A Calabash of Cowries: Ancient Wisdom for Modern Times by Luisah Teish
A Calabash of Cowries is a collection of tales featuring the Orishas and the wonders of the
natural world. It is an offering of spiritual wisdom and cultural celebration through stories that
have endured the test of time.
Luisah Teish is a Bay Area treasure with a global reputation. She is a writer (Jambalaya,
Carnival of the Spirit), and performer of African and African diaspora sacred myth and folklore.
Over a span of forty years, Teish has officiated over spiritual retreats, rituals and workshops.
She represents the African diaspora as a member of the Mother Earth Delegation of Indigenous