Rites Of Passage

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  1. Aboru, Aboye Baba:

    Are you familiar with any case in which the is ‘born initiated into IFA by GOD???’ And, if so, what is the process then — regular study, practice, apprenticeship, and work with the community?

    Modupe and Odabo!

    1. Alaafia;

      No. Remember, communal transference of ase via initiation followed by disciplined study of ese ifa, and related sciences makes a Babalawo. A person may be born with being a Babalawo the purpose of their incarnation, but all rituals and training must be adhered to.

      If your life depended on a surgical procedure, would you have the educated, trained, and practiced surgeon performed the surgery or the person or the person who was borne to be a surgeon, yet lacked the proper education, training, and practice?

      Ogbó àtó Asure Ìwòrìwòfún.

      O dábò!
      Chief Awodele Ifayemi
      Atunwase Awo of Ilobuland
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  2. Aboru, aboye baba, I am really interested in knowing about myself ( Ori ) I am reading articles online on IFA just to gain more knowledge and I came across yours. I really like your post and comments and I hope you continue in this manner, I have something bothering me which I will like you to look into, I just want to know the Ifa verses of Ogbe Ofun, prayer of Ifa odu Ogbe ofun, the taboos of Ogbe ofun and the rules and regulations of Ogbe ofun if there is any. I hope this wont take lot of your time but I will be glad to receive all this from you. thanks alot!
    Ifa agbe wa oo

    1. Alaafia;

      Thank you for your visit. Hope you got the info you requested.

      Ogbó àtó Asure Ìwòrìwòfún.

      O dábò!
      Chief Awodele Ifayemi
      Atunwase Awo of Ilobuland

  3. Hi, please tell me how to proceed on the road to becoming an egungun priest. I am priest of Oya and initiated in a variety of systems. Thank you.

    1. Alaafia Judith;

      My apologies for the tardy reply.

      Please email me via the site contact form, and I will send you instructions.

      Ogbó àtó Asure Ìwòrìwòfún.

      O dábò!
      Chief Awodele Ifayemi
      Atunwase Awo of Ilobuland

  4. Aboru aboye, I am really interested on knowing more about ifa, I have been initiated, and see odu already but I. Don’t know what next and how to utilize all this. Please assist and my birth odu is OSE meji.

    Thanks in anticipation

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