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Dangerous Diaspora: Disinformation, Trinket Selling and Outright Lies

As the never ending deluge of disinformation of Ifa  continues in the diaspora from cut and paste book readers/market sellers, there comes a point when I have to put out some countering information for people who have no knowledge of what is being marketed towards them. This is tiresome, and I really do have a life other than tracking down offenders when it comes to marketing Ifa. I have one client in particular who enjoys perusing websites and then coming back to me for verification of what is Read more [...]

Eledumare, Ori, Orisa: The Puzzle of Ifa in Western Society

If you have not read any of my previous posts, my name is Iya Ekundayo. I was brought up in the Brazilian spiritual tradition of "Xango", a diaspora offshoot of the Ifa tradition of the Yoruba people of Nigeria, and am a fully initiated Iyalorixa. I am also a Iyanifa, a priestess of Ifa of the same Yorubaland. My days are spent talking to people, divining with cowrie shells, pounding out soaps and medicines which are within the oral Ifa divination corpus, making offerings, writing emails with advice Read more [...]