Babalu Aye - Santeria And The Lord Of Pestilence

by Baba Raul Canizares & Aburo Eric Lerner

  • 36 Page Soft Cover Book

Babalu gives his devotees means to surive, Ulli Beier, a seasoned scholar and poet of Yoruba Culture, elaborates on this point: "Sakpata Babalu is the God of Suffering. He teaches his worshippers to cope with misfortunes, particularly disease. If Sakpata strickes a man with smallpox, it is because he wants to establish a very close relationship with that person. Only the man who is not mature or strong enough will die of the disease. For the worthy person it is like an initiation: a death and resurrection into a maturer, richer life.



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