FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 17, 2015 | Orisa Lifestyle Academy | Oakland, CA
Ijuba Awon Orisa
Volume I: Sacred Journey into the Mysteries of Oya
ELEMENTS OF THE JOURNEY
Obafemi Origunwa, and Fayemi Abidemi, authors of the Oriki Awon Orisa series have teamed up once again to share Ijuba Awon Orisa. Whereas Oriki Awon Orisa focused on Kiki Orisa (greeting the shrine), Oriki (praise poetry) and Orin (devotional songs), the Ijuba Awon Orisa series will take you even deeper into the mysteries of orisa devotion. Abidemi & Origunwa build upon the success of Oriki Awon Orisa to offer devotees a never before seen analysis of the orisa, starting with Ijuba and ending with Ibo.
The series begins with Orisa Oya, divine consort of Sango. Who are the legendary priests and priestesses of Oya and where are they from? What verses of Ifa detail her life's journey, including her major accomplishments, attributes and deification. What is the name of Oya's praise poetry? What kinds of themes predominate in said poetry? These questions and many more are answered with authentic, sacred text and traditional wisdom.
Most importantly, for the first time ever, you will gain access to the audio, print and visual heritage of Oya devotion in a single package. Ijuba Awon Orisa: Sacred Journey Into the Mysteries of Oya is a major contribution to the collective wisdom of our tradition. Your library will be incomplete without it!