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Iwakiri: The Afrikan Spiritual Quest

We would like to reintroduce you to our first publication: "Iwakiri: The Quest for Afrikan Spirituality". This work represents one of the most holistic journeys of functional Afrikan spiritual thought ever produced. It is designed for those Afrikans who take their journey and elevation quite seriously and unapologetically. We can say that Iwakiri takes one through an in depth journey of the outer realms of the Isese (often called Orisa) tradition preparing one's mind for the experience of the inner being. 256 pages. "5.5" x "8.5" dimensions. From the book:

The sacred space is wherever the Divine resides. The Divine resides over you; beside you; under you; and IN YOU AS YOU.  Never doubt or run away from your divinity. Let no one deny you your divinity. It is the true life vessel. To seek it is noble. To embrace it is the enlightenment.  Before you seek answers elsewhere, deliberate within yourself.”

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  1. Great and easy to read 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 3rd Jan 2018

    This book is laid out very well

  2. Not quite beginners but a good thing 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 19th Dec 2017

    This book is kind of billed as a beginner's book. Maybe the author said that for lack of better terms but it is mid level to me. This is a good thing for a reader like me. This is a really good book on the historical, psychological and spiritual level.

  3. Awesome 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 21st Oct 2017

    Priceless book that exceeded expectations. Simply a must read book for those new to the subject and also those with previous knowledge alike. Best wishes in all endeavors and utmost regards to the author.

  4. great work 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 4th Apr 2016

    I just received and skimmed over the book but looking over the few pages, I can tell this will be power packed with info. Almost makes me upset in away that I'm just now crossing paths with this info. Counting my blessings though and will be purchasing more books.

  5. Right on time 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 2nd Jan 2015

    As a teacher of African history I thought I pretty much "knew it all". However, the section in this book that ties our history in with African spirituality sent me back to first grade. The way this books laces history, philosophy, spirituality, and functionality is quite amazing I must say. It causes me to reexamine certain things I thought was true coming from the GrassRoots school. I highly recommend this to those who are in the GrassRoots movement if they want to go beyond simple political jargon and get into our culture.

  6. Superb! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 11th Sep 2014

    Iwakiri is fantastic, powerful, amazing. This book displays Ifa-Vodun culture in such a way that (for me personally) it encompasses all of the studies I have delved into and more. Ifa-Vodun culture is represented in its fullness, which in 13 years I have seen no other culture able to do. The Axosu's delivery is exceptionally scholarly yet has a Read Morecalm undertone, which allows for a painless, enjoyable, and comprehensive read. This book has taken the number 1 position on my list of favorite and most significant book. Thank you Axosu for this grand and much needed contribution.

  7. Fantastic Scholarship! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 2nd Sep 2014

    I am quite amazed. I had prejudgements because I thought all of the books on Orisha would say the same thing. Iwakiri has changed the game. It shows mastery of history, social science, and African religion. This book can be used as a textbook to further properly illustrate African traditions. More people need to know about this book.

  8. Review of Iwakiri 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 20th Jun 2014

    After the first two chapters I realized that I had come across some scholarship that was well beyond anything I had read before. The angle the author is coming from in general is not typical and much more well rounded then most books dealing with Mawuyime culture and history. And what is written obviously comes from extensive research and from a wide range of sources including and especially oral history.
    It is unfortunate that in this time this type of work will almost certainly go unnoticed by the masses of Mawuyime le (afrikans) in the yepete (diaspora). Because the first few chapters provide us with a much better understanding of who we were, as far as Our traditions, and how the the whole maafa got started.
    In the other chapters his history on the spread of tradition thru the western hemisphere is very profound. He documents how *houses and *shrines were established in Cuba, Brazil and the U.S. as well as some other places on this side of the globe.
    I cant wait to finish his whole collection.. I know that once I have done so I will have elevated not only my knowledge base to an extremely high place but that my practice of Our tradition will be on a whole nother level..

  9. Why I give it a five- beyond its promise 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 20th Jun 2014

    When I was suggested this book, I was told it was one of the best introductory books on African spirituality out there. As I got about 60 pages in, that introductory level I had assumed it was about was over. This book goes beyond its promise as a good "starter" book because it touches on so many subjects not usually spoken of as relating to traditional African religion.

    This book even taught me to reassess how I think in relation to African religion, the thought process that needs to occur when one tries to understand of cosmogony, and even aspects of deep African thought based on Ifa is covered in about the latter third of the book. No this is not an introductory book alone. It introduces you to a new paradigm and a new world. It even introduced myself to a new me. I agree with the previous reviewer about getting all of Axosu Agelo Agbovi's books.Hotep

  10. Powerful 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 1st Jun 2014


  11. On time 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 1st Jun 2014

    This books is true to its title. Wonderfully filled with history, culture and spirituality.

  12. Outstanding 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 1st Jun 2014

    Clear, concise, and relevant

  13. Relevant and on time 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 23rd Nov 2013

    This book is more than pertinent to our everyday situations here. I highly recommend it for a clear understanding of embarking on an Afrikan spiritual path.

  14. Well written 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 23rd Nov 2013

    I will be going back over this book and may revisit with 5 stars. I almost read all 190 pages on a 4 hour plane trip. I was in a certain not so good mood. I went to Cali on business but was in a different zone after reading what I had read of the book. I give this book 1000 stars because it literally changed my mood and made me to walk in more confident as an African descendant. I ended up dominating the hostile anti-Black audience and I got the contract. It was due to reading Iwakiri.

  15. simple yet powerful 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 23rd Nov 2013

    20 stars. I love this book and it helps me explain to my Christian famiy what this is all about. I will be seeking to use certain content of this book in my classroom as an 11th grade school teacher.

  16. this book should go down as one of the classics on african spirituality 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 23rd Nov 2013

    classic recommended.

  17. Great book about balance!!! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 19th Nov 2013

    Great book about our spiritual balance and teachings. All books on African spirituality must match this level or get left behind.

  18. Great read...now time to work 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 19th Nov 2013

    This book has encouraged me to do more work in the tradition and to look beyond the surface of what most priests are giving.

  19. Higher Level 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 19th Nov 2013

    The name is very very true about this book. My best understanding with this book comes from the section that breaks down how myth is to be viewed and used. Everyone, every people has their myths. This section breaks down the validity of myth and its function. This book covers spirituality, history and psychology. powerful!!!!

  20. The realest I have read on the Orisa tradition 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 19th Nov 2013

    Astounding book and will be getting more very soon. Totally surprised and impressed.

  21. Must Read For All Afrikan Minds 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 24th Apr 2013

    This book validated for me that there is some serious work to be done in the Afrikan communities worldwide. Hopefully I get a chance to meet the author of the book. Terrific insight and helped me learn more about myself

  22. Brenda Mayes (Adjua Kweity) 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 19th Mar 2013

    This book caught me at a stage when my old opinions on spirituality and even my own spiritual ability needed to be shaken up. This book diid just that. I started a study group recently on the topic of myth within Afrikan tradition named after a section of this book. Hopefully I can soon speak to His Majesty directly and he could help me solidify this group more. Hopefully we can have him come to Tennessee and speak to us. Thanks

  23. A standout among peers 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 14th Mar 2013

    This book blends beginner's knowledge and practice of Orisa worship with intemmediary. That being said I don't think there is a better book out there on this subject to start people off.

  24. Should be used in colleges 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 14th Mar 2013

    This book should be considered as a college class or special elective. I am a professor and I can see this. I have emailed the author on this and other issues recently. Hope to hear from you soon. Thanks

  25. An avalanche of knowledge 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 14th Mar 2013

    This book is like an avalanche of spiritual knowledge rolled up into simplicity. Going from a psychological overview to a historical to a current examination of Afrikan spirituality and where we are in it is genius to me. The aspects of esotericism and the clarity with which it is brought is a must read and review. I love the part concerning myth and its true place in our lives. Wish O could give this work a ten.

  26. superb 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 3rd Mar 2013

    This book is intelligently written without being to scholarly. I suspect that this book is best kept secret an unfortunately African Americans are probably sleeping on it.

  27. should be a standard for all practitioners 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 3rd Mar 2013

    This book is outstanding and has brought me, a 20 year Orisa practitioner to even a deeper aspect of the tradition. We will soon make this required reading at our temple.

  28. A must have for Afrikan people 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 8th Sep 2012

    Iwakiri: The Quest for Afrikan Spirituality is the first book that I own which discusses Afrikan spirituality and which is, most importantly, written by an Afrikan who is conscious of the fact that Afrikan spirituality is crucial to the development and liberation of Afrikan people. The author does not go into depth concerning most popularly known Afrikan spiritual systems, however, what he provides you with will give you the basis and a very solid and firm foundation for further building on your knowledge and hopefully practice of our traditional religions. Secondly, the author delves into Ifa and provide substantial, comprehensive but not overwhelming information on Ifa. I have certainly been awaken to the profundity of our spirituality. He finishes with delving into consciousness and the solution to our multitude of problems living in a world under Global White Supremacy and domination by other ethnic groups (Arabs, Asians and possibly Hispanics/Latinos).

  29. powerful work 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 8th Aug 2012

    In my library, I have over 60 books on the Ifa/Orisa tradition. This is one of the most well thought out and masterful books on the Orisa tradition I have ever read. The author gracefully takes the reader from a foundation based on Afrakan psychology, to history, to beginner's concepts, and them gives us a glimpse of the esoteric nature of Ifa through number symbolism, nature comparisons and the like. At first I thought this would be another one of those dry saying the same old thing books but I was pleasantly surprised. Thank you for your work Baba!

  30. excellent piece 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 7th Aug 2012

    This is a classic in African traditional writings.

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