The True Story of Philosophy
By Ndagi Abdullahi
Philosophy, they are telling us today, is the ‘love for Wisdom’. They say ‘philo’ means love and ‘sophy’ means wisdom and so Philosophy is ‘Love for Wisdom’.
Then we are also told that Philosophy originated from ancient Greece. That it was the ancient Greek philosophers who initiated and originated Philosophy.
We are also made to understand that Philosophy is all about thinking and using the human mind to understand the workings and essence of nature and metaphysical realities.
Interestingly enough there are so many things wrong with this conventional story of what is Philosophy. So, many inconsistencies that a serious, meticulous and critical analysis of the conventional story of Philosophy will simply blow up the entire idea or concept of Philosophy as we know it today.
And that is exactly what we are going to do in the following sections of this present work.
The truth of the matter is that we have been told so many lies and wrong things about Philosophy. The fact is that Philosophy is completely and totally different from what Western scholarship is conventionally telling us it is today.
Philosophy Is Not of Greek Origins
The first thing we should mark about the conventional story of the Philosophy is that the very claim the Philosophy originated from ancient Greeks and that it was initiated by the ancient Greek Philosophers is riddled with so much inconsistencies and fallacies that we everybody who have seriously studied the matter have come to the conclusion that Western scholarship is completely and totally wrong when it claims that Philosophy is the product of the ancient Greek Philosophers.
The ancient Greek philosophers were not the ones who initiated or originated Philosophy. The fact is that Philosophy was in existence long before the time of the ancient Greek philosophers.
Philosophy used to be practiced by the ancient Black African Negroes right here in the heart of Black Negro Africa long before the emergence of the ancient Greek civilization. As a matter of fact Plato categorically narrated that his grandfather Solon, and all the Seven Wise Men of ancient Greece, used to come to Black Negro Africa, here, to receive their trainings in Philosophy from the ‘Philosopher-Priests’ of ancient Black Negro Africa.
Absolutely Plato categorically stated, in that his story of Solon and the ancient Black African Negro Philosopher-Priests, that Black Negro Africa used to be the centre and headquarters of Philosophy in those very ancient times when Solon visited Black Negro Africa to study Philosophy.
Furthermore Plato narrated, in that same work of his titled the ‘Republic’, that the Philosopher-Priests of Black Negro Africa did informed Solon that Philosophy had been flourishing in the heart of Black Negro Africa for innumerable centuries on end before the time of Solon.
All these simply directly means that Plato, who is rated as one of the first and one of the most influential of the ancient Greek philosophers, simply told us in his work, Republic, that Philosophy was in existence and had flourished for a very long time before the rise and emergence of the ancient Greek civilization. That, of course, means that Philosophy did not originated from ancient Greece and also that it was not the ancient Greek philosophers who initiated or originated Philosophy.
Plato’s story of his grandfather Solon and the Philosopher-Priests of Black Negro Africa also prove, in unmistakable terms, that Philosophy was established in and flourished in Black Negro Africa for several centuries, if not millennia, on end before the rise and emergence of ancient Greece and the ancient Greek Philosophers.
The truth of the matter is that the Greek civilization did not just appeared out of nothing or in a vacuum as Western scholarship has been wrongly informing us all these while. The Greeks were uncivilized, barbarian cavemen living the hunter-gatherer lifestyle while supremely advanced civilizations and cultures were flourishing in Egypt and back here in West Africa the heart of Black Negro Africa. It was from the Black African Negro Egyptians and West Africans that the Greeks were to in latter times adopt and adapt their culture and civilization, including Philosophy.
Philosophy Is Of African Origins
The bottom line is that Black Negro Africa was the centre and headquarters of Philosophy in those very ancient times and also it was from the Black Negro Africans that all other peoples in all other parts of the ancient world came to learn and be trained in the niceties of Philosophy. That was exactly what Plato was trying to tell us with his story of his grandfather Solon visiting Black Negro Africa to learn and receive his training in Philosophy.
Philosophy was Black Negro African in origin. It was the Black Negro Africans who initiated and originated Philosophy. It was not the ancient Greek Philosophers who initiated or originated Philosophy. What the ancient Greek Philosophers did, on the authority of Plato, is to go down to Black Negro Africa to learn Philosophy from the Black Negro African Philosopher-Priests who were the real and original initiators and practitioners of Philosophy.
Interestingly enough we see that even the ancient Greek traditions themselves categorically narrated that several of the ancient Greek Philosophers actually came down to here the heart of Black Negro Africa to learn and be trained in Philosophy. Pythagoras, and many others were categorically mentioned, even by conventional Western encyclopedias, to have come down to Black Negro Africa to learn Philosophy before they went back to Greece to become renown Greek Philosophers.
So, it is now clear to us that the ancient Greeks and their Greek Philosophers actually got their Philosophy from the ancient Black African Negroes who were the original initiators and practitioners of Philosophy for a very long time even before the rise and emergence of the Greek civilization itself.
Philosophy was a Black African Negro phenomenon through and through. In the beginning Philosophy had nothing to do with the ancient Greeks and the ancient Greeks simply adapted Philosophy from the Black African Negroes as did all other peoples of the world from all other parts of the world.
Philosophy was, in the beginning, all about the Black African Negro and Black Negro Africa. Even the name ‘Philosophy’ itself is about Black Negro Africa and not about any fictitious ‘love for Wisdom’.
An analytical etymology of the name ‘Philosophy’ will readily show us that it is a compound of ‘philo’ and ‘sophy’. Conventional Western scholarship is telling us that ‘philo’ means ‘love’ and ‘sophy’ means ‘wsdom’ simply because in modern Greece these are the approximate meanings of ‘philo’ and ‘sophy’.
But then we should mark the fact that the words ‘philo’ and ‘sophy’ are nothing but the Greek corruption of very ancient Black African Negro words that the ancient Greeks got from Black Negro Africa. In their original African context the words ‘philo’ and ‘sophy’ have different meanings from the latter meanings that the Greeks gave them.
‘Philo’ is the Greek adaptation or Latinaztion of the very ancient African word ‘Fara’ or ‘Bara’ which simply means religion.
And ‘Sophy’ is the Greek adaptation or Latinization of another very ancient Black African Negro word ‘Safa’ or ‘Saba’ which was nothing but the national name of Black Negro Africa itself in very ancient times.
So, if ‘philo’ or ‘Fara’ or ‘Bara’ originally means religion and if ‘Sophy’ or ‘Safa’ or ‘Saba’ originally means ‘Africa’ then ‘Philo-Sophy’ or ‘Fara-Safa’ will directly translate as ‘The Religion of Africa’.
And, yes, that was the original meaning of Philosophy or ‘Philo-Sophy’ or FaraSafa or ‘Fara-Safa’, namely, ‘The Religion of Africa’.
That actually brings us to another interesting aspect of our present discussions on Philosophy, that is, that Philosophy was originally an ancient religion of the Black Negro Africa. There used to be a very ancient religion that originated from and flourished here in the heart of Black Negro Africa for several centuries on end before it spread out to all other parts of the world to become a one world religion and this ancient Black African Negro religion is the same that is wrongly known to us today as ‘Philosophy’.
The ancient Greeks, in adapting Philosophy, corrupted Philosophy into a materialistic, de-spiritualized, and rather atheistic scholasticism that had no any semblance whatever with the original religion that it was in its pristine form back in Black Negro Africa several centuries before the emergence and rise of the ancient Greek civilization.
The Ancient African Religion of Fara-Safa
Philosophy was originally a religion of Black Negro Africa and that is the meaning it retained, as ‘Fara-Safa’ or ‘The Religion of Africa’, which was late on Latinized by the Hellens into ‘Philo-Sophy’ or, as we write and pronounced it today, ‘Philosophy’.
The original religion of Philosophy which was practiced back here in Black Negro Africa was a thorough religion of far higher spiritual and metaphysical nuances than most of the world religions of our modern times.
The most striking characteristic of the religion of Farasafa or Philosophy was the fact that it was a highly spiritual religion; this, of course, being due to the fact that the ancient Black African Negro religion of Philosophy or Farasafa was originated and flourished during the era of the Black World Order when the entire world was overwhelmed by a spiritual dispensation rather than the material dispensation that we live in today.
As a highly spiritual religion in that spiritual dispensation hundreds of thousands of years ago, Farasafa or philosophy was far more potent spiritually from the manner we see our modern religions today. In those days any initiated practitioner of Farasafa or Philosophy is endued with potent spiritual powers that enable the initiate to accomplish a lot of spiritual feats that made human beings look like gods in those far off days.
That the ancients were in possession of high science and advance technologies and that their ancient civilizations were far greater than our modern Western civilization is due in part to the fact that the ancients were initiates and practitioners of the ancient religion of Farasafa or Philosophy which imbued them with potent spiritual powers to make them accomplish tasks and feats that will make them look like gods to modern mankind.
There Were No Greek Philosophers
And that brings us to another very interesting issue regarding this topic of the true story of Philosophy, namely, the fact that the real and true Philosophers were Black African Negroes and also that there was never a real or true Greek Philosopher.
Yes, there were no Greek philosophers in ancient Greece. The so-called ancient Greek Philosophers were actually Black African Negro African Philosophers who lived, flourished and died hundreds of thousands of years before the emergence and rise of the Greek civilization.
The people we know as the philosophers of ancient Greece today were never Greeks but were actually Black African Negro sages who lived several centuries and thousands of years before the time of the ancient Greeks. Almost all of the so-called ancient Greek philosophers – best exemplified by people like Plato, Socrates and Aristotle – were never Greeks and never lived in Greece; they were actually Black African Negro prophets and saints of the ancient Black Negro African religion of Farasafa and they lived, flourished and died thousands of years before the emergence and rise of ancient Greek civilization.
If we take Plato, for instance, we will readily see that there never actually ever lived any historical figure called Plato in Athens in particular and in ancient Greece in general. There was never a Greek philosopher called Plato.
The truth of the matter is that ‘Plato’ was the name of a Black African Negro prophet of the ancient African religion of Farasafa. Plato lived, flourished and died here in the heart of Black Negro Africa thousands of years before the time of the ancient Greeks.
‘Plato’ is the Greek corruption of the name of ancient African prophet. ‘Plato’ is actually a Latinization of ‘Farata’ or ‘Barata’ which was an epithet for the Black Negro African prophet known as “Afara’ or ‘Afra’ or ‘Abra’ who was known in the Old Testament as ‘Abram’ or ’Abraham’.
Of course the Biblical patriarch Abraham was a Black African Negro prophet. There are documentary and otherwise evidences to the effect that Prophet Abraham was a Black African Negro. Both the Islamic traditions and Bible are replete with references to the fact that Prophet Abraham was a Black African Negro.
And as I discussed in exhaustive details in my book ‘Plato is Prophet Abraham’ it is very evident that the name ‘Plato’ is merely the ancient Greek equivalent of the ancient Semitic ‘Abram’, ‘Abraham’ or ‘Ibrahim’.
In any case we are simply saying that the case o Plato is a prime example here to the effect that the so-called Greek philosophers never really existed and that almost all of the people we know or refer to today as the Greek philosophers were actually very ancient Black African Negro prophets, sages and philosopher-priests who lived back here in the heart of Black Negro Africa several centuries or millennia before the emergence of the Greek civilization.
This case of inconsistencies in the conventional Western scholarship story of Plato applies to almost all other so-called Greek philosophers – the closer we take a look at their lives the more we see that it is practically impossible for them to have been Greeks or to have been the persons we are being tld they are today. Let’s take a cursory look at the stories f some f these so-called Greek philosophers and we will easily see that they were not really Greeks at all.
Let’s start with Thales, for instance. Thales was said to have been practically the founder of Greek philosophy and we are made to believe today that Thales was a Greek. The basic fact, however, is that nobody has any inconclusive evidence whatsoever that Thales was ever a Greek or ever even lived in Greece. Thales was not a Greek and was never a Greek philosopher, period.
As a matter f fact Thales might as well be an a fictional invention by Aristotle since all that the West evr know about Thales is traceable to only a single sentence referring to Thales in the work of Aristotle titled ‘Metaphysics’. But in the Metaphysics Aristotle was discussing ancient African religions, philosophies and African philosophers one of the earliest of whom was supposedly Thales.
Thales was actually Aristotle’s corruption of the name of an ancient Black African Negro philosopher-prophet who lived back here in the heart of Black Negro Africa several centuries or even millennia before the time of Aristotle.
As for Socrates, for also, we will readily see that Socrates was never a Greek at all. To start with, we need to mark the fact that the renowned British philosopher Bertrand Russell wrote long ago that Socrates most probably never existed as all we ever know about Socrates came mostly from the two unreliable sources of Plato and Xenophon.
The Greek traditions and Greek sculptors also couldn’t escape the practice, t this very day, of portraying Socrates with the facial and physiognomic features of a typical Black African Negro. The Trial of Socrates described by Plato in his Apology obviously took place in another Athens completely different from the Athens of the Greece we know today. After all, Plato himself categorically narrated that there were different and ancient Athens in Black Negro Africa in the days of his grandfather Solon. It is evident from all these that the story of the Socrates narrated by Plato must have had here Black Negro Africa as its actual setting.
Another one of the most famous of the earliest philosophers was Zeno who was evidently a Black African Negro prophet who must have lived, flourished and died right back here in the heart of Black Negro Africa a very long time before the emergence of the ancient Greek civilization.
But Western scholarship is wrongly claiming Zeno to be a so-called ‘Greek philosopher’ today depite the fact that there has ever been any evidence or proof whatever that Zeno was a ever a Greek or had ever been to Greece before. Appollonius of Tyre categorically stated that Zeno was a Black African Negro and in fact Zeno used to be referred to as the ‘Egyptian vineshoot.’
Pythagoras is another famous so-called ‘Greek philosopher’ who in actuality was actually a Black African Negro. The whole story is that Pythagoras was a Black African Negro who was born, lived, flourished and died here in the heart of Black Negro Africa.
Spurious claims are made by Western scholarship that Pythagoras was born on the island of Samos and that he had to fled the island in latter times. This apocryphal claim was only made as a desperate attempt to cver up the fact that Pythagoras was never brn in Greece or in Athens. The fact is that Pythagras was actually born back here in Black Negro Africa.
In reality even the Greek traditions themselves could not deny the fact that Pythagoras spent a greater, if not the whole, of his life right here in Black Negro Africa. The Greek traditions grudgingly admit that Pythagoras was educated right here in the heart of Black Negro and that for at least twenty-five solid years Pythagoras was a student here in Black Negro Africa learning the ancient sciences of the Black Africans.
Even very famous philosophers like Aristotle can also be proved to have been Black African Negroes and not to have been so-called Greek philosophers as we are being told by Western scholarship. The case of Aristotle is easily demonstrated to have been tampered with if we take even a cursory look at his so-called biography as is presented to us by the West today.
Despite the surefooted manner in which Western encyclopedias and Western scholars embellish us with exhaustive details on the biography of Aristotle it doesn’t take much effort to point out serious inconsistencies in the biography of Aristotle as presented to us by the West.
There is, first and foremost, this blatant attempt on the part of Western scholarship to associate Aristotle with Plato and to present the two as being contemporaries with Plato as the teacher of Aristotle. Western scholarship’s claim that Aristotle studied philosophy under Plato at Athens is a blatant and callous lie as the essential is that Plato and Aristotle were never contemporaries whether within or outside Athens.
Then there is also this equally callous lie at claiming that Aristotle was a teacher t Alexander the Great. This fallacious myth of Aristotle being the teacher to Alexander the Great has continued to be perpetrated by Western scholarship despite the fact that there is no any shred of evidence that either Aristotle ever lived in Athens, Greece, or that Alexander the Great was ever a true historical figure who ever lived in Macedonia respectively.
The truth of the matter is that both Aristotle and Alexander the Great were very ancient mythical figures who lived back here in the heart of Black Negro Africa several centuries or millennia before the time of ancient Greek civilization.