Obí

Oracle of Cuban Santería
By (author) Ócha'ni Lele

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Obí
Oracle of Cuban Santería
By (author) Ócha'ni Lele

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Pages : 192

Book Size : 6 x 9

ISBN-13 : 9780892818648

Imprint : Destiny Books

On Sale Date : June 01, 2001

Format : Paperback Book

Illustrations : 10 b&w illustrations

Obí is the first book to fully explore the sacred body of lore surrounding the orisha Obí, as well as his particular rituals and customs, including opening considerations, casting and interpreting the oracle, and employing advanced methods of divination.
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About Obí

• The first book to provide complete, specific instructions for casting the obi oracle of the Santería faith.

• Uses the shell of a coconut, which embodies the spirit of Obí, as a divination tool.

• Includes a detailed “mojuba” or prayer that awakens the orishas and invites them to speak.

• Examines in depth the five basic patterns that appear when obí is cast and explains how to interpret the oracle's answer.

• Explores the fifty additional patterns and meanings contributed by ten orishas closely associated with the orisha Obí

One of the paths to the spirits within Santeria is through a divination technique known as obi, the coconut oracle, which gives the petitioner access to the orisha of the same name. The orisha Obí began as a mortal human who ascended to become an orisha as a reward for good deeds done on Earth, then fell from grace because of excessive pride. When he descended back to Earth, his spirit was embodied in the coconut palm. Though he no longer has a tongue, he can answer questions posed to him through the patterns made by four pieces of coconut shell cast as a divination tool.

Obí: Oracle of Cuban Santería is the first book to fully explore the sacred body of lore surrounding Obí, as well as his particular rituals and customs, including opening considerations, casting and interpreting the oracle, and employing advanced methods of divination. Also explained are the previously unpublished secrets of closing the oracle properly so that any negative vibrations will be absorbed by the coconuts and permanently removed from the diviner's home.
Table of Contents

Table of content

Obi
Oracle of Cuban Santeria

Acknowledgments
Introduction: Beyond the Middle Passage
1. Understanding the Orisha Obi
2. The Principles of Casting Obi
3. Interpreting the Oracle
4. Interpreting the Oracle: Apere Ti, Obi
5. Closing the Session with Obi
Mail-order Sources for Religious Supplies
Glossary
Suggested Reading
Index

Author Bio
Author of The Secrets of Afro-Cuban Divination, Ócha'ni Lele has been immersed in the underground culture of Orisha worship since 1989. By 1995 he had received several initiations in both Santeria and the Congo faith Palo Mayombe and in 2000 he made Ocha and was crowned a Santeria priest. He lives in Florida. 
Reviews

Reviews

Book Praise

Book Praise

"It's the only title to narrow the focus on Santeria to Obi, and provides specific divination instructions for casting and interpreting the oracle."
The Midwest Book Review, December 2001

"For one wishing to learn about this particular system of divination, it is the best book on the subject I have seen. It is clearly written, easy to read, and the author does not talk down to the reader. It is easily affordable, and well worth the effort to obtain and read it."
Mike Gleason, Witchgrove, March 2007
Back Cover

Back Cover Copy

DIVINATION / INDIGENOUS CULTURES

The Santería, or Lucumí, faith is not a static religion but a living conduit for connecting the spirit world to our own. One of the paths to the spirits within Santería is through a divination technique known as Obí, the coconut oracle, which gives the petitioner access to the orisha of the same name. The orisha Obí began as a mortal human who ascended to become an orisha as a reward for good deeds done on Earth, then fell from grace because of excessive pride. When he descended back to Earth, his spirit was embodied in the coconut palm. Though he no longer has a tongue, he can answer questions posed to him through the random patterns made by four pieces of coconut shell cast as a divination tool.

Obí: Oracle of Cuban Santeria is the first book to fully explore the patakís of Obí, the sacred body of lore surrounding him, as well as his particular rituals and customs. Hands-on divination instructions include opening considerations, specifics on casting and interpreting the basic oracle, and employing advanced methods of divination. Also explained are the previously unpublished secrets of closing the oracle properly so that any negative vibrations will be absorbed by the coconuts and permanently removed from the diviner’s home.

Author of The Secrets of Afro-Cuban Divination, ÓCHA’NI LELE has been immersed in the underground culture of Orisha worship since 1989. By 1995 he had received several initiations in both Santería and the Congo faith Palo Mayombe and in 2000 he made Ocha and was crowned a Santería priest. He lives in Florida.

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