"Here are deep matters,
not easily to be dismissed
by crying blasphemy."

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UPDATED AND REVISED MARCH 25, 2007

Vodoun 

and Afro-Religions Links

Haitian Vodoun

The Vodou Page of Bon Mambo Racine Sans Bout Sa Te La Daginen, A well designed site, with everything one can look for: lessons, stunning photos,info, links etc.
Haitian Vodoun Culture The Vodou Webring (in English and French)
Baba Falade's Afro-Caribbean Spirituality, ifa, orisha, babalawo, palo, mayombe, voodoo, voudon Click Beautiful Afro-Caribbean Music
The Vodun (Voodoo) Religion 'Vodun (a.k.a. Vodoun, Voudou, Voodoo,Sevi Lwa) is commonly called Voodoo by the public. The name is traceable to an African word for "spirit"'.
The Mysteries of Voodoo "Voodoo first records may date back to Nigeria and Dahomey, an early African faith based on the cult of the serpent, setting out to protect man from the perils of daily life: wild animals, rival enemies, and preserving on the other hand a healthy body and soul. During the time of slavery the magic was transported from Africa to the Americas. It is an instinctive magic, relating man to the essentials. The fundamental of Voodoo is the manifestation of the spirit world through the channel of a human being."
Vodou Greetings in the name of God/Goddess, the ancestors, and all the lwa! Welcome to the Vodou tradition. I am Mambo Racine Sans Bout, Mambo asogwe of the Vodou.

 

Umbanda and Candomble (Brazil, Uruguay)

Il Ax Op Afonj - African Religion Now a new limit, new configuration installs itself. At this end of the century, with the deterioration of the traditional religious institutions, with the appearance of new religions, with the alternative esoteric doctrines, Candombl, now taken as religion, is also seen as an efficient agency: it solves problems, cures deseases, calms the head.

History of the Umbanda Movement in Brazil The Umbanda Movement is a philo-religious movement emergered towards the end of 19th century, in Brazil, when the spiritual entities, members of Brotherhood of Ancestral Spirits began to manifest through mediums in rituals of cults practised by Africans and Indians, combined with elements of Catholicism introduced by White People. In fact, the emergence of the Umbanda Movement was the result of karmic needs that gather, on Brazilian grounds, representatives of the white, yellow, black races and reminisce nts of the red.
Esoteric Umbanda The AUMBHANDAN, through the Iniciatic Order Of the Divine Cross, with Master Arapiaga as its intermediate, stands for racial and religious unity. It promotes and teaches the tolerance to all cults and creeds because it believes in the common principle that animates all of them.
Centro de Investigacin de Religiones Africanas en Amric A Beautifully designed Umbamda site
Iemanja 1999

Cuban Santeria, Lucumi

Santeria, La Regla Lucumi, Lucumi and Macumba
Yoruba Lukumi Home Page In Spanish
Organization for Lukumi Unity 1) Participate in our discussion forums, enjoy essays by experienced priests and devotees 2) Ask questions and write about your own experiences with Ifa and Orisha practice 3) Browse through resources directories to find books, products and services. 4) Advertise your own products and services to our community. 5) Learn about Afro-Cuban heritage and religious traditions. 6) Place personal adds, find friends and godparents. 7) and much more.....
Yo Soy Hechicero Video film and comments of Santeria ceremony 
La Religion de los Yoruba - La Santera
Yemoja's Page My name is Omi Saide, I am a priestess of Yemoja in the Afro-cuban tradition of Orisha Worship. I dedicate this page to the most magnificent mother, the mother of the World, my mother Yemoja!
Grupo AFROCUBA de Matanzas "Grupo AFROCUBA is a legendary folkloric group from Matanzas, Cuba. They are known as the originators of "Bata Rumba," and famed for their mastery of the full spectrum of Afro-Cuban folkloric music and dance."
La Santeria - a collection of gathered materials A collection of matgerial on Santgeria. I grew up around people who practiced Santeria in a very natural and authenic way. It was a normal part of my surroundings. However being a Native of NYC I often found myself foolishly turning my back on my roots.

New Orleans Voodoo and Hoodoo

Welcome To Voodoo Voodoo & Yoruba Priestess Ava Kay Jones and Voodoo Macumba Dance Ensemble
New Orleans Voodoo Spiritual Temple The Voodoo Spiritual Temple is a place where you can find peace and comfort. It is a place for not only educating people about the Voudan Religion but also yourself and activities that occur in everyday life. In Voudan you obtain a better self balance not only about the religious structure but also your life.
Hoodoo in Theory and Practice
Hoodoo - Conjuration

Palo, Congo, & Bantu Faiths

Inquiceweb (Palo Mayombe) "This web site has been designed to serve as a point on the Web for those interested in various Kongo derived faiths..." 
Palo and Lukumi Organizationt"" The purpose of this site is to provide general and introductory information of the Afro-Cuban Palo and Lukumi belief systems. Palo.Org servers as a major resource of information for individuals, students and teachers world wide."

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IFA: The Voice of ORISA "Greetings, may the Oldmar grant us the guides to be successful in our search to find truth in this world. May all of the Omo Oddws'come together and make this a better place, especially for the children. Grant us the knowledge, understanding and wisdom to apply the teachings of the Ancestors."
IFA Foundation The Ifa Foundation of North America, for more than 30 years, has pioneered introducing Ancient African Wisdom to the Western World. Introducing it in the context of how it was created...not as a fearful African imitation of the worst of Christianity, but as a proud, thoughtful philosophy that empowers its adherents.
Sabiduria de IFA
Baba Falade's Afro-Caribbean Spirituality Ifa Teaches The World is a marketplace Ikole Orun is our permanent home, Cast divination for Olodumare the perfect organizer of the world If you come to the world and forget Ikole Orun Note that the world is just a marketplace Whereas Ikole Orun is our permanent home.
ILE' TUNTUN Thanks to visit Ile Tuntun. This page this created for the new initiates in If and followers of the Yorb religion. In this page you will be able to obtain to information updated every 30 days on If and the r.

Yoruba

Ile Ijuba Yoruba, Miami, Inc. "We love our culture and traditions and strive to understand and place our ancient culture into the context of the modern global community. We wish to contribute to our world as equal brothers and sisters of African origin."

Yoruba Religion "The religion of the Yoruba people in West Africa, who live in Nigeria and Benin, is a thousands of years-old tradition of nature worship and ancestor reverance. In addition to the worship of one God, named Olodumare, the Yoruba worship dozens of deities known as "Orishas" who are personified aspects of nature and spirit. The principal orishas include Eleggua, Oggun, Ochosi, Obatala, Yemaya, Oshun, Shango, Oya, Babalu Aiye, and Orula."
Yoruba Art in wood and metal The term Yoruba describes a number of semi-independent peoples loosely linked by geography, language, history, and religion. The Yoruba of southwestern Nigeria (see blue area of map) and neighboring Benin and Togo number over 15 million people. Most live within the borders of the tropical forest belt, but the remnants of the powerful Oyo kingdom include groups that live at the fringes of the northern savanna grasslands.
Yoruba People Information and Links

 

African Origins, North American Centers, etc.

Afrikan Religious Images
The Orishas in music - The Orishas are divine beings originally worshipped by the Yoruba people of West Africa. Their worship was carried to the New World in the holds of slave ships, and became well established in many countries of the western hemisphere. Combining and recombining with various Native American, Roman Catholic, European Spiritualist, and other African traditions, the Orishas remain worshipped today in the religions of Santeria in Cuba and the United States, Candomble and Umbanda in Brazil, and Shango in Trinidad.
Il As Yemoj Orukr gn in Portugese
Natalia Bolivar Home Page in Spanish
Kimbisa home Page The Kimbisa Order is a ancestral Bakongo community of spirits grouped through initiation and enlightment to share power, protection and wisdom to reach their highest potential as matter in transit on the Earth.