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What is Ifá

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Who is Obatala

Obatala, also known as Orisaala, is an Orisha. His name is derived from the words, Oba Ti O Ni Ala, which has several meanings from King in White Clothe to the King that Brought Humans into Being. 
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Who is Elegua?

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Advice For Newcomers to The Santeria Religion | Botánica Viejo Lazaro

Lucumi, or Regla de Ocha, is commonly known in the U.S. as Santeria Religion, it blends Yoruban beliefs with elements of Roman Catholicism.
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Who is Shango?

Few African religions are as fascinating and colorful as the one practiced by the Yoruba, a faith that became so widespread, its influence spread throughout the globe, and in particular, the Western Hemisphere’s Caribbean Rim
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The Different Santeria Levels And Hierarchy | Santeria in Miami - Botánica Viejo Lazaro

Santeria is a religion created by Africans who found themselves enslaved in the West in places like Brazil, Cuba  and  Trinidad. It's built on a foundation of Orisha worship w ...
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Santeria's Divinities And Their Traits | Santeria in Miami - Botánica Viejo Lazaro

Though there are around 400 Orishas or messenger divinities, only a handful are regularly worshiped. Here is an introduction to a few key Orishas and their parallel saints in Catholicism.
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Santeria,  also referred to as Regla de Ocha, is an Afro-Caribbean religion which began with the West African descendants in the Spanish empire. Santeria means the worship ...
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Santeria's Customs and Rituals | Santeria Miami - Botánica Viejo Lazaro

Ask someone with a worldview and they’ll tell you that all religions have value and that includes non-mainstream faiths like Santeria, still practiced around the world by believers. 
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Who is Oshun Santeria?

In the Santeria religion, Oshun Santeria is the orisha of rivers and other freshwater bodies (such as lakes, ponds, steams , etc.) She is recognized as the deity that oversees the ...
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Protect Yourself With A Stong Connection To Elegua

Communication with the Orishas is of the utmost importance in Santeria. The sacred act of communing with and calling upon deity is one that has echoed throughout the ages. Having an open channel to the other-worldly is a crucial cornerstone to the Santeria faith practice. None of which is possible ...
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What Is a Botanica?

Whether or not you come from a Latin American cultural background, you may be wondering, what is a botanica ? What does botanica mean? The short answer to the question “What is a ...
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Yemaya and the Orishas in the Santeria Religion

Viejolazaro.com  The Afro-Cuban religion of Santeria, which practitioners usually call Regla de Ocha or the Lucumí religion, has evolved over hundreds of years since its beginnings in the Yoruba lands in West Africa. The Santeria religion is not based o ...
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Botánica Viejo Lazaro /Servicios Astrológicos.

La Astrología es la madre de todas las ciencias y de todas las religiones. El ser humano la descubre por su necesidad de supervivencia, al darse cuenta de que los movimientos del Sol y la Luna, y más tarde los planetas, rigen el calor, el frío, la posibilidad de recolectar alimentos, cazar, etc. De ...
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Demystifying Santeria for the Beginner

For those raised practicing the beliefs of Santeria, there probably isn't much mystery left to what this religion entails. Like any other system of beliefs, practitioners following this structure of belief have been raised learning the history, ceremonies, and practices associated ...
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Finding Botanicas Near Me: Botanica Viejo Lazaro

Miami, Florida is a location that accounts for many different lifestyles, belief systems, and religious practices. One of the most infamous religions stemming from this region is the Santeria religion. 
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