Saturday, December 31, 2011


















Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Bubbles in the Goblets

Bubbles in the Fuente and Goblets

Often times when filling the Spiritual Fuente and goblets with clean fresh water, and placing them on the Tableau altar or Mesa Blanca shrine  "Boveda" one will notice that at first the Fuentes will be sparkling clear and fresh.  Then after a few hours sometimes even shorter, on expecting the altar or shrine again one will notice air bubbles within the water of the Fuentes.  This can mean a few things and really depends on the purpose for the Fuente.   First of all water used for the Saints is used as a portal in which the saints come down from the Spiritual realm, while the water used for ones dead and ancestors is used to give clarity, to quench their thirst,  re freshen and clean themselves.

Air bubbles within the Fuentes represent los Fluidos Espirituales, or the Spiritual Fluids of the Saints or Dead.  It represent that the Spirits are near and content with the individual.  If an offering was given such as fruits, tobacco, incense and candles, then the spirits are content and happy with the individual, they have accepted the offering, and have partaken of its energy, their presence is near and felt, just listen, all is at peace.  Many times the bubbles also represent that you have kept your side of a bargain with the Spirits and that they wish to show their blessings upon you for the services you have done for them. 

If the water was placed on the altar and is fresh with bubbles many individuals pour this water into another glass and take a sip or prepare an herbal bath with it to receive the blessings of the spirits.  Many say that when you do not see bubbles within the fuente, one should worry because it indicates that one needs to concentrate on a spiritual obligation or a promise made to a Saint or a Spirit that has yet to be completed. 

On the other hand it can also represent that it is picking up unwanted negative energies, water picks up unwanted energy and negativity, Just as it does the physical body, it also does the same for spirit and energy.  A Sancistas, and Espiritista always places new talismans, amulets and necklaces into the water to cleanse it, if one sees a lot of bubbles within the Fuente that is cleansing a talisman, it indicates that it has picked up unwanted vibrations.  The water is thrown away, the talisman is usually fumigated with tobacco smoke and replaced into a fuente with clean fresh water.

During a misa espiritual or a sesion where "Causas" are lifted, if the fuentes have a lot of bubbles, this indicates that much negative energy has been lifted, and the water is removed away from the house. 

When one purchases a new statue, we always purify it and cleanse it with Holy Water, Florida Water and Tobacco smoke, before placing it on an altar.  Also a Sancista and Espiritista always baptizes the statute in the name of the Saint or Spirit it represents.  Then it is placed on the altar with a brand new Fuente with fresh water.  If the Fuente fills with bubbles it can indicate one of two things.  One that the Spirit is happy, present and is bringing blessings.  Or it can represent that the statute was not properly prepared or cleansed.  Usually the Sancista will listen to his / her gut instincts.  If it feels like something is wrong, they listen to the inner voice and they follow it.  Or they often perform divination to get an answer.

During the act of private prayer, bubbles in the fuente depends on the emotional state of the person.  If the person is in a good mood, the Spirits are present, but if the person has inner worries or a heavy heart the Spirits are listening and cleansing.

Where the bubbles are located also has a lot of significance.  On the bottom or base of the Fuente can indicate that ones dead or ancestors want an offering.  Or if the Fuente is on a Tableau Espiritual this indicates that an offering of Food, or flowers is wanted.

If the bubbles are on the rim of the Fuente this indicates that the Centinela wants an offering of prayers.  If it is on the Tableau Espiritual as in the mesa blanca, then candles, incense or tobacco smoke is being asked for.  A ring of bubbles in the center of a fuente indicates a sesion espiritual or a velada is being asked for. 

If the Mesa is in the patterns of Reposo, Ataque and defensa this also has to be considered.  When in Reposo all is well, the Saints and Spirits are near and are showing the blessings.  When in Ataque this is a sign that negative energies are around.  Remove the water from the home, cleanse the fuentes and refill them with fresh water.  Remember when in Reposo the Saints or Spirits are on your side, they are protecting you and the opposite is to be said when in Ataque. When in ataque the water is cleaning the home, of unwanted vibration, it is picking up psychic dirt and energies.


Each tradition has its own symbolic meaning for whom each goblet is in honor for, example Cuban Espiritismo Cruzado might have a similar out line but with minor differences.  The following is of Puerto Rican Santerismo and Espiritismo.  The representations of the Fuente and the surrounding 8 cups are as follows:

• El Santisimo Papa Buen Dios TodopoderosoFuente it is this one.
• Centinela  - The Principle Spiritual Guide
• División Blanca, Commission of the Saints.
• División Negra, La Commission de los Congos, Negros, Esclavos, Madamas, Cimarones.  The Orisha, the Misterios, the Loases.
• División India, La Commission de los Indios, The Indian Spirits, the Cemis.
• La Commission de los Gitanos, Orientales, Arabes, Hindus, The Gypsies.
• Los Espiritus Familiares, los Muertos.  Family Members that where known and have past.
• Los Antepasados, the Ancestors, ones blood lineage.
• Los Espiritus Necesitados, las Bendita Anima Solas.


Thursday, December 8, 2011


the 7 Jefes of Sance

Although many people who follow an A.T.R. often associate the Catholic saints as being one and the same with African deities, this sincrenition for the most part did not happen in most areas of Puerto Rico until the 1960s. I say most areas because the cult for San Santiago in the pueblo of Loiza Aldea, Puerto Rico has always closely associated San Santiago with the African Yoruba deity, Chango.  For most part, and as my grandmother would best say. "A Los Santos, Santos, y a los Angeles, Angeles. (The Saints are Saints, and the Angels are Angels), or in this case African deities are African deities. My Tia (aunt) a bruja and a Sancista / Santera also would say  'Llamen al pan, pan y al vino, vino, y carajo no los confundan!". (Let call bread, what it is, bread, and wine wine, but damn it, don't confuse them!". 

It is also important to note that the Taino culture had been almost completely eradicated on the island until the 1970s when excavations of ancient Taino Bateas and ceremonial grounds where discovered through out the island.  The Taino Spirits and the Cemis had finally awaken from their 300 year slumber, and would never be quieted again.

Not until the wave of Cuban immigrants to Puerto Rico and New York in the 1950s and 1960s, which later proceeded with the wave of Dominicans to the island and the United States mainland in the late 1970s and the 1980s, did the Orisha and Lwas return to Puerto Rican soil and Puerto Rico was reintroduced to the African Spirits.

This is not to say that the Orishas and Lwas never touched Borinquen (Puerto Rican) soil till this time.  Slaves from Puerto Rico were also from Yoruba and the Kongo regions of Africa, this African culture survived and still can be seen and felt in Loiza Aldea and Guayama, in the music, dance, spiritual traditions and dialect of the language.  But the African deities where eradicated from the island, manly because of the smaller groups of African slaves in Puerto Rico in comparison to other islands of the Caribbean. 

The reason for the survival of the Orisha and Lwas in other Caribbean islands and not in Puerto Rico has to do in part with how small Puerto Rico is in comparison to Cuba and Hispaniola (The  Dominican Republic and Haiti)  Also although the Spanish Inquisition followed the Conquistadors to the New World, it was heavily felt in Puerto Rico.  The first witch hunt and burning in the Americas was held on Puerto Rican soil and predates the Salem Witch trials of Salem Massachusetts about 180 years, in a section of Old San Juan that was once called " el Fangito de las Brujas."   Also as I have stated Puerto Rico did have slaves but the African population was much smaller in comparison to other Caribbean Islands.  

White Spanish origin 75.8%, Black 12.4%,  Amerindian  7.8%, Asian 0.2%, other 3.3%, (2010 census) although most Puerto Ricans consider themselves white 65% of the islands population is of Meztiso or Mulatto background.



Santerismo is a branch of Afro Cuban Santeria "Lukumi" which has a strong influence with Puerto Rican Brujeria and Mesa Blanca Espirotismo. 

Santerismo has a great respect for the Orishas, and are venerated by most Puerto Ricans as a sub group of spirits called "Una Familia" known as Las Potencias, or Potencias Africanas. Also while blood sacrifices are done in both Vodou and Santeria, this is not a common practice in most Puerto Rican Sanse and Santerismo houses, known as Casas, Templos or Centros Espirituales.

Puerto Rican Santerismo has many things in  common with Cuban Santeria, with the.exception of the hierarchy of Priests and Priestesses, there are no Babalawos, Babalochas or Iyalochas, there does exist el Padrino y La Madrina and los Ahijados.  Also none of the Lukumi initiations are done, in Santerismo just as in Sanse, there is the baptismal ceremonies, and the receiving of the sacred necklaces known as Collares.  Also while in Cuban Santeria the initiate undertake various lengthy initiation ceremonies to receive the sacred Soperas with the otanes and implements of the Orishas, and become part of the priestly order.  In Santerismo as is with Sanse, the initiate undergoes various rites of passages that are predominantly Espiritismo, making the individual receiving the ceremony the ahijado or ahijada of the Padrino or Madrina.  The baptized also receive a prepared image of a Saint known as El or La Centinela, which usually consists of a hollowed plaster saint, and within it a cloth bag is prepared with magical herbs and roots, personal belongings of the person, such as hair, finger nail clippings, strips of clothing and other items.  The statue of the Centinela is then cleansed, purified, blessed and empowered in a Velada, or Misa Espiritual ceremony known collectively as Ritos de Paso or Rites of Passage, by invoking the saints to come down and bless the statue, and cleansing and purifying the statue with smoke, holy water and an herbal infusion mixed with bay rum or florida water.

While in Santeria "Lukumi" many African deities come down in ceremonies known as BembesCaballo, in Puerto Rico it is titled a casillabanco.  In Santerismo and Sanse, the Saints are invoked in Fiestas Espirituales and like Santeria they do dance and show of their abilities, but mostly they interact with the congregation, consulting, prophesying, and  lifting a Causa.  Also in an Afro Cuban bembe only the Orisha come down and in Haiti the Lwa come down, while in Sanse and Santerismo, the Saints, African deities and any spirit from the Familia and the 21 Courts and Commissions come down together.

Many compare Puerto Rican Sanse and Santerismo de la Mesa Blanca to Afro Cuban, Dominican and Haitian religions, in my personal experiences, there are many similarities, but if Sanse and Santerismo where to be compared to any similar spiritual paths, they would defiantly fall closer under the categories  of Brazilian Umbanda, Venezuelan 3 Potencia Espiritismo and Afro American Hoodoo, which is a sincrenition of African and indigenous spirituality.   Many Puerto Ricans use the term Santos or Santos Africanos to describe the Orisha, unless the person was initiated into Lukumi, and call them los Orichas, some of the Orisha of the Cuban Lukumi pantheon are.

Olodumare / Olorun / Olofi The Omnipotent, All Powerful Creator God the Creator
Obatala -- Our Lady of Mercy September 24rth Color White
Odduduwa --  Saint Claire August 11 Colors White and Green
Eleggua Elegba -  Saint Anthony or the Child of Atocha Color Red and Black
Aganyu -- Saint Christopher Feast Day July 25th Color Shades of Reds
Yemaya -- Our Lady of Regla Feast Day September 7th Colors Blue, Agua and White
Chango -- Saint Barbara December 4th. Colors Red and White
Oya -- Our Lady of La Candelaria Feast Day February 2nd Colors 9 Colors
Oshun -- Our Lady of Charity September 8th Colors Yellow, Amber, Gold
Ochosi -- Saint Sebastian Colors Violet, Blue, Yellow
Oggun -- Saint Peter Feast Day June 29th Colors Green and Black
Babalu-Aye -- Saint Lazarus Feast Day December 17th Colors Purple and Yellow
Orunla -- St. Francis of Assisi Feast Day October 4th Colors Green and Yellow
Inle - Saint Rafael Feast Day October 24th Blue and Yellow
Ibeyi - Saints Cosmo and Damian. Feast Day Red and White "Male" Blue and White "Female"
Osanyin - Saint Sylvester Feast Day December 31st Color Green
Obba - Virgen del Carmen. Colors Pink, Yellow Lilac

The Dominican 21 Division

La 21 División or the 21 Dominican Divisions are the group of Loases Spirits originally venerated in the Dominican Republic and has become popular amongst Puerto Ricans.  Puerto Rican Sanse is a branch of Dominican 21 Division Vudù which in tern is a branch of Haitian Voudun.  The Loases Spirits of the 21 Division is a group of Spirits also called Los Misterios amongst Puerto Ricans.  The Loases of the 21 Divisions like the Seven African Power Orichas and the 7 Jefes del Sanse Puertoriqueño protect their followers and gift them with the abilities to lift Causas, divination, and healing to name a few, and like the Seven African Powers and the 7 Jefes of Sanse, the Loases of the 21 Divisions have attributes associated to them such as colors, offerings, and likes and dislikes.

The name the 21 Divisions has nothing to do with the number of Loases, as there are virtually countless of Loases, the name implies the 21 various groups of hierarchies that a Loa may belong to and they are as follows.

  1. The Leguas
  2. The Ogunes
  3. The Guedes
  4. The Rodas
  5. The Lokos
  6. The Lokomis
  7. The Petos
  8. The Simbis
  9. The Petifones
  10. The Marasa
  11. The Zombis
  12. The Indios
  13. The Nagos
  14. The Congos
  15. The Guineas
  16. The Niñillos
  17. The Caes
  18. The Dangueles
  19. The Shuques
  20. The Piues
  21. The Difemayos

Although there are 21 Divisions they are also organized into three ethnic groups that make up the foundation of the human race Caucasoids, Negroids, and Mongoloids and are as follows
División Blanca, División India  División Negra

The División Blanca: or the White Division assists the followers who work the altar and within this Division Santa Ana (Anaísa), Patrón Santiago (Ogún Balenyó), Virgen Dolorosa (Metresilí), San Antonio (Papá Legbá), San Carlos Borromeo (Candelo), Santa Elena (La Gunguna), Santa Clara (La Señorita), Virgen de la Candelaria (Candelina).  The statues within this Division are always usually Catholic Saints.

The División India are the Loases and Commission that work with the element of Water, and when they manifest they purify with water and liquids.  They are represented by Native American Indian statutes.

The Indian División's altars are usually located close to the ground and are always kept separate from other groups of spirits and Saints.   This Division is always kept far from the Division Negra, for the reason being that the Division Negra enjoys blood offerings while the Division India will have nothing to do with it.  The Indian Division enjoys offerings of tobacco, corn meal, black unsweetened coffee, fruits, nuts berries and casava bread.

When a spirit of this Division takes possession of a follower they always ask for water to quench their thirst, then tobacco smoke and occasionally Rum.

They enjoy colors of all kinds although usually 7 various colors although most of the Loases within this Division has its own attributed color. 

The División Negra: This División is also placed close to the earth, and are placed away from the Indian División because those initiated into Dominican Vudu called Caballos de Misterio give them blood sacrifices.  Those who are not initiated into their mysteries offer them black beans, okra, pumpkin, and potatoes, as well as tobacco and liquor.  The Loases within this Division are: San Elías "Barón del Cementerio", San Expedito "Guedé Limbó", Santa Marta La Dominadora, Ezili Kénwa".

Although there are countless Loases within Dominican Vudu the most popular are.

Anaísa Pyé - Santa Ana
Bakúlu Baká - San Felipe
Barón Del Cementerio - San Elías
Belié Belcán - San Miguel
Cachita - Nuestra Señora de la Caridad
Candelina - Nuestra Señora de la Candelaria
Candelo Cedifé - San Carlos Borromeo
Centinela - San Sebastián
Clementina - La Virgen Milagrosa
Damballah - San Patricio
Ezili Alaíla - Nuestra Señora de la Alta Gracia
Ezili Danthó - Santa Bárbara Africana
Ezili Kénwa - Santa Martha
Filomena Lubana -Santa Martha La Dominadora
Gran Bwav - San Judas
Gran Solié - San Nicolás del Sol
Gran Toroliza - Cristo de las Buenas Esperanzas
Gunguna - Santa Elena
Jan Bakéo - San Pedro Jan Ferro - San Marcos de León
Jan Kriminelo - San Pancracio
La Señorita - Santa Clara
Marassa - San Cosme and San Damián
Metresilí - La Dolorosa
Ofelia Balendjo - La Virgen de las Mercedes
Ogún Balendjo - San Santiago
Ogún Batalá - San Martín de los Caballeros
Ogún Fegai - San Jorge
Papá Legbá - San Antonio

The Puerto Rican Sanse Familias are

  1. The Legbas
  2. The Ogunes
  3. The Guedes
  4. The Candelos
  5. The Belcanes
  6. The Metresas
  7. The Indios
  8. The Solieres
  9. The Prietos
  10. The Simbises
  11. The Centinelas
  12. The Guineas
  13. The Madamas
  14. The Niños
  15. The Orientales
  16. The Potencias
  17. The Magos
  18. The Aguases
  19. The Jemelos
  20. The Cemises
  21. The Arabeses

Of these 21 Familias of Spirits the puntos Misterios most popular recieve in Sance are known as Los 7 Siete Jefes "Seven Chiefs",   Ecce Homo and Pai Elegba are not considered in the Siete Jefes, Ecce Homo is above the Jefes, and Pai Elegb is the Messenger, that leads the way, but everyone in Sance recieves the punto to a Legba..


Ecce Homo pronounced "Eh seh oh moh" is the brightest of Stars in our universe he is seen as the Sun that gives life and sustains it here on our earth and is also called el Gran Sol.  He blesses humanity with goodness, kindness, charity illumination, elevation, spiritual abilities, spiritual communication, faith wisdom, compassion,  understanding, love, happiness, truth and knowledge.  He is the King and ruler of la Siete Familias of Misterios and is surrounded by the Siete Puntos Spirits of these Siete Familias.  The Sun is his Thrown and a spark of his essence exists in all humanity, good or bad, evil or kind.  He is the origin of Hope and is envisioned as the master Jesus Christ.  He never takes physical possession of a human as his spirit is to pure and elevated. 

Pai Legba / Eleguita

The Misterio that opens and closes the pathways and leads the 7 Jefes Misterios del Sance is el Papa Elegba and in Puerto Rico is associated with Saint the Child of Atocha. His feast day is June 13th and his color is brown. He enjoys tobacco, rum and sweets of all kinds and is usually the first and last to appear in a Sesion, unless La Metresili comes down which he respectfully waits in the side lines, since he enjoys to smoke a lot of tobacco and drink a lot liquor, something La Metresili loathes above all things. When he comes down it is a custom for all to shout in unison. "Gracias a La Misericordia!"


He is always seen using his cane as he is an ancient Misyerio and is considered as old as time itself and has a child like, mischievous quality and often plays pranks and tricks on those who are near his presence. Papa Legba is usually happy but when he is contemplating on an individuals Causa he becomes quit and observant and is quick to scold and tell an individual their faults.

Some Puerto Rican Sanse Societies associate the child of atocha with the younger Punto or camino to Papa Legba as Luis Guedesito, the spirit who opens and closes the doors to the Spirits. 


One of the most wildly popular and most venerated Metresas Spirit is Anaisa known also as Anaisa Pye.  While in the Dominican Republic she is synchronized with the young Virgin Mary who is accompanied by her mother Saint Anne, in Puerto Rico she is associated with Saint Jean di Arc and her feast day is celebrated on July 26th. 

She is the faithful companion of Belié Belcan and on altars you will often find the statue of Saint Jeane Di Arc next to Saint Michael.

Anaisa is a very feminine flirtatious spirit and is known as the Queen of Love.  When she mounts her followers and takes over their body in possession she comes laughing and dancing.  
Her favorite color is yellow and gold and she is always seen dancing with her yellow, golden laced cloth paños and mirrors.  She is also fond of lipstick, facial powders, golden jewellery and bangles on her wrists and ankles.  She is fond of sweet smelling perfumes, oils, baby powder and loves to drink a can of beer with her followers, if in possession she asks for a cigarette to smoke, this is an indication that she is ready to consult with her followers.  


Saint Martha the Dominator is one of the most powerful of Metresas.  Although in the Puerto Rican Sanse Religion she is simply known as Santa Marta la Dominadora in the Dominican Republic Vudù Religion she is known as Morena Filomena Lubana.

She is the queen of the Division Negra ans rules it wisely with her companion el Baron del Cementerio.  Santa Marta la Dominadora is a wise, serious and fierce Misterio and is always seen carrying a serpant a symbol of her dominating anything in Heaven and Earth. She is a warrior spirit and if offended her wrath can only be pacified by Papa Buen Dios. 

Her feast day is observed on July 29th and offerings of cigars and black unsweetened coffee is brought to her.  The colors associated with her are green, purple and red. 


One of the purest and quietest of Metresas is La Madre Dolerosa Metresili, who is associated with Our Lady of Sorrows.  Her feast day is celebrated on September 15th and her associated colors are all shades of pink and white and sky blue.  As an offering she is fond of pink champagne, sweet red wine, and fruit punch. 

She is a quiet spirit who will not take possession if liquor or tobacco is in her presence and she does not like conflict.  When she does take possession she does so crying, cleansing all with her tears.  She will not touch the ground which is full of human sins and filth, so a brand new clean white cloth is put on the ground before she takes possession.  Often a Fuente Espiritual is prepared with Holy Water, Florida Water, Kolonia 1800 and petals of roses which she uses to bless all who are present. 

La Metresili usually does not stay long in a spiritual gathering her maximum time being that of 15 minutes of less.  She is also known as the sister to Anaisa Pyè.


One of the most ancient and eldest Misterio is Belie Belcan who is associated with the Archangel Saint Michael.  Belie Belcan's feast day is celebrated on September 29th and his associated colors are Green and Red, if you ever enter a Botanica and see a statue of Saint Michael clothed in a Red and Green cape this is an indication that it is Belie Belcan.  He is the Punto ruler of the Division Blanca, and is often the largest statue represented.  He is a warrior spirit who fights for the protection and justice of humanity and is always at war with demons.  When he takes possesion in a Sesion Espiritual he often walks with a limp right leg which he wounded in battle with the devil.  Others say he walks with a limp because he keeps Satan within hell with this very leg.  He always greets the crowd shouting in Spanish.  "Buenos Noches mi Sociedad!, or Buenas Tardes Criollos!"  Or in French "Bonswa a la Societie!". Which he yells in a hoarse, but loud thunderous voice.   Those who become possessed by him tie a green paño over their right shoulder and a red paño over the left.  Then he asks for his rum and tobacco which he uses to cleanse, purify and consult. 


In Puerto Rican Sanse he is simply known as Papa Candelo, while in Dominican Vudu he is known as General Candelo Cedife.  He is an elder gentleman spirit who enjoys and loves the companion of his followers.  His associated color is red, and all who invoke him know to do so in cement pavement as he takes a bottle of Florida Water and pours a circle and lights it, carefully cleansing all with the flames.  He is very just, benevolent wise and knowledgeable in all things pertaining to spiritual elevation.  He blesses with spiritual protection, abundance and good luck.  His feast day is celebrated on November the 3rd.  In the Dominican Republic he is associated with Saint Charles Borromeo while in Puerto Rico it is Saint Martin de Porres.  He uses palm fronds which is his escoba, which are a symbol of triumph and victory.  He also uses Coconuts to pass over his followers and coconut milk to cleanse, heal and purify. 


Ogun Balendo is associated with San Santiago Apostal, and his devotees and followers are greatly concentrated in the Puerto Rican town of Loiza Aldea, where he is venerated similar to the Orisha Shango.  His colors are red and blue and his feast day is celebrated on July 25th. 
Ogun Balendo is a fierce warrior, and is very stern, although he is a warrior he does not like chaos or disorder and will not tolerate filth of any kind.   He is also a great healer, and does not take Rum as an offering from humans, he prefers wine and tobacco and if rum is present he will take it, without the permission of any human.  Although he is a fierce warrior many times he comes down greeting all present with a warm hand shake, a pat on the back and makes you feel as he is your closest long lost friend or family member.  When he comes to consult he asks for his sword so he may cut the chains that bind humanity. 

San Elias el Baron Del Cementerio

The Spirit who rules over the dead is el Baron del Cementerio who is associated with Saint Elias del Monte .  His feast day is July 20th and his colors are black and white.  In Puerto Rico he is one Spirit although in Haiti and the Dominican Republic he is many.  Other Barons in this division are Baron de la Cruz, el Baron del Monte, Baron del Sabado.   In Puerto Rico not to many people become possessed directly with him but become possessed by San Elias who will often use the name San Elias and el Baron interchangeably.  He is very respected in Puerto Rico but rarely does he take possession of a host.   He is invoked to rid of earth bound spirits and cleanse a persons aura or negative elemental spirits. 

Difference between Commissions and Jefes.

The various Commission of Spirits are the souls of people who in life where wise and benevolent.  They worked to serve the people and in death they still work for the greater good of humanity.  Many of the Spirits in the Commissions where priests, priestess and wise men and women, and also venerated either a Lwa, Orisha, Angel, Saint or Cemi.  They are the heroes the leaders whose works of good deed in life and after life insure their elevation up the Spiritual Latter to one day becoming an Ascended Master.  Many are viewed and respected as folk saints or saints of the people.  They are our Seres our Muertos and are the messengers of our Cemi, Loases, Orishas, and Angels. 

A singular spirit of a Commission is known as a Muerto or a Buen Ser. As a group they can be called, Muertos, Seres, Cortes or the popular Commissions.  Since they are closer to our plane of egsistance less energy is needed or required for them to come down into an Embajada.  They are usually the mouth piece for Higher Spirits and work under their supervision and with their Corriente.  Many Buen Sers come in place of an Orisha, Cemi or Loa, and usually have many of the attributes of these spiritual forces.  Minor things may differ. For example, a Buen Ser may come displaying many attributes of a higher force but they also have their own likes and dislikes.  So in life, Otelio may have been a follower of Obatala, and may come down instead of Obatala, acting in a similar fashion as Obatala.  But Obatala does not drink liquor, and Otelio might.   The mysteries of our spiritual path may seam confusing to those who do not follow it, but makes perfect sense to its followers.

The Jefes are the Orisha, Cemi, Loases, Spirits of Nature, highly elevated saints, Ascended Masters, and Angelic Forces.   They are closer to God, and like the Seres come down to Embajadas to consult, heal and lift causas. 


The list of Saints are those who are very popular within Puerto Rico and all of Latin America, and have become Ascended Masters.  The list is short, because to include them all would be a long task.

Carlos Manuel Rodriguez.  For healing and miracles

Rafael Cordero.  For study, education and protection of children.

Niño de Atocha Opens and closes doorways of opportunities. Law an
d Court matters.

Santa Clara.  Helps with addictions such as drugs and alcohol, protection of the body against evil.

San Miguel.  Defeat Occult Enemies, and Demons

Santa Barbara.  Protection from violent deaths, defender of women, drives away evil influences, protection against incarceration.

San Elias.  Against earth bound malevolent spirits and Ghosts.

Santa Lucia.  Helps in seeing the true matter and nature of things, eye problems, against el mal de ojo. 

San Alejo. Removes obstacles, ,clears pathways, keep enemies away,
Santa Marta. dominates enemies.

San Gerardo.  Channeling, mediumship and psychic visions.

San Martin de Porres.  For healing, stability and calmness.

San Lazaro.  Health Healing

San Expedito.  To bring quick results.

San Cipriano.  For knowledge in hidden wisdom.

San John the Baptist.  For cleansing and purifying, removing obstacles.

San Aparicio.  Helps find lost items and objects.

Saint Alejo to rid of unwanted vibrators

Saint Joseph to find work

Saint Fransis of Asis. Against gossip, evil plots, peace of mind and peace at home.  For quiet and solitude.

Saint Jude.  Help in lost causes.

Saint Luis Bertrand.  Dominate occult enemies, rid curses.

Saint Gregorio.  For healing.

El Divino Niño Jesus.  For healing after surgery, healing and quick recovery.

Saint Anna.  Help find a companion.

Saint Anthony.  Improve memory, and overcome financial difficulties.

Saint Christopher.  Against accidents and a violent death.

Saint Sebastian.  Against weapons, court cases, and rivals.


Sunday, November 27, 2011

The Division and Commission of Los Indios



The Division and Commission of Los Indios

Within Espiritismo and Sanse there are Seven Legions of Indian Spirits, known as Divisiones also known as Comisiones.  Each of the Divisions has its own Head Cacique Chief who in life could have had the title of Cacique "Chief" Bohiques "Priest" or Buhuitihu "Shaman.".  Each of the Divisiones surrounds a native Angelic Force which has become part of the Celestial Court and is known as a Cemi.  The Cemi is the name of the group of the Spiritual Forces the Taino venerated in life.  Each of the Division has a following of legions known as the Naboria.  The Seven Division of Spirits often fall under one of the seven categories.


1.  Indio de la Paz
2.  Indio de la Fuerza
3.  Indio Poderoso
4.  Indio de la Guerra
5.  Indio Bravo
6.  Indio Libertador
7.  Indio Valiente

The Indios can be ones Centinela or part of ones Cuadro Espiritual.  It is important to understand that while some of the Indios are Wise and Kind, some are aggressive by nature and very possessive and often overly zealous of the person they guard and protect.  Being an overly protective spirit it is known within Espiritismo, Brujeria and Sanse circles that if anyone harms a person who is under the protection of an Indian Spirit they often unleash their wrath on the offender.  This wrath comes in the form of accidents, bad luck, illnesses, anxieties and mental issues.

While I have seen many individuals keep their Indian paraphernalia and ritual items on the same Tableau Espiritual "altar" as their Cuadro Espiriritual This Commision should always be kept away from the other Commisions or on a shelf or altar all to themselves.

Prayer to el
Indio de la Paz


I ask for Light, Progress, Love, Charity, and Elevation to the Commission of the Indian Spirits.  May you have eternal peace as you are guided into the light buy he who represents you here on the material plane el Indio de la Paz.

Oh Indio de La Paz I invoke you here and know, so that you may help me with the powers granted to you from God.  Help me in finding peace and help me in resolving my earthly problems.  May nothing nor no one under heaven disturb my peace of mind, my safety, and my sanity.  Protect my loved ones, my home, my family and watch over my well being.  May God's heavenly peace be upon you and your people, now and unto the end of time.  Amen.

Oración a El Indio de la Paz

Pido Luz, Progreso, el Amor, la Caridad, y la elevación a la Comisión de los espíritus indios. Que tengas paz eterna a medida que se orientan hacia la luz.
Oh Indio de La Paz que se invoca aquí, para que me ayude con las facultades otorgadas a vosotros, de Dios. Ayúdame a encontrar la paz y ayudanme a resolver mis problemas terrenales. Que nada ni nadie bajo el cielo, perturbar la paz de mi mente, mi seguridad y mi salud mental. Protege a mis seres queridos, mi hogar, mi familia y vela por mi bienestar. Que Dios esté con usted y su gente, ahora y hasta el final de los tiempos. Amén.

Prayer to el Indio de la Fuerza

With the sign of the cross that I place over myself, in the Holy Name of the Omnipotent God I invoke you Indio de la Fuerza so that you may bless me with your strength to conquer those who wish harm upon me.

Guard and Protect me from those who wish to cause me harm and may their evil desires return upon them three fold.  In the Holy Name of el Indio de la Fuerza I ask that you consider what I ask of you and may I succeed in life.  Amen. 

Oración para el Indio de la Fuerza

Con la señal de la Santa Cruz que pongo sobre mí mismo y mi cuerpo, en el Santo Nombre de Dios Omnipotente. Invoca al Indio de la Fuerza para que me bendiga con su fuerza para vencer a aquellos que desean hacer daño a mí.

Guardia y Protégeme de los que quieren hacerme daño y que sus malos deseos se les volte sobre ellos tres veces. En el Santo Nombre de el Indio de la Fuerza, le pido que considere lo que yo le pido, y que yo pueda alcanzar el éxito en la vida. Amén.

Prayer to el Indio Poderoso

In the name of the Father, Son and Holy Ghost, oh Holy Trinity give light and progress to the Commission of Indian Spirits.

In this moment and at the hour I invoke the sublime powers of el Indio Poderoso.  May he free me of the deception of my enemies.  Oh Indio Poderoso I humbly pray that you protect and guard me against anger, anxieties and an untimely death. 

Oh Indio Poderoso bestow upon me the dignity and power to overcome.  May I be blessed with Food and shelter

Bless me Oh Indio Poderoso with the wisdom and patience in helping those less fortunate and in need.  Bless me with the strength needed to overcome the trials and tribulations of this life.  I have faith in the power bested upon you by our Lord, and I humbly pray.  Amen.

Oración para el Indio Poderoso

En el nombre de Dios Padre, Dios Hijo y Dios Espíritu Santo, oh Santísima Trinidad, darle luz y progreso a la Comisión de los espíritus de los Indios.

En este momento, y en esta hora invoco los poderes sublime de El Indio Poderoso. Que me libre de la decepción y envidia de mis enemigos. Oh Indio Poderoso humildemente le pido que me protegen y guardarme de la ira, la ansiedad y una muerte prematura.

Oh Indio Poderoso concederme la dignidad y el poder para vencer. Que yo pueda ser bendecido con alimentacion y refugio.

Bendíceme Oh Indio Poderoso con la sabiduría y la paciencia para ayudar a quienes necesitan, esos que son menos afortunados. Bendíceme con la fuerza necesaria para vencer las pruebas y tribulaciones de esta vida. Tengo fe en tu poder. Amén.

Prayer to el Indio de la Guerra

I come humbly asking with utmost faith in the Celestial Court of Spirits and Angels for enlightenment and elevation to the Spirit of el Indio de la Guerra. 

Oh Indio de La Guerra in this sacred hour and in this sacred moment I invoke thee, I invoke thee, I invoke thee.  Attend to my supplication, Oh Great Brother and Warrior Spirit.  With your Bow and Arrow, I ask that you eliminate, destroy and return to its sender and origin all form of invocations, black magic, sorcery, enchantments, curses, my enemies have set upon me.  With your axe I implore that you break all knots, chains, or bindings that in my name they create.  May all forms of Sortilege done under my name and without my consent be clouded within a thick shadow of secrecy. 

Oh Indio de la Guerra, assist me within this life, and liberate me and all I love from earthly deception.  With this spiritual labor that I concentrate in your sacred name may I be free and liberated from all evil and  malevolence

Your power is immense and I do not come to you without utmost respect and reverence.  Assist me with this Spiritual labor and I ask that you destroy all obstacles and remove them from my path so that I may be liberated of all evil and danger.

Indio de la Guerra your powers are immense, that you are able to bind the evil thoughts and wishes of my enemies.  Bind the wagging tongues and return the evil eye to its sender.  May all who wish me harm fear and respect the protection you bestow upon me. Amen.

Oración para el Indio de la Guerra

Yo vengo pidiendo humildemente con una gran fe en la Corte Celestial de los espíritus y los ángeles de la iluminación a la elevación del espíritu de El Indio de la Guerra.

Oh Indio de La Guerra en este momento solemne y en este momento sagrado yo te invoco, Yo te invoco, Yo te invoco. Atiende a mi súplica, ¡Oh Gran Hermano Espíritu Guerrero. Con su Hacha, machete y flecha, te pido que vengas a eliminar, a destruir y a volver. Destruye toda forma de invocaciones, magia negra, brujería, hechizeria, maldiciones, que mis enemigos han puesto en mí. Con su hacha imploro que rompa todos los nudos, cadenas o enlaces que en mi nombre an puesto. Que todas las formas de sortilegio hecho en mi nombre y sin mi consentimiento se derumba.

Oh Indio de la Guerra, que me ayude tanto en esta vida, liberame a mi y todos los que amo del engaño, el peligro, la envidia, y la mentira. Con este trabajo espiritual que me concentro en el nombre sagrado suyo, que yo sea libre y liberado de todo mal y maldad

Su poder es inmenso y yo me presento a usted, con mayor respeto y reverencia. En el nombre de Dios, ayudame con este trabajo espiritual y les pido que destruia todos los obstáculos y eliminarlos de mi camino para que yo pueda ser liberado de todo mal y peligro.

Indio de la Guerra tus poderes son inmensos, que son capaces de atar y vencer los malos pensamientos y los deseos de mis enemigos. Que todos los que quieren hacerme daño temen y respeten la protección de ti mi Indio que me acobija. Amén.

Prayer to el Indio Bravo

I pray to the Father, to the Son and to the Holy Ghost.  Oh Indio Bravo may you find elevation and may you find the peace in Spirit to overcome your earthly trials and tribulations. 

Oh Indio Bravo indomitable spirit, hear the supplication of I who invokes you that ask that you bless me with your courage and bravery to overcome the obstacles within my life.  Oh valiant and brave Indian protect and guide me so that I may become brave and valiant in life in conquering all the obstacles, setbacks and find a solution to all my problems within this life. 
Help me Indio Bravo so that I can advance within life and so that I and all I love can live in peace; having the utmost faith that we are under your guidance and protection.  Amen.

Oración para el Indio Bravo

Le Ruego al Padre, al Hijo y al Espíritu Santo. Oh Indio Bravo le pido a Dios que voz pueda encontrar la elevación y pueda encontrar la paz del Espíritu para que voz pueda superar sus pruebas y tribulaciones de la tierra.

Oh Indio Bravo espíritu indomable, escucha la súplica de aquel que te invoca, te pido que me bendigas con su coraje y valentía para superar los obstáculos de mi vida. Oh valiente y valerosos Indio, protejame y guíame para que yo puede llegar a ser bravo y valiente en la vida y que yo pueda con su bendicion conquistar a todos los obstáculos y encontrar una solucion a todos mis problemas.

Ayúdame Indio Bravo para que pueda avanzar en la vida y para que yo y todo lo que yo valoro y amo pueda vivir en paz. Oh mi Indio al que le tengo una gran fe, estoy bajo su guía y protección. Amén.

Prayer to el Indio Libertador

Hear me oh Commission of the Naborias, great Caciques and Indian Warriors.  Oh Powers of the Seven Indian Spirits, I ask that you lend your ears and hear my supplication.  Liberate me from injustice, liberate me from assaults and insults.  Liberate me from hopelessness, weakness, confusion, and fear.  Liberate me from diseases and illnesses. Liberate me from arms and weapons.  Liberate me from those who wish me harm, my enemies.  Liberate me from sorcery, and black magic. 

Shield me, guard me, protect me and keep me away and safe from those arms and weapons that may Pearce my skin and that of those I love.  Shield me, guard me, protect me and keep me away and safe from all who wish to knock me down and lead me astray from my path.

Oh Gran Indio Libertador assists and hear my petition and orison.  Just as your Ancient Spirits heared your prayers and liberated your people before the complete genocide of your people, hear me and liberate me from all that wish to wane my spiritual progression.  Amen.

Oración para el Indio Libertador

Oídme oh Comisión de las Naborías, grandes caciques y Guerreros Indios. Oh Poderes de las Siete Potncias Espírituales de los Indios. Les pido que presten sus oídos y escucha mi súplica. Liberarme de la injusticia, liberame de las angustias, agresiones e insultos. Liberarme de la desesperanza, debilidad, confusión y temor. Liberarme de las enfermedades y dolencias. Liberarme de las armas y los golpes. Liberarme de los que quieren hacerme daño. Liberame de mis enemigos. Liberarme de la brujería, hechizeria y la magia negra.
Guardame, protegeme, y mantengame alejado y seguro de las armas que pueden penetrar mi piel y protege y ampare a mis seres mas querido Mantengame lejs de los que deseen tumbarme, arastrarme y desean llevarme por el mal camino.

Oh Gran Indio Libertador escucha mi petición y oración y liberame de todo lo que desean disminuir mi progreso espiritual. Amén.

Prayer to el Indio Valiente

I ask God Omnipotent to give everlasting light and elevation to the Spirit of El Indio Valiente. 
Oh Indio Valiente your earthly sacrifices where not in vain and have not fallen on deaf ears. 

Great Indian Spirit you who are the example of a valiant warrior and gallant soldier.  In life you guarded your people until meeting an untimely and unjustified death, in spirit form I ask that you guard over me and my family. 

I invoke you, Oh Indio Valiente, with respect and admiration.  Liberate me great Spirit injustice and malice.  Guard over me and my family.  This I humbly pray.  Amen.

Oración para el Indio Valiente

Pido a Dios Omnipotente para dar a luz eterna y la elevación del espíritu de El Indio Valiente. Oh Indio Valiente sus sacrificios terrenales, no han caido en oidos sordos, ni fueron actos en vano.

Gran Espíritu Indio, que sois el ejemplo de un valiente guerrero y valiente soldado. En la vida voz vigilaba a su gente hasta la reunión de su muerte prematura e injustificada. Te pido con mucha fe, que guarde y me protejes a mi y a mi familia.

Yo te invoco, ¡Oh Indio Valiente, con respeto y admiración. Libera a mi espíritu de la injusticia y la maldad. Guarda sobre mí y mi familia y siempre te orare. Este es mi humilde oración. Amén.

Prayer to Guanina and Alida


Our Father of Heaven, and Mother of Earth we ask that you guide the princesses Guanina and Alida into your Celestial Court.   Let them be a beacon of light to your heavenly host.

Oh Guanina and Alida great Taino Princesses I invoke you to fill my life with love and remove any obstacle that may hinder that blessed union.  Free me of envious enemies and besiege them within themselves so that their blind rage or hatred not reach me.

May they not locate me, May they not find me, May they not see me, May they not reach me.  Give me the wings of a hummingbird so I may fly quickly away from them.  And if they are to find me, let them see that I am surrounded by the Commission of Indian Spirits who guards and protects me and all I love.

Let them not reach me with their hateful words.  Let them not reach me with their confused thoughts.  Let them not reach me with their plots.  Let them not reach me with their deceitful plans.  If they wish me harm, may it return to them threefold. 

Oh Princesses Guanina and Alida I humbly offer you the light of this candle, may it give you light and elevation.  Amen.

Oración a la Guanina y Alida


Oh Nuestro Padre del Cielo, y Nuestra Madre de la Tierra le pedimos que nos guíe a la Taina Cacica Guanina y la Princesa Alida a su corte celestial. Que sean un faro de luz para su hueste celestial.
Oh Cacica Guanina y Princesa Alida gran Tainas de nuestro pueblo Borinquen, les invocp para que llenan mi vida con amor y eliminar cualquier obstáculo que pueda impedir que la bendita unión de mi espiritu llegue a el bendito faro de su luz.

Líbrame de los enemigos envidiosos y atalos a ellos dentro de sí mismos para que ni su rabia o su odio pueda tener contacto a mi ser.

Que con sus ojos no me vean, que con sus pies no me persigan, que con sus palbras no me ofendan, y que con su mantilla que me acobija no me encuentren. Dame las alas de un colibrí para que pueda volar rápidamente lejos de ellos. Y si por casualidad me encuentran que vean que estoy vajo la proteccion de la Comisión de los Espíritus Indios, que guarda y protege a mí y a todos los que amo.

Que no me alcance con sus palabras de odio. Que no me alcance con sus confusos pensamientos. Que no me alcance con sus parcelas. Que no me alcance con sus planes engañosos. Si desean hacerme daño, que se le revuelva tres veces.

Oh Cacica Guanina y Alida humildemente le ofrecemos la luz de esta vela, para que les dé luz y elevación. Amén.

Prayer to the Division
 of the Cacicas La Indias

I offer you light and progress Great Cacicas Anacaona, Casiguaya, Doña Ines, Doña María, Guanina and Yuiza.  Oh Great Taino Cacicas, in life you governed your people, often making choices that benefited them but at that time your choices or decisions were not recognized.  But now we see that your choices where about the insurance and survival of your race and you have come to be venerated and respected and now you are seated within the heavenly thrones of your Celestial Courts. 

Oh Great Cacicas Anacaona, Casiguaya, Doña Ines, Doña María, Guanina and Yuiza. I invoke you with the great faith I have in your Indian Court, asking that you consider that which I humbly ask of you, and that I may come out victorious in all my undertakings. 

Bring to me allies and keep away enemies.  Bring to me trust worthy allies and keep away those whose hearts and minds are full of lies and deceit.  This I pray, Amen.

Oración a la División de
de las Indias Cacicas

Oh Indias Cacicas en el nombre de Dios te ofresco luz para su progreso Gran Cacicas Anacaona, Casiguaya, Doña Inés, Doña María, Guanina y Yuiza. Oh Gran Cacicas Tainas, en la vida sus opciones o decisiones no fueron reconocidos. Pero ahora vemos que sus era solo para la seguridad, y la supervivencia de su raza y ahora estan sentadas en el trono celestial de su atrios celestiales.

Oh Gran cacicas Anacaona, Casiguaya, Doña Inés, Doña María, Guanina y Yuiza. Te invocamos con la gran fe que tengo en la Corte de la Indias Cacicas, pidiendo que se tiene en cuenta que lo que humildemente te pido, y que yo pueda salir victorioso en todas mis empresas.
Tráeme a los aliados y mantengan lejos los enemigos. Este ruego, Amen.

Prayer to Cacica Yuisa


I ask for light and elevation in the name of the Father Yucahu who is in Heaven, the Mother Atabey of the Earth and Seas, the Son and the Holy Spirit.  I come here and now to invoke the name of the Cacica Yuiza, she who held the title as the last Female Chief of her Taino people.
Yuiza, you are known and called by many names, and each I hail. Yuisa, Hail Thee!  Loaiza, Hail Thee! Luisa, Hail Thee! Loiza, Hail Thee!

Yuiza with your great beauty you conquered the heart of Man, and gave, sacrificed and lost your life for the well being of your people.

I come here now and light this candle in your honor, may your name be remembered always.  Hail Yuiza and Glory be to the Father, Son and Holy Ghost.  Amen.


Oración a la Cacica Yuisa


Pido Luz, Progreso, Amor, Fe, Ezperanza, Caridad, y la Elevación en el Santo Nombre de Yucahu Padre que está en el Cielo, la Madre Atabey de la Tierra y el Mar, del Hijo y del Espíritu Santo. Yo vengo aquí y ahora a invocar el nombre de la Cacica Yuiza, la que celebró el título como el último jefe Mujer de su pueblo Taíno. Yuiza, usted es conocido y llamado por muchos nombres, y sea alavado cada uno. Yuisa, te Salve! Loaiza, te Salve! Luisa, te Salve! Loiza, te Salve! Loiza Aldea, te Salve!

Yuiza con su gran belleza, que conquistó el corazón del hombre, y le sacrifico y perdio su vida por el bienestar de su pueblo Borinqueno.

Vengo aquí hoy para encender esta vela en su honor, para que su nombre pueda ser recordado siempre entre tu Pueblo Boriqua. Dios te salve Yuiza y Gloria al Padre, Hijo y al Espíritu Santo. Amén.