Òrúnmìlà mo yìnbo'rú! Òrúnmìlà mo yìnbo'yè! Òrúnmìlà mo yìnbo síse!

...IFA MO SA DI E; IFA MO PON LEHIN RE...

"Ifa, IТm looking for your protection; Ifa, IТm intertwining with you to get health, strength and life..."

EkÁÀbÒ! WELCOME!

To the official site of the international center studying the African tradition Yoruba Ц Ifa СOrisha Ц www.yorubaland.ru, which was founded by Ifa СOrisha priests - Russian and Nigerian people who got the initiations and the benediction in Nigeria. The religion Yoruba is the strongest mystic tradition which is as the matter of fact the cradle of the world known cult Woodoo. However, it hasnТt received such a widespread advertising as Woodoo, having been hitherto a mystery, a mystic doctrine for the most adherents of Afro Caribbean traditions. To the present day Ifa has been keeping a great amount of mysteries being a holder for many world religions. It is almost the unique ancient tradition having kept the wisdom and the universal knowledge of the Spirit work on the Earth. The power of Ifa Orisha is amazing in its manifestations beginning with mystic Oracles, initiations and ending with the Obsession, wiping off all unnecessary things in Your Mind, waking up your real ego. Priests (Babalawo) and priestesses (Iyaonifa) use divine Oracles telling us messages from the Spirit world. A lot of people living now on the Earth canТt imagine even for an instant what happiness and harmony can appear in their fate if they once ask an Ifa priest for devination!

IFA Ц Orunmila Ц the Fates Т Witness and the father of Babalawo (his priests and prophets)

Orisha Ц Irunmale thinking of themselves as the emanations of Eledumare Ц the single God, having the human mind as natural forces, Gods or deified Ancestors. Appealing to Orisha or Ancestors we show our respect reading the Orik (the IFA calendar for 2016/2017) Ц the holy blessing poems.

Today many people are interested in ethnic religious disciplines, reaching the perfection, aiming to coming closer to the Strength and the Spirit. But each of us has his own way.

IfaТs ways are for all of us and for none of us at the same timeЕ. Today we, the Europeans, learning about this religion, feeling the real AsheТs flow and Power thanks to the titanic work of our Elders (a kowtow to them for it), are only trying to understand, realize and apply in practice this miracle given birth by Eledumare and called by people Yoruba Ц Ifa Orisha where the miracle of the embodiment of an idea into a matter is real.

THE SUMMIT OF THIS MIRACLE IS ASHE!

A divination (Dafa) precedes any actions in Yoruba tradition. In any complex situations Priests and Priestesses are addressed by Ifa followers for divination. During this procedure a problem of the client is being found, and after that a number of ceremonies and oblations are held to solve the question. If a person follows all the PriestТs instructions, the result usually comes very fast.

Ifa divination system is based on a corpus of sacred texts and mathematical formulas. It is practiced among Yoruba people, and also in African diasporas of North and South Americas, Caribbean, and of late in Russia. The word Ifa refers to a mystical Orisa Orunmila, worshipped by Yoruba as a deity of wisdom, intellectual development and fate.

Unlike other divination systems, based on mediumistic powers of a person, Ifa relies on a system of signs, interpreted by diviner, Iyalawo (mother of mysteries) and Babalawo (father of mysteries). Ifa divinations are used whenever it is necessary to take an important personal or collective decision, and what is more important, during all the initiations and consecrations.

The literary corpus of Odu Ifa consists of 256 energy matrixes (Odu), divided into separate verses (Ese), which exact number is unknown, but constantly increases (there are about 2000 Ese per each Odu are known of). Every Odu has its graphic interpretation, defined by a Babalawo with the use of sacred palm nuts, or an Opele divination chain. Ese Ifa that are the most important part of the divination process, are then chanted by a Priest, invoking Ase (the power) of the Odu, that came from the divination. Ese depict the stories, which hold the typical energetic codes for the exact Odu, that influence a single person, or a group of people. During the process, the ways of solving the difficulty the client asks about, are found, and also a special set of oblations, recipes, and actions that powerfully influence the situation, is defined. After that Dafa needs to be completed the same day with the prescribed actions. Every Ifa devotee knows, if he addresses Dafa, he must be ready to complete all the recommendations and taboos, Babalawo speaks of. In that case any complex situation is completed.

Ifa knowledge is spread within the communities of devotees, and is passed between the Ifa Priests from a teacher to a student. Reading books on Ifa canТt make person a Babalawo. The true education is followed by a number of initiations and personal guidance from a Senior Babalawo.

 

VIDEO Odun Elefi Araba Agbaye Ц Orunmila festival

VIDEO Omiero preparation

VIDEO Odun Ifa Agbaye

ODU IFA 2016/2017 OBARA IRETE

Odu Ode Remo and taboos

VIDEO OBATALA AND OSUN FESTIVAL ODE REMO

VIDEO Woman Tefa 2008, Eposo Remo, Ogun state, Nigeria.

AWO FALOKUN FATUNMBI

Lessons Ifa (part I)

Lessons Ifa. Ibori (part II)

Oriki

BOOKS

Music

Women initiation in Ifa

Yorubaland administration, 2004-2017

Last updated at 2017/03/21

Òrúnmìlà mo yìnbo'rú! Òrúnmìlà mo yìnbo'yè! Òrúnmìlà mo yìnbo síse!

...IFA MO SA DI E; IFA MO PON LEHIN RE...

"Ifa, IТm looking for your protection; Ifa, IТm intertwining with you to get health, strength and life..."

EkÁÀbÒ! WELCOME!

To the official site of the international center studying the African tradition Yoruba Ц Ifa СOrisha Ц www.yorubaland.ru, which was founded by Ifa СOrisha priests - Russian and Nigerian people who got the initiations and the benediction in Nigeria. The religion Yoruba is the strongest mystic tradition which is as the matter of fact the cradle of the world known cult Woodoo. However, it hasnТt received such a widespread advertising as Woodoo, having been hitherto a mystery, a mystic doctrine for the most adherents of Afro Caribbean traditions. To the present day Ifa has been keeping a great amount of mysteries being a holder for many world religions. It is almost the unique ancient tradition having kept the wisdom and the universal knowledge of the Spirit work on the Earth. The power of Ifa Orisha is amazing in its manifestations beginning with mystic Oracles, initiations and ending with the Obsession, wiping off all unnecessary things in Your Mind, waking up your real ego. Priests (Babalawo) and priestesses (Iyaonifa) use divine Oracles telling us messages from the Spirit world. A lot of people living now on the Earth canТt imagine even for an instant what happiness and harmony can appear in their fate if they once ask an Ifa priest for devination!

IFA Ц Orunmila Ц the Fates Т Witness and the father of Babalawo (his priests and prophets)

Orisha Ц Irunmale thinking of themselves as the emanations of Eledumare Ц the single God, having the human mind as natural forces, Gods or deified Ancestors. Appealing to Orisha or Ancestors we show our respect reading the Orik (the IFA calendar for 2016/2017) Ц the holy blessing poems.

Today many people are interested in ethnic religious disciplines, reaching the perfection, aiming to coming closer to the Strength and the Spirit. But each of us has his own way.

IfaТs ways are for all of us and for none of us at the same timeЕ. Today we, the Europeans, learning about this religion, feeling the real AsheТs flow and Power thanks to the titanic work of our Elders (a kowtow to them for it), are only trying to understand, realize and apply in practice this miracle given birth by Eledumare and called by people Yoruba Ц Ifa Orisha where the miracle of the embodiment of an idea into a matter is real.

THE SUMMIT OF THIS MIRACLE IS ASHE!

A divination (Dafa) precedes any actions in Yoruba tradition. In any complex situations Priests and Priestesses are addressed by Ifa followers for divination. During this procedure a problem of the client is being found, and after that a number of ceremonies and oblations are held to solve the question. If a person follows all the PriestТs instructions, the result usually comes very fast.

Ifa divination system is based on a corpus of sacred texts and mathematical formulas. It is practiced among Yoruba people, and also in African diasporas of North and South Americas, Caribbean, and of late in Russia. The word Ifa refers to a mystical Orisa Orunmila, worshipped by Yoruba as a deity of wisdom, intellectual development and fate.

Unlike other divination systems, based on mediumistic powers of a person, Ifa relies on a system of signs, interpreted by diviner, Iyalawo (mother of mysteries) and Babalawo (father of mysteries). Ifa divinations are used whenever it is necessary to take an important personal or collective decision, and what is more important, during all the initiations and consecrations.

The literary corpus of Odu Ifa consists of 256 energy matrixes (Odu), divided into separate verses (Ese), which exact number is unknown, but constantly increases (there are about 2000 Ese per each Odu are known of). Every Odu has its graphic interpretation, defined by a Babalawo with the use of sacred palm nuts, or an Opele divination chain. Ese Ifa that are the most important part of the divination process, are then chanted by a Priest, invoking Ase (the power) of the Odu, that came from the divination. Ese depict the stories, which hold the typical energetic codes for the exact Odu, that influence a single person, or a group of people. During the process, the ways of solving the difficulty the client asks about, are found, and also a special set of oblations, recipes, and actions that powerfully influence the situation, is defined. After that Dafa needs to be completed the same day with the prescribed actions. Every Ifa devotee knows, if he addresses Dafa, he must be ready to complete all the recommendations and taboos, Babalawo speaks of. In that case any complex situation is completed.

Ifa knowledge is spread within the communities of devotees, and is passed between the Ifa Priests from a teacher to a student. Reading books on Ifa canТt make person a Babalawo. The true education is followed by a number of initiations and personal guidance from a Senior Babalawo.

 

VIDEO Odun Elefi Araba Agbaye Ц Orunmila festival

VIDEO Omiero preparation

VIDEO Odun Ifa Agbaye

ODU IFA 2016/2017 OBARA IRETE

Odu Ode Remo and taboos

VIDEO OBATALA AND OSUN FESTIVAL ODE REMO

VIDEO Woman Tefa 2008, Eposo Remo, Ogun state, Nigeria.

AWO FALOKUN FATUNMBI

Lessons Ifa (part I)

Lessons Ifa. Ibori (part II)

Oriki

BOOKS

Music

Women initiation in Ifa

Yorubaland administration, 2004-2017

Last updated at 2017/03/21

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