The Orishas, Proverbs, Sacrifices, and Prohibitions of Cuban Santeria
By (author) Ocha'ni Lele
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Diloggun by Ocha'ni Lele
Book DescriptionThe first book on Santeria s holiest divination system to thoroughly explore each family of "odu" and how their actions and reactions affect the spiritual development of the client. Includes the major considerations for sacrifice, providing the diviner with ways to placate and supplicate the Afro-Cuban deities known as orishas. Demonstrates how to properly end a reading so that negative vibrations are fully removed from the diviner's home. Provides a thoroughly detailed description of each of the 12 families of "odu" that exist in the diloggun--from Okana through Ejila Shebora. The diloggun is more than a tool of divination. It is a powerful transformational process, and the forces that are set in motion when it is cast determine the future evolution of the adherent. The "Diloggun" is the first book to explore this Afro-Cuban oracle from the perspective of diaspora orisha worship. It is also the first book to explore the lore surrounding this mysterious oracle, which is the living Bible of one of the world's fastest growing faiths. The twelve families of "odu" that are available to the diviner include 192 "omo odu," the children of the "odu," and each of these patterns or letters has its own proverbs, meanings, prohibitions, and sacrifices. Ocha'ni Lele provides the secret but essential information that the adept diviner needs to know to ensure that every element affecting a client's spiritual development is taken into consideration during a reading. His book is also the first to detail how to properly end a session so that negative vibrations are absorbed by the orishas and fully removed from the diviner's home. For those seeking the wisdom of ancient Africa, "The Diloggun" is an indispensable guide to the mysteries of the orishas."
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780892819126
(281mm x 220mm x 35mm)
Imprint: Destiny Books,U.S.
Publisher: Inner Traditions Bear and Company
Publish Date: 26-Aug-2003
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Ocha'ni Lele
Osogbo, Paperback (May 2014)
By understanding Osogbo, the spirits of misfortune, we can better overcome them and return to health and balance in our lives.
Sacrificial Ceremonies Of Santeria, Paperback (October 2012)
The first book to explore the history, methods, and thinking behind sacrifice in the growing santeria faith
Diloggun Tales of the Natural World, Paperback (November 2011)
Sacred myths from Santeria centred on nature and the natural world
Teachings of the Santeria Gods, Paperback (August 2010)» View all books by Ocha'ni Lele
At the core of the diloggun are the sacred stories known as the patakis. This book recounts more than one hundred of these sacred parables, including many stories collected from the oral tradition of the African diaspora.
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Author Biography - Ocha'ni Lele
Ocha'ni Lele has been immersed in the underground culture of orisha worship since 1989. He made Ocha in 2000 and was crowned a priest of Oya. His other books include "The Secrets of Afro-Cuban Divination" and "Obi: Oracle of Cuban Santeria." He lives in Florida."
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