By Denise Alvarado
Creole Voodoo, a distinct mix of African, Haitian, local American, Catholic, spiritualist, and eu folks magic traditions, welcomes the uninitiated. inside of are whole directions for developing altars for every of the Seven African Powers, together with tips on how to petition the orishas, in addition to a few functional spells. This advisor is written for those that will not be initiated into any particular Voodoo culture, yet want to reap the benefits of realizing and working towards age-old actual Voodoo rituals. the writer, born and raised within the Voodoo wealthy tradition of latest Orleans, has written this ebook from the point of view of Creole Voodoo, for which there are not any formal initiation rites. this is often the revised variation, and comprises two times the data 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 publication is richly illustrated via the writer, who's famous for her particular conjure paintings type, and whose paintings has been celebrated in numerous books and on nationwide Geographic's Taboo.
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Oyá is the Goddess of the Niger River, and the orisha of wind, lightning, fertility, fire and magic. She creates hurricanes and tornadoes and carries the spirits of the dead to the underworld. This is why she is closely associated with cemeteries. Her full name is Oyá-Yansan, which means "mother of nine" (for the nine tributaries of the Niger River). She was originally married to Ogun and borrowed his tools, which became part of her arsenal. She was swept away from Ogun by Chàngó, and rode into battle by Chàngó's side, fighting with as much ferocity and cunning as any man.
From the candle flame, light the patchouli incense. Take the stone into your hand and raise it into the air and say: Obàtálá, King of Peace, Chief of the White Cloth 32 Obàtálá Father-Mother of humanity, Bringer of peace and harmony, I charge this stone with your positive energy. Obàtálá, by your power, this stone is charged with peace and with it, I will find clarity of mind and greater understanding. Hold the stone over the incense smoke, and say the following: For peace of mind, For peace with myself.
She may also be petitioned for issues pertaining to women, such as motherhood, female power, fertility rituals, having children, and sustaining life. Petition Yemayá as Erzulie for beauty, good fortune, and good health. Petition her as Yemoja to cure infertility, as Yemana for rain, as Emanjah for teaching children, as Yemayá Olokun for dream magic and protecting babies in the womb, as Yemayá Ataramagwa for money spells, and as Agwe for affection and blessings. It is best to petition Yemayá when there is a full moon or crescent moon.
A Guide to Serving the Seven African Powers by Denise Alvarado