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TAINO AND MAYA REPRESENTED AT G-20 PROTEST MARCH IN PITTSBURGH



Takaji My Relatives

Presidents, prime ministers and other leaders of the 20 key financial powers of the world were hosted by President Barak Obama at the so-called G20 global economic summit in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania yesterday Friday September 25th. several sector's of the Pittsburgh community took the opportunity of international media focus to present the positive aspects of this… Continue

Added by Miguel Sague Jr on September 26, 2009 at 7:24am — No Comments

FALL EQUINOX IN EASTERN PENNSYLVANIA



Takaji My Relatives

It was my pleasure to travel this past weekend all the way accross the state to the region of eastern Pennsylvania from my hometown of Pittsburg in western Pennsylvania. While in Philadelphia I stayed at the home of a generous Taino brother with whom I shared a wonderful two days. On Saturday I had planned to visit Lancaster to spend the day with Taino friends at the PuertoRican Day Parade but obligations in Philadelphia… Continue

Added by Miguel Sague Jr on September 20, 2009 at 10:30pm — No Comments

My K'iche Maya brother and fellow presenter Antonio Aj Ik

Takaji My Relatives It is an honor to introduce my friend Antonio Aj Ik (Born of the Wind).

Antonio is a young k'iche Maya man who has inherited from his father, a traditional Guatemalan ajk'ij, the mission of bringing the message of the Maya Calendar 2012 Prophecy to people all over the world and I have commited myself to helping him with this great effort

I encourage all my friends to explore our… Continue

Added by Miguel Sague Jr on September 19, 2009 at 7:26am — No Comments

September 2009 Podcast by Wolf Mountain Radio regularly scheduled program: "Honoring Mother Earth/ Indigenous Voices" featuring interviews with Beike Bo Miguel Sobaoko Koromo Sague and his son, mayoh…



September 2009 Podcast by Wolf Mountain Radio regularly scheduled program: "Honoring Mother Earth/ Indigenous Voices" featuring interviews with Beike Bo Miguel Sobaoko Koromo Sague and his son, mayohuakan drum artist and all-around professional percussionist Miguel BanoManigua Sague III of CANEY INDIGENOUS SPIRITUAL CIRCLE.

These interviews were… Continue

Added by Miguel Sague Jr on September 14, 2009 at 4:38pm — No Comments

FULL MOON CEREMONY IN OHIO

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On Saturday September 5 the Caney Indigenous Spiritual Circle joined with the United Confederation of Taino People in the city of Youngstown Ohio to celebrate the Sacred Full Moon Ceremony.



We could not have asked for a more beautiful afternoon for the celebration of this powerful ritual. The full moon had already been gracing us for several nights and we were all charged and spiritually ready for the… Continue

Added by Miguel Sague Jr on September 14, 2009 at 1:27pm — 3 Comments

Participation of the Caney Circle in la Jornada Indigena Taina, Jayuya, Boriken



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The weekend of August 15 and 16 proved to be yet another powerful expression of Taino tradition and cultural strength at the fifth installment of a very important annual celebration high in the central mountains of Boriken.

Again this year the crafts organization known as CATTA under the guidance of our sacred sister Maragarita Noguera, with the co-operation of another powerful and sacred sister, Joanna Soto Aviles,… Continue

Added by Miguel Sague Jr on August 25, 2009 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Four Days of Vision Questing on the Indian Center hillsite

quester's lonely hilltop campsite



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I presently find myself on the secluded 20-acre hilltop site of Pittsburgh's Council of Three Rivers American Indian Center for four days and nights. I am performing my responsibilities as guide throughout the course of a young woman's Vision Quest experience.



I have moved many of my books that I normally work with and my Mayan Calendar paraphanelia which is always… Continue

Added by Miguel Sague Jr on July 19, 2009 at 12:38pm — 6 Comments

Taino Tradition Guanara in Georgia



Tau My Relatives

This past Saturday, June 27 I had the honor of leading the first Taino kansi sweat ceremony in the state of Georgia. I was invited to build the traditional thatched roofed guanara lodge in the manner of the Caney Indigenous Spiritual Circle at the home of Boriken Taino couple Johnny and Lupe Negron near Canton, Georgia.



Lupe is a remarkable healer in her own right. Practicing professionally in the Canton area, I… Continue

Added by Miguel Sague Jr on June 29, 2009 at 2:01pm — 11 Comments

Summer Solstice 2009

Tau My Relatives

In spite of the forceful weather that prevented us from celebrating our Summer Solstice Ceremony outside at the public park in Youngstown, Ohio this past Saturday the Sague family and the Simmons family did get together and we did celebrate the sacred seasonal event at my house in the Pittsburgh suburban community of Verona. Because the ritual was a much more intimate and private one as compared to the more elaborate ceremony celebrated during a public Summer Solstice… Continue

Added by Miguel Sague Jr on June 24, 2009 at 3:30pm — 4 Comments

Our sister Janie got married

Tau My Relatives Our Canadian Cree sister Janie, known to many of us by her screen name "BlueSkyWoman", got married to her fiance Ramon this past Friday here in Pittsburgh and I had the pleasure of performing the marriage ceremony in the tradition of the Caney Indigenous Spiritual Circle. Janie asked me to perform the ceremony for her marriage to Ramon way back in March amd I was honored and happy to accept.



We picked a particularly…

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Added by Miguel Sague Jr on June 18, 2009 at 12:30am — 7 Comments

The Persistance of Our Tradition



Tau My Relatives

We often refer to something called "Taino Resurgence", a movement that awakened in the hearts of many of our relatives the fervent desire to return to the roots of their Indigenous heritage. The Resurgence has taken many paths and like many such social movements it suffers from growing pains, the greatest of which is disunity. That is not abnormal, and in a sense, there are many in the movement who are making great headway in… Continue

Added by Miguel Sague Jr on March 2, 2009 at 9:04am — 10 Comments

Jaguars in the Caribbean??

photo of jaguar in French Guyanan jungle credited to Dr Zoltan Takacs, original drawing of Caribbean Indigen wearing a jaguar tooth necklace and montage "Taino Jaguar Spirit" by Miguel Sague



Tau My Relatives

Not long ago the BBC television programing unit called NATURE featured a series entitled "SPIRITS OF THE JAGUAR". This beautifully photographed sequence of programs was narrated by David Attenborough and focused attention on the…
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Added by Miguel Sague Jr on February 23, 2009 at 1:00am — No Comments

Tying the Knot; the tradition of tying sacred objects together in ancient Taino culture



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As many of you already are aware, we in the Caney Indigenous Spiritual Circle celebrate the Spring Equinox with a ceremony that includes the act of separating two traditinal Taino sculpted images which have been kept tied together throughout the winter season.



One of those two images is the sculptural item popularly known by scholars as a "stone collar". We in th Caney Circle call them Coa Hoops. Coa Hoops were… Continue

Added by Miguel Sague Jr on February 22, 2009 at 10:00am — 6 Comments

Upcoming Significant Mayan Venus Cycle Date



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We are arriving at a very important nexus date of the on-going Maya Calendar Venus Cycle. The Venus Cycle is a significant series of astronomical events which manifest themselves in asociation with the repetitive movements of the planet Venus, one of the brightest objects of the night sky. The series in question includes a significant, regularly predictable number of days that the planet appears as a morningstar… Continue

Added by Miguel Sague Jr on February 16, 2009 at 8:00pm — 7 Comments

New Era Of Far-Reaching Change

Tau MY Relatives

This weekend the South American continent will witness more of the same phenomenon that is sweeping this hemisphere since the early 1990's. This new installment on what appears to be a region-wide movement comes fast on the heels of the miracle that took place this past November in the U.S., the miracle that saw one of the last true Apartheid nations of the world actually elect a black man to the highest office of government. In… Continue

Added by Miguel Sague Jr on January 22, 2009 at 5:30pm — 6 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 Sague Jr on December 28, 2008 at 3:00pm — 4 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 Sague Jr on December 22, 2008 at 1:00am — 9 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 Sague Jr on December 16, 2008 at 4:08am — No 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 was to their contemporaries living in the high Maya…

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Added by Miguel Sague Jr on December 12, 2008 at 6:00am — 13 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 Sague Jr on December 3, 2008 at 3:00am — No Comments

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