Augusta, GA (PRWEB) July 12, 2007
Author, Vivian Hunter-Hindrew claims in her well researched, ground breaking new book, ” The Sibyls: The First Prophetess’ of Mami (Wata)”, that for 6,000 years, Africa was ruled by a powerful order of matriarchs known throughout the ancient world as “Sibyls.” Hindrew contends that the Sibyls produced the world’s first prophetic oracles, prophetess’ and prophets.
Believed to be the actual priestesses of Isis,’ Hunter-Hindrew asserts that the Sibyls were known as “Pythoness,” because their oracle source was a mighty ancestral python that “spoke” prophecy to them during trance possession. “It was the Sibyls who built and worked the powerful oracles in the African Egyptian colonies of ancient Greece, Rome, Turkey, Israel, Syria and Babylon.”
The most famous of these temples was the (later renamed) “Temple of Amon” in ancient Libya, and the “Temple of Delphi” (meaning “dolphin”) at Dodona and Delos, in the Grecian islands. However, their holy temples were more numerous than the Christians churches of today. According to Hunter-Hindrew, “many of the first Christian churches were created by either assimilating, or were built atop the temple ruins of the Sibyls.” She further contend that in ancient Rome, the Sibyls were the first to establish the “holy seat” of the Vatican. They were celebrated and respected as advisors to the world’s heads of state. “The Romans even credit a famous Sybil named “Cimeria” with prophesying the birth of Julius Caesar and his nephew Augustus.”
The famous Roman augur/diviner Navius, speaks about Cimeria in his book on the Punic Wars. Known as great healers. Hunter-Hindrew claims that “centuries before Christ, the Sibyls cured epileptics, the blind, lepers and ‘casted out demons,’and even called-up the dead.” It was a Sibyl, who called-up the spirit of the Apostle Samuel to speak to him from the dead.
Hunter-Hindrew claims that during the inquisitions, the Sibyls were eventually persecuted by the now established Roman Church, and condemned as “witches.” However, their “pagan” prophecies were later collected by the Roman Emperor, Tarquin and compiled into numerous books. The Sibyls preserved their history in poetic and prophetic prose that would later be used as the basis for Greek and Roman tragedies. Hunter-Hindrew believes that it was these books that were eventually seized by the emerging Roman papal to create a western theological foundation in order to compete with the Kemetically learned levitical Jews. Hunter-Hindrew concludes that the Sibyl prophecies would later lay the ecclesiastical foundation for the collection of apocryphal books modified as the “Christian” Bible. She believes also that “the New Testament is actually a historical chronicle of the final destruction of these ancient Sibyl temples, and the forced imposition of a “new theology” revised by church officials from the more ancient books of the Sibyls and others.”
Vivian Hunter-Hindrew, M.Ed., (aka: Mama Zogbé) is a world traveled priestess of the Mami Wata traditions that originate in West Africa. She is the first initiated priestess of this tradition in America. She is the author of a comprehensive body of work entitled “Mami Wata: Africa’s Ancient God/dess Unveiled Vol I & II, and “Vodoun: The History of A Suppressed Tradition in America.” She works and maintains full-time her ancestral shrines dedicated to this African deity.
Founded in 1999 The Mami Wata Healers Society is a 5012(3), non-profit religious organization committed to educating the public about the ancestral religions of West Africa.