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December 2008 Blog Posts (15)

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I have been absent for quite some time, traveling between Puerto Rico and the USA. I have missed coming here and viewing all the art and other offerings. I am sorry I was unable to reply to all your messages when they came in. I will try to get caught up this week. Here is a photo of 8 of my children taken 30 December 2008. May the new year bring you great blessings, peace and…

Added by adem medina cardona on December 31, 2008 at 4:30am — 2 Comments

We celebrated Winter Solstice in Pittsburgh and Miami







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The Caney Indigenous Spiritual Circle celebrated its annual Winter Solstice Ceremony in two separate locations this month. On Saturday Dec 20 we participated in the traditional Solstice rituals at the Council of Three Rivers American Indian Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. On the following Saturday, December 27 we celebrated the same Return To The Divine Womb… Continue

Added by Miguel Sobaoko Koromo Sague on December 28, 2008 at 3:00pm — 4 Comments

Indigenous Peoples not allowed to speak

PROTEST-Indigenous Peoples "2nd MAY REVOLT" at the UNPFII


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Indigenous Peoples not allowed to speak at UNFCCC-10 Dec 2008


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Added by Zeeska Lee on December 26, 2008 at 4:32pm — No Comments

The Ceremonial Taino petaloid hatchet and its relation to the Maya hatchet god Kawil.........El Hacha Ceremonial Taina y su Relacion a Kawil, el Dios del Hacha Maya



 

                            Hachas tainas



The Ceremonial Taino petaloid hatchet and its relation to the Maya hatchet god Kawil

Miguel A Sague Machiran (published in Spanish and English)

 

EL HACHA CEREMONIAL TAINA TIPO…

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Added by Miguel Sobaoko Koromo Sague on December 22, 2008 at 1:00am — 9 Comments

"A SPIRITS WORDS" (A poem I wrote about a friends love for his wife)

LOOKING OUT OF MY WINDOW

ON A COLD AND LONELY NIGHT,

I CAN SEE THE SHADOWS DANCING FROM BUILDING TO BUILDING AS THEY PASS BY THE LIGHTS.



I SIT ALONE AND THINKING OF YOU,

AND THE WONDERFUL DAYS WHEN WE COUNTED AS TWO.



YOUR ON MY MIND AND A GENTLE BREEZE CARESSES MY FACE,

AND THE SMELL OF YOUR PERFUME IS THERE IN ITS PLACE.



I CAN TELL IT WAS YOU, I KNEW IT WAS YOUR TOUCH,

MY HOW I MISS YOU, CAN SOMEONE TELL ME WHY IT HURTS SO… Continue

Added by AGUILAR MARRERO on December 17, 2008 at 10:30pm — 1 Comment

"INSPIRATION" and another painting

WHEN I WENT TO PUERTO RICO WITH MY GODMOTHER "TANAMA" (DEBBIE TORRENS), SHE TOOK ME TO SEE A WOMAN BY THE NAME OF "NANIKI". SHE HAS A WONDERFUL PLACE WHERE WE LEARNED ABOUT THE HERBS AND ABOUT OUR TAINO ANCESTORS. EVERYWHERE WE WALKED YOU COULD FEEL THE PRESENCE OF MOTHER EARTH AND THOSE WHO WALKED THAT TIERRA BEFORE US, IT WAS VERY SPIRITUAL. THIS WONDERFUL WOMAN SHOWED ME MANY SECRETS OF THE LAND AND MADE ME LAUGH OFTEN. NANIKI IS ALWAYS FIGHTING FOR THE PEOPLE FOR ONE REASON OR ANOTHER. I… Continue

Added by AGUILAR MARRERO on December 17, 2008 at 9:30pm — 2 Comments

Don Manuel and Grandfather Cyril Taylor

Don Manuel (left) and Grandfather Cyril (Right)



This year we have lost 2 of our great spiritual leaders, Grandfather Cyril Taylor, Carib, in July, and Don Ángel Manuel Galagarza, Boricua, this past Sunday, December 13. When we lose an elder, we lose an encyclopedia of knowledge as well as their wisdom and strength for our community.



I had the privilege of accompanying the two Grandfathers, Grandmother Naniki Reyes Ocasio and Don… Continue

Added by Rixturey on December 17, 2008 at 12:59am — No Comments

Survival of the Ancient Mother Spirit in Caribean Spiritual Tradition



Tau My Relatives



Cuba has the honor of maintaining a curious spiritual tradition which

nowadays is mostly recognized only within the narrow confines of Afro-

Latin circles. Those of you who are acquainted with the tradition of

Yoruba REGLA DE OCHA (sometimes popularly known as "Santeria") know

of one of the most important icons of this tradition, a female spirit

called "Ochun". This spirit (or orisha) is… Continue

Added by Miguel Sobaoko Koromo Sague on December 16, 2008 at 4:08am — No Comments

Interpretation of a Taino Myth - Deminan Inaru Karey (Deminan and Turtle Woman)

Awhile back I did some interpretations of myths that I had read in the writings of Ramon Pané. Here is my interpretation of the myth of Deminan and Turtle Woman.





As soon as they came to the door of Bayamanaco, the old man and saw that he carried cazabe (bread made from cassava flour), they said “Ahiacabo guarocoel!” which means, “We know our grandfather!” In the same way, Deminan Caracaracol, seeing his brothers ahead of him, entered… Continue

Added by Rixturey on December 15, 2008 at 12:46am — 2 Comments

What is Solstice

Tau My Relatives



Our Taino ancestors were attentive sky watchers and made accurate observations of the movements of heavenly bodies. These movements almost always express themselves in the form of cycles and the assessment of these cycles was as important to the Caribbean islanders as it…

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Added by Miguel Sobaoko Koromo Sague on December 12, 2008 at 6:00am — 13 Comments

post about my movie.

I just sign up for this page to look for info and the big surprise i have is looking at all this wonderful people, as you may see is just the story board about the legend of the ciguapa, at the moment I am looking for funds any where to make it, it will be a big hit of entrance when i make and sure i won't forget you.

Added by Carlos Valdez on December 10, 2008 at 8:27am — No Comments

Cultural Dissonance?

Note: The following post is a long one. I hope you feel like reading! ~N



I am a modern Caribbean Indian woman; a mixture of Taino, European and African descent. However, it is my Taino Indian heritage that I choose to follow, learn and endorse. The existence of my Taino ancestry has been covered up, denied for many years because of greed and genocide. This cover up is pernicious and has infected not only the familial roots of my Nation but has disowned our indigenous heritage… Continue

Added by Nanu on December 9, 2008 at 8:30am — 35 Comments

Before Columbus, just another tribe

Motecuzoma, also known as Montezuma told Cortez through an interpreter (paraphrased)



"You are not the first person to come here, looking like you do with beards and blue eyes, there are whole tribes like you down by the coast and I will introduce them to you." (Readings from America, out of print) Legend among the Aztecs was that their ancestors had lived in seven caves, when white men with beards, blonde hair and iron tools had organized their small tribe into the most dominant… Continue

Added by Ray Osborne on December 7, 2008 at 2:30pm — 14 Comments

"THE DEVIL"

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OH YES HE DID ON A WARM AND SUNNY DAY,

THE DEVIL WORE RED AND WHITE AND A SMIDGEN OF GREY.



HE FLEW ACROSS THE OCEAN, SEARCHING FOR HIS PRIZE,

INSTEAD HE SAW A COUPLE OF ISLANDS WE CALLED PARADISE.



THIS WAS'NT A VISIT OF CURIOUSITY OR JUST A MOMENT OF PMSing,

NO! NO! NO! THIS WAS A CALCULATED DESIGNED EVENT, ALL OF HIS OWN MAKING.



HE ARRIVED WITH DISCIPLES AND LADIES OF THREE,

AND MET ALL THE PEOPLE… Continue

Added by AGUILAR MARRERO on December 5, 2008 at 9:30pm — 3 Comments

Winter Solstice Ceremony in Miami FLA

Tau My Relative You are cordially invited to celebrate Winter Solstice by

participating in the traditional Taino Winter Solstice Ceremony of

the Caney Indigenous Spiritual Circle in Miami FLA



Our ceremony will include the sacred tying ritual in which a three-

point cemi sculpture of Yoka Hu will be tied to the oval-shaped stone

hoop that represents the divine uterus of Ata Bey our Cosmic

Matriarch. This ritual… Continue

Added by Miguel Sobaoko Koromo Sague on December 3, 2008 at 3:00am — No Comments

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