Seven African Powers. The Seven African Powers are not something native to hoodoo but they are gaining in popularity and as such it is important to understand who they are and how they can fit into a person's spiritual work.
I recently founded the Santeria Church of the Orishas as a member of the Missionary Independent Spiritual Church movement. Over the Santeria Church of the Orishas website, I wrote up a great article on who the Seven African Powers are and it's a wonderful read. Head over there and read for yourself, and here's a hint ... they aren't orishas.