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Author Dorsey, Lilith, author.

Title Orishas, goddesses, and voodoo queens : the divine feminine in the African religious traditions / Lilith Dorsey.

Publication Info. Newburyport, MA : Weiser Books, 2020.
©2020
1 hold on first copy returned of 2 copies
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 95th Street Adult Nonfiction  299.6121 DOR    AVAILABLE
 Nichols Adult Nonfiction  299.6121 DOR    AVAILABLE
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Description 226 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Get in touch with the goddesses, the queens, and your own divine self -- Oshún, the river of beauty and love -- Yemaya, the ocean of motherly love -- Oya, the power of the wind -- Nana Buruku, the wisdom of the ancients -- Mami Wata, the mother of wealth -- Erzulie, the sweet waterfall of passion and the storm of love -- Aida Wedo, the shining crown of the rainbow -- La Sirene, the song of destiny, and Ayizan, the priestess of place -- Annie Christmas and Maman Brigitte: new-world strength and confidence -- Marie Laveau and the voodoo queens -- Pomba Gira and Santa Muerte: death and the crossroads -- Appendx A: herbs for the Orishas, Loas, and goddesses -- Appendix B: sacred dirts and crystals -- Appendix C: sacred symbols.
Summary "Throughout Africa and beyond in the Diaspora caused by the slave trade, the divine feminine was revered in the forms of goddesses, like the ancient Nana Buluku; water spirits like Yemaya, Oshun, and Mami Wata; and the warrior Oya. The power of these goddesses and spirit beings has taken root in the West. This book shows us how to celebrate and cultivate the traits of these goddesses, drawing upon their strengths to empower our own lives."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Goddesses, African.
Orishas.
Mambos (Vodou)
Women -- Religious life.
Feminist spirituality.
Africa -- Religion.
ISBN 9781578636952 (paperback)
1578636957 (paperback)
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