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Awódélé Ifáyemí

Chief Awodele Ifayemi comes from a long lineage of Traditional Ifa Babalawos. He is the Atunwase Awo of Ilobu land, Osun State, Nigeria. Chief Awodele Ifayemi is an Oloye and member of the Ifatoogun house of prestigious Babalawos. He is also a recognized member in good standing of the Ilobu Council Of Ifa Practitioners of Ilobu, Osun State, Nigeria. A published author and the publisher of the sites Ileifa.org, and OmoAwo Academy

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    Colin

    OK I am going to tell it like it is. THis may be hurtful to some but is very true. It has been my experience that Divining and doing ceremonies straight after Odu is very much a Lukumi thing.

    As one new “Babalawo” told me “that’s it! I am now a master of the f**king universe!”. This sadly reduces the initiation to a pyramid selling scam. These newbies then want to go out and build the biggest house they can as fast as they can. If newby A has 10 godchildren and newby B has 20 godchildren then newby B is clearly a better Babalawo.

    On a different note if I have twenty Orisha pots and you have ten then I am obviously more powerful than you by don’t f numbers. Which is more crooked thinking.

    This kind of thinking reduces our ATRs to the level of New Age Hucksters.

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      Awódélé Ifáyemí

      Alaafia Colin;

      Thank you for sharing your experience and opinion on this subject.

      This is one of those “inconvenient truths” regarding how Ifa is being practiced in the Diaspora. I must say that I know not every Ifa practitioner in the Diaspora has fallen pray of this behavior.

      Best Regards,
      Chief Awodele Ifayemi

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