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Orisa Priest in Training

« on: June 25, 2004, 09:40:40 AM »

The African-Centered Person's Book List

African Religion by Practitioners 25

Ifa Will Mend Our Broken World. Wande Adimbola
Spirit of Intimacy: Ancient Teachings in the Ways of Relationships. Sobonfu Some
Yoruba World of Good and Evil. Conrad Mauge
Olorisa: A Handbook of Yoruba Religion. Oba Oseijiman Adefunmi
Introduction to African Religion. John Mbiti
Metu Neter Vol. 1/2. Ra Un Nefer Amen
Iwa-Pele: Ifa Quest the Search for the Source of Santeria and Lucumi, Falokun Fatunmbi
Awo: Ifa & the Theology of Orisha Divination, Awo Fa'Lokun Fatunmb
The Handbook of Yoruba Religious Concepts, Baba Ifa Karade, Ifa Karade
Ancestors: Hidden Hands, Healing Spirits for Your Use and Empowerment, Ra Ifagbemi Babalawo
Imoye: A Definition of the Ifa Tradition, Baba Ifa Karade
Black Gods - Orisa Studies in the New World by John Mason
Tradition and Transformation, Koleoso Karade
Ojise: Messenger of the Yoruba Tradition, Baba Ifa Karade
The Handbook of Yoruba Religious Concepts, Baba Ifa Karade
Awo Obi: Obi Divination in Theory and Practice, Baba Osundiya
Fundamentals of the YORUBA RELIGION (Orisa Worship), Chief Fama
Sixteen Mythological Stories of Ifa (Ita Merindinlogun), Chief/Ms FAMA
The Sacred Ifa Oracle, Afolabi A. Epega (Translator), Philip John Neimark (Introduction)
Ifa: An Exposition of Ifa Literary Corpos, Wande Abimbola
Ijo Orunmila, Fasina Falade
The Adventure of Obatala Part 1/2, Ifayemi Elebuibon
Oya: In Praise of an African Goddess, Judith Gleason
Akan Protocol: Remembering the Traditions of the Ancestors, Nana Akua Kyerewaa Opokuwaa
Tell My Horse : Voodoo and Life in Haiti and Jamaica, Zora Neale Hurston

African Religion by Observers 8

Introduction to African Religion. John Mbiti
Flash of the Spirit: African and Afro-American Art and Philosophy, Robert Farris Thompson
Osun Seegesi: The Elegant Deity of Wealth, Power, and Femininity, Diedre L. Badejo
Secrets of Voodoo, Milo Rigaud
Vodou: Visions and Voices of Haiti, Phyllis Galembo, Gerdes Fleurant
Yoruba: Nine Centuries of African Art and Thought, Henry John Drewal
Beads, Body, and Soul: Art and Light in the Yoruba Universe, Henry John Drewal
Gelede: Art and Female Power Among the Yoruba (Traditional Arts of Africa), Henry John Drewal

African History/Politics/Sociology 17

Echoes of the Darkland: Themes of an African Eden. Dr. Charles Finch
Introduction to African Civilizations, John G. Jackson
African People in World History (Black Classic Press Contemporary Lecture), John Henrik Clarke
Malcolm X: The Man and His Times, John Henrik Clarke
Yurugu: An African-Centered Critique of European Cultural Thought and Behavior, Marimba Ani
From Plan to Planet. Life studies: The Need for African Minds and Institutions. Haki Madhubuti
Destruction of Black Civilization. Chancellor Williams
Black Student's Guide to Positive Education. Zak Kondo
Afrocentricity. Dr. Molefi Asante
Breaking the Chains of Psychological Slavery, Na'Im Akbar
Community of Self, Na’im Akbar
Let The Circle Be Unbroken. Marimba Ani
How Capitalism Underdeveloped Black America, Manning Marable
How Europe Underdeveloped Africa, Walter Rodney
Fulcrums of Change:African Presence in Early America. Jan Carew
Community of Self. Naim Akbar
Earthquakes and Sun Rise Missions: Poetry and Essays of Black Renewal 1973-1983, Haki R. Madhubuti

African Fiction w/ Allusions to African Spirituality 2

The River Between. Ngugi Wa Thiong'o
Two Thousand Seasons. Ayi Kweh Armah

East Indian 2

Be as You Are. Sri Ramana Maharshi
Meditation and Life. Swami Chininayanda

Native American 3

Black Dawn, Bright Day. Sun Bear
The Sacred Tree: Reflections on Native American Spirituality. The Four Worlds Development Project
Native Healer. Medicine Grizzlybear Lake

Health 3

Healthy Foods and Spiritual Nutrition Handbook. Keith Wright
Vegetarianism Made Simple and Easy: A Primer for Black People. Zak Kondo
Scientific Validation of Herbal Medicine. Daniel Mowry

When we have the determination to restrain our lower desires, the door is opened for us to fulfill our highest aspirations.
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« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2004, 06:31:21 PM »

This is a great piece! Thanks for the references. I'll be sure to check some of the books!

Keep up the good work Grin!


We should first show solidarity with each other. We are Africans. We are black. Our first priority is ourselves.
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Orisa Priest in Training

« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2005, 08:39:01 AM »


When we have the determination to restrain our lower desires, the door is opened for us to fulfill our highest aspirations.
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