The book of diagnosis in ifa divination was written in 1940 by a group of priests. A guide to yoruba divination and herbal medicine kindle edition. This amazing book consolidates african spiritual science and holistic healing into. A babalawo may specialise in one or two of the areas.
Pdf a concrete psychological investigation of ifa divination. Ifa divination is both a body of knowledge and a system of social, emotional, pathological control, employing relevant historical and mythological precedents contained in the special divinatory. Chief fama has written several books on ifa and the orisa. The moral traditions of abundant life, orbis books, maryknoll, ny. Ifa is an ancient sacred science that has been passed down generationally for thousands of years. Ifa foundation international is an international temple of sacred healing sciences located in central florida, usa. The area of specialisation attached to ifa literature include the ifa divination art, healing and chanting of iyere the ifa songs. The concept of diseases and health care in african traditional.
Iyalawo is a term in the yoruba language that literally means mother of mysteries or mother of. A thorough consultation with ifa that not only deals with what is out of balance with the person, but also solutions and indepth guidance to return to harmony. The sacred ifa oracle english and yoruba edition epega, afolabi a. Reviewed in the united states on september 7, 2009. Communication between gods and men in west africa midland book, mb. Ifa is a divination system that represents the oracular utterance of odu, who is also known as oduduwa. Discover answers to lifes questions using the ifa oracle an ancient african divination tool and the spiritual foundation for. This book uses laymans terms and photographs to show the basic examination routines for the major body systems. There are sixteen major books in the odu ifa literary corpus. Divination is a universal indeavor among traditional african peoples. Osamaro ibie attempts to present ifa divination system in a popular manner. Of divinatory conaissance among the yaka of the dr congo rene devisch. Eason recounts how in 1992, the king of oyotunji, adefunmi, under.
The word ifa refers to the mystical figure ifa or orunmila, regarded by the yoruba as the deity of wisdom and intellectual development. The i ching or book of changes by anonymous, a practical guide to the runes. Start by marking ifa dida an invitation to ifa divination, volume 1 as want to read. Ifa divination system intangible heritage culture sector unesco. Divination rituals and the new yam festival in the first three chapters of this book, i alluded to the role of ifa divination and ifa priests. Provides the introduction to the introduction to the holy odu, a book of sacred. Great benin divination divination has exhibited a major role in traditonal cultural development in africa as well as social mores prior to european intervention. After saying some catholic prayers from allen kardecs book, singing a song or. This book was written with love and it was written with you in mind. Ifa chant when making ebo to esu ifa chant when offering oti to. It discusses the history, philosophy, diagnostics, treatments, and medicinal. Ifa is a science of divination a means of communication and interaction with the unseen, spiritual world. A concrete psychological investigation of ifa divination. Divination rituals and the new yam festival in the first three chapters of this book, i alluded to the role of ifa divination and ifa priests in various rituals in the sacred city, especially.
He has a way of bringing you into the subject that comes through his intimate knowledge of spirit and ritual that bridges the unseen realm of the ancestors. Dr jaco beyers stated on 03 august 20, when i interviewed him in the. Be the first to ask a question about ifa dida lists with this book. Tak melupakan peminat, ifa mengucapkan selamat aidil.
Using a fascinating blend of science and west african spirituality, dr tariq. Things can get better, especially, if you have spiritual support and the right tools to work with. Yoruba religion ifa history and interesting facts in 2019. Ifa divination is employed to diagnose and treat cases that are perceived to be chronic illnesses amodi. Pdf ifa divination trays from isaleoyo researchgate. Divination is a metaphysical way of knowing the seen and unseen, the past, present as well as the future. Another history book titled the history of the yorubas from the earliest of times to the british. The ifa divination system of yoruba religion is one of the divination. Awo falokun is an amazing writter, he never disapoints.1029 888 1115 1133 793 837 108 1401 1223 635 18 779 597 1102 1319 387 1075 1242 801 511 1372 1378 1278 401 212 1223 1471 508 1147 230 1367