I started this blog to talk about orisha books and beads – two things I absolutely love! I am a voracious reader of anything and everything on Afro-Cuban religions – actually I like anything on the Afro-Atlantic: anything from Africa to the Americas and the diversions and intersections in time and space. I also have been a Lukumi bead worker for nearly twenty years. I hoard beads. Really, who can’t appreciate some shiny glass orbs that will outlast you and me? I might have a problem but am unwilling to seek help. I know many don’t have the patience or the inclination but beading is actually therapy for me. I enjoy it, I do make beadwork for others as the occasion arises, but do it more for the love of it. I am also a writer, I have a few book projects up my sleeve and am toying with the idea of self-publishing. I foresee this site as a way of sharing resources, of showcasing beadwork I and friends have made, or that I just like, of teaching how to bead and some of the long, beautiful history of the craft.I will also review books. I started posting on Instagram my nightly reading and that went down well. Lastly, as an initiated priest I am particularly proud and interested in upholding the traditions and knowledge of our centuries-old religion. You hear people lament that the true
Lastly, as an initiated priest I am particularly proud and interested in upholding the traditions and knowledge of our centuries-old religion. You hear people lament that the true sabios (wise priestesses and priests) are dying or have died out and I am doing my little bit to engage in the finer details that often get omitted. There are some wonderful teachers out there and knowledge is meant to be shared – nobody has a monopoly on it.
I hope you enjoy the site. If you like, get in touch.
May Oshun bless us all,