ORISA


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ORISAOldman River Intermunicipal Service Agency (aka Oldman River Regional Services Commission; Alberta, Canada)
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The author argues that some of this debate may be the result of manipulation and/or misunderstandings by Christian missionaries in attempt to dissuade orisa worship.
Esu is a Yoruba-based orisa identified as the great trickster, the messenger of the high God Olodumare, and the gatekeeper of the crossroads.
In the specific case of The Gods are Dead, we would be able to go to a transcription of a group discussion that we held with a number of (neo)traditional diviners and orisa priests, after we had screened the video for them and solicited their responses.
The mother initiates her daughter into the force of Aje by proving that space to be not a void but the expansiveness of Oduduwa (the Orisa of creative and biological origins).
In one section, she is initiated into an intimate relationship to a specific energy with close affinities with the orisa Oya, the Yoruba energy of female force and retribution.
Consequently, X Clan's songs repeatedly invoke such African Gods as Ptah, Ra, Atum, Amen, Ausar, and Aset; and the group's Orisa, or select guiding God, is Esu Elegbara, the Yoruba trickster deity.
Orisa reveals Destiny as-self-destination" (The Cradle of Being and Nothingness 35).
Du Bois, Oyin Ogunba, Aime Cesaire) and "make Ifa" to the same Orisa (Esu, Osun, Ogun) and powers (ase, nommo).
A summary by Ilesanmi (1984) asserts that: 'the advocates or devotees of the other orisa seem to limit their pontification to their individual orisa while the babalawo goes beyond Ifa to legislate on all the ramificated aspects of Yoruba life'.
et Terry Rey, 2007, Orisa Devotion as World Religion.
This reference recognizes that, in any religion inspired by Ifa, the devotee's goal in possession is to surrender ego in order to be filled with the presence of the orisa, making the archetype manifest by unlocking the awo (mystery) of the devotee's inner self (Fatunmbi, Qshun 2-3).
A Comparative Examination of the Ipanodu Ceremony and its Implications for a Multilocal Approach to Constituting the History of Orisa Worship.