Black Spirituality Religion : Bio and Photo of 1st AFR-Am inducted in Orisha Priesthood

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    In 1959, just before the Revolution, Oba Adefunmi travelled to the Matanzas region of Cuba to be initiated into the priesthood of Obatala.

    Upon his return to the U.S. he founded Order of the Damballah Hwedo, then the Shango Temple, and later incorporated the African Theological Archmininstry. That organization would come to be called the Yoruba Temple. His spiritual message was accented by a Black Nationalist message.

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    (Egungun Ritual where someone is possessed and Ancestor of someone present speaks)

    Though his words rang true in the hearts of many progressive African-Americans, his stance drew large criticsm within the ranks of Cuban priests. A new lineage of Orisa worship that placed ***eria at it's core, but that was tailored for African-Americans was formed;Orisa-Voodoo.


    Click »Oyotunji Village Website

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    (Oba Adefunmi and Court)

    In 1970, Oyotunji Village was created in Beaufort County, South Carolina. In 1972, Adefunmi was initiated into the Ifa Priesthood, receiving the rank of Babalawo and later that year was proclaimed Oba (King) of Oyotunji Village.

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    (mural at village. its the kings symbol. and alludes to his initiation reading which said that king has come to take back his kingdom.)

    It is noteworthy that in 1981 his status as King was recognized when the Ooni of Ile-Ife arranged for formal coronation rites to be performed for Oba Ofuntola Oseijeman Adelabu Adefunmi.

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    (village gates)
     
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