THE BODY OF VODOU

Your body is your most important spiritual tool. Of course we uses many tools from the sacred rattle of the Houngan to Ogou’s machete. But the body is the #1 most important tool of any spiritual practitioner and this is particularly true in Sevis Ginen.
When we give service to the spirits, we use our bodies to call them – singing, dancing, clapping/rattling etc. We also use our senses – spiritual sight, clairaudience, and more – to know when they are here. And sometimes, the Lwa use our bodies in order to come down and work with us directly in possession.
This means our bodies are a tool both for ourselves and the Lwa. So we need to look after them, especially during ceremonies. You will see it done at fets. The Hounsis see to it that the horse (the person who is possessed) is safe and comfortable during and after a possession. In fact, ensuring the welfare of the horse is one of the most important duties of the Hounsi.
Now you may already know the basics of taking care of your spiritual tools. It is for example important to maintain a clean working space physically and spiritually, and to maintain the altars in an appropriate way. Ditto all items used during service to the Lwa. You would not leave rotten food on the Rada table for example, or empty cups for Gede. Used-up items have no place on the altar and can in fact cause blockages in one’s spiritual progress.
When you begin your spiritual training you will be taught appropriate ways to look after the Lwa and how to feed them and strengthen your connections. But it is equally important not to neglect your body. Even though as I have said it is the most important tool of any spiritual practitioner, it is also frequently the most neglected.
The fact of the matter is that the physical body requires maintenance. Keeping yourself spiritually clean is one thing and there are many ways in which this can be done. But even if you are taking your spiritual baths etc. the physical body also requires work.
Your body is a gift from Bondje. Look after it and appreciate it while you have it, after all you won’t have it forever. Nourish it with good, strengthening food and take care of it when it is sick. Your body is a temple! You wouldn’t leave rubbish on the altar, so avoid feeding the body rubbishy food. And don’t starve it either – you’ve got to feed your spiritual force.
Make a commitment to your spiritual growth and progress, simply by taking better care of your body.  Make it a point to go and connect with nature daily.   Go outside and get good air.  Get some sun.  Make it your daily goal to bring movement into your body.  Move around, dance, dance for the fact you are living.  Do this daily, for one year, and come back and let me know how life has changed, I assure you for the better.
Enjoy your body and live well.

VODOU POKEMON

Vodou is not a game of Pokemon.

I’ve said this before, and I’ll say it again, because unfortunately it bears repeating. It is often the same perpetrators who make the mistake and some simply don’t want to listen. However:

Vodou is not a game of Pokemon. The Lwa are not Pokemon cards, and it is not about collecting them all.

Do not assume you will be stronger or better than others because you believe yourself to have more Lwa than they have, as that is not how it works.

Vodou is not a game, full stop. The Lwa are as real as you or me, they are not characters in a TV show. Do not treat them with disrespect.

All too often I see people trying to “collect” spirits. Now in truth this is not so simple. Just because you like a Lwa does not mean that you have that spirit walking with you. Just because your favourite food / colour / perfume (etc) is known to be their favourite also, does not mean they walk with you. Even if you work in an area of that Lwa’s expertise, it does not mean you are automatically their child (although they may be more inclined to listen to you when you pray).

The opposite is also true. You may not have a connection with a Lwa even when it does walk with you. Connections take time. But it helps to establish who you have walking with you if you ever want to progress in Vodou. Then you can decide which Lwa to serve, and learn how to do so properly.

It may be unpopular to point this out, but those who know me know I tell it like it is: to find out which Lwa walk with you and how to serve them, you can’t cut corners or open a book. You have to go straight to the source, to people who have walked the road before you. You have to be taught by your elders. Because in Vodou there are both right ways and wrong ways, there are certain taboos, and there are spirits you don’t want to serve unless you have obtained a certain level of initiation or have the guidance of someone who has. That’s just how it is, and if you want to respect the Lwa, you follow our traditions.

The fact is that you can build the most beautiful altar around, spend lavishly on all the biggest statues and candles and satin tablecloths and so on, and you may still not have the spirit’s attention let alone walk with that Lwa. The practitioner down the road who you’ve looked down on, because all he has is a bare wooden table, a candle and a glass of water, might have astronger connection to the spirits than you do, because he’s put the work in. Serving the Lwa is about more than throwing money at an altar!

In fact if you have not worked to establish your connections, if you do not know who you walk with and exactly how to serve them, spending money on your altar is exactly the same as throwing money away.

And nobody wants to do that, right?

Spiritual Cleansing Workshop, California- August 16th

SPIRITUAL CLEANSING WORKSHOP-

WHERE:  HALF MOON BAY, CALIFORNIA

WHEN: AUGUST 16TH

TIME: 1 HOUR

DO YOU WANT TO KNOW HOW TO:

 

  • IMPROVE YOURENERGY LEVELS

  • CLEAR SOME OF YOUR NEGATIVE KARMA

  • CLEAR OBSTACLES

  • OPEN UP NEW OPPORTUNITIES AND PATHWAYS TO YOUR SUCCESS

Spiritual Cleansing is the KEY.

In this special one of a kind workshop,I,  Papa Hector and Priestess Shoshana will be giving you some of the secrets of this powerful KEY.

You will learn how to:

  • Tell when it’s time for a spiritual cleansing

  • Do your own spiritual cleansing on various levels

  • Maintain your spiritually cleansed state and more

I know it’s last minute . . . so we are doing this workshop at a special price . . . .

ONLY $121

It would cost you way more to get a basic level spiritual cleansing from any good and reputable spiritual worker . . . In fact, I charge $100 for a half hour consultation.

You will SAVE TONS OF $$$MONEY$$$ for years and years to come . . . by performing your own regular spiritual cleansings

Two great teachers for less than the price of one!

DON’T MISS OUT THIS OPPORTUNITY TO GET ONE MORE OF THE KEYS TO SUCCESS

There is one catch though . . . .

WE ONLY HAVE A SELECT NUMBER OF AVAILABLE SPACES FOR THIS WORKSHOP . . . AND IT’S ALREADY FILLING UP.

So don’t wait too long and miss out!

ONLY $25 RESERVES YOUR SEAT!  BRING IN THE REST IN WHEN YOU COME TO THE WORKSHOP.

CLICK HERE TO RESERVE YOUR SEAT.

See you there,
Papa Hector

When Opportunity Knocks, the Lwa are Working . . .

When we start connecting with the Mysteries, either as the client of a spiritual

worker or in our own personal service, amazing things happen. Life is changed

for the better as the Spirits get to work on our problems, and people will often

find that long-term obstacles preventing them from moving forward in life

have been cleared.

The Lwa are true miracle-workers. Things that seemed unobtainable in the

past become possible under their guidance, though perhaps not via the route

that was expected (Spirit moves in mysterious ways). Most people who have

been working with the Lwa for some time will have stories to tell you, and I

personally would not be here if it were not the Spirits that walk with me under

the light of God, gracias a la misericordia!

That said, the spiritual world is never going to hand everything over to you on a

plate.

Some people are confused these days. They expect everything to be given

quickly and freely with no work on their part. They demand a miracle, yet

invest nothing. I’m not only talking about money. I’m talking about effort, time,

dedication, even things like personal presentation and self-improvement.

Spiritual work does not negate the requirement for any of the above.

Put as simply as possible: if you don’t give, you won’t receive, and if you’re not

open to change, change cannot happen in your life (and if it does come, it

won’t last).

Our work as spiritual people is called work – travay in Haiti, trabajo in the DR –

for a reason. Whether you are the client of a spiritual worker or a child of the

Mysteries, you cannot expect opportunity to simply fall in your lap without

investing anything yourself. In fact, the more work you put in, the more you

will get out.

Let me give you an example. Let’s say you are searching for a job, and you

approach Papa Kouzen (a Mystery well known for finding people work), and

you have done what needs to be done to invoke his aid. Is the work now over?

Of course not! Papa Kouzen will send you the opportunities you desire, but if

you do not grasp them with both hands, you will never get that job. You still

have to send in the application forms, you still have to make an effort during

your interview. Approached in the correct manner, Papa Kouzen will certainly

help you, but you will not simply wake up one day to find yourself employed.

You have to do the paperwork.

Here is another example. Let’s say you have employed a spiritual worker to

help you find a romantic partner. During the initial consultation (and this is

why an initial consultation is so important!) the Spirits have identified that you,

yourself, are the cause of some of the blockages to your love life and that

there are certain things that you must do to clear them. You cannot then

expect to find a partner without doing that work on yourself. The Mysteries

may send Mr or Mrs Right straight over to you, but if you are standing with

your back to them, arms crossed you cannot expect to find a date any time

soon.

As a Lwa once told me, “I’m a saint, but even I’m not a saint.” None of us is

perfect and we all have issues we need to address. We also all have something

called freedom of choice. This means we have the opportunity in life to take or

leave our chances as they come. We can certainly ask the Mysteries for advice

on which road to take, and we can also ask them for help getting to our chosen

destination. But we are the ones who walk the road, our actions (and

inactions) are no one’s responsibility but our own, and we cannot blame

anyone but ourselves if the journey’s end is not to our liking.

The Spirits are patient, but they are only going to send an opportunity so many

times. If you have asked the Lwa for help, keep your eyes open, and don’t

reject it when it comes. And if you do choose to reject it, don’t complain when

you don’t get what you want.

Yes, miracles happen. But opportunity knocks.

Annual Anaisa Pye Ceremony

JULY 25TH, 2015 @ 3PM

This year is no different, just as every other year, we are excited to announce and give the annual Anaisa Ceremony in honor of the Special Mystery of Love, Joy, Gold and Seduction!  For those of you who don’t already know, Anaisa is the Patroness of our Temple and we all owe her so much!  She is known for her swiftness in assisting those who are devoted to her and her children, for her extremely powerful psychic abilities, and naturally for her powers to induce love and seduce!

As we do every year, we will also be honoring her best friend, Saint Martha the Dominatrix.  She who helps us dominate lovers as well as enemies, friends and foes, alike, this powerful Mystery is well known all over the world for her miracles and her powers.

If you would like to attend the ceremony, we are located in Berlin, NJ.  Please contact us at help@greatestspells.com  and Soley, my Godson, can give you the details.  Please be aware, we are limited to the number of people that can attend due to space constraints.  Also be aware that there will be a required donation to attend, which will go towards covering the costs of the ceremony.

Many ask me how they can be a part of the ceremony even if they can not attend.  We are always happy to make offerings and give gifts to the Lwa on your behalf.  You make a donation and we can do that for you.  You can make a donation  here:

MAKE AN OFFERING/DONATION

If you owe an offering or gift to either of these two beautiful spirits, now is the time to make sure you have paid off your debts with them.    Ensure that they are willing to help you and work with you in the future.

Lastly, many individuals often ask — Papa, I can’t afford your help, how can I get help from the Spirits still? . . . Here is your answer and solution.  Make an offering to the Spirit, although it won’t be the same as having a spell or ritual done, the Spirits recognize a good heart of faith, hope and charity and are often willing to help as long as we show a sign of our good faith, by making an offering or sacrifice of some sort!

Until Next Time,

Keep the Faith,

Papa Hector

April 19th- Feast of St. Expedite

St. Expedite!

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ST. EXPEDITE OR GEDE LIMBO

A powerful well known Saint and intercessor.  There is a special place in my heart for St. Expedite.  He has always been of great assistance to me in my life, the lives of my Godchildren and my clients.  He is swift to assist one in life, and easy to keep happy so long as you keep your word.

We also know him as Papa Gede Limbo, and he is a powerful leader over the dead in the Cemetery.  He is one of my special patrons. . . and I could go into tons of stories of how many times he has assisted me.

He has saved me from fire, has helped me increase business, has protected me and my family members from car accidents, and always warns us whenever there is danger.  He is a great protector and overseer.

Not sure if you missed it, but his special feast day was April 19th.  I almost missed it myself!

But he made sure to remind me.  And I am happy I didn’t miss it!  I make sure to take care of him yearly on this date, as well as during Fete Gede that we hold annually.  This year is no different.

I gave him his flowers, his candle, his cake and his coffee and of course, his cigarettes.  St. Expedite is a very understanding and easy to deal with Spirit, he loves to help!.  But like most, he helps his friends most readily.

So if St. Expedite has helped you at all, or if you need his help, give him his candle and his drink.  I am sure he will be there for you just as he has for me.

The following prayer is a special one to me that I use to call upon St. Expedite, enjoy:

 

Saint Expedite, you lay in rest.
I come to you and ask that
this wish be granted.

(State your request)

Expedite now what I ask of you.
Expedite now what I want of you,
this very second.
Don’t waste another day.
Give me what I ask for.
I know your power,
I know you because of your work.
I know you can do it.
Do this for me and I’ll
spread your name with love and honor
and cause your name to be invoked.
Expedite this wish with speed, love,
honor, and goodness.
Glory to you, Saint Expedite!

 

SPIRITUAL WARFARE

PAPA HECTOR DISCUSSES SPIRITUAL WARFARE.

Envy Jealousy and Malice

Spirits of Envy, Jealousy and Malice are everywhere unfortunately.  Learn how to keep them away and look for warning signs.  In this video, My Goddaughter Mambo Sandy speaks about these spirits and how they try to use people, Enjoy

 

 

White Table Mass/ Misa Espiritual – April 11th

On April 11th 2015, our temple will be hosting a Misa Espiritual, White table service/mass, and you are welcome to come join us.

During a Misa Espiritual, Mediums communicate messages from Spirit Guides and ancestors to people in the congregation.  They help people resolve their issues, get guidance and spiritual healing.  If you’ve never been to a spiritual ceremony, this is a good introduction to the Spiritual world.   For those who practice American Spiritualism, it is very similar to what is known as a Message Service.

Email Soley at help@greatestspells.com  for time, location and further information.  Seating is limited to first come, first serve basis.

 

Hope to see you there,

Luck

Papa Hector

INTRODUCING THE NEW SPIRITUAL COACHING PROGRAM

My Goddaughter introducing the new Coaching Program:

OUR COACHING PROGRAM IS DESIGNED TO:

GET YOU RESULTS
GET YOU MORE CLIENTS, BY GETTING YOUR CLIENTS BETTER RESULTS
DIG DEEPER WITH YOUR CLIENTS USING YOUR SPIRITUAL GIFTS AND ABILITIES
TRULY TRANSFORM PEOPLE’S LIVES BY TRANSFORMING THE WAY THAT YOU DO BUSINESS