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Baptisms/Blessings/Naming Ceremonies
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Is there any known version or variant in the Taino traditions similar to baptisms, blessings or naming ceremonies performed on our people at birth, or at any later date in life?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Miguel Sague Jr Jan 26.

Looking for clarification on Taíno Nations
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Greetings! I am new to the network, and in the past two years have discovered the Taino revivalist movement. I’ve been learning about the movement little by little. It is my intention to become part…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Miguel Sague Jr Sep 23, 2019.

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Miguel Sague Jr replied to Leia's discussion Baptisms/Blessings/Naming Ceremonies
"In fact our Caney Indigenous Spiritual Circle has behikes (spiritual guides that Dayvanna referred to) who have in the past celebrated special newborn baby ceremonies that in a way are comparable to a baptism. I will be happy to direct you to the…"
Jan 26
Dayvanna Schreiner replied to Leia's discussion Baptisms/Blessings/Naming Ceremonies
"We have several Behiques, which are our Taino spiritual leaders. "
Dec 20, 2019
Leia replied to Leia's discussion Baptisms/Blessings/Naming Ceremonies
"Thank you very much! It certainly does help! I appreciate your reply. However I am looking for something similar to a baptism. I’ve recently become pregnant and was wondering if our traditions had an equivalent to baptisms so I could partake…"
Dec 14, 2019
AJ Whitworth replied to Leia's discussion Baptisms/Blessings/Naming Ceremonies
"There was! From what I could find on the topic, the Taino had something called Guatiao, which would be, in general, a naming ceremony. However, what I found of it was that is was to name adopted children, sort of like publicly claiming that you were…"
Dec 9, 2019
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Baptisms/Blessings/Naming Ceremonies

Is there any known version or variant in the Taino traditions similar to baptisms, blessings or naming ceremonies performed on our people at birth, or at any later date in life?
Oct 14, 2019
Miguel Sague Jr replied to Leia's discussion Looking for clarification on Taíno Nations
"Greetings Leia. The Taino Resurgence Movement is a complicated phenomenon (as is pretty much anything that is powered by so many personalities). In general I want to assure you that there are certain consistent assumptions that tend to remain steady…"
Sep 23, 2019
Leia posted a discussion

Looking for clarification on Taíno Nations

Greetings! I am new to the network, and in the past two years have discovered the Taino revivalist movement. I’ve been learning about the movement little by little. It is my intention to become part of the community respectfully, through the correct process and welcome any guidance in doing so :) However I’ve come across several individuals and groups online claiming to be legitimate Taíno nations, that also claim that the revivalist movement is fraudulent and appropriative. I’ve tried to reach…See More
Sep 23, 2019
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Multigenerational puertorrican, Born and bred in Puerto Rico.
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I would like to discover and embrace more about our Taíno traditions and religion to feel a spiritual connection to my ancestors and participate in our culture.

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