P.O. Box 211281•  Martinez • GA 30907 • Main Shrine: (706) 267-3324 • Fax: (706) 863-4886 • Email

After Afa Comes the Amengansie” -Ewe proverb


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-ana of Euphesus”. The “doves,” symbolize the sacred soul or “holy spirit.” An Afro-mystical symbol later adopted by the emerging Christian cults. It was the Sibyl matriarchal groups who settled at Asia Minor (ancient Turkey), and installed Mami’s worship, more than 2500 years before the Dorian (Greek) and Turk invasions.

“Mami” whom the Sibyls venerated in ancient Minoa (pre-Doran Greece) as “Laocoon with her serpents,” was known as the manifestation of the Divine logos, with her holy temples scattered all throughout Asia Minor (Cushitic Mitanni Empire) and in Minoa and Mycenae (Aegean Islands).



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-dates slavery in the “New World.”Many of these ancestral spirits are still longing for their kin scattered the world over.


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-great grandmother was an Amengansie chief in America, to re-introduce this ancient tradition back into the Diaspora.


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-faceted images of the African mother deities into the ethnic faces passed down to the West today. During the entrenchment of African patriarchy, many Sibyls were persecuted, and stripped of their sacerdotal pre-eminence, and ultimately forced to the foreground of African religious, social and political life where they remain today.

 

The Ancient Mothers of the Amengansies

—-----------------

The Sibyls

  VIEW SLIDE-SHOW

© Mama Zogbé. All Rights Reserved


MAIN PAGE | INITIATION TO  MAMA TCHAMBA|  

|VODOUN HISTORY | SOUTHERN VODOUN |

 VODOUN MYTHS | VODOUN CULTURE | AFA/IFA VODOOUN| MAMI WATA| MAMI WATA IN THE DIASPORA | MAMA TCHAMBA| INITIATIONS| INTERVIEWS |SPIRITUAL SERVICES| GUEST BOOK| ABOUT MAMA ZOGBE| BOOKSTORE


  


BACK


(lft) Taken from a Black Moor (Phoenician) coat-of-arms, is an

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-show) as well as in other African temples scattered throughout the ancient world.




ARTEMIS WAS AFRICAN

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share via e-mail Print Share on Delicious Share on Digg Share on Google Bookmarks Share on LinkedIn Share on LiveJournal Share on Newsvine Share on Reddit Share on Stumble Upon Share on Tumblr