“Praise him, ye heavens of heavens, and ye waters that be above the heavens”.
Psalm 148 4

Ocean’s waters were considered Sacred by the Kongo. The continue kiss and caress of the tides gives birth to many misteries.

Ifa initiation ceremony too starts in the Sea as well, with the ceremony of the aí±arí¬.

Now, for people, the Sea is just a big pool were to swim and show big bellies or gym miracles but for people like me, a beach shore is a sacred place: Oruama Calunga.

The Religion of Calunga started in the sea shore.

Going to the beach for me is like going to the Church or the Synagogue.
My Tata teached me that the trees are the tall columns of the Temple of God.
My Tata teached me to respect Nature, inner and outer.
My Tata never taught me about brujeria, he spoke about remedies and so on.

Because the way you see things determinate who you are and what you do.

And I do it well, with Calunga…

About Manuel Congo

A renowned Palero, Babalawo, Ajarn and Hougan, Manuel Congo lives in rural Italy, where he spends most of his free time touring on his custom Harley Davidson. An avid ethnographer and noted expert on Italian witchcraft, Manuel has spent decades working for elite clients around the world, conducting investigations in locales as far-flung as Togo and Thailand. He enjoys rainy days, BBQ and blondes.

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