Takahi my relatives, as we approach the sacred point in the tropical year cycle when the rains ultimately intensify in the Caribbean. I would like to offer three presentations that explore various aspects of this weather phenomenon and its spiritual significance in Taino culture.
First I want to present the concepts surrounding Taino beliefs about rainy weather and dry weather. This duality plays a…Continue
Added by Miguel Sague Jr on May 11, 2023 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment
This afternoon at 12:30 pm my friend Susan Goughler, a member of HARRISON HILLS PARK'S Council Of Friends stopped at my house and picked me up in her car. We headed north to the community of Gibsonia, PA. a Pittsburgh suburb with which I am well acquainted, it having briefly been the temporary home of my parents…Continue
Added by Miguel Sague Jr on April 3, 2023 at 9:00pm — 1 Comment
Here in Southwestern Pennsylvania there is a controversy. It is not clear to rational people why this controversy exists.
The controversy is about a children's book that I believe has been banned in other states but not here in southwestern Pennsylvania.
I will offer the essence of the controversy by presenting two videos. You may make up your own mind about the legitimacy…Continue
Added by Miguel Sague Jr on March 31, 2023 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment
I have been spending time at the Harrison Hills Park in Natrona Heights, Pennsylvania, on the banks of our Allegheny River here in the region northeast of Pittsburgh.…Continue
Added by Miguel Sague Jr on March 28, 2023 at 6:30pm — 1 Comment
Nos reunimos el día Domingo 26 de Marzo en el centro Indigena de la ciudad de Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania para celebrar la ceremonia del Equinoccio…Continue
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El Sabado 18 de Marzo tuve el honor de participar en la celebracion de la ceremonia de Equinoccio de Primavera del 2023 en New York con la communidad de Yukayeke Guainia y la Confederacion Unida del Puebio Taino lideriada por mi hermano espiritual Kasike Roberto Mukaro Borrero
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Added by Miguel Sague Jr on March 20, 2023 at 11:30pm — No Comments
Research paper published by Ivan Rodriguez of the University of Holgin, Cuba. Feb 2016 in the JOURNAL OF RELIGIOUS HISTORY under the name ANTILLEAN ISLANDER SPACE: On The Religious Beliefs Of The Taino People. This content is available in PDF format by accessing this …Continue
Added by Miguel Sague Jr on February 5, 2023 at 4:02pm — No Comments
This LINK provides access to a special paper by researchers Reinaldo Morales Jr and Melisa A. Quesemberry in which they present evidence that demonstrates the importance of caves in Taino ancient spiritual tradition and the connection between caves and the concept of a cosmic maternal creation womb.…Continue
Added by Miguel Sague Jr on January 14, 2023 at 2:49pm — 3 Comments
Meine Verwandten, viele von Ihnen erkennen dieses Lied als den großartigen Gesang anContinue
Added by Miguel Sague Jr on January 6, 2023 at 5:00am — No Comments
Archaeologists excavating ancient Indigenous sites in the Caribbean region have long wondered what was the meaning and purpose of the enigmatic "stone collars" that have been discovered at several places in the region. These are highly polished sculpted stone objects shaped like oval hoops.
The use of digging sticks for the cultivation of the…Continue
Added by Miguel Sague Jr on December 30, 2022 at 5:00pm — No Comments
We celebrated Taino CANEY CIRCLE Winter Solstice Ceremony at Women's Park in Miami Florida on Sunday Dec 18 2022.
We were joined by a wonderful group of Tainos and non-Taino allies who enthusiastically participated in the celebration of the return of the spirit of the dormant YokaHu back to the womb of his mother Atabey after his death at…Continue
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On Friday December 16 2022 we…Continue
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Here in Pittsburgh we gathered on Sunday December 11 to celebrate the Taino Winter Solstice Ceremony at the Council of Three Rivers American Indian Center. …Continue
Added by Miguel Sague Jr on December 12, 2022 at 1:37am — No Comments
The behikes of the CANEY INDIGENOUS SPIRITUAL CIRCLE in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania celebrated the November Full Moon Ceremony, and then afterwards, the annual Day Of The Ancestors Ceremony, dedicated to the departed friends and relatives.…Continue
Added by Miguel Sague Jr on November 7, 2022 at 12:00am — 2 Comments
Presionar este enlace para leer el libro …Continue
Added by Miguel Sague Jr on October 29, 2022 at 7:30pm — 1 Comment
A cross-country effort to bring attention to the injustice that has been imposed on a Native American leader since the 1970's was brought to Pittsburgh this past Friday.
On October 10 Stephanie Hedgecoke …Continue
Added by Miguel Sague Jr on October 29, 2022 at 12:00am — 4 Comments
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Please click on this LINK
to access a pdf file on the research at los Buchillones Taino archaeological site in Cuba by Dr Pendergast and Dr…Continue
Added by Miguel Sague Jr on October 23, 2022 at 11:30am — 1 Comment
Takahi my relatives.
The issue has been raised to us in the CANEY INDIGENOUS SPIRITUAL CIRCLE that why do we honor turkeys as sacred beings in our spiritual tradition, even considering this bird as the totem animal of one of the four directions, since turkeys are not native to the Caribbean islands. It is a valid question because we…Continue
Added by Miguel Sague Jr on October 13, 2022 at 1:30pm — No Comments
On Monday, October 10, 2022 I had the honor of participating as an invited guest speaker at the sixth annual celebration of INDIGENOUS PEOPLE'S DAY on the grounds of PennTreaty Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.…Continue
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