Sala Malongo all the people who follow my blog as you know I have had the pleasure of helping and collaborating in an anthology which is due to hit the market sometime in May. I had the honor to write my own work alongside gifted publishers and respected peers of magic and sorcery to bring to light an understandable work for the palo mayombe community. E.A. Koetting interviewed me a while ago and while I did not know how people would...Read More
Palo Mayombe is it Afro Cuban or is it now Afro American? North and South of the Americas and the Caribbean.
In the last couple of weeks on many forums on Facebook there has been a lot of controversy about the practitioners of Palo Mayombe in regards to race, class, ethnic authenticity. Who are the rightful practitioners of Palo Mayombe and who are these unforseen practitioners to supposedly destroy a spiritual consciousness. What is the terrible truth to me as I am informed of all of this nonsense it is from a place of racial bias and inequality...Read More
Crossing the waters from Africa to the shores of South America and beyond. How does ngangas, nkisi, function crossing oceans?
Nsala Malongo to all informed participants who follow this blog. I have been quite busy with ceremonial obligations but from time to time I will be getting other people hopefully to write as well so this blog can have a much broader spectrum. Today we are going to touch on the subject of Fundamental roots and understanding a branch from which a nganga can be brought into existence. When we look at the fundamental roots of Palo Mayombe and...Read More
Nsala Malongo Everyone and Happy 2014 As you can see we have come to the beginning of the year and it is time for everyone to brace themselves for some realities that need to be addressed this year. This year is the beginning of truths to be upheld and a spiritual awakening and hope for all people in the world. It is a time of spiritual awareness and holding your spiritual truths and observances to a higher standard of being. Anything that...Read More
Nsala Malongo Everyone, So I have been busy with a lot of work and I needed to go into the site and show my appreciation to everyone who sponsors us. When I started this site realizing what was something little in conception has helped many in a journey of spiritual awareness and teaching. Fortunately for many who can not contact me will know I am not an egotistical person. I always look for a bit of reasoning behind peoples madness. Lately...Read More
Nsala Malongo Everyone, As you can see I am on my grind again trying to bring to you relevance in an ever-changing society that is Palo Mayombe. When we look at Palo Mayombe’s strategic path during its inception. Many people forget the untold stories about our culture and religion to the point of utter ignorance and disdain for the truth. The Bantu philosophy and its fundamental thought was born in Africa. Many tribesman, heads of...Read More
Nsala malongo, I wrote this post originally for my own blog, Arguing with the Moon. Tata Eric Colon invited me to cross-post it here. It’s speculative, as I’m feeling around for new tools to use to think about some of the issues at stake in the Palo community. I used Wicca as a parallel religion because my blog readers tend to be more familiar with Paganism than with Palo, but also because I think it helps to illuminate some of...Read More