~One does not dive under water without knowing how to swim~ Yoruba Proverb
Orisa Aje: her wealth and beauty revealed
Intro to Egbe
This class will cover basic Yoruba theology of Egbe and how Egbe exists inside of Orisa worship. Egbe or "heavenly mates" as they are known, are an aspect of Yoruba traditional spirituality that many are just beginning to discover. This class covers iton, oriki, qualities of different Egbe, offerings and propitiation. This course assumes familiarity with Yoruba language and theology in general and is appropriate for practitioners of Orisa traditions involved in Nigeria, Brazil, Cuba, the US and beyond.
This class reveals the mysteries of the Orisa of Wealth know as Aje- the magnificent daughter of Olokun.
Throughout the Diasporic world of Orisa worship Aje and Olokun have been thought of as one in the same. They are not.
Aje is a force of nature all in herself. Most importantly the energy of Aje is responsible for the wealth, the well being of our lives.
Aje is transformative in that she will reveal the importance of the connections with our Ori and various Orisa to facilitate the sustainability of wealth and success we are all seeking in our experience of Ancestral and Orisa worship.
The knowledge of who and what Aje is and how to bring her solidly into our lives to support the sustainable well being of our own Ori, relationships with family, and community is what is needed in these times.
Aje’s relationships with Ori, Olokun, Osun, Yemoja, Obatala, Egbe and the Iyami will be taught with clarity. This class is robust with historical information, apatakis and practical methodology for Aborisa and Priests.
The second lecture for will be only for Priests who have taken the Osain/Oogun medicine class with Baba Solomon. These Advanced medicines, prayers and rituals are for the creation of sustainable wealth/well being.
Aje has been one of the Orisa very few of us have and the one All of us need.
This class gives a thorough overview of traditional Obi divination. Students are provided an ase for working with Obi, traditional Iton and Oriki on Obi, explanations of five basic throws, including hand and body gestures specific to them. Notes include rules for divination with Obi, Orisa that speak in Obi, transcription and translation of Oriki and prayers and discussion of variation in throws, including information on male/female sides of Obi. Grow your understanding of and be empowered by using one of first, original forms of divination among Orisa worshippers. This class will show you that Obi divination is in fact a complete divination system in and of itself.
Intro to Iyami
Iyami Osoronga Aje is a Yoruba term of respect and endearment used to describe a super powerful society of mostly feminine forces who wields a myriad of arcane creative, biological, spiritual, and cosmic powers. This introductory lecture class includes an explanation of these forces, propitiation, oriki, iton and imule in order to deepen your relationship to them. Notes include transcriptions and translations, and details on offerings, locations for offerings and much more.