by Aina Olomo, Akilah Barbee (Illustrator), Isana (Illustrator)
Over the past twenty years the literature on Ifa-Orisa has shifted from books by anthropologists talking about what we do, to books by initiates talking about what we believe. Aina Olomo, in her book, The Core of Fire: A path to Yoruba Spiritual Activism, has taken the next step. She has started the dialogue on the social implications of our beliefs and gives insight into questions relation to the spiritual and ancestral obligations of elevating the world around us. This is an important shift in literature on Ifa-Orisa, and I say, Iba se Ara Orun Ile Olomo as thanks for this illuminating book. It is a must read for anyone who take s serious the Ifa belief that says we are born to greet the earth and to leave it a better place.
Paperback: 190 pages