On our journey to success, it’s not enough to have a plan and be responsible. It’s also important to safeguard the plan – even being secretive at times – in order to ensure the plan’s success. Orisha wants us to be successful. Orisha religion, through, prayer, divination and sacrifice, provides the tools we need to be met with success.
One of the basic beliefs in Candomblé is that harmony is essential, and in order to have harmony there must be balance.
When we make ebo, it’s not a business transaction we’re making with Orixá; we need water, but water doesn’t need us.
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… Continue reading
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.
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.
Every single person is deserving of respect and feeling like their Ori is being honored. We all have that piece of the divine within us, working through us and exchanging axé all the time. That respect extends to all differences we may have, including differences in sexuality.
Iya Omindarewa’s story is interesting, being a non-Brazilian priestess who ran a terreiro in Rio for many years. This short documentary doesn’t tell her entire story, but takes the viewer on a short… Continue reading
Besides seeking a reading to figure out matters of love or money, one of the most common reasons that people consult merindinlogun is because they believe that someone is using witchcraft to work… Continue reading
Here’s another look inside of a terreiro. Fusion.net visited the Casa de Òsùmàrè in Bahia to film this short documentary about Candomblé. In English, some background is provided about the religion’s survival in Brazil… Continue reading
I came across this documentary teaser of ‘Ylê Aganã Asé Laburê’, based in São Paulo, Brazil. The primary reason I’m posting it is because it is one of the very few clips on… Continue reading
Mae Stella: Which Orixa rules the year? By Maria Stella de Azevedo Santos http://www.geledes.org.br/em-debate/colunistas/12516-mae-stella-que-orixa-rege-o-ano Translated by Melissa Oliver The objective of this article is to bring forth clarity. I will try to take… Continue reading