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Praising His Name In The Dance by Kenneth Anthony Lum

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Chapter 8

Orisha Work: Manifestations

IIn the last chapter I described the ceremonies, in particular the feasts, in which a person entered into relations with the orishas. In these ceremonies a person appealed to the orishas for help or gave thanks for favours received from them in the past, even though it was The Oludumare to whom that person’s prayers, thanks and supplications were ultimately addressed. However, the sacrifices and offerings were essentially for the orishas, because it was they who existed in this world, which was composed of both spiritual and physical aspects, and it was they who had the ability to utilise the particular offerings of food and drink. They could get hungry and thirsty whereas The Oludumare could not. He existed ...

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