Beike Miguel, In August of 2011 my ex-Partner passed away. The anniversary is arriving & I would like to have a celebration of her life. Im not sure how to properly conduct it in Taino style. I thought you would be able to guide me.
BeikeMiguel, Just touching base to let you know that Im back in town. What outrageous landscapes, unbelievable! Had a little trouble, at 2 train stops, I stepped outside & had a seizure. I"m stuck @ home-not allowed to drive. I missed Tuesdays Full Moon but we will be having ceremony on Sat and I will report on Sunday. I also wanted to mention that I will be going to Lancaster Picnic (bringing my partner) on Aug 4. Is there anything I missed while I was away? Want to wish you a good evening & I look forward to hearing from you.
Beike, I just got thru reading abt the Venus Transit. Your discriptive words & superb photos made me feel like I was with you all. Thank you for taking the effort to bring this to all who were not there. As a reminder :I will be leaving for Arizona Wed @ 3AM. I will return on the 22nd. I will not be taking my laptop but pls. keep the emails coming thru while Im gone. Bo matun.
Beike, The Full Moon ceremony went extremely well. We did things a little different this time but everyone got a lot out of it. We started off with the rituals, honoring the Spirits and cleansing. We had Ata Bei dressed & prayed her candlelit prayer. Then I began to teach about her and her several manifestations. We sang the chant to Ata Bey. Now, we switched gears over to Yoka Hu, since it is of course the YOKA HU MOON. Again ,I began to teach them. They had questions that I answered. They were really into this ceremony. We sang chants to Yoka Hu.
I am going out to Arizona on the 13th of June, so I will be unable to lead the new moon or the summer solstice. So, at that point in the ceremony, I began to teach abt the solstice-the shark"Kahaya",Where we will be in Yoka Hus life cycle,etc.
Everyone had a really great time, learned a lot & got more familiar with the rattles,drum & chants.
I can write something up that's a little longer and in more detail & put it in both sites as a blog, as you suggested.
Beike, I want to thank you for passing these teachings down to us & inviting me into the Taino family. KOKUYO
Miguel, Just wanted to touch base with you. Right now I'm working on my message for the Moon Ceremony for this month. It will be tomorrow, the 4th of June. I will share with you on Tuesday. Hope you're having a wonderfully sunny Sunday!
Beiki , Your right. That is not where our focus should lie. I want to thank you for this site. I am on it daily and getting very comfortable exploring and interacting with my Brothers & Sisters. KOKUYO
Hey Miguel! If you have any information on some of our local healers I could meet that would be absolutely amazing. I'm really disappointed I didn't connect with you guys until after the annual even already happened. I'd love to attend next year if possible. super glad to meet you. I'd love to be kept in the loop on anything going on locally. :) Abrazos!