Black Spirituality Religion : Shamanic priestesses of East Africa

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    The legend of Queen Nyabingi began with an amazon queen named Kitami, who possessed a sacred drum. Later generations revered her as a powerful ancestor (emandua) and she spoke through priestesses called Bagirwa. Most of them were were traditional healers, chosen by Nyabingi as her prophets. Wearing barkcloth veils, they entered paranormal states with "stylized trembling movements" and prophesied in arcane language, with high-pitched voices, holding dialogues with Nyabingi and speaking in her name.


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    Nwon ba nkorin bayi pe
    Iya kere e mo ohun mi o
    Iyami Osonronga, gbogbo ohun ti mba nwi
    Ogbo lo ni e mda gbo dandan
    Iyami Osoronga, e mo ohun mi o
    Iyami Osoronga, igba l o ni ki e mda gba
    Iyami Osoronga, e mo ohun mi o
    Iyami Osoronga, oro ti okete ba le so
    Ni le gbo dandan
    Iyami Osoronga, e mo ohun mi o
    Iyami Osonronga, gbogbo ohun ti mba ti nwi, ni ko mda se
    Iyami Osoronga e mo ohun mi o
    ase

    Petite mother you will know my voice
    Iyami Osoronga (My mother the sorceress) every word that I speak
    The ogbo leaf has said that you will understand it absolutely
    Iyami Osoronga you will know my voice
    Iyami Osoronga the calabash says that you will take it
    Iyami Osoronga you will know my voice
    Iyami Osoronga, the word that the okete rat speaks to the earth
    The Earth will hear it absolutely
    Iyami Osoronga you will know my voice
    Iyami Osoronga everything that I say, you will do
    Iyami Osoronga you will know my voice.
    Ase O!

    EAST, SOUTH, NORTH OR WEST, THE GREAT MOTHER IS THE FOUNDATION!
     
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    Thanks Dino


    This is profound:''they entered paranormal states with "stylized trembling movements" and prophesied in arcane language, with high-pitched voices, holding dialogues with Nyabingi and speaking in her name.''[/B reminds me of black women ''catching the holy ghost'' in church, another connection to the Sibly Prophetess.
     
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