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Egbe Osun; Seventh Annual Osun Festival ~ Atlanta, Saturday, August 11th, 2012

Posted on July 16, 2012 at 8:25 PM Comments comments (0)


You are invited to the Egbe Osun; Seventh Annual Osun Festival ~ Atlanta, Saturday, August 11th, 2012




Greetings friends, family, & clients of BeadZoneJewelry.com !!!


If you are going to be in the Atlanta area Saturday, August 11th, 2012; Please make plans to see the new beaded creations that I will have for SALE, as a vendor, at the Egbe Osun; Seventh Annual Osun Festival ~ Atlanta, Saturday, August 11th, 2012.


Along with my large scale Ifa Orisa pieces, I will be featuring:

Orisa Ide, Orisa Eleke with semi-precious stones, Ifa Orisa charms, Brass bracelets, loose specialty Ifa Orisa beads, high quality cowries, spiritual tools, & much much more, not yet available on my website

I will have show day specials and SALES on selected items !!!


Last year’s event was amazing. I am looking forward to this year’s festivities.


This is a two day event. (*****see location & full schedule below*****)


I plan to vend on that Saturday, August 11th, beginning at 3:00 pm until sundown. (only)

It appears that the Saturday events will begin at 1:00 pm.

All vending will begin at 3:00 pm.


I am looking forward to seeing you there . . .

In the interim, be sure to visit my website: BeadZoneJewelry.com


Modupe oooo . . .

OmoOsun Alē


Event location, schedule, and host information:

Omenala Griot African Teaching Museum

337 Dargan PL SW, Atlanta, GA 30310

Phone: 404-406-4253


Again, I plan to vend on that Saturday, August 11th, beginning at 3:00 pm until sundown. (only)


*****Egbe Osun; Seventh Annual Osun Festival ~ Atlanta, Saturday, August 11th, 2012*****


Updated by Egbe Osun of Atlanta:


SATURDAY ~ OMENALA GRIOT MUSEUM ~ AUGUST 11 Orisa Song Class 1 – 2 pm

Mirror Workshop 2 – 3 pm

Ori Workshop 3 – 4 pm

Osun History Class 4 - 5 pm

Gathering, Meet & Greet 6 p.m.

Opening Prayers and Oriki 7 p.m.

16 Lamps (Olojumerindinlogun) 8 p.m.

Dinner 10 p.m.


SUNDAY ~ SWEETWATER STATE PARK ~ AUGUST 12

Children’s Party 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Prayers and Offerings/ Ritual Calabash 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

River Processional 1:15-3:30 p.m.

Bembe 4-6 p.m.Dinner 6 p.m.


This event hosted by Egbe Osun of Atlanta.

Standards Concerning Materials used by BeadZoneJewelry.com

Posted on April 2, 2012 at 11:50 PM Comments comments (0)


Blog entry and informational up-date 02-03-2012:

This information was also added to the sidebar of this website.

 

Only the highest quality materials are used by BeadZoneJewelry.com, such as: glass beads, semi-precious stones*, Brass, Copper, gold tone and silver tone metals*. In rare instances, resin beads will be needed for structural purposes.

*Gold and silver tone metals typically will be plated alloys. Precious metals, such as Sterling Silver, and gem stones, such as Topaz, are available via special request. Please be prepared for a much higher price quote.


All hand-crafted items, featured on this website, are solely and lovingly created by Alē OmoOsun.


Above: a custom commission Sango/Shango Ide and Eleke set,

complete with Brass and Tiger-eye accents, for a Santeria Priest of Shango




BeadZoneJewelry.com

Hand-crafted Beaded Jewelry & Ceremonial Items; Specializing in Elekes, Ides, Collars, Mazos, Spiritual Necklaces, Ori pots, & more. High fashion jewelry is also featured on this website.


Ide on Memory Wire

Posted on January 10, 2012 at 12:05 AM Comments comments (0)


A very pleased client:

"Ale, I gave the Ide's as gifts for Christmas to all of my friends .. the Awos were elated and sooo happy .. the Oshun wire Ide I gave to an Oshun friend ..she tooo was elated ... I am wearing my Oya wire Ide every dayyyy! My godson got the Ifa Ide and the Obatala Ide ..he was beyond elated -- Please feel free to give a picture to your blog ... if you need me to send you one I will ... it is marvelous and sooo beautiful...and I still have another one to do .. but, will soon!

Ase and Adupe ...

-Iya Oyapidan


Iya Oyapidan's Oya Ide on memory wire was customized for her Oya.




If you would like to try the clasp-free Ide on memory wire design, go to the Store menu and select Orisa Orisha Oricha Ide on Memory Wire.


If you are in need of a different Orisa Ide, and/or Ide with different paths/roads for your Orisa; Please Contact Me and leave a detailed message along with your phone number.

(Example: Oshun Ibu Kole, Yemaya Okuti, Olokun, Agayu, etc. ect.)


P.S. I have had entire ile(s) choose to switch over to this clasp-free memory wire Ide design.


Custom Ifa Ide Featuring Real Coral by Client's Request

Posted on January 6, 2012 at 1:30 AM Comments comments (0)


Client:

"Kaaroo,

Happy New Year!

I received my ide on December 23rd! It is gorgeous! It's sturdy and yet flexible - I'm wearing it right now!

Thank you ever so much for your patience and flexibility in designing it! I really appreciate it!

Blessings to you and all of your endeavors.

-Client"


My response:

"Ase,

It was my pleasure.

I seriously enjoy bringing joy to others via my gift of working with beads.

Thanks go to my Ancestors.

Thanks go to my Orisa.

Thanks go to Olodumare.

Thanks go to my Ori.

Thanks go to you.

Many blessings . . .

-OmoOsun Ale"


If you are in need of custom Ifa Orisa Orisha beaded items, go to the Contact Me menu and leave me a detailed message. I am looking forward to hearing from you.




BeadZoneJewelry.com

Hand-crafted Beaded Jewelry & Ceremonial Items; Specializing in Elekes, Ides, Collars, Mazos, Spiritual Necklaces, Ori pots, & more. High fashion jewelry is also featured on this website.


All hand-crafted items, featured on this website, are solely and lovingly created by Alē OmoOsun.


A Custom Oya Eleke Collar Commission by Client's Request

Posted on January 6, 2012 at 12:15 AM Comments comments (0)


Mawiyah Kai EL-Jamah Bomani (Aboyade):

"Omo Oshun Ale, I am deeply overjoyed with my Oya ileke. Wow! It just arrived today and as soon as I get all dolled up I'm taking pictures just for you. Me and the family are in awe of your work. May the spirit of your sacred hands continue to bless many. Ase, for the patience in birthing this baby that I will nurture forever."


Oya medium Eleke Collar:

(x4) total stands, twisting through single larger beads

Approx. 56" long all the way around the top circular part

A small 5" tail ending with cowries

Glass beads include: Oya beads, brown beads, purple beads, small amount of red beads

Gem stones include; purple Amethyst and Topaz

Accents: Copper and bull horn


I worked closely with both the client and her husband on this commission. Together, we birthed a beautiful new custom creation.

Many thanks to Nadir Lasana Bomani (Ogunkeye) and his wife Mawiyah Kai EL-Jamah Bomani (Aboyade), for being such wonderful clients.


To see photographic images of the above Oya Eleke Collar being made, go to the "Photo Gallery" menu and choose the album featuring Oya.


Recently Completed Obatala Obamoro Custom Commission by Client's Request

Posted on October 27, 2011 at 11:55 PM Comments comments (0)


Recently, I received the following message from a potential client:

"Hi & benedictions~

My name is Carol. Tobe Melora Correal said that she FB'd you that I'd be contacting you.

I was wondering if I could buy an Obatala Ide (Lucumi style) - white with splashes of lavender (i think). I would need it in the next 2 weeks, if possible."


After contacting the client in order to discuss the details, payment was made and I got to work.

The following images show my creative process for the custom Obatala Obamoro Ide, from beginning to end.



An Ide for Obatala Obamoro, white with lavender accents, was born.



The client then sent me the following thank you note, complete with a photograph of the custom Ide on her arm:

"Got it! It's beautiful & fits perfectly! I really wanna wear it but I guess I should wait for it 2 b washed (ceremony end of next wk). Thx also 4 the sweet note & necklace. Gorgeous. It's been an honor!

'Dupe :-)"




To all future clients:

Please be aware that I will be happy to create the perfect custom Eleke, Ide, Mazo, Collar, etc. for you.

In order to assure the best final product, dialogue between the client and me will be necessary . If you are interested in commissioning me to create a custom item, please go to the Contact Me tab and leave me a detailed message.


I am looking forward to hearing from you,

Ale OmoOsun


P.S. The following is a list of Orisa Orisha and/or Orisa Orisha Paths that I am interested in exploring in the near feature:

Oshun Ibu Kole, Dos Aguas, Yemaya Okute, Yemaya Ashaba, Yemaya Agana, Yemaya Konla, Yemaya Mayelewo, Yembo, Obambi, Oba Nani, Nana Buruku, Erinle, Iroko, Kayode, Ogan, Ananagu, Abata, Oshosi, Orisha Oko, Aganyu, Otin, Ibu Ofoche, Oya Yansa, Yewa, . . . to name a few . . .



"The Fab-u-lous Invitational Jewelry SALE" August 2010

Posted on September 30, 2011 at 12:55 AM Comments comments (0)

 

 your presence is requested to attend:


"The Fab-u-lous Invitational Jewelry SALE"


Liquidation SALE & End of Summer Mixer

Saturday, August 7th, 2010 from 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

at the home of Benjamin Turnage

3909 Whitland Avenue, Suite #206, Nashville, TN 37205


Featuring for sale: Fashion jewelry runway samples, Hat pins, Bookmarks, Fan pulls, Earrings at Outrageously low prices !!!

by

Benjamin Turnge BFT Designs of Nashville

& Alehandro Bead Zone Jewelry of Atlanta

Special guest ceramicist: Masa Sasaki originally of Japan


Light hors d'oeuvres & drinks will be served by Master Chef: Ronald Hancock



The Sixteen Truths of IFA

Posted on September 26, 2011 at 9:25 PM Comments comments (0)



"This is to help Us all to find Our Similarities and is not intended to Heighten Our Differences. These 16 Truths are Ancient in their Origins.They encompass the Basic Beliefs of All World Religions in some form or phrasing. These "Truths" are African in their origin,and are testimony to the Spiritual Sophistry of the Traditional African Religions (pre-"Christian" and pre-"Islam") that have existed for over 10,000 years. Feedback is welcomed...Enjoy"


- Please read full credits below . . .


The Sixteen Truths of IFA (intended to Share and not cause conflict)

The Sixteen Truths of IFA

 

1. There is a single Supreme God.

 

2. There is no "Devil" or Absolute Evil.

 

3. Heaven is "Home", and Earth is the "Market Place". We are in constant passage between the two.

 

4. We are Reborn through your Blood Relatives.

 

5. It is Our Birthright to be Happy, Successful, and Fulfilled.

 

6. We should Grow and Obtain Wisdom in Our Lifetime.

 

7. Except for the day that We are Born and the day We are Supposed to Die, there is No Single Event in Our Life that cannot be forecast and when necessary, Changed.

 

8. Sacrifice guarantees Our Success in This Life.

 

9. Our Ancestors are Alive Spiritually and must be Honored.

 

10. We are a part of this Universe in a Literal Sense.

 

11. We must never Harm the very Universe of which We are a Part.

 

12. We must never initiate Harm to another Being.

 

13. Our Temporal and Spiritual Capacities must Work Together.

 

14. We are born with Specific Path that We Have Chosen. Our goal is to Travel it Well. Divination provides Us with a Road Map.

 

15. The Orisha Live within Us.

 

16. We have no Need to Fear


Baba Ifalade:

"Please mention that these came "through" and are not by me (Baba Ifalade)*. These 16 largely came from a collection of Elders. Oluwo Afolabi Epega figuring prominently in the group. Thank you for re-posting.* I fully welcome any other "16" that any other may have. This is an attempt to give Us a full and adequate definition of Common Ground. From "basics" like this example, we can come to better envision the similarities encompassed in one another's Body of Knowledge - even when there are differences of Region or Time-line. - Baba Ifalade"


* I, Ale OmoOsun, asked Baba Ifalade's permission to re-posts this valuable information on the BeadZoneJewelry.com Blog Page.



Recent Client Thank You(s) to Ale OmoOsun & BeadZoneJewelry.com

Posted on September 23, 2011 at 1:15 AM Comments comments (0)



10-08-2011

Obadeleke Carol Hill:

"Alafia!

I got my ide (Ide for Obatala Oba Moro) today and it was magnificent! Thank you so much. I thought it was beautiful work. Thanks also for get the note and necklace."



09-23-2011

Jason Perez:

"Just received my Mano de Orula (hand of Ifa) set. The quality is great. Very nice work. The Ide fits perfect. Thanks for the fast shipping. Didn't expect it to arrive in 3 days!!

Modupe,

Jason Omo Chango"



09-10-2011

Tobe Melora Correal:

" . . . received the most lovely gift in the mail from Alé OmoOsun, a few weeks back, a beaded bracelet in the colors of my deity, Yemaya. Thank you Ale for brightening a girl's day. May Oshun continue to flow through your fingers and slower all manner of blessing upon you! (See Ale's website in the link below, you'll be glad you did.)"



08-23-2011

Kime Dante Acosta:

"MODUPE!!

ADUPE on behalf of all of the Ile Ifa here in Denver, CO. Thank you so much abure. And thank you especially for the gift from the ancestors, forgive that I didn't include that in the photo. But a very much sincere thank you, beautiful work. I'm elated!"



08-22-2011

Melissa Presley Jokers:

"Ale,

Got my BLING (Orisa inspired earrings) today! I looooooooove them! Thanks again for making my ears POP!

Love ya!

Melissa"



08-21-2011

Shonda Claxton:

"ORe ye Ye O! ALe ! Thank u, May your Ancestors continue to bless you , I pray Mama Osun continue to bring you ample customers! I love my Osun earrings. You have talent like none I have seen. Your craftmenship is truly a masterful gift. I gasped at my "extra" gift. It has been heavy on my mind to have some Ancestor representation on me. U R a gift to me. Thanks for the speedy delivery."



08-21-2011

Tobe Melora Correal:

"Dear Dear Ale,

I am writing to THANKYOU from the bottom of my little Yemaya heart for the precious lovely bracelet you sent me!

I received it yesterday and have been LOVING the look and feel of it on my wrist - ese pupo o!

May all goodness continue to find you in support of the amazing art you channel.

May Orisa and Eegun bless you at every turn.

And may your Ori continue to shine bright from within, lighting the path before you.

Bless Bless Bless you!

XOXO

Tobe-Omilade"



 

Sixth Annual Osun Festival ~ Atlanta; Saturday, August 13th, 2011

Posted on July 28, 2011 at 10:10 PM Comments comments (2)


*****OSUN FESTIVAL SCHEDULE OF EVENTS*****


*SCHEDULE UPDATE FOR SATURDAY, AUGUST 13th !!!


I am still scheduled to vend on that Saturday, August 13th, beginning at 3:00 pm until sundown. (only)


- see more information below . . .




Greetings friends, family, & clients of BeadZoneJewelry.com !!!


If you are going to be in the Atlanta area Saturday, August 13th,

Please make plans to see the new beaded creations that I will have for SALE, as a vendor,

at the Sixth Annual Osun Festival ~ 2011.


Along with my large scale Ifa Orisa pieces, I will be featuring:

loose specialty beads, high quality cowries, spiritual tools, Ifa Orisa charms,

& more not yet available on my website


Come-on-out . . . and see what I’m bringing to the Table !!!


This is a two day event. (see location & full schedule below)


I plan to vend on that Saturday, August 13th, beginning at 3:00 pm until sundown. (only)

*SCHEDULE UPDATE: It appears that the Saturday events will now begin at 1:00 pm.

At the moment, I have been instructed that all vending will begin at 3:00 pm.


I am looking forward to this event; and I am looking forward to seeing you there . . .


Modupe = “We” thank you,

Alehandro Wooten (OmoOsun Alē;)


Event location, schedule, and host information :


Omenala Griot African Teaching Museum

337 Dargan PL SW, Atlanta, GA 30310

Phone: 404-406-4253


Again, I plan to vend on that Saturday, August 13th, beginning at 3:00 pm until sundown. (only)


*****OSUN FESTIVAL SCHEDULE OF EVENTS*****


*Final Update by Egbe Osun of Atlanta:


SATURDAY, AUGUST 13, 2011 (at Omenala Griot Museum)

Dance Seminar-------------------​-------*1-2:30 p.m.

*Vending starts at 3:00 p.m.

Ori: Pathway to the Orisa Wksp------------- 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Osun History & Mythology Wksp------------ 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Orisa Song class ------------------------4:​30 - 5:30 p.m.

Gathering, Meet & Greet------------------ 6 p.m.

Opening Prayers and Oriki---------------- 7 p.m.

16 Lamps (Olojumerindinlogun)------​------8 p.m.

Dinner --------------------------​----10 p.m.


SUNDAY, AUGUST 14, 2011 (at Sweetwater State Park)

11:00 am - 1:00 pm | Libations/Opening Prayers/Offerings

11:30 am - 1:00 pm | Ariya Omode (Children's Party)

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm | Loading Ritual Calabash/Procession to River

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm | River Offerings/Prayers/Song

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm | Bembe

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm | Dinner


This event hosted by Egbe Osun of Atlanta.


Ifa Odu for June 2011 Yoruba/Ifa New Year

Posted on June 6, 2011 at 8:02 PM Comments comments (0)


This Ifa Odu was Divined for Ile Tifase of Atlanta, Georgia;

June 3, 2011 by Iyanifa Osuntokun Fatunmise, Chief Tifase

for The June 2011 Yoruba/Ifa New Year




This year’s Odu is Irosu’Tura.


In celebration of the harvesting of the new yams as traditionally acknowledged in Yorubaland and the Yoruba/Ifa New Year as celebrated in the United States of America at Ile Tifase, divination was performed on June 3, 2011 by Iyanifa Osuntokun Fatunmise, Chief Tifase.


This is the time of year to reap the harvest of the past year, plan for the coming year and insure an understanding of where we are as individuals (and community) as it relates to the various choices and turns we’ve taken on the way to our destinies. With the collective guidance of the universal energies, we can focus on developing the next steps (a roadmap if you will) to our destiny over the coming 12 months.


This year’s Odu is Irosu’Tura. It comes from Ifa in Ire (with blessings) for the good of humankind. Ifa speaks of things being good for us even if we do not like them.


Ifa asks us “to behave as our Ifa tells us, if we refuse, we will never make headway in life. We should try to look back to remind ourselves of a particular thing which we left half done; we should go back and restart it otherwise our lives will not be fine.”


This particular Odu is considered quite deep and slightly difficult to understand and interpret in it’s entirety, but one of the Orisa who can help is Orisa Olokun. Only Olokun and Olorun know what lies at the bottom of the ocean and at the core of this Odu.



 

Ifa says: “honesty is the only way to achieve peace of mind and harmony”.


To know more about this year’s predictions, precautions, offerings and how your destiny is impacted by them, feel free to contact me via email.


Just remember, Ifa speaks of wisdom, knowledge, good character/morals, and truth. Do good always.  Think long term with a world view.


May Olodumare continue to bless you and yours with prosperity, long life and good health.


For more information feel free to contact:

Ile Tifase of Atlanta, Georgia

Iyanifa Osuntokun Fatunmise, Chief Tifase

[email protected]






Odunde 2011; The Yoruba New Year Festival June 2011

Posted on May 20, 2011 at 5:32 PM Comments comments (1)


Odunde = Happy New Year !!!




Odunde originated with the Yoruba Ifa people of Nigeria, West Africa.


Odunde festivals are occasions marked by many celebrations and processions to specific rivers to make offerings to Orisa Osun. Divinations are also a major part of Odunde, throughout the entire event.


The Yoruba Tradition, called Ifa, is very old. It involves the worship Olodumare (God), the Orisa (similar to Saints), and the Egun (the Ancestors).


Osun (same as Oshun/Ochun/Oxum) is one of the Orisa worshiped in the Ifa religion. She is the Orisa of female energy and power. As the Orisa of "Sweet Water," she represents plenty, beauty, vanity, sensuality, and attractiveness. - Ye Ye O . . .


During a Odunde festival, everyone is invited to participate in a procession to the river. The offerings to Osun are one of the sacred aspects of Odunde. During the processional, praise is given to all Orisa, in the sacred Yoruba language and songs. Along with the Bata drums (special two headed drums used only for special occasions), Oriki (sacred songs) are sung in a particular order. Once the processional reaches a "bridge;" incantations, prayers, and offerings are purposed. The Priests and/or Priestesses then ask Orisa Osun if the offerings are acceptable. Once a positive response is interpreted through divination, participants are given instructions to give their offerings to Orisa Osun.


All prayers will then be answered, in the year to come.


The New Year is now officially been blessed.


On the return from the river, there is always much celebration, rejoicing, and a real sense of accomplishment.

 

Odunde !!!  . . . Odunde !!! . . . Odunde !!!


The Yoruba Ifa Calendar

Posted on May 20, 2011 at 3:46 PM Comments comments (1)


Taken from Wikipedia:


The Yoruba calendar (Kojoda) year starts from June 3rd to June 2nd of the following year. According to this calendar, the Gregorian year 2008 A. D. is the 10050th year of Yoruba culture. The traditional Yoruba week has four days.


The 4 days that are dedicated to the Orisa


Day 1 is dedicated to Obatala (Sopanna, Iyaami, and the Egungun)

Day 2 is dedicated to Orunmila (Esu and Osun)

Day 3 is dedicated to Ogun (Osoosi)

Day 4 is dedicated to Sango (Oya)


In other testimony the days are: Ojo-Orunmila/Ifa, Ojo-Shango/Jakuta, Ojo-Ogun, and Ojo-Obatala.


To reconcile with the Gregorian calendar, Yoruba people also measure time in seven days a week and four weeks a month. The four day calendar was dedicated to the Orisas and the seven day calendar is for doing business.


Ojo-Aiku (Sunday)

Ojo-Aje (Monday)

Ojo-Ishegun/Atalata (Tuesday)

Ojo-'Ru/Alaruba (Wednesday)

Ojo-Bo/Alamisi (Thursday)

Ojo-Eti/Jimoh (Friday)

Ojo-Abameta (Saturday)


Time measurements


Time is measured in isheju (minutes), wakati (hours), ojo (days), ose (weeks), oshu (months) and odun (years). There are 60 (ogota) isheju in 1 (okan) wakati; 24 (merinlelogun) wakati in 1 ojo; 7 (meje) ojo in 1 ose; 4 (merin) ose in 1 oshu and 52 (ejileladota)ose in 1 {okan) odun. There are 12 (mejila) oshu in 1 (okan) odun.


Months

Sere (January)

Erele (February)

Erénà (March)

Igbe (April)

Èbìbí (May)

Okudu (June)

Agẹmo (July)

Ogun (August)

Òwéré (September)

Ọwara (October)

Bèlu (November)

Òpé (December)



Important calendar dates:


- Again, please keep in mind, this information is taken from Wikipedia.


Erele/Feb 21-25


Olokún = Oríṣà of Okún, the deep seas or oceans, patron of sailors, and guardian of souls lost at sea.


Èrèna/March 12 – 28


Annual rites of passage for men


Èrèna/March 15 – 19


Oduduwa (odudu, the dark pigment; ni ewa, is the beauty) / Iyaagbe (iya, mother; agbe, who receives) = Oríṣà of Earth and matron of the Ayé. Oduduwa endows the ebony dark skin pigment that accords greatest gifts of spirituality, beauty and intellect to the bearer. The essence of procreative love.


Èrèna/March 21 – 24


Oshosi = Oríṣà of Adventure and the hunt


Igbe / April


Ogun = Oríṣà of the metal and war crafts, and engineering. The custodian of truth and executioner of justice, as such patron of the legal and counselling professions who must swear to uphold truth while biting on a piece of metal.

 

Oshun = Oríṣà of Fertility and custodian of the female essence. who guides pregnancies to term. Igbe starts last Saturday of April, for 5 days-


Onset of wet season (Spring)


Èbìbí / May

 

Egungun (Commemoration of the Ancestors, including community founders and illustrious dead. Èbíbí: starts last Saturday of May, for 7 days


Okudu / June


Okudu 03: Onset of the Yoruba New Year (2008 is the 10,050th year of Yoruba culture)


Okudu 7 - 8: Shopona (Oríṣà of Disease, shopona, small pox is a viral disease) and Osanyin (Oríṣà of Medicine and patron of the healing professions: osan, afternoon; yin, healing)


Okudu 10 - 23: Annual rites of passage for women

Okudu 18 - 21: Yemoja = matriarch of the Òrún-Rere). Oduduwa gave birth to a boy Aganju (Land) and Yemoja (Water) from marriage to Ọbàtala. Yemoja in turn birthed many other Oríṣà. The old Ile-Ife kingdom arose on her burial site.


Agẹmo / July


Ọrúnmilà / Ifá = Oríṣà of Divination and founder of the Ifá sciences, whose divination is with 16 palm nuts. Mass gathering of the yoruba Agẹmo: first and second weeks in July


Oko (Agriculture) Harvesting of the new Yam crop.


Ẹlégba-Bara (Ẹlégba, one who has power to seize) / Eṣu (shu, to release eject from; ara, the body) = Oríṣà of male essence and Power, who is the great Communicator and messenger of the will of Olódùmarè. No woman should bara (ba ra, to rub with, have intercourse with) a man who has not done Ikola (circumcision: ike, cutting; ola, that saves) in sacrifice to Ẹlégba. Agẹmo second weekend of July


Ṣàngo (shan, to strike Jakuta:ja, fight; pẹlu okuta, with stones). The Oríṣà of Energy – Ara (Thunder) and Manamana, make fire (Lightning) whose divination is with 16 cowries and whose messenger and water-bearer is Oshumare (the Rainbow). Agẹmo: third week of July


Ogun / August


Ọbàtálá = (Obà,to possess; ti ala, of visions or Oríṣà-nla, the principal Oríṣà. Patriarch of Òrún-Rere, the heaven of goodly spirits and beneficial ancestors. As Olódùmarè is too powerful and busy to be pre-occupied by the affairs of any one living being. Ọbàtálá functions as the principal emissary of Olódùmarè on Aye, and is the custodian of Yoruba culture. The aso-ala (white cloth) worn by Ọbàtálá initiates is to signify need to be pure in intent and action: A recurring punishment for social misfits was to try to keep white cloth clean in Africa's tropical and dusty climate. The misappropriation of aso-ala connection to Ọbàtálá was/is a major weapon against the Yoruba in their psychological resistance of foreign invasion, as Christian and Islamic converts were/are indoctrinated that anything considered 'white' is pure: a notion that has also become a key tenet of racialist supremacy Ogun: last weekend of August


Òwéré / September


Ọwara / October


Oya (Orísà of the odo Oya (river Niger) whose messenger is Afefe (the Wind), and guardian of gateway between the physical realm (Aye) and the spiritual realm (Òrún). Ọwaro


Osun (Orísà of the odo Oṣun and patron of the (sovereign) Ijebu nation Ọwaro third weekend of October


Onset of the dry season (Autumn)


Shigidi (Orísà of Òrún-Apadi, the realm of the unsettled spirits and the ghosts of the dead that have left Aye and are forsaken of Òrún-Rere. Custodian of nightmares and patron of assassins. Solemn candlelight to guide the unsettled away from your residence, else they settle in your dolls or other toys. Ọwaro 30 World Slavery Day?


Bèlu / November


Òpé / December


Obajulaiye (Oríṣà of Ṣòwò (Commerce) and owo (wealth). Òpé 15


Onset of the second dry season (winter solstice)


"Hands for the Orisa"

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"Hands for the Orisa"


While creating Orisa inspired works of art, I am taking baby steps to receiving my Orisa Osun. I have been studying Ifa with my Godmother for nearly seven years.


My Godmother is a high Priestess of Ifa. Osun is her mothering Orisa; and Osun is very strong within me.


I started, by receiving the Seven African Powers, several years ago. Next came my Ori pot. And most recently, I received my Warrior/Esu Elegba pot.


When I am creating grand scale Orisa commission pieces for my clients, featured in the Photo Gallery of this website, the experience is very much like spirit possession.

 

It is, as if, I am only the hands for the Orisa.


- Alehandro Wooten OmoOsun

 



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