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Orisha Tradition: The Ritual Head-Marking

In the past decade since I have been in the Orisha Tradition, knowledge of the orishas have become more mainstream, which has generated a heightened state of curiosity about what and how we practice.  Along with knowledge of the orishas, knowledge of particular practices have also made their way into the mainstream.  Outside of animal sacrifice, the most common questions I receive about Orisha Tradition involve getting one's head marked, or finding out which orisha has one's head.  Because this is such am oft-asked question I decided to write this post to help folks better understand the concept of the practice, as well as how the actual ritual is done. 

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