Ifa and astrology are both spiritual practices that originated from ancient African people groups. In fact, they can be considered one and the same when you understand the foundation and structure of both systems. They are spiritual systems of divination that involve understanding the interplay between spiritual forces in our daily lives. Ifa utilizes an … Continue reading The Connection Between Ifa and Astrology
Category: Ifa Tradition
How Ifa Divination Works
Ifa divination is an ancient spiritual practice from the Yoruba people of West Africa. It is a form of divination that uses an oracle to communicate with the divine. The oracle, known as the Oracle of Ifa, contains a set of sacred objects used in traditional Yoruba divinity. Through this system, one can gain insight … Continue reading How Ifa Divination Works
What is a Babalawo in the Ifa Tradition?
A Babalawo is a male priest in the Ifa tradition. His female counterpart is referred to as an Iyanifa. This individual provides expert advice and service in the Yoruba tradition as he must be highly knowledgeable in its rituals, lore, and history. Someone operating in this role provides spiritual advice and wise counsel to those … Continue reading What is a Babalawo in the Ifa Tradition?
Appeasing Egbe Orun: Feeding Your Astral Mates for Improved Well-Being
Appeasing Egbe Orun (astral mates or heavenly peers) is an important part of traditional Yoruba culture. Egbe Orun are our astral mates and a very important part of our spiritual team. And it is believed that if one appeases Egbe Orun, they will be blessed with good fortune and protection. This process involves a variety … Continue reading Appeasing Egbe Orun: Feeding Your Astral Mates for Improved Well-Being
Tour of an Ifa Temple in Oyo, Nigeria
Have you ever wondered what the inside of an Ifa temple looks like? Did you imagine a pristine building with traditional architecture? Or did you think about a space lined with prayer mats, beads, and other spiritual paraphernalia? Well, an Ifa temple and Orisa icons often look quite different than the average person imagines. Ifa … Continue reading Tour of an Ifa Temple in Oyo, Nigeria
Sango Incantations and Praise Songs
Sango incantations and songs are an integral part of the Ifa tradition. These songs are used to invoke the spiritual power of this powerful Orisa and bring blessings to those who sing them. The lyrics carry deep spiritual meaning, and they can be used to evoke powerful emotions and energies. The songs are also used … Continue reading Sango Incantations and Praise Songs
Ogun Incantations and Praise Songs
Ogun incantations and praise songs are an important part of Yoruba culture in West Africa. These incantations and songs are used in religious rituals to invoke the power of the god Ogun, who is associated with iron and war. They are also used to express gratitude to those who have helped or protected one's family … Continue reading Ogun Incantations and Praise Songs
Egbe Orun Incantations & Praise Songs
Egbe Orun incantations and praise songs are part of the Ifa tradition practiced in Yorubaland, Nigeria, and throughout the diaspora. These incantations and songs are used to invoke our Heavenly Mates during praise and worship ceremonies. They are very powerful tools for garnering the attention of these important deities. As such, they serve as a … Continue reading Egbe Orun Incantations & Praise Songs