How to Do Daily Observances For The Orishas

Incense in Ethiopian Censer

Not all of us live in Africa or have the luxury of very attentive mentors or parents to keep us on track.  Also, even some initiates did not get adequate training, or simply prefer to do private observance aside of community gatherings.  So here is a set of suggestions for …

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War Water, War Oil, and War Powder

War water, oil, and powder is to wreak destruction on your enemies.  Period.  Everything that goes into these things is primed to bring hell on earth to those who have wronged you.  Though your enemies may benefit and grow from their pain and sorrow, the point of this is not …

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Protection From the Authorities and Police

Since the dawn of civilization, there has been a hierarchy that required law enforcement to sustain itself.  Almost since then, there has been corruption, and there have been times when those in power have abuse it or made it impossible for some classes or groups to make a decent living.  …

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Base and Multi Purpose Oils

These are oils that can be used as a base or carrier oil for making condition or devotional oils, or in a pinch, prayed over and infused with energy.  If you are not sure what to use, or you don’t want there to be a “tell” for its purpose, then …

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Burying a Knife For Home Protection

In western and central Africa, fetishes and other ceremonial artifacts are often planted in the ground for protection, blessings, or other purposes.  This carried over into the diaspora and blended with other regional and revealed practices.  One of the things that is done but not often discussed is burying a …

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Van Van Oil Recipe

Van Van is used to increase the likelihood of success in many areas of life.  It is an overall good luck enhancer, and is used to anoint all sorts from rabbit’s foot charms to mojo bags. The usual recipe (for a 100 ml. bottle) is: a small piece of pyrite …

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