Vodoun and African Religion Links

Haitian Vodoun

  • Haitian Vodoun Culture The Vodou Webring (in English and French)
  • 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."
  • 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.
  • 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"'.
  • 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)

  • Centro de Investigación de Religiones Africanas en Améric A Beautifully designed Umbamda site
  • 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.
  • Iemanja 1999 Ilé Axé Opô Afonjá - 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, Candomblé, now taken as religion, is also seen as an efficient agency: it solves problems, cures deseases, calms the head. 

Cuban Santeria, Lucumi

New Orleans Voodoo and Hoodoo

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 Organization"" 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."  

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.
  • 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.

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 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
  • 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."  

African Origins, North American Centers, etc.

  • Afrikan Religious Images
  • Ilè Asé Yemojá Orukóré Ògún in Portugese
  • 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.
  • Natalia Bolivar Home Page in Spanish
  • 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.

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