Mestre Irineu's "O Cruzeirinho" (The Little Cross)
The followers of the Santo Daime religion consider their holy
doctrine to be summarized in the last thirteen hymns that comprise
Mestre Irineu's hymn collection. Grouped under the name of "Cruzeirinho",
they are frequently sung during the rituals.
When reading them one must remember that "Daimistas"
consider themselves as following a "musical doctrine"
and that the hymns only reveal their full strength when sung to
the sound of "maracas" and under the effect of the sacred