Chi, and healing words from an ancient language.
According to Prof. Chinua Achebe, the Chi is the personal god of an individual. What is the Chi?
This book describes the Chi, a force known by the Igbos to determine the destiny of an individual. It demonstrates how the ancient Igbos used words to capture their sophistication.
The study of the 'Chi' can be termed 'Chiology'. An individual knowledgeable about the 'Chi' can be called a 'Chiologist'.
In this book, Igbo words are explored, etymologically, revealing what the ancients mean by each word. The book shows how sophisticated the ancient Igbos were compared to the present day culture.
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In Igbo voices, you would be taken back hundreds to thousands of years to an era of great creative freedom. A time when singing a song (ikwe ukwe) was "reinforcing an agreement" and when the law (Iwu) was 'agony". Get ready to journey to the world of the Igbo predecessors when lawyers probably functioned as "doctors of agony"
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The Hill provides us with some insight into how the Ancient Igbos interacted, and interpreted their environment.
Ugwu, the Igbo word for Hill was derived from the verb 'gwu'.
'Gwu' captures the digging motion, by a farm implement, that results in the creation of a mound. The purpose of a mound is to protect a seed from the elements, and from seed eaters such as birds. So we can translate 'gwu' as creating(or building) a protection.
This makes a Hill (Ugwu)-the creation of a protection. Or, simply, protection.
A mound is to a seed what a hill was to humans- protection. In early times, people often settled on hills because it provided protection from flood, fierce winds and storms, other elements, as well as invading armies.
Because a hill is huge compared to a mound made by man, it would seem that it was created by a god or God.
So the hill, not only helped humans flourish, it helped protect and nurture early beliefs of the existence of God.
So when the Psalmist says, 'I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help(Psalm 121); you could say ' I got you!'.
If the ancient Igbos were tasked with naming the butterfly; they would have come up with names such as 'flying-fashionista', 'flower-fashion', flower-lover', etc.
One of the oldest words for the Lion ‘odum’ was obtained from ‘odu’ (advice) and ‘mu’ (me).
Lions served as advisors in the thrones of countless powerful Kings.
A lion would readily risk ‘life or limb’ to defend the territory of its lionesses. Thats an instinct a King would like to display when his territory is breached.
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