Monday Meditation: Mulengro (Introduction)

For those of you who are new to this blog, I'd like to take this opportunity to welcome you and say, "Thank you!" for your interest. As my loyal readers are well aware, I'm a huge fan of Ly De Angeles and her works. One of the things I've learned from her is to identify and work to eradicate what she has termed as "Mulengro". While I've written on this subject before, I want to spend the next few weeks repeating this, as it's an important concept to understand and put into practice, no matter your particular flavor of spirituality.

Ly De Angeles describes Mulengro in her book, "Witchcraft: Theory and Practice":

"Mulengro is the name of an entity that is like an alien barb; one that has become an out-of-control arrow that pierces generation upon generation with is poison. It feeds on its own likeness, and people are its host."

She explains further: "Mulengro denies the individual the right to be an individual and assures that is victims remain emotionally crippled. Mulengro is passed on like a virus through the perpetuation of the seven attributes of greed, envy, guilt, deceit, denial, expectation, and assumption. The only way to rid the psyche and spirit of the virus is to abruptly and completely stop hosting it!"

It's easier said than done. It's a sneaky little villain that lies in wait to attack anyone with an opening. Two of it's biggest culprits are usually expectation and assumption.

Assumption is defined as "a thing that is accepted as true or as certain to happen, without proof."

Expectation is defined as "a strong belief that something will happen or be the case in the future."

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What both of these have in common is my own perception. Perception is my way of thinking about something that can be easily skewed by the information at my disposal. If I don't have all of the information, I can fill in the gaps through assumption. If my assumption appears to stand up, then I move into the realm of expectation that this assumption can be applied elsewhere or toward the future. When these do not turn out to be true, I have been incorrect and that hurts my ego (bring in the rest of the faces of Mulengro here).

I have to be on consistent guard against allowing this kind of thinking to creep in, and not just inside my own head. De Angeles again: "Do not allow others to perpetuate any kind of these seven faces of Mulengro on you, and do not use them to abort the truth, no matter what the seeming advantage. These faces (behind each of them are the other six) are all vices of disrespect."

Ouch! Disrespect- of self, of others, of the Mystery. I don't want to be disrespectful to any of us! And yet, that's exactly what happens when I allow Mulengro in, even just a little bit.

Assumption and expectation are not the same as intuition. Intuition will usually warn you when these two are in the area. Learning to listen to that voice is a process. It takes time, vigilance and a release of ego, all of which go against our human nature. Most of our battles lie within us, and in order to conquer ourselves, we must be aware of the true enemy.
To name a thing is to have power over it. Now that we've named Mulengro, we can devise strategies against him.

Next week, we'll talk more about this. Your homework, should you choose to accept it, will be to begin identifying areas in your life where you have observed Mulengro.

Feel free to email me if you have any questions!



  1. Thanks for re-visiting this! I am so guilty of the expectation and assumptions, usually about myself and my abilities.


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