- What is Palo Mayombe?
Palo Mayombe is an ATR (African Traditional Religion) from Cuba. Also known as the “Kongo Rites,” it is based on the beliefs and rituals of the Bantu people of Angola and Zaire. Though it focuses on herbalism, ancestor reverence and the spirits of nature, the Palo religion is also monotheistic; its adherents believe in one God, called “Nzambi.”
- What is Kimbisa SCBV?
Kimbisa SCBV (Santo Christo Bien Viaje) is a denomination of Palo created in the late 19th century by Cuban religious reformer and visionary freedom fighter Andres Petit. Incorporating elements of voodoo, Santeria, spiritualism, Freemasonry and various secret societies, Kimbisa SCBV differs from other branches of Palo Mayombe in being heavily Christianized, something which is obvious in the order’s oaths.
- When and where can I listen to Candelo’s Corner?
Produced by Kimbisa.org on BlogTalkRadio, Candelo’s Corner broadcasts every Monday from 8-10PM, EST. The call-in line is 646) 478-5072.
- Why are you doing this? Isn’t Palo Mayombe supposed to be SECRET?
It’s because people are intimidated by Palo that there are so many myths about it, not all of them good! How can it be healthy for ANY religion to allow fear and misinformation to spread unchecked? At the same time, the US is experiencing a burst of spiritual searching the likes of which we haven’t seen since the late 1960s, leaving many sincere seekers vulnerable to charlatans and opportunists. We won’t deny that it is a delicate balance at times, but there is a LOT we can talk about that doesn’t give away any of Palo’s secrets, and will genuinely HELP the public too.
- Can I call into your show?
Though many of the guests on the show are Tatas (members of the Palo priesthood) with years of experience in the religion, you don’t have to be a priest to call into the show! Whether you’re a long-time practitioner or a complete newbie who has never even heard of Palo before, there are no stupid questions – we’d love to hear from you!
- I have another question, how can I contact you?
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