Baker & Taylor
Creative Ritual : Combining Yoruba, Santeria, and Western Magic Traditions
As an initiate of both Yoruba and the Western Mystery Tradition, El Obatala is a reliable guide for people who want to create their own eclectic magical rituals. He combines Eastern and Western magical systems in his rituals, for they have similar undercurrents and complement each other nicely. He provides step-by-step instructions covering the basics: psychic preperation, cleanliness and balance; casting a cirlce; creating an altar; choosing ritual objects; using crystals to empower your rituals. In addition, El Obatala includes a section on divinationusing cowry shells, playing cards, or a pendulum. A table of correspondences is included so readers can customize effective rituals for each specific purpose.