Compiled by Aummanuel Bey
There is an obvious agenda to obscure the origins of the "Moor;" and more specifically confine "Moors" solely to the worlds "black" continent (Africa), in the region known as "Mauritania." The "Moorish" identity and nationality has been wrongly ostracized, vilified and denounced based upon fictitious narratives. This slanderous campaign of lies has sought to further denationalize "Moors" while painting them as foreign invaders. However, even with the book burnings and confiscation of historical accounts, much has remained to illuminate the birth cradle of the "Moor." We have various mythos passed down, which have yet to be read in their proper context by the masses. There are mythological accounts based on misinterpretation of the astrological zodiac from which olden tales were written in the stars. There are many sources of literature which have fallen into obscurity; neglected by the minds of modern man. And We have the words divinely prepared and given to remind us of our natural birthright. We only need to look unbiasedly with a open mind in order to glimpse at the truth of the "Moor."
It is generally held that the word "Moor" is defined as "North African, Berber," late 14c., from Old French "More," from Medieval Latin "Morus," from Latin "Maurus" meaning "inhabitant of Mauritania", which stems from Greek "Mauros," thought to be a native name. Yet, it is very unfortunate that many neglect to trace the terms etymological roots further back; as language did not begin with the Greeks and Romans, nor did the term "Moor;" and so we must look further back to find its true source, which brings us to the Phoenician term “Mahurin” meaning “Westerners” and that can be ultimately linked to the Egyptian "M'R," "Mer," "Maur," "Meh-Ru," and "Mu."
Let us turn to “The Holy Koran of the Moorish Science Temple of America” by Prophet Drew Ali, where we find an account of the Moors and their progeniture, in which he writes that: "The inhabitants of Africa are the descendants of the ancient Canaanites from the land of Canaan. Old man Cush and his family are the first inhabitants of Africa who came from the land of Canaan. His father Ham and his family were second. Then came the word Ethiopia, which means the demarcation line of the dominion of Amexem, the first true and divine name of Africa. The dividing of the land between the father and the son. The dominion of Cush, North-East and South-East Africa and North-West and South-West was his father's dominion of Africa. In later years many of their bretheren from Asia and the Holy Lands joined them. The Moabites from the land of Moab who received permission from the Pharaohs of Egypt to settle and inhabit North-West Africa; they were the founders and are the true possessors of the present Moroccan Empire. With their Canaanite, Hittite, and Amorite bretheren who sojourned from the land of Canaan seeking new homes. Their dominion and inhabitation extended from North-East and South-West Africa, across great Atlantis even unto the present North, South, and Central America and also Mexico and the Atlantis Islands; before the great earthquake, which caused the great Atlantic Ocean. The River Nile was dredged and made by the ancient Pharaohs of Egypt, in order to trade with the surrounding kingdoms. Also the Niger river was dredged by the great Pharaoh of Egypt in those ancient days for trade, and it extends eastward from the River Nile, westward across the great Atlantic. It was used for trade and transportation."
There are various references in which gives us further insight regarding “The Holy Koran of the Moorish Science Temple of America” Chapter XLVII: EGYPT, THE CAPITAL EMPIRE OF THE DOMINION OF AFRICA. In the book "The Native Religions of Mexico and Peru" by prof. Albert Reville, who was a distinguished French Protestant theologian, and known as a prolific writer on the comparative history of world religions; had published this book on the native religions of Central America. The work appeared in the annual Hibbert Lectures for 1884, as he alludes expressly to "the resemblance of the Maya civilization to that of ancient Canaan." The Reverend John Campbell of Presbyterian College of Montreal had came to the conclusion that the "Aztecs were Hittites." In the late 18th century, a number of people speculated on the pre-Columbian Phoenician/Canaanite presence in the America, with discoveries like that of the Dighton Rock petroglyphs in Berkley, Massachusetts. Antoine Court de Gébelin argued in Le Monde primitif ("The primeval World") that they commemorated an ancient visit to the East Coast by a group of sailors from Carthage (modern-day Tunisia). In 1872, a stone inscribed with Phoenician writing was discovered in Paraíba, Brazil. It tells of a Phoenician ship which, due to a storm, was separated from a fleet sailing from Egypt around Africa; it also mentions the pharaoh Necho I or Necho II. In the 20th century, adherents of Phoenicians in America such as Cyrus H. Gordon, John Philip Cohane, Ross T. Christensen, Barry Fell and Mark McMenamin; all have given evidence supporting this idea.
John Philip Cohane, published "The Key: A Startling Enquiry into the Riddle of Mans Past," which he claimed that before Egyptian, Greek, Phoenician and Carthaginian eras two major worldwide Semitic migrations took place from the Mediterranean and scattered across the earth. Cohane claimed that geographical names in America have a Semitic origin. Lucio Russo is an Italian physicist, mathematician and historian of science, who in his work titled, "L' America dimenticata," suggests that the Americas were known to some European civilizations in ancient times, probably discovered by the Phoenicians or the Carthaginians, but that the knowledge was lost under Roman expansion in the 2nd century BCE. Barry Fell was best known for his archaeological work in New World epigraphy, arguing that various inscriptions in the Americas are best explained by extensive pre-Columbian contact with Old World civilizations. He published three books which claim that many centuries before Christopher Columbus reached America, Celts, Basques, Phoenicians, Egyptians, and others in North America.
In 1963, Constance Irwin, a faculty member in library science at the University of Iowa, proposed a Phoenician explanation for a number of apparently Near Eastern traits in the advanced civilizations of ancient America, such as infant sacrifice and serpent symbolism. Dr. Welby W. Ricks in his paper, “A Possible Linear Script from Pre-classic Mexico,” calls attention to a “cylinder seal” containing three lines of apparent writing, found at Tlatilco and reported in 1966 by Dr. David H. Kelley. Dr. Ricks thought it was perhaps alphabetic in principle and earlier than and very different from Maya and other previously known Mesoamerican scripts. It is also thought there is a distinct possibility that this new script may turn out to be Hebrew or Phoenician. Thomas Stuart Ferguson, founder of the New World Archaeological Foundation had organized a program of comprehensive lexical comparisons by competent linguists between Hebrew and certain New World languages. It has reported that the Zapotec language of the State of Oaxaca, southern Mexico, shows a 30% comparison in its word list with Hebrew.
Though most of these scholars only speculate regarding Phoenicians or Canaanites migrating to ancient America; it is not unreasonable to finally be open minded enough to consider their migration and expansion being from America towards the eastern Hemisphere leaving typographical Place-names and cultural rites in various coastal settlements they established along the way. In the book “A Book of the Beginning” by English poet and Egyptologist Gerald Massey, he tells us that: “This name for a land lying north-west of the African centre-always reckoning from the south-would deposit the names of the Mauri land; Marmarica (a duplicate form) and Marocco as the Mauri or Moors went farther north into Spain, or Tzeiphon. From these and other data may be drawn the inference that the Maori people were self-named as the emigrants who came from the north-west, one name of which Mauru, Egyptian Meru, Meroe or the Meh-ru.” Gerald Massey further states that: “The Mauri name is that of the later Moors, of a land under the Tropic of Cancer and north-west of the equator, as well as of Aethiopia the typical birthplace. And the name of the Moors found on the Egyptian monuments is written Mauri or Maurui. The original Mauri dwelt in the north-western land lying between the Atlantic and Mediterranean, and their name is identifiable with that of the Maori, whose traditions derive them from the north-west.”
In the book “New Light from the Great Pyramid: The Astronomico-geographical System of the Ancients” by Egyptologist Albert Ross Parsons, he also elaborates on the connection between Moors, Mauritania and America, writing that: “The Talligew or Tellegewi Indians, whose name survives in the Alleghany shows that the Telchines – whose name again suggests both the Tallegewi and the Alleghanies – were Egyptian priests who bore the device of an eagle upon their standards, and they belonged to a race which had escaped to Mauritania upon the destruction of Atlantis. The sons of Ad (or At) are found at the base of all the most ancient races of men, to wit, the Hebrews (Aperus = Peruvians) the Persians, the Arabians, the Chaldees, the Hindus, the Egyptians, the Ethiopians, the Mexicans, and the Central-Americans. Now the Teutonic (Titanic) name for the Ad-lantic (Atlantic) eagle is Ad-ler, or bird of Ad, while Adelheit is the German name of nobility.” Albert Ross Parsons further expounds upon the idea of the Mauritanians being emigrates to Africa, as he says: “In early times colonies went by the name of the deity they worshipped or by the name of the insignia or hieroglyphic under which their country was denoted. Every act of such people was placed to the account of the deity under such device. Thus, instead of saying that the Egyptians (eagles) or Canaanites (swans) did such and such things, they said it was done by Jupiter in the shape of an eagle or a swan. Thus the Telchines, who were Ammonian priests, came to Attica under the conduct of Jupiter in the shape of an eagle. By this it is meant that they were Egyptian priests and an eagle was the device in their standard as well as the insignia of their nation. Some of the same family were found among the Atlantis (survivors of the lost Atlantis in the Atlantic Ocean) who escaped to and resided in Mauritania.” Lastly, he leaves us with the following: “Merops was a king of the island of Cos, who married Clymene, one of the Oceanides. He was changed into an eagle, and placed among the constellations. This connects the name Merops with the land overshadowed by eagles. The name of Meru was carried to Africa in many forms, as Meroe, Merawe, El Meraouy, Ammaram etc.”
In the book entitled, “The Venus Blueprint: Uncovering the Ancient Science of Sacred Spaces” By Richard Merrick, the author gives us information relating to the variants of the word "Moor" and its etymological root; writing that: “Now to be fair, this is not the only path taken by the Rig-Veda and "Meru" name. Variations of the name traveled with many different people along often-circuitous routes at different times in history. For example, the people who migrated across the Mediterranean into Spain from North Africa were known as Moors or Moorish, a derogatory name meaning dark (think Moon and night). They came from Moroccan cities such as Marrakech (again meaning “Land of God”) and Mauritania-both located beneath the Atlas mountain range west of Egypt. In this way the word for “dark” was likely taken from these dark people’s belief in Meru and the corresponding Egyptian M’R." Richard Merrick then tells us that: “We can say the same about Meru as a name in India. The Mauryan Empire that first unified the entire Indian subcontinent in 340 BCE was named after its emperor Chandragupta Maura. In this case, the emperor’s name is believed to have originated from Moriya or Maurya after another reference to the sacred mountain of the Rig-Veda.”
Not only have we been given Phoenician evidence, but there is numerous references that validate the presence of ancient Egyptians in the Americas. In the book “Amerika: Timeless World” by Chilean-born writer and researcher Hector Burgos Stone, we are told that: “Egyptians were originally natives of South America’s equatorial regions. Throughout Peru, Bolivia and southern Brazil numerous findings have substantiated comparisons to ancient Egypt. Such discoveries pertain to customs, myths, common names of gods and etymological similarities.” Hector Burgos Stone also tells us that: “According to ancient Egyptian legends and traditions. The Sphinx came from the west. And the Egyptians held the west as the land of their forefathers. In other words, it was Amenti. It was America.”
In the book “Mysteries of Ancient South America” by British journalist Harold T. Wilkins, he describes that: “The great Sun Temple of ancient Tiahuanaco was built on the top of a gigantic truncated pyramid, one more pointer towards the probable or possible fact that the ancestors of the ancient Egyptians of the Pharaohs came from some lost land far out in the Western Pacific.” Harold T. Wilkins also lets us know that: “Apollinaire Frot, who had gone into the unknown region, west of the Goyaz plateau, to search for some very ancient gold mines. For half a century, Frot had hunted these ancient mines, and, in the course of his wanderings, had stumbled on ancient rock inscriptions in Amazonas and the Matto Grosso woods which, to his amazement, revealed the amazing fact that the ancestors of the ancient Egyptians were of South American origin, and had left these petroglyphs as portolanos to the location of the ancient gold mines they worked, and which are now shrouded in dense brush and lianas, haunted by poisonous snakes, loathsome insects whose bite is pathogenic, and dangerous animals."
Perhaps, most compelling yet lest known references establishing "Moors" cradle or origin within the Western Hemisphere, particularly that of America; comes from the mythos and the zodiacal equivalents from which they were originally based upon. In the work “Researches into the lost histories of America; or, The Zodiac shown to be an old terrestrial Map in Which the Atlantic Isle is Delineated; so that Light can be thrown upon the obscure histories of the earthworks and ruined cities of America” By English tailor and Atlantis enthusiast William Stephens Blacket, the author tells us that: “The history of Egypt must, to some extent, hang on to the west coast of South America. There must have been migrations from that land into the valley of the Nile, sufficient in extent and influence to have created a religion and given Egypt – a God.”
William Stephens Blacket even gives us description of Americas role in mythology, as he states that: “In classic literature, America can be detected in the person of Oceanus, the father of the Oceanides, an important race of people who are discoverable in all parts of the old continent. Diodorus Siculus even puts them in India. There is some difference between the Greek and the Latin cosmogonies, in relation to Oceanus. The Greek list makes him to be one of the Titans. The Latin list makes him to be a brother of Saturn, Hyperion and Titan. This difference is quite immaterial, when it is seen, that the characters mentioned, are not individual men; but that they embody what may be called ancient ethnology and Geography. It is certainly very curious to find the great Gods of antiquity to be impersonations of countries and stem-fathers of races; but it cannot be helped. It is a part of the system of concealment, by which the muses of history have handed down their knowledge.”
William Stephens Blacket further elaborates stating that: “Oceanus is not in the maps, so that he must be localized by combination. Homer makes the localization of Oceanus quite plain, when he puts Tethys and Ocean "far off," at the bounds of the earth. The Hindoo map and the Oriental description of mount Caf shew what the ancients mean by" the bounds of the earth." It is the land which surrounds the great Ocean, which flows round the old continent. It is America. It may be objected, that the expression "far off at the bounds of the earth" must mean the extremity of Western Europe: but what claim has Gaul or Britain to be the parent of 3000 rivers? It may be said, that it is the Ocean that is the parent of the rivers. But, in that case, how can Oceanus have a wife and 3000 nymphs for children? No: Oceanus is an impersonation of America, but let his myth be read. “Oceanus was a powerful deity of the Sea, son of Cselus and Terra. He married Tethys, by whom he had the most principal rivers, such as the Alpheus, Peneus, Stryrnon, &c., with a number of daughters, who are called from him Oceanides. According to Homer, Oceanus was the father of all the Gods, and on that account he received frequent visits from the rest of the deities. He is generally represented as an old man with a long beard and sitting upon the waves of the sea. He often holds a pike in his hand, while ships under sail appear at a distance, or a sea monster stands near him. Oceanus presided over every part of the sea, and even the rivers were subjected to his power." Add to this the myth of his wife. "Tethys, the greatest of the Sea deities, was wife of Oceanus and daughter of Uranus and Terra. She was mother of the Chiefest Rivers of the universe, such as the Nile, the Alpheus, the Mcsander, Simois, Peneus, Evenus, Scamander, &c., and about 3000 daughters called Oceanides. Tethys is confounded by some mythologists with her granddaughter Thetis, the wife of Peleusand the mother of Achilles."
William Stephens Blacket lends further credence to the idea of Oceanus being America personified, telling us that: “This allocation of Oceanus as the America of the old world is one of the grandest conceptions discoverable in the highly poetical and figurative writings of the Muses. The Ocean of the terrestrial globe is the vast extent of water, which stretches from Great Britain to Japan. It occupies a very large part of the world. Oceanus, as the great sea deity, reclines on his watery couch, right in its very centre. He is the father of the greatest rivers of the earth, such as the Mississippi, the Ohio, the Missouri, the Amazon, and. the Orinoco. He is the father of 3000 nymphs, who, in their own spacious prairies and woods, have given rise to races, which have peopled their own great land, and by migrations into other parts of the habitable globe, have become the mothers of mighty nations. But he is not a solitary God, sitting in his own domain, Lord of the mighty Ocean. He receives frequent visits from the rest of the deities. Then, to crown the magnificent description of the watery king, he is the father of all the Gods source of divinities to Europe, Asia, and Africa. Such is the poetical imagery and Bardic conception of ancient America!”
William Stephens Blacket even makes associations of America, Atlantis, and Mauritania; pronouncing that: “According to received opinions, relating to ancient Ethnology, these three quotations are irreconcilable. Josephus makes the Arphaxadites to be the Chaldeans: so that in these extracts, there are no less than five races, and they spreading from Mauritania to India, to whom is ascribed Astronomy and the Zodiacs ; Brahmans of India, Ethiopians of Africa, Chaldeans of Babylonia, Phoenicians of Mauritania, and Atlantides. But, in the light of the present work, where mythology is allowed to correct misconceptions of antiquity, the quotations agree. These five races are all Atlantides. They acquire their distinctive names, in the countries to which they migrate.”
William Stephens Blacket further exclaims that: “But who are the Atlantides? They are the children of Atlas, king of the Atlantic Isle. The Atlantides are also called Oceanides, that is to say, they are people living in the Atlantic Ocean. It is true, that Diod: Siculus makes Atlas Egyptius, king of Mauritania, but Mauritania is not an Island, and it can, by no forced construction, be called the Atlantic Isle, and Mauritania offers no evidences of having been the abode of astronomers. To find Atlas, as an astronomer, one must look beyond the Atlantic Ocean. In other words, one must look to America for the Atlantides who " knew all the soundings of the deep and had obelisks, on which were drawn the system of heaven and earth," that is to say, Zodiacal maps, descriptive at once both of heaven and earth.”
Lastly, William Stephens Blacket tells us that: “Now, at the present day, it requires very little research to find Atlas, the astronomer, in America. The Spaniards, in their discovery of America, found Atlas himself, still engaged, at the lapse of thousands of years, on his astronomical studies. In Mexico, it is the Aztlans that were astronomers. Here is Atlas himself in his old name. He is King of the Atlantic Isle. That the Aztlans were astronomers is manifest, from the accounts given of them by the Spaniards, and that they are the same as the Atlas Egyptius, of whom Diod : Sic : speaks, is plain, from the resemblance observable between the Aztlan astronomy and that of Egypt. The following extracts from Prescott's "Conquest of Mexico" will prove that fact.”
There are numerous facts and references being brought to daylight that further give credence to the Moorish cradle of nativity being upon the soil of America. When the historical, astrological and mythological accounts are pieced together rather scrutinized apart; the whole picture is then complete, placing the Moorish identity as American before it was emigrated towards the eastern hemisphere.
The "Moor" is wholly "American!"