Grasping the Root of Divine Power

Author: Hru Yuya T. Assaan-Anu
Publisher: ANU Sesh
ISBN: 9781453782927
Release Date: 2010-09-19
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

"Grasping the Root of Divine Power" clarifies the fundamental concepts used in any occult system. The work pulls mainly from West African tradition but, is brought up to date using modern examples and guides for immediate application. The rarely taught nine position OBI divination system is shared and author HRU Assaan-ANU provides an approach of implementing this ancient oracle that will intrigue the novice and advanced student of divination. "Grasping the Root of Divine Power" covers the major Orisha in the West African tradition but, also shows their modern day and cross-geographical/cultural counterparts. After reading this work you'll be able to look at avant-garde figures of notoriety, as well, as your intimate ones and immediately decipher what Orisha or cosmic archetype they spawn from. This only scratches the surface of what is imparted in this potent work.

Ancestor Paths

Author: Aladokun
Publisher:
ISBN: 0615648630
Release Date: 2012-06-01
Genre:

Have you ever had an unexplained phenomena - a knock at the door but no one there; the hairs on your arm stand up, as though you're suddenly chilled; a gradual aroma rising from nowhere; an abrupt noise; a strange sensation on different parts of your body, like someone stroking your hair; or dreams of your deceased loved ones? These are just a few examples of how your ancestors and spirit guides may be trying to gain your attention. Are you curious, WHY? Perhaps the world is divided into two kinds of people; those who can only fathom the solid material life (the visible world) and those who perceive that there is an active spiritual presence (an invisible reality) operative in most of our lives. Whether this perception is faint or fully actualized, the book Ancestor Paths is the ultimate road map to developing a clear understanding of the spirit world and why spirits try to commune with the living. It also explains how our lives are enhanced and healed through positive interaction with spirit. This book is filled with clear, understandable information on communing with those on the other side and provides outstanding insight on how your spiritual skills and talents can be developed to aid you and your family. Ancestral reverence is as old as human beings and has always been understood as a powerful force for individual, family, cultural and community strength and stability. The Lukumi/Yoruba priestess Aladokun, illuminates how honoring your ancestors and working with your guides can add enormous clarity, direction and peace to your life. Her soothing explanations, advice, caveats, counseling, and explicit directions makes you feel as if you have the most supportive teacher in the world. In a clear and easy to read narrative, she guides us through the infrastructure of the spirit realm, helping us to understand that our divine relationships continue and supports us in our spiritual growth. This guide, newly expanded, is filled with cogent answers to some of the worse misunderstandings we all have about spirit work. She's able to remove the irrational fear we sometimes have of our ancient practices, simplifying the rules of contact for building strong spiritual relationships. No matter where you are on the belief continuum, intrepid beginner or sage spirit practitioner, the comprehensive way this guide is written will make you keep it close at hand. The basics are well covered but it also takes us deeper into the secrets of self preparation, ritual and the power of prayer. She helps us to see that this is not just a curiosity or a hobby, but perhaps the most effective way for us to evolve ourselves, our families and the world. If you're a beginner, with your heart leading you deeper into spirit connection, you won't find a better step by step primer on developing your skills and natural talents. If you're an experienced spiritualist/practitioner, you'll be inspired in all new ways with newly added prayers, quotes and anecdotes that strengthen your understanding of why this work is sacred and the most important work that we do; the perfect book to support your work in guiding your students, clients, and godchildren on their spiritual path. And for the curious, you'll get an honest rendition about spirit life, gain some powerful insights, and, hopefully, become inspired by the stories and processes as revealed by an authentic priestess, Aladokun. Lastly, Ancestor Paths is a tribute to all divinities within the universe that continue to guide, bless, and elevate our souls towards higher consciousness and enlightenment.

Divine Healing Hands

Author: Zhi Gang Sha
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781476714424
Release Date: 2012-09-11
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

Explains how to heal and transform key areas of life, from health and relationships to personal finances and creativity levels.

Invoke the Goddess

Author: Kala Trobe
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide
ISBN: 1567184316
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

Discover the power of Hindu, Greek and Egyptian goddesses to bring you love, peace, healing, and personal power, in Invoke the Goddess by Kala Trobe The Goddess has already given you the innate capacity to heal yourself. She can be your ally on your personal healing journey as you manifest those abilities. Invoke the Goddess explores the symbolism of 15 Hindu, Egyptian, and Greek manifestations of the Divine, and offers you guided visualizations that will show you how to avail yourself of Her power: ·Looking for love? Aphrodite will assist you ·Need a magickal boost? Isis will show you the way ·Want to make amends with others or yourself? Nephthys will help ·Lacking in Inspiration? Sarasvati will set your creativity flying The key to working with these deities is the use of specialized, in-depth visualizations described in Invoke the Goddess. To help you get the most from these powerful visualizations, this book contains a thorough guide to cleansing your chakras, preparing ritual colored baths of solarized water, and the basics of a healthful and magickal diet and exercise plan. From India, you will learn to work closely with Sarasvati, Durga, Kali, Laksmi, and Radha. Goddesses you will work with from the Egyptian pantheon are Isis, Nephthys, Hathor, Maat, and Sekhmet. The Greek goddesses you will invoke include Artemis, Persephone, Hecate, Aphrodite, and Iris. The visualizations will help you attune with one or more of these deities closer than ever before. No matter what reason you have for needing the inspiration of the Goddess, you can find the one who offers you exactly the aspect of the Divine you need, when you get Invoke the Goddess.

The Handbook Yoruba Religious Concepts

Author: Baba Ifa Karade
Publisher: Weiser Books
ISBN: 1609256271
Release Date: 1994-01-15
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

In this introductory volume, Baba Ifa Karade provides an easily understandable overview of the Yoruba religion. He describes 16 orisha and shows us how to work with divination, to use the chakras to internalize the teachings of Yoruba, and describes how to create a sacred place of worship. Includes prayers, dances, songs, offerings, and sacrifices to honor the orisha and egun. Illustrations, charts, glossary, bibliography, and index.

Shrine and Altar

Author: Hru Yuya T Assaan-Anu
Publisher:
ISBN: 0692327916
Release Date: 2014-11-05
Genre:

"Shrine and Altar" is a journey into the base elements that are used to establish a sacred space of mindful meditation, spiritual awakening, and divine communion with the guardian forces of the cosmos. In this work the reader will be given tools in the form of knowledge that they can use as the building blocks for their spiritual work. A sacred space is a focused portal and spiritual gateway to worlds beyond our own. In this life of five sensory perception physical tools are often utilized in order to align all of our faculties to one intention. The erecting of a sacred space accomplishes this goal as it creates a single focused environment aimed at the singular goal of spiritual cultivation and empowerment. This book pursues a simplistic approach to altar/shrine erection in order to establish a foundational facility in the reader and spiritual aspirant. Before you lend your efforts to the design and construction of your next sacred space, you would do well to study the gems offered in this great work.

Finding Soul on the Path of Orisa

Author: Tobe Melora Correal
Publisher: Crossing Press
ISBN: 9780307816092
Release Date: 2012-05-16
Genre: Religion

In the realm of African spiritual pathways, no tradition is so widely embraced and practiced as the West African religion Orisa. Awakened by her own spiritual journey, Tobe Melora Correal, an initiated priestess in the Yoruba-Lukumi branch of Orisa, guides us along this blessed road. FINDING THE SOUL ON THE PATH OF ORISA provides a fresh look at these ancient teachings and emphasizes introspection and inner work over the outward manifestations of Orisa’s practices. Correal debunks misconceptions surrounding the tradition, drawing us into a lushly textured, Earth-centered spiritual system—a compassionate and useful roadmap for revering God.

The Power of the Coconut and the Yoruba Religion

Author: family
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781483699578
Release Date: 2013-09-16
Genre: Religion

HISTORY OF THE COCONUT Olodumare saw in Obi (coconut), a just and humble person, therefore he placed him high in a coconut tree, and made him white inside, and out. He also gave him an immortal soul. Elegba who was always a true and trusted servant of Olodumare is also at the service of Obi. That is why Elegba knows all the friends of Obi, and Obi knows all the friends for Elegba, the poor, the rich, the clean, the dirty, the straight and the crooked. One day, Obi had feast for his birthday, and entrusted Elegba to invite all his friends. Elegba seeing how pretentious and arrogant Obi had become invited all the beggars, and dirty people of the town. When Obi arrived and saw in his house all the beggars and dirty people in his house, he became very angry, and asked the beggars who had invited them there. They replied Elegba who had invited them. At that Obi shouted, Ah, so it was Elegba who invited you was it, but dirty, and with those rags for clothes! Get out of here! He shouted, and with that all the embarrassed guest left, and with them went Elegba, Obi soon realized his error, and called Elegba, but Elegba did not listen, and kept walking. One day Olodumare asked Elegba to go to the house of Obi. However, Elegba refused and told him to send him anywhere else, and we would go right away beside the house of Obi he would not, and should not go. Olodumare pretending that he knew nothing of what had transpired, asked Elegba what he had against Obi. After hearing Elegba the details of the incident at Obis house, Olodumare transformed himself into the disguise of a beggar, and went calling at the door of Obi. When Obi saw that who was calling was a beggar, he indignantly said, Take a bath and get dressed before calling at my door, can you not see that you are dirty, do you want to dirty my furniture too? and with that, he slammed the door in the face of Olodumare. Olodumare took a few steps from Obis house, and then with a strong voice called Obi; Obi Meye Emi Ofe which means, Obi see who I am. When Obi was seen aware that it was Olodumare who had come calling at his door, he tried to excuse himself, and beg forgiveness but Oloduma said to him Obi it is too late, I thought you were natural and unpretentious, that is why I placed you high in the coconut tree, making you white inside and out. But having placed so high, you have to become vain, and have thrown the beggar from your house. Obi, those are my children too. I am going to leave you in the coconut tree, so that you may realize that no matter how high you are placed, you can never be higher than myself, Oloduma the creator God, or my divine laws. Therefore for as long as the earth exists, you will roll on the ground, and be transformed to green and black on the outside, but to remain white on the inside for your immortal soul. The black to remind you of the offense you made to the beggars and the green for the hope that someday you will be forgiven when you come to understand that all persons are my children. Meanwhile, you will predict the good and bad, and the death that will occur on earth. And with that began the tradition of reading the Obi at the feet of Elegba, and the other Orishas.

The Book of Voodoo

Author: Leah Gordon
Publisher:
ISBN: 0091842018
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Magic

This guide discusses the events of the menstrual cycle and how it affects women's lives. Discusses puberty and the menopause, and also various myths, rituals and taboos relating to women and the menstrual cycle. Includes information on contraception, menstrual disorders and pelvic diseases and disorders. Includes a bibliography and an index. Fraser is the professor of reproductive medicine, University of Sydney, Farrell is head of the Menopause Unit, Monash Medical Centre, and co-author of 'The HRT Handbook. Grimwade is a technical writer.

Solutions for Dysfunctional Family Relationships

Author: Hru Yuya T Assaan-Anu
Publisher: Anu Publishing
ISBN: 0615678432
Release Date: 2012-01-12
Genre:

With an alarming escalating frequency families are being devastatingly torn apart by the power struggle of conflicting ideas and intentions surrounding culture, politics, race relations, education, child rearing, economics, and other concerns critical to the family structure. Are some relationships torn apart because of social, spiritual, religious, racial, and cultural viewpoints that are forced to coexist in the same place at the same time? Is the idea of cultural homogeny within a household or long-term relationship based on a short sighted utopian flight of the imagination? This book uncovers the subversive, but aggressive, tactics often used by society/parents/children, in lopsided cross-cultural "unions", that work to disconnect families from their familial root and center. This work address the challenge of imparting healthy values to a current or former spouses while also fighting to safeguard the minds and spirits of your children. To this end, "Suicidal Family" highlights the harmful effects of cultural mixing within the context of a long term intimate relationship or family. This work is a practical guidebook accompanied by engaging fictional narratives; complete with techniques and exercises that you can use straight away to bring order to the chaos of a split-camp relationship or family. "Suicidal Family" deals with the solutions needed for dating, marital, and post marriage rebalancing as a result of cross-cultural blending. Follow the lives of three couples and witness the genesis of their relationships and their well earned destinations. The author provides answers for those trying to maintain order and unity with their children, in-laws, and ex-spouses after a parental separation. Through the methods provided herein you will learn how to choose your long-term partner more wisely and end the mayhem of cross-cultural mismatching in your relationship and home.

Suicidal Family

Author:
Publisher: ANU Sesh
ISBN: 0615583768
Release Date: 2012-01-12
Genre:

With an alarming escalating frequency families are being devastatingly torn apart by the power struggle of conflicting ideas and intentions surrounding culture, politics, race relations, education, child rearing, economics, and other concerns critical to the family structure. Are some relationships torn apart because of social, spiritual, religious, racial, and cultural viewpoints that are forced to coexist in the same place at the same time? Is the idea of cultural homogeny within a household or long-term relationship based on a short sighted utopian flight of the imagination? This book uncovers the subversive, but aggressive, tactics often used by society/parents/children, in lopsided cross-cultural "unions", that work to disconnect families from their familial root and center. This work address the challenge of imparting healthy values to a current or former spouses while also fighting to safeguard the minds and spirits of your children. To this end, "Suicidal Family" highlights the harmful effects of cultural mixing within the context of a long term intimate relationship or family. This work is a practical guidebook accompanied by engaging fictional narratives; complete with techniques and exercises that you can use straight away to bring order to the chaos of a split-camp relationship or family. "Suicidal Family" deals with the solutions needed for dating, marital, and post marriage rebalancing as a result of cross-cultural blending. Follow the lives of three couples and witness the genesis of their relationships and their well earned destinations. The author provides answers for those trying to maintain order and unity with their children, in-laws, and ex-spouses after a parental separation. Through the methods provided herein you will learn how to choose your long-term partner more wisely and end the mayhem of cross-cultural mismatching in your relationship and home.

Heal Thyself

Author: Edward Bach
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9781407062648
Release Date: 2010-09-30
Genre: Health & Fitness

Dr Bach reveals the vital principles that are influencing some of the more advanced members of the medical profession today and will guide medical practice in the near future.

Sacred Woman

Author: Queen Afua
Publisher: One World
ISBN: 9780307559517
Release Date: 2012-06-20
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

Queen Afua is a nationally renowned herbalist, natural health and nutrition expert, and dedicated healer of women's bodies and women's souls who practices a uniquely Afrocentric spirituality. Her classic bestseller, Heal Thyself, forever changed the way African Americans practice holistic health. Now, with Sacred Woman, she takes us on a transforming journey of physical and ancestral healing that will restore the magnificence of our spirits through sacred initiation. Queen Afua begins by helping us to discover our unique "womb-an-ness"--and to honor the womb as the center of our consciousness and creativity. Whether we are conceiving babies or businesses, ideas or art, Queen Afua illuminates the importance of cultivating our Womb Wisdom. After teaching us to transcend the taboos of growing up female, she outlines the full circle of womb wellness from menstruation to childbirth to menopause, and gives us a twenty-eight-day program for womb spirit rejuvenation and purification. Once our optimal womb wellness has been firmly established, we are ready for our initiation into Sacred Womanhood. "Only a whole woman can be a Sacred Woman," says Queen Afua, and she blesses us with the exact tools we need to bring our beings into true harmony with the earth and the cosmos. Through extraordinary meditations, affirmations, and rituals rooted in Ancient Egyptian temple teachings, Queen Afua guides us through the nine portals of initiation. She teaches us how to love and rejoice in our bodies by spiritualizing . . . the words we speak; the foods we eat; the spaces we live and work in; the beauty we create in our lives; the healing energy we transmit to self and others; the relationships we nurture; the service we offer; and the divine spirit we manifest. With love, wisdom, and passion, Queen Afua guides us to accept our mission and our mantle as Sacred Women--to heal ourselves, the generations of women in our families, our communities, and our world. From the Hardcover edition.

Libation

Author: Kimani S. K. Nehusi
Publisher: UPA
ISBN: 9780761867111
Release Date: 2015-12-28
Genre: History

This book concerns the origins, structure, purpose, meaning, and significance of libation, developments and change within the ritual, and its distribution in the Afrikan world. Libation is a liquid offering by and behalf of all humanity, those living and those yet-to-be-born, to the Creator, to other divinities, to ancestors, and to the environment. Through this ritual Afrikans affirm and re-establish cosmic balance, interconnection and interdependence: the harmony and balance, connection and interdependency within, between and among humans, the environment, the spirit world, and the Creator. The text connects the practice of libation throughout the prodigious time/space correlation occupied by the Afrikan experience of life, connects Afrikans to their social history, and so to themselves across generations in different spaces and times. The methodology is at once both multi-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary. The methods and techniques of history, linguistics, cultural studies, literature and other human sciences are deployed to develop a comprehensive reconstruction, description and analysis of a ritual that has long been antique, but has never become antiquated.

Seven African Powers

Author: Monique Joiner Siedlak
Publisher: Oshun Publications, LLC
ISBN:
Release Date: 2017-03-11
Genre: Religion

Deep-rooted African Spirits, the Orishas are given respect and service in modern Santeria, Voodoo, as well as other Caribbean traditions. Many Yoruba and other West Africans still turn to the Orishas for help and guidance in not only their little problems, but also the big problems of life. Inside you will learn that each Orisha have specific abilities, actions, locations, favorites and also how believers can make petitions to the Orisha that is best capable to work out the difficulty they are going through.