The writings contained in this blog are my own personal perspectives as I walk along my path with my Ancestors and the Orisas. The content is subject to change as I grow and learn more about the tradition, as well as myself. I am by no means an expert and do not claim to be. I am a priest. I am a student of nature and apetebi de Orunla.
My intention for this blog is not to address basic information or the theology of the Lucumi culture I live, but to address the practicality of it. The daily principles that make living the culture more integrated into daily life so that practice, mind, body, routine and ritual all become one.
This page is currently under reconstruction as my life has greatly changed and warrants updates and changes to the blog. I will organize this blog with links based on topics:
- Why Lucumi? Request from a reader to address why I became a Lucumi practitioner over any other tradition or religion.
- My intentions when I began to walk this path
Relaxation and Self-Care Techniques:
- Techniques I use to Decompress and for routine self-care
- Learning to prepare a spiritual bath
- A spiritual bath to give women strength
Divination and Readings:
- What is a reading and why you shouldn’t shop around for the answers you want
- Another look at the essence of a reading including a personal experience
- Ifa/Lukumi tradition is personalized to each practitioner
- A reading that I had a hard time accepting but realigned me when I did
How to Get Started in an African Traditional Religion (ATR):
- Recommendations to finding a godparent, evaluating the relationship and how to leave
My Personal Thoughts and Ideas:
- I question what legacy I will leave behind
- DNA reveals new discoveries
- My experience with the woman in the Garden of Eden
- Discovering I had the power to control and change a toxic work environment
- Learning Lukumi and Orisha songs with an akpon
- The time I was about to give up on this blog but the elders gave me food for thought
- What if man had to accept responsibility for the evil in the world?
Iyawo Year (First year after initiation into priesthood):
- At 3 months: Looking back on the things that happened while preparing to make ocha/kariocha.
- At 6 months: Some tips for others preparing to go to make ocha.
- At 10 months: A bit on my experience of walking through the world as an iyawo.
- At 11 months: What it means to unconditionally love godparents.
- At 2 weeks before the end of the year: Things I’ve learned over my year as an iyawo.
- Some other thoughts during my year in white: Different thoughts and feelings of the some of the lessons I learned about myself.
For questions, comments, or concerns: