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Palo Mayombe and America’s new melting pot.

Palo Mayombe and America’s new melting pot.

Nsala Malongo Everyone, As you can see I am on my grind again trying to bring to you relevance in an ever-changing society that is Palo Mayombe. When we look at Palo Mayombe’s strategic path during its inception. Many people forget the untold stories about our culture and religion to the point of utter ignorance and disdain for the truth. The Bantu philosophy and its fundamental thought was born in Africa. Many tribesman, heads of...

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Some ideas about consumer culture, Paganism, and Palo

Some ideas about consumer culture, Paganism, and Palo

Nsala malongo, I wrote this post originally for my own blog, Arguing with the Moon. Tata Eric Colon invited me to cross-post it here. It’s speculative, as I’m feeling around for new tools to use to think about some of the issues at stake in the Palo community. I used Wicca as a parallel religion because my blog readers tend to be more familiar with Paganism than with Palo, but also because I think it helps to illuminate some of...

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When truth has no agenda then we can move to seek knowledge.

When truth has no agenda then we can move to seek knowledge.

Sala Malongo everyone. As you can tell we live under a blind of deceit and lies from every part of modern society and every form of mediocrity that is in the known world. Many times we seek in a vast web of misinformation and misunderstandings that can unwind us and unravel our faith in Religion, Humanity, Culture and Community. Many years ago when I was presented to the elements and looking to move in my path of Palo I did not realize all...

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What are treaties and what creates validation in our Corpus?

What are treaties and what creates validation in our Corpus?

When we look at what we call pacts and treaties what in the general definition does it apply to when we are talking about Palo Mayombe? Most of the time we think of ways to try to better the community in bringing understanding to our culture and religion. Most of the times people just feel that pacts and treaties are to be broken as we walk around thinking that the ramifications of our actions will not show in our daily lives. Most of the...

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Why is it that women should not take apart ngangas. The truth behind the lies.

Why is it that women should not take apart ngangas. The truth behind the lies.

Nsala Malongo everyone this will hit people the wrong way and it may cause people to want to re-evaluate what is it that they have and to the extent of how true the functionality of their beliefs and what they truly know come into question. When we say words like Fondo Canasta Principio Primero…. The stages in building nkisi are quite an undertaking remember that Rome was not built-in a day . It took several million years for the...

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Dikenga, Patimpemba, Cimbra o, Arrear. When you hear this what comes to your mind

Dikenga, Patimpemba, Cimbra o, Arrear. When you hear this what comes to your mind

Nsala Malongo to all the wonderful people out there who are making a mark in this community of fantastic practitioners who really are educating themselves and are not walking around in the shadows lurking. We have a lot of those lately wanting to deter us from you the reader who is understanding that it is time to take away this dark cloud from practitioners who have not been outspoken when it comes to our beliefs. From a perspective of...

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Kimbanda explained By Francisco Marengo from the Temple of Kimbanda.

Kimbanda explained By Francisco Marengo from the Temple of Kimbanda.

Nsala Malongo everyone as you all can see I have been a bit out of the loop because of ceremonial and ritual obligations and also preparing  an article for EA Koetting, So I have been busy.  As you well know I am a palero so I can not fully speak on other similar yet quite different practices of Bantu Traditions. Now I am happy to inform you that Francisco Marengo with his permission has allowed me to post his article on Palo...

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