Oyeku Ofun Temple

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


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IFA Will Help Us Mend the Broken World

Pa!! like the snapping of a rope
The broken rope, the Awo of the town of Itori
The gun dismantled and scattered on the floor
IFA’s revelation to ORUNMILA
When IFA was going to mend the world of the lovers of conflict
Like one mends a broken calabash
Who will help us mend this our broken world?
The leaves of a palm tree can bind
ORUNMILA will help one mend the broken world
The leaves of the palm can bind
IFA will help us mend the broken world
The leaves of the palm can bind
BARAPETU will help us mend the broken world
The leaves of the palm will bind


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We Have Seen Good Fortune, We Shall Not Die

When the market session ends
The chief of the market women still remains
Some important elders also remain
When Ifa becomes difficult
The less qualified Awo rise up and leave
Ifa divination performed for Orunmila
When he was going to see Odu
On the hill of Ikefun
We have seen Odu
We have seen good fortune
We have seen Odu
We have seen good fortune
We shall not die
We have seen Odu
We have seen good fortune


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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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The Night Has Fallen and the Day Is Sitting on Its Side

The night has fallen
The night has fallen and the day is sitting on its side
Let the swarm of small birds care for how they eat
Let the swarm of small birds care for how the drink
Let the observers of sacred rituals and rites be watchful of time
Let the small birds be on the watch for assailants
Oriri Sewele
The Babalawo in the house of Onigede
Cast Ifa for Onigede early in life
On the day he complained of not having any fortunes
He was asked to perform a sacrificial ritual
They said that by dusk (old age)
All the good fortunes would get to him
Wealth, come and enter the household of Onigede
Oriri Sewele
You are the Babalawo of the household of Onigede
Good spouse, enter the home of Onigede today
Oriri Sewele
You are the Babalawo of the household of Onigede
Children, enter the home of Onigede today
Oriri Sewele
You are the Babalawo of the household of Onigede
Peace of mind, enter the home of Onigede today
Oriri Sewele
You are the Babalawo of the household of Onigede
All good fortunes, enter the home of Onigede today
Oriri Sewele
You are the Babalawo of the household of Onigede