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Post Sat Nov 28, 2015 10:22 pm

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Music, dance and storytelling are the means in which our ancestors preserved their history. The blacks race's history was based in oral traditions and the keepers of these traditions were griots and bards. Traditional African dance is a huge part of african culture with many dances for many purposes and celebrations. In traditional african practices, dance is performed to bring about spiritual oneness with one's self and creator.

African dance from what I can see is correspondent to Yoga. All the gentile races had their own form of this practice though it was not called Yoga. The Asians such as the Chinese have utilized Qigong, Tai chi and related practices, the Aryans performed what we generally know as Yoga and the Blacks specifically identified with dance. Dancing and body movement were performed by all gentile races in some way or form. All of these emphasized total body awareness, union within the mind body and soul, developing physical strength and capability as well as achieving a spiritual state of being.

Traditional African dance is powerful and physical and depends on coordination and synchronization within body. Its utilizes the concepts of polyrhythms in which the shoulders, chests, pelvis, arms and legs may move with different rhythms in the music, and total body articulation and isolation of parts of the body. The traditional movements also include, depending on the dance, hip and rhythmic gyrations of the back and lower spine,movement of the hips to open up the hip centers, body shaking, movements of the cranial with knees bent (as seen in many asian spiritual practices such as Qigong) and foot stomping.

With further observation of the dances, I have seen many similarities between yoga and the traditional dances such as use of some mudras, rolling of the neck, the cobra pose and backward bends, spinal twists and flex, the warrior pose and other yogic positions but this is performed while maintaining constant movement of the body. The movements range from simple and regal to complex and fast. This takes control and connection.

One wonderful example of this is the African dance called the Yanvalou. It originated in West Africa and was brought over to Haiti during the Trans-Atlantic african slave trade along with many other traditional and african pagan religion. The Voodoo based practices today in Haiti and in some parts of the Americas was derived from the official Vodun religion based on the wisdom of the Serpent, in Africa. topic13007.html

The Yanvalou is a Vodun dance that invokes and calls upon the all important serpent/snake deity called Damballah who brings upon wisdom and purity. Damballah is another name for the kundalini serpent.

Yanvalou dance is said to be one of the most important of the Vodun based dances and is usually performed before ritual. The dance consists of spinal twists and manipulations, Contractions of the solar plexus, undulations of the back from the base of the spine upwards while knees slightly bent and releasing of the chest. This mimics the movements of the serpent or the waves of the sea.

The Yanvalou is performed at a slower tempo so that trance can be obtained. Dancers allow their body to relax while working at the same time and expand the breath movement throughout the entire body on a vertical axis. With Yanvalou and other derived dances such as zepol, banda gede, mayi and parigol, I note that many of these dances in tribute to "Damballah" put emphasis on the lower spine, hip and sacral area while also grinding, contracting and moving the pelvic area to stimulate the sexual energy.

In speaking of the kundalini and of spiritual energy being invoked through movement, In Nigeria during Yoruba ceremonies, many describe their progress of their shamanistic dancing culminates in a surge of heat rising from the base of the spine. The Kalahari Bushmen in Namibia, also speak of vital spiritual energy which they call N'um. They call it the vital energy residing at the base of the spine and bursts out of the crown of the head. They are said to enter a trance and then 'heat' and stir the energy up through dancing and they channel it for their shamanic healing rituals.

In Africa, the drum has a spiritual significance as well. It aids in ritual and dancing. Dance and music along with the rhythm of the drum are inseparable expressions. The beating of the drums facilitate awareness and helps to induce trance. As the vibrations of the drums permeate the body, altered states are achieved. The music and dance work to entrain the body and entrance the mind into a personalized and vibrationally conscious state. Research has even demonstrated that energetic rhythms cause the brain to synchronize and helps to balance the cerebral hemispheres. This makes much sense in that the africans used this energy to also mimic primordial energy and go along in tapping into their own divine energies. One Vodun practitioner calls the drum playing as 'beating the spirits into the head'.

In my experience in african dance, namely the Yanvalou, It keeps my spine supple and flexible and my body worked out. I like to practice this before my meditations. It is a specific dance with which I equate with a basic form of kundalini yoga. I also find that I get an energy buzz after the dancing and so it is an enjoyable way for me to begin my other practices. I love african dancing as it is very fun, freeing and groovy!


Movement is life.

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Sources:
Daniel, Yvonne "Dancing Wisdom" 2005
Bynum, Edward "The African Unconsciousness" 2012
Welsh-Ashanti "African Dance" 2004
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Post Mon Nov 30, 2015 9:53 pm

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And with the videos posted, pay special attention to the emphasis on spinal flexing and similar yogic positions. As in general Yoga, movements stimulate the chakras and the associated endocrine gland. These movements are supposed to be performed in a more static and repetitive manner, emphasis on the movements, felt within and with relaxing of the body and entering light trance. Mind and body awareness. I combine this with deep breathing and visualization. As I have mentioned before, interesting way to experiment and use for a body warm up before meditation, if one wants to try.

Since much of traditional African culture being orally passed down, some information has been lost.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B30L_Qug1Mg

http://edutube.hccs.edu/media/ClassA+Ya ... 0_7d7mf14p

https://vimeo.com/58853162

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-CtRu-Amtp8&app=desktop

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X1BwJGHsHEE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=254tPKsYnTc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OeIqxqxIGd0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BDHKaQjmscY

The first 3 videos are the best examples but all of them are good ones.
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Post Mon Nov 30, 2015 11:56 pm

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This was very interesting and enlightening, thanks for posting this HPs Shannon. Now I understand why African people danced around the fire while playing drums, it it used to raise their energies for different purposes as well as it makes body flexible and balanced this must be good for different areas of the brain too. I actually love hearing the drums beat.

I've heard the word Damballa before in the movie Chucky. I know movies are filled with trash but my point is, in the movie this guy named Charles Lee Ray who transfred his soul in a chucky doll trying to get away from police. (Then ended up chasing down people to transfer his soul back into because he doesnt want to stay a doll) In the movie I can remember Charles got this spell from a black man who studied witchcraft.

The Jews know the meaning of the word Damballa and tried to frighten people with all the rubbish they claim that is being chanted in the movie an specifically adding the word Damballa at the end off their so called chant just for your brain to catch on to and remember. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=aqHp2H1miKc
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Post Tue Dec 01, 2015 12:04 am

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I think I'll even practice some yanvalou dances too... The girls dem can dance man!
Looks bio-electrifying
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Post Wed Dec 02, 2015 6:43 pm

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While this is not DIRECTLY African Dance, it was created by people who were either: born in Africa but taken as slaves to Brazil, and/or people whose families (parents, grandparents, etc.) were born in Africa.
There is a martial art I have studied for 3 years now called Capoeira. This is a Brazilian martial art that combines martial arts with dance. It is a very athletic and aerobic exercise, with MANY acrobatics in this style.

First, a brief history of the production of Capoeira (emphasis on the brief, I won't go too much into detail):
Back in the 17th century, the Portuguese began importing African slaves to Brazil, so that they could colonize the area. These slaves came mainly from West Africa, taken from many different tribes (which obviously made many tribal controversies).
Between the (time period is controversial, because Capoeira history was passed down by word of mouth) 17th-18th century, Capoeira was created. It is said that this was created to settle tribal differences. It was taken from African Dances, and modified to become a martial art. They (the slaves) made it look like a dance so that the slave-masters would not kill them (the slaves were forbidden to practice ANY form of self-defense). They told the [ignorant] slave-masters that they were just doing their cultural African Dances (I say ignorant, because the slave-masters didn't realize they were from different tribes, and therefore would OFTEN have disputes).
Eventually in 1888 slavery was abolished in Brazil. In 1890 (2 years after slavery was abolished) Capoeira was prohibited in Brazil. This was for several reasons, mainly being, it is such a proficient martial art. This, and the fact that after the slavery was abolished, the (once) slaves had nowhere to go, and were homeless. Even being suspected of performing Capoeira, could send one to jail. If you were seen practicing, the Polizia would kill you on site. They would also kill you on site if you were seen carrying a Berimbau (this is the main musical instrument used to give rhythm for Capoeira). By 1940 Capoeira was legalized again.

There is one story that gives an example of how efficient Capoeira is, passed down by word of mouth, yet again:
There was a Capoeirista (term for one who practices Capoeira) who would openly practice the martial art. Every night he would wander the streets and if any cop attempted to stop and arrest him, the Capoeirista would attack them, steal ALL of their equipment, and knock them out. The next morning he would literally WALK into the police station, put the equipment on the front desk, and say "I believe _____ (name of officer) is missing these. Please return them to him" and walk back out. They never arrested him.

Since Capoeira was legalized, it has become more of a sport and form of exercise, like most other martial arts these days. There are MANY rumors that American break-dancing actually evolved from Capoeira, which is obvious to anyone who knows the martial art, and is obvious even just WATCHING it.

Capoeira has many different movements, and MUST be kept to the rhythm of the music. I feel that it is comparable to Hatha yoga, rather than Kundalini yoga, as Yanvalou, which was listed by High Priestess Shannon Outlaw. It is EXCELLENT for flexibility, strength, and defense. It is also a great way for people (black people especially, since it was developed by them, with relation to African Dance) to learn to defend themselves with martial arts.

Below is a link to a video I found that I feel gives a good example of what Capoeira has become since it was legalized.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6H0D8VaIli0


As you will notice, there is quite a comradeship between these people, as they are not fighting, but are keeping rhythm with the music, and with each other as well. I can personally attest to the fact that, when practiced in a group setting such as this, the energy level is EXTREMELY HIGH, and is very blissful as well.

Post Wed Dec 02, 2015 6:58 pm

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Very Nice. I have seen that video and I agree. The entirety of african dance in ritual was not just the performers. Everyone was included, the drummers and the spectators. Everyone was apart of it.

With Capoeira, it has african roots but it flourished in Brazil. The musical instruments originated in Africa and the pattern of the 'call and response' chants is an african one. The movements came from african dances and martial arts such as N'golo, Bassula and Batuque. But Capoeira wouldn't exist without the African and Brazilian elements, so one can say that it is purely Afro-Brazilian.

I agree that it is a good idea for many especially of African descent to experiment and practice it. It is a powerful and rhythmic art. I am considering to look into taking some classes or purchasing really good videos to learn basic steps. I love the raw physicality of it.

Dance and Physical arts of african origin are prominent in physical exertion but gentiles of black descent do not quite fall short of physical endurance naturally. Each race has their own limits and exalted aspects.
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Post Wed Dec 02, 2015 11:24 pm

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O_0666 wrote:
I think I'll even practice some yanvalou dances too... The girls dem can dance man!
Looks bio-electrifying



This information was inspired by the gods. I will be writing an article on Vodun/Vodoo in the future.

As I mentioned, I equate it with a basic form of Kundalini yoga. I get into a light trance especially with the neck rolling and repetitive movement. The spinal flexing is therapeutic as well. I still do my Hatha and Kundalini yoga too. This is important. But Yanvalou is also fun so I take 5-10 minutes doing it before meditation or whenever I need en energetic workout. Just add some breathing exercises such as deep breathing while doing the dance or breath of fire before or after it. I also like to visualize my kundalini being stimulated and waking up with it. Yesterday I felt a light heat feeling at the base of my spine after it. This comes and goes but so far, so good.

Dancing this reminds me of my ancestors and people. This is only a fraction of the dances they did. The dance is magnetizing in my opinion.

I recommend you looking through all the videos I posted and incorporate them into a routine. They will come naturally to you. It is almost free flow too. Remember, emphasis on the spine and breathing. Mare sure the movements are non static but intense but not too much to hurt yourself. Go at your pace and eventually you will be able to do it naturally. Don't force it. Let your body work and relax at the same time. It is like yoga while standing and moving your spine. You will get a work out though.



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Also, try these.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dqV5WUasfxs
This one is more fast paced and groovy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kqs3CevZjKs
This is more of a trance inducing and relaxed one.
Feel the beat in your being and go with the flow.

Use either depending on your mood.
~May The Serpent Transform you and guide you to your own divinity~

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Post Sat Dec 05, 2015 2:05 am

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The guy who beat up the cops n stuff is known as Besouro. They made a movie about him which is great. His real name was Enrique somethin, but he was known as Besouro as he would apways disappear and known to glide and move swiftly in the roda. He was similar to the Black Beetle,Besouro

By tue way guys. LOL ,CAPOEIRA IS FUCKING AWESOME. Im teaching myself ,and in my opinion, if your Black , African decent this comes natural. Play Paranaue on youtube, download and keep it on repeat. Get the traditional version which has alot of likes. The main move and the best move is the ginga. Let your mind and soul melt into the kovement and feel the beat of life. Match your mvement ls with the berimbau or drums and feel the sway, feel the movement, become the escape. After.that, all other movements sart to flow through.
Get a feel of yourself when doing the Ginga. Become it and unleash who you are, which is what im doing. Paranaue is a beautiful song. When the Great Max posted the rituals, i got excited and did the ginga.

By the way, i think Capoeira goes way back. Its an art, dance used to discover yourself and become your natural self through the art and the worship of tue orixa(meditation on chakras). They call the Capoeira players mandingo, there is a longer version, but these were the warriors of capoeira who had the orixa on thier side making them invincible like Besouro and the quilimbos that never fell apart.
Now remember, when things look bad and it looks like you're not gonna make it, then you gotta get mean. I mean plumb, mad-dog mean. 'Cause if you lose your head and you give up then you neither live nor win. That's just the way it is.

The Outlaw, J.Whales

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Post Sun Dec 06, 2015 6:43 am

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bluenitwolf wrote:
The guy who beat up the cops n stuff is known as Besouro. They made a movie about him which is great. His real name was Enrique somethin, but he was known as Besouro as he would apways disappear and known to glide and move swiftly in the roda. He was similar to the Black Beetle,Besouro.

Yes, this movie is very interesting, specially if you have children and you want to educate them about your ancient traditions and make them familiar with spirituality. My adoptive sister is black so I'm going to show her as well and make her familiar with these knowledges about the Orishas and Ashé (the life force). Here is the movie in parts with English subs (the video quality here is low so I recomend renting or buying it, the Eng. title is "The Assailant"):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fVJDQRmlCSM&list=PLbQ2DWYWEn0XMD4BXCEF25BOxgDxwM6RH
The part Eshu talks about his justice and avenging nature is epic and a blatant denial of xtian values. He is the most controvertial of the Orishas because of this, often known here as... The Devil... He is the Yorubá counterpart of Loke and the patron of black magic, necromancy, dance, humor and justice.

Post Tue Dec 15, 2015 12:02 am

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bluenitwolf wrote:
The guy who beat up the cops n stuff is known as Besouro. They made a movie about him which is great. His real name was Enrique somethin, but he was known as Besouro as he would apways disappear and known to glide and move swiftly in the roda. He was similar to the Black Beetle,Besouro

By tue way guys. LOL ,CAPOEIRA IS FUCKING AWESOME. Im teaching myself ,and in my opinion, if your Black , African decent this comes natural. Play Paranaue on youtube, download and keep it on repeat. Get the traditional version which has alot of likes. The main move and the best move is the ginga. Let your mind and soul melt into the kovement and feel the beat of life. Match your mvement ls with the berimbau or drums and feel the sway, feel the movement, become the escape. After.that, all other movements sart to flow through.
Get a feel of yourself when doing the Ginga. Become it and unleash who you are, which is what im doing. Paranaue is a beautiful song. When the Great Max posted the rituals, i got excited and did the ginga.

By the way, i think Capoeira goes way back. Its an art, dance used to discover yourself and become your natural self through the art and the worship of tue orixa(meditation on chakras). They call the Capoeira players mandingo, there is a longer version, but these were the warriors of capoeira who had the orixa on thier side making them invincible like Besouro and the quilimbos that never fell apart.



Glad to see another SS who practices Capoeira :D

Post Wed Dec 16, 2015 3:13 am

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I had to post again HP Shannon and its becaise of this dance. Now i dont wanna stop. Listening to my favorite songs and doing similar movements as the dance is just omg. You say groovy, i say yes. No wonder why i could never stop moving my hips. This dance is for me. It getting easier to incorporate yogic positions as i sway around. This is truly helping me express and feel myself . THANK YOU!!!!
Now remember, when things look bad and it looks like you're not gonna make it, then you gotta get mean. I mean plumb, mad-dog mean. 'Cause if you lose your head and you give up then you neither live nor win. That's just the way it is.

The Outlaw, J.Whales

JOS PROTECTION RITUAL: topic19246.html

Post Wed Dec 16, 2015 9:54 am

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bluenitwolf wrote:
I had to post again HP Shannon and its becaise of this dance. Now i dont wanna stop. Listening to my favorite songs and doing similar movements as the dance is just omg. You say groovy, i say yes. No wonder why i could never stop moving my hips. This dance is for me. It getting easier to incorporate yogic positions as i sway around. This is truly helping me express and feel myself . THANK YOU!!!!



I am happy you enjoyed it, Bluenitwolf

I enjoy the Yanvalou dance too. Emphasis on the spine, remember. As was said before, the movement of the dance will work out and move your spine continually.

Keep the spine worked out, flexible and strong. It is a part of preparing it for kundalini energy and ascension.
Using mantra during the dance, or with Yoga in general, helps to raise more energy. It is part of the 8fold path.
Use Satanas.

http://www.angelfire.com/empire/serpent ... SHTAR.html

5-10 mins of this dance will also increase your bloodflow, endurance and energize you.

I am actually currently in the works of communicating with an afro hatian performer and drum player on the african dances of the disapora for more information.
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Post Wed Dec 16, 2015 9:56 am

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You can also refer to the videos I posted for a deeper observation of the movements. If you have not already.
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Post Mon Oct 31, 2016 12:43 am

Posts: 49
How do the various forms of headbanging effect the soul?
"At faintest whim they would impale the sun
And thus the sheep in me became the wolf in man
I am the fly that flew forth from the ark
My thoughts like insects
Whoring wounds divine
Been bored with cosmos my dear old foe
This universe has never been enough
Compelled to liberate the spring ov life
When the levee breaks gush forth o’ stream ov ice"

Post Tue Nov 01, 2016 10:52 pm
Loki666 wrote:
How do the various forms of headbanging effect the soul?


For the head centers.

Post Mon Nov 28, 2016 12:02 am

Posts: 49
High Priest Lucius Oria wrote:
Loki666 wrote:
How do the various forms of headbanging effect the soul?


For the head centers.


So does it help open and empower them? Are there specific benefits individual to each technique?
"At faintest whim they would impale the sun
And thus the sheep in me became the wolf in man
I am the fly that flew forth from the ark
My thoughts like insects
Whoring wounds divine
Been bored with cosmos my dear old foe
This universe has never been enough
Compelled to liberate the spring ov life
When the levee breaks gush forth o’ stream ov ice"


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