The remanifestations of the Bantu Paradox

Worlds meetings. Mundo Nuevo bacuenda.
Presentandose al Gando. Rociando malafos.
Greeting the Spirits. Mouthspraying firewater.
Con amplias bocanadas de humo. With big tobacco smoke offerings.
El vivo se junta al muerto. The living meet the dead. Sube y baja. Overshadowing.
Para resolver. To find a solution.
En la mecanica. In the process.
Arriba enganga no hay sentimiento. There’s no pathology of the sublime.
Yo vine pa ver, yo vine pa curar.
I came to see, I came to heal.

The Bantu paradox where the deads are summoned to speak for the living ones. Y lo hacen. And they do it.
In the liminal. En campofinda.

Photo courtesy of Soul Of Africa Museum. Copyright of Henning Cristoph, Essen, Germany.

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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