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Finding Soul on the Path of Orisa: A West African Spiritual Tradition

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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 ...more
Paperback, 182 pages
Published January 28th 2003 by Crossing Press
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Kevin
Jul 19, 2011 Kevin rated it liked it
I just recently got this book back from my mom. I loaned it a year or so ago to her.

It's tough finding a book that is good for someone who is curious about ATR practices, but needs a bit more than just the usual history lesson of where it came from and all of that.

The author does a great job of simplifying things without making it TOO basic...

If you're already involved in the religion, there isn't much you're going to get out of this book, aside from the usual warm-and-fuzzies if experiences men
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Cassandra
Jan 07, 2014 Cassandra rated it it was amazing
Correal's easy prose is a great book for non-initiates to Ifa. Correal provides a concise summary of Ifa, the Orisa, the importance of ancestors, and how to set up an ancestral shrine. I've used it as reference guide consistently over the years.
Shanali
Mar 15, 2008 Shanali rated it really liked it
Tobe really captures some of my own practices and views experienced while practicing my religion. She also explains a few of the essential Patakis/Stories that make the base of our spiritual beliefs. A must read for Orisa initiates.
Stephanie Sorensen
Jan 03, 2014 Stephanie Sorensen rated it really liked it
Recommended to Stephanie by: Barrett D. Brown
As a beginning student, I found this book quite informative and well written. I learned a great deal and will probably re-read soon :)
Antoine Bandele
May 10, 2017 Antoine Bandele rated it it was amazing
Very easy prose to read, especially for someone not familiar with Yoruba and Ifa teachings outside the main Orisha. This book can get repetitive but it has a solid foundation for base knowledge. I read this more for research; but this book would especially benefit those who are looking to get in touch with their personal spirituality.
Dominick
Jul 18, 2011 Dominick rated it it was amazing
A must read for any devotee of an Orisha tradition and a good starter book for anyone who wants to learn about these traditions. The book is a good, in depth look at the theology and ethics of the Orisha traditions.
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learning!!
Nana Prah
Feb 07, 2015 Nana Prah rated it it was amazing
I found this to be a highly educational book. Helping to clarify some things about the spiritual journey the followers of Orisa undertake.
TW
Jul 14, 2011 TW rated it it was amazing
This is a very refreshing take on the factors that go into making a decision to pursue a spiritual path, Orisa or otherwise. I am grateful to the author and her spirit guides!
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