• Jambalaya

  • The Natural Woman's Book of Personal Charms and Practical Rituals
  • By: Luisah Teish
  • Narrated by: Luisah Teish
  • Length: 13 hrs and 2 mins
  • 4.9 out of 5 stars (128 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

A refreshed edition of Jambalaya: The Natural Woman’s Book of Personal Charms and Practical Rituals - updated with a note from the author sharing the changes that have occurred in the 30 years since its original publication. 

"A book of startling remembrances, revelations, directives, and imperatives, filled with the mysticism, wisdom, and common sense of the African religion of the Mother. It should be read with the same open-minded love with which it was written." (Alice Walker, author of The Color Purple)

Since its original publication in 1985, Jambalaya has become a classic among women’s spirituality educators, practitioners of traditional Africana religions, environmental activists, and cultural creatives. A mix of memoir, spiritual teachings, and practices from Afro American traditions such as Ifa/Orisha, and New Orleans Voudou, it offers a fascinating introduction to the world of nature-based spirituality, goddess worship, and rituals from the African diaspora. More relevant today than it was 36 years ago, the wisdom of Jambalaya reconnects us to the natural and spiritual world, and the centuries-old traditions of African ancestors, whose voices echo through time, guiding us and blending with our own. 

Supplemental enhancement PDF accompanies the audiobook.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 

©1985 Luisah Teish (P)2021 HarperCollins Publishers

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You Are in the Right place.

Thats what this made me feel like. Like i was i. The right place. Like i found my home after a long search. This is a great step forward on any journey. Thank you to she who whispers for give you this gift to share with us.

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This book is amazing!

When she first started reading I was very interested immediately. She tells all about her childhood in Louisiana which was intriguing to me because I’m from Harlem,but I know I have roots in the south. She was theatrical in her tone of voice and uses sarcasm a lot. This book has a lot of African culture references that the reader may want to jot down (I know I did!) because it is so neat. She will teach you all about how to use your female magic in a positive way, how to keep your family and friends, and how to pray for yourself and others. She takes her time with the reader but is very straightforward and gets to the point. Overall, I gave this book a 5. It is a Must listen to for all races,really. 🎧

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Beautiful. Im searching.

Im a Cuban/white woman looking for Guidance.
Im in love with this book. I love you. Thank you for writing this book.

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all I wanted and needed and so much more!

forever grateful for these jewels, as well as the included pdf. didn't have to run for my pen to take notes lol

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Great read very helpful will re-read great stories

Great read very helpful advice will by for an good friend to read . will re-read. easy to read and understand.

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great book

loved it so much I reading it again for notes
I felt very connected

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absolutely love

I learned so much information and the importance of finding yourself within the practice

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Absolutely Amazing!

A book I'll return to over and over! Such a powerful and well written journey

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Thank you Yeye Luisah Teish

Foundational book read by the author? What a gift! It’s amazing that this decades old text is still so relevant and of this time. The sign of a true classic.

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This was a hidden Treasure

Very fitting title Jambalaya a mixture of love, peace, culture, food, unity, a history lesson an knowledge gained.

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