BY MOTHER TYNETTA MUHAMMAD | LAST UPDATED: APR 8, 2003 – 6:55:00 PM
“And it is said to those who guard against evil: What has your Lord revealed? They say, Good. For those who do good in this world is good. And certainly the abode of the Hereafter is better. And excellent indeed is the abode of those who keep their duty- Gardens of perpetuity which they enter, wherein flow rivers: they have therein what they please. Thus does Allah reward those who keep their duty.”—Holy Qur’an, Surah 16, Verses 30-31
Korea, sometimes spelled and written as “Corea” in some accounts, is about half the size of California and juts out from its surrounding land mass and seas as a
peninsula, somewhat like Baja California is formed in relationship to the State of California and the Country of Mexico. Korea is known in the West as “The Land of Morning Calm.”
To the north, she borders Manchuria of China and the maritime Province of the Soviet Union in Siberia. Crossing the Yellow Sea is the larger landmass of China, and to her south lies the Japanese or Nippon Islands. Thus, she lies in the central of the East Asian world and is a strategic land bridge surrounded by her powerful brothers.
Early habitation of this land bridge points to at least 30,000 years, which is close to the 40,000 years of recorded humans in the nearby land of Mongolia. As a matter of fact, the Koreans are considered to be the cousins of the Mongols.
The legendary beginnings of the Koreans can be traced back to a celestial origin that points to a celestial being or beings who founded a Divine City in their land in order to establish Rulership of the world through a special teaching for the people. Music, song and dancing have been established in the culture from the earliest of times.
To conquer Korea has been the objective of all of its powerful neighbors: Manchuria, China, Japan, Mongolia, the British and, most recently, through the military presence of the United States following the Korean War. She has quietly absorbed all the Religions of the East, from Buddhism to Confucianism, Taoism, Shamanism and, most recently, Christianity at the turn of the 20th century. From a spiritual and scientific study of the Divine Teachings of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad, there is much that we can all learn from each other to be in harmony and in Truth.
One of the amazing geological discoveries to be found in this country is the great wealth of prized crystal stone called amethyst that lies beneath and within her land base, buried in mammoth caves and underground passageways. Amethyst is known for its firebrand colors of violet and purple hues, and is the elixir of the gods, which symbolizes peace, sacredness, nobility and sincerity.
The name is derived from a Greek legend that speaks of Bacchus, the god of wine, who fell in love with Diana, the goddess of the hunt. Because he was rejected, according to the story, he became so angry that he vowed to turn the first person that passed him by into a stone. It just so happened that it was a woman who was turned into a stone called “amethyst.”
When all is said and done, whether it be defined as magic or fairy tales, myths or legends, we are all the product of our dreams, and we manifest from the unknown to the known, from the hidden to the manifest, all that comes into existence. We create heaven or hell, happiness or joyfulness of spirit, ignorance or understanding. We are all capable of using the same brain and the same mind in fusion to make all our dreams come true.
“Whom the angels cause to die in purity, saying: Peace be to you! Enter the Garden for what you did.”—Holy Qur’an, Surah 16, Verse 32
To be continued.