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The Purpose of Eleke

The following essay was posted in the forum: The Yoruba Study Group of Detroit, Facebook.com. It is republished with the permission of Baba Kefentse Akim Bandele forum administrator.   Receiving Elekes When you receive sacred beads it is the formal induction into Orisha worship. The beads represent the energy of the various Orisha. The beads […]

September 20, 2011 0
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Owner of the Crossroads of Man and Gods

by Olorisha Aboyade Bomani Usually when I am asked about the forces of nature which inhabit the belief system I hold dear “Esu” is my first line of defense. It’s ironic that even if folks state the claim that they know nothing about African Spirituality; they quickly come to the conclusion that all religions must […]

September 20, 2011 0
Esu-Elegba
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My Depiction of Elegba

by Yawo Sango This is the first thing that usually comes to mind when people bring up Elegba: a man sitting at the front of the crossroads with a devilish grin on his face, waiting for someone to pay a visit. Usually people depict him as an old man or a middle-aged man at least […]

September 19, 2011 0
Feminine Esu
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Feminine Energy of Esu

by Yawo Yemoja

September 19, 2011 0
Odunde June 2011
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Odunde 2010

“However far a stream flows, it never forgets its source.” – Yoruba Proverb Photographs by Osunfunmike Every June children of the descendents of Africa and lovers of the culture alike converge upon the city of Philadelphia for their annual Odunde Festival.  There is a large processional where celebrants bring offerings for the Orisa Osun, to […]

September 19, 2011 0
Artwork by Esubiyii
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Six and Out

This is a continuous series highlighting those persons who have made the journey back and are braving the struggle for liberation and a society where AfriKan values are exalted. The Questions What is your Yoruba Name? What Orisa are at your head and what Shrines do you currently have? Are you an initiate of any […]

September 19, 2011 0
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Esu Essay

by Yawo Esu  Esu, to me, is a very unpredictable Orisha. Everyday he gives you a choice via a path. You go either the right way or the wrong way.  Sad to say, in most cases, us humans falter and choose the negative path.  The quick path. The reason? Because it’s the path that benefits […]

September 19, 2011 0
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Esu by E. Adewuyi Mason

by E. Adewuyi Mason It is with great difficulty that we try to ascertain the true nature of Orisa. Certainly we can understand the more mundane explanations of them as forces of nature, associated with one natural phenomenon or another. We can understand the anthropomorphic versions as they manifested in the world as human beings […]

September 12, 2011 0
Artwork by Esubiyi
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From the Publisher

Change is inevitable.  And so it is with Oya N’Soro.  We are adapting to newer times and ways of presenting.  You wanted it free.  We are giving it to you free.  You wanted it more often.  We are giving it to you more often.  You wanted to be able to access it through a phone […]

August 31, 2011 0




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