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Honey in the River : Shadow, Sex and West African Spirituality

  • The Sacred Well 536 Grand Avenue Oakland, CA, 94610 United States (map)


with Marsha Scarbrough

Thursday, November 5
6.00p ~ 8.00p

FREE • donations gratefully accepted

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Marsha Scarbrough, author of Honey in the River: Shadow, Sex and West African Spirituality, welcomes the Sacred Well community to an inter-cultural conversation about our experiences with the orishas and the practice of Ifa.

The author invites native Yoruba as well as non-native practitioners to share personal perspectives on how this ancient wisdom tradition impacts their lives. Those who are simply curious about Ifa are encouraged to join the discussion.

Readings from Honey in the River and recordings of authentic rhythms and chants will enhance this lively evening.

In her sexy, stormy, spiritual memoir, Scarbrough tells the story of how she, as a white woman, became involved in Ifa and fell in love with a Yoruba shaman. As she blends the archetypal drama of the orisha myths with her personal epic soap opera, she reveals and befriends her personal shadow.

Earlier Event: November 3
Sky Dancer Sangha : 21 Tara Tuesdays
Later Event: November 6
The Witches' Ointment