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On the Orishas’ Roads and Pathways: Obatalá, Odúa, Oduduwá is the second in a collection of publications on Lukumí Orisha religion. Ramos has published many other works. His Orí Eledá mí ó . . . Si mi cabeza no me vende (2011), Adimú: Gbogbó Tén’unjé Lukumí (2012), and Obí Agbón—Lukumí Divination with Coconut (2012) have received much praise from the Orisha community. The first volume in this series, On the Orishas’ Roads and Pathways: Oshún, Deity of Femininity, laid the foundations for this volume on Obatalá and Odúa, which promises to engage the reader and promote necessary and meaningful discourse and consideration of important themes on the current state of Lukumí religion as it experiences its transition onto the stage of world faiths.

Price: $35.99
621 Pages
ISBN: 978-1-877845-18-5
©2017, Miguel W. Ramos

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Eledá.Org Seminars

Ewé Osayín—Osayín, his gifts, and our relationship with them

Lecture 8: Herbs and the Odu Ejionle/Ejiogbe
Date: Sunday, April 8, 2018
Time: 11 AM to approximately 3 PM
Cost: $60 (in-class participation); $70 for Webex participants

Last day to register: March 31, 2018
For Olorishas Only.

This series will help the serious olorisha to establish well-founded theoretical and practical perspectives and knowledge about herbs and their usage in Lukumí Orisha Worship.

This lecture will discuss the proscriptions and prescriptions related with the Odu Ejionle/Ejiogbe and several of the Odu’s defense mechanisms through the use of herbs and ebó ewé ní l’ara—ritual or purificatory baths. Though the class will be vital for all participants interested in founding solid foundations about herbs and odu, this class will be of special interest to those olorishas who have Ejionle/Ejiogbe as their guiding odu. Don’t miss it.

Space is limited so act quickly, but please do not reserve if you are not serious about taking the class.

All those interested in participating must send register by clicking the registration link and filling out the form. You must provide your full birth and osha names, date and place of initiation, the name and contact information for TWO olorishas that can verify your status as an olorisha. References are a MUST. Without this verification, you CANNOT participate.


Once your information is verified, you will be asked to pay an initial $40.00, NON-REFUNDABLE deposit using PayPal. The balance must be paid before November 10, 2016. Failure to do so could cost you your seat in the class and the loss of your deposit.

A new Cycle of Eleda.Org’s Video Dilogún Course begins in April 2018


Cost: $25 per class, payable in advance, on a monthly basis

If you have already COMPLETED Eleda.Org’s ordination course and have complied with all the requirements, you may register for the upcoming the Video Dilogún course.

If you have not completed your projects, hurry. The new class begins in April.

Before registering, be aware that this is not a short course. Contrary to the thinking of some olorishas, Dilogún is a complex oracle, and learning it is not a simple process. Be ready to commit for the long run or don’t register.



A new cycle of Eleda.Org’s video ordination seminar, in English, begins in April 2018.

Cost: $25 a class, payable in advance, on a monthly basis

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A new cycle of Eleda.Org’s Live ordination seminar, in English, begins March 6, 2018.

Day & Time: Tuesdays, 7:30 to 9:00 P.M., in our Westchester office

Cost: $20 a class if you participate in person; $25 a class if you participate on Webex. The dues are payable in advance, on a monthly basis

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Curso de dilogún en español, disponible para todo aquel que haya tomado nuestro seminario de la iniciación a la religión lukumí.

Comienza Marzo 7, 2018

Miércoles, de 7:30 a 9:00 P.M., en nuestra oficina en Miami

Límite: 25 personas en el aula y 10 a través de Webex.

Costo: $20.00 por clase, si la toma en vivo, o $25.00 si participa por Webex. Esta suma debe ser pagada por adelantado mensualmente, al comienzo de cada mes.

Puede participar en vivo, tanto en nuestra oficina en Miami, como por medio de Webex (debe bajar e instalar la versión gratuíta de Webex). Esto lo debe especificar al llenar la aplicación.

Este seminario cubrirá detalladamente la metodología y los procedimientos asociados con el oráculo del Dilogún, incluyendo el ebó oriaté, indispensable para todo aquel que desea conocer el Dilogún. El presente será un curso intensivo de Dilogún. Presentará al estudiante ante la materia y, a la vez, le estimulará a pensar e intentar aplicar el conocimiento adquirido a la vida moderna, de manera sensata y razonada, evitando el fanatismo que se deriva del desconocimiento y de la inescrupulosa manera en la cual algunos malemplean este valioso legado nuestro.

La presente clase requiere constancia y dedicación. Este curso no es para todo el mundo. Sólo deben aplicar aquellas personas que tengan un interés serio en el estudio de la materia y estén dispuestas a dedicar el tiempo que ésta requiere. De lo contrario, no pierda su tiempo ni tampoco el nuestro.

Todo aquel interesado en tomar la clase tiene que demostrar que ya conoce la mojuba estudiada en el seminario de iniciación. Se le pedirá que la recite, usando uno de varios medios electrónicos, lo cual se coordinará antes del comienzo de la clase.
Pulse aquí para registrase:


La registración requiere que provea su nombre, dirección, número(s) de teléfono y dirección(es) electrónica(s). Como ya han participado en nuestro seminario de iniciación, no será necesario verificar su estatus religioso. Por lo tanto, puede obviar ese requisito de la planilla.

Una vez registrado, debe proveer un depósito NO-REEMBOLSABLE de $50 a través de nuestra sección de pagos Depósito. El balance del primer mes lo debe pagar antes de Enero 2, 2018.


In the wake of Hurricane Irma’s passage through Cuba, we’re just now getting news of the devastation it has caused. The ferocity of this hurricane, combined with the amount of time it spent hovering over the island, made it the worst hurricane to hit Cuba in more than 100 years. Literally every province in Cuba felt the effect, with some of the central provinces seeing enormous damage. In addition to major flooding and high winds that destroyed buildings and private property, lives have been lost and many people were injured. Recovery has started, but Cubans are facing long power outages, shortages of food and water, empty shelves in the stores, and a scarcity of building materials for reconstruction.

Oloshas United is committed to our international Orisha community, and wants to reach out to help Olorishas in Cuba who experienced loss and damage to their homes and personal property as a result of Irma. Many of these people are in great need, and they don’t have insurance to cover the cost of replacing their homes and property. We’re particularly concerned about our religious brothers and sisters on the island, who are often among the most vulnerable members of society. Their lack of financial resources even in good times is heartbreaking to us who live in the developed world. In times of crisis, their living conditions deteriorate very rapidly. Let’s stretch out a hand to help them!

Our efforts to raise money for the Texas relief fund following Hurricane Harvey were very successful. We raised more than $4000 in a short amount of time, and were able to get money into the hands of those who most needed it right away.
No other humanitarian group focuses exclusively on OUR religious community. We need to look out for each other and help each other when disaster strikes.

While those afflicted by Irma in other areas of the Caribbean and the US have insurance to help them rebound, Cubans do not. Our donations will help those affected by Irma. Please make a tax-deductible donation today to OLOSHAS UNITED RELIEF FUND FOR CUBA by clicking on the link below. PayPal is the fastest and easiest way to donate money while ensuring your financial information and privacy as a donor are protected. Oloshas United is a 501c3 Non-Profit organization with legal recognition by the IRS. As such, we can legally send humanitarian relief to Cuba under section 515.575 of the Cuban Assets Control Regulations of the US Department of the Treasury. Your donation is legal, and much appreciated!

The following photos provide a heartbreaking look at the profound damage Hurricane Irma has inflicted on many families all over the island.

Havaneros waddling through water, possibly filled with sewage and debris.

Woman scavenging for food.

Victims of Irma trying to rescue anything they can.

Oloshas United’s Texas Relief Fund Needs Our Help!

Good day!

While this weekend the rest of the country is celebrating this final reprieve before the onset of winter, there are those in Texas who are not spending it at the beach, by a pool, or preparing for a family bar-b-cue. Some of them are OUR people; Orisha devotees and followers of other African-based faiths.

OU has already received the support of many of you in our community and we appreciate the many donations from those who asked no questions other than “Where do we send our donations?” Thanks to you, we have already identified and assisted several families in distress. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

Still, the job is far from done. Those who were affected by Harvey still need help. Other families have been identified, but the money we have collected can only go so far.

We need your help. Please donate to Oloshas United’s Texas Relief Fund.

Oloshas United is a 501c3 non-profit organization, duly registered with IRS. One hundred percent of the money you donate will go directly to the people in need, and your donations are tax deductible.

Kí Olorún n’agbé ó!


Iniciación a la Religión Lukumí (en español), Versión de vídeo

Sólo para olorishas lukumíes iniciados
Comienza Octubre 1, 2016
Costo: $25.00 por clase. Esta suma debe ser pagada por adelantado mensualmente, al comienzo de cada mes.

Este seminario cubrirá detalladamente los rituales de la ceremonia de iniciación lukumí, desde los pasos que anteceden las ceremonias hasta el procedimiento ritual de la salida del iyawó a la plaza del mercado a los 7 días de la iniciación.

Se ofrecerá por vía electrónica, un vídeo por semana, hasta completar la serie.

Para registrarse, pulse aquí Registración.

Debe proveer su nombre, dirección, número(s) de teléfono y dirección(es) electrónica. Además, deberá incluir el nombre y la información de contacto de sus mayores religiosos o de 2 personas reconocidas en la comunidad que puedan verificar su estatus como iniciado. Sin esta confirmación no podrá participar del seminario. Luego de obtener la respuesta a su aplicación vía email, debe postear un depósito NO REEMBOLSABLE de $50.00 que podrá pagar con su tarjeta de crédito a través de PayPal. Este depósito será aplicado al costo del primer mes de clases y le asegurará su puesto. El balance sería pagadero, a más tardar, una semana antes del comienzo del seminario.

Para registrarse, pulse aquí Registración.


A new cycle of Eleda.Org’s video ordination seminar, in English, begins in September 2017.

Cost: $25 a class, payable in advance, on a monthly basis

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