Black Spirituality Religion : Yoruba religious terms

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Aba: the process of chanelling ase for the elevation of one's self

Aboru, aboye, abosise: verbal salutations to high priest (may the offerings be accepted, may the offerings be carried, may the offerings bring about change.

Adimu: food offerings.

Adura: prayer

Aiye: earth

Ajagun: the benevolent angelic forces comprised of esu, ogun, osoosi, osun.

Ajo inu: inner journey

Ajogun: the negating entities

Ajubona: spiritual teachers who assist the newly initiated to understand the basic fundamentals of the religion.

Akifa: one who studies of the odu, but is not a babalawo

Apere: fulfillment through spiritual knowledge, absortion into the divine spiritual essence.

Apetibi: the wife or wives of the babalawo

Arojinle: concentration

Ase: the essence of nature and creative force which brings it about and directs it.

Awe: fasting

Awo; priest/mysteries

Babalorisa: priest of the orisa

Balaga: the state when spiritual consciousness first awakens.

Bembes: religous gatherings held in order to honor the orisa.

Da ma: the quieting of the senses and actions so that one can reach the state of contemplation/meditation

Difa fun: to divine for

Dobale: prostration as a religious form.

Dundun: fried plantain

Ebo: sacrificial offerings to the divinities.

Ebo eje: blood offerings to the divinities

Efun: the white chalk-like substance use for ritual purification

Eleha: spiritual seclusion

Emi: breath of life.

Eni: straw mat

Ese: verses of the sixteen odu.

Etutu: rituals

Ewe: spiritual herbs used for medicinal and spiritual purposes.

Ewo: undesirable ways and habits that keep one earthbound and flesh inprisoned.

Gba segbe: the act of initiating a disciple into the spiritual way of life

Ibori: sacrifices made to the ori

Idake roro: silence or non-talking for the purpose of spiritual progression.

Ide: wristbeads worn by ifa devotees in order to avert death

Ifa: the dimensions, which hold as light impressions, the totality of past, present, future ocurrences; the way of supreme wisdom; principles and virtuous living in accordance with the ultimate harmonious nature of beings; the essence of yoruba cultural wisdom and religiosity.

Ifaiya: alignment; as being aligned with one's destiny

Ifaromi: attachments to the illusions of the world.

Igba: calabash

Igbodu: the sacred grove or construct used for high priest initiation.

Ikin: the sacred palmnuts which represent the wisdom of orunmila.

Ikoso control, restraint

Ile tawo lona: temple of the mystic path.

Ile ife. Sacred city of the ifa religion in south west nigeria.

Ilere ipin: witness of fate (another name for orunmila)

Imo: knowkledge

Imule: sacred oaths

Iponri: innermost being of a person, where greed,lust desires, and other worldly hindrances don't exist.

Isaro: meditation

Isefa: ritual where by initiates are presented the one hand of orunmila.

Ita divination performed for priestly initiates revealing the divine behavior, endeavors, and directives which need to be developed and maintained.

Iwa laiye: a moral righteous way of life which maintains itself without regression.

Iwa lewa: divine energy inherent in the beauty of nature.

Iwuye: initiations, coronations

Iyalorisa: priestess of the orisa.

Iyanla: the great mother

Iyawo: priestly initiates (to be humbled)

Iyere: ifa chants

Kekere awo: a newly initiated babalawo:

Kekere oppn: small divining tray.

Korin: chanting of divinities name for the purpose of purification.

Merindilogun: 16 cowries used for divination.

Oba: king and/or chief

Obi abata: the kola nuts when used for divination.

Ogbo ato: live long prosper in life (response of the babalawo to verbal salutation.
Oni: religious head of the Yoruba culture.

Onifa: those who have received the one hand of orunmila.

Opele: the divining chain of the babalawo.

Ori: the orisa of one's own consciousness.

Oriki: praise songs.

Oruko nro ni: one's name affects character and behavior.

Sise awo: work which educate one in the way of the esoteric teachings.

Ti lye. : physical and mental acts affects one's future incarnastions.
 

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Aba: the process of chanelling ase for the elevation of one's self

Aboru, aboye, abosise: verbal salutations to high priest (may the offerings be accepted, may the offerings be carried, may the offerings bring about change.

Adimu: food offerings.

Adura: prayer

Aiye: earth

Ajagun: the benevolent angelic forces comprised of esu, ogun, osoosi, osun.

Ajo inu: inner journey

Ajogun: the negating entities

Ajubona: spiritual teachers who assist the newly initiated to understand the basic fundamentals of the religion.

Akifa: one who studies of the odu, but is not a babalawo

Apere: fulfillment through spiritual knowledge, absortion into the divine spiritual essence.

Apetibi: the wife or wives of the babalawo

Arojinle: concentration

Ase: the essence of nature and creative force which brings it about and directs it.

Awe: fasting

Awo; priest/mysteries

Babalorisa: priest of the orisa

Balaga: the state when spiritual consciousness first awakens.

Bembes: religous gatherings held in order to honor the orisa.

Da ma: the quieting of the senses and actions so that one can reach the state of contemplation/meditation

Difa fun: to divine for

Dobale: prostration as a religious form.

Dundun: fried plantain

Ebo: sacrificial offerings to the divinities.

Ebo eje: blood offerings to the divinities

Efun: the white chalk-like substance use for ritual purification

Eleha: spiritual seclusion

Emi: breath of life.

Eni: straw mat

Ese: verses of the sixteen odu.

Etutu: rituals

Ewe: spiritual herbs used for medicinal and spiritual purposes.

Ewo: undesirable ways and habits that keep one earthbound and flesh inprisoned.

Gba segbe: the act of initiating a disciple into the spiritual way of life

Ibori: sacrifices made to the ori

Idake roro: silence or non-talking for the purpose of spiritual progression.

Ide: wristbeads worn by ifa devotees in order to avert death

Ifa: the dimensions, which hold as light impressions, the totality of past, present, future ocurrences; the way of supreme wisdom; principles and virtuous living in accordance with the ultimate harmonious nature of beings; the essence of yoruba cultural wisdom and religiosity.

Ifaiya: alignment; as being aligned with one's destiny

Ifaromi: attachments to the illusions of the world.

Igba: calabash

Igbodu: the sacred grove or construct used for high priest initiation.

Ikin: the sacred palmnuts which represent the wisdom of orunmila.

Ikoso control, restraint

Ile tawo lona: temple of the mystic path.

Ile ife. Sacred city of the ifa religion in south west nigeria.

Ilere ipin: witness of fate (another name for orunmila)

Imo: knowkledge

Imule: sacred oaths

Iponri: innermost being of a person, where greed,lust desires, and other worldly hindrances don't exist.

Isaro: meditation

Isefa: ritual where by initiates are presented the one hand of orunmila.

Ita divination performed for priestly initiates revealing the divine behavior, endeavors, and directives which need to be developed and maintained.

Iwa laiye: a moral righteous way of life which maintains itself without regression.

Iwa lewa: divine energy inherent in the beauty of nature.

Iwuye: initiations, coronations

Iyalorisa: priestess of the orisa.

Iyanla: the great mother

Iyawo: priestly initiates (to be humbled)

Iyere: ifa chants

Kekere awo: a newly initiated babalawo:

Kekere oppn: small divining tray.

Korin: chanting of divinities name for the purpose of purification.

Merindilogun: 16 cowries used for divination.

Oba: king and/or chief

Obi abata: the kola nuts when used for divination.

Ogbo ato: live long prosper in life (response of the babalawo to verbal salutation.
Oni: religious head of the Yoruba culture.

Onifa: those who have received the one hand of orunmila.

Opele: the divining chain of the babalawo.

Ori: the orisa of one's own consciousness.

Oriki: praise songs.

Oruko nro ni: one's name affects character and behavior.

Sise awo: work which educate one in the way of the esoteric teachings.

Ti lye. : physical and mental acts affects one's future incarnastions.

Ase ase o ase
 

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Your quite welcome beloved sistah phnxofkmt. Although I created this thread for the perusal of the greater family I specifically wrote it with you in mind
 

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