The Sahu Man / Woman:”…people who are controlled by their emotional and sensuous being (10th sphere); and who only ‘know’ what they are taught by others (7-9), and whose mental perception is limited to the external and concrete side of things. Because of this their lives are full of contradictions.. they are devoid of understanding.” (Ra Un Nefer Amen, Metu Neter, Volume 1, p. 105)
NH Comment: Adorned with sanctioned vocabularies, privileged methods and brutal forms of assessment, western education is structured to create Sahu girls and boys, and women and men. This leads to the properly educated western man who knows everything and understands nothing. For she is the product of technique, bottom line thinking and expressions of reality that can be quantified. Contradictions are resolved through direct and indirect force. The former is the core of western history: inhuman conquest with a patina of good will (“These savages need religion” or “We are bringing them civilization.”) sprinkled on mounting corpses. Indirect force is where educators come completely into the arena of rationalization as they create theories that blame the victim of engineered catastrophes of being weak, ill-informed, or just destined to be downtrodden: social-darwinism, “ghetto mentality.” What I have just described is the best case scenario. So what of African Americans, other people of color as well as poor whites? How does education treat them?
For African Americans, western education is intended to create insecure, self-loathing individuals who always look outside of themselves and their communities for validation. When education “succeeds” in terms of high grades, scholarships and productive careers, we often have individuals who snugly wear Carter G. Woodson’s definition of the “mis-educated negro” as a straight jacket. For those who do not get good grades, their lives are harsh and often violent.
The Ab Man / Woman: “… people who are able to rise above the influence of their emotional and sensuous being. And although their ‘knowledge’ is only limited to what they are taught, they are able to understand and think abstractly about the subjects that are taught to them. This is due to the fact that their mental faculties (spheres 4-6) are able to perceive the abstractions that underlie physical events. This enables them to avoid the contradictions (falsities) that beset the previous type of man….” (Ra Un Nefer Amen, Metu Neter, Volume 1, p. 105)
NH Comment: There are authentic aspects of western education that can contribute to developing the Ab Man / Woman. At best, they share these characteristics with my Khepera Method: they are ethical, holistic and project based learning opportunities that address real world problems.
Ausar Man / Woman: “People who are able to intuit the knowledge needed to avoid and solve all the problems that can face Man. They also possess the ability to achieve such goals (influence physical events) by manipulating their spiritual power through the use of hekau and visualization….this type of [person] has completed their initiation.” (Ra Un Nefer Amen, Metu Neter, Volume 1, p. 106)
Source: http://www.metuneter.org/narratives/three-kinds-of-people.html (no longer available)