Foundations of Kmtyw Thought Lecture #2.5: The Person as a Multiple Selves Review (2016)



This is a continuation of the discussion of the person as multiple selves common in Kmtyw ‘Afrikan=Black’ thought throughout space and time, classical and contemporary.

If you have ever been interested in the Kmtyw ‘Afrikan=Black’ worldview and our conceptualization of the human being, this is an indispensable addition to your video/digital library.


Week 2: Concepts of The Person: The Person as a Multiple Selves

  • The Multiple Selves of African Thought
  • The Destiny or Spiritual Double
  • The Soul or Breath
  • The Heart
  • The Ancestral Guardian
  • The Shadow

Reading: Kamalu, C. (1998). Person, Divinity and Nature. London: Karnak House., pp. 51-76.

Supplementary Readings: Fu-Kiau, K. K. B. (1991). Self-Healing Power and Therapy. Baltimore, MD: Black Classic Press., pp. 43-106.

Ephirim-Donkor, A. (2011). African Spirituality: On Becoming Ancestors. University Press of America, Incorporated., pp. 49-80.

Obenga, T. (2004). African philosophy: The Pharaonic period, 2780-330 B.C. Popenguine, Senegal: Per Ankh., pp. 383-404.

Wilson, A. N. (Producer). (1993, 2 April 2016). Blueprint for Black power: A moral, political, and economic imperative for the twenty-first century. [Lecture]



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