By Denise Alvarado

Creole Voodoo, a different mix of African, Haitian, local American, Catholic, spiritualist, and ecu people magic traditions, welcomes the uninitiated. inside of are whole directions for growing altars for every of the Seven African Powers, together with how you can petition the orishas, in addition to a few useful spells. This consultant is written for those who aren't initiated into any particular Voodoo culture, yet wish to take advantage of understanding and practising age-old actual Voodoo rituals. the writer, born and raised within the Voodoo wealthy tradition of recent Orleans, has written this ebook from the viewpoint of Creole Voodoo, for which there are not any formal initiation rites. this can be the revised variation, and includes two times the knowledge because the first version. Plus, there's an additional bankruptcy on operating Magick with the Seven African Powers and an extra 12 spells and rituals. This ebook is richly illustrated through the writer, who's recognized for her exact conjure artwork variety, and whose artwork has been celebrated in numerous books and on nationwide Geographic's Taboo.

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37 How to Serve the Seven African Powers How to Petition Yemayá Yemayá may be petitioned for blessings, compassion, wisdom, creation, riches, inspiration, wealth, love, wishes, grief, acquiring ancient wisdom, protecting the home, and protecting children. 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.

There can be no communication with any of the other loas without consulting him first. His gift for linguistics enables him to translate the requests of humans into the languages of the Spirits, the Orishas, and the Loas. Papa Legba is said to walk with the black sun. He is likened to numerous saints, such as St. Michael the Archangel and St. Peter. Papa Legba is a great healer and master magician whose spells and amulets are said to be impossible to destroy. Voodoo practitioners place representations of Papa Legba behind the front door of their home in order to clear the path in many ways and to bring his protection and to help accomplish goals.

Tell Legba he is paid. In the days and weeks following, pay attention to the stories that come your way through your dreams, other people, books, or the media. Contemplate on the truth inherent in each. In this way, you will gain wisdom from Legba on an ongoing basis in your everyday life. By doing so, you are allowing the doors to open and obstacles to vanish. To enhance the effectiveness of this ritual, you can take a ritual bath afterwards. Here is how you do that: Legba Bath Before taking your ritual bath, take a soap bath.

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