When the Yoruba people were stolen from their homeland and forced into slavery on the sugar plantations in Cuba, they secretly carried with them an entire religious/spiritual system - a divination system for communicating with their ancestors and the Orishas - who some see as deities, while other see as avatars or representatives of Olodumare - the Creator, the ability to accommodate these Orishas into the vehicle of their bodies so that Orisha could speak directly to the members of the community - advising and assisting them, a method of appeasing/making offerings in order to better direct aspects or the energies in their lives and sacred drumming and dance.
This two hour class will go into some of the details of this vibrant and beautiful tradition, as well as exploring the aspects of The Orishas.
Instructor: Jhada Addams
Jhada Addams has over eleven years as a crowned priestess of Yemaya in the African Diasporic religion of La Regla de Ocha/Lucumi, has been speaking with the dead since the age of 5 and started working as an active possessive medium/horse for spirit at the age of 17. Engaging with spirit in mild possession, she remains aware during trance, but her body and voice are actively used by spirit to both convey messages and heal people, as well as working in tandem to drive out negative entities from both people and residences.
As a medium working for a paranormal team in Pennsylvania, she has worked cases where heavy poltergeist activity had been reported and where the occupants of a building were actively in danger of being hurt.
Her divination methods are both Diloggun (oracular reading by way of utilizing cowrie shells sacred to the Orishas) and Ancestral Bone Readings.