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Swimming in the Mysteries

Guidance from the ancestors and ancient sources

The African Orishas are energies available to help us navigate spiritually through the incredible shifts of our time. Yeye Luisah Teish shares how we must learn to ask for guidance from the ancestors and ancient sources.

In This Session:

  • How to metabolize the grief and heart-break so we become more powerful and present
  • The power of the Orishas in modern times
  • A ritual for people dedicated to truth
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Yeye Luisah Teish

Chief Iyanifa, Ile Orunmila Oshun, Storyteller-Writer-Speaker-Counselor- Artist

Yeye Luisah Teish is an elder in the Ifa/Orisha tradition of the West African diaspora. She is the author of six books, most notably Jambalaya: The Natural Woman’s Book of Personal Charms and Practical Rituals. She is the founding Mother of Ile Orunmila Oshun, The Jambalaya Spirit Works Community Membership Program, and Ase Theater. She has contributed to 40 anthologies. 

She has published articles and artwork in Coreopsis, Cascadia Subduction Zone, Essence, Ms, and SageWoman magazines. Her books have been translated into German, Spanish, and French, and her prayers and poetry have been published in seven indigenous languages. She renders the sacred orature of the African diaspora into interactive workshops, online classes, and ritual theater events that reveal the contemporary applications of this ancient wisdom.

Her credits include the Oprah Winfrey Show (television), Goddess Remembered (film), Nzinga the King Queen (Brooklyn Academy of Music), the Praises for the World Concert (San Francisco) and Resonant Streams: An Ancient Call at St. John the Divine Cathedral in New York.

Yeye has lectured, and performed in Europe, Egypt, Mexico, South America, New Zealand, Australia, Southeast Asia, the Caribbean Islands, and West Africa. She co-hosts the Institute of Noetic Sciences conferences, teaches for the Shift Network, Sounds True, and the Center for Sacred Studies. Her videos, master-classes, and publications can be found on her websites and on Facebook.