Welcome to the new Asar Imhotep Webpage
Thank you for visiting www.asarimhotep.com. As you can see we have made a few changes from our previous design. It is still a work-in-progress and we hope you visit regularly to experience the new features of the website including new publications and music to download. Take a tour and leave your feedback on some of the articles. Most importantly, tell a friend. -Asar/Mujilu
In my eBook titled Where is the Love? How Language Can Reorient Us Back to Love’s Purpose (2013b), I sought to define love from an African and historical comparative linguistic standpoint. I came to the conclusion that love, ultimately, derives from a root that means “to extend one’s hand, to help, to aid”; thus making love a “verb.” There was another aspect of the overall conversation that centered on how indigenous African people conceptualized the human being, their attitude towards the person and how one’s significant other was to be viewed within the grand cosmological scheme of things. It is on the latter aspect of that discussion that I would like to elaborate on briefly here given the big upcoming “holiday” of Valentine’s Day, which is a good time for reflecting on intimate human relationships.