- Title Pages
- Note to the Reader
1The Yoruban Background of Santería/Regla Lucumí
2The Cuban Colonial and Republican Background of Santería/Regla Lucumí
3The Origins of Santería/Regla Lucumí
4Beliefs and Practices of Santería
6Illness and Death
- Conclusion to Part 1
Part 2Santería's Transformations
Appendix APaths of Obatalá
Appendix BPaths of Elegbara, Elegguá, Echú
Appendix CPaths of Changó
Appendix DPaths of Ochún
Appendix EPaths of Yemayá
Appendix FPaths of Babalú Ayé
Appendix GPaths of Ogún
- Glossary of Lucumí and Spanish Terms
- (p.120) 8 Oracles
- Worldview, the Orichas, and Santería
Mercedes Cros Sandoval
- University Press of Florida
This chapter discusses the oracles of Santería, who represent the process of divination. They are the means by which followers learn the wishes, recommendations, recriminations, and desires of the orichas and of the dead. The followers strongly believe that consulting the orichas will allow them to learn measures that should be taken to preserve or restore health, and to keep, regain, or acquire anything that would make life more enjoyable.
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