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Beings of the Santo Daime

Afilhado A spiritual protégé. In the Santo Daime tradition, when someone has chosen a more experienced member of the community to be his or her Padrinho or Madrinha, that person becomes their afilhado, transforming the relationship to that of master and disciple.
Agarrube An entity quoted by Mestre Irineu in his hymns. One of the three Kings of the Forest, he is also identified as one of the Three Holy Kings, together with Titango and Tintuma.
Águia Branca - Lineage - Unknown
Alto Santo A place near the city of Rio Branco where Mestre Irineu formed his first congregation.
Antônio-Jorge - Lineage - Unknown
Aparelho The vessel, or medium, who receives and manifests the spirit in the mind and body.
Apuração The point in the process of the cooking of the sacred plants when the mixture becomes the Daime, the entheogenic drink. It is also used similarly, when in the works our interior journey becomes intense, even hard sometimes, demanding transformation, and purification.
Apuro Short for apuração.
Atuação A form of spirit manifestation in which, through a medium, spirits are called to manifest both in the mind and in the physical body (especially the latter).
Atuar To manifest the spirit in the body and mind.
B.G. - Lineage - Indigenous / Amazonian
Bailado Collective dance performed during the ritual that is rhythmically marked by the maracas as the hymns are sung. The dancing is choreographed to generate an energy field and a spiritual current.
Bailar To dance the bailado.
Bailava, Bailavam Singular past tense and plural past tense of bailar. Balançar To shake, to tremble.
Baptism - Countless Daime centers started to conduct
marriages and even “to baptize in the Daime” the ones
who were already baptized in the Catholic rite, or in other
Christian tradition rites, a thing that Mestre Irineu never did,
"for being unnecessary and disrespectful to the baptism that had already happened.”
Balanço The strong trembling or shaking that precedes purification.
Banca Espirita or Banca de Trabalho Popular healing-spirit work in rural Brazil deeply influenced by the Yoruba culture in Brazil.
Barum - Lineage - Indigenous / Amazonian
Batedor An enchanted being of Amazonian folklore that lives in the water of the igarapé. The “batedor” produces a loud clapping sound, hence its name (one who pounds or beats).
Caapi The name chosen by the English ethnobotanist Richard Spruce, in the 19th century to designate the type of Banisteriopsis with which the natives of Amazon prepare the entheogenic drink called ayahuasca or Daime.
Caboclo The more evolved entities of the Yoruba spiritual tradition who are related to the spirit of the natives of the forest.
Canta Praia - Lineage - Unknown
Captain of legions of doctors in the astral. Dr. Bezerra de Menezes is very important in Mesa Branca works in the Santo Daime.
Caravaca Cross Also known as the Saint Andre Cross. Traditionally from Northern Spain, it was introduced into the Santo Daime by Mestre Irineu. This cross symbolically acknowledges the Second Coming of Christ with a second horizontal cross beam.
Carraca - Lineage - Unknown
Carracacá - Lineage - Unknown
Casa da Bateção The room in the Casa do Feitio where the vine is macerated to the rhythms of the hymns.
Casa do Feitio The building where the Daime, the sacred entheogenic drink that is used in the rituals, is prepared. The Feitio is one of the most important celebrations of the calendar.
Céu do Mapiá The Daime community where reside the original church and its people. With a population of about six hundred people, it is characterized by great beauty, cleanliness, education, and a balanced relationship with the surrounding environment. It was founded by Padrinho Sebastião in the 1980s.
Chacrona One of the names used for Psychotria viridis, an indispensable plant in the preparation of Santo Daime.
Cires Beija-Mar - Lineage - Unknown
Colónia 5,000 The place where Padrinho Sebastião created his first congregation after leaving Alto Santo and where the seeds of the community were planted.
Compadre A term of friendship used in the interior of Brazil.
Concentração Meditation works with the use of the Santo Daime. The Concentração occurs twice each month on the 15th and the 30th.
Correio de má notícia “The Bad News Post Office,” the name given by Mestre Irineu to the circulation of gossip and things said and passed from one to another without knowledge of their source. According to him, this is responsible for many illnesses and afflictions that disturb the world.
Currupipipiraguá - Lineage - Indigenous / Amazonian
Daimista A practitioner of the Santo Daime religion.
Dimed The branch of government that regulates controlled substance.
Divinity of disease and illness (particularly smallpox, leprosy, and now AIDS), also orisha of healing and the earth, son of Iemanja. - Wikipedia
Dono Popular title for married women; Mrs.
Dr. Bezerra de Menezes - Lineage - Indigenous / Amazonian
Emmanuel - Lineage - Unknown
Encosto The influence of a spirit entity in the aura of a living person. It usually refers to a presence that is not benign.
Entity from the Afro-Brazilian diaspora. As a messenger between gods and men, it can do good and evil. -
Equiôr - Lineage - Indigenous / Amazonian
Estado Maior Word borrowed from the army to define the body of “fardados,” who have many responsibilities during the works.
Exú - Lineage - Umbanda / Orixas
Fardado Those who have officially entered the Santo Daime church, and wear the uniform during ceremonies.
Father Paxá - Lineage - Indigenous / Amazonian
Feitio The ritual celebration to make the Santo Daime, the sacred drink.
Fiscal A church member officially designated to see that all rules of the works are complied with, and to help brothers and sisters when needed. Hinário The works that represent the apex celebration of the official calendar, where the sacred drink is ingested, and the hymns are sung and danced to, from dusk to dawn. Also the book of sacred, channeled hymns received by members of the Santo Daime that are sung at every Daime works.
Hymn Songs received by the initiated direct from the spiritual world, each carrying a teaching. They are sung during the works and belong to the whole community.
Iansã - Lineage - Umbanda / Orixas
Iansa is the Orisha of the winds, hurricanes and tempests. She lives at the gate of the graveyard, and has dominion over the realm of the Dead. Her name in English means "mother of nine (children)." - Wikipedia
Iemanjá - Lineage - Umbanda / Orixas
Igarapé Small river in the Amazon forest.
INCRA Instituto Nacional de Reforma Agrária. The government agency in charge of administrating and distributing infertile land to rural workers. Jagube The name used for Banisteriopsis caapi.
Janaína is the word for a type of blackbird in the language of the Amazonian native peoples. - Wikipedia
Jandaí - Lineage - Unknown
Judaci - Lineage - Unknown
Jura Third person present tense of Jurar.
Juramidam The name given by Mestre Irineu to the Divine Being who lives in the spiritual drink. Juramidam presides over the spiritual lineage of the Santo Daime. The hymns speak of Juramidam as being the new manifestation of Christ in the forest.
The spiritual knowledge I have gained leads me to respect all the spirits, but of the ones I know, I give the most importance to Juramidam, the one this world calls Christ, the Redeemer, who truly can lift the darkness.
Jurar To make an oath, a commitment.
Juramidam x Juramidã - According to Mrs. Percília Matos, his adoptive daughter and keeper of his hinário, Mestre Irineu wrote, from his own hands, Juramidam with termination in "m".
Jurema - Lineage - Umbanda / Orixas
King Agarrube - Lineage - Indigenous / Amazonian
King David - Lineage - Catholic
King Tintuma - Lineage - Indigenous / Amazonian
King Titango - Lineage - Indigenous / Amazonian
Macumbeire Black maguan.
Madrinha Literally “grandmother,” also the name for the female spiritual leaders in the Santo Daime tradition.
Marachimbé - Lineage - Unknown - According to Padrinho Eduardo Salles Freitas, Marachimbé is a divine being, a disciplinarian, who helps God and good, always with a whip in the hand. -
Marizia - Lineage - Unknown
Marum. -Lineage - Indigenous / Amazonian
Mary Magdalene - Lineage - Catholic
Messenger of the Orixás - Greeting: Laroyê Exú! - Colors: Red and Black - Weekday: Monday - Bahia-Capoeira Blog
Mestre Master.
Mestre refers to Tuperci as being the color of Jaci. Jaci is "the moon" in Tupi, the original language of the Amazonian native people - Wikipedia
Miração The ecstactic visionary state characteristic of the Santo Daime, wherein each person becomes protagonist of his or her shamanic flight. Padrinho called miração the state of overflowing superconsciousness guided by the Daime. The true self illuminates everything, using all of the conscious, the unconscious, dreams, and karmic material to articulate its message: the miração. Thus, the synthesis of true knowledge is woven from symbols and images of the collective human unconscious. It is as though God speaks directly to us through a living parable. That is why the character of the true self is at the same time crystalline and profound, bringing a richer understanding of our own life, of our brothers and sisters and of God.
The miração is the “third vision.” The understanding that we acquire in it inspires a deep commitment to transformation. Its effect, deeply therapeutic and consciousness-expanding, is due to the abolition of conditioning and illusions that impede authentic spiritual insight. Everything is important in this journey. Our perception increases and the inner voice speaks. The landscape is at once Cartesian and quantum. We may feel like the embodiment of a previous incarnation, or that we are living in a three-dimensional movie, or that we are a living monad of the Creator, an undetermined and leaping electron in the world where the Creator creates and re-creates his eternal and imperishable love.
Mirando First person singular past tense of “mirar.”
Mirar To have a miração.
Mirou Third person singular past tense of “mirar.”
Moses - Lineage - Catholic
Mother of St. John
Mutuca Ferocious mosquitos.
Mysterium tremendum The inexplicable mystery of the universe and lifes existence.
Name of a caboclo, an entity with a lot of power and knowledge. In the native Brazilian Tupi language, tucum is also a name for the palm, Bactris setosa, from which strong fiber is made. -
Nanã Boroquê - Lineage - Umbanda / Orixas
Noah - Lineage - Catholic
Obaluaê - Lineage - Umbanda / Orixas
Ogum - Lineage - Umbanda / Orixas
Ogum (as this Yoruba divinity is known in the Portuguese language) is often identified with Saint George, for example in the state of Rio Grande do Sul. However Ogum may also be represented by Saint Sebastian, as it is often done in the northeast of the country, for example in the state of Bahia. Officially Saint Sebastian is the patron saint of the city of Rio de Janeiro, which is located in the state of the same name in Brazil. Matthias Röhrig Assunção also notes that St. Anthony is often identified with Ogun in Bahia. - Wikipedia
Ogum Beira Mar The Yoruba deity of war and iron, and in this case also related to the edge of the ocean.
Omunguelê - Lineage - Umbanda / Orixas
One of the great Beings who guide humanity. His aspect is as the bringer of justice, truth, and the courageous confronting of "sin", which means the erroneous but ubiquitous belief in separation from the Divine and the resulting actions that seek to prove the erroneous belief as true. - Jonathan Goldman - Transmissions for Living Through the Heart
Orixá of justice. -Greeting: Kao Kabiesilê! - Colors: Red and White, Brown and White - Weekday: Wednesday - Bahia-Capoeira Blog
Orixá of love, fertility, and motherhood - Greeting: Ora yê yê ô! - Colors: Yellow. -Weekday: Saturday - Bahia-Capoeira Blog
Orixá of rivers and fresh waters
Orixá of the sea, second wife of Oxalá - Greeting: Odò ìyá! - Colors: Silver and White - Weekday: Saturday - Bahia-Capoeira Blog
Orixá of the winds and storms - Greeting: Epahey Oyá! - Colors: Brown and Red - Weekday: Wednesday - Bahia-Capoeira Blog
Oxalá - Lineage - Umbanda / Orixas
Oxóssi - Lineage - Umbanda / Orixas
Oxóssi carries a bow and arrows. He is syncretized with Saint Sebastian in the state of Rio.
Oxum - Lineage - Umbanda / Orixas
Oxumaré - Lineage - Umbanda / Orixas
Padrinho The male spiritual leaders in the Santo Daime tradition. Literally it means “godfather.”
Pai Eterno - the Divine source (mediated and guided by a feminine aspect, the Maria, or the Rainha [queen] 
Papapapaparuê. -Lineage - Unknown
Passagem The special moment within the spiritual work, when each person needs to overcome quickly what is being crystallized to attain transformation. Depending on the resistance to the surrender asked by the Daime, the “passagem” is made with some effort and suffering.
Possibly a transformation of Curupira, a religious entity from the northeastern Brazilian state of Maranhão, where Mestre Irineu was born. - As Matrizes Maranhenses do Santo Daime
Princesa Janaína, or just Janaína, can be a way to call Yemanjá, an endearment, and she can also be a cabocla from the sea
Princess Janaína. -Lineage - Indigenous / Amazonian
Princess Soloina. -Lineage - Indigenous / Amazonian
Rainha in Portuguese means “queen.” Here it refers to the Virgin Mary, who is addressed as the Queen of the Forest, Sky, and Sea. Rainha is also the name given to the feminine plant of the two used in Daime (Psychotriaviridis). tFor Swedenborg, the Second Coming took place in the world of spirits in 1757. For Padrinho, it is now and into the eschaton, with the Daime as the literal embodiment of the Christ.
Rainha Short for “Rainha da Floresta” (Forest Queen,) guardian of the Daime doctrine. Psychotria viridis is also referred to as “Rainha.”
Raspação A step in the process of making the Daime. Literally it means “to scrape.”
Ripi Iaiá. -Lineage - Indigenous / Amazonian
Saint Barbara -Lineage - Catholic
Saint Barbara is syncretized with Iansã
Saint Clare of Assisi - Lineage - Catholic
Saint Cosmas - Lineage - Catholic
Saint Damien - Lineage - Catholic
Saint Elizabeth - Lineage - Catholic
Saint Francis - Lineage - Catholic
Saint Gabriel - Lineage - Catholic
Saint George. -Lineage - Catholic
Saint John - Lineage - Catholic
Saint Joseph - Lineage - Catholic
Saint Lazarus -Lineage - Catholic
Saint Madalena - Lineage - Catholic
Saint Miguel - Lineage - Catholic
Saint Pedro - Lineage - Catholic
Saint Policarpo - Lineage - Catholic
Saint Polycarpe, a direct disciple of St. John the Evangelist. -
Saint Raphael - Lineage - Catholic
Saint Sebastian - Lineage - Catholic
Saint Terezinha - Lineage - Catholic
Saint Vicente - Lineage - Catholic
Saint Zacarias - Lineage - Catholic
Salomão - Lineage - Catholic
Santana. -Lineage - Catholic
Santo Maria Canabis sativa
Seu Popular title for married men; Mr.
She is the Queen of the Ocean, the patron deity of the fishermen and the survivors of shipwrecks, the feminine principle of creation and the spirit of moonlight. A syncretism happens between the catholic Nossa Senhora dos Navegantes (Our Lady of the Seafaring) and the orixá Iemanjá of the African Mithology. Sometimes, a feast can honor both. - Wikipedia
Spirit entity related to fresh water, waterfalls, and springs.-
Star House House where the healing works are performed.
Star-works Healing works that are a part of the mission of charity of the Santo Daime doctrine.
Surubina - Lineage - Indigenous / Amazonian
Tarumim Spirit entity related to fresh water, waterfalls, and springs. Brought to the Santo Daime through one of Mestre Irineu s hymns.
Tarumin. -Lineage - Indigenous / Amazonian
Titango, Agarrube, and Tintuma - In a modem tropical version of the three kings, the forest princes, Titango, Agarrube, and Tintuma must have gone to the humble rubber worker s cottage bringing flowers, fruits, and forest tree resins in homage to the new prophet.
The chief Orixá - Greeting: ÈPA BÀBÁ! - Colors: White - Weekday: Friday - Bahia-Capoeira Blog
The daughter of Oxala, Jurema is a powerful cabocla.
The father of Yeshua, husband of Miriam. He is the available archetype of fulfilling the promises made to spirit, of duty performed with grace and faith. - Jonathan Goldman - Transmissions for Living Through the Heart
The holder of the key of heaven, which is in you. He is the guide on the narrow path of total devotion and surrender to the will of the One. - Jonathan Goldman - Transmissions for Living Through the Heart
The oldest of the Orixás, the first wife of Oxalá, the Goddess of Death - Greeting: Saluba Nanã! - Colors: Lilac and Purple - Weekday: Tuesday - Bahia-Capoeira Blog
The Orixá of hunting and the king of the forest - Greeting: Okê arô! - Colors: Green and Blue - Weekday: Thursday - Bahia-Capoeira Blog
The Orixá of medicine and the god of smallpox - Greeting: Atotô! - Colors: Brown and Gold - Weekday: Monday - Bahia-Capoeira Blog
The Orixá of war, and also blacksmithing - Greeting: Ogunhê! - Colors: Blue and Green - Weekday: Tuesday - Bahia-Capoeira Blog
The Orixá of wealth, represented by the rainbow and the snake - Greeting: Arroboboi Oxumarê! - Colors: Yellow and Green - Weekday: Tuesday - Bahia-Capoeira Blog
The personified force of the high mountains in the afro-Brazilian religions. He is directly linked to the Creator, therefore the equivalent of the Christ-ed One, Jesus. - Jonathan Goldman - Transmissions for Living Through the Heart
The Singing Beach, a spirit of the sea.
The sociologist, Juarez Duarte Bomfim, in his e-book O Jardim de Belas Flores commentary on Mestre Irineu's O Cruzeiro hymnbook, has postulated that BG may stand for "Bom Guarda o Bom Guardião", literally "good guard or good guardian" and may be a deity or divine being, possibly Mestre Irineu himself. -
The twin heart that together with her Beloved make the Sacred Heart.- Jonathan Goldman - Transmissions for Living Through the Heart
The White Eagles are a group of Spiritual Beings who have the characteristics of clear sight, patience, far-seeing perspective, and total faith in the "winds" of divine love. They are healers and teachers with a highly refined vibration. Their mission is to hel pin the awakeing of humanity to our higher nature, the god-nature we share with all beings. - Jonathan Goldman - Transmissions for Living Through the Heart
The Yoruba deity of war and iron, also related to the edge of the ocean. -
Tintuma See Agarrube.
Titango See Agarrube.
Trabalho Literally “works”; it is the name for the ritual in the Santo Daime tradition in which the Daime is offered as Eucharist.
Traí - Lineage - Unknown
Tranca Rua - Lineage - Unknown
Tranca-Rua Entity from the Afro-Brazilian diaspora. As a messenger between gods and men, they can therefore do good and evil.
Tucum - Lineage - Indigenous / Amazonian
Tucum's hymn: According to the orientation of the master founder of
our Doctrine, Mr. Raimundo Irineu Serra, the hymn
Linha do Tucum must be sung just once (regular works).
He oriented in order for this hymn to not be repeated,
and when someone asked the reason for that, he said: - Mr. Tucum isn't deaf; you can call him just once that he comes.
Tuperci - Lineage - Indigenous / Amazonian
Tupinambá - Lineage - Unknown - A powerful healer caboclo that works with Baixinha for the benefit of people's well-being.
União do Vegetal One of the main groups in Brazil using the ayahuasca in their rituals.
Unio Mystica Communion with the mysterium tremendum.
Works See trabalhos.
Works-Ceremonies — trabalhos (Brazilian Portuguese for "works") involve the singing of and dancing to a series of songs, or hymns. The songs are sung in a form that allows them to be learned in a call and response form. In one voice the whole community prays and praises God together musically.
Xangô - Lineage - Umbanda / Orixas
Yagé Another common name for ayahuasca or Santo Daime.
Yansã is syncretized with Saint Barbara
Yayá - Lineage - Indigenous / Amazonian
Yemanjá is syncretized with the Virgin Mary