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Hùngbè - Vodun Sacred Language

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All languages contain sounds which relate to one or more of the five elements of air, fire, water, earth or ether. Hùngbè is a perfect combination and permutation of sounds relating to all the five elements in complete balance.

There are eighty four meridian points on the upper palate of a human’s mouth. One can feel that upper palate with the tongue and experience its different surfaces. There are two rows of meridian points on the upper palate and on the gum behind the upper teeth. The tongue stimulates those meridian points, and they in turn stimulate the hypothalamus which makes the pineal gland radiate. When the pineal gland radiates, it creates an impulse n the pituitary gland. When the pituitary gland triggers impulse, the entire glandular system secretes and a human being obtains séxwé ví, or spiritual bliss. This state created by a mass of consciousness accumulated for the good. This is a state of comfort and balance in Vodún. This state comes about because of the balance. However, there is no blind bliss here. A heightened sense of awareness comes with this. This is the science.

On the mundane level, Hùngbè (deity language; sacred language in the Fon language) is the combination of the tongue with the meridian points. When you read and recite Hungbè, it stimulates your hypothalamus. It is totally different than most other purported religious language because Hungbè is of a spiritually scientific nature. To know hùngbè is to know the Primal Being and know its most ancient of communication tools.

The whole language of Hungbè has the power to make a person divine, just in its recitation, if done correctly. One need not be overly concerned with the meaning (as much hùngbè is archaic anyway) for a change in consciousness. Hùngbè has to be overstood by the individual spirit and heart; not with emphasis on the head. There is no power in the head here; it is in the spirit and heart. 

Hùngbè is the cosmic sound or vibration of the cosmos called gbεmɛ in Fongbè and Vodún traditioǹ. The sound of the cosmos can resonate within if one "tunes into this energy". Only by following the rules of nature and realizing the patterns and disciplines of the cosmos can one find this hidden energy of internal sound. Through meditation, external singing and recitation can the bombardment of random noise in the mind be subdued. This internal noise that normally overwhelms the mind can be silenced and one can enjoy and hear the inner sound; this is the sound of the cosmos within the mind not to be confused with external vibrations.

The external melodies resonate and "kick start" the hùn (deity) within. Chanting is articulated sound. Once again, we are less concerned with knowing exact translations. If we have a good idea of what we are saying right about now at this point what matters most is the articulated sound. We use money everyday but often don't overstand it. But it connects one thing to another. So we are not that concerned with direct translations right now.