400 + 1 (pronounced four hundred and one) is a symbolic acknowledgment that our work is a continuation of those who journeyed before us. We are the embodiment of our ancestors. While, at first glance, those who belong to the movement may seem exceptional, 400 + 1 is a sacred infinite number that suggests that we all possess the magic we need to contribute to our own liberation.

Orisha (spelled òrìṣà in the Yoruba language, and orichá or orixá in Latin America) are spirits who reflect manifestations of the supreme divinity in Yoruba religion.

 

According to Yoruba tradition there are 400 + 1 orishas. This quantity is thought to be sacred and innumerable. or "as many as you can think of, plus one more." Different oral traditions refer to 400, 700, or 1,440 orisha.