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By Julio Garcia Cortez

The Osha examines a faith. (not a cult) practiced via millions of individuals in numerous nations mostly Cuba, Brazil, Haiti, Trinidad and Tobago, Latin the United States and so much lately the us. The Osha offers the tales, background, kinds and demeanour of divination, the techniques of vestment, names of the deities and every thing that is a part of the Yoruba/Santeria faith. A daring paintings of significant intimacy with "The Religion."

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He will not live alone. He will have a companion, a woman, a wife in which the spirit of Baba will live, and we shall name her Orishanla Mkwa". When He conceived Sekume and Mkwa, Olodumare divided them into two parts: one part which was the outside, the body, was name Gnoul. The other part which goes between the body and the outside was named Egun Nsissim. It is Nsissim who keeps the life in Gnoul. But it is Nsissim who abandons the body when the person dies joining Baba and Olofin into one. The Yorubas 61 Do you know where Nsissim resides?.

They also could be teachers in the secret societies. 40 The Osha When the Africans were brought to the Caribbean, especially Cuba, the laws applying to the priesthood were altered for the following reasons: The living conditions were such that no new priest could be trained in the proper fashion and time needed. There were members of different tribes lumped together in the same barracks who had different degrees of civilization and did not speak the same language or dialect. Survival was the number one priority.

Here, a new problem arose. No woman wanted to admit that she was old. Therefore, no one wanted to be first to go and gather water. So, what happened next?. When a woman invited another to go to the river first, this was considered a great insult and another fight began! Baba couldn't take it any more, he could do nothing else to remedy the situation. He decided to take the matter to the Creator himself. The old man climbed the mountains till he reached the big clouds where Olorun resided. He called Him several times by all his titles: God Almighty, Creator, Master of all, and so on until he ran out of names.

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