THE ODU OF LUCUMI

THE ODU OF LUCUMI
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by James Kulevich

The Complete 256 Odu Of Lucumi

I'M DELIGHTED TO WRITE A PREFACE FOR THIS EXCELLENT WORK ON IFA WRITTEN BY JAMES KULEVICH, A BABALAWO OF CHICAGO TRAINED IN THE CUBAN LUCUMI TRADITION, BUT WHO HAS EMBRACED THE AFRICAN ROOTS OF IFA WITH NO LESS ENTHUSIASM AND COMMITMENT. THE BOOK IS BASED ON THIS OWN EXPERIENCE OF THE CUBAN SYSTEM OF IFA AND MANY YEARS OF RESEARCH ON RARE AND OTHERWISE INACCESSIBLE TEXTS HUNDREDS OF WHICH HAVE BEEN IN CIRCULATION IN CUBA FOR A VERY LONG TIME.

THE GREAT VALUE OF THIS WORK LIES IN ITS SYNTHESIS AND PRESENTATION OF SO MANY VERSES OF IFA LARGELY FROM THE CUBAN TRADITION BUT IN ENGLISH AND YORUBA IN A READABLE AND CONCISE MANNER. EACH STORY OF IFA IS ACCOMPANIED WITH SUGGESTED SACRIFICES. WHEN ADDED TOGETHER, THE TEST BECOMES A RICH AND INVALUABLE COMPENDIUM OF KNOWLEDGE.

I RECOMMEND THIS BOOK TO EVERY BABALAWO OR PRACTITIONER OF IFA WHO IS INTERESTED IN A CLEAR AND SUFFICIENT SOURCE OF INFORMATION ON THE ODU. THE GENERAL READER WILL ALSO PROFIT A GREAT DEAL FROM THIS WONDERFUL SOURCE OF INFORMATION ON YORUBA LIFE, AND INDEED HUMAN LIFE-ALL LIFE-FROM MYTHS LOGICAL TO HISTORICAL AND FUTURISTIC DIMENSIONS OF TIME AND SPACE.

PROF. WANDE ABIMBOLA

AWISE AWO NI AGBAYE

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