Santeria Spells

Now, Santeria spells are a little harder to come by than Voodoo spells because spellwork isn’t as common in the religion of Santeria (which is similar but clearly different than Voodoo). That said, most rituals are much longer than Wiccan spells and will usually require larger number of items.

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As I sat down to compile a few Santeria spells, I didn’t have much success. It was hard enough to find decent Voodoo spells, but Santerian ones have me stumped.

The religion is a blend of African and Caribbean beliefs with a heavy dose of Catholicism mixed in. It’s not a religion that many people have an accurate knowledge of unless they are followers/practitioners of it. That means there isn’t too much information available to “outsiders”. Most of the spell information that I’ve found has been very poor to downright hoaxes.

Since I had set out to write this page, I did want to share a little bit of Santeria with you.

In general, these rituals include drumming, dancing, Deity worship (Santerian Godes are known as Orishas), and occasional animal sacrifice. Deities and other spirits can communicate with believers by possessing or “riding” a willing participant in the ritual. The Gods and Goddesses are frequently offered food, incense or alcohol as ritual offerings but that depends on the Deity. Divination is popular at Santeria rituals, with a form known as Ifa being the traditional method. It’s done with small tossed cowry shells and a marked tray.

Spells like we see in witchcraft or Wicca aren’t really part of Santerian practice. Rituals are often performed in a larger group and run by an official priest or priestess.

So I am still looking for some authentic Santerian spells to share, but have come up empty so far. I hope to have more material to add to this page soon.

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