Protection ceremonies require offerings to Eshu, and depending on the situation, the Warriors in general. If it is for general protection, it just requires an offering to Eshu on a Monday, and the making of three nkisi pendants from some the ashes and other items. If it is for someone in combat or martial arts or another dangerous occupation, then we must give an offering to Eshu, Shango, and all of the Warriors at the same time. This would be done on a Friday.
We price these according to what one can afford. The minimum needed for a ceremony that is just for you or your family is $200. This covers three chickens, black eyed peas, and other food offerings, and transportation for three participants. If you can afford more though, you are to give more.
If you can’t afford to pay the minimum $200 for the special ceremony, don’t feel left out though. Every year on the week of the 29th of June, we have a community ceremony on that Friday. If you are or you know a soldier in combat, or someone who works in a dangerous profession, just send us their name, and we will ask for their protection at the ceremony. If you want a protection pendant from this event, it is only $10 to cover the supplies and postage.