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Description - The Secrets of Afro-Cuban Divination by Ocha'ni Lele

The first book to provide complete, specific instructions on casting the Diloggun, the cowrie-shell oracle of the Orishas. - Provides step-by-step instructions never before published, detailing requirements and procedure for casting the Diloggun. - Includes a detailed "mojuba" or prayer used to awaken the Orishas (spirit entities) for divination. - Devotes an entire chapter to each of the twelve basic Odu (random patterns in which the sixteen shells fall), providing ritual mechanics and oracular meanings for all possible castings. The Afro-Cuban faith, known to outsiders as Santeria and to adherents as Las Reglas de Ocha de Los Lucumi, is not a static religion but a living conduit of energy for connecting the spirit world to our own. It came to the New World with the slave trade where it has evolved in response to the surrounding culture. For adherents of Lucumi, the Diloggun is the most important focus of worship: the sacred shells reveal the forces at play in an adherent's life. These forces are redefined and placated by the Orisha priest, who makes direct contact with the spirit world in an effort to help the adherent evolve. While many books have been published about Santeria, The Secrets of Afro-Cuban Divination is the first to provide complete information on how to cast the Diloggun, including opening, reading, and closing the oracle, and how to give a comprehensive reading. With a detailed discussion about why each prayer is offered and insight into the metaphysical core of the religion, this book will bring those seeking the wisdom of the Diloggun closer to the living Orishas than they have ever been.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780892818105
ISBN-10: 0892818107
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 29mm)
Pages: 304
Imprint: Destiny Books,U.S.
Publisher: Inner Traditions Bear and Company
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2000
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Ocha'ni Lele

Ocha'ni Lele has been immersed in the underground culture of Orisha worship since 1989. By 1995 he had received several initiations in both Santeria and the Congo faith Palo Mayombe. This year he made Ocha and was crowned a priest of Oya. He lives in Florida.

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