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The Seven African Powers. Who are they?

Deep-rooted African Spirits, the Orishas, are given respect and service in modern Santeria, Voodoo, as well as other Caribbean traditions.

Today, many Yoruban and other West Africans still turn to the Orishas for help and guidance in not only their little problems, but also the big ones of life.

From this audiobook you will learn that each Orisha have specific actions and temperament.

  • Where can you find Elegua
  • Oshun’s favorite food
  • How to petition Chango

Find which Orisha is best capable to work out the difficulty you are going through. Which Orisha calls to you?

©2017 Monique Joiner Siedlak (P)2018 Monique Joiner Siedlak

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Extremely disappointed

As a Iyanifa, I look for literature that I can refer people to, so they can get basic information. This was bad. The pronounciations of the Orisha's names were wrong. it was constant misinformation. i wouldn't refer this book to anyone. I understand that people want to write about the tradition, but if you do, you have a responsibility to provide correct information.

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Give it honor or leave it be!

Couldn't get pass the first 10 minutes with the mispronunciation of the Orisha. It's a shame!

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Disappointed

The narrator had a calming voice which kept me engaged. Unfortunately, I learned more about the Orishas through Google searches than with this underwhelming presentation. There was no depth to this and most chapters are under 3 minutes. It simply didn't do them justice.

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Just NO!

This has got to be one of the worst I have heard! The pronunciation and annunciation of the Orisha names is utterly wrong and disrespectful! The information in the book is half correct. We can find out more by googling the information in this book. Ridiculous!

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Words have power!

The narrator's pronunciation of the Orisha called Shango was off a little. The "a" in Shango should be pronounced like the "a" in Father and not like the "a" in ant. Sound is important and words have power. As a result my rating was low.
Thanks for presenting this work.

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HOPEFULLY THE NEXT BOOK IS MORE ACCURATE

I am disappointed to find out that this book wasn't giving out correct information, Spiritual work must be done correctly or really bad consequences can come from not performing it correctly. so take this book off of here before someone who is learning like myself but doesn't know enough hurt themselves or others. do better audible. I have several books in my cart and hope the next book that I am purchasing is better than this and I can learn and grow in my spiritual work and the learning of my ancestors, and also on working on my self. meditating and grounding myself i want to do it right and not be misinformed.

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Great Listen

Loved it! Machelle did a phenomenal job narrating and Monique's break down made understanding and note taking easy.

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it was okay.

I was looking for something more in depth. I had already learned most of this online at no cost.

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My first Audible

I am pleased. I will be back again, and often. Very excited. So much to learn and now I can be read to

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It was Everything and more.. It was Precise and to the point and I'm glad I bought it!!!

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  • 06-19-21

very informative into the orishas

clear details into the orishas and a good guidance into how to start an altar for the orishas

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  • kasim
  • 03-21-19

Great Starter

very informative clear and well read. excellent place to start if ur be beginner and also like me want a refreasher