Seven African Powers

The Seven African Powers, referred to the seven Orishas, are a common spiritual force that people petition with overcoming obstacles, spiritual growth and connecting to one’s inner power. The phrase “Seven African Powers” is found in various religions, including, Hoodoo, Santeria, Candomble, and Arara.

Often depicted with their images linked together in a chain circling an image of the crucified Jesus, these deities represent all that is sacred and powerful in Santeria. But within Santeria but there is a common misconception around who they are and how they function. Anyone can call upon the Seven African Powers, as they are spirit guides and everyone has access to these Orishas for their guidance.

If you visit any spiritual shop or botanica, you’ll find candles with something claiming to be 7 African Powers Candles. You’ll also find spiritual supplies like baths, oils and powders that claim to work for the Seven African Powers.  But who are these powers in reality? You are about to learn.

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