Quien se pone a Redentor sale crucificado. Proverbio cubano

While most of you will understand the picture with a direct reference to betrayals and emotional traumas, a set of happenings that turns your heart into a stone, in a negative sense; I am here instead referring to the Bantu concept of ENSILA which means several things: magic (heka), path, talisman, core, hearth. And MATARI meaning stone in Kikongo or any other Bantu residual language in the diaspora. Did the Congo knew the secret of a particular kind of Alchemy of lapis animalis, to the Philosophical Stone? En matari cuenda Empungo. In stones Gods live. In Gnosis Kardias and bilongo…

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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