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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
Palo Mayombe creating the creole consciousness within the land of the Antilles, South America, Caribbean Islands, and the United States through its own native cultures.
Nsala Malongo everyone hope everyone is well and up in spirits. It has been a while since I have sat to gather my thoughts and write something that would hold its weight in gold. Well after sitting down and doing some study and analyzing some things and discrepancies within our traditional understanding that we need to give a lot into account the The Arawaks, Tainos, and the Carib experience from the point of historical backing and...Read More