Oriented around the ancient symbol of a veve, as imagined and interpreted by artist Eliot Alexander, the Prayer to Eshu parchment poster offers a prayer to the Orisha, who might also be recognized by the name Papa Legba. Representing a crossroads, wherein Eshu is a guardian and the opener of doors, the veve symbolism serves as a beacon to the loa when you are seeking to make contact with your prayers. Use it while speaking your prayer to aid you in seeking the attention of the Orisha, and his blessing. The prayer, written by the spiritual wordsmith Travis Bowman, reads:
First honored Opener of the Ways,
Guardian of the Crossroads,
Lord of Choice,
Trickster and Teacher,
Hermit and Handsome One
please guide me along my road.
Lead me into understanding and away from evil.
Reveal to me the secrets in myself
and in the world around me.
Help me remember the value of
the overlooked and discarded.
Show me the many angles,
the many perceptions surrounding all situations,
the Red and the Black,
so that I might choose with an agile and informed mind.
Elder and child, Mischief-maker,
you who are called Eshu, Eleggua, Elgoara, and Papa Legoa
I honor and sing to you.
Please open the gate,
accept my prayers,
and carry them beyond the crossroads.
Coming on an 8 1/2" by 11" parchment poster, the words can readily be stored away or hung and brought forth when you need to read them.