Category Archives: Wicca

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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First Anniversary of The Mystic Cup

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

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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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The Impact of Social Networking on ATRs

My mother says that a fool is born every minute. So I guess the planet with its ever-growing social networks are filled with potential new business for elders and newly initiated priests and priestesses alike who are out there fishing for godchildren.
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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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Part 4: 10 Assumptions that New Comers to ATRs should not make

There is no inherent equality in a system where there are spiritual hierarchies. Your godmother and godfathers are not your equals they are your spiritual superiors and that is the end of it. A new comer is expected to respect this. Continue reading

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Part 3: 10 Assumptions New Comers to ATRs should not make

There is absolutely no way we are going to come out of this blog post unscathed. This is a controversial issue and our words are sure to ruffle feathers, even though it is not our intention to provoke discord or offend. Pondering these issues requires more than one blog; it requires elders and the whole village. The results may sit heavy no matter how delicately or politically correct are presented. Continue reading

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PART 2: 10 Assumptions New Comers to ATRs should not make

There are many reasons why new comers to African Traditional Religions (ATRs) could have an interesting transition into these systems, some of those have to do with the way they see things and the way they are perceived. Continue reading

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10 Assumptions that New Comers to ATRs should not make

Here are 10 interesting stumbling blocks that have put a halt on many well-intended seekers of African Traditional Religions (ATRs).
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