7 Chief Loa: Baron Samedi

saintmartindeporresLike Papa Legba, guardian of the crossroads, Baron Samedi stands at the intersection of life and death. The first man buried at any cemetery becomes Baron Samedi’s door into the physical world. Baron Samedi is renown for his dignified manners expertly blended with foul language, and lurid sexual behavior. His fondness for consuming copious amounts of food and drink is well known too. Baron Samedi’s favorite is rum infused with 21 scotch bonnet peppers for a month before serving. Also, Baron Samedi enjoys beans, toasted peanuts, bread, spicy dark rum, and cigars.

The Baron Samedi is emperor of the Ghede nation, spirits of the dead, and all Ghede readily bow to him. The Baron Samedi is one of the three Kings of Vodou and among the mightiest of magicians and healers. In our lineage of Puerto Rican Vodou, the Baron Samedi is a 33rd degree Mason and can authorize or cease all masonic magic.

The Baron Samedi works so closely with Saint Martin de Porres; they share the same image. 

Do you feel called to know more about Baron Samedi, or work with him deeper? If so, consider joining our temple.

-Kevin Wikse


69271007_373426700011221_5985461931169808384_nKevin Wikse or Papa Machete que ganas todas las Batalas is a world-renown circus trained Strongman, Occultist, Martial Artist, Remote-Viewer, Psychic Investigator, researcher, Voudou and Palo Mayombe Priest, author, activist, and adventurer. Spiritual Father of the Temple of the Machete Who wins all Battles, Papa Machete welcomes all people, of any race, gender, orientation or ability. His only conditions are that you love God, love humanity and are willing to stand for what is truly right, not just what is popular






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