• The Handbook of Yoruba Religious Concepts

  • Weiser Classics Series
  • By: Baba Ifa Karade
  • Narrated by: Camille Mazant
  • Length: 3 hrs and 47 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (186 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

An introduction to the spiritual source of the beliefs and practices that have so profoundly shaped African American religious traditions.

Most of the Africans who were enslaved and brought to the Americas were from the Yoruba nation of West Africa, an ancient and vast civilization. In the diaspora caused by the slave trade, the guiding concepts of the Yoruba spiritual tradition took root in Haiti, Puerto Rico, Cuba, Brazil, and the United States.

In this accessible audio introduction, Baba Ifa Karade provides an overview of the Yoruba tradition and its influence in the West. He describes the 16 Orisha, or spirit gods, and shows us how to work with divination, use the energy centers of the body to internalize the teachings of Yoruba, and create a sacred place of worship. The audiobook also includes prayers, dances, songs, offerings, and sacrifices to honor the Orisha.

The Handbook of Yoruba Religious Concepts is skillfully narrated by Camille Mazant, with guidance from the author.

©1994, 2020 Baba Ifa Karade (P)2020 Echo Point Books & Media, LLC

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Yoruba not others Religions

why does the author feel the need to include/ validate yoruba writing and compare to the Christian Judeo religions! A reader of thi s book clearly is interested in divination so why also write Biblical proverbs and read them?!! The reader butchered pronunciation of so words even common words!! AND some of the divination Info is incorrect

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Excellent Introduction

The narration was elegant and clear. The content was sufficient for a novice and also in depth enough to penetrate a deeper understanding of the religious and cultural practices.

Only critique is a lack of a pdf containing the various charts and tables depicting Orishas, different traditions and their focus, Ifa divination, etc.

Otherwise, exceptional and straightforward.

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Poor reading.

The Author of this book should have recorded the audio. This reader is not familiar with the words and concepts at all. She made this great book sound awful to listen to.

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loved it. suggest paperback or written version. spellings of words and being able to see the diagram would've been better

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need the hard copy

this was amazing so much information I want to buy the actual book I'm ha

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Good,but…

I value the information provided. However, other books that I’ve purchased through Audible offer a free download when the book references diagrams and other information.

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pronouncement

didn't really enjoy it alot of words where butchered. Can't really grasp the concept or idea because a lot of the word where not pronounced correctly

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Wow!!!!

I have learned so much being a beginner in this faith. I have been able to use this in order to provide more questions to my teacher and godmother. I had no idea how powerful and loving and beautiful this faith is. It is nothing like what I have been told by others. The book provides more than enough information no matter what level of understanding you have.

Very well written. - PerCilla

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This was a wonderful book of explanation and of growth . You will comeback to this book as you grow in your studies because it is also a workbook of sorts . It’s helpful in teaching divination and more about each Orisha. I enjoyed the reader of the book and her pronunciation of everything. The reader read with a power of sorts which I found just wonderful . I actually bought this book a couple years back but had not been able to get thru first couple pages so when I found it on audible I was like great . Now I’m happy to have finished it and go along it for a second time to make notes and have the descriptions to go with it .

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Excellent!

Loved it!. Easy on the ears. Intellectual yet unpretentious. The text is informative, methodical, and succinct. Wise choice for those on the fence about learning.

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great content not so happy with the pronunciation

I really enjoyed the content and although the reader was plesant to hear the pronunciation was very poor.
Also love to see a pdf attached