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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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Palo Reading of the Year for 2015

Palo Reading of the Year for 2015

Sala Malongo Tatas, Yayi,Ngueyos and all. Happy Holidays and all the best to everyone in the new year. While this year is about to approach I wanted to touch on a subject that we may start holding video classes soon free of charge. Also holding conferences to talk about Palo Mayombe in a more symposium like setting. I will be reaching out to a few Paleros to start the ball rolling in the new year and hopefully it can be beneficial to many...

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