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Babalawo, Santeria's High Priests: Fathers of the Secrets in by Frank Baba Eyiogbe

By Frank Baba Eyiogbe

Cuban Ifá From An Insider

Hidden in the mysterious Afro-Cuban faith of Santería, sometimes called Lucumí, there's a deep physique of secrets and techniques and rituals referred to as Ifá, divination practiced via clergymen whose identify, babalawo, potential “Father of the Secrets.” This ebook pulls away the veil of secrecy to bare precisely what Ifá is and the way it really works, exploring its heritage, cosmology, Orichas, initiations, mythology, choices, and sacrifices. sign up for Frank Baba Eyiogbe during this attention-grabbing advent that discusses the capabilities of the babalawo, the position of ladies, the way forward for Ifá, and lots more and plenty more.

“A magnificent and masses wanted addition to the literature on Afro-Cuban faith. Engagingly written, scholarly whereas ultimate available . . . it offers an up to date exposition of either the historical past and modern philosophy of 1 of the world’s most intricate platforms of divination.”—Stephan Palmié, Chair of the dep. of Anthropology and Social Sciences on the college of Chicago and writer of The Cooking of heritage: How to not research Afro-Cuban Religion

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