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July 10, 2017
Finding a Higher Power in Vodou or Santeria (Lucumi)
Despite what you may read in the misinformation on the internet, there is a complex...
September 07, 2016
Sensuous and Sacred: Oshun’s Feast Table How To
September 8th is the feast for Oshun in the religion of Santeria. Oshun is the...
September 01, 2016
Art, Ancestors, And Ana Mendieta
It has been over 30 years since the brilliant, talented, visionary, and spiritual artist Ana...
August 15, 2016
Recipe: Yemaya Coconut Rice
Yemaya is the Orisha of the Ocean in the Lucumi (Santeria) religion. A Mother to...
August 04, 2016
An Orisha Oshun Herbal
The Orisha of Love, Beauty, Money and Gold is called Oshun. She is honored with...
April 26, 2016
#Beyonce Pours Out Oshun’s Honey And #Lemonade
These days almost everyone knows about the lovely Beyonce, unfortunately the same can't be said...
April 14, 2016
The Why Of Whites – Clothing That Is
White clothing is not limited to the Haitian Vodou Religion, Umbanda, or Lucumi (Santeria,) many...
March 02, 2016
Santa Marta And The Dragon: Another Face Of Oya
Some Espiritismo temples or houses honor Santa Marta La Dominadora, or Saint Martha the Dominator....
January 05, 2016
Three Kings Are Coming. Are You Ready ?
In the Santeria religion special washes, candles, oils, and other spells are prepared to help...
September 23, 2015
Sept. 24th Is The Feast of Obatala
September 24th is the feast of Obatala, the La Regla Lucumi (Santeria) Orisha of the...
June 13, 2015
St. Anthony and Eleggua … At A Crossroads
Everyone listened, it was after all a talking coconut. Ever since then devotees are required...
May 12, 2015
How to Use Cascarilla
Medically the plant was used as a tonic, an expectorant, to stop excessive farting, and...
April 22, 2015
The Rite to Yemaya- Some Thoughts on Appropriation
I guess some people are wondering what is the problem. The problems center around the...
March 29, 2015
Grains of Paradise: A Spicy Bit of Magick
Hoodoo folk magick says to place the grains in a piece of red cloth and...
January 14, 2015
Palo Santo- The Secrets of this Saintly Stick
Consider adding this to a cleansing bath or sacred floorwash. If you haven't used this...
January 06, 2015
January 6 – Three Kings’ Day Feast
The botanicas, or spiritual supply houses, in Spanish Harlem light candles, sell incense, and perform...
January 02, 2015
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...
December 03, 2014
Chango Santeria Feast Day Prayers and Dances
December 4th is the traditional feast day for the Orisha Chango in the La Regla...
October 01, 2014
First, Last and Always: Ancestor Roundup
Honoring and recognizing the Ancestors comes first, last, and always in African Traditional Religions.
September 17, 2014
Voodoo Universe Explores Babalu Aye and Ricky Ricardo
Babalu Aye is an Orisha, or demi-god, in the religion of Santeria, more properly known...
September 08, 2014
Oshun’s Butternut Squash Soup Recipe
Foremost she is an Orisha or Goddess of Water, the sacred embodiment of the river....
August 20, 2014
Agayu: The Volcano’s God of Fire
Some know the sacred energy of the volcano as Vulcan, Pele, Konohana Sakuya Hime, or...
July 22, 2014
Make Your Own Sacred Santeria Baths for Money !
The following baths can be used to attune yourself to the Ashe, or sacred energy...
June 13, 2014
Eleggua’s Feast Day Falls on Friday the 13th
Elegua/Eleggua also known as Eshu is often associated with St. Anthony. St. Anthony's feast day...
January 05, 2014
Three Kings, and Camels, and Sheep, and Santeria…Oh My!
Here in NYC the Three Kings are a big deal. We have parades with camels,...
January 03, 2014
2014 Readings Have Three Santeria Houses in Agreement- Unprecedented!
According to El Nuevo Herald, for the first time in anyone's memory three separate Santeria...
December 30, 2013
Yemaya Shines Her Beauty on New Year’s Eve!
New Year's is a time for huge ceremonies in the Brazilian traditions of Umbanda and...
December 15, 2013
Holiday Love Nuts Recipe
The spices used in Santeria and New Orleans Voodoo to honor the goddess Oshun are...
December 03, 2013
Chango’s Feast Day: Beware There Could Be Flames!
There are many stories about this legendary King who is said to have actually lived...
November 26, 2013
Mojuba Means Thank You: A Praise Poem
Devotees of the religion of Santeria (Lucumi) frequently recite a devoted list of prayers and...
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