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With thanks to pendamuse who emailed me this

 
 
I don't know if anyone reading here has the same twist in their spiritual path that I do, but if so, you will enjoy this article from the BBC.

The white priestess of 'black magic'

By Andrew Walker
BBC News, Osogbo, Nigeria
Bent double by age, the high-priestess of Nigeria's Yoruba spirit-world shuffles forward from under the trees, reaching out a white, blotchy hand in welcome.

Susanne Wenger and her adopted daughter Doyin Faniyi
Mrs Wenger resurrected the traditions of the river-god Osun

Half a lifetime ago, Susanne Wenger dedicated herself to reviving the traditions of the pre-Christian Yoruba gods, "the orishas", and left Austria to make Nigeria her home.

The frail 94-year-old artist, with one seeing eye, has been a driving force in Osogbo town, where she is in charge of the sacred grove, a place where spirits of the river and trees are said to live.

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