NEXT UPCOMING SPIRITUAL AND TRADITIONAL CLASSES

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Hello everyone, this post is to announce the next set of classes that will be coming up. We are still on the topic of Spiritual Baths and Cleansing as it is very extensive. The first half of this course (4 weeks) that is now happening is about the Recognition and Removal of Negative Energies. The second half (5 weeks) will be about the Pulling of Positive Energies into your lives.

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LET US HAVE A DISCUSSION

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Hello to all my bloggers, peepers, new comers and sometimers. For a while now I have been observing that sometimes when I post on topics which may be considered deep, the response is limited. I don’t know why buy the bloggers by pass the post as in making comments or even asking pertinent questions. I at first was a bit disconcerted by it, and wondered to myself if I was going in too deep with minds which were here with me daily but are not fully yet awake. As usual I pondered this for a time. Within my own musings, I came to the conclusion that I must not watch the responses, I must continue to post as I like and so I did, however again I noticed that when I posted anything on Obeah, or an Obeah story which I may write, or anything related to Obeah (oonuh love de obeah mix up ei si), or if I do a “how to” post such as teaching you how to make a bath, or how to overcome an enemy those posts goes through the roof. Even on my site search the most searched posts are the do it yourself ones (baths) and ones about Obeah which are most often told in story form on embracingspirituality.

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AN IFA SACRIFICE – LET ME TAKE YOU THROUGH THE RITES (with video sacrifice and audio explanation)

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The concept of Ifa/Orisha tradition of the Yoruba people of South Western Nigeria, is a complex one. Understanding it especially if all along life’s way, you had never heard of its practice, or have no idea of what it is, understanding it on the level it truly takes to appreciate its wisdom and cosmology will take time for some, often times due to religious indoctrination (all you have ever known is the bible and Christ, or the Koran and Mohammed), the language it takes to explain Ifa, meaning the Yoruba words of the deities and the meaning behind the coded language which is the binary code of life, and also the overall wisdom of Ifa, often recited in parables.

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DOING WHAT IS RIGHT – ACCORDING TO THE TRADITION OF IFA/ORISHA

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Recently a man came to our compound here in Lagos, he wanted divination which he received from my husband. I was seated there as well and so were the Awo’s (student of Ifa) of our compound.

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MY STRONG BELIEF IN THE TRADITIONAL PRACTICE OF IFA – ORISHA

 

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My first introduction to Orisha tradition was through a book by Migene Gonzalez – Wippler, an author of many books on the Lucumi religion. I believe the book was called Elegua, it was in paper back and it had the image of a Lucumi made Elegua on the front cover. I did not know him as Esu back then, only Elegua, the cover was red. I have searched the internet for that book but it never came up in any of her catalog, yet I am almost certain that was the name of the book.

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ODU OF THE YEAR-FROM IFA HOUSE OF IRE (E-REH) BY AWO IFAMUWAGUN

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Good day all nice and decent people, to all ESP massive and crew just gwan hold tight. Today’s post is in regards to my good friend Awo Ifamuwagun, aka ShawnyRob as he is known here when he blogs with us sometimes, reading of the year 2015. In the reading of the year he gives us the Odu which was cast and also the supporting Odus. I will give you a brief snap shot of all of this through my own interpretation and explanation of what an Odu is, for all who are new to this and may have no idea what is being delivered here. In the picture above you will see the oracle which was used, it is called  ikins, of which 16 constitutes as one hand of Ifa, although most Babalawos will give 16 plus four, and the board upon which it sits is called an Opon Ifa Tray. I will do a post where I will explain all which is carved on the tray, and more for all who are interested

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THE STORY OF OLORE AND IKA FROM THE HOLY ODU OF IFA – OGBE/SA

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I greet you all in the traditional initiates greet each other, Aboru Aboye Abosise. Today I want to share with you a story from the holy scriptures of Ifa, from the Odu Ifa nicknamed Ogbe/Sa otherwise called Ogbe (ugg-beh) Osa (Oh-Sah). There are 256 major Odu’s of Ifa, which involves 16 major Odu’s which are the Meji’s or the sixteen Kings and 240 permutations (born from the 16), equaling 256.

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ORUNMILA IS AWESOME

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Good day to you all. My last thought before going to bed last night was that I would get up this morning and repost one of my other posts which i had written several months ago. I was excited at the thought, because It was (I think so) a very good post and I closed my eyes with the happy thought of sharing it again.

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AN EMAIL FROM A PEEPER

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I woke up this morning feeling drained, I have no idea why. It is true that I went to sleep uneasy last night due to a slight mis understanding  with someone, nothing major, just a small disagreement which will work it self out no later than today, of that I am sure or will it? Often times malevolent beings try to come into relationships already built or newly forming to cause contention and doubt which can lead into separation if we are not prayerful and strong, but in the name of Ifa and Osun all will be well for us, asee!. One blogger informed me today that last night was a super moon, I felt so drained all day, that I had no idea, but the lack of energy may have something to do with the moon cycle. We are affected by everything in nature whether we know it or not.

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ORUNMILA

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I want to slowly introduce to the Ifa/Orisha traditional practice of the Yoruba People of South Western Nigeria. I am an Initiate (of Osun and Ifa) into this traditional practice and have been for many years. I spend at least six months out of the year in Africa as I am in training into the ways and deeper practice of the tradition, and I love, honor and respect it very much. Old time Jamaican people have an adage, “if yuh waan good yuh nose haffi run” which means ‘no pain no gain”. No there is no pain, but Africa is hot and while I have air condition where I sleep, often times I am in the heat doing work on the compound along with the others. Now let me be clear, I do not do very hard work, we have students who take the brunt of that, and so that part is not a factor, but I must be present when we attend to the shrines in ways of worship, and bare the heat while  there is drumming and dancing and singing to the Orishas, which we do everyday, de Sun ah gi mi hell! All in all I would not have it any other way as knowledge is power and it is also key. Today, I have written briefly on Orunmila otherwise called Ifa. There is so much to write on him, but we revisit him over and over again as it will take some time and a lot of writing to really get the full, (if ever) understanding of this very powerful, well respected deity. My friends Shawnyrob and Oguntunde who blogs with us sometime are both Babalawo’s and I am an Iyanifa, and to my friends I say nuff respect.

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