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The book focuses on the religious perspectives of Omu women, who are mystics found in the traditional African region of Aniocha-Oshimili in the local government area of Delta state, Nigeria. The author discusses their religious practices, ideas, and values. Maureen Uche is a native of Nigeria. She enjoys teaching African religions and is the author of scores of articles th ...more
Published (first published July 11th 2010)
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Judy Croome
Jun 16, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Dr Maureen Uche’s glimpse into the spiritual practices of the Omu women is both fascinating and challenging. Listing ancient spiritual values of African holy practices, which still have relevance for the modern Western women, this is also a surprisingly feminist text, emphasising the power of women at the same time it proposes that today’s women could integrate the spirituality of the Omu mystics into their daily lives as a way of finding a life that is more spiritual than materialistic. The dis ...more
Ab
Apr 06, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is organized well and provides readers with new and interesting information on the topic of Omu Spirituality.

The author’s goal seemed to be to educate the general American population on important topics, which Americans might not be familiar with. Overall, I believe she succeeded, because I learned a lot from reading this book.

I did feel, however, that the book would be strengthened if Dr. uche could add some more basic information about the regions she was discussing. For example, I
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Barry
Apr 06, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The author’s tone was emphatic and strong, which was appropriate for the topics she was writing about. Some men may object to the author’s statement that the female sex is superior, but I think that such a statement is OK in this type of personal book.

I focused my efforts on learning the innovative ideas. This book shows how America women can learn from innocent Omu women who are loyal to unique African practices. I enjoyed this book a lot because it shows how celibacy triumphs over perversion.
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Ab
Apr 15, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This book is organized well and provides readers with new and interesting information on the topic of Omu Spirituality.

The author’s goal seemed to be to educate the general American population on important topics, which Americans might not be familiar with. Overall, I believe she succeeded, because I learned a lot from reading this book.

I did feel, however, that the book would be strengthened if Dr. uche could add some more basic information about the regions she was discussing. For example, I
...more
Kelly
I have to say, while this book was a concise introduction to Omu Spirituality - a topic rarely explored- I wish Ms. Uche would have delved further into the topic rather than cut herself off at 74 pages. With that said, this book would probably be better suited as a companion piece or for those who aren't sure if they'd like to commit to more substantial reading from other resources.

To be honest my only real complaint was the editing. The grammatical mistakes were so profuse that I spent a good p
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Derick
Jun 22, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Religious practices of Omu women is both engaging and remarkable. Recording historical religious beliefs relating to African sacred practices, which still have significance for the modern Western women, this is also a unexpectedly feminist writing, placing the power of women at the same time it proposes that today's women could integrate the spirituality of the Omu mystics into their daily lives as a way of finding a life that is more spiritual than materialistic. The topic on physical nudity as ...more
Diane
Feb 28, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I was confused by the writing style used by the author. I felt the material was presented in a teaching outline or a model to be used in a classroom. The information was factual, linear and logical in outline. Yet, the book seemed to be written with the intent to reach a wider audience than scholars or academics. The style felt cold, patriarchal. This was a book about women mystics, their spirituality, and their influence on their society within their part of the world in Nigeria. I would have w ...more
Glenn
Aug 09, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is really helpful for those individual who are curious about the spiritual life of native Nigerian. Maureen is the key source to answer this curiosity. This book is successful attempt to discover the hidden lifestyle, religious practices, ideas and values of all individual and also the mystic living in Nigerian. Once you read this book you literary love and appreciate how unique and exotic the people living in here. This book is very informative and remarkable for all historians and al ...more
Dovid
Apr 06, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone
Omu Sprituality, is set in present day Nigeria. It brings to contrast the disparity between progressive African communities and regressive western minds/communities. It depicts the different faces of spirituality, feminism and brings to light various cultural ideas associated with African religions, and is able to pin point multiple other societal practices. It is surprising that these issues have not been discussed before in other book. For example, the author had passage where she referred to ...more
Zacky
Jun 06, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Omu Sprituality in the present day of Nigeria. It depicts the different faces of spirituality, feminism and brings to light various cultural ideas associated with African religions, and is able to emphasize other societal practices. It is surprising that these issues have not been discussed before in other book. For example, the author had passage where she referred to the sacredness of the women's breast and referred to men touch and respecting the woman's breast. Anyone interested in other pra ...more
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