Oyeku Ofun Temple

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


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
Refusal to heed advice
Will make a person miss their destined blessings

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IFA, Please Let Me Enjoy the Sweetness of Life

Pankere wonjon wonjon awo inu igbo
difa fun Oosanla Oseeremagbo
ti yo faladun fun Ireke
ebo ni won ni ko se
o gb’ebo o rubo
bi a ba ni re gbogbo lowo
sebi aladun ara eni ni o
Oosanla Oseeremagbo lo faladun fun Ireke
Ifa je n radun ara mi je o

The slender cane plant, the Awo of the forest
That is the Awo who cast Ifa for Oosanla Oseeremagbo (Obatala)
Who shall give sweetener to ireke, the sugarcane
He was advised to offer ebo (sacrificial rites)
He complied
If we have all good things in life in our possession
Definitely it is our life’s sweetener
Oosanla Oseeremagbo is he who had given sweetener to Ireke
Ifa, please let me enjoy the sweetness of my own life


He Woke Up and Put on a Befitting Outfit, He Adorned His Head with a Befitting Cap

He woke up and put on a befitting outfit
He adorned his head with a befitting cap
He wore befitting trousers
He cast a befitting glance at all things
They said Orunmila, the messenger has arrived!
He asked what did he bring along?
They said he brought 200 rats on his right side
And 200 fish on his left
Orunmila said the emissary of Olodumare had not yet arrived
They said he brought 200 birds on his right side
And 200 beasts on his left
Orunmila said the emissary of Olodumare had not yet arrived
They said he brought 200 male children on his right side
And 200 female children on his left
Orunmila said the emissary of Olodumare has truly arrived!
He said that out of 200 male children on the right side
25 will become hunters
25 will become farmers
25 will become traders
25 will become cloth weavers
25 will become musicians
25 will become sculptors
25 will become sanitary workers
The remaining 25 will be his Akapo (Ifa students)
And he said that out of the 200 female children on the right hand side
25 will become merchandizers
25 will become traders
25 will become cloth dyers
25 will become singers
25 will become weavers
25 will become palm oil makers
25 will become farmers
The remaining  25 will be preparing meals for Agbonniregun (doing IFA rituals)
Children are one’s prosperity in the end
Whether we go into the forest
Or travel into the plains
Children are truly our prosperity in the end

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December 2013 (Osu Ope) Orisa and Ifa Calendar


December 2013 (Osu Ope) Orisa and Ifa Calendar

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

*** = Itadogun

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Masquerader’s supporters ‘attack’ Ibadan residents

Masquerader’s supporters ‘attack’ Ibadan residents
Posted by: Oseheye Okwuofu
From: http://thenationonlineng.net/new/news/masqueraders-supporters-attack-ibadan-residents/

Supporters of the popular masquerader in Ibadan, Oyo State, Oloolu, yesterday allegedly attacked residents of Popoyemoja and Bode in Ibadan South West Local Government.
Sixteen vehicles were allegedly damaged in the violence.
Residents were also injured as the hoodlums attacked them with dangerous weapons, such as cutlasses, guns, knives, clubs, sticks and others.
A source said the incident occurred between 4:30pm and 5pm after the masquerader had visited two prominent Ibadan chiefs.
The Nation learnt that the supporters, who wore T-shirts with the inscription, Odun Esan, meaning Year of Revenge, on arriving at the area, attacked the residents with dangerous weapons despite the presence of policemen.
Our source said the residents decried the attack, saying it was carried out as a reprisal following what happened during the festival last year when hoodlums allegedly attacked the masquerader, killing one person and injuring others.
Besides dispossessing the people of their valuables, such as money and mobile phones, the hoodlums allegedly broke into shops and houses, stealing items.
Confirming the incident, police spokesperson Olabisi Ilubanafor said some hoodlums, who were prevented from attacking the masquerade, caused the violence.
She said the hoodlums shot into the air to scare people.
She confirmed that vehicles were vandalised, adding that the owners were yet to be identified as nobody had reported the incident.
The police spokesperson said three people, namely: Ibrahim Isiaka, Yakubu Isiaka and Fatai Bakare, have been arrested and transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID). Some of the vehicles vandalised included a Volkswagen Jetta car with registration number AG 483 SHK, AA 893 SHK, Toyota car with registration number AB 470 AAB (Ogun), MUS 952 BE, Merzedez Benz with registration number EJ 161 ABC (Abuja), Merzedez Benz with registration number MS 194 AAA (Lagos), AA 768 TUN (Ekiti), Ford car with registration number AJ 191 YNF (Oyo) and AA 102 RRU (Edo), Honda car with registration number EPE 452 BH (Lagos), AM 59 KSF (Lagos) and AR 19 NRK (Oyo).
A food-seller, Mrs. Oguntoyinbo Bilikisu, said the hoodlums destroyed her utensils and stole her money.
A 60-year-old man, Godwin Aneke, said he was attacked and his money and mobile phone stolen.
One of the owners of the vandalised vehicles, Mr. Foluso Abiodun, said he was at home when the hoodlums arrived and ordered that he should stop washing his car.
He alleged that in the presence of policemen, the hoodlums vandalised his car and others in the compound.