Terra Sagrada follows the principles of Orixá traditions, which see humans as part of nature and nature also as an expression of divine powers. They are orally relayed traditions in action as a living human historical asset on their great journey from Africa to America and from there to Europe, but also back to Africa. On this journey sacral cultural heritage was and is not only be preserved, it is continually being developed.
The cosmologies of the Orixás see everything visible and invisible permeated by life and sacral powers. They cultivate a spiritual school of the immanence of the divine and belong to the earthbound religious systems. The goal of this spiritual practice is to "live out" the interconnectedness of heaven and earth, of man and nature and their animate destiny.
In Brazil, primarily Bantu and Yoruba cultures have shaped the development of African-influenced traditions and are now grouped under the names Umbanda and Candomblé; In the Caribbean similar traditions are known under the term Santerîa, in North America divination cults are known under the name Ifá.
Ritual, dance and incorporation trance, feasts in communion, initiation, ancestral powers, a communal understanding that also includes nature and space, myths and spiritual poetics characterize these traditions, which keep themselves alive in a self-organizing manner.