Oh, if you knew how beautiful it is to watch your gestation in the uterus (honko) of the ile, in your simplicity of white, seeing your initiation and being born into the religion. Giving you food, your bath, everything at the right time, sleeping with you to protect you during the night. Oh, iyawo, if you knewContinue reading “The Beauty of a Iyawo’s Initiation in Candomblé – A Translation”
Monthly Archives: April 2017
When Depression Shows Up, How Do You?
It’s not unusual for someone to break down in tears during a reading. Sometimes the desperation is palpable, and we should do our best to help in whatever ways we can. Divination reveals a lot about us, and it’s not uncommon to see when someone is suffering from depression.
Ecology and Candomblé
Part of our worship of nature involves making offerings, but all too often those offerings become pollution – an affront to the very nature we serve. While we absolutely have religious freedom and can practice our beliefs without fear, we also have the responsibility of keeping the environment clean.