Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Highest Calling the Law of Gender

I found this proverb as a beautiful expression of the positive energy of the masculine & feminine principles. While it is true that both energies live within each one of us... it is an even stronger representation when the energy aligns with its incarnated gender! 


 The complete version of this proverb is as follows:


“A woman’s highest calling is to lead a man to his soul,
So as to unite him with the Source;
Her lowest calling is to seduce,
Separating man from soul
And leave him aimlessly wandering.
A man’s highest calling is to protect a woman,
So she is free to walk the earth unharmed.
His lowest calling is to ambush
Forcing his way into her life
And Leave her tied to the mundane world.”

As I always re-member, I am a soul having a human experience, this proverb speaks to me as the paradigm of Ausar and Auset.

This original Kemetic creation story tells about the first manifestations of life, siblings, humans, and principles as- Set, Ausar, Auset and Neb-Het. Jealous Set destroyed his brother, Ausar the benevolent ruler, carved his body into 14 pieces, and hid these pieces all over the planet. Ausar's body parts represent the geo-sacred spaces all over the planet. They also represent the aspects of spiritual powers of mankind that have been destributed all over the earth from KMT and can also be found in each of us and in all aboriginal cultures. Auset traveled all over the world and found all of the pieces of her husband except one. She became the first to give birth through immaculate conception. These 4 siblings represent the 4 aspects of the human spirit. She gave birth to a son and named him Heru. He grew to vanquish his father's murder and restore the benevolent kingdom of  God and mankind.

We all have the choice to be bound by the mundane world or ascend to our highest spiritual nature...  to hear the voice and rise to do the biding of the creator, or to live only in our carnal nature, to seduce, deceive, show force, and rely only on the impirical nature of our human bodies and senses. 

Many have no clue what the millennial-long social contracts have been within the scope of gender and human family relationships. Yet, there are divine principals of Yen and Yang, male and female that dwell within all of us. Gender is one of the laws or principles of Imhotep (aka- Hermetic principles)

People are now struggling with gender roles in these times so, some may have a problem with this proverb because of gender politics in the media. Many people have been utterly and hopelessly poisoned by the corruption of western society and western thinking. We live with venomous comments that reek of hateful propaganda, spoon-fed to the masses regularly through media and even academic outlets.

 It would uplift us all to heed the words of wisdom of our ancestors; unfortunately, many will just trample and destroy these values, just as many had contributed to the destruction of the Cherokee people and continue to destroy aboriginal peoples and their way of life.



Amen Par Ankh (Sacred House of Life) and Amen Ankh Farm; is a spiritual center to become balanced physically, emotionally and spiritually and to Realize your fullest capacities of life, health, prosperity and strength. We provide Life Coaching, gentle yoga, classes, Energy work Courses, Gifts, and Accessories, Cultural Ceremonies, Workshops and special Events. Contact Us and become a member as We Celebrate the Cycles of Life! Email: amen.parankh@gmail.com , Call: 816-304-7240 sign-up for courses and support: http://www.gofundme.com/amen-urban-farm, for more information: http://emwot.ws/Amen_ParAnkh  , http://amen-parankh.blogspot.com/  , Amen Par Ankh is a place of peace and healing through connection with nature and the cycles of life. Here we can truly come together and create and build something to share together. It is our intention that this spiritual center becomes a sacred space for personal discovery with quiet reflection and time for internal work, but is also an active space for expressions of our life. Dua (Thank you!) ♥. We offer:

Ceremony, Counseling, Coaching, Cleansing, & Classes

Monday, July 15, 2013

EMWOT Property Management for Green Sustainability



Amen Par Ankh (Sacred House of Life) and Amen Ankh Farm; is a spiritual center to become balanced physically, emotionally and spiritually and to Realize your fullest capacities of life, health, prosperity and strength. We provide Life Coaching, gentle yoga, classes, Energy work Courses, Gifts, and Accessories, Cultural Ceremonies, Workshops and special Events. Contact Us and become a member as We Celebrate the Cycles of Life! Email: amen.parankh@gmail.com , Call: 816-304-7240 sign-up for courses and support: http://www.gofundme.com/amen-urban-farm , information: http://emwot.ws/Amen_ParAnkh , http://amen-parankh.blogspot.com/ , Amen Par Ankh is a place of peace and healing through connection with nature and the cycles of life. Here we can truly come together and create and build something to share together. It is our intention that this spiritual center becomes a sacred space for personal discovery with quiet reflection and time for internal work, but is also an active space for expressions of our life. Dua (Thank you!) ♥. We offer: Ceremony, Counseling, Coaching, Cleansings, & Classes

Trayvon Martin's Death Marks the End of a Post Racial Society Delusion

I AM TRAYVON’s FAMILY! I am his mother, his aunt, his cousins, his sister, his teacher, his grandmother, and I live in HIS world… I am so disappointed. My sons have been lynched by the “Just-Us” of this society, far too long. My outrage and distrust in the US civic and legal system isn't just about "z" anymore it is about our own self-determination in controlling an oppressive power structure- that systematically emasculates and dehumanizes our men and censors and manipulates the mass media. "z" was only their attack dog for the status quo of gentrification of commercial businesses and real estate. So he only served the interests of that status quo... For our young men to be on an unspoken curfew- and invisible redline, where they cannot go out at night to buy the toxic waste of GMO high fructose Candy and Tea is a paradox. We work at their jobs, buy from their stores, eat their junk foods, We rent from them- Instead of organizing to create and own OUR world. Trayvon was profiled by someone who has inserted the alien oppressive stereotypes of this society. Mexicans and other Latin speaking people have often leaped in and out of the WASP Privileged society structure for their own survival. All they have to do is deny their culture and speak English. We call this "Passing." “z” considers himself to be a part of this “WASP” (White Arrogant Society of the Privileged.) This brainwashed attack dog is now celebrated and financially supported by these same WASP gated communities and political organizations!

Trayvon still matters today. The legacy of this young man’s life and his traumatic destruction and miscarriage of justice, reverberates, echoes and metastasizes as a symbol in so many matters of day to day prejudices, bigotry, stereotypes, sentiments, attitudes and actions toward our Black youth in the U.S.

Currently, in Kansas City, our youth are being racially profiled, corralled and blocked out of public access areas in Kansas City. They have shut our youth out of Swope Park, The Country Club Plaza, Westport, the 39th street shopping area, and The Power and Light district.

Here in KC we have the Country Club Plaza - The first Gated Community built by JC Nichols, for "white flight" from Integration, and the Power and "Light- white- Reich" districts for example, that are heralded as elite commercial and tourism attractions.

The Power and Light District is presently a commercial business organization that has put in place watchdog security strategies that have stereotyped our Afrikan American males in particular and instituted their dress codes that attack the cultural attire of Afrikan Americans. They have also attacked Afrikan American business owners and discouraged patronage by sending city officials to nitpick and pass out city code citations, while the police, harass the patrons in the parking lots and on their way home. To address this blatant discrimination, our young people staged a “White Tee-Shirt” Protest in 2008… http://www.pitch.com/FastPitch/archives/2008/08/31/aclu-protests-power-and-light-dress-code , http://www.tonyskansascity.com/2008/08/tkc-exclusive-aclu-plans-white-t-shirt.html Very little was changed. Even Afrikan American community leaders, dressed in full traditional Afrikan Attire, have been thrown out of businesses in this district.

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The Country Club Plaza - Was the first Gated Community built by JC Nichols, for "white flight" from Integration. There was a time when Blacks were not allowed to live passed 24th street, and The Plaza was a segregated area where only Black menial workers and maids were allowed to enter. They also had "Sundown Laws" in place after 6pm. Presently this area has the only local movie theater in the midtown metro area. This has created an uproar and complaints against Black youth who are seen around the fountains and high price tagged shops. KC Black parents are not organized to chaperon and self-police our youth from their own neighborhoods or sufficiently provide mentorship and assistance for struggling single parents,  or carpool and provide transportation for the youth to go in public areas. Black people are expressing so much self-hatred toward our youth, and yet, we are ignoring the fact that we are all steadily being harassed, detained, picked off and quarantined by the police, targeting mostly the blighted zip code areas where many Black elderly, disabled, lower income single parents and those on fixed incomes are concentrated.




Now on the south side of Kansas City, they are building a new nuclear weapons plant facility for the military industrial complex, while tearing down the old, Honeywell/Bendix nuclear weapons plant- to create one great Brownfield area. In the heart of the midtown area, the city builds a brand new police campus that includes a forensic lab (as if there is an anticipation of more death by murder and crime.) Prior to this multi-million dollar building project, many of the Black Homeowners (often elderly and on fixed incomes) were forced out of their properties, without even a fair market replacement value, which prevented them from restoring their lives and being able to move into another home that was comparable to their existing way of life. The Public Education system formulated an attack against the homegrown Afrikan Centered School to replace it with a doppelganger Afro-themed construct.

In effect, our youth are being systematically captured, fingerprinted, photographed and branded as juvenile delinquents to be treated as refugees in their own residential areas. This seems like our youth are pre-sentenced for the prison Industrial complex. The paradox of federal penitentiaries is that the tax dollars are now given to the rural areas for each prisoner, where the majority of these prisons are built- in many cases ON THE SAME LAND THAT WAS ONCE USED AS SLAVE PLANTATIONS! So even more money is siphoned out of the Black economy and neighborhoods.

What I find most disturbing is the apathy! In any other community, If we found 2 youth per week, murdered, or missing, there would be an international moratorium until there is an end to this tragedy! Yet this IS happening, all over the world, to people of color. Black families, overwhelmingly are not involved in the foster parents provider system. The majority of the children who are left orphaned by our imprisoned fathers and mothers, are also left vulnerable, so that the cycle perpetually continues. To compound this, Afrikan Americans are dying MORE from stress, and contaminated foods to mitigate what I call the hand of death and disease, Stroke, Heart Attack, Diabetes, High Blood Pressure, and Cancers!

It is so typical to hear House Negropeans attempt to rationalize a “post racial society” when it is nonexistent. I speak of arrogant classism and privilege in the oppression of man’s inhumanity against man and in opposition to our struggle for human rights in which African American leaders were slaughtered, lynched and detoured from the successful achievement of economic acquisition by Cointelpro. If you would only research the profound disparities in relationship to police and civil brutality and murder of African American Men, and the prison industrial complex, You would know that the odds are stacked against our people.

YES I AM ANGRY -I am outraged, and very hurt about the continual and systematic injustices toward Afrikan American Men, and those who seek to rationalize and justify the wholesale lynching, murder, disenfranchisement and neo-slavery of our men from the third grade- to special education and the penitentiary. This is a cycle of violence and terrorism that our young men are daily introduced to. I had a Father and Mother in my household, with Brothers, Uncles, Sons, Students, and Grandsons that need more than just their fathers and mothers together in the household, a basketball hoop and an integrated “Kum-ba-ya”. They need to know how to live, survive and maneuver in a world of apathy, callused bigots, institutionalized psychopathic racism, invisible redlining and a treacherous civil and legal system!

Trayvon Martin also had a father and mother in his household- Trayvon went out on the night of his murder, at the request of his little brother, and was never able to make it back home to his family or his little brother- to be a role model and a big brother to him! Yet even though Trayvon was innocent of any crime, he was caught up in the system and a world of prejudice and stereotypes and at the mercy of a no-win system of heartless, opportunist vigilantes that have targeted our young men for genocide and mentacide.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Native_Son


YES! We have the same rights to our own Kujichagulia (Self-determination) -in building our own self- sustainable economic communities, just as Latinos, Mormons, Jewish, Native Americans, Chinese, Mennonites, Islamic, Italian, Japanese, Koreans, Buddhist, Taiwanese, and other communities have. WE NEED OUR OWN small businesses, land, resources, energy, militias, and police and private security! We DON’T NEED TO LIVE AS SECOND CLASS CITIZENS IN A society that still views Afrikan Americans as a “sub-class.”


I AM TRAYVON’s FAMILY. I am his mother, his aunt, his cousins, his sister, his teacher, his grandmother, and I live in HIS world… I have a right to grieve the loss of my son without the typical middle class conservative worldview sentiments and opinions.  I hear the hateful gloating of the same old callus, insensitive and offensive, Archie Bunker bigoted mentality. It is apparent that the US Corporatocracy may have some “demons” of their own to deal with. The US has used African Americans as scapegoats far too long.

By the way, there is no such thing as “race.” It is just another political construct (like the term urban core) to isolate, redline, dehumanize and terrorize independent communities and rob them of economic stability. There is an undeniable “skin game” that is real for melaninated peoples. This is pervasive all over the world, where Black skinned people are hidden outcasts from the overall population and society. Indian “Untouchables,”   Black Mexicans, Black Chinese, and Black Europeans are often hidden and unspoken. Yet, racial profiling still exists, along with, police brutality, the Injustice system, economic redlining, and other “white” collar criminals and invaders! When I use the word “white” I don’t speak of race- I speak of the 1% elite class and those who identify and discriminate using this construct to receive privileges. This is part of the Stockholm syndrome of PTSD(Post Traumatic Stress Disorders) that many suffer from.


Amen Par Ankh (Sacred House of Life) and Amen Ankh Farm; is a spiritual center to become balanced physically, emotionally and spiritually and to Realize your fullest capacities of life, health, prosperity and strength. We provide Life Coaching, gentle yoga, classes, Energy work Courses, Gifts, and Accessories, Cultural Ceremonies, Workshops and special Events. Contact Us and become a member as We Celebrate the Cycles of Life! Email: amen.parankh@gmail.com , Call: 816-304-7240 sign-up for courses and support: http://www.gofundme.com/amen-urban-farm , information: http://emwot.ws/Amen_ParAnkh , http://amen-parankh.blogspot.com/ , Amen Par Ankh is a place of peace and healing through connection with nature and the cycles of life. Here we can truly come together and create and build something to share together. It is our intention that this spiritual center becomes a sacred space for personal discovery with quiet reflection and time for internal work, but is also an active space for expressions of our life. Dua (Thank you!) ♥. We offer: Ceremony, Counseling, Coaching, Cleansings, & Classes

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Announcing Harambee Builders Cooperative

Our Bold and Brave African American Men of Kansas City are Coming together to create a better tomorrow for Kansas City with their own Self Determination.
 
Harambee means "People Pulling Together". As it is in our ways of the past, So it Shall Be, Now and in the Future.

Establishing a cooperative is not one of the more common ways of doing business. Yet the Harambee Builder's Cooperative has come together with an approach to not only provide resources, training and a verifiable income, but also ownership in their own company, where they work, as well as ownership of one the homes that they have built, if they so choose!

If you would like to be involved or learn more information, fool free to contact them by calling the number on the flyer below.

Amen Par Ankh (Sacred House of Life) and Amen Ankh Farm; is a spiritual center to become balanced physically, emotionally and spiritually and to Realize your fullest capacities of life, health, prosperity and strength. We provide Life Coaching, gentle yoga, classes, Energy work Courses, Gifts, and Accessories, Cultural Ceremonies, Workshops and special Events. Contact Us and become a member as We Celebrate the Cycles of Life! Email: amen.parankh@gmail.com , Call: 816-304-7240 sign-up for courses and support: http://www.gofundme.com/amen-urban-farm , information: http://emwot.ws/amen_ankh_urban_farm , http://amen-parankh.blogspot.com/ , Amen Par Ankh is a place of peace and healing through connection with nature and the cycles of life. Here we can truly come together and create and build something to share together. It is our intention that this spiritual center becomes a sacred space for personal discovery with quiet reflection and time for internal work, and expressions of our life. Dua (Thank you!) ♥. We offer: Ceremony, Counseling, Coaching, Cleansing & Consulting

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Amen Par Ankh (Sacred House of Life)

Amen Par Ankh (Sacred House of Life) nestled within the Amen Ankh Farm; is a spiritual center to become balanced physically, emotionally and spiritually and to Realize your fullest capacities of life, health, prosperity and strength. We provide Life Coaching, gentle yoga, classes, Energy work Courses, Gifts, and Accessories, Cultural Ceremonies, Workshops and special Events.
Contact Us and become a member as We Celebrate the Cycles of Life!
Email: amen.parankh@gmail.com , Call: 816-304-7240 sign-up for courses and support: http://www.gofundme.com/ amen-urban-farm , information: http:// amen-parankh.blogspot.com/ , http://emwot.ws/Amen_ParAnkh

Amen Par Ankh is a place of peace and healing through connection with nature and the cycles of life.

Here we can truly come together and create and build something to share together. It is our intention that this spiritual center becomes a sacred space for personal discovery with quiet reflection and time for internal work, but is also an active space for expressions of our life. Dua (Thank you!) ♥.

We offer

Ceremony, Counseling, Coaching, Cleansing & Consulting

Cultural Ministry Services

We are available to consult and perform the following services for you:

(All services below are fee-based)






Ceremony

We are all members of Creation! We are Seeds, then Siblings, and then we become Ancestors. It is part of the Kemetic tradition to acknowledge and proclaim our relationships and membership in our Family.

For example, the spring brings the announcement of pregnancy and allows everyone to acknowledge that new life - Seeds (one yet to come) - is on the way from the source of Creation. For this gift we hold a Seed Ceremony (like a baby-shower) to celebrate pregnancy, the gift to the mothers (fertility) and to the father (virility,) and the new life on the way.

Once the new child/children are here a welcome ceremony is held 30-days after the arrival.

Between six-months and the first year of the child/children arrival a naming ceremony is held. This time period is considered the period where-in the child determines if it wants to stay. The naming ceremony (Aq Ren) marks the child/children's commitment to stay in this world. During the naming ceremony the child is dedicated to the Neteru, Aku (Ancestors) and Mut-Tef Ka-Neter (Mut (mother), the Tef (father) Ka-Neter ('god parents')), and to the faith and community. Both the consecration and naming ceremony are performed for adults as well.

We are available to provide services for as few as one, or for as many as a village.

Some Services -Counseling, Mediation, Coaching, Readings and Consulting - can be provided via video and tele-conference, other services are provided on location.

For information, consultations and Services call:

816-304-7240

Kemetic Seba Services

Libation Ceremony

Pouring a liquid to open the way for the Creator, the Seeds (yet unborn), the Siblings, and giving venerating the Aku (Ancestors) is part of our way of life. We provide this consecration for our community at all ceremonies.

Adult Naming Ceremony

Names, like words, have generating power - they call you into being. Insure your name associates you with the Creator and the life-creating and life-sustaining forces, and with your cultural heritage. We are also available to consult on name selection.

Child/Youth Naming Ceremony

You should have a name that calls Your child - him/her to power, prosperity and abundance.

Kemetic Wedding Ceremony

Contact Amen Par Ankh to begin planning you Wedding and receive your Kemetic Consecration for yourself and your family.

Ancestor Ascension Ceremony

The funeral ceremony is principally designed to bid the deceased farewell; the Ancestor Ascension Ceremony is to acknowledge and celebrate your departed loved-one as an Ancestor. An Ascension Ceremony is generally scheduled to take place approximately 40-days after the transition of the deceased.

Home/Business Blessing Clearings and Consecration Ceremony

Your home and business are a reflection of your personal and professional self. They serve as an extension of you. Be sure they both support your highest and best self by creating a welcoming and clear environment.

Amen Par Ankh will come to your location to clear negative, stagnant energies and then bring light into your space through music, aroma, prayer and blessings.

When is it appropriate to clear and bless your space?

When you are preparing to move into a new home or office setting

If you feel uncomfortable in your surroundings

After a separation, death or divorce

Before and after a major experience or transition

To clear out the old and bring in the new

You will be amazed at the difference in your home-your sanctuary, and Your Business!

To schedule your clearing and/or blessing, contact Adenike and Sasteh (Prices will vary depending on length and depth of the ceremony and travel accomodations)

“We realized that it was time to have our home Blessed and Cleared of Energies for our new family. We want to make a permanent, progressive change in our lives.”

Green Griot Gathering
Amen Par Ankh offers African Storytelling to teach urban agriculture in Schools, Community Centers , Churches, Theaters locally and across the country and the globe.

We share music, poetry, song, dance and culture of food for all ages!
 
Harambee!

African storytelling is a call and response interaction. There are distinctions of storytelling from Africans who still practice this art all over the world. In the modern world, storytelling techniques such as music, chant and audience participation make up the best presentations of African storytelling. Communication methods such as video and the Internet now allow anyone to experience the joy of an African story well told.

Empirical stimulation of the five senses helps to create a memory. Use of color, sparkle, music, song, foods, chants, shaking hands and embrace and wonderful aromas aid in embracing the experience.

The storytellers or “Griots” know people will listen if the stories are fun and entertaining. An audience that is laughing or otherwise experiencing deep emotions will be fully engaged in the story and therefore open to more learning.

Morals and instructions in proper conduct can be found in African storytelling.

The first Griots certainly did entertain but they also served as vessels of moral guidance. It is rare to find an African story that does not convey deeper meanings. Each time a person hears a story, even when it is repeated, they may find a new perspective on the teaching.

Animals, Insects, plants and other forms of nature are part of the African storytelling process.

Familiar players, such as Anansi the Spider, show up in many African stories. No matter how they are portrayed, such characters as the weaver-bird, the lion, mosquito and the hyena all become players in this special storytelling. Trees, lakes, rivers and other plants provide a geographical reference as well.

African storytelling can teach historical lessons.

Storytelling is a way for any culture to pass on its history. From stories from Africa, generic terms used now such as “Hero” “King & Queen” or “family” once had real names, meaning and a place in the geography of the Africa. These stories, still told with names in some parts of the world, help the audience to know where they fit into the world and history.






Counseling

Counseling - Family, Marriage, Grief Counseling is designed to assist and guide participants to a healthy place. Our counseling guides you through the process of examining and understanding from which solution, resolution, wholeness and completeness can be had. Counseling is highly recommended in for Family, Marriage and Grief matters.
Family Counseling & Marriage Counseling
Before, during and post-marriage

In School, Community Crisis and Intervention Counseling
We provide youth and family grief counseling and supportive services.

Mediation
In life conflicts occur. Most often we are able to resolve them on our own; however, there are some occasion and some conflicts that require professional assistance. Mediation can be the solution that enables both parties to find a resolution. Mediation empowers both parties with a neutral third party and support that is committed to a healthy outcome for both sides. Mediation is a win-win for everyone.

Family Mediation

Mediation - services address family conflicts, anger management, business conflict, adolescence

Youth counseling
Mentoring, Manners, Etiquette, Self-Management, Behavior Control, Values

Discrimination Mediation
We provide discrimination mediation




Coaching - Life, Business, Endeavors
Each of us can use support of a Coach to get more from ourselves than we can generally command alone. The best athletes, entertainers, leaders, and business-people all have coaches to call, push and guide them to giving and doing better than they would if left to do it on their own. A Coach is like your conscious and your mirror - they reflect back to you the extraordinary and outstanding self that you say you can be. Do not leave your life to chance - move beyond ordinary to extraordinary with coaching.
Coaching can be for a short period of time - to complete a project for example - or indefinite that you may continually produce at your very best.
Business Coaching
Coaching to supports you in achieving optimal performance and prosperity

Life Coaching
Coaching to supports you in achieving optimal performance and prosperity

Readings
Readings – Health, Relationship, Destiny, Career- the four corners of our life as humans. Cultivating your highest Spiritual, Energy Having peace, harmony, order and balance is essential to our well being - Readings allow us to look at what is present that you may need to address in order to achieve your optimal well being. Spiritual Readings assist you in relating to the families of creation - the Neteru, Ancestors, Siblings and seeds. Energy Readings assist you in recognizing if you are balanced and or if there are imbalances.

Spiritual Readings
to assist you in being centered, grounded and balanced.

Energy Readings
to assist you in being centered, grounded and balanced.






1. Cleansing Therapies

Diet & Nutrition counseling,

Holistic Nutrition

Detox

Bath products,

Fasting

2. Energy Body Work-

Massage

I Ra-Sa Ankh- Energy (Reiki/Karuna)

3. Movement Arts

Thai Chi-

Yoga –Dance

4. Sound, color and light Therapies

Music Meditation and breathing

Mandala color healing

Tattoos

Henna Applications

5. Natural hair treatments

Washing

Beading

Braiding

Lox- start-up / tune-up

6. Holistic Medicine

Depression

Anxiety

PTSDs

Eating Disorder Recovery

Addictions Recovery

Healing From Trauma

Family of Origin Work

Spiritual Development

Adolescence and Families

Couples Work


7. Youth Education/ afterschool and summer workshops

Tutoring, Homework/ Homeschool help, mentoring, manners, etiquette, self-management, behavior control, Values

8. Sustainable Goods and Natural products
Become a member of the Amen Par Ankh family and receive special discounts on all services, packages, workshops and products and gifts!

AMEN PAR ANKH PRICING
General Circles

Please see the classes and workshop section.
Family sessions

In-office, long-distance or remote:

60 minute Session = $50

Group/ family Package held within 4 day periods = $200/$50 per session

Long-Distance Session = (prices vary according to distance)

Additions to an existing session = $25

Grief/ Emotional Release Ascension Ceremony

In-office, long-distance or remote:

$50 per session for an individual

Group/ Family Package held within 14 days = $195/$65 per session

Spiritual  Blessings
 
Amen Par Ankh offers an excellent cleaning, makover, Refresh, Redocorate, and Renewal-  for your place of business, home or any area that needs those special touches!
Prices vary according to each individual need. please contact our Par Ankh: 816-304-7240
 
Natural Healing Health Reading and Counsultation

In-office, long-distance or remote:

$75 per session

Package of 3 held within 14 days = $195/$65 per session

CHILDREN’s Counseling

Having children in need of services can sometimes stretch your pocketbook. We understand and make it easy for you and your child(ren) to receive the services needed. Please see following:

We also offer In-School and Community Crisis and Intervention Counseling.

Children 0 – 10

With family members – $20

Session alone – $25

Children 11 – 13

With family members being treated – $30

Session alone – $35

Children 14 – 18

With family members being treated – $35

Session alone – $40

Special pricing is available to assist those with budget constraints.

 INDIVIDUAL MODALITY PRICES

Private Sessions in-office, phone, Skype or other remote types:

One-on-one – $50 per hour

A Package of 4 sessions paid upfront receives a 20% discount, making sessions $150!

There is a wonderful opportunity for a holistic healer who would like to be in private practice and--at the same time--part of a Farm and spiritual center with other healers supporting each other. A treatment room is currently available for full or part-time use. The rate for Full-time use is $500/per month or $90.00 per week. half-time use is $50-per week, with a $100 discount for anybody that is able to make at least a 6-month lease agreement, and there are daily/hourly rates available, as well. Room features 5 screened windows that can be opened to allow fresh air into the room and blinds that open from the top. Floor is oak wood. Rental of the room also includes use of the lobby and a bathroom with a Jacuzzi tub for hydrotherapy, for your clients, and kitchen access to for a break room. Discounts are also available for use of the larger areas that are part of the center if you would like to work with clients in a larger space, as well.
 
ANKH (life) SENEB (health) WDJET (Strength) UDJA (prosperity)

Monday, July 1, 2013

The Miracle Herbs: Plantain

The Miracle Herbs: Plantain


Plantain (Plantago major) is another perennial herb found throughout lawns in the United States.   Yet Plantain is considered a common and noxious weed by some and a miracle plant by others.
(Please note: Consult your physician before using any herbal or alternative medicines.)

Native Americans carried powdered roots of Plantain as protection against snakebites or to ward off snakes. Plantain has been used as a panacea in some Native American cultures and with some very good reasons. Many of its active constituents show antibacterial and antimicrobial properties, as well as being anti-inflammatory and antitoxin. The leaves, shredded or chewed, are a traditional treatment for insect and animal bites and the antibacterial action helps prevent infection and the anti-inflammatory helps to relieve pain, burning, and itching. There is some investigation ongoing to study its affects on lowering blood sugar.

 Plantain is both edible and medicinal. The young leaves are edible raw in salad or cooked as a herbal additive and are very rich in vitamin B1 and riboflavin. The herb has a long history of use as an alternative medicine dating back to ancient times. Plantain contains the glycoside Aucubin. Aucubin has been reported in the Journal of Toxicology as a powerful anti-toxin. This chemical is found in many modern day components including: Ascorbic-acid (Vitamin C), Baicalein (an anti-inflammatory), Benzoic-acid (a food preservative), and Citric-acid (a natural preservative).

Plantain is easily cultivated and normally likes any soil and a sunny location.  It is an important food plant for the caterpillars of many species of butterflies and many types of birds enjoy the seed heads.  Plantain grows from a short, tough rhizome and has a large number of long, yellowish roots. It grows in a rosette form and has large oval, dark green, leaves about 4 to 10 inch long with ribbed veins. The flower stalks are tall and slender with dense flower spikes.  Each tiny flower is brownish and bell-shaped with four stamens and purple anthers, and they bloom most of the summer.

Seeds: Plantain seeds contain up to 30% mucilage which swells in the intestines, acting as a bulk laxative and soothing irritated membranes. The seeds are used in the treatment of parasitic worms. Distilled water made from the plant seeds makes an excellent eye lotion.

Leaves: The leaves and the seeds can be used medicinally as an antibacterial, antidote, astringent, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, diuretic, expectorant, laxative, and an ophthalmic. Medical evidence exists to confirm uses as an alternative medicine for asthma, emphysema, bladder problems, bronchitis, fever, hypertension, rheumatism and blood sugar control. 

Root uses: A tonic from the roots is used in the treatment of a wide range of complaints including diarrhea, gastritis, peptic ulcers, irritable bowel syndrome, hemorrhoids, cystitis, bronchitis, sinusitis, coughs, asthma and hay fever. The root is said to be used as an anti-venom for rattlesnake bites

 Harvest: Gather fresh young edible leaves in spring. Gather Plantain after flower spike forms to dry for later herb use. Harvest roots in late summer or fall.

 Extracts of the plant have antibacterial activity and it is a safe and effective treatment for bleeding, it quickly stops blood flow and encourages the repair of damaged tissue. The heated leaves are used as a wet dressing for wounds, skin inflammations, cuts, stings and swellings and is said to promote healing without scars. Poultice of hot leaves is bound onto cuts and wounds to draw out thorns, splinters and inflammation. Plantain also causes a natural aversion to tobacco and is currently being used in stop smoking preparations.


Healing salve:  In large non-metallic pan place 1 pound of entire Plantain plant chopped, and 1 cup Coconut oil, cocoa butter, Shea Butter, palm oil or any other natural vegetable butter. Cover and cook down on low heat till all is mushy and green. Strain while hot, cool and use for burns, insect bites, rashes, and all sores.  This is great for mosquito bites. Note: Can be used as night cream for wrinkles, but I’ve never tried this.

 Plantain has been called Man's Foot because it grew wherever their feet touched the ground – there is a reference to this in Longfellow’s poem, “Hiawatha.”   

Precautions:
 Plantain is good for injuries because of its coagulating properties, (blood thickener), but those with blood disorders, those who are on blood thinner medications, or prone to blood clotting, should not use Plantain internally. If harvesting it yourself, make sure to get your plants from an area that has not been sprayed with any chemicals or pesticides, and make sure that you have correctly identified the plant before consuming.

The leaves are actually edible and somewhat similar to spinach, though slightly more bitter. They can also be used in salads or other culinary uses.

 Where to Find:
We dry and freeze and prepare plantain leaves from our Amen Ankh Urban farm.
Most people are able to find plantain in their own yards but if you live in an area where your yard is sprayed with chemicals or fertilizer, dried plantain leaves can also be ordered at the Amen Ankh Farm or online- http://www.gofundme.com/amen-urban-farm . Our pre-made  remedies, are prepared right at the Amen Pr Ankh. We make a plantain leaf first aid ointment for Children, also Plantain tincture, and plantain and goldenseal pre-made salves (natural Neosporin). If you can’t find Plantain in your area, We have the seeds to plant Plantain (even though your neighbors might think you are crazy!)

Herbal Uses:

The leaves can also be made into a tea or tincture, and this is said to help with indigestion, heartburn and ulcers when taking internally.

Externally, Plantain has been used for insect and snake bites, and as a remedy for rashes and cuts. I use it in making my Homemade Healing Salve, which we use as a natural antibiotic ointment on cuts and bruises.

 The natural antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties of plantain leaf make it great for healing wounds, and for itching or pain associated with skin problems. A tea made from Plantain leaf can be sprayed on mosquito bites to ease the itch.

I also make and use the Tea, salve and poultices for every day cuts, scrapes and bug bites.

When we are bitten by mosquitoes, stung by bees, or come in contact with spiders or other insects, I use a salve containing plantain leaf (or just chew the leaves and apply to the bite) to help ease the reaction. I also used a plantain salve and poultice when my son was bitten by a brown recluse and continued this daily for about 2 weeks and his skin never decayed at the bite.

 A tea, tincture or salve made with plantain also greatly eases the itch of poison ivy, oak or sumac and I keep it on hand for this reason.

 A tea or infusion of plantain leaf can be poured into the ear for ear infections (as long as the ear drum has not burst) to east the pain and shorten duration of ear infections.

 I also make a lotion with plantain, calendula and coconut oil and it is extremely helpful for any skin irritation, including mosquito bites, eczema, psoriasis, chicken pox, rashes and sores.

There is unconfirmed information that a plantain infusion, taken internally, it can help protect the body from the effects of chemotherapy and that a plantain infusion can improve blood sugar. While taking plantain in these situations would generally be considered safe, one should still check with an attending physician before doing so.

DISCLAIMER: The above statements are not from the Food and Drug Administration and are not intended to diagnose, treat or cure or prevent any disease. We recommend that you consult with a physician from the American Medical Association especially when using prescribed medications or treatments. This notice is required by the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act.

Ever used plantain or another herb that grows in your back yard?

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