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ODWIRA: NETCHEM: Pleasure in the Spirit-Realm - Implications for Warfare

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In this episode of ODWIRA, we address the nature of netchem (netchem), pleasure in the spirit-realm. The term netchem (nedjem, ndjem, ntem) in Khanit and Kamit, ode and odede in Akan, references 'sweet', 'sweetness', 'pleasure', etc. In Afurakani/Afuraitkaitnit (African) Ancestral Religion and Culture we recognize the reality of life after the the event of death. The existence in the Ancestral realm is reflected in the dream-state. Just as we have pleasurable experiences in the dream-state, so do we have pleasurable experiences and can have a pleasurable life in the Ancestral realm. This reality is key with regard to the motivation to execute Revolution-Resolution.

When Afurakanu/Afuraitkaitnut (Africans) engage the Nananom Nsamanfo (Spiritually Cultivated Ancestresses and Ancestors) ritually, we come to recognize the kind of life they have and live in the Ancestral realm. For many potential akofo (warriors/warrioresses) the false notion that a pleasurable existence ends with physical death becomes the only roadblock towards their execution of Revolution-Resolution. However, once properly informed this roadblock is removed, for the misguided fear of death and its aftermath is eradicated. Such akofo are thus emboldened to execute Revolution-Resolution for they know that if they die in the process, they can have a pleasurable existence in the Ancestral realm which cannot be interrupted as long as they exist as Nananom Nsamanfo (Spiritually Cultivated Ancestresses and Ancestors).

We examine oiur publications:


UBEN-HYENG The Ancestral Summons



Odwirafo Kwesi Ra Nehem Ptah Akhan

Aakhuamuman Amaruka Atifi Mu 

Akwamu Nation in North America