Friday, December 14, 2012

Pomba Gira oil

"You will at nightfall on a Friday, preferable close to the full moon, go to three kingdoms: the Lyre, the street, and the Wilderness. You will in each of these kingdoms search out a crossroads and take from there a pinch of earth, leaving a coin and a cigarette in exchange. Bring this before your tronco, light a candle for Pomba Gira and open a session. Have a cup of virgin olive oil with you, a good quality essence of cassia, anis and roses, three drops of each. Now doing this you will add to the oil three more drops of the scent you require to call upon Pomba Gira. Use rose if you want to call upon her for love and fun, cassia if you seek her more mature and demanding forms, and anis if you want her to walk with you as a muse. You will then add the earth you took and leave it in your tronco at the foot of Pomba Gira, ensuring candles are burning until daybreak. The next day-and this is important-you will at midnight give her a cigarillo and a glass of red wine. Give this with your left hand as you take the oil with your right. Anoint her with the oil and anoint yourself wisely."

pgs 92-03
Pomba Gira and the Quimbanda of Mbumba Nzila
~Nicholaj de Mattos Frisvold~

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