SONOMA COUNTY PAGAN NETWORK JULY GATHERING
INTRODUCTION TO ORISHA SPIRITUALITY
WITH LOU FLOREZ
Friday, July 18th 2014 ~ Doors open at 7 pm
Luther Burbank Art and Garden Center
2050 Yulupa Ave., Santa Rosa
The Orisha are elevated divinities born from the Yoruba traditions of Nigeria and whose worship has spread throughout West Africa and the diaspora. These divinities manifest as both incarnated beings as well as forces of nature that work on behalf of all humanity to not only avert negating energies, but to help manifest our greatest hopes, dreams, and lives. In this introductory discussion we will start the process of learning about these varied traditions and their history, as well as, how to begin to build a relationship with the Orisha.
We will have a potluck dinner before the presentation. We ask that you bring a dish and/or non-alcoholic brew to share that serves 4-6 people. Let's treat ourselves to a good meal. Please bring your own place setting. There will be hot water available for tea.We ask non-members to make a donation of $10 - $5 to help us cover operating costs. No one turned away for lack of funds.
Lou Florez is an internationally known speaker and lecturer of folk magic traditions of the South. He is a deeply rooted Spirit Worker, Priest, and Medium who has studied with indigenous elders and medicine holders from across the globe.
Lou is graduate of Catherine Yronwode’s Hoodoo Rootwork Correspondence Course, and is a member of The Association of Independent Readers and Rootworkers, a gathering of professional practitioners of African American folk magic, hoodoo, conjure, and rootwork, who provide psychic readings and spiritual root doctoring services to the public.
In 2008, Lou was confirmed as an Olorisha and Priest of Shango under Iyanifa Ifalade Ta’Shia Asanti of Ile Ori Ogbe Egun, and is a Tata Nkisi in the Bacongo Tradition. Lou also holds the titles of High Priest through Wicca, and he has studied and apprenticed with Curanderos and Hoodoo Workers throughout the South.
For more information and to connect with Lou go to www.louflorez.com
AUG 15, 2014 - TBA
SEPT 19, 2014 - TBA
SEE YOU THERE!
Sonoma County Pagan Network (SCPN)