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Presenting the 1st International Symposium of Brazilian Magic and Spirituality

 
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Meth, Madness and Magic

Madness, drugs, and magic are no strange bedfellows. Ever since the shapeshifting intoxicating madness in Petronius Satyricon these elements have formed a trinity for good and for bad. What we know as shamans and witches used strange medicine and unguents to traverse the various thresholds of human consciousness in order to break into the other side. Philosophers from Plato to William James and Michel Foucault experimented with and used LSD and opium. Poets, writers are well known to use stimulants it be Philip K. Dick fleshing out half a dozen books in less than a year in manic speed rush or Coleridge dreaming forth Kublai Khan in the fog of opium. It only makes sense that people with an interest in magic, to know to explore multiple worlds and strange terrains and also have an interest in the varied forms of altered consciousness various stimulants can open up for. I have no problems with stimulants, but I do respect their power, and their capacity to heal and harm. It is how an exc

NEW ARRIVALS AT SACRED ALCHEMY STORE

Greetings; We are here presenting the first of a series of new services and products, for more information, just click the link embedded in the headers... Thank you for having made possible ten years of Sacred Alchemy Store!  Sweetening work We are now offering works for sweetening people. The motivation for doing this can be varied, ranging from creating a docile and harmonious field between you and someone you seek to know better. It can be done in order to calm down someone who is in turmoil and distress as it can be done for making some person holding your Fate in their hand to become more kindly disposed towards you. We perform these sweetening works either through the intervention of Pomba Gira or more commonly we resort to the technology of Umbanda and work within the wonderful realm of caboclas in the realm or Oxum. The working is not a one time working, but a sequence of smaller workings over the course of a week that leads to the construction of what we can call the ‘sw

Quimbanda Workshop (Umbanda & Quimbanda) 2022

The Cabula/Temple Meia-Noite da Encruzilhada will arrange for its yearly workshop of Quimbanda from 7 th of September to the 11 th of September 2022 . The workshop will this year also cover Umbanda , hence we will make a workshop under the greater umbrella of ‘ macumba ’. The workshop will be held in Brazil, in the state of Minas Gerais on a Farm located in the midst of the forest, 100 km from the airport Guarulhos in São Paulo. In this workshop we will offer traditional Umbanda baptism and we will offer the first initiatic step in the ladder of Quimbanda , what is often called vinculação , a ceremony working on the same level as a baptism that aims towards establishing a true and strong bond with your Exu and Pomba Gira. These initiatic steps will be followed by a full Gira (drumming) where also the spirits of Umbanda will be celebrated as we move from these spirits of forest and wisdom towards Exu and Pomba Gira during the celebration. These important parts are mediated by se

Five Wise Elders on the Path of Destiny

  Everyone is seeking something good for themselves and in the search for goodness the hunt for purpose, meaning and mission often surfaces as important issues on the path towards self-discovery. But what do we use as the measure for discovering our purpose? Ifá states that we all are imprinted with an energetic signature that both describe our personality traits and how we should conduct ourselves in life to attract good fortune. This energetic signature is a crude and almost primitive mark that gives us a base for growth and expansion, because this energetic signature, the odu, is in truth a primal cosmic force that gives a crude blueprint for our being and journey in life. The map we must make ourselves and there will always be many choices that will be good as there will be many choices that are bad in reference of attracting good fortune. One man’s medicine might be another man’s poison, and choices made towards harmonizing a given energy is often more abstract in nature than co

On Initiation to Orisa and Ifá

  By: Awo Ifasotito Agbefayelele   A frequent question we have received over the last years concerns ‘having path’ to make orisa or Ifá in the sense of being accepted by orisa to initiate. From a traditional perspective this idea of making a divination to see ‘if’ you can initiate doesn’t make much sense looking at this question from within tradition. This, because initiation is a good thing for everyone, so in terms of divination it is not about to see if orisa accept you, but to see how your spiritual dynamic is construed and what spiritual steps would be better for each and every person. In traditional Ifa we can point out four spiritual steps that stands out as important for many and of these four, the first three would be beneficial to do for every one of a sound and good mind and heart. These steps are: 1.       Esentaye/Ori ceremony which commonly is done and given in the first week of an infant’s life. Esentaye which is the naming ceremony of Ifa is revealing how we ente

QUIMBANDA WORKSHOP 2021

We are happy to announce our next Quimbanda workshop, which will be held in May 2021 in Extrema, Minas Gerais, Brazil. The exact dates are 5th of May to 9th of May. This time we will make the event one day longer due to the added focus on Umbanda and its relation to Quimbanda, hence we will have a gira of Umbanda as well as one of Quimbanda. The workshop is initiatic in nature. It means that parts of the initiatic process used in our house of Quimbanda will be used for the purpose of connecting you with your personal Exu and Pomba Gira, but also with Exu Omolu who is the Exu presiding over this step pf the process.  The aim is to forge a true connection with your personal Exu/Pomba Gira through Omolu in such way that you will during these days enable yourself to forge a genuine connection with spirit. This means that this first step is about you and your personal relationship with your Exu and Pomba Gira, hence at this point you will not make a commitment to the cabula/temple like the