“Ifá: The Ultimate Guide to a System of Divination and Religion of the Yoruba People” by Mari Silva
"Delve into the Yoruba people’s Ifá religion and build a strong understanding of their 8,000-year-old divination system.
Have you ever wondered where the Yoruba people came from and where they are now? Are you interested in exploring their historical and cultural heritage? Have you ever heard of the Ifá religion before and found yourself intrigued?
The Yoruba people’s history is somewhat mysterious, but they will happily tell you that they are from the Nile Valley. That is partially true, and you will find out why as we explore the origins of the Yoruba and how they eventually settled in what is today called Yorubaland in Africa.
In this book, you will:
Find out who the Yoruba are
Understand how Ifá is the touchstone of the Yoruba
Read up on the Sixteen Commandments of Ifá
Understand the role of divination in the Ifá religion
Learn more about the role of wisdom and intellect in the practice of Ifá
Expose yourself to the Ifá Creation narrative
Learn about the origin of divination
Understand why Olodumare (the Creator God) is distant from Creation
Find out more about the goal of Ifá; the continual restoration of relationships and the realization of Olodumare’s original vision for the Creation
Learn who the Orisha are
Learn who the Ajogun are
Understand the meaning of the Seven African Powers
Learn more about different tools of Ifá divination
Understand how divination casting works and what it’s intended to accomplish
Find out what Ori is
Find out what Ashé is
You’ll be taken through the first four sections of the Odù Ifá and provided with the energetic profiles and roles of the four Odus in each one.
Ifá divination is a complex and layered subject. That is no surprise, considering how the faith has been around for 8,000 years. In this book, you’ll find a detailed overview of historical realities and the philosophical and ethical framework of Ifá, with divination and its meaning to followers as the centerpiece."
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