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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 : 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: 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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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 : Osain the medecin man

Africans believed that the Saints left Earth, went to heaven and then graduated to it in the form of rain. That this water fall in the rivers and these became Chinese stones that take the color according to the Oricha (Some white other black, some yellow and other roses CarmeliteRead More

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Ifa divination system intangible cultural heritage of humanity

The Ifa divination system, which makes use of an extensive corpus of texts and mathematical formulas, is practiced among Yoruba communities and by the African diaspora in the Americas and the Caribbean. The word Ifa refers to the mystical figure Ifa or Orunmila, regarded by the Yoruba as the deityRead More

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