Cult of IFA among the Yoruba
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Cult of IFA among the Yoruba volume 1 : Folk practice and the art by E. M. McClelland

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Published by Ethnographica Ltd in London .
Written in English


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StatementE.M. McClelland.
The Physical Object
Pagination125p. :
Number of Pages125
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Open LibraryOL20897883M

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The cult of Ifa among the Yoruba / E.M. McClelland | National Library of Australia Enjoy a CovidSafe visit to the National Library.   Morton-Williams, P. The Atinga Cult among the Yoruba of South-Western Nigeria, Bulletin de L'IFAN, 18, pp. – Google Scholar Morton-Williams An Outline of the Cosmology and Cult (Organization of Oyo Yoruba), Africa, 3, pp. – Cited by: 1. This book provides detailed instruction of practical usage of Ifa by practitioners and non-practitioners and answers many questions with respect to "How to Pray ' the Ifa Way." The book, "The Bible" of the traditional Yoruba Religion, is 6 x 9, has pp with photographs. It is written in English with Yoruba and has a comprehensive glossary. The history tells us that Oduduwa, founder of the nationality Yoruba, came to Ile -Ife, and founded with Agbo-Niregun Or (Setilu) the founder of the cult of IFA. "Setilu", was a narrative from the.

  In simple terms, a cult is based on the need and desire to control others. In Ifa the need and desire to control others is called ori buruku, which is the traditional Yoruba idea of evil. The point is this, without a clear understanding of traditional Yoruba spiritual ideas; it becomes easy to confuse a cult with the idea of spiritual discipline. The knowledge of Ifa has been preserved within Yoruba communities and transmitted among Ifa priests. Under the influence of colonial rule and religious pressures, traditional beliefs and practices were discriminated Ifá priests maintain the tradition, transmit their complex knowledge and train future practitioners.   Ejiwapo: The Dialectics of Twoness in Yoruba Art and Culture by Babatunde Lawal [FIGURE 1 OMITTED] The notion that reality has two aspects (i.e., spirit/matter, visible/invisible, male/female, good/evil, essence/ existence) is a universal and ancient phenomenon. However, its implications vary from one culture to another. In some, the two aspects are thought to be . There is a specific cult of Olodumare in Y orubaland. This may baffle those foreign arm-chair investigators who hold the thesis that Olodumare is not an object of worship in Yoruba religion.

Ifa is a system of divination and religion of the Yoruba people. It also refers to the verses of the literary corpus that is known as Odu Ifa. Ifa Yoruba religion is practiced not just among the Yorubas in Nigeria but also throughout West Africa, the Americas and the Canary Islands. In the Western biomedical paradigm, such a course may be labeled chronic. But for the Yoruba, such a course is not labeled chronic; it is rather labeled as having a supernatural cause. It is at this point that a Yoruba traditional healer turns to Ifá divination. This conceptualization is not unique. Ifá is a Yoruba religion and system of divination. Its literary corpus is the Odu Ifá. Orunmila is identified as the Grand Priest, as he is who revealed divinity and prophecy to the world. system in common: the Ifa religion. Starting in the 16th century, large numbers of Yoruba natives were transported as slaves to the Caribbean and the Americas. They combined beliefs and practices from their Ifa religion with elements of Roman Catholicism to produce the syncretistic religions of Candomblê.