Joy Wedmedyk

Joy Wedmedyk (Iyalocha Omi Lasa) has studied Mediumship, Divination, Symbolism, and Shamanism for over 35 years. Initiated in Regla de Ocha (a Diaspora tradition known as Santeria), Native American and African Shamanic traditions, she is an accomplished Medium and Shamanic practitioner, offering healing and guidance to others through these Ancient Healing Traditions. Joy is a quoted source for Drawing Down the Spirits by Filan and Kaldera (2009), and a contributing author for Walking the Path of the Ancient Ways by Corvis Nocturnum (2012). Joy is also a contributing author for the new release Calls to Our Ancestors by Timothy Schnieder (fall 2013).

Ancestral "Breaks"

Our chain of ancestors should be stable, strong and continue back to the beginning of our life on earth. "Breaks" or gaps in the chain can cause many spiritual problems in our life. Symptoms of an Ancestral break are as varied as ill health, possession, soul loss, family curses and even OCD and autistic behavior. Joy will share her healing techniques and give examples of sessions she has done with clients to help repair the damage done by "breaks" in the ancestral chain

Sacrifice in Santeria

The concept of sacrifice or "ebo" is to create prosperity and abundance in life by bringing a person back into balance with the world of Ancestors, God and Orisha. Although animal sacrifice is an important "Ebo", there are many other types of Ebo that can bring harmony and healing. This class will cover food, baths, prayers, animal sacrifice and the other common sacrifices used in Santeria.

What is Santeria?

This is an overview of the Lucumi Tradition of Ifa, commonly referred to as Santeria. It will cover the basic beliefs (including ancestor reverence), the Gods, the forces of nature (Orisha), divination, healing and initiations. There will be time set aside for questions and answers.

















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