Ifa works

Ritual and practice for the betterment of your life and fulfillment of your destiny

Ebo – sacrifice, ceremony and ritual

Where a consultation is the first step on the path to improved life, Ebo follows as a close second. Every time we Consult Ifa, there is a prescription for evolution and success, to surmount the odds or cement the odds in our favor, to dance through the tribulation and ultimately create a successful outcome. Ebo literally means sacrifice – to give one thing in order to receive another thing – most notably to receive a successful outcome.

The Babalawo holds the ASE (power) and authority to carry out the ebo on behalf of the person inquiring and activate it to manifest change.

There is no complete list of the potential Ebo’s to look over as a reference; the Ebo for each individual is determined at the time of Consulting Ifa and is far from cookie-cutter.
Below, though, you will find a basic overview of some of the ways Ifa and Orisa work to manifest change in a human being’s life.

Isefa – Hand of Ifa

The blueprint of your life (prior to initiation). This ceremony is a three-day process, the final day being the reception of your Odu – your sacred contract with destiny as you currently experience it. You will be taught how to develop spiritual intimacy with Ifa and your Ori (inner head), as well as Ifa’s message on how to navigate your way through life smoothly.

Ogboni

Initiation to Ogboni including receiving titles, regular prayers and services and establishment of new Iledi.

Ibori –
cleaning the head

Before anything else, we are told to know ourselves – to honor Ori (inner head). Knowing the self is quiet, private, and reflective. A person who knows their own Ori, knows themselves, will end up much better than one who is holds high position but lacks knowledge of self. Self-knowledge prevents us from being fooled, or going down a path not in our best interest; it is protection from the inside out.

ibori, Ori, feed ori, head cleansing, head rogation,
Elekes

Spiritual tools

An array of spiritual tools exist that don’t require initiation – receiving Orisas such as Ori, Egbe and a formal ancestral shrine are the most common examples, as well as elekes (beaded necklaces), charms and spiritual soaps or medicines.

Ancestral veneration

It is important to always remember those that have come before. By working with and elevating your Ancestors through prayer, service, listening, and offerings, you are better able to not only spiritually heal members of current or unborn family, but also yourself. Venerating and working closely with your own ancestors is a powerful step towards a happy life on Earth.

Lighting candles for egungun / egun, ancestors, lineage, & family line

Initiation to Orisa / Ifa

Baba Ifagbemi hosts trips 1-2 trips per year to Nigeria for initiations and many other ceremonies. Some of the various Orisas one may initiate to include the following: Ifa, Esu, Obatala, Osun, Sango, Ogun, Osoosi, Obaluaye, Yewa, Yemoja, Olokun, Oya, Egbe, Osanyin, Egungun, Gelede, and various societies within the tradition, etc. Please contact us for details on how to arrange this if you are interested.

 

Step One:
Consult Ifa

There is no reason to perform any ceremony or ritual unless it is prescribed by Ifa and properly determined to be necessary. For this reason, consult Ifa first before beginning any ritual.

Consultations consist of a general overview of the current life situation/question with a focus on achieving deeper insight into a person’s overall destiny.

You receive a sign (Odu) that is influencing and guiding your current situation and the energy surrounding you.
The length of the consultation is determined by the Orisa or Spirit speaking.
It is as in depth as needed to cover all the messages for you at the time of the consultation.
Traditional and modern diasporal remedies known asebo will be recommended to support the reading.
Yes/No questions can be asked by the individual during the reading, as well as questions for more clarity or understanding.
A consultation with Ifa is a powerful tool for those seriously seeking direction in life on any and all topics.

An Ifa consultation is $100.

An Ifa consult is the superior method of divination; however
the Yoruba acknowledge and practice other forms of divination for added benefit to the messages of Ifa.
A consult with numerology merges classic consultation with personal and universal energies cast through Ifa.
Life path number; year number; karmic number; and projecting for auspicious times to embark on big projects are all discussed during a consultation with numerology.

An Ifa consultation with numerology is $120.

Sometimes we don’t need a full Ifa consultation. Instead we may know precisely the question(s) we need answered.
Questions should be as concrete and detailed as possible to receive the best possible answer. Remember: answers given are only as good as questions asked!
For complex inquiries – feel free to work with Baba Ifagbemi to determine the best way to form and present a question in order to get the most effective use out of each question.
Answers to ‘yes/no’ questions are just as accurate as a full reading

5 Yes/No questions is $50.

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PAYMENT METHODS:

I accept payments through PayPal, Western Union/Money Gram, or cash (for those clients I see in person). All payments must be received in full prior to the reading.

Once payment is received, if we have not already determined a time for the reading, I will contact you within 24 hours in order to schedule a mutually convenient time for our reading together. Most readings last an average of one hour, but can run longer.