Babalu Aye Healing Popcorn Recipe

Babalu Aye Healing Popcorn Recipe December 15, 2019

Babalu Aye image by Xenmate. Licensed under CC 2.0

In the religion of La Regla Lucumi one of the Orishas of healing is Babalu Aye. Honored on December 17th (which is the feast day for St. Lazaro,) people leave offerings, make pilgrimages, and cook healing feasts. My post The Healing Power of San Lazaro talks about “Babalu Aye is the God of sickness, of infectious disease, and consequently of healing. His name has been translated as the “king who hurts the world.” Babalu Aye is worshiped under many different names. His name is Sonponno among the Yoruba, and Sakpata or Sagbata among the Fon of West Africa. Some believe his name is so sacred it is not to be spoken.”

As always, I strongly advocate initiation in African Traditional Religion so you can receive individualized guidance and attention from a teacher. This especially true when one is seeking guidance around medical concerns, both traditional medical professionals and spiritual practitioners should be consulted if you are dealing with these things.

Babaluaye Healing Popcorn Recipe – covered with healing herbs and spices this popcorn is great to use as an offering to the Orisha Babalu Aye, or eat yourself to gain health and success.

6 cups popped popcorn

3 Tbs melted butter

1/2 tsp. garlic powder

1 tsp. onion powder

1 tsp. dried basil

1 tsp. dried parsley

1/2 tsp. dried thyme

Place the popcorn into a large bowl. Combine the rest of the ingredients together in a measuring cup and mix well. Pour over popcorn. Toss well to coat. If this is to be used as an offering, please omit the salt. This is customary in the tradition. If you are eating it yourself, however, you may need to grab that salt shaker. Enjoy. Makes 6 servings.


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About Lilith Dorsey
Lilith Dorsey M.A., hails from many magickal traditions, including Afro-Caribbean, Celtic, and Indigenous American spirituality. Their traditional education focused on Plant Science, Anthropology, and Film at the University of R.I, New York University, and the University of London, and their magickal training includes numerous initiations in Santeria also known as Lucumi, Haitian Vodoun, and New Orleans Voodoo. Lilith Dorsey is also a Voodoo Priestess and in that capacity has been doing successful magick since 1991 for patrons, is editor/publisher of Oshun-African Magickal Quarterly, filmmaker of the experimental documentary Bodies of Water :Voodoo Identity and Tranceformation,’ and choreographer/performer for jazz legend Dr. John’s “Night Tripper” Voodoo Show. They have long been committed to providing accurate and respectful information about the African Traditional Religions and are proud to be a published Black author of such titles as Voodoo and African Traditional Religion, 55 Ways to Connect to Goddess, The African-American Ritual Cookbook, Love Magic, the bestselling Orishas, Goddesses and Voodoo Queens and Water Magic You can read more about the author here.

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