Post Beyonce's #Lemonade, I've received an unusual number of requests for books that provide reliable information on my spiritual practice (Lucumi, known to many as Santeria). I was initiated as a priest in 2012, and the books below have been super helpful (of course nothing will ever replace an elder!).
  1. Santeria by Joseph Murphy
  2. On the Orishas' Roads and Pathways: Oshun Deity of Femininity by Miguel W. Ramos
  3. Obi Agban by Miguel W. Ramos
  4. Ewe Osain by William J. Irizary
  5. Santeria Enthroned by David H. Brown
  6. Black Gods: Orisa Studies in the New World by John Mason
  7. Olodumare: God in Yoruba Belief by E. Bolaji Idowu
  8. Guide to Afro-Cuban Herbalism by Dalia Quiros-Moran
  9. The Altar of my Soul: The Living Traditions of Santeria by Marta Morena Vega
  10. Finding Soul on the Path of Orisa: A West African Spiritual Tradition by Tobe Melora Correal
  11. Of Water and Spirit by Malidome Some
    This book isn't about Lucumi, but I included it here because it is the very first book I read about ATR's and led me down my spiritual path.
  12. A Year in White by C. Lynn Carr
  13. Tales of Yoruba Gods and Heroes by Harold Courlander
  14. Flash of the Spirit by Robert Farris Thompson