is a real Brazilian Magick tradition. In spite of drawing upon a
variety of influences it was the rich soil of Brazil that gave birth to
this expression of formidable powers.
varieties of influences are reflected within the variety of ritual
expression and understanding found from house to house dedicated to the
worship of Exu and Pomba Gira, creating a rich heterodoxy or variation
over a given theme.
such, the understanding of Kimbanda/Kiumbanda presented in this book is
solely mine own and as such do not make claim to any provenance than
what the spirit decided to reveal them selves, by the intervention of
mundane men and what the spirits manifestations themselves, which
opened the door to the kingdom of the Red Night.
was coined as such in the 1920s with the establishing of Umbanda. Today
Kimbanda is largely understood to be the left side of Umbanda and much
can be spoken in favor of such distinction and unity of opposition,
both by religious logic resting upon a dualist theology and also by the
linguistic root - both Kimbanda and Umbanda being linguistically of a
gives an opening to the recognition of the African root of Kimbanda,
largely based upon what are referred to as Congolese practices.
this means a modus of working that implies to meet the spirits head on,
by use of trance states and a use of spirits reminiscent of the
European use of familiar spirits amongst the witches of Europe. This
proximity between the ways of the wise art in Africa and Europe and
their consecutive meeting in Brazil either by slavery or exile created
probably a somewhat nomadic spread and exchange of knowledge and what
we today know as Kimbanda was created by an interrelation of European
and African influences.
European aspect has to some degree disappeared from the awareness of
the practitioners, even if its memory lives on in the many songs or
pontos cantados . As well as in the confessions given to the Holy
Inquisition of Spain and Portugal in the 16th Century.
constituted a great revelation for me and accordingly I asked for
guidance in this matter and a rich material related to Pomba Gira and
thus indirectly related to European witchcraft found its way into this
addition, my many years as a palero made it natural to use the tools of
Palo Mayombe in addition to the various other traditional approaches in
my working with these spirits, rather than adopting a Yoruba or
Spiritualist approach to congress with these spirits I attempted over
the years to find a format of working with these spirits that would be
true to their origin and not their later developments.
With this I mean, the direct meeting with spirits on their own accord and premises.
is my belief that there are a variety of ways of working with these
Spirits and aligning your self with them, they are a cultural
conglomerate and this is evident in the richness found within these
such, what you will find within these pages is not and can not be the
ultimate truth, but the way of working with Exu and Pomba Gira as seen
from a journeyman on the Dragons road. It is simply one way of
way I my self found useful and therefore in turn present to the Seeker
in hope that it will bring some understanding of the nature and origin
and ways of these wonderful and magnificent spirits.
must also add a warning. The powers of kimbanda and kiumbanda are Real
powers. It is the union of earth and fire and the spirits them selves
possess a force and strength so massive that they can make the soul
bleed and the astral anatomy be shaken into shreds and pieces in order
to accomplish a solidification of mans true essence. It is accordingly
not for the feebleminded or faint of heart, but a power of
transformation that perhaps is one of the most majestic and intense
powers one can encounter.
you chose to stray within their kingdom without a guide you do so on
your own accord and the steps taken is your own responsibility. This
book contains also spells and charms for malefica that are highly
effective in their ways of bringing harm. It can not be stressed enough
that such workings always come with a price. So, if you feel tempted to
execute any of the harmful workings, calculate the cost, keep your
promise and be honest with your self in so far as your motivation for
the act you are about to commit.
take no responsibility for reckless and careless use of any of the
material presented in this book. It all is presented in order to
provide an understanding of these spirits not to agitate the reader's
lower soul and corrupted beast within - rather the opposite is the
truth. Where there is no control over the lower soul by the wise
mediation of Nous, there will ever be progress and enlightenment just
decay and corruption.