What Is Umbanda Spiritism?
Umbanda practitioners believe in a supreme creator god; the use of a medium to contact the spirits of deceased people; reincarnation and spiritual evolution through many physical existences; and the practice of charity.
What is Umbanda Spiritism
Umbanda practitioners believe in a supreme creator god, a number of lesser deities, the use of a medium to contact the spirits of deceased people, reincarnation and spiritual evolution through many physical existences, and the practice of charity.
Where do Umbanda Spiritists meet?
Umbanda practitioners usually meet in temples, but ceremonies are also performed on beaches, in forests, or near waterfalls.
Are sacrifices offered to the gods in Umbanda?
There are no animal sacrifices in Umbanda. However, offerings of candles, flowers, libations, food, tobacco, perfume, and many other items are presented to deities, usually in nature settings.
Is Umbanda like any other religion?
Umbanda draws heavily from Ifa African religion. It is very similar to Santeria (found primarily in Cuba) and Voodoo (practiced heavily in Haiti).
What really happens when practitioners enter a trance-like state?
Even though the expectation is for deities to respond to the rituals, it is actually evil spirits who possess those involved in the practices of Umbanda.
Ivani was born in Brazil. Her ancestors who were European immigrants to Brazil were spiritist mediums. Her paternal great-grandparents, who immigrated from Portugal to the United States, were Roman Catholics.
Ivani experienced seeing spirits throughout her childhood and was told that she had the “gift” of mediumship.
In 1968, at the age of 9, Ivani and her family immigrated to the United States. For five years, they lived in Taunton, Massachusetts—the same city her paternal grandmother was born.
At the age of 14, Ivani returned to Brazil. During this time, she was indoctrinated into Umbanda, a spiritual practice derived from the African Yoruba, Ifá faith, syncretized with spiritism and Roman Catholicism.
She returned to the United States in 1975, after two years of practicing as a medium of Umbanda.
In 1997, a Brazilian missionary pastor visited the family’s printing shop in Kissimmee, Florida. At that time, the business was called Pyramid Printing due to their occult and New Age beliefs.
Pastor Alexandre Oberlaender led her entire family to Christ after Ivani was delivered of demonic possession. The family business name was soon changed to Hosanna Printing. When the business was passed on to Ivani and her sister, it became Redeemer Printing.
Since becoming a Christian, Ivani dreamed of writing about her and her family’s dangerous experiences with spiritism, her ancestors’ fascinating immigration history, and ultimately their salvation in Jesus Christ. It took almost 18 years to complete her manuscript
Her husband, children, and family supported her vision with encouragement and faithful prayers throughout this time.
MIKE SHREVE was a teacher of Kundalini Yoga at four universities in Florida. Then, through a series of divinely authored events, he realized the truth of Jesus’s claim, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life.” (John 14:6)
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