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Palo Kimbiza & the Dragon Cup


 San Luis Beltran has a special role in the kimbiza order, which is evident from his iconography. He can assume several roles, in concord with his role as prophet, linguist, miracle-worker and clairvoyant. In many ways we can say that San Luis Beltrán represents the perfection of the mystical dimensions of the kimbizeiro and is given a particular importance in presentation of the kimbiza mystery. He is the healer and exorcist – the saintly ideal of the kimbizeiro carrying the gunpowder draped cross in one hand and the Dragon`s secret in the other.
 A Kongo water made under his auspicious will for sure generate a temple where spirits will vibrate in union and communication with the Tata or Yaya – and will also help the stout piño Nuevo to connect better with spirit in a temple properly fortified with spiritual fumes and attractors.

Take blessed and equal portions of jasmine flowers, bay laurel leaves, orange leaves and rose petals, add three stars of anis and steep it in 60% alcohol over night and shake regularly. Mix this with equal amounts of water and then strain. Call the saint into the lustral water and upon using it, bow to Nzambie Mpungo and make the following prayer/litany upon the dragon’s cup. Upon making the holy water and sprinkling the temple prayers should yet again be repeated. This should exorcise spirits of hostility and exercise the spirits of benevolence...

Nsala Malecum!
Ecstatic linguist, walker between the worlds
Sambi santigualo!
With the Holy Cross draped in gunpowder
Sambi santigualo!
Traveller on the starry road
Sambi santigualo!
Who holds the dragon’s cauldron
Sambi santigualo!
Walker on the point of star and bilongo
Sambi santigualo!
With the dragon’s water we bless this place
Sambi santigualo!
San Luis Beltran, shiny prophet of the dragon’s cup
By your intercession may the starry roads descend upon cup and land
Sambi santigualo!
 Malekum Nsala!

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