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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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Smoke and Mirrors The Reality and Beauty Behind Palo Mayombe By Lily Rivera.

Smoke and Mirrors The Reality and Beauty Behind Palo Mayombe By Lily Rivera.

Nsala Malongo, Last Year I had the honor to be interviewed by a college student who is also a practitioner of wicca but interestingly enough was writing a piece on Palo Mayombe for a class she was taking. Being cuban american and in Miami she decided to interview me. Which I was honored she by the way got an A in the class. So i asked permission to add her piece to the site and she obliged. without further a due……….. We...

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ATR / DTR Why am I bringing this to the forefront.

ATR / DTR Why am I bringing this to the forefront.

Diaspora first entered English in the late 19th century to describe the scattering of Jews after their captivity in Babylonia in the 5th century B.C.E. The term originates from the Greek diasporá, meaning “a dispersion or scattering,” found in Greek translations of the Hebrew Bible (Deuteronomy 25) In Black Europe and the African Diaspora Alexander Weheliye (2009) writes a section and clearly explains diaspora this way: “Diaspora...

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