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Importance of Oriki in Yoruba Mural Art

Friday, June 6, 2008

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n visual art, inspiration and concept are the driving forces in the execution of a particular art piece, be it in the Fine or industrial Art. Yorùbá traditional mural has been executed in most cases in veneration of the òrìsà and most of the products are for the Oba as well as for rich or influential individuals. Despite the painters’ claim to have been ’moved’ or inspired by the spiritual powers of the òrìsà in the execution of such murals, Oríkì, ’cognomen’ has been discovered to be a very important driving force in these paintings.

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Insights from Okana

Friday, June 6, 2008

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The esoteric symbolism of Okana is 2 faces exactly the same. This represents the dual forces, and teaches us that everything is ruled by one force who contracts and another that expands. As we can see, this is a beautiful lesson to our way of life and for our behavior–it is teaching us the perfect balance [...]

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How Does Corpus of Ifa Identify and Removed the Effects of Racism, Colonialism?

Thursday, June 5, 2008

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How Does Corpus of Ifa Identify and Removed the Effects of Racism, Colonialism?

Recently, the question of, "How does the Corpus of Ifa identify and remove the effects of Racism, colonialism etc", have been the subject of discussion amongst Ifa Priest here in the United States and Nigeria because of problems with the US Embassy in Lagos.

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