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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Ogun Computer Cleaning Potion

Ogun Doll by Anna Kapitov

Ogun is the Master of Technology, so it follows that one would want his blessings on their hardware and gadgets.  Here is a recipe for a computer cleaning potion using Ogun herbs.  For this, you will need to use a lab or cooking-worthy glass or “pyrex” bowl or beaker for …

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Fertility Herbs, Spells, and Charms, Part 2: Fertility Deities

Yemaya/Olokun Bowl

When you are trying to make a pregnancy happen, it is important to give special observance/offerings to the deities who make that happen.  This will vary by tradition.  In Zindoki and other west and central African belief systems though, we believe that the physical and spirit realm overlap quite a …

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