Hurricanes: The Raging Spirit of African Ancestors

According to NASA’s research scientists, hurricanes that hit the Atlantic coasts are born in storm systems off the west coast of Africa which travel the identical route of the transatlantic slave trade. Hurricanes cannot form just anywhere in the world due to the need for hot and humid air. They normally form close to the equator and move west or northwest in a path called Hurricane Alley which is a stretch of warm water through the Atlantic Ocean from the west coast of Africa to the coast of Central America.

Interestingly, the accumulating point thresholds at the “Door of No Return” at the House of Slaves on Goree Island, off the coast of Senegal in West Africa; the final exit point of captured Africans. Men, women, and children were herded like animals and crowded into filthy, unsanitary holding pens inside these tiny quarters, frightened and terrorized beyond belief and often slaughtered merciless there for resistance.

Door of No Return in House of Slave -Goree Island

There are several African legends about the paths hurricanes follow. According to legend, hurricanes are the work of angry African ancestors stolen from their homeland exacting revenge for the millions of African lives killed in the Atlantic Ocean and forced into slavery in the Caribbean, United States, and South America.

But even if you don’t understand the human phenomenon of spirit, you cannot deny the coincidences of the following:

Michael Brown shooting August 9, 2014 and ongoing conflicts in Ferguson and other parts of Missouri—Missouri’s record setting flood devastations of 2014, 2015, and the final blow of Hurricane Irma bringing 1-in-1000 year flood totals which just happened coincidentally this August 2017 (same month of shooting).

The Charleston church Massacre in South Carolina on June 17, 2015 where 9 blacks were killed in church during bible study—and the torrential flooding that shut down the city of Charleston a few months later on October 3, 2015 not to mention the recent devastation in South Carolina by Irma – coincidentally on “9/11” in 2017.

The horrendous shooting of 15 year old, Jordan Edwards in Texas on April 29, 2017 and the catastrophic devastation in Texas caused by the unprecedented Hurricane Harvey this past August 2017.

There are many more recent relatable incidences going back as far as Trayvon Martin in Florida—now practically wiped out by Irma—which have to make you wonder.

Battle of Mbwila Legend: Grieving African Ancestors Named Hurricanes

More than 400 hundred years ago, at the valley of the Ulanga River, was fought the Battle of Mbwila, the last battle of the long fight between the slave traders, and Nvita a Nkanga, also known as King António I of Kongo. There Nvita a Nkanga perished utterly along side brave male warriors and women and children. The survivors were taken captive and traded as slaves never to feel their native African soil under their feet again. The weeping and moaning of the suffering since that battle, the sea and shore have been haunted. There are many strange things to be seen and heard along that coast. On dark nights, thousands of voices are heard along the beach above the waves, chanting “Sunset, may there be no moaning of Africa’s soul.” When out to sea, a cursed wind hovers as if asleep, until the winds are up, then a sound of great shouting comes from that sea, like a battle cry of our fallen King!

There is a spiritual realm that dominates the physical realm and in this realm presides the spirits of our ancestors who were snatched from life unjustly. The spirit never dies, nor does justice so when injustice prevails in the physical realm, justice prevails in the spiritual realm. 

We as the descendants of ancestors who were horrendously taken from life have an obligation to connect spiritually for justice. Our ancestor spirits are so grieved and angry  the energies of their fate culminate into hurricanes that travel the path of their deaths. 

Influencing the atmosphere is a spiritual power we possess, far greater than all of man’s arsenals; we can strengthen it exponentially together with the help of our ancestors spirits who seek retribution for the crimes against them and us. 

“The gazelle doesn’t go to the lion begging not to be eaten; it learns to be swift and alert to avoid the lion.”

It is asinine to keep depending on the predator for help when our ancestors spirits lie waiting to assist us.


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