Hilot: A virtual stage play by The UP Repertory Company

Yay!

On June 5, 2021- we have received an email proposal from UP Repertory Company to become a Co Presenter of a Virtual Stage Play that they are doing with the theme:

Atras-Abante: Pasakalye sa loob at labas ng Sakit at Lunas

Moving Backward- Forward: An introduction to inner and outer illness and cure

I am not sure if i translated their theme correctly, but when the first time i received their proposal on being a co presenter, the title of their Virtual Stage Play which will aired via Facebook Live streaming on their Group Page is called Albularyo, but as i talk to them through Phone Call and give them my opinion about the status of Filipino Traditional Healers, they have changed the title into Hilot.

And Today Officially, we received the copy of our Memorandum of Agreement as Co Presenter of their Virtual Stage Play called Hilot. And with that, I am encouraging you to participate in this online event that will happen via Facebook Live on July 31, 2021.

With this, I am asking for your monetary donation to encourage our Artist who are going to perform on the said stage play. Any amount will do and all of your donation will go directly to the performers and actors of The UP Repertory Company.

By the Way, did I not mention that our Actors and Performers are currently enrolled college students of UP Diliman who volunteered to do this stage play to spread awareness of our Philippine Traditional Healing Arts? So with this, I plead to everyone to encourage these young people to do great by giving them support through your generous donation.

More details will be posted soon!

By the Way, if you want to make donation for our Stage Play actors you can make it here.

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Support our Stage Play Actors and Performers of Hilot: A Virtual Stage Play

Let us encourage our Stage Play actors and performers who are currently enrolled as Student of University of the Philippines Diliaman to showcase their skills and talents as it also support us in our advocacy in Promoting Hilot as Philippine Traditional Medicine.

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Hilot as Magtatawas, Manggagamot and Albularyo

12 Years ago, i made a video compilation of the tawas that I made and uploaded it to Youtube. At that time, this is how we understand the work of an albularyo.

During those time, the knowledge that i have was shrouded with mysteries as i perform the task through faith through the use of orasyon. But as time goes through our persistent dedication to master our craft, we found science beyond the mysteries that enveloped the practice of this craft as folk medicine of the Filipino People. Through continues studies and research with perseverance, we found that the work of Magtatawas and Albularyo are different from one another but they are on the same umbrella of Filipino Healing Arts and Science which is known as Hilot.

Modern people may think of Hilot as a form of Filipino Massage using touch manipulative techniques that is indigenous to the Filipino. But Massage around the world has same quality of touching the skin and giving pressure to affect cure. The massage of indigenous Filipino requires application of oil to the body surface before performing massage thus the Massage techinique of the Filipino is called as Pahid. And Hilot is much more than massage because it aims to affect cure. And the illness that hilot aims to cure is not limited on the Physical Illness of Man but it also extend to the emotional, mental, social and spiritual aspect of man. Thus this Healer is called as Manggagamot. While the Albularyo is the one who literally creates the medicine. The medicine that comes from nature. They are the traditional pharmacist who concoct medicine to affect cure to the person who is ill. And the medicine that an albularyo formulate thus not limit on taking it internally but it also have external application.

Early this morning as i open up my pc, i received an Email from UP Repertory Company asking for Partnership in promoting their upcoming event which is a Virtual Stage Play that will highlight the life of Traditional healer in the Philippines throughout time.

Their perfomance will happen on July 17, 2021 and the play is written byAldrich Gerald Gatbunton and Winona Eunice Alindongan. You can view their virtual presentation on their Facebook Page which is at UP Repertory Company. More details will be posted soon!

June 2021 has arrived!

YEY!

We are already on the 6th month of the Year 2021 at the time of Covid Pandemic Era and are surviving. The new normal have already changed our system specially on delivering the Training Methods we use to initiate new Hilot Binabaylan this modern times. We started implementing this new system of learning Last June 2020 as an experimental method of training and gratefully we succeed!

The Hilot Online Training program have made successful training of 4 batches that graduated last 13th of February 2021 and they are Lukayo Estrella, Bernice Dela Cruz, Michaela Sanders and Christine Lipat. And now this 6th of June 2021, the second batches of candidates for Graduation will take their oath as we conduct a ritual ceremony and they are Janalyne Umipig, Lawrence Pau, Akua Maat, Jenifer Ebilane and Jen Maramba.

As we will give them their charge, we are also welcoming potential new Hilot Binabaylan that will take the role as Pangutanahan/ Paganituhan/ Pangatauhan or Magtatawas. This is the certification that we are providing for the students who took the Non Contact Hilot: Mind and Spirit Working Course.

Usually, the Magtatawas Training is part of our Hilot ng Aghamang Binabaylan Training Course which can be taken only in person as it requires face-to-face apprenticeship and immersion to the life of Hilot Binabaylan. Due to Pandemic and travel ban, we have designed a new method of training that does not require traveling and in person face-to-face contact which is the Non Contact Hilot: Mind and Spirit working.

During this period of Pandemic, Hilot Academy of Binabaylan redesign our Training Delivery Method and bring it into a virtual platform which is the Google Classroom. Special thanks to our Mother which is the Shrine of Luntiang Aghama for arranging us a system where we could continue to share the ancestral knowledge of Healing Arts and Science online.

The Online Training Platform is a Big Leap for Hilot Academy as well as to the Philippine Traditional and Indigenous Healing System. As Folk and Traditional Medicine was called to be unscientific but now through studies and use of technology, we are bringing science in order for us to advance the Status of Hilot that can complement and integrate into the modern healthcare delivery system.

As of this moment (June 2021) the available course in an online platform format is the Non Contact Hilot: Mind and Spirit Working Class, and soon we will add the Manggagamot Course which consist of Body Work Techniques and Manipulation and the Albularyo Course or Hilot sa Halaman (Herbalism) Course.

Each of the Training program will certify an Individual according to the course you have taken. But your certification will only provide you a title according to the course you have taken. For example, you have taken the Magtatawas Training Course or Non Contact Hilot: Mind and Spirit Working, the Title that you will achieve here is the Magtatawas or Panganituhan/Pangutanahan/ Pangatauhan ng Hilot Binabaylan. That means you are not yet on the level of Hilot Binabaylan Title as you only acquire the Magtatawas Skills. In order to obtain the Title of Hilot Binabaylan, you must have taken the Magtatawas, Manggagamot and the Albularyo Skills which we certify separately or you may take it whole by taking our face-to-face, in person live in apprenticeship program which is the Hilot ng Aghamang Binabaylan.

We are accepting students for June 2021 Class

On June 7, 2021- we will be opening again our Google Classroom for a new class on Non Contact Hilot: Mind and Spirit Working. People now can enroll with us by clicking on the link and fill up our registration form.

Register here to enroll

This class has 3 Learning Units that will introduce you to Hilot as Philippine Traditional Medicine. Hilot as a whole is a complete healing system employed by our Filipino ancestors for diagnostic, preventive, promotive, curative and rehabilitative healthcare. In Hilot Academy of Binabaylan, we divide the role of Manghihilot into 3 function: the first is Diagnostic or Magtatawas/ Magaanito which the Non Contact Hilot: Mind and Spirit Working class provides certification on this skill level; the next is Manggagamot and lastly is the albularyo course. As an individual accomplished acquiring all these skill level, Hilot Academy of Binabaylan grant the person a title of Hilot Binabaylan.

Since we are all in a Pandemic Situation social distancing and travel ban has been implemented, we could not provide the Hilot Binabaylan Training Course for the students to take as it requires personal contact/ Face-to-face learning interaction and one-on-one apprenticeship/mentoring in order for the individual to be properly initiated. Our last initiate for the Hilot ng Aghamang Binabaylan Training Course is Angelica “Kai” Bautista of Glendale, California who took the full course on February 2020 and she almost stuck up in the Philippines because General Quarantine has been immediately implemented on March of 2020. We are thankful to the Philippine Department of Tourism who helped Kai to be sent home safely in the US.

But now thanks to modern technology, our Traditional Healing Arts and Science was able to cope up with the changing times by making its teaching available online. To know more about our course offering on Non Contac Hilot: Mind and Spirit Working Class you may click the link below for more details.

Hilot Online Training

Hilot Orasyon: What is and How it works?

This coming Sunday May 16, 2021 by 9:30 PM Philippine Time we will have an Online Virtual Webinar about Hilot Orasyon as participatory class requirement for our students at Non Contact Hilot: Mind and Spirit Working Class. Many people have thought of Orasyon as something connected to Agimat and Anting Anting and when you utter it may produce miraculous and magical effect like an incantation or mantra.

In this webinar/workshop, we will explore on the powers of Orasyon in creating wonders. We will cover different types of Orasyon such as the Latin Prayers used by the Antingero’s, some Islamic Dua, and Hindu/Buddhist Mantra. We will also discuss here how to make an Orasyon and we will discuss also if orasyon is only limited to spoken word and whom we are calling when we say an Orasyon.

So if you are currently enrolled to our Class or Graduate of Hilot Academy of Binabaylan, you are free to attend our webinar and if you want to have a copy of the video of this webinar, I encourage you to become a monthly supporter at Filipino Magick to receive invites and video lesson on specific topic we are discussing here at Hilot Academy of Binabaylan.

Kilubansa: The God of Healing

I started searching to know this Filipino God of Healing on 2009. I remember that on 2010 i went to a Coven Leader from Las Pinas if he know about this local God. He said that he will search his files and shared it to me until that my request for the information has been forgotten. Hilot is the only Magick that I have aside from reading Tarot as Divination and Tawas. This is my strength that i develop to my self that other see as a weak form of Magick.

From the start that I embrace Hilot, i see it as a Gift of the Divine in helping humanity as it only not provide relief but also as an art that truly heals. Since the time I use hilot, i already see the connection of our Body to the Spirit and I see that the Spirit makes the body complete in order for Life to exist to an individual. I know that Hilot is the Filipino Traditional Medicine that is connected to Spirituality of our Ancestors. It is an inseparable fact that when a body separates itself from the spirit it will die. Hilot aims to maintain and preserve life, and I know that God is the only source of life to all the lives on Earth.

So in my desire to connect Hilot to Spirituality i must search a Filipino God of Healing that from my desire I found the Diwatang Kilubansa. I even asked Baylan Alibata (who is now Lakay Magbaya Aghama) if he have information about Kilubansa, but unfortunately he doesn’t know either. So i decided to channel Kilubansa through the art of Tawas and an image appear before me. A man with a long hair that almost look like Jesus Christ but it has a rabbit in front of him.

Well Kilubansa, is that you? I ask then I sang a Chant for him so that through sounds that i make the Spirit of Kilubansa may talk to me. And i sing:

Kiiiii Lu Bansa! Kiiii Lu Baaansaaaa! Kiii Luo Baaaan Sa! Kiiii Lu Baaan Sa EeehhheeeYa!

Kilubansa Kilubansa

Kilubansa Kilubansaaaa

Kilubansa Kilubansa

Kilubansa Kilubansaaa Ahoy!!!!

Hilom Lunas Hilum Lunas

Kilubnansa Hilom Lunas

Hilom Lunas Hilom Lunas

Kilubansa Hilom Lunas

Ahoy!!!

The chant for Kilubansa

At the start, I do not know about Kilubansa as the source of this information that I found on the Internet does not tell anything about him. It just mention that Kilubansa is the God of Medicine and the Father of Dihas which is the Goddess of Herbal Medicine, and aside from it there are no more information. There are links that connects Kilubansa to one character in a Role Playing Computer Game which do the same work of healing. But other information such as what tribe he came from there are no information.

Other people might throw this info as there are no supporting document or evidence that this God exist in Philippine History. But for me since he was mentioned somewhere (specially on the internet) his name is just enough evidence that the energy of Kilubansa exist. And from that time i devote myself in raising the energy of Kilubansa that it may give it’s blessings to us today in the modern times.

On 2011 I started working out with Kilubansa. I have created a Facebook Page dedicated to this God so that people may see him and prove his existence. I have developed a Healing and Diagnostic Procedure named after him and now, Kilubansa moves and exist. From 2012 upto this date, I have taught this system to people and have used it to help people know themselves as we believe that each individual has their own ability to heal themselves as Kilubansa is within them too. I want to share here some testimony of our fellow Hilot Binabaylan as they learn the art of Kilubansa.

I can see Kilubansa as a beautiful way of re-membering Ancestors and channelling the elements to access that embodied support. Kilubansa is an accessible way to provide support for individuals and families in-person and or online. I can also see Kilubansa as a way of connecting & remembering ancestral stories through the direct counsel of the reading. The counselling or conversation allows individuals to be in relation to what they already know of their Ancestors along with the practitioner providing the diagrams and information on Ancestral Trinity, 7 Ancestral Powers, and Circle of Ancestors. It is a connective way for the medicine that is offered through this process and what wants to be known through the Elements.

From the works of Jen Maramba

Kilubansa is indeed a wonderful art. You may get know the techniques if you enroll to our Non Contact Hilot: Mind and Spirit Working class which will open a new cycle on June 7, 2021.

the mystic goddess: a hilot binabaylan of san ramon, california

I met this person virtually as Recommended by a Famous Advocate of Philippine Traditional Medicine and Mangaablon of California name Virgilio Apostol Mayor. And this person is Maria Haswell. At first she availed my service online then later on decided to learn Hilot with us. And now, let us get to know her here:

Who are you or what do you do before you study with us in Hilot Academy?

I have been a healer all my life and was initiated as a shaman in Peru. I offer spiritual classes & workshops, readings, sacred rituals for clients.

What makes you decide to Study Hilot?

I felt called to go to the Philippines to learn different methods of healing and connect with my ancestors.

What are the lessons you have learned in the Academy that you have treasured most and why?

I learned so much about my culture while I was in the Philippines. I had to un-learn conditioned beliefs and opened my heart to new ways of healing. I learned to read & write in Baybayin, I loved the hands-on training in Hilot, Tawas, Bentusa, Suob, learned about plants as medicine, and so much more! I treasure every moment I had while going through my own personal healing. The guidance from Apu & Lakay was instrumental to my growth and my connection with my ancestors.

How do you incorporate the lessons and skills that you have acquired in the academy to your professional skills that you already have? (such as if you do yoga, acupuncture, dancing, chiropractic, massage therapy, tarot reading, ritual tattoo, sound healing, etc.) 

I have incorporated the lessons in everything I offer; Tawas, bentusa, Suob, Hilot, Tarot Reading, spiritual classes, workshops & retreats, sound healing meditation, shamanic practice, sacred ceremonies & rituals

Do you have a remarkable experience as you practice the skills in providing hilot treatment to your client either using tawas or hilot pahid/ massage? Can you share it with us?

My client received clarity from Tawas. She was suffering from chronic pain in her lower abdomen. The information I provided gave her so much clarity and realized that her mental stress was manifesting into physical pain. She made some significant changes in her life to be less stressed and learned to be more mindful of where her energy is at every moment. She is now pain free!

Get to know her more by visiting her website through the link below. Click on her picture and you will be redirected to her website.

Maria Haswell of Danville, California

HAPPY EASTER

Happy Easter mga Ka Habi!


How are you doing? I hope that you have enjoyed our Easter Break and from today April 5, 2021 we will resume our class by posting lessons in our classroom so as our weekly Video conferencing by weekends and it will happen on April 11 and 12 for me but most of you it will be April 11- Sunday either morning, afternoon or evening class.
This Easter Break seems to be more busy for us here as our City has been put again into ENhanced Community Quarantine that means curfew hours have been implemented again and our movement going out has been limited. And during this break we were able to conduct private healing session and even face-to-face exorcism ritual within the premises of the shrine. 

It seems that many people still believe in the Power of Hilot but the principles within their belief are clouded with Spanish Influence such as the Christian Orasyon. Well its been 500 years since Spaniards arrive in our country and have introduced Christianity unto us. Our Struggle now as Binabaylan is the reintroduction of our Indigenous Spirituality to the people by making them ReMember themselves to be part of us.

Last week I also saw a post in one of the Social Media Platform that talks about Babaylan as an umbrella term for Manghihilot, Albularyo, Magaanito and so on and so forth. Well the later is just some work of a Babaylan but not all manghihilot, albularyo, magtatawas, magaanito and so on can be a Babaylan. If we convert the term Babaylan into a modern sense, it is a Title that has many qualifications and not just one qualification alone but a multiple role.
With that me and lakay are thinking to release to the public our Binabaylang Tala Initiation Course which will help an individual to reclaim their own Spiritual Lineage in accordance to the Guidance of the Ancestors. With that we assure our Students who have taken the Hilot ng Aghamang Binabaylan and Non Contact Hilot: Mind and Spirit Working class to be pre-qualified in taking our Initiatory Course in Binabaylang Tala. 


Binabaylang Tala is a path to Priesthood Course which will enable you to work with our Old Traditional Divinities. We will let you know more about this during our video conferences sessions.


Aside from this, Hilot Academy of Binabaylan want to let know everyone that we open our doors for new students every new moon so the registration for enrollment continue until we have served people that want to be reconnected into our race.

Our Next Admission Class will be opened on April 12 and new class will start by Full Moon April 27, 2021.

And to announce that we have candidates for Graduation and they are JL Umipig of New York and Lorenzo Pau of Hawaii. Our Class Graduation does not mean that their connection with us will be cut off but only it open them a new door to continue their dedication in serving the people within their community.

All of our Graduates are free to sit in to our class anytime and join our online video conferencing at their own free time. 

So see you in our classroom!


Sincerely Yours,

Rev. Rolando Gomez Comon CNT-OPW

Chief Priest/ Founder 

Luntiang Aghama Natural Divine Arts Shrine of Healing Inc.

Hilot Academy of Binabaylan 

jamee pineda: our hilot binabaylan of maryland, usa

I sent out questionnaire’s to our graduates asking them how are they and I also have expressed my desire to know their current practice of Hilot in their area and one of the earliest respondent is Jamee Pineda. Let us all read now his story:

Who are you or what do you do before you study with us in Hilot Academy? 

I am a hilot binabaylan, acupuncturist, and Chinese medicine practitioner. My practice is informed by my identity as a queer, trans, non binary, Tagalog person living in the U.S. With the combination of my lived experience and training, my goal is to help individuals and communities live their fullest lives by offering a decolonizing approach to medicine rooted in traditional and ancestral practices.

What makes you decide to study Hilot?

I study hilot because I want to connect to my ancestral medicine. I am committed to decolonizing medicine and uplifting the traditions of my people.

What are the lessons you have learned in the Academy that you have treasured most and why?

There are so many lessons that I cannot write them all here. One of them was to train and trust my intuition and deepen my spiritual connections.

How do you incorporate the lessons and skills that you have acquired in the academy to your professional skills that you already have? 

With hilot I am able to offer more spiritual and social help to people. The folks that have come to me for this work want to connect to their ancestors more and develop their spiritual growth.

Do you have a remarkable experience as you practice the skills in providing hilot treatment to your client either using tawas or hilot pahid/ massage? Can you share it with us?

The accuracy of doing tawas and kilubansa is always remarkable to me. I have had instances where I will describe someone’s medical condition without prior knowledge and then the person will confirm it. For example, one reading I did showed me a neck, nose, skin, chickens, and pelvis. The person then confirmed that they had nasal blockage, neck pain, rashes from eating chicken, and they had abnormal results in a pelvic exam.

As we continue our conversation, Jamee is currently doing Teleconsultation, all of his services can be found on his website which you can visit by clicking on the link: Jamee Pineda, LAc Healing Arts.

Check him out as he provides Virtual Hilot Ritual Readings on Tawas and Kilubansa. Most of Jamee’s medicine is to help individuals and communities to live their lives to the fullest by offering  a decolonizing approach to medicine rooted in traditional and ancestral practices.