Three Kings Are Coming. Are You Ready ?

Three Kings' Day photo by Lilith Dorsey. All rights reserved.

In the Santeria religion special washes, candles, oils, and other spells are prepared to help with success for the coming New Year. [Read more...]

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Sept. 24th Is The Feast of Obatala

Muneca Orisha by Jaume Escofet. Licensed under CC 2.0.

September 24th is the feast of Obatala, the La Regla Lucumi (Santeria) Orisha of the white cloth. Obatala represents purity, peace, calm and coolness. [Read more...]

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St. Anthony and Eleggua … At A Crossroads

Sant'Antonio photo by alessandra elle. Licensed under CC 2.0

Everyone listened, it was after all a talking coconut. Ever since then devotees are required to leave offerings to Eleggua as part of their regular practice, for if he does not allow your words to be heard, no one will hear them. [Read more...]

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How to Use Cascarilla

Cascarilla photo by Lilith Dorsey. Copyright 2015 all rights reserved.

Medically the plant was used as a tonic, an expectorant, to stop excessive farting, and also for “nocturnal pollutions.” For convenience sake the stuff used in ritual now is made from powdered eggshells. These Cascarilla cakes are used before, during, and sometimes even after any ritual working, and could definitely be considered a necessary part of the tradition. [Read more...]

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The Rite to Yemaya- Some Thoughts on Appropriation

Yemaya offering photo by Lilith Dorsey. All rights reserved.

I guess some people are wondering what is the problem. The problems center around the fact that these are ancient Orisha (goddesses,) embodying the primal forces of the Universe. Their very names are an invocation and an invitation, and people clearly don’t know what they are getting into. [Read more...]

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Grains of Paradise: A Spicy Bit of Magick

Grains of Paradise photo by Lilith Dorsey. All rights reserved 2015.

Hoodoo folk magick says to place the grains in a piece of red cloth and tie it up with a picture of St. Michael as a Gris-Gris or herbal spell for safety. [Read more...]

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Palo Santo- The Secrets of this Saintly Stick

Palo Santo Burn photo by Lilith Dorsey. All rights reserved.

Consider adding this to a cleansing bath or sacred floorwash. If you haven’t used this yet, I highly recommend trying it soon. It adds another level of psychic blessing to your space, it elevates the vibrations of the user, and brings you closer to the divine. [Read more...]

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