Video: What is the significance of symbols in Vodun/African spirituality?

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In this video, I talk about symbols in African spirituality, and whether or not it’s a good idea to wear them on the body. You can also watch this video on YouTube.

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2020 Offerings and Observances

In February of 2020 I got my second knee replacement. Shortly thereafter the Covid-19 pandemic hit the headlines, and governments around the world ordered lockdowns. We also, as a group, decided to be careful and considerate, and set an example for others. African belief systems don’t have “quid pro quo”,…

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Yemaya, Olokun, and Yam Ebbo Hosted by Ile Baalat Teva, December 24, 2019

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On December 24, 2019, Ile Baalat Teva hosted a ceremony of thanks to our Mother of Life as we know her, Yemaya, Olokun, and Yam. It was a happy and beautiful event, and we are thankful to those who attended and those who wished to but could not. May all…

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Family Protection and Dealing With Hostile Intruders, March 2019

It has been a long time since I posted, as things have been a bit hectic around here. We did some workings and ebbos, but for some reason it seemed the Orishas wanted some privacy. As much as we in Ile Baalat Teva prefer transparency in our work because we…

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Ebbo for Yewa, Orisha Of the Underworld, Decay, And the Process Of Fermentation – October 30, 2018

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On October 30, 2018, Ile Baalat Teva hosted an ebbo for Yewa at the home of our queen Arden Keren. It was a beautiful and meaningful occasion of giving thanks to Yewa for all of the wonderful things she gives us both in life and in death. Because of her,…

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Ebbo for Shango Hosted by Ile Baalat Teva, October 11, 2018

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On October 11, 2018 Ile Baalat Teva hosted the annual fall ebbo for Shango at the home of Zev. This year we were able to have the traditional wrestling match between the men. It was a good ceremony. Zev ended up being the champion of the wrestling tournament. Eliad and…

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Ebbo for Oshun, Hosted by Ile Baalat Teva, September 17, 2018

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This year’s late summer ebbo for Oshun was held at the home of the King Sis. Nicole T. Lasher, with Mistress of Ceremony Queen Arden Keren, our senior child of Oshun. It was an amazing ceremony, with the special offering of fine Kyara agarwood incense, and lots of sweets. Special…

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