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Cause and Effects In our day and age. How do we effect the outcome of our lives?

Cause and Effects In our day and age. How do we effect the outcome of our lives?

Nsala Malongo everyone Its been a long time since I had time to write in my blog and I am a bit rusty so bare with me while I get my thoughts in order. I wanted to point out in our corpus of Palo Mayombe we have a philosophical view of the world and how we express it. In our art the formulas that we draw to change our daily living through Signs (patimpembas or firmas). In how we treat our environment and the world around us through Nsaras(...

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Consistency in Palo

Consistency in Palo

Sala Malongo, Have you done anything to learn a little more about Palo today? This week? ….this month? It’s very, very easy to get into the routine of giving nsunga & malafo, mpembe, and singing your favorite mambos when interacting with nkisi….and then leaving it at that. Staying comfortable. Only stretching out to work some malongo when someone falls ill, or when someone has run they mouth a little too hard. But Palo...

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Reading of the Year 2017 for the Muna Nso Bejuco Nfinda Moana Filo Batalla Mayombe Sacarempeno

Reading of the Year 2017 for the Muna Nso Bejuco Nfinda Moana Filo Batalla Mayombe Sacarempeno

Buen Sambia, Buen Lumbo, Buen Candango! Good god, Good Body, Good Nganga!   This Letter is very interesting for this year… In this letter it talks about the great mothers and ancestors of the world. One of the existing problems we have is people forget the great mothers of the world and now they are asking to be known and great detail must be observed in this. We are at the pinnacle of change and each 90 day Moon cycle this year...

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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 administraci√≥n 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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