Jambalaya: The Natural Woman's Book of Personal Charms and Practical Rituals

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Harper Collins, Mar 3, 1988 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 288 pages
4 Reviews

A Marvelous Blend
of Memoir, Folk Wisdom,
and Afro-American Beliefs.

Actress, storyteller, and priestess Luisah Teish dramatically re-creates centuries-old African-American traditions with music, memoir, and folk wisdom.

 

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I was lucky to find a used copy of Luisah Teish's book at my local Psychic Eye in high school and it has been a favorite ever since. Teish is a seasoned and talented storyteller and her book is a mix ... Read full review

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Reading this book is like having tea or coffee with a charming and wise grandmother and teacher of magic, specifically Hoodoo and some of the Yoruban traditions. While a bit dated, the information is ... Read full review

Contents

Whispering Wisdoms
4
A Winding Path
25
She Who Whispers
37
Nature Worship
53
Ancestor Reverence
67
Shrine of the Mother
77
Beneath Marys Skirts
103
Mother of the Spirit
138
The Rainbow Serpent
197
Conclusion
250
Notes
264
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Born and raised in New Orleans, Luisah Telsh is a priestess of Oshun in the Yoruba Lucumi tradition. She teaches classes on African goddesses, shamanism, and the Tambala tradition.

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