THE MASTER KEY
Answer: The Djed Pillar is a symbol from Ancient African culture which represented concepts related to “stability”.
Question: What is the Ankh?
Answer: The Ankh is a symbol from Ancient African culture which represented concepts related to “Life”.
Question: What is the Waas Scepter?
Answer: The Waas Scepter is a symbol from Ancient African culture which represented concepts related to “Power”.
Question: Are there any Ancient primary sources which depict the Djed Pillar, the Ankh, and the Waas Scepter grouped together?
Answer: Yes, the Djed Pillar, the Ankh, and the Waas Scepter are routinely depicted grouped together in the Medu Neter Hieroglyphics found throughout Ancient Kemet to represent concepts related to “Stability, Life, and Power”. The Djed Pillar, the Ankh, and the Waas scepter are also depicted grouped together in the staff held by the Ancient African Deity named Khonsu, the traveler. And, the Djed Pillar, the Ankh, and the Waas scepter are also depicted grouped together in the staff held by the Ancient African Deity of Technology, Engineering, Artisans, Craftsmen, and Blacksmiths named PTAH.
Question: Besides being held by the Ancient African deity of Technology and Engineering named PTAH, are there any other relationships between the Djed Pillar, the Ankh, and the Waas Scepter to Science, Engineering, and Technology?
Answer: Yes, the book entitled “The Ankh, the African Origin of Electromagnetism” by Nur Ankh Amen points out the relationship between the concept of “life”, which is made possible by way of the flow of electricity and magnetism, in the Human body, to the potential electromagnetic characteristics of metallic Ankhs. The book “The Ankh, the African Origin of Electromagnetism” also points out the similarity between the appearances of the Djed Pillar, to an electronic voltage source known as the pile battery. The book “P.T.A.H. Technology: Engineering Applications of African Sciences” further expounds on the concepts presented in the book “The Ankh, the African Origin of Electromagnetism” by showing through experimentation and demonstration that an Electromagnetic Ankh can in fact be constructed utilizing the Djed Pillar, a symbol representing stability, as a pile battery, Stable DC voltage source, the Ankh as a Solenoid coil, and the Waas scepter as the core at the center of the Ankh coil. Moreover, the book "P.T.A.H. Technology: Engineering Applications of African Sciences” shows that not only is the geometry and appearance of the Ancient African symbols of the Djed Pillar, the Ankh, and the Waas Scepter consistent with what they “look like” in modern electric circuits, but also, the Ancient Meaning of these symbols, Djed representing Stability, Ankh representing Life, and Waas representing power, are consistent with what they would mean in an electric circuit: Djed Pillar Pile Battery being a source of stable DC voltage, the flow of electrical current through the loop of the Ankh creating an Electromagnet, and the association between Life being made possible by the flow of Electricity and Magnetism in the Human body, and the Waas scepter representing power which is consistent with Electric power. Even more interesting, the book “P.T.A.H. Technology: Engineering Applications of African Sciences” shows that in an electrical circuit, the grouping of the symbols of the Djed Pillar, the Ankh, and the Waas scepter representing Voltage, Current, and Power respectively, forms a mathematical equation essential and fundamental to modern circuit theory known as Ohm’s Law. Thus, in the fields of Science, Technology, and Engineering, the Djed, Ankh, and Waas can be understood as Mathematic Objects, symbols, or variables in an equation.
Question: What is a Mathematical Object, and What is a Variable?
Answer: A mathematic object is a type of Abstraction or symbol which can represent a thing, idea, or concept. In mathematics, a variable is a symbol designating a value that may change within the scope of a given problem or set of operations
Question: Ok, so you are suggesting that the Djed, Ankh, and Waas are a “Master Key” to African Science, Technology, and Engineering, but so far you have only discussed how the Djed, Ankh, and Waas can be understood as Mathematic variables in equations related to Electronics. Are there any other fields of Science, Technology, or Engineering which the Djed, Ankh, and Waas can serve as symbols in Mathematic equations?
Answer: Yes. The book “9 E.T.H.E.R. R.E. Engineering” by African Creation Energy expounds on the topics discussed in the book “P.T.A.H. Technology: Engineering Applications of African Sciences” by showing how the topics of Thermodynamics, Hydrodynamics, and Fluid Mechanics can be extended from the discussion about the movement of electrons by using African symbology. When the “Electromagnet” described in the book “P.T.AH. Technology” is constructed by connecting the Djed, Ankh, and Waas, it heats up as the electrons move through the solenoid coil of the Ankh. Thus there is a direct relationship between the movement of electrons, or electricity, to the flow of heat, or Thermodynamics. This relationship is further strengthened by the fact that the Ancient African deity of Technology and Engineering named Ptah, who is depicted holding the Djed, Ankh, and Waas symbols in his staff, is said to have been married to a goddess named Sekhmet who is related to the “power of heat” or Thermodyanmics. Furthermore, in his article entitled “Reinterpretations of the Ankh Symbol Part 2” by Asar Imhotep, he discusses the relationship of “bio-mimicry” between the appearance and meaning of the Djed, Ankh, and Waas symbols, to the Spinal Column, Thorax Bones, and Brain stem respectively, and how this relates to the Cardiovascular processes which sustain life in the Human body. Considering that the Cardiovascular process in the Human body is a form of Hydraulics and Fluid Mechanics with the flow or movement of liquid in the form of Blood, and the flow or movement of air in the form of breath or respiration, then we can see how the symbols of the Djed, Ankh, and Waas can serve as symbols in Mathematic equations related Electricity, Thermodynamics, Hydraulics or Fluid Mechanics, and Mechanical Engineering.
Question: The analogies and synchronicities which you have presented here are nice, but is it really necessary to make these comparisons? Is there any added benefit or evidence to suggest that these analogies actually help students better learn and remember the scientific and engineering principles?
Answer: Yes. Electrical, Thermal, Hydraulic, and Mechanical interdisciplinary analogies have been developed over time. and have been routinely included as part of curriculums taught in Science and Engineering programs at Universities across the world. The relationship between Power, Current, and Voltage known as Ohm's Law in the Electrical Discipline, to the relationship between Power, Temperature, and Heat Flow known as Fourier's Law in Thermodynamics, to the relationship between Power, Pressure, and Fluid Flow known as Poiseuille's Law in Hydraulics and Fluid Mechanics, to the relationship between Power, Force, and Velocity known as Dashpot in the Mechanical Discipline, regularly serve as a form of Transformative learning Pedagogy for Science and Engineering professors. For example, the concept of electrons flowing from a battery through a wire may not be as easily understood by a student as the concept of water flowing from a pump through a pipe. Therefore, the Hydraulic analogy to the Electrical discipline provides a Transformative learning methodology by which the concept may be better comprehended. However, like all analogies, there are benefits and limitations. Transformative learning is the Pedagogical modality utilized most frequently by Master Teachers. Transformative learning is the expansion of consciousness through the transformation of basic worldview; transformative learning is facilitated through consciously directed processes such as appreciatively accessing and receiving the symbolic contents and critically analyzing underlying premises. Therefore, based on the aforementioned premises, the symbols of the Djed, Ankh, and Waas can be utilized by Science and Engineering teachers, instructors, and professors to student of Egyptian, Kemetic, or African-centered studies, as part of a Transformative learning pedagogy, and as part of a Constructivist or “discovery” model of education by gaining new information about Electrical, Thermal, Hydraulic, and Mechanical disciplines from existing knowledge which has been generated by learning about the Djed Pillar, the Ankh, and the Waas Scepter.
Question: Are you trying to suggest that the Ancient Egyptians actually had all this advanced scientific and engineering knowledge about Electrical, Thermal, Hydraulic, and Mechanical mathematic equations?
Answer: The purpose of this presentation is to neither confirm nor deny what knowledge may have been known to people who lived over 5000 years ago. The purpose of this presentation is to demonstrate how the Ancient African symbols of the Djed, Ankh, and Waas can be used as a “Master Key” to comprehending Electrical, Thermal, Hydraulic, and Mechanical science and engineering disciplines which are practical, applicable, and relevant to survival, well-being, and nation building in your life right now. The process of taking African cultural symbols and concepts from the past and making them relevant and practical in the here-and-now, is part of the Sankofa approach to studying history. Sankofa is an Adinkra symbol from Ghana West Africa, which is depicted as a bird with its head turned backwards, meaning “ go back and get it”. The Sankofa symbol represents a practical approach to studying History by taking from the past what is good, and bringing it into the present, in order to make positive progress through the practical application and utilization of knowledge. Therefore, in the spirit of Sankofa, the Djed, Ankh, and Waas can be used as a “Master Key” to comprehending Electrical, Thermal, Hydraulic, and Mechanical phenomena.
However, what are the chances that Ptah, the Ancient African deity associated with Engineering and Technology, would be holding a set of symbols which have such a synchronous association to symbols and concepts across electrical, thermal, hydraulic, and mechanical engineering and technology disciplines. Moreover, the movement from the electron (electricity), to heat flow (thermodynamics), to element flow (hydraulics), to the movement of matter (mechanics) is consistent with the modern scientific description of the way sound is generated up from the movement of electrons to the movement of matter, and is also consistent with the cosmology found in the Memphite Theology of Ptah rising from the primordial abyss (electrical and thermal) and then imagining with his heart (hydraulic) and speaking with his tongue (mechanical) to produce sound. Indeed, the Djed, Ankh, and Waas are The Master Key mathematic symbols to African Science, Technology, and Engineering. A master key is One Key which can open up several different locks, and a master symbol is One symbol which can be used to apply to several different concepts. This is that key which will open the domain of multiple disciplines. You now hold the key that is between 1 and 9, for the key does not open the door, you do.