II. How did you become first aware of this deity?
I met a African Traditional practitioner at a party, thrown by a mutual friend. She had been told that I was attending and that I might be an Oshun, though no one mentioned it to me. After the party as I was driving this woman home, she regaled me with tale after tale of Oshun.
Soon after that, I was passing a Botanica in San Francisco’s Mission District, when a customer exited the building holding a paper bag. He said, “Que Linda” and handed the bag to me, hopped on his bike and pedaled away. Inside was an Oshun candle, an Oshun oil, and a Caridad del Cobre medal.
I hope his spell worked.