Thursday, October 30, 2014

Of 4 meteorites beginning ancient Malawi creation Myths & Tales?

Malawi is a beautiful land rich in ancient history and tales about spiritual beings (mizimu) which were close to chosen women who were given the gift of ancient African prophecy (ulosi wakale).
This blog attempts to update an oral story told by some Sapitwa healers in Mulanje of a time many centuries ago before floods when creation began on a mound by spirits which they say existed way before that.
It comes at a time some women of Sapitwa are monitoring the movements of meteorites and asteroid which they call (nyenyezi) as they claim to have somehow seen some heading for earth.  For centuries meteorites and asteroids have been studied.
Once again, this blog is not endorsing this oral story and names used here are not the same ones used in other ancient Malawi stories.

This is an update of a myth and 'bush' science told to this blog:

Beyond the concept of time, there was a kingdom existing of winged spirits (mizimu) with the Hidden One in the Universe according to an ancient Malawi oral tale told by a Sapitwa healer.
The Hidden One also has another name this blog is not allowed to reveal but it’s a word ancient priests and priestesses (responsible for nsembe) would use when sending their “African prayers” or “requests” to the Creator through the 4 winds while using incense.
In their ancient beliefs, the winds carried sounds and words straight up to the One they worshipped and for those who weren’t of royal blood, they would go through winged spirits (mizimu) whom some researchers refer to as “gods” or “goddesses” to send requests to the spirit world.
Representing 4 winds of Sapitwa (mphepo zinayi) of North, South, West and East
Representing 4 winds of Sapitwa (mphepo zinayi) of North, South, West and East
Others would go through their ancestral spirits (mizimu yamakolo) believing that the mizimu always went through their bloodline so in the case of ancient kings those spirits were believed to only go through their descendants.
Now in ancient times a king was also like a priest or traditional healer who are today known as asing’anga or nganga and they had rituals for communicating with their Creator the spirit world.
Out of those kings some were believed to be like reincarnated spirits (mizimu) in that the spirit of a “god” or “goddess” would be born as a human being hence the sing’anga saying “mwana wa munthu”  to mean a child of a human being.
One such king was Kuponda (stepped on) who some healers here call "Kema" which sounds like "Kerma".
In their belief system many “children spirits” existed in the spirit world to symbolize innocence and a person who does not know charms or magic.  That is why when a healer calls a person “mwana” that means they have not gone through kukhwima rituals to make them magically strong.
If one chats with some Sapitwa healers they will also notice how they’re convinced that this world we know today was created by a spirit called Tomasi Bona (Atom) through an explosion after a believed meteorite they call nyenyezi (star) crashed on a certain land in Malawi.
The area is on private property and is a bush and a cater is believed to be somewhere there but this blog has not investigated and is not sure if the word “cater” is the right term to describe what they said.
Is the place in Malawi similar to the Vredefort crater in South Africa?
Is the place in Malawi similar to the Vredefort crater in South Africa?
They also claimed a lot of gold and precious stones exist there but not to be mined but somehow “given” the way some ancient kings were said to have gotten theirs.
In fact such ancient kings are believed to have said that they got their gold from a mizimu or the Creator.
Online a meteor described as “a bright streak of light in the sky (a "shooting star" or a "falling star"), produced by the entry of a small meteoroid into the Earth's atmosphere. 
“Meteorites are bits of the solar system that have fallen to the Earth. Most come from asteroids, including few are believed to have come specifically from 4 Vesta; a few probably come from comets. A small number of meteorites have been shown to be of Lunar (23 finds) or Martian (22) origin,” further reads an Internet source.
So the Tomasi Bona meteorite or asteroid is believed to have fallen in the EAST which is Mulanje. Other names given to this spirit are Napolo, Mbewula as in run away so fast or get away from me and Robert.
Other meteorites or asteroids included the nameless one of the NORTH falling in Kumbasa, Tagoneka Mbona falling in Dima or Midima and Chinsinsi Sungamwana (ChInSInSi sounds like Isis) in the SOUTH which is South Africa but this blog is not sure about the crater or the presence of gold there.
There was also Mbona Ostiriza (sounds like Osiris) as in the last one with the word “Mbona” or “M’bona” meaning a Seer like in to see – ona.
Ancient Egypt mound photo taken from
Ancient Egypt mound photo taken from
According to this blog’s Sapitwa mythology, in the beginning there was a world of spirits 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.
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.
Internet Sirius photo not connected to this post but to show the African cross like shape when it shines
Internet Sirius photo not connected to this post but to show the African cross like shape when it shines
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.
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.
Mpolowoni (Steganotaenia Araliacea tree) photo taken from
Mpolowoni (Steganotaenia Araliacea tree) photo taken from
A female healer in the village in Mulanje says mpolowoni is some kind of “bush” science.
“Chochepa chimakulitsidwa ndi kuima pamwamba anthu apansi azafuula ngati mphambe mpolowoni,” she explains.
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.
The above Chichewa saying also briefly means “as above so below.”
Some of our ancestors believed that mpolowani 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.  This position might be global as it is evident in some painting and statues throughout the world.
Now the ancestors claimed that before Mbona, one of the mythical 7 winged spirits of ancient Malawi appeared there would be a white bright light that would blind the eyes and by the time one opened them they would see him.
Now within the mythical 7 mizimu (spirits) of ancient Malawi were the mythical 4 winds of Sapitwa (mphepo zinayi) and Mount Mulanje among others which were a positive charge (+).  The first 4 positive charges were:
1.Tomasi Bona (atom, world in his hands, feast) of the North Wind
  1. Tagoneka Mbona (we’ve put to sleep Mbona, see) of the West Wind
  2. Chandiona Goneka (it’s seen me put to sleep) of the South Wind
  3. Nthanda mwana wa mwezi, Nandi (Sirius, child of the moon)
And the 3 negative charges (-) pulling with the 4 to make light were:
  1. Sungamwana (keep the child)
  2. Dziwe Ntambamwana (magic pool)
  3. Ife Zonse ( all of us)
All these are today drawn by some healers using ufa woyera (refined white maize flour) or mapira like in sorghum at a right angle.  So from this one can do the math to calculate something similar to:
“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,” about ancient Egypt’s Atum.
Atum, finisher of the world online photo
Atum, finisher of the world online photo
The simple maths these uneducated village women calculated involve Tomasi Bona (atom) as the mythical one winged spirit (mizimu) below in the mount splitting into 2 to make 4 which includes the one spirit from above and then splitting into another 2 to make 6 and finally another 2 to make a total of 8 with 1 above and 7 below.
For them mizimu (spirits) always split into or form into twos like pigeons (nkhunda) whom they claim are always born in twos with a male and female creating an opposite charge of positive and negative with One and Two being the important numbers of ancient Malawi’s Tomasi Bona.
This blog is investigating to see if ancient Malawi’s “bush” science is similar to the equation E=MC2 first demonstrated on paper by Albert Einstein in 1905 which proved how much energy is locked up in matter.
“The nucleus of any atom is an oven of intense radiation, and when you open the oven door, that energy spills out; often times violently,” further reads
Finger ground drawing of Napolo's ancient name which is Tomasi Bona....meaning the beginner and finisher like in complete
Finger ground drawing of Napolo's ancient name which is Tomasi Bona....meaning the beginner and finisher like in complete

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Stop posting silly comments on this blog some fellow Malawians

Internet photo of Bob Marley 

I'm appealing to a few fellow Malawians who don't follow this blog but like posting stupid stuff on this blog about so-called "Illuminati" to stop doing that immediately.

There are many people globally interesting in reading about ancient Malawi Myths and Tales so stop trying to scare them away or trying to label our ancestors evil.

Us black people have a rich ancient history so those "Judas Iscariot" kind of black people who don't want to accept that blacks can be good people should share their views on their own blogs.  Please free yourselves from mental slavery.

Even the Greeks, Romans and Chinese have their Mythology and ancient history in books and online so if the West and East and other African countries do that, why do you feel it's necessary to cyber-bully women sharing oral stories?

Many foreign blogs share such information freely with no one bothering them. Because of some fellow Malawians trying to sabotage this blog, we have had to change the settings so that not everyone can comment although that is what we had originally wanted.

Sadly, this is because of some few Malawians who want to sabotage other people's work.  May God who remains Almighty forever help them see the light and take them out of the darkness of hatred and jealousy,,,,peace.

Of ancient Malawi’s Kuponda (Step On) similarities with Ancient Egypt’s King Khufu?

Is that an Orb or dust spot on the left side of the M’manga Mudzi mound photo?
This blog will once again share oral stories told to it not as endorsement but a small way of attempting to record never told before ancient Malawi history before the borders of many countries existed.
It was a time when monarchies ruled in kingdoms and king and queens existed in the physical and spiritual world in different belief systems.
Among those first ancient kings included Gumulanje also known as the destroyer said to have used magical powers during conflict where people would somehow disappear when fighting.
He’s said to be one of the spirits (mizimu) of the mythical side of Mulanje Mountain which healers considered to be like a pyramid which is a tomb.
Another is Namadzi whose name Ndiwonama is liar in English and some healers claim that name sounds like ancient Egypt’s King Narmer.
Others were Kasipe, Namakuno, Usiyeapite, Kalinje, Kalinde, Chambe, Mwala wa Nkhalamba and Kuponda whom myths also connect to the M’manga Mudzi (build the village) anthill tree and they also have names in other languages.
Kuponda whose name means stepped on is behind the ancient “kuponda” charms and is believed to have had a mythical ladder built as steps on his tomb to the afterlife just like what some claim is clearly on ancient Egypt’s King Khufu’s tomb.
The route and mythical journey was always believed to be water including routes to ancient mountains.
The Great Pyramid of Giza is also known as the Pyramid of Khufu or the Pyramid of Cheops and in Chichewa a monument on top of a grave or a mausoleum among others is known as Chiliza. The Giza pyramid complex is online describe as being “on the west bank of the Nile” just like some ancient Malawi routes in the Sapitwa ‘Book of the Dead.”  
Ancient Egypt mound photo taken from
Thousands of years ago in this ancient land today known as Malawi some no-nonsense kings ruled with an iron fist in a “spirit world” according to some Sapitwa healers who insist “Africa” was at first like a primeval mound and facing North.
North was also the direction of the mythical spirit called Tomasi Bona (Atom) who is said to have originated from the M’manga Mudzi mound which this blog has just learned is found at Sapitwa of Mulanje Mountain but somehow appeared on lower land in the district?
In their belief system and the Sapitwa ‘Book of the Dead’, the whole mountain was called “Sapitwa” meaning where no man goes and was the place for many spirits (mizimu) which entered through “Kuba” which is the healer’s name for Mt Namuli in Mozambique.
Internet photo of an upside down Africa
map not connected to this pos
When asked, a Kuba healer claimed the word “Namuli” in their belief system means my friend as in “nzanga iwe” or “bwenzi langa.”
Kuba is the place where they claim there is the mythical “nyanga ya kuba” which is horns/charms not for harming innocent people the way afiti (witches) do but for self-protection like in kukhwima rituals.
The word Chichewa word, kuba in English means to steal so that was the code healers used for the one who would come like a thief and catch people unawares in their belief system.
And that was the name for ancient Malawi’s Tomasi Bona (Atom) whom they believed could be found everywhere and globally but not as Chauta, Namalenga, Mphambe (God) who the ancestors said was up in the sky and beyond the Universe.
According to oral stories the ancestors feared the wrath of Chauta, Namalenga, Mphambe (God) whom they claimed would be the blowing of wind or tear drops.
Other names for Tomasi Bona (Atom) are Napolo, “Mbewula” signaling one should run away so fast at the sight of him to get him off and “Robert” whom some healers refer to as the Angel of Death in Chichewa or Azriel.
Bona seems to have several names in different languages.
This blog is not endorsing these beliefs but only sharing them as told through oral stories by a Malawian healer in the village.
Is this online statue of Osiris actually “Mbona Otsiriza”
whom Sapitwa healers talk about or the first Mbona
of the West with the word Magololo connected to him?
Now Tomasi Bona’s mythical but feared “nyangu ya kuba” was believed to be on the mountain of “Kuba”.
Another feared mountain involving the “spirits world” as in mizimu was Zimbabwe’s Mount Nyangani (formerly Inyangani) and other places there Sapitwa healers call “mwala wamizimu” which means the “Rock of the Spirits”.
According to them that was a place where the ancestors (makolo) would sniff tobacco (fudya) in the nose during nsembe (sacrifices).
There was also the first Mbona (Seer) as in being able to “see” who was from the West meaning where the sun sets.  This is the spirit (mizimu) known as Tagoneka Mbona meaning we have put to sleep Mbona.
The word “Magololo” was connected to this first Mbona but its meaning is not yet know.  In ancient times the word “sleep” also meant when a king from a royal family departed to the afterworld.
In the Sapitwa ‘Book of the Dead’, Kuba was believed to be the entry point after the “soul” as in mizimu travels through water to a ladder (makwelelo) made out of thread.
This ladder was believed to be like a stairway to the afterlife in their belief system which would somehow guide them to the place they were meant to go to.
In between the ladder would be two spirits (mizimu) who would guide where the “soul” should go in their belief system.
Anyway the healers believed that some were born of the spirits while others of man. Kuponda is one of those they claim to have been born of the spirits just like a few others today by those who believe in such Myths and Tales.
Kuponda who had a name which sounds “Kenes” and other words like “Seku” and “Tehe” connected to a land in the East, was known for kufuula rituals as the E in a man shouting of the ancient alphabet.
He was nicknamed by some healers as “kuponda dziko” meaning the one who stepped on the world and also as “kupinda dziko” meaning the one who twists things including words so that the initiated and those not chosen by the spirits cannot read or see.
The spirits at “Kuba” including Pikini Langwani (child, giant) were the ones known as “kumasula dziko” meaning freeing the world. Other terms included “kupelekeza mwana” literally meaning escorting the child but in reality Napolo moving through water.
Internet photo of Khufu’s pyramid taken from
And seleleka referred to the water going up on the mound like a mountain and flowing down in the “so as above as below” saying to mean spirits exist above and below in their belief system.
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 ((the Steganotaenia Araliacea tree)) which is like lightning.
This is the Chichewa/Chinyanja version of “As above so below” and vice versa associated with .
The ancestors of this ancient land also believed that spirits as in mzimu can be found everywhere including in water and on “sacred” mountains.
Now in the olden days some of these kings were believed to protect themselves with various charms to fight wars and prevent others from harming them through kukhwima rituals.
Besides that some of the ancient kings were also believed to have unique cups (chikho) and containers locally known as nsupa and made from the African Wine Kettle gourd. It required a secret process of 10 to get its power.
On its own the gourd is said to not have powers until the owner somehow magically washes it with magical blood to get its so-called feminine energy hence it having the hour-glass shape of a woman with beads on its “waist” so go some ancient myths and tales.
Mpolowoni (Steganotaenia Araliacea tree) Internet photo
These men are believed to have always tapped into feminine energy in their earlier days as they believed in opposites attracting in their spirituality to create light.
This was the gist of their saying that Chauta, Namalenga, Mphambe (God) has 7 spirits and of these 4 are male representing the positive force and 3 female representing the negative force to create Light or what is also known today as electricity.
Now Kuponda was one of the most feared chiefs and myths and tales talk of him lifting his little finger like a goat horn to deal with his enemies or those who tried to harm him. The movement of the fingers would imitate the horns of his nyanga kit which were usually 10.
Now the little finger would represent the goat horn with less hair on it while the finger next to it would represent the ram horn which are curved and the shape of that one when trying to lift it up. They call it nkhosa which is also translated into English as sheep but with horns (nyanga).
The middle finger which is usually swearing in western cultures in ancient Malawi represented the hidden hyena (fisi) horn and symbolize bad luck while the index and pointing finger represented the other goat horn and symbolized the male organ and throwing a curse to dry up things among others.
Sapitwa healers also say the thumb represented the horns of a cow (ng’ombe) which is most likely a bull or African Buffalo Bull and meant all is well. It’s bent shape in the eyes of the ancestors represented the bent horns of a bull and they apparently played with these signs and associated them with beasts (chirombo).
In ancient Malawi 10 fingers represented
10 horns of nyanga rituals
Some of these mythical beasts are said to guard Sapitwa and other mountains in the Sub-Saharan region including the one local healers nicknamed “Kuba.”
These are some of the royal spirits (mizimu) of Sapitwa, Kuba and other mountains. In ancient Egypt such spirits of kings and women were called gods and goddesses.
And the main 7 winged spirit were represented by the mythical 4 winds of Sapitwa (mphepo zinayi):
Tomasi Bona                                         –     North (Kumpoto) 
Tagoneka Mbona                                  –     West (Kumadzulo)
Chandiona Gonekela                             –      South ( Kumwera)
Nthanda mwana wa mwezi [Nandi]      –    East (Kum’mawa)
And their meanings?:
Tomasi Bona                          Atom =  the whole world in the hands/feast
Tagoneka Mbona               Magololo = Like put to sleep
Chandiona Gonekela           Nguluwe bush pig = It’s seen me, put to sleep
Nthanda/Nthandi mwana wa mwezi  = Sirius star like in nthanda yaku m’mawa African cross and child of the moon
Others were:
Chinsinsi (secret) like in ChInSInSi (IsisSungamwana  – Keep the child who was Tomasi Bona on her back and behind her and covered by the veil
Dziwe Ntambamwana  – which this blog incorrectly identified as the witchcraft pool is actually a Chinyanja phrase to mean “Kusula” as in “sharpening one’s mind” or “enlightenment”. It comes from the way after childbirth a baby is briefly taken away from a mother and she is left alone which healers refer to as Ntamba.
Ironically ancient Egyptians also believed that at one time “all the great gods and goddesses lived upon earth, and that they ruled Egypt in much the same way as the Pharaohs with whom they were more or less acquainted. They went about among men and took a real personal interest in their affairs, and, according to tradition, they spared no pains in promoting their wishes and well-being.”
Representing 4 winds of Sapitwa (mphepo zinayi)
of North, South, West and East
“Their rule was on the whole beneficent, chiefly because in addition to their divine attributes they possessed natures, and apparently bodily constitutions that were similar to those of men.  “Like men also they were supposed to feel emotions and passions, and to be liable to the accidents that befell men, and to grow old, and even to die. The greatest of all the gods was Rā, and he reigned over Egypt for very many years.
“His reign was marked by justice and righteousness, and he was in all periods of Egyptian history regarded as the type of what a king should be. When men instead of gods reigned over Egypt they all delighted to call themselves sons of Rā, and every king believed that Rā was his true father, and regarded his mother’s husband as his father only in name.
”This belief was always common in Egypt, and even Alexander the Great found it expedient to adopt it, for he made a journey to the sanctuary of Amen (Ammon) in the Oasis of Sīwāh in order to be officially acknowledged by the god. Having obtained this recognition, he became the rightful lord of Egypt,” writes author E. A. Wallis Budge in his book ‘The Literature of the Ancient Egyptians’ posted on
More information about ancient kings will be revealed as soon as more information is made available.

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
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
“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
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
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
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 on
Orionid Meteor Shower photo not
related to this post taken from
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 from

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. this space.