***EGBE-Self Spiritual Component***
Egbe also known as Alaragbo in certain areas designates the heavenly comrades or astral fraternities which are one of the pillars of the Yoruba indigenous spirituality according to which every human being possesses a “spiritual double” (Enikeji Orun) which is formed during the process of creation of the humanly body commonly referred to as “spiritual double” at the moment in which the primordial Source (Olodumare) infuses the vital breath (Emi) into the physical bodies from which we are separated at the moment of coming into existence in the earthly realm which remain in the primordial realm. Our Enikeji Orun organize themselves into fraternities or societies (Egbe) according to their affinity.
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***The Divining Powder (Iyerosun)***
Iyerosun is a powder used in the Yoruba Ifa tradition mainly by Diviners in Ifa divination practices to mark Odu Ifa. It is termite dust from the Irosun tree, the Irosun tree is a special tree that is said to have a connection to the spirit realm. Iyerosun is sprinkled on the Opon- Ifa (Divination tray) and scattered on its face to imprint the Odu Ifa. This powder is very important to Ifa and a competent Awo can use it to perform wonders. This powder has blessed by God and whatever a Diviner wishes to do with it shall come to pass as long as it is properly done. The position of Iyerosun in Ifa is such that Ikin cannot be used for consultation in the absence of this powder.
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((The Magic of Atare Grains of Paradise = Alligator Pepper))
Atare, aka Guinea Pepper is so called because it is a native plant from the Gulf of Guinee in West Africa. Other common names for this spice are Guinea grains, melegueta pepper, and grains of paradise. Alligator pepper is a West African spice which corresponds to the seeds and seed pods of Aframomum Danielli.
Guinea pepper is a close relative of grains of paradise, obtained from the closely related species, Aframomum Melegueta. However, unlike grains of paradise which are generally sold as only the seeds of the plant, alligator pepper is sold as the entire pod containing the seeds.
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*** Good Character Is What Adorns A Man…
Ogboye – Ogboran – Ogbo Edan: Ogboni = known as Osugbo in Ijebu is a fraternal institution indigenous to the Yoruba language-speaking polities of Nigeria, Danxome and Togo, as well as among the Edo/Benin people groups. The society performs a range of political and religious functions, including exercising a profound influence on regents and serving as high courts of jurisprudence in capital offenses. Its members are generally considered to be part of the nobility of the various Yoruba kingdoms of West Africa.
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***OBATALA = ORISA NLA = OBATORISA***
Father Of All Orishas & Humanity – The Orisha of Wisdom, Knowledge & Pureness. Epa Oosha Obatala Alasho Funfun. Obatala “King of the White Cloth” and he represents peace, sober decision making, creativity, purity, and divination. The social role associated with him is that of an Elder or Sage and his elements or natural stages are the mountains, clouds, and palm trees. Some of the most distinctive features of Obatalá are the myth of creation that has been linked to him, the traditional offerings presented to him and the location of his supposed home, his “claim over individuals”, and the many associations with others Saints and Gods that he has received through time.
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Ashe = Mystical – Preternatural & Esoteric Powers…
***We Speak Things Into Existence – Speak Your Power & Become It – We Are The All In All – Our Power Is Within Us…
Ase – Ashe = (Ah Shay) … A Yoruba Word Meaning ** Power – Command & Authority. The Ability To Make Whatever One Says Happen. Often Summarized As “So Be It” = “So It Is” = “It Definitely Shall Be”
Ashe-Power is a component of the life force breathed into each human being by God; it is spiritual power; it is the power to create everything – Gods, Ancestors, Spirits, Humans, Animals, Plants, Rocks, Rivers and Voiced words such as Songs, Prayers, Praises, Curses, or even everyday conversation. Existence, is dependent upon it; it is the power to make things happen and change. The power of the Word is an important part of harnessing Ashe.
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