[Editor’s Note: This article is reprinted from Volume 31, No. 51; and The Final Call will continue to reprint articles written by our late and dear Mother Tynnetta Muhammad.]
“And when Jesus came with clear arguments, he said: I have come to you indeed with wisdom, and to make clear to you some of that about which you different. So keep your duty to Allah and obey me. Surely Allah is my Lord and your Lord, so serve Him. This is the right path.”–Holy Qur’an, Surah 43, verses 63-64
I have just returned from another brief visit to the Island of Bimini in the Bahamas, accompanied by three of our sisters investigating the possibility of land acquisition offered to us shortly after our last journey to Bimini with 24 persons, including nine students from Muhammad University of Islam in Detroit, Michigan. This current return trip began on September 4, and will be included in a report to be presented to the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan on our findings which I have entitled: “Call from the Bahamas.” As I prepare this article for publication, it corresponds to the date of Minister Farrakhan’s vision-like experience in the small Mexican town of Tepotzlan, where he was taken into a small craft, which we call a baby plane that carried him into the Great Mother’s Wheel, where he communicated with the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad on September 17, 1985.
The Bimini Museum features many famous people who have visited and lived on the island. Among them Martin Luther King, Jr., who was inspired to write many of the passages that appear in his speeches and the most famous “I Have A Dream.” Adam Clayton Powell, famous Congressman from New York, lived his final years on the island and requested that his ashes be strewn in the sea at Bimini. Renowned novelist and writer, Ernest Hemingway, lived many of his years living on the island and was known also for being a great fisherman.
As I write these words 27 years later, something similar is about to happen once again. On the morning of our departure to Bimini on September 4, I awakened from an eerie dream in which I was taken into a swirling vortex of colors ranging from red to orange and to yellow which was frightening to look at. It appeared as if I was viewing this phenomenon through water or a mirror-like disc. It appeared dark around the outside and I heard a voice calling me to Atlantis. When I awakened, I thought about the electromagnetic vortex reputed to be in the Bermuda Triangle. That morning, I was headed for Bimini and the vicinity of the Bermuda Triangle and the origin of this vortex. I wondered if my dream was somehow connected to our upcoming journey to the Bahamas.
In continuing my Reflections of the early history of Master W. Fard Muhammad, taught to me and others by the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad, he disclosed to us that at some period during the 20 years of Master Fard Muhammad’s journeys, going back and forth to America, prior to his first public appearance in 1930 in the city of Detroit, Michigan, he spoke about having visited the prestigious University of California in Los Angeles. While in Los Angeles, the Master stayed in the home of a particular family, which was reported to me by the Honorable Elijah Muhammad’s eldest daughter, Sister Ethel Sharrieff, while we were in her home.
At that time she spoke quite often of her experiences interacting with the Master during the three and one half year period that he was teaching her father privately. One of the amazing stories she told me about was an incident in which he received a cake that was mailed to him from this family, which contained a cracked egg, shell and all, mixed into the cake batter, which amused him greatly.
Upon another occasion, she shared with me that she was given the responsibility as a child to watch his car from the window, as it was parked in front, outside of the house, while her father was being taught by the Master. During the very cold winters in Detroit, one of the Master’s hands was blistered as a result of the harsh climate. In the process of healing, it was Sister Ethel, who had the task of supplying fresh bandages after cleansing the wound. She was the one who washed the wound and changed new, fresh bandages to protect his injured or blistered hand. His car was one of the old Model T-Ford’s that needed to be cranked in front for it to run. I was told later by another family member that this wounded hand of the Saviour was a sign indicating that his wound would not be healed until his people were fully Resurrected from the dead.
Sister Ethel mentioned something about using his handkerchief as a sort of bandage. Her father, the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad spoke about the Saviour’s acknowledgement that the famous actor, Clarke Gable, was a half original man, and some early believers, including that which I heard from the Honorable Elijah Muhammad, at one of his Table Talks describing the smooth dancing of Master Fard Muhammad being likened to Fred Astaire. An interesting picture now emerges about some of the early experiences of the Saviour in his preparation to reach our mentally dead nation found captured in America and identified as Lost Sheep in the House of Israel, which is mentioned in many of the parables of Jesus, as revealed in the New Testament.
In further statements that I remember hearing from the Honorable Elijah Muhammad during “Table Talks,” as well as in private discourse, is that there were scientists working in the Movie Industry in Hollywood, who were able to use the medium and technology of films to warn people of events that would soon come to pass. And it is true that many Hollywood films tie into future events before they actually happen. Many of us moviegoers have witnessed this phenomenon time and time again. One such movie produced by MGM was entitled, “Lost Atlantis,” which verges on the discoveries that are currently being made in the area of the Bermuda Triangle pointing to a Lost Atlantis, now being rediscovered.
I am also reminded of the recent articles I have written on Bimini Reflections concerning the discovery of the Crystal Pyramid located somewhere in the vortex of the Bahamas between San Andros and Bimini. Might this also connect to the meaning of the painting left by the Master to the care of Sister Ethel Sharrieff exhibiting images of an ancient civilization and people, akin to the Greeks who were utterly destroyed. The Greeks had learned about the fate of Atlantis from the Egyptian priests as a sign of what may reoccur in the future? Are we on the brink, as the Edgar Cayce Life Readings and Commentary may suggest, a step away from repeating the fate of sunken Atlantis in America during this current geological age of earth changes? Will we escape the predicted time of destruction prophesied under the sign of Jonah and the Ninevites, giving America an extension of one or two more centuries?
What is the role of the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan in this critical period of one world going out and a new world coming in? Will America repent of her gross evils or will it be like the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad has written: “Babylon could have been healed, but she was not.” The role of the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan today is as the Angel or Messenger sounding the Trumpet giving Divine Instructions and Guidance to a people who are in the hour of Doom and utter destruction as the many people and nations were destroyed in the past. The Time of this World is at Hand.
“But parties among them differed, so woe to those who did wrong for the chastisement of a painful day! Wait they for aught but the Hour, that it should come on them all of a sudden, while they perceive not?”–Holy Qur’an, Surah 43, verses 65-66