First, Last and Always: Ancestor Roundup

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

Voodoo Universe Explores Babalu Aye and Ricky Ricardo

Babalu Aye is an Orisha, or demi-god, in the religion of Santeria, more properly known as La Regla Lucumi. Most people, however, only recognize the words as those of the popular television character Ricky Ricardo, played by Desi Arnaz on I Love Lucy, one of the most famous shows of all time. [Read more...]

Oshun’s Butternut Squash Soup Recipe

Foremost she is an Orisha or Goddess of Water, the sacred embodiment of the river. Very often she is represented by statues of Caridad del Cobre, Our Lady of Copper, whose feast day is celebrated on September 8th. [Read more...]

Agayu: The Volcano’s God of Fire

Some know the sacred energy of the volcano as Vulcan, Pele, Konohana Sakuya Hime, or Chaifi, but in the Afro-Caribbean religion of Lucumi (Santeria) this divine mix of fire and earth is the domain of Agayu. [Read more...]

Make Your Own Sacred Santeria Baths for Money !

The following baths can be used to attune yourself to the Ashe, or sacred energy of the Orisha (divine spirits.) There is a recipe for an Eleggua bath to salute the guardian of the crossroads, and one for Oshun, the goddess of love and gold. [Read more...]

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 is this year falls on Friday June 13th. Those who wish to honor him, who may not be attached to a traditional Santeria (La Regla Lucumi) house can light a St. Anthony candle. Say a novena for lost things ( I think this is always important,) sailors, the elderly, fishermen, horses or a plentiful harvest. [Read more...]

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, parties, and hundreds of school kids lining the streets wearing paper crowns. In the Santeria religion, also better known as La Regla Lucumi, the Three Kings are a big deal too. It is a time for bringing in luck and success. [Read more...]


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