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Ifa’s letter of the year 2020 for Cuba and the rest of the world

To the priests of Ifa, the brothers Oriaté, Babaloshas, ​​Iyaloshas and Iworos, religious people in general and to whom it may interest. On January 1st, 2020, the members of the Letter of the Year Commission meet at the headquarters of the Religious Institution Yoruba Cultural Association of Cuba (ACYC) toRead 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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Santeria : The 8th of September is Oshun’s feast day

Oshun is a female Orisha who is part of the Orishas of head (which means she is received by the head). She represents the intensity of the feelings, spirituality, human sensuality and linked to it, delicacy, finesse, and from her love and femininity radiate sweetness. Share this article

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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 25th of june is the day of Oke in the Santeria

Oke is the Orisha of the hill, of the mountains and of the heights, all elevations of the earth. It represents the perfection of the primordial state of man that is born of Olodumare and returns to him. It symbolises the mysteries of Olofin and the firmness of Mother Earth.Read More

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Santeria : How to pay tribute to Yewa

[email protected] Last 30 of October we have been celebrating the day of Yewa, we propose some offerings « Adimus » that you can prepare for her. Since the number of Yewa is 11 the offerings are placed in this number, that is to say it is appeared by 11 apples, 11 figs,Read More

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Santeria : The dead give birth to the orishas

Ancestral spirits are one of the most important aspects to the Rule of Osha, both in daily practice and in every ritual we perform. In the religion of Lucumi/Lukumi every newcomer begins their journey by learning to build a relationship with their ancestral spirits. We say that “if we standRead More

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Cheketé or chequeté, the sacred drink of the orishas

Chequeté (corn) is one of the favorite food of the orishas and is mostly used in our religion, and though it does not come from Africa our ancestors have used it since the Europeans were taking it there. With the corn one elaborates the cheketé or chequeté that is theRead More

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How to prepare a throne for the orishas

A throne is an ephemeral structure made with colored fabrics called “paños de santos” used to cover them and pedestals on which the orishas are placed. Share this article

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