The Diloggún

The Orishas, Proverbs, Sacrifices, and Prohibitions of Cuban Santería

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Author: Ócha'ni Lele

Publisher: Inner Traditions / Bear & Co

ISBN: 9780892819126

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 624

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The first book on Santería's holiest divination system, the Diloggún. Explores the lore surrounding this mysterious oracle, the living Bible of one of the world's fastest growing faiths. Examines each family of odu and how their actions affect the spiritual development of the individual. An indispensable guide to the mysteries of the orishas.

Teachings of the Santería Gods

The Spirit of the Odu

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Author: Ócha'ni Lele

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1594779082

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 288

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The first book to explore the sacred myths of Santería • Includes more than 100 myths, stories, and histories about the odu and the orishas • Reassembles the oral fragments from the African diaspora into coherent stories • Demonstrates that the African peoples, specifically the Yoruba, were deeply spiritual At the core of the diloggún--the sacred divination system of Santería--are the sacred stories known as the patakís, narratives whose themes are as powerful and relevant today as they were in the minds of the ancient Yoruba who safeguarded them. Each patakí is connected to one or more of the 16 odu, the principal creative forces of Santería. Some recount the lives of orishas on earth, others the lives of individuals in heaven, and some tell of the odu themselves, for even they once walked the earth as mortals. The first book to explore these ancient African stories in English, Teachings of the Santería Gods recounts more than 100 of these sacred parables, including many stories reassembled from the oral tradition of the African diaspora. Ranging from creation myths to what happens when a love potion works far too well, these stories share the wisdom and spirituality of the Yoruba people of ancient Africa and form the living, oral bible of one of the world’s fastest-growing faiths.

Sacrificial Ceremonies of Santería

A Complete Guide to the Rituals and Practices

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Author: Ócha'ni Lele

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1594775001

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 256

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The first book to explore the history, methods, and thinking behind sacrifice in the growing Santería faith • Explains the animal sacrifice ceremony in step-by-step detail • Shares the ancient African sacred stories that reveal the well-thought-out metaphysics and spirituality behind the practice of animal sacrifice • Chronicles the legal fight all the way to its 1993 U.S. Supreme Court victory to establish legal protection for the Santería faith and its practitioners Tackling the biggest controversy surrounding his faith, Santería priest Ócha’ni Lele explains for the first time in print the practice and importance of animal sacrifice as a religious sacrament. Describing the animal sacrifice ceremony in step-by-step detail, including the songs and chants used, he examines the thinking and metaphysics behind the ritual and reveals the deep connections to the odu of the diloggún--the source of all practices in this Afro-Cuban faith. Tracing the legal battle spearheaded by Oba Ernesto Pichardo, head of the Church of the Lukumi of Babaluaiye, over the right to practice animal sacrifice as a religious sacrament, Lele chronicles the fight all the way to its 1993 U.S. Supreme Court victory, which established legal protection for the Santería faith and its practitioners. Weaving together oral fragments stemming from the ancient Yoruba of West Africa, the author reconstructs their sacred stories, or patakís, that demonstrate the well-thought-out metaphysics and spirituality behind the practice of animal sacrifice in the Yoruba and Santería religion, including explanations about why each animal can be regarded as food for both humans and the orisha as well as how sacrifice is not limited to animals. Shedding light on the extraordinary global growth of this religion over the past 50 years, Lele’s guide to the sacrificial ceremonies of Santería enables initiates to learn proper ceremony protocol as well as gives outsiders a glimpse into this most secretive world of the santeros.

Diloggún Tales of the Natural World

How the Moon Fooled the Sun and Other Santería Stories

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Author: Ócha'ni Lele

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1594778035

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 240

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Sacred myths from Santería centered on nature and the natural world • Includes more than 40 myths, stories, and histories from the Lucumí tradition • Reassembles the oral fragments from the African diaspora into coherent stories • Demonstrates that the African peoples, specifically the Yoruba, had deep philosophies and metaphysics involving nature and the natural world Since ancient times the Yoruba of West Africa created sacred stories--patakís--to make sense of the world around them. Upon arrival in the New World, the Yoruba religion began to incorporate elements from Catholic and Native traditions, evolving into Santería, and new patakís were born, adding to the many chapters already found in the odu of the diloggun--the sacred oral teachings and divination system of the Yoruba, or Lucumí, faith. Comparable to the myths of ancient Greece and Rome and rich with jewels of wisdom like the I Ching, these Santería stories are as vast as the Hindu Vedas and as culturally significant as the parables in the Torah, Talmud, and Christian Bible. Diloggun Tales of the Natural World presents more than 40 patakís that shed light upon the worldview of Santería. Each story in this collection, reassembled from the oral tradition of the African diaspora, is centered on a spiritual principle in nature: the waxing and waning of the moon, solar and lunar eclipses, the phenomenon of shooting stars, the separation of sky and earth, and the origins of the animals and birds who play key roles in Santería symbology. Revealing the metaphysics, theology, and philosophy of the Yoruba people, this volume shows these stories to be as powerful and relevant today as they were to the ancient Yoruba who once safeguarded them.

Osogbo

Speaking to the Spirits of Misfortune

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Author: Ócha'ni Lele

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1620553449

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 240

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By understanding osogbo, the spirits of misfortune, we can better overcome them and return to health and balance in our lives • Explains how misfortune works in this world as living spirits that plague humanity but are also a catalyst for self-development and conscious evolution • Shows that we can overcome osogbo through ebó, sacrifice, and hard work as prescribed by consulting the orishas through the casting of the diloggún • Shares more than 40 ancient African sacred stories about the spirits of osogbo Beginning with the story of his goddaughter's battle with stage IV cancer, Lucumi priest Ócha'ni Lele explains the role of osogbo, or misfortune, in our lives. While everyone seeks blessings in life, undeserved blessings make us weak and lazy. It is tragedy that encourages us to grow and persevere. Exploring the Lucumí beliefs regarding osogbo, he shows that the Lucumí faith is neither fatalistic nor defeatist but healing and life affirming. He shares more than 40 patakís--stories stemming from the ancient Yoruba of West Africa--about the different spirits of osogbo, who like the orishas once walked the earth in human bodies. He explains the place of these spirits within the 256 odu of the diloggún, the divination system used in Santería to receive guidance from the orishas. Lele shows that the spirits of osogbo are not only concepts but also real deities and that we can, if we understand their nature, fight them through ebó, sacrifice, and hard work. He reveals how the osogbos see themselves as entities of misfortune who stand against life and all that is good in the world, but in truth it is misfortune that strengthens us, misfortune that motivates us, and misfortune that brings great evolution to the world. As the author shows, “Without bitterness, one could not know sweetness.” Likewise, without misfortune in our lives, we would never know blessings or what it means to be blessed.

MultiCultural Review

Dedicated to a Better Understanding of Ethnic, Racial, and Religious Diversity

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: United States

Page: N.A

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Das Weihnachtshaus

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Author: Robin Jones Gunn

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3688108329

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

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Wo das Herz zu Hause ist ... Weihnachten ist das Fest der Familie. Aber was, wenn man keine Familie hat? Seit ihrem elften Lebensjahr ist Miranda Carson Vollwaise. Jetzt, mit Anfang dreißig, will sie endlich mehr über ihre Wurzeln erfahren. Alles, was sie von ihrem Vater hat, ist ein altes Bild aus einem Fotostudio nahe London. Also beschließt die junge Amerikanerin, die Weihnachtsferien in England zu verbringen und sich auf Spurensuche zu begeben. Sie taucht ein in eine Welt, geprägt von Gastfreundschaft und Warmherzigkeit. Doch auf Mirandas Herkunft lastet ein Geheimnis, das ihr neu gefundenes Glück trüben könnte ...

Library Journal

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Libraries

Page: N.A

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Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.

Forthcoming Books

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Author: Rose Arny

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

Page: N.A

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Hexenmedizin

die Wiederentdeckung einer verbotenen Heilkunst - schamanische Traditionen in Europa

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Author: Claudia Müller-Ebeling,Christian Rätsch,Wolf-Dieter Storl

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783855026012

Category: Europa - Heilpflanzen - Hexerei - Geschichte

Page: 272

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Lords of the Left-Hand Path

Verbotene Praktiken und spirituelle Ketzereien Von den Seth-Kulten bis zur Church of Satan

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Author: Stephen Flowers

Publisher: Edition Roter Drache

ISBN: 3944180208

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 456

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Von Schwarzer Magie und Satanismus bis hin zu gnostischen Sekten und Gurdjieffs „Viertem Weg“ war der linkshändige Pfad Jahrhunderte hindurch mit vielerlei Praktiken, Kulten und Persönlichkeiten verbunden. Stephen E. Flowers untersucht die Methoden, Lehren und historischen Wirkungen des linkshändigen Pfades, angefangen von seinen Ursprüngen in der tantrischen Philosophie Indiens bis zu seinem erheblichen Einfluss auf die heutige Weltpolitik, und legt dar, welche Philosophen, Magier und okkulte Gestalten der Geschichte wahrhaft als „Herren des linkshändigen Pfades“ anzusehen sind.Flowers zeigt, dass der linkshändige Pfad im Gegensatz zum rechtshändigen, der eine Vereinigung mit Gott erstrebt und dafür die Abhängigkeit von diesem in Kauf nimmt, auf der Suche nach einem „höheren Gesetz“ ist, das auf Wissen und Macht beruht. Es ist der Weg der Selbstvergöttlichung und der wahren Freiheit. Beginnend mit hinduistischen und buddhistischen Sekten des Altertums, richtet Flowers den Blick sodann nach Westen und behandelt viele mutmaßliche Gruppierungen des linkshändigen Pfades: die Verehrer des Seth und die jesidischen „Teufelsanbeter“, die Assassinen und Neuplatoniker, den Hellfire Club, Bolschewiken und nationalsozialistische Okkultisten sowie verschiedene sufistische und andere muslimische, zoroastrische und christliche Häretiker. Anhand einer sorgfältigen Definition der beiden grundlegenden Prinzipien – Selbstvergöttlichung und Zurückweisung der konventionellen Auffassungen von „gut“ und böse“ – verdeutlicht der Autor, wer wirklich als Anhänger des linkshändigen Pfades anzusehen ist, folgt den Spuren berühmter und berüchtigter Persönlichkeiten wie H. P. Blavatsky, Faust, dem Marquis de Sade, Austin Osman Spare, Aleister Crowley, Gerald Gardner, Anton LaVey und Michael Aquino und belegt, welche okkultistischen Meister tatsächlich Herren des linkshändigen Pfades waren.Flowers betont, dass der linkshändige Pfad durchaus nicht seinem Wesen nach „böse“ ist, sondern sowohl ein Teil unseres kulturellen Erbes darstellt als auch unserem tiefverwurzelten Wunsch entspricht, frei und unabhängig zu sein und über unser Schicksal zu verfügen.

Lexikon der Lebensmittelmykologie

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Author: Martin Weidenbörner

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3642570585

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 162

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Die Struktur des Verhaltens

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Author: Maurice Merleau-Ponty

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110833107

Category: Philosophy

Page: 303

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An Stelle des Ich

Rauschdrogen und ihre Wirkung

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Author: Ron Dunselman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783772512742

Category:

Page: 374

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