Vodun F.A.Q. – What is the difference between Ifa and Orisha (or Orishaism)?

As I have mentioned in earlier articles, there are many streams of Vodun, Orisha, honored Ancestor worship, and Nature worship in Africa and the diaspora.  In Africa, because they all have a very long history, they have all gained legitimacy over time and through effective practice and aiding in the success of their people.  Every village has different specific customs, but there are fairly large centralized streams in which the village and family based groups …

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Vodun Holidays and Orisha Birthdays

This is a list of Vodun holidays.  It is by no means complete.  These are just the ones I know of and have gathered from a variety of people and sources.  Different cultures have different days.  Some synchronize them with Wiccan or Catholic holidays.  Follow your own soul on this. January 10: “Voodoo Day”, or Traditions Day, which is celebrated in Benin and by some in the diaspora to give thanks for and remember our …

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Bone Reading of the Day

To get people familiar with the use of Sheloya’s Hoodoo Bones, help beginners to learn to read them, and give the message of the Orishas to the world, we’ve begun to do a daily reading.  Here is what the bones have to say today. Here is how the bones landed from my point of view (click to enlarge): ………………… …………………. …………………….   and here is how they look oriented according to the Direction Finder bone, …

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