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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 […]

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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 Latin America and the United States. […]

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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 his childlike nature, however, he’s a […]

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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 not the godfather or godmother or […]

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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 he tries to synthesize all forms […]