Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Jamal Ali Ogun Ptah KhepeRa

Jamal Ali -Ogun Ptah KhepeRa

Transitions to the Aku

Author of HeartFire Rendezvous Triology,

Friday, November 4th, 2011

We Celebrate the life and acknowledge the transition of Jamal Ali also known as Ogun Ptah Khepera. May the Aku greet and embrace him with great celebration.

Rest well my Friend and Rejoice

YOU are Now a Diamond in the Night

About Jamal Ali

Jamal Ali, also known as Ogun Ptah and Khepera( a pseudonym) is an eclectic blend of independent scholar/historian, artist, engineering designer & esotericist. He has taught & lectured across the USA on topics ranging from the sacred architecture of Nile Valley civilizations, including their sciences, arts and symbolic languages (Ancient Nilotic Architecture: A Synthesis of Science, Religion & Philosophy [in work]) to the intersection of modern technology & ancient wisdom systems (Ogun in the 21st Century: The Connection Between Odu & Digital Technology [new edition due Winter '08]). He also made several contributions to the Encyclopedia of Vernacular Architecture of the World, which was published by Cambridge University Press(1997), edited by Dr. Paul Oliver of Oxford Brookes University, England.

An engineering designer by profession, Ali is the author of over seven hundred poems, in addition to two novels(unpublished), a novella and numerous essays, articles, short stories and plays.

He was the editor of "The Electronic Drum", an early focused webblog found at http://electronicdrum.wordpress.com/about/.


He is the author of "Heart Fires Rendezvous", a three part adventure of many hearts, minds and our fantasies, of our possibilities of possibilities. The trilogy was published in December, 2010 written over his lifetime.

In rich detail, the Ali takes us into layers of tropical human civilizations, thick with spirit and ritual, science, magic and powers which have no name. Wisdom systems are woven in careful empathic mosaic, linking, overlaying and inclusive by paradigm. We discover niches of history often overlooked, see time through the eyes of ancient cultures and taste destiny as more than a fragrance for the mind. It becomes tangible, alluring, compelling...and we begin to remember, hidden stirrings within ourselves, those moments of wonder and connection linking us to the planet, instead of the world.

In this book, Jamal Ali leave us many gifts. Most of all he leaves himself.

To purchase his powerfully moving book, visit www.HeartFireRendezvousTrilogy.com



Listen to Jamal Ali in our interview with him on the launch of Heart Fire Rendezvous Also check out info on: Electronic Drum and Diamonds in the Night http://diamondsinthenight.wordpress.com/ .

Listen to an interview with the author, Jamal Ali on December 11, 2011 on

OUR COMMON GROUND http://www.blogtalkradio.com/ocg/2010/12/12/the-fireheart-rendezvous-triology-author-jamal-ali

Interview on Global People Link, with Andrea Knight

For direct links to the video interview segments


Part 2 of television interview on Global People Link, with Andrea Knight. Author Jamal Ali discusses his newly released adventure trilogy Heartfire Rendezvous. This segment includes the author reading the Adjikebu segment from Book II - The Crossing. http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=1508927444942

Jamal was and is a lover of Knowledge and Wisdom~
and some timeless truths are known fully
only once beyond the limitations
of temporal embodiment....
Pause amidst autumn's twilight,
imbibe the potent rush of a wind now freed
and you may find yourself inspired as I too have
with a fragrance familiar of cherished life laughing swirling~
it be Jamal Ali PtahOgun dancing through your soul and heart
a moment's loving pause before ascending unto the libraries of eternity....

Seed Capital to Abolish Food Deserts

Seed Capital to Abolish Food Deserts
From the Cyber Pen of Sasteh Meter Mosley   
November 6th, 2011

To download your Application links: http://www.emwot.ws 

Over the last three years, I have worked with many of you individually to gain more Food Sovereignty for the residents of the East side of Kansas City.  Now I would like to present a funding stream here in Kansas City that can provide the necessary start-up funds for farms, community food projects, stipends for workers, infrastructure for existing pantries, land acquisition, or any other reasonable expenses to wash away any obstacle to producing healthy foods. I am in Oakland, California for the Community Food Security Coalitions with thousands of other in the country that realize we have to take the next step in the Food Movement.
With the announcement that Aldi will open in 2011, It was suggested that the Food Desert in East Kansas City, MO will be eliminated.  Unfortunately, the definition of having a grocery store within a mile (12 city blocks) is woefully inadequate to address the nutritional challenges of low income and high health risk residents.  Several organizations have convened groups to define solutions: 
1.  2008 NBUF Food System meetings at Dubois Learning Center with Bill Grace (DLC), The Beys (Moorish Science Temple), Kenyattas (Seed Restaurant), and Sasteh Mosley (Amen Christ Temple)
2.  2009 Black Agenda Group present Jim Nunley Training on Health Care Foundation, Rosa James (NAACP), Carol Coe, Debra Mann (Emmanuel Community Center)
3.  2009 Stimulus Funds Economic Development Meetings on Creation of Green Jobs (Urban Farming), Marlon Hammonds and Sasteh Mosley, Craig Bland (Freedom Inc), Clyde McQueen (FEC), Ken Bacchus (Economic Development Chair BAG and Freedom Inc.), Carol Coe (Convener), 19 other Activists
4.  2010 Urban Farming Ordinance and Food Policy Summit,  Beth Gothstein (Organizer), Terry Riley, Sharon Sanders Brooks, Cindy Circo, Melba Curls, John Sharp, and Ed Ford (Ten Voted in Favor of Ordinance), KCCUA, GCFPC, Bad Seed, EMWOT, Green Acres
5.  2011 Urban Farm Movement, Will Allen Abolish the Food Desert Event by Green Acres, Chicken Ordinance KCMO, Green Acres Urban Farm and Research Project Aquaponics Program (KCMO, KCMSD, BEU), EMWOT Urban Farm initiatives and services (Real Estate and Land Acquisition for farming, Farm Tours, At-Risk-Youth with Green Careers, Tilling Services, Music CDs, Health Classes), Get Growing Kansas City (CultivateKC.org, KC Community Gardens, and Lincoln University) Adenike AmenRa (AmenRa ParAnkh- Urban Farms, Wheatgrass, Food Preservation Classes)
Let's all take the next step in this movement.  As other movements plan to come into the East side of Kansas City, let’s make sure we continue to do the work to ensure that residents have the healthy, locally grown food they need to be successful.  Let's get these applications in, help others submit them, pass them on to those who are willing to work for a healthier city.  This seed capital can help those with tight budgets do something fun to help them feed themselves, support farm businesses that can hire people, and help existing organizations get into the "teach how to fish" side of feeding people. 
 Please forward this information to the gardeners, farmers, and community leaders you know.  I can provide technical assistance, group presentations, and free workshops to assist in getting the applications complete. 
Sasteh Mosley
CEO of EMWOT (East Meets West of Troost), (816) 304-7240 and
Team Member Get Growing Kansas City (Zip Codes 64128 and 66104), (913) 279-1461