Recognizing and remembering our Racial Origin

Register now to our upcoming SiAd Tala Mystic Oracle Attunement Workshop on September 20, 2021 by filling up the form.
https://forms.gle/VHoqxcUpaQ4hSvvDA

“The Sibulan Adlaw Tala Mystic Oracle is the Celestial Lights that guides mankind through the Aeon of Time.”

Workshop will be held through Google Meet on October 20, 2021 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM Philippine Standard Time. For our International Participants Time will be determined according to your location.

The SiAd Tala script is inspired by “baybayin”.

The word “Si bulan” means “The Moon”

The “Adlaw” is a Visayan term for “Sun” and

The “Tala” is a Tagalog term for “Star”.

Through our SiAd Tala Mystic Oracle Full Moon attunement Ritual we unleashed our Babaylan Energy to Empower ourselves physically and spiritually.

In this workshop the participant will be initiated in using Baybayin Script in accordance to the method of Sibulan Adlaw Tala Way.

At the end of the workshop, each participants are expected to be able to:

*Read and Write the Baybayin Script
*Interpret each symbol of Baybayin in 18 Characters plus.
*Use each symbol to improve one’s life through meditation, charm and so on.
*Use Baybayin Script and characters as an oracle or divinatory tool.
*Write and Read the name of individuals of baybayin to unleash their natural powers and abilities within their name.
*Understand the past, present and future possibilities of an individual that can be found on their name that is written in Baybayin.
*Combine the essential Baybayin Characters into a monogram to be your personal sigil for guidance, charm and protection.

Inclusion:
Workshop Module
Video Presentation (Via Youtube/ Google Drive Private Link)
Certificate of Attunement
Google Meet Participation Link

Registration Fee:
PHP 5000.00
Payment can be made through Paypal.me/alsentaghama
or through email at alsentaghama@gmail.com

Baknaw: Bakun’s Traditional Way of Healing

Agshan Online

A wife of a manbunong (above) along with other Cordilleran’s continuous practice on traditional healing like the bkanaw of Bakun, Benguet is another indication that the culture of the Igorots is indeed very rich. Image Source: http://maxpasion.photoshelter.com/image/I0000mdBWsyytUpM

Some dubbed it as a black magic activity while others labeled it as an anti-Christian belief. However, despite what the others say, the effectiveness of traditional healing was proven more than a thousand times. Its special power of curing made our ancestors survive when psychiatrist, obstetricians, and pediatricians are not yet available. And the baknaw of Bakun, Benguet was no exception to this.

In an undergraduate  study titled “Pansigdan Di Padtu: Understanding Baknaw in Bakun, Benguet” which was conducted by Nadah A. Dada-an, a graduate of Bachelor of Science in Development Communication in Benguet State University, baknaw is defined as a traditional healing practice of Bakun. When a person’s sickness cannot be…

View original post 1,010 more words

Tigkiriwi: Why August is a Bad Month for the Ilonggos

August is a “lean month” for the Ilonggos. They call it tigkiriwi, derived from a Hiligaynon adjective kiwi which means “asymmetrical” or “not balanced.” (It is a cognate of the Cebuano word hiwi which means the same.) Old folks also called tigkiriwi “tiempos muertos” (Spanish for ‘dying times’) in times in Iloilo. Socio-culturally, the harvest …

Source: Tigkiriwi: Why August is a Bad Month for the Ilonggos

The Spiritual Aspect of Hilot and why it is inseparable?

Hilot Academy of Binabaylan offers training program that mostly deal with the Spirits. But why we are offering this when Hilot tends to care for the Body of an ailing patients?

Well our ancestors believed that a Body without a Spirit is dead, and taking care of the Spirit of Life in human will provide them optimum health and wellness. We believe that Life comes from the Spirit and the integration of the Spirit to the Human body makes them live.

Human is a complete being that is composed of the Physical Body, Emotional Body, Intellectual/Mental Body, Social and Spiritual Body. These aspects of Man pertains to the 5 Elemental Components or Ingredients that made mankind. Balancing the Elements by caring for the Spirit within Human will provide them the fullness of Life. In Hilot, we are not just dealing with the individual spirit of the person but also we deal with nature as they could affect the condition of the spirit of life of a person.

This is why we offer Non Contact Hilot: Mind and Spirit working Course that offers certification to an individual to become a Magtatawas/ Pangatauhan/ Pangutanahan and Magaanito. All those terms or title are one certification that an Individual could use when they have completed this course. It is one qualification of a Babaylan out of 7 in accordance to the studies of Luntiang Aghama Natural Divine Arts Shrine of Healing Inc. In this certification program, Hilot Academy of Binabaylan will certify an Individual and grant them a title of Magtatawas/ Pangutanahan/Pangatauhan or Magaanito.

Magtatawas

This title are used by a person who does ritual divination or spiritual diagnosis.

Pangutanahan

This title is derived from the Visayan word Pangutana which means to ask questions. Thus the role of the Pangutanahan is to answer questions of the people who are ill.

Pangatauhan

This is a traditional Title or name of the Tagalog Diviner. This is much appropriate term to use rather than to Manghuhula which can be translated as Guesser or the one who makes a Guess.

Magaanito/Panganituhan

Magaanito or Panganituhan is more traditional term for magtatawas who conducts divinatory ritual or spirit diagnosis. They aim to communicate with the Spirits either of Human, Ancestral, Nature or Divine Spirit. Maganito means to conduct ritual.

In Tagalog Language- there are no translation for the word Ritual, but the term Anituhan which is working with the spirits can be used instead of the tagalized word “ritwal” for the english word RITUAL.

Online Classroom Activities

It’s been almost a year already that we provide Online Classes here at Hilot Academy of Binabaylan. So our Traditional Method of transferring knowledge and skills to our student has been halted for the moment due to the Pandemic of Coronavirus, but instead we adopted the technology of Online Learning through Google Classroom. Indeed our Academy has been empowered by Google Enterprise for Non Profit Organization and through them we are enjoying the technologies that we have in sharing the Wisdom of our Ancestors in Healing Arts and Science.

Our Traditional Method requires the student of Hilot to come to the Philippines and stay with us for 9 days. The method of Learning Hilot to the Hilot ng Aghamang Binabaylan Training Program is through apprenticeship method. In this training method we can share all the techniques that we know so that our Hilot Binabaylan can benefit more as they apply what they learn from us in person. We are sharing to our students all of the necessary knowledge, skills and behaviour and make them competent to perform the duties as Magtatawas, Manggagamot and Albularyo.

Due to the Pandemic of Covid19,  we have to freeze temporarily this training program as travel abroad has been limited by most of the governments of the world. But through the availability of Internet, Learning Hilot will not be anymore be limited but we can now enjoy learning Hilot just right at the comfort of our home. This is how the Non Contact Hilot Online Training Program was created last year.

Hilot Online Training

The Non Contact Hilot: Mind and Spirit Working Class provides a certification to the students on becoming a Certified Magtatawas, Magaanito, Pangutanahan or Pangatauhan which is a skill of a Babaylan that communicates with the spirit and determine the condition of the souls of an individual. In this Training Program, Touch manipulation is not being taught but rather we share techniques on how we can affect cure to a person even without placing our hands directly to their body.

This Training Program has 3 Learning Units that are composed of lessons that a student may define hilot, perform hilot diagnostic methods and apply basic healing rituals without physically touching the patient/client. The learning activities that a student will perform are the following

  • Reading Information Sheet
  • Watching Video Presentation
  • Answering Evaluation Test
  • Filming Return Demonstration
  • Participate in Live Video Call Discussion

With that, we are going to employ our resources that Google Technology have provided us, and they are:

  • Google Classroom
  • Google Drive
  • Google Docs
  • Google Meet
  • Google Keep
  • Google Calendar

There are other technologies that Google have provided but for the meantime, we are using what we know how to use.

Training Duration

During the time of the creation of this course, we intend that this training program will last for only 8 days if the student will give 4 hours a day to focus on their training. But most of our students are also working professionals or either also having academic subjects to complete, so we ask them to spare an Hour every weekends for live video call session.

Unit 1 is composed of 8 Lessons that has reading, watching and answering evaluation form activities. And at the end of each unit, we ask that student should write a summary of each lessons and share their thoughts on how they could apply the lessons in their daily lives.

In Unit 2 there are 6 lessons which has reading materials and video presentation. Aside from reading and watching, we ask students to record themselves in a video performing the task assigned to them to do. and after completing the whole lessons for unit 2, again there will be a unit test in a form of essay.

In Unit 3, the students will just only read and watch. There will be no evaluation exam for this learning unit but they have to prepare a presentation as their final exam and assessment.

For the return demonstration on Learning Unit 2, we are giving each students two weeks to complete their task. While for the the Learning Unit 3, we give them a month to complete their procedures and film them selves in performing it before they will graduate from our program.

Time Zones

Our weekly video conferencing is always held every week end. And we have 3 schedules for that in Philippine Time and that is on Sunday 9:30 PM to 10:30 PM, Monday 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM and Monday 12:00 NN to 1:00 PM.

Since our students are coming from different part of the world, we are the one who adjust so that each students can participate to our Video Conferencing which we discuss special topics of interest related to our training program. As of this moment the time zones we cover are from:

  • New York City, USA
  • Ontario, Canada
  • Colorado, USA
  • Hawaii, USA
  • Toronto, Canada
  • California, USA
  • Texas, USA
  • Virginia, USA
  • British Columbia, Canada
  • New Jersey, USA
  • Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
  • Quebec, Canada
  • Punggol Walk, Singapore

I am not very familiar yet with different time zones in the world, but thanks to Google that they are helping me to cope up with the different time zones in the world. We are also looking forward to accomodate people from Europe such as in France, Italy, Spain, Austria as we also have established Hilot Binabaylan in those areas of the world.

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