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"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!
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?
"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
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
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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THE ODU OF THE YEAR ODI OGBE SPEAKS OF OSUN'S INTERVENTION FOR THE BENEFIT OF WOMEN.
IN ODI OGBE THE IFA BABALAWO, SCHOLAR AND TEACHER, SOLAGBADE POPOOLA WRITES; "IFA SAYS THAT OUR MOTHER OSUN WILL BE INSTRUMENTAL IN SETTING ALL AWO (male and female) FREE AND RESTORE THEM INTO THEIR RIGHTFUL POSITION".
WHAT DOES THIS MEAN TO WOMEN? WHAT IS OSUN'S ENERGY AS A DIVINER AND HEALER IN RELATIONSHIP TO ALL WOMEN? WHAT IS OSUN'S ENERGY AS A LEADER, ENTREPRENUER AND BUSINESS WOMAN? WHAT IS OSUN'S ENERGY IN RELATIONSHIP TO WOMEN AS IYANIFAS, OLORISAS AND APETIBIS? WHAT IS OSUN'S ENERGY AS A WIFE AND MOTHER?
Your comments, knowledge and insights are greatly appreciated.
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As we discuss the root of the letter of the year Eji Ogbe and The Trends of Cognitive Dissonance in Hunmanity, and how that effects the Orisha community.
CHARLES WRIGHT | Biography
Charles Wright has spent most of his 17 year career as a strategist in the advertising industry. He was a founder and President of Translation, one of the country's preeminent advertising agencies specializing in young adult and teen advertising campaigns for Fortune 500 companies. His clients have included Samsung, Sprite, Estée Lauder, State Farm, Conde Nast and McDonalds. An expert in teen and young and young adult consumers, Charles helped Coca Cola field a massive study analyzing the attitudes, beliefs and behaviors of teens. He is also a member if the Multicultural Marketing Association and the American Association of Hispanic Advertisers. A crowned Lukumi priest of Shango, Charles spends much of his time studying African traditional Religions and is an avid amateur photographer.
Aleta McClelland is the special guest joining Celeste Morgan for “Girls Night Out” on the Celestial Show. The number 3 is the energy of the day and to celebrate the number of creativity, they will be exploring the gifts of the divine feminine energy embodied in the Empress Card of Tarot.
When did Aleta become so audacious and is Celeste really so Celestial? The answers will be revealed through our divine psychic gifts on a special “Girls Night Out.”
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Aleta McClelland has a wide range of abilities. As a life-long intuitive empath with 25+ years experience in astrology, Aleta loves combining the psychological study of your astrological chart with the psychic, claircognizance she brings to every reading. Aleta likes to describe Astrology as, "The love letter your soul wrote you before you were born offering you insight, direction and in times of need, strength, validation and empowerment." Every astrological chart maps a life being lived on target with purpose. Aleta specializes in offering practical and immediate tools and insights into any life situation. Aleta's work releases the barriers that stand between thinking about and living YOUR heart's individual and global vision.
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