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What is the true task of the Mayordomo aka Baconfula, Fula Ngando?

What is the true task of the Mayordomo aka Baconfula, Fula Ngando?

mayordomo, a (Del bajo lat. majordomus, el mayor de la casa.) 1. s. OFICIOS Y PROFESIONES Persona encargada de dirigir el servicio o la administración de una casa o hacienda.maestresala….. a person in charge of directing administrative services of a house or plantation…. Noun… Butler.    Nsala Malongo everyone I have been away from my writers chair for a while. I am wishing all of you peace and well-being throughout...

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Nganga no hay Sentimiento…but our ancestors Do!

Nganga no hay Sentimiento…but our ancestors Do!

Sala malongo, There is an old saying in our community, ‘nganga no hay sentimiento’…the Nganga has no feeling. Often said with some bluster, letting you know that the nganga doesn’t have feelings, and will do what needs to be done. ….and it’s true. The nganga isn’t a *person* in the same way you and I are. It doesn’t share the same feelings or motivations, necessarily. It is a powerful entity,...

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Will Palo mayombe remain the same or will it morph into a new age religion?

Will Palo mayombe remain the same or will it morph into a new age religion?

Nsala Malongo, As I have been very busy with obligations at home and at work it has been hard for me to post and keep putting out information so please understand.  Throughout the years as you know we all have grown and have seen Palo flourish but I am worried. A lot of the intermeshing of Palo with other religions has been talking to people around my immediate circle and people abroad. One of my concerns is the Hoodoo phase that many...

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2016 Reading Of the Year Munanso of Tata Musitu Batalla Sacarempeno

2016 Reading Of the Year Munanso of Tata Musitu Batalla Sacarempeno

Nsala Malongo Tata’s and Yaya’s from all around the world, I have been busy with a lot of work from my regular job that I have not had time to sit and write an article. But I will start doing my best to keep up with the site and overall educating the readers on Our faith and Tradition and culture. Acaba Mundo Nkisi in which the consultation for the New Year was used. Nkisi Mayombe Governing in ritual reading Tiembla...

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Basimbi part 2

Basimbi part 2

Malembe, In a previous post about Basimbi we spoke about some of the classes of Basimbi and some practical interactions with them. We’ll continue to do that here, and discuss some ritual possibilities for interacting with Basimbi when working malongo.   Sîmbi Nzonzi These are the Simbi of philosophy and leadership; when we consider our role as Paleros we have to remember that our root culture is Bantu, and in the Bantu worldview...

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Basimbi part 1

Basimbi part 1

Sala maleco,   The Basimbi are an incredibly important part of Palo Mayombe and our practice; oftentimes, with the serious over-emphasis on the Nganga and it’s work, the Basimbi are neglected in receiving offerings and practical works. The Basimbi are often spirits of place. They are spirits that vivify the natural elements around us. They also are spirits that empower social constructs and opportunities. To understand the...

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PALO MAYOMBE AND SEXUAL ASSAULT: WHAT IS OUR POSITION?

PALO MAYOMBE AND SEXUAL ASSAULT: WHAT IS OUR POSITION?

PALO MAYOMBE AND SEXUAL ASSAULT:  WHAT IS OUR POSITION? By Engueyo Claudia Diane Delgado, March 11, 2015   Blessings and gratitude to Tata Eric Colon, his god-children, and our Ancestors.  I am a little nervous because this is the first writing I have done in a Palo Mayombe forum.  This article provides a general overview of what sexual assault is, and a list of community resources to contact when in need of assistance.   Sexual...

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