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A LIFE WITH THE GODS, In their Yoruba homeland.
by Susanne Wenger/Gert Chesi | Philosophy
Registered by wingAthosMaastrichtwing of Maastricht, Limburg Netherlands on 1/12/2017
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Journal Entry 1 by wingAthosMaastrichtwing from Maastricht, Limburg Netherlands on Thursday, January 12, 2017

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One of the greatest books on spirituality, and its relationship with art and philosophy, ever written.




To the best of my knowledge, it is unequalled on the Orisa tradition, the near global spiritual tradition issuing from Nigeria's Yorubaland.




The only comparable work on the Orisa tradition known to me is Nobel Prize for Literature winner Wole Soyinka's Myth, Literature and the African World, but his three great essays of relevance to the subject there may be seen as equivalent to a fraction of this book, being nowhere near Susanne Wenger's work in terms of conceptual and imaginative range, although perhaps equatable to or not very far from Wenger in expressive power.




Susanne Wenger & Gert Chesi's A Life with the Gods In Their Yoruba Homeland is a magnificent hardback, with superb cover jacket, bounteous mind blowing color and black and white photography, its prose uncompromisingly conceptually sophisticated and profound.





It is shaped by lyrical, soaring prose giving form to consistent harmony of conceptual concreteness and celestially elevated imaginative thinking.




It is a distillation of Wenger's lifetime immersion in the raw depths of sacred centres of Orisa in Yorubaland, centres of power of a kind eclipsed by globally dominant contemporary civilization, even as she brings a cosmopolitan universe of knowledge to bear on her presentation of this awesome ground. 


Journal Entry 2 by wingAthosMaastrichtwing at Athos Eet Maakt Doet OBCZ in Maastricht, Limburg Netherlands on Thursday, January 12, 2017

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