by John Mason
It is a detailed review of translated prayers, chants, and ceremonies associated with four catagories of Yoruba ritual maintained by New World Orisa devotees. Rituals that deal with respecting ancestors, carrying out blood sacrifice, performing divination, and preparing medicine are all closely reviewed. *This edition now comes with one CD of the songs and prayers, & one new CD with Osanyin songs from Bahia, Brasil. Essays that explore the criteria for change, and change in Orisa culture are included in the book.
Paperback: 214 pages