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Rise and Fall of Iyami. Some initiatory processes are also explained in the Ifa Literary Corpus under the odu Osa Meji where the Iyalode initiates women of the town.
It refers not only to the power but the females that are connected to it. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. The Aje on earth fall into two categories, Oso, which are male Aje and the Eleiye which are female Aje.
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Using your witchcraft power for evil is not good for you. Views Read Edit View history. Invisible Powers of the Metaphysical World: They are the most misrepresented because of their association with the dead.
Aboru Aboye, success and failure are deeply connected. My ancestors have been directing me through this and n my dreams and meditation and prayer. The Gelede festivals helped to ensure the reverence and praise of Iyami Aje would not be vanquished or silenced.
According to Ifa, the difference between men and women is that women are born with ofo ase or the power of the word. Iyalaje – woman of essences and Aje Priestess, Iyalode: Your email address will not be published. Retrieved August 18, Retrieved September 12, Please how can i reach a reliable babalawo in nigeria…most of them here are fake and only interested to extort money from clients.
Aje in Yoruba Cosmology, Ontology, and Orature.
Erelu- Head of the Gelede Festival. This page was last edited on 24 Decemberat Traditional ceremonies once performed by women became the domain of men; in some cases, rulers prohibited women from attending festivals to ensure that they would not participate. Ase is a component ksoronga the life force breathed into each human being by Olodumare; it is spiritual power; it is the power to create.
But now I realize I have to in order to become whole seeking Guidance and Direction on my journey! According to Ileana Alcamo in Iya Nla: Men and Women in Ogboni are attuned to the energy of Iyami.
Understanding Odu AjeIyamipowerwitches. Art and Female Power among the Yoruba.
For one, offerings to Iyami are a component of nearly all offerings made as a result of consultation with Ifa divination. The male counterpart to Iyami are called Oso meaning Wizard.
The power of the word is an important part of harnessing ase. Iyami in society have played the role of judges through Ogboni Society, Iyalode leader of women in towns and marketplace, those who confirm kingship, herbalist, traditional healers, and midwives,   Iyami may have a dual role as Diviners and Priestesses of Orisha or Iyanifas.
They choose members who uphold high character and integrity as they traditionally have a role in resolving disputes and maintaining tradition. This power is called aje and is rooted in the concept of ge or female ase.
It is more likely an initiation that occurs on a need to know basis rather than non existent.