Orisa is the indigenous earth-centered religion of the Yoruba people of southwestern Nigeria. Its central tenet is for people to live intimately with the sacred, working toward an awareness of the divine in all things. The author introduces the basic teachings and metaphysical underpinnings of Orisa and explores its history, branches, and stories. Correal also covers rites of initiation, relationships with ancestors, and how to integrate the principles into daily living. These in-depth, easily grasped explanations of Orisa's basic concepts are offered here in a personal approach that brings the African spiritual path of Orisa into daily life.
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