Denise Alvarado's A Guide to Serving the Seven African Powers PDF

By Denise Alvarado

ISBN-10: 1442119276

ISBN-13: 9781442119277

Creole Voodoo, a distinct mix of African, Haitian, local American, Catholic, spiritualist, and eu folks magic traditions, welcomes the uninitiated. within are entire directions for growing altars for every of the Seven African Powers, together with tips to petition the orishas, in addition to a few useful spells. This advisor is written for those that should not initiated into any particular Voodoo culture, yet want to reap the benefits of realizing and practising age-old actual Voodoo rituals. the writer, born and raised within the Voodoo wealthy tradition of recent Orleans, has written this publication from the viewpoint of Creole Voodoo, for which there are not any formal initiation rites. this can be the revised variation, and comprises two times the knowledge because the first variation. Plus, there's an additional bankruptcy on operating Magick with the Seven African Powers and an extra 12 spells and rituals. This e-book is richly illustrated by way of the writer, who's famous for her special conjure paintings sort, and whose paintings has been celebrated in different books and on nationwide Geographic's Taboo.

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Denise Alvarado's A Guide to Serving the Seven African Powers PDF

Creole Voodoo, a distinct mix of African, Haitian, local American, Catholic, spiritualist, and eu people magic traditions, welcomes the uninitiated. within are whole directions for growing altars for every of the Seven African Powers, together with how one can petition the orishas, in addition to a few functional spells.

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34 CHAPTER 7: Yemayá, Mother of the Seven Seas Y emayá is the Mother of the Seven Seas, the Santería Orisha of fertility and motherhood. She offers protection to women. She is likened to the patron saints Lady of Regla, and Mary, Star of the Sea. According to legend, Yemayá originated in Egypt as the Goddess Isis. It is thought by some that the Nubian slaves who returned to different parts of Africa may have brought Isis with them under the new name of Yemayá. Myth has it that Yemayá gave birth to the 14 Yoruban Goddesses and Gods.

The first human man and woman were borne from her womb. Yemayá is the Creation Goddess, and is often depicted as a mermaid. She is associated with the moon, ocean, and female mysteries. As such, she is the governess of the household and the matters of women including childbirth, conception, childhood safety, love, and healing. Extremely compassionate and merciful, Yemayá rules the dreamtime, oversees the Moon, deep secrets, ancient wisdom, salt water, sea shells, and the collective unconscious.

31 How to Serve the Seven African Powers Take the other objects and arrange them on your altar on a manner that is pleasing to you. Pin the photo of Obàtálá's vévé or patron saint to the front of your altar, or frame it and stand it up at the back. Take your sprig of rosemary and dip it into the Holy water or anointing oil and splash your altar so as to bless it. How to Petition Obàtálá Petition Obàtálá to gain peace and clarity of mind and to tap into your greater knowledge and wisdom. You may also petition him to help you maintain sobriety.

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