Teachings of the Santeria Gods by Ocha Ni Lele
At the core of the diloggun, the sacred divination system of Santeria, are the sacred stories known as the patakis, narratives whose themes are as powerful and relevant today as they were in the minds of the ancient Yoruba who safeguarded them. Each Pataki is connected to one ore more of the 16 odu, the principal creative forces of Santeria. Some recount the lives of orishas on Earth, others the lives of individuals in Heaven, and some tell of the odu themselves, for even they once walked the earth as mortals.

The First book to explore these ancient African stories in English, Teachings of the Santeria Gods recounts more than 100 of these sacred parables, including many stories reassembled from the oral traditions of the African diaspora. Ranging from creation myths to what happens when a love potion works far too well, these stories share the wisdom and spirituality of the Yoruba people of ancient Africa and form the living, oral bible of one of the world`s fastest-growing faiths. 16.95





Powers of the Orishas by Migene Gonzalez-Wippler

During the slave trade, the Yoruba of southwestern Nigeria who were brought to Cuba were forbidden the practice of their religion by their Spanish masters. In order to continue their magical and religious observances safely, the slaves opted for the identification and disguise of the Orishas with some of the Catholic Saints worshipped by the Spaniards. In this manner, they were able to worship their deities under the very noses of the Spaniards without danger of punishment. The book has been divided into sections, each dealing with a specific Orisha, the attributes, paths or aspects, necklaces, initiations, foods, herbs, legends, and other pertinent information about the particular deity. Paperback, 126 pages. Price:11.95



Cuban Santeria by Raul J Canizares

Initiated into the Santeria priesthood at the age of seven, Raul Canizares unveils in Cuban Santeria, the secret and seductive world of this rapidly growing , yet largely misunderstood, Afro-Cuban religion. With the knowledge of an insider and the insight of a scholar, Canizares examines the practice of Santeria, revealing many of its previously hidden dimensions while at the same time providing a fascinating, account of its textured mix of African, Cuban, and Catholic traditions.

The Cuban-born Canizares describes the practices and rituals of the followers of Santeria, from magical herbal prescription and healing to spiritism and animal sacrifice, and explains how for many years the religion has been maintained under the guise of Catholicism to avoid religious persecution.
Most initiates are sworn to a code of silence, but Canizares believes that the time has come to relax this code and move Santeria , a religion of beauty and resilience, out of the darkness and into the light so that a more accurate picture of this rich tradition can emerge. Eleven color plates and black-and-white illustrations by the author enhance the text and further evoke the potent spirit of Santeria.

This is a 152 page softcover book.  16.95

Santeria Formulary & Spellbook by Carlos Montenegro

This book was written as a "How to" guide for individuals who are active participants in the Santeria Religion. It`s purpose is to introduce and encourage individuals of Santeria to familiarize themselves with an inexpensive way of preparing basic ingredients to produce "natural magic". Rarely is careful attention paid to the preparation of homemade magic products in these modern times. Rarer still, is finding an individual who is dedicated and competent in this aspect of spell crafting. It is a magical institution that is dying and must not be overlooked or forgotten. This book is an important resource guide to the magic found within nature. If properly utilized with respect and reverence, the Santeria practitioner will live harmoniously in nature with the Orishas.

This is a 147 page paperback



Book on Palo by Baba Raul Canizares

Guanabacoa is a city in Cuba famous as the birthplace of some of the most powerful Paleros ever. One of these spiritual giants was Demetrio Gomez, who for nearly fifty years led one of the most potent Palo houses in Cuba. Using an insider`s knowledge as well as the careful scholarship that has come to identify his work (Cuban Santeria: Walking with the Night), Demetrio`s godson, Baba Raul Canizares, known in Palo circles as Tata Composanto Medinoche, gives us Demetrio`s own teachings, which makes this the best Palo book in English, featuring never-before- published sigils, workings, and the unique contribution to the field of over 200 translations of herbs, sticks, and palo sticks from Cuban Spanish to Bantu and English, including each plant`s scientific classification. The book also contains photographs of rituals, intitiations, and sacrifices shocking in their complete honesty.

Ten years in the making, The Book on Palo will be an invaluable addition to your library of precious books. Before, this book was considered too intense for publication, but these are intense times we live in and the time is now ripe for Don Demetrio`s wisdom to be shared with the world.

This is a 148 page soft cover book. 22.95
7 Holy Spirit bath

This box of powerful bath oils is designed to bring the power of the Holy Spirit into your life. Each of the seven oils is to be used in a bath, one each day in the order provided, to bring the blessings of the Holy Spirit and the Orishas into your world, providing good fortune and aid with those troubles that were previously keeping you down. Each kit contains seven 2 dram bottles of bath oil, for external use only. 12.95

Elegua Floor Wash

Using the blessings of Elegua, one of the most powerful Orishas, this powerful ritual wash can be added to your ritual bath or to a floor scrub to spread Elegua`s blessing in your life. This can help open new paths and reveal new opportunities, providing a chance for positive growth where they might have been hard to find before. This is an 8 oz bottle of ritual wash, for external use only.  3.95

Santeria: African Magic in Latin America by Migene Gonzalez-Whippler

In 1973, the first hardcover edition of Santeria: African Magic in Latin America by cultural anthropologist Migene Gonzalez-Wippler was first published by Julian Press. It became an immediate best-seller and is still considered by many experts one of the most popular books on Santeria, having gone through four editions and several translations. Now this beloved classic, written by one of the foremost scholars on the Afro-Cuban religion, has returned in a fifth edition. This time, the text has been carefully edited and corrected to incorporate vital new material. The Beliefs, the practices, the legends of Santeria are brilliantly brought to life in this exciting and critically best-seller. If you have ever wondered what Santeria is, if you are curious about the rituals and practices of this mysterious religion, and want to delve in its deepest secrets, read Santeria: African Magic in Latin America. It will answer all of your questions and much more. This is a 179 page soft cover book 14.95

Magical Power of the Saints by Ray Malbrough

Here is your personal guide to calling on the saints as your spiritual allies. The Reverend Ray T. Malbrough shows you how to summon the aid of 74 saints through the use of "seven-day vigil candles," otherwise known as Saint Candles, prayers, psalms, and herbal baths. Within you will also find within this 227 page soft-cover book information and aid such as:

  • How to find out which saint is most helpful for your particular problem, along with his or her specific day of the week and color candle
  • Rituals for 57 different situations, such as strengthening your marriage, improving your business, and attracting good fortune
  • How to use divination to discover which ingredients will summon the proper powers to solve your problem
  • How to locate passages in the Bible that actually support the practice of divination
  • How to use a prayer to honor your departed ancestors and to communicate with them as well
  • Learn the best way to prepare and use the saint candles
  • How to recite the correct biblical psalm for your specific need
  • And how to read messages in the candle flame to see if your prayers will be answered.

This is a 227 page soft cover book.


Helping Yourself with Selected Prayers V2

Volume 2 of this wonderful series provides you with 170 prayers intended to help you with your specific needs. Included within this are detailed biographies and images of the saints that are frequently addressed in these prayers. Also within, you will find a wonderful resource for understanding the origins of these prayers, and how they fit into Catholic faith as well as the African and Latino origins of Santeria.

This is a 176 page, soft cover book.