A Textual Review of Kheper – Seba Akínjídé Bonotchi Montgomery




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A Textual Review of Kheper

“The priests of Kemet, thousands of years before Charles Darwin, noticed and defined the various cycles of growth and transformation that occurred in nature, (…the medium of shared experiences). Darwin defined these transformations as “processes of evolution.” The priests of Kemet defined these cyclical transformations as processes of Kheper…, which means, ‘to transform, come into being, and grow up’ (Faulkner 188). Kheper, therefore represents the concepts of transformation, duration, change, and existence. The priests used Kheper as the central theme upon which to build and describe how reality comes into being and continues to be (Montgomery 9). Thus, understanding the functioning of Kheper, as based on the text, is vital.