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  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Apocryphile Press (1 July 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1940671418
  • ISBN-13: 978-1940671413
  • Product Dimensions: 15.6 x 1.5 x 23.4 cm

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
A truly delightful and deeply moving sipritual experience 3 Dec. 1998
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Luisah Teish is amazing and this book really shows you that. Stories of her personal spiritual journey while at her family home in New Orlenes, on the bus in Africa and dealing with mryids of friends relatives everywhere provide a rich "real world" context for her journey towards spirit. The main focus is that Spirit is everywhere, and she emphasises this with wonderful cross cultural descriptions of celebrations from throughout the world. Ms. Teish shows us that it is our intentions and celebrations that connect us to the Spiritual world. She goes on to show us clearly that it is this connection to Spirit that forms the foundation for our physical world and can effect every aspect of our lives as a result. Although it is full of beautiful narative, this book is more of workbook or an extended meditation. It takes us on a journey through the seasonal year from a perspective of celebrating Sprit. There are many practical lessons to be learned from this book, including some very funny and quite powerful advice about what NOT to do when praying for abundance. Read it. You will feel like celebrating that you did.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Carnival of the Spirit by Osunmiwa Fatunmase (Luisah Teish) 11 July 2006
By Awo Onifade Sangodare - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Iya Osunmiwa is a writer that has worked hard all of her life to bridge the Orisa spiritual concepts with the larger Metaphysical community of Shamans, Pagans, Wicca's, and even the New Age movement. She has taken those concepts that are allowed to be shared with those who have not gone through the sacred rituals of initiation within the Orisa or Ifa tradition. Her work is a blend of many of these traditions with an African flavor. She has been respectful of the many factions within the Diaspora in preparing her works. There is a bit of "Root Work", Home Remedies past down from grandmother to grand daughter. There's even a bit of Christian mystism in her use of candles and saints as they are used in the Curandismo path as well. She spent countless hours in search of many of those who contributed to her final composition and this was the inspiration for the title. For those seeking mainstream Orisa there are other works. For those who just want to add a bit of magic to their lives this book like her first one (Jambalaya) will help those who need to find empowerment. There are countless students that have taken her courses over the years that have gone on to become powerful women and persons that embraced their destiny to become writters, medicine persons, and healer in their own right. This book is a must have for your bookself after reading it you will return over and over again for the many rituals she has shared. May Oshun continue to inspire her to bring strength to those who seek their own path. Adupe Orunmila, Adupe Orisa, Adupe Egun for standing with her and helping her in her writtings. Ogbo ato. Ifa agbe e.


Awo Onifade Sangodare, one who she inspired along my path.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Spirits and Celebrations 6 Nov. 2000
By Zekeriyah - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I'm kind of mad this book is out-of-print since I read it once at a library and haven't been able to find it since. This book is filled with anecdotes and spiritual quests, as well as a large selection of spiritual traditions celebrated throughout the world. This book gives you a brief glimpse at various indigenous holidays throughout the world. Worth picking up if you find it by some miracle.
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Out of print? AWFUL 19 Dec. 2000
By Kelly Thompson-Minor - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This is a wonderful American book. It covers celebrations from all over the world and is incredibly diverse. Teish not only gives the reader an insight on the religion of her family, Oshun, she embraces many of the customs and traditions of the earth-based religions of the world. This book is a MUST have if you are a student/practitioner of any earth-based faith/path/religion.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
swing down sweet Charoit 23 Jun. 2008
By Ms AMber - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Although Jambalaya is a better book in my opinion, this book is still quite good to discover the African centered holidays for the Orisha, the Loas and others.
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