Thursday, June 1, 2017

Magnetism

                                                                   
                                                             CRUZADO!
European spiritualism of the mid 1800's to early 1900's identified closely with the scientific advancements of the time, and was being researched by scientists, and other doctors. Indeed this classical spiritualism is also called scientific spiritualism.

The science at the time was fascinated by mesmerism and hypnotism of psychology and philosophy, but also of electricity: of voice recordings, the telephone and the ability to communicate by distance. Magnetism of course also being related to electrical generation, and invisible forces whose effects can be observed.

I have blogged briefly on the responsibility of personal magnetism Some describe as influence and charisma, related to the personality such as can be seen with personal power, leadership and motivational speakers or life coaches. And some link to mental force and in terms of animal magnetism and hypnotism, but is also related to physical magnetism in terms of life force, the aura or energy body and attraction. It is related to energy and the mind in terms of the nerves and communication, a mercurial and "sexual" alluring force.

I say "sexual" because it is the union of polarity, such as a magnet and push pull and other forces. The word "sexual" was metaphoric of feminine and male polaric interaction, such as positive and negative which really does not have necessarily anything to do with gender but more mechanic in terms of  a "fitting" metaphor. Certainly sex magic could be utilized but that in a way is a more carnal, less metaphoric literalism on the surface. We are dealing with the spiritual and energetic levels.

Bear with me as many of you have a background in western ceremonial magic, however many do not, or do not know the deeper spiritual meanings behind Catholicism. You may not desire or care about the western systems when it comes to diasporic or indigenous practices,but many also use grimoires in their folk magic, and as we use Christian symbolism in Espiritismo its unavoidable. I would rather people empower people, although Christ is mainly used as a symbol of light, truth also being light, union of mankind but also spirit and man, as a healer, prophet, an example of love to aspire to, and as a spirit of elevation and assistance to many.
                                                                     
To explain loosely the hemispheres of the brain is polarity of the emotional subconscious of the moon and the logical conscious of the sun. As I have blogged before, the union and mastery of both is required to acquire a higher spiritual authority and as such of the elements and 4 directions over the mundane world. As the alchemical process of activated spiritual and physical worlds and inner self together is the symbolism of the monstrance and the sacrament of the Eucharist (the bread wafer held over the wine goblet both transform to the body and blood of Christ during mass).
The grapes and golden wheat both as agricultural symbols of cultivation and renewal by the sun.......
These forces then can be better manipulated for any number or spiritual or "magickal" purposes.
                                         Palo 4 winds pot and patipemba by FolkCuba
I show this purposefully to note the energetic difference of the positive/projective/male 1 and negative or 0/nothing/receptive/female currents.

 This symbol, which has some commonality with the Mpungo Lucero Mundo Firma:
Lucero travels the 4 corners of the earth, and can be sycretized with spirits such as Ellegua, Eshu or Papa Legba. Legba in Vodoun is a phallic travelling messanger spirit like Hermes, who still retains his staff in the diaspora. Lucero is seen as a meteor or shooting star, the lightening flash spark of ashe and promethean intelligence of the bringer of light and liberty. For Quimbana Exu, they are spirits tasked with elevation, of themelf, the  devotee and with the dead, Wheras the Yoruban Ellegua offers assistance or redeeming path partly through Ebbo, prescribed offerings or sacrifice (to make sacred) and communication with higher spirits, and the Orisha Olofi is Olodumare God's incarnation. In Lucumi one way to gain ashe life force is to serve the Orisha. Esu provides challenges and lessons for progress. All are of the cross-roads.

This is the flaming sword and serpent on the tree or cross within each human in the western sense. The cross is the 4 directions, greek winds as well as the cube of material world that unfolds into a cross, the tesseract. This is the light or energy solidified, the formed cross of earth, but there is the cross of the sun, and the highest northern star. The triple cross of realms seen in the crucifix of kongo, russian orthodox byzantine and mount calvary with the skull at the base being earth.
                                                                       
                                                             
                                                            art by russell knightely
In terms of blood, the life force is circulated by the heart, and energy work traditions work on circulating the bodies energy field to avoid stagnation. Even in western magick, there is the circulation of the body of light seen as the bodies energetic fountain, done after the qaballistic cross which mirrors the Our Father Prayer, banishing pentagram to clear the astral-mental influences,and middle pillar energetic spine exercises, which link us to the inner and outer universe, and for energetic purposes.
The energy circulation or flow is known in many traditions such as the microcosmic orbit energy exercises, in qi-gong and the acupuncture meridians.

Lords prayer IS the qaballistic cross:
Are in heaven....on earth (up down northstar to the world) Give us: compassion jupiter, expansion bread.....forgive us: justice, mars, in the middle the sun joining hands: Amen (Amun-Ra)
Man is both a pentagram, a 5 pointed star, having 4 limbs and a head, as well as the cross, with the 5th element being spirit. We are Jesus as 4 elements and shin spirit-fire within the YHVH Yaweh or Yahoo became Yeshuah..YHVSH Jesus.....yod-fire heh-water vau-air shin-spirit heh-earth. The female aspect is a double heh for water and earth. These are not simple mysteries.
                                                                       
                                                 
Uranus-spirit white, mars-fire red, jupiter-water blue, moon-air purple, earth below-4 elements muddled colors receive all above.
Each sphere has a number and minor arcana and many correspondances, the paths are the major arcana of the tarot.
The hebrew letter for the yellow solar sphere is Vau: nail which connects our spiritual and physical body as Christ on the cross, connection or message upon a door of light. This middle hermetic path is of earth the sun moon and stars.
Other like entities of the sun are: Ra, Balder, a form of Vishnu, Apollo, Adonis, Dionysus, Bacchus, Iacchus.
This is also the secret of the red cross and rosy cross of Tipareth.

Magnetism, describes the toric energy body and expanse the sphere and field of influence of the aura and antennae. The energy body can be seen as a machine or vehicle of counter rotational circular as the vesica pisces....or hexagramic parts like the merkaba soul parts or biblical Ezekials chariot (wheels within wheels). When a layer of "dirt" accumulated energy and forces which have not been mitigated occurs, these parts do not work as well which can then create energetic disturbances such as sleep paralysis, susceptibility to negative forces and spirits, and manifest as mental and physical disease. Such then is spiritual cleansing so very important to be done in regularity. Soul flight or the dream body as well as wings, feathers and birds are all symbols of spirit communication such as the holy spirit. But we need the energy to fuel these acts and receptivity..... to light the way.
                                                                 
Just as in a water cup there are spiritual fluids, so is your energy body made of spiritual fluids which comes from the universal fluids. We call this cup in Spanish: fuente a fountain, and through this field mediums will react to spirits of the deceased and incarnated peoples spiritual fluids positive and negative "vibes", vibrations and information/communications. This is also the activating metal crucifix in the water cup. Water is a substance that conducts and retains energy memory easily. Water can be used in so many ways, such as magnetizing or charging water with "seals" or intention and drinking it, this is why you should be aware of your emotional state of mind and thoughts when drinking especially, but it does affect our spiritual fluids too. This is why different waters have different properties such as the ocean, swamp or river, the same as locales of dirts that retain energy.

As fountains circulate water, so are spiritual fluids currents: corrientes and seen as air bubbles in the water cup as energy and spirits. The dead are seen in the wind that circulate around and at the root of the world tree. The mediums energy body or tree is surrounded by spiritual fluids which the spirits can use, and some mediums especially women are portals.
                                                                   
The link is solar, the sun. For which is the center of the universe, radiating energy, and of life. Of which in qaballah is "harmony" as well as vibrational sounding and union of these opposing polarities. I repeat harmony also in terms of songs calling the spirit. The word Mambo actually means song and has links to places in the Congo: Mambosa, Yambosa and the word water:mamba and as spiritual mother. The priest name is similar for sound or singer for Houn in the Hounto drum and male priests: Houngan, Hounnon and song leaders H/oungenikon. We should sing and pray out loud with our hearts using our will and lungs. In some cultures the drum is the instrument of earth yet fire, others say it is as a heartbeat. For this reason also the sound of a bell, and our sacred rattles is used to call spirits.

Each of these planetary realms are said to have a spiritual world equivalent, and has its own spiritual entities therein. The sun is an elevated energy, and connecting central area to the other planets as a wheel hub, as seen by the heart and solar plexus of air/breath and fire/blood light in the human body and electrical activity. The sun is electro-magnetic, as rotational forces and polarity make an electrical field. Energy is harvested from the sun, the wind or water dam by rotating a wheel or fan, or like a car engine explosion to push a rod which turns.
                                                                     

The sun is magnetic like the earth has poles (star within), it is made of firey fluids. the sun is associated with the air element in qaballah. Why is this important: because of the solar logos or the word. Speech, out loud prayer is of our voice, air and the magnetic activating force to our work and altars. This ashe, force is emanated from our mouth as well as hands and other areas. I have spoken before how Jesus (light of the world) and the Lwa Gran Solier "grand sun" are solar entities, as well as solar magicians and heroes like Sol-omon, Samson with the lion pelt between the two "pillars"(leo ruled by the sun, the face the ego-personality and spine) and Hercules.
                                                                     
Oreen, Oreen, Oreen....
Radiar la luz hermanos mios, radiar la luz del salvador.....La fe, la paz, la union
Misa song: pray, pray, pray.....
radiate the light my brother, the light of the savior, the faith, the peace, the union
Espiritismo hand passes use magnetism
For hand passes this is what we are doing in Espiritismo, we are sweeping and picking up energy to cleanse our aura. We also do healing hand passes for mediums who heal, a laying of hands and energetic balancing re-magnetism and healing. Mediums who heal or lend their body "la materia" their material often to other spirits can become demagnetized, and require intervention of another.
The same hand or side of the body is intervened with the patient to properly add the needed "spiritual fluids". See the diagrams below taken from the book drum and candle:
                                                                     

                                   A sick energy body, healthy would be ovoid, blue and white.
To magnetize
One remedy to re-magnetize the spiritual fluids around our body is to place a magnet into a water glass and charge it in the sun. It is then with your prayers and white, gold or yellow candle, poured over your body and not rinsed off. Some people place a cleansed quartz crystal or gold within the cup. This is usually done for 7 days to permeate all your levels. It is great when you feel low energy. I knew of this method before entering spiritualism, but was delighted to see people using this. To my recollection they also swept their body with red, yellow and blue flowers (carnations), one color each day before each magnet bath to additionally strengthen the aura and had the corresponding candle color each day for 3 days to cleanse and energate spiritually, mentally and emotionally.
The three colors are primary colors off white source, as well as the balanced colors of mars, jupiter and the sun. The three elements besides earth: of water, fire and air and the higher realms. Also the flag colors of Venezuela for which this practitioner is in Maria Lionza spiritsm tradition: Deadman Baez.
It is also the colors of the magnet poles and the sun.

To rid yourself of dark, unwanted negative spirits
shared by Raymond Krmaschek III
 Recently I also came across an interesting social media post. This is done to strengthen also the energy body, for protection and the removal of negative fluids if one feels they have negative spirit attachments. Firstly let me caution you that you must be careful with using salt, as this can also sap energy of, and ward off your good or helpful spirits who are at a lower level of elevation. Hopefully you have elevated them ( the good helpful ones empowered only) to the point that salt does not affect them as much. You can also speak to them to instruct them of what you are about to do. I avoid salt as a spiritualist, unless I felt a very bad infestation that needed it. That being said the elements used are magnetic, having both qualities of being charged negative and positive according to the periodic table of elements. (Haha high school chemistry class). There are ingredients which have both or either attributes to create an electrical charge and are attractants or repellents, as well as to charge a metal object with its currents. As one person put it, its is like the creation of an electrical fence.
(Did you know of the lemon battery...commercial batteries have acid)....
                                                   Method
You will need a tub to bathe in and a way to rinse yourself off afterward...
You will need 1 orange,1 lemon,1 half cup of salt,and one white candle.
 You must have is something made of copper(pure),or iron(pure)...try and buy a copper ring or necklace or the same for iron....this will be your protection afterward. 

Run a hot bath,add the salt...then cut up the orange and the lemon and squeeze the juices into the bath...then put in the copper or iron and mix the tub good....
You can begin your prayers as you run the water and add the items.
Enter the bath and stay as long as you can...make sure to cover your entire body with the mixture ....if you have spirits they will leave and be drawn to the flame to be changed to heat and light....some have experienced this by seeing the flickering of the flame with no wind or drafts....when you are finished you need to rinse yourself off because of the salt on you...take the copper or the iron and keep it with you for your protection....simple but must be done properly.
Put on light color clean clothes after.

Further analysis:
Copper is an excellent conductor, but I am not sure how important the metal selection or purity is. Someone suggested Nickel and I am sure that would work as well. All metals have a positive polarity.
Gold is expensive, and of sunlight but would work well, or silver of the moon and waters.
Lemon is acidic and has a negative polarity and cutting or removing spiritual property.
As a generalization:
Copper is an attracting metal, such as the Venusian metal of Oshun, Cachita Tumbo or Anaisa etc along with the orange. Sometimes you can attract what you do not want.
Whereas choosing Iron is more a Mars metal of Ogun and more of a severing, cutting or warding property. Many spirits do not like Iron. I would not use a railroad spike for this because they are coated with creosote which is cancerous. Interestingly Thelema has the metal of the sun sphere Tipareth listed as Iron, whereas I thought it of Mars, and the metal of the sun as Gold.
Whether you use salt: sodium chloride or Epsom salt magnesium citrate, they both are +/-

Jewelry must be cleansed often as it retains and collects spiritual forces and energy from your environments, its own properties of crystals or gemstones, metals etc and other people. For this reason we also tend not to wear jewelry when doing spiritual work because it can influence or color the work. Likewise spiritual jewelry can be ritually consecrated, but must be refreshed from time to time, such as using by coconut water. Elekes, Palo chain etc are still not worn during misa. Some people still will wear a crucifix or saint medal, but others find any metal on their person makes it harder to pass spirits. If the jewelry breaks it caught something negative, if outside leave it where it falls or if found do not touch it. If inside sweep it into the garbage using a dustpan, do not pick it up with your hands, and contact your godparents.


                                                                      Sancista Siete Encruzhiladas
                                                                   









Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Cantos para misa espirituale, songs for spirit guides, the dead and misa part 3 continued: gypsy

Of course I sing these songs in spanish, but they are translated for the purpose of knowing what you sing, and for those to learn spanish. I thank Valeria Di Giammarino who translated and transcribed this song through a friend Dave Raven. The one part in brackets ( vine hasta) is my own addition which may be incorrect:

Gitana Mia: My Gypsy by Oba Ire

CHORUS:CORO
Gitana gitana, Gitana mía Gitana (x3) bella Gitana (x3) mía, Esperanza, hoy yo te vengo a saludar
........ Saludo en ti las fuerzas de las estrellas, Saludo en ti las riquezas e lo profundo del mar En su música está la gracia de la danza de una luna llena Tu sonrisa brilla más que el sol en primavera (Chorus) Gitana mía Ayúdanos a merecer esta felicidad Gitana mía ilumína mis caminos para yo poder llegar Gitana mía esta oración no tiene fin Cuando una gitana reza, Dios se pone a cantar (Chorus) Es la gitana que llega para bendecir al pueblo Es la gitana que llega abriendo nuestros caminos Es la gitana que llega para defender nuestra libertad Esperanza, hoy yo te vengo a saludar (Chorus) Gitana mía gitana bella Yo te vengo a saludar Mi mente está libre para soñar Yo te vengo a saludar Hoy (vine hasta) está plegaria Yo te vengo a saludar Te lo pido yo del alma Yo te vengo a saludar Hoy te llamo a trabajar Yo te vengo a saludar Esperanza hoy yo te vengo a saludar

Gypsy Gypsy Gypsy of mine, gypsy gypsy beautiful gypsy, gypsy gypsy gypsy of mine, confidence/hope, today i'm coming to greet you. I greet you with the strength of the stars, i greet you with the wealth and the depth of the sea, in your music there is the grace of the dance of a full moon, your smile shines more than the sun in spring (Chorus) My gypsy, help us to deserve/ be worthy of this happiness, my gypsy light up my roads to make me arrive, my gypsy this prayer doesn't have an end, when a gypsy prays God starts to sing (Chorus)
It's the Gypsy coming to bless the people, it's the gypsy coming to open our roads, it's the gypsy coming to protect/ defend our liberty/ freedom, confidence today I'm coming to great you (Chorus)
my gypsy, beautiful gypsy, i'm coming to greet you, my mind is free to dream, i'm coming to greet you, today (I came to pray), i'm coming to greet you, I'm asking you from the depth of my soul, i'm coming to greet you, today i call you to work, i'm coming to greet you, confidence today i'm coming to greet you
Some very gypsy songs I love are by Blackmore's night, although not traditional misa songs:
Fire's at midnight:
Also under a violet moon, shadow of the moon, sister gypsy, ocean gypsy, wish you were here, ghost of a rose, locked within a crystal ball etc also certain violin and spanish guitar music.



Sancista 7 Crossroads

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Cantos para misa espirituale, learning songs for spirit guides, the dead and misa part 3

La Gitana: The gypsy
Hermana Rita gitana mia hermana Rita dame bondad llevame a tu santurio
a buscar la caridad
Deidad de amplias luces son tus cartas prodigiosas ahi tu lees los misterios para dar luz y progreso cinco flores yo te dedico cinco flores de humildad buscando que tu me brindes esperanza y caridad GITANA gitana pura gitana gitana inmensa librame de inquietudes librame de los lamentos Gitana de mis amores bendiceme ay gitana gitanita bendiceme bis pero gitana de mis amores bendiceme ole con ole gitana ole con ole olee ole con ole chiquilla ole con ole y ole ole con ole gitana ole con ole y ole OLE Gitana de mis amores bendiceme ay gitana gitanita bendiceme Hermana rita gitana mia bendiceme


Sister Rita, my gypsy
Sister Rita, give me goodness
Take me to your sanctuary
To seek charity
Deity of ample lights
They are your prodigious letters
There you read the mysteries
To give light and progress

Five flowers, I dedicate you
Five flowers of humility
Looking for you to give me
Hope and charity

Pure gypsy gypsy
Immense gypsy gypsy
Free of worries
Liberate of lamentations

Gypsy of my loves, bless me
Ay gypsy little gypsy bless me

But gypsy of my loves, bless me

Ole with ole and
Ole with ole olee

Ole with ole child
Ole with ole and ole
Ole with olea and
Ole with ole and ole OLE

Gypsy of my loves, bless me
Ay gypsy little gypsy bless me
Sister Rita my gypsy bless me
Sancista 7 Crossroads

Monday, May 22, 2017

Cantos para misa espirituale, learning songs for spirit guides, the dead and misa part 2

These are some of many for the Indian and Congo spirits
They are used to salute, work and call with the guides


Chorus for a congo guide:
This simple chorus is for a congo spirit guide
1:34 of Los Nani espiritstas a cantar starts with the egun song for the dead detailed in part 1 blogpost

"Congo conguito congo de verdad
Hay me congo congito congo de verdad
Si tu baja a la tierra a hacer caridad
Congo conguito congo de verdad
 baja a la tierra a hacer caridad"

congo little congo congo of truth
come to the earth to do charity



The misa songs get remixed or into one depending on artist or performer popular artists

Cancion a los Congos: congo de guinea soy
Congo de guinea soy                                I am Congo of Guinea
"la buena noche" criollo                            (I say) "Good evening" creole

Yo deja mis huesos alla                             Question: Where are you going with those bones?
yo venga a hacer caridad                            Answer: I am going to do charity

Congo conguito congo de verdad yo te llamo a la tierra a hacer caridad: chorus repeat

Yo te llamo y te llamo                                I call you and I call you
en el nombre de dios                                   In the name of God
yo te llamo a la tierra a hacer caridad            I call you to the earth to do charity

My translations are as one not completely proficient in Spanish, besides using spanish resources you can better translate please comment or send me a message

Congo mio
Congo mio ven de lo' monte… yo te llamo a' laborar. Cuando venga' ven despacio. paso a paso a trabajar.
Yo te llamo y t respondes. yo te llamo de verdad. yo te llamo con tu embele yo te llamo pa jugar. yo te veo en la malesa…trabajando material. con tu cazuela de barro y tu empaca pa' mirar. tu te llamas como quieras… tu nombre no quieres dar. lo que quiero congo mio. no nos dejes de ayudar…. lo que quiero congo mio, no nos dejes de ayudar… Congo. ven congo a trabajar,. congo mio sal del monte vamo' a jugar. (coro) Congo. ven congo a trabajar… Que… como quiera yo te llamo pa' laborar. (coro) Congo. ven congo a trabajar…. Que… estoy buscando un congo bueno pa' laborar. (coro) Congo. ven congo a trabajar… Awiri wiri… yo ando buscando que pueda mas que yo. (coro) Awiri, wiri, wiri… yo ando buscando un congo que pueda mas que yo. Ehhh yo ando buscando uno yo ando buscando dos... ando buscando un congo que pueda mas que yo. (coro) Awiri wiri… yo ando buscando un congo que pueda mas que yo. Ehhh yo busco a Ta' Jose . ehhh yo ando buscando un congo que pueda mas que yo. (coro) Awiri wiri… yo ando buscando un congo que pueda mas que yo.

My congo come from the forest ... I call you to' labor.
When you come, 'come slowly.
Step by step to work.

I call you and you do not answer.
I really call you.
I'll call you with your machete and I'll call you to play.
I see you in the mess ... working material.
With your pot of clay and your packaging to look.
You name it as you want ... your name you do not want to give.
What I want, my congo.
Do not stop us from helping ....
What I want, my congo, do not stop us from helping ...
Congo.
Come to congo to work
Congo mio salt of earth come 'to play.
(Choir) Congo.
Come to congo to work
That ... I want to call you to work.
(Choir) Congo.
Come to congo to work
That ... I'm looking for a good congo to work.
(Choir) Congo.
Come to congo to work
Awiri wiri ... I'm looking for more than I can.
(Chorus) Awiri, wiri, wiri ... I'm looking for a congo that can more than me.
Ehhh I'm looking for one I'm looking for two ...
I'm looking for a congo that can do more than I can.
(Chorus) Awiri wiri ... I'm looking for a congo that can more than me.
Ehhh I look for Ta '
Joseph .
Ehhh I'm looking for a congo that can more than me.
(Chorus) Awiri wiri ... I'm looking for a congo that can more than me.


Commision Indio for the Indian spirits

Comision India Divinia, yo te llamo laborar          commision indians I call you to work
     vide      ton        misercordia                               give your mercy
Misercordia en el nombre de Dios                             mercy in the name of God

estoy yo mando a siete indios                                       I am sending now 7 Indians
siete indio la mission                                                   7 Indians the mission
vide      te        misercordia                                         give your mercy
misercordia de la caridad                                            Mercy of charity

Indio Rojo Indio Carib                                              Red Indian Caribbean Indian
Indio Rojo Indio Carib                                                In the name of God
 en el nombre de dios
x2

Si                                                                                 Yes
Indio Rojo Indio Carib                                              Red Indian Caribbean Indian
Indio Rojo Indio Carib                                              Of Charity
de la caridad
x2

Commision   Commission                                             Commission Commission
Ya mando a siete indios a la mission x2                      Send now 7 Indians to the mission

Porque                                                                          Why
La Commision India Divina                                       The Comission of divine Indians
Ya mando a siete Indio la mission                               Send now 7 Indians for the mission
Commision   Commission                                            commision comision
Ya mando a siete India la mission                                     Send now 7 Indians to the mission

Oh Yo saludando a todos los indios                               Oh  I salute all the Indians
Ya mando a siete Indio la mission
Commision   Commission 
Ya mande siete Indio la mission     

 Indio Cachique                                                              Indian chief
Ya mando a siete Indio la mission   

La commision India divina
Ya mando a siete Indio la mission     

Eh yo ma cuenda tomo rojo                                               Eh I take my red road
Ya mando a siete Indio la mission     

Indio rojo Indio Cachique                                                  Red Indian Indian Chief
  Ya mando a siete Indio la mission     






Los Indios

indio bueno indio bravo donde vas con esa cruz, voy al monte delcalvario a entregarsela a jesus. indio bueno bravo donde tu vas con esa cruz, voy al monte del calvario a entregarsela a jesus.
hayyy pero indio, indio de mi vida, indio de mi corazoon... si no vienes a buscarme perdere todo tu amor
que bonitos son los indios que vienen a laborar siete columnas de indios van diciendo gestioman
ehhhh que bonitos son los indios, ay que vienen a laborar siete columnas de indios van diciento gestioman
ehhhh gestioman, gestioman, gestioman, ah gestioman. siete columnas de indios van diciendo gestioman
ehhh los indios, los indios, los indios vienen y van diviendo gestioman
ehhh los indios vienen los indios van los indios vienen y van diciendo gestioman
los indios oh dios los indios vienen y van diciendo gestioman


Good Indian brave Indian where you go with that cross, I go to monte del calvario to deliver it to jesus. Indian bravo where you go with that cross, I go to the mountain of Calvary to give it to Jesus.
Hayyy but Indian, Indian of my life, Indian of my heart ... if you do not come to find me I will lose all your love
How beautiful are the Indians who come to work seven columns of Indians go saying gestioman
Ehhhh how beautiful are the Indians, woe that come to work seven columns of Indians van diciento gestioman
Ehhhh gestioman, gestioman, gestioman, ah gestioman. Seven columns of Indians are saying gestioman
Ehhh the Indians, the Indians, the Indians come and go gestioman
Ehhh the Indians come the indians go the indians come and go saying gestioman
The Indians oh god the Indians come and go saying gestioman
Song for the priests, monks and nuns
Also good at open  of songs of misa, along with San Hilarion, potencia divina, sea el santismo etc

Oh del cielo bajado la madre de Dios      From the sky lowers the mother of god
cantemos un Ave a su proteccion            sing an Ave to your protection
Ave ave ave Maria x2                             dove/turn turn turn Maria

Oh Maria madre mia oh consuelo celestial       Oh Maria my mother oh spiritual comfort
ampardnos y guidanos a la patria celestial         guard and protect us to the celestial homeland

Ave ave ave Maria x2

Viva Maria Viva Jose                                     Maria lives Joseph lives
viva estra obra espiritual                                    The spiritual work lives
pues Maria conceibida del pecado original           For Maria conceived the original sin

Si en cielo tres estrellas illuminan la verdad         In the sky 3 stars illuminates the truth    
es la fe es la esperanza y la hermana caridad        It is the Faith the Hope and her sister the Charity



Se van los seres: the spirits depart at the end of misa

se van los seres x3                      the spirits go
se van los seres hacia otra mansion      they depart to another house
gracias les damos x3                      thanks we give                    
al Divino Senor                            to the divine sir
gracias gracias gracias                    thankyou thankyou thankyou
les damos al Divino Senor                 we give to the divine sir

Then is sometimes stated not sung if not done at the ending reunion prayer or at a Bembe drumming for the dead aso called a cajon for the box drum:
con Dios comenzamos                    With God we begin and with God we end and with God
y con dios terminamos                    thanks we give. Amen.
Y a Dios las gracias le damos
Amen


Ole!
~S7X~

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Sunflower: petals of light

In Espiritismo Cordon in Cuba, they use a native american statue, besides a sunflower to represent the Indio commission. Just like a light bulb is sometimes hung over San Hilarion as a principle of guiding light to bring the spirits on their white table.

          Emblematic of the sun is the sunflower. It is also associated with the elevated Lwa Gran Solier, Soleil, Soley or Grand/Big Sun). Under Gran Solier many emmisarios work with spiritualists, the dead who were former spiritualists now help us in Sanse and Puerto-Rican Espiritismo. There are several Saint images as aspects, as each Lwa family such as the Soley's represent several spirits in the same division.  The image of the crowned Jesus is used as the "great power" related to the crucified justice, and thorns of Mars and warrior aspect, and as the justice card of the tarot runs between the sun and mars in qaballah or the tree of life.... like the energy of St George (the Oguns), and the Lwa Beli Belcan (used as St Michael) his sword is said to be off a ray of the sun or like lightening.
Note: if your flowers have thorns you must remove them before giving to the spirits or on the boveda.
One image for Gran Soley is also used on the yellow cover of Kardec's selected prayers we use: Ecce Homo "the man".

The sun's rays are cleansing, and correspond with life force, ache,and the ability to transport "souls" or spirits to manifest and to elevate. Much like the Gran Chemin or "big road" called in Haitian Vodou before Legba.

The sunflowers is used as a symbol of many European spiritualist churches since the 1890's and represents truth and constancy (loyalty, dedication, faith, enduring qualities), along with the bright color yellow since ancient times.

It symbolizes the good spirits and the progress of man:

A seed is placed in the earth, nurtured, watered from the heavens and co-ultivated at times by mankind. The sunflower faces the east when the sun rises, and then to the west with the progress of the sun during the day. As likens to the progress of souls from birth to death in the watery twilight of the west with the ancestors.

As the flower "turns" it represents the various paths, caminos, vueltas, faces, or presentations a visiting spirit can manifest such as the "ave" "gira" or dove turns of the holy spirit, ad the spiraling dance movements. In spanish the sunflower is called girasol or sun turner.

As it faces east it is as a salute to the rebirth and regeneration of incarnated souls and gives acknowledgment to the Great Spirit.
As the petals open of the flower, it represents unfolding of our spiritual gifts and growth.
Many cultures see the sun as the visible face of God. The sun is the heart and solar plexus region, as the personification of Jesus is light, truth and charity/love.
This is why the holy day was changed from Saturday (Saturn of restriction, material, and death) to Sunday.

The solar seasonal celebrations or sabbats are widely comparative: the invincible sun or sol Invictus is reborn at the winter solstice, and returns to earth in the Spring Equinox to bring new life at Easter.
For example: Greek Hellenist doctrine of the solar logos, and early Christian symbolism depicted Christ as the Spiritual Sun, illumination source of order, harmony, healing and spiritual insight, and borrowed older depictions of enlightenment and spiritual power of crowns/ coronas of halo and rays of lights. We also have the magician Solomon, as symbolized as the magi in the enter of the circle, and the astrological symbol of the center of our universe, the generative projective sun. This is the wand and the pillar in the peristyle, of power that runs through every human to be activated.




Like a man the sunflower grows stooped with age, and can grow the height of a man.
The main stalk often has 7 branches with 12 leaves, a celestial and solar number.
(As Gran Solier is our Chief of the 7 Jefe Lwa in Sanse pantheon).
And 7 being the days of the week and classical planets, 12 of the solar cycle months.
And these branches often produce 3 flowers per stalk as the number of formation, the persons spiritual frame or cuadro (spirits that make up your entourage of guides etc) and the trinity.
Each flower has 52 golden petals for the weeks of the year, breaking down again to 7 (5+2).
In the center are generally 365 seeds representing our solar calender year.
Some of their centers grow in a spiral, fractal way, which generates all creation.

Flowers are said to be an earth element, but it has roots, a channel/stalk, and aerial parts.
There is Odu that some explain as that flowers are to the dead and not the Orisha.
However the sunflower is said to represent several spirits including Oshun and Cachita Tumbo.
The petals of the flowers on the boveda are used in spiritual baths as it is gentle and replenishing to our aura or spiritual fluids/energy body. The petals are like a cats whiskers and increase our sensitivity to spiritual transmissions. Some call our spiritual gifts "lights".
Usually white flowers are placed for the dead, or yellow flowers are used for light, but different colors have symbolism.
A multi-color bouquet is used for all your dead.
Carnations are used for strength and are affordable and popular for this reason.

"Scattering petals in an instant" Is a translation of one of the songs or prayers for evocation.It explains the love/charity or mercy the spirit is showing by guiding us or coming down to do work for us. Flowers are associated with love, friendship and reunion, as thrown in weddings and the Indian Holi festival as brotherhood and offerings. Flowers and sweet smells are attractive to the spirits. In the resurgance era of european spiritualism, spirits were reported to actually manifest flowers or rain down petals onto the seance table.
                                                  from blog natividad del mar

A crown of flowers, and its petals are therefore very important in the Espiritismo tradition during crowning and baptism.

In another canto or song for the misa, The song for Christo says "regando flores" or roughly watering flowers: showering down or raining flowers.
In a song for the gypsy it says as translated "give me a flower with a goodbye".


                                                      Sancista 7 Crossroads







Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Charity

Charity
Charity is one of the highest principles held in Espiritismo of hope, faith and charity.
They are given prose in Allan Kardec's book of selected prayers and have interaction. They are both masonic and christian principles. They are symbolized by the heart, anchor and cross, as well as the 3 marias ( tres marias) or graces/muses as virtues.

This symbol put together, some use as a symbol of Sanse. The cross is of a man and the world tree, the earth and sun or faith. The heart is central of the sun or solar plexus and heart and light. The anchor is of hope,what keeps us grounded, and has the lunar and watery symbol. As in the tarot card the star, these are guiding principles linked to destiny. The hebrew letter to the star tarot card is translated as"hook", because man or souls are viewed as fishes. Such as in the bible the disciple and fisherman Peter/Simon became the fisher of man and the rock or foundation of the church as the first pope. The spiritual forces always seek towards man just as much as we look for guidance and light. As a seafaring people, they would navigate by the light of the sun and the north pole star. They even had an early navigational device known as the cross staff.

Charity means love of your fellow man like philanthropy, but many people think of it as donation to institutions, and charitable work,
Is there a higher tenet than love?
It is said that God is love.
Charity is also action, of charitable words, not speaking bad of others in gossip and undeservedly.
Of loving and helping each other.


Caridad de Cobre, the Lady of Charity
Many people think that Oshun, syncretized with the saint image of Lady of Charity or the yellow Caridad de Cobre is charity, but this is not so. Oshun is known for love, happiness, sensuality, riches, and luxury as well as foresight.The Saint of Charity is the patron of Cuba, and some use the blue one also or both colors, but that means something different in our lineage. The yellow one can also be used for the Lwa Cachita Tumbo but some use an Indian woman, whereas the blue can be used for La Sirene or Yemaya, but they also use the saint image La Diosa del Mar (goddess of the sea). We understand the saint is not the Mysterio Orisha or Lwa. One of the paths of Oshun is a chieftess, more of a native Caribbean woman. Cachita Tumbo is like Oshun as a river spirit, but many also mistake her for the female Lwa Anaisa Pye, whose name means little yellow or golden flower. She also has a path of a native woman.

The tale of how this saint came to be is very interesting. The men in the boat represent the three races which mixed and became Cuban: European, African and Indian or mixed ethnicity. The men were out harvesting salt, and were caught in a storm off the Caribbean island. Fearing for their lives they began to pray. Then the little statue on a board with the epitaph "Lady of Charity" washed towards them, and they brought it ashore. Thus Charity became linked with Faith, and is a deeper theme explored in the Prayer of the Shipwrecked. And also the Prayer of the lighthouse as the guiding light to both incarnated and disincarnated souls, The lighthouse is a metaphor for our centinela or main spirit guide, to guide us, and usher in other spirits.

In Chief Miguel Sague's book Canoa or "canoe" he tells of a slightly different version of lore, with more of the native or Taino history. Whether or not this is myth, of visions, or dreams in the telling, the cultural meaning comes through clearly. The statue is a replacement to safely hide the spirits of the land before colonization; of an earth and river creatrix: Atabey and Atabeira. Like the Taino Cemi spirits in stone, this statue mysteriously moves places, and reappears eventually back at the little chapel on top of a copper mine. Cobre in spanish means copper, and as many people lost their lives in the mine, she was looking out for them and guiding them with her light.

Saint Sophia or wisdom is told as their mother, Sophia is "Gods wife" as Wisdom herself the Ama or Asherah. From which we get the word philosophy, or the love of knowledge and study. Some see her as a Magdelene, rumored wife to Jesus. Gnostics hold Sophia as the creator of the world and is a saturnine principle of the number 3 and like Granne Erzulie or Santa Anna mother of Mary and used for the Lwa Anaisa Pye. Each of the Mary's also can be linked to the Lwa of the Erzulie family whose emblem is the heart; as Mary Salome, Mary Jacobe and Mary Magdelene as Ezili Dayila. Salome and Jacobe are also linked to the gypsy commision of guides through Santa Sara and the dance of the 7 veils by Salome in the bible. This also hearkens to Venusian deities whose number is 7 and of love, sexuality and nature, of temple proxies of Aphrodite and Ishtar. The metal of Venus is copper, and she holds the lights of the 7 planets.....as well as the sun/son in the constellation Virgo the Virgin harvest Queen pictured as holding a shaft of wheat or babe.
These are saint images which preserved original peoples knowledge.



Who is Charity?
So who is charity actually?
It is a very celestial divine spirit or power, very close to God.
This principle or force is personified, but so elevated they never come into physical mediumship.
The light of love or mercy guides spirits towards us to "hacer caridad" do charity or intervene in our human problems and suffering. These words are found often in evoking guides and the dead of a spirit court " to come to the earth and do charity". For example a song to a congo translates as "congo, little congo, congo of truth, I call you to the earth to make charity".

Also to the Lwa "gracias misercordia" means thank you for the mercy. Because they show us help and a kindness, we need to have gratitude, and to give charity to receive the blessings of the spirits.

Many higher spirits such as saints, like you to give to a charity in gratitude as an offering of thanks. For example if St Jude helped you, a donation to St Jude's Children's hospital is common. Also in first world nations, we are somewhat removed from the conditions in the very countries and areas that our traditions may come from that we enter such as Haiti, Cuba and Africa and their people.
If we take or receive than we must give back. We are one, one love.

Charity in Espiritismo
Clarity is synonymous with Light in this tradition, the ability to see truth and clairvoyance. When we think of light we think of the color white or yellow. Light "helps" spirits to see or "gives" lights the way. One misa canto or song lyrics are as translated "a great clarity.... the cloak of Mama Charity.....you light" to guide the dead towards us,
and then goes into singing of the dancing of Cachita, dance dance Cachita la Caridad.

In the name of charity, most centros of Espiritsmo try to have public misa once a month. By charity it is not actually "free" as attendees are expected to bring needed materials such as food, flowers, novena candles, cigar, rum, a small donation if possible to do the work. The energy, work, and time expended by the mediums are donated, along with any additional materials. Private misa are of charge.

Some budding espiritist said, " I don't get anything out of it" by doing the monthly charity. HA! delayed gratification. Get it right, its not about spells and commanding the dead to do your bidding.You cannot do Espiritismo without Charity. True, alot of energy is expended and it is not appreciated by other people at times the effort required. It may take several days to recover, even by the participants at times.

We are doing a service to the community. As priests we are to serve, not always be self serving. On the other hand some people do not want to exchange and only take. This upsets the order and balance of things, it is not good to put oneself at a debt. Euro mediums are more mentalists in modern times it seems, and say it is not to charge for their gifts, because they are God given and do not want to misuse it. And when money is involved this is a possibility.
This is true of being God given, however we use more materials in our folk spiritism. Physical mediumship is very draining, especially in the beginning, or you have not been brought up this way to exercise and expand the energy body over time.

What people do not purchase, they often take for granted, or in increase not listen. However our spirits will tell us when to do charity as far as spiritual work, or take on a couple of cases per month. Charity starts at home in the community, and also cannot be expected over the internet. In the old days, and still to this day to some extent barter is accepted, in the form of food, livestock, rum, cigars etc.

The charity given is also to the spirits, in our offerings and in our elevation work of light and progress in our sessions. Also to the elevation work and crossing over or rescue mediumship of earthbound or purgatorial spirits. Noted is the concept of water in African traditions, of the ocean of the dead, the congo kalunga. The cemetary is known as the small sea or little kalunga.

We venerate and give offerings to our Lwa, and is known as "sevis" Lwa, Ginen or serving the Lwa aka Voodoo. Many people do not know what Vodou is and think they are spirits to do our bidding or spells. Remember we are their horses, they "own" our heads as the master or "met tet" and guardian angel. We have access but we do not own them. We serve. And as priests we are the conduits of these higher forces.

Charity also can be done on our terms. "Beggars cannot be choosers" is an old saying. Rules are also still rules, and are there for safety. If we turn someone away from misa, especially for repeatedly not following requirements, or due to the safety needed, that is the head medium and godparents perogative and needs to be respected. We are the ones who have the responsibility and wisdom.
Spirits also have to get in line, and play by our rules, or we run the risk of spiritual problems.
Some need tough love. But we always attempt to help and educate them first.
                                                     

                                                   Sancista Siete Encruzhiladas

By a side note, many stores such as grocery chains (in the USA) allow you to link a charity to your store loyalty card so check their websites. Also if you shop through Amazon smile link in your same account it will donate to your linked charity. Just by shopping I donated around $400 last year this way alone. It would have been more but I sometimes shop through ebates to save money when applicable online. 
Please do this it takes little effort at no cost to you.



Monday, April 3, 2017

White Bath: Connection to Ancestors and Guides

I already wrote about this when I wrote about cascarilla (ground eggshell or chalk), the color white, and cleansings, but I thought I would just do a short entry. A version of this I also wrote about for guardian angel work.  It is based on the Yoruban rogacion de cabeza or kobori eleda(feeding the head, Ori) but through espiritismo criollo. 

 You will need to pray over the mixture for your guides and ancestors. To the following add "good water" from your water cup on the boveda which is full of bubbles and you have the feeling of peace and purity. 

Cocoa butter, cascarilla, coconut water (traditionally fresh but I use coconut milk), holy water or rain water, a bit of honey, white flower petals from your boveda. A small splash of white rum or florida water can also be added. Flower petals from your boveda if you have them.

This is done on the head after lighting a white candle and a normal shower and not rinsed or towelled too much off. This can be done for an odd number of days sometimes after an odd number of days of doing a bitter herb wash neck down to remove negative energies. 

You will then dress in white with headwrap overnight and can use white bedding with cascarilla or a white clean towel, sleeping alone and avoiding violent movies, sexual activity, violent video games, spiritual work, arguments or spicy food anything to heat you up for 24 hours. The bath will give you peace or energy and done in the evening you will not go out after dark. The purpose of this is to clear your connection to your guides and through contamination of the spiritual fluids on your boveda to your head or conciousness

The white items are added also as clearing. If you cannot afford it or are desperate then just use the glass of water alone. Pour this over your head after showering, then towel off gently not too much, no need to rinse. Do this for a minimum of once a week for at least 3 weeks and replace the water glass right away, but you can do it 3 times a week or days in a row.

                                                                         Sancista 7 crossroads