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*Iroke-Irukere*

         
Elephant Tusks Evolved From Teeth = Giving The Species An          Evolutionary Advantage.

Ivory is an Elephant hard, white material from the Tusks – Elephant & Teeth of animals, that can be used in art or manufacturing. The chemical structure of the Teeth & Tusks of mammals is the same, regardless of the species of origin. The trade in certain Teeth & Tusks other than Elephant is well established and widespread; therefore, “Ivory” can correctly be used to describe any mammalian Teeth or Tusks of commercial interest which are large enough to be carved. Elephant Ivory is the most important source, but Ivory from hippopotamus, sperm whale, killer whale & warthog are used as well. Elk also have two Ivory Teeth, which are believed to be the remnants of Tusks from their Ancestors.

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EGUNGUN: Ancestral Spirits…

***Egungun = Life After Death 

***The concept of Life and Death transcends physical notions of Noise or Silence. It has a metaphysical dimension that is reflected in these words: Those who are Dead are never gone – They are in the brightening Shadow and in the thickening Gloom – The Dead are beneath the Earth – They are in the quivering Tree – They are in the groaning Wood – They are in the flowing Water – They are in the flowing and still Water – They are in the Hut; they are in the Crowd – The Dead are not Dead.

!!! The African, confronts Death with the Rhythms & Music of life !!!

               Light as a feather! This is how softly your Ancestors might speak to you. And this is why you must listen intently – not just with your ears, but with every fiber in your being. They spoke to you yesterday, they speak to you today, they will speak to you tomorrow and they are speaking to you right now. But you’ll never hear them unless you are willing to sit in silence, to hear the powerful messages that are landing as gently as feathers.

Opa Iku

Egungun is regarded as the collective spirits of the Ancestors who occupy a space in heaven, hence they are called dwellers of heaven. These Ancestral spirits are believed to be in constant watch of their survivors on Earth.

EGUNGUN MASQUERADE: Is the resounding voice of Egungun – The compatriot brother of Oro – The death of loved ones is unbearable – while they detest us joining them untimely? The day of its initiation into the realm of Ancestors by “Ikurarafin” is unknown to Man, while that of its sibling remains a mystery to Woman. The gap between human past and present is unmeasurable, It is unfathomable to human brain, but the chain of continuity will not let go. We are here on Earth living the purpose we know not, while you were there with full and perfect knowledge. The communication between the dead and living is unimaginable because no human can stand the radiating glory of Ancestors, necessitate the reason for their superlative decorated regalia called “Eku”. We are far from you, but close to you in spirit. Accept our offering of Akara, that we might receive your blessing to achieve what you do not live to achieve.

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Aje-Witches = Elders of The Night

!!! Witchcraft Territory of Malignant Women…Magic Words &                           Practices…Territory of Wizards !!!  

***Iyaami Osoronga is the foundation of everything!!! Types of Iyami Aje (Witches) – According to Ifa  spirituality there are three types of Iyami Aje energy available in the world. They are : Aje Dudu (black energy) Aje Pupa (red energy) Aje Funfun (white energy)

Aje Dudu (Black): Witches are usually a not progressive one, they have mysterious power, they can only punish or make human being to suffer.  Like causing their victims delay marriage, infertility, lack of promotion in work and business, causing their victims sickness etc. The members of Aje Dudu are predominantly female hardly can you find any Male among them. They spread their initiation easily than others type of Iyaami. 

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Secrets of Water…

***I Tell You The Truth, No One Can Enter The Kingdom of God Unless He/She is Born of Water & The Spirit…

*** Water is a mystical element that can transform our lives if we are willing to open heart and mind to its gifts. No matter what the specific health or fitness goal, one cannot achieve the maximum benefit from any health program without drinking the right kind of water in the proper amount. Without sufficient water to constantly wet all parts, your body’s drought-management system kicks into action. When histamine and its subordinate “drought managers” come across pain-sensing nerves, they cause pain.

Many religions also consider particular sources or bodies of water to be sacred or at least auspicious.

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ZANGBETO = Enforcement & Order…

 !!! Zangbeto Masquerade Have Supernatural Powers !!!

Zangbeto are the traditional Vodun guardians of the night in the Yoruba religion of Benin and Togo which are known as the “Night- Watchmen”. As a nominal, it represents a group of men who are involved in policing the community and who also double as members of Zangbeto as a cultural Masquerade group during public performances. Zangbeto is also used to convey the notion of a socio-cultural phenomenon made up of a series of beliefs and practices. As an institution, it is backed by an oral history that accentuates its origin as an Egun concept, not an alien or imported one. Sources consulted on the origin and history of Zangbeto asserts that it has existed before we were born and was handed down to us by our forefathers .

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***Magical Calabash…

***Calabash (Akerengbe-Gourd) History & Cultural Background…

The Myth Of The Sacred Calabash = Mankind’s Most Useful Plant…. Magical Calabash Anthology Of Sacred Wisdom From The Ancestral Mothers And Magic.

The Calabash (Gourd), was one of the first plants cultivated by humans – not for food, but for use as a container.  It came from Africa and has accompanied us around the world for thousands of years.

In Africa, the Calabash (Gourd), plant, has long been used as a food and medicine, and its hard shell as a bottle, a dipper and even an ancient musical instrument. Calabash have traditionally been used to carry medicine, wine and “magic”.  Calabash were also tied to the backs of children and boat people to serve as life preservers. Calabash is also possibly mankind’s oldest musical instrument resonator. It is the only known plant whose use by humans spanned prehistoric cultures across the entire globe, but one thing that has puzzled scientists was how – given its African origins – it came to be so widely used in the Americas.

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