willing to do whatever it took to save his people. Osiris explained that Just-Us’ name will remain the same and he’ll be born again, reincarnated in 1592 as a part of the Songhai people of West Africa.


There was one thing Osiris forgot to mention…


Just-Us will never remember his past as being an immortal African with superpowers millions of years after being reincarnated. Just-Us’ electricity superpowers will be available when he is born again, but they will only work if he is scared or sad. By 14-years-old, Just-Us will be able to control the electricity, and by 17-years-old, Just-Us will be given the gift of two Kpinga knives to accompany his electricity superpowers.


After Just-Us accepted the task from Osiris and Isis, he began training because it was going to take centuries of practicing defense tactics with his electricity superpowers to keep Africa from falling from grace. 


As Just-Us left the royal room, Osiris told Isis, “Just-Us will only be 27-years-old in 1619, but he must be ready, and show us that he mastered the craft we’ve taught him. Foreign invaders will force their way onto our mother Africa and steal all the resources from our children."  

 



Disclaimer…


I don’t own the images above. No Copyright Intended. All image content is copyright to their respective owners. 


African warrior - Google Search. Pinterest. | Kemit Fantastica | Pinterest | Art, Fantasy art and Fantasy warrior. January 10, 2019. https://www.pinterest.com/pin/561683384755420090/


Gods and Goddesses. January 10, 2019. http://www.ancientegypt.co.uk/time/explore/time.html


Interesting Engineering. This Ancient Multi-Bladed Throwing Knife Is Designed to Inflict the Maximum Damage to the Enemy. March 12, 2018. January 10, 2019. https://interestingengineering.com/this-ancient-multi-bladed-throwing-knife-is-designed-to-inflict-the-maximum-damage-to-the-enemy


Mark, J. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Isis. January 10, 2019. December 12, 2018. https://www.ancient.eu/isis/ 


Mark, J. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Osiris. January 10, 2019. December 12, 2018. https://www.ancient.eu/osiris/


Mark, J. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Horus. January 09, 2019. January 10, 2019. https://www.ancient.eu/Horus/


Masterly Foolish. Bobby Hemmitt: Africans Never Bounced Back From The Loss of Their Divine Powers. YouTube. September 16, 2018. January 10, 2019. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LcaLFp4TwiE&index=8&list=LLMoejT60ELLMgWN0HTgdy3Q&t=0s


They will kill you. Black Mamba Snake. YouTube. Black Mamba Bite. June 16, 2014. January 10, 2019. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0pwb-5YCdmI


TransAtlantic Productions. Bobby Hemmitt 1999 Africans and Eurpoeans Exploring The Connection. YouTube. December 01, 2018. January 10, 2019. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sF_Rnw5iecc&t=1215s


TransAtlantic Productions. Bobby Hemmitt Anicent Phormic Egypt to Inslaved Negro 2 3 01. YouTube. December 01, 2018. January 10, 2019. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=njPu_zWH5X4&t=6544s


2018: A Year in Review

Posted on December 18, 2018 at 1:25 PM Comments comments (0)

2018 was very similar to 2017, but with different goals achieved. I’m looking forward to 2019 with hopes and blessings from God and guidance from my ancestors. 



2017 was a year where I was working hard, but at the same time I was unable to see fruits from my labor.


2018 was basically the same with some accomplishments I’m proud of like self-publishing my autobiography, completed 20 speeches for Toastmasters International, and a couple Staff Pick articles were published on Vocal to name a few.


This is what I was able to accomplish in 2018:

 

* I self-published my autobiography entitled, “CalmandStrong: Some People Walk in Each other’s Shoes… I Carry Mine.” The book is about connecting my experiences and realities of being a two-time cancer survivor and hip amputee to the digital world of Sony PlayStation’s inFAMOUS videogame franchise and superhero Cole MacGrath.


* I completed 20 overall speeches for Toastmasters International and received an Advanced Communicator Bronze certificate.


* My article entitled, “Hidden Figures: Inventions You Didn’t Know Were Created by African-Americans” was a Staff Pick on Vocal.


* My blog about my experience with the video game God of War (PS4) received Tweet acknowledgments from Sony Santa Monica Director Cory Barlog and Kratos voice actor Christopher Judge.


* My blog about Hip-Hop Duo Blu & Exile was entitled, “Blu & Exile: The Reflection of Music, Like the Sky, is the Reflection of the Ocean” received Tweet acknowledgments from Blu & Exile. Even though they only released three albums as a duo, they are some of the best albums I’ve ever heard. 



* My article entitled, “What is Fair Justice: Stephon Clark vs. Dillion Roof” was also a Staff Pick on Vocal.


* My article about Hip-Hop group Digable Planets entitled, “Digable Planets: Peace Be the Greeting of the Insect Tribe” received Tweet acknowledgements from Digable Planets member Doodlebug.


* Self-publishing my autobiography was my biggest accomplishment of 2018. I put a lot of effort explaining what I’ve been through as a teenager cancer survivor, and I wanted to make my story universal. My goal was to make my autobiography an easy read, so I put images in certain parts within my book to help the reader better understand my pain, struggle, and accomplishments. I feel this was a great way to keep the reader engaged and emotionally invested in my story.


For instance, one person said she felt that she was with me during my journey. She also said she felt my pain. sadness, and accomplishments.


Another person said my book was inspiring, captured her immediately, and she finished it in one day.


Another person said my book was overwhelming because of the adversities I faced of having cancer twice and losing my right leg at 17-years-old. She explained to me her favorite chapter was the last chapter: Chapter X: Epilogue.


Within the Epilogue chapter, I have a sub-chapter entitled, “The Impact: Tragedy to Testimony.” A few family members gave their thoughts about how I was able to overcome and defeat cancer, and how I was able to adapt to a new way of living of becoming a hip amputee.


My Grandmother said, “I’m just thankful my boy is still here with us.”



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Inspiration from Entertainment 




Throughout the last few months, I’ve been fascinated with the hidden history of Africa. Although I have a Minor in Africana Studies from California State University, Long Beach. I feel I’m learning more now about African history than I did while in college.


Hip-Hop artist Nas released a new album this year entitled, “Nasir.” The content throughout the album touches on African history, and social-political topics that impact the African-American community in the United States. 


For example, songs like “Not for Radio” touches on African history and bridges the gap between African-Americans and their ancient African ancestors. 


Also, songs like “Cops Shot the Kid” touches on the epidemic of unarmed African-American men, women, boys, and girls being murdered in the U.S., and “Everything” touches on the misunderstanding of African-American people.



“Dark boy don’t you cry, there’s too much life left in those eyes. Don’t you let your face go waterfall. Don’t you learn to love your scars and all. Dark boy don’t you die. They’re just human, let them lie.”


- Nas, Everything Chorus Featuring The-Dream and Kanye West, Nasir



Nas made a short film of his album, Nasir. To check it out, click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tiv6sZBXJ_w


It was refreshing to hear an artist speak about the hidden history of African people and the continued struggle of African-American people within their music in 2018. 



The Future is Now


I feel 2017-2018 were very similar, but I was still able to accomplish different things. I’m looking forward to 2019 because I feel a new beginning is coming soon, and people will get the see my creativity in action while sharing my superhero story.


I thank God and my ancestors for their guidance and blessing during the year of 2019.


The “Photos” tab has images with links that will direct you to the stories of my accomplishments, click here: https://www.calmandstrong.net/photos


From 2013 to 2018, I’ve written 131 blogs on my website, calmandstrong.net, and 25 Vocal articles about many different topics such as health and wellness, music, politics, racism and injustice, history, video games, crime investigations, and sports.


To check out my Vocal profile, click here: https://vocal.media/authors/darryl-richie?page=1


 


Disclaimer... 


I don’t own any content from Nas’ Nasir album. No Copyright Intended. All content is copyright to their respective owners. Nasir album cover and Nasir film is property of Mass Appeal Records and Def Jam Records.


I don’t own any content from the inFAMOUS images. All image content is copyright to their respective owners. No Copyright Intended. All Rights go to Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE), developed by Sucker Punch Productions.


I do not own any content displayed from inFAMOUS (2009). The image displayed were captured and lifted from my personal playthrough of the original inFAMOUS video game. 


Genius. Nas (Ft. Kanye West & The-Dream) – everything. June 15, 2018. December 17, 2018. https://genius.com/Nas-everything-lyrics


NASIR - Nas - Nasir Film. Mass Appeal, Def Jam Records. YouTube, YouTube, 15 Nov. 2018. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tiv6sZBXJ_w


My Divine Identity: God Osiris and Goddess Isis

Posted on December 12, 2018 at 4:25 PM Comments comments (0)
Ancient Egyptians created a numerical system that helped people of African descent to find their God form. 


In ancient Kemet (Egypt), Africans created a numerical system that broke down the universe in a way to find out what God form they were. This system lined up with a specific person based on their chosen Gods or Goddesses, and their incarnation name, according to Speaker and Lecturer Bobby Hemmitt.


The incarnation name is the birth name of a person. The numerical system works by counting the number of letters in your full name (first, middle, last), and the letters go up to 32.

 

0. Nuit, Harpokrates, Ammon, Hadit

1. Ptah, Ausar

2. Ammon, Thoth, Nuit,

3. Nephthys, Muat, Isis

4. Ammon, Auset,

5. Horus, Nephthys

6. Ra, Ausar

7. Hathor, Horus the Elder

8. Thoth, Anubis

9. Shu, Tefnut

10. Osiris, Seb, Isis, Nephthys, Eye of Heru

11. Muat, Nuit, Geb

12. Tehuti, Seshat

13. Hathor, Chomse

14. Het-Heru, Horus the Elder

15. Isis, Menthu

16. Osiris, Apis, Amushesh

17. Shu & Tefnut, Twin Merti, Rekht, Heru-Ra-Ha

18. Harmakhu, Khephera

19. Horus, Ra-Har-Khuit or Ra-Heru-Kuhodi, Pashet, Sekmet, Mau

20. Isis as Virgin, Heru-pa-Kraath, Harpocrates,

21. Amoun-Ra, Amonet

22. Maat

23. Osiris, Ausar, Isis, Auset

24. Typhon, Apep, Khephera, Hammemit

25. Nephthys

26. Set, Kemset

27. Menthu, Horus

28. Ahepi, Aroueris, Nuit

29. Anubis, Anpu, Khephera

30. Ra

31. Thoum-Aesh-Neith, Mau, Kabeshunt, Heru, Tarpesheth, Asar

32. Sebek, Mako, Satem, Ahapshi, Nephthys, Ameshet


The letters in my birth name came out to number 23, which is Osiris, Ausar, Isis, Auset (Osiris is the same as Ausar, and Isis is the same as Auset).



Osiris is God of the underworld and judge of the dead. He is also known for justice and rebirth because of his experiences. As a living God, Osiris was depicted as handsome, and dressed in royalty wearing a crown in Upper Egypt, according to Joshua J. Mark of Ancient History Encyclopedia.


As one of the most popular Egyptian God’s, he was known as The God of Love, King of The Living, and Eternal God. He was just, generous, and the God of giving life and abundance. Osiris is also known as a terrifying figure who sends demon-messengers to drag the living down to the realm of the dead, which only happened occasionally.


When Osiris married Isis, Osiris was the God of the Earth, and Isis was his queen. They were rulers of the world and took the responsibility seriously because they made sure humans were living in paradise with streams of water being easily available, plenty of food to eat, and the perfect climate for human living conditions.  


While they were ruling the world together, there was no injustice, all men and women were treated equally, and everybody lived peacefully. 


Even though Osiris was a just and kind ruler, he was killed by his resentful and jealous brother named Set. Osiris came back to life with help from Isis, and became pregnant with their son, Horus.       


Osiris became the most popular and enduring image of God. 


Although Osiris experienced a rebirth, he was unable to rule the land of the living, so he withdrew into the underworld where he became God and Judge of the Dead. Isis was afraid of what Set would do to her son, so she hid him in the swamps of Egypt. Horus eventually emerged as a mighty warrior and conquered Set and the chaos he created.


Horus followed in his father’s footsteps and restored law, order, and equality to the world while ruling with his mother.


Isis’ name is referred to as seat, because of her stability to stay on the throne of Egypt. She became the goddess of all people in Egypt, which meant male, female, royal or the everyday common person looked for her guidance, according to Mark.


In some stories, Isis disguised herself as a homeless woman, an old woman, a mother mourning her child, a wife searching for her husband, and a woman fighting for her family to name a few. Egyptians identified with these stories because they believed the Goddess Isis would help them during their darkest times.


Osiris’ myth became the blueprint of values such as justice and rebirth that has had an impact on Egyptian culture, which consists of humans having harmony, order, and showing gratitude towards each other, along with Osiris granting them eternal life.


Isis’ myth represents love, magic, and harmony, which is the Egyptian Goddess Maat. The Egyptian’s believed the God’s depended on them to live accordingly to the rules of Maat because they would live a peaceful life on earth and will be rewarded in the afterlife. 




Osiris and Isis Have Always Been Within Me


After doing my research about Osiris and Isis. I realized they both came to me spiritually at different times in my life. For instance, I believe when I was diagnosed with cancer at 14 and 17-years-old. Osiris was with me during this scary time because he helped me defeat cancer twice.


Another time I could remember was when I created the foundation of “CalmandStrong.” I was in my darkroom with just my computer. My creativity was at its highest during this time because Osiris was guiding me through the process of me wanting to inspire teenagers and young adults with my story of being a two-time cancer survivor and hip amputee.


Osiris is the God of the afterlife and his realm is always dark. I was in my own dark realm, but I believe Osiris brought me out of the darkness, and CalmandStrong became my light and rebirth.


Isis also came into my life while I was creating CalmandStrong. Sony PlayStation’s inFAMOUS videogame franchise and superhero Cole MacGrath is a part of my story because I was inspired by how he carried himself as a superhero after facing many adversities. 



I believe when I played the original inFAMOUS in 2009, Isis forced me to notice the comparisons between Cole and myself. The first thing I noticed was when Cole and I were in the hospital with our friends and family members by our bedsides.


This picture of me was taken in 1999, and the other image I lifted from the original inFAMOUS, which was released in 2009.


Even though there is a 10-year difference, the comparison with Cole and me is undeniable. The magic of Isis helped me articulate everything concerning CalmandStrong, and the comparison between Cole and myself.


My imagination was at its highest in 2013, and I ended up with an idea that has never been done before. I’m 33-years-old, and I appreciate God Osiris and Goddess Isis for guiding me during the process of helping humanity through my creativity.



“The realm of imagination is the ultimate, most powerful realm.”


– Speaker and Lecturer Bobby Hemmitt





Disclaimer…


I don’t own any image and content with Osiris and Isis. No Copyright Intended. All content is copyright to their respective owners. 


I don’t own any content from the inFAMOUS images. All image content is copyright to their respective owners. No Copyright Intended. All inFAMOUS content is property of Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE), developed by Sucker Punch Productions. 


I do not own any content displayed from inFAMOUS (2009). The image displayed were captured and lifted from my personal playthrough of the original inFAMOUS video game.


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Ancient History Encyclopedia. Isis. December 11, 2018. December 12, 2018. https://www.ancient.eu/isis/


Ancient History Encyclopedia. Osiris. December 11, 2018. December 12, 2018. https://www.ancient.eu/osiris/


Ancient Origins. The Story of Osiris: How the First Ruler of Egypt Became God of the Underworld. September 18, 2018. December 12, 2018. https://www.ancient-origins.net/human-origins-religions/story-osiris-how-first-ruler-egypt-became-god-underworld-008953


Bobby Hemmitt: How to Find Your Divine Identity "check the description box." YouTube. January 07, 2018. December 12, 2018. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=unRtUU85qtc


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