Sad Truth about Spiritual Workers Today 

Sad Truth about Spiritual Workers Today 




Spiritual workers today are very different than they were many years ago. The sad truth about spiritual workers today is that more than 95% of them are less than suitable for doing spiritual work for anyone. 95% plus have received less training than is needed to do any real help and often cause more damage than good when claiming to help individuals.

Unfortunately the initiation into spiritual traditions, which used to be a marker of being ready for spiritual work, are being purchased like buying a McDonald’s fries. Which means that outside of having the proper fee or finances, there is no real need for individuals to have spiritual talent or ability or have been able to develop that ability before they are providing “spiritual services and help.”

Unlike many other temples, I require all those who work under me or who are my students, apprentices or initiates to go through very extensive training before undergoing any initiation. In fact, the training to be able to undergo the first level initiation takes about a six months to a year before initiation could even be requested.

Due to the lack of a true calling, many individuals seeking initiation when they are faced with my requirements of having real training, often are unwilling to undergo this path with me, and thus seek initiation elsewhere. They’d rather go somewhere where they can just purchase an initiation, which will do very little if anything for them, often causing more harm than good. But being driven by status and ego, they seek the title rather than the true capacity to be a Spiritual Source for the community.

One who is initiated at a first level has the capacity and ability and has developed a connection to be able to assist his or herself only. This is the vast difference between our spiritual temple and many other temples, an adherence to the old ways and traditions. This first level initiate will undergo a huge number of changes and shifts in his or her life, which they are taught to work with and manage.

Before we reaching any second level initiation, most of those who work under me have undergone anywhere between 2 to 5 years worth of training. Thus our second level initiates, Priests and Priestesses, have been given the knowledge, proper tools and capacity to be able to help others as well as the self, family and friends. My Initiates, Priests and Priestesses, have been given the proper protections, connections, and proper development training to be able to really assist people in achieving real results in their life. Without causing any damage or backlash upon their selves, clients and/or those who they are trying to serve.

Now, the very unfortunate truth is that in the vast majority of the spiritual community, you have first level initiates trying to claim to be spiritual workers and be able to help others. These individuals very often open up shop directly after getting initiated. You have second and third level initiates, who don’t know the basics – of even the first level initiate – attempting, and failing, at helping others or doing spiritual work for others.

After getting initiated, initiation takes time to incorporate and settle into the persons life, spirit, body and mind. During this time, the new initiate is undergoing various changes and shifts in both their spiritual, physical and professional lives, not truly having any capacity to truly assist others in any way that would best serve them.

There are many places, in which there are third level initiates, that have less training then my first level  initiates. These “High priests and priestesses” barely have the knowledge or basic character development to be able to truly help anyone else. Without character, a spiritual worker cannot perform his duties properly. Power without Character is a danger, to the person with it and to those around him or her.

In fact most of my first level initiates, have more knowledge training and capacity to help others, than many of these so-called high priests and priestesses. Priests and priestesses are being turned out like cars at a Ford factory. The very unfortunate thing is that later on, these individuals go around claiming to be priests and priestesses and claiming to be able to assist people when they can barely even help themselves.  They ruin, create discord and disorder, instead in the lives of those they are claiming to help. Their lack of training and knowledge shows through the way that they act, walk, talk and behave.

The truth is, it has been very very common for me to end up receiving these so-called high priests and priestesses and having to take them through the proper training process. Often this is after years and years of them claiming to hold that position as well as claiming to have helped others. Instead, they have created messes and problems in their lives and the lives of those around them. This then takes years to clean up, get aligned and get straight.

I have a large number of high priest of high priestess who where initiated in other temples or societies, who are unable to perform the basic function  of the first level initiate. Yet these are the individuals that often are highly found touting their abilities and their titles and their statuses.  When confronted with the fact that they lack the proper knowledge, some will wake up and realize that they need to get the training they lack. But many more, often, end up indignant and angry, driven by ego, greed and pride, and are unable to admit their lack and as such continue to go through life messily.

I recall working with one such individual. She simply could not acknowledge that she didn’t know what she was doing. She refused to go through the proper channels to learn and become able to hold her rank/position. When she realized, that until she could, her title meant nothing in my temple, her poor ego driven sense of pride, greed, and sloth took over.

So she went off to another temple. There, the head priests saw that they could use her. Use her lack of knowledge and ability to manipulate her. So they applauded her ego. They stroked her ego and told her all the right things. They encouraged her to “go out and find people to initiate” and so she did.

Surely enough, she initiated those individuals with the help of the Priests of the new temple. Ruined her life, and the lives of 7 other individuals.

But people don’t realize the world is small.

And so, many of those individuals came here, to get fixed. Many of them should have never been initiated to begin with. Others were taken through the initiation without proper preparation and started dealing with all sorts of issues and problems after the ceremony.

One poor individual in particular started having her life ruined, and the lives of her children, her husband and her family. As she was opened to evil spirits, who started to attack her and those she loved. This led to many illnesses, freak accidents and all sorts of weird happenings. Aside from this, she dealt with all sorts of financial and physical trouble.

And where was the proud Mambo? Her initiator?

No where to be found. Dealing with her own problems which she had created by initiating these people.

So there they were, newly initiated and totally helpless and abandoned.

Luckily, she found me and we were able to help her.

But it took a year of regular spiritual work . . . as she her whole life was in the toilet.

And it took ten times the amount of money that she spent on her initial initiation.

Because an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

But once your in it, a pound of cure is what you will need.

Unfortunately scamming and con artistry has become main stay within the spiritual traditions, and then these initiation mills only serve to further help and develop this to continue. As more and more people are initiated without the proper training, knowledge or capacities and development and given titles that they can not hold, more and more confusion more and more scams more and more problems will continue to occur in our spiritual communities.

So as a last note . . .



Until Next Time
Keep the Faith,


Papa Hector

Top 11 Mistakes Made On the Spiritual Path



Papa Hector Salva tells you the top 11 most common Mistakes made on the Spiritual Path, especially those who are just starting on the path.

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Keep the Faith,

Papa Hector

Initiation and Training in Sanse, 21 Divisiones and ATRS

Papa Houngan Hector Salva discusses the importance of Initiation and Training within Sanse, Las 21 Divisiones and the ATRS.

Importance of Lineages in Sanse, 21 Divisiones and ATRs


Papa Hector discusses the importance of Lineages in Sanse, 21 Divisions, Vodou and the other ATRS

Casting a Spell vs Petitioning the Spirits


Papa Hector discusses the difference between casting a Spell and Petitioning the Spirit.

Ogou Feray Ceremony Pictures

Feray's Ceremonial Table

“It’s okay to be angry but be angry with the right person  . . . And make that anger benefit you by becoming action “~ Ogou Feray ~ Vodou Ceremony 2017

These were some of the powerfu words of deepl healing that came through during our Ogou Feray Ceremony . . . .
The ceremony and the set up was absolutely amazing.  Garlands of jasmines, marigolds and roses adorned the entire sacred space.  The main altar as well as the ceremonial table were decked out in fine red cloth and candles.  The Veve sparkled and glowed with intensity.
This was a special ceremony as not only did we do some fiery powerful magic, but also one of our Temple’s Mambos organized and set up this ceremony to join forces with Papa Ogou through the incredible ceremony of the  Mystical Marriage.
 Ogou Feray Cake
Some people had the chance to get to take advantage of the overwhelmingly strong forces of Papa Ogou in their lives by participating in the Warrior Ceremony.  Through this powerful Magic, Papa Ogou was sent to assist the lives of many people who are dealing with all sorts of battles and confusion in their lives.
During this ceremony, Papa Ogou advised and counseled a couple, helping their relationship and bonds to grow stronger than ever before.  Through the healing wisdom of Ogou Feray their relationship saw immediate improvements.  Citing stronger passion, more connected-ness and tranquility between them directly after the ceremony.
One of the participants visited me on Monday after the ceremony and told me all about how Papa had already begun to work for her
Although she was unable to make it to the ceremon,y she was astonished by the fact that Papa Ogou had, that very night,  made sure to give her the very same message via an  “epiphany ” about her anger.  Papa Ogou made sure that he got his message accross.
Aside from that, Papa Ogou had also made one of her enemies call her the day after the ceremony, after not having spoken with this person in a long long time, and the enemy made peace with her!
Because after the war, always comes peace…
Keep the Faith,
Papa Hector

How to Serve St. Expedite


Here are some commonly asked questions answered for you when working with St. Expedite


When working with St. Expedite you will need to get an image of him and put it in a corner on the wall close to the floor.


To make your petition to him you would start out using a Sabbath candle or a 7 day candle depending on your situation. You can also give a small offering during the time the he is working your case and as you are making the petition.

When your case is complete and you have received your results you should give his offering  very soon after ( remember you got fast results you  should be giving him his offering just as fast)  unless you have promise to give it on a specific day then that is when it should be given.

You can leave offerings out, on the altar, for him 3, 7 or 9 days.

Then once the offering is finished with you can leave it in a crossroads or cemetery.




Moro (smoked Herring, Black beans and rice and a orange with a white Sabbath candle inside) 
Boiled Tubers with peppers


Piman (rum with scotch bonnet peppers steeped in it)
Black Coffee (no sugar)


Red and white roses 
Cigarettes (2 at a time please)


A walking stick
A djakout or Macuto (straw bag)
A black or straw hat
playing cards
glasses with a lens poked out
calabash bowls

I’m going to give you a Free Secret while I am here too .. . . St. Expedite works with Banana leaves in a very powerful magical way . . . my students know how to do it maybe one day you will too!

Until Next Time
Keep the Faith
Papa Hector

PS:   Have you done it yet?  Taken advantage of our Special Ceremony this Weekend to get St. Expedite’s help in your life . . . because the deadline is shortly approaching (Sat morning) and I only have a few spots left.  Check it out here


PPS:  We’ve had a number of people who have been asking to upgrade from the candle to having the full Express Ceremony…. so if you purchased a candle and want to upgrade you can do so by paying the difference here.




On Saturday, March 25th, we did a very powerful ceremony to break the chains of confinement, entrapment and isolation from many individuals. It was an exciting time and a very powerful magical experience.  Ezili Danto, Queen of the Petro spirits, broke the chains of entrapment for 9 people and people are already noticing and getting very favorable results.

One individual had already reported being able to finally get a raise that had been promised her over 2 years ago

One guy who took advantage of this amazing opportunity has emailed a thank you letter to Danto for making a huge breakthrough in a court case

Another person reported his enemy moving away only two days after the ceremony

I can’t wait to hear about all the other great results to come for all our other participants. . .

So the candles have finally burned out and I am putting the finishing touches on the powerful magic that Ezili Danto did for 9 people to be sent out to them. . . . so that they can experience the beauty of total Freedom to the Max!

And I wanted to share some pics with all of you, especially those of you who took a step towards Freedom, Liberation and Success in Your Lives.


Keep the Faith

Papa Hector


Stolen Lwa


Stolen Lwa

Hello everyone, it’s me Papa Hector here, and today I wanna share a video with you on something known as stealing a person’s Lwa. This is a question that I get quite often, and recently someone’s asked me the question again, so since it’s a question that I answer so frequently, it’s something I decided to make a video for.

So a common thing, or a common worry / fear / complaint that people have is that their Lwa might get stolen from them and can someone actually steal your Lwa. And the answer can be a little bit confusing because it’s a little bit of a tricky answer. The fact of the matter is that no one can really steal your Lwa but they can block you from that Lwa, they can use your Lwa, even use your Lwa against you, and they can make it difficult for you to access that Lwa.

So, let me explain: no one can technically steal your Lwa because technically speaking, your Lwa never actually fully detaches from you when someone goes ahead and works to use your Lwa or block your Lwa from reaching you or from you and the Lwa having communication. So, the Lwa can technically be brought back to you and brought back to work for you.

However, people can steal your Lwa, so to speak, because they can go ahead and they can block you and the communication from you…from you having communication with your Lwa, they can take your Lwa and have your Lwa working for them, make your Lwa work for them instead of for you, and…you will experience issues and problems that come from not having that connection working for you with your Lwa.

So, in a way they can steal your Lwa, kind of…meaning, like, they can’t detach it from you, but they can block it from communicating with you, they can block it from helping you, they can take it and use it for their own gain, their own means, they can even use it to attack or harm you.

And a lot of times what happens is people will block the communication between a person and that person’s Lwa, and then go ahead and take that Lwa and start using that Lwa to work for him or her. And exhausting that Lwa, using that Lwa up without really taking proper care of it, and then very often will let go of the Lwa, allowing the Lwa to go back to where it came from. By that point the Lwa is usually very weak because it hasn’t been taken care of although it is being worked with, and it is being required to work. So it comes back and it’s really weak and it’s unable to really assist the person that it originally belonged to.

So, the answer to “can someone steal your Lwa” is “no, not really” but they can block your Lwa from helping you, from working for you; they can go ahead and work with your Lwa against you or work with it for their own aims, and they can cause you many problems from you not having access to your Lwa. By you not having access to your Lwa, that Lwa is no longer protecting you, it’s no longer guiding you, it’s no longer working for you. So then you’re going to experience problems because of that. Not because the Lwa simply has been stolen but rather because now you have nothing that’s working on your behalf.

So I hope this has clarified that question for many of you, if you have any questions or comments feel free to leave them below in the comments section, and also don’t forget to subscribe to the channel which I’ve been meaning to tell everyone to do, but I keep forgetting! So subscribe to my channel so you can keep up to date with all the videos that I’ve been doing and all the videos that will continue to come out.

So until next time, keep the faith, it’s Papa Hector, signing off.



. . . within your Temple, with Regleman, Sosyete  . . .


MISTAKES IN VODOU. . . within your Temple, with Regleman, Sosyete  . . .

Hello everyone, it’s me, Papa Hector, and I’m excited to continue doing these video blogs with you, and keep talking about different subjects, different subjects about spirituality, about me, getting to know y’all a bit more. So, today what I want to talk about is mistakes in Vodou, in the spiritual tradition, and elsewhere as well as with me.


So, the first thing is that I as a spiritual teacher embrace and have the belief that earth is the classroom for the Spirit or the soul. So therefore you’re going to make mistakes. You can’t get an A in every single class. You’re not going to pass with a hundred in every single area or subject of your life. You’re going to make mistakes. Mistakes happen, such is life, se la vi, anyone who knows me knows that they hear that constantly coming out of my mouth, se la vi, such is life. So it’s not about whether or not you make mistakes, it’s whether or not you take responsibility for those mistakes.


Now, when it comes to making mistakes in Vodou and making mistakes in the Regleman and la Regla and the way that we do things…one should acknowledge one’s mistakes and yet come to understand that acknowledging one’s mistakes and asking for forgiveness for one’s mistakes doesn’t mean that the Spirit still is not gonna require you to pay a penance or balance out the situation. The Spirit is all about balance and it’s going to rebalance out the situation and you may have to pay for some of your mistakes, take your punishment with resignation, deal with it and move on with life. Such is life, se la vi.


Number two is, a lot of common mistakes that a lot of people make – woo! – a lot of people make, is they make a mistake with their godparent or their temple, their Mama, their Papa, their Madrino, their Padrino, Mama Kanzo, Papa Kanzo, whatever it is…and/or their temple. And if you’re in the Vodou, and you’re an initiate in the temple and you’re a member of the temple, then you’re a child of the temple, you’re a ti-fey of the temple. A little leaf on the branch. And we expect that you’re gonna make mistakes.


If you make a mistake with your godparent, ask for forgiveness and deal with the fact that the Spirit is going to cause balance, respecting the law and causing balance with all things as the Spirit does. So just take that into account, and take into account that you’re going to experience the rubber-band effect of the balance that’s going to have to occur from the Spirit’s end. Bear your cross with resignation, acknowledge your mistake, ask for forgiveness, be sincere, and then get over it and move on.


If you have a godparent or a Mama or a Papa…me, I’m Papa Hector. I expect people to make mistakes, and therefore part of my job as a Houngan, as a Priest, as a Papa Hector, as being Papa Hector, is to expect that people are going to make mistakes, and se la vi, not holding mistakes against people. I’ve had many people who come back to me, who have made mistakes with me, who are scared to come back, or some people who have actually written to me, you know, I’ve been away because I’ve made such mistakes, and I’ve been scared or fearful to come back or what you would say, etc. Let me let you know this about me, is that I’m Papa Hector, and what that means is that, you know, as long as you’re sincere, you come back, you’re asking for forgiveness, you’re coming at me right, and you’re coming sincere, and you’re ready to do what it takes to resolve the situation, then there’s no need to fear and the situation can be resolved.


Just because, now, I’m Papa Hector, I’m a Houngan of Vodou, I practice Sanse, 21 Divisions, does that mean that just because I forgive the mistake that I forgot the mistake? Hell, no. Does that mean that we’re going to have the same relationship that we had before? Probably not. But we can rebuild some bonds of trust and working together and resolving things and moving towards a positive state and getting there. So that is how it works. Now, if you make mistakes with your temple, it’s the same thing, you know, ask for forgiveness of the temple, be man or woman enough to man up/woman up and basically say look, I’ve made this mistake against the temple, and I’m asking for forgiveness.


If you’ve left your temple and you’re returning because you’ve made a mistake, whatever the situation may be, you should go back and make an offering to the Spirits of the temple, the same thing with a godparent. You should make an offering to the head Spirits of the godparent, the head Spirits of the temple, the met kayla, that everything can be set right there, so that you can be held in a position of honour, and then again expect the Spirits to balance the situation out and to cause balance with everything, and such is life! You can’t worry about that, you just have to deal with what you have to deal with…


I’ve had a lot of people commit mistakes against me, lie on me, slander on me, you know, talk bad about me, do negative things to me, try to harm me, etc, and some of the things that I can recount to people, I have yet met someone who would have said that they would have forgiven a person for doing that mistake. And yet I’ve forgiven people for doing such mistakes, because I understand the world and the spiritual world and how this really works. And so I have that capacity to forgive all mistakes. I have that capacity to be able to look past that, look at the true you and the true nature of who you really are and where your heart is at. So that doesn’t matter to me.


But if you’re working on, you know, getting forgiveness of others, you should also be working on forgiving others yourself. Because you can’t expect to get what you’re not giving, you can’t expect for forgiveness and smooth sailing and smooth waters with other people, if you’re not doing the same thing, forgiving yourself as well as forgiving other people yourself. OK? You have to put that energy out so it’s coming back, vire byen, tounen byen, when you put out good, the good comes back, when you put out bad, bad comes back, that’s very basic Vodou for you.


And when you make mistakes with others, apply the same rules, like, pay respect to each other and individuals, take, you know, what’s going to be taken, some people are not gonna forgive you for your mistakes, some people are. And accept whatever you have to accept and move on with your life. Se la vi, such is life. You know, if the person doesn’t accept your apology, or doesn’t accept you coming back and doesn’t forgive you, then you work on forgiving more people your own self.


And if they can’t accept that, clear yourself of that…it’s up to them when they wanna accept that apology. If they choose never to go back into having a connection or a relationship with you in the same format, accept that as well, that’s an individual choice of that individual. And that’s to be expected. Because there is as with everything some cause and effect and you can’t expect everything to be washed away because you say “I’m sorry”. So, if that’s the situation that you have going on in your life, then this is how we properly as Vodouisants deal with making mistakes, which is what we’re all expected to do. So I hope that this has helped you,

until next time,

keep the faith.

Papa Hector.