The Caribbean is a place that always fills me with a sense of mystery and magic. Those tropical waters and lands have seen so much, have had so much happen upon them and within them that it’s no wonder there are a wealth if spiritual and magical traditions that abound there. In these videos, IContinue reading “Caribbean Magical & Spiritual Traditions: Myal & Obeah”
The air over the water shimmers in the heat of the morning, warm even at this early hour. The light has that golden syrupy quality that holds the promise of a hot day. The surface of the lake is still, like a mirror, glassy reflections of the trees that line the lake and the blue sky that will later deepen to cornflower as the temperature rises. Dragon flies zip across the surface and a swan moves lazily across the water.
There’s a magic to such places, wouldn’t you agree?
I’m thrilled to announce that I will be teaching at the second annual Gathering of the Witches, A Weekend of Magic, Inspiration, and Transformation- Online, the weekend of October 21 st – 23 rd !
How many of us have physical representations of them on our altars or use them in ritual? If I were a betting woman, I’d wager a few of us for sure! But what do we actually do with the elements in our magic making?
If Sasabonsam is the Lord of the Wild Forest and Obeah, then Papa Bones is the guardian and protector of them. While it is Sasabonsam who ultimately gives the power of obeah, it is through Papa Bones that it fuses with the skeleton, filling the bones of the obeahman or woman and while Sasabonsam chooses whether one is worthy of such knowledge and power, it is Papa Bones who chooses worthy initiates to go before Sasabonsam.