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Santeria : Ashé

Ashé is one of the most used terms of Santeria. However, most of us, when we begin to learn the concepts and their meanings while taking our first steps in religion, we receive the brief explanation that the Ashé is a blessing or in some case a vital power or a powder that is given […]

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How to prepare a sacred altar at home

Before creating a “Spiritual Boveda” Spiritual Altar to the ancestors, several preliminary steps need to occur. First the room should be clean and neat. After the alter is configured it should stay as clean as possible. Ifa teaches that dirt and disorder can attract unwanted spiritual forces.This may seem simplistic, but it is of well […]

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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 in particular. Oggun the Orisha warrior […]

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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. With it’s Ota (stone), he […]

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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 and the ability to communicate with […]