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Ifá: A Forest of Mystery

Ifá: A Forest of Mystery by Nicholaj de Mattos Frisvold is 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 of Abeokuta, Nigeria. The work is a presentation of the first sixteen odù of the Ifá corpus of divination verses explained in stories, allegories and proverbs. It 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.

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Forging the body of the Witch

Witchcraft is the work of the body, of its processes and dreams, a narcoleptic entanglement of the unseen and the palpably, palpitating here. I speak a charm for hair and blood and skin and vein, to muscle, nerve and fascia, to flesh, organ and bone. My aim: to clothe the work of the witch in the body from which it has fled in fear, rejected, or been driven from in pain.

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