Al pie de mis santos
Author: Oshun Ala Erinle
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Este libro fue escrito con mucha fe, en el encontraras un sin fin de obras,trabajos de santeria y de espiritismo para defenderte y resolver problemas que d�a a d�a afectan nuestra vida. la fe es necesaria para que funcione la magia, la fe es el poder de los santos, Los Orishas. Muchos hablan de magia negra es t�rmino usado cuando se tiene la intenci�n de da�ar una v�ctima, y de magia blanca es el t�rmino para cuando, por ejemplo se busca amor. La diferencia es artificial, la intenci�nen este libro es la de darle al p�blico religioso armas para hacer el bien y para recibirlo.
The first book to provide complete, specific instructions on casting the Diloggún, the cowrie-shell oracle of the Orishas. • Provides step-by-step instructions never before published, detailing requirements and procedure for casting the Diloggún. • Includes a detailed “mojuba” or prayer used to awaken the Orishas (spirit entities) for divination. • Devotes an entire chapter to each of the twelve basic Odu (random patterns in which the sixteen shells fall), providing ritual mechanics and oracular meanings for all possible castings. The Afro-Cuban faith, known to outsiders as Santeria and to adherents as Las Reglas de Ocha de Los Lucumi, is not a static religion but a living conduit of energy for connecting the spirit world to our own. It came to the New World with the slave trade where it has evolved in response to the surrounding culture. For adherents of Lucumi, the Diloggún is the most important focus of worship: the sacred shells reveal the forces at play in an adherent's life. These forces are redefined and placated by the Orisha priest, who makes direct contact with the spirit world in an effort to help the adherent evolve. While many books have been published about Santeria, The Secrets of Afro-Cuban Divination is the first to provide complete information on how to cast the Diloggún, including opening, reading, and closing the oracle, and how to give a comprehensive reading. With a detailed discussion about why each prayer is offered and insight into the metaphysical core of the religion, this book will bring those seeking the wisdom of the Diloggún closer to the living Orishas than they have ever been.
Author: Florencio Guevara
Today’s Hispanic generation does not always handle the Spanish language as its vernacular. Many a time, major confusion occurs within Hispanic families because of the lack of bilingual skills. In the spiritist community, this language barrier has all too often caused potential mediums to either continue being handicapped in their development or choose another path that may lead to spiritual pitfalls. Additionally, the English-speaking community is fertile ground for new mediums from this cultural group. Many of the alleged translations of prayer books, particularly those of Allan Kardec, are a sham. You cannot translate them literally word for word. It must be translated in context of the cultural idea being presented. In this, whoever attempted the translations has slapped the public in the face with a horrid, nonsensical excuse for print. At some time, there will have to be a concerted effort to translate these works officially on paper. Up to now, it is done word of mouth, which leaves a lot to be desired when attending a misa (séance).
Author: William Russell Bascom
Publisher: Indiana University Press
"... a landmark in research of African oral traditions."Â —African Arts "... a significant contribution to the understanding of Yoruba religious belief, magic, and art." —Journal of Religion in Africa Yoruba texts and English translations of a divination system that originated in Nigeria and is widely practiced today by male and female diviners in the diaspora. A landmark edition.
In this introductory volume, Baba Ifa Karade provides an easily understandable overview of the Yoruba religion. He describes 16 orisha and shows us how to work with divination, to use the chakras to internalize the teachings of Yoruba, and describes how to create a sacred place of worship. Includes prayers, dances, songs, offerings, and sacrifices to honor the orisha and egun. Illustrations, charts, glossary, bibliography, and index.
Author: Migene González-Wippler
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide
Brought to Cuba as slaves, the Yoruba people of West Africa preserved their religion's heritage by disguising their gods as Catholic saints and worshipping them in secret. The resulting religion is known as Santeria, a blend of primitive magic and Catholicism now practiced by an estimated five million Americans. Santeria: The Religion is an informative and insightful examination of an African religion's survival in the New World. No one could write this book better than Migene Gonzalez-Wippler. Combining her informed study as an anthropologist and personal experience as a Santerian initiate results in a thrilling book that reveals some of Santeria's most spellbinding elements: �The or'shas: the deities of Santeria. Who they are. What they represent. How they may be contacted. �The santeros: the priests of Santeria. What they are like. What they do. Initiations into the priesthood. �The diloggoen: shells used in divination. How they are used. Methods to consult the gods with the shells. �Ewe: the magic of Santeria. Includes herbal potions prepared as medicinal cures. Santeria: The Religion covers every aspect of this religion, including its rites and ceremonies. Some of these ceremonies may be considered bizarre or controversial--but, if you want to know the truth, get this book. Santeria: The Religion contains over 65 remarkable photographs that will take you right into Santeria traditions. Interviews with practitioners reveal aspects of the religion rarely disclosed to non-believers. The time has come to reveal the growing spiritual practice that continues to gain ground worldwide, and to remove the fear and distrust from people who do not understand. Here is the truth about the religion. Get Santeria: The Religion today.
Secrets of Voodoo
Author: Milo Rigaud
Publisher: City Lights Books
Secrets of Voodoo traces the development of this complex religion (in Haiti and the Americas) from its sources in the brilliant civilizations of ancient Africa. This book presents a straightforward account of the gods or loas and their function, the symbols and signs, rituals, the ceremonial calendar of Voodoo, and the procedures for performing magical rites are given. "Voodoo," derived from words meaning "introspection" and "mystery," is a system of belief about the formation of the world and human destiny with clear correspondences in other world religions. Rigaud makes these connections and discloses the esoteric meaning underlying Voodoo's outward manifestations, which are often misinterpreted. Translated from the French by Robert B. Cross. Drawings and photographs by Odette Mennesson-Rigaud. Milo Rigaud was born in Port au Prince, Haiti, in 1903, where he spent the greater part of his life studying the Voodoo tradition. In Haiti he studied law, and in France ethnology, psychology, and theology. The involvement of Voodoo in the political struggle of Haitian blacks for independence was one of his main concerns.
Author: Larry King, Irwin Katsof
Publisher: G K Hall & Company
The popular television broadcaster shares excerpts from conversations with celebrities about prayer, faith, hope, and the human spirit
Raise Your Crystal Spellwork to the Next Level Discover dozens of spells that you can use for health, love, home and garden, problem solving, dreams, astral travel, and much more. With hands-on spells, rituals, grids, and other magical methods, The Book of Crystal Spellsis a practical and in-depth guide to using stones in creative ways. • Find tips on cleansing and charging your stones • Learn to craft magical jewelry, amulets, and talismans • Incorporate numerology, meditations, elixirs, and crystal grids in your spellwork • Expand your magic practice by using glass, sand, metals, quartz crystal points, and more Increase your knowledge of crystal spells with accessible exercises and extensive appendices and correspondences. Whether a beginner or an expert, take your magic to a higher level with the magic of stones, which gives you access to the energetic connection between you and the universe.
Offers comprehensive coverage of the history of magic rituals and practices throughout the world, presenting information on voodoo, ancient Egyptian and Hebrew magic, palm reading, secret symbols, astrology, exorcism and spells to overcome enemies and obtain wealth
Discover the Power of the Orishas Open the doors to divination and magic with the only deck in the world that blends the powerful magic of West African Yoruba, Brazilian Candomblé, and Santería. Depicting the vibrant spiritual forces that originated with the Yoruba people, The Tarot of the Orishas features vivid artwork and stories that bring the mysteries of the universe to light. Potent tools for magical insights, the meaning and personal impact of these cards become richer over time, providing unsurpassed knowledge of the sacred energies that shape your life. Includes a breathtaking 77-card deck and a 312-page book with card meanings, spread ideas, prayers, and rituals.
Author: Renato Rosaldo, Smadar Lavie, Kirin Narayan
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Creativity and play erupt in the most solemn of everyday worlds as individuals reshape traditional forms in the light of changing historical circumstances. In this lively volume, fourteen distinguished anthropologists explore the life of creativity in social life across the globe and within the study of ethnography itself. Contributors include Barbara A. Babcock, Edward M. Bruner, James W. Fernandez, Don Handelman, Smadar Lavie, José E. Limon, Barbara Myerhoff, Kirin Narayan, Renato Rosaldo, Richard Schechner, Edward L. Schieffelin, Marjorie Shostak, Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing, and Edith Turner.
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Author: Carlos Castaneda
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
"A man of knowledge is free...he has no honor, no dignity, no family, no home, no country, but only life to be lived." --don Juan In 1961 a young anthropologist subjected himself to an extraordinary apprenticeship to bring back a fascinating glimpse of a Yaqui Indian's world of "non-ordinary reality" and the difficult and dangerous road a man must travel to become "a man of knowledge." Yet on the bring of that world, challenging to all that we believe, he drew back. Then in 1968, Carlos Castaneda returned to Mexico, to don Juan and his hallucinogenic drugs, and to a world of experience no man from our Western civilization had ever entered before.
The Masks of God
Author: Joseph Campbell
Publisher: Souvenir Press
The Masks of God is the summation of Joseph Campbell's lifelong study of origins and functions of myth. Drawing on anthropology, archaeology and psychology Primitive Mythology confirms the fundamental unity of mankind (not only biologically but in shared spiritual history).