ILE ADULAWO COMMUNITY
GROWING PAINS IN IFA AND ORISA
I have formulated this forum first and foremost for the love that I have for the Oracle, Orisa, and the Ancestors. There are many individuals struggling for the knowledge, wisdom, and understanding needed to properly study, practice, and worship this great culture and its traditions outside of Nigeria, West Africa. In all things, we need foundation, structure, leadership and guidance. But there are so many that are quick to initiate and give sacred objects and emblems of Ifa and Orisa. But yet lack the willingness to teach and train. We are not Muslims, Christians, Catholics, or Jews. But in these religions, they make the information widely available for their devotees. The Bible, the Koran, the Kabala, the Torah. We must do better for our initiated body and devotees
outside of Africa for they suffer and are in great need of the knowledge that will help us to implement change in our self, family, community, and the world around us. So this forum stands ready to embrace all of those who are of like minds to come together, unify, share and teach and make this great ancestral way of living a global reality for all. For the Oracle and Orisa alone has the power to heal humanity.-Kongolini Zulu Mau-
SOUL ADE ORI STUDY GROUP
SOUL ADE ORI STUDY GROUP is a hand-picked, selected membership of some of the greatest and most gifted minds in the oracle, Orisa, and Egungun in leadership, research and study that I can find and be privy to. The aim of this group is to unify our minds, body and spirits to achieve the ultimate goal: bringing the oracle, Orisa, and Egungun to every man, woman and child in need of this divine power to positively impact and change lives for the better. Those who know, TEACH! So let's share knowledge and be instrumental in changing lives, starting with our own. All those in attendance, it is an honor and we are blessed to have you as a member... -Dr. Kongolini Zulu Mau-
S.W.I.M –Spiritual Women In Motion
S.W.I.M.--Spiritual Women In Motion and the men who support them, is a collective group of strong, positive spiritually motivating force of elder and junior women with the aim to address and elevate a healthy and positive awareness in the areas of the mental, physical, spiritual, sexual and financial needs of men, women and children, so that they may grow and evolve with a conscious understanding of evoking, aiding and leading holistic lives in their growth and progression in all five of these pinnacle areas.
Bringing about a true understanding and a higher consciousness in knowing who and what one stands for, represents and comes from, for identity and the ability to identify is key to opening all of life's many doors. Life is based and structured and heavily impacted by the questions we ask, choices and decisions we make, growing in our power to be able to assess ourselves and others with the knowledge in knowing, rationalizing, prioritizing and assessing properly any and all situations, that there are more weak than strong, more followers than leaders, more believers than truth seekers, more irrational than rational, operating with a want-oriented mentality instead of being driven by the need to know and understand, so that one can do what needs to be done in our lives as we navigate the road to our life's manifest destiny. Taking the time to investigate and draw a proper judgment without prejudging connecting us to the Divine knowledge, wisdom and understanding handing down from our ancestors to be utilized by oneself and to be shared with family, community and society to invoke and bring about positive change leading to peace, love and happiness for all. JOIN US in bringing this vision to fruition for the children deserve a future and a fighting chance to have one!
S.W.I.M. Spiritual Women in Motion is calling on ALL women initiated and non-initiates who are willing to participate in positively impacting and motivating women of all ages, adolescent into adulthood to come and join and work side by side with S.W.I.M. Director.
Water Babies Transitional Program summer programme for little girls and young ladies ages 3-9 years old.
THE IRON WARRIORS BROTHERHOOD OF STRENGTH is that which is anciently old and now ancestrally reborn. A brotherhood like no other with elders, master teachers, priests, priestesses, high priests and high priestesses in full support and fully instrumental, hands-on in their aiding those who pass through helping them to transcend from adolescence into manhood. With its counterpart, S.W.I.M. Spiritual Women In Motion, the two come together and operate in duality and balance implementing an ancestral blueprint for life that will help all those involved to grow, progress, transcend, and evolve with the ability to negotiate all obstacles and the courage to confront all of life’s many challenges. For we all are ancestors reborn, come back to rise and continue to pave the road of the evolution of humanity that was laid by those who came before us. For we are the Inheritors of Ancestral Knowledge and the Perpetuators of their Ways in These Modern Days.
THE IRON WARRIORS BROTHERHOOD OF STRENGTH PAYS HOMAGE TO THE SPIRT OF OGUN
Ogun is the God of iron. He came from Heaven to Earth on the Ewon like the other Orisha. Ogun’s discipline is “Agbede,” one that locally produces knives, cutlass, hoes, and anything else manufactured with iron. Originally Ogun did not stay on Earth but visited earth periodically. This was until the King (Olofin) beseeched Orunmila to find a way for Ogun to stay permanently on the Earth. Orunmila agreed and a sacrifice was made. The sacrifice consisted of Emu (palm wine), Aja (dog), Isu sunsun (roasted yam), and some other special ingredients. After the sacrifice was prepared, Orunmila took the sacrifice to Esu. Esu used the sacrifice to stop Ogun before he was able to return to heaven. Ogun enjoyed the palm wine and food then fell asleep. That is the beginning of Ogun’s time on Earth.
The Iron Warriors Brotherhood of Strength for the first time in ILE ADULAWO history extends an invitation to Spiritual Rites of Passage: From Boys to Men to Warriors, Standing Guard to Protect the Nubian Nation to the public. We will only be interviewing 36 candidates, ages 13-16, for the third weekend in August 2014.
ATTENTION: We have a Rites of Passage Training Program for those who wish to qualify to become instructors. If you are not initiated, a Warriors Spiritual Rites of Passage is mandated for all non-initiated instructors who wish to negotiate this course.
AIIO has been created to properly and respectfully acknowledge those who are making a difference in the world of the Oracle and Orisa study, practice, and worship. Such as the likes of Chief FAMA, Popoola, Luisah Teish, Ayo Salami, Aina Olomo, and Chief Fagbemileke Fatunmise just to name a few.
Remember there are no big I's or little You's. A contribution is a contribution no matter how big or small. The time has come to give credit where credit is due pertaining to individuals and the positive impacts they have made on their families, communities, and the world at large as they are pioneering the way. African tradition is all about acknowledgement and praise of those who are truly making a difference, growing and progressing and positively impacting and motivating people to a higher level of understanding of themselves, their ancestors, culture and tradition as it pertains to the oracle and Orisa.
So the time is now to stand up and be acknowledged for the great work that you have done and are doing! Whatever contribution you have made from publishing books, launching websites, blogging and posting vital information, teaching classes and workshops, etc. This group is the forum in which to be seen, heard, and acknowledged.
THE ART OF SPIRITUAL WARFARE AND DEFENSE
In these trying and turbulent times here in the United States of America and the world over, our society is full of people from the four corners of the world practising many things that most people do not even know exist. All types of black and white magic, witchcraft, juju etc. Regardless of what you believe this is a fact and it’s real...what you don't know can hurt you and even kill you!!
There are many everyday problems that the average person does not realize they are victims of supernatural occurrences, work and rituals. People are very much in need of help, utilizing our ancestral spiritual knowledge and gifts to bring about peace, prosperity, and protection, to achieve true happiness, to maintain jobs and residence, to hold on to spouse or lover and to defend against those who work negatively against you and others out of spite and jealousy.
Education is the key! It is time to gain an in depth and better understanding about what's going on in the spiritual realm around you, a world that many do not know exists. If there is a natural then there is a supernatural. Our practices and teachings are 40,000 years BC in their documentation alone! All indigenous based spirituality from the world over gives you an extended understanding of sticks, stones, herbs and bones, sun, moon, Mother Earth, air, water and fire, growing you and transcending you to a natural elemental mind state, teaching you and showing you how you connect to nature, your ancestors, the many different spiritual realms, oracles and God divine.
No more sitting in the dark and not knowing and understanding what is out there. Time to learn how to completely do away with fear and belief because belief is an unsure state of mind that reinforces fear. It's time to live in the know, because only in the know can you do, understand and manifest.