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Isinku (funeral) for Chief Adenibi Ajamu

Thursday, December 31, 2009

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Chief Ajamu Has Passed Away

Sunday, December 13, 2009

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Chief Ajamu Has Passed Away

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Chief Ajamu, of Oyotunji Village.

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Priestess of the Ancestors

Monday, March 23, 2009

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Priestess of the Ancestors

"My religion has given me the greatest respect for life and living things. It has connected me with my environment. Santeria allows me to be a Caribbean person, because it is Afro-Caribbean."

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Gelede/Egungun Festival

Monday, June 9, 2008

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Gelede/Egungun Festival

The annual Gelede festival honors the creative and dangerous powers of women elders, female ancestors, and goddesses, known affectionately as "our mothers." Odun Egungun festivals are held in communities to commemorate the ancestors. Egungun masks are performed during these annual or biennial ceremonies as well as during specific funeral rites throughout the year.

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Who is the Orisa Called Olokun?

Thursday, May 8, 2008

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Who is the Orisa Called Olokun?

Olokun is personified in patience, endurance, observation, wisdom, history of the past, future visions, and royalty personified. Its characteristics are found and displayed in the depths of the Ocean.

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Effectively Communicating with the Egun Part 1

Thursday, May 8, 2008

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Effectively Communicating with the Egun Part 1

With the exception of our Ori, no Orisa approachs the level of closeness that we have with our Egun (Ancestors). It is no wonder that we are taught to take the majority of our problems to them first.

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What is Egungun?

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

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What is Egungun?

Egungun is regarded as the collective spirits of ancestors who occupy space in Heaven. Hence, they are called Ara Orun (Dwellers of Heaven). These ancestral spirits are believed to be in constant watch of their survivors on Earth. They bless, protect, warn, and punish their Earth relatives, depending on how their relatives neglect or remember them.

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