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Luisah Teish



Luisah Teish is an American author, storyteller, and teacher of the African Yoruba Lucumi tradition. She has been honored as an Osun Chief and Iyanifa lineage carrier, reminding others of their Divine connection to Mother Earth.

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Zulu Shaman: Dreams, Prophecies, and Mysteries (Song of the Stars)

In this rare window into Zulu mysticism, Vusamazulu Credo Mutwa breaks the bonds of traditional silence to share his personal experiences as a sangoma—a Zulu shaman.

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

Since its original publication in 1985, Jambalaya has become a classic among Women’s Spirituality Educators, practitioners of traditional Africana religions, environmental activists, and cultural creatives.

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Growing up in New Orleans; Learning from Elders; Connecting with Spirit (Part 1/7)

Voices of the Earth, a project of the Earth Medicine Alliance speaks with Luisah Teish, an author, storyteller, and priestess of the Ifá/Orisha faith of Yoruba-speaking West Africa and the African Diaspora.

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Carnival of the Spirit

Carnival of the Spirit is a vibrant synergy of African Spirituality, folktales, and kitchen-table wisdom in an exuberant tribute to world holidays and nature's four seasons.

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Yeye Luisah Teish on Storytelling, the Global Impact of Black Panther, and Expressing Your Creative Gifts

The first thing you want is to know that you belong here, that you are a part of this planet, just like the earth and the water, the sun and the wind, and the trees.

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Conscious Ritual; Intuition and Inspiration; Sacred Space (Part 2/7)

Voices of the Earth, a project of the Earth Medicine Alliance speaks with Luisah Teish, an author, storyteller, and priestess of the Ifá/Orisha faith of Yoruba-speaking West Africa and the African Diaspora.

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On Holy Ground: Commitment and Devotion to Sacred Lands

The decision to write this book is born out of 20-30 years of experience.

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Honoring Ancestors (Part 3/7)

Voices of the Earth, a project of the Earth Medicine Alliance speaks with Luisah Teish, an author, storyteller, and priestess of the Ifá/Orisha faith of Yoruba-speaking West Africa and the African Diaspora.

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Jump Up: Seasonal Celebrations from the World’s Deep Traditions

Virtually all peoples of the world celebrate the passage of seasons. The continual movement of time through winter, spring, summer, and autumn has framed human experience and profoundly affected the lives of individuals and communities for many thousands of years.

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Orisha Tradition (Part 4/7)

Voices of the Earth, a project of the Earth Medicine Alliance speaks with Luisah Teish, an author, storyteller, and priestess of the Ifá/Orisha faith of Yoruba-speaking West Africa and the African Diaspora.

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