Havana calling..

Three women, bonded by blood – magical blood – are destined to find each other to meet on holy ground, where they are desperately needed because the wrath of the Mother is upon Cuba.

Why? History has tainted her island and she is in pain. She is Yemayá afterall, most powerful orichá, hence her torment will raise tidal waves. She’ll need her daughter-priestesses when her spirits of purging and cleansing will be unleashed.

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06-11-2019 – 14:40, Rotterdam, NL
A Cuban story unfolds as we speak

Fragments of elusive sentences are whirling in my head like tree leaves surfing a bouncy breeze.
It is merely a feeling; essentially a jumbled concoction of sounds, fragrances and flavors.

Yet, the story is imminent.

So I’ll keep my shirt on, wielding temperance until momentum.

What are you aiming to convey; is it the Cold War story – your communist narrative?
Is it about sugar and cigars, your independence?
I believe I hear the Orichá coming through, insisting Asiento.

Havana,
what are you trying to tell me?

Santería: Afro-American religion that developed in Cuba among West African descendants. Santería is Spanish, meaning: “worship of saints”. Santería is influenced by Roman Catholicism. Its sacred language is the Lucumí
[source: Wiki – Santería]

Orichá: Spirits that guide creation and particularly humanity on how to live and succeed on earth. Some incarnate as human beings on earth. ..
[source: Wiki – Orisha]

Asiento: The last ritual of the initiation process:  “ascending the throne”. It is the most important and the most secretive ritual in Santería. Asiento is a process of purification and divination whereby the initiated becomes like a newborn baby and begins a new life of deeper growth within the faith. …

[source: Babalawo Orisha]

Havana Vieja: old Havana (vieja: old woman, hag)

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