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Swimming in the Mysteries

Guidance from the ancestors and ancient sources

Hosted by HeatherAsh Amara
With Yeye Luisah Teish

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 a writer, an arts activist, and spiritual counselor. She's an initiated elder (Iyanifa) in the Ifa/Orisha tradition, and a member of the Global Council for Ancestor Veneration. She has authored six books, most notably Jambalaya: The Natural Woman’s Book of Personal Charms and Practical Rituals, and co-authored On Holy Ground: Commitment and Devotion to Sacred Land, with Kahuna Leilani Birely. 

Yeye is a member of the Fountain and the Mother Earth Delegation of United Original Nations. A contributor to 40 anthologies, magazines including Ms., Essence, SageWoman, and Yoga Journal, her books have been translated into German, Spanish, and French, and her prayers and poetry have been published in seven indigenous languages. Her articles and artworks appear in Coreopsis: Journal of Myth and Theater, and the Cascadia Subduction Zone Journal of speculative fiction.

She has a creative writing specialization certificate from Wesleyan University and has designed, directed, and performed myth and ritual theater in Europe, Venezuela, and New Zealand. She.s the spiritual culture consultant for Jubilee Justice Journey for Reparations, Restorative Justice for Oakland Youth, and the Center for Sacred Studies. She has a certificate in food and nutrition from Stanford University, and is co-faculty of the Afro-botany Immersion program for Natural Choices Botanica.