• Report: #1397818
Complaint Review:

Bare Foot Witchery Shoppe

  • Submitted: Mon, September 04, 2017
  • Updated: Mon, September 04, 2017

  • Reported By: Michigan USA
Bare Foot Witchery Shoppe
Internet USA

Bare Foot Witchery Shoppe barefootwitcheryshooppe Cultural Appropriating Fake Witch Okesa Oklahoma Internet **Author of this Report is NOT CONFIRMED**

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 The lady of the Barefoot Witchery Shoope is a Fraud. She says she petitions Orishas and Least on her altars on behalf of clients. She is not initiated into an Orisha worshipping tradition or one that venerates Lwas. To properly give offerings to and petition Lwas, one needs to be initiated into traditions that they are worshipped and worked with in. For example, not everyone has the same solution to the same problem. One person's medicine can be another person's poison. When it comes to Orisha worshipping, one needs to go to a Priest or Preistess of that tradition and have a reading done to figure out what the solution to their problem is and to figure out what the right ebbo (offering/sacrifice) is to fix their problem or to fortify their blessings. One person maybe told they need to offer fruit and another may be told to give meat for example. Just like not everyone can take the same medicine and be healed, not everyone can give the same offering to have the solution they need. Also, proper divination needs to be done afterwards to make sure that the ebbo was accepted, something only a Priest or Priestess can do. To be able to do the divination and appropriately communicate with the Orishas on their own, one needs to be initiated into the Priesthood and given their Orisha shrines properly. The things that are done in the Igbodu are a secret but, are necessary to be done to bring a person into proper alignment with the Orishas to be able to help them properly communicate and work with them. One cannot just throw some things together that look pretty and call it an altar or shrine to an Orisha.. [continued below]....

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There are certain things that are required and if someone just throws some things together and just starts praying and calling out to the Orisha, what responds may not be an Orisha but, something not good. She charges $150 to pray to an Orisha on someone's behalf. With her not being initiated, it is a waste of money. You could get your own stuff for a lot less and do what she is doing on your own which I DO NOT RECOMMEND AND WHICH IS NOT OK!!!! In one picture, she shows she has drawn a Ve Ve for a Lease. Ve Ves can only be drawn by an initiate and have to be blessed properly. Ve Ves are like portals and act like calls to a Lwa. Working with the Leave without proper initiation and training is dangerous. Without knowing how to work with those energies, it can lead to serious misfortune and problems not just for you but also for your loved ones.

I have also attached pictures of her saying she does Ellegua Services and Papa Legba services. Notice how she contradicts herself by saying Ellegua and Pap Legba? You see she has the same statue to represent both? Ellegua and Papa Legba are two completely different spirits from two completely different cultures with completely different personalities, wants, and ways of serving them. Her treating them like they are the same thing only goes to show she does not know what she is doing. She also clearly does not know the symbology of the statue and where the symbology came from. You also should go to the Santeros Against Fraud and Exploitation website and read the articles about cultural appropriation. Cultural appropriation is exactly what that lady is doing. Here is the link below. http://santeriachurch.org/category/safe-alerts/ Be smart and do long and thorough research.


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