This book is a collection of essays exploring important themes on the current state of Lukumi religion. Miguel 'Willie' Ramos is one of a very few respected practitioner-writers, and in these insightful timely essays he draws on fieldwork in Nigeria, scholarship, oral history and traditional sources. He covers attributes of Lukumi orishas, their myths and legends, and the relationships among them. He also examines in great detail, aspects of Yoruba culture, history and religious syncretism, including the anthropological debate over Yoruba gender fluidity. Illustrated with monochrome photographs of Lukumi shrines, magical objects and religious imagery.
Eleda.org Publications, 2017. Paperback, xxxiv 580 pages. New.