Remembering (Getting to Know) Lasana K. Mack, the Spiritual River of His Life

Posted on November 20, 2014 by


Remembering (Getting to Know) Brother Lasana K. Mack, and the Spiritual River of His Life

(Confronting & Overcoming Anti-African Spiritual Decay)

by Brother Mxolisi T. Sowell / Ozo-Sowande

An expression arising from our Black Consciousness/Liberation efforts in the 1960’s was, “One Struggle, Many Fronts”.

Those words are coming to me as I am being touched deep down, again and again, by the Oshun Song – BlackNotes Libation presentation, where our late Brother Lasana K. Mack speaks with power and conviction amid the loving harmonies of feminine voices singing praises to Oshun.

“Yeye Oshun is a spirit of the rivers,

open your hands, she is a sweet and steady giver

she’ll turn your tears of sadness into gladness,

Praises to Oshun.”

The Sisters sing so divinely sweetly that anyone listening with any measure of understanding, appreciation and desire for the Liberation that African Spirituality can bring will be eternally touched deep within. From that loving, uplifting flow, the strong, complementary voice of Brother Lasana emerges, bringing light & life & revolutionary reverence to African aspirations for Truth, Beauty, Goodness and Justice, with his “Blacknotes’ libation, a spiritual offering; a prayer with props to GOD . . .”

Lasana pours this libation, “to Earth with water, fire, air, Breath of life of the Creator, Divine presence, wisdom, power, power!”

Please be encouraged to go and listen and be touched by them and him:

Connecting us to ancestors, Queen Nzinga, Harriet Tubman, Sojourner Truth, Kwame Nkrumah, Patrice Lumumba, Malcolm X, Steven Biko.

“Connecting us to Ancestors, struggles to progress, past to present.

Enlightment to African cultural-spiritual space, gracing the cosmos,

the Universe, with aspects of the All,

Encompassing our entire being, singing in harmony with joy,

In pleasure beyond measure, in passion for Life! . . .

“Connecting us to ancestors; Martin Luther King, Queen Tiye, Imhotep, Zumbi, David Walker, and Nat Turner, Ida B. Wells, Marcus Garvey, Medgar Evers, Fannie Lou Hamer, Fred Hampton, George Jackson, Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, John Henrik Clarke, Fela Anikulapo Kuti

“Connecting us to Ancestors, struggles to progress, past to present to future.

Transcending space and time, ancient to future.”

As we listen, let’s be moved to work, study, pray, meditate and fellowship for the unity and power that “One Struggle, Many Fronts” represents. It’s a call to one and all, to truly know and revere the common harmonies of African spiritual realities; a call to come together, right now, to strengthen, complement and unify with each other for the greatest good for the greatest of our numbers throughout the World African Community – for our children, for generations beyond our imaginations!

A spiritual donation to “Creator, Ptah, Olodumare, Odomankoma, Nyame, Amma, Neter, all (the) traditional African names for the one: God!” (NTR! /ORISHA! /THE ALL!)

“ . . . a spiritual donation to creation, creatively opening the way from this day forward for Divine melody, presence, rhythm, wisdom, word, power!”

(You can find a complete presentation of Brother Lasana’s libation utterances here:

Also reflect on Professor Small’s words: “We are not the bodies we are in. We are what we believe!”

Now is the time! To do all we can, in every way we can, to spread the power of our beliefs to the hearts, souls, minds and bodies of our parents & elders, peers & children throughout the World African Community, so our sacred way can live and build and grow – here and now, and evermore!!!

Ankh, Udja, Seneb!!!