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Many of the sites which mention the religion of Santeria are written by Aleyo (outsiders) are written by Christian authors and are filled with hatred and misinformation. But there has been an incredible flowering of "real" Santeria WWW sites in recent years. Some reliable sources are:

  1. OrishaNet is a comprehensive website "created by Frank Baba Eyiogbe, a highly respected Babalawo" in 1995-AUG. See:
  2. An unmoderated forum, alt.religion.orisha discusses of African-based and derived belief systems throughout the African Diaspora. This includes: Candomble, Fon, Hoodoo, Palo, Santeria, Yoruba Orisha and Voudun (Voodoo). Some of the topics include: recent books, scholarly articles and tapes, ethnography, information on acquisition and use of herbs in ritual practice, ritual music, instruments and dance, divination systems, the changing role of traditional practice in modern times, the law and repression of ritual practices.
  3. Nelson Laurenti, a Palo-Lukumi priest, founded the Palo and Lukumi Organization. His web site is at:
  4. features "resources and information on spells and Santeria supplies." See:
  5. SanteriaReligion101 is a comprehensive site on Santeria at:
  6. A quarterly newsletter for beginners in Santeria/Voodoo/African Traditions is available. Contact
  7. DMOZ, the open directory project, has a list of links to Lucumi, Ocha, and Santeria web sites at:
  8. A beautiful Web site by the creators of a video on Santeria is at:
  9. The Gallery of the Gods features images of the Neteru (Orisha, Loas, Angelic Forces) that the artist received during meditative visions. See:
  10. "Santeria,", at:
  11. J.E. Holloway, "Africanisms in America: Blacks in the Diaspora," Indiana University, (Reprinted 1991), Page 122. Read reviews or order this book safely from online book store. Cited in "Exploring the Culture of Little Havana," at:
  12. "Religious Movements" at: http://religiousmovements.lib.virginia has a brief description of Santeria.
  13. PoTO Books & Herbs Company offers " rare and popular books, bulk dried herbs and related items" from their Internet site at:
  14. sells many items for Santeria practice at:
  15. The Graduate Center of the City University of New York has material on Santeria at: (Use their search facility with the term Santeria).
  16. Pop Occulture Blog has an essay on Jim Boucher's Santeria reading at:

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Latest update: 2007-MAY-24
Links last checked: 2007-MAY-24
Author: B.A. Robinson

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