The spirits of Quimbanda are found all around us- they are, by nature, the fire of choice and agency at every crossroad. But their reaches go past just the physical crossroads. Certainly they are found there, but wherever one realm intersects with another, Exu and Pomba Gira are there.
Exu is the blurring of opposition through integration as the Opposer, the spark of power and will. And how do we engage this living flame? It is a balance hard won through tempering our relationship with them, the world around us, and very much with and within ourselves. It is through the footsteps of Exu we come to know them, and we begin this journey in the those areas most saturated with their axé. Within the cult these realms have solidified as seven distinct Kingdoms:
O Reino da Praia- The Kingdom of the Beach
O Reino das Matas- The Kingdom of the Woods
O Reino da Kalunga- The Kingdom of the Cemetery
O Reino do Cruzeiro- The Kingdom of the Cross
O Reino da Lira- The Kingdom of the Harp
O Reino das Encruzilhadas - The Kingdom of the Crossroads
O Reino das Almas- The Kingdom of the Souls
Os Sete Reinos de Exu- these Seven Kingdoms of Quimbanda each have their own hierarchy, affinities, and influences. These details and nuances color the spirits, and in turn, we who work with them.
For nine weeks, we will explore these Kingdoms in depth. First starting with an overview and introduction, we will then spend a week on each Kingdom, exploring not only the Kingdom as its own force, but the rulers of each and the notable spirits found therein, the quality of the kiumbas in that Kingdom, herbs and minerals and animals that, by affinity and rulership, contain the força of each Kingdom. We will then conclude with a final week of integration as we discuss further mapping the sacred onto our landscape, bringing conscious fire to the land we walk to engage with Exu and Pombagira in a deeper, more practical way.
Pre-Requisiste: To take this course, you must have taken the Intro to Brazilian Quimbanda Seminar.
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Os Sete Reinos de Exu:
The Seven Kingdoms of Exu
taught by Jesse Hathaway Diaz, Tata Apokan
A Nine Week Exploration
(Nine Monday Sessions)
Monday, June 10th, 2019 (Intro)
Monday, June 17th, 2019 (Part 1)
Monday, June 24th, 2019 (Part 2)
Monday, July 1st, 2019 (Part 3)
Monday, July 8th, 2019 (Part 4)
Monday, July 15th, 2019 (Part 5)
Monday, July 29nd, 2019 (Part 6)
Monday, August 5th, 2019 (Part 7)
Monday, August 12th, 2019 (Conclusion)
Time: 9:00 to 10:30pm EDT
Cost: $321 - payment plans available
Platform: WebEx Limit: 21 students