Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Of ancient Malawi's secret Nyenyezi.....stars, comets and asteroids?

Internet photo not conected to this blog:
“Astrophotographer Damian Peach captures Siding Spring
(green smudge at lower-centre) on approach to Mars (saturated star-like object)”
A recently discovered comet on Sunday, October 19, 2014 whizzed past Mars, giving scientists a unique chance to study an object from the farthest reaches of the Solar System.
The comet, known as Siding Spring, raced past Mars at 56km per second (125,000mph), missing it by 139,500 km.
Siding Spring comes from the Oort Cloud – a spherical region of space far beyond the planets. Researchers believe the comet is very little altered from the time of its formation more than 4.5 billion years ago”, the BBC reported.
This blog now shares some ancient “bush science” about nyenyezi (stars) and rocks (mwala) and mountains (phiri) as told by “uneducated” Sapitwa/Kuba healers through oral stories not as an endorsing but after being inspired by the strange wonders happening in the Universe.
It’s the month of October, the 10th one in the current one but the 8th in the ancient Sapitwa calendar as some healers who study the stars await for one expected to fall in a certain area.
They claim when stars would fall to the East of the Sirius Star that would mean the birth of a new king while those that fell to the West of darkness would mean the departure of one into the afterlife.
In ancient Malawi beliefs, the Sirius Star was called Nthanda mwana wa mwezi, Nandi (child of the moon) and that is the name of the spirit (mizimu) they believed controlled the East.
The spirit of the West was known as Tagoneka Mbona meaning “we have put to sleep Mbona” and one of ancient Malawi’s “sacred” three.
Internet Sirius photo not connected to this post but to show the
African cross like shape when it shines



Now this Tagoneka Mbona with a protruding right eye from where the sun sets sounds very similar to ancient Egypt's Osiris also said to be of the West.
Tagoneka means sleep in Chichewa/Chinyanja but also a phrase used when ancient kings departed to the afterlife. The spirits (mizimu) just like ancestral spirits (mizimu yamakolo) were believed to guide the living from the other “spiritual world.”
These are the spirits online sources define as “gods” and “goddesses”. Mbona which means to see and is a title is also said to mean a Seer and Mbona Otsiriza is believed to be the last born Osiris.
Such spirits from the beginning were believed to “reincarnate” into modern man by being born of a woman.
Internet photo not connected to this blog:
Asteroid 1950 DA. Photo credit: NASA
“You are crowned lord of the West after having governed Egypt and the inhabitants of the Earth –Sarcophagus Texts, Formula 44 (CT I, 189f-g) (Middle Kingdom)
The traditional image of Osiris sitting, wearing his Atef crown, with the crook (heqa) and the flail (nekhakha) crossed on his chest, often surrounded by his sisters Isis and Nephthys, as seen on the funeral papyrus vignettes, a reminder that before reigning over “the west”, meaning in the beyond, the god indeed governed, according to the legend, the world of the living”, further reads http://www.osirisnet.net/dieux/osiris/e_osiris_mathieu.htm
And the spirit of the South was known as Chinsinsi Sungamwana (ChInSInSi like Isis) of the water and this female spirit was believed to be of water and when such waters met the North it was believed to cause a flood.
Such spirits were also believed to “reincarnate” into women by mysteriously “entering” the womb of a chosen mother.  These kind of women were usually grouped as Nyangu among many other titles.
Nyangu means manthongo which in English is the crust around the eyes or thin mucus that dries up around the eye when one wakes up or has an eye infection and looks like dried tears.
Maybe its scientific name is Rheum.  Ancient Egyptians believed that the Nile flooded every year because of Isis’s’s tears of sorrow for her dead husband, Osiris.
Is this online statue of Osiris actually “Mbona Otsiriza” whom Sapitwa healers talk about?
And in Malawi the healers using their ten month calendar began celebrating the appearance of Sirius at the stroke of midnight on December 31 during the rainy season in preparation for new crops and fruit trees after planting.  January was their tenth and final month of their calendar year.
According to various online sources, heavy rains are part of life in Malawi during December and January. These two months fall in the middle of the rainy season, which runs from November to March.
“Though not quite predictable as the rain, flash flooding is common in the river valleys of southern Malawi during the rainy season,” further reads http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=15915
“The Egyptian year was divided into the three seasons of Akhet (Inundation), Peret (Growth) and Shemu (Harvest). Akhet covered the Egyptian flood cycle. This cycle was so consistent that the Egyptians timed its onset using the heliacal rising of Sirius, the key event used to set their calendar.
“The first indications of the rise of the river may be seen at the first of the cataracts of the Nile (at Aswan) as early as the beginning of June, and a steady increase goes on until the middle of July, when the increase of water becomes very great.
“The Nile continues to rise until the beginning of September, when the level that remains stationary for a period of about three weeks, sometimes a little less. In October it rises again, and reaches its highest level. From this period it begins to subside, and though it rises yet once more and reaches occasionally its former highest point, it sinks steadily until the month of June when it is again at its lowest level, reads http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flooding_of_the_Nile
And the third spirit was Tomasi Bona (Atom) locally known as Napolo of the North wind.  This mythically serpent spirit was believed to move with water from the south which is the spirit of Sungmwana (keep the child) and cause floods, landslides, earthquakes and cyclones among other things.
M’manga Mudzi mound 
Bona was the finisher, completer and All and Nothing but not Chauta, Namalenga, Mphambe (God) beyond the sun of the Universe believed the ancestors of this ancient land Malawi.
He was believed to come from the M’manga Mudzi termite mound to create seven spirits from there and originated from a nyenyezi (star) which exploded which is most likely a comet.
This Tomasi Bona (Atom) spirit  known as the Hidden One as he’s carried on the back of Sungamwana and not seen unless one peeks behind her is similar to ancient Egypt’s “Atum Ra, Aten Amen”.
He’s the bird of fire like a phoenix or benu of ancient Egypt.
In Malawi, mpolowoni besides being used as a toy gun by children because of the sound it makes, was also used as a symbol for fire and lightning by some ancient priests and priestesses responsible for nsembe (sacrifices and offerings).
It’s through this lightning in a termite mound where the other mythical 6 spirits with Tomasi Bona (Atom) as the 7th came into being.
Finger ground drawing of Napolo’s ancient name which is Tomasi Bona….
meaning the beginner and finisher like in complete
These were different from Chauta, Namalenga, Mphambe (God) whom the ancestors believed was up above and beyond the sun and not on earth.
Tomasi Bona’s name means something like the whole world in his hands and feast drawn with a circle and cross which in English would probably be the equivalent of “All and Nothing”.
The other 6 spirits with Tomasi Bona of the North Wind as the seventh are the 4 positive male charges of Tagoneka Mbona of the West Wind, Chandiona Goneka of the South Wind, Nthanda mwana wa mwezi of the East (Sirius, child of the moon) and the three negative female charges of Sungamwana (keep the child) and Dziwe Ntambamwana (witchcraft pool) and Ife Zonse (All of us).
According to the oral tales, this projection was always in 2s with a man and a woman just like pigeons (nkhunda) come in 2s claim healers.
Rameron Pigeons, Chelinda (Nyika Plateau)
not connected to this story taken from
http://www.gobirding.eu/Trips/Malawi5.php
Now this Tomasi Bona is said to have 4 heads (mutu) from which he projected himself from the One. These include Pikinini Langwani of “Kuba” (Mt Namuli) which healers translate as child and giant and Biton.
This blog will still not reveal the other 2 female names so they remain hidden for now but they are both Nyangus.
From those 4 heads are 3 others said to be at Machemba on Mulanje Mountain and these are Khumbi, Nthipe and Mpingo.
So there is Tomasi Bona as the Atom and One and his 4 children who are:
Pikini Langwani of the North like the direction where Chauta, Namalenga, Mphambe (God) is Biton of the East to mean the star like Sirius
The Hidden woman Nyangu of the South to mean where water comes out. The Hidden female Nyangu spirit of the West to mean the darkness , black cloud and all that can’t see.
Now there is a suggestion that Tomasi Bona of the North could have also be present in ancient Egypt.

“I am Ta-Tenen as the primeval mound, I’m the breath of life which emerged from the throat of the Benu bird. I am Re in whom Atum appeared in the primeval naught, infinity, darkness and nowhere.
“I am Atum!  When I came into being I rose up as a High Promodial Hill, I shone as the Benben Stone in the Temple of the Phoenix.  I am Atum-Kheper Ra, I became high on the height, I rose up as a benben in the Mansion of the Benu”, reads various internet sources.
“I am the god in his shrine, the lord of slaughter who calms the storm, who drives off the serpents, the many-named who comes forth from his shrine, the lord of winds who foretells the north wind, many-named in the mouth of the ennead…
“For I am a blessed spirit, equipped with otherworldly knowledge; I shall pass by the fearful ones – they cannot speak the spell which is on the end of the book-roll; they cannot speak for fear of him whose name is concealed, who is within my body…” further reads http://blkrootsworker.blogspot.com/2012/02/aspects-of-ra.html
Ancient Malawi had a Concealed One known by many names including Chauta, Namalenga, Mphambe (God) as in the Great Bow, Creator, Thunder to describe His power but this blog cannot reveal what the ancient Malawi name was.
Atum, finisher of the world online photo
Our ancestors believed that many of the worldly royal spirits and their healers and the creation of earth originated from various stars from their version of the “heavens” which was beyond the sun way up in the sky.
Now the “falling stars” locally known as nyenyezi are also believed to be some kind of “lucky stars” which some healers use for making a unique mankhwala amwayi (good luck charms) if information sought from a Mozambican healer is anything to go by.
They claim to know how the stars operate and when those in October will fall within their area or near which sounds like Orionids.
“When it falls the place shines like a light and we rush and scrape the rock which later fumes with smoke,” claims one male Mozambican healer in an interview.
This is different from what some “Kuba” female healers who trek to the  mythical side of Mt Namuli in Mozambique claim to do.  “Kuba” is a nickname Malawian healers give the Mozambique mountain they claim has zirombo (creatures).
Such female healers claim stars are somehow given to them from the sky and they use a basket like thing to “catch” them.
Internet photo of Comet Ison which Kuba healers
call a falling star (nyenyezi)
“We hold this basket up and the star comes with its tentacle looking things so we remove one,” claims on healer.
Since the late 1990s, the healers also talk of a mountain like rock and the sun (dzuwa) falling towards earth to meet water which sounds like an asteroid. Like some Malawi healers, scientists also talk of a huge asteroid which might collide with the Earth so they’re trying to stop it and avoid “potentially wiping out human life.”
Researchers at the University of Tennessee studied asteroid 1950 DA, which first became infamous in 2002 when astronomers estimated it had a one in 300 chance of hitting the planet on 16 March, 2880.
However, the odds of a collision were later revised to a more reassuring one in 4,000..
“The asteroid has a diameter of one kilometre and is travelling at nine miles a second relative to the Earth, which it would hit at 38,000 miles per hour.
“The impact would have a force of around 44,800 megatonnes of TNT and cause a huge explosion, tsunamis and change the climate of the globe, devastating human life.
“But with 35 generations to go until its possible arrival, scientists are confident that the disaster can be averted. The University of Tennessee researchers said 1950 DA is rotating so quickly it “defies gravity” and is held together by cohesive forces, called van der Waals, never before detected on an asteroid”, reads part of the findings, published in the science journal Nature posted onhttp://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/huge-asteroid-that-could-end-the-world-is-defying-gravity-as-it-moves-towards-earth-scientists-say-9670910.html
Orionid Meteor Shower photo not
related to this post taken from 
http://sf.funcheap.com/orionid-meteor-shower-halleys-comets-debris/
However online sources stress that falling stars locally known as nyenyezi by Sapitwa/Kuba healers or shooting stars have nothing to do with stars.
“These amazing streaks of light you can sometimes see in the night sky are caused by tiny bits of dust and rock called meteoroids falling into the Earth’s atmosphere and burning up.
“The short-lived trail of light the burning meteoroid produces is called a meteror. Meteors are commonly called falling stars or shooting stars. If any part of the meteoroid survives burning up and actually hits the Earth, the remaining bit is then called a meteorite.
“At certain times of the year, you are likely to see a great number of meteors in the night sky.  These events are called meteor showers and they occur when the Earth passes through the trail of debris left by a comet as it orbits the Sun”.
Great Comet of 1861 photo taken fromhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C/1861_J1

Friday, October 17, 2014

Of ancient Malawi’s “Mbona Otsiriza” (last one) like in Osiris?

White light flashing like the sun and resembling lightning hits the roof of a building on a bright hot October day in Malawi as a young woman approaches the building almost tripping in the process.
Lightning photo taken
from the Wikipedia on
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lightning

As the brightness of the light in a flash temporarily blinds her eyes she looks down and is suddenly confused with red spots that resemble blood appearing on the dusty ground before a mysterious watchman grabs her arm before she hits the ground.

She looks into his pigeon shaped eyes, smooth dark skin with a well shaped beard with hidden dreadlocks under his huge fedora looking brown hat.

So go such tales told by a female Mang’anja Sapitwa healer earlier before on this blog.  This healer believes in the power of Chauta, Namalenga, Mphambe (God) and claims to send requests through the Almighty Power.

She suspects the woman in the said tales probably came face to face with their version of a different Mbona like serpent spirit who on rare occasion myths appears like a man through the flash of a bright white light in so-called folklore.

How lightning works photo taken fromhttp://science.howstuffworks.com/nature/natural-disasters/lightning.htm
Unknown to the woman there seems to be a scientific explanation to the way red light travels in a prism but NOT for winged mizimu (spirits) and how the royal ones with new bodies in the afterlife reportedly appear.

And according to the unofficial Wikipedia, lightning (mphenzi) is a "powerful sudden flow of electricity (an electrostatic discharge) accompanied by thunder that occurs during an electric storm. The discharge will travel between the electrically charged regions within a thundercloud (mabingu) , or between a cloud and a cloud, or between a cloud and the surface of a planet."
The name Mbona or M’bona means a Seer and is taken from –ona meaning to see or have a vision (masophenya) was known as a rain-maker but he got his powers from Chauta, Namalenga, Mphambe by pointing his two-edged sword locally known as Kandalanga to the North to bring in the rains.
Now Sapitwa/Kuba healers use the term "Mbona Otsiriza" to mean the last born Mbona who completes it all and that word sounds like Osiris if Osiris is pronounced the African way.
Is this online statue of Osiris actually
“Mbona Otsiriza” whom
Sapitwa healers talk about?

You see in ancient Africa beliefs some immortal winged spirits from the beginning were “reincarnated” in that they chose to be born of a woman to make them like mortal beings.

That is why in ancient Malawi oral tales Mbona is at the beginning as a spirit called Tagoneka Mbona (we’ve put to sleep Mbona) from the West where the sun sets.

Other spirits are Tomasi Bona (Atom, feast) of the North wind, Chandiona Goneka (it’s seen me put to sleep) of the South and Nthanda mwana wa mwezi, Nandi of the East.

Now the word Last in Chichewa/Chinyanja is usually -maliza like in womaliza but in the spiritual language of the mountain wotsiriza means the one who ends it all.....complete.

That could also mean there were several Mbonas in history whose names should be made known and not only the title but this blog is still investigating.

Now Osiris in English has the word "Iris" which means the pupil of the eye.

The unofficial Wikipedia defines iris as "a thin, circular structure in the eye, responsible for controlling the diameter and size of the pupil and thus the amount of light reaching the retina. The color of the iris gives the eye its color."
Finger ground drawing of Napolo’s ancient name
which is Tomasi Bona….meaning the beginner and finisher like in complete

More details about the last born Mbona will be made available once Sapitwa oracles some healers talk about are given to this blog. 


Unmasking ancient Malawi’s ChInSInSi (Isis) secrets and mounds…

Internet photo of a red veil not connected to this blog oral story
As this blog continues getting Sapitwa (Mulanje Mountain) and now “Kuba” (Mount Namuli) oracles this blog is again not endorsing any beliefs but just repeating words told to it.
This follows a Kuba priestess responsible for nsembe saying that Nyangu as in Chinsinsi is out (watuluka) meaning all secrets and that spirit are out in her belief system.
Chinsinsi in Chichewa/Chinyanja means Secret and most things about her have been a secret until now….
This blog is still investigating her name in other languages including Lhomwe and why some of her priestesses use red veils among other colours during their ancient rites. 
These are not ancestral spirits (mizimu yamakolo) from the dead but winged ones from the beginning of creation tales about winged spirits and not us human beings told by some healers.
Is that an Orb or dust spot on the left side of this M’manga Mudzi mound of Tomasi Bona (Atom) photo?
The mythical four winds of Sapitwa are blowing in all directions from North, South, West and East when all of a sudden a spiral shape movement in the water twirls up to a cave (phanga) like hole in the hidden part of Mulanje Mountain known as home for the spirits (mizimu) in ancient Malawi oral Myths and Tales.
Suddenly a lady in bright white wearing a white veil and her forehead shining like a bright star (nyenyezi) appears.
This is the arrival of ChInSInSi of the Sungamwana spirit (mizimu) of the South which in ancient Malawi tales meant water and she was part of the ancient Malawi saying “so below as above” or “as above so below”.
That is the part of Sapitwa which healers insist no mortal man has gone and it remains hidden maybe in an astral realm or other dimension.
According to healers this female spirit which can appear as a beautiful woman is surrounded with money and many coins thrown into the water near her.
Dziwe la Nkhalamba
Those who claim to trek there through suspected astral realms don’t dare take the money to avoid her wrath and end up thrown into the lake and forced into the afterlife according to some local oral stories.
Now in Chichewa/Chinyanja the “so below as above” saying is:
“Chochepa chimakulitsidwa ndi kuima pamwamba anthu apansi azafuula ngati mphambe mpolowoni”.
In a nutshell it means a small thing is made big by standing on top and the people (anthu but mizimu like in spirits) below will shout like thunder mpolowani which is like lightning.
Some of our ancestors believed that mpolowani (the Steganotaenia Araliacea tree) is like lightning in a zigzag from above to hit the ground like “fire” with positive and negative charges hence their “primitive” beliefs that mizimu (spirits) operate or appear with lightning.
So the priestess would symbolically hold the mpolowani upward while the other hand was pointing downwards.
Chinsinsi is a mythical water spirit and when she appeared above which is on land and at the mythical astral real of Sapitwa, it would represent the belief system that spirits appear above on hills or high mountain tops of Mulanje Mountain and below in the water like in Dziwe la Nkhalamba, lakes and the ocean (Nyanja ya mchere).
Now when she pointed her right hand up and the left one down it would symbolize her taking of energy among other things to empower herself and make her stronger by using a narrow necked calabash locally known as Nsupa which female healers have not used since or the harmless nsengwa small basket.
Today only a few male Malawi healers use the “magicial” Nsupa made from the African wine kettle gourd which some ancient Malawi’s “kings’ used for drinking alcohol.
This is why Chinsinsi but written as ChInSInSi whom some healers nicknamed Isis but pronounced differently from the ancient Egypt one was feared and believed to be a powerful goddess locally known as mizimu (winged spirit).
Her gourd is said to have arisen from a mound where its seed was planted.
The mound is the one of Tomasi Bona known as M’manga Mudzi because its from there where he produced seven spirits but he was not Chauta, Namalenga, Mphambe (God) whom ancestors believed was the overall Creator of the whole universe up in the sky.
The ancient Malawi version of Isis was given the name Nyangu which is a royal title given to many ancient women of Malawi and some modern day ones whom this blog is not writing about.
Now the priestesses of Isis are known to cover their heads and wear veils at the mountain where they say WORDS like in MAU appear which for them have magical powers.
Even illiterate female healers are somehow able to understand the words and hieroglyphic like writings in different languages, especially those that concern secret words and names to use in their rituals and spells for protection and other powers.
The women of Sapitwa describe the Creator as being behind the sun….way above in the sky and to date they have not revealed anything about their version of the heavens where He is.
Could this also be an ancient Malawi “as below so above ritual”
Photo taken from ‘How To Make It Rain; A Malawian Ancestral Story of Mbona the Rain Maker”
photo from
http://exploremalawi.blogspot.com/2013/02/how-to-make-it-rain-malawian-ancestral.html
However they claim that the South is soon going to meet the North and this will cause floods and that is when things will turn around like a compass.
This is in line with their beliefs of Tomasi Bona (Atom) being of the North wind and from the North and his other name is Napolo…the mythical serpent spirit said to be behind storms, landslides and earthquakes in oral stories.
Others are Tagoneka Mbona (we’ve put to sleep Mbona, to see) of the West were the sun sets, Chandiona Goneka (it’s seen me put to sleep) of the South and Nthanda mwana wa mwezi, Nandi (Sirius, child of the moon).
The four positive male charges (+) and the three negative female charges (-) are believed to pull each other like a magnet to create White Light. Now this figure is drawn as an African cross with the three inside just like a compass for direction to show N, S, W and E.
And when this happens…some assume the map of Africa will be turned around to point north and look like a MOUND (chulu) which the healers believe was there in the beginning when Tomasi Bona (Atom, feast) projected himself to create seven spirits through lightning while inside a mound with water and “lakes” below.
This was to again reflect their theory that opposites attract with lightning above and water working together to expand a spiritual world.
Now Chinsinsi with the abbreviations is believed to be of the Sungamwana spirit hence the phrase “Chinsinsi Sungamwana” which in brief is “Isis Sungamwana” which means Isis keep the child so such makewana (mother of the child) spirits were always holding a child or carrying them on their back.
Sapitwa healers say this image of “Makewana”
with a nsengwa small basket is accurate.

But this blog is not writing about his official “Makewana”.
Photo – © 2013 Max Dashu –
image created for [Malawi] Woman Shaman: the Ancients taken from
http://www.suppressedhistories.net/purchase/prints2.html
However this blog is not talking about the official Makewana but using the term which some healers use to describe the mother of any child or children and not the nation as the official Makewana in Malawi’s history was known for.
Chinsinsi’s face was always hidden and a veil covered her hair and some male Mozambican healers claimed seeing the hair of such spirits was bad luck as they seemed to move like serpents.
Spirits are also believed to be invisible but only visible to those who seek and their eyes are opened but they need to focus and have vision (masophenya).
This is why  certain Sapitwa/Kuba healers say “ukapilira uona maso ankhono” meaning if one is patient they’ll see the eyes of a snail which in turn means that if one is patient they will see the sacred eye in the storm like a whirlwind, cyclone or other winds which they attribute to Napolo of ancient Malawi.
Napolo is a mythical upright serpent spirit that moves with heavy winds, landslides and earthquakes in a straight path so in ancient times priests and priestesses would forewarn kingdoms when it was about to erupt so go some of the oral stories.
Such healers claim that snails (nkhono) are secretive and hide their shells (nkungwa) and the only way one can see it is by smashing or removing the shell in the same way when the Napolo winds controlled by secretive mizimu (spirits) pass by they are unseen unless one is patient and removes the veil to see the hidden face.
One of those spirits is said to be Chinsinsi as she was one of the seven in the ancient Malawi creation myths known as “Chinsinsi Sungamwana”.
This ancient Chinsinsi was a dark-skinned beautiful lady with short knotted hair and dressed in blue with a baby on her back. The baby on her back was another secret because that baby never grew.
Finger drawing on the ground for Napolo who is Tomasi Bona
The baby was an adult man born from the spirit world by entering the womb of a chosen woman to make her a living “goddess” in ancient Malawi Myths and Tales.
This blog can also reveal that the ancient male spirit behind the back of Chinsinsi is Tomasi Bona whose face cannot easily be seen as he belongs to the mythical Underworld in ancient Sapitwa and “Kuba” tales.
So for healers to get through Tomasi Bona, they have to go through the women from whom he is born of to become like a mortal human being since Tomasi Bona (Atom) is an immortal spirit who appears like a serpent Napolo spirit like ancient Egypt’s Atum.
Because of possession some of these women wore a cloth like veil or mask so that those who were not “initiated” or chosen could not see the face of Tomasi Bona who possessed them through intimacy which was symbolized by the mound.
Such female healers are said to disappear for three days to the depths of the earth, the Indian Ocean to be specific in a ritual which will make them be born again of Mother Earth and the spirits (mizimu).
This is believed to give them the power to see the spirit world and be a part of it while living on earth as mortal beings.
In ancient Malawi Myths and Tales, female spirits were believed to be in water unlike the male ones which dominated mounds, the hills and mountains among other places.
Now out of the winged female spirits of the water were three good (+) and bad (-) ones mainly Sungamwana (keep the child), Dziwe Ntambamwana (witchcraft pool) and Ife Zonse (All of us).
The Dziwe Ntambamwana one is said to always be dressed in red and very aggressive…..she’s the demon (chiwanda) who usually shows her forbidden fruit when dancing as that is her area in oral stories.
Representing 4 winds of Sapitwa
(mphepo zinayi) of North, South, West and East
This blog is still investigating to find out who Ife Zonse is. But anyway it’s these three spirits said to have been born out of ancient Malawi’s Napolo whose name is Tomasi Bona (Atom).
You see the ancestors of this land now called Malawi believed that the earth was like a Mother and the water her womb and that when a powerful healer would somehow be taken by water spirits to the spirit world at the depths of the ocean, they would be born again from the water with tsunami like waves contractions and the raging floods as the water breaking to release the healer from Mother Earth.
To be continued once more oracles from Kuba are made known.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Of Ancient “Kuba” (Mt Namuli ) tales told by a Malawi Healer

A spirit (mizimu) from the “heavens” beyond the sun suddenly enters the M’manga Mudzi termite mound (chulu) with a distinct mpolowoni tree (Steganotaenia Araliacea tree) which suddenly explodes with lightning throughout that world to begin a creation is an ancient oral story told to this blog by a Sapitwa healer.

Some online sources define the Steganotaenia Araliacea tree as the Carrot Tree.
Mpolowoni (Steganotaenia Araliacea tree) photo taken fromhttp://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/image-display.php?species_id=143340&image_id=8
Now in some countries within the Sadc region the “sacred fire sticks are fashioned from the straight stems of the carrot tree as these sticks are the only means by which the sacred fire may be kindled.
In Malawi, mpolowoni besides being used as a toy gun by children because of the sound it makes, it was also used as a symbol for lightning by some ancient priests and priestesses responsible for nsembe (sacrifices and offerings).
It’s through this lightning in a termite mound where the other mythical 6 spirits with Tomasi Bona (Atom) as the 7th came into being.
These were different from Chauta, Namalenga, Mphambe (God) whom the ancestors believed was up above and beyond the sun and not on earth.
Tomasi Bona’s name means something like the whole world in his hands and feast drawn with a circle and cross which in English would probably be the equivalent of “All and Nothing”.
The other 6 spirits with Tomasi Bona of the North Wind as the seventh are the 4 positive male charges of Tagoneka Mbona of the West Wind, Chandiona Goneka of the South Wind, Nthanda mwana wa mwezi of the East (Sirius, child of the moon) and the three negative female charges of Sungamwana (keep the child) and Dziwe Ntambamwana (witchcraft pool) and Ife Zonse (All of us).
M’manga Mudzi, Mpolowoni anthill tree/mound in Malawi
According to the oral tales, this projection was always in 2s with a man and a woman just like pigeons (nkhunda) come in 2s claim healers.
Now this Tomasi Bona is said to have 4 heads (mutu) from which he projected himself from the One. These include Pikinini Langwani which healers translate as child and giant and Biton.
This blog will still not reveal the other 2 female names so they remain hidden for now but they are both Nyangus.
From those 4 heads are 3 others said to be at Machemba on Mulanje Mountain and these are Khumbi, Nthipe and Mpingo.
So there is Tomasi Bona as the Atom and One and his 4 children who are:
  1. Pikini Langwani of the North like the direction where Chauta, Namalenga, Mphambe (God) is
  2. Biton of the East to mean the star like Sirius
  3. The Hidden woman Nyangu of the South to mean where water comes out
  4. The Hidden female Nyangu spirit of the West to mean the darkness , black cloud and all that can’t see
Now there is a suggestion that Tomasi Bona of the North could have also be present in ancient Egypt but this blog is still exploring such myths and once information is made available this blog will start sharing ancient secrets from that country.
Sapitwa and Kuba healers also have different beliefs about the relation between the sun and the moon.
They claim that the moon (mwezi) is not a friend of the sun (dzuwa) and that the moon is instead the companion of Nthanda, the Sirius star of the east which is like a (-) charge and a (+) charge  and that the sun is a companion of maize (chimanga).
However, this blog does not know when corn or maize existed in ancient Africa unless they migrated from the North, which healers insist.
Finger ground drawing of Napolo’s ancient name
They believed that the sun’s wife is maize and that sometime during the rainy season, the sun heats up the maize to help it grow properly and make it stronger (kukhwimitsa).
According to oral stories, “Kuba” is also the place where healers claimed to be able to “catch” a falling star and remove its tentacle looking like things based from the way they describe what they remove.
They therefore view “Kuba” as the place of the Star which is Sirius …nthanda and also the place where the new Nyangu will be revealed once the water from the South meets the North which sounds like a flood to this blog which is still researching to figure out it’s actual meaning.
Sirius Internet photo from http://www.space.com/21702-sirius-brightest-star.html

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Ancient Malawi's Tomasi Bona (Atom) "spirit" projected himself into 4 including Pikinini Langwani

This blog will now be repeating oral stories about “Kuba” which some Sapitwa healers insist is Mt Namuli in Mozambique but this blog is not endorsing the beliefs but just trying to capture some never ever told before oral stories from the days before the borders of our countries were created.

M’manga Mudzi, Mpolowoni anthill tree/mound in Malawi
A spirit (mizimu) from the “heavens” above suddenly enters the M’manga Mudzi anthill mpolowoni tree which suddenly explodes with lightning throughout that world to begin a creation is an ancient oral story told to this blog by a Sapitwa healer.

It’s through this lightning in a termite mound where the other mythical 6 spirits with Tomasi Bona (Atom) as the 7th came into being. These were different from Chauta, Namalenga, Mphambe (God) whom the ancestors believed was up above and beyond the sun and not on earth.

Tomasi Bona’s name means something like the whole world in his hands and feast drawn with a circle and cross which in English would probably be the equivalent of “All and Nothing”.

The other 6 spirits with Tomasi Bona of the North Wind as the seventh are the 4 positive male charges of Tagoneka Mbona of the West Wind, Chandiona Goneka of the South Wind, Nthanda mwana wa mwezi of the East (Sirius, child of the moon) and the three negative female charges of Sungamwana (keep the child) and Dziwe Ntambamwana (witchcraft pool) and Ife Zonse (All of us).
Representing 4 winds of Sapitwa (mphepo zinayi) of North, South, West and East
The 4 winged spirits and three winged ones are drawn like an African cross to mean the 4 winds (mphepo zinayi) and in the middle is an upright spirit serpent for healing to draw some kind of a right triangle.
The African cross also represented a star called Nthanda yaku m’mawa by Sapitwa healers which is the star from the east although another definition is morning star but theirs is Sirius.
For the ancient healers of Malawi, this star was the same shape as their “primitive” African cross of the 4 winds of North, South, West and East and they played on this by associating all from the East as being from Chauta, Namalenga, Mphambe (God).
The 4 winds of Sapitwa cross is also drawn with 4 hidden right triangles to represent the four mythical winged spirits out of 7 spirits with the 3 forming a triangle within it and an upright serpent spirit in the middle to represent royalty just like in other beliefs on the continent.
Isosceles right triangle online resembling healers “primitive” cross with right triangles
http://www.maa.org/publications/periodicals/convergence/proportionality-in-similar-triangles-a-cross-cultural-comparison-the-student-module
These healers believe in a Creator of this Universe they call Chauta, Namalenga, Mphambe etc and they claim 4 male spiritual beings with a positive charge and 3 female spiritual beings with a negative charge to make a total of 7 pull each other to create Light including lightning.
According to this blog’s own Sapitwa mythology, in the beginning there was a world of spirits in water and elsewhere for an unknown time maybe millions of years including the winged ones which have never been human and those who went on to occupy other “worlds” including earth.
Ancestors unlike today believed that in the beginning
there was water and in the water
there were spirits but not ancestral ones
On earth the spirit (mizimu) said to have existed in the beginning was Tomasi Bona (atom) or a word which sounds like atomic mass.
He’s said to have originated elsewhere into a primordial mound/anthill as electrical energy with water bodies below since in the beginning they believed there was water and spirits which lived in water because for them termite mounds are a good indicator of ground water.
From there he is said to have exploded like lightning into other spirits in twos and this lightning was throughout the new created world.
Under the M’manga mudzi anthill tree or mound there was said to be several water bodies which healers refer to as Nyanja and inside that mound the Tomasi Bona spirit is believed to look like an elderly man (munthu) who evolved from a serpent spirit in oral tales.
The Primordial Mound locally known as the M’manga Mudzi anthill tree (chulu) somewhere in a remote village of Malawi stands out in the bush with three distinct trees growing out of it, mainly mpolowoni, m’manga mudzi, and msamba mwana.
Rameron Pigeons, Chelinda (Nyika Plateau)
 not connected to this story taken from
http://www.gobirding.eu/Trips/Malawi5.php
Now mpolowoni is the main tree and udindo (responsibility of ancient Malawi’s first winged spirit called Tomasi Bona (atom). M’manga mudzi is the one used for kusilika grounds before some sacred dances by digging it into the dirt they say while msamba mwana is used during childbirth.
According to a plant expert, mpolowoni in English is known as the Steganotaenia Araliacea tree and its family name is Umbelliferae.
Now this Tomasi Bona is said to have 4 heads (mutu) from which he projected himself from the One. These include Pikinini Langwani which healers translate as child and giant and Biton.  This blog will not reveal the other 2 female names for now until it has finished researching this latest information.
According to the oral tales, this projection was always in 2s with a man and a woman just like pigeons (nkhunda) come in 2s claim healers.
Mpolowoni (Steganotaenia Araliacea tree) photo taken fromhttp://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/image-display.php?species_id=143340&image_id=8
Now from those 4 heads are 3 others said to be at Machemba on Mulanje Mountain and these are Khumbi, Nthipe and Mpingo.
Rural Mulanje is also home to other tales about a mysterious Nthipe river which flows from Sapitwa, the highest peak to Dziwe la Nkhalamba. Nthipe is also a bird called Cormorant.
In fact bird experts say the word Nthipe refers to the White Breasted Cormorant, the Reed Cormorant and the African Darter.
Now in ancient Malawi myths tales, this river was the place where the soul was supposedly transported to the underworld which had two directions…one to the right which symbolized those from the east and those from the darkness which symbolized all those from the west.
In these “primitive” beliefs the soul would go through Sapitwa and a process involving a map through the rumoured underworld there and Nthipe was like “Two Face”.
White-breasted Cormorant (Nthipe) fromhttp://www.gobirding.eu
In ancient “Egypt” beliefs the Netcher referred to as “Turn Face” prepared “to transport the soul of the deceased across a river through the underworld”, while the Greeks had a “fiesty boatman named Charon whose job was to transport souls across the river in the underworld”, further reads a book this blog has seen.
However with the coming in of mainstream religions most Malawians don’t believe that and are known to be God-fearing so the myths and tales remain forever a part of our ancient history.
However for a few villagers in Mulanje, they still believe such myths and talk of the souls going through a river or stream on the mountain before it gets to the east in the astral realm of Sapitwa or the west which is a mountain in another nearby country nicknamed “Kuba.”
Is “Kuba” really Mozambique’s ‘Lost Mountain’ as some female healers claim?
Mt Namuli photo taken from http://www.thelostmountainfilm.com/
Now the main spirit of “Kuba” which is actually Mt Namuli in Mozambique is said to be Pikinini Langwani but this blog would appreciate if Mozambican owners of that culture clarify or correct this.
There is also another rock known as “Makatana” which this blog is trying to figure out its location as offerings (nsembe) of snuff (fodya) are said to have been made there.
There are also 3 other sacred places in Zimbabwe some healers talk about including Mt Inyangani or Mt Nyangani where something happened to a very cruel foreigner some centuries ago who was accused of trying to “steal secrets”.
Now in a similar belief which is in ancient Egypt (Kemet) literature captured in a book about the Nile Valley, the world was said to have been created by the Ennead, a group of 9 Netcherw.  The Netcher Atum (Atom) whose name means ” All and Nothing”, projected himself into cosmic existence and then produced from his body four complementary pair of Netcherwy.  They were:
1.  Shu (Air)
2.  Tefnut (Moisture)
3.  Geb (Earth)
4.  Nut (Sky)
These four were said to have given birth to four other Netcherwy  which were:
5.  Ausar (the Principle of Omnipotence)
6. Aset (Female Complement of Ausar)
7. Set (Principle of Opposition)
8. Nebt-Het (Female Complement of Set)

“This process of halving is the basis of Nile Valley mathematics and the contemporary biological science which is associated with the process of cellular division called mitosis expressed through the ancient text”:
“I am One that transforms into Two
I am Two that transforms into Four
I am Four that transforms into Eight
After this I am One.”
Ironically in the ancient Malawi oral story told by a female healer, Tomasi Bona produced twos of spirits like pigeons which again they say come in twos.
This blog has also seen a 10 month Sapitwa calendar which begins with March as the first month and only has 10 months. January and February are missing!
Some online sources describe March in other calendars as being a “division of the calendar based on the phases of the moon.”
This is also a typical Sapitwa teaching where their month begins in March and they use the word “dula” like in kudula, to cut to mean divide in the same way one would do when they say they’ve missed their menstrual cycle which is connected to the moon.
They say by the time one says that, there’s already a being and that means women might be carrying babies longer than the 9 months..
It also had the word NGANGA on top although in Malawi the word sing’anga is more familiar to define a traditional healer.
“In the Kingdom of Kongo the term “nganga” was the name for a person who possessed the skill to communicate with the Other World, as well as divining the cause of illness, misfortune and social stress and preparing measures to address them, often by supernatural means but sometimes natural medicine as well,” partly reads the unofficial Wikipedia on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nganga
If that is the system they use, then this blog is struggling to figure out what year it would be for them by removing two months for every year and that’s a lot of maths.
Mitosis divides the chromosomes in a cell nucleus. Photo from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitosis
“I am One that transforms into Two
I am Two that transforms into Four
I am Four that transforms into Eight
After this I am One.”
Ironically in the ancient Malawi oral story told by a female healer, Tomasi Bona produced twos of spirits like pigeons which again they say come in twos.
This blog has also seen a 10 month Sapitwa calendar which begins with March as the first month and only has 10 months. January and February are missing!
Some online sources describe March in other calendars as being a “division of the calendar based on the phases of the moon.”
This is also a typical Sapitwa teaching where their month begins in March and they use the word “dula” like in kudula, to cut to mean divide in the same way one would do when they say they’ve missed their menstrual cycle which is connected to the moon.
They say by the time one says that, there’s already a being and that means women might be carrying babies longer than the 9 months..
It also had the word NGANGA on top although in Malawi the word sing’anga is more familiar to define a traditional healer.
“In the Kingdom of Kongo the term “nganga” was the name for a person who possessed the skill to communicate with the Other World, as well as divining the cause of illness, misfortune and social stress and preparing measures to address them, often by supernatural means but sometimes natural medicine as well,” partly reads the unofficial Wikipedia on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nganga 
Nganga mask, from the collection of the Brooklyn Museum taken from:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nganga#mediaviewer/File:Brooklyn_Museum_22.224_Mask_Nganga_Diphombe.jpg
If that is the system they use, then this blog is struggling to figure out what year it would be for them by removing two months for every year and that’s a lot of maths.
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Took this picture of children in Milange, Mozambique admiring visiting Malawian children

Tracing footsteps to lead me home

Greetings from the Warm Heart Africa, Malawi.

I'm a Malawian journalist who grew up in many countries including South Africa, Belgium, then West Germany, UK, Washington DC and New York in the US and I love New York.

Trying to come up with the production of my life and by compiling some of my 1000 poems into a book called ‘Tracing Footsteps’ to lead me Home with excellent photography.

I also plan to film award winning documentaries based on the history of this ancient land called Malawi and the mysteries of Sapitwa and the Sirius star.

.....watch this space.


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