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African Narratives Of Orishas Spirits And Other Deities

Author : Alex Cuoco
ISBN : 147872451X
Genre : Literary Collections
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Acknowledging that the Yoruba are one of the largest and most important groups of people in West Africa, apart from its value as a cultural treasure, African Narratives of Orishas, Spirits and Other Deities will also delight the readers with its wealth of information on Yoruba/Vodun religious beliefs which are told in a spirited form with humor and poetry. Every page reveals the different deeds and aspects of Yoruba deities known as Ori a, as well as a number of spirits and other deities. This stunning collection of narratives showcases the diversity of Yoruba Ori a culture and evokes the power of A . It gives West African deities their much deserved respect and place in world culture. In this collection, Alex Cuoco, specifically kept the text in a non-academic format to afford the reader a free flow of thought without interruptions to check notes. He also chose to use simple language throughout the book to make the texts understandable and valuable to the general reader, as well as, making it a great contribution to the informed. The narratives and all other supporting topics in this work examine Ori a/Vodun beliefs in cultures in Nigeria, Benin, Togo, as well as, the Angola/Congo Nkisi deities, thus creating a cross-cultural foundation for spiritual learning and gaining of wisdom and knowledge. (Contains an extensive glossary).

Tribal Talk

Author : Will Coleman
ISBN : 0271042516
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 60. 69 MB
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Tales Of Yoruba Gods And Heroes

Author : Harold Courlander
ISBN : IND:39000005922427
Genre : Religion
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An anthology of stories complemented by songs illuminates the beliefs and attitudes of the Yoruba people regarding the importance and power of gods and heroes

Osun Seegesi

Author : Diedre Badejo
ISBN : UOM:39015041001242
Genre : Religion
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What does our sophisticated, technically advanced society have to learn from a venerable African goddess? That is the question Dr. Diedre Badejo set out to answer a decade ago, armed only with a tape recorder, a working knowledge of Yoruba language, literature, and culture, and a mental "image" of the African Motherland molded as much by her great grandmother's character as by her own experience of the Black Power and Black Studies movements of the '60s and '70s. The answers Dr. Badejo found as she immersed herself in the ritual orature, sacred songs, and festival drama of the Yoruba goddess Osun Seegesi at the deity's principal shrine in the city of Osogbo, Nigeria, are shared with the world in this detailed documentary/analysis that presents a startling view of human relations and relationships that is powerful in its practicality and revolutionary in its civility. What Osun (pronounced "Oh-Shoon") offers to a civilization standing "at the crossroads" and poised on the "abyss of transition",says the author, is nothing less than "an African feminist theory that challenges the hegemony of the Western social order" with a holistic sociocultural vision that recognizes and affirms the reciprocal role of women and men in building and sustaining a truly civil society.

Iwa Rere

Author : Lloyd Weaver
ISBN : 0692793321
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sixteen selections from the Yoruba Ifa Oracle that in a lively, story telling style illustrate African concepts of morality

African Gods

Author : Daniel Lainé
ISBN : IND:30000116782784
Genre : Religion
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African Gods is a photographic journey through a world of soothsayers, healers, priests, witch doctors, and prophets. Daniel Lainé's haunting photographs capture moments of intense spirituality during rituals, exorcisms, dances, and magical rites, many of which are open only to initiates, and some of which will soon be los' forever. A spiritual journey through twelve African countries : Nigeria, South Africa, the lvory Coast, Benin, Togo, Guinea, Cameroon, Ghana, Mali, Congo, Gabon, and Uganda - African Gods is as enlightening as it is visually stunning.


Author : Aeschylus
ISBN : 9781603842228
Genre : Drama
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Meineck's translation is faithful and supple; the language employed is modern without betraying the grandeur and complexity--particularly the images--of the Aeschylean text. After reading this translation, one has but one further wish: to see it and hear it at Delphi, Epidaurus or Syracuse. --Herman Van Looy, L'Antiquite Classique

Encyclopedia Of Goddesses And Heroines

Author : Patricia Monaghan, PhD
ISBN : 9781608682171
Genre : Social Science
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More Than 1,000 Goddesses & Heroines from around the World Groundbreaking scholar Patricia Monaghan spent her life researching, writing about, and documenting goddesses and heroines from all religions and all corners of the globe. Her work demonstrated that from the beginning of recorded history, goddesses reigned alongside their male counterparts as figures of inspiration and awe. Drawing on anthropology, folklore, literature, and psychology, Monaghan’s vibrant and accessible encyclopedia covers female deities from Africa, the eastern Mediterranean, Asia and Oceania, Europe, and the Americas, as well as every major religious tradition.

African Mythology A To Z

Author : Patricia Ann Lynch
ISBN : 9781438131337
Genre : Mythology, African
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The African continent is home to a fascinating and strong tradition of myth, due in part to the long history of human habitation in Africa; the diversity of its geography, flora, and fauna; and the variety of its cultural beliefs. African Mythology A to Z is a readable reference to the deities, places, events, animals, beliefs, and other subjects that appear in the myths of various African peoples. For the first time, this edition features full-color photographs and illustrations.Coverage includes:

This Spot Of Ground

Author : Carol B. Duncan
ISBN : 9781554580170
Genre : Religion
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A richly detailed study that explores the emergence of the Spiritual Baptist faith, an African-Caribbean religious tradition, in Toronto, Canada. Originating in Trinidad, Tobago and St Vincent, it is now practiced in cities such as New York, London, as well as Toronto.

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