My soul mate recently suggested we visit one of the "magic towns" of central Mexico on a whim to climb a mountain. He had remembered visiting this place years ago and wanted to show me a special spot that had once made an indelible impression on him. Excited he impatiently drove us through the bustling mid-day traffic of Mexico City in his 2003 green convertible Peugeot and we began the ascent up several mountains, our ears popping with the rising altitude, eyes gleaming with the unfolding beauty, we became lightheaded and lighthearted with the approaching adventure. I have always been interested in visiting sacred energy sites to rise beyond my physical perception, to have more clarity beyond my intellectual understanding of the nature of things and expand my awareness because I don't really believe in anything man-made at this point. These sites reconnect me to the Whole, Source Energy.
As a new couple we are ecstatic to have finally found each other aft…
Kuomboka and Kufuluhela have both been
described as many things but I like to call them mass migration
spectacles, a floating symphonic exodus, performances of spiritual
renewal of faith in the role of the Litungaship in the entire Kingdom
north and south, east and west of the flooded plain.
are both born out of ecological necessity and both over time have become
grand texts, myths and unifying performance practices of the Lozi of
southern Africa. Kuomboka and Kufuluhela as cultural practices were
fully explored by Mutumba Mainga in her article A History of Lozi
Religion (1972) and Likando Kalaluka (1979) in Kuomboka: A Living
Traditional Culture among the Malozi people of Zambia (neczam). This
seminal work covers the cosmology, cultural history, ecology, and
explores the political and economic basis for Kuomboka and Kufuluhela.
There are three different Kuomboka and Kufuluhela locations and
ceremonies with all their own royal barges, xylophone orchestr…