Who Needs Blue Balls?

Blue balls, also known as laundry bluing, bluestone or anil, is a traditional ingredient in cleansing and protection magick. If you thought this post was about those other blue balls, get your mind out of your pants. [Read more…]

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Pope Francis Visits Cuba… And Oshun?

Pope Francis’ visit to Cuba made him the third pope in a row to visit the island. One major difference is this time he went to see the patron of the place, Nuestra Senora Caridad del Cobre. [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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How To Create A Yemaya Shrine

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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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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Light Up The Black: New Season of #OITNB

What would Crazy Eyes’ special brand of Hoodoo look like ? Wouldn’t it be delightful to see Kate Mulgrew’s character of Red Reznikov get a jailhouse Kolovrat tattoo? Hopefully more of the Santeria or “Catholic Plus” religion as they call it will be highlighted too. [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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