Oyeku Ofun Temple

Ifa and Orisha Temple in Arcata, Humboldt County, Northern California // A Peaceful Place for Divine Worship


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Those Who Do Well, The Heavens Surely Know

IFA says, “What a pity!”
I also say, “What a pity!”
It is a great pity for the antelope
Offspring of Olu Igbo, Ruler of the Forest
IFA says, “What a shame!”
I also respond, “What a shame!”
It is a shame for the deer
Offspring of Olu Odan, Ruler of the Plains
No matter how large an issue may be
It cannot be dissected with a knife
This is IFA’s declaration to the benevolent
Who was being accused of wickedness
IFA sees the mind
MOTHER EARTH sees the wicked
Those who do well
The heavens surely know


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Hold On To Me, So That I Also Can Hold Onto You

Hold onto me
So that I also can hold onto you
The elephant held onto it and become big
Hold onto me
So that I also can hold onto you
The buffalo held onto it and become big
Hold onto me
So that I also can hold onto you
Agbamirere (another type of animal) held onto it and enjoyed long life
Ifa revelation to the Iyere on the tree as well as the Iyere on the palm tree
Ope, I hold onto you
Please, do not let me fall off
The Iyere that hold onto the tree does not fall off
Alade, I hold onto you
Please, do not let me fall off
The Iyere that hold onto the tree does not fall off
Nobody who seeks protection from Ope dies prematurely


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A Fallen Tree Cannot Change Its Position

A fallen tree cannot change its position
Cast IFA for Ire, Blessings
Son of Oniwani
He was advised to offer Ebo
He complied
He who wants good things in life
Must exercise patience
Lack of patience
Hot-headedness
Refusal to heed advice
Will make a person miss their destined blessings


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Excessive Anger Portrays Their Upbringing

Excessive anger portrays their upbringing
He who ignores mediation easily exposes himself
You have come again with your bad attitude will only give one a bad name
These were the IFA revelations for Oka, the Cobra
And also for Ere, the Boa Constrictor
And for Sebe, the Black snake
And for Nini, the Colorful snake
When they were going to Alapa-nirawe, King in the house of Oniyanja
They were advised to offer Ebo
Only Nini complied with the advice
Truly, we have installed Nini as Oba (King)
It is the misbehavior of Oka that ruined his career
We have installed Nini as Oba
It is the misbehavior of Ere that ruined his career
We have installed Nini as Oba
It is the misbehavior of Sebe that ruined his future
Truly, we have installed Nini as Oba


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IFA Has Done Wonderful Things for Me

A sharp dried rat
A sharp dried fish
Cast IFA for the Palm Tree
Who was extremely rich
Palm tree provides me with palm oil
Palm tree provides me with palm kernel oil
Palm tree provides me with sweeping broom
Palm tree provides me with oil to eat yam
Palm tree provides me with kernel oil to rub on my baby’s head
What the Palm tree does for me
I will never ever forget it
IFA has done wonderful things for me


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ORISA and IFA Calendar — March 2017 OSU ERENA

March 2017 OSU ERENA

1 Ifa/Esu/Osun/Aje/Yemoja/Olokun
2 Ogun/Osoosi/Orisa Oko
3 Sango/Oya
4 Obatala/Egungun/Iyaami/Sanpanna
5 Ifa/Esu/Osun/Aje/Yemoja/Olokun ***
6 Ogun/Osoosi/Orisa Oko
7 Sango/Oya
8 Obatala/Egungun/Iyaami/Sanpanna
9 Ifa/Esu/Osun/Aje/Yemoja/Olokun
10 Ogun/Osoosi/Orisa Oko
11 Sango/Oya
12 Obatala/Egungun/Iyaami/Sanpanna X
13 Ifa/Esu/Osun/Aje/Yemoja/Olokun
14 Ogun/Osoosi/Orisa Oko
15 Sango/Oya
16 Obatala/Egungun/Iyaami/Sanpanna
17 Ifa/Esu/Osun/Aje/Yemoja/Olokun
18 Ogun/Osoosi/Orisa Oko
19 Sango/Oya
20 Obatala/Egungun/Iyaami/Sanpanna
21 Ifa/Esu/Osun/Aje/Yemoja/Olokun ***
22 Ogun/Osoosi/Orisa Oko
23 Sango/Oya
24 Obatala/Egungun/Iyaami/Sanpanna
25 Ifa/Esu/Osun/Aje/Yemoja/Olokun
26 Ogun/Osoosi/Orisa Oko
27 Sango/Oya 0
28 Obatala/Egungun/Iyaami/Sanpanna
29 Ifa/Esu/Osun/Aje/Yemoja/Olokun
30 Ogun/Osoosi/Orisa Oko
31 Sango/Oya
*** = Itadogun
X = Full Moon
0 = New Moon