Ritual. Process. Practice.
Over generations Tainos have adopted western religions, rarely recognizing their own cemies hidden within layers of formality and marble. But we have always practiced, creating and repeating rituals that included fire, water and faith.
Ojala Threads Atabey Velon marries our ancestral reverence for our goddess Atabey and the modern practice of candle magic. We sourced our velones (candles) from Original Botanica located in the Bronx. Each is made in the Dominican Republic and infused with magic activated by your faith.
Your velon features a reusable sticker featuring Atabey and our recommendations for how to engage Atabey, and which offerings she will respond to. But keep in mind that there is no wrong answer when spirit and ancestors are concerned. Intuition should be your guide.
La Matatona (Black): For those ready for endings, and beginnings. This candle is recommended for those seeking separation, breaks and endings. Also offers protection against evil.
La Mata Drama (Blue): Helps you squash it, or them. Those facing legal, complex, or court matters will benefit from the peace and wisdom this candle offers. Also assists with forgiveness and healing.
Level Up (Brown): Supports balance, concentration and increased telepathic power. This candle will assist those seeking balance, concentration and increased telepathic power.
Pa' lo Tuyo (Yellow): Helps with success, creativity and concentration. This candle can assist those seeking success, help with creativity or greater concentration.
Get Your Mind Right (Grey): Helps with uncrossing, clarification and meditation. Intended to support with uncrossing, clarification and meditation.
Big Package Energy (Red): Channels love, sexual energy and dominant feelings. Recommended for those seeking love, or passionate enhancement.
How to set up your Velon:
Select a place where your candle will not be disturbed, or cause danger. You will need:
- Dried fish, or shrimp,
- Casave, or yuca,
- A glass of water
- Flowers if you see fit...
Place your velon in the center of the space, or a rectangular or squared plate. In front of the Velon lay out the offerings. I like to put the items from the water on the left, those from the land on the right.
You can say a prayer to Atabey, your ancestors (that wish you well) or the universe. This is a good time to let Atabey know if you don't want to get pregnant. You will let your Velon burn for seven days. If you feel uncomfortable leaving it on when you leave your space, snuff the light out. Never turn off a spiritual candle by blowing on it.
After the Velon burns out remove it from your home as soon as possible. You can keep the reusable sticker. Gather up the offerings and return those to mother nature. You can do this by throwing them in a body of water that moves, or placing it at the root of a tree. Thank the offerings for the support they have provided. Let go, and let our gods.
- 2 1/2" Wide
- 8 1/4" Tall
- Each velon will burn approximately 140 hours
- 100% Paraffin Wax
Loved how long it burned, the size and purpose.
I gifted this velon to my friend for her birthday. She absolutely loved it. The fact that it came from DR via a botanica in the Bronx and was already infused made it the perfect gift. I hope this velon brings her clarity in this next year of life.