Umbanda (Portuguese pronunciation:
Umbanda has many branches, each one with a different set of beliefs and practices. Some common beliefs are the existence of a
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Umbanda practitioners believe in a supreme creator god; the use of a medium to contact the spirits of deceased people; reincarnation and spiritual evolution through many physical existences; and the practice of charity.
The opposite side of the Umbanda (white magic), i.e., black magic – the practices that intended to cause evil doings, became known as
One hundred years after its establishment, Umbanda divided itself into several branches with different beliefs, creeds, and practices. Some of these branches are Umbanda d'Angola, Umbanda Jejê, Umbanda Ketu, and Umbanda Esotérica.