Have you ever had an unexplained phenomena -- a knock at the door but no one is there; the hairs on your arm standing up, as though you're suddenly chilled; a gradual aroma arising from nowhere; an abrupt noise; a strange sensation on different parts of your body, like someone stroking your hair; or dreams of your deceased loved ones? These are just a few examples of how your ancestors and spirit guides may be trying to gain your attention.
Perhaps you've felt empty or unfulfilled at some point in your life. Have you ever wondered if there is something waiting for you beyond your sphere of existence -- your friends, your job, your loved ones, your church -- do you pray for a deeper understanding of the world around you?
Priestess Aladokun was a newcomer to spirituality, but through curiosity, dedication, and perseverance, she has learned to let herself be guided by the spirits of her ancestors. She has studied various schools of spirituality, primarily Afrikan, Latino, and Native American spirituality. She has made many deep connections through these forms of study and worship. Much of what she learned did not come easily, whether through a lack of resources, qualified teachers, or negative energy in her own life that blocked her spiritually. Despite the obstacles, she emerged stronger, wiser and more prepared than ever to guide others down the path paved for us. She has given us Ancestor Paths. Simply put, Ancestor Paths is about ancestor reverence and communication. If you have an interest in spirituality, do not let the complexity of the ideas confuse and discourage you. Do not be disheartened by misunderstandings and misinterpretations. Let Aladokun be your guide to finding your own spirituality, through the veneration of ancestors and the spirits you can learn to access. Let your life become enriched by the knowledge and understanding that Ancestor Paths will give you no matter your race or heritage.
Ancestor Paths is a tribute to all divinities within the universe that continue to guide, bless, and elevate our souls toward higher consciousness and enlightenment. No matter what path you walk, it is the ancestors and the guardian spirits who protect and guide you. This book was written to spread knowledge of how to acknowledge and communicate with your ancestors and guardian spirits on an everyday basis through cleansing rituals, constructing ancestor shrines/altars, suggested prayers, encountering spirits, and fundamental divination. For those interested in spirit contact, this book is for you!
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Oba Ilari Aladokun was born and raised in New York City and has lived in New Jersey for the past several years. She is a priestess of Yoruba/Lukumi and has practices spiritualism for over a decade. Because of her openness about her experience, she is the perfect individual to write on this subject matter.
She has been initiated into several mysteries, including receiving the Hand of Ifa (mano de Orula) by Baba John in January 2000 and Palo Mayombe in July 2000. Shortly thereafter, she reached the seat of Kariocha and was initiated in August 2000 in Havana, Cuba, as a child of Obatala. Her godmother is Oyaewo, Kathleen olo Oya, and her ajubona is Adeosun, Carmen (Loli) olo Oshun. Recently, she received Obe, Pinaldo, by Alamito, Jose olo Obatala, and ajubona Olochunde, Lucy olo Oshun. She holds several healing certificates: Usui Reiki Master Teacher, Registered Lightarian Reiki Master Facilitator, Registered Lightarian AngelLink & Healing Rays Facilitator, a Certified Intuitive Counselor of the National Spiritualist Association, and Ordained as a Spiritualist Minister.
Aladokun graduated from Murray Bergtraum High School for Business Careers in New York City, and after fewer than two years of additional study she graduated and received a certificate from the American Business Institute. She has been working in the field of business administration for over twenty years. Her creativity and personality have afforded her the opportunity to work with many people at various levels and disciplines. She has a compassionate commitment to knowledge and understanding of her culture, and her vision is to share and promote the education of mind, body, and spirit through the inspiration of articles, poetry, prayer, rituals, veneration, health and healing.
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Book Description Two Harbors Press, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P11193509727X