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Ifa divination

communication between Gods and men in West Africa
  • 575 Pages
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Indiana U.P , Bloomington, London
Ifa., Geomancy., Yorubas -- Reli
Statementby William Bascom.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsBF1779.I4
The Physical Object
Paginationxiii,575p.,15plates :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14974535M
ISBN 10025332890X

Ifa Divination: Communication between Gods and Men in West Africa (Midland Book, MB ) Reprint Edition by William W. Bascom (Author)Cited by: Very good book for Babalawos practicing tradicional IFA. Gives 2 verses per Odun for all Oduns. It is not a story reading book, it is a Babalawo book/5(35).

"The sacred texts of Ifa, repository of the accumulated wisdom of countless generations of Yoruba people, are an invaluable source not only for all students of African oral literature and Yoruba civilization, but also for future generations interested in the continuing vitality of Ifa divination and a Yoruba way of life and thought."Price: $ IFÁ A Complete Divination gives you a comprehensive presentation of Odù beautifully articulated in Yorùbá and English side-by-side.

If you are a student of Ifá and or a practicing Ifá priest, then this book will be Ifa divination book invaluable resource for your studies, and practice. There are a total of Odù in Ifá. Ifa Divination Poetry book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers/5(11).

"The sacred texts of Ifa, repository of the accumulated wisdom of countless generations of Yoruba people, are an invaluable source not only for all students of African oral literature and Yoruba civilization, but also for future generations interested in the continuing vitality of Ifa divination and a Yoruba way of life and thought."Cited by: Ifa: The Yoruba God of Divination in Nigeria and the United States.

Louis Djisovi Ikukomi Eason (Paperback). They do their Ifa divination and interpretation through the phone. Be worried if they happen to give you inconsistent predictions and have forecasted only good things.

If these babalawos keep only saying desirable results, it is most likely you are being fed the things that you only wanted to hear a. Discover answers to life's questions using the Ifa Oracle - an ancient African divination tool and the spiritual foundation for Candomblé, Santeria, and Vodun.

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Ifa Divination: Communication between Gods and Men in West Africa (Midland Book, MB ) Bascom, William W. Published by Indiana University Press (). In the Ifa corpus are as many as possibilities (16 principal and minor Odu) each containing mythological stories which the babalawo narrates in the process of divination.

The sixteen principal O du (plus the signs) in order of seniority are listed below (for easy reference). The Bag of Wisdom: Osun and the Origins of the Ifa Divination Wande Abimbola y “Ifa divination” we mean Ifa and related systems of divination based on the stories and symbols of the Odu such as dida owo (divination with the sacred divining chain called opele) and etıte-ale (divination File Size: KB.

is a platform for academics to share research papers. This book is a must read." Reading Religion " This is a rich book with diverse perspectives converging on Ifa divination as a complex knowledge system.

It informs readers new to Ifa studies, challenges experts to question their presuppositions, and Brand: Indiana University Press. Da'fa (IFA Divination) IFA divination gives a clear and precise look into the energies that are involved in any given situation and also provides answers and solutions for how to deal with any given circumstance that can occur in the universe.

IFA helps repair imperfect Ori. The Ifa divination system is a set of divination acts done by a professional that has been granted authority (a babalawo) to create and make use of set of rules to communicate with the gods so as. * Free quarterly Ifa divination at Jaap's place, or by telephone with Brenda (cycle to begin after three months of paid membership) * Special edition of "Ifa divination for everybody" with new cover and "Thank you" page for U.S.$ only, one copy each * Jaap's readings for self and world.

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This book, Ifá Divination, Knowledge, Power, and Performance brings fresh transdisciplinary insights and perspectives to interrogating old and new theoretical and hermeneutic questions that are germane to contemporary Ifá indigenous knowledge systems and praxis.

It is the most recent contribution to the discourse on Ifá divinatory systems. The reading for the year was cast on Decemin the Ofun’Di Temple of Chief Awodele Ifayemi, the Atunwase Awo of Ilobuland, Osun State Nigeria located in El Paso, Texas.

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The guid. Firmly rooting Ifá within African religious traditions, the essays consider Ifá and Ifá divination from the perspectives of philosophy, performance studies, and cultural studies. They also examine the sacred context, verbal art, and the interpretation of Ifá texts and philosophy.

Find a huge variety of new & used Ifa Religion books online including bestsellers & rare titles at the best prices. Shop Ifa Religion books at Alibris. The Book of Diagnosis in Ifa Divination, a rich document of Yoruba and Afro-Cuban history, culture, philosophy, metaphysics, worldview, religion, and spiritual knowledge, was initially published in Cuba in the s.

It was the first book ever published in the Americas specifically for the use of Babalawo, priests of Ifa divination. Ifa Divination by William W. Bascom,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(30). Note: The numbering order () follows the system in which the Qdu signs are always marked by the babalawo.

The Client: The term client, in this study, refers to the person who consults a babalawo for advice and guidance by means of a client consults a babalawo, he should share the belief in the institution of traditional, divination because the factor of faith plays an.

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Divination plays a crucial role in the ancient Yoruba traditional religion of Ifa’Orisa. It is through casting the Oracle that non-initiates and priests alike can determine the wishes of their Ori, the Ancestors and the Orisa.

One may also determine whether the prayers and offerings presented to the divine forces are both heard and Size: KB.

This book is a considerably extended version of our earlier publication “Introduction to independent Ifa divination”, the present volume being enriched by an additional range of eye-opening articles, an extra divination lesson, plus an extra (long!) divination transcript.

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“This is a rich book with diverse perspectives converging on Ifa divination as a complex knowledge system. It informs readers new to Ifa studies, challenges experts to question their presuppositions, and does all this with multidisciplinary acuity.” — Magic, Ritual, and Witchcraft.

This book makes available the revised versions of the papers read at the fifth annual university of Chicago Oriental institute seminar Science and Superstition: Interpretation of Signs in the Ancient World, which took place at march 6–7, In spite of the numerous articles and books devoted to it, Ifa remains an intractable subject for many, a bewildering cellar of ancient wisdom.

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