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...]

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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...]

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Oshun Mango Peach Salsa Recipe for Love

Originally thought of as an exotic fruit from paradise the sensual Mango has now become a regular item in most markets. Here in New York City vendors carve the delicacies into artful flowers and sell them on the street corner offering a unique summer treat. [Read more...]

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Orange is the New Black Puts On Santeria Whites

Rarely do we get a portrayal of the Santeria Religion, more correctly known as La Regla Lucumi, on television. It seems that Orange is the New Black is trying to change that. From 1985 to 2014, we’ve come a long way; Santeria on television doesn’t always mean animal sacrifice and dubious murder, and it’s about time. [Read more...]

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FireFire Fireside Chats: Voodoo and Santeria Ashe Explained !

Ashe is a difficult concept for people to grasp. Voodoo and Santeria, or Lucumi, practitioners see it as the divine life force that permeates all things. [Read more...]

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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...]

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Santeria’s Ochosi Come and Live in My House

Ochosi is traditionally in charge of jails and cages. He is a champion of justice. There is a common prayer that roughly translates “Ochosi, come and live in my house, so I don’t have to live in yours.” [Read more...]

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