Sixteen Cowries: Yoruba Divination from Africa to the New World (2001 Corr. 2nd Printing ed.)
By: William W. Bascom (author) Paperback
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... a landmark in research of African oral traditions."-African Arts
... a significant contribution to the understanding of Yoruba religious belief, magic, and art." -Journal of Religion in Africa
Yoruba texts and English translations of a divination system that originated in Nigeria and is widely practiced today by male and female diviners in the diaspora. A landmark edition.
Contents Preface Part One: Sixteen Cowries Chapter 1. Introduction Chapter 2. The Divination Verses Chapter 3 The System of Belief Part Two: The Verses of Sixteen Cowries Chapter 4 Eji Ogbe 8 cowries Chapter 5 Ofun 10 cowries Chapter 6 Osa 9 cowries Chapter 7 Okanran 1 cowrey Chapter 8 Eji Oko 2 cowries Chapter 9 Irosun 4 cowries Chapter 10 Ose 5 cowries Chapter 11 Ogunda 3 cowries Chapter 12 Obara 6 cowries Chapter 13 Odi 7 cowries Chapter 14 Owonrin 11 cowries Chapter 15 Ejila Sebora 12 cowries Chapter 16 Ika 13 cowries Chapter 17 Oturupon 14 cowries Chapter 18 Ofun Kanran 15 cowries Chapter 19 Irete 16 cowries Chapter 20 Opira 0 cowries Appendix References Citeds
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