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Espiritismo
Puerto Rican Mediumship & Magic
Hector Salva
ISBN: 9781578637577
Book (Paperback)
Red Wheel Weiser, Weiser Books
$18.95
6 x 9
240 pages
February 1, 2022


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“In Espiritismo: Puerto Rican Mediumship and Magic, Hector Salva recounts with sentiment and love the spiritualism he grew up with in Puerto Rico. I certainly can relate to a lot of similarities with the spiritual praxis of my own roots from my native Cuba.  As Salva speaks of working with the ALL and the spirits, I am reminded of the primordial force that binds us all. I admire Salva’s writings about the “Science of the Spirit” — knowledge being a key component of consciousness which is spirit and soul. An exceptional read filled with informative material and wisdom, Espiritismo is truly a worthy addition to anyone’s spiritual library.” —Reverend Alexander Cabot, author of Touched by The Goddess: Memoirs of a High Priest

One of the first books to explore this influential spiritual and magical tradition, covering its philosophy while also providing a practical hands-on guide.



Espiritismo is the Spanish word for Spiritism or Spiritualism, spiritual traditions that emerged to great popularity in the US following the Civil War.



In the US and Canada, Spiritualism’s primary focus was on communication between the living and the dead. The spiritual tradition traveled around the world, especially in Latin America, where it evolved in different ways.



The Puerto Rican influence on modern Western magic is profound but largely unheralded. Beginning in the early 20th century, Puerto Rican immigrants to the US introduced Espiritismo to the US spiritual landscape, strongly affecting the way magic was practiced. Hector Salva’s book places Puerto Rican Espiritismo in this broader perspective.

Born and raised in a family of brujos (witchdoctors, healers, and sorcerers) that practiced 21 Divisions, Sanse, and Puerto Rican Espiritismo, Hector Salva (Papa Hector) started training as a brujo in 1989 and initiated in his family lineages of 21 Divisions and Sanse. He was raised by his grandmother, Dona Juana Acevedo, bruja and Espiritista. In 2003, Papa Hector was initiated into Haitian Voodoo as a Houngan Asogwe, a high priest of the Asson lineage. Papa Hector is the author HectorSalva.com, the internetís largest source of information on Haitian, Dominican, and Puerto Rican Voodoo traditions. He is also the author of las21divisiones.com, sansereligion.com and over a half a dozen other spiritual websites. In addition to the authorís strong online presence, he teaches workshops domestically and internationally.
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