The Book on Palo
Deities, Initiatory Rituals & Ceremonies
by Baba Raul Canizares
Guanabacoa is a city in Cuba famous as the birthplace of some of the most powerful Paleros ever. One of these spiritual giants was Demetrio Gomex, who for nearly fifty years led one of the most potent Palo houses in Cuba. Using an insider's knowledge as well as the careful scholarship that has come to identify his work (Cuban Santeria: Walking with the Night), Demetrio's godson, Baba Raul Canizares, known in Palo circles as Tata Camposanto Medianoche, gives us Demetrio's own teachings, which makes this the best Palo book in English, featuring never-before published sygills, workings, and the unique contribution to the field of over 200 translations of herbs, sticks, and palo sticks from Cuban Spanish to Bantu and English, including each plant's scientific classification. The book also features many photographs of rituals, initiations, and sacrifices shocking in their complete honesty.
Item #: BPM1, Price: $21.95