2014 Readings Have Three Santeria Houses in Agreement- Unprecedented!

According to El Nuevo Herald, for the first time in anyone’s memory three separate Santeria houses, two in Cuba and one in Miami are reporting the same outcome for this year’s divination, Egiobe or Ejiogbe. The houses’ agreement about the specific predictions are ongoing but the general feeling is that this means optimism for the coming year. [Read more...]

Yemaya Shines Her Beauty on New Year’s Eve!

New Year’s is a time for huge ceremonies in the Brazilian traditions of Umbanda and Candomble. It is a time for pilgrimages and journeys to the sea to honor this Orixa or goddess.The immense celebrations that occur here are truly a sight to behold. People craft elaborate rafts and small boats on which they float their lavish offerings out to the sea. [Read more...]

Mojo, Juju, Mumbo Jumbo- What Does It Mean?

Many of the mysterious words of Voodoo originate from West Africa, brought to other continents across time and tide literally in some cases. Some must have traveled across the oceans, whispered in cargo holds by slaves counting on their Mojo, their Juju, and hoping Mumbo Jumbo would save them. [Read more...]

Babalu Aye: The King Who Hurts The World!

Babalu Aye is the God of sickness, of infectious disease, and consequently of healing. His feast day is December 17th, which is syncretized with the feast of San Lazaro. His name has been translated as the “king who hurts the world.” [Read more...]

Holiday Love Nuts Recipe

The spices used in Santeria and New Orleans Voodoo to honor the goddess Oshun are scientifically proven aphrodisiacs. According to the Science Channel, pumpkin pie spices, like clove, cinnamon and nutmeg are said to increase blood flow to the male member by up to 40 percent. These are ritual herbs for Oshun and are included in this recipe to help you bring love and blessings into your life. [Read more...]

Chango’s Feast Day: Beware There Could Be Flames!

There are many stories about this legendary King who is said to have actually lived in the 4th Century B.C.E. One of the most popular deities, Chango is the Ashe, or divine energy, of fire. The sacred power of the flame. [Read more...]

Mojuba Means Thank You: A Praise Poem

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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