Category Archives: Magic

Prayers On-line to Pomba Gira, the Orisha and others?

To post a prayer on line is a colossal waste of time. Prayers are meant to be alive, to be said, to be elevated, not to be simply posted like an inanimate object. If a prayer is to be effective there are simple ways to utter them, here is how:
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Legal Employment for the Dead: Gathering Cemetery Dirt for Magical Purposes from the Hoodoo and Santeria Perspectives

There are procedures on how to gather cemetery dirt and they vary greatly according to what your practices are. If you are Hoodooist, there are ways to gather dirt and pay for it. If you are an Olosha, there are ways to respect, and if you are—to cite a third practice—a Palero, then you should know I won’t get into any details because as a Palera I respect my pacts and I don’t go about discussing what I learned from my Tatas with non-initiates.
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Plagiarism and Santeria: Blatant Disrespect for Intellectual Property©

Why do people feel entitled to steal intellectual material and think they can get away with it? In the past it was easier to get away with this. Botanicas across the world are littered with books that are nothing but stolen materials from respected oloshas. Continue reading

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Hoodoo at Work: Mojo for a Rising Star

So, I delivered the goods to a very appreciative friend who had it around his neck faster than lighting. He received on a Saturday; he said to me that he could feel the energy coming out of it and it agreed with him. By Monday I got a text message saying “I got the lead role.” I nearly fainted from happiness. Continue reading

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A Bath for Lovers

Some people think that love needs sometimes a little bit of help. I would differ; it is love the force that helps us along the way. However, there is nothing wrong with enhancing time spent with a beloved one and with sharing cleanliness of body, mind and spirit.
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First Anniversary of The Mystic Cup

It is time to celebrate the First Anniversary of The Mystic Cup! Continue reading

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The Queen of Herbs

There are many different types of basil, about 60 varieties actually. However, the Ocimum sanctum and the Ocimum basilicum are associated with Oshún, Yemayá, Azowano, and Oyá and are also used in the consecration of Anyá.

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Part 7: 10 Assumptions that New Comers to ATRs should Not make

The same way that more information helps us to have better ways to make up our mind in religious subjects, it can also bring a destabilizing force because not all materials published are exactly great. Continue reading

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Part 6: 10 Assumptions that New Comers to ATRs should not make

It is not disrespectful to a spiritual power to delay an initiation until a candidate is ready. Here is not a matter of ignoring divine forces, it is a matter preparing properly the head that ultimately will contain that force, and ultimately, have the license to continue the chain of perpetuating the religious tradition.
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Part 5: 10 Assumptions that New Comers to ATRs should not make

I am absolutely flabbergasted to see so many newcomers so big for their breeches and so full of this delusional and irreverent attitudes that makes them think that elders of the religion need to open up all their libretas (notebooks) and place them at their feet on top of a red carpet and absolutely commit to share every secret of the religion because they deserve it. Continue reading

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