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While giving further insight into his study, Mr Bos disclosed that he delved into African history as a motivation for the shame he felt for his ignorance about African history against the reality of some indigenous African practices like, 'Ifa Divination' which he rated to be enjoying wider acceptance, to the extent of becoming transatlantic phenomena.
Again, a critical look at the issue of sacrifice in Ifa divination revealed that it is a common practice to offer sacrifice on every event, good and bad occurrences.
The Yoruba Ifa divination is based on a system of knowledge production that seeks to provide answers to the most profound questions confronting the seeker.
Aso oke, a traditional cloth of the Yoruba, has three main designs: etu, a dark blue indigo-dyed cloth (a verse from an Ifa divination text describes it as the "father of all cloths"); sanyan, a brown cloth woven from the beige silk of the Anaphe moth; and alaari, woven from silk obtained from the Sahara.
The ESE is considered the most important part of Ifa divination and are chanted by the priest in poetic language.
Phoenix, AZ, October 20, 2014 --(PR.com)-- The Phoenix Friends of CG Jung invites the general public to a Saturday morning talk (10:00 -11:30 am) and Saturday afternoon (1:00-5:00 pm) workshop on October 25, 2014 by Marilyn Torres, exploring the hero archetypes in West African (IFA Divination) storytelling today.
Ifa divination makes use of an extensive corpus of texts and semiotic medium rather than on oracular powers, especially whenever an important individual or collective decision has to be made.
5) Perez Bravo markedly contrasts the images of the Orula, a wise Lucumi divinity, often regarded as the judge of all Orishas, as well as the deity of Ifa divination. In this photograph, the artist unites her body with the Orisha's as she embodies Orula's form as it is traditionally shown in Santeria altars.
Their very complex religious system and cosmology are reflected in a display of Ifa divination objects--trays, tappers, cups, and chains--used to consult the gods on daily decisions, to find solutions to problems, or to avert misfortunes.
In keeping with this year's theme the Almanac provides informative essays on various oracle practices such as African Ifa divination and the arcane use of ribbons to discern the future which originated in Western Europe and Scotland.
Illustrating a single example, Brown's lack of familiarity with the rites of the Ifa divination cult in Cuba has led to a rather specious analysis of their ceremonial cutlass and the social history surrounding the Cuban institution of a cognate ceremony undertaken by other orisha devotees (vide "pinaldo", 408).