Baba Ifa Karade holds a degree in Africana studies from Rutgers University and has written a number of books about the Yoruba/Ifa culture. He has traveled to Kenya, Nigeria, the Caribbean, Brazil, Netherlands, and throughout the United States. He's been a keynote lecturer at colleges across the United States and at Orisha conferences throughout the world.
"Karade maintains persuasively that Yoruba is a divine journey to the inner self and to God-consciousness. Readers of this straightforward text will find familiar concepts such as angels and even an elevated stature comparable to that of the 'son of God' in the person of Orunmila, the prophet of Yoruba religion. Further, the text compares Yoruban religious concepts to those of other religions in order to make understanding the tradition even easier. Prayers and rituals (e.g., herbal baths, etc.) complete this interesting handbook. Illustrated." --Publishers Weekly