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2018 YEAR END REVIEW

ALL BLACK EVERYTHING

It not witchcraft or spook-ism. Smudging your space has other benefits to improving life.

One of our favorite columns! A look back at the foolishness, heartache and missteps of the past year - but what’s next?.

More than a catchy phrase! This holiday season, if you must spend it; spend it with Black owned businesses.

DIVINATION AND COSMOLOGY Most people spend their entire lives searching for a means to gain, retain and maintain things but there is so much more to life.

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The Sun is at its apex of existence, soon the Sun will die and be reborn of the firmament, to continue its journey of governance, healing and natural blessings - ASEt

Universal Divination and New Beginnings A focus on the union of science and intuition.

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s we embark upon the crux season of life the celestial beings in the cycles of time welcomes a new journey in the distance. As the sun dies on the cross in the heavens, so does your past of 2018. There is no more time to daydream on this year but to learn from every move that was made to create a heaven in your future. Each journey in time is a stepping stone to

increasing your-self thus man must KNOW THYSELF. At HOTEPMAG we realize the only thing that is constant is change. If you are repeating the same things in a repetitive manner without yielding prosperous results, then you may want to step back from the hustle and reevaluate your approach. So, let’s change together and prosper as one movement with one goal in mind,

which is to uplift your fellow man whether it is through finance, a kind word or deed. No one is going to save our people but us! Not a President nor Congress! However, in order for us to obtain our goal we will need all hands-on deck to propel our communities to the forefront of the pack. 2019 is right around the corner! Make this year one of collaborative

collectiveness with all melenated businesses. Circulate the dollar with your brothers and sisters when you purchase a drink, buy groceries or when you see that HOTEPMAG magazine in the store for free just grab it, subscribe and advertise by joining the movement. HOTEP!

Peace and Black Love

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THE POWER TO HEAL

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Discover the mysticism within the body as a source of self healing.

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THE VISION TEST As a new year begins here are a few tips to prepare for the transition.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT (MONTHLY REVIEW)

Though we may change with the times; our purpose shall remain deeply rooted in service, love and liberation.

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A look back at the event head-liners from this past month.

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SMUDGING OUT THE BAD VIBES Scientific Study: Smudging proves to do a lot more than “clear evil spirits”

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ven if the word ‘smudging’ does not ring the bells of familiarity in your ears, almost every major religion, and that includes Catholicism, has a ritual that is similar to smudging. Smudging is the ritual process by which smokes from certain purifying herbs are used to fumigate and purify the space the smoke fills. The purifying is either done to rid the space toxins, or to rid the space of spiritual pollutants or

negative energies. The ritual of smudging was practiced by our ancestors for centuries. The ritual among the Native Americans was called the Sacred Smoke Bowl Blessing. Nowadays, the process has been made even simpler for those who are interested; there are ready-made smudging bunches available, that you can burn and use. In regards to the discussion about whether smudging really removes negativity or does the act just make

one subconsciously more positive, in order to have faith in the smudging is mute. Does it really matter, as long as the practitioner experiences a more positive outlook after the experience? A study published in the Journal of Ethnopharmacology studied smudging methods from more than 50 cultures. They found out that smoke as a delivery system was a far more ancient ritual than they thought and that it could address neurological, dermatological and pulmonary concerns. Not to mention, it was quite effective at removing airborne disease-causing germs too. As a matter of fact:

An hour-long smudging session removed 94% of airborne bacteria

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Improving air quality without the danger of the chemical aerosols that modern-day anti-bacterial sprays come with. What’s more, is that the beneficial effect remained apparent for a month after the initial smudging secession. So it really begs the question, if the smudging kills bacteria in a safe, chemical-free way, doesn’t it impact our physical well-being profoundly, making our inner home environment noticeably healthier and more sanitary? And with better physical health, it is obvious that better mental health and peace of mind will follow. So is this what this healing and cleansing techniques are all about? Is the ritual of removing negative energy only a rhetoric our cultural ancestors chose to explain the fact that this fumigation technique profoundly and positively affected our physical wellbeing? Well, whatever the answer to that is, don’t you think it deserves less skepticism? Would you try it out in your own space? I know I wouldn’t will. Literal Substance Editorial

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THE POWER TO HEAL THY SELF How Kundalini Yoga switches on the self-healing system of the body

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undalini Yoga has the capacity to awaken and activate radical healing responses in the body – no matter what the physical ailment or condition may be.

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When people have fallen into disease they often feel totally dis-empowered, wondering, ‘Who can fix this for me?’ We can spend so much time, money and resources chasing complex symptoms. Kundalini selfempowers people to take

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control of their own healing and awakening journey. It switches on the self-healing system of the body and can help someone who is totally bedridden. Kundalini Yoga is also known as the science of angles, because the different poses and movements often involve having our limbs at angles which put pressure on specific organs and glands. As you hold or sustain the moment, the pressure builds, and when you take the pressure away, blood and energy flows to those areas. If can breathe you can do Kundalini Yoga

There is a great mysticism about Kundalini Yoga but in truth it is systematic, scientific and simple. We are designed to have our Kundalini rise. It’s our energy, our creativity, the unlocking of the nerve of the soul.” The act of building a daily spiritual practice (or Sadhana) is “an act of self-care and self-love and the first step to healing the planet.” Literal Substance Editorial

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THE PRIESTESS OF OYA: IIIYANSA J. MUSE An in-depth conversation with the professional prophetic counselor, divinatory, literary, visual & performing artist to discuss misconceptions, growing up gifted and what the future holds

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crybess (Surname For female sacred writer) iiiYansa (iyansa. indygo.ivory) Judah Muse is a priestess of Oya, professional prophetic counselor, divinatory,

of knowledge through a supernatural means, while cosmology is a study of theories pertaining to the origins and workings of the Universe. Its relation is the finding of one’s supernatural place in the

in my creative arts (poetry, paintings, plays, etc) I did things that way because my Christian religion taught me it was witchcraft and sorcery, thus a sin. I could remember thinking, “What would God want

essence I tried to hide from the world, and the faith to let my path be guided by the Source that gave it to me. One night in despair, I asked in prayer for the Most High for the real reason I here. On this earth, I mean.

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VIDEO INTERVIEW Instagram & IGTV (@iiiyansaiiinygojmuse) Youtube (iiiYansa iiindygo J. Muse) Twitter (scribessiijmuse) Holonis (www.holonis.com/iiiyansaiiindygo) Vimeo (@www.vimeo.com/iiipoeticallymused).

literary, visual & performing artist with a focus on sacred dance and jazz poetry. As a spiritual counselor, she advises from 16 various forms of divination, and has crafted just as many signature readings.

WHAT IS THE MEANING OF DIVINATION AND ITS RELATION TO COSMOLOGY? Divination is the seeking

Universal spectrum.

HOW DID YOU BECOME A PRIESTESS?

(laughs)...Oh boy. Um, let’s just say Oludumare (Ifa name for God/ess)closed every other door in my life but this one. I laugh because I can remember a point in my life when I had MY worldly plans all laid out, while trying to hide my supernatural essence

with me?! I’m too wild hunt down!” 2010-2016 were some of the darkest, revealing, most soul-shattering years of my life. Over that time, my life completely unraveled to a point where everything, and I do mean everything connected to the farce of a life I knew was taken away. I was left with nothing but the very

I suppose priestesshood of Oya was one of His/Her answers…

ARE YOU ABLE TO SEE A PERSON’S FUTURE THROUGH THE TAROT DECK?

Well, Tarot (I use six different tarot decks) brings revelation to a person’s past, present, and future. I use my intuition first, and the tarot card I draw

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2018 YEAR END REVIEW This past year was a doozy! We saw everything from child imprisonment to Black super heroes. Let’s take a look back.

As we prepare to kiss 2018 goodbye let’s reflect on all the lessons this year has taught us. Here’s to the top 10 f-ed up moment’s of 2018….so far. Bill CosbyBlack America witnessed the public lynching of our favorite TV dad, Bill Cosby. To those who never grew up with a father, we were hurt and devastated to discover our perfect TV dad was a damn sexual predator. Tent City- Child detention centers established to detain immigrant children has got to be one of the most sinister ploys of the year. To make add insult to injury, these children are alone, after having been

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stripped away from family, some have to experience sexual abuse in these centers. The number of immigrant children in these centers are increasing drastically. Kanye West2018 we witnessed the complete and total meltdown of Kanye West. This year Yeezy kept up scratching our heads in confusion. From the poopty-scoop song to the awkward meeting with Donald Trump,

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Kanye opened up the topic to mental health. His erratic behavior has us all taking a Xanax. But, “I miss the old Kanye….” Hopefully 2019 will bring him back. Megan Markle and Prince Harry Marriage- 2018 brought collard greens, cornbread, and gumbo to Buckingham Palace. For those who aren’t familiar with their history would say Megan

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Markle is the first person of African descent to become a part of a European royal family. The Royal Wedding was historical. The first time a black minister ever delivered a sermon at Windsor Castle and to add a cherry on top, began his sermon with a quote from Martin Luther King Jr. The wedding was a celebration of African heritage. What a real live princess and the frog moment. Nike’s Colin Kaepernick Campaign made black folks run to foot locker to buy Nike apparel….damn fools. Yeah the message was a powerful statement, Yes we are glad C.K. is able to bounce back from all this black balling he has experienced; but the Nike Corporation is a CORPORATION. They are not a revolutionary organization but a money- making machine. #staywoke

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Black Panther - hit theaters world wide this year. Had AMERICA THE black folks going BEAUTIFUL to the movies like African Maybe that’s a bit tribes. There was a sense overstated. If you of pride and celebration for didn’t know, This country has never Wakanda. You couldn’t tell been “Great” for black black folks Wakanda was people. Watch Video make believe. I went online to book a flight. We know a Wakanda existed. We know art imitates life. Wakanda Forever! Election of 2018 brought the loss of Beto but a victory for the Democratic party. Democratic voters rise in out-spoken, blatant White House, her public reversed the Republican bigotry. United States health campaign, her role momentum in the Senator from Mississippi as a mother, and even House. Democrats Cindy Hyde Smith, who talks about the have gained a has been in office since time she smoked majority in April 2018, commented weed. Now she the House, that “if there was a public is definitely my with 233 seats lynching, I would attend.” role model. in the next Senator We know about Mississippi; Congress. Cindy one name: Emmitt Till. The number Cop Killings- The Hyde of votes cast for Washington Post Smith Democrats in House races reported that in -The culture and climate has increased 50.4 percent 2018 there have 876 of this political arena is from the 2014 midterms. unarmed victims of police still one of total racism and Hopefully a change will shootings. Cases in which prejudice. With the election come. black people were killed of Trump, we have seen a Michelle ObamaMichelle Obama is the black woman from the hood that all women aspire to be. This year our former FLOTUS published her autobiographical memoir BLACK WAR MOVIES entitled “Becoming”. 2018 OF ALL TIME The book talks Our list of the top ten about her roots cinematic war movies with growing up a focus is on Black valor and on the South patriotism while in search Side of Chicago, of equality and American how she found freedom. Watch Video her voice, meeting Barack, her time in the

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Continued from Page 7 affirms. Tarot is one of 16 tools I am fluent in when it comes to divination… No matter which tool the querent selects for me to use, my future visions always comes in twos at a crossroads: One reveals what may happen if a certain pattern doesn’t change, the other reveals what may happen if it does.

WHAT IS YOUR MISSION AS A PRIESTESS?

To name a few, I’d will continue to surrender to a higher path of enlightening humility as a student of life, ever learning and applying what it means to be a woman of Spirit. I will continue to be a vessel of the ancestors and orisa to help others find their way. For enjoyment, I’ll continue to create a stout body of creative works with a strict focus on cosmic information and healing in a way that is

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cinematic, humorous, clever, gritty, and real. In this moment, these things are manifesting through my website, www. poeticallymused.org, my new self-published mystic arts journal, the iiiSangoma, iiiMuse’s Bottle Kraal, my infinite collection of bottle art for house blessing/home decor. Earlier this year, I produced a 45-minute grassroot film, “Legba, Christ, and the Crossroads” on two cellphones (lol), and I am preparing to release a minibook next month, “Kwanzaa for the Kosmos.” My all new Youtube Channel, (I know I’m soo late) will feature my Prophetic Book

of Sunrays, and my Poetic Book of Moonbeams, which are spiritual teachings and poetry readings from the pages of my diaries. I also give daily general tarot messages on my Instagram TV. I will also take this space to say thank you to you, HOTEP Magazine, for allowing me space to share and further the mission. Classes are coming soon, and the rest is a surprise!

WHO ORDAINED YOUR PRIESTESS DEGREE?

Words like ‘ordained’ resonate more with Christianic Theology academia, like the word ‘degree.’ The proper term used for officially coming into any system of African Spirituality is ‘initiated.’ It resonates more with our

traditional rites of passage.

HOW IS ONE CHOSEN?

Hmmm...I would say it is a literal essence of being called by the spiritual powers that be, beyond any earthly qualifications. In my case, I came to discover that I am, in fact, a fourth generation seer from both sides of my family, and all events in my life, along with my cosmic blueprint, provided undeniable proof that I became a priestess of Oya simply because I was born to do so. All initiated have the same revelation, I believe. We come to discover that every experience in our lives groomed us for the path. Perhaps some things are just built in….

WHO ‘INITIATED ME?

Dr. V. Malika Sabah, a highly accomplished High Priestess who is Oloye, Yeyenifa, and founder of Women in a Circle of Healing(www womeninacircleofhealing. com). Beside her was Dr. Ndugu Khan, a highly accredited engineer, martial arts grand master, Oloye, Babalawo, and Hounan. He is founder of Chi Kung Your Health(www. chikungyourhealth.com). They are under the tutilage of Dr. Afolabi Epega, and are the ones who named me “Iyansa.”


WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE OUR COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS ACCOMPLISH TOGETHER IN 2019?

I would like to see us accomplish more events that focus on self reflection, accountability, our supernatural essence,

balance, and celebration of who we are and how far we have come. Many of these things are already in motion, and I am overjoyed to see that.

WHERE CAN ONE ORDER YOUR ARTWORK (BOTTLES, PAINTINGS, ETC.) ONLINE?

My main website is www. poeticallymused.org, which features a page for booking my self-crafted readings, my bottle art, and a place to book me for poetic performance. My social media includes Instagram & IGTV (@iiiyansaiiinygojmuse) Youtube (iiiYansa iiindygo J. Muse)

Twitter (scribessiijmuse) Holonis (www.holonis.com/ iiiyansaiiindygo), and Vimeo(@www.vimeo.com/ iiipoeticallymused). Editorial Interview

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NEW BEGINNINGS

VISION TEST “Lift Your Eyes to the Hills” and make ready for new journey is about to begin. The death of the cold of winter will soon pass and rebirth will set a new course. Follow these 5 easy steps to create a new future.

1. BRAINSTORM YOUR IDEAS Use a White Board

2. FORMULATE A PLAN Write down all inputs and outputs to your plan

3. CREATE A DIAGRAM Draw a chart that shows the inputs and outputs from your plan

Determine whether you will be a sole proprietor, LLC, S-Corp or Corp and submit it to the state if necessary

5. SPEND WITH YOUR COMMUNITY –

(By Us For Us) Spend with B.U.F.U, Keep this in mind once you are up and running. Remember having finance needs a currency (Flow) from one hand to another. Let’s build together. HOTEP! Ryan Smith Bey

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to build lasting connections and actually walk it like you talk it. If you haven’t been to a Buy Black Market Event yet, what are you waiting for? With many of you still celebrating these Christian holidays, like Christmas do yourself and your community a favor and

BUY BLACK this season. Don’t allow your dollars to fuel a machine designed for us to remain dependent on the master as a slave minded people. – Support Black Businesses.

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