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  • By Bruno Neves Oliveira
    Jan 21, 2015
    I have read some parts of the book (which can be read online), and I became extremely interested by how you write about this dangerous and wonderful left-hand path. I am Brazilian, and last December I have been initiated into a cult of Quimbanda (or Kiumbanda) that have teachings that include many philosphies of the famous "Temple of Black Light". Our leader had frequent exchanges with the leaders of the later Temple. It was a closed cult, but recently they've been ordered by the Exus to expand slightly, and so the first group of Initiates (13, to be exact), through a very dark initiation Ritual (which I will not detail here), became true members of the cult. Even more recently, they compiled much of the wisdom they gathered from their path into a Book, which was released last friday, under the name: "Quimbanda: o Culto da Chama Vermelha e Preta", which can be found at their store at the link (www.laroyestore.com). Anyways, back to the topic, last month I had my... More > first contact with the Exus in my life, and discovering my "personal guide" Exu and Pombagira changed heavily my life. I noticed many of habits and thoughts I used to think had suddenly changed for the better. My conscience was clearer and my body felt more ready and healthy than ever. And I felt much, much more "denser", as if I am always on the bottom of the ocean, under enormous weight but able to move freely. I just wanted to share my personal discovery of how powerful and real these entities are, and how they should not be meddled without great care. I would love to talk more to the author of this book. My Facebook is Bruno Oliveira, but you can also reach me through the email auryg.9@gmail.com / I sincerely hope we can talk!< Less
  • By Nicholaj de Mattos Frisvold
    Dec 24, 2009
    "Re: this is not Quimbanda!" Hello there, I don't understand the reasons for your critique of this work. Apparently you read the book with some hostility already planted, which is not surprising, as I am equally distressed with the current state of affairs. But you are apparently forgetting the rich reality within kimbanda and your review truly makes me question to what extent you are familiar with kimbanda. I have diligently avoided to relating kimbanda to Candomble in any way, is it maybe this that provokes you with the work? Also, you are getting your sources wrong, if you read the dedication the main part of the book is an honour to Fontenelle and rightly enough both Molina and Alves. This means, if you say my book is not presenting kimbanda, you are saying that Fontenelle, Molina and Alves were not presenting kimbanda either. I explained in the first chapter of my book why I chose to use the word kiumbanda instead of kimbanda and also why I chose to approach I did. I... More > would really like you to rethink your review and preferably remove it, if not at least make it more objective and less hateful. Honestly I feel there should be more focus on dialogue and not this eternal quarrelling and ridiculous bickering of who is right and who is wrong. This is all very useless and tiresome. Nicholaj< Less
  • By Yuri Shupko
    Mar 19, 2009
    "this is not Quimbanda!" I am not sure what book the other users have read, but I doubt it was this one! I have been initiated in Candomble and Quimbanda for many years, but have never come across a book like this! The introduction is a confused mish-mash of the authors very strange ideas (which are definitelly NOT rooted in Quimbanda) and the last part of the book is made up of translations and reprints from older Brazilian sources such as Teixeira and Bittencourt! This is not a 'research work' but one man's interpretation of what he believes Quimbanda to be! Brazil is already flooded with many who claim to practice Quimbanda to cover their own strange and obscure practices and now this strange stuff has finally made its way into the English book market! Just the title of this books makes you wonder if this author have even ever met with a Quimbandeiro! Kiumba is not an alternative spelling for Quimbanda but spirits of darkness and the job of the Quimbandeiro is to... More > counteract the work of these spirits....all in all: THIS IS NOT A BOOK ON QUIMBANDA!< Less
  • By Diana Almeida Ramos
    Mar 22, 2007
    Great work! I should congratulate the author for bringing back the wonderful perspective (as well accurate) of Master Teixeira. Many are the views upon Quimbanda, and without any doubt, this is a lot focused in one of the roots people of Candomblé tends to forget: the European one! As Brazilian and researcher of the Brazilian spirituality, I feel proud of the mixed root that shapes not only the Brazilian identity, but the spiritual paths. Unfortunatelly there has been much disagreement around Quimbanda and its roots, created by radicals of one or other stream of knowledge. Instead of creating huge wars, people should be more concerned in accept that as Brazil is a amazingly big Country, the practices varies depending of type and quantity of foreigners (Africans, Europeans) and Indigenous people living in a giving area. The author, as far as I could research about, is a Babalawo himself, very occupied with the African Roots (the real ones, and not those already mixed ones of... More > Candomblé), as well as he is European himself, wich allows him to have a perspective upon Quimbanda as few people have. I would like to know, for instance, if the author gives consults and/or guidance here in Brazil. No doubt, this is a person wich I am very interested to know.< Less
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Product Details

ISBN
9781411675858
Edition
First edition
Publisher
Chadezoad publications
Published
November 24, 2006
Language
English
Pages
265
Binding
Hardcover (dust-jacket)
Interior Ink
Black & white
Weight
0.96 lbs.
Dimensions (inches)
6 wide x 9 tall
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