I often get asked the question, “how does one start practicing the Ifa tradition” by new and prospective devotees and onlookers. And this is a very commendable inquiry. I think that any time one embarks on a spiritual journey, one should seek to understand the process before jumping in. While the answer to this question … Continue reading How To Start Practicing the Ifa Tradition
Some people who convert to Ifa from Christianity wonder if it is okay to practice Ifa and Christianity together. While there is no hard and fast rule as to whether such a practice is acceptable or not, there are a few things you should consider before making such a decision. The Ifa religion is a tradition practiced … Continue reading Ifa and Christianity
Ifa is a religious system that is often misunderstood. Many people assume that it must be evil because many deities are worshiped in this African traditional religion. However, this is not the case. The Ifa religion is actually based on the belief in one supreme god or creative force, Olodumare. It is only through the … Continue reading Is the Ifa Religion Evil?
The Yoruba people believe that gods and goddesses govern different aspects of life. Love is a particular aspect of life that attracts many people to the Ifa tradition. Some seek out this religion to find love or heal their love life. Others focus on bringing passion or peace to their relationships. Either way, many Orishas … Continue reading The Orishas of Love in the Ifa Religion
There are a number of different Orishas associated with wealth, abundance, and good fortune. Prosperity is an important concept within many Orisha traditions like Ifa, Santeria, Lucumi, etc. It is often seen as a sign of blessing from the deities and, as such, is something that is highly sought after. For this reason, there are … Continue reading Orishas of Prosperity
Orisha Aje is known as one of the primary goddesses of wealth and prosperity in the African traditional religion of Ifa. This deity aids in the accumulation of riches and prevents financial misfortune. She is a prominent Orisha that anybody who desires financial abundance, growth, and sustenance should possess. Ifa belief holds that anyone who … Continue reading Aje of the Ifa Religion
Sango (Shango or Chango) is a prominent and respectable Orisha within many African spiritual practices. He is one of the ancestral fathers and Orishas of the Yorubas. However, devotees also venerate this deity within other diasporic traditions practiced in the Americas and other parts of the world. As a highly revered deity of thunder and … Continue reading Sango of the Ifa Religion
The Orisha Ogun appears in several traditional African belief systems throughout the diaspora. However, he is most notable as the elemental deity of iron in the Ifa tradition. Ogun was believed to be a warrior and a powerful spirit of metalwork (blacksmith) during his time on earth. Likewise, he is well known for rum-making in … Continue reading Ogun of the Ifa Religion