How To Create A Yemaya Shrine

Yemaya altar photo by Lilith Dorsey. All rights reserved.

The Orisha Yemaya is saluted on September 7th. She is associated with motherhood and divine protection. In my experience many are able to connect with her through her maternal ashe, or divine energy. [Read more...]

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Oshun – Orisha of Love Recipes

Oshun Feast photo by Lilith Dorsey. All rights reserved.

Sweet, sensual, powerful, and divine Oshun is the Orisha, or goddess, of love and beauty. In the religion of La Regla Lucumi, also referred to as Santeria, her feast day is celebrated on September 8th. [Read more...]

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Orisha Artist Spotlight on Patricia Grannum

Oshun painting by Patricia Grannum, all rights reserved.

.I started doing these pieces because I knew so little about the Orisha spiritual practice, even though I live in Trinidad and Tobago, a Caribbean nation where the religion has a relatively strong presence. It’s one of the few remnants of African spiritual practice that remains in Trinidad . [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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Nigeria’s World Sango Festival 2014

Bowl with lid, Yoruba people, Nigeria photo by Cliff. Text added. Licensed under CC 2.0

Sango is a king, a god, a warrior. This year’s World Sango festival was held in Oyo Nigeria on August 21-30. Created to celebrate African cultural heritage, the event features performances from different Orisha worshiping groups from around the globe. [Read more...]

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Oya: Santeria’s Rider on the Storm

Oya Santeria's Rider on the Storm photo by Lilith Dorsey.

The Wind, the Tornado, the Hurricane… all of these are the domain of the great and powerful Santeria goddess Oya. She is change. Oya can very often be change in the form of severe weather. [Read more...]

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Mojuba Means Thank You: A Praise Poem

Mojuba and Thanks by Lilith Dorsey.

Devotees of the religion of Santeria (Lucumi) frequently recite a devoted list of prayers and thanks to their ancestors, spiritual teachers, and gods, or Orisha. These are most commonly referred to as mojubas. The word literally breaks down linguistically to the Yoruba words Mo, for “I,” and the word for juba, which means to “give respect to.” [Read more...]

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