To be initiated means to become part of something, to be accepted as a member of a group or society. Like many initiations Palo initiation is likened to a simultaneous death and rebirth and occurs for various reasons but one […]
Is Palo Black Magic?
Black magic has traditionally referred to the use of supernatural powers for evil and selfish purposes (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_magic). This definition alone places Palo in direct opposition with “Black Magic.” Palo’s primary purpose is to cure “illness.” It is important to note […]
Magic is the ability to control the world by supernatural means but magic cannot be performed at the whim of the Palo practitioner otherwise known as the Palero. Rather, the Palero must act with approval of all spirits in order […]
El Llanto del Quimbisero
Bendicion Santo Cristo kuenda. Primero Nzambi que todas la cosas. Por la senal de la santa Cruz Sambia manda que yo reza. Wiriko Bantu! La ceremonia del “Llanto” del Quimbisero es una de las ceremonias mas hermosas que existen. Aparte […]
The Quimbisero’s Cry
Bendicion Santo Cristo kuenda. Primero Nzambi que todas la cosas. Por la senal de la santa Cruz Sambia manda que yo reza. Wiriko Bantu! The ceremony known as the “Llanto” (cry) of the Kimbisero is one of the most beautiful […]