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How Media Perceives the Orisha Community: 2015 a Turning Point for Santeria

1.The opening paragraph does not mention which is the group that called the press conference. Last time I checked, Who, What, When, Where, Why were of importance when reporting stories. There were two groups that called for a conference, one in Miami and one in Cuba. Attention to details, and, proper reporting generates credibility. Continue reading

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Start the Year Refreshed: Baths for Cleansing, Love and Peace

Cleopatra, the last Egyptian pharaoh, used to bathe in Donkey’s milk to keep her skin soft and beautiful. However, donkey’s milk is not a runoff the mill item at most Walmart’s. Seriously, it is pretty hard to get, so in my book, this bath received a makeover. Continue reading

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Oddú of the Year 2013: Organising Committee for the Oddú of the Year in Cuba

This is the version that is used in my ilé, it comes from the Organising Committee for the Oddú of the Year in Cuba by the Miguel Febles Padrón, Awó Odí Ká. It has been a practice for this group to gather for the last 26 years at their temple in Ave. 10 de Octubre #1059 and Josefina y Gertrudis, Víbora in the City of Habana, Cuba. Continue reading

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Oddú of the Year 2013: United States by the Temple of Ministers Shango Eyeife

This is not an oddu Ifá, but done with shells. Interesting. Continue reading

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Sign of the Year 2013 Musundi from Cuba

Sign of the Year 2013 by the Bantu[/caption]It is not my common practice to re-post articles from other blogs on The Mystic Cup, but this one is of particular interest to me as a Palera. It has the Sign of the Year 2013 from the Palo perspective. Continue reading

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Appropriation from African Traditional Religions

Many of us see all the time people claiming this or that person works with so-and-so especially with Vodou and Orisa entities. Anecdotal stories exist that describe people with unusual paths being able to work with things that normally require long study, experience, and initiations. It is true that the ways of the Powers that Be are many and who can know them all? No one. Continue reading

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One Bread Pudding, Two Happy Orisha

Getting maximum use out of fruits to create delicious sweet treats for the orisha. Continue reading

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A Few Notes on St. Cyprian

St. Cyprian, I believe that he can be regarded in Lucumi terms, as a type of Eggun, a “Muerto” or form of Spiritual Guide. Even if he did not actually historically exist, he could still be seen as a useful spiritual entity, falling into the category of “Egregore.” Continue reading

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