I learned about the world of Ifa, the indigenous religion of the Yoruba people, from Oba Odumade, a babalawo from Nigeria. Oba was a traditional healer and diviner as well as a master drummer and ceremonial leader. I met him in Los Angeles in 1992 and remained his...
Marsha Scarbrough is a widely-published journalist with experiential training in dance therapy, Buddhism, and martial arts, as well as Native American and West African spirituality. She worked in film production for major feature films and prime time television for almost 20 years. She is the author of two books: Medicine Dance: One woman’s healing journey into the world of Native American Shamanism (http://www.changemakers-books.com/books/medicine-dance), and Honey in the River: Shadow, Sex, and West African Spirituality (http://www.changemakers-books.com/books/honey-river). Marsha currently lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico. http://www.marshascarbrough.com