Babalawo


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Babalawo

A traditional healer in the Ifa system of divination in West Africa.
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Asege sege mosun Asege sege mosun Ose lotun un Ibadan losi A difa fun Ologose Ti sawo rode Ibadan, Bi babalawo ba ki fun ni, A maa ki fawo A difa fun Onibadan Ti yio kifa fun Ologose awo re...
Bi babalawo meji ba pacie Won a se irukere won yeturuyeturu Whenever two Ifa priests meet, They wave their horsetail fly whisk in salutation/They wave their irukere 'full-fluff' in acknowledgement (30) The exceptionally long irukere in this agere Ifa makes a strong visual statement and suggests its verbal corollary from ofo (incantation), another authoritative Yoruba source:
If memory had survived and knowledge had been effectively transferred, they would have realised immediately the connection through the use of computing binary language in divination by Babalawos.
While composed, ostensibly, of Venezuelans like Hidalgo--who appears to be primarily of Indigenous American and Spanish descent--rather than using pictures of the Venezuelan members of the Egbe, the creator has chosen to use pictures of Nigerian priests to illustrate the "Babalawo" link.
Initiation into Ifa requires rigorous study, a babalawo must learn and understand each of the 256 chapters (ODU) of Ifa.
Asking the Negro babalawo what it all means, his eyes rolled over white with red rivers inside, still grinning, as he swallows his brimstone-tipped cigar whole.
The interview was one of those comedic affairs where the babalawo would speak nonstop for ten minutes and then someone in the room would translate his comments for me in ten words.
The doll owners interviewed here believed that dolls in casas de santo are dressed in the colors of the Orishas governing that house, i.e., owning the heads of the house's madrina and padrino (or babalawo).
(6) No presente ano, 2010, foi empreendida a terceira caminhada que ocorre e deve buscar ocorrer sempre no mes de setembro por determinacao de Ifa (segundo o Babalawo Ivanir dos Santos, presidente da ONG Centro de Articulacao de Populacoes Populares Marginalizadas e um dos fundadores do CCIR).