The Architects of Existence: Aje in Yoruba Cosmology, Ontology, and Orature Teresa N. Washington

ISBN: 9780991073030

Published: February 1st 2014

Hardcover

318 pages


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The Architects of Existence: Aje in Yoruba Cosmology, Ontology, and Orature  by  Teresa N. Washington

The Architects of Existence: Aje in Yoruba Cosmology, Ontology, and Orature by Teresa N. Washington
February 1st 2014 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, RTF | 318 pages | ISBN: 9780991073030 | 6.28 Mb

With her first book, Our Mothers, Our Powers, Our Texts: Manifestations Aje in Africana Literature, Teresa N. Washington reveals the Pan-African power and profundity of Aje and its myriad sister systems in Pan-African literature and culture. In TheMoreWith her first book, Our Mothers, Our Powers, Our Texts: Manifestations Aje in Africana Literature, Teresa N. Washington reveals the Pan-African power and profundity of Aje and its myriad sister systems in Pan-African literature and culture.

In The Architects of Existence: Aje in Yoruba Cosmology, Ontology, and Orature, Washington undertakes an in-depth exploration of Ajes Yoruba Gods, origins, and manifestations to reveal the forces vast depth, complexity, and scope. By analyzing diverse sources, including published studies, historical texts, divination verses, and interviews with Yoruba wisdom keepers, Washington elucidates the multifaceted and complex nature of Aje and reveals the power to be extraordinarily profound, influential, and logical.

Washingtons meticulous exposition of Aje includes chapters on the multifold power of Odu, the Great Mother- Ajes signs, symbols, and orders of operation- manifestations of Aje in the Odu Ifa- the roles of Aje in Yoruba secret societies and sacred institutions- and the impact of Aje on some of the Yoruba worlds most influential sons, including Olatubosun Oladapo, Wole Soyinka, and Fela Anikulapo Kuti.

The Architects of Existence is a groundbreaking study that will be essential reading for scholars of Yoruba Studies, Philosophy, African Studies, Gender Studies, Religious Studies, and Comparative Religions. Scholars, initiates, and practitioners of Yoruba spiritual arts and sciences will find this book to be indispensable.



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