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Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Miracle of the immovable sword, Okomfo Anokye, Merlin


The story is told that hundreds of years ago there lived a king called King Arthur in medieval Europe and his knights of the round table. At that time there was a magician named Merlin who acquired a sword from the lady of the lake. The goddess of the lake gave Merlin a special sword at a time when there were wars among neighboring towns. This sword given to Merlin the magician was charged with magical powers and mystery.

After many years of wars and conflicts Merlin planted this sword into a rock and prophesied that whoever is able to pull out the sword would be crowned the new King. Many tried to pull out the sword but failed, until a young boy by the name of Arthur came along and pulled out the sword from the rock. Arthur was crowned as King and he formed a group of trusted inner guards that became known as the knights of the round table. King Arthur fought many battles with the magical sword and defeated many of his enemies until his death.

Today, such an immovable sword truly exist in a city called Kumasi, in the country of Ghana, West Africa. In the 19th century a medicine man and native priest by the name Okomfo Anokye who was famous for his healing and magical powers planted a sword in the ground and prophesied that no one would be able to pull it out of the ground. Unlike the sword of Merlin, who prophesied that only one person would be able to pull it out of the ground, the sword of Okomfo Anokye does not foretell anyone pulling it out of the ground.

Okomfo Anokye planted the sword into the ground in the city of Kumais, near the present teaching hospital, in Ghana, West Africa, and you may travel to that location and see the sword even to the present time with your own eyes. Many have gone to this location and have attempted to pull out the sword. The strongest and the boldest have tried, yet all have failed. I have visited Kumasi and have seen the sword with my own eyes, but did not attempt to pull it out.

What is the mystery behind such feats of magical power? By the name of the God of Okomfo Anokye, he planted the sword in the ground and no power has been able to take it out of the ground. Truly, there is a spiritual power of some sought at work here, but can the mystery be solved? It is by the power of the names of the Seven African gods, is it by the power of the names of The Seven Hebrew Gods, or is it by the power of the name of popular Ghanaian god Akonode, that this miracle was accomplished. No one knows, excerpt that Okomfo Anokye has died with this knowledge. They said Jesus walked on water, but there is no evidence today that he did. They said Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead but there is no evidence today that he did. They said Moses parted the red sea but there is no evidence today that he did. The said Merlin planted a sword in the ground, but there is no evidence today that he did. Okomfo Anokye planted a sword in the ground and for hundreds of years it remains in the ground. This miracle of the immovable sword of Okomfo Anokye should be declared the eighth wonder of the world.

2 comments:

  1. wonderful. It's great to see this page. we are making an animated series based on the Anokye story (Anokye the truth of destiny TV Africa December 2011)and have written a children's book of rhymes which will be out in November 'Anokye's immovable sword and the golden stool of asante' smartline publishing.
    I am so pleased that there are others who also love this wonderful bit of Ghanaian history

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  2. Great write-up. I need to go see this sword myself

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