Umbanda

Caboclo

Caboclo

In Spiritist traditions of Brazil, Caboclos are the souls of indigenous Brazilians, especially inhabitants of the Amazonian forests. They are ...
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Caboclo of the Seven Crossroads

Caboclo of the Seven Crossroads

In the early twentieth century, conventional medical treatment failed to heal the paralysis suffered by a young man from Rio ...
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Padilha, Maria

Padilha, Maria

In the sixteenth century, Portugal was the first nation to deport Gypsies (Roma), first to its colonies in Africa and ...
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Pretos Velhos

Pretos Velhos

Pretos Velhos literally means “Old Blacks.” Pretos Velhos are a category of spirits central to the Umbanda spiritual tradition and ...
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