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Takaji my Brothers & Sisters: This moon was a little unique as was last months Yoka Hu moon. I am learning all about adaptability.
Our circle is a relatively small group. This month we had a hospitalization, an out of town trip to family and another one of our members under the weather leaving the remainder of us to create a meaningful ceremony.
The White Cloth & Medicine Wheel were all laid out before arrival. I had smudged myself earlier. We went…Continue
Posted on July 11, 2012 at 8:31pm
My fellow Beikes in Training AND Beikes,
This past Monday, the 4th, we had a wonderful Ceremony. First we conducted the Full Moon Ceremony, Starting with the Water Purification. The Tabonuko was offered to the 4 directions, down to the earth & up to the sky. We then did the tabacco ceremony(cigar). We dressed AtaBey in a green shaw, representing all green growing things of our earth. Her shell nrcklace:All things from the sea, the sea itself & all life from the sea. Her…Continue
Posted on June 9, 2012 at 3:50pm
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So here’s the thing;
I’m a 66 year old Boricua who was born in “El Barrio” NYC. That’s 99th St. & 2nd Avenue for those who are not clear where “El Barrio” is.
At this late stage of my life, I’m really trying to connect with “like-minded” individuals who consider themselves “Expatriates.” I know the literal translation of expatriate is someone who was born in one country, but currently lives in another country. However, in researching the definition of “Expatriate,” I’ve found that it is really up to individual interpretation! So, that being said, I consider myself “Puertoriqueño” by virtue of the fact that my parents were both born in Puerto Rico, migrated to the US, and I was born in NYC. Not my fault, not my choice, but there’s are millions just like me, so it is what it is.
As a recent member of the Indigenous Caribbean Network, I’d like to connect and interact with other “Boricuas” in my geographic. I live in Southern NJ. I own a 1 1/2acre farm with a 100+ year old home. To provide some context; I grew up on the streets of El Barrio (1965-1975), was in the drug game (1975-1990), went to prison (1990-1994), saw the light, and worked in non-profit (1994-2006) trying to give back and reconcile my past with my present. I became semi-retired after working in Camden, NJ for 3 years.
So that’s the long and the short of my life. I want to connect with other Boricuas in my geographic.
HOW’S ABOUT A REACH OUT!!!
We can take it from there if you’re feeling adventurous!!!
Right now it is crucial that you continue to digest the information that I am slowly posting in the Beike Lodge. Make sure you systematiaclly go through all of it one by one and try to internalize all of the information so that we can move on to the next step in your progress. Many Blessings
If this book that you are mentioning is the one spoken of by our brother Frank Akuturey in his post in our Beike Lodge "COMMENTS" section, am afraid this book might be only in Spanish, and I am sorry.
Please see here the information that he posted with the name of the book:
Comment by Frank AkuTurey(Sky Seer) on April 18, 2013 at 12:15am
I want to put this book out to you all,as I think it has some really big treasures in it-get this book any way you can!:
Huellas Vivas Del Indocubano" (Living Traces of the Cuban Indians) ,by Jose Antonio Garcia Molina,Mercedes Garrido Mazorra,and Daisy Farinas Gutierrez (Ciencias sociales)
There are actually several dance steps and actual music to many songs,that are STILL sung and danced today for healing and honoring the dead. There are some nice pictures inside as well,of some VERY Indian Cubans as well!
Once I get the book, if it is not too vluminous I might be able to translate it for you.
Takaji My sister
I again ask you to forgive me for missing this request.
I will be free to interact live on Skype or via instant message on Wednesday Oct 17 at 8:00 PM. Let me knoow if this date and time are goog for you.
Takaji sister! I am doing well. Yes it seems like the weather is slowly changing. How have you been? I work now and homeschool is right around the corner :) Lots of work but it will pay off. Im off to see some powwows tomorrow afterwork. Hope you have a great weekend!
I will expecr your call on Monday July 30 at 4:00 PM
Takaji My Sister
Actually I am going to spend this whole week coming up from Tuesday July 24 to Sunday July 28 at a Pagan festival in upstate New York offering workshops on shamanism so I wony be able to chat with you on the phone this week but next week July 30 to August 4 is open. Please pick an evening in that week that you can call me at 4:00PM and I will expect your call.
We actually have a formal ceremony dedicated to the sacred transition of a loved one from this realm to to the realm of Coa Bay which is the abode of those who have crossed over. It can be celebrated anytime after the loved one's death. It doesnt matter how long you wait. Please visit the special page in our website dedicated to this aspect of our tradition by clicking on this LINK.
I would me very happy to chat with you about leading you through the appropriate ceremonial process. Please call me after 4:00 PM thia coming Tuesday July 17. Let me know if that date wont work for you.
My sister i am happy that you were able to solve your own problem, Great to see the blog here now.
I am sorry that you had health issues during your trip. I pray that you are feeling better now.
Yes my sister, please post in both sites whenever you post. Thanks.
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