The Way of Orisa

Joyous, wise and eminently practical, The Way of the Orisa brings a vibrant ancient tradition to contemporary life.

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Author: Philip J. Neimark

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780062505576

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 208

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Carried to the Americas by slaves, the 8,000-year-old philosophy of Ifa originated with the Yoruba peoples of West Africa. Ifa's enduring message of strength and inner peace, one that offers a way to harmonize our spiritual and worldly aims, is enjoying a resurgence of popularity in the West. Written by an avid student and accomplished practitioner, The Way of the Orisa provides an exhilarating introduction to the orisa, the powerful messenger spirits who act as our personal guardians. Through fables, rituals, prayers and simple guidelines, Philip Neimark shows how we can further our personal and professional goals by cultivating the loving support of orisa energy. Joyous, wise and eminently practical, The Way of the Orisa brings a vibrant ancient tradition to contemporary life.

r Devotion as World Religion

the Olórìṣà may do what he or she wishes with his or her possession ( after all ,
he or she “ owns ” the Òrìsà ) , nothing could be further from the truth . We find a
close parallel in the way that Christians and Muslims alike claim to “ have God or
 ...

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Author: Jacob Kẹhinde Olupona

Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 0299224643

Category: History

Page: 609

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As the twenty-first century begins, tens of millions of people participate in devotions to the spirits called Òrìsà. This book explores the emergence of Òrìsà devotion as a world religion, one of the most remarkable and compelling developments in the history of the human religious quest. Originating among the Yorùbá people of West Africa, the varied traditions that comprise Òrìsà devotion are today found in Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe, and Australia. The African spirit proved remarkably resilient in the face of the transatlantic slave trade, inspiring the perseverance of African religion wherever its adherents settled in the New World. Among the most significant manifestations of this spirit, Yorùbá religious culture persisted, adapted, and even flourished in the Americas, especially in Brazil and Cuba, where it thrives as Candomblé and Lukumi/Santería, respectively. After the end of slavery in the Americas, the free migrations of Latin American and African practitioners has further spread the religion to places like New York City and Miami. Thousands of African Americans have turned to the religion of their ancestors, as have many other spiritual seekers who are not themselves of African descent. Ifá divination in Nigeria, Candomblé funerary chants in Brazil, the role of music in Yorùbá revivalism in the United States, gender and representational authority in Yorùbá religious culture--these are among the many subjects discussed here by experts from around the world. Approaching Òrìsà devotion from diverse vantage points, their collective effort makes this one of the most authoritative texts on Yorùbá religion and a groundbreaking book that heralds this rich, complex, and variegated tradition as one of the world's great religions.

Finding Soul on the Path of Orisa

Worshipping, celebrating, and sharing with others who also seek deep
relationship with Orisa will help you understand and embody the Orisa way. Yet,
no matter how much information and inspiration you receive from your community
and ...

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Author: Tobe Melora Correal

Publisher: Crossing Press

ISBN: 9780307816092

Category: Religion

Page: 182

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In the realm of African spiritual pathways, no tradition is so widely embraced and practiced as the West African religion Orisa. Awakened by her own spiritual journey, Tobe Melora Correal, an initiated priestess in the Yoruba-Lukumi branch of Orisa, guides us along this blessed road. FINDING THE SOUL ON THE PATH OF ORISA provides a fresh look at these ancient teachings and emphasizes introspection and inner work over the outward manifestations of Orisa’s practices. Correal debunks misconceptions surrounding the tradition, drawing us into a lushly textured, Earth-centered spiritual system—a compassionate and useful roadmap for revering God.

Finding Soul on the Path of Ori a

Explaining the indigenous earth-centered religion of the Yoruba of southwestern Nigeria, Correal presents a personal approach to bringing the African spiritual path of Orisa into daily life.

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Author: Tobe Melora Correal

Publisher: Celestial Arts

ISBN: 9781580911498

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 182

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Explaining the indigenous earth-centered religion of the Yoruba of southwestern Nigeria, Correal presents a personal approach to bringing the African spiritual path of Orisa into daily life.

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Spiritual Tool Artress, Lauren 24, 563 Walking ... Rarrri M. 533 The Way of the
Cross: Edith Stein Herbstrith, Waltraud 633 The Way of the Orisa: Empowering
Your Life ...

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Author: Pamela Willwerth Aue

Publisher: Gale Research International, Limited

ISBN: 0787639427

Category: Religion

Page: 479

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Religiously-inspired novels, inspirational writings and biographical works on people who are models for spiritual growth are among the recommendations found in this reference.

Wake People Wake

The Yorubas who came were mainly practitioners of the ancient African religion
of ' Ifa - the Orisa way ' . They believed in spirits but had the concept that following
the completion of a full life , and death , there would be a rebirth . In this very ...

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Author: Rawle Winston Titus

Publisher: Hansib Publishing (Caribbean), Limited

ISBN: IND:30000110574534

Category: Funeral rites and ceremonies

Page: 224

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A socio-anthropological study of the wake and waking habits that early Tobago folk practised during their funerary rites. The study not only deals with these people and their rituals, but also presents a perspective of the way other tribes and early peoples dealt with death and the hereafter. It also provides an insight into the way superstition and the supernatural constantly played a part in these customs.

Publication of the Afro Latin American Research Association

Neimark , P . J . ( 1993 ) The way of the Orisa : Empowering your life through the
ancient African religion of Ifa . San Francisco : Harper . Patterson , O . ( 1977 )
Ethnic chauvinism : The reactionary impulse . New York : Stein and Day
Publishers ...

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Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105121727700

Category: African Americans

Page:

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Releasing the Goddess Within

The Way of the Orisa : Empowering Your Life Through the Ancient African
Religion of Ifa . San Francisco : Harper San Francisco , 1993 . Pinkola Estés ,
Clarissa . Women Who Run with the Wolves : Myths and Stories of the Wild
Woman ...

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Author: Gail Carr Feldman

Publisher:

ISBN: 0028644050

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 228

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Readings and exercises lead you on a quest to find and embrace a greater spirituality in your life via the Triple Goddess life path.

The Greenwood Encyclopedia of African American Folklore A F

1993 , “ Preface , ” in The Way of the Orisa : Empowering Your Life through the
Ancient African Religion of Ifa , Philip J. Neimark ( San Francisco : Harper San
Francisco ) , pp . xv - xvi ; Ferris , William , ed . , 1983 , Afro - American Folk Art
and ...

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Author: Anand Prahlad

Publisher:

ISBN: 0313330360

Category: African Americans

Page: 1557

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Contains over seven hundred entries on African American folklore, including music, art, foodways, spiritual beliefs, and proverbs.

Africa

one òrìṣà . She may assert , more competitively , that her own Òrìsà is the only
spiritual force she can rely on , the benefits ... The phrase used to describe this
translated state , ' Oríì mí wú ' ( My head swelled ) is the way that the effects of an
 ...

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Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015074931810

Category: Africa

Page:

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Includes Proceedings of the Executive council and List of members, also section "Review of books".

African Culture Modern Science and Religious Thought

As it were, when Orisa-nla had got his instruction, 'he left the presence of
Oduduwa to go and do as he was told. He, (Orisa-nla,) became very thirsty on the
way and drank his fill of a tempting supply of palm-wine. As a result, he became
drunk ...

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Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015064721841

Category: Africa

Page: 693

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Journal of Religion in Africa

and hope to turn its own way ' ( p . 122 ) . The second goal is to provide an
understanding of the pattern of religious change , by privileging the ' local cult
complex ' over the pan - Yoruba pantheon . Thus the quasiancestral orisa cult is
given ...

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Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105113511260

Category: Africa

Page:

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Obakaye Temple Field Manual

This is a work book. It is intended to be used by those interested or involved in traditional West African spirituality. Ifa as discussed in this book is practiced by the Yoruba of South Western Nigeria.

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Author: Baba Adegun Iwindara Reece

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1986770788

Category:

Page: 38

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This is a work book. It is intended to be used by those interested or involved in traditional West African spirituality. Ifa as discussed in this book is practiced by the Yoruba of South Western Nigeria. It is also practiced in the Caribbean and throughout the Americas.

Composer

W . W . C . Echezona Asunyere ( one who chants Iyere ) chants the same words ,
the way the words are intoned in each case will enable any person to know the
differences . In the case of Pipe - Orisa the way words are intoned in chanting the
 ...

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Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015024139803

Category: Music

Page:

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The Path of the Green Man

Some years ago I arranged a telephone consultation with Philip John Neimark ,
the author of The Way of the Orisa and one of America's leading teachers in the
orisha religion . I'd recently been studying African spirituality and had asked
Philip ...

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Author: Michael Thomas Ford

Publisher: Citadel Press

ISBN: IND:30000107641106

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 244

View: 294

A handbook containing information of interest to,gay men who want to know what paganism and Wicca,are, how these traditions speak specifically to,them and how to go about beginning to explore,pagan spirituality as a rewarding spiritual path.,The Path of the Green Man is composed of two,parts, arranged in alternating chapters. The first,part is a basic primer on paganism and Wicca, on,spiritual practice and beginning to play with the,tools of spirituality. The second part puts all of,this information to use in a practical guide to,living the pagan year.

Actes

Each òrişà responds to a distinct rhythm of his own . It would appear however that
the rhythm of the drums of the òrişà as found in Bahia are not in any way as
highly differentiated as the signatures and rhythms to which the divinities respond
in ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: UCLA:31158005412803

Category: America

Page:

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Directory of Priests and Priestesses

The way of elevation and moving in the spirit comes when negative possibilities
are deleted from the individual's life . Moving in the spirit is the point where all
should be focused on the forces ( Loa , Orisa and Abosum ) along with God and ...

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Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105118033229

Category: Africa

Page:

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The Development of the Doctrine of the Holy Spirit in the Yoruba African Indigenous Christian Movement

One lesser divinity , orisa - nla , is particularly important in the Yoruba worldview .
Let us talk about orisa - nla briefly . Orisa - nla and his role in Yoruba Cosmology
Scholars have pointed out that the number of orisas indicates the diversity and ...

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Author: Caleb Oluremi Oladipo

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN: STANFORD:36105017795829

Category: Religion

Page: 192

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Africa will have more than 325 million Christians by the year 2000, making it the most populous Christian continent in the world. In this book, Dr. Oladipo addresses questions about Christian dogma as believers continue to enlarge the boundaries of Christian proclamation. He points out that conversion in Africa is the result of African ability to enliven cherished Christian doctrines in their indigenous definition of the Christian faith. The book touches a raw nerve by illustrating that religious awareness is the indivisible entity unified by particular human efforts to grasp the totality of existence. "The Development of the Doctrine of the Holy Spirit in the Yoruba (African) Indigenous Christian Movement" is unique and different, written in a spirit of mutual enrichment and transformation.

Osogbo

Apart from the content which already distinguishes them from one another , Oba
Laoye ( 1966 ) explains the difference thus : In the case of Pipe Orisa , the way
words are intoned in chanting the praise of one deity is different from the way the
 ...

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Author: Cornelius Oyeleke Adepegba

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105073151974

Category: Cities and towns

Page: 183

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