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AMENGANSIE 10,000 YEAR OLD SLAVE TRADITION
Universally known as the "Black Doves”, the Sibyls have been referred to by many names, such as “Sisters of Isis, and [prophetesses] of the Black Di-
“Mami” whom the Sibyls venerated in ancient Minoa (pre-
But their sacerdotal powers are still respected and utilized by all who seek their counsel.
Contrary to Western historical speculations that the enslavement of Africans in the West is largely an isolated phenomena rooted in West African chieftaincy ambitions, the history of African enslavement actually follows a continuum which began in the East more than 2000 years ago. Many Africans enslaved in the New World already descend from these ancient matriarchal clans including Mama Tchamba.In the Amengansie and Vodoun traditions of West Africa, the songs, proverbs, dances, and lore are dominated by the history of slavery which pre-
Hence, today, anywhere the Africans were enslaved the spirit of the Amengansie is born in to many of the families in the Diaspora. Unfortunately, because the Amengansie tradition is a secret tradition,many women (of all sexual preferences) in the Diaspora are not aware of its symptoms as they seek spiritual wholeness in the African Traditional/Diaspora religious available to them in the West. It is the ancestral calling of Mama Zogbé whose great-
During the decline, and the dismantlement of the African matriarchs, many were exiled, condemned as “harlots” “infidels,” “false prophetesses”and “witches.”Many fled, but most who were unable to flee were murdered or enslaved if they refused to convert to the religion of their conquerors. Their forced migration drove them from East to West Africa, by the emerging patriarchal Mohammedan Islamists, Judaic and Christian invaders.
During these intense periods of religious persecution, the ancestors of these enslaved Africans bequeathed to them a means in which they could continue to consult with them and with the African deities who were now condemned as “pagan” and “lustful idols,” by the many foreign (Assyrian, Persian, Turk, Greek, Roman i.e.,) invaders.
It was these foreign invaders who carried out the final destruction of the Sibyl temples, and converted (forever concealing) the multi-
The Ancient Mothers of the Amengansies
(lft) Taken from a Black Moor (Phoenician) coat-
ancient symbol of an Ethiopian “Sibyl Prophetess.” These amulets were universally cherished and worn as a symbol of luck and protection especially during battles. After the destruction of their ancient temples by the Romans, many Sibyls were sold as slaves, and forced to perform spiritual duties in the now male dominated Sun/thunder temples; particularly in the Black Egyptian colonies scattered throughout Greece, Rome, Palestine and other colonies scattered throughout the ancient Mediterranean world.
Togolese Amengansie python priestess. The sacred serpent was demonized and outlawed by the emerging Roman Church Papal's in the 7th century
If ever there was an ancestral tradition that dispels the myth regarding the ancient origins of the Vodoun tradition or the system of slavery being confined to the West, it is that of the Amengansie. The Amengansie predates its current West African location.It has its ancient ancestral origins in the East (Africa) where they were known as Sibyls. Reminiscent of the current Trokosi systems in West Africa today, in ancient Egypt, during the rise of African patriarchy, the Sibyls were often sold as slaves, and forced to work in the male (priestly) controlled Sun/Thunder temples in the Egyptian colonies in Libya and at Dodona and Delphi in ancient Greece, Rome (see slide-