Lioba Rossbach de Olmos Manejando incompatibilidades. El sistema de adivinación de ifá y el cambio climático en Cuba


The ocha and ifá tradition (traditionally known as “santería”) are said to maintain a close relationship with nature. However, both traditions are characterized by a worldview that does not separate nature from non-nature (culture). Starting from the “letter of the year” of ifá and the psychology of the “children of the Oricha” (omo oricha) this paper illustrates the ocha-ifá worldview, which differs from the nature-culture dichotomy prevalent in the dominant thinking of the environment. The article seeks to understand how climate change - a very expression of the nature and culture distinction - was incorporated into ifá and its annual prophecies.