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

Orisha Mural in Spanish Harlem, NYC

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...]

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Spells For Golden Goddesses – Fortuna, Theia and Oshun

Vrouwe Fortuna photo by **AB**. Text added. Licensed under CC 2.0

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

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

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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...]

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December 17th Feast of Babalu Aye

Sonponno display at Smithsonian Museum of Natural History photo by Lilith Dorsey, all rights reserved.

Like the Orisha Oya, the wind is one of the magickal tools he uses to accomplish his work. Various images depict Babalu Aye as being covered in wounds or sores, and in some cultures he is shown cloaked completely in raffia and straw. [Read more...]

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Chango Santeria Feast Day Prayers and Dances

Chango Santeria tools photo by Lilith Dorsey. All rights reserved.

December 4th is the traditional feast day for the Orisha Chango in the La Regla Lucumi, also known as Santeria tradition. [Read more...]

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First, Last and Always: Ancestor Roundup

Sleepy Hollow cemetery photo by Lilith Dorsey. All rights reserved.

Honoring and recognizing the Ancestors comes first, last, and always in African Traditional Religions. [Read more...]

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Liquor is Quicker- Spirits for the Spirit

Crystal head vodka bottle photo by Chris Parmeter. Licensed under CC 2.0

I received a promotional keychain from the Bacardi company some years back that even spoke of the bat as “ the emblem of mystical power and good fortune.” [Read more...]

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