Ifá: A Forest of Mystery. Nicholaj de Mattos FRISVOLD.

Ifá: A Forest of Mystery.

UK: Scarlet Imprint, 2016. First Edition. Hardcover. Large octavo. xiv + 384pp. Bound in deep red cloth with dramatic green palm leaf embellishment to upper board and green lettering to spine, molded endpapers, 18 original pen & ink illustrations in b&w by Childerico. The standard edition limited to 736 hand-numbered copies. "A major study on the cosmology, metaphysics, philosophy and divination system of Ifá, written by a tradition holder and member of the council of elders, known as the Ogboni society, of Abeokuta, Nigeria. Ifá – an alternative name for its prophet Òrúnmìlà – is a religion, a wisdom tradition and a system of divination encoding the rich and complex oral and material culture of the Yoruba people. The Yoruba culture is grounded in memory, an ancestral repository of wisdom, that generates good counsel, advises appropriate ebo (sacrifice) and opens the way to develop a good character on our journey through life and in our interactions with the visible and invisible worlds. The work is a presentation of the first sixteen odù of the Ifá corpus of divination verses explained in stories, allegories and proverbs reflecting the practical wisdom of Ifá. The work is both a presentation of Ifá for those with little knowledge of it, and a dynamic presentation of the wealth of its wisdom for those already familiar with Ifá." A NEW book, in Fine condition. NOTE: Large book, additional shipping may apply. Item #68048

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