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.
Nicholaj was recently on the Rune Soup podcast, talking Ifá (and much more besides) with Gordon White. Highly recommended if you haven’t heard it yet. We have also discovered a few copies of some standard hardback editions of out of print titles…
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