Oyeku Ofun Temple

Ifa and Orisha Temple in Arcata, Humboldt County, Northern California


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NEWS: Monarchs urged to respect culture

FROM: THE NATION NEWSPAPER

http://thenationonlineng.net/new/monarchs-urged-to-respect-culture/

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The president of Agbefaga of Yoruba Empire,Chief Fayemi Fakayode, has urged traditional rulers in Yorubaland to support traditional religion rather than giving it a bad name.

He said monarchs in the land are supposed to be agents of the traditionalists. but but this is not the case.

Fakayode, who spoke as a guest lecturer at this year Ifa festival of Masifa-Ile Traditional Religion Youth Movement in Osun State, said the traditional leaders are also contributing to the impression that those practise such religion will be destroyed.

Fakayode maintained that the unpopular nature of traditional religion is as a result of the fear created in the mind of the people that anyone who practises traditional religion will end up in hell.

He, therefore, called on the Yoruba traditional leaders to be an agent of change and promoter of their inheritance from their ancestors.

According to him, “the unpopular nature of traditional religion in Nigeria can be traced to the negative influence of the traditional rulers on the religion which is supposed to be their first choice. The other religious leaders are not also helping matters as they normally preach and implanted in the people the fear that whoever practises such traditional religion will go to hell fire.

“Kings in Yoruba land are representatives of what we believe (orisa) but they refused to follow the laid down procedure of tradition. The kings in the land are also supposed to be the custodians of tradition but, they have become agents of destruction of the religion.

“I therefore want to implore my fellow yoruba especially youths never to allow people to take away our inheritance and replace it with something else. I also want to tell you that the culture and the religion we see as taboo are what the Western world are learning in our universities. They noticed that there is a way in what we are doing and they are gradually joining us. Please let us all stand up and embrace the truth.


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October (Osu Owara) 2013 Orisa and Ifa Calendar

October (Osu Owara) 2013 Orisa and Ifa Calendar

1 Ogun/Osoosi
2 Sango/Oya
3 Obatala/Egungun/Iyaami/Sanpanna
4 Ifa/Esu/Osun/Aje/Yemoja/Olokun ***
5 Ogun/Osoosi
6 Sango/Oya
7 Obatala/Egungun/Iyaami/Sanpanna
8 Ifa/Esu/Osun/Aje/Yemoja/Olokun
9 Ogun/Osoosi
10 Sango/Oya
11 Obatala/Egungun/Iyaami/Sanpanna
12 Ifa/Esu/Osun/Aje/Yemoja/Olokun
13 Ogun/Osoosi
14 Sango/ Oya
15 Obatala/Egungun/Iyaami/Sanpanna
16 Ifa/Esu/Osun/Aje/Yemoja/Olokun
17 Ogun/Osoosi
18 Sango/ Oya
19 Obatala/Egungun/Iyaami/Sanpanna
20 Ifa/Esu/Osun/Aje/Yemoja/Olokun ***
21 Ogun/Osoosi
22 Sango/Oya
23 Obatala/Egungun/Iyaami/Sanpanna
24 Ifa/Esu/Osun/Aje/Yemoja/Olokun
25 Ogun/Osoosi
26 Sango/Oya
27 Obatala/Egungun/Iyaami/Sanpanna
28 Ifa/Esu/Osun/Aje/Yemoja/Olokun
29 Ogun/Osoosi
30 Sango/Oya
31 Obatala/Egungun/Iyaami/Sanpanna

*** = Itadogun


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ITADOGUN – 9/18/2013

ITADOGUN – 9/18/2013

This Itadogun, Ifa warns us of premature death. Ifa says that we must be offering sacrifice to overcome premature death. Ifa says that we should offer: one dried fish and two obi abata (kolanut) to Ifa. With this offering Ifa will protect us and shield us from Iku, death.
On this Ifa says:
Sìnmìnìnpìnkìn Sìnmìnìnpìnkìn
The priest of the house of Alado
Cast Ifa divination for Alado
The one that was surrounded by enemies
He was asked to offer sacrifice such that he could win
‘Would I win’? He asked himself doubtfully
Alado then consulted Sìnmìnìnpìnkìn
‘Cast divination for me using your Ìbò’
They told him to perform sacrifice
They told him that he would win
Ala; do then performed the sacrifice
‘There is no more war’, they said
Life pleased Alado
He said Sìnmìnìnpìnkìn Sìnmìnìnpìnkìn
The priest of the house of Alado
Casts divination for Alado
The one that was surrounded by enemies
He was asked to perform sacrifice for him to win
Alado heard about the sacrifice
And performed it
We would not see war in around our land
Sìnmìnìnpìnkìn
You are the priest of the house of Alado
Ifá would help us win cold wars henceforth
Ifá please help us win them
Sìnmìnìnpìnkìn
You are the priest of the house of Alado
Ifá would stop them
Ifá would definitely stop their cold war
Sìnmìnìnpìnkìn
You are the priest of the house of Alado

Ifa will surely protect us. Ase O

Sincerely,
Apena Fagbemijo Amosun Osunyemi Fakayode,
Otun Amufawuni of Ibadan Land
Director of Oyeku Ofun Temple
OyekuOfun@yahoo.com


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Itadogun 9/2/2013

Itadogun 9/2/2013

This Itadogun Ifa says that we should all be making sacrifices to avoid any potential losses this coming 16 days. Ifa says that we will overcome by offering a sacrifice to ESU with the following prescribed ebo: one bowl of amala, one bowl of soup, other food items, money, and ayo seeds. You can give the monetary offering to ESU by giving some money to a beggar.

On this Ifa says:
Okebeebee, The diviner of the world
Divined Ifa for the Ayo Game and the children.
They were advised that they should always play the Ayo Game.
Playing with children, one can share their joy.
This was Ifa divined for a rich man
who was very unhappy.
Invite people to your home to party to avert sorrow.

May we overcome all negative forces this coming 16 days and every Itadogun. Ase O


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September (Osu Owere) 2013 Orisa and Ifa Calendar

September (Osu Owere) 2013 Orisa and Ifa Calendar

1 Obatala/Egungun/Iyaami/Sanpanna
2 Ifa/Esu/Osun/Aje/Yemoja/Olokun ***
3 Ogun/Osoosi
4 Sango/Oya
5 Obatala/Egungun/Iyaami/Sanpanna
6 Ifa/Esu/Osun/Aje/Yemoja/Olokun
7 Ogun/Osoosi
8 Sango/Oya
9 Obatala/Egungun/Iyaami/Sanpanna
10 Ifa/Esu/Osun/Aje/Yemoja/Olokun
11 Ogun/Osoosi
12 Sango/Oya
13 Obatala/Egungun/Iyaami/Sanpanna
14 Ifa/Esu/Osun/Aje/Yemoja/Olokun
15 Ogun/Osoosi
16 Sango/ Oya
17 Obatala/Egungun/Iyaami/Sanpanna
18 Ifa/Esu/Osun/Aje/Yemoja/Olokun ***
19 Ogun/Osoosi
20 Sango/ Oya
21 Obatala/Egungun/Iyaami/Sanpanna
22 Ifa/Esu/Osun/Aje/Yemoja/Olokun
23 Ogun/Osoosi
24 Sango/Oya
25 Obatala/Egungun/Iyaami/Sanpanna
26 Ifa/Esu/Osun/Aje/Yemoja/Olokun
27 Ogun/Osoosi
28 Sango/Oya
29 Obatala/Egungun/Iyaami/Sanpanna
30 Ifa/Esu/Osun/Aje/Yemoja/Olokun

*** = Itadogun


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ITADOGUN READING FROM AUGUST 17, 2013

ITADOGUN READING FROM AUGUST 17, 2013:

Itadogun 8/17/2013 for Oyeku Ofun Temple
This Itadogun Ifa says that we at Oyeku Ofun Temple will all see the blessing of peace of mind and comfort. Ifa says that our things have been rough but that with the making of prescribed sacrifice, we are ensured our things will become peaceful and easy-going. Ifa says we should be offering 2 bottles of gin to Esu Elegbara.

On this Ifa says:
Ika fefe laa foye
Iwori fefe laa fogba
Cast divination for Onibayi dudu
The child of Amewurevsorun e nitori dudu
He was asked to perform sacrifice
They told him that all his things that had never been fine
Everything would henceforth be better
He finished the sacrifice
And life pleased him
He was having wealth
He had wives
And children too
He then started to dance and rejoice
He was praising his Babaláwos
His Babaláwos were praising Ifá
He said it was exactly as his Babaláwos had said
Ika fefe laa foye
Iwori fefe laa fogba
Cast divination for Onibayi dudu
The child of Amewurevsorun e nitori dudu
He was asked to take care of the ground and offer sacrifice
Onibayi dudu heard about the sacrifice
And performed it
Offering of sacrifices
And free gifts to Esu
We have brought good fortunes back home in multitude

May we see all good fortunes brought back to our homes in multitudes, this Ose Ifa as well as each and every day. Ase Olodumare

Sincerely,
Apena Fagbemijo Amosun Osunyemi Fakayode,
Otun Amufawuni of Ibadan Land
Director of Oyeku Ofun Temple
oyekuofun@yahoo.com

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