Yeye Teish’s NEW Coloring Book!


Spirit Revealing, Color Healing


by Luisah Teish

Enjoy the healing power of art.
Take your very own creative, soulful journey with Yeye’s coloring book of Zen doodle drawings.
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Titles — Jambalaya | Spirit Revealing, Color Healing | Carnival of the Spirit | Jump Up! | On Holy Ground | Iyanifa |
Ancestor Reverence Titles  — Festival of the Bones, I | Festival of the Bones, II |



Spirit Revealing, Color Healing


“. . . This is a book of Zen doodles. It is an invitation to quiet the mental noises of daily life that distract you from the whispers of your indwelling spirit.

“You are an artist already and need no special training. Your only supplies are a pen and your favorite crayons or color pencils. So, put your inner critic away because you cannot do anything wrong!

“Give yourself time and space to thumb through the book. Sit in your favorite chair, have a cup of tea, play some soothing music, enjoy the images. There are some interesting, mysterious, and even crazy things happening between the lines on these pages.

“Choose the pages you want to color and color them according to your present mood. Not all hearts are red. Maybe those eyes are purple instead of blue. Your color choices will express something going on in your spirit.

“Play with it. Let your spirit speak. This kind of free expression can reveal hidden emotions, shift perceptions and heal wounds. . .”

Paperback, $9.99




The Natural Woman’s Book of Personal Charms and Practical Rituals

A Marvelous Blend of Memoir, Folk Wisdom & Afro-American Beliefs
In this groundbreaking classic Yeye Luisah Teish dramatically re-creates centuries-old African-American traditions with music, memoir, and folk wisdom.
“. . . Because the Voudou is African-based, it views spirituality as an integral part of everyday life. Because the Voudou of New Orleans was nurtured by a “servant class,” its magic is practiced as household acts. Because it survived uprooted from its motherland, it teaches adaptability. Because its truth is found in the oral tradition, it teaches respect for elders. Because its goal is to counteract the savagery created by slavery, cleanliness is its watchword, courage its greatest virtue.
“. . . My personal stories contain despair and courage, love and anger, humor and pain. They are offered to you as an altar piece, as a demonstration of how the power of the Mother can transform the life of a common woman.


Paperback, $8.25



Carnival of The Spirit

Seasonal Celebrations and Rites of Passage

Carnival of the Spirit is a vibrant synergy of African Spirituality, folktales, and kitchen-table wisdom in an exuberant tribute to world holidays and nature’s four seasons. Luisah Teish serves up stories of her own family’s traditions along with festivals from all over the world-from the Lily Festival in Japan to the Yam Festival in West Africa, from intimate family gatherings to Mardi Gras in New Orleans, and from traditional European holidays to sacred African rituals.
“. . . This book is written to help you celebrate life: to enliven your spirit, to stimulate your mind, to beautify your body, and to strengthen the bonds of your community.

. . . It is a gift from the Goddesses, from Yemonja and Oshun. It is written in their voice, Their tone. I have put pen to paper and transcribed their song.

. . . May the music of the Mother and the Muse dance through your life and that of the planet eternally. To all my relations, give thanks for life.
In Kinship
Yeye’woro Luisah Teish

Paperback, $22.95


Jump Up!

Good Times Throughout the Seasons with Celebrations from Around the World

Virtually all peoples of the world celebrate the passage of seasons. The continual movement of time through winter, spring, summer, and autumn has framed human experience and profoundly affected the lives of individuals and communities for many thousands of years.

Celebrations that mark the seasons are rich with food, music, dance, offerings, and the reenactment of myth. Jump Up (titled after a Caribbean phrase that is used to describe a celebration) is meant to reacquaint readers with these traditions and to give them suggested practices for honoring past traditions in new ways.

African traditions form the core of the book, and ceremonies and practices from Europe, Asia, the Americas, and the South Pacific are interwoven throughout. Readers will encounter the origin of well-known holidays and, at the same time, learn about others that are unknown in the Western world. Some of the more familiar cultural-based seasonal holidays that appear in this book include Christmas, New Year’s Day, Mardi Gras, Palm Sunday, Easter, May Day, Day of the Dead, and the African American holiday of Kwaanza.

Each season’s story is accompanied by recipes, suggestions and guidelines for rituals to help readers create their own celebrations. One winter ritual, complete with instructions, is the Ritual of the Cleansing Fire, and an autumn ritual is the Building of the Autumn Equinox Altar. The recommended rituals are generic, and they can be done in conjunction with or in place of traditional holidays. Laced with myth, folklore, and poetry, Jump Up celebrates life, enlivens the spirit, and strengthens the bonds of kinship.

Paperback, $ 10.07


On Holy Ground

Commitment and Devotion to Sacred Lands

“Authors Leilani Birely and Luisah Teish, are blessed to be two women of color who have grown up in a spiritual culture that has survived centuries of oppression and kept its regard for the sacredness of Land intact and in the forefront of their behavior and rituals. They also recognize that ritual protocol is not taught in school and is not available even in schools with Spirituality Departments, and in only a few of the books presently on the shelf.

“We long for the reconstruction of a culture that respects the Earth and Her people.

“Our present ecological crisis: global warming, water and air pollution, starvation and war are all manifestations of our disregard for the Earth, Her gifts and Her children. The world needs leadership that emphasizes Reverence, Community, and Peacekeeping. And this can only happen in an atmosphere of mutual respect and sharing. We must do this without arrogance and we must overcome our ignorance.

“This book as an offering of guidelines and protocols to heal our relationship to sacred lands, and to each other.

“You are encouraged to use the book as a means to insure the re-creation of our Earth-centered traditions, and evolution of a global and authentic spiritual practice. You will find the authors’ personal stories, cultural myths and folktales, prayers, chants, rituals and exercises to help define a relationship to Mother Earth and Her Children. It also contains photographs from their travels to several sacred sites, and their original artwork.

“On Holy Ground will be useful for those wishing to travel as kindred spirits, to address ecological and environmental issues, and to experience the joys of rituals in nature.”

Paperback, $17.95


Iyanifa, Woman of Wisdom

Insights from the Priestesses of the Ifa Orisha Tradition, Their Stories and Plight for the Divine Feminine

by Ayele Fa’Se’guntunde’ Kumari, Ph.D.

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, and continue in the new world. What didn’t survive the slave trade but remained in Africa, was the position of Iyanifa. We live in a world where women lost much of their ancient mysteries to patriarchy and slavery. Ifa Orisha tradition presented here went underground, but did not die. Iyanifas, Iyami, and Queen mothers of Africa are resurfacing 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 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 for exploring the path of Iyanifa, and as a resource for years to come.

Kindle, $9.99
Paperback, $22.51


Festival of the Bones: Celebrating the Ancestors


Two anthologies by Yeye Luisah Teish and members of Ile Orunmila Oshun, both available from Lulu Press.
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Festival of the Bones
Celebrating the Ancestors

This anthology is a manual for those who wish to begin or deepen their practice of Ancestor Reverence. Written by the priests of Ile Orunmila Oshun, this work is based on decades of training, practice and personal experience.
Available in Paperback or eBOOK

Paperback, $16.00

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Click this LINK for eBOOK (PDF download), $13.00


Festival of the Bones, 2, What is Remembered, Lives

Festival of the Bones II
What is Remembered Lives

A collection of personal writings about practicing Ancestor Reverence by members of Ile Orunmila Oshun. Spiritual autobiography, fiction, poetry, essays, and image & text “snapshots” — a creative gathering of Praise & Thanks for our revered ancestors.
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Paperback, $18.00