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.
This is a recording of the talk I gave at the very first Magickal Women Conference, held on 1st June in Kensington, London. Enjoy!