Ifa is an African spiritual system derived from the people of Yorubaland, Nigeria. In this system, Orishas and ancestral spirits (Egungun) are contacted through Ifa divination to give us solutions to our problems. These spirits assist with a variety of issues including health, money, relationship, spiritual, social, and other concerns.
Ifa readings are conducted through an intricate divining system. An Ifa priest (Babalawo) or priestess (Iyanifa) uses consecrated tools to decipher coded messages based on an established oracle corpus known as the odu. These tools are sacred and instrumental in establishing a salient connection with the spiritual realm.
Ifa is a solutions-driven practice that requires a two-step process. First, the reading is performed to call down the wisdom of Orunmila. Through this process answers and remedies are derived. Ifa readings always result in a solution in form of an ebo or sacrifice.
The ebo is a prescription or resolution that elicits the help of the Orishas and other deities to assist clients in overcoming various life challenges. Ifa remedies usually include special rituals and ceremonies that involve giving offerings, performing sacrifices, consuming herbal concoctions, taking spiritual baths, etc.
Nature and Scope of Services
Our Ifa-Orisha divination services offer real solutions to real-life problems. In Ifa, a Babalawo (priest) or Iyanifa (priestess) connects with Orunmila (Ifa oracle) to determine the source of their client’s problems or concerns. These issues may be related to any aspect of your life. In spiritism, we believe that the spirits are capable of assisting with all our concerns.
The services that we provide are in alignment with traditional Ifa practices as established in Nigeria. This means that we seek to help our clients understand underlying issues that are adversely impacting their lives. The ultimate goal in this process is to assist our clients in aligning with their individual destiny or soul mission.
To that end, black magic or witchcraft is not within the scope of our practice. We do not harm or manipulate the will of others in evil or sinister ways. While our remedies may result in the acquisition of love, financial gain, improved health, elevated social status, or similar results, we do not engage in malevolent or manipulative spellbinding.
Types of Readings
ACS currently offers the following reading services based on the Ifa spiritual system: