A note for my etnology students and so called “santuristas”

From the Vault of times! December 2004, doing field researches into Cuban Afrodiasporic Religions, espiritismo cruzado altar detail of Mama Blanca rip, San F.co de Paula, La Havana.
Those humble places looked like Versailles to me. I learned how spirit may give the power to go on, to find a strength even when the world outside fails, when promises for a better future failed for a reason or another. When material world gave less than nothing, aside a terrible situation due to the economic embargo starving the population of Cuba, depriving them of basic human rights, I have found people who had an answer. People able to go on and save others from an abyss of despair. A situation where State and Church basically left but Espiritismo and Congo traditions were there.
And this was a portal of energy from above, inside and beyond. An acausal powerspot. From En la luchita…

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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