Thanks for the advice. I appreciate it. Em
> wrote:Alafia Emily, group:
I am santera, initiated to Yemaya for a little over 3 years now.
My advise, if anyone tells you that your guardian angel can be done
via telephone, internet, mail, etc. run, don't walk cause in the
Lucumi tradition that is not done. One has to be present before
Orula or the cowrie shells for this to be determined.
The practice would be either going to a plante, where 3 or more
Babalawos get together and have Orula down on the mat. Or a santero
(can be an Oriate) will read the godparents cowrie shells to
determine. This task is performed by an expert at it and as I
mentioned if anyone tries to con you in this manner, run, don't walk
Hope this helped.
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, Em Crowe <silvercrow73@y...>
> Recently, I asked this community to point me in the direction of
someone in my area (Minneapolis) who would be able to do a guardian
orisha reading. One of the responses that I received asked why I was
looking for such a service since it is usually offered through a god
parent. Also, this gentle person was rather intent that a quality
reading can only be done in person. I figured I should explain my
position in seeking a bit more and why I am not opposed to doing an
internet reading if it is my only means necessary of confirming what
I already suspect.
> For as much as we live in a very diverse society, doors can be
closed for various reasons. I am a wiccan priestess with a second
degree initiation under my belt. I have choosen to work primarily in
the realm of divination and trance work. My primary dieties that I
worship are chosen from the Norse and Celtic pantheons to represent
my ancestral background. (Though I honestly believe that there is
only one power and everything is a microcosom of that power.) A few
years ago, I ran across some books on santeria, voodoo and lucumi.
Mostly my reading was more to be informed.
> Earlier this year (while in trance states) I began to be inturupted
by Ellegua who then proceded to introduce me to other orishas. I
have a better understanding of how to feed my ancestors (yes there is
a part of my altar for them) and a better understanding of what it is
to "feed" nature spirits and dieties.
> Now then, I don't have a god parent in this religion. I would like
one but since the santeria community in Minneapolis is very
underground at the moment, I have had difficulty locating anyone who
doesn't refer me to the same source, Magus Books. Magus Books is a
great resource but Roger (the wonderful gentleman who owns it) has
only been able to refer me to a few good books and so my shelf space
grows more limited by the day. So now, I start looking at other
resources that will talk to me. Internet communities are one of
those. And I greatly appreciate being able to participate in this
> As for doing reliable divination via the internet.....
> As someone in the trade (i do professional tarot and rune
readings), I do prefer to meet with my clients in person. Anyone who
is seeking advice or information likes to have personal interaction
that is not coaxial cable and wiring. However, I do have friends and
family that also rely on my abilities and sometimes the only way we
can communicate is over the phone or internet means. Is one more
superior than the other? I don't believe so. Anytime a situation to
divine information happens, the diviner does rely on two other
connections. The connection they have to the spirit world and the
connection that they have with their client. If the client is closed
of or reserved about revealing information or energy: the diviner
will have a difficult time getting (from either source) reliable
information. In person or via internet. However, if there is an
open and willing connection, information flows freely. If we are all
truely connected to the same spirit, then I dont have to be
> infront of my diviner to get accurate, quality information.
> So with that, I will gladly adjust my original request. My name is
Emily. I am a seeker in Minneapolis. I would appreciate any advice
in locating a god parent and/or santerian diviner in the area who is
willing to help me. Thank you.
> Blessed Be!
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