Shekhem Ur Shekhem
Ra Un Nefer Amen
Ra Un Nefer Amen is the author of several books which have enjoyed international circulation. He is a leading scholar on the subject of ancient Egyptian philosophy having studied and taught extensively on the subject for the past 40 years. Ra Un Nefer Amen is the only Black author to have written technical instruction manuals on ancient African Spiritual, Meditation and Cosmological systems, providing readers and students with the necessary instructions to integrate this ancient knowledge into a spiritually empowering and practical way of life. His unique insight into the spiritual systems of ancient Black civilizations (including Kemet, Sumer, Canaan, Kush, Nubia, and Indus Kush)† has made him one of the most recognized and respected authors in his field. A partial list of some of the books he has authored includes the seminal Metu Neter, Vol. 1: The Great Oracle of Tehuti and The Egyptian System of Spiritual Cultivation, Tree Of Life Meditation System (TOLM), Not Out of Greece: The Origins of Logic, Mathematics, and Science, Maat: The 11 Laws of God and Nuk Au Neter: The Kamitic Holy Scriptures. Amen continues to embellish his publishing credentials with such recent works as and Bazi Success Strategies, and Metu Neter, Vol. 7: The Utchau Metu. Trained as a concert pianist, composer, and music theoretician for more than twenty years, Amen passed on many lucrative opportunities in the music industry in order to devote his energies to the spiritual education and upliftment of African people. He arrived in the United States from Panama in 1960 to continue his formal musical training which began at a very early age at Panamaís Conservatory of Music. Amen has composed and published more than 20 different meditation CDís which compliment his meditation instruction manuals. In addition to his publishing success, Ra Un Nefer Amen lectures around the world and enjoys a strong international following as the Chief Priest of the Ausar Auset Society which is headquartered in Brooklyn, New York with chapters in several major cities throughout the U.S. and internationally. In 1985, His Excellency, Ra Un Nefer Amen I was enstooled as a Paramount King (Omanhene) and co-ruler of the Agogo state in Ghana, West Africa by Agogohene Nana Kwame Akuoko Sarpong. Also presented to him was the Epoh Stool by Asantehene Otumfuo Opoku Ware II, indicating his role as a leader of the Ashanti region of Ghana and the establishment of an official alliance between the Kingship of the Ashanti and the Kingship of Ausar Auset Society. Amen was further conferred the title of Odeneho (King of Kings). In his role as cultural liaison between African-Americans and the National Ghanaian House of Chiefs, the Shekhem Ur Shekhem Ra Un Nefer Amen, along with the Ghanaian community in the United States have sponsored Durbars for several Kings of Africa, including Togbi Adeladza V, King of the Ewe; Nii Aumgi V, King of the Ga; Nana Adodankwa III, King of Okuapemman, and others. In 1986, Ra Un Nefer Amen was given a formal reception by President Jerry Rawlings of Ghana as an official guest to the dedication of the Nkrumah Mausoleum Memorial in Accra, Ghana. In 1991, Amen was the official guest of the Oni of Ife (Chief Priest of the Yoruba), Oba Okunade S. Olubuse in Nigeria, where he was the sole African-American dignitary to the first Ile Ife Reconstruction Project. While visiting Nigeria, Ra Un Nefer Amen was also received by the Emir of Kano, His Royal Majesty Alhaji Ado Bayero.