Skip to comments.Single White Female Meets Polygamous West African Shaman
Posted on 05/25/2015 8:23:34 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
In her sexy, stormy, spiritual memoir, Honey in the River, Marsha Scarbrough explores the contemporary relevance of ancient African wisdom teachings, wrapped around a love affair with a married African shaman. The mythology and metaphysics of Ifa, the indigenous religion of the Yoruba people of West Africa, is woven throughout her fast-paced tale that combines spiritual text with descriptions of her experiences in rhythm, dance and deep trance. As she blends archetypal drama and epic soap opera, Marsha reveals and befriends her personal shadow.
I interviewed Marsha about her book and what it was like become so deeply involved with a shaman:
Q: Is this book about voodoo?
MS: "Voodoo" is a mispronunciation of the name of a West African religion that Americans encountered in Haiti. "Voodoo" became a pejorative misnomer for what I experience as a sophisticated system of spirituality. This book is about Ifa, the indigenous religion of the Yoruba people of what is now Nigeria. It is not black magic. In fact, it is not magic at all. Ifa practitioners are clear that what they do is a focused spiritual practice that creates healing by balancing light and dark energies. In the book, I do encounter darkness when someone puts a curse on me, and Ifa practice brings me back into balance. In my experience, this practice is primarily joyful and life-affirming.
Q: Why did you, a middle-aged white American woman, get interested in an obscure, indigenous African religion?
MS: I am a seeker. I studied Buddhism. I trained in martial arts. I practiced dance therapy....
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Stanley Dunham and Barack Obama Sr.
there are plenty of nasty back alleys out there to avoid.
this woman says she adopted her shadow? sounds shadowy to me....
that was the First thing that the title put Me In Mind of !!!
Bored middle-aged women are suckers for that “Dark Energy”
That can only be because worship of the State isn't doing it for them.
Check her home page.
“I am a seeker”
“I am an avoider of real Gospel”
She's been searching low and high.
Just guessing but Laz and me (in my old days) would have waited till closing time before we hit on it!...Just a wild guess...lol
Once you go polygamous west african shaman...
“Low and outside!”
they are so ashamed of their own country and the religious principles that made it great. Single white women seem to be the most lost of the bunch. I don’t know what they are looking for. but their misplaced empathy for certain groups is causing us to lose some elections. Single mothers are the fastest growing population in the United States. That is not a good thing
Sounds like a simple case of jungle fever.
A bit old for middle-age unless she and her ancestors typically live to be 120...
I rest my case your Honor....
Q: One of the myths about "Voodoo" is that its followers worship the devil. What did you find out about that?
MS: Ifa does not have the concept of the devil...or of evil. When things go wrong, they are considered out of balance and need to be brought back into harmony through ceremony. One of the orishas, called Eshu, has goat horns and hooves. He is the trickster who lives behind our head and pushes us into self-sabotaging behavior. He is similar to the Shadow in Jungian psychology. When Christians see his image, they project their concept of the devil onto him, but in Ifa practice, once he is honored, he becomes our helper and the messenger to all the other orishas.
LOL, yeah well I think you knew about that way of thinking long before you went to Africa, Marsha. It's called hypocrisy and denial. One could say it's been your guiding "star" for quite awhile.
Here's what this hag wants everyone to "honor" to get "help" from (help to do what, I'll leave to your imagination - you won't be wrong):
Just think - if you do it right, you could end up like her! Bwahahaha!
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