to Egbe Imodoye Orisa
A community of Olorisas, united in
turning knowledge to wisdom
About our Community
We are a group of Orisa tradition practitioners, ordained priests, olorisas, elders and juniors, iyas and babas who study together with Baba Solomon Omojie. The traditions and lineages we come from are diverse, Lukumi, Candomble, Isese, but we are joined together by our love of Orisa and the desire to grow, deepen our knowledge and elevate our practice. We respect the sacrifice, wisdom, tenacity and beauty of our individual traditions and at the same time understand that our Olorisa brothers and sisters located in Nigeria have a unique ability to expand our understanding as they are at the source of our traditions.
What we do in the Egbe, is study together to enhance our relationship to our root traditions, not supplant them or seek to change them. Our first cohort came together in Spring of 2019 to study Odu weekly with a simple video lecture on Whatssap and chat with question and answer period. We soon realized that the class would require more than one video lecture per Odu so we decided to create a second term to deepen perspective and at that time we commited to learning together for over a year. We developed what we called the "special classes" to address a wide variety of topics that arose inside Odu: from Ori to Obi to Egbe, Egungun and so on. These special topics were also lectures that could speak to specific questions diasporic practitioners had about contemporary Nigerian Orisa religious practice. They, along with the Erindilogun, were designed to enrich understandings of worship that had survived, and not, in the African traditional religious diaspora.
Our second cohort of Erindilogun class formed in the Spring of 2020. Both cohorts have taught us a lot about how we want to move forward and we moved several aspects of our operations onto the international online learning platform called Hotmart with chats continuing on Whatssap. We are currently planning a third cohort for Erindilogun for Fall 2021 as we continue to grow, consider and propose new material to our teacher, Baba Solomon. This growth is born from our needs as spiritual people in the 21st century. We seek to access, disseminate and uplift ancient knowledge, so that we may transform this knowledge into wisdom, hence the meaning of our name, Egbe Imodoye Orisa which means "Orisa community that turns knowledge to wisdom."
Our focus is on centering the practices of Olorisas and the oracle of Merindilogun divination as well as prayers, songs, oriki and so on as the primary sources of knowledge and understanding in the Orisa tradition of the Olorisas. Classes explore deeply the core doctrines, practices and beliefs of Olorisas. This is sometimes in contrast to or different from, the other major parallel and overlapping and interwoven tradition in Nigeria, Ifa and the priesthood of Orunmila.
We develop classes and create community out of our own love and enthusiasm for Orisa. We also study in the interest of ethically and skillfully serving the people that we care for spiritually as diviners, healers, iyalorisas and babalorisas, egbons and Olorisas. Taken as a basic precept to Orisa worship: we receive to give and so on. We recognize there has long been a lack of access to knowledge and even basic information coming from Olorisas in Nigeria to Olorisas and other kinds of adepts in the Diaspora. We seek to redress gaps and absences, create bridges and elevate Olorisa practice in to its full status as one of the world's major spiritual and religious traditions.
These classes, taught by Baba Solomon Omojie are currently available on Hotmart via email links that you can receive as soon as we have processed your application.
Orisa Aje: Her Wealth and Beauty Revealed
Ori and Ibori for Olorisa
Iyami Olokiki Oru and the Orisa Osun
Osayin and Oogun, Medicines for Olorisas
Erindilogun part 1
Application is rolling and once you apply and are registered you will be notified by email when a new cohort is starting, we will need 25 participants minimum to begin a new class, for full priests only. Expected start date will be Fall 2021 or early 2022. Click here for more information on the specifics of our most extensive course consisting of 32 video lectures on the 16 Odu of Merindilogun and oracular practice