Having something structural in place for my Young Queens that reinforces our Cultural Worldview and supports the functional concept of "Marriage in the Mind" when they get old enough to began a relationship.
Rites of Divine Union
This Rite was created as a means to celebrate and preserve the cultural legacy of Our Nation and to emphasis the sacred bond between Man, Woman and Child. This Rite was also developed as a means to acknowledge our unique experience as a people within the Western Hemisphere (and in America in particular), and positively respond to the conditions that have compromised our ability to be a unified black family. So it is in the mindset of self realization, self determination, self definition, and sacred duty that we officially, publicly (or privately) use this Rite to:
These "Essentials" of the Divine Union Rite are non-religious. They are designed to enlighten, express, and impress the elements of our God-centered Culture. This "Rite" is specifically designed to allow those people who are familiar and unfamiliar with our way
of life to learn some of the rudimentary elements of WHAT WE TEACH & WHAT WE WILL ACHIEVE as a Nation.
*Must always be synchronized with the Full Moon (waxing towards). This symbolizes the fullness of the Moons reflection to the Sun and a Woman’s commitment to reflecting the guidance of the Man. This bond to the natural order of the Universal Family.
*Colors associated with each season must always be synchronized with the natural color expression of the Earth. This symbolizes the commitment of the Sun to the beauty, expression and life of the Earth. All colors should be in relative season.
-Non-religious venue is preferable.
-Man must knowledge 120 before Rite can be performed.
-No presiding religious figure to perform the rights only an Elder (Male or Male and Female Couple) of the NGE of respected status or Licensed Celebrant/Officiate of the NGE. The Rite can also be presided over by the couple who are entering into a Divine Union. The Rite verbiage must be adjusted to accommodate this choice.
-Standard colors are Black, Gold and White in any combination. Seasonal color schemes are also acceptable.
-Universal Flag Ring for male and Earth Ring for the female (with inscriptions).
-Programs written to explain the symbolism of the chosen day.
-A table placed towards the West with a white cloth and a symbol representing the Universal Family. (Statue of Man, Woman and Child)
*This symbolizes the light that was shed upon the black family in the West, in the Wilderness of North America. The white table cloth corresponds to the color of deception represented in our Flag that shrouded our true identity and conceptualization of family.
-A large Universal Flag stationed in full view for the audience.
-Righteous Garments for all participants.
-Kufi/Crown for the God (if desired).
-Crown for the Queen. (Headwrap or other unique head covering)
-An official (standard) NGE Divine Union Certificate issued to each couple to acknowledge the sacredness of their Born day.
-Any Elders present must be seated up front with the family.
-Ring Bearers and Flower Girls must be children of 6 yrs or younger.
-Rite will be performed by presiding Elder (Male or Male and Female Couple) of the NGE of respected status or Celebrant Officiate of the NGE.
-Incense to cleanse and purify the venue (if in doors) that the Rite will take place at.
Knowledge represents self awareness, and the ability to listen, observe and respect. Through Knowledge, a proper foundation is laid in order to establish the proper infrastructure for the unified black family to stand upon. Wisdom represents discernment, good judgment and motion. Through Wisdom we apply what we Know in order to cultivate the best of our ways and actions that help to maintain our foundation and fulfill our family vision. Understanding is insight, and the clarity of our vision. Through Understanding we combine what we Know and have experienced in order to see all things for what they are and not what they simply appear to be. Our Culture is our God-centered way of life that is Free from the negative vices of this world that seek to oppose and infiltrate it. Power is the truth we use to defend our way of life and the force that Refines the best of what we offer to ourselves, eachother, our family and our community. Equality is balance, fairness and unity. Through Equality we desire for eachother the best of what we desire for ourselves. We utilize this principle to establish the harmony that maintains our unity as a family. God is the nature and functioning role of the Original Man in regards to himself, his family and his community. Through God-conscious realization, the Original Man assumes his rightful position as the greatest expression of who and what he was born to be. Build or Destroy is the natural process of Life and Death. Build or Destroy symbolizes our ability to add on the things that improve our quality of life and to rid ourselves of those things that are detrimental to us. Born is creation and the principle to bring forth to life. Born represents the new life we create together as a unified black family. Cipher is circle that symbolizes the eternal sphere of perfection and the unbroken bond that is eternal. This Divine Union is the circle of life that preserves the legacy of our ancestors, and re-establishes the consciousness that continues this legacy through our future generations.
All Guests will be given Programs and seated.
All seating will be arranged in this particular order
1. Family & Elders in the front rows
2. Friends and Associates in the next rows
3. Seating can also be arranged in the form of a Crescent Moon with the Rite taking place in the center or in rows.
Either stationary or paired off to walk down. Music can proceed them if desired.
Comes down carrying the Gods Universal Flag Ring and assumes their position to the
left of the God (which would be on the left side of the Earth facing East).
Comes down carrying the Earth’s Ring and assumes their position to the right of the
God (which would be on the right side the Earth facing West).
Throwing down flowers and ringing bells shouting "The Queen has arrived"! They
trail off and assume their position.
Music or Jimbe Drums can be used to celebrate her entrance.
-First acknowledge the Elders and the Seeds- (Build about the reason why)
"Peace to all those who are present here today in celebration of this Divine Union. As
the Heavens are aligned by those celestial bodies known as the Sun, Moon and Star
that serve as physical lights to maintain the order of the Universe, Man, Woman and
Child are those terrestrial bodies on Earth that serve as spiritual lights to maintain the
order of this Universe we call the family. As it is in Heaven so shall it also be on
Earth, and this Union symbolizes the establishment of Heaven here on Earth through
these Divine beings."
A breakdown of today’s mathematics and their significance to the day that the Divine
Union is celebrated on. Also explain the season’s significance that this Divine Union
is taking place in.
"Would you please face eachother".
"Earth" would you please take the Gods hand and repeat after me:
"I place this ring upon your finger to symbolize my word as a bond to you as your Queen. I acknowledge that your role and identity as a Man, a Husband and a Father has been compromised due to our struggle as the Original family in this country (wilderness), and I will do everything within my power to help you re-establish your rightful position as a strong and dignified leader of this family. I promise to uphold truth, modesty, morality and peace and to love you through hell until things will be right. You are my King and I shall place no one above you. For it is through your sacred mind that God was born, and through you that God exists. Like the Sun, you are the substance of my light and my sustainer. This word is bond and bond is life, and I shall give my life before this word shall fail."
"Earth" would you please take the ring and complete the Cipher by placing it on the
Child presents the ring to the Earth and she takes it and places it upon the finger of
"God" would you please take the Earths hand and repeat after me:
"I place this ring upon your finger to symbolize my word as a bond to you as your King. I acknowledge that your role and identity as a Woman, a Wife and a Mother has been compromised due to our struggle as the Original family in this country (wilderness), and I will do everything within my power to help you re-establish your rightful position as a strong and dignified sustainer of this family. I promise to uphold truth, modesty, morality and peace and to love you through hell until things will be right. You are my Queen and I shall place no one above you. For it is through your sacred womb that God was born, and with you that God exists. Like the Moon, you are the reflection of my light and my comforter. This word is bond and bond is life, and I shall give my life before this word shall fail."
"God" would you please take the ring and complete the Cipher by placing it on the
Child presents the ring to the God and he takes it and places it upon the finger of
"These rings represent a Cipher. A Cipher is a circle that symbolizes the eternal
sphere of perfection and the unbroken bond that has no beginning or an ending. Let
these rings likewise be a testimony to the unbroken bond of love, peace and
happiness that this Union seeks to eternally establish.
"Although I'm officiating here today, it is not truly in my power to sanctify,
legitimize or bless this Divine Union in any way, because the two of you have already
Married in the Mind. May you use this righteous covenant as a vital building block to
preserve the family unit and to carry on the cultural legacy of our Nation. And now
that you have stood before us and exchanged these rings and these vows, it gives us
all great pleasure to bear witness to your oneness. P.E.A.C.E.!!!"
Procession leaves the venue with the Officiate leading the God and Earth, the flower
girls, the Ring Bearers and the other Divine Union Participants. Music, Jimbe
Drums or Singing of the Enlightener can be used to celebrate the closing of