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Books by Ya Sezi Bo Oungan
Papa Legba is the Haitian Vodou Lwa that guards the doorway between the physical world and the spiritual world, who decides who and what can enter. This workbook describes his origins, temperament, songs, and colors, and gives recipes for libations and baths. It also describes Legba’s mirror and opposite, Met Kalfou, with songs and workings to aid one in working with this spirit.
This booklet should be used as an early way through the dark, not as a substitute for traditional education within an oral tradition.
Kuzen Azaka Mede is a powerful and loyal ally from the Djouba nation of Lwa. Within these pages, novices and practitioners alike will find an in-depth discussion about specific terminology related to as well as various mysteries within the nation, as well as a thorough groundwork for working with these spirits. Along with a background on the horrors of Columbus’s arrival in the ‘new world’ which led to a synthesis of African and indigenous practices and offering details about the family tree of the Djouba nation, Kuzen Azaka Mede: Engaging with the Lwa of Work, Labor, and Land provides detailed information concerning offerings, workings, tools, and more to help get you started with working with this Lwa, should he be with you. Ya Sezi bo Oungan offers here a great introduction, primer, and resource for those who are interested in Vodou or Kuzen.
Papa Guede, the Bawons and the Guede Lwa represent the power and mystery of death, funerary rites and the afterlife in Haitian Vodou. They are the lost ancestors – the ancient unknown force that pushes us from behind.
The figure of a skull wearing sunglasses and a top hat is ubiquitous in popular culture, but often misrepresented and misunderstood. This workbook unpacks some of the myths and describes who these Lwa are and how they are served in Haitian Vodou. It is an educational guide for how to begin approaching these mysteries in a traditional and non-appropriative context, and includes guidelines on how to meet these spirits in the cemetery, as well as instructions for cleansings, baths and lamps that can be performed once a relationship with these spirits has been established.
This book should be used as an early way through the dark, not as a substitute for traditional education within an oral tradition.