Candomble & Ancestral Magic - A HexFest 2020 Workshop with Elhoim Leafar
August 7 to 9, 2020 at the Bourbon Orleans Hotel Presented by Brian Cain, Christian Day, and the Witches of New Orleans


Candomble & Ancestral Magic

Featuring Elhoim Leafar

Sunday, August 9

3:15 pm

St Mary Salon 1 [map]

Full Schedule

It has come from Africa (as we have all done in a certain way), it has survived for more than four centuries, it has become so strongly rooted in the religious origins of the Caribbean, that it's cult even in modernity presumes its origins in those hands of slaves, has mixed with both Umbanda, Santeria, Quimbanda, Palo Mayombe and Batuque, which for many practitioners with years in the same tradition, it begins to cost work to define that thin line that differentiates between they.

This religious cult has prospered to a point where the cultural associations of Brazil, Colombia, and Venezuela assure that around 80 million people each year are part of one of their celebrations directly or indirectly only between these three countries.

How much do we know about it? Very little, because the dictionaries and encyclopedias lack the necessary information, and how good that is, because in the same tradition of the Candomble, this is considered a magical tradition that must be transmitted orally and whose certain details must remain secret, that is why in this workshop we will make an intensive and fast class trying to approach from its roots and origins, the form of its transformation and that which strikes many of us, the magical practice that performs within it.

Everyone is welcome to attend and participate in this workshop where we will explore the roots of one of the most beautiful esoteric traditions brought from Africa together, that which yields a sacred cult to the Orixas and the ancestors in such an admirable way that we fall in love with just thinking about it.

If you understand at least a little about religion, if you identify as Catholic, Pagan, Wiccan, Asatru or are a practitioner of Haitian Voodoo, Voodoo, Hoodoo, Santeria or any other magical tradition that walks philosophically between the world of the living and the world of the dead, this workshop is for you.

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