christopheralopez asked:

I love that market place and I live two blocks from it. I gotten so many good ingredients and supplies for my Palo, Ocha, and My Egguns.

christopheralopez:

soul-service:

soul-service:

Hi Christopher, yes, I found one vendor who had nice chunks of Amber I happily purchased for my Oshun. I also discovered a 5’2” Yemaya that I’m going to save my pennies for…I really loved it. You are lucky to live so close, you can pop in frequently to check out new items and new vendors. Keep me posted on how the market is growing😊

Blessings to you,
Chela

I saw the dark cowrie shells!!! They are beautiful, in all honesty, I hadn’t seen them before. I did stock up on the wax fabrics and mud cloth. I intend to put the sewing machine to good use. My sister brought a few treasures from Ghana for me that I intend to showcase with my newly acquired pieces.

I find that as I progress in my mysteries, it’s important that I solidify the relationship I have with my Eggun and my Crown. Surrounding myself with the things that resonate with my spirit make me stronger, more aware and in turn, more helpful. Being there inspired me, I am contemplating an idea that came to me while walking through the market. I will keep you posted on it.

It’s a pleasure finally being in direct contact with you.

Be well,
Chela

The pleasure is all mine! Bendicion Olo-Oshun and Maferefun Oshun!

Ashe Brother:)

christopheralopez asked:

I love that market place and I live two blocks from it. I gotten so many good ingredients and supplies for my Palo, Ocha, and My Egguns.

soul-service:

Hi Christopher, yes, I found one vendor who had nice chunks of Amber I happily purchased for my Oshun. I also discovered a 5’2” Yemaya that I’m going to save my pennies for…I really loved it. You are lucky to live so close, you can pop in frequently to check out new items and new vendors. Keep me posted on how the market is growing😊

Blessings to you,
Chela

I saw the dark cowrie shells!!! They are beautiful, in all honesty, I hadn’t seen them before. I did stock up on the wax fabrics and mud cloth. I intend to put the sewing machine to good use. My sister brought a few treasures from Ghana for me that I intend to showcase with my newly acquired pieces.

I find that as I progress in my mysteries, it’s important that I solidify the relationship I have with my Eggun and my Crown. Surrounding myself with the things that resonate with my spirit make me stronger, more aware and in turn, more helpful. Being there inspired me, I am contemplating an idea that came to me while walking through the market. I will keep you posted on it.

It’s a pleasure finally being in direct contact with you.

Be well,
Chela

christopheralopez asked:

I love that market place and I live two blocks from it. I gotten so many good ingredients and supplies for my Palo, Ocha, and My Egguns.

Hi Christopher, yes, I found one vendor who had nice chunks of Amber I happily purchased for my Oshun. I also discovered a 5’2” Yemaya that I’m going to save my pennies for…I really loved it. You are lucky to live so close, you can pop in frequently to check out new items and new vendors. Keep me posted on how the market is growing😊

Blessings to you,
Chela

So, I came across this very interesting shop within Harlem’s African Market today…I loved the colors, the textures-the vibe. There was a mix of raw material, hand made and ready-made treasures that were tempting me from all angles. The market nook is #57 and owned by a Boho Chic young entrepreneur named Vinya. If you have eclectic tastes-this ones for you! By far one of the coolest spots in the market❤️

Today, I spent the afternoon wandering through the African Market in Harlem. I saw some interesting items, found beautiful treasures and made some great friends. There is an energy that permeates this space that either welcomes, or, if you are accustomed to the more humdrum status quo can alienate you. The scents, textures and tastes make you feel like you are in a place far from home. I feel a renewal of creative energy, glad I visited today.

divinemoon:

The Misa or Spiritual Mass 

The misa or spiritual mass is where a group of people gather around with spiritualist to contact the eguns. A white table where the boveda or spiritual alter is placed and a selected prayers usually from Kardec’s Book of Prayers are performed and songs and praises are sung to them After the procession of prayers and hymns, usually the medium will pick up any egun activity that’s in the spiritual mass. The portal is open in where the eguns are now welcomed to communicate with us and to send us messages to guide us in the direction where we connect with God. 

Now just as in our world we have people who are liars, manipulators and evil people, the same thing happens in the world of the eguns. There are eguns that are liars and manipulators and we have to be very careful of the connection with them. In a spiritual mass, the mediums have to be very careful and not communicate with these eguns. The negative eguns are given a set of prayers to look into the light and to return to the foot of God for forgiveness. Sometimes a person is said to have a negative egun that walks with them and in order to get rid of this negative egun you should see a santero or babalow to rid this or you can go to a spiritual mass and if there are responsible mediums there, they can tend to this energy. 

Now a lot of people in our Spanish community speak and sing spiritual songs in Spanish. This is understanding due to that the majority of our eguns that were enslaved in Africa were brought over to Spanish speaking countries such as Cuba, Puerto Rico, Panama and Dominican Republic. So these spirits have adapted to the Spanish speaking communities. Now you have lots of African Americans who are into our worship and they worship their eguns in English, due to some of the spirits didn’t all go to the Caribbean’s, they were brought to English speaking countries. This means that no matter where your from or what language you speak, your eguns will always listen and understand you. 

Where ever you go you will see some kind of egun worship. In all lands you see people who worship the dead. Whether it be in your own home or at a church, it is around. Usually in a orisha celebration there will be a service made for the eguns outside on the ground. People who live in apartment buildings or who are discrete usually have these services or the foods for the eguns in the kitchen, bathroom or by the boiler room. This is because the pipes lead to the earth where the eguns final resting place was. Some priets or priestess will have gigantic alters for their spirits or numerous alters for them. You can see the usual alter or boveda in the house and you can also see some type of boveda outside of the house in a backyard and this is from certain signs or oduns in a divination that speaks of other astrological eguns that we have as well. There alter is usually outside and its prayed to the same and gets its strength not only from God but from the astros in the universe. I’ve usually seen the children of Oya have the majority of these spiritual alters due to the relationship there guardian angel has with the dead. 

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