Posts made in September, 2009


A Gift from Bahay Nakpil During my visit to the Bahay Nakpil Museum, I was generously bestowed a complimentary copy of the Doctrina Christiana as a gift from Tess. As I turned the pages they were so crisp and fresh that they still stuck together. I feel that I had to share this gift from Bahay Nakpil by showing you the cover and some pages of this special book… Thank you, dear Ate Tessie. Doctrina Christiana, en lengua española...

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Ambahan: Poetry in Baybayin


Posted on Sep 5, 2009 in misc

Ambahan is a poem with seven-syllable metric lines. Some historians believe that Filipino natives wrote such poems on leaves and wood pieces in baybayin. See the following for more on the ambahan: Cosmic in Scope tanglad.wordpress.com/2009/07/01/ambahan...

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In this picture, the dinumug fertility and prosperity amulet is worn by this Ifugao women in modern times. The center of the dinumug has a form that is the image of the female uterus. The BA symbol’s shape is the outline of the center of the dinumug. More details and info on BA, dinumug and the fertility symbol’s implications at Fertility Symbols, Feminine Principle and BA. Photograph copyright: F. de Jager (Source:...

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2 meanings of “spell”


Posted on Sep 2, 2009 in divination, history

One meaning of “spell” is the setting the sequence of letters in a word. A practical action of spelling words to make logical sense to a reader. The other meaning is a magical one, as in “to cast a spell.” It is interesting that in the case of runes and divination, one would “cast the stones” whereby the stones had the writing of runes upon them. Upon falling, the stones would indicate...

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