Apu Adman Aghama was born under the name of Rolando Gomez Comon on the 10th of May 1978. He is the second child from the four siblings and the only Son of Rolando Dolar Comon and Raquel Payco Gomez. He was born and raised in metro manila and was baptized and raised as Roman Catholic. In 1982 his parents acquired a properties in San Jose Del Monte City, Bulacan on which the young Apu spent his growing up years and discovered his Spirituality. As a young child, Apu has been exposed to the beliefs in the mythological creatures such as presence of dwende, kapre, tikbalang, white ladies and the likes. Even when we were still living in Camp Crame, San Juan, Manila my mother always bring me to a magtatawas to deal with the unseen beings playing with me as a child. The belief in the unseen grew stronger when we move in to the forested subdivision of Francisco Homes 1 in the City of San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan where the area was still covered in tall grass and trees. As young Apu i already have found friend with nature playing along the streams, collecting rocks and stones, talking to plant and tree and playing with them as a medicine man. Through watching the Films of Ramon Revilla Sr. who plays to promote agimat and anting-anting (Talismans and Amulets) influenced me to have one and keep it.
But during High School on 1991 Apu was converted into the Bible Baptist Church this made me to surrender all the prayers and amulets i have obtained as a child and burned it accordingly to the ritual of the new church i belong. From becoming a Bible Baptist Believer my spiritual journey begin. I embrace the teaching of the new church by daily reading the Bible and memorizing it, attend the church and participate on its activities in soul winning. As an active member, my pastor at that time found potential on me that he assigned me to lead Children’s Bible Class and at a young age i become a Daily Vacation Bible School Teacher. My zealousness to the church also made me to become a missionary in Kay Mino, Norzagaray, Bulacan where i lead a Bible Study group every Thursday. As a missionary i found my self in awe and start questioning my abilities as a person. Because every time i pray there is power that comes out to my word and wonders happen every time i touch my hands to the sick. This made me search for an answer what happened during prayer. I start to commit my self in Spiritual Warfare and to the study of the unknown such as satanic and demon possession, enkanto, witchcraft and the like.
During College where he took Bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education at New Era University who was known as an Exclusive School for the Members of Iglesia ni Cristo (Church of Christ) his quest for Spirituality grew stronger that he was able to listen to the doctrines of different Christian Churches. He even become a Disciple Leader of the Metro Manila Christian Church and have been introduced to Messianic Judaism Movement and even on Islam and had a Muslim name as Abdul Raheem which means the Servant of the Most Compassionate. His Journey towards spirituality doesn’t stop there until he organized a study group known as the Blessed Circle of the Almighty on the 30th of October 1998 that it become Luntiang Aghama on the 13th of December 2000.
Apu Adman is a college drop out but instead he took a Diploma Degree in Alternative Medicine at St. Francis Divine College School of Alternative Medicine under the instruction of the late Dr. Ruben M. Galang where he finished it on March 2002. By becoming an Alternative Medicine Practitioner, his awareness towards the unknown grew that he studied witchcraft at Witch School International which is an Educational Ministry of the Correllian Nativist Church of Wicca in USA. After completing the First Degree Course, Apu Adman become an Outer Court Member of the Tradition from February 5, 2007 until he finally decide to take the Initiation to the First Degree as an Official Clergy of the Tradition on the 5th of September 2018. Apu Adman Aghama is also a dedicated member of the Correllian Order of Peace Weavers and a Correllian Shaman Guide of the Orange Feather Camp.
As a Chief Priest of the Shrine, Apu Adman also headed the National Community of Filipino Pagans, Peace Prayer Interfaith Ministry, Templong Anituhan ng Luntiang Aghama and the Kaduwa Movement Equality through Compassion which is an outreach ministry of the Shrine towards the LGBTIQ+ Community among Filipino’s around the world. Apu Adman Aghama also established the Hilot Academy of Binabaylan as it’s educational ministry in preserving the Philippine Traditional Indigenous Spirituality and Healthcare and he also have a YouTube channel dedicated on Peace Weaving which is the Peace Prayer TV.
Apu Adman Membership to the Correllian Tradition
On March 18, 2022- the First Priesthood of the Correllian Nativist Tradition of Wicca through Lord Donald Lewis and Lady Stephanie Neal, appointed me as Tradition’s Notable member of the Witan Council for Asia Pacific Region out of the virtue of my Spiritual Knighthood on the Order of Tsalv in promoting Correllianism in the Philippines and peace throughout the world.
Apu Adman has been the most sought resource person in the Philippines for media coverage on Indigenous Spirituality, Magick and Mysticism and Traditional Medicine.
At this moment, Apu Adman is focused on Reconstructing the Temple of the Diwata and conducts Bi Monthly Ritual Studies on Philippine Indigenous Traditional Spiritual Beliefs and Practices and at the same time provides in person, face-to-face initiatory training for Hilot ng Aghamang Binabaylan.