IFE PEOPLE: ANCIENT ARTISTIC, HIGHLY SPIRITUAL AND THE FIRST YORUBA PEOPLE

Ife people are ancient, originally spiritual, highly advanced artistic and agriculturalist Yoruboid-speaking people that forms the sub-group of the larger Yoruba people of West Africa, particularly in Nigeria and the Republic of Benin. The Ife people are “primus inter pares” when it comes the origin and spirituality of Yoruba. They are the first Yoruba people from which all other Yoruba people emerged and dispersed to form other Yoruba sub-groups in the world. Ife people are found precisely in the city of Ile-Ife, which sits in the Southwestern Nigerian State of Osun. This ancient “Yoruba Spiritual Mecca” of a city is surrounded by hills and is about fifty miles (80.467kms) to Ibadan and Osogbo. The city of Ile-Ife is also known as ‘Ife’ or ‘Ilurun’ which means ‘the gateway to heaven’ (Eluyemi 1986:16).

Ife people celebrating their Obatala festival at Ile Ife

Ori-olokun sculpture which sits at the entrance of the ancestral city of Ile Ife.

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THE GREAT AKWASIDAE FESTIVAL OF THE ASANTE PEOPLE

To every African, festivals hold a special place in everyday life. They are occasions for re-union, remembrance and merry-making. Festivals are also occasions of mixed feelings as the dead are remembered through organized rituals and mourning. The rituals are performed by social groups under clan heads who are responsible to contact the dead to invoke their blessings for the people.

  Asante girl in her Kente cloth dancing at Akwasidae festival at USA

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Halloween Spell Specials

Well, it’s that time of year.  Hallowe’en (also known as Samhain) is coming, and our ile is having a gathering for the Ancestors and related spirits.  So now is the […]
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The Slippery Spirit: A Survey of Florida Water, the Hoodoo Holy Water

Florida water is a traditional scent blend of unisex perfume, or more correctly, an eau de toilette. When one blends notes of citrus, lavender and a spice like cinnamon and/or clove, one has blended “Florida Water.” At one time, there was no one correct formula for this scent. It was …

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Ogun Computer Cleaning Potion

Ogun is the Master of Technology, so it follows that one would want his blessings on their hardware and gadgets.  Here is a recipe for a computer cleaning potion using Ogun herbs.  For this, you will need to use a lab or cooking-worthy glass or “pyrex” bowl or beaker for …

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Do it Yourself Wanga Mojo Gri Gri Bags | Obeah Woman

These instructions are designed for economy, with materials that one should be able to find fairly easily or at least order online inexpensively. Their effectiveness will depend on how observant you are to the energies they’re built to draw or embody. If you would like to order a special bag …

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What to Do With Your Offering Leftovers

Don’t throw away those ashes and leavings!  If you’re doing regular observances and offerings, you should be making amulets and talismans using the leftovers.  These have very strong energy since they have been touched by the spirits who received their living essence.  Consider them a free blessing that you can …

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SARA (KAMEENI) PEOPLE: ANCIENT SUN-WORSHIPING PEOPLE OF AFRICA

The Sara (Kameeni) are an amalgamation of ancient Sun-worshiping, fishery and sedentary agriculturalist Bongo-Bargimi-speaking people of Nilo-Saharan origins residing in southern Chad and Central African Republic. Most Sara are now, and have been for centuries, located between Lake Iro in the east and the Logone River in the west.

His profile reminds me of Telly's brother. Africa | A hunter from the Sara tribe.  Central Africa. ca. 1924/5 | ©RMN / Jean-Gilles Berizzi {Haardt Fund; Citroen Mission}
Sara man with facial tribal marks from Chad

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The Eyo Festival | MAYEGUN

Eyo Festival was originally staged at Oke Ipa but it later moved to Lagos Island. Back in the days, the Eyo Festival is held to escort the soul of a departed Lagos King or important Chief and to usher in a new king. The white-clad Eyo Masquerades represent the spirit of the dead and are referred to as Agogoro Eyo, as in Tall Eyo.

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Oil, Potion, Powder, or Spray? When to Use What | Witch University

There are many concoctions used in witchcraft. The most commonly seen are potions, oils, incense, and powders. Soaps, lotions and creams, ointments, gels, waxes, solvents, dissolving pellets, foods/consumables, steam, and sometimes even ice is used in witchcraft. It is a good idea to know when to use what. via Oil, …

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B.S.A. Balm: Homemade Antibacterial Ointment

The B.S.A. stands for “broad spectrum antibacterial”.  This is a simple homemade antibacterial ointment or balm that should kill most bacteria on the skin and prevent infection of minor wounds.  It’s basically “home made neosporin” just that it doesn’t cause resistant bacteria to spawn. It works well enough with just …

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B.S.A. Balm

The B.S.A. stands for “broad spectrum antibacterial”.  This is a simple balm that should kill most bacteria on the skin and prevent infection of minor wounds.  It’s basically “home made neosporin” just that it doesn’t cause resistant bacteria to spawn. It works well enough with just its mundane properties, but … Continue reading
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