samedi 7 décembre 2019

THE PRESENCE OF SUPERIOR FORCES : CHANGO 4 DEC 2019 HAVANA

Some had reminded us earlier that Cuba is the only country where the Europeans voluntarily adopted the African religion, while the vice versa (often forced) conversion of African people into Christianity in the African diaspora in the Western hemisphere.
In Cuba it is maintained by syncretizing the African spirits into the roman catholic saints. Chango the supreme spirit that is represented by the Palm tree, the Eagle , the thunder and the Red Colour-is syncretized to the Santa Barbara of the Roman Catholic Pantheon.

At exactly 12.09 am on teh morning of 4 dec 2019, the day of the celebration of Chango, my phone rang. Bata drums brought over from Africa by the slaves were resoundingly present in the background, voices crackled and I heard my name distinctly being called out.

I still do not know who it might have been !
My Cuban sister is deep believer of this syncretized religion, which is mainly about healing, its symbolism spread all over my apartment in La Habana. Of course the presence of the spirits are felt as well. 

Many photos and videos arrived during the day, sent by followers of the Cuban syncretic religion all over the world.

 we have lots of featehrs of the peacock in the house, which i had procured in Fort Cochin, Kerala.

I received a message from my good friend Ernesto who lives in Regla the epicentre of Santeria in Cuba
It said:
Santo. Que la bendicion de Obatala Oshagrinan y Oshun Ikole le amapren siempre.

Shango en todas sus Magnitudes: Acerca de La Familia y La Sociedad.

La política, la economía, la vida social... Todo está entretejido. 

Es imposible hacer una disección para definir que el perfil de Osha-ifa es dedicarse únicamente a lo religioso. 

Lo religioso es todo lo humano. 

Desde que se hizo el hombre todo lo humano adquiere unas proyecciones divinas.

 Osha- IFA es una religión Proactiva, de encarnación en la realidad donde vivimos. Que tiene en cuenta lo material con fuerza poderosa al lado de lo poderoso y sutil de lo espiritual.

Osha-Ifa ha existido pasando por todas las formaciones socio- economicas en el mismo proceso de etnogenesis de la Nacion Cubana. Hoy es junto a las instituciónes de la familia y la sociedad una de las mas viejas formaciones del Cubano como Nacion...Por esa pertenencia Osha-Ifa incluye es sus perspectivas a todas las clases y estratos de la Sociedad Cubana y de su cultura y  no es exclusiva ni excluyente sean los pensamientos e ideario del individuo cualquier sean,  Osha-Ifa solo tiene en cuenta  los valores humanos de ser buen Padre o Madre; ser buen hijo o hija; ser buen esposo o esposa; ser buen y fiel amigo; ser amante fervoroso del la patria y terruño que lo vio nacer; estar dispuesto  a practicar el socorro y la ayuda mutua; estar dispuesto a no revelar secretos e intimidades de su familia humana y religiosa o confeccionar.
Durante estas festividades de Shango, que están ocurriendo en momentos tan crueles para tantos humildes y personas desposeídas pero ansiosas de libertad, soberanía e independencia; Es oportuno decir: Que nuestro magnánimo Dignatario Shango rige en estas esferas mencionadas más arriba: Baste el decir.

Y yo imploro a la magnitud de su existencia divina que cubra mi vida y mi existencia; para durante ella: Dar todo lo más que pueda y serle cada día más fiel con actuación proactiva a mis respetados mayores todos ya en Araonu...Y a los que me leen que todo lo que entiendan lo lleven Pa'alante con fortalezas de sus propias vidas y con amor.

Shango has nuestros corazones, nuestros sentimientos y nuestros Valores semejantes a los tuyos!

THIS IS NOT A BLOG . BUT A RECORD OF MY TRAVELS IN 2019


The Year 2019 has been a good year for travel, but then again which year has not been a good one ?
But the difference this year was that my travels were far and wide and meeting friends in various parts of the world..
Today is 2 December 2019 and I am in La Habana Cuba where my life is a moveable feast.

I will look at the travels in the past one year : the main countries/cities have been:
La Habana, Cuba
Miami, Florida, USA
Quiberon, Bretagne, France
Fort Cochin, Kerala, India
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Siem Reap, Cambodia
But there have been many other places, many new airports and airlines as well.. and many new friends and experiences creeping in

December    13       2018 Miami – London arriving on 14/12
December    14       2018  London – Bruxelles
December    18       2018  Bruxelles Midi – Charles de Gaulle CDG, Paris, France
December    19       2018  CDG – TBS Tiblisi , connecting to TLV Tel Aviv, Israel
December    21       2018  Haifa to Tel Aviv by train, then TLV – ADD Addis Ababa,                                                  connecting to DEL New Delhi, connecting to COK
                                                Cochin, Kerala, India , arriving 22/12
December    28       2018  Cochin COK – BLR, Bangalore connecting with
                                                BLR – KUL Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, connecting
                                                With KUL – REP Siem Reap, Cambodia
NEW YEARS EVE IN SIEM REAP CAMBODIA
January        2          2019  REP – KUL Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
January        3          2019   Kuala Lumpur to Malacca, Malaysia
January        6          2019  KUL – NRT Narita, Tokyo, Japan
January        7          2019  NRT – BOS Narita, Tokyo, Japan to Boston, USA
January        8          2019  Boston to Miami with a stopover in LGA La Guardia,                                                         New York
January        9          2019  Miami – Havana
January        13       2019  Havana – Miami
January        28       2019  Miami – Madrid, arriving on 29/1 connecting to Brussels

February      2          2019  Brussels to London via Madrid
February      3          2019  London to Santiago de Chile via Madrid
February      4          2019  Santiago de Chile to Hanga Roa, Rapa Nui, Easter
                                                Island, Pacific.
Febrruary    8          2019  Easter Island to Santiago de Chile to Lima, Peru
February      9          2019  Lima, Peru to Sao Paolo, Brasil via Asuncion, Paraguay
February      9          2019  Sao Paolo, Brasil to Bogota, Colombia
February      10       2019  Bogota to Havana
February      12       2019  Havana to Miami
February      17       2019  Miami to Mexico City

February      19       2019  Mexico City to Panama, Panama to Montevideo
                                                Uruguay, arriving on 20/2
February      22       2019  Montevideo to Buenos Aires, Argentina via Colonia
February      25       2019 Buenos Aires, Argentina to Sao Paolo, Brasil
February      26       2019  Sao Paolo,Brasil to Madrid, Spain arriving on 27/2
February      27       2019  Madrid to Nantes, France
February      27       2019   Nantes to Auray to Quiberon, France

March            3          2019  Quiberon to Rennes to CDG. CDG to Doha, Qatar
                                                Connecting with DOH – COK Arriving Cochin 4/3
March            7          2019  Cochin Kerala India to Colombo, Sri Lanka
March            8          2019  Colombo, Sri Lanka to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
March            11       2019  Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Siem Reap, Cambodia
March            14       2019  Siem Reap, Cambodia to Bangkok, Thailand connecting                                                to BKK – RGN. Yangon, Myanmar.
March            17       2019  RGN – KUL. Yangon to Kuala Lumpur
                                                Kuala Lumpur to Narita, Tokyo, Japan
March            18       2019 Narita, Tokyo NRT to Dallas, USA DFW to Miami
March            29       2019  Miami, Florida, USA to Havana, Cuba

April               5          2019  Havana, Cuba to Miami, Florida, USA
April               6          2019  Miami to Mexico City MEX
April               9          2019  MEX -MIA
April               10       2019  Miami to Philadelphia
April               10       2019  Philadelphia to Rome arriving on 11/4
April               11       2019  Rome to London Gatwick
April               14       2019  London St Pancras to Paris Nord, Paris
                                                Paris Montparnasse to Auray  to Quiberon
April               21       2019  Quiberon to Auray to Nantes, France
April               22       2019  Nantes NTE to LIS Lisbon, Portugal to FCO Rome, Italy
April               23       2019  FCO Rome to PHL Philadelphia connecting to MIAMI

May                2          2019  Miami to Bogota, Colombia
May                3          2019  Bogota, Colombia to Leticia, Colombia
May                6          2019  Leticia, Colombia to Bogota, Colombia
May                7          2019  Bogota to Miami, USA
May                19       2019  Miami to Havana, Cuba
May                25       2019  Havana, Cuba to Miami, Florida, USA
May                27       2019  Miami to Dallas DFW connecting to DFW – NRT Japan
                                                Connecting to NRT- BKK changing planes for BKK-RGN
                                                Rangoon/Yangon, Myanmar arriving on 29/5

June              2          2019  Rangun, Yangon, Myanmar to BKK to REP Siem Reap,
                                                Cambodia
June              12       2019  Siem Reap, Cambodia to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
June              13       2019  Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Doha, Qatar
June              14       2019  Doha, Qatar to Barcelona, Spain
June              17       2019  Barcelona to Charlotte, USA connecting to Miami
June              26       2019  Miami, USA to Havana, Cuba

July                5          2019  Havana, Cuba to Miami, USA
July                11       2019  Miami, USA to Havana, Cuba
July                13       2019  Havana, Cuba to Miami, USA
July                14       2019  Miami to Philadelphia to connect with PHL- BCN
                                                Barcelona, arriving on the 15/7
July                18       2019  Barcelona to Vienna, Austria
July                21       2019  Vienna, Austria to Paris, France
July                22       2019  CDG to Auray to Quiberon
July                26       2019  Quiberon to Auray to CDG – AUH. Paris to Abu Dhabi
July                27       2019  Abu Dhabi to Cochin, Kerala, India
July                31       2019  Cochin COK – CMB Colombo, Sri Lanka

August          1          2019  CMB Colombo to London LHR
August          2          2019  London LHR to Miami MIA
August          4          2019  Miami USA to Havana, Cuba
August          10       2019  Havana, Cuba to Miami, USA
August          17       2019  Miami MIA to ATL Atlanta to Connect with ATL to LHR
                                                London, England
August          18       2019  London to Amsterdam, Holland
August          19       2019  Amsterdam to Roissy CDG, then to Rennes, Auray and                                                   Quiberon
August          23       2019  Quiberon to Auray to Roissy CDG
August          24       2019  CDG Paris to VIE Vienna , by car to Austrian Alps,
                                                Visiting Austrian side, Slovenian side and Breda as well
                                                as the Italian side.
August          27       2019  VIE Vienna to AMS Amsterdam
August          28       2019  AMS Amsterdam to LHR London to Miami MIA


September  7          2019  Miami, USA to Havana, Cuba
September  14       2019  Havana, Cuba to Miami, USA
September  23       2019  Miami to Paris CDG to connect to LIS Lisbon, Portugal
September  27       2019  LIS Lisbon to Madrid MAD to DOH Doha to Cochin COK

October        7          2019  COK Cochin to DOH Doha, Qatar
October        8          2019  DOH Doha to CDG Paris
October        9          2019  CDG Paris to MIA Miami
October        19       2019  MIA Miami to HAV Havana
October        23       2019  HAV Havana to MIA Miami
October        25       2019  MIA Miami to CDG Paris. Roissy CDG to Auray to
                                    Quiberon
October        30       2019  Quiberon to Auray to Nantes to Roissy CDG
October        31       2019  CDG to ARN Stockholm to connect with ARN – DOH
                                                Cambodia arriving 1/11/2019

November    7          2019  REP Siem Reap to KUL Kuala Lumpur
November    8          2019  KUL Kuala Lumpur to SIN Singapore
                                                Singapore SIN to HKG Hong Kong
November    8          2019  HKG Hong Kong to San Francisco
November    9          2019  SFO San Francisco to LAX Los Angeles to MIA Miami

November    23       2019  Miami USA to Havana Cuba

December    5          2019  HAV - MIA
December    14       2019  MIA - BCN
December    17       2019  BCN – DOH – BKK
December    18       2019  
December    19       2019  
December    20       2019  BKK-DOH
December    22       2019 DOH-ARN-CDG
December    23       2019  Roissy-Auray-Quiberon
December    26       2019  Quiberon-Nantes-Roissy
                                                CDG – MCT -BLR arrive 27/12
December    29 .     2019   BLR_COK

COUNTRIES VISITED IN 2019

MANY TIMES 
USA
CUBA
FRANCE

MEXICO
COLOMBIA
BRASIL
ARGENTINA
URUGUAY
CHILE 
EASTER ISLAND 


ENGLAND
BELGIUM
SPAIN
PORTUGAL
ITALY
AUSTRIA
SLOVENIA

QATAR
INDIA
SRI LANKA 
MALAYSIA
CAMBODIA
MYANMAR

LOOKING FORWARD TO 
THAILAND 
QATAR
COCHIN
OMAN
FRANCE

IT HAS BEEN A GOOD YEAR FOR TRAVEL 
THE COUNTRY I AM IN LOVE WITH THAT I CANNOT VISIT IN 2019 . IS IRAN