Insights from the Priestesses of the Ifa Orisha Tradition, Their Stories and Plight for the Divine Feminine
Author: Ayele Kumari, Ph.d.
Category: Social Science
Iyanifa means Mother of Wisdom or Mother of Ifa. It is the position of the High Priestess in the Ifa Orisha tradition . The Ifa Orisha tradition of Africa is thousands of years old and was so strong, it was able to survive the slave trade to go on in the new world. What didn't survive the slave trade ,but remained in Africa was the position of Iyanifa. In a world where women have lost much of their ancient mysteries to patriarchy and slavery, a tradition is presented here that went underground but did not die. Iyanifas, Iyami, and Queen mothers of Africa resurface now to continue a legacy for new generations across the globe. This book is a collection of stories, essays, and explorations of the position of Iyanifa and its resurgence in the Diaspora. Gleaned from the perspective of the elder mothers who broke the glass ceiling to reclaim the tradition , they share their divine wisdom teachings, candid personal experiences, joys, and growing pains drawn from their lives as Iyanifas and women in the tradition. This volume of work features authors such as Luisah Teish, Iyanla Vanzant, Aina Olomo and many other powerful healers, diviners, and counselors. It is offered as a gift to women in the tradition and to those interested in Woman's and African Studies to explore the path of Iyanifa and to be a resource for years to come.
Whether you’re planning an individual or group study of the book of Proverbs, Woman of Wisdom is the place to start. This in-depth guide by Bible teacher and author Myrna Alexander will help you discover how to make wise choices by applying the timeless principles of Proverbs. Helps you discover how to make wise choices Covers every chapter of Proverbs Shows the way to live life with skill Designed for small group and individual Bible study
Threads of Covenant Woven through the Pages of Ruth
Author: Ruth Coghill
Publisher: Word Alive Press
What does it mean to live “in covenant” with the Living God? Woman of Wisdom guides you to discover the answer to that question. Ruth Coghill and Alma Petersen utilize the book of Ruth to emphasize covenant’s practical application for today. You’ll be drawn into God’s eternal purpose for us to enter into an intimate relationship with Him. Expect to be transformed as you enter into a profound and life-changing covenant relationship with the Lord God Almighty through this WOW study of His Word. — Lisa Elliott, inspirational speaker and award-winning author of The Ben Ripple and Dancing in the Rain
Embracing the Call to Be a Woman of Wisdom and Discernment
Author: Michelle McClain-Walters
Publisher: Charisma Media
Deborah was unique among women of her time. No other could describe herself as a mighty combination of judge, intercessor, prophetess, mother of Israel, and military strategist. She governed God's people with a nurturing heart and a soldier's strength. Deborah broke outside of her culture—not out of rebellion—but in obedience to God to set her people free. Rise up in your area of influence and be a pillar in the kingdom of God. Imagine the outcome if women in today's society boldly took hold of the same discerning spirit, courageous heart, and nurturing gift to see transformation in their homes and workplaces.The Deborah Anointing is available to you to overcome the cultural and social pressures and prejudices that women encounter. Through prophetic teaching and applicable prayers you will experience freedom, healing, and deliverance from: Fear and control issues Dry seasons in personal life, career, or ministry Disappointment, doubt, and indecision Delays on the promises of God And much more!
Your 31-day Devotional for Increase and Motivation
Author: Kate McVeigh
Publisher: Harrison House
Are you hungry for more of the Lord? Wisdom for Women is a powerful 31 day devotional, designed to delight and inspire you to become the supernatural, influential woman of God you were created to be. Each devotional serves up the wit and wisdom you've come to expect from evangelist and teacher, Kate McVeigh. Thirty-one fat free, zero-calorie meals for meditation are served in delicious, 5 minute morsels to complement your busy lifestyle. Every day you'll find something from Kate to you - something tasty that you can really sink your teeth into.
In an inspiring book of spiritual, academic and artistic contributions, women celebrate the power of the feminine spirit. Contributors include bestselling authors Jean Houston, Jean Shinoda Bolen, Marion Woodman, Isabel Allende, Angeles Arrien, and Nicki Scully.