Oyeku Ofun Temple

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

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Aboru Aboye

It is our mission to help people connect with Spirit and in doing so, help them to follow their destiny and to be the best person they can be.

“Ifa, do you not deserve praise?
Ifa, you really deserve praise!
The life of the Moon is more pleasant than that of the Sun.
It does not smart the body,
It does not bite the body,
Also, it is not painful to the body.”

-Sacred Odu Ifa OYEKU OFUN

This site is to keep the community informed about upcoming events within our small ORISA/IFA community and also as a central meeting place for our small community here on the net.

Ire O
Awo Fágbémijó Amósùn Fákáyòdé
Oyeku Ofun Temple, Santa Rosa, California, USA
+1-707-583-9IFA (+1-707-583-9432)

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IFA divination will be performed every Itadogun (every 17 days) and information will be posted detailing what offerings should be made following each Itadogun.


This Itadogun, IFA warns us against illness. IFA says that we should all be making an offering to OGUN with one blade. On this IFA says the following:
Perseverance is the key to prosperity
IFA’s message for Abaja, tribal marks
Who is companion with the cheek
He was advised to offer Ebo
He complied
No tribulation can befall Abaja
Such that he will disappear from the cheek

May OLODUMARE protect us and provide for us. Ase O

Apena Fagbemijo Amosun Fakayode
Otun Amufawuni of Ibadan Land
Director of Oyeku Ofun Temple


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The Principle of Give and Take Is What Make the World Peaceful and Habitable

Bu fun mi
Ki n bu fun o
Oun nii mayee gun igegeigege
Dia fun Orunmila
Baba n lo s’otu Ife
Yoo loo ko won ni ise ile
Yoo look o won ni’se oko
Ebo ni won ni ko waa se
O gb’ebo, o ru’bo

The principle of give and take
Is what make the world peaceful and habitable
This was Ifa’s message for Orunmila
When he was going to Ile Ife
To teach people home conduct
And to teach farm and work-place conduct
He was advised to offer ebo
He complied


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April 2018 — OSU IGBE

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
13 Ifa/Esu/Osun/Aje/Yemoja/Olokun
14 Ogun/Osoosi/Orisa Oko
15 Sango/Oya 0
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
28 Obatala/Egungun/Iyaami/Sanpanna
29 Ifa/Esu/Osun/Aje/Yemoja/Olokun X
30 Ogun/Osoosi/Orisa Oko

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

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IFA divination will be performed every Itadogun (every 17 days) and information will be posted detailing what offerings should be made following each Itadogun.


This Itadogun period, IFA says we must avoid argument. IFA says we should all make offering with gin (oti) to IFA. On this IFA says:
Ofun sai
O ya haa
A difa fun Olofin Ara-nikase
Eyi ti yoo maa se oun gbogbo bi idan bi idan
Ebo ni won ni ko waa se
O gbegbo, o rubo
Oran bi idan l’Edu n se o
It was toughly squeezed
It tore suddenly
IFA’s revelation to Olofin Ara-nikase
Who will be achieving all things like magic
He was advised to offer Ebo
He complied
IFA is noted for performing magical feats

May we all be achieving things like magic this Itadogun period. ASE EDUMARE O
Apena Fagbemijo Amosun Osunyemi Fakayode
Otun Amufawuni of Ibadan Land
Director of Oyeku Ofun Temple

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Ase Ti N Bo Wa Si’ile Aye: The Power of Coming to Earth

Ase Ti N Bo Wa Si’ile Aye: The Power of Coming to Earth
by Fagbemijo Amosun Fakayode

The birth of a baby is a miraculous and divine event. It is the coming of a Soul from Heaven to Earth. It is a very sacred event.

We know from Odù Ifá (the mystical and esoteric body of wisdom of OLÓDÙMARÈ, The Universe) that much effort and many steps must be taken (or ignored, at one’s own peril) for the soul to make the journey from Heaven to Earth. One of the foremost steps that must be completed is the act of Ìkúnlè, kneeling, to receive one’s Destiny. We are taught that this is a very crucial step that all beings must take before journeying from the Spiritual Realm (Heaven) to Earth, as one cannot ever re-choose their Destiny – not in this lifetime, at least.

Ifá teaches us that one can only re-choose Destiny by journeying back to Heaven and then going through the process of coming to Earth all over again. Thus it is only through reincarnation that we can re-choose our Destiny. This verse of Ifa shows us that our Destiny is with us by choice, and that it is a contract that is binding until death. This choice takes place in the Realm of Àjàlámòpín.

On this Odù IfáOgbè Òbàrà says:

“We knelt down and choose our Destinies
But upon getting to Earth, we are rushing to much
Destiny cannot be chosen again

Unless we reincarnate
Ifá divination was performed for Èdò
The one who shall paddle the Humans from Heaven…”

Once one has chosen their destiny, they will go on to the next stage of transition from Heaven to Earth called the domain of Ìwòrì Bogbè Olókó which means “Ìwòrì Bogbè, The Hoe Seller”. Here, we learn through Odù Ifá, we are each given a hoe and told to dig. We are given 3 months time to dig with the hoe. This hole we are digging without knowing what is will be for or why we are doing it. Once complete, this ditch will be known as Kòtò Ofò, meaning the Pit of Loss. Also, in Odù Ifá we learn that the deeper this hole is, the harder our life on Earth will be, as it is imperative to spiritually fill the Pit of Loss before one can experience blessings and successes in life.

On this Odù IfáÌwòrìbogbè says:
“The successful person on Earth is the lazy person in Heaven

Ifá’s declaration to Òrúnmìlà
When he was leading seven divinities to the world…”

This verse of Ifá explains when Òrúnmìlà, custodian of the Ifá oracle, was sent on a primordial mission by God, OLÓDÙMARÈ. He was to lead an expedition of 7 divine forces to Earth. Before departing for the journey, Òrúnmìlà went to an Ifá priest for divination. The priest told Òrúnmìlàthat “The successful person on Earth is the lazy person in Heaven”. The priest told Òrúnmìlà that he will be asked to dig as part of his journey from Heaven to Earth, and that he should not dig deeply for it will affect his success on Earth. He was also told to make a sacrifice. Òrúnmìlàcomplied. Òrúnmìlà, remembering the advice of the Ifa priest, merely scraped the ground once with his hoe when he arrived at the domain of Ìwòrì Bogbè Olókó. Then he sat and waited patiently, resting and enjoying the scene as the other Divine Forces all dug and dug.

The other divine forces Òrúnmìlà was leading to Earth did not go for Ifá consultation before the voyage, thus they were not privy to the Pit of Loss and what the purpose of digging was. Ògún, the Òrísà (Divine Primordial Force) of Iron and War, dug as furiously he could, taking as little breaks as possible, for the entire duration of the 3 months. His Pit of Loss was very large. This is why upon coming to Earth, Òrísà Ògún had many troubles acquiring good things in life on this sojourn. His Pit of Loss was so large that as soon as he would be close to attaining progress in life, he would lose out on the potential progress as the ditch he dug was so large it caused great spiritual impediment. Only though the offering of ritual sacrifices will the Kòtò Ofò become filled and success in life can be achieved.

Upon getting to Earth, the other Divine Forces soon realized that their lots’ in life were much more difficult than that of Òrúnmìlà. They then went to Òrúnmìlà and asked him why his things were always well and his life easy, while their own things were difficult and unsuccessful. To thisÒrúnmìlà replied, “the successful person on Earth is the lazy person in Heaven.”He then reminded them all of their time at the domain of Ìwòrì Bogbè Olókó and the sizes of the ditches they all dug. He advised them to always go for Ifá consultation before any large undertaking.

Ifá will guide us and protect us. Ase O

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March 2018 — OSU ERENA

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

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