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You should not miss this episode of TRUE TALKS WITH OFAE OFAE and CO-HOST DR. AYABA ACHABI-AWODELE IFASEYE entitled: ICIR MEJI: NO SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY TO THE WORLD. Call 347-850-1533 this Sunday, May3, 2015 at 8:pm EST to air your concerns on this EYE-OPENING topic.
RUMORS HAVE IT THAT IN A SECRET International Council for Ifa Religion (ICIR) CONFERENCE FOR MEMBERS ONLY, THE BOARD MADE SOME STRONG IRREVERSIBLE AND IRRESPONSIBLE DECISIONS THAT WOULD ROCK THE FOUNDATION OF IFA FOREVER.
IN A UNANIMOUS AGREEMENT, REPORTEDLY, MEMBERS AGREED TO GIVE ALL DIASPORIANS, PARTICULARLY AFRICAN-AMERICANS, SEEKING IFA/ORISA KNOWLEDGE, INITIATIONS, EBOS, RITUALS, ETC; ONLY ONE PERCENT (1%), OF WHAT THEY PAID FOR.
WAS DIVINATION DONE WITH ORUNMILA TO COME TO SUCH A DECISION AND IF SO WHAT WAS THE ODU?
WAS THE DECISION TO GIVE DIASPORIANS ONLY 1% OF WHAT THEY PAID FOR, PURLY MOTIVATED BY GREED?
WHAT WAS THE RATIONAL BEHIND SUCH A MAGNANIMOUS DECISION MADE BY NIGERIAN BABALAWOS AND CHIEFS IF NOT GREED?
WAS ONE OF THE IMPLICATIONS SUCH AS HAVING CUBANS SAYING THE NIGERIANS HAD NO ASE, SPAWNED OUT OF MAKING SUCH A DECISION?
WAS THIS DECISION A MOVE TO KEEP THE WIVES OF AWOS IN NIGERIA “BARE FOOT, PREGNANT AND ILLITERATE” OR WAS IT GEARED TOWARD KEEPING DOWN, THE PROGRESSIVE AND EDUCATED WOMEN IN IFA OF THE DIASPORA ORISA FAITH
WAS THIS DECISION THOUGHT OF AS A POWER MOVE BASED PURELY ON ECONOMICS?
HOW DID THIS MOVE AFFECT THE POSTERITY AND EFFICACY OF IFA ITSELF?
WHO DID THIS MOVE HURT?
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).
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!
Allow me the opportunity to inform you TATOF - The Anointed Teachings of Ifa and the Temple of Ileijo Orunmila ati Orisa'Nla; the Temple of Ifa and Obatala - the Orisa of Grandeur. The Ile's Teachings are under the rubrics and guidance of Truths and Facts of Ancient AFrikan Antiquity of Akaboland, Mother Afrika the "Source of of all Life". It is, the reservior of Spiritual Wisdom that guides us and is held in Trust of Univesal Laws, which is a Nature Base Tradition (NBT); and is framed in Afrikan Thought i.e. Philosophy.
The Ile’s teachings are under the rubrics and guidance of Oke Itase, “The Ancient Temple of Antiquity”, “The Soruce”, which is the reservoir for the Elders, Griots, Priests and Priestesses of all Ifa Orisa devotees. These teaching held in trust at Oke Itase of Ifa spirituality govern the teachings and character of Ileijo Orunmila ati Orisa’Nla (IOAO), which serves as a cyber net teaching institute for persons interested in learning more about their Ancestral Heritage and Spiritual Essence framed in the Yoruba cultural setting.
"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!
"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
Tonight: The topic will be Ferguson and our guests will be Chicago-based activist Phoenix Calida, who has been on the ground in Ferguson, talking with people and distributing food and other essential supplies and local DMV-based activistYejide Orunmila. I'm really looking forward to this one. Please tune in and spread the word.
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.
Orunmila is known as “Eleri ipin Ibikeji Oludumare - Witness to all choice of destiny second only to The Supreme Being”. Although not the oldest of the Orisa, Orunmila was there when we decided our destinies and will know when we leave Aye, if we’ve realized those destinies or not.
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