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Signifying (On) Scriptures #1: Divining the Self: A Study in Yoruba Myth and Human Consciousness

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Divining the Self weaves elements of personal narrative, myth, history, and interpretive analysis into a vibrant tapestry that reflects the textured, embodied, and performative nature of scripture and scripturalizing practices. Velma Love examines the Odu—the Yoruba sacred scriptures—along with the accompanying mythology, philosophy, and ritual technologies engaged by African Americans. Drawing from the personal narratives of African American Ifa practitioners along with additional ethnographic fieldwork conducted in Oyotunji African Village, South Carolina, and New York City, Love’s work explores the ways in which an ancient worldview survives in modern times.

Divining the Self also takes up the challenge of determining what it means for the scholar of religion to study scripture as both text and performance. This work provides an excellent case study of the sociocultural phenomenon of scripturalizing practices.

About the Author

Velma E. Love is Project Director of the Howard University School of Divinity's National Study of Black Congregational Life

Table of Contents

Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments

Introduction

1 Mythic Origins and Cultural Practices

2 Orisha Archetypes, Cultural Memory, and the Odu

3 Divining the Self

4 Symbols and Signposts for the Journey

5 Powers of the Mothers

6 Oshun, Yemonja, and Oya

Conclusion

Notes

Bibliography

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780271054056
Author:
Love, Velma E.
Publisher:
Penn State University Press
Subject:
Metaphysics-Magic Witchcraft and Paganism
Subject:
Ethnic & Tribal
Subject:
Velma E. Love
Subject:
Florida A&M University
Subject:
Religion
Subject:
Religious Studies
Subject:
African religion
Subject:
Christianity
Subject:
Signifying (on) Scriptures
Subject:
9780271054056
Subject:
Divining the Self: A Study in Yoruba Myth and Human Consciousness
Subject:
yoruba myth
Edition Description:
Library binding
Series Volume:
1
Publication Date:
20121031
Binding:
LIBRARY BOUND
Language:
English
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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History and Social Science » African American Studies » General
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Humanities » Mythology » Folklore and Storytelling
Humanities » Philosophy » General
Metaphysics » Magic Witchcraft and Paganism
Religion » Comparative Religion » General

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