Here at last! The first complete English-language translation of the sacred African teachings of Ifa.
Discover answers to life's questions using the Ifa Oracle -- an ancient African divination tool and the spiritual foundation for Candoble, Santeria and Vodun. Compared by Henry Louis Gates, Jr., to the Homeric epics, the Bible, and the Koran, the Ifa Oracle stands as "a monument to human imagination, poetry and will.
Now, for the first time, all 256 sacred stories of this ancient oral tradition have been translated into English by Dr. Afolabi Epega, a fifth-generation babalawo or Ifa priest. With a preface and introduction that contextualize the powerful messages of Ifa wisdom for modern life, and classic and Western interpretations by American babalawo Philip Neimark and Dr. Epega, The Sacred Ifa Oracle stands as the definitive text on this timeless philosophical tradition.Language Notes:
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Book Description Harpercollins. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. 0062512307 Good++ in a Good+ dust jacket; Hardcover; Jacket is moderate shelfworn and edgeworn, but is otherwise clean and intact, and has not been price-clipped (Now fitted with a new, Brodart jacket protector); Clean boards with minor edgewear; The endpapers and all text pages are clean and unmarked; The binding is good with a straight spine; This book will be stored and delivered in a sturdy cardboard box with foam padding; Medium Format (8.5 9.75 tall); Black dust jacket with title in gold lettering; 1995, Harpercollins Publishing; 549 pages; "The Sacred Ifa Oracle," by Afolabi A. Epega & Philip John Neimark. Bookseller Inventory # SKU-U12BB08107086