The Resource Divining the self : a study in Yoruba myth and human consciousness, Velma E. Love

Divining the self : a study in Yoruba myth and human consciousness, Velma E. Love

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Divining the self : a study in Yoruba myth and human consciousness
Title
Divining the self
Title remainder
a study in Yoruba myth and human consciousness
Statement of responsibility
Velma E. Love
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Explores the dynamics of African American engagements with the Holy Odu, the unwritten sacred scriptures of the West African Ifa Orisha tradition. Examines the experiences of selected practitioners, focusing on the ways in which the divinatory narrative and associated mythology impact self-understanding and worldview"--
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1949-
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Love, Velma E.
Dewey number
299.6833300973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BL2532.S5
LC item number
L68 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Signifying on scriptures
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African Americans
  • Yoruba (African people)
  • Ifa (Religion)
  • Orishas
Label
Divining the self : a study in Yoruba myth and human consciousness, Velma E. Love
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [131]-134) and index
Contents
Mythic origins and cultural practices -- Orisha archetypes, cultural memory, and the Odu -- Divining the self -- Symbols and signposts for the journey -- Powers of the mothers -- Oshun, Yemonja, and Oya
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 143 p.
Isbn
9780271054056
Isbn Type
(cloth : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2012015636
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (CaMWU)u2868869-01umb_inst
  • 2698759
  • (Sirsi) i9780271054056
  • (OCoLC)791492252
Label
Divining the self : a study in Yoruba myth and human consciousness, Velma E. Love
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [131]-134) and index
Contents
Mythic origins and cultural practices -- Orisha archetypes, cultural memory, and the Odu -- Divining the self -- Symbols and signposts for the journey -- Powers of the mothers -- Oshun, Yemonja, and Oya
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 143 p.
Isbn
9780271054056
Isbn Type
(cloth : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2012015636
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (CaMWU)u2868869-01umb_inst
  • 2698759
  • (Sirsi) i9780271054056
  • (OCoLC)791492252

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