This CANNOT be learned in a classroom!

Esto NO se aprende en una aula! This CANNOT be learned in a classroom! Recently I have received several inquiries from Palo initiates regarding my upcoming course Palo: Theoretical and Practical Approaches. Everyone wants to know if I am “teaching Palo” in a classroom and if so is this even possible? The purpose of my […]

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Eleda.Org Seminars Announces its Upcoming Class: Palo: Theoretical and Practical Approaches

An Introduction to Bantú Cosmology and the Rites of Palo, and the religion’s magical powers that heal the human body, mind, and soul. An important and groundbreaking course on the most often misunderstood of the Afro-Cuban religions Beginning: Thursday, October 2, 2014 Time: 7:30 – 9 PM COST: Live Class–>(S. Florida residents) $20 per class, […]

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Does the nfumbe live in the nganga? by Ralph Alpizar

Translation from Original by Oscar Guerrero 8/22/2013 One day, in one of the many long conversations with Tatica (a nickname that was given to one of the most well known mayomberos from Cuba) I asked him, “does the nfumbe live in the nganga? As usual, he did not give me a plain yes or no […]

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The “Powers” of the Mayombero and Mayombera by Ralph Alpizar

This article is the third part of, “The Powers of the Tata Nganga and Yaya Nganga” Translation from Original by Oscar Guerrero 8/20/2013 Among the Bakongo of Africa the nganga (priest) has always recognized the existence of “spiritual entities” and know the “secret” of their manipulation. From what I have seen in that land, there […]

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Kinfuiti Celebration – La Fiesta Kinfuiti

  Havanatimes.org has featured an interesting story on the Kinfuiti Celebration in Cuba along with many pictures. To read this in English please visit this link: http://www.havanatimes.org/?p=98125   Para leer este articulo en Español por favor visite este enlace: http://www.havanatimes.org/sp/?p=89970   For more about the Celebration of the Kinfuiti and Tamakuenda Yaya please see: http://hedgemason.blogspot.com/2013/06/ta-makuenda-yaya-san-antonio-de-padua.html

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Swirl, Tailwind, Tornado and Bad Wind by Ralph Alpizar

This article is the second part of, “The Powers of the Tata Nganga and Yaya Nganga” Translation from Original by Oscar Guerrero 8/19/2013 We previously left off speaking about the “mazamba well.” This famous “magical well” which my informant spoke of, can still be visited as one walks to the old Harlem Sugar mill and […]

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