The Handbook Of Yoruba Religious Concepts

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The Handbook Of Yoruba Religious Concepts

Author : Baba Ifa Karade
ISBN : 9781633411340
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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An introduction to the spiritual source of the beliefs and practices that have so profoundly shaped African American religious traditions. Most of the Africans who were enslaved and brought to the Americas were from the Yoruba nation of West Africa, an ancient and vast civilization. In the diaspora caused by the slave trade, the guiding concepts of the Yoruba spiritual tradition took root in Haiti, Puerto Rico, Cuba, Brazil, and the United States. In this accessible introduction, Baba Ifa Karade provides an overview of the Yoruba tradition and its influence in the West. He describes the sixteen Orisha, or spirit gods, and shows us how to work with divination, use the energy centers of the body to internalize the teachings of Yoruba, and create a sacred place of worship. The book also includes prayers, dances, songs, offerings, and sacrifices to honor the Orisha.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

The Big Book Of Soul

Author : Stephanie Rose Bird
ISBN : 1612831370
Genre : Self-Help
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Soul is the ultimate expression and experience of African-American culture. The Big Book of Soul is the first popular reference book to provide an in-depth examination of the source of soul in African culture and how soul finds its expression today. Author Stephanie Rose Bird takes readers on a breathtaking journey of soul by examining the spirit of animism and how it evolved in contemporary African-American culture. She explores spiritual practices related to diet, dance, beauty, healing, and the arts, and provides readers with ancient healing rituals and practices they can use today. Filled with fun facts, practical advice, and ancient spiritual wisdom, The Big Book of Soul is for any reader who wants a genuine, rooted experience of soul today.
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Yoruba Traditions And African American Religious Nationalism

Author : Tracey E. Hucks
ISBN : 9780826350770
Genre : Social Science
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Exploring the Yoruba tradition in the United States, Hucks begins with the story of Nana Oseijeman Adefunmi’s personal search for identity and meaning as a young man in Detroit in the 1930s and 1940s. She traces his development as an artist, religious leader, and founder of several African-influenced religio-cultural projects in Harlem and later in the South. Adefunmi was part of a generation of young migrants attracted to the bohemian lifestyle of New York City and the black nationalist fervor of Harlem. Cofounding Shango Temple in 1959, Yoruba Temple in 1960, and Oyotunji African Village in 1970, Adefunmi and other African Americans in that period renamed themselves “Yorubas” and engaged in the task of transforming Cuban Santer'a into a new religious expression that satisfied their racial and nationalist leanings and eventually helped to place African Americans on a global religious schema alongside other Yoruba practitioners in Africa and the diaspora. Alongside the story of Adefunmi, Hucks weaves historical and sociological analyses of the relationship between black cultural nationalism and reinterpretations of the meaning of Africa from within the African American community.
Category: Social Science

A Place Of Nights

Author : Oloye Ifa Karade
ISBN : 1491281162
Genre : Fiction
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His name's Ku'unbu. He hails from the western region of Oyo, and he's led its army to the Ethiopian plains. Under direct orders from the king, he must protect Princess Emina, the nation's cherished treasure. Ku'unbu remains ever vigilant. Foreboding spirits possess the adolescent princess, wars shake the foundations of the emerging city-state, and betrayals undermine royal authority.
Category: Fiction

Understanding Yoruba Life And Culture

Author : Nike Lawal
ISBN : UCSC:32106018575693
Genre : Social Science
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With a population of about thirty million, the Yoruba people constitute one of the largest single ethnic groups in sub-Saharan Africa. They are internationally acclaimed for their high art, complex system of government, religion, and philosophy. This multi-authored book written by distinguished scholars like Ayo Bamgbose, Toyin Falola, Stephen Akintoye, Omofolabo Soyinka-Ajayi, Emmanuel Babatunde, H.O. Danmole, Akinbiyi Akinlabi, and Agbo Folarin, is the first of its kind to cover all the important topics and issues in Yoruba culture. Who were the Yoruba? Where did they come from? What is Yoruba society like? What is the role of women in the society? What is the nature of their art forms? What is Yoruba philosophy? These questions and many more are answered in this significant book. (Back cover).
Category: Social Science

Library Journal

Author : Melvil Dewey
ISBN : 03630277
Genre : Libraries
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Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.
Category: Libraries

The Kingdom Of The Occult

Author : Walter Martin
ISBN : 9781418589837
Genre : Religion
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The Kingdom of the Occult delivers the timely followup to Dr. Martin's best-selling The Kingdom of the Cults This book takes Dr. Walter Martin's comprehensive knowledge and his dynamic teaching style and forges a strong weapon against the world of the Occult-a weapon of the same scope and power as his phenomenal thirty-five year bestseller, The Kingdom of the Cults (over 875,000 sold). Chapters include: Witchcraft and Wicca, Satanism, Pagan Religions, Tools of the Occult, Demon Possession and Exorcism, Spiritual Warfare, etc. Features include: Each chapter contains: Quick Facts; History; Case Studies; Theology; Resources
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Celestial Church Of Christ

Author : Afeosemime Unuose Adogame
ISBN : UOM:39015042762826
Genre : Religion
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One of the most popular, widespread indigenous religious initiative in West Africa is the Celestial Church of Christ. This study examines the incipience, contemporary growth and development of the church, especially the period following the demise of the founder.
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The Sacred Paths

Author : Theodore M. Ludwig
ISBN : STANFORD:36105028664469
Genre : Religion
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For courses in Religions of the World, History of Religions, Comparative Religion, and Introduction to Religious Studies in departments of Religion, Religious Studies, Theology, and Philosophy. Unique in approach, this text combines an historical-descriptive presentation of individual religions with a comparative-thematic approach. It begins with a discussion of the basic human questions and concerns relating to religion e.g., origin and identity, ultimate reality, human nature, and the good life and then uses these essential concepts to help describe the beliefs, practices, and historical development of each religion. As the work of a single scholar much of it based on original research this book offers a consistency and depth missing in many of the texts in this field.
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Women And Goddesses In Myth And Sacred Text

Author : Tamara Agha-Jaffar
ISBN : IND:30000128045758
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This cross-cultural primary source reader provides an opportunity for readers to examine the role of major female figures in Western and non-Western religions and mythology. Primary sources from a variety of cultures and religious traditions offer insight
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Grace And Humanness

Author : Orlando O. Espín
ISBN : STANFORD:36105124027975
Genre : Religion
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These essays, by one of the foremost U.S. Latino theologians, offer far-ranging insights on the relation between theology and culture. Orlando O. Espin addresses the challenge of culture and insightfully attempts to construct Christian theology from perspectives that are neither culturally, historically, nor ethically naive. These essays open new theological ground and ask theologians to acknowledge and name their cultural perspectives and locations in the construction of their theologies.
Category: Religion

Library Journal

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ISBN : UOM:39015082964522
Genre : Libraries
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Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.
Category: Libraries

African American Review

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ISBN : UOM:39015067513179
Genre : African American arts
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Category: African American arts


Author : Ifa Karade
ISBN : IND:30000055969947
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Ojise: Messenger of the Yoruba Tradition is a journal of the daytoday activities and rituals that Karade encountered in his quest for priesthood in the Yoruba religion. Embedded in this journal are the very emotions, ideas and changes in his psycheand the healing of soul that occured on this journey. Karade explains the significance of the spiritual pilgrimage for people of all faiths.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Writer S Guide To Book Editors Publishers And Literary Agents 1997 1998

Author : Jeff Herman
ISBN : 0761505083
Genre : Authors and publishers
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This book contains the names and addresses of acquisitions editors at top publishing houses, as well as their area of expertise and information on top literary agents. First time and experienced authors will find the information they need to get their "big break" in the writing business instead of having their manuscripts end up in the slush pile.
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Her Words

Author : Burleigh Muten
ISBN : STANFORD:36105028584402
Genre : Poetry
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Collects poems written by over seventy poets including Homer, Sappho, Bobby McFerrin, and Jane Kenyon celebrating the Goddess religion.
Category: Poetry

The Lady Of Ten Thousand Names

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ISBN : UVA:X004589779
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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She flung her arms above her head and said her true name, Au Set. Glistening feathered wings appeared where her arms had been. from The Lady of Ten Thousand Names
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Author : Adrian H. Hearn
ISBN : STANFORD:36105131664794
Genre : History
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DIVArgues that grassroots cultural actors and religious organizations have come to play an important role in social development in Cuba since the early 1990s, and that this process occurred with the active support, and regulation of the state, despite the st/div
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Crucial Issues In Caribbean Religions

Author : Mozella G. Mitchell
ISBN : UVA:X030114338
Genre : Religion
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Crucial Issues in Caribbean Religions concentrates on the effects of intersections in the Caribbean of major world religions such as Christianity (both Catholicism and Protestantism), Judaism, Islam, and Hinduism, with indigenous religions such as Caribs and Arawaks, and African-derived religions such as Lucumi (Yoruba/Santeria/Regla de Ocha), Regla de Palo, Vodun, Obeah, Rastafari, Orisa, or Shango in Trinidad. Closely examined are the social and economic problems and issues of exile, slavery, oppression, racism, sexism, ethnocentrism, cultural dominance, religious diversity, syncretism, popular religiosity, religious and spiritual imperialism, continuity and change, survival techniques in the face of attempts at eradication by religious powers, interreligious dialogue, and the quest for universal spirituality.
Category: Religion