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Being called by...?
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I have had a deity call to me last year while lighting incense. The incense I bought were colored differently. I bought them in red, green, and yellow. During this time I felt called to vodoo or a type of practice like it. I was not certain what. The other day while doing research I came across the Santeria deity Osain. I feel strongly that this was the deity calling me.

I am uncertain if offering to this deity is alright or not? I mean plant based offerings and tobacco etc.

Thoughts or suggestions?
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Typically offerings are made to Osain after he has done something for you, rather than before. Usually after being saved, or cured of an illness.

Though I cannot in good conscious recommend you make offerings to Osain, considering his offering are live animal sacrifices. Though I certainly cannot stop you if that's the direction you wish to go, I would recommend speaking to someone who practices Santeira, particularly whatever their equivalent of a spritual leader is, before making any sort of rash decisions.

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I had meant leaving offerings to Osain that are not animal sacrifices but I suppose as that is not the norm in the religious practice it would not be seen as religious worship of Osain.

And it would not be a form of Santeria. So I could not use Osain in my practice without strictly practicing Santeria?

Thank you for answering you've helped me to understand better.
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You could work with him outside of Santeira. I've worked with Lwa without practicing Voudon. Though it's still best to learn from those that do practice it.

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Thank you yes I had meant to work with him outside of the religion. I'd like to incorporate the incense in a working, but perhaps there is no reason I could not use the incense in accordance with another deity altogether. You've helped to clear this up for me.

Thanks!
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