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Santeria, as a fusion of Catholicism and Yoruba religion, involves the worship of God, Jesus and the Saints.
Because the adherents of Santeria also consider themselves to be devout Catholics, Santeria (as well as related religions such as Candomble in Brazil and Shango in Trinidad) is now a vehicle that the Catholic church is using in an effort to fill their places of worship.
Santeria overcomes the possible tensions that could be created in such a situation by establishing a universal starting point for all worship.
duard.dreamscrying.net /santeria.html   (4724 words)

Santeria orginated in Cuba as a combination of the Western African Yoruba Religion and Iberian Catholicism
Santeria uses Catholic saints and personages as fronts for their own god and Orishas (spiritual emissaries).
This is a large webpage for the religion of Santeria.
religiousmovements.lib.virginia.edu /nrms/santeria.html   (3897 words)

 SANTERIA RELIGION Afro-Caribbean Religion Specifically Cuba
Santeria does not promote malevolent or criminal activities, but it does have a component of malevolent sorcery that is often used by criminal individuals for their own purposes.
Santeria does not have a specific moral code such as found in Judeo-Christian religion and, as such, is amenable to enhancing the criminal enterprises of those who may use its magic for personal protection and good fortune.
Santeria is a religion readily encountered among Hispanic populations in the United States.
cuban-exile.com /doc_326-350/doc0337.html   (2206 words)

 What exactly is Santeria?
Santeria is a Spanish term that roughly translated means "worship of the saints".
As santeria is a closed religion the santeros do not come forth to explain the need for animal sacrifices and thus the misconception is perpetuated.
As santeria is a rather closed practice,mainly due to the bad press it receives, it requires and introduction into the religion by a practicing member who has actually made the saint or is a priest of the religion.
www.mojomoon.net /santeria.html   (5265 words)

 Santeria Religion in Puerto Rico
Santeria is an Afro-Cuban where the orishas, or deities of the Yoruba people syncretized with catholic saints are worshiped.
Santeria has a lot of similarities with the Catholic Church, like worshiping of he saint, mass, lighting of candles, and celebrations of the saint’s days.
In Santeria there is not a festival in honor to eggun, but instead of this the santero celebrates November 2 as a special day given to the deads.
www.saxakali.com /caribbean/dviteri.htm   (2219 words)

 Intro To Anthropology
Santeria is the name given to the religious syncretism that emerged from the Yoruban Nigerian cult of the Orishas and the Spanish Catholic cult of the Saints.
Santeria, the Afro-Cuban religious cult, brought to South Florida by the Cuban exile community, has experience an expansion here over the past decades, which surpasses any growth it had in modern Cuba before the Castro Revolution of 1959.
The study of Santeria’s growth in Miami-Dade County is anthropologically signficant for two reasons.
www.fiu.edu /~brownjb/santeria.htm   (743 words)

 What is Santeria?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
Santeria or La Regla Lucumi originates in West Africa in what is now Nigeria and Benin.
The slaveowners would then say "look at how pious this slave is. She spends all of her time worshipping Saint Barbara." Unbeknownst to them, she would actually be praying to Shangó, the Lord of Lightning, fire and the dance, perhaps even praying for deliverance from that very slaveowner.
The traditions of Santeria are fiercely preserved and full knowledge of the rites, songs, and language are prerequisites to any deep involvement in the religion.
www.orishanet.org /santeria.html   (586 words)

Santeria is an earth religion a pre-Christian religion.
Sacrifices is a part of Santeria, Animal as well as foods and cafe...money Chances are that within your home or relative's home, You have seen the 7 day glass candles in different colors and with pictures Of the saints.
Santeria isn't just about magic or voodoo, These people are the people we go to when we are sick.
www.boricua.com /santeria.html   (1097 words)

 Intro:   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
Santeria was restored and began to excellerate in growth.
Santeria in some instances, was seen as favorable to communism compared to the Catholic Church.
Santeria is the one thing that Africans brought to the Caribbean, and no matter how hard the popular culture tried, they would not let go of their religious tradition.
www.history.pdx.edu /hdwp/religion/santeria2.html   (2081 words)

Santeria is a topic that has produced plenty of controversy over the years.
He shows that Santeria healing is best understood as a transformation of the self, allowing the patient to experience the world in a new way.
From Ifa in Nigeria, to Santeria in Puerto Rico, to Obeah in Jamaica, to Vodun in Haiti, he and his companion scholars and curators have contributed in a healing circle across the Middle Passage.
www.anathemabooks.com /santeria.shtml   (2385 words)

Santeria originated in the country of Cuba and Brazil.
These people were resourceful, intelligent, committed and appreciative to their Santeria Religion that they managed to come up with a creative way to fuse and conceal their beliefs within the Roman Catholic Church by choosing a catholic saint and associating the Saint to each of the Orisha of their traditional practices.
In the practice of Santeria she is seen as the mother of all.
www.santeriareligion101.com /index.html   (3012 words)

Santeria orginated in Cuba as a combination of the Western African Yoruba Religion and Iberian Catholicism 2.
In the 1880's the syncretism was further embellished by the addition of Kardecian Spiritist traditions brought from France." 57.
The Church of Seven African Powers, also in Florida, was founded in the 1980's, and focuses on the ebo (spells) and instructs members how to use them in their lives 5.
www.meta-religion.com /Esoterismo/Otros/santeria.htm   (682 words)

 Santeria church brings church into open UPI NewsFeature (1,200-picture MHP071302) a
Santeria's origins lie in the worship of the deities, or orichas, of the Yoruba tribe in what is now Nigeria.
Pichardo said the film is "Hollywood's idea of voodoo," and although Santeria does not use voodoo, the movie offers a generally accurate picture of the sect's belief.
A popular divinity among Santeria worshipers, he is associated with St. Lazarus.
www.skepticfiles.org /cultinfo/santeria.htm   (766 words)

 About Puerto Rico . . . Santería
Santeria is the popular name for a set of religious beliefs which are a blend of Catholic and African religious traditions.
From the beginning, Santeria had a lot of similarities with the Catholic Church, like worshiping of saints, mass, lighting of candles, and celebrations of the saintís holidays.
To this day, many people practice Santeria in secret because they do not want to be criticized by the Catholic church that is against this practice.
www.dollarman.com /puertorico/santeria.html   (255 words)

The religion, Santeria, traces it's origin and observance to the Yoruba tribe of Nigeria, in Africa, worships the Orishas (gods or spirits) and is a religion of "African mysteries," originating in Africa, and is still practised there.
On June 11, 1993, the Supreme Court ruled in Santeria's favor, against Hialeah, Florida, stating that ritual animal sacrifice was allowable, as forbidding such sacrifice violated the religious freedom of Santeria's followers, and thereby, ending a six year legal battle.
During their novice year, Santeria initiates learn their religion's secret ceremonies, and study the Yoruba language in order to be able to address their gods in the god's own tongue.
www.bloomington.in.us /~lgthscac/santeria.htm   (2312 words)

Santeria, Cuba’s Third Social Force This is a brief article written by Pascal Fletcher discussing the religion.
Santeria This is a website by independent scholar Mary Ann Clark who received her doctorate at Rice and has published widely on the subject in books and articles.
Santeria: Religion of the Masses This is an article written by Dr. Kwame Nantambu, a professor at Kent State University.
science.gcc.edu /reli/kemeny/new_page_2313.htm   (2744 words)

 Is Santeria Catholic?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
Santeria (and a number of similar religions) exist in many Catholic countries, and make liberal use of Catholic images in their worship.
Santeria, Vudun and Shango are sometimes collectively called Afro-Caribbean religions, since they originated in Africa and developed their peculiar traits in the Caribbean.
Santeria also has special celebrations in which certain people are "mounted" ("possessed") by the orishas, who dance, act and speak through them.
home.nyc.rr.com /mysticalrose/pagan9.html   (2234 words)

 APn 07/22 0637 Santeria-Animals By RICHARD DE ATLEY Associated Press Writer LOS ANGELES
Officials in Hialeah, Fla., a mostly Hispanic city near Miami, passed three laws in 1987 aimed at the Santeria Church of Lukumi Babalu Aye, the first public church of the sect opened in Florida.
Santeria is a mix of Roman Catholicism, voodoo, and African rituals attributed to the Yoruba tribe of Nigeria.
Sociologists believe there may be as many as 50,000 practioners of Santeria in the Los Angeles Cuban immigrant community.
www.skepticfiles.org /cultinfo/la-sante.htm   (625 words)

 Santeria, Macumba, Abacua, Candomble, Palo Mayombe, Umbanda, Voodoo-Hoodoo, Condemnations, Egyptian religion, Art ...
They are worse than the Santeria, using mainly "fl magic", to take vengeance, to injury or even to kill an enemy.
Please, take off the medal of St. Barbara, it is not the Catholic Saint, but the devil Changó; do not use the "Santeria collars", because you are inviting devils into your life; St. Lazarus, is not the Catholic Saint, but the demon Babalu-Aye...
Is the religion of an afterlife, with the pyramids of the gods-pharaohs, and the tombs of the mummified bulls...
www.religion-cults.com /Ancient/Africa/Africa1.htm   (1238 words)

 Alibris: Santeria
This study of Obi, the coconut oracle used for divination in the Santeria tradition explores its history and background, and provides specific techniques for interpreting the oracle.
Initiated into Santeria at the age of seven, Raul Canizares unveils the secret world of this rapidly growing Afro-Cuban religion.
With the knowledge of an insider and the insight of a scholar, Canizares examines the practice of Santeria, revealing its hidden dimensions and unique mix of African, Cuban, and Catholic traditions.
www.alibris.com /search/books/subject/Santeria   (1074 words)

 Santeria   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
Santeria is a vibrant nature religion, based on stones, seashells, water and herbs, as well as other natural objects.
As the practitioners of Santeria believe in one creative force called Oloddumare, the Orishas are worshipped as Spirit guardians who offer Divine guidance and protection to reverent followere rather than as Gods.
Every individual in the Santeria Religion, has a personnal Orisha to help him or her along the path of life.
covenantofrhiannon.faithweb.com /santer.htm   (422 words)

 Santería - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Santeria, a pejorative term that characterizes deviant Catholic forms of worshiping saints has become a common name for the religion.
The Traditional Lukumí religion and its "Santeria" counterpart can be found to existed in many parts of the world today, including but not limited to: the United States, Cuba, Caribbean, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Argentina, Colombia, Spain, Italy, Portugal, Great Britain, Canada, Venezuela, Panama and other areas with large Latin American populations.
Some in Cuban Santeria, Haitian Vodun or Puerto Rican Spiritualism (Afro-Latin Religions) do not view a difference between the Saints and the Orishas, the ancestor deities of the Yoruba people's Ifa religion.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Santeria   (2251 words)

 Santeria Books, Yoruba Books and Voodoo Books
Obí: Oracle of Cuban Santeria is the first book to fully explore the patakís of Obí, the sacred body of lore surrounding him, as well as his particular rituals and customs.
What Santeria is, the initiations, divination, powers of herbs, and spells...90 rituals, plus phonetic invocations to the Orishas, the gods or "spiritual entities".
It's purpose is to introduce and encourage individuals of Santeria to familiarize themselves with an inexpensive way of preparing basic ingredients to produce "natural magic".
www.magicwicca.com /files/santeria.html   (688 words)

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