Black Spirituality Religion : Ifa Creation

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    Olodumare brought forth all things and all things are manifestations of Olodumare. The Earth, as well as the entire universe, was formed as a result of Olodumare's expansion.

    The Irunmole (Orisas) are emanations of the Creator. They are actual and symbolic representations of nature. they are the catalyst of evolution to include human evolution of the human spirit and soul. Instrinsic beings and avatars who lay the path for salvation and the returning of the human constitution of the source, which is ultimately, Olodumare.

    The Earth, as a molten ball of rock, becomes inundated with water. The orisa Olokun takes precedence over the planet. Olodumare then brings forth the Orisa Ogun who, by the use of Iron, devolops a chain (DNA Helix?) enabling the other orisa to descend the Earth bringing life with them.

    The orisa Obatala, as the manifestation of light, descends upon the chain element carrying a snail shell full of dirt, from the cosmos, a five-toed hen, palm seeds, and a chameleon. The dirt was poured from the shell upon the now inundated earth and spread by the hen to form the land masses. The seeds were then planted and vegetation came forth. The chameleon was then set loose to test the firmness of the earthy.

    Obatala then set to form the mold of the human being out of the eartly clay. The forming was not relegated to Obatala only. Ogun constructed the skeletal system. Ajala constructed the materials of the inner-cosmic mind, and finally Olodumare breathed in Emi, the vital breath of life.

    It was Orunmila who developed developed the wisdom capacity in human beings. He was set by Olodumare to be the witness of destiny and fate of all creatures. Orunmila became the prophet of the Ife people and the emerging Oyo (Yoruba) nation.

    Olokunis the Orisa of the oceans that formed over the molten lava-like rock of early Earth. Ogun is the orisa of the element Iron. Interesting that the earth is iron and silicon based. And that the Yoruba view man and woman as irin oko and irin obirini the terms translate to mean iron. Obatala is the orisa of the element of light and life on the physical spectrum. The snail shell seems to symbolize the spiral structure of the galaxies and the cosmos. Consider the possibility that because of its hardness the snail shell provided the protection for the introduction of cosmic material being transported to the earthy. The dirt from Orun (heaven) which filled the spiral shell is the cosmic dust pulled together and contained.

    The land masses, as far as we know, rose up from the depths of the oceans. The land is a part of the original cooled state of the earth's molten beginnings. So, the dirt inside the shell, already stipulated as being NOT of the Earth, comes down from heaven. Perhaps this concentrated mass arrived as a meteorite (ogun) that hit the earth causing a cataclysmic process of land both rising from the ocean floors and the settling of the heavenly body now crushed due to the impact. The five-toed hen might symbolize the winds being brought into motion as the Earth itself spirals through space. The parallel is easily made as we examine the winged movements of the chicken that although makes winds circulate does not actually fly. The scratching of the dirt in conjunction with this, is both the spreading of the dirt as the working knowedge of gravity (as dirt scratched up from the earth does fall back no matter how far it is carried by the winds). The number 5 could represent number the known number of continents.

    The palm seeds are symbolic of the vegetation that covered the land masses of Earth. The chameleon might symbolize the reptiles and dinosaurs that were sent to test the firmness of the Earth. Then, Obatala begins his task of creating humans out of clay. Science continues to share with us that the human being contains all of the known properties of the Earth as well as the elements of the cosmos from which is it was constructed. It is understood that the first forms of life on this planet came from earth and water compounds, deeply laden with amino acids, and that human beings are the epitome of this entire process
     
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    Sekhemu,

    Great post! And its good seeing you again, Sekhemu. I still recall our last dialogue and enjoy our exchanges... Peace In
     
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    Thank you brother so very much, its long over due:)...Modupe
     
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