Your First Pantheon: Gatekeeper and Ancestors

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K. Sis. Nicole T.N. Lasher

Sheloya (Sis. Nicole) is a licensed U.L.C. Modesto minister, spiritual counselor, sorceress, and king of Ile Baalat Teva. She believes in education and empowerment of individuals with a holistic approach to spirituality. Order a bone reading from Sheloya to find out what the Spirits have to say about your future.


  1. I’m mixed, too, same as you. It is funny, we have just as many ancestors as anyone else, just a wider pantheon! I believe my people are everywhere. I find them when I look. They’re from everywhere. They’re wise and silly and similar & different. They show themselves. Love.

  2. I know of one of my ancestors… im lucky in that i have alot of living family but i do have a second recently past family member, although she was the grandmother of my step mother but we were quiet close. Is she still one of my ancestors?

  3. Firstly, I would like to say thank you for the copious material you’ve provided, as it has been quite thorough and helpful. I consider myself a spiritualist, and a witch to some degree. With that said, I don’t connect well with Wiccan deities or the saints, and I recently have found myself trying to connect with my roots. I want to give offerings to my African deities (preferably one male, one female divine) however I am not a child of anyone. I know I need a reading for that but as far as offerings are concerned, could I choose to work, worship, offerings in exchange for their enlightenment? Will they accept my offerings if I am not their child, or could it somehow mess up my current practice? I connect with Yemoja and Orisha Oko. Is that enough?

    Thank you!

  4. Yikes this will be a challenge for me, because I am a mutt in every sense of that word!

  5. Since I was young, a woman would come into my dreams when I needed advice or just when I needed someone that understands and comforts me. I don’t know her name. I do remember what she looks like. Should I try to call upon her and ask for her name?

  6. I am a seeker. I am a mixed woman – Chinese, Ìndian, German, English and West African. I am currently livng in Europe. I have this mix because I’m from Jamaica. I have no idea where my ancestors could be from, I guess everywhere? In that case, I just don’t know where to start. Thank you very much for creating this wonderful website 🙂

    • If you don’t know who your ancestors are you just have to go with what suits you. Spirituality is an attempt to understand the unfathomable, so we are all either just going with our gut or things other people have said from their gut that we resonate with. The seriousness with which we approach it should not be confused with religiosity. It is just concern that what we are doing aligns with Nature and is metaphysically sound and psychologically beneficial.

      So go with aspects of yourself, your surroundings, historical figures or people who’ve passed on you align with, evolutionary milestone animal spirits, and well, whatever works. Whatever works and keeps you functioning is all good. Just make sure anything that deals with humans is respectful of the culture or philosophy they came from.

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