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OYA Ifa and the Spirit of the Wind

Fatunmbi, Awo Fa'lokun

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ISBN 10: 094227234X / ISBN 13: 9780942272345
Published by Original Publications, 1993
Condition: Good Soft cover
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Title: OYA Ifa and the Spirit of the Wind

Publisher: Original Publications

Publication Date: 1993

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:Good

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Oya is the Spirit of the Wind in the West African religious tradition called "Ifa", The word Oya is the name given to describe a complex convergence of Spiritual Forces that are key elements in the Ifa concept of change. Those Spiritual Forces that form the foundation of Oya's role in the Spirit realm relate to the movement between dynamics and form as it exits throughout the Universe. According to Ifa, dynamics and form represent the polarity between the forces of expansion and contraction. Together these Forces create light and darkness, which in turn substains and defines all that is. Acording to Ifa, it is the interaction between light and darkness that generates the physical Universe and it is the Oya who keeps this interaction in a constant state of flux.

About the Author:

Awo Baba Falokun Fatunmbi is a white North American, who at the age of 38 visited Nigeria with the purpose of studying the Yoruba traditions Ifa Orisa. Baba got the initiation in Ifa in Ode Remo, Ogun State, Nigeria in Ile Ogunti Ode Remo. For 25 years Baba has been traveling around Nigeria, collecting little by little the Ifa knowledge. His main teacher became Adebolu Fatunmise, who was initiated at the age of 7 in Ifa (Kekere Awo a young Babalawo). During the initiation of Adebolu Fatunmise at the moment of reading it was foretold that he would teach a white Babalawo in practice and that Babalawo turned out to be Awo Falokun Fatunmbi, the author of a number of books about the Ifa Orisa tradition.

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