A jubilant feast for the senses that transforms every day into a sacred and joyful celebration.
Carnival of the Spirit is a vibrant synergy of African Spirituality, folktales, and kitchen-table wisdom in an exuberant tribute to world holidays and nature’s four seasons. Luisah Teish serves up stories of her own family’s traditions along with festivals from all over the world—from the Lily Festival in Japan to the Yam Festival in West Africa, from intimate family gatherings to Mardi Gras in New Orleans, and from traditional European holidays to sacred African rituals.
“With her spicy wit, crystal-clear perceptions, and a grounded sense of reality, Luisah Teish has given us another truly wise and beautiful book. [S]he helps us to think about why we are alive, helps us to realize that every step we take in life is a step in the dance of continual creation. This books should be read by everyone who cares about life.” —MERLIN STONE, author of When God Was a Woman
“A wonderful book that celebrates each season’s gifts! Luisah Teish has created an inspiring guide that contains practical ways to return to an earth- based spirituality.” —ANGELES ARRIEN, author of The Four-Fold Way
“Teish has done it again! Carnival of the Spirit is a lively mixture of personal tales, rituals, traditional stories, and practical advice that radiates Teish’s warmth and humor. It’s a valuable resource for all students of earth-based spiritual traditions, and for anyone interested in opening up new dimensions of his or her relationship to the seasons, the ancestors, and the cycles of life.” —STARHAWK, author of The Spiral Dance and Truth or Dare