African Cowrie Shells Divination: History, Theory & Practice

African Cowrie Shells Divination: History, Theory & Practice❴Epub❵ ❧ African Cowrie Shells Divination: History, Theory & Practice Author Zolrak – Heartforum.co.uk Discover the Cowrie Shells and Learn How to Read the Messages of If and the Higher Spiritual PlanesDivination with cowrie shells is one of the oldest known spiritual practices in the world Originated Discover the Cowrie Shells and Shells Divination: eBook ✓ Learn How to read the Messages of If and the Higher Spiritual PlanesDivination with cowrie shells is one of the oldest known spiritual practices in the African Cowrie PDF/EPUB ² world Originated by the Yoruba people of West Africa, cowrie shell divination is a powerful technique for connecting to the wisdom of ancestors, spirits, and deitiesThis book shares the history of cowrie Cowrie Shells Divination: ePUB ¹ shell divination and shows you how to open the portals of spiritual communication with the shells and related divination systems, such as cola nuts and coconuts Written by a long time practitioner, African Cowrie Shells Divination provides the meaning of the sixteen shell combinations as well as tips and variations for readings based on the specific question being asked Discover the powerful messages of the Orishas and the mystical divination techniques of Candombl , Santer a, and other traditions of the African diaspora Explore the instructive stories known as patakk s and apply their guidance to your lifeThe cowrie shells are sacred magical tools With the history, theories, and hands on instructions in this guide, you will learn how the shells can be used to answer your most important questions and achieve your true destiny.

Is a well known author, Shells Divination: eBook ✓ some of his books are a fascination for readers like in the African Cowrie Shells Divination: History, Theory Practice book, this is one of the most African Cowrie PDF/EPUB ² wanted Zolrak author readers around the world.

African Cowrie Shells Divination: History, Theory &
    African Cowrie Shells Divination: History, Theory & African Cowrie Shells Divination provides the meaning of the sixteen shell combinations as well as tips and variations for readings based on the specific question being asked Discover the powerful messages of the Orishas and the mystical divination techniques of Candombl , Santer a, and other traditions of the African diaspora Explore the instructive stories known as patakk s and apply their guidance to your lifeThe cowrie shells are sacred magical tools With the history, theories, and hands on instructions in this guide, you will learn how the shells can be used to answer your most important questions and achieve your true destiny."/>
  • Paperback
  • 264 pages
  • African Cowrie Shells Divination: History, Theory & Practice
  • Zolrak
  • 07 November 2019
  • 0738758582

10 thoughts on “African Cowrie Shells Divination: History, Theory & Practice

  1. Marisa says:

    I don t think I m quite the audience for this book While I enjoyed it and found it extremely educational, a lot of it was over my head I work at a historic site in North Carolina that focuses on interpreting the experiences of the enslaved, and one of the artifacts found on site in one of the slave cabins was a cowrie shell that dates back to the time of the slave trade We do a lot of interpretation surrounding the cowrie shell and talk about its use and significance in African American pract I don t think I m quite the audience for this book While I enjoyed it and found it extremely educational, a lot of it was over my head I work at a historic site in North Carolina that focuses on interpreting the experiences of the enslaved, and one of the artifacts found on site in one of the slave cabins was a cowrie shell that dates back to the time of the slave trade We do a lot of interpretation surrounding the cowrie shell and talk about its use and significance in African American practices of the time period and its influences even now So I was already familiar with some of the history and importance of cowrie shells However, I still don t think I m quite the audience for the book, just coming from a historian s perspective Parts of it were extremely valuable and are just what I ve been looking for in my research, but a good portion of the book is gearedtoward those who practice the religion Which is fine That s not a criticism because I went into the book understanding that I was reading something withof a religious basis rather than a strict history of cowrie shell divination.One major thing that really bothered me about the reading process, though, was the random exclusion of letters in certain words, making the galley very difficult to read For example, the word different was dierent and affect was aect Those are just a couple examples, which don t seem all that bad when thrown out as examples in a review, but when you re trying to read a book where every other sentence has a word without all of its letters, it becomes difficult and tedious to follow along Whether or not that s an issue with the galley itself, my reading devices, or whatever other possible things could affect it, I don t know, but I did want to bring attention to it because it was annoying and frustrating to deal with.Overall, I think this is an informative book written by someone who s incredibly passionate about the faith, which carries over into the writing and context of the book Am I the target audience No But I still got enough out of it to find it worth a read

  2. Lora Carney says:

    I have always loved cowrie shells, from when I was a child and my aunt brought one back for me from a trip to Hawaii I never knew they could be used for divination This book was a strange mix It s about African divination and has chapters on Orishas, Eshu, Yoruba, Santeria, etc., but in the introduction the author talks about God from an apparent Christian perspective I found that a little odd, even though I know Voodoo and Christianity have combined in places like Haiti.The second part of th I have always loved cowrie shells, from when I was a child and my aunt brought one back for me from a trip to Hawaii I never knew they could be used for divination This book was a strange mix It s about African divination and has chapters on Orishas, Eshu, Yoruba, Santeria, etc., but in the introduction the author talks about God from an apparent Christian perspective I found that a little odd, even though I know Voodoo and Christianity have combined in places like Haiti.The second part of the book is about the actual method of divination with cowrie shells, about a third through the book This gives instruction for prayers and preparation, followed by methods for reading with four cowrie shells, then the sixteen cowrie shells These are given with lines in their native language and I have to admit, go on a bit for something with no translation.The instructions for the actual reading methods are fairly straight forward This would be a good book for someone studying the cultural influences behind these methods, but the necessity of steeping oneself in Yoruba or Santeria in preparation might not be to everyone s taste in practice.There s an extensive glossary and overall I found it a very informative book

  3. Leslie says:

    I was very interested in this book because I use cowrie shells in my crafts a lot I was wanting to learnabout their history and further uses.I felt like I neededbackground information on the religious aspects of what was trying to be taught It read like a textbook at times It was very difficult to follow.I believe someone that hadknowledge to begin with about Yoruba people of West Africa and their beliefs may be a better audience.

  4. Franck says:

    Cet ouvrage est tout simplement insipide M me si un glossaire figure la fin, il n est pas indiqu d obliger le lecteur faire des va et vient r currents entre le texte en lui m me et cette autre partie du livre mon avis l auteur aurait mieux fait de l crire enti rement en langue Yoruba aurait t un gain de temps consid rable pour tout le monde Soit on choisit de parler au plus grand nombre soit on choisit de s adresser une minorit bien d finie On ne peut m langer les deux Je ne Cet ouvrage est tout simplement insipide M me si un glossaire figure la fin, il n est pas indiqu d obliger le lecteur faire des va et vient r currents entre le texte en lui m me et cette autre partie du livre mon avis l auteur aurait mieux fait de l crire enti rement en langue Yoruba aurait t un gain de temps consid rable pour tout le monde Soit on choisit de parler au plus grand nombre soit on choisit de s adresser une minorit bien d finie On ne peut m langer les deux Je ne recommande absolument pas

  5. Roberto Menzies says:

    After reading the Tarot of the Orishas from the same author, I was waiting to read his new book I am happy to say that he did not dissapointed me.

  6. Mike Ramsey says:

    Finally a book with all the information needed on the cowrie shells I tried other books before on this topic but unfornately the authors were not clear enough Highyl recommended to those that are looking for a deeper understanging to the shells.

  7. Mary Dickerson says:

    This book features a mix of various traditions It starts of course focusing on African divination, but the very next chapter goes on to talk about divination in other cultures It also talks about Orishas, Santeria, Yoruba, andI was already familiar with Orishas because they are highly popular in the African Brazilian culture and I lived for many years very close by But everything else was very new to me I really enjoyed to find so much information, and for so many different aspects This book features a mix of various traditions It starts of course focusing on African divination, but the very next chapter goes on to talk about divination in other cultures It also talks about Orishas, Santeria, Yoruba, andI was already familiar with Orishas because they are highly popular in the African Brazilian culture and I lived for many years very close by But everything else was very new to me I really enjoyed to find so much information, and for so many different aspects than intertwine with each other for various reasons, like immigration and so on Yet, you have to notice, that because of that, the information about each topic is brief, since the book needs space to be able to feature all of them I believe this makes for a great beginner book A nice introduction, that you can then use as a guide and look up forextensive information in other books or online In other words, is a nice starting point for someone new that doesn t even know where to start learning about this particular topic Something else to notice is that this book goes beyond the divinatory practices and extend to the religion behind them I found this information fascinating, but if you are only looking to learn for the divinatory practice and nothing , this book might not be for you I found the information included to be very educational in anthropologic terms and belief systems Yet, the book itself tells you that to perform this kind of divination you require to undergo an initiation process with a priest or priestess of the religion

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *