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The 42 Declarations

Maatian Ethics

The Maatian laws addressed some of the most important aspects of human relating and that is self-respect and respect for other communal members. These laws were so complete that it included the honoring of neighbors, the ecology and the universe as well. For all these things represented the one great body of the Creator. All relationships were governed by laws and protocols that extracted from them the most honorable thoughts and behavior. This was one of the strengths of Kushitic community and many like-African communities throughtout the diaspora and that is social customs and traditions that were based on pure respect and love of humanity and the Creator. Within these communities, women and girls enjoyed a very special existential place among peacemakers, romantics and philosophers. Their position as communal members was not disputed and they were respected in every sphere of society. Rather it was in the temple, government, the royal house or the domestic sphere, no one insulted the presence of womahood and the unseen presence that also shares her space. This is why in many ancient societies women had such a high level of personal power, inner peace and clearity about themselves and the world. Their social space was full of love, compassion and understanding. This is what all minds and souls need to grow and develop and the laws of MAAT was one of the tools used to create a communal environment that was fertile for spiritual reflection and maturity.

The laws of MAAT were fundamental to the society of Kushits and Khemits. Laws of governance were created and perpetrated by the early Mothers. Many of these laws were influenced and originate with totemic laws which governed many aboriginal communities. These aboriginal laws would manifest themselves later as the laws of religion

42 Declarations
1. I have not committed sin.
2. I have not committed robbery with violence.
3. I have not stolen.
4. I have not slain woman or man.
5. I have not stolen food.
6. I have not swindled offerings.
7. I have not stolen from the Great Spirit.
8. I have not told lies.
9. I have not carried away food.
10. I have not cursed the Great Spirit or Her/His Creation.
11. I have not closed my ears to truth.
12. I have not committed adultery.
13. I have not made anyone cry.
14. I have not sorrowed without reason.
15. I have not assaulted anyone.
16. I have not been deceitful.
17. I have not stolen anyone's land.
18. I have not been an ease dropper.
19. I have not falsley accused anyone.
20. I have not been angry without reason.
21. I have not seduced anyone's spouse.
22. I have not polluted myself or my mind.
23. I have not terrorized anyone.
24. I have not disobeyed the divine law.
25. I have not been excessively angry.
26. I have not cursed or been disrespectful to the Great Spirit.
27. I have not behaved with violence.
28. I have not cause disruption of peace.
29. I have not acted hesitantly or without thought.
30. I have not overstepped my boundaries or concern.
31. I have not worked evil.
32. I have not used evil thoughts, words or deeds.
33. I have not polluted the water.
34. I have not spoken angrily or arrogantly.
35. I have not cursed anyone in thought, words or deeds.
36. I have not placed myself on a pedestal.
37. I have not stolen that which belongs to the Great Spirit.
38. I have not stolen or disrespected the deceased.
39. I have not taken food from a child.
40. I have not acted with insolence.
41. I have not destroyed property belonging to the Great Spirit.
42. I have not exaggerated my words when speaking.

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