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Babalawo Ifategunse Osadele teaches topics: What Is IFA? Who Are Babalawo/Iyanifia? The Roles of a Babawo/Iyanifa/Apetebi. What is Odu? What are the Customs and Traditions Practiced within the Ancient West African Traditional, Oracle System of IFA?
You are invited to call 347-850-1533 TRUE TALKS WITH OFAE OFAE on Sunday, November 16, 2014 at 6: pm EST with our special guest Iya Ayaba OchaBi Awodele-Ifaseye to discuss "AMERICAN IFA: Finally Recognized".
In the wake of the recent turmoil that have been coming out of Nigerian and Lukumi Ifa/Orisa communities, initiates in the diaspora have been caught in the middle and feeling the pressure from both faiths on either end. What the initiates, particularly AFRICAN AMERICANS are now asking is; WHAT IS OUR IDENTITY? The Yoruba are saying, we can initiate you but "you will never be Yoruba" and the Cubans are saying they will train you only if you speak Spanish and pledge allegiance to them only. So, WHY IS AMERICAN IFA HERE?
What is the problem?
What is the key to the core of the problem?
Can we define the problem to deleted or minimize causes(s) that created the problem?
What is the final analysis about the problem?
What method(s) will we use to find the correct solution?
What are other challenges will we meet to bring change(s) in the diaspora?
How will we implement the solution to a mass of people or to a segment of people?
SOME PEOPLE MAY BE WONDERING WHY IS IFA (NIGERIAN AFRICAN SPIRITUAL SYSTEM) LACED WITH POLITICS THAT EXTENDS FROM NIGERIA TO THE DIASPORA AND BACK. SOME MAY BE WONDERING WHAT AMERICAN IFA /THE FRAUD PAGE/MUSLIMS AND CHRISTIANS HAVE TO DO WITH DEMYSTIFYING IFA. JOIN US ON TRUE TALKS WITH OFAE OFAE THIS SUNDAY, JANUARY 11, 2015 AT 8:PM EST BY CALLING 347-850-1533 FOR THIS EXCITING NEW YEAR'S EPISODE ENTITLED "DEMYSTIFYING IFA: POLITICS AT HOME AND ABROAD.
IS IFA POLITICS ABOUT THE RELIGION IN THE MOTHERLAND OR IS IT ABOUT THE BUSINESS OF IFA IN THE DIASPORA WHICH SOME THINK IS A BASTARDIZATION OF THE RELIGION IN THE MOTHERLAND?
IS THE POLITICS WITHIN IFA AT HOME AND ABROAD THE ELEMENT OF THE MYSTERY IN THE RELIGION ITSELF THAT KEEPS THE MYSTICISM GOING? IS IT THE ACTUAL RELIGION THAT NEEDS DEMYSTIFYING?
An article posted on Face Book by PAUL FAKOLADE ENTITLED: RE- INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL FOR IFA RELIGION (Part 1)
Looking forward to hearing your voice!
On TRUE TALKS WITH OFAE OFAE we will continue our discussion "CHANGE WITHIN THE RANKS OF IFA/ORISA LIFE" with PART (3). Please call 347-850-1533 on Sunday, February 1, 2015 at 8:pm EST to DELIBERATE over the present state of THE INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL FOR IFA RELIGION (ICIR) and the presidency that has opened a can of old worms involving, CORRUPTION, SCANDAL & ADULTERY. Hopefully we will hear from the suppposed new president SOLAGBADE POPOOLA on the issue.
This show will focus on the following issues:
1.) IS SOLAGBADE POPOOLA OFFICIALLY THE NEWLY APPOINTED PRESIDENT OF THE ICIR OR NOT?
2.) IS SOLAGBADE POPOOLA INVOLVED IN THE CORRUPTION SCANDAL ALONG WITH OTHER EXECUTIVES OF ICIR AND ALSO WITH KNOWN DETRACTORS WITHIN THE IFA/ORISA CIRCLES IN NIGERIA AND THE DIASPORA?
3.) HOW DOES THIS ICIR SCANDAL AFFECT US IN THE DIASPORA AND OUR RELATIONSHIPS WITH ICIR AND TRADITIONAL IFA OF NIGERIA?
4.) DO YOU THINK WHETHER OR NOT THAT THE ICIR IS CAPABLE OF WORKING ON BEHALF OF US IN THE DIASPORA GIVEN THE REPORTED SCANDALOUS CONDUCT ITS MEMBERS ARE PORTRAYING TO THE WORLD COMMUNITY OF IFA/ORISA PEOPLE?
5.) DO YOU THINK THAT THE PRESENT SITUATION CAN BE REMEDIED BY INCLUSION OF WOMEN FROM THE AMERICAN IFA ON THE COUNCIL AS FAIR REPRESENTATION OF IFA WORLDWIDE?
6.) DO YOU THINK THAT IF WOMEN FROM AMERICAN IFA ARE ON THE ICIR EXECUTIVE BOARD THAT THEY TOO WILL BE ACCUSED OF BEING PART OF THE CORRUPTION?
7.) IS THIS CORRUPTION A LONG STANDING SECRET THAT INVOLVES SWINDLING THE PEOPLE OF THE DIASPORA?
Tune in to TRUE TALKS WITH OFAE OFAE for this episode of CHANGE WITHIN THE RANKS OF IFA/ORISA LIFE (PART 3) by calling 347-850-1533 on February 1, 2015 at 8:pm EST. Looking forward to the deliberations. May our Ori bring us to good resolutions. Ase!
WHO ARE THE IFA/ORISA C.I.A. FRAUD POLICE? WHO IN THE IFA/ORISA RANKS GAVE THESE PEOPLE THE AUTHORITY TO INVESTIGATE IFA/ORISA DEVOTEES AND/OR PRACTITIONS? WHAT IN THEIR INDIVIDUAL ODUS OF IFA SANCTIONS THEM TO ASSUME THESE SELF-APPOINTED POSITIONS? DO YOU THINK WHAT THEY ARE DOING IS SPIRITUAL ABUSE? WHAT ARE YOUR VIEWS ON THIS ISSUE?
Do join us live on Sunday, September 21, at 8:pm Eastern Standard Time by calling 347-850-1533 for an insightful and thought provoking discussion on TRUE TALKS WITH OFAE OFAE
Aboru and Alaafia to all! There are a group of people who are using FACE BOOK pages as a means to destroy the images and reputation of Popular Ifa/Orisa/Egun practioners using SLANDER AND COWARDICE (hiding their idenity). It seems as if they have personal vendettas against individuals with HIGH PROFILES in the Ifa/Orisa/Egun communities. Their vendettas stem from disputes over differing opinions on HOT TOPICS that involve how these high profile people represent Ifa/Orisa/Egun to the world. These people are taking away the love people have for Ifa/Orisa/Egun in their roles as "SELF-APPOINTED IFA FRAUD POLICE"
"ISESE" is (THE WAY YOU FUNCTION IN IFA/ORISA LIFE)". HOW DO ONE DO ISESE? WHAT DOES ISESE HAVE TO DO WITH TABOOS? WHAT DOES ISESE HAVE TO DO WITH THE CHOICES YOUR ORI MAKES? HOW DO THE TRADITIONAL YORUBA AWOS EXPRESS ISESE? WHAT ARE WAYS IN WHICH YOU CAN EXPRESS ISESE? WHAT DOES ISESE HAVE TO DO WITH YOUR PERSONAL LIFESTYLE ADJUSTMENTS, INTROSPECT AND SELF-EXAMINATION?
DO JOIN US ON TRUE TALKS WITH OFAE OFAE TODAY AT 8:PM EST. CALL 347-850-1533 TO SHARE YOUR KNOWLEDGE, WISDOM AND UNDERSTANDING OF ISESE OR TO GET A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF IT. Thanks! Looking forward to our talks! Ase!
You are welcome to join this insightful discussion by calling in 347-850-1533 on Sunday, October 26, 2014 at 12:30pm for episode of TRUE TALKS WITH OFAE OFAE with our special guest OLOYE SOLAGBADE POPOOLA, President of the International Council for Ifa Religion (ICIR). We will be discussing the CODE OF ETHICS FOR IFA & ORISA DEVOTEES AND INITIATES WORLDWIDE.
What are the CODE OF ETHICS as handed down by the ICIR? Who are expected to follow these Code of Ethics? Is there or will there be a campaign to instill these Code of Ethics in the minds and hearts of devotees and initiates? What are the implications for not following these Code of Ethics? Is there some form of disciplinary action in regards to breaking the rules as set forth in the Code of Ethic? Who will be responsible for disciplinary action, if need be?
ARE YOU TIRED OF THE INFIGHTING AMONG IFA/ORISA EGUN AWOS (INITITIATES), IF SO, DO CALL 347-850-1533 TO EXPRESS YOURSELF ON TRUE TALKS WITH OFAE OFAE, SUNDAY, JANUARY 25, 2015 AT 8:PM EST FOR OUR EPISODE ENTITLED: TEMPERING THE EGO (ORI) OF IFA/ORISA/EGUN PEOPLE THROUGH RITUALS.
ARE YOU SICK AND TIRED OF THE BICKERING, ARGUING, NAME-CALLING, DEMEANING, RANTING, DEFAMATORY, LIBELOUS AND IRRISPONSIBLE WAY THAT INITIATES OF IFA AND ORISA ARE DISPLAYING ON SOCIAL MEDIA?
HAS THE CONSTANT EGO DRIVEN REMARKS MADE BY AWOS OF IFA AND ORISA TO EACH OTHER AFFECTED YOUR OUTLOOK ON WHETHER OR NOT YOU WANT TO BE IN THIS WALK OF LI FE?
DOES THESE ACTS OF LIBEL AND DEFAMATION BORDER ON RELIGIOUS TERRORISM AND RITUAL CRIMES IN ORDER TO KEEP OTHERS IN SPIRITUAL BONDAGE THROUGH MANIPULATION OF IFA AND ORISA KNOWLEDGE?
DO YOU SEE THE LIBEL AND DEFAMATION AS ABUSE OF STATUS AND POSITION OF IFA OR ORISA INITIATES IN ORDER TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE ADHERENTS?
HAS THE CONSTANT EGO DRIVEN REMARKS AFFECTED YOUR ATTITUDE TOWARDS THIS WAY OF LIFE ON A WHOLE?
HOW CAN TEMPERING THE EGO (ORI) HELP YOU, HELP US AS IFA/ORISA/EGUN PEOPLE?
WHY IS IT NECESSARY TO TEMPER THE EGO?
WHAT RITUALS ARE NECESSARY IN TEMPERING THE EGO (ORI)?
For an indept discussion on how to begin to solve this problem that has the potential to totally blemish our walk with IFA/ORISA/EGUN, do join us.
May our ORI lead us to good places where we will meet good people and have great outcomes! Ase!
YOU ARE INVITED TO JOIN US TODAY (11/9/2014) AT 8:PM EST BY CALLING IN (347-850-1533) TO DECLARE THAT YOU ARE PROMOTING THE GOODNESS OF IFA/ORISA/EGUN LIFE WORLDWIDE.
IF YOU ARE LIVING THE IFA/ORISA/EGUN LIFE, YOU, YOUR SPIRITUAL HOUSE OR COMMUNITY ARE INVITED TO SHARE YOUR EXPRESSION OF IFA/ORISA/EGUN LIFE THAT YOU LIVE IN THE WAY YOU DO IT. YOU CAN SHARE INFORMATION (THE DOs and DON'Ts) OF ANY ASPECTS OF YOUR IFA/ORISA/EGUN LIFE THAT WILL HELP OTHERS TO BETTER UNDERSTAND THE GOODNESS OF LIVING THE IFA/ORISA/EGUN LIFE.
HOW IS YOUR HOUSE (ILE) STRUCTURED SUCH AS PRIMARY LANGUAGE USED IN TERMS OF DEVOTION TO IFA/ORISA/EGUN?
WHAT EVENTS PERTAINING TO EGUNS, ORISA AND IFA DO YOU PROMOTE AND WHEN?
DO YOU HAVE CLASSES FOR STUDENTS AND HOW AND WHEN ARE THEY OFFERED?
DO YOU HAVE A HEALTHCARE SYSTEM IN PLACE TO ADDRESS MENTAL SPIRITUAL, PHYSICAL, EMOTIONAL AND FINANCIAL ISSUES?
DO YOU HAVE PROGRAMS GEARED TOWARD PARTICULAR GROUPS OF PEOPLE SUCH AS CHILDCARE SERVICES, AFTERSCHOOL SERVICES, MARRIAGE AND FAMILY COUNSELING OR ELDERLY CARE?
WHATEVER IT IS YOU ARE DOING FOR THE BETTERMENT OF ALL WHO LIVE THE IFA/ORISA/EGUN LIFE, PLEASE COME ON THE SHOW AND SHARE YOUR INFORMATION. YOU CAN USE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO SCHEDULE TO TALK MORE EXTENSIVELY AS A FEATURED GUEST ON A FUTURE EPISODE OF TRUE TALKS WITH OFAE OFAE. WE ARE ABOUT PROMOTING IFA/ORISA/EGUN LIFE AS EXPRESSED IN ITS VARIOUS FORMS, WORLDWIDE.
It is said that "IFA WILL MEND OUR BROKEN WORLD" but in looking at the state of affairs in the Ifa-Orisa-Egun Worldwide FAMILY, and the closed-mindedness other religious families have towards us, it is of great urgency that we assit IFA in the mending of our broken world. In the Ifa Odu of the Year, (JUNE 2014-JUNE 2015), "ODI OGBE" WARNS all DEVOTEES AND PRACTIONERS that there would be many who come to destroy the image of the AWO when Solagbade Poopola wrote; "grand conspiracies and intrigues against all Awo the world over. Adherants of other faiths are making all efforts in their power to surpress and overwhelme all Awo in order to ensure that they do not amount to anything in the scheme of things". IFA NEVER LIES and because of that, Ifa cautions all AWOS (adepts) to not misbehave, especially towards women or else...Instead, seek for amicable resolutions to differences and not use your spiritual powers to attack other AWOs or for the purpose of control as many men who feel they must have control over a woman or be higher than a woman in rank and status are doing now.
HOW DO WE GO ABOUT GETTING OTHER RELIGIOUS GROUPS OFF OUR BACKS? WHAT ARE SOME POSITIVE WAYS IN WHICH WE CAN PROMOTE IFA TO NON-IFA/ORISA/EGUN PEOPLE WITHIN OUR COMMUNITIES? WHAT POSITIVE STEPS DO YOU THINK WE WOULD HAVE TO TAKE AS INDIVIDUALS IN ORDER TO HELP MEND OUR BROKEN WORLD? WHAT CHANGES HAVE YOU AND/OR YOUR IFA/ORISA COMMUNITY MADE TO HELP MEND OUR BROKEN WORLD?
THERE IS A GROWING TREND FOR PEOPLE TO IFA/ORISA BARGAIN HUNT? IS IFA/ORISA LIFE ABOUT BUSINESS OR IS IT ABOUT SPIRITUALITY? WHAT DOES THE COST FOR INITIATIONS, EBOS AND RITUALS HAVE TO DO WITH YOUR SPIRITUALITY? DO THE COST OF INITIATIONS, EBOS AND RITUALS DRUM UP BAD FEELINGS AND INTERFERE WITH YOUR SPIRITUAL WALK? WHY DO PEOPLE COMPLAIN ABOUT COST FOR INITIATIONS, EBOS AND RITUALS? WHY ARE PEOPLE SEEKING COST EFFECTIVE WAYS TOWARD SPIRITUAL FULFILMENT? DOES THE PROCESS OF BARGAIN HUNTING FOR INITIATIONS, RITUALS AND EBOS CREATE INTERNAL STRIVE AND DISCORD BETWEEN AWOS AND THOSE WHO BARGAIN HUNT? WHAT DO YOU SUGGEST BE DONE ABOUT THIS GROWING TREND?
COMMENTARY: As cost of living rise so does cost for everything else, including all the items needed for initations, ebos and rituals. This cost also includes payment for manpower used to perform initiations, ebos and rituals. This issue has not stopped people from wanting to initiate or needing to do ebos and rituals but it does cause people to BARGAIN HUNT!
This episode of TRUE TALKS WITH OFAE OFAE centers on CHANGE WITHIN THE RANKS OF IFA/ORISA EGUN LIFE. Some of the issues that reflect a need for change is the exclusion of women in key positions such as being on the IFA COUNCIL (an organization that speaks for the rights of all Ifa/Orisa devotees and practioners worldwide). Some of the questions that will be explored are as follow:
What is the Ifa Council? Do women hold executive roles on the Ifa Council? Do women have a say on the Ifa Council? What other roles do women have in Ifa/Orisa life that gives them power of authority? What difference will it make if women are placed in head positions on the Ifa Council?
Our special guests who will be speaking on this topic are:
Iya Ayaba OrisaBi Awodele-Ifaseye (Awo-Iyanifa, Teacher, CEO at Queenchiku Ngozi Art Gallery, Inc.
Iya Abiye Awo Agbaye, Ifa/Orisa priest, Oloye(Chief Priest) at Ile Iwosan Orunmila Mimo Temple
You are invited to call in to ask questions to our guest and/or share your opinion on the subject at hand.
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