In Memory of Credo Mutwa
To all Academy members and friends–
We honor the life and service of our dear brother and servant of the Divine, Credo Vasamazulu Mutwa, who left this garment of physical life at the age of 98 years (July 21, 1921 – March 25, 2020). Credo was raised both in the Zulu shamanic tradition and the Christian faith as his father was an elder in the Catholic Church in South Africa. From his earliest years, Credo was interested in both the Zulu shamanic and Christian traditions, although his philosophy went even beyond with his travels to Egypt, the USA and the Islands of the South Pacific.
As his fame grew, he came to world renown as a spokesperson and artist of the indigenous traditions of the Zulu heritage, which he shared openly and widely with all people of every major tradition, including Grandfather David of the North American indigenous tradition. His open-mindedness as a spiritual teacher brought consternation to many of his own people, but his books are well known, including the great African classic, Indaba my Children.
We knew Credo for forty years, first meeting him after he had read The Keys of Enoch® and invited us to see him at one of his remote villages, and he remained a close friend of the Academy for four decades. We had the opportunity to work and produce films with Credo in the vibrant outback of sacred stones and wild life in Bophuthatswana and Mpumalanga in the 1980s, with film cameraman Gordy Waterman, the Jacobs family (Pretoria) and producer Susan Cochran (USA). His profound teaching in the film was set amidst the background of the South African veld and is still available under the DVD title –Voice of Africa: Credo Vasamazulu Mutwa (https://keysofenoch.org/shop/product/the-voice-of-africa-credo-vasamazulu-mutwa/). Our film production earned two film awards. Filmed in the mid-1980s, this film is prophetic, with a strong message for our times, as he discusses the coming of world-wide viruses that we are currently experiencing, as well as the scenarios of extraterrestrial contact.
Recently, due to his age, his health was failing and he faced many challenges, but he was always a writer, artist, nature lover and spiritual teacher. I remember us singing the Names of God together on one of the hot summer afternoons in Africa. Shocking as it may seem, I remember him also saying to us, “The Keys of Enoch® are so profound that I burnt the book and drank the ashes to feel the holiness throughout my body.”
In these difficult times for everyone, let not our hearts be troubled. We all face the difficult road of life, but Credo’s example of personal struggle and faith in the living God are very significant and meaningful for those seeking a higher path. He always had a happy face and sang the Names of God with great joy. A beloved psalm and proverb come together in the life of Credo (whose baptismal name means “I believe”), and in his artistic reflections on life at the end of this journey. In thinking of Credo, let us all reflect on these words that we have put together as a world mantra, “In passing through the Valley of the Shadow, we discover how God’s Greatness continually embraces us.” Credo, may your journey continue. Be sanctified as we sing—
Mehayyai Hametim Adonai YHWH (12 x)!
Dr. J.J. Hurtak and Dr. Desiree Hurtak, Psalm 139
March 25, 2020