TEMPLO GUARACY DA LIBERDADE FOLLOWS THE TRADITION OF
Umbanda has its roots in West African spiritual traditions, brought to the New World during the transatlantic slave trade. In Brazil, these traditions integrated elements of Catholicism and native beliefs and practices, as they developed mainly into Candomblé and Umbanda.
There are many forms of Umbanda and the principles and practices of Umbanda vary from temple to temple. While Templo Guaracy has its own distinct philosophy, it deeply respects all forms of Umbanda and all manifestation of wisdom as contained in the different spiritual traditions around the world.
Templo Guaracy do Brasil was legally founded in 1973 by Babalorixá Carlos Buby. Currently Templo Guaracy maintains regular activities in eight cities in Brazil and ten other locations throughout Europe and North America.
Templo Guaracy is deeply committed to the preservation and integral development of Life. This commitment includes a profound respect for nature, both the natural world and the natural processes of life. In this Guaracyan Philosophy, Life is recognized as the most essential expression of the primordial light that at a given moment of eternity, fragmented. This fragmentation gave birth to our different forms of reality.
The tradition of Umbanda promotes the communication between the material and immaterial planes of existence, through the development of mediunity and perception. Templo Guaracy distinctly understands the purpose of this communication as providing guidance for spiritual growth and expansion of human consciousness.
Templo Guaracy da Liberdade (Temple Guaracy New York, Inc.) is a nonprofit organization that has been recognized by the IRS as a tax-exempt organization described in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Gifts are tax-deductible for income tax purposes to the fullest extent of the law.