Afro-Caribbean

Santeria Growing in Popularity Among African-American, Mexican and White Chicagoans

November 18, 2005

Source: SanLuisObispo.com / Chicago Tribune

http://www.sanluisobispo.com/mld/sanluisobispo/news/nation/13141662.htm

On November 18, 2005 the Chicago Tribune reported, "In Chicago and elsewhere, religious scholars as well as followers see Lukumi [the tradition also known as Santeria] growing not only among longtime devotees of Cuban and Puerto Rican descent, but also among African-Americans, Mexicans and white Midwesterners.

[Many] young...

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Philadelphia to Host International African Religion Conference

August 24, 2005

Source: SFBayView.com

http://www.sfbayview.com/082405/narcprepares082405.shtml

On August 24, 2005 SFBayView.com reported, "The National African Religion Congress (NARC) is preparing for their seventh annual international conference, which will be held Thursday, Aug. 25, through Sunday, Aug. 28, at the Hilton Garden Hotel, 1100 Arch St., Philadelphia. The planners are expecting representative from traditional African and Diaspora African-based religions to attend...

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North Dakota Catholic Hospital Creates Room to Accommodate Native American Ceremonies

July 31, 2005

Source: Knox News

Wire Service: AP

http://reg.knoxnews.com/kns/web/registrationForm?from=www.knoxnews.com/kns/national/article/0,1406,KNS_350_3966222,00.html

On July 31, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "Sherman Iron Shield used to sneak his son behind some elevators at St. Alexius Medical Center so he could burn sacred herbs to chase away evil spirits without...

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Florida Santeria Priest Offers Teachings Over the Internet

July 25, 2005

Source: Orlando Sentinel

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/orl-locsantos25072505jul25,0,1377309.story?coll=orl-news-headlines

On July 25, 2005 the Orlando Sentinel reported, "[Rigoberto] Zamora [a Santeria high priest] has been busy since his wife set up his Santeria Web site at babalaozamora.com about a year ago. Through the Web site, Zamora says, he has unveiled the faith's perceived shroud of mystery. For $40,...

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Ritual Use of Mercury in Santeria a Health Concern

April 30, 2005

Source: Bradenton Herald

http://www.bradenton.com/mld/bradenton/news/local/11528571.htm

On April 30, 2005 the Bradenton Herald reported, "in Voodoo, Santeria and other faiths with African roots, many practitioners sprinkle the silvery liquid on the floor, carry it with them in pouches, burn it in candles and pour it into bath water. While these practices are intended to bring luck or success in love, federal health officials said they could be making people...

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Formerly Outlawed Afro-Brazilian Religions Flourishing

January 1, 2005

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A40058-2004Dec31.html

On January 1, 2005 The Washington Post reported, "Candomble, a religion once banned in Brazil, [is] now emerging into public acceptance while overcoming fierce and even violent competition. Brought to Brazil by African slaves, religions such as Candomble, Tambor de Mina, Batuque and Umbanda long had to be practiced in secret. The deities were disguised as...

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Sosyete du Marche, Inc.

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 23 March 2013.

Phone: 267-735-1007
Email: mambo@sosyetedumarche.com
Website: http://www.sosyetedumarche.com

History: Manbo Vye Zo has practiced Vodou since 1987 with Manbo Shakmah Winddrum, founder of the The New SEED Sanctuary in Philadelphia, PA.  She was initiated as a Manbo Asogwe by Houngan Fritzner Georges in Jacmel, Haiti in 2003. She continues his lineage in the United States. Furthering her education, she continues to...

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Boston Santero Steve Quintana Interviewed

November 4, 2004

Source: The Boston Globe

On October 21, 2004 The Boston Globe reported on the Santeria temple at the home of Santero Steve Quintana, "Quintana is the godfather of Santeria in Greater Boston...   In their quest to reconnect with their indigenous roots here, many immigrants have turned to Quintana as a spiritual resource, whether they hail from Puerto Rico, Cuba, Brazil, or Cape Verde. To his followers, Quintana is a healer, a mentor, a liaison to the saints... Quintana works to bring the religion out of its closet. He also wants to dispel misconceptions...

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Original Products

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 21 October 2013.

Phone: 718-367-9589
Email: info@originalbotanica.com
Website: http://www.originalprodcorp.com/
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History

Original Products is one of the oldest and most respected botanical supply companies in the world. According to its owners, Original Products is the primary supplier to the 80 or so botanicas in the New York area. The botanica produces all sorts of oils, incenses, perfumes, and waters that... Read more about Original Products

Francisca y Iyalorde

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 5 October 2005.

Phone: 212-860-4300

Activities and Schedule

Spiritual consultations in the Santeria tradition are available daily.

Physical Description of the Center

This botanica is situated on the south side of 116th street. The street houses many small shops, as well as other botanicas. The entrance to the store has several large tureens which are...
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La 21 Division Botanica

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 5 October 2005.

Phone: 718-561-2831
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Activities and Schedule

A woman performs spiritual consultations using Spanish Cards (cartas espirituales, Espiritismo) weekdays, Monday-Friday.

History

The botanica was founded in 1996 by La Division 21, a group of three individuals. Originally of Dominican descent, they lived in Spain for...
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Botanica Jesus de Nasareno

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 11 October 2009.

Phone: 201-864-2155

History

Jesus de Nasareno botanica was opened in 1996 by Ricardo and Cristina. The botanica is named after Cristina's guardian saint, Jesus de Nasareno (her ita, which she received the day of her initiation in Cuba, suggested that she would open a botanica with this name). Ricardo and Cristina are both immigrants from Cuba: Ricardo escaped to the United States on a raft in 1994 and...
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