The Handbook of Yoruba Religious Concepts


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"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 introduction to the practice, the author provides an overview of the Yoruba tradition and its influence in the West. He describes the 16 Orisha, or spirit gods, and shows us how to work with divination, how ...

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Sarah H

Aug 16, 2012

Gift for a friend

I bought this book as a gift for a friend who wants to introduce her daughter to the spirituality of her ancestors. She says that it is very good, even though she finds the names of some of the Orishas difficult to pronounce. She recommends it to anyone looking to get a better idea of African Spirituality before other belief systems were forced on them.

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