Listed below are the books assigned by Sun Ra for his lecture course, African-American Studies 198: The Black Man in the Universe. The classes were offered as part of the regular Spring semester at the University of California, Berkeley, 1971.

The Egyptian Book of the Dead


Radix


Alexander Hislop: Two Babylons


The Theosophical works of Madame Blavatsky


The Book of Oahspe


Henry Dumas: Ark of Bones


Henry Dumas: Poetry for My People eds. Hale Charfield & Eugene Redmond, Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press 1971


Black Fire: An Anthology of Afro-American Writing, eds. Leroi Jones & Larry Neal, New York: William Morrow 1968


David Livingston: Missionary Travels


Theodore P. Ford: God Wills the Negro


Rutledge: God’s Children


Stylus,
vol. 13, no. 1 (Spring 1971), Temple University


John S. Wilson: Jazz. Where It Came From, Where It’s At, United States Information Agency


Yosef A. A. Ben-Jochannan: Black Man of the Nile and His Family, Alkibu Ian Books 1972


Constantin Francois de Chasseboeuf, Comte de Volney: The Ruins, or, Meditation on the Revolutions of Empires, and the Law of Nature, London: Pioneer Press 1921


The Source Book of Man’s Life and Death (Ra’s description; = The King James Bible)


Pjotr Demianovitch Ouspensky: A New Model of the Universe. Principles of the Psychological Method in Its Application to Problems of Science, Religion and Art, New York: Knopf 1956


Frederick Bodmer: The Loom of Language. An Approach to the Mastery of Many Languages, ed. Lancelot Hogben, New York: Norton & Co. 1944
Blackie’s Etymology

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