Colonial Mentality vs. Talangka Mentality

As Hilot Practitioners in the Philippines, the problem we face here is that People don’t give much value to our profession and instead go to Luxurious Spa to be pampered. But when they do not have money and is really sick they will go to be treated by a Manghihilot and expect it to be free or just cheap. And those who embrace Alternative Medicine, they rather want to spend their money enrolling on Acupuncture, Chiropractic, Naturopathy and Homeopathy rather than Learning our very own Healing Arts and Science. So as in Massage rather learning pagpapahid they instead learn Swedish, Thai, Shiatsu and so on. People here will give value when the modality comes from the west. It is evident enough that even the Religion that our Kababayan practices comes from our Colonizer which is Catholicism and even before that the Religion of Islam which also comes to the West.

No one loves their own but when an Individual goes abroad, from then they will realize the value of our own Culture and Tradition. Such as what is going to Happen now that a Hilot School will be established in London. I know many of our kababayan will react that it is not authentic but a Fraud. But I guarantee everyone that it is not because Hilot Academy of Binabaylan will be part of it.

When I started Hilot Academy of Binabaylan, I worked with my Japanese Ex- Wife that we even have established Hilot School in Japan which is the Yamahata Academy of Philippine Hilot which is in Hokaido and now in Ebisu, Tokyo, Japan. Our intention is to introduce Hilot to Japanese people so as to provide Holistic Healing method that will deal with Psycho-Emotional issues that affects the Physical Health of the Japanese people.

Now as Hilot getting popular, We aim to introduce Hilot Great Britain and United Kingdom to heal their Generational Trauma through our Binabaylang Siadtala Dayang Alab Sikat’s HilotHands.

Being one of our own, Hilot Hands can expect support from us in terms of technical and academic on which we will Guarantee that the Hilot in London will be Authentically Filipino as we work out to obtain Philippine Government Approval. Consider Hilot Hands to be an extension of Hilot Academy that has a solid structure to learn our very own Ancestral Healing Arts and Science.

So by 2023, we expect that 2 school of Hilot will rise, the First one is the Hilot Philippines Development center and Hilot Hand School in London.

Join us in a Webinar about Redefining Hilot in this Modern Times

In Celebration of mandating the Philippine Traditional Alternative Medicine Act of 1997 or Republic Act 8423, Hilot Academy of Binabaylan invites all interested Party to join us in a Webinar. This webinar is ideal for Traditional Complementary Health Care Workers so as to the Conventional Health Workers.

We make this webinar available in different time zones so that we may reach out all Filipino in Diaspora to know more and reclaim their rights towards Filipino Ancestral Healing Arts and Sciences. This webinar aims to correct the common conception of the General Public about Hilot, by providing them opportunity to develop Fundamental knowledge of our ancestral healing arts and science that will open up opportunity of proficiency in the field of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicine.

Our webinar will be available on the following dates and Time Zones:

In United States of America, it will be available on:

December 3, 2022-Saturday/ 8:00 PM Eastern Standard Time

December 3, 2022-Saturday/ 8:00 PM Pacific Standard Time

In Europe, it will be available on:

December 4, 2022- Sunday/ 8:00 AM for those who are living in London.

December 4,2022-Sunday/ 9:00 AM in Austria, France, Italy, Netherlands and Spain.

And in the Philippines it is available on December 4, 2022- Sunday on these time slot/s:

9:00 AM/ 12:00NN/ 4:00 PM

There is a minimum energy exchange that each participants should pay.

For participants in US the amount is USD 10.00, for Great Britain and London the amount is GBP 10.00, for those in Austria, France, Italy, Netherlands and Spain the amount is Euro 10.00. You can make your payment of the energy exchange through our Paypal account with email address at luntiangaghama@gmail.com

And the energy exchange for our participants in the Philippines is Php 500.00 which you can pay through G-Cash with account number 09952467040 account name is Rev. Rolando Comon.

This webinar will be held through google meet and link for the webinar will be sent through your email upon receipt of energy exchange.

To register you may click on the image below or scan the QR Code.

An Email exchange about Hilot

Dear Reader,

I want to tell you something.

Hilot is not just Massage as I always tell and that is what I teach at Hilot ng Aghamang Binabaylan. And sad to say almost everyone in the world even our kababayan who lives here in the Philippines have the same understanding of What Hilot is. But our Ancestors will disagree on what we know right now. Though when I conduct research, there are still elders who can describe what real hilot is and it affirms to what we are providing. 

The problem with what is happening now is that even our government (Tesda, PITAHC, Tourism), in order to please the majority of the people, they are providing Hilot according to what people think. The Definition and Identity of Hilot has already been confirmed to what the world think about it and not according to what really it is.  

In Hilot Academy of Binabaylan, we are working out to redefine it according to its Natural Nature even that some of the original roles of manghihilot has been cut off to them by the Philippine Department of Health, such as the role of attending birth to a laboring mother.

The Pandemic of Covid 19 have put the role role of Manghihilot down by preventing us to do our part as primary healthworker. But as Manghihilot, we are also a Warrior, that even that we are forbidden, our duties to take care of the Health of our people prevails. And through that our Hilot Technique on Suob has become popular Home Remedy and Treatment to have relief from Covid 19. So as our Government look for the possibilities of the effectiveness of Virgin Coconut oil which is a product of HIlot in fighting Viral Infection as well as the use of Lagundi and Tawa-tawa as oral medication for those who have been infected by these Global Virus.

These are only some of the works that we did so as in empowering people around the world to be in charge of their own health by providing the online course on Non Contact Hilot Mind and Spirit Work that could help relieve people from any Psycho-Emotional Disturbances caused by this pandemic. 

Right now, we are updating our Training Program at Hilot Academy as I plan to provide a Diploma Course which consists of 3 Certifications and that is the Magtatawas Certification, Manggagamot Certification and the Albularyo Certification. This Training Course will take time as our Magtatawas Online Training already took 9 months of Completion, How much more if we do the manggagamot as well as the albularyo training.

Originally, like what our ancestors did, Learning Hilot is through apprenticeship. And usually those who becomes a Manghihilot started first as being a Patient that been healed by Manghihilot and out of gratitude for having their second life, the patient dedicates to assist the manghihilot and learn its technique directly from a Manghihilot. 

Sincerely yours,

The Future of Hilot has began

It seems that the Pandemic of Covid 19 is over as the entire world is opening up again their economy and that people are getting in touch again with their familes and friends again face-to-face in real time. But let us all wait for the official declaration of World Health Organization if the Pandemic is really over. We must still practice the Health Safety Protocol because as i heard that there are still been inflicted with Covid 19. But the Good News from what we all have experience is that Covid 19 is now manageable that is why people now con go to places without fear of being infected.

The main reason why we Shifted from having an Online Class and stop the face-to-face class is because of Pandemic. But now, to be honest with all of you, the activities of our online training is not that active any more compared to 2020 and 2021 training. It means that our participants could actively participate in our class activities by reading all our learning materials, watching our videos, answering their self learning evaluation and turning in their performance demonstration videos on time. I understand why they could comply and that is they have enough time to devote in their online studies.

But now that the world is getting okay, many people start to go back to their money market or work, so as some students do face-to-face class that is why some of our current student weren’t able to comply with their submissions of assignment. Enrollee also drop down in number compared last 2020 and 2021.

That is why we have decided to turn back to face to face classes again by 2023. Though we have our trial program that will happen this November 2022 which is a Program that i made for International School of Sustainable Tourism which I already have mentioned here. But our own Training program which is the Magtatawas, Manggagamot and Albularyo Certification or the Hilot Binabaylan Training Program is currently updating its Learning Content.

At the same time last February 2022 I had stroke and this illness slows me down in doing the online Class. But Worry not because we will still be offering crash courses online such as Tawas sa Papel, Tawas sa Kandila at Tawas sa Itlog. And with our new Curriculum in Magtatawas Training (formerly known as Non Contact Hilot: Mind and Spirit Work), we are also going to include the Sibulan Adlaw Tala Baybayin Mystic Oracle which was developed by Lakay Magbaya Aghama. Aside from these we will also include the practice of Luknit and Abiyog as mentioned in the book of William Henry Sc Barangay 16th Century Philippine Culture and Society. We will going to offer these soon through a Webinar Series, as most of you cant come in person, so we will still open the door of opportunity for everyone to learn this things at the comfort of your home.

Donate for Gift Giving Charity outreach for the Benefit of 100 Daycare Pupils of Baybay, Leyte

By the way, before I end this article, I want to ask you a favor. Every December we are doing Charity work in Gift Giving and last year we were able to send 100 sacks of rice and groceries to the People of Esperanza, Del Carmen, Siargao Island, Surigao Del Norte, Philippines as they have been hit by a tremendous typhoon that have destroyed their houses so as their livelihood. And this year we plan to give gift to the 100 Pupils of a Day Care Center in Baybay, Leyte and ill need to raise Php 30,000.00 or USD 500.00. So if you have spare coins to help me raise this amount kindly do so by making donation through Paypal. or scan the QR Code to make donation.

Learn Authentic Filipino Magick

In Luntiang Aghama, Apu Adman also have developed similar Techniques using Bio Energy Healing which Apu have named after the Filipino God of Healing named Kilubansa. Later on, Lakay Magbaya have dig deeper on the Symbols used in Kilubansa because Kilubansa Healing uses the Philippine Traditional Writing Script which is Baybayin.

Our upcoming webinar on November, will initiate you to the Divinatory as well as Magickal use of Baybayin which has been channeled unto us by the Diwata known as Sibulan Adlaw Tala or SiAdTala Baybayin Mystic Oracle®

Our Webinar will be held through Google Meet and just choose one date on November and that is on the following dates:

November 5,6, 12, 13,19, 20, 26 &27 all will happen by 8:00 PM Philippine Time.

Registration Fee is only Php 8,500.00 or USD 145.00

you can register on the link to participate on our Webinar.

SiAdTala

When we talk about Magick, many people will think of spells or words of power written in Magickal Scripts. Western Magickal Traditions have taught magical practitioners to write their spells in rhymes and to reach its out most potential, they write their spells in magickal scripts.

There are many magickal scripts that been studied by practitioners and one of it is the runes. Actually the right term for this writing system is called as Futhark Writing system which has been used by Germanic People in Northern Europe, Britain, Scandanavia, and Iceland from about 3rd Century to 16th or 17th Century AD. Now-a-days, each Characters of the Futhark alphabet are being used for Divination, Charms as well as Magickal Sigil for manifesting desires and healing.

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Popularizing Gender Identification is an Insult to our Ancestors

There is an article in the Internet that Identifies the Male Babaylan as Asog. And this article can be found at The Aswang Project. I have nothing against Jordan Clark which is the Author and Publisher of The Aswang Project, he is just a researcher and what he is sharing is just a research and made by other person.

The Aswang Project have quoted the works of According to  Milagros Geremia-Lachica’s which is alsoa researcher that :

some of the Spanish friars managed to chronicle religious practices of our ancestors headed by women. Yet they also found male priests who preside during sacred ceremonies. These male  were properly called Fray Alcina, one of the Friars who took a keen interest on the early religion of our ancestors, elaborated  as follows:

Alcina also added that society might tend to have degrading outlooks towards a man who is found incapable of partaking his role as a male, for it is expected of him to take part in the practice of matrimony and to beget children. For “effeminate men” who found themselves in this kind of position, becoming an  is an alternative way to claim what would be perceived at this moment in history as their lost honor. Their traits and life style which lean towards being a female categorically puts them appropriately to the woman-centered class of 

I SEE THIS ARTICLE AND STATEMENT AS AN INSULT TO OUR RACE CALLING A MALE BABAYLAN AS ASOG BECAUSE OF BEING IMPOTENT AND EFFEMINATE.

OUR ANCESTORS DO PRACTICE GENDER EQUALITY, IT IS DURING THE TIME OF SPANISH COLONIZATION THAT HAD GENDER ROLES AND IDENTIFICATION THAT EVEN EXTEND TO OUR UTENSILS AND APPLIANCES SUCH AS OUR SPOON IS CALLED LA KUTCHARA FOR BEING FEMALE AND EL TINIDOR FOR FORK AS MALE. 

If we can recall Lakapati, which is a Second Generation Divinity of our Land being known as Female Diwata but also have Male aspect so as the Famous Bathala who has been always depicted a Patriarch Divinity but actually has its Femine Aspect as well. 

Now-a-days, people make gender of Titles such as for Male Religous leader they will call as Pastor and for Female they will call Pastora. Male Healer as Doctor and Female as Doctora. In the use of English Language Doctor is doctor whenther the practitioner is male or female. The Babaylan is a Babaylan whether ther are born male or Female. 

It is sad to say that because of the influence of our Colonizer, the colonized Filipino have this mindset of identifying our selves in accordance to gender roles and pronouns. 

Notice our Tagalog word, we do not have pronoun for He, His, Him/ She, her, hers. When i am going describe a male person in English such as He is Handsome whereas in Tagalog we describe him as sya ay gwapo. and for female as she is beautiful while in tagalog sya ay maganda. 

Male pronoun= He in Tagalog is Sya
Female pronoun=She in Tagalog Sya

Gender Neutrality during the precolonial times in the Philippines

I am writing this article to share my opinion and belief towards Gender Identification and Expressions of our ancestors during the precolonial time. Naturally everyone of us when we are born our Gender has been assigned by our Midwife or doctor who assist in letting us out in this world. Our Gender has been identified because of the Genitals that can be found in the middle of our leg. So we are male when we have penis whereas a Female if we have vigina. But when the spaniards came, these gender identity have extended even to our kitchen utensils such as La Kutchara or spoon for Female and El Tinidor or fork for male.

But as a Filipino it does not matter what Gender do we have, what matter for us is the role that we do in the Society. But focusing this topic about Gender even that we are born possessing such genitals assigned for male and female. There people who have male genitals when they are born but as they grow they express themselves as Female. In modern times we call them as Bakla that originates from the word Bayok which the Visayan word Bayot came from. Whereas there a female who express themselves as male today we call them as Tomboy but in olden times they are called Asog or person possessing strong personality or Kusog/Kisig.

There are article that says that Babaylan are only Female while the Male Babaylan are called Asog. I believe that this is not right as it will contradict to the principle of Gender Nuetrality because even the Diwata they are Gender Neutral.

New Training Program available by January 2023

Tawas is part of Philippine Traditional and Indigenous Medicine. It has been practiced by our ancestors in determining the cause of an illness. Now-a-days, Tawas has become an alternative when conventional modern medicine fails to detect the cause of illness of a person from then they would come to a magtatawas to ask for healing It is not that Modern Medicine has no ability in providing cure but instead their knowledge on curing illness is only based on the teachings of modern science. 

I am writing this book in sharing my personal knowledge on how tawas have worked on the people whom i touched as well as the principles on the practice of Pagtatawas with hope that through what i have shared, it could be used as a reference in conducting research to integrate this ancestral healing arts and science into the modern health care delivery system

In this program, we have shared Hilot as a Holistic Health Care where the function of Tawas serves as its Traditional Diagnostic Method which determines the energetic or Spiritual Body of an Individual. Aside from being Diagnostic and Divinatory, the procedure also serves as a Psycho- Emotional Release Therapy which will bring out the hidden emotions that have been caused by other activities of the individual’s mind. To some patients, they have said that tawas have relieved their anxiety and depression by letting out the suppressed emotions they possess within them.

My objective in sharing this Ancestral knowledge of our Healing Arts and Science is to.

  1. Integrate the practice of tawas and its importance to Philippine Traditional Indigenous Medicine.
  2. Understand the inseparability of the Physical Body to the Spiritual Body in Maintaining Optimum Health and Wellness of an Individual.
  3. Develop proficiency in performing different Tawas techniques.
  4. Conduct Ritual for face-to-face or distant healing sessions.

CLASSES AVAILABLE BY JANUARY 2023

GOOD NEWS! We are going to Start Face-to Face In person Training Soon at Silang, Cavite!

Hiding in our Comfort Zone is over as everyone is already opening up their doors to Travel. Gerone said in France there is no need to wear Face Mask or Face Shield as almost everyone received their Vaccine. I got my permission now to say this that on November 17, 2020 i have entered into an Agreement with the Former Tourism Secretary Mina Gabor and Ms. Nora Columna who is a Hilot Trainer in Cavite in Establishing the Hilot Philippines Development Center which we are going to launch either this coming October or November 2022.

So with this plan your travel to the Philippines and Enroll to our Hilot Training Program that we have forged together just for you. So aside from me as your lead trainer, i will also be joined by Lakay Magbaya Aghama and Ms. Nora Columna.

And not only them that you will meet but our Faculty will also include Professional Medical Doctors that is great advocate on Philippine Traditional, Complementary Medicine and they are the Former Health Secretary of Department of Health, Dr. Jaime Galvez Tan and former Director General of Philippine Institute of Traditional Alternative Health Care, Dr. Isidro Sia.

Hilot Philippines Development Center have Developed 6 Training Programs that would help to uplift the practice of manghihilot not only in the Philippines but also around the world as our Training Programs are all approved by Philippine Institute of Traditional and Alternative Health Care.

Basically we offer Hilot 101 which aims to enable students to have familiarity on the Definition, History, Philosophy and principles of Hilot as Philippine Traditional Medicine and also to have an expertise in application of the Basic Hilot Touch Manipulation such as the application of Pindot, Haplos, Hagod, Pisil and Piga; and also in providing Hilot Complementary treatments to client/patient such as Dagdagay Traditional Filipino Foot Care Treatment, Pagsasala Leaf Scanning and Bentusa Fire Cupping Therapy.

Our Hilot 101 is a 5 Days Training program which you will learn the following subjects:

  • Definition of Hilot
  • Modalities used in Hilot
  • Virtues of Hilot ( Ethics and guidelines in the practice of Hilot)
  • Concept of Life, Health, Illness and Wellness
  • The Healing Practices of our Ancestors
  • The indication and contraindication of Hilot
  • The integration of Hilot into the modern science
  • Understanding of the behaviour of Filipino towards Hilot
  • The Healing principles of Hilot
  • Demonstration of Pahid vs. Punas
  • Explaining and Demonstration of Hagod
  • Exploring the Healing effects of other touch Manipulations
  • Explaining and Demonstration of Pindot
  • Explaining and Demonstration of Pisil
  • Explaining and Demonstration of Piga
  • Introduction and Demonstration of Hilot Footcare Treatment Dagdagay/Kulis
  • Pagsasala and Panghihila
  • The practice of Bentusa Fire Cupping

After taking all the required subjects, each student will undergo an institutional assessment where an assessor will evaluate if an individual have already acquired the necessary knowledge and skills that been taught in the class and a graduation ceremony will be held and recommendation for national certification will be awarded.

Each students may opt out for National Certification and may also opt in to continue to level up their skills by taking our Hilot 102 Training Program.

Our Hilot 102 is a Hilot Complementary Treatment modality that aims to enhance the knowledge, skills and behavior of our students that will enable them to provide preventive Hilot Care Treatment and promote optimum health and wellness of the client/patient through Hilot Banyos, Hilod (Herbal Body Exfoliation), Pagbabalot (Herbal Body Wrap), Suob ( Herbal Steam Bath) and Luop/Palina (Dry Herbal Fumigation). This HIlot Healing Water Treatment course is only a 3 day course which i can advice that you can take it straight together with Hilot 101.

Or if you still have time, you can also take our Hilot 103 & Hilot 104 to complete all the Ancestral Healing Arts and Science we have prepared just for you.

Hilot 103 or Remedial Hilot Treatment is a 5 days training program that focus on sharing techniques on treating Filipino Traditional Illness while Hilot 104 or Hilot Health Assessment and Evaluation Method is a 3 days training program.

So if you are one of the Filipino in Diaspora and you intend to use your vacation in learning with us and have mastery on providing Hilot, spare 16 days of your time with us and we will help you achieve your goals in Learning Hilot.

Hilot Homecoming!

Gerone and Jeremy receives their Certificate of Training in Hilot ng Aghamang Binabaylan and Sibulan Adlaw Tala Baybayin Mystic Oracle Attunement.

Last August 25, 2022- me and lakay had an opportunity to have a lunch date with our Hilot Academy Graduates from France and they are a couple name Jeremy Pascal who is an Engineer and a Fermentation Guro who shares to us Water Kerfir Grain that we ferment to become a Pro Biotic Drink and Gerone Pascal who is a Filipina Yoga Teacher. They have taken our Hilot ng Aghamang Binabaylan Class for 9 days face-to-face last September 2019. Gerone and Jeremy were our First Couple who have taken our Face-to-face Hilot Class before the Pandemic.

Lunch date with Gerone and Jeremy after 3 years. Before i used to cook for them now they have treated me with a Great Lunch!

From my experience of Face-to-Face teaching, supposedly as teachers-we are the one who is transferring our technology to our students but having an in person interaction, I as teacher is also learning from them. Of course during their 9 days of staying with us, it is not 24 hours of making Hilot but there are free time we used to relax and do other things. So meeting them again in person brings back the memories i had with them including the time between that day to now. Because, even that they have finished taking the course, our line of communication are very much open in supporting their practice of Hilot.


Dr. Chris Lipat DC of Hawaii meeting in person for the First Time

I feel like I have organically been in the process of becoming manghihilot as my combined chiropractic and energy work practice includes addressing emotional, nutritional and increasingly energetic/spiritual components. I’m excited to be able to finally learn my traditional medicine to expand on what I have been intuitively doing!

Dr. Chris Lipat in her response on Why do you want 8/5/2020

Dr. Chris Lipat were among the first who took our online class during the time of Pandemic. Though traditionally Hilot is learned by individual through apprenticeship and should be done face-to-face as healing with hilot requires personal touch that the patient may receive the healing of Hilot. But the Pandemic of Covid 19 have changed this belief that allows me to contemplate deeper on the modalities of Hilot. This why the NCH-MSW class has been born which we teach online how to do tawas. And with the line of expertise of Dr. Chris Lipat, she have manifested to me how energy works not only in face-to-face but also distantly. She also have mentioned yesterday, that usually meeting with other person for the first time has the feeling of being stranger, but since we had been in touch online for how many months, that feeling of being stranger is gone but you have developed trust to one another.

I am grateful for yesterday meeting that I was able to experience the Energy Medicine that Dr. Chris have brought along with her though before meeting i courageously ask Dr. Chris about it because i don’t usually ask that to my students but this time, i acknowledge my current limitations and have asked Dr. Chris Lipat to work on me. And the session that i have received is somewhat life changing experience as it does not only deal with my current health issues but also have opened up a portal that addressed my issues not only to my current past life but also beyond my current life existence. The Energy Medicine that Dr. Chris have developed was already written in her book that you can find through Amazon’s Kindle and the Book Title is Knowing: The Intuitive’s guide for Transformative Healing. Then as of writing this, Dr. Chris is already preparing to go back to Hawaii as she will have an in person workshop on September 10. For more details about her public offerings kindly visit her website at www.drchrislipat.com