An Interview on Voices from the Ancestors
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An Interview on Voices from the Ancestors

Lara Medina shares the story behind this anthology of Xicanx spirituality.

Lara Medina
Philosophy as Power
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Philosophy as Power

“At its essence, philosophy is spirit,” says Saraliza Anzaldua, “and by doing philosophy you exercise a spirit that has been passed along through your ancestors—now living in you.”

Saraliza Anzaldua
Remembering Who You / I / We Are for 2021
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Remembering Who You / I / We Are for 2021

Professor Cinthya Saavedra shares her spiritual and healing journey and offers a meditative centering prayer.

Words by Cinthya M. Saavedra
La Llorona
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La Llorona

“What is the name for a grief that creeps in after losing something, mixed with the back-dated guilt and shame of not really noticing? What is the nickname for a person who no longer embodies their name? What happens to a person who has become unrecognizable to some? What do we call a tree that’s been severed from its roots? A person who has been robbed of their identity?”

Emilly Prado
Huitzilopochtli and the Notion of Intent
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Huitzilopochtli and the Notion of Intent

Huitzilopochtli, the blue Hummingbird of the South, shifts our attention both inward and outward at winter solstice. Scholar Jorge García explains the significance.

Jorge García
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Centering

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Memoria

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Power

Spirit Loss in America
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Spirit Loss in America

“It is time to call your spirit back home. So, say your name aloud. Call your spirit back so that it may reanimate your body, mind, and heart.” Xochi Quetzalli, maestra and practitioner of curanderismo, offers a reflection on cultural susto and a velación to connect with ancestors.

Xochi Quetzalli
Ancestor Velación for el Día de los Muertos
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Ancestor Velación for el Día de los Muertos

A velación ritual and companion piece to Xochi Quetzalli's Spirit Loss in America.

Xochi Quetzalli
Building the Vibrational Layers of an Ofrenda
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Building the Vibrational Layers of an Ofrenda

Holistic health practitioner Bri Martinez suggests ways to raise the vibration of your altar during el otoño, the season of transformation.

Bri Martinez
Ijkwania Ejekat (Moving Wind)
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Ijkwania Ejekat (Moving Wind)

Sharing her own traditions for Día de los Difuntos, Yoshabel Shay reminds us to be like ijkwania ejekat, the moving wind, as we prepare ourselves for personal transformation each fall.

Yoshabel Shay
...if it all means nothing.
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...if it all means nothing.

“If nothing else, Earth wants you to pause to enjoy a cup of coffee or tea, to feel the breeze, to listen to the crunch of leaves, and to remember all the past year has brought. And the years before that.” Writer and consultant Cameron Navarro encourages us to pause, grieve, and treasure each moment.

Cameron Navarro
Q & A on Brujas and Brujería
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Q & A on Brujas and Brujería

A conversation with Lorraine Monteagut, Ph.D., on brujería, social justice, and her new book, Brujas: The Magic and Power of Witches of Color.

Lorraine Monteagut
The New Brujas
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The New Brujas

The opening chapter from Lorraine Monteagut’s forthcoming book, Brujas: The Magic and Power of Witches of Color.

Lorraine Monteagut
Prayer
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Prayer

“Mother, with your rebozo of cloud / wrapped around your shoulders in tatters, / hear me, my candles are lit.” Asking Mother Earth for forgiveness, poet Ruth Nakamura laments the harm humans have caused the planet.

Ruth Nakamura
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Ofrenda Magazine explores Xicanx and Latinx spirituality for the healing of people and planet. Find wisdom from our community with a focus on ancestral connection, embodiment, earth care + justice, and curanderismo.

Huitzilopochtli and the Notion of Intent
Cosmovision + Culture

Huitzilopochtli and the Notion of Intent

Jorge García
Sunkissed: Seed, Root, Stem, Leaf
Cosmovision + Culture

Sunkissed: Seed, Root, Stem, Leaf

Chicueyi Coatl
Decolonize, Ecologize, and Indigenize
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Decolonize, Ecologize, and Indigenize

José G. González
All My Relations / Nepantla, or the Human Condition
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All My Relations / Nepantla, or the Human Condition

Patricia Chicueyi Coatl
Grief and the Nine-Shower Ritual
Spiritual + Healing Practices

Grief and the Nine-Shower Ritual

Cuauhtli Cihuatl
Harnessing Moonlight
Spiritual + Healing Practices

Harnessing Moonlight

Suhaly Bautista-Carolina
Working with the Energies of High Noon
Spiritual + Healing Practices

Working with the Energies of High Noon

Erika Buenaflor
Seasonal Rituals for Fresh Starts
Spiritual + Healing Practices

Seasonal Rituals for Fresh Starts

Cuauhtli Cihuatl
Quién Soy Yo?
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Quién Soy Yo?

Words by Xochi Quetzalli
All My Relations / Nepantla, or the Human Condition
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All My Relations / Nepantla, or the Human Condition

Patricia Chicueyi Coatl
Sunkissed: Seed, Root, Stem, Leaf
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Sunkissed: Seed, Root, Stem, Leaf

Chicueyi Coatl
Seed Memory
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Seed Memory

John Jairo Valencia
Divine Right
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Divine Right

Xolayruca

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