Eleda.Org Seminars Announces its Upcoming Class:
REGISTRATION FOR THIS CLASS IS CLOSED
Palo: Theoretical and Practical Approaches
By Tata Nganga Oscar Guerrero
THIS CLASS IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE FOR ONLINE PARTICIPATION. YOU CAN STILL REGISTER FOR LIVE PARTICIPATION.
An Introduction to Bantú Cosmology and the Rites of Palo, and the religion’s magical powers that heal the human body, mind, and soul.
An important and groundbreaking course on the most often misunderstood of the Afro-Cuban religions
Beginning: Thursday, October 2, 2014
Time: 7:30 – 9 PM
Live Class–>(S. Florida residents) $20 per class, payable in advance on a monthly basis
Online class–>(Non S. Florida residents only) $25 per class, payable in advance on a monthly basis
Duration: Approximately 4 months
ONLY NO SEATS REMAIN FOR ONLINE PARTICIPATION
During its initial phase, the course will provide an understanding of the African roots of the Bantú religious tradition, known among Afro-Cubans and the Cuban Diaspora as Palo Monte. It will begin by examining Bantú cosmology and religiosity. By gaining an understanding of the Bantús’ view of the Universe and their place in it, the student can develop a deeper understanding of Palo as practiced by the Bantú and their descendants in Cuba.
Then the course will turn its focus to Cuba and the historical development of Palo and the hurdles encountered on the island during the era of slavery and thereafter. Additionally, we will discuss the religion’s relationship with the other African religions that prevail in Cuba, as well as its interaction with the variants of Kardecian spiritism.
Thereafter, the class will analyze and discuss the more practical aspects of the religion and its applications to relieve human problems through the agency of the nkisis so as to overcome and/or alleviate the many ills that stress humankind.
The first half of course is open to anyone that may have interest in learning more about the Bantú-speaking people and their Diaspora. It will be of great relevance and importance for those that are interested in pursuing initiation or greater familiarity with Palo.
Because of the private, ritual nature of the discussion, the second half of the course will be exclusively for the initiated.
For those that do not live in South Florida, the class may be accessed through Google+. We stress that Google+access and seating are both limited, so reserve rapidly.
Afterward, you must post an initial $50.00, NON-REFUNDABLE deposit through Eleda.Org, using Google Wallet, to ensure your seat. Once the deposit is made, we will send you the course description and forms that you will need to sign and return to us along with the balance for the first month’s classes. This link will take you to Eleda.Org’s Seminars & Payments where you can post the deposit. Unfortunately, we will not guarantee any seat without a deposit.
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