Seeking The Spirits Of Palo Kimbisa. $16.99.
Exploring the Mysterious World of the Afro-Cuban Religion
Palero Tata Rodriguez is your guide through this exploration of Palo Kimbisa, an Afro-Cuban religion where nothing is as it seems. Elements of nature become spirits that speak to the Tata and initiates. Clay pots become miniature sacred groves. A chef becomes a Tata- a counselor, protector, and teacher. Palo Sophia Kelly Shultz experiences and relates Tata Rodriguez’s practices through anecdotes, firsthand accounts, and exquisite pen-and-ink illustrations.
Special passages bring life to concepts represented by each spirit; others highlight important facets of the palero’s beliefs and practices. From future initiates to those who simply wish to know more about this religion, get a feel for the rules and practicalities- and the magic- of Palo.
- Original artwork