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The Earth Center of Maanu Inc

The sun never sets, it's man who moves away from the light."

aka Firefly Productions; M'TAM School of Kemetic Philosophy and Spirituality; The Earth Center; Kebtah Temple   |   Chicago, IL   |  theearthcenter.org

Mission

The Earth Center is a multi-faceted 501(c)(3) non-profit organisation dedicated to preserving and promoting humanity's Ancestral culture in order to sustain the health and well-being of all people. The Earth Center aims to:‍ - Contribute to the spiritual enlightenment of the human being by teaching the benefit of applying the Divine Ordinances to one's life. - Foster the application of better solutions for humanity's problems by promoting spiritual beliefs and cultural knowledge passed down from the Temples of the Nile Valley. - Offer our allies, members, followers, and disciples a forum providing fellowship and community support. - Provide people who are committed to the well-being and sustainability of our fellowship with a means to address social and economic problems.

Ruling year info

2011

Executive Director

Nekhitem Kamenthu

Director of M'TAM Temple

Iritah Shenmira Naba

Main address

3829 S Lake Park Ave

Chicago, IL 60653 USA

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EIN

36-4614751

NTEE code info

Religion Related, Spiritual Development N.E.C. (X99)

Other Art, Culture, Humanities Organizations/Services N.E.C. (A99)

Community Improvement, Capacity Building N.E.C. (S99)

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This organization is not required to file an annual return with the IRS because it is a church.

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What we aim to solve

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Humanity has been disconnected from the foundational customs, norms and practices that sustained civilizations for thousands of generations and allowed humanity to live in harmony with nature. As a result, we see the rapid declination of human civilization in the modern era. The Earth Center is working rigorously to reconnect humanity with the tools necessary to reconnect with these customs, norms and practices as well as to provide people who are committed to the upliftment of humanity with a forum to address the cultural, spiritual, educational, social, economic and health problems we all face.

Our programs

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M'TAM Kemetic Initiation

The M'TAM School of Kemetic Philosophy and Spirituality
is the education branch of The Earth Center.
M'TAM is the oldest initiatic science and offers
the most ancient knowledge humans have produced.
It is the entirety of the often cited "Mystery Schools".
In order to fit the modern lifestyle,
M'TAM is structured in three disciplines:
Medu (Language), Ka'at Ibi (Meditation) & Sounnt (Healing).

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

- Provide people who are committed to the upliftment of humanity with a forum to address the cultural, spiritual, educational, social, economic and health problems we all face.
- Offer a framework for thought and exchange on problems affecting Africa and its diaspora (in particular), and humanity (in general).
- Foster the application of better solutions for humanity’s problems by promoting the genius of African people and their cultural expression.
- Contribute to a better world wide understanding of indigenous African civilization by disseminating African history based on its original methods of research and sources of knowledge.

- The Earth Center offers classes through initiation in the M'TAM School of Kemetic Philosophy and Spirituality, the oldest school known to humanity, which reeducates people back into the paradigm of thought and applied learning that is in line with the foundational principles and practices sustainable for holistic human living.
- The Earth Center through its Firefly Productions branch, disseminates a variety of media publications providing the information and collective wisdom for people to be educated about indigenous cultural practices and philosophies to assist in individual paradigm transformations that are more aligned with sustainable living on earth.
- The Earth Center engages in various charitable projects on the continent of Africa, specifically West Africa, to assist in the sustaining and uplifting of communities that have preserved and perpetuated the knowledge and wisdom coming from indigenous Africa for thousands of generations. These projects include but are not limited to children's educational resource projects, running water projects, farming projects, healing center development and the preservation and/or reconstruction of sacred sites and objects.

The Earth Center maintains Centers on three continents around the world. We have five in the United States, two in Canada, two in the United Kingdom and three in West Africa. All of these Centers have the capacity to receive students and members of the public wishing to take classes and/or receive holistic healing and services.
The Earth Center also maintains a healing center in central Togo, West Africa, where we are able to receive students, members and the public for spiritual, mental and physical healing.
The Earth Center's website provides a platform for the public to join and become members in supporting the mission of The Earth Center, we have our online shop, and we accept donations online as well.
The Earth Center student body and private and public donors continue to assist in the financial sustenance of the Centers around the world in order to further its mission.

The Earth Center has been in existence for over twenty years and currently has Centers on three different continents, Africa, North America, and Europe. We continue to open new Centers year after year, while the demand for new Centers continues to rise. Hundreds of students have entered classes and graduated over the years.
The Earth Center is connected to a network of hundreds of healers and cultural preservers that assist with the organization's development and projects while The Earth Center continues to assist in the sustainable growth and development of these communities through our various charitable projects.
Our media materials and publications are selling online, in stores and some have recently been upgraded to electronic formats and applications for public use. Year after year we continue to bring out humanity's original calendar and are also continuing the printing of manuscripts left behind by the founder of the organization.
The Earth Center is also continuing to position itself as a resource to other indigenous cultural groups and preservers around the world.

Financials

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The Earth Center of Maanu Inc

Board of directors
as of 03/22/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Bassirou Naba Lamoussa


Board co-chair

Nekhitem Kamenthu

Jennifer Mary Zachariah

Kanefer Heqama

Lamoussa Kader Naba

Nehez Meniooh

Velia Gonzales

Latisha Emery

Aisha Lamoussa Naba

Kasabez Maakmaah

Stephanie Lique

Don Evans

Samuel Douglass Harvey

Organizational demographics

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