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My Journey to Orisa with Chief Olaitan

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Chief Olaitan Bio. 
Chief Olaitan is a practicing Yoruba Priest and counselor who uses West African traditional methods and techniques of healing in his practice, and has lectured, performed ceremonies and conducted workshops throughout the US, England and the Virgin Islands for over twenty-five years. 
Babalosa Olaitan was initiated into the Yoruba Priesthood of Obatala in 1980. Became the head of the Men's society in 1986, and in 1987 was named the Chief Alagba. A traditional Yoruba title used to recognize the Chief of the Ancestor society, otherwise known as Egbe Egungun. During his tenure, Alagba Olaitan facilitated or participated in Ijo Egungun (Ancestor Dance ), in Nigeria, Benin Republic, Belize, the Virgin Islands, England and the US.  In 1992, Awo Ifa Olaitan accompanied HRH Oba Adefunmi I and an entourage of Chiefs on a fact finding mission to Benin Republic and was initiated into the lfa Priesthood.  In 2011, Chief Olaitan was given new, expanded responsibilities, which include working with people and organizations worldwide, of like mind and action to ensure the salvation and cultural restoration of the African Race. 
Oloye Olaitan continues to lecture, facilitate workshops and present traditional African lifestyle choices, throughout the US, England and the Virgin Islands. His topics range from, Ancestral Veneration, Male Rites of Passage, to the concept of an African Cultural Restoration Plan to help heal the race. Chief Olaitan always encourages his audiences to integrate Traditional African cultural practices into their everyday lives.