January 6 – Three Kings’ Day Feast

The botanicas, or spiritual supply houses, in Spanish Harlem light candles, sell incense, and perform ceremonies for the Three Kings, or Wise Men ( Caspar, Melchior, and Balthazar,) who finally made it to the Christ Child on January 6 to deliver their gifts. The sacred gifts were Gold, Frankincense, and Myrrh. In the Lucumi (Santeria) tradition the feast is a celebration of great fortune. [Read more...]

Letter of the Year for 2015 Released From Yoruba Association of Cuba

It is the time of year when practitioners of La Regla Lucumi, Ifa, and traditions referred to as Santeria receive their reading or letter of the year. As always, it is important to follow the reading of the year for your own spiritual house. The teachings of your godparents are always the most important instructions for an individual to follow. Some, however, also value letters from particular houses, such as the Letter of the year from the renowned Yoruba Association of Cuba. [Read more...]

Spells For Golden Goddesses – Fortuna, Theia and Oshun

Before Gold was a gift for a child, it was an offering worthy of the Goddess. [Read more...]

2014 Voodoo and Santeria on Television- That’s Not Entertainment !

I will continue to watch the mainstream media, with a hopefully eye, a scratchy head, and a prayer we don’t get anymore roaches. [Read more...]

WTF Is Winter Wassail Recipe

The etymology of the word come from Olde English and literally (like many other toasts) translates to “well health.” These are the words of our ancestors. The term began appearing as early as the 8th century, even the poem Beowulf speaks of a “Warriors’ Wassail.” [Read more...]

Facts About Frankincense – The Myth, Magick, and Medicine

Magickally Frankincense has many uses. It is said to bring on peace, release stress, and connect one with the divine. Some believe it helps to connect the lower chakras with the solar plexis, and move the energy up to the higher realms. [Read more...]

Mamas and Babies #blacklivesmatter

There are probably some who have wondered at my silence in the wake of recent events. As the parent of a murdered child it has been hard to find the words. My thoughts, prayers, and love go out to the mothers, from one mother to another, now and always. [Read more...]


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