Each Òrìṣà and their respective chants give you the tools to redirect negative energies and heal yourself and your family. The chants will empower you to salute your own personal ancestral shrine and give more Àṣẹ to your life and spiritual practices. This class will introduce 2-3 songs per Òrìṣà.
- Èṣù – is the road opener and teaches you to humbly ask for what you want and trust that the door will be opened.
- Ògún – is the warrior and connects you to your inner strength.
- Ọ̀ṣọ́ọ̀ṣì (Ochosi) – is the hunter and teaches you to remain focused and direct your energy positively.
- Babalúayé (Ọbalúayé) - Babaluayé, also known as Ṣànpọ̀nnọ́ (Ṣànpànná) is one of the most important Òrìṣà in West Africa and the New World. His full name Ọbalúayé comes from the phrase "Ọba Olúwa Ayé," which means "Monarch, Overlord of the Earth." He is revered for his association with health, wellness, and disease.
- Ṣàngó - Ṣàngó is the Yorùbá divinity of lightning and thunder. He is the reincarnation of the primordial Òrìṣà called Jàkúta, who is associated with thunder and lightning. Ṣàngó of historical times reigned as the Monarch of Ọ̀yọ́ over 2000 years ago. However, deeds of the primordial Òrìṣà Jàkúta are also ascribed to Ṣàngó (Jàkúta's reincarnation).
- Ọbàtàlá – is the owner of the white cloth and teaches you to keep a cool head and remain in integrity.
- Nàná Bùrùkú (Nàná Bùùkúù) - Nàná is one of the oldest Òrìṣà in West Africa. She is worshipped by the Yòrùbá of Nigeria, Benin Republic, Togo and Ghana; the Fon of Benin Republic; the Ewe of Togo and Ghana; and the Akan of Ghana. One of Nàná's most important icons is a staff called Ìléesin which men are not allowed to use or touch.
- Yemaja (Yemaya) – is the caring Mother and reminds you to nurture yourself and others and also teaches us ultimate respect for all women…especially our Mothers.
- Ọya – is the Mother of the wind and gives you the tools to overcome negativity and blocks. Her mysteries are in the wind and its ability to blow away things that are no longer needed.
- Ọ̀ṣun (Oshun) – is the Mother of the river and teaches balance and grace, gentleness and compassion.
- Ọ̀rúnmìlà – Ọ̀rúnmìlà, also known as Ifá, is the divinity of wisdom and intellectual development. The name Ọ̀rúnmìlà refers solely to the divinity himself, but the name Ifá can be used for the divinity as well as the Ifá divination system, which is the Sacred Scriptures of Òrìṣà Religion and all its denominations.
- Egúngún - your ancestors connect you to your lineage and they enrich your life with positive spiritual blessings.
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Length of Course: 6 weeks
Course Start Date: Week Starting October 21, 2018
Exact Day/Time Will Be Arranged To Suit Your Schedule