Gate Opening July 3, 2012

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For accountability and educational purposes, I take photos of the parts of the ceremonial work that I do, when it is permitted.  These are the photos of some moments of this week’s gate opening.

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Burning incense for Eshu and to consecrate the nkisi wrappers.

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Preparing the wrapping cloths for the minkisi.

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Consecrating the nkisi wrappers.

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Directing energy to the wrappers after marking them.

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Touching the coals to activate a certain power.

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Marking the wrappers with the hot coal ashes.

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Food offerings for Eshu.

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Pouring rum for Eshu and the Ancestors.

Opening the gate with Eshu must be done at the beginning of any rootwork or spell.

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