#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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Three Kings Are Coming. Are You Ready ?

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

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

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

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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