By Ócha'ni Lele

the 1st booklet to discover the historical past, equipment, and pondering in the back of sacrifice within the turning out to be Santería religion

• Explains the animal sacrifice rite in step by step element

• stocks the traditional African sacred tales that display the well-thought-out metaphysics and spirituality in the back of the perform of animal sacrifice

• Chronicles the felony struggle the entire approach to its 1993 U.S. best court docket victory to set up felony defense for the Santería religion and its practitioners

Tackling the most important controversy surrounding his religion, Santería priest Ócha’ni Lele explains for the 1st time in print the perform and significance of animal sacrifice as a spiritual sacrament. Describing the animal sacrifice rite in step by step element, together with the songs and chants used, he examines the pondering and metaphysics at the back of the ritual and divulges the deep connections to the odu of the diloggún--the resource of all practices during this Afro-Cuban religion.

Tracing the felony conflict spearheaded via Oba Ernesto Pichardo, head of the Church of the Lukumi of Babaluaiye, over the fitting to perform animal sacrifice as a non secular sacrament, Lele chronicles the struggle the entire solution to its 1993 U.S. preferrred court docket victory, which tested criminal defense for the Santería religion and its practitioners. Weaving jointly oral fragments stemming from the traditional Yoruba of West Africa, the writer reconstructs their sacred tales, or patakís, that display the well-thought-out metaphysics and spirituality in the back of the perform of animal sacrifice within the Yoruba and Santería faith, together with motives approximately why each one animal will be considered as nutrients for either people and the orisha in addition to how sacrifice isn't really restricted to animals.

Shedding mild at the outstanding worldwide progress of this faith during the last 50 years, Lele’s advisor to the sacrificial ceremonies of Santería permits initiates to profit right rite protocol in addition to supplies outsiders a glimpse into this so much secretive international of the santeros.

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