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Society: Religion_and_Spirituality: African: Diasporic: Lucumi,_Ocha,_Santeria

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African New World Soap Making Recipes for the Spiritual Bath
Recipes for home-crafting herbal soaps for use in rituals dedicated to the Orishas.

The Altar of My Soul
Professor Marta Moreno Vega, founder of the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute, presents the philosophy, practices, clothing, interior designs, and artistic expressions of Santeria, plus information on the Orishas and the publication of Vega's personal memoir.

Church of the Lukumi Babalu Aye
English and Spanish site for Santeria / Lukumi / Orisha/ Regla de Ocha / Yoruba / Cuban religion. CLBA was the first church of its kind in the U.S. and was responsible for the recognition of Santeria as decided by the June 1993 unanimous U.S. Supreme Court ruling, Church of the Lukumi Babalu Aye vs. City of Hialeah.

Church of the Seven African Powers
Guidance for those who seek spiritual light through the Mysteries of African deities. Includes pages on most of the principal Orishas.

Ebo Okokan, Offerings from the Heart
A cultural history of the four major Afro-Cuban religious musical divisions - Yoruba, Abakua, Arara and Kongo drumming, within the pages of Afro-Cuban drum and dance ensemble Ebo Okokán, based in California.

Effectively Communicating with Our Egun
With the exception of our Ori, no Orisa approaches the level of closeness that we have with our Egun (Ancestors).

Iyawo Experience
Journal of an initiated priest undergoing his ritual year as a "Iyawo" (Bride) of the Orisha Ochun.

Lydia Cabrera Papers
Webpages from the Cuban Heritage Digital Collection of the University of Miami containing pictures, field notes and research information on the work of ethnographer Cabrera, who devoted her life to the study of African derived religious worship in Cuba.

Olodumare, "Owner of the Sky"
Yoruba creation story, and other related pages on Lucumi Yoruba orishas.

Organization for Lukumi Unity (OLU)
Forums and resources for priests and devotees in Ifa and Orisha and Afro-Cuban heritage and religious traditions. Place personal adds, find friends, teachers, books, products, services and local communities.

Orisa Mailing List
Dedicated to spiritual and spirited exchange between students, devotees, and priests of ATR.

Descriptions of the Orishas in the Lucumi pantheon, with pages devoted to the Warriors, Obatala, Yemaya, Ochun, Shango and Babaluaye.

Oya's Marketplace
A site designed to explore the various components of Orisha/Ifa understanding and endeavor to find a unified approach to living its culture.

Description and definition of Santeria, and the cosmology of the religion, including the concept of Ashe, and links to other resources.

Santeria Domain
Designed for people who are interested in learning about Santeria.

Website of a New York based Lucumi music and dance troupe, headed by Emilio Barretto, dedicated to the preservation of the Afro-Cuban Santeria religion, includes photo galleries, sound clips, and cd sales.

A Structuralist Analysis of Puerto Rican Santeria
Anthropological analysis by Lily Diaz of Kardekian Spiritualism (La Mesa Blanca), and Santeria as practiced by Puerto Ricans.

Yemoja's page
Prayers (oriki), history, and description of Yemoja, including description of the various avatars (roads) of Yemoja from Omi Saide, priestess of Yemoja in the Afro-Cuban tradition.

Yo Soy Hechicero: I Am a Sorcerer
Behind-the-scenes account of a documentary video about Santeria and Spiritism in New Jersey, focusing on the person of Juan Eduardo Eduardo Núñez, a Cuban refugee who came to the US in the 1980 Mariel boatlift. Bilingual site (English-Spanish) contains material not seen in the film, plus video clips.


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