Monday, July 23, 2012

BELIE BELCAN!  Sanse / 21 Division Tradition

Sanse / 21 Division Tradition

Bonswa a la Societé!

Las Buenas Tardes a to mis Criollos!!  Yo Soy Belie Belcan....

Good Evening to all the Societies!  I am Belie Belcan...

One of the most respected and loved Misterios in Puerto Rican, Sanse and Dominican, 21 Division traditions is the Lwa known as Belie Belcan.  He is known as the ancient wise and benevolent king, who brings fair judgement and justice to all who do good and evil.  While in Dominican, 21 Division his colors are red and green; in Puerto Rican Sanse, blue is also added to his colors.  Usually he is dressed in green and red garments with red or blue rosary beads around his neck and is placed on top of an altar with a royal blue and red cloth, which would show that the person is a follower of la 21 Division del Panteo Sancista.   Red and blue ribbons are also tied to the waist of his statues or around the forehead.

He is a leader within la Nacion Blanca, the White Nation "Rada Nation" (Rada means “light or sun”, which some say he governs alongside Asaca Dipié "Cosmic Earths", Damballah Wedo "Primordial waters" and Gran Solier, "Solar Fires", while Belie Belcan is viewed as the Air or Breath of Papa Buen Dios. The Rada has nothing to do with the limitations of earthly race or color, what it means is that the Misterios within this nation are highly elevated Spirits and can also come from African and Indigenous origins.

A statue, image or photograph of Belie Belcan is often placed in the center of the Tableau Espiritual where he guards, protects and bestows his wise council and judgements upon the living and the dead.   This role comes from the teachings of Saint Michael Archangel who is also seen as an angel of Death, in this role one sees Belie Belcan's association with the Guede Lwa.  In this role and association with the Guede, at the hour of death, Saint Michael descends, weighs each soul within his scale, gives each soul the chance to redeem itself before passing, and carries those souls that have passed through the gates of elevation, for those that have not, some will be reborn, others must cleanse themselves of earthly sins in purgatory, and others are to receive harsher punishments. 

Although Belie Belcan is a part of the Rada Nation and is the leader of the Belcan Division, he is considered an Ogun Lwa, as he is a great warrior Misterio, always ready for battle with those evil demonic forces that attack humanity and helps dominate over the evil within the living.  He is also considered a part of the Lebane Division "Legba" as he, like his brothers are divine messengers.  He is the personal messenger of Papa Buen Dios and Gran Solier, the latter who is syncrenized with the Sacred Heart of Jesus or Ecce Homo, and is the Jefe "chief" in command of Gran Solier's army, this title he shares alongside his brothers Tindjo Alawe and Gran Cali; whose fiery swords are viewed as the rays of the Sun.  The Rays of the Sun are a symbol of their power and authority over earthly matters and are their most sacred weapons of choice .


Belie Belcan sword is made of cosmic blue flames and is viewed as the Blue Ray of God, while Tinjo Alawe (Saint Rafael) is the Green Ray, and Gran Cali (Saint Gabriel) is the White Ray.  These rays are symbolized as Gran Solier's sunlight rays cutting through the mysteries that the unknown and unfaboding darkness of night brings and promising a new day, rebirth, and new beginnings.  Also Belie Belcan's sword is viewed as the blue lightning bolts that flash through the skies, which is symbolic of him keeping demons in their place within their underworld realm and of him sending God's will and wrath upon earth. In this aspect he is closely associated with Ogou Shango who is viewed as one of his vueltas.  Lightning is viewed as Belie's sword hitting the earth, where Papa Dios commands it, while the crackling thunder is symbolic of the voice of Belie Belcan as the messenger of both the wrath of Buen Dios and the forgiveness and promises of Gran Solier.


Both in Sanse and 21 Division, Belie Belcan is synchronized with the Archangel Saint Michael, who is known as el Viejo Miguel, San Miguel or Miguel Archangel.  In Haitian Vodou he is known as Agaou, Agarou, Linglessou, Garou Linglessou, Angles Sou, or Anglesssou. While in Creole Louisianna Voodoo Daniel Blanc or Blanc Dani is synchronized with Saint Michael, Daniel Blanc is seen more as the Orisha Obatala or the Lwa Dambalah.   In Dominican 21 Division he is, el Viejo Belie Belcan Tone.

Belie Belcan and Candelo


Belie Belcan is a noble Misterio and his Compadre and closest companion is the Palero Misterio known as General Candelo Sedife.    Belie Belcan governs over air, earth and fire, while Candelo governs over fire and air, together they work together, fueling each other which helps the Ogun Division forge their metals and weapons.  Many who hear that Candelo is a Palero instinctively confuse him as a Mpungo Spirit honored in Palo Monte or Palo Mayombe, this is not the case, and far from the truth.  This misunderstanding stems from the fact that the Lwa Candelo holds the wisdom to much root and wood magic, is a fiery spirit, in the aspect that his Roots or wooden staffs inflamed give us light during the uncertainties of the dark nights, and he enjoys music, with the beat of sticks upon cow bells, and drums.  He is a Palero in the sense that the sacred music to Dominican Vudu, la 21 Division is termed as Palo music after the hollowed out tree trunks that are used to make the sacred drums, which are sacred to Candelo.  Therefor Candelo is a Palero in the sense that he works with roots, he is a Misterio of fire and passion.  He bestows the mysteries on humans on how to work Palo, "wood magic" and how to make music with palos, and he enjoys to mount during times when Palo music is being played.  Candelo is the fiery passion, the raw energy, the sexual drive of the drums, which is visualized as a female vagina, while the drum sticks or human palms striking the drum are symbolic of the male penis.  Matches and inflamed wooden torches are also sacred to Candelo and again symbolize the male penis inflamed in passion. 

Belie Belcan is the nights watchman, as he patrols the dark street of night, conquering any demon or earth bound spirit that roams the nights.  He uses his chains to bind spirits, and is said to be the one that forges the chains that bind the souls within Purgatory.

Belie Belcan, The Ladies Man


Belie Belcan is known as a ladies man, a Casanova, and a great lover of the mysteries of the female species.  He is a gentleman and is never groutest or vulgar towards woman, as within Belie Belcan's mysteries lies the galiancy of the great lovers of old.  If Casanova of Italy and Don Juan of Spain where ruled by a Misterio, Belie Belcan would have been their patron.  It is said that he has many wives or female lovers, in Santo Domingo his concubine is Anaisa Pye who is synchronized with the young Virgin Mary next to Santa Ana, and are always placed together on the Dominican badji altars while in Puerto Rican Sanse, his wife is also a vuelta of Anaisa known as Anaisa la Chiquita who is synchronized with Jean De Arc; and on Puerto Rican Tableau Espirituales, they are always placed together.  But it is said that although at first Belie Belcan may be shy towards women, which shows his younger aspect, soon he will accumulates confidence and flirt with any female, and Misterio, such as Cachita Tumbo, Erzulie Freda and Sili Dantor, but has the greatest respect towards the elder female Misterios such as Gran Sili, la Sirena, and la Ballena.

Belie Belcan as a Legba Misterio

As a Legba spirit he is often associated as being one and the same as Papa Legba, which is not the case.  Papa Legba in his vuelta of Eshu is Belie Belcan's closest of brothers, but while Belie Belcan represents justice Eshu is represented as the temptations of those things that can harm humanity.  Although they are very close, they often find themselves in great battles, but Belie Belcan always has the upper hand, or so he thinks; as Papa Legba is the master of trickery.  Eshu in this aspect is viewed as el Diablo, the Devil, and is known by many names such as Lucerito, Lucero del Amanecer, Kadiempembe Echu, Echu Rei, and Olosi.  The image of Saint Michael banishing Lucifer ."Satan" into the pits of hell is also symbolic of us as humans always battling our inner demons, and having control, domination and the upper hand of those very demons and earth bound spirits that can easily leeds us astray from the mission of the elevation of our Spirit. Eshu in his aspect of Lucifer is known as the messenger of the morning star, or the Light bringer or as Luciel which means God's Light.

As the Legba close and open doors for opportunities, Belie Belcan is the one who opens and closes chapters and cycles within our lives.  He is the one who leads us through the circle of life, he starts us in one point of direction and can lead us around until we reach the finishing line, which is often the starting point.  This is symbolized as an infant growing to adulthood then old age, in the beginning and in the end we are very dependent of the help of others, while in the middle we are more independent of ourselves.

In his aspect as a Legba Misterio, Belie Belcan watches the entrance of the doorways.  A blessed image or photo is placed above the doorways of the home, so that he may open the doorways of opportunities, while at the same time protecting those who live within the home, from malignant forces.  He is a persons personal guard, and watchman.  Unlike the Orisha Eleggua that is placed on the floor behind a doorway, Belie Belcan is placed above the door.  A horse shoe can also be placed above the doorways as a symbol of Belie Belcan's quickness and strength to protect.  This amulet shows his aspect as both an Ogun Misterio and a Legba Misterio.  Horses are also sacred to many Lwa and Orisha, including Belie Belcan, who calls those he mounts as, "el Caballo", the horse. A blessed palm frond can be placed tangled within the Horse Shoe as a symbol that he is of the Rada nation, or weaved into a cross which shows that Belie Belcan watches over every direction, and brings the light of Gran Solier.


BLUE SWORD:  He uses it to defend against the dark forces and any condition other than the Truth, and to break ties and negative influences.

BLUE LIGHTNING:  Used to destroy and kill all negative or destructive situation.  The blue lightning is often symbolized as Saint Michael's spear or lance.  "Whosoever possess this Spear and understands the powers it serves holds in his hands the destiny of the world for good or evil."  The Spear or lance is viewed as the Blue Lightning bolt coming from the heavens and hitting its mark on earth.

"The spear or lance of Destiny of the Lord's wrath against the enemies of Israel was so fierce that it terrified even the sun and the moon" (Hab 3:11)

BLUE SHIELD:  To protect and shield, Belie Belcan uses his shield to guard and hide his followers from the snares of demons.

THE SCALE:   Is symbolic of both Belie Belcan role with divine justice and his abilities to weigh the souls of the dead, in order to see if they may progress into a higher state of existence.  The scale is also the symbol of balance, in order for one to know good, one must know evil, in order for one to appreciate happiness, one must suffer through sadness, the scale is a symbol that we as humans must keep these things in perfect balance.

THE WOODEN CANE:  Symbolizes that he is both an ancient Lwa as old as time, and one of Papa Buen Dio's first created, and his authority over magic and that he is a part of the Legba Division.

THE CHAINS:  He uses the chains to bind demons to hell and Earth Bound tormented souls or Lone Souls in Purgatory.

Saint Michael / Belie Belcan

Prince of Archangels.  Owner of the first rays which are seen as blue flashes of light.  He who destroy the evil forces of the universe.  Amongst your kind you are the mightiest.   Protector and defender of the cosmic fires of the universe.  Ambassador of the sun, here on earth.  Head Jefe Chief of the Celestial Court.  He who holds the lance of Phinehas which guards the Tree of Life.   Representative of the Power and Dignity of God.  Director of the third season of the year, autumn.  He who rescued Daniel from the lion's den.  

You who stopped Abraham from sacrificing Issac his only son.   You who guards the garden of Eden.  You who was chosen to announce the death of the Virgin Mary.  We praise you director and chief of all the Archangels.  For you are the one who is closest and guards the throne of God.

Owner of the divine power to alienate the legions of evil and demonic forces.

Sovereignty over Seraphims, Cherubims, Thrones, Dominions, Powers, Virtues, Principalities, Archangels, and Angels.

You helped to defeat the French army against injustice, and favored our lady Joan of Arc and the poor

Patron Saint of the knights of medieval times, and those in war who fight for the justice of all mankind.  Your name means "He who is like God" and has been nominated protector and defender of the Cristian Church.  But still you remain a faithful friend and defender to the Jewish people.  You were sent by God to appear before Moses and lighted the burning bush.  
We all praise and honor you, on your holy days, September 29th and November 8th.   Oh Single entity listed as an archangel in the Bible, with your brothers Gabriel and Raphael.

Protector of the fire signs, Aries, Leo and Sagittarius.  You were appointed the greatest celestial spirits.  Protector of the sun, symbol of life, maximum energy of the universe.

You have the ability to improve the lives of everyone here on earth and to defend us from psychic attacks, the snarls of the devil, the attack of an enemy and witchcraft and black magic..
It is written, Archangel Michael,  as commander in chief of God's army will appear when the world is in grave danger, and will lead Christ against the Anti Christ and the Devil, we pray your divine presence and ask that you pray for us.

Communicating with
Belie Belcan in Sanse

Although many traditions have the ability to mount Lwa and Orisha, this is not the case within Sanse.  In Sanse we often mount the Messengers of the Lwa as we view the Misterios as highly elevated spirits.  It is not that in Sanse, a Sancista can not mount a Misterio, it is that less energy is required to call on their messengers which we call Emisarios, Corrientes or Sanse. 
In Sanse we communicate with the Misterios as any Catholic communicates with their Patron Saint for help and guidance.  First the Sancista always recites a Padre Nuestro and Ave Maria, in honor of Papa Buen Dios, because in Sanse God is always honored and prayed to first.  Before any Ancestor, before any Dead, before any Misterio God is called on first.  Then we knock on the altar 3 times and call on Papa Legba to open the doors, but since an aspect of Belie Belcan is a vuelta of Legba this is not necessary but because of tradition always done. 

We often begin by praying any prayer of protection to Saint Michael.  There are many, and any will do.  Then we begin by placing white and blue flowers in a vase and place it before Saint Michael's image.  We then place a Fuente Espiritual filled with ice water and indigo balls within it, with a splash of Holy water, Kolonoa 1800, Colonia Pompeya, many add Alcholado Superior 70, or Alcoholado Sana.  " Trust me Florida Water is not the only thing we work with." On either side of the Fuente we place a red candle and a blue candle anointed with a holy oil or pure virgin olive oil.  In front of the Fuente we place a white candle that has been anointed with holy oil or olive oil. 

You can at this moment light an incense stick, or light an incense charcoal "with wooden matches" and add frankincense and myrrh and wave it around the image of Saint Michael " Belie Belcan" and around the fuente and candles.  If you practice Dominican 21 Division, you can offer him a cigar and a glass of whisky or rum.  In Sanse we do not traditionally offer the Misterios material offerings with the exception of Candles, water, flowers, and incense.  This may sound confusing, but  the liquor and tobacco can be offered to the Emisarios that work for Belie Belcan on the altar where the Fuente, candles.and flowers are placed.  If you are calling on Belie Belcan, use an altar bell, if the Emisario was black in life, use a chekere, if the Emisario was Indian, use a Maraca, or simply use the altar bell to chant your prayers and place yourself in a state of listening and receiving messages.

Now cleanse your head with Holy water or Florida Water and begin to quietly pray and meditate to Belie Belcan.  Call him with your mind, because it is through your mind that the Misterios hear you.  What good is it if you are reciting a prayer and thinking of something else.  Place all your thoughts on your desire, wish and petitions. 

Talking in your mind and listen to your sub conscience voice, your inner voice, this is where ones Centinela.or ones Guia Principal work as messengers to the Mistsrios.   It is through ones mind that they will contact you.  

The voice of the Lwa Misterios within the Puerto Rican Sanse tradition is not a material voice, it is not the way one would listen to a living being or a spirit that has mounted in a Sesion. 
You might hear voices, you might see visions that pertain to your question, respectfully copy them down in a note book.  When you receive your message, bow down before the altar, and thank Papa Buen Dios for his Misericordia.  Leave the candles lit and offerings there until the flowers begin to decay, and bring them to a park on a hill and place them their with an offering of coins and liquor to the messengers of Belie Belcan for helping you in giving you an answer to your question.   During the time that the candles are lit, on a daily basis offer more incense, and pay close attention to your dreams, as the answers may come to you in dreams. 

Goat Meat as an
Offering to Belie Belcan

Goat Meat is a staple food within many Caribbean foods and has been assigned as a favorite offering dish to Belie Belcan.  This offering could have its origins from the image of Saint Michael dominating the Goat Like Satan. which has its tradition in early Christians assigning Pagan Gods as Demons, as such is the fate of both Pan and Baphomet.

Revocation Saint Michael

Items needed
1. Reverse candle Black and Red
2. Goblet
3. White Plate
4.  Holy Water & Vinegar
5.  Olive Oil
6. Pen & Paper
7. Statue or Image of Saint Michael
8.  Candle to Saint Michael
9. Four white candles
10. Sea Salt
11.  Brown paper bag
12.  Ashes from a cigar.

There are many versions of this Revocation to Saint Michael, some requiring hard to find objects, and others just a candle.  This is the simple one that I have used and it has worked for me and clients that have come to me. 

Before the image of Saint Michael " Belie Belcan" I place all my items.  On the reverse black and red candle that can be found in any Botanica I pull out the candle and with a sharp object carve the name of the person causing harm, with birth date if possible or symbol of zodiac sign, if I do not know the name I carve "Enemy or Enemies".   Then I carefully carve the wick from the opposite side making sure I get a wick to point out of it.  I then anoint the candle with the olive oil to the candle, beginning in the middle of the candle I anoint away from me.  Then I turn the candle and do the same, anointing oil away from me and then I replace the candle back into the glass container.  I then take olive oil and anoint each one starting with the Saint Michael candle then the four other white candles, as I did with the reverse candle.

On a piece of paper I write the name of the enemy and sprinkle ashes, from a cigar, and fold the paper three times away from me and place it under the image of Saint Michael.

I take the glass and fill it with Holy water, and add a few drops of vinegar and sprinkle salt, and then I place the piece of paper into the glass of holy water, and sprinkle salt and a drop of oil.  I then place the white plate over it and cover it, and carefully flip it over making sure not to spill the water. 

I place the Reverse candle on top of the glass, which is set before the image of Saint Michael, and then place the Saint Michael Candle in front of Saint Michael and each of the white candles around it.  I light all the candles, starting with the reversible one which is on top of the glass, then the Saint Michael and counter clock wise I light the others.

Each night at the same time, usually 12 in the evening or 12 midnight I go before the candles and recite the Revocation prayer.

When all the candles have died out.  I take each candle glass and place them within a brown bag and I place the paper with the name.  I pass the bag around my body, and then I throw the remainder of the water away from my house. 

I bring the bag to the forest and find a dead tree, that has been hit by lightning or is naturally dying tree and place the bag there, never looking back and always taking a different route home.  When you arrive home take a bath with Castile Soap and Sea Salts to cleanse yourself.
(Note for stronger enemies and if you are 21 years and older, instead of Holy Water or Vinegar, I add Whisky or Rum)

Revocation Saint Michael Prayer

Oh great Saint Michael Archangel Belie Belcan, as you are the Angel in charge of all the works in the world, I implore you at this solemn hour and this sacred day, to seize any witchcraft, sorcery, enchantment, or black magic done against me.  I implore that you take this time so that you will see the light, candle, and work I have done in your honor.  Come sorcery, evil spirit, demon and corruption and revoke it away from my body. Let the flesh and blood of my enemies treat me well.  Let my enemies suffer as our Lord Jesus Christ suffered on the Cross, bitterness, torment, kicks and slaps. Let them go into a desolate world. Let them take the three falls that Jesus took, until they comes to my home asking forgiveness for their sins against me. As Ponchos Pilot, let them either wash their hands of me, or pay the debts to karma.  Let the Sun, Moon and Stars in Heaven bear witness to my pleas. So be it. Amen


A resguardo is what is termed in Hoodoo and Voodoo as a Gris Gris Bag or Mojo bag and is used as an amulet to call on the protective powers of a Saint or a Spirit from one of the Conisiones.  They are amulets and charms that are placed in a bag and blessed and given the energies of the elements, and kept close to the person who it is prepared for.  Here are the items that go within a resguardo to Belie Belcan.

1. Red cloth bag, small enough to fit in a pocket or kept in a purse.
2.  Blue or Green yarn
3.  Espada de San Miguel amulet.
4. Amulet of Saint Michael
5. 1 Loadstone
6. 1 Quarts Crystal
7. 1 Tiger's Eye stone
8. 1 small Thunder stone
9. Piece of Paper with person's name
10. Saint Michael oil
11. 3 Job's tears
12. 3 Peonia Seeds
13. Large Glass
14.  7 Espadas de San Miguel Candle
15. Precipitado Rojo
16.  Azabache Stone

Place all items on a white plate in front of an image of Saint Michael, and take Saint Michael's oil and sprinkle over every item then sprinkle the Precipitado rojo.  One by one place each item that has been asasonado "seasoned" with the oil and Precipitado rojo into the bag starting with the Espada de San Miguel amulet and then the rest of the items.  On a piece of paper write the name of the person for who the resguardo is made for.  Then place in bag and tie it shut with blue or green yard.  Place on top of plate and glass on top of of resguardo to seal it shut.  Then anoint the 7 Espada de San Miguel candle with the oil and place on top of glass and light it.  Leave in a window sill where the rays of the moon and sun will hit it, until candle dies out, usually Seven days.  (NEVER LEAVE CANDLES UNATTENDED). After this the resguardo is charged and ready to use.  Instruct person to recharge Resguardo once a month on the night of the Full Moon by sprinkling a little oil on the Resguardo and leaving it in an area where the moon and sun rays will get at it for  a full day. 

Prayer to St. Michael

O Glorious Prince of the heavenly host, St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in the battle and in the terrible warfare that we are waging against the principalities and powers, against the rulers of this world of darkness, against the evil spirits. Come to the aid of man, whom Almighty God created immortal, made in His own image and likeness, and redeemed at a great price from the tyranny of Satan.

Fight this day the battle of the Lord, together with the holy angels, as already thou hast fought the leader of the proud angels, Lucifer, and his apostate host, who were powerless to resist thee, nor was there place for them any longer in Heaven. That cruel, ancient serpent, who is called the devil or Satan who seduces the whole world, was cast into the abyss with his angels. Behold, this primeval enemy and slayer of men has taken courage. Transformed into an angel of light, he wanders about with all the multitude of wicked spirits, invading the earth in order to blot out the name of God and of His Christ, to seize upon, slay and cast into eternal perdition souls destined for the crown of eternal glory. This wicked dragon pours out, as a most impure flood, the venom of his malice on men of depraved mind and corrupt heart, the spirit of lying, of impiety, of blasphemy, and the pestilent breath of impurity, and of every vice and iniquity.
These most crafty enemies have filled and inebriated with gall and bitterness the Church, the spouse of the immaculate Lamb, and have laid impious hands on her most sacred possessions. In the Holy Place itself, where the See of Holy Peter and the Chair of Truth has been set up as the light of the world, they have raised the throne of their abominable impiety, with the iniquitous design that when the Pastor has been struck, the sheep may be.

Arise then, O invincible Prince, bring help against the attacks of the lost spirits to the people of God, and give them the victory. They venerate thee as their protector and patron; in thee holy Church glories as her defense against the malicious power of hell; to thee has God entrusted the souls of men to be established in heavenly beatitude.

Oh, pray to the God of peace that He may put Satan under our feet, so far conquered that he may no longer be able to hold men in captivity and harm the Church. Offer our prayers in the sight of the Most High, so that they may quickly find mercy in the sight of the Lord; and vanquishing the dragon, the ancient serpent, who is the devil and Satan, do thou again make him captive in the abyss, that he may no longer seduce the nations. Amen.

Behold the Cross of the Lord; be scattered ye hostile powers.

The Lion of the tribe of Judah has conquered the root of David.

Let Thy mercies be upon us, O Lord. As we have hoped in Thee. O Lord, hear my prayer. And let my cry come unto Thee.

Let us pray.

O God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, we call upon Thy holy Name, and as supplicants, we implore Thy clemency, that by the intercession of Mary, ever Virgin Immaculate and our Mother, and of the glorious St. Michael the Archangel, Thou wouldst deign to help us against Satan and all the other unclean spirits who wander about the world for the injury of the human race and the ruin of souls. Amen.

Saint Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle, be our protection against the malice and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him we humbly pray; and do thou, O Prince of the Heavenly host, by the power of God, thrust into hell Satan and all evil spirits who wander through the world for the ruin of souls. Amen

Chaplet of Saint Michael

O God, come to my assistance. O Lord, make haste to help me. Glory be to the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.

(Say one Our Father and three Hail Marys)

By the intercession of St. Michael and the celestial Choir of Seraphim may the Lord make us worthy to burn with the fire of perfect charity. Amen.

By the intercession of St. Michael and the celestial Choir of Cherubim may the Lord grant us the grace to leave the ways of sin and run in the paths of Christian perfection. Amen.

By the intercession of St. Michael and the celestial Choir of Thrones may the Lord infuse into our hearts a true and sincere spirit of humility. Amen.

By the intercession of St. Michael and the celestial Choir of Dominions may the Lord give us grace to govern our senses and overcome any unruly passions. Amen.

By the intercession of St. Michael and the celestial Choir of Powers may the Lord protect our souls against the snares and temptations of the devil. Amen.

By the intercession of St. Michael and the celestial Choir of Virtues may the Lord preserve us from evil and falling into temptation. Amen.

By the intercession of St. Michael and the celestial Choir of Principalities may God fill our souls with a true spirit of obedience. Amen.

By the intercession of St. Michael and the celestial Choir of Archangels may the Lord give us perseverance in faith and in all good works in order that we may attain the glory of Heaven. Amen.

By the intercession of St. Michael and the celestial Choir of Angels may the Lord grant us to be protected by them in this mortal life and conducted in the life to come to Heaven. Amen.
(Say one Our Father in honor of each of the following leading Angels: St. Michael, St. Gabriel, St. Raphael and our Guardian Angel.)

O glorious prince St. Michael, chief and commander of the heavenly hosts, guardian of souls, vanquisher of rebel spirits, servant in the house of the Divine King and our admirable conductor, you who shine with excellence and superhuman virtue deliver us from all evil, who turn to you with confidence and enable us by your gracious protection to serve God more and more faithfully every day.

Pray for us, O glorious St. Michael, Prince of the Church of Jesus Christ, that we may be made worthy of His promises.

Almighty and Everlasting God, Who, by a prodigy of goodness and a merciful desire for the salvation of all men, has appointed the most glorious Archangel St. Michael Prince of Your Church, make us worthy, we ask You, to be delivered from all our enemies, that none of them may harass us at the hour of death, but that we may be conducted by him into Your Presence. This we ask through the merits of Jesus Christ Our Lord. Amen.


Lord, have mercy on us. Christ, have mercy on us.

Lord, have mercy on us. Christ, hear us. Christ, graciously hear us.

God the Father of Heaven, Have mercy on us.

God the Son, Redeemer of the world, Have mercy on us.

God the Holy Spirit, Have mercy on us.

Holy Trinity, One God, Have mercy on us.

Holy Mary, Queen of the Angels, pray for us. St. Michael the Archangel, pray for us. Most glorious attendant of the Triune Divinity, pray for us. Standing at the right of the Altar of Incense, pray for us. Ambassador of Paradise, pray for us. Glorious Prince of the heavenly armies, pray for us. Leader of the angelic hosts, pray for us. Warrior who thrust Satan into Hell, pray for us. Defender against the wickedness and snares of the devil, pray for us.

Standard-bearer of God’s armies, pray for us. Defender of divine glory, pray for us. First defender of the Kingship of Christ, pray for us. Strength of God, pray for us. Invincible prince and warrior, pray for us. Angel of peace, pray for us. Guardian of the Christian Faith, pray for us.

 Guardian of the Legion of St. Michael, pray for us. Champion of God’s people, pray for us.

Champion of the Legion of St. Michael, pray for us. Guardian angel of the Eucharist, pray for us. Defender of the Church, pray for us. Defender of the Legion of St. Michael, pray for us.

Protector of the Sovereign Pontiff, pray for us. Protector of the Legion of St. Michael, pray for us. Angel of Catholic Action, pray for us. Powerful intercessor of Christians, pray for us.

Bravest defender of those who hope in God, pray for us. Guardian of our souls and bodies, pray for us. Healer of the sick, pray for us. Help of those in their agony, pray for us. Consoler of the souls in Purgatory, pray for us. God’s messenger for the souls of the just, pray for us. Terror of the evil spirits, pray for us. Victorious in battle against evil, pray for us. Guardian and Patron of the Universal Church, pray for us. Guardian and Patron of the Legion of St. Michael, pray for us.

Lamb of God, Who takes away the sins of the world, Spare us, O Lord.

Lamb of God, Who takes away the sins of the world, Graciously hear us, O Lord.

Lamb of God, Who takes away the sins of the world, Have mercy on us.

Pray for us, O glorious St. Michael, That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let Us Pray

Sanctify us, we beseech You, O Lord, with Your holy blessing, and grant us, by the intercession of St. Michael, that wisdom which teaches us to lay up treasures in Heaven by exchanging the goods of this world for those of eternity, You Who lives and reigns, world without end. Amen.
Relying, O Lord, upon the intercession of Your blessed Archangel Michael, we humbly beg of You, that the Holy Eucharist in whose presence we kneel, may make our soul holy and pleasing to You. Through Christ Our Lord. Amen.



In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, Amen.

Let GOD arise and let His enemies be scattered: and let them that hate Him flee from before His Face!

As smoke vanisheth, so let them vanish away: as wax melteth before the fire, so let the wicked perish at the Presence of GOD (Ps 67:1-2). Judge Thou, O' Lord, them that wrong me: overthrow them that fight against me.

Let them be confounded and ashamed that seek after my soul. Let them be turned back and be confounded that devise evil against me. Let them become as dust before the wind: and let the Angel of the Lord straighten them. Let their way become dark and slippery: and let the Angel of the Lord pursue them.

For without cause they have hidden their net for me unto destruction: without cause they have upbraided my soul.

Let the snare which he knoweth not, come upon him: and let the net which he hath hidden, catch him: and into that very snare let him fall. But my soul shall rejoice in the Lord, and shall be delighted in His Salvation (Ps 34:1, 4-9).

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end, Amen.

O' Most Glorious Prince of the Heavenly Armies, St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in the battle and in our wrestling against principalities and powers against the rulers of the world of this darkness, against the spirits of wickedness in the high places (Ephes 6:12). Come to the aid of men, whom GOD created incorruptible, and to the Image of His own Likeness He made him (Wis 2:23); and from the tyranny of the devil He bought him at a great price (Cor 7:23).

Fight the battles of the Lord today with the Army of the Blessed Angels, as once thou didst fight against lucifer, the leader of pride, and his apostate angels; and they prevailed not: neither was their place found anymore in Heaven. But that great dragon was cast out, the old serpent, who is called the devil and satan, who seduceth the whole world. And he was cast unto the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him (Apoc 12:8-9).

Behold, the ancient enemy and murderer strongly raises his head! Transformed into an angel of light, with the entire horde of wicked spirits he goes about everywhere and takes possession of the earth, so that therein he may blot out the Name of GOD and of His Christ and steal away, afflict and ruin into everlasting destruction the souls destined for a Crown of Eternal Glory. On men depraved in mind and corrupt in heart the wicked dragon pours out like a most foul river, the poison of his villany, a spirit of lying, impiety and blasphemy; and the deadly breath of lust and of all iniquities and vices. Her most crafty enemies have engulfed the Church, the Spouse of the Immaculate Lamb, with sorrows, they have drenched her with wormwood; on all her desirable things they have laid their wicked hands.

Where the See of the Blessed Peter and the Chair of Truth have been set up for the light of the gentiles, there they have placed the throne of the abomination of their wickedness, so that, the Pastor having been struck, they may also be able to scatter the flock. Therefore, O' thou unconquerable Leader, be present with the people of GOD and against the spiritual wickedness which are bursting in upon them; and bring them the victory.

The Holy Church venerates thee as its Guardian and Patron; and it glories in the fact that thou art its Defender against the wicked powers of earth and hell. To thee the Lord has assigned the souls of the redeemed to be placed in Heavenly bliss. Beseech the GOD of Peace to crush satan under our feet, that he may no more be able to hold men captive and to harm the Church. Offer our prayers in the sight of the Most High, so that the mercies of the Lord may quickly come to our aid, that thou mayest seize the dragon, the ancient serpent, who is the devil and satan and that having bound him, thou mayest cast him into the bottomless pit, so that he may no more seduce the nations (Apoc 20:3).

Hence confiding in thy protection and guardianship, by the sacred authority of our ministry, we confidently and securely begin the task in the Name of Jesus Christ our GOD and Lord, of driving away the attacks of diabolical deceit.

LEADER: Behold the Cross of the Lord, flee away ye hostile forces.

ALL: The lion of the tribe of Juda, the root of David hath conquered

LEADER: May Thy mercy, O' Lord, be upon us.

ALL: Since we have hoped in Thee.

LEADER: O' Lord, hear my prayer.

ALL: And let my cry come unto Thee.

LEADER: The Lord be with you,

ALL: And with thy spirit.


O' GOD and Father of Our Lord Jesus Christ, we invoke Thy Holy Name, and we humbly implore Thy mercy, that by the intercession of the Mother of GOD Mary Immaculate Ever Virgin, of Blessed Michael the Archangel, of Blessed Joseph the Spouse of the same Blessed Virgin, of the Blessed Apostles Peter and Paul and of all the Saints, Thou wouldst deign to afford us help against satan and all the other unclean spirits and against whatever wanders throughout the world to do harm to the human race and to ruin souls, through the same Christ Our Lord, Amen.

We exorcise thee, O' every unclean spirit, satanic power, infernal invader, wicked legion, assembly and sect; in the Name and by the power of Our Lord Jesus Christ (+); may thou be snatched away and driven from the Church of GOD and from the souls made to the Image and Likeness of GOD and redeemed by the Precious Blood of the Divine Lamb (+). Most cunning serpent, thou shalt no more dare to deceive the human race, persecute the Church, torment GOD's elect and sift them as wheat (+). The Most High GOD commands thee (+). He with whom in your great insolence, thou still claimest to be equal; He who wants all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the Truth (1 Tim 2:4).

GOD the Father commands thee (+), GOD the Son commands thee (+), GOD the Holy Spirit commands thee (+). The Majesty of Christ, the Eternal Word of GOD made flesh, commands thee (+); He Who to save our race outdone through thy envy, "humbled himself, becoming obedient even unto death" (Phil 2:8). He who has built His Church on the firm rock and declared that the gates of hell shall never prevail against Her, because He will dwell with Her "all days even to the end of the world" (Mat 28:20). The Sacred Sign of the Cross commands thee (+), as does also the power of the Mysteries of the Christian Faith (+), the Glorious Mother of GOD, the Virgin Mary, commands thee (+); She who by Her humility and from the first moment of Her Immaculate Conception, crushed thy proud head. The faith of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul and of the other Apostles command thee (+). The Blood of the Martyrs and the pious intercession of all the Saints command thee (+).

Thus, cursed dragon and thee diabolical legion, we adjure thee by the Living GOD (+), by the True GOD (+), by the Holy GOD (+), by the GOD "who so loved the world that He gave up His Only Son, that every soul believing in Him might not perish but have life everlasting" (John 17:1-3); stop deceiving human creatures and pouring out to them the poison of eternal damnation; stop harming the Church and ensnaring her liberty. BEGONE, Satan, inventor and master of all deceit, enemy of man's salvation. Give place to Christ in whom thou hast found none of your works; give place to the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church acquired by Christ at the price of His Blood. Stoop beneath the powerful Hand of GOD; tremble and flee when we invoke the Holy and terrible Name of Jesus, this Name which cause hell to tremble, this Name to which the Virtues, Powers and Dominations of Heaven are humbly submissive, this Name to which the Virtues, Powers and Dominations of Heaven are humbly submissive, this Name which the Cherubim and Seraphim praise unceasingly repeating: Holy, Holy, Holy is the Lord, the GOD of Armies!

LEADER: O' Lord, hear my prayer,

ALL: And let my cry come unto Thee

LEADER: May the Lord be with thee,

ALL: And with thy spirit.


GOD of Heaven, GOD of Earth, GOD of Angels, GOD of Archangels, GOD of Patriarchs, GOD of Prophets, GOD of Apostles, GOD of Martyrs, GOD of Confessors, GOD of Virgins, GOD Who has power to give life after death and rest after work, because there is no other GOD than Thee and there can be no other, for Thou art the Creator of all things, visible and invisible, of whose Reign there shall be no end. We humbly prostrate ourselves before Thy Glorious Majesty and we beseech Thee to deliver us by Thy Power from all the tyranny of the infernal spirits, from their snares, their lies and their furious wickedness; deign, O' Lord, to grant us Thy powerful protection and to keep us safe and sound. We beseech Thee through Jesus Christ Our Lord, Amen.

LEADER: From the snares of the devil,

ALL: Deliver us O' Lord.

LEADER: Grant that Thy Church may serve Thee in secure liberty,

ALL We beseech Thee, hear us.

LEADER: Deign to crush down the enemies of the Holy Church,

ALL: We beseech Thee, hear us.

LEADER: Holy Water is sprinkled in the place where he may be.

ALL: St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in the day of battle; be our safeguard against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May GOD rebuke him, we humbly pray and do thou, O' Prince of the Heavenly Host, by the Power of GOD, cast into hell Satan and all the other evil spirits, who prowl throughout the world, seeking the ruin of souls, Amen.
LEADER: Most Sacred Heart of Jesus,

ALL: Have mercy on us.

NOTE: (+) denotes that the Sign of the Cross is to be made: "In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, Amen," between the prayer, as indicated.
BELIE BELCAN!  Sanse / 21 Division Tradition


Tuesday, July 10, 2012



Mis Emisarios de la Alta Luz, derme Salud, Prosperidad, Desarollo y Desenvolvimiento.  Que ustedes siempre vayan por delante que yo siempre les sigiras por detras.

My Emissaries of the Highest Light, bless me with Health, Prosperity, Development and Unfolding. May you always go before me and I will humbly follow from behind.

We are all born into this world in the company of a Principle Spirit Guide and a Guardian Angel assigned to us by Papa Buen Dios to lead us into the path of living a well rounded and stable life.  As time passes and one grows older and wiser, we accumulate more protective spirits that become a part of one's Cuadro Espiritual.  These Spirits aid us in learning, progressing and help us in healing. 

Ones Principle Guide and other protective Spirits are often ancestral spirits or familiar spirits from this or past lives that are connected to one through blood.  As our physical body grows older and we come closer to the physical death of the body, little by little the Spirits who have completed their mission become elevated, some are reborn into the physical world and others gravitate to their next mission.  The only spirit from our Cuadro Espiritual who accompanies you through the physical death of the body is your Principle Guide and or Angel de la Guarda, which are with you from the time of birth until the moment of death.  Often times as we pass through the veil between both realms, one is either guided by the Principle Guide or passes through the tunnel of light, seeing the Spirits that made up your Cuadro Espiritual, your ancestors and those who departed while you where alive, often times if the Guia Principal is not there to guide your spirit through the tunnel it will be at the other end of it, waiting for you with comforting open arms.

A major problem I have been noticing lately, and a trend that is growing big because of the Internet and lack of knowledge and common sense is, people revealing the names of the Spirits of their Cuadro to the public, this to all Hispanics who are a part of a Centro or Templo Espiritual know that this must never be done. (If you notice in my Blog the only names if any that I reveal are that of my Angel de la Guarda and my Patron Saint which are Spirits that are so highly elevated that they can not be easily persuaded to leave my side. This information can be used against you in so many negative ways.  This is one way of so many, to tell if one has been initiated, baptized or received any Puntos or ceremonies within Sance, Vudu, 21 Divisiones or Espiritismo.  A responsible Godparent will instruct you in many ways on how to protect your Cuadro, and strictly warn you on revealing the names of your Spirits to the world, which would be as dangerous as revealing the names of your loved ones to a hired hit man.

Por Cada Angel, hay un Demonio.
 (For every Angel there is a Demon)

Besides one’s Cuadro Espiritual we are all accompanied by an army of Dark Spirits, which are also known as our inner demons.  These spirits are earth bound entities that attach themselves to an individual, either by outside influence such as black magic and sorcery, or can be unconsciously picked up through a traumatic experience known as "un Susto or una Trauma" .  If not taken cared of in its early stages of development these dark spirits can perturb the person and seriously affect his or her spiritual development. causing  depression, anxieties, anger and frustration. 

Long term suffering from dark spirits can cause road blocks, obstacles, alcohol and substance abuse,  violent and suicidal tendencies, and many even resort to committing murder.  

The beginning stages of this affliction is what is termed in Puerto Rican Sanse and Espiritismo Criolla as "una Causa" hence why we say "tienes una causa."  A malignant spirit that causes problems and often begins with an individual suffering headaches, nervousness and uneasiness which in tern brings in the feeling as if the individual has a heavy weight on their chest and shoulders "un bajon" which in tern brings upon a radical change in behavior.  It is in the beginning stages that ones Cuadro Espiritual is working over time to help the individual as much as possibly allowed.  But if the individual does not seek spiritual, medical and or psychological help, as he/she succumbs to the dark spirits so will the link and bond to the Cuadro Espiritual suffer.  Often times the bond becomes so weak that within time the spiritual link between the individual and the Spirits that make up the Cuadro begins to wane and suffer, until finally leaving the individual weak, disorientated and prone to spiritual illnesses that can cause mental, emotional and physical problems. 

People often ask me.  If we are highly spiritual, what is the purpose for these inner demons.  My answer is simple.  One, to test our faith, strength and endurance; and two, one can not know good or understand goodness without experiencing, bad, wickedness or evil.

A well trained Sancistas and Espiritistas try to help the individual who suffers from bad spirits and inner demons by first trying to remove dark spirits, through ritual ceremonies such as rompimiento, desprendimiento and recogimiento.  But the individual is also advised to seak mental and physical help.  Espiritistas and Sancistas understand that the only way a person can truly be healthy, is through healing spiritually, mentally and physically.  In many cases the individual fails to ignore the importance of the healing process and the dark spirits returns and reattaches themselves to the person and perturbs them all over again.

Also there exists many individuals who wish to have the spiritual abilities that your Cuadro gives you.  Some of the major reasons is that an individual such as a Nigromante, Diablero or Muertero likes the way your Spirits work for you within Misas and Sesiones.  If the Spirits in your Cuadro are well cared for and attended, this process can be difficult but not impossible.  This is the reason one should not mount Spirits unattended or accompanied by a trusted godparent or spiritual family member, someone who will guard the physical and spiritual body, and why one never mounts Spirits in a room full of strangers, another Sociedad, Templo or Centro.  A Spirit from one's Cuadro Espiritual can also choose to leave of their own free will, one reason being is because the person who they guard does not attend his Spirits correctly, often ignoring them.  Those Spirits searching for light and elevation will then seek gravitate or cling to, those individuals who attend their Spirits in a correct manner.

It is impossible for an individual to know the names of all the Spirits within their Cuadro, and often time this is not important, what is important is that we recognize their presence, give them respect, light and clarity.

Each Spirit has an important function, some are healers, others messengers, while others open the doors for opportunities and close the doors to misfortunes.  They all work in unison in taking great care of the temple, the vessel which is your body that houses the Soul and Spirit.   Like the organs and cells within our body that work in unison to help the body grow, heal and live a long sound life, so it is the same with the Cuadro Espiritual.  To loose one Spirit from your Cuadro is to loose one's spiritual equilibrium, allowing for malignant forces to take over.  It is during moments of great sadness, suffering or depression that our spiritual body tells us that our Cuadro is week, or something is spiritually wrong, similar to that of a sneeze or a cough which is the way our bodies tell us that a cold or a fever is brewing within the body and our immune system is weak.  We must be strong, pray and pay homage to our Spirits, because it is at these moments when we are being tested spiritually, and many times we fail to understand that our Cuadro is working hard for us.   Many individuals turn to narcotics, prescription drugs or alcohol to ease the pain.  But these things fuel ones weakness, which in turn strengthens our inner demons.

A traumatic experience in life can be the cause as well, loosing a loved one, being physically or sexually assaulted, loosing a limb during an accident.  This can cause a Trauma which wrips through the very layers of our aura and within time and without proper healing can reach the core of the aura which in tern allows for those spirits that protect us and guide us to wane and allowing the strength of our inner demons to increase and take hold.  Once an individual looses one spirit from one's cuadro it is not impossible to have it return or replaced by another spirit that will take its place.  But in a society where we turn to drugs and alcohol as a solution, instead of prayer, hope and faith, this is easier said than done. 

The Cuadro teaches that strength, and endurance can only come through conquering and mastering our fears.   They teach through suffering only the strong will survive.  Every spiritual leader from the Buddha "Siddhārtha Gautama" to the Christ "Jesus of Nazareth" suffered and over came, and became stronger.  They teach through inner acceptance and true inner love of one self.  The love of one self that brings that inner joy that none can take away. 
The Spirits teach us to dance, to sing, to make love, and even to enjoy a glass or two of an alcohol beverage, but never let the Demons Greed and Sloth take over your body.  On another note, unlike your Cuadro that's names should not be revealed, the opposite is true about your inner demons.  Mine are a part of the Nation of Pride and Frustration.  I battle these two inner demons like no other on a daily basis.  "I am a proud person to the point sometimes I can come of as being a bit to proud, and I get frustrated very easily, especially when confronted or pushed.  These two together join forces and give birth to the inner demon Rage within me, and everyday I keep that inner demon in check and under control.  But all who know me, know that on a daily basis I battle them as Saint Michael battles Lucifer.  True acceptance of one's faults and weaknesses is the greatest of virtues.

The Cuadro Espiritual wants nothing more than for you to truly love yourself, truly know yourself, and except those things you must except and change those things that must be changed.


While ones Angel de la Guarda are protectors and guardians that's mane function is to save our Spirit our very souls and protect us from evil both in the material and spiritual plane, our Guias Espirituales are responsible for our spiritual growth and development.  Also one needs to understand their origin.  Angel de la Guarda are highly elevated spirits that have never lived within human form, many cultures view them as gods or demi gods, and a capitol G as in for God is never used, and some call them the purest of Saints, or by other names such as Irunmole Archangels, Orisha, or Zemi.  They are celestial forces of the Cosmos, and each one is assigned by God to rule over an element or plane of existence within the Cosmos.  They are like our Spiritual mother or Spiritual father, and many of their attributes and qualities are often inherited into the person they guard. 

While the Angel de la Guarda are cosmic forces of pure light, the Spirit Guides are our dead, they are the Ancestral Souls of our blood line within this life or previous incarnations.  They have lived within the realm of the living in physical form at least once " often times they have lived multiple times", and some have reached a higher level of concioisness, while.others not so.  Some will be reborn into future earthly incarnations as they still must pass earthly tests of trials and tribulations, while others will elevate into another form of being.  They know and understand from first hand experience our weaknesses, our temptations, our sorrows, our fears, our desires, they know like no other our needs and wants. They know the trials we must face on the earthly world, and are ever present if we have faith in them, believe in them and call on them.  They are responsible for helping us in our spiritual growth, and speak to us through our inner voice and thoughts.  Their messages come to us through dreams or omens within nature, if we are knowledgeable enough to listen and understand what messages they are trying to convey.  They help us in the knowledge we seek in understanding those things that help us evolve spiritually.  Within the Sanse Tradition and Espiritismo Criolla(o) (folclorica) our dead are not far away in a remote place, they are near us, present when we call on them even through a single thought of them, they come. 

Our Spirit Guides are like a strong frame that protects the fragile photograph from the elements.  The stronger the frame, the stronger the protection granted, the more the photograph is protected from the harsh elements.  We are the fragile photograph, and they are the wood, the glass, the backing and the nails that surround and protect us.  The Photograph can only be as strong as its frame.

They are the mentors, the wise sages, the Counselors, that have learned through their past life incarnations the lessons needed for spiritual elevation and now are present with the goal of bestowing upon us these lessons. 

They come from many walks of life, so it is important within both Sanse and Espiritismo not to be a prejudice individual.  To be prejudice towards a race or a people is to be ignorant.  This ignorance can be very dangerous and departmental to our spiritual growth.  To offend a race, or a people is to spit on the names of your Spirit Guides, because they in life could have been an Indian Chief, an African slave, an Arabian Popper, an Egyptian stone mason, a Catholic Nun, a Pagan priestess or a poor fisherman.  Which brings the importance of Religious tolerance.  I was in Salem Witch Village with a Godson when a well known Wiccan priestess was telling a client that Jesus is Dead.  This frame of mentality that many Neo Pagans hold against Christianity and vise a versa, does not exist in Santeria, Umbanda, Sanse, Vodou, or any non Neo Pagan tradition.   (No we are not Neo or New Age anything, our ways are as old as time)  We respect all religions because we don't know if the very spirits that protect us may in life have been a Pagan Priestess or a Catholic Nun, and hear they are in Spirit form holding hands in unison to protect and guide us.  To offend a race, a belief or religious view is like one offending our very own loved ones or insulting that foundation that grounds the temple. 

"Many Neo Pagans hold to the thought, that Christians persecuted them for thousands of years.  Believe it or not, there was a time when Christianity was persecuted by the Pagans.  If we do not put a stop to this mentality, we are doomed to repeat history,  It is time we put this very ignorant (frame) of mind to rest and have respect and tolerance for the personal beliefs of all your neighbors.'

Some Spirit Guides can be the souls of departed family members or close friends, or as I have stated we may not have known them within this lifetime, but we have a spiritual link that connects us even though it was from previous life times.  They could be a wife, a mother or a teacher as much as they could have been a neighbor, a family doctor, a parish priest, a close friend or a tribal shaman.

We are all born with a custodial Guardian Angel who accompanies us through out our entire life.  With the exception of one's principle guide,  many of the Spirits within our Cuadro Espiritual will come and go, some stay with us until their mission has been completed, others move away from the lack of faith we have in their guidance.  Some are replaced by others, while others are not.  Some will gravitate to another individual because of the lack of respect or interest you show to them. 

The Spirits that make up your Cuadro Espiritual are our closest allies to Papa Buen Dios, they are the link that links us to the realm of Spirits.  They are dear and close friends to us, often closer or much closer than your living friends or family members , because they know the true intentions of your heart, soul and mind better than any living person could.   There is a Spanish saying.  "Caras vemos, corazones, no savemos." (Faces we see, hearts "intentions", we do not know.). Our Cuadro can not be fooled in this way.  They know us inside out.

Our Cuadro are affectionate, attentive, concerned about our spiritual, mental and physical growth,  and always want what is best for us.

They do not judge us harshly, even during those days when we make mistakes, or do not follow their sound advice.   They like no other understand that it is essential for us to make mistakes, so that we may learn valuable lessons.  They know that through true suffering, the Spirit is tested and the Soul flourishes. 


EL CENTINELA:  At the forefront of one's Cuadro is the Centinela which is that Spirit that is closest to you in terms of Spiritual protection.  The Centinela’s function is to protect you from psychic warefare, psychic attacks, black magic, crossed conditions, hexes, curses, the evil eye and to make sure you develop within this life.   The Centinela is your spiritual shield, safeguard and life guard. The Centinela has no physical representation, although we in Sanse use a photo or an image of Saint Sebastian, Saint Pancracio or Faith, Hope and Charity to represent our Centinela.  The Centinela is with you from the first moment an evil eye is placed on you, and is with you until you reach old age or death.  The Centinela rarely if ever mounts a medium’s body in a crowded room, its function is to safeguard your physical and spiritual body.  But if they do, it is for observance, of the physical mediums body.   A Centinela identity as with many spirits of your Cuadro Espiritual should never be revealed to the public and the name of one’s Centinela can only be given through an Investigation.   When the Centinela mounts, it mounts as a wise and benevolent Spirit, and although it rarely mounts in public it does posses the body with messages of hope, wisdom, prudence and with divine intervention.  The Centinela is that Spirit that is the ground keeper, the overseer.  They rarely mount in Sesiones or Misas, they come speaking through times of quiet meditation, contemplation and prayer, they are the voice of ones Higher Self.    The only people who know your Centinela’s identity is yourself and the Espiritista or Sancista who preformed the investigation and whispers quietly into your ear, the Centinela's name.  Many people say the name or identity comes to them through dreams, which is rare, often impossible and is often confused with one’s Guardian Angel, Patron Saint or Principle Guide. The Centinela does not, and if so rarely represent an earthly culture or religion, the Centinela is not a part of a group of Spirits such as are the Madamas, the Gitanas, the Congos the Piratas or Indios although in life it could have been one but they are a part of Division of Spirits known as Los Centinelas.  The Centinela is beyond earthly physical representations, and are above the Comiciones and Sanses but a bit below the Misterios.   

GUIA PRINCIPAL:  Of all your Spirits in the Cuadro Espiritual, your Guia Principal is the one that is with you from the moment of birth until the moment of death.  While many spirits from one’s Cuadro Espiritual have a certain mission to complete and once completed they move on or become attached to another incarnate spirit, your Guia Principal is always with you.   Your Guia Principal is the Jefe of your Cuadro, asigning missions and over seeing other spirits within your Cuadro.

ANGEL DE LA GUARDA:  The Guardian Angel is that Celestial Being that protects you through out your lifespan.  They are primordial beings of pure light, and have never lived in human form.  They guard and protect you from evil forces, demonic forces and inner demons.  Unlike a Misterio that's aspect can change as one grows or does not grow in life, the Angel de la Guarda is the same during life.  The Angel de la Guarda is like a Spiritual parental figure, and has never walked or lived in human form.  They are the most ancient of beings and although there are many levels of Angels some being further from human affairs than others, the Angel de la Guarda is the closest of the Pure Energy Spirits of Light that watch over human affairs.  Although they can be seen through human eyes as male or female, and can be seen to represent catecoristics of human qualities, it is we as humans that give them earthly representations, for they are far beyond human comprehension.

PATRONALES:  The Patron Saint, can be male or female.  It  can be a Saint from any religion, Catholic, Hinduism, or Buddism to name a few. Traditionally the Patron Saint was determined through the day an individual was born.  In Sanse we have a male and or a female. Male "Patron" Female "Matrona". Like the Angel de la Guarda they are parental figures who guard and protect us, the names of these Patronales are determined through an oracle or through the investigacion or alinacion de cuadro.  Also an individual can inherit a loved ones Patron Saints.  When my grandfather passed I inherited his Patron Saint, Martin De Porres, a beautiful chalk ware plaster statue that has been in the family since the mid 1960s, while a client of mine inherited her mothers Santa Barbara when her mother passed.  This is not uncommon in Puerto Rican beliefs and practices as the Atributos of Saints and Spirits can be left to a trusted family member at time of death.

SANSES: The Sanse also known in Espiritismo as Los Emisarios, Embajadores, En Corrientes, or los Sanses, are the Spirits of people who in life where Servidores "Servitors" of the Loases, Orishas, Zemi, or Nsambis.  They where paleros, espiritistas, brujos, santiguadores,  curanderos, yerberos or santeros, who often mimick the Misterio they represent with their own unique earthly qualities.   Often time they will come baring the name of the Misterio they represent and are viewed as the Messengers of the Misterios.

ANTEPASADOS:  The Antepasados are the spirits of ones ancestors.  One never truly knows where ones blood lineage is from and the Ancestors can come from various cultures.  They are very protective and carry us upon their shoulders and we walk the paths they once walked and breath the air they once breathed.

DIFUNTOS:  The Difuntos or ones Muertos are those spirits of loved ones that a person knew in life, such as grandparents, godparents, aunts, uncles, close friends and other relatives.  If the Spirit died a natural death they are often prayed to on ancestral shrines.  The Spirits of those who committed suicide, where murderers or rapists are never venerated on the shrine but prayed to so that they may receive forgiveness and light. 

MISTERIOS:  The Misterios are the highly elevated Spirits that within the Sanse tradition can be Loases, Orishas, Angels, Archangels Zemi, Saints, deities.and other Spirits. They often represent or govern an element here on earth, such as Fire, Water, Earth, Metal, Wood, and Air.  While the Angeles are guardians and the keepers of the Cosmic Heavens.  Often times one is born protected and governed by a certain Misterio and latter in life another Misterio can take over the head or infuse with the Misterio that governs the head becoming as one.   This may sound confusing, hence why they are Misterios.   Unlike the Angel de la Guarda that has never walked in human form, most Misterios have lived in human form and are the ancient ancestors that are on their way to becoming Puro  Misterios, Beings of Pure Light.   Many Demonic Forces com 

COMISIONES:  The Comisiones are those spirits that share a spiritual bond and link to the person they protect.   They come from all walk of life and spiritual or religious beliefs.  They can have a spiritual link through blood lineage or past life incarnations.   They are healers, doctors, messengers, counselors, to name a few of their functions.  They represent a cultural group of people or race, and often enjoy the foods, music and traditions they enjoyed in life.   

Links of Espiritismo
The Centinela
The Piratas
La Madama
The Indios
The Ancestors
el Desarollo
Espiritismo Criolla

Thursday, July 5, 2012

BORIQUA Sanse Tradition Padre Nuestro, Credo y Ave Maria

Sanse Tradition
Padre Nuestro, Credo y Ave Maria

La 21 Division del Panteon Sancista
de los Siete Jefes Puerto Riqueno

This is the Spanish and English prayers of the Padre Nuestro, Credo and Ave Maria used in Umbanda from Argentina and other countries that practice Umbanda in South America.  It is used by both Spiritists and Umbandistas and I have incorperated them into my prayers  as they work well within the Sanse tradition, as well as Espiritismo.

Traditionally speaking the prayer of the Padre Nuestro, the Credo and the Ave Maria are some of the most beloved prayers amongst Hispanics.  They are used in times of great happiness as well as times of great stress.  The Padre Nuestro is one of the first prayers the majority of Hispanics learn from heart. 

Many of my Puerto Rican and Hispanic clients are not Sancistas or Espiritistas but of a Christian faith and when I perform cleansing or rompimientos, I respect them and recite these prayers.

My Abuelita was an Espiritista, but like many women of her times, she was illiterate, but she knew by heart and Incorporated all her Catholic and Spiritist prayers.  This one is for you Abuelita Juana.

"Con Dios Empesamos,
 Con Dios Terminamos,
 Y a Dios las Gracias, siempre les Damos.

Padre Nuestro

Padre nuestro que estas en los cielos, en los mares, en las matas y en todos los mundos habitados.

Santificado sea tu nombre, por tus hijos, la naturaleza, por las aguas, por la luz y por el aire que respiramos.

Que tu reino, reino de bien, de amor y de fraternidad nos una a todos y a todo lo que creasteis, en torno a la sagrada cruz y a los pies del Divino Salvador y Redentor.  Que tu voluntad, nos conduzca siempre para el culto del amor y de la caridad.

Danos ahorra y siempre, la voluntad firme, para ser virtuosos y útiles a nuestros semejantes.
Danos nuestro Señor, el pan del cuerpo y del espíritu, el fruto de las matas, el agua de las fuentes, para nuestro sustento material y espiritual.

Perdónanos, si merecen nuestras faltas y danos el sublime sentimiento del perdón, para quien nos ofenden.

No nos dejes sucumbir, ante las luchas sin sabores, ingratitudes, tentaciones de los malos espíritus e ilusiones pecaminosas de la materia.

Envía Padre Nuestro, un rayo de tu divina complacencia, luz y misericordia para tus hijos pecadores que aquí trabajamos por el bien de la humanidad.   Dadnos Paz, Luz, Progreso y Justicia.

Padre Nuestro. (Our Father)

Our Father who resides in the Skies, the Oceans, the plants, and within every habitable world.
Holy is thy name, for thy children of nature, of the waters, the light and the air we breath.
May your Kingdom of goodness, love and fraternity, unite all that you have created  in unison and in accordance to the sacred cross of our Savior and Redeemer. May your will lead us into the path of love and charity.

Give us know and always the strength to be useful and virtuose to our fellow brethren. 
Give us Our Lord, the bread of the body and of the spirit. the fruits of the harvest, and the fluids of the fountains, so that they may sustain us physically and spiritually.

Forgive us our trespasses and sins and give us the sublime desire to  forgive those who trespass against us.

Lead us not to succumb to fight without a just cause, nor let us be ungrateful, or fall into the temptations of evil spirits and sinful dreams.

Our Father send us a ray of your divine light and mercy to us your sinful children who come here to work and labor for the greater goodness, wellbeing, and wellfair of all humanity. Give us Peace, Light, Progress and Justice.

Credo de Sanse

Creo en Papa Buen Dios Todopoderoso, Omnipotente y Supremo que todo lo puede, que me hizo e hizo al mundo.

Creo en el Gran Solier Planetario que es nuestro Redentor.

Creo en Jesús Cristo nuestro Ángel Protector, que sufrió por nosotros en la cruz.

Creo en los Misterios y en los Emisarios Divinos, que nos trajeron a la vida por voluntad del Majestuoso Buen Dios Todopoderoso.

Creo en el Espíritu Santo y en la Santa Madre de Jesús.

Creo en la Ley de la Reencarnación de las almas, en la Justicia Divina, en la pluralidad de los mundos, según la Ley del Karma.

Creo en la Santísima Trinidad, en la vida que se renueva y en su eternidad.

Creo en la comunicación de los Guías Espirituales, encaminándonos en la caridad y la práctica del bien.

Creo en la espiritualidad del Sance y que Dios es Padre de todos.

Creo en la invocación, la plegaria y la ofrenda, como acto de Fe.

Creo en el punto firmado, en el punto cantado y en los sagrado puntos recivido.

Creo en la estrella y en la cruz. Creo en el Sanse como Espiritualidad y Religion Redentora, capaz de llevarnos por el camino de la evolución, hasta nuestro Dios.

Creo y vivo según el Evangelio de Jesús y en la comunión del amor a Dios.

Creo en todo esto ahora y por siempre y por los siglos de los siglos.  Amen. 

Sanse Creed

I Believe in God, all Powerful, Supreme and Omnipotent, creator of all there is, was and ever will be.

I Beleive in the light of the Planetary Star,Gran Solier as our  Redeemer.

I Beleive in Jesus Christ, our protective angel that for our sins suffered and died on the Cross.

I believe in the Mysteries knowm as the Loa and their Divine Messengers the Emissary, which were brought to life by the will of the Almighty Good Lord.

I Believe in the Holy Spirit, and the Holy Mother of Christ.

I believe in the Law of Reincarnation of the soul, in Divine Justice, in the plurality of worlds, according to the Law of Karma.

I believe in the Holy Trinity, renewing life for all eternity.

I believe in the communication with ones Spirit Guides, and ones dead which leads us in the practice of charitable and good work.

I Believe in the ways of Sance and that God is the Father of all creation.

I believe in  invocation,  in prayers and in offerings, as an act of faith.

I believe in the signed Mysteries, the Mysteries which are sung and the sacred  Mysteries recieved.

I believe in the star and in the cross. I believe in Sance as a form of redeeming  Spirituality, able to lead us down the path of evolution and to our God.

I believe and live in accordance to the Gospel of Jesus and the communion and love of God.
I believe in all this now and forever and . Amen.

Ave María

Dios te Salve María llena eres de gracia el Padre Celestial es contigo. Bendita tú eres entre todas las mujeres y bendito es el fruto de que vuestro vientre nació, aquel que es Jesús, nuestro tan Divino y querido Maestro.

Santa María, Madre de Jesús, Madre de la humanidad entera. Apiádate Señora de nosotros, ruega, pide e implora al Padre por nosotros, antiguos pecadores, espíritus atrasados que somos o buena y Divina Madre ahora y en la hora de nuestra muerte por todo y siempre. Amen

Hail Mary

Hail Mary full of grace, our Heavenly Father is with you. Blessed art thou amongst women and blessed is the fruit of your womb was born, who is Jesus, our much loved Divine Master.

Holy Mary, Mother of Jesus, Mother of all humanity. Have mercy on us Lady, pray, ask and beg the Father for us sinners ancient spirits that are overdue or good and Divine Mother now and at the hour of our death for all and forever. Amen

Taino Our Father
 Prayer to Yocahu

Guakia Baba, turey toca, Guami ke ni, Guami caraya guey guarico, guakia, tayno ti, bo matun, busica, guakia, aje-cazabi, Juracan ua, Maboya ua, Jukiyu jan, Cemi nabori daca, Jan Jan Catu.

Nuestro padre, que en el cielo estas, Señor de tierra y agua.  Señor de luna y sol, ven a, nosotros, bueno, alto, grande, y generoso.   Darnos a nosotros, lluvia, planta y pan. Espíritu malo no, fantasmas no.  Espíritus bueno sí, de Dios siervo yo, Así sea. 

Our father who residea within the heavens, Lord of the earth and seas. Lord of the moon and sun, see, we, well, tall, big and generous. Give us the rains of the Skies, the plants of the earth and the bread to sustain us. No evil spirit, not ghosts. Good spirits even of God servant I, Amen.

Taino Prayer for
 the Mother Goddess Atabey

Bibi Atabey, Atte itabo era, Coaiba Mamona.  Aturo aya Guakia Itiba Cahubaba, Acona Guakia Arawaka.  Yemao Guakia Waili.  Waka Yari.  Busica Guakia, Ketauri Inaru Matum.  Busica Guakia Ahia Hu De.  Tai Ku Buya Han Han,  Nabori Daca.  Jan Jan Katu

Mother Atabey, Mother of Waters

Heavenly Mother of the Moon,  Sister of our Ancient Bleeding Mother.  Hear our Sacred People.  Protect our Children. 

Our Precious Jewels.  Give us Life, Generous Woman.  Give us your Blessing.
Good Spirit Yes.  I am your servant.  So Be It

Mother Atabey oh Great Attabeira Yermao Guacar Apito Zuimaco. Mother of God, Heavenly Mother of the Moon, Mother of Waters, Sister of our Ancient Bleeding Mother.  Hear our Taino People and Protect our Children, Our Precious Jewels.  Give us Life oh Generous Woman. Give us your Blessing, Good Spirit Yes.  I am your servant.  So Be It

Bibi Atabey.  Attabeira Yermao Guacar Apito Zuimaco, Atte aya Yocahu Bagua Maorokoti,  Coaiba Mamona, Atte itabo era, Aturo aya wakia Itiba Cahubaba, Ocama Yucayeke Taino Wakia Arawaka, Yermao waka waili, Wakia Yari, Busica Ketauri,Inaru Matum. Busica wakia Ahia Hu De Tai Ku Buya Jan Jan Nabori Daca, Jan Jan Katu 

"Bena kiba gua ajia, Yukaju Ti Toka" " Hasta que nos vemos de nuevo - Dios esta con usted .