Forget about Hollywood stereotypes! This heavily illustrated and thoroughly researched book will fascinate and educate those wanting to understand the nature of the world’s oldest Earth religion. The Mami Wata Vodoun is a 10,000 year-old, sacred, ancestral tradition, which has its beginnings in the world's first sacerdotal order of prophetess/priestesses, the Sibyls. It details for the first time, the true role of African women, and their powerful deities, as the world's first matriarchal, sacerdotal orders and the role they played in world civilization. It chronicles their work as oracular queen mothers, and their worship as the original black goddess of all the ancient world. Finally, it reveals them to be the "missing link" and mystery builders of the great temples and civilizations in ancient Ionia, Mycenae, Greece and Rome. The author argues that the matrilineal clans who carry the sacred "ache" (divine power) of the Mami Wata Vodoun were the real clans persecuted and enslaved during the rise of patriarchy, including in the New World. Those who have mocked, feared and minimized African women and African religions, and who have grown weary of an exclusive patriarchal-centered African perspective, on Africa and her religions, will walk away with a totally different out-look once they read this book!
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Mamaissii Vivian Hunter Hindrew, "Mama Zogbé" is an initiated full-time, high-pirestess of the Mami Wata Vodoun Religion.Review:
Sincere congratulations. It shows the huge amount of work and research and ache you put into this writing. --Henry Drewal,Evjue-Bascom Professor,University of Wisconsin
"Wow, what a great spirit you are! I am so impressed by your accomplishment!!! --Dr. Noelie Rodriguez, Ninole, Hawaii
Just to let you know we are loving your book! A friend of mine is ordering us two more --Deborah Grenn Ph.D., Founder & Director, The Lilith Institute
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Book Description Mami Wata Healers Society of North America Inc., Martinez, GA, 2005. Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. 2nd Edition.. Nice Firm Clean copy ! Light general wear. 546 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 118176