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Santeria : 4th of october, Orula’s day

Orunmila is an Orisha. He is the great benefactor of the humanity and his main advisor. He reveals the future through the secrets of Ifa, the supreme oracle. He is also a great healer, and those who ignores his advices can undergo the ups and downs produced by Eshu. ShareRead More

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Santeria : The 24th of sptember is the day of Orisha Obatala

The Virgin of the Mercedes or Our Lady of the Mercedes, also called the Queen of Peace, is one of the advocations of the Virgin Mary.  According to the legend, in 1218 San Pedro Nolazco had a vision of the Blessed Virgin who became known as La Virgen de laRead More

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Setup an ancestors altar

The purpose of the altar is to serve as a place of remembrance for those ancestors whose wisdom and understanding has improved the quality of your life. Again, for those who do not know their lineage, do not let this inhibit the process. The altar may be used to communicateRead More

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Santeria: Every 28th of June we celebrate Oggun’s day

Oggun is the Orisha that represents and is the patron of the blacksmiths, of the wars, of technology, of the surgeons of the army as well as everything that needs uniforms and of all the ones that works in some way or another with the metals or some metal inRead More

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The power of ancestors

Ifa teaches that the power to effectively invoke Spirits comes as a result of initiation and the training that is sanctioned by initiation. The exception to this rule is egun (ancestor spirits). In Ifa, there are ancestor initiations (egungun, isegun, ato), but everyone is believed to have the power andRead More

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The Santería Religion / The Lucumi Religion recognize by Unesco

Santería, (Spanish: “The Way of the Saints”), also called La Regla de Ocha (Spanish: “The Order of the Orishas”) or La Religión Lucumí (Spanish: “The Order of Lucumí”), the most common name given to a religious tradition of African origin that was developed in Cuba and then spread throughout LatinRead More

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The 13th of June is Eleggua’s day

Eleguá (Elegguá) is sometimes represented as a child, and sometimes as an old man. He represents the beginning and end of life, and the opening and closing of paths in life. Sometimes known as the trickster, he likes to play jokes on people. He enjoys candy and toys. Despite hisRead More

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When Obatala the Orisha Danse

Obatala (known as Obatalá in Latin America and Yoruba mythology) is an Orisha. He is believed to be the Sky Father and the creator of human bodies, which were brought to life by the smooth breath of Olodumare. Obatala is the father of all Orishas and the owner of allRead More

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Santeria: Interpretation of the letter of the year

  Here’s something that both Cuba and the U.S. suffer from: ‘narcissistic attitudes’. After performing rituals in places like rivers, forests, hills and sacred trees, Cuba’s babalawos lock themselves into the Asociación Cultural Yoruba en La Habana, Cuba, entre la calle Prado #615 e/ Monte y Vieja, Dragones,  on DecemberRead More

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Santeria: letter of the year 2018 from Cuba

This year, like the year 2017, a letter of the year 2018 was unified from both religious branches: the Cuban Council of Major Priests of Ifa and the Organizing Committee of the letter of the year Miguel Febles Padrón. On June 20, 2016, the consolidation of both letters of theRead More

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