Black Spirituality Religion : Cuban 'soothsayers' predict a revolutionary 2010

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  1. Alexandra

    Alexandra Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    source:http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/centralamericaandthecaribbean/cuba/6927610/Cuban-soothsayers-predict-a-revolutionary-2010.html

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    Lazaro Cuesta (R), Guillermo Diago (C) and Victor Betancourt.


    "We can reach all we aspire to, but we can also destroy it all. The possibilities in 2010 are greater than last year's. It all rests in our hands," Lazaro Cuesta, babalawo, a Santeria priest, said.

    The country's leading 1,000 babalawos predicted global turmoil, including "coup d'etats," "sudden changes in political systems," "betrayal and usurpation" among top government officials, as well as falling farm and livestock production, and the "breakup of agreements... wars and military interventions."

    Sincere dialogue should open so that respect for "the decisions of the majority and the opinion of the minorities," and "new reforms" in the political, economic and social orders could forestall disaster.

    While they make no specific references to Cuba's government, the predictions seem to point to the aging Cuban leadership of President Raul Castro, 78, and his ailing brother and Communist Party head Fidel Castro, 83.

    The soothsayers recommended people heed the saying, "the young palm trees grow taller and thicker than the old ones," which Babalawo Victor Betancourt interpreted as meaning: "making an overhaul, which is what's needed at the moment and is not taking place."

    The babalawos also forecast "serious environmental pollution problems" on a global scale and "rising sea levels."

    And regarding human health, they warned about an increase in cerebral-vascular diseases and in problems of the eyes, lungs and bones.

    Santeria was brought to Cuba by African slaves and has many followers among the island's 11 million people.

    "We're not critics, we're spiritual counselors," said Betancourt

    Alexandra
     
  2. Onyemobi

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    Interesting.
     
  3. Alexandra

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    No Brother O, THIS is interesting.

    A slightly longer article;

    Ps- If anyone knows, I would very much like to know what exactly a "national imperial wizard" is.
    Pps - Someone said this is "coonery". Id like to know what coonery means please. Thank you.
    Pps - FYI Christians, I am pleased by this news. A former prominent white ex- KKK member can only bring good things to a Black church.

    A
     
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    Ps: While I don't pretend to know the overt sect of white 'supremacy's' chain of command, I assume this is the national 'president' of the KKK.

    Pps: Coonery is basically a more blatant type of the "Uncle Tom" syndrome.

    Pps: I assume this is your unique version of sarcasm.
     
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    Blaklioness Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Why?
     
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    [email protected],this is interesting thank you for this.This is how i and many people feel around the world.

    Lol @t this white folks.Of course the Castros need to get out and let the majority rule (black people),but the babawalos talked clearly about a global changes,not just in Cuba,you malignant MINDELE.
     
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    This is the first time I've seen Ifa readings coming from Cuba that could interpreted as being critical of the current admin.
     
  8. 360

    360 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Yes, because Babalawos issue press releases to white media spilling their guts. LOL

    EFF outta here with that.
     
  9. Alexandra

    Alexandra Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    360 et al..for your information

    Source:mysanteriaforums

    Ifá Predictions for the year 2010
    MIGUEL FEBLES PADRÓN (Awó Odí Ká)
    COMMISSION FOR THE ODU OF THE YEAR
    For Cuba and the World
    Folkcuba.com Homepage

    To the priests of Ifá, our brothers and sisters--the oriatés, babaloshas, iyaloshas, and iworos-- and to the religious public in general. Following a tradition of 24 years, the Commission Organized for the Reading of the Year gathered on the 31st of December, 2009 at the Casa-Templo, located on 10th of October Avenue, between Josefina and Gertrudis Streets, Vibora, Municipality 10 of October, Havana City, Cuba.
    This ceremony was presided over by the Ifá priest Guillermo Diago Ogbe Weñe, with the support of Ifá priests of all of Cuba’s families and their descendents throughout the world.The youngest priest took out the sign.

    Reigning Sign: BABA EYIOBE (Double Salvation).

    Prophetic Orientation: Iré Arikú Oyale Tesi Lese Olofin (Benefit of Health or long life—which is solid and certain—granted to us by Olofin).

    Ónishe: Rogation with saraekó and its corresponding candles.

    Onishá ará: Take baths with Verbena.

    Ónishe Ilé: Paraldo.

    Reigning Divinity: Obatalá (The orisha charged with the creation of human beings, the head of the 201 divinities of the Yoruba Pantheon, representative of Olofin on Earth, King of the Ancient Igbo people [sic], born in Iranye and worshipped in Ifon, both being regions of Nigeria.

    Accompanying Divinity: Oyá, divinity of storms and gentle winds. Identified with the spirit of the ancestors. She is the goddess of the River Niger (Odó Oyá), which was named for this deity. It is believed that she is the first and preferred wife of the orisha Shangó. The tradition tells us that the river was formed originally by the copious tears she spilled the day her husband died.

    Flag of the Year: White with purple borders (wine color).

    Ebó: 1 chicken, a stick of your height, mixed grains [incl. beans], 16 pieces of bread, 16 peony seeds, smoked nutria and smoked fish, toasted corn, and the rest of the ingredients. The distribution of this document is without charge and the Commission is not responsable for its sale by unscrupulous people animated by greed. Illnesses to Watch Out For Vascular Brain Disorders (Embolisms, Hemmorages, etc.). Serious respiratory Problems (Acute Tubeculosis). Eye Disorders. Bone Marrow Disorders. Occurrences of Social Significance. Great changes in the social order. Increase in the struggle for power (religious and political). Imbalances, differences, and contradictions within the family. High increase in deaths of public figures (political, intellectual, religious). Decline in paternal authority over children. Coup d’etat or sudden changes in political systems. Betrayal and appropriation of authority at the highest levels of government. Serious problems of enviromental contamination.

    Freak astrological occurrences related to the sun [king of the heavenly bodies], which could have implications inexplicable to science and, additionally, great disorders in the ecosystem. Rise in sea levels, marine catastrophes, periods of intense drought or abundant rains. Decrease in commercial relations both in importation and exportation. Breaches in treaties. Changes in agricultture and in livestock (goats and cows), vaccines. Continued danger in war and military intervention. Marital breakup. This is a sign that warns of scarcities owed to flawed organization in the distribution of goods.

    Recommendations Respect the decisions of elders and the opinions of juniors. Improve organization in general Go search for new reforms in the economic, political, and social order—based on the experience of what has since existed--and as a point of departure work on applying means, methods, and strategies that bring forth a betterment in the life and well-being of the communities of the world. Protection of the enviroment and cleanliness of cities to avoid the outbreak of contagious diseases. There should be sincere dialogues to solve all conflict. Proverbs of the Sign Dead King, Crowned King. I have everything; I have nothing. The head rules the body and only one king governs a town. The young palms grow taller and more leafy than the older ones. It is an error not to learn from errors committed. Contradictions bring light to your hiding place. Wisdom, Comprehension, and Thinking are the forces that move the world.

    NOTE: Take positive and negative examples from the years 1995, 1998, and 2004 where this sign reigned.
    http://www.folkcuba.com/in_sgn_of_year_2004.htm Our Commission remains grateful to the great organs of communication, which make it possible that these predictions reach the far corners of the world. The Miguel Febles Padrón Commission Organized for the Reading of the Year wishes you a happy and prosperous 2010 year.

    Translator’s note: the original document in Spanish, emailed to me by Lázaro Cuesta Iwori Bofún, was translated by David H. Brown Eguín Koladé. Please bring to my attention any mistranslations, typos, or ways to improve the document by emailing [email protected].
     
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    Brotha 360, The most revered and respected Ifa priests in Cuba have been doing yearly readings for as long as I can remember. has nothing to do with them spilling their guts to YT. It usually shows up in the Miami Herald and a few other papers.
     
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