Friday, September 8, 2006


Etymology: Latin veneratus, past participle of venerari, from vener-, venus love, charm --
1 : to regard with reverential respect or with admiring deference
2 : to honor (as an icon or a relic) with a ritual act of devotion -or-
To treat someone or something with deep respect, reverence or deference; to revere.

Next year 2007 is important to commemorate those who came before us for those of us people of African ancestery, we have much work to do as a people and need to call on the energy of our ancestors to assist us. 200 years is upon us, it was the beginning of the end of institutional slavery, the shackles were slowly coming off of this centuries old exploitation of African peoples. more to come
How do we accomplish this end is through veneration, we venerate our ancestors, we venerate our Irunmole, we venerate the earth to make our days better on this earth and to ensure the continuity of nature and the healing that must occur within nature for future generations, we all depend on the earth for continued survival.

Veneration can be done through appeasment, acknowledgement, offering, prayer and sacrifice.

We, all those who worship earth based philosophies, must ensure we are always keeping in mind the importance of venerating the earth to aid in sustaining natures life forms.