Orunla - Santeria And The Orisha Of Divination
by Baba Raul Canizares
- 44 Page Hard Cover Book
In Cuban Santeria, Orunla (also called Ifa, Orunmila, and Orula) holds a unique position. People initiated into the mysteries of any other orishas are taught that orunla's priests, the babalowo, are intrinsically and hierarchically superior to all others. In fact, it is said that a man of great age can be a priest of any other orisha for many decades, attaining great prestige and power, yet a little boy just initiated to the mysteries of Ifa is considered the old man's elder!