Finding Soul on the Path of Orisa: A West African Spiritual Tradition

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In the realm of African spiritual pathways, no tradition is so widely embraced and practiced as the West African religion Orisa. Awakened by her own spiritual journey, Tobe Melora Correal, an initiated priestess in the Yoruba-Lukumi branch of Orisa, guides us along this blessed road. FINDING THE SOUL ON THE PATH OF ORISA provides a fresh look at these ancient teachings and emphasizes introspection and inner work over the outward manifestations of Orisa’s practices. Correal debunks misconceptions surrounding the tradition, drawing us into a lushly textured, Earth-centered spiritual system—a compassionate and useful roadmap for revering God.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 182 pages
  • Publisher: Crossing Press (March 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1580911498
  • ISBN-13: 978-1580911498
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.5 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces

Customer Reviews

A Compassionate & Practical Roadmap for Purposeful Living

30 people found this helpful.
 on April 18, 2017
By SCourt
Curious and not knowing what to expect, this book was my introduction to the Yoruba religion, “the science of allowing God to flow through you, so that each breath becomes a prayer, and as God breathes, you breathe.” I have only read Part I: A Yoruba Vision of God & Life, yet I can say for certain that this book is an answer to my heart’s prayer. The book is well written and the Author’s voice is so clear, it is as if she is in conversation with you. As the chapters unfold, questions are raised and answers are provided leaving the reader with a cellular level understanding of God’s plan for our lives. Some of the concepts have been appropriated by newer religions and sciences so it is wonderful to read the traditional teachings in their pure form, minus the disparaging fictional Hollywood fantasy of Africa or complete white washing that many religions require. If you’ve ever felt that Buddhism, syncretized Catholicism, the Black Pentecostal or white American churches were missing something, some intangible “thing,” this book will help you name it, and I suspect upon completion, it will help you move past it. The author, “titled this book Finding Soul on the Path of Orisa, and the word ‘finding’ is important and intentional. It implies that the soul, our deep spiritual center, is always present. We need only turn inward to draw on its power during our journey of struggle and transformation.”

Terrific information – great first step for the curious and serious

 on November 14, 2017
By Dianne M. Daniels
I really enjoyed this book – after finding out my ancestors were most likely from the Ivory Coast / Ghana (DNA testing) I began researching the paths of religion from that area. I was drawn to this book by recommendations from knowledgeable friends, and was not disappointed. I’ve learned a lot and feel more ready to continue my personal journey. Well worth the read – but more than that – take action after reading it!

Great book for beginning practitioner

One person found this helpful.
 on April 30, 2017
By Denerio
This book answered so many questions for me about ifa and the Orisha. I definitely recommend this book for anyone interested in the Orisha, Yoruba, and ifa.


4 people found this helpful.
 on February 5, 2014
By In2theMystic
I recently awakened to the possibilities of other prospectives on the elevation of my spirit. “Finding Soul…” exceed my expections of what could be and what truly is. I have read this book several times and each time, my spirit is feed. Thank you for writing this book.

Five Stars

3 people found this helpful.
 on September 29, 2015
By Nessa
great read, good price.

great !

One person found this helpful.
 on December 17, 2016
By pedro tomas chavez
great !

Very Educational

 on May 29, 2017
By Kindle Customer
If your beginning Orisa are practicing it ritually with no passion. This is a good place to start I learned a lot and with no fear Orisa easy book to read and yet honest.

Good Introduction to the Orisa

One person found this helpful.
 on July 22, 2016
By Donna
A good introduction for anyone interested in the path of the Orisa and the process of initiation into the Yoruba religion.

Five Stars

2 people found this helpful.
 on February 18, 2016
By Kimberly Simon
Very informative and helpful guide, especially for the novice.

Great read!!!!

One person found this helpful.
 on March 1, 2017
By Kindle Customer
Loved it was very informative and made me understand many dim points in my understanding recommend to beginners like myself

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