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The Handbook of Yoruba Religious Concepts by Baba Ifa Karade

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 civilisation. 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 centres of the body to internalise the teachings of Yoruba and create a sacred place of worship. The book, also, includes prayers, dances, songs, offerings and sacrifices to honour the Orisha.

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