Black Spirituality Religion : Kongo Drums

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  1. Blackbird

    Blackbird Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Nsala malekum,

    I have heard drums, drums beating across my chest echoing for over hundreds of years.... These drums I heard when meditating, pulsating intensely - fragmenting any thoughts of peace entering into my mind. These drums I heard when I laid my head down to rest - communicating imagery of rushing rivers flowing into the Atlantic.... These drums would not allow me to find any solace. I had to answer them. Once I did, vague memories appear panaromic, exposing centuries of lineage and blood whispering words of spirit through my body. I answered these drums and greeted them at the crossroads of life. I took my plunge into Kalunga and knew what I once did. Memories of my grandmother didn't seem so strange anymore, I had clarity to my history - my story. I accepted the call. I remembered and I knew then my Kongo ancestry.... I was scratched into Palo. In dreams, I was already initiated before I physically allowed my flesh to be pierced... Anyone else have heard these drums of the ancestors....?

    I love my spirits....

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    PEACE BLACK BIRD:

    Drum work is important in both of spiritual disciplines: The Cherokee Way of the Feather, and Kemetic Metu/Shetaut Neter.

    Drums are an important part of meditation work, as mental energy rides the drums rythm.

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  3. Blackbird

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    Peace Brother of my blood,

    Ase to that. The drum functions as a conduit for communication between realms.

    Do you also follow the path of our native ancestors, as well?

    My paternal grandfather was Numu (Comanche). It was during a few investigations that I came across the native spirits I work with. I came from a tradition of medicine in that lineage of my heritage.

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    Indeed, my paternal Granmother is Cherokee. I acknowledge the presence of my Spirit in the 7 Clans.

    It's not often that I run into or interact with Comanche's.......Out of curiosity, where are you located?

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    Peace brother,

    I am located in Las Vegas, but my roots run deep in Louisiana. My paternal grandfather was from the Lawton, Oklahoma area. These webs keep entangling as like many Black folks, I also have Cherokee ancestry down the line on my mother's side. I honor and respect both sides of my being - my Red and Black. I love those colors as they are so symbolic.

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    I've heard them, and I responded to their calling at age 15.

    Ase
     
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    Peace Kotomaa (Elder brother) Sekhemu,

    Wow, 15! I was still singing gospel songs and actually doing destructive behavior back then. Man, how my mind was so colonized. I first heard when I was 21 and haven't look back since. It is a beautiful thing... May the shepsu, egunwa, nana nsamanfo continue to guide the listening child....

    Ase!

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    Thinking back on my life, I have always heard the drums but didn't know what they were until I met some kindred spirits after moving away to college. That was confirmation enough for the I.

    En Lakech
     
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    No, I cannot say that I have.

    Sighs.

    Do you still hear the drums of the Ancestors?

    Alexandra
     
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    Listen hard enough and you will.

    Always. Those drums are now my heartbeat once I accepted them for what they were.

    Blackbird
     
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