Oyeku Ofun Temple

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


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Gunnugun Did Good Deeds but He Became Bald-Headed in the Process

Gunnugun did good deeds but he became bald-headed in the process
Akalamagbo did good deeds only to be inflicted with goiter
Even some days, one will feel like not doing good deeds anymore
Oro did good deeds only to be left without roots
These were Ifa’s declarations to Okete, the Giant Rat
When going to initiate Oka, the Cobra, into Ifa
He was advised to offer ebo
He complied
Now, Oka, if you swallow Okete
You have done a terribly evil deed
Erigi-Alo, Oka if you kill Ewusa, the big rat
You will surely die as the aftermath
Oka if you swallow Okete
You will have done a terrible despicable deed


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IFA AND ORISA CALENDAR — MARCH 2019 — OSU ERENA

IFA AND ORISA CALENDAR
MARCH 2019 – OSU ERENA
 
1 Sango/Oya
2 Obatala/Egungun/Iyaami/Sanpanna
3 Ifa/Esu/Osun/Aje/Yemoja/Olokun
4 Ogun/Osoosi/Orisa Oko
5 Sango/Oya
6 Obatala/Egungun/Iyaami/Sanpanna 0
7 Ifa/Esu/Osun/Aje/Yemoja/Olokun
8 Ogun/Osoosi/Orisa Oko
9 Sango/Oya
10 Obatala/Egungun/Iyaami/Sanpanna
11 Ifa/Esu/Osun/Aje/Yemoja/Olokun ***
12 Ogun/Osoosi/Orisa Oko
13 Sango/Oya
14 Obatala/Egungun/Iyaami/Sanpanna
15 Ifa/Esu/Osun/Aje/Yemoja/Olokun
16 Ogun/Osoosi/Orisa Oko
17 Sango/Oya
18 Obatala/Egungun/Iyaami/Sanpanna
19 Ifa/Esu/Osun/Aje/Yemoja/Olokun
20 Ogun/Osoosi/Orisa Oko X
21 Sango/Oya
22 Obatala/Egungun/Iyaami/Sanpanna
23 Ifa/Esu/Osun/Aje/Yemoja/Olokun
24 Ogun/Osoosi/Orisa Oko
25 Sango/Oya
26 Obatala/Egungun/Iyaami/Sanpanna
27 Ifa/Esu/Osun/Aje/Yemoja/Olokun ***
28 Ogun/Osoosi/Orisa Oko
29 Sango/Oya
30 Obatala/Egungun/Iyaami/Sanpanna
31 Ifa/Esu/Osun/Aje/Yemoja/Olokun
 
*** = Itadogun
X = Full Moon
0 = New Moon


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We Have Won Like Magic!

Obara Okanran
If the Babalawo is learned in Ifa or not
Let us test them with Obara Okanran
Obara Kanhin Kanhin the priest of Orunmila’s household
Cast Ifa for Orunmila
On the day he was in the midst of enemies
He was asked to offer Ebo
He complied
Offering of Ebo
And free gifts to Esu
Come meet us with triumph!
From here forward
We will be victorious!
Just like Ewe Odan
We have won like magic!


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Sow Humanness and Honesty Today for a Blissful Tomorrow

It is the big rod that torments the gong
Torrential rains reduce the ant-hill to mud
Osun Ewuji, desirous of eating and drinking
Crawled stealthily into the ocean
Ifa’s message for Eyin-Iwa (Thereafter)
Who is the senior of Oni (Today)
You, people of Isinpe
It is because of Eyin-Iwa
That we should be benevolent to Oni (Today)
For whatever seed we plant today
We shall reap the fruits tomorrow
Hence, sow humanness and honesty today
For a blissful tomorrow


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HAPPY FULL MOON TO ALL!

HAPPY FULL MOON TO ALL!
IFA teaches us:
Anger amounts to nothing for one
Patience is the father of all good characters
An elder who is patient
He is blessed with all the good things of life
These were Ifa’s messages for Ina, the fire
Who wanted to be installed as Olonroro, the illuminator
He was advised to offer ebo
Anger amounts to nothing for one
Patience is the father of all good character
An elder who is patient
He is blessed with all the good things of life
These were Ifa’s messages to Oorun, the sun
Who wanted to be installed as Olonroro, the illuminator
He was advised to offer ebo
These were IFA’s messages for Osupa Kirimu, the full moon
Who wanted to be installed as Olonroro, the illuminator
He was advised to offer ebo
Only Osupa complied with the advice of the Awo
We have installed Osupa and all Ire has arrived
We have installed Osupa as the Olonroro
We installed Osupa and the world has become peaceful
We have installed Osupa as the Olonroro
In vain was the competence of Ina
Ina has no good character
We have installed Osupa as the Olonroro
Of no purpose is the capacity of Oorun
Oorun is not endowed with good character
We have installed Osupa as the Olonroro
We have installed Osupa and all Ire has arrived
We have installed Osupa as the Olonroro
We installed Osupa and the world has become peaceful
We have installed Osupa as the Olonroro, the illuminator
May Osupa the Spirit of the Moon bless us with abundant joy, understanding, and compassion this coming month. May OLODUMARE help us to meet all of our needs and may we be protected and shielded from all evil forces.
May we see peace this month. Ase O
Sincerely,
Apena Fagbemijo Amosun Fakayode
Otun Amufawuni of Ibadan Land
Director of Oyeku Ofun Temple


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IFA AND ORISA CALENDAR — FEBRUARY 2019 — OSU ERELE

IFA AND ORISA CALENDAR
FEBRUARY 2019 – OSU ERELE

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

*** = Itadogun
X = Full Moon
0 = New Moon


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IFA AND ORISA CALENDAR JANUARY 2019 – OSU SERE

IFA AND ORISA CALENDAR
JANUARY 2019 – OSU SERE
 
1 Obatala/Egungun/Iyaami/Sanpanna
2 Ifa/Esu/Osun/Aje/Yemoja/Olokun
3 Ogun/Osoosi/Orisa Oko
4 Sango/Oya
5 Obatala/Egungun/Iyaami/Sanpanna 0
6 Ifa/Esu/Osun/Aje/Yemoja/Olokun ***
7 Ogun/Osoosi/Orisa Oko
8 Sango/Oya
9 Obatala/Egungun/Iyaami/Sanpanna
10 Ifa/Esu/Osun/Aje/Yemoja/Olokun
11 Ogun/Osoosi/Orisa Oko
12 Sango/Oya
13 Obatala/Egungun/Iyaami/Sanpanna
14 Ifa/Esu/Osun/Aje/Yemoja/Olokun
15 Ogun/Osoosi/Orisa Oko
16 Sango/Oya
17 Obatala/Egungun/Iyaami/Sanpanna
18 Ifa/Esu/Osun/Aje/Yemoja/Olokun
19 Ogun/Osoosi/Orisa Oko
20 Sango/Oya
21 Obatala/Egungun/Iyaami/Sanpanna X
22 Ifa/Esu/Osun/Aje/Yemoja/Olokun ***
23 Ogun/Osoosi/Orisa Oko
24 Sango/Oya
25 Obatala/Egungun/Iyaami/Sanpanna
26 Ifa/Esu/Osun/Aje/Yemoja/Olokun
27 Ogun/Osoosi/Orisa Oko
28 Sango/Oya
29 Obatala/Egungun/Iyaami/Sanpanna
30 Ifa/Esu/Osun/Aje/Yemoja/Olokun
31 Ogun/Osoosi/Orisa Oko
*** = Itadogun
X = Full Moon
0 = New Moon