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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Art, Ancestors, And Ana Mendieta

It has been over 30 years since the brilliant, talented, visionary, and spiritual artist Ana Mendieta plunged to her death on the streets of New York City. But all too often in stories like hers people focus on the negative and not the beauty of what was, and what remains behind. [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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An Orisha Oshun Herbal

The Orisha of Love, Beauty, Money and Gold is called Oshun. She is honored with a variety of herbs and flowers. [Read more…]

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#Beyonce Pours Out Oshun’s Honey And #Lemonade

These days almost everyone knows about the lovely Beyonce, unfortunately the same can’t be said of the lovely Orisha Oshun. [Read more…]

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The Why Of Whites – Clothing That Is

White clothing is not limited to the Haitian Vodou Religion, Umbanda, or Lucumi (Santeria,) many different religions from Druids to Christians understand and appreciate the ritual nature of white dress. [Read more…]

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Santa Marta And The Dragon: Another Face Of Oya

Some Espiritismo temples or houses honor Santa Marta La Dominadora, or Saint Martha the Dominator. Here she is a Queen of the dead, dancer in the cemetery, screeching howl of the wind. [Read more…]

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