- Publisher: Original Publications,U.S., United States
- Date published: 2000
- Format: Softcover
- ISBN: 9780942272307
Language: English. Brand new Book. Obatala is the Spirit of the Chief of the White Cloth in the West African religious tradition called IfÃ¡. The power of Obatala is described by IfÃ¡ as one of many Spiritual Forces in Nature which are called Orisha. There are a large number of Orisha, and each Orisha has its own awo (Mysteries of Nature). The word Obatala is the name given to describe a complex convergence of Spiritual Forces that are key elements in the IfÃ¡ concept of consciousness. Those Spiritual Forces that form the foundation of Obatala's role in the Spirit Realm relate to the movement between dynamics and form as it exists throughout the universe. According to IfÃ¡, dynamics and form represent the polarity between the Forces of expansion and contraction. Together these Forces create light and darkness, and it is Obatala who brings this into being.