Peace to All!! Recently I have read through The Handbook of Yoruba Religious Concepts and Imoye both by Baba ifa karade.. These books have been monumental for me and a big help.. I grew up around Santeria / Palo and Voodoo but actually shied away from everything as my Family started to focus on Islam / Buddhism while growing up... As a youth I grew up going to "Misas" and I have been around a lot of practices within the tradition but as I said my family kind of shied away from everything after about the first 12 years of my life... I am now in the position where I have been studying and I have been trying to take care of the "Elegua" that I had as a youth ( My peoples have never thrown away any of our Santos ) that has been un attended due to the circumstances that I have already stated.. Asking around and searching the internet and doing the research I have somewhat learned what my Elegua needs and how to offer to him and dispose of offerings as well... After reading the above books I have desided that I really do not want anything to do with "Santeria" or Voodoo outside of respecting its existence and the work of our ancestors therein( No disrespects to anybody in fact only plenty much love! but I personally am just seeking Ifa in its purest form that I have found which comes from the "Yoruba" who I am inclined into believing are my Ancestors ) ... Long story short I am seeking initiation into Ifa or at least SERIOUS study and the closest place to me that I know of is "The African Village" in SC.... I would like to know if anybody has any experience with it or has any knowledge of it and if "The African Village" is trust worthy... Does anybody have any stories, knowledge, reference or ANYTHING to/about it?? Thanks Again... Peace.. Peace..