Wednesday, January 25, 2012

SANSE RELIGION What does the word Sanse mean?

What does the word Sanse mean?
There are various theories to the Root of the word SANSE, within Puerto Rican Sanse tradition, and you will often get various difrent answers to this question, depending on the Sociedad, or family tradition. First of all the word is pronounced SHAN SEH. The three most widely used theories on the word are as follows.

1. Sanse is a religion that venerates Ancestral Spirits. It is a Branch of Haitian Vodou. the Haitian Creole word for Ancestors is Zanzet. The Ancestors as a group are called Zanzet Yo. The word Sanse or Sance is a Spanish translation of the Haitian Creole word for Ancestors. The Spanish word for Ancestors is Antepasados or Ascendendiente. A person who venerates an Ancestor is known as a Ascendiendista or Sancista or Sencista. While Haitian Vodou venerates the Mysteries known s Loa, a smaller group of these Spiritual Forces known as Los Misterios are known in Puerto Rico, and they are also called Santos. But mainly Sanse deals with the veneration and daily working of ones Centinella, ones Ancestors, and ones Seres and the Spirits of ones Cuadro Espiritual or Tableau Espiritual known as Las Commisiones. The reason we work with these Spirits is to aid them in obtaining Spiritual Enlightenment to become Ascended Masters, Misterios or Loases.

2. The word Sanse or its variations Zancie, Zance, Sanses or Sances , has its roots and originates from the Spanish word Sesion, which translates in English to Seance. A practitioner of Sanse, male and female is known as a Sancista or a Sancero "male" Sancera "female", He/she that follows the Spiritism Mesa Blanca tradition of Puerto Rico, and works the white Seance table. The spanish word for Spiritist is Espiritista and they follow Espiritismo. Although the two words in Puerto Rico and for Puerto Ricans in the mainland of the States, use the words Sanse and Espiritista interchangeably. It must be noted that while practitioners of Sanse practice Espiritismo, that by no means "means" that all who practice Espiritismo, practice Sanse. Unlike Spiritists from around the world, that work only with communicating with Spirits. In Puerto Rico as well as in the mainland where Puerto Ricans call home. Sanse Espiritismo is similar to Brazilian 'Umbanda" and Venezuelan "Tres 3 Potencias Espiritismo'. The Sancista / Espiritista work with communicating with Spirits, folk saints, healing, folk magic, brujeria, herbalism, divination, and fortune telling. Many will say Sanse is an "A.T.R." African Traditional Religion, but I can not completely agree with this theory. Although some of the Spirits respected and traditions are of African origin, many are European, and Indigenous.

3. One popular theory of the root of the word Sanse, comes from the Centinela Principle Spirit Guide who is associated with San Sebastian in Puerto Rico. On the island, San Sebastian is often called, San SE, for short.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

SANSE RELIGION The Misterios in Other Beliefs

The Misteris in Other Beliefs

The following list is a list of various synchronism within Afro Caribbean Spirituality, Taino indigenous deities and their closest correspondence with a Catholic Saint or Angel.  On this list you will have the Catholic Spirit, the Puerto Rican Jefes and Misterios of the Sanse and Dominican 21 Division Religions with those of Cuban Santetia and Palo Monte, Haitian Vodou, and the growing interest in Puerto Rican Taino Spirts known as the Cemis (Zemis).  The Catholic Saint used on this list are the 'Punto or Camino' or paths that followers of Puerto Rican Espiritismo and Sanse use to  synchronism with the Loases Spirits known as Los Misterios, and is a bit different within each Caribbean island.  Where possible some Brazilian Umbanda and Candomble Orixa have been included.

Going into a Puerto Rican house, be the family Catholic, Espiritista, Brujos or Sancista, one will notice hanging above the front door or near the entrance of the home an image of the Patroness Mother of Puerto Rico, Our Lady of Providence.  many know her by that name, but also some say it is the ancient Taino Cemi Atabey in disguise, on her lap is the new born Yocahu.


Catholic: God
Sanse: Papa Buen Dios, Todopoderoso /El Gigante Dormido   
Santeria: Olodumare
Taino Cemi: Yocahu 
Paleria: Nizambi
Vodou: Bondye

Catholic:  Holy Spirit
Sanse: Solier
Santeria: Olorun
Taino Cemi: Bagua Maorocoti
Paleria: Surukuru Sambi Bilongo
Vodou: Apa Pou Lespiri


Catholic: Jesus Christ
Sanse: Ecce Homo / Solier
Santeria: Olofi
Taino Cemi: Yaya / Yayael
Paleria: Justo Juez
Vodou: Jezi Krizla

Catholic: Guardian Angel / Saint Sebastian
Sanse: Centinela / Guaderno
Santeria: Ori
Taino Cemi:  Cemi
Paleria: Guardero
Vodou: Ti Bon Ange / Met Tet

Catholic: Angels / Archangel
Sanse: Misterios / Jefes
Santria: Orisha
Taino Cemi: Cemis / Zemis
Paleria: Nikisi / Mpungo
Vodou: Lwa

Catholic: Spiritual Courts
Sanse: Las Comisiones Espirituales
Santeria: Cuadro Espirituales
Paleria: La Sociedades
Vodou: Le Sosyete


Catholic: Saint Michael
Sance: Belie Belkan
Santeria: Eshu Laroye
Taino Cemi: Bayamanaco
Paleria: Rompe Monte
Vodou: Papa Legba


Catholic:  Caridad del Cobre.
Sanse: Cachita Tumbo
Santeria: Ochun
Taino Cemi: Coatrisquie
Paleria: Mama Chola
Vodou: Erzulie Freda
Orixa: Oxum


Catholic: Saint Teresa
Sanse: La Baronesa del Cementerio 
Santeria: Oya / Yewa
Taino Cemi: Guabancex
Paleria: Centella
Vodou: Maman Brigitte
Orixa: Iyansan


Catholic: Joan of Arc
Sanse: Anaisa La Chiquita
Taino Cemi: Moroyo
Paleria: Chola Wengue
Vodou: Erzulie Dantor


Catholic: Our Lady of Sorrows
Sanse: La Dolerosa Metrisili
Santeria: Obba
Taino Cemi: Itiba Tahuvava
Vodou: Gran Maître


Catholic: Saint Martha
Sanse: Marta Domimadora / Lubanna Filomina
Santeria: Yewa
Taino Cemi: Hupia Hamáno
Paleria: Mama Wanga
Vodou: Mami Wata


Catholic: Virgen del Carmen
Sanse: Amalia Belcan, or Ofelia Balendo
Santeria: Obatala
Taino Cemi: Goiz or Caguana
Paleria: Mama Kenga
Orixa: Oxala


Catholic: Santa Barbara
Sanse: Chango Macho
Santeria: Chango
Taino Cemi: Guataubá
Paleria: Nsambi Munalembe: Siete Rayos
Vodou: Shango
Orixa: Xango


Catholic Saint Francis
Sanse Olisa Maisia Moquea
Santeria: Orunmila
Taino Cemi:
Paleria: Msambia Kimbabula


Catholic: Saint James the Greater
Sanse: Ogun Balendo / Santiago Matamoros
Santeria: Ogun
Taino Cemi: Deminán Caracaracol
Paleria: Sarabanda
Vodou: Ogou
Orixa: Ogum


Catholic: Saint Lazarus
Sanse: Pa Viejo / Viejo Lazaro
Santeria: Babalu Aye
Taino Cemi: Baibrama
Paleria: Pata En Llagas
Orixa: Sanpona / Omolu
Vodou: Loko


Catholic: Niño de Atocha
Sanse: Luisito Guede / Luis Ele Guedesito / Eleguita
Santeria: Eleggua
Taino Cemi: Savacu
Paleria: Lucero Mundo
Vodou: Kalfou

Catholic: San Sebastian
Sanse: Ague Taroyo
Santeria: Ochosi
Taino Cemi: Gran Nitaino
Paleria: Nykuyo Watariamba


Catholic: Our Lady of Providence
Sanse: Estrella Maris
Santeria: Yemaya
Taino Cemi: Atabey / Atabeira / Attabeira Yermao Guacar Apito Zuimaco
Paleria: Madre de Agua / Ma Lango
Vodou: Le Siren
Orixa: Imanja


Catholic: Saint Elijah
Sanse: Baron del Cementerio
Santeria: Iku
Taino Cemi: Maketaori Guayaba
Paleria: Mariguanda Campo Santo
Vodou:  Bacalou


Catholic Saint: Damion and Cosmos
Sanse: La Marasa
Santeria: Ibeji
Taino Cemis: Boinaye and Márohu
Paleria: Los Jemiquas
Vodou: Marasa, Sobo and Bade.


Catholic: Saint Silvestre
Sanse: Ceiba Campo Monte
Santeria: Ozanyin
Taino Cemi: Tobaku
Paleria: Gurunfinda
Vodou: Gran Bwa


Catholic: Saint Christopher
Sanse: Río Tempestuosos
Santeria: Agayu Sola
Taino Cemi: Yuquiyoh / Jurakan
Paleria: Brazo Fuerte
Orixa: Jakuta


Catholic: Saint Martin de Porres
Sanse: Papa Candelo
Santeria: Congo de Guinea
Taino Cemi: None
Paleria: el Congo
Vodou: Jeneral Se Dife

Catholic: Saint Expedite
Sanse: Papa Guede
Vodou: Pa Ghede

Catholic: Satan
Sanse: El Diablo
Santeria: Olosi
Taino Cemi: Kucoha / Jurakan
Paleria: Lukankanse Kadiampembe / Lungombe

Catholic: Ancestors
Sanse:  Zances Antepasados
Santeria:  Eggungun
Taino: Jukiyu Jan,
Vodou: Zancèt

Catholic: The Dead
Sanse: Los Seres
Santeria: Egun
Taino Cemi: Opia / Hupia
Paleria: Los Muertos
Vodou: Nan Lanmo


Tuesday, January 17, 2012



Most people who practice Sance, Santerismo, Brujeria or Espiritismo use La Baraja Española, the traditional Spanish deck of cards as their main source of divination for giving consultations to their clients.  I personally prefer using a traditional Tarot Deck, as for some reason the Baraja Española does not speak to me.

The deck, may it be a Tarot deck or la Baraja Española, as all ritual objects is a sacred tool and viewed within Brujeria as a vessel in which a particular familiar Spirit uses as a mouthpiece to communicate with the living. 

My Tarot deck to me is not just a pile of cards, but as I have stated it is a vessel in which a particular spirit speaks through. 

Although I do perform many Sesiones and Misas to consult with clients or lift a Causa, this usually takes place when the sun goes down or at night and on weekends, in which the spirits use my body as a casilla to come through and give messages or perform spiritual labour.  But many clients come to me for personal private consultations, and this is when I use either tobacco as a form of communicating with the spirits for my clients or use my Tarot Deck.  My deck has a particular "Pitonisa Spirit" Pythoness: A female soothsayer that in life conjured  spirits and for told future with a deck of cards. that walks with me, and is a part of my Cuadro Espiritual and speaks through the deck.  The name of this spirit guide, is only known to me, and I never reveal the name to anyone, in fact most clients that come to me don't even notice that a spirit speaks through the deck, and to be honest, it is something most people do not need to know.  They come to me seeking spiritual advice, and I seek it from this particular spirit guide, and in turn interpret what the spirit is saying to me, for them through the deck of cards.

I keep my decks in what I call an ataùd, (caja de muertos) one is a wooden box, the other is a leather box, with a red satin cloth lingering.   Both the words ataúd and caja de muertos means Casket, or Casket of the Dead.


1. Within a corner of a room in your Home that will not be disturbed or noticed by outsiders, with cascarilla draw the outline of a circle on the floor. Place the Deck of cards, directly within the middle of this circle.
2. If you so wish also draw protective symbols around the circle.
3. Light four white candles that have been anointed with a Blessing Oil, and with each candle make the symbol of a circle in mid air, within the circle, make a cross.
4. Place one of the candles towards each of the four cardinal points.
5. On the West, place a Fuente with a Crucifix within it full of cool fresh water.
6. To the North, a small bowl of Cemetery or Burial Ground dirt.  The dirt should not come from any particular grave, but from the entrance to the cemetery ground.  If you do not feel comfortable with cemetery dirt, use a Rose of Jericho.
7. To the East, place an incense holder with incense or light a charcoal disk used to burn incense and add fresh incense resins.
8. At northwest, place an offering cup of Black Coffee. Coffee is the element of both Earth and Water, and it is the symbol that represents northwest.
9. At northeast, place the offering of a bowl of unsalted, white rice. This offering is the Element of both Earth and Air, and it represents northeast.
At southeast, place a cigar and three unlit cigarettes and wooden matches into a clear glass ashtray. This offering is the element of both air and fire. and it represents southeast.
11. At southeast place a clear glass of clear rum, or aguardiente. This offering is the element of both fire and water, and it represents southeast.

Before placing the offerings, one at a time, you must present them to the Mysteries of the Spiritual Realm as indicated below.

One by one, hold each offering in front of you with both hands, and arms extended.

"I Honor My Future.."

Then with your left hand, grab the offering, and carefully moving it to your back, with elbows bent, ( do not strain yourself ) grab it with both hands .

" I Pay Homage to my Past."

Bring the offering back in front of you, with your right hand. Hold it again with both hands, and present it to the Third Eye, upon the forehead, the chest, and the torso area.

"I Pay Homage to the Invisible Realm of the Dead, and I pay Homage to the Visible Realm of the Living.."

Place the offering in the proper location, on the circle.

" I Pay Homage to my Present"

This is done with each offering that is presented to the circle..

Next, the Holy Child of Atocha who represents the Misterio Papa Legba is invoked, so that he may, open the doors of the Spiritual Realm, and Guide the Spirit, towards you.  A statue of El Niño de Atocha can be placed within the center of the circle or a cement statue of Eleggua, the Orisha spirit of the crossroads.

" May the Earth Bare witness, that in this place, I Salute the Mysteries and Powers of Papa Legba With these gestures and this offering, I forge a link with my Soul, in the present, with my dead and those who came before me, in the Past.  May Papa Legba, who knows the History of my Past; chart my Future, and my Path. Oh Great Child of Atocha, I entrust you to knock down the barriers. Fill the potholes, drive away the enemies, and any instability, envy, sickness, fear, pain, and malice that blocks my road..". Oh Santa Clara, with your lantern, give light and lead the spirit towards me.

Next to the circle place a black cup of Coffee, a Cigar, three Coins, and a Bowl of Candies. The Firma, is to stay constructed for 9 days. The Ritual must take place, after Sundown, but no Later than 12:00 Midnight. This Ritual, Must be Started and Ended before that time. Every Night for the Next 9 days, return to the Firma, and light the candles, and chant the prayers that are given here. You must perform this at the exact time each night.

To the Mysteries of the south.  I call upon the power of the Transforming Flame. Transform, my mistakes, sorrows, fears, into Ashes, and carry them away."

"To the Mysteries of the West, I call upon the power of the Universal Cleansing Waters. As I cleanse and wipe my head, and my Aura, help me to feel the Spiritual Fluids  and clean from me the sorrows I burned in the flame."

"To the Mysteries of the spirits of the north.  I call upon the power of the Productive Powers of Earth. With this bowl of grains, I will speak in prayer of potential. Called for change, and I will make a commitment of growth."

"To the Mysteries of, east.  I call upon the powers of the Cosmic Winds, that will carry my messages and desires to their source, may they bring forth blessings

Four White Candle
Dish of Candies
Glass Fuente of Water
Dish of raw rice
Dirt from the entrance of a Cementery or a Jericho Rose
1 Cigar
3 Cigarettes
Intense resins, cones or sticks
3 Wooden Matches
2 cups of Coffee
Glass of white rum or aguardiente
3 pennies
1 Bottle of Florida Water or Kananga Water
A Metal Cross

Naming the Deck

On the Last Night of the Ritual sit in front of the circle and Meditate. Rub your Hands, to create heat, and place them over the Deck. Do not Force a Name to Come, the Spirit will Guide you. Next Pick up the Deck, and Shuffle them. Go through them one at a time, until one particular card calls out to you. This Will be your Face card. Look at the card, is it a Masculine card or a feminine card, what element does it represent?  Meditate and Concentrate upon the card, the Spirit will whisper the name in your ear. When the Name has been heard, you will place the face card on top of the deck, and dress it.

Dressing the Cards


Clip a bit of your finger nails, toe nails, and hair from your head, and pubic hair. Place this in a small, clean, empty (oil tube) and cover it with the lid. (( Use a Glass Jar, or natural fibers, Never Plastic. )) Place this on top of the deck. Now cover the deck with a cloth that best represents the Element of the Spirit. Brown for earth, blue for water, red for fire, or yellow for Air. Place this in a pouch, and then place it in a dark area in the home, where it will not be disturbed for 9 days, or bury it within a plastic zip lock bag in your back yard for 9 days.  It is important that you do not bother the deck within the following 9 days.  After the 9th day. Place the Deck on the Boveda, Mesa Blanca altar,. She / He will be ready for readings.

The ritual ceremony of birthing the Tarot Deck, and dedicating it to a specific spirit should begin on the night of the Full Moon, for 9 days. The waning of the moon is symbolic of the unknown, and although traditionally used to dispel or for ending and removing, in this case it can be used for Change, as well as a symbol of the unseen mysteries of the invisible realm, taking over that which is visible to the eye. (The Spirits manifesting their essence into this plane. 9 days is the sacred number of the Dead, and it is for this reason that 9 days is used.



Divinando desde la obscuridad, Voy Divinando hacia la Claridad.  Constantemente los Seres me dan la Facultad para poder ver el mas alla.
San Cipriano, Santo Patron de los Brujos.  En el nombre de la Santisima Trinidad.  Yo (N.N.) purifico y cargo a esta Baraja detro de tu benditas manos.  Pueda ella servirme como un oràcùlo; y con ellas podre ser capaz de ver el pasado, el presente y el futuro.  Deme las Facultades y el Don de adivinar para mi Familia, mi Futuro y mi Fortuna. 
Que esta Baraja nunca me fallen, ni hoy, ni manana ni en el futuro.  Papa Legba, espiritus de la Comision de las Gitanas, espiritus de la Comision de las Madamas.  Bendiga cada una de estas cartas dentro de esta baraja, con la Bendicion que Dios ha concebido hacia ti.
San Cipriano, Santo Patron de los Hechizeros.  En el nombre del Padre, del Hijo y del Espiritu Santo.  Bendiga y Purifica a esta Baraja dentro de tus benditas manos.  Amen.

Incantation and Conjure of the Deck

Divining for the Darkness, Divining into the Light.  Constantly the Spirits bless me with the Spiritual Faculties, so that I May see what is unknown. 
Saint Cyprian, Patron Saint of the Witches, in the name of the Holy Trinity; I (N.N) purify and charge this deck of cards within your blessed hands.  May they serve me as an Oracle tool, and with them may I be able to see the Past, Present and Future.  Bless me with thr faculties and spiritual gifts to divine for my family, my future, my fate and my fortune. 
May this deck of cards never give me false information, today, tomorow nor in the future.  Oh Papa Legba, Commission of the Gypsies, Commission of the Madamas.  Bless each and every card within this deck with the blessings given to you by God. 

Saint Cyprian, Patron Saint of the Sorcerer.  In the Holy Name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost.  Bless this deck of cards as an Oracle within your blessed hands.  Amen.


At the end all the offerings with the exception of the Jericho Rose, are to be placed into a brown paper bag, rubbed all over the aura of the body and burried in the ground with 9 coins.   The Jericho Rose is kept near the Tarot deck. 


Thursday, January 12, 2012


Further Reading

This is a small collection of books that every Brujo, Espiritista and Curandero should have in their personal library, or those interested in Puerto Rican Espiritismo and Latino Folk magic studies.  Many are translations from Spanish Books, others are historical and educational.  I am not here to give full reviews just a quick cap on each book, and yes each one is a part of my personal library.  Sorry no books with John Edwards or, Sylvia Browne within this list.

1. Sea el Santisimo

Sea el Samtisimo is a book written by Mario Dos Ventos and is a basic Manuel on Creole Spiritism in Cuba and Puerto Rico.  Has many prayers to various popular Saints.  How to construct a Boveda.  The book is 75% prayers which is an important part of Espiritismo, Sance and Santerismo.

2. Helping yourself with Selected Prayers
 Volumes 1 & 2

If you ever visit any Puerto Rican Brujos, Espiritistas or Sancistas home, on the altar you will often come across a paper back prayer book titled.  La Fe en La Oracion.  The book has prayers to many Saints, Folk Saints, Spirits and some Orishas.  These two volumes are the English translations of that particular book. 

3. Collection of Selected Prayers
by Candita Gual / Allen Kardec

Every Boveda, Altar, Tableau or Mesa Blanca has the infamous little Orange Book with the image of Jesus Christ on it.  In Spanish it is title Oraciones Escojidas, by Allen Kardec.  This is the best english translation of the book, and covers prayers for a Sesion Espiritual and other important prayers for communications with the Spirits.  Most of the book as the original is prayers, a must have book for ones altar.

4. The Spiritista.  Chris Ochun

This is a basic book for beginners on Espiritismo as practiced by Puerto Ricans, with prayers for conducting a Spiritual Mass.

5. Earth and Spirit
Medicinal plants and healing lore
from Puerto Rico by Maria Benedetti

An important book about the healing practices lore and magical practices of Puerto Rican Brujos, Espiritistas and Curanderos.  Various short stories, essays traditional Puerto Rican remedies and Spanish to English names of many herbs used.  An important book that every brujo and curandero from Puerto Rico and the world should have in their private library.  The Spanish title of this book is Sembrando y Sanando en Puerto Rico.

6. Witchcraft and Welfare in Puerto Rico.
By Raquel Romberg

The history of Brujeria "Witchcraft" in Puerto Rico.  From Taino Indian, African practices and Spanish traditions.  Also short essays on the late, numero Uno Bruja de Loiza, Hadie.

7. Healing Dramas:
 Divination and Modern Magic in Puerto Rico. 
 Raquel Romberg

From the author who wrote the book Witchcraft and Welfare in Puerto Rico,  History and practice of Puerto Rican witch healers.

8. Rx Spiritists As Needed

Rare out of print.  A study of mental disorders, and health issues amongst Puerto Ricans and how they search to heal mind, body and soul through Espiritismo, Brujeria and Santeria.

9. Governing Spirits,
Religion, Miracle and Spectacle of Cuba and Puerto Rico

A study on Cuban Espiritismo Cruzado and Puerto Rican Mesa Blanca, and the study of the various spirits.

10. The Magical Powers of the Saints
 by Ray T. Malbrough

Although I personally am not a big fan of Llewelyn Publications, this book is a good book for beginners in Hispanic Brujeria and American Hoodoo.

11.  Spiritual Cleansing:
A Handbook of Psychic Protection
by Draja Mickaharic

How to cleanse and protect one self with items found in the home, traditional spiritual work used in Brujeria, Curanderia and Espiritismo.

13.  A Century of Spells
 by Draja Mickaharic

Spells traditionally used by Brujos and Brujas through out Latin America, as with all books by this author, a must have in ones library. 

14.  A Spiritual Workers Handbook
by Draja Mickaharic

Traditional spells used by Espiritistas and Brujos in the Caribbean and New York.  Great little book and to the point for all Espiritistas. 

15.  Speaking With the Dead
Among Puerto Ricans in the United States
by Andres Isiodoro Perez

A study of Spiriitist Centers in New York in the late 1970s early 1980s.  The function of a Spiritist Center, its members and interviews with its congregation. 

16.  Candle Burning Magic with the Psalms
 by William Oribello

17.  The Psalm Workbook
by Robert Laremy

Every Brujo and Spiritual worker should have a basic understanding on how to use both candles and psalms in their spiritual work.  Both these books are a must have book.

18.  Spiritual Cleansing and Psychic Defense. 
 By Robert Leremy.

Simple spells and prayers to various Saints and Spirits such as La Madama, El Congo and Santa Marta Dominadora are within the pages of this book, good little book for beginners.

19. Devotion to the Saints
 by Ann Riva

One of Anna Riva's best books includes many saints respected and venerated within Brujeria, Hoodoo, Espiritismo and Curanderismo.

20.  The Spirits Book
 by Allen Kardec

A monumental and historic work that brought Spiritism to the forefront of today's culture.  Important work and the belief systems behind Espiritismo.

21.  The Mediums Book
by Allen Kardec

An important work on Membership by the founder of Spiritism.

22.  The Line of the Sun
 by Judith Ortiz Cofer

A novel about a Puerto Rican family and their struggles first in Puerto Rico then in New York.  Espiritismo, Brujeria and Santeria play a major role in this novel.  A beautiful story that leads you through three generations and the Puerto Rican struggles, how spiritual beliefs and religious ideas change through each generation.  Every Puerto Rican should have a copy of this book within their library.

23.  The Santeria Experience
 by Migene Gonzales Wippler.

As a young girl in Puerto Rico, Migene in introduced to Santeria by her nanny Maria, which takes her on a lifelong journey through Espiritismo and Santeria.

24.  Creole Religions of the Caribbean
from Vodou, Santeria, Obea and Espiritismo

Everything is covered in this book, Santeria, Brujeria, Espiritismo, Obea to name a few, interesting reading.

by Carlos Antonio Montenegro

Book on the Dominican Voodoo Religion of 21 Division, similar to Puerto Rican Sance, Sanse Reliogion.  Small little book only around 80 pages, but a quick and simple introduction 

These are just a few, educate, learn and grow.
Sancista Brujo Luis