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Do join us on Sunday, April 12, 2015 at 12:30pm EST by calling 347-850-1533 for an historic episode of TRUE TALKS WITH OFAE OFAE entitled ICIR SPLIT: MAKES HISTORICAL CHANGES FOR IFA/ORISA ADHERENTS WORLDWIDE
What is the core reason for the INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL FOR IFA RELIGION (ICIR) SPLIT? What are the historical implications of the ICIR SPLIT?
Who has the ICIR SPLIT affected? Will the ICIR SPLIT cause more SPLITS within the ICIR and further deterioration of its functions?
IS ONE FACTION OF THE ICIR SOLELY A POLITICAL ENTITY AND THE OTHER A SPIRITUAL ENTITY OR NOT OR DO THEY BOTH FUNCTION AS BOTH SPIRITUAL AND POLITICAL ENTITIES?
What was the core reason for the ICIR SPLIT and who are the core players?
Will the ICIR SPLIT bring about two separate but not distinct ICIR headquarters?
Will there be two WORLD IFA FESTIVALS this year (one in EKITI and another in ILE IFE).
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"
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?
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!
"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!
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!
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!
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.
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.
Aboru aboye and Alaafia to all! On TRUE TALKS WITH OFAE OFAE we will continue our discussion from last week, "CHANGE WITHIN THE RANKS OF IFA/ORISA LIFE" with our special guest; the Iya Abiye, Awo Agbaye of Ile Iwosan Orunmila Mimo Temple and Iya Ayaba OrisaBi Awodele-Ifaseye, of Ile Ikoko Ata (House of Pepper Pot). We hope to also have a surprise guest from the "The International Council for Ifa Religion" aka "The Ifa Council." This show will focus on the following questions and comments:
DO YOU KNOW OF THE CHANGES THAT ARE HAPPENING IN IFA/ORISA LIFE THAT AFFECT YOU?
DO YOU KNOW WHAT IS "THE INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL FOR IFA RELIGION" AKA "THE IFA COUNCIL" AND THAT IT SPEAKS FOR YOU"?
DO YOU THINK THAT THE IFA COUNCIL SHOULD MAKE CHANGES TO INCLUDE WOMEN ON THE COUNCIL AND WHY?
DID YOU KNOW THAT NIGERIA GAVE US IN NORTH AMERICA, OUR OWN ARABA?
DO YOU KNOW WHO IS THE ARABA OF NORTH AMERICA AND IF THE ARABA IS IN COLLABORATION WITH THE IFA COUNCIL FOR THE BENEFIT OF US HERE IN THE DIASPORA?
DO YOU KNOW WHETHER OR NOT THE LUKUMI ADHERENTS ARE COMFORTABLE HAVING AN ARABA OF NORTH AMERICA TO SPEAK ON THEIR BEHALF?
IS THE ARABA OF NORTH AMERICA A PHANTOM POSITION OR A POSITION OF REAL POWER?
Tune in by calling 347-850-1533 on Sunday, August 17, 2014 at 6:pm Eastern Standard Time to listen to and ask questions of our guest speakers and hopefully our surprise guest will be available too.
Looking forward to hearing your voice on the wire! ~O'Fae O'Fae
"Ifa priestesses are called Iyanifa. Awo is often used as a gender-neutral reference to individual Iyanifa or Babalawo, as well as to the group as a whole. An Awo is a spiritual counsellor to clients and those whom he or she may have assisted in receiving tutelary Orisa shrines and/or initiation into the spiritual tradition of the Orisa. There have been Iyanifa, women Ifa priests, since time immemorial in some areas of the world, such as Ibadan, Nigeria", yet we find that many women of today are still confused about their roles.
For many years, there have been and still is a huge controversy about the roles of women in Ifa and Orisa life. Women have come from a place of misconception about their roles according to the DOs and DON'Ts set fort by men in Ifa and Orisa life. Many women have been trying to organize women in order to teach them or to bring up their understanding of their responsibilities in Ifa/Orisa life and what CHANGES they can must make within the RANKS OF IFA/ORISA LIFE. In 2003 a group of Iyanifas organized and held an Iyanifa Worldwide Congress in efforts to bring the women in Ifa/Orisa life to an understanding of herself. Some of the questions surrounding these roles stem around how women are limited or not limited based on their status as Olorisa, Awo, Iyanifa.
WHAT IS THE ODU (SACRED IFA SCRIPT) THAT SAYS WOMEN SHOULD NOT INITIATE OTHER WOMEN INTO IFA? SHOULD WOMEN BE ABLE TO INITIATE MEN INTO IFA, YES OR NO AND WHY OR WHY NOT? KEEP IN MIND THAT WE ARE TALKING ABOUT IYANIFAS WHO ARE TRAINED. YOUR KNOWLEDGE, EXPERIENCE AND OPINIONS ARE APPRECIATE.
Join me (O'Fae O'Fae) and our special guest, Iya Fayomi Falade Aworeni ObaFemi of Ile Iwosan Orunmila Mimo Temple
You are invited to join TRUE TALKS WITH OFAE OFAE tonight, Sunday, 3/15/15 at 8:pm EST by calling 347-850-1533 to discuss ISEFA AND/OR ITEFA.: CONTACT WITH ORISA
What is ISEFA?
What is ITEFA?
What is the main difference between ISEFA and Itefa?
What does Isefa offer you? What does ITEFA offer youe?
Do you think that everyone is suppose do ITEFA and become Awo or do ISEFA and be devotee?
What responsibilities come along with ISEFA? What responsibilities come along with ITEFA?
Does ITEFA supersede ISEFA, if so, why?
What is the impact of doing ITEFA without doing ISEFA?
For the sake of clarity, your comments and questionsare greatly appreciated!
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