About the Ma'at Institute for Holistic Education
Located in Central Harlem, New York (Manhattan), our facility is a private location accessible to virtually all major public transportation (primarily 2, 3, A, B, C, and D Trains). The intimate classroom setting accommodates 20 participants and features high-speed wi-fi. The classroom is wired for live web streaming. The address of the private location is given to registrants who attend the sessions in-person.
Live Web Streaming
While our classroom limits the number of participants to around 20, it also serves as a three-camera, high-definition studio. All classes are streamed live via our website for registered students. We have worked diligently to ensure online participants an interactive experience which allows them to interact with other participants and the instructor. For best results, students should also utilize a high-speed internet service. Registered participants will also have temporary access to recorded sessions within 48 hours.
While we intend to ensure the financial viability of the Institute, one of our major objectives is to allow wide access to our courses. We have priced our courses at approximately $35 per class. Weekly payments are available. Substantial discounts are available for participants who pay enrollment fees upfront and for those who become premium members. Additionally many courses provide access to digital versions of required texts via our website. Similar courses taught at local colleges are more than 20X our costs!
Practical and Comprehensive
The Ma'at Institute's primary goal is to make the esoteric wisdom of the ancients available for use in our contemporary lives. All courses are taught from a rigorous but practical perspective. Additionally, course topics have been carefully selected from both "concrete" areas such as history and esoteric knowledge such as sacred geometry. This approach is based on the Ancient Kemetic concept of "Smai Tawi", which translates roughly a "union between the two regions". While this phrase is generally translated to refer to the establishment of the nation of Kemet as two separate nations were unified, the Kemetic people also used it to describe complex spiritual and philosophical concepts. Smai Tawi best describes the Institute's left/right brain educational strategy.
About the Instructors
Jabari Osaze has studied Ancient Egypt for nearly 25 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 and received the coronation name Heru DjedenMa'at Aten Ra. He now serves as the Chief Priest of the Shrine of Ma'at. Jabari holds a master's degree in Divinity from the University of Metaphysical Sciences and a Master's of Human Service Administration from Cornell University. He is currently completing his doctorate in Divinity. Jabari and his wife Anika Daniels-Osaze are founders of the Center for the Restoration of Ma'at; an institution devoted to the application of the Ancient African ethical paradigm in our daily lives.
Dr. Anika Daniels-Osaze
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, her master's degree at New York University and her doctorate from Northeastern University. She has studied the ancient Kemetic language known as the Metu Neter for several years.
For the past 5 years, she has traveled 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 Director of Diversity Education and Research in the College of Medicine at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University 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-Chief Priest of the Shrine of Ma'at