This wema (book in Fongbe) is written for the sinzofinme or people who have arisen from the ashes. These are the formerly enslaved and colonized Afrikans who are trying to map their way through this physical world through proper Afrikan spiritual practices. Gbesu, in Fongbe, is divine law and also law of the universe. Gbesu Kulito, in Fongbe, are the divine laws of the Vodun West Afrikan Ancestors (Kulito) that were in existence for thousands of years before the internal break down that led to the enslavement of over 100 million Afrikan bodies, and the disruption of the health of Afrikan nationhood through the dismantling of the Afrikan family. This book is especially for the nawonkuvo me, or the people who are the descendants of enslaved Afrikans, who are striving for good character and wish to seek a more solid spiritual foundation by way of the teachings of Danxome Vodun. Though Vodun is the primary source and inspiration for the content of this book these teachings can be applied to and are often found within other Afrikan traditions in other forms. Gbesu Wema Kulito delves into the various aspects of the cosmos as it plays out within the Afrikan human. For the second time (first time was in Axosu Agbovi's "Ajo Inu: The Inner Journey Beyond the Quest") His Majesty gives the illustration of how the outer spiritual laws of the universe are integrated with the human and how we can overcome our limitations through the Vodun overstanding of such.
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Posted by Darrel Gregor on 1st Feb 2015
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Posted by Mike Dreign on 4th Oct 2014
The title can be confusing because this book defines depth! It is depth personified. The way the soul is broken down is amazing and in line with what I deeply thought but never saw the teachings on such.
I think this book is the very first attempt at a real esoteric analysis of Vodun. I am astounded!
Posted by Omo Osoosi on 1st Jun 2014
Most books on African deep thought come from a Kemet view. For the first time I have read a book on West African deep thought. I have always been attracted to the very word Vodun. In this piece, the author has gone beyond the call to answer many of the questions I have had. Thanks Axosu Agbovi I for your knowledge and gifts.
Posted by Terry Baldwin III on 1st Jun 2014
I have been reading books on African traditions for about 15 years. For the first time I am literally in awe. The reasoning in this book is beyond piercing. The use of Fon language is very helpful for me in my quest. I am now more comfortable with my African spirituality it having been so profoundly broken down in this book. This is a dream for those into esoteric African knowledge.
Posted by Dossi on 1st Jun 2014
This one penetrates your very being!
Posted by Unknown on 18th Apr 2014
When one enters into a new field the first order of business is to learn the terminology. Ancestral knowledge was the first technology. It is a field that uses terms which mean different things on different levels. One starts with the basics. Every long distant traveler of direct African descent needs a vehicle manual in their glove box when taking to the road, instructions on what is actually meant under the heading of "ancestors". One can find an excellent guide here.
Posted by Dr. Richard Pettigrew on 13th Mar 2014
This book, page by page, consistently goes beyond my expectations. Just when I think all books in African religion will read the same here comes Gbesu. I am quite impressed by the actual use of Vodun terminology and how it should be used in relation to the cosmology of life. I have read other books purporting to be about Vodun but they end up talking about everything but Vodun. The info contained herein will leave the reader in a positive state of "what to do next". I have never seen such an eloquent treaties on this ancient syste!m and I have a feeling the author will become (if not yet already) the leading expert of Dahomey Vodun. This is highly recommended by me as it was to me by two other people. And thanks to the author His Royal Majesty Axosu for your works.
Posted by Lukata Foley on 10th Mar 2014
The science in this book shows how our ancestors really thought. I have to read this over often. The ancestral wisdom is profound and I love the Vodún terminology.
Posted by Cecilia Nnea on 12th Dec 2013
This helps me to complete my philosophy and worship in more ways than one. Thank you for this.
Posted by Patrick Goode on 12th Dec 2013
I love the exposition on the different concepts of the soul...se me do, se, we Lindon, etc.Love it
Posted by Derrick Smokes on 4th Dec 2013
The author is very thoughtful in his presentation of Vodun deep science and some of its esoteric knowledge. The part that stands out to me currently is the part speaking about how Vodun views the soul and the different aspects of the soul. If African theology did not exist then this book can give it a profound kick off. Buy this book...and it is digital.
Posted by Ola Domevi on 19th Nov 2013
I have been searching for so long to find some real info on Vodun. I will tell you that outside of this book, Gbesu Wema Kulito, it does not exist. This author hits you with hardcore African spirituality. There is much discipline expressed in this book and so many jewels for guiance towards the deeper aspects of the culture of Vodun. It gets no better
Posted by Damian Craig on 19th Nov 2013
I love the epub format and I must say I am totally impressed by the professionalism of this work. I thought I knew a lot about Afrakan spirituality before this. Many thanks
Posted by Tanya Morris-El on 19th Nov 2013
This book spells the downfall of all the false teachings being spread about Vodun and its concepts. The author clearly shows that Vodun has a well structured "theology" on a par with any Biblical or Quran theological expressions. Gbesu Wema KUlito is laced with just the right amount of Fo terminology used within Vodun that helped me feel ancestrally home reading this book.
Please do not sleep on this book. This book gives you power. It makes me look at my spiritual inner workings just like an xray scan can show you the inner structure of your body. Its delving into concepts like the different aspects of the spirit made me look more at what I call spiritually exercising. I am thankful to the author for his deep insight and masterful language.
Posted by Koffi Semevovi on 7th Aug 2013
This book on Vodun clearly puts to rest the idea that we do not have a highly organized and powerfully expressive tradition. The author Axosu Agbovi shows beautifully that the science in our tradition is progressive yet integrated throughout all of its aspects. The concepts he expound on in relation to the Toxwyo (founding clan ancestor), the different aspects of the soul, how all of this relates to Ancestor worship, and how West African Vodun expresses how Segbo (God) expresses itself in various aspects of phenomenon are priceless. This book is a must read for any serious Vodun person.
Posted by Unknown on 25th Jun 2013
Wonderful book. It calls to me
Posted by Sherifa Jones (Yaa) on 12th Jun 2013
In the past I have read a lot of what was supposed to be esoteric knowledge of ancient Kemet (Ancient Egypt). In time I started to question if it was actually coming from Kemet or if they were borrowing concepts from other cultures and calling them Kemetic.
Gbesu Wema Kulito clearly comes from a perspective unexplored until now: the esoteric traditiona of West Afrikan Vodun. This book is almost like a manual for me. I wish there was a hard copy version of this book. I honestly believe the writings in this book were channeled throuh Axosu Agelogbagan Agbovi by the ancestors and spirits themselves. This book does not seem like a human being wrote it. We have been waiting for more Vodun knowledge to be dropped like this and here goes.
I want to simply add that we pray that the author Axosu Agelogbagan Agbovi I and his family remain safe and blessed because we are in great need of people like you who are dedicated to our people and have real tools to give us for elevations.
Posted by Chimurenga on 12th Jun 2013
The author meticulously dissects the universal laws if you will directly from the Vodun perspective. This is the first I have ever seen. Most books purporting to speak on a subject of African spirituality or an aspect of it never seem to get to the point. However, Gbesu Wema Kulito Vol I does that and more.
One of the greatest gifts of this book as that I now have specific Vodun terminology to apply to the concepts of my ancient ancestors. Concepts like the Se, Se lindon, kulito, and the like move within my soul. I am eager for the next volume. I would also like to know if the author does lectures.
Posted by Unknown on 22nd Apr 2013
I have studied a lot on esotericism, metaphysics and the like. However, seeing this purely from a real African perspective has done my heart and soul well. I have honestly seen many books by African auhors which claimed they were speaking on African metaphysics. However, most of those works seem to try to draw the majority of their info from non African traditions like Eastern philosophies. The author of this book has come directly from a real African tradition and its authentic teachings. I wish many blessings to the author and give many thanks for HRM Agbovi's (the author) ancestors for giving him to us.
Posted by Unknown on 19th Apr 2013
I believe I was led to this book. After leaving Christianity I was intrigued by the concept of Ancestors, your own family being those that protect you, guide you and answer your prayers. I was searching to better understand this and connect with them but ended up in a tradition divination later revealed my Ancestors did not want spiritually or intellectually for me. They wanted me to build a relationship with them. Without training or an African tradition to consult I simply sought to do as best I could, knowing I cold never leave them. Then I found Gbesu Wema Kulito and it was a blessing. It gave me a much deeper understanding of my kulito & allowed me to see teaching that were in error & very disempowering. What I learned from this book allowed me to improve & better understand what I was doing. It has helped tremedously as I continue to build a relationship with my kulito.They have proven to truly be nu me sen & so beautiful. This book is highly recommended for all adults & homeschoolers.
Posted by Mambo Danto on 15th Apr 2013
Thanks for this book. It has clarified things for me greatly. Thr ancestral concepts brought out in this book from the Dahomean Vodun perspective are priceless. He concept of the founding ancestor of a lineage, or Towiyo, the clan head concept and how all of this fits into ancestral worship made so muh sense. I hope to incorporate various concepts in our temple as we get closer to the original continental African Vodun.
Posted by Seyi on 14th Mar 2013
Gbesu Wema Kulito Volume I: Book of Divine Ancestral Law Volume I is a "heaven send" for those of us who have been looking for esoteric Vodun knowledge from Africa. I am truly appreciative of the use of Fon Vodun terminology and it really helps me to see the depths more through the language.
Posted by Gbeton Adewole on 14th Mar 2013
Gbesu Wema Kulito Vol I: Book of Divine Ancestral Law simply blows me away right from its title. I have been desparately waiting for someone to right a true book dealing with West African Vodun cosmology and esoterocism and here comes this book. This author takes into meditation from the original African perspective (Finally!), much deeper meanings behind ancestor worship, the Vodun soul concept as it applies to various aspects of humans, how to see Vodun in the natural world and more. I read some section of this book daily and I find that whatever section I fall upon it relates to how I must be centered that day. Thanks for His Royal Majesty Axosu Agbovi and his ancestors for bringing us such needed work.
Posted by Gbetongan on 10th Feb 2013
I say that this book is African metaphysics on steroids. I now understand that African spirituality can be in no way a cookie cutter tradition. So much is spoken about the science of how the West African mind thinks. I knew that my ancestors were profound but I honestly did not know it was this deep or at least I didn't know how it was expressed. Kudos!
Posted by Ramona White of Chicago on 6th Feb 2013
Honestly I cannot stop reading this book. Every time I reread I see something new. I think I have as many questions as the book has pages! Lol! I would really like to get in contact with the author. Is that possible?
Posted by Ramona White of Chicago on 6th Feb 2013
I honestly cannot stop reading this book. I see something new in it everytime. And I must have as many questions as the book has pages. I would like to be able to contact the author. Is that possible?
Posted by Sister Phyllis on 6th Feb 2013
I say that this book is African metaphysics on steroids. I now understand that African spirituality can be in no way a cookie cutter tradition. So much is spoken about the science of hoyw the West African mind thinks. I knew that my ancestors were profound but I honestly did not know it was this deep or at least I didn't know how it was expressed. Kudos!
Posted by Teresa Mack on 17th Oct 2012
very deep discourse on Vodun. It gives you more than enough to be full yet it does not tell too much. My interest was on Orisha tradition but politically I was having ideological problems with how the people in that tradition operate. As soon as I got disgruntled I found myself increasingly wanting to learn about Vodun. just when I was feeling at a loss I heard about this book. Now I am solidly committed to learning and living Dahomean Vodun. Thanks HRM for such a book. So much to think about after reading this. The meditation exercise works! Will come back with another review soon.
Posted by Meu Tometin on 19th Sep 2012
All I can say for this work is THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU Ayinon Agbovi I for setting a standard in our Afrikan traditions that is unmatched and will be hard to keep up with. The science broken down in this book is beyond awesome. He clearly shows that our ancestors had no problem with meshing science and spirituality, understanding their dynamic culture and its position to the rest of the known world and more. There is a section on the science of Ancestor Worship that showed me that I need to go back to school and sit with the master. As a Vodun practitioner, I love this book because this work doesn't just show the deep knowledge and science of Dahomean Vodun but the level of integrity presented in this book is profound. This is one of the books that truly makes me proud to be an Afrikan. Big ups to His Majesty for this work and all that you do.
Posted by Ibiolatiwa Abegunde on 19th Sep 2012
I just finished reading this book and I must say that though I know the profundity of the author's works this book reminds me of what the Dogon said about Sirius Star B: the smallest star but the heaviest and most dense. This is His Royal Majesty Ahosu Djisovi Agbovi I's shortest work ever (70 pages as a regular pdf) but it is his densest work as it relates to going into a West Afrikan Vodun perspective of the world. At only $9 this book is virtually a steal. I highly recommend this and all of his works.
Posted by Ahosu Djisovi Agbovi I on 3rd Sep 2012
This green-friendly epub is one of a kind; written by a practitioner, priest, king and STUDENT of West Afrikan Vodun from amerikkka. Gbesu Wema Kulito bridges the mundane to the spiritual with illustrations of spiritual laws and as it is expressed by the laws of the universe. Sections on mind science, ancestral worship science, the various souls of the human and much more show the viability of Vodun for today's Afrikan. Gbesu Wema Kulito Volume I is truly a work that will create a framework for proper reconstruction of a holistic Afrikan way of life. This work is a classic to be added to the volumes on Afrikan theology, philology, psychology, and exegis.