Santería is a religious cult, fusing African beliefs and Catholicism, which developed among African Yoruba slaves in Cuba. Followers believe both in a single supreme being and also in orishas, deities who each share an identity with a Christian saint and who combine a force of nature with human characteristics. Rituals involve music, dancing, sacrificial offerings, divination, and going into trances.
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- His duties are to lead prayers and to perform ritual sacrifices on religious holidays and special occasions.
- Tantra set out ritual practices, religious proscriptions, yogic techniques, and philosophical doctrine.
- At the centre of religious and ritual practice is a division between ‘this’ and ‘the other’ world.