Yemaya had much money, and wanted to marry Orunmila, deciding to go in search. On her way she met Eleggua, and asked him of what he lived of; He said that in the corner, eating Guinea pig and smoked fish, roasted corn and corn flour, and doing errands. She replied that it was not him. Following the path she found Oggun, and asked him the same thing; He said that he was a blacksmith; She replied that it was not him. Then, Orula was found, and after ask the same question, heard of him living off readings. Now, Yemaya replied yes that it had to be him. But Orula told her that for marriage, she had to do a cleaning. And Yemaya, so did to achieve her purpose.
-In where lived Yemaya with her children, Ifa prohibited the consumption of pork because of its negative consequences for health. Children of Yemaya had pork among their favorite dishes, for its flavor and because producing them sexual furor. So they began to eat it in a clandestine manner. They then contracted serious diseases that could not be cured. Yemaya, desperate, searched for Oggún, her husband. He only solved with violence, and whenever a child complained, killed with his sword so that they suffer no more. Then, Yemaya had a reading with Orula, who gave the following remedy: boil water of Coco with the grass tua tua, caisimon, anise and alacrancillo, and igerirla in the form of infusion.
-Yemaya was rich and lived on incomes; She had several houses. But the tenants stopped paying her. This plunged her into such despair that she thought even in committing suicide. Then she turned, and thought to see orula. And Orunmila made a record, and told her to remain calm, that would get the payments they owed her; just had to do a cleaning. Yemaya made, went home to wait, and the next day the tenants began to pay what was due.
Message ~ Orula has the final word..
Anonymous asked: I have a question about tarot card readings ? Are you born with that gift or reading the cards ? Or are you guys like taught throw a special ceremony ?
My personal opinion is that not everyone has the gift to read Tarot .. I mean anyone can learn the meanings of each card, spread, etc. But Tarot reading is a gift that comes from inside, the ability to look beyond the cards and go deeper into the secrets, bringing clarification to the Seeker and not just read what s on the cards.. Everyone can learn the meanings but not everyone can look beyond what’s on the table ..
Poppets and pins may be largely the stuff of pulp fantasies, but Vodouisants do use dolls for protection and aid. In Haiti, Vodouisants will use dolls to house protective spirits, much as dolls are used in Cuban Espiritismo. Dolls are also widely used for this purpose in New Orleans Voodoo and in hoodoo, practices that have been strongly influenced by European folk magic traditions. These dolls are not mutilated, damaged, or tortured. On the contrary, they are fed and pampered. Vodouisants talk to their dolls, asking for their aid and protection. Sometimes they will even take a doll into the djevo with them and “initiate” it as a houngan or mambo. These dolls can be powerful protectors, and creating them is not particularly difficult.
The Haitian Vodou Handbook: Protocols for Riding with the Lwa by Kenaz Filan.
Filan debunks the myths around Voodoo dolls. Which now exist because of the combination of African and European magic. But are not tools of some evil hollywood dream magic. The mythical voodoo dolls is another example of racist views of African diaspora religions ( as in they exists merely as White nightmares).
Papa legba’s words resound through the crossroads to those spaces where tales take on form and gently swing between the Visible and Invisible Worlds. The crossroads is the matrix of the web whose strands vibrate to the tale’s telling. the mouth talks, the ears hears, and the soul sing the song of creation.
For the Anago Ifa’Orisha devotee, everything that we are, were, and will be is enshrined in the holy Oracle of Ifa. Our doubts, questions, and unsureties are clarified by the sacred Odu (oracular scriptures) which constitute the foundation of Ifa. And so, we strive to search through the dibris of…
There is no night without day, as there is no day without night.
First thing you need to do any religious act is to give account to the - eggun - spirits and ask for their blessing. Eggun are important in our religion, without them you can not carry out any thing, they are served and eat before even Eleggua. Why? Quite simply because without them the secret…
Anonymous asked: Good music that you'd recommend ? So far my favorite is : Ritmo Y Canto Tacuafan
If you are referring to Orisha Music, there are a few groups I can recommend:
- Yoruba Andabo
- Grupo Afrocuba
Those three groups are the main in making Lukumi Orisha Music .. Personally I love listening to them !
Anonymous asked: Hey there! Would you be able to create a post to explain the role of an Oba Oriate?
I think this little piece from the article may help :
The Obá Oriaté is the true high priest in our religion. They are the master of ceremonies who knows all of the rituals and officiates them on behalf of a community. There is a great misconception that only men can be Obá Oriates. This is not only liturgically incorrect, but there is historical evidence to the contrary. Some of the most powerful Oriates in our religion were women. Santeria is a woman’s religion, and women dominate its practice. The Oriate is the person who officiates the kariocha ceremony and orchestrates the efforts of the Olorishas who are present to initiate the new Iyawó. The Obá Oriaté can officiate sacrificial ceremonies, work withancestors, give cowrie shell readings (diloggun), determine a person’s tutelary Orisha, do entrance readings prior to ceremonies, give necklaces, give warriors, give Orishas, give life readings (itá), perform ebó – they can perform religious services in every aspect of Santeria. They go through a special ceremony to remove any taboos from their hands so that they can officiate the initiation of any individual. Oriates may be crowned to any Orisha
Link to Complete artcle : http://santeriachurch.org/aleyos-santeros-and-babalawos-oh-my/
Anonymous asked: Hi I was wondering if you do Orisha readings and readings to assist me with what spirit guides or gaurdian angels are around me to work with that can help me and how. Also had some guestions about setting up a Boveda.
No, I do not do Orisha Readings(which I take you mean Diloggun Readings). I do Tarot Readings, which of course can help to some extent see the spirits that are surrounding you at the moment. Although my readings are more to bring clarification to life surrounding the Seeker as well as a General Overview to see what’s going on. Can the main spirits that defend you come up in the Reading? Yes, Of Course. Although in my opinion the best way to determine your Spiritual Court is through a Spiritual Mass or Misa de Investigacion ..
Questions on setting up the Boveda?
If these articles don’t help, then feel free to send me another ask with any questions you may have ..
Anonymous asked: I read somewhere for Eleggua, it is imperative to blow enough smoke to request his help. This is what most pleases him and what calls him to work. Can you define that for me ? I'm a little bit confused meaning I'm new to receiving my warriors - how would I know his pleased with how I take care of them & how would I know communicate with Eleggua?!
If you have received the Warriors, then You have a GodParent that has given you the Orishas .. This is something that you do not research online, serving the Warriors and Eleggua is a procedure that should be teached to you by your Godparents .. Not an online page; What you should do is talk to your Godparents and ASK them how to properly serve the Warriors(even though they should have already taught you given the fact you received the Orishas from them).
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