assandra Stoneking is an owner of the Ela Botanica & Bodyworks in Huntsville (AL), a trained espiritista, and a devotee to the Orisha as an initiate in Santeria. She has dedicated her life to spirituality, psychology, philosophy, and theology in the pursuit of understanding (and advancing) those who seek her out for direction in life and solutions to problematic situations. She has spent 15 years in formal education studying both the psychological sciences as well as anthropology. By the direction of elders, scholars, and peers she has focused her attention to the science of Ifa and the foundations of her beloved Santeria/Lucumi. Within the last decade Cassandra has honed her skill set in herblore, homeopathic medicines, divination, hoodoo/rootwork, and conjure.