The Congo Cosmogram called the Dikenga or Yowa is said to be the origin of the Egyptian Ankh symbol (the unification of dualities and the “key to eternal life”). The Congo Cosmogram depicts the “Tendwa Nza Congo" meaning "The Four Movements of the Sun." This symbol is said to be the most ancient symbol as it was the first geometric shape given to human beings by observing nature and the motion of the Sun as it traveled across the sky. The transformation or movement through each point of the Dikenga Cosmogram is called “dingo-y-dingo” which means "coming and going from the center." Going from East to West, or counterclockwise like the motion of the sun, the 8 phases of the Tendwa Nza Congo are:
- Kala: Morning, birth, and childhood - colored black
- Kala Rising (symbolic Summer)
- Tukula: noon, the prime of life - colored red
- Tukula Falling (symbolic Fall or Autumn)
- Luvemba: sunset, late life, old age, death - colored white
- Luevmba Falling (symbolic Winter)
- Masoni: midnight, rebirth, resurrection - colored yellow
- Masoni Rising (symbolic Spring)
The simple act of observing the sun and the moon traveling across the sky was the early empirical scientific observation in Africa that led to the development of the Dikenga symbol which not only represented the movement of the sun, but also the movement of “light” or information or knowledge, and thus is the earliest symbol of the S.O.S.A.S.I.S (Science of Sciences and Science in Sciences) method. the empirical observation of the sun traveling across the sky from east to west was evident. However, the human mind had to use the rational world of reason to construct the bottom half of the Dikenga “sun cycle” because the movement of the sun was not observed at night, but it was reasonable to assume that the cycle of the sun continued at night because the sun did “resurrect” and rise every morning. the circle of the sun was the first geometrical shape; however, it was by observing the various phases of the Moon at night that led to the realization that the circle could be divided. This observation of the phases of the Moon gave birth to the invetion of the square.
The Cosmogram illustrates various cycles of the natural universe. On the large scale or Macroscopic level (celestial), the Dikenga Cosmogram depicted Astronomical cycles in nature, and following the ancient African philosophy, “As Above, So Below,” on the small scale or Microscopic level (terrestrial or atomic), the Dikenga Cosmogram depicted Atomic cycles in Nature. In Operative African Alchemy, modern Christianity, and Physics, the cyclic changes and flow of energy in Nature is known as Thermodynamics.
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