Hollywood has done a great job of making a good portion of the populace afraid of Hoodoo, Voodoo, Santeria, Southern Conjure, etc. Well in this episode of MMC, we will be tackling – while maintaining a healthy respect for – some of the myth, by talking with ‘Papa Hector’ Salva about Dominican Voodoo and his book “The 21 Divisions” Mysteries and Magic of Dominican Voodoo.
Hector Salva (Papa Hector) was born and raised in a family of brujos (witchdoctors, healers, and sorcerers) that practiced 21 Divisions, Sanse, and Puerto Rican Espiritismo. Papa Hector is the author at www.HectorSalva.com, the internet’s largest source of information on Haitian, Dominican, and Puerto Rican Voodoo traditions. He is also the author of www.las21divisiones.com, www.sansereligion.com and over a half a dozen other spiritual websites. In addition to the author’s strong online presence, he teaches workshops domestically and internationally.
One of the first books to explore the unique tradition of Dominican shamanism, the magical practices called the 21 Divisions.
Like all forms of Caribbean Voodoo, practitioners of the 21 Divisions believe in one God, a distant God that doesn’t get involved in human affairs. Followers of this Dominican spiritual tradition believe that God created intermediaries to help humans, beings known as Los Misterios.
The Misterios are powerful beings with rulership and dominion over universal forces and human conditions. Practitioners of the 21 Divisions have ways of connecting with the Misterios to achieve success in life, improve their careers, resolve love and relationship issues, heal illness, and much more.
Filled with detailed insider information and real stories of healing, magic, and mystery, this book will serve as an illuminating guide to the 21 Divisions. Hector Salva―one of the foremost authorities on the practice of the 21 Divisions―offers his insights into:
The history and foundations of Dominican Voodoo The major Misterios, or spirits, of the 21 Divisions Ceremonies, rituals, and magical spells How to get started on the path of the 21 Divisions
To many of us, horses have always been magical to at least some degree or other. Their beauty and and majesty speaks to that feeling in most of us, young and old.
Well, on this episode, we will be talking with Lawren Leo, the author of Horse Magick, about these very special creatures and the ways to work with their magical energies. And … Sonia Jorgensen, an equestrian expert, joins the crew for the evening.
Lawren Leo, author and spiritual advisor. Owner of New Moon Books, Crystals & Candles, Inc. Contributing author and editor at the electronic magazine, The Familiar.
Lawren Leo is an author and the owner of New Moon Books, Crystals, and Candles, a metaphysical boutique in Pompano Beach, Florida. He contributes to and co-edits the e-zine he founded, The Familiar. He is a spiritual counselor and teacher of esoteric philosophy, practicing witch, and a practitioner of the magickal arts in the tradition of the Golden Dawn.
“I am a firm believer that everything we need and desire to know already exists in our inner and outer universe: We simply need to listen.”
About Horse Magick: Spells and Rituals for Self-Empowerment, Protection, and Prosperity
Discover inner strength and wisdom by bringing the power of the equine spirit to life with spells, meditations, and creative visualization.
Along with the bear, horses are a primary creature associated with shamanism and traditions influenced by it. They appear in 25,000-year-old cave paintings, such as those at Lascaux. They find a role in the modern African diaspora traditions such as Haitian Vodou, whose devotees are called “horses” for the spirits who ride them during trances.
The spirit of the horse exists in the subconscious minds of humans and takes shape in various forms, whether as a symbol of fertility in the land, as in Celtic mythology, or as a psychopomp, which leads the dead to the next world. The horse has made its way into the current of our collective unconscious as a universal archetype.
Horse Magick contains spells, rituals, chants, and meditations for many purposes, loosely based around equine imagery. Numerous traditions are represented, as are many deities, including Athena, Epona, and Baba Yaga. No contact with actual horses is required.
Through the use of spells and rituals, readers are able to magickally ride to their chosen destinies and fulfill their desires. Workings involve crystals, candles, and Tarot cards, items easily accessible for most readers.
Sonia is a Masters prepared Registered Nurse, Shamanic Practitioner and intuitive energy healer utilizing Usui Reiki, sound energy vibration, and equine therapy modalities; in conjunction with her Empathic abilities to help bring the body, mind and soul into resonant harmony.
Sonia is also a skilled horse woman with 30 years experience in the field of horse-related activities, and has recently begun to work with her equine partners to help facilitate healing.
The Witches are back and have a fun conversation brewing in their cauldrons! Jennifer Bishop, Deb Kuehne, and Jerri Wolfe of the Witches Cauldron Gathering – in association with Wild Indigo Coyote, are back to discuss a few different topics, then see where the evening takes us!
Mystic Moon Cafe Radio hosts bring a variety of guests to talk about paranormal phenomenon, cryptozoology, ghost hunting, favorite authors on many topics – fiction, conspiracy theory, and fact, featured music artists, and more!
We all have moments when life gets difficult. Illness has touched everyone. Yet there are times where illness permeates more than the flesh and mind. Where it goes to the very core of who we are: The Soul. Soul level illnesses often come from moments of trauma and can manifest through physical, mental, emotional illness and negative patterns in our lives. Shamans and Healers around the world are often experts at treating soul level illness. In this podcast, Shamanic Practitioner Roman Delgado will speak of soul level illnesses such as Power Loss, Soul Loss, Soul Theft, and Ancestral Patterns (generational curses) along with signs that you may be suffering from some of these issues and when to ask for help.
About Roman Delgado: Roman is a practitioner of Brujeria, Southern Conjure and Shamanic Healing. He grew up surrounded by magic and magical practitioners with his family in Mexico. Through his cultural upbringing he has gained a unique understanding of the ailments of the soul and the magical ways of healing them.
Mystic Moon Café Radio hosts bring a variety of guests to talk about paranormal phenomenon, cryptozoology, ghost hunting, archaeology mysteries, favorite authors on many topics – fiction, conspiracy theory, and fact, featured music artists, and more!
It’s going to be a full night of Paranormal/Supernatural Conversation!
In the first hour we’ll talk to returning Haunted Voices Radio host Todd Bates about his work with paranormal investigations and extensive background with EVPs.. The second hour brings the highly accomplished David Weatherly to the show! We’ll talk about his more recent books, travels and adventures..
Todd’s Bio: Chances are you’ll find him in a mysterious abandoned home, walls yellowed by age and doors teetering precariously on their hinges. Maybe a murder occurred or perhaps a fire. Whatever the case, Todd Bates is on the scene for a singular task: listening for voices of the dead.
Electronic Voice Phenomenon (commonly referred to as “EVP”) is spirit voices captured on a digital or analog recording device that were not heard with the naked ear at the time of their recording. For Todd, collecting this specialized evidence of paranormal origin is a life calling. After years of personally investigating the mysteries of EVP and studying under a pioneering figure in the field, Sarah Estep, he took his passion to the Internet. Now in its 13th year, HauntedVoices.com has quickly grown to be one of the most successful Electronic Voice Phenomenon-based websites on the Internet dedicated to research, education and discussion. The site is also the home to the Haunted Voices Radio. The network of live & archived programs provide audio material 24 hours a day and Todd acts as program director and its flagship talk show host. Todd has collected some of the most impressive examples of the phenomenon available today and currently teaches his capturing techniques and paranormal investigation protocol via private and on-air lessons.
Todd Bates in the Media Due to Todd Bates’ research and high profile presence as a radio talk show host, he has evolved into one of very few EVP authorities and is in demand to provides advice, education, and EVP analysis to paranormal investigation groups worldwide. The media community has taken notice, too. With paranormal subject matter finding a regular home in mainstream media, experts such as Todd Bates are in high demand. Todd has made several radio, TV, and public appearances to both share his knowledge and create guidelines for demonstrating EVP.
Television: Adviser for “A Haunting” on the Discovery Channel (“Sallies House” episode); WTHI TV (CBS affiliate) “The Ashmore Experiment” 2 day event. Appeared on WTWO (NBC Affiliate).
Radio: Before founding his own radio network, Todd’s radio hosting career began with Dr. Ed Craft of Magick Mind Radio (An IBC Network Program). He was offered a co-host spot with Dr. Jimmy Lowery of “Alabama Para Spiritual Radio” (APSR Radio) and was then given the opportunity to host his own live show on the BBS Radio Network where he discussed all topics paranormal. He has since guessed on The Man Cow Show, WTAY FM, WTYE AM Crawford County, IL, WZPL 99.5 Indianapolis, IN, X-zone Radio, Voice of America, and The Jeff Rense Show.
Each has been a valuable experience to share his vast knowledge of EVP. Todd is a graduate of the American Broadcasting School, where he specialized in voice-overs, and radio broadcasting. Todd is currently working on his BA in Mass Communications at Ashford University and General Manager of WGOG Digital Broadcasting in Clearwater, FL Public Speaking: Because of his specialty within the paranormal community, Todd is an in-demand speaker at conferences and conventions nationwide including a yearly showing at GhostFest Expo, held on the infamously haunted RMS Queen Mary historic ship. Software Development: Once only a beta tester for Adobe Systems (maker of Photoshop), he has been tapped to assist in creating features that will specifically aid Electronic Voice Phenomenon research in future revisions to its industry standard audio editing program, Audition.
About David Weatherly: DAVID WEATHERLY is a renaissance man of the strange and supernatural. He has traveled the world in pursuit of ghosts, cryptids, UFOs, magic and more. From the specters of dusty castles, to remote, haunted islands, from ancient sites, to modern mysteries, he has journeyed to the most unusual places on the globe seeking the unknown. David became fascinated with the paranormal at a young age. Ghost stories and accounts of weird creatures and UFOs led him to discover many of his early influences. Writers such as such as John Keel, Jacques Vallee, Hans Holzer and others set him on course to spend his life exploring and investigating the unexplained.
Throughout his life, he’s also delved into shamanic and magical traditions from around the world, spending time with elders from numerous cultures in Europe, the Americas, Africa and Asia. He has studied with Taoist masters in China, Tibetan Lamas, and other mystics from the far east. He’s picked up knowledge from African and Native American tribal elders and sat around fires with shaman from countless other traditions.
Along his path, David has also gathered a lot of arcane knowledge, studying a range of ancient arts from palmistry, the runes, and other obscure forms of divination to alchemy and magick. He has studied and taught Qigong and Ninjutsu as well as various energy related arts. David has also studied stage and performance magic. His shamanic and magical background has given him a unique perspective in his explorations into the unknown, and he continues to write, travel and explore, leaving no stone unturned in his quest for the strange and unusual.
David has investigated, and written about, a diverse range of topics including,: Hauntings, Cryptozoology, Ufology, Ancient Mysteries, Shamanism, Magic and Psychic Phenomena. In 2012, David founded the independent media and publishing company, Leprechaun Productions. He has been a featured speaker at conferences around the world and has lectured for countless paranormal, UFO, and spiritual groups.
He is a frequent guest on Coast to Coast AM with George Noory, Darkness Radio and other radio programs. David has also appeared on numerous television shows including Ancient Aliens, Mysteries at the National Parks and Beyond Belief. David’s books include Strange Intruders, Black Eyed Children and the Wood Knocks and Haunted series.
In this show Roman Delgado will guide us on a journey into the world of Shamanism and Shamanic Healing. We will speak of this Ancient Spiritual Practice and gain an understanding of Soul Level Illness. We will be ranging from Power and Soul Loss to the Evil Eye and many things in between. Be prepared to understand energy hygiene and human interactions in new and useful ways!
We will also briefly touch upon Dia De Los Muertos – Day of the Dead, as the season is upon us.
Now, I’m no expert in any of these things, but I know what I enjoy. Research and Learning are at the top of my list. I will be delving into one aspect of Magic, Witchcraft, Folklore, Myth and/or Legend in each article. So, if you are so inclined, join me on this journey of discovery!
About Roman Delgado
Roman is a practitioner of Brujeria, Southern Conjure and Shamanic Healing. He grew up surrounded by magic and magical practitioners with his family in Mexico. Through his cultural upbringing he has gained a unique understanding of the ailments of the soul and the magical ways of healing them.
For this segment, Wendy will be talking with good friends, Denise Pridemore and Jen Smith, both of who have Appalachian family with strong leanings towards Folk Magics, Healing, and Lore. I’ve been doing my homework as well, so this should be an enlightening show!
Now, I’m no expert in any of these things, but I know what I enjoy. Research and Learning are at the top of my list. I will be delving into one aspect of Magic, Witchcraft, Folklore, Myth and/or Legend in each article.
So, if you are so inclined, join me on this journey of discovery!
The people who have called The Appalachian Mountains their home over the centuries and beyond are a mish-mash of the Native American Indian tribes – Shawnee, Cherokee, Creek and Delaware, just to name a few. Added in later were settlers from Ireland, Scotland, Germany, and more. When you mix in all of these different peoples. cultures and traditions – not to mention adding in ancient lore of the people brought in as Slaves – and blood, sweat, tears and deaths of those just trying to carve out a little niche in the world, you come up with the recipe for some powerful beliefs, magics, healing practices and downright scary – sometimes – ‘wise ones’..
I’ve run across the term ‘Granny Magic’ in several different articles and websites, and really get a kick out of the term. However, I feel it’s not really accurate since gender isn’t really the heart of the practitioners these days. But the traditions are definitely passed down from great-grandparents, grandparents, and on down the line. The Ancients and Ancestors are key elements of the rootwork, healings, conjurings and so on.
Anyway, this should be a very interesting and informative segment, so please join us!
Nuestra Señora de la Santa Muerte (Spanish for Our Lady of Holy Death), often shortened to Santa Muerte, is a female deity or folk saint in Mexican and Mexican-American folk Catholicism. A personification of death, she is associated with healing, protection, and safe delivery to the afterlife by her devotees.
About Roman: He grew up among Brujos(Sorcerers) Curanderos ( Healers ) and Shamans. His work is woven with all those influences and his natural ability to speak to the dead. All in order to bring healing, growth and closure to both sides of the veil.
Readings and Services I offer my services in Card Reading, Necromancy, Shamanic Divination and Healing, as well as services in Folk Magic coming from my background in Brujeria and Southern Conjure.
What To Expect My readings tend to be emotionally intense. I bring forth messages from the spirit world, in different ways depending on the service. My work is to bring to surface the core issues that are plaguing your life, and bring spiritual healing to them in order to grow. I am not a fortune teller, nor am I a light worker.Expect time dealing with the very things that keep you in illness and support in facing them spiritually.