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Learn more about Amazon Prime. His rank in the world's seventh largest religion ,, is on par with a Catholic Arch Bishop. The author describes each step or level of his rise in Havana, Cuba. Readers are treated to the unique flavor of the forbidden island too. Catholicism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, indigenous and African. Anthropology is discussed including the Haplogroup mapping that is so important. Fresh patki legends are introduced, shrines honoring the Orisha are described.
Core concepts of Ashe Nature's energy , Odu, Ancestors, Dead, dreams and divination are probed and explained.
Nature's Ancient Religion: Orisha Worship & Ifa by Charles Spencer King
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Please try again later. This book Is filled with so much straight forward information and insight you cannot help but feel the author wrote it with you in mind. Easy to understand this topic that some times can get mired in the details and tangled within the branches is finally told from a perspective of a personal journey any of us can relate to. I highly recommend it to anyone first encountering this beautiful religion of IFA ,and it's many facets. It is definately among my favorites in my library.
Impacting my mind, and spirit I have felt honored to have read this wonderful book. One person found this helpful.
Nature's Ancient Religion: Orisha Worship & Ifa
Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. King gives a mind opening introduction to the Orishas and afro-cuban culture. A necessary read for anyone new to IFA or Orisha worship. Great for people just entering our religion. It is also a great adventure. People outside the religion will love it. A true gem to the modern Diaspora. More of an autobiography than informative.
I have read a few other books on the Ifa religion, and there is much about that complex worldview that confuses me. Fresh pataki legends are introduced, shrines honoring the Orishas are described. Core concepts of Ashe Nature's energy , Odu, Ancestors, Dead, dreams and divination are probed and explained. The increasing role of women is discussed as well as racial tensions.
Nature's Ancient Religion has 22 pages of Orisha worship book reviews, a glossary, index and the illustrations of Victorio Evelio Cue Villate. Paperback , pages. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Nature's Ancient Religion , please sign up. Be the first to ask a question about Nature's Ancient Religion. Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia.
Feb 23, Joel rated it really liked it. Was interested in learning more about the religion itself and the book tells you a lot about the author's personal journey. It gets annoying at first, I'd rather just the stories, but it sends up helping the book a bit in the end they could be shorter though.
A pretty decent first approach. The writer will say several times in the book that he is not an expert yet he continually gives advice to potential initiates. His tone switches back and forth from Storyteller to Advisor.
I found this annoying and wished he just talked of his experience among the pataki and descriptions of orishas. There were moments when his tone felt condescending. His extensive description of his personal altar was unnecessary and boring.
It felt like I met a guy at a party who has an interesting life story The writer will say several times in the book that he is not an expert yet he continually gives advice to potential initiates. It felt like I met a guy at a party who has an interesting life story but I have to wade through a lot of narcissism before I hear anything worthwhile. It wasn't a total disappointment. I enjoyed all the pataki. Abed Farah rated it it was amazing Dec 16, Dee Dee rated it it was amazing Jul 03, Suzanne Miller rated it really liked it Jul 13, Ruthay rated it really liked it Apr 19, Julian Cheek rated it really liked it Nov 19, Angel Luis rated it liked it Dec 29, Alicia added it Jul 14, Elizabeth Reyes marked it as to-read Jul 31, Danays Cruz is currently reading it Sep 15, Andrew marked it as to-read Apr 03, Commanderd marked it as to-read Jul 30, Introverted Indigo added it Oct 05, Egunike Fagbenro marked it as to-read Feb 02, Flip marked it as to-read Nov 05, Daisy Brin added it Jan 18, Serressa marked it as to-read May 17, Ajai marked it as to-read Jul 06, Allison Weldon marked it as to-read Nov 05, Wendja85 marked it as to-read Apr 23, Margaret Rush marked it as to-read Aug 22, Johnson marked it as to-read Aug 23, Awo Tumbi marked it as to-read Sep 01,