Hello all. I am new to the African traditions and really don't know a lot so please forgive my ignorance. I have been haunted by a dream that I had some years ago and I need some advice on how to proceed. This dream pretains to me being possessed by who I believe to be Erzulie Dantor after much research about the woman as she appeared in the dream. In the dream I was in front of an altar that was mostly blue with little pops of red color (at first I thought it was an altar for Yemaya) red with hanging beads and walked off and found myself in an unfamiliar home where I was approached by a dark skinned woman wearing a red head scarf and carrying a young girl in her arms. As she approached me she said "I wonder if you are ready, let me see if you can handle my power..." then it begun,she disappeared into me. I was doing physical acrobatic moves that I know I am incapable of doing and could not control these movements and was very afraid. During this possession the little girl she was holding approched me and said to expell the spirit but I could not so she blew in my face and the spirit left my body. I am unsure if Danto is wanting me to work with her or if she was just testing me and also if it helps that night that I went to bed I was working with my boveda and used florida water to cleanse myself and wore a red headscarf to bed which I found out through research are two of her favorite things. Since this dream I have not had another one but I have been unable to forget the dream as it made quite the impression! If anyone could help I would appreciate it, thanks.
What caught my attention was "Dantor can be wild, aggressive, and difficult to control. She is considered a hot spirit. For these reasons, one will at times hear her referred to as a djab. She is a country woman, independent and strong."
The article also talks about the child in her arms, if you are interested.
Thank you both for your replies. I did read that same article last night looking for anything and everything I could look for on her based on how she revealed herself to me. There was some really good information there but I still don't get what she wants with me. I was thinking that maybe I was being called to be initiated but it's hard when you don't know anyone in the religion who can guide you, I am very much at a loss.
Thank you huehuehue I had no idea that was even possible! I have so little knowledge of this tradition I don't even know where to start to look for answers so please if anyone would like to volunteer a little information on where to start or what I can do to pursue those path please let me know I can and will pm you. Thank you
Thank you again huehuehue. I used to work with Elegua when I had my ancestor altar up and he and I were great friends more like Father and daughter and he used to bring the Orisha to my ancestor altar which I heard was unorthordox back then. It didn't dawn on me that it would be the same smh. Thank you so much!
The Lwa are the intermediary spirits that practitioners of Vodoun and it's relatives serve and or work with primarily bt that of a Mambo, Oungan, or Bokor. The Lwa are generally divided into nations, tribes, and famililes.
If you wanted to learn more about them I suggest you start researching the Lwa and Vodoun.