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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…


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

Taino Soul Dog

Tau My Relatives

Many of us are aware of a sacred entity that our ancestors revered,

and who was very intimately associated with the respect and honoring

of the dead. This entity is the canine spirit who is considered to be

the guide that accompanies the souls of the departed to the after-

life.His name is Opiyel…


Added by Miguel Sague Jr on November 29, 2008 at 7:30am — 18 Comments

New Evidence Concerning Columbus' Exploitation of Tainos

Tau My Relatives

Most of us who are interested in the history of our ancestors are

aware of the fact that the arrival of Columbus at the shores of the

Caribbean unleashed the tragic process by which the ancient Taino

culture was almost completely destroyed. We know what Columbus'

intentions were for the people that he found here on the islands

because of what he himself wrote in his journal. The eminent… Continue

Added by Miguel Sague Jr on November 27, 2008 at 6:37am — 5 Comments

Grand Gathering of the Indigenous Nations Alliance

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I was invited by a Taino brother, Maximus, to attend a gathering of

Indigenous people in New York City this past weekend of November 13,

14,and 15. From what I understand, these kinds of gatherings are, in

part, intended to promote a sense of unity and co-operation within the

context of sacred space among peoples of the earth who are sensing a

need to reconnect with our ancestral Indigenous… Continue

Added by Miguel Sague Jr on November 17, 2008 at 6:38pm — 2 Comments

The Day of the Ancestors

Image of the Sague family Day of the Ancestor's Altar

Tau My Relatives as I prepare to gather with my family this evening for our annual ceremony to honor those who have traveled to the Realm of Koa Bay (the abode of the departed souls) I realize that this year our ceremony will be particularly emotional for me. Our family here in Pittsburgh follows the Caney Spiritual Circle tradition of ceremonially observing the time of the year…


Added by Miguel Sague Jr on November 2, 2008 at 5:00pm — 2 Comments

Guama Hu-Rakan Responds to Human Irresponsibility

Tau My Relatives

In a recent post I pointed out the presence this Fall season, of the cemi Guama Hu-Rakan, servant of the Cosmic Matriarch when she manifests in her forceful wrathful manifestation, Gua-Ban-Ceh.

Guama Hu-Rakan is the spirit of spinning storms, hurricanes, tornados, waterspouts, and whirlwinds. Along with the cemi Guama Guatauba, the herald, spirit of thunder-lightning, and his partner the cemi Guama Coatriskie, spirit… Continue

Added by Miguel Sague Jr on September 21, 2008 at 2:53pm — 4 Comments

The Taino Equinox Celebration

Tau My Relatives In behalf of myself, my family and the whole Caney Indigenos

Spiritual Circle community I want to wish all of you a blessed

Autumnal Equinox this weekend.

This season represents a special stage in the ceremonial cycle of

the cemies as seen from the perspective of the Caney Spiritual

Circle. We believe that Yoka Hu, the male spirit of Energy and Life

has a Life-Cycle just like any living entity. We believe… Continue

Added by Miguel Sague Jr on September 20, 2008 at 12:55pm — No Comments

Caney Circle makes presentation at the Fourth Annual Taino Gathering in Jayuya

Tau My Relatives

On the weekend of August 15 I participated in the fourth annual Taino Indigenous gathering in Jayuya, Boriken. The traditional artisans and craftspeople of the central mountains again hosted hundreds of visitors from all over the world on the grounds of the Cemi Museum in the Barrio Coabey area this year, and the experience was predictably inspiring. I was invited by our Taino sisters Joana Soto Aviles and Maragarita Noguera, to… Continue

Added by Miguel Sague Jr on August 23, 2008 at 11:00am — No Comments

4ta Jornada Indígena-Taína 2008 en Bo. Coabey, Jayuya, Puerto Rico


4ta Jornada Indígena-Taína 2008 en Bo. Coabey, Jayuya, Puerto Rico

(English Language version below)

El sábado y domingo, 16 y 17 de Agosto 2008, se llevará a cabo la 4ta Jornada Indígena-Taína 2008 en Jayuya en las facilidades de CEDETRA en el Bo. Coabey, Carr. 144 - Km. 9.3, Jayuya, Puerto Rico. Este evento anual celebrado en Honor al Indio Puertorriqueño es auspiciado por El… Continue

Added by Miguel Sague Jr on July 28, 2008 at 1:30am — 6 Comments

Our visit to The Natl Museum of The American Indian in April

Tau My Relatives back in April 2008 the Bohio Ata Bey Taino Women's Council invited a number of community members to gather at a special community resource facility of the Smithsonian's NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE AMERICAN INDIAN to spend some time and perform sacred ceremony with ancient Taino artefacts housed in that Washington D.C. area facility.

I joined our sister Inaru and a number of other Tainos and Tainas, as well as some family…


Added by Miguel Sague Jr on July 22, 2008 at 6:00pm — 6 Comments


Tau My Relatives Members of the Peace and Dignity Journeys East Coast contingent arrived in Western Pennsylvania on June 18 2008. They converged with members of the Longest walk2 who were at the time on the verge of de-camping from the Raccoon Creek State Prk campsite. The runners stayed at the home of Caney Circle beike Miguel Sobaoko Koromo and

at the home of Council of Three Rivers American Indian Center member

residing in Pittsbrgh,… Continue

Added by Miguel Sague Jr on July 22, 2008 at 5:50pm — No Comments

Local Newscast features our views on the Mayan Calendar

Tau My relatives On Friday July 18 2008 Pittsburgh TV station WTAE channel 4 aired a

piece which included comments by Caney Circle beike Miguel Sobaoko

Koromo Sague concerning the significance of Pittsburgh's river

confluence in the prophecy of the Mayan Calendar Shift of Ages.

As some of you already know I have been studying the Mayan Calendar

since I was a teen-ager and in the year 2000 I was given a… Continue

Added by Miguel Sague Jr on July 22, 2008 at 5:30pm — 4 Comments

Third Anniversary of Grito De Caguana

CONMEMORAMOS EL 3ro ANIVERSARIO RECLAMO SAGRADO Posted by: "caney@" caney@ la_voz_taino

Mon Jul 21, 2008 9:19 am (PDT)




Este 25 de julio de 2008, nosotros, el Caney 5to Mundo, Conclave

Taíno Guatukan de la Cordillera Central, una vez mas nos reuniremos

en el Centro Ceremonial… Continue

Added by Miguel Sague Jr on July 22, 2008 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Indigenous Grandmothers nearly kicked out of Vatican

Tau My Relatives Back in December Grandfather Don Alejandro

Perez Oxlaj, the Quiche Maya leader of Guatemala's Council of Elders

visited Pittsburgh and councelled with myself and several others

here accompanied by Grandmother Flordemayo, a member of the highly

respected and world-recognized COUNCIL OF THIRTEEN INDIGENOUS

GRANDMOTHERS. We were aware of the fact that Grandmother Flordemayo

was preparing to visit the vatican… Continue

Added by Miguel Sague Jr on July 22, 2008 at 4:41pm — No Comments

Caney Indigenous Spiritual Circle begins live webcasts july 26 2008

Tau my relatives I am happy to announce that starting next Saturday July 26 2008 the

Caney Spiritual Circle will begin a regular live webcast schedule

which will air every second and fourth Saturday of each month from

6:00 P.M. to 8:00P.M. Eastern Standard Time.

Our live webcast station is called "TAINO SPIRITUALITY AND

RESURGENCE" and is on the air courtesy of "Camstream" free webcast

service. At first the webcast… Continue

Added by Miguel Sague Jr on July 22, 2008 at 4:34pm — No Comments

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