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When Palo Mayombe loses its logical basis, How do we as a community respond to the new inventions which can hinder our traditions?

When Palo Mayombe loses its logical basis, How do we as a community respond to the new inventions which can hinder our traditions?

Nsala Malongo and Happy Holidays, I am indeed looking to enjoy the time of this month to all the festivities and enjoy my family and friends. Just sending out well wishes to everyone. As for this article that I am writing I want you to keep an open mind. This is not bashing the occultist of our time or people who practice Magical spiritual principles. But this goes out to all the priests who are inventing with Goetic practices, So called...

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Lucero, Sombra and his bevy of spirits

Lucero, Sombra and his bevy of spirits

Buena nsala, When learning about Lucero, we read often in the literature and hear in the songs that Lucero leads a stream of spirits; he is the road-opener, he is first, Lucero Prima, ┬áLucero madrugada. This isn’t allegory; it is quite literally the case, and I’ve found in my experience that each completed Lucero Nkisi will gather about it an entourage of spirits to work. Recently I had occasion to build a Lucero Ndoki for...

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Mayombe Practices are not made for Hollywood Paleros.

Mayombe Practices are not made for Hollywood Paleros.

Sala Malongo Everyone and best wishes to everyone who follows my blog. I realized that being away from the blog many people were asking me when was I going to write again. The truth of the matter is that I started a new job and have been settling in to my new position and with that obligation it made it difficult to write. Nevertheless here I am back on the site to inform people. My topic for today is the Hollywood Palero. Yes you may know...

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Anthology of Sorcery My first printed article.

Anthology of Sorcery My first printed article.

  Sala Malongo all the people who follow my blog as you know I have had the pleasure of helping and collaborating in an anthology which is due to hit the market sometime in May. I had the honor to write my own work alongside gifted publishers and respected peers of magic and sorcery to bring to light an understandable work for the palo mayombe community. E.A. Koetting interviewed me a while ago and while I did not know how people would...

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Palo Mayombe is it Afro Cuban or is it now Afro American? North and South of the Americas and the Caribbean.

Palo Mayombe is it Afro Cuban or is it now Afro American? North and South of the Americas and the Caribbean.

In the last couple of weeks on many forums on Facebook there has been a lot of controversy about the practitioners of Palo Mayombe in regards to race, class, ethnic authenticity. Who are the rightful practitioners of Palo Mayombe and who are these unforseen practitioners to supposedly destroy a spiritual consciousness. What is the terrible truth to me as I am informed of all of this nonsense it is from a place of racial bias and inequality...

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Crossing the waters from Africa to the shores of South America and beyond. How does ngangas, nkisi, function crossing oceans?

Crossing the waters from Africa to the shores of South America and beyond. How does ngangas, nkisi, function crossing oceans?

Nsala Malongo to all informed participants who follow this blog. I have been quite busy with ceremonial obligations but from time to time I will be getting other people hopefully to write as well so this blog can have a much broader spectrum. Today we are going to touch on the subject of Fundamental roots and understanding a branch from which a nganga can be brought into existence. When we look at the fundamental roots of Palo Mayombe and...

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