About the Instructors
Jabari Osaze (DjedenMa’at Aten-Ra) has studied Ancient Egypt for over 20 years, focusing primarily on the areas of philosophy, esoteric symbols and sacred science. Brother Osaze has led study groups in Egypt since 2002 and tours of the world-renowned Egyptian collections of New York’s Brooklyn Museum and Metropolitan Museum of Art. While completing his Bachelor of Science degree at Cornell University, Brother Osaze’s studies led him to the monumental works of Ra Un Nefer Amen and R.A. Schwaller de Lubicz. He began focusing on the practice of the Ancient Egyptian (Kemetic) ideal. In 1998, he was initiated into a Kemetic order, the Shrine of Ptah, by Chief Priest Heru Ankh Ra Semahj Se Ptah. Brother Osaze has continued his study with the Shrine of Ptah. In 2005, he was initiated into the order of Sacred Kingmen of the Shrine of Ptah. He received the coronation name Heru DjedenMa’at Aten Ra. He is currently completing his course of study in order to become a Kemetic Priest. Mr. Osaze is a doctoral candidate at the University of Metaphysical Sciences. He and his wife Anika Daniels- Osaze have co-founded the Center for the Restoration of Ma’at; an institution devoted to the application of the Ancient African ethical paradigm in our daily lives. He lectures on a wide variety of historical and motivational topics. He lives in Harlem.
Anika Daniels-Osaze also known as Nfr-Ka Ma’at is a Kemetic initiate of the Shrine of Ptah- Smai Tawi. Her interests and passion lie in Linguistics and Foreign Languages as well as the presence of Afrikan Women in Antiquity. Sister Ma’at received her bachelor’s degree at Cornell University and her graduate degree at New York University. She has studied the ancient Kemetic language known as the Metu Neter for several years. For the past 5 years, she has travelled to Egypt with the African Genesis Program as a group facilitator and lecturer. Along with her husband, she has conducted tours of the various tombs, museums and temples in Egypt. Sister Ma’at currently works as the Assistant Director of Minority Affairs at SUNY Downstate Medical Center and serves as a mentor for several youth programs. She lives in Harlem, NY and is the co-founder of the Center for the Restoration of Ma’at with her husband, Jabari Osaze DjedenMa’ at Aten Ra. She is the Co-host and Co-producer of Kemetic Legacy Today, the weekly journal of Ancient Egyptian History and Spirituality.
Anika Daniels-Osaze ’96
Cornell Black Alumni Association