Thursday, 17 January 2019

Seven(7) major parts you need to know in every Ifa Verse


Ifa we all know is a very complex practice which requires a well-trained and endowed practitioners PKA babalawo to understand and translate just for the main purpose of revealing and proffering solutions to man-kind problems.

Tuesday, 8 January 2019

Five (5) major reasons why problems persist after several ebos


There is always at least a reason behind every ebo. Reason which most of the time boils down to the fact that the person who offers the ebo wants to eliminate, perhaps find a lasting solution to the problem attach to the ebo. People offer ebo for longetivy, for wealth, well-being, for spouse, as regard their place of work only to mention a few among several reasons.

Saturday, 12 May 2018

Do it yourself: How to read Obi formations and its meanings



All divinities accept kolanut but that of Sango is exception as he prefers Orogbo (bitter kola). I have been messaged any some practitioners in the diaspora having some difficulties in reading the formation and meaning of the kola nuts when it is been propitiated to any Orisa or Ifa.

Thursday, 19 April 2018

Enigma of death: Death a blessing, Curse, Savior or Destiny? An Ifa overview


"It is as naural to die as to born; and to a little perhaps the one is as painful as another - Francis Bacon'
           
As it is impossible to prevent or stop the manifestation of life in the flesh, so is it impossible to maintain the spirit in the flesh indefinitely. There is a law that governs all' things and the law makes it impossible to stop the spirit from passing out of the flesh whether the human being desires it or not. 

Wednesday, 4 April 2018

Getting it right: Why Orunmila is called Ifa


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There has been a general confusion of Orunmila with Ifa; it is being thought or said that the two names are synonyms. In reality, it is not. Most people do not know what Ifa is and who Orunmila is. Orunmila is the name of the Oracle divinity while, technically Ifa is the geomantic system or science, the methodology by means of which the relevant odu is obtained through the inspiration from Orunmila. 

Ethical standards for Ifa/Orisa devotees,practitioners as "One-man" initiation is frown upon -Yoruba Elders Commitee

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Expectations of the Committee from all Ifa/Orisa devotees and practitioners worldwide; what the committee approves; and what it encourages.

The Yoruba Tradition Elders Committee resolved at its meeting held on the 9th of July, 2017 at Osogbo, Osun State Nigeria to fashion out aspirational principles and enforceable ethical standards that provide a moral map and ethical framework for Ifa/Orisa devotees and practitioners. 

Tuesday, 3 April 2018

Taboo Testing And Confirmation In Egbe Initiation

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The method of testing and determination of Egbe taboos is slightly different from the conventional methods adopted for most other Orisa and Ifa. Apart from the food items which may be associated with specific people, there are other events and or observation which the new initiate has to watch out for and which may even be more dangerous than the taboos related to food or other consumables.
Energy levels, sound or distortion in certain atmospheric factors may also be among taboos for the new initiate. For instance, the high-pitch noise produced by rubbing metals against metal or beating of gongs can be very dangerous to some Egbe devotees. 

Monday, 2 April 2018

"He is gutless and treacherous bastard"

Opinions, comments have been made here and there by the the Yoruba race concerning the issue of a Monarch, Oba Abdulrasheed Akanbi the "Oluwo of Iwo land" who recently announced to be address as an Emir rather than as an Oba. Nigerians, traditional priests even some elites  reacted in the opposite of the so called Oluwo of Iwo land decision.  

Monday, 26 March 2018

Distinction between EGUN & IWIN + The nitty gritty of EGUN.


There is a difference between EGUN and IWIN. 
EGUN= ancestral family members and those of Lineage of Osha
IWIN= ghost or imaginary being in human form, fairy

Friday, 23 March 2018

"Those who have ears should listen": Araba warns against Fake online Ads


It is no doubt that everyone wants to be rich but not everyone one has the resources to attain the wealth.  Scammers have indeed taken advantage of this tremendous trending situation and they have also manipulated for their own desired goals (extorting money). 

Sunday, 18 March 2018

Must read: Appropriate EBO for your current situation


For every Ifa consultation, there is always an ebo to make and this ebo must be an embedded one which is known by a trained Babalawo.

Friday, 16 March 2018

10 reasons why you need to be initiated into Ifa


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Ifa initiation known in Yoruba as itenifa or itelodu can be said to be a spiritual process which enables one to understand not only what Ifa is but also to illuminate light to one’s life, destiny and to serve as a pathway, guidance to our application to life itself. Itenifa is therefore not limited to the above definition as there are many ways and perspective to view it according to how the practitioners see it. 

10 names that signify you as an Abiku (death related names)


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Abiku according to FAMA in Yoruba term is for a child who dies from infant Death Syndrome. That is, any child who dies in infancy and is reborn only to die and be born into the same family again and again. In Yoruba belief, abiku is a result of:

Saturday, 10 March 2018

Egun: Connection between the living and the dead

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In the Yoruba Orisa tradition, ancestors are the foundation of all things. They are the link between what is seen and not seen on the earth plane. You can talk to them and ask for their help and guidance when you need it. Because they were once alive as humans, they have a good understanding of our needs, desires, and wants even from the other side.
However, asking for help must first be balanced with honoring their lives. In the orisa tradition, as in many other traditions around the world, we commemorate the work, struggles, and triumphs of the people who lived before us.

Eight signs to detect a fake Babalawo/Babalorisa

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The issue of people getting scammed on the internet by some who claimed to be “babalawo”, “babalorisa” has been for years a trending issue in the Orisa world (Yoruba religion). Several people over the years and even till now had fallen victims of this shamming act because of their low knowledge and inexperience on the religion. People have been extorted mostly from the Diaspora thousands of dollars all in the name of getting closer to the religion or for whatever reasons the fraudster gave to the victim(s) to achieve his own personal goal (scam).