Published by Athelia
It is surprising that this is her first book because her every conversation is saturated with powerful instruction. With this book, she is sharing this dynamic understanding of Yoruba practice with those eager to move beyond narrowness and restrictions.
Some will find her
proclamations controversial. Indeed, hers is a distinctive voice among those writing about Yoruba spirituality. Many will soon begin debating her concepts of a
Core Belief System, the significance of ancestor veneration for those of us west of the Atlantic, and the need to dismantle the walls that divide spiritual
communities. And I am eager for the debate to begin! This will ensure that Yoruba practice remains vibrant, and that it will not stagnate into fossilized
ideas that serve no one.
Iyalosha Aina Olomo Sango Oba Bi has undertaken an enormous task—to follow her Ori in spite of the sacrifices and to give humanity a way of moving toward its fullest expression.
To her I say, —“Eku ise o! —Well done!” And to the readers of this exceptional work I say, “Savor the challenges that lay ahead. May these words bring you strength and peace.”
Iya Omi Osun
Core of Fire
Gaia © 1998 Anthony Burks