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A few things about the Iyawo

The Iyawó must always have his/her head covered during the first three months of Iyaworaje and he/she can not uncovered before anyone except his/her elders in Osha. Only the religious who is doing the Rogacion to his head is allowed to touch it when for some reason it is notRead More

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Santeria : The origin of the Rumba 1

The Rumba, of African root, arises with irrepressible force in Matanzas. Do not confuse it with the Rumba that later develops in Spain that drinks in the rhythm of the Son of the East. Alejandro Garcàa Caturla (1906-1940) already left a written work for orchestra, entitled “The Rumba”, where heRead More

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Santeria : Ritual to Obatala for the money

Obatalá is the kindly father of all the orishas and all humanity. He is also the owner of all heads and the mind. Though it was Olorun who created the universe, it is Obatalá who is the creator of the world and humanity. Obatalá is the source of all that isRead More

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Spiritim : Song for a spiritual mess

Today’s text is part of the many songs that are used for the Spiritual Mess. The song’s name is « Who is calling » it is a warning to the people that when you call the unknown it has to be treated with respect. Share this article

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Cuba: Letter of the Year 2017, Cultural Association Yoruba of Cuba, Commission Miguel Febles Padrón

The sign which manages the Letter of the Year 2017, from the Cultural Association Yoruba of Cuba together with the Organizing Commission for the letter of the Year Miguel Febles Padrón is «Baba Eyiogbe». Share this article

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Organizing Commission for the Sign of the Year “Miguel Febles Padrón” 2015

Following a tradition of twenty nine years, the Organizing Commission of the Reading of the Year gathered on the 31st of December 2015 in the House-Temple situated on Avenida 10 de Octubre #1509, between Josefina and Gertrudis, Vibora, Municipality of 10 de Octubre, City of Havana, Cuba. The Organizing Commission for 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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Santeria: Animist

The fundamental pillars of this religion are the cult of ancestors or “eguns” and animist beliefs that say that all the elements of nature are animated by spirits. It is a monotheistic religion that recognizes a single god who created everything even if it has polytheistic practices. Share this article

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Initiation

While the power of the Orishas is legendary, one doesn’t become initiated for power or for money. Instead initiations in Santeria help the person to move forward in their lives, often in specific ways and impart the aché or spiritual power of the Orishas into your life. There are a number of levels of initiation, and the knowledge you gain deepens as well as the commitment expected of you by the Orishas and your Godparents.

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Osha Ifa Rules

Osha Ifa Rules for Santeros; the divine sayings from the letters (signs) of the Dilogún as well as those from the Odun of Ifa; the Ethics Code of such Odun and the Moral Commandments of Ika Fun Odun of Ifa are strongly related to a solid tradition and experience based on religious practice of Olosha, Babalosha, Iyalosha, Oluwo Osain, Oba or Oriate Babalawo and Oluo.

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