Finding a Higher Power in Vodou or Santeria (Lucumi)

Despite what you may read in the misinformation on the internet, there is a complex system of determining one’s ruling Orisha if you are involved in the religion. [Read more…]

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2017 Letter of the Year : Yoruba Association of Cuba

The highly anticipated 2017 Letter of the Year from the Yoruba Association of Cuba is in the works. [Read more…]

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The Healing Power of San Lazaro

December 17th is the Feast of San Lazaro. This saint is associated with the Orisha Babalu Aye in the La Regla Lucumi (Santeria) tradition. Michael Atwood Mason on the Smithsonian.com blog writes of this king “in the African-inspired religious tradition known as Santería …, Babalú-Ayé is both feared and beloved. Thought to be responsible for [Read More…]

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Feast Of Orisha Obatala – Sept. 24th

Leading the group on the earthly plane is Obatala. This Orisha is the androgynous father/mother of peace and purity. He is the ashe of the clouds. [Read more…]

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Sensuous and Sacred: Oshun’s Feast Table How To

September 8th is the feast for Oshun in the religion of Santeria. Oshun is the Orisha in charge of the sweet and sometimes stormy waters of love, money, and beauty. Her roots stem not only from this tradition, but go back all the way to Africa. [Read more…]

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Yemaya’s Feast Day Is September 7th – Please Be Kind !

Many hear her sacred song of maternal love, kindness and blessing. She is customarily celebrated on September 7th, which coincides with the Catholic day for Diosa Del Mar, the Lady of the Sea. [Read more…]

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Recipe: Yemaya Coconut Rice

Yemaya is the Orisha of the Ocean in the Lucumi (Santeria) religion. A Mother to all, she rides the waves with her gentleness and blessings. [Read more…]

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