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The Alchemical Wisdom of Palo Mayombe

Palo Mayombe as a wisdom tradition is often misunderstood; the effectiveness of its thaumaturgical practice has left the impression that practical magic/brujeria is the entirety of its wisdom. Nothing could be further from the truth. Mayombe is an alchemical and evolutionary spiritual tradition. It is as brutally effective theurgically as it is thaumaturgically, which hasn’t helped it’s reputation either.  In order...

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Mambos

“Music in ritual is like the soul which is born from the heavens, and when we call to those they are close and respond because they are alive within us” When thinking of music in Mayombe many practitioners fail to realize that it has been transformed over time, and has influenced the musical styles of Jazz, Eurpoean classical music, rumba, salsa… Many musical innovations have roots in Bantu liturgical folklore. Its style has made...

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