Ifa Orisa Spirituality for Beginners

An introductory course about basic core tenants of Ifa Orisa Tradition with lecture, exercises, and personal rituals.

Course Summary

So you have been hearing about African Spirituality, Orisa, Ifa, and Ancestors lately? You are curious but don't know where to start or who to go to? You are invited to take an online class that will allow you to explore, learn, and get your questions answered.
These are introductory classes for those seeking further information about the Ifa Orisha tradition, African Spirituality, or those seeking to practice their ancestral traditions. The emphasis is on beginners, those who don't live near or know any priests, those who want to learn but haven't committed to any Ile or God parent and those in the diaspora. While the course is taught by a fully initiated priestess in the tradition, (Ayelekumari.com) it is taught for those who may be interested in deepening their understanding of the tradition in general. It's here to answer your questions and fill in the blanks without judgement or misinformation often found on the Internet.

The course consist of audio lecture recordings from a live class in MP3 format—- (approximately 12 hours of audio! ). reading material, exercises, video references from a number of sources.

Topics covered are as follows:

  • African Spirituality and Ancestral Traditions- exploring common features and approaches of African Spirituality and other African spiritual traditions.
  • History of Ifa Orisha Tradition - Participants will learn about the ancient, recent, and modern developments in the tradition from Africa to the Americas.
  • Introduction to Ori and African higher consciousness- Students will learn about the role of the divine self in the whole scheme of African Spirituality.
  • Will learn a technique to connect with the divine self at any time.
  • Introduction to Ancestor Reverence- Will explore how to work with ones ancestors. Tools and techniques for deepening the relationship.
  • Introduction to Orisha - students will explore the nature of the divinities called Orisha and Irunmole in Ifa Orisha Spirituality.
  • Orisa songs - students will learn some Orisa songs, words, and meanings to help with running into the energy.
  • Egbe- Students will learn about the importance and significance of Egbe and the  invisible realm. 

Course Curriculum

Chief Abiye Ayele Kumari

Professional Bio

Website: Personal Website

Summary: Over 30 years of experience in Healing and in Indigenous knowledge systems.  Over 20 years in women's traditions and spirituality. 15 years as a college professor... an author of 3 books and publisher of 15 books. Offers a dynamic blend of western and indigenous training from common sense mother wit to high spiritual science. Offers retreats, lectures workshops and personal training and mentoring.

Alternate name: Aare Obabinrin Oloye Abiye Okungbemi Anike Tayese Ase Ifayele Iyafunfun Oyatunde Ojeronke Fasola

Formal Education:
B.A. Sociology, M.A. Counseling, PhD in Metaphysical Theology, ND Naturopathy
Dip. Hom.Homeopathy

License and Certifications:
Licensed Massage Therapist
Licensed New Thought/ Metaphysical Minister
Certified Life Coach
Certified Ayurvedic Therapist
Certified Aromatherapist
Certified in Neuromuscular Therapy
Certified in Herbology
Certified in Clinical Hypnotherapy

Initiations and Spiritual Technology

Aare Oba Obinrin Olokun Omilere United States

Omilere Alaragbo Global Foundation

Fully initiated to mysteries of :Olokun, Oya ,Obatala, Ọṣun, Yemoja, Osanyin
Ifa (Iyanifa) ( Ifa readings and medicine)

Gelede by Iyalosa  Olomitutu Ota, Nigeria 

Egungun by Alagba Ifasakin

Training under the direction of Fategbe Kekereje Fasola,  Olori Fayomi Falade, Falokun Fatunmbi, Ifadiran Egunseye, Babalola Akinola, Olori Abiye Yeyelodu Abike Osunbunmi
Iyami ( Eleye) from Iyaloja Fakayode, Ogboni From Apena Ifalase, Abiye Apena

Lineage: Ancestral Pride Temple , Ota, Nigeria under the direction of Oluwo Fasola Faniyi Babatunde
Onisegun ( traditional healer) apprenticed under the direction of Babola Akinola

Aborigine Ogboni Worldwide under Apena Ifalase and Olori Abiye Osunbunmi Otitolagba number 2 

Zulu Nyanga Training And Ceremony- Authorized to do Zulu  Bone Divination and dispense Muthi ( medicines) - Gobela Gogo Ateyo Nkanyezi -Inandabukhona Lineage 


Dafa, Erindilogun (cowrie shell ) , tarot, I Ching

Akan Ancestral Bone Divination by Okomfo Mausiki Scales

Reiki Master Teacher
Indigenous Tantric Training and Dravidian Mysteries
Special Training in Botswana, Kikuyu, Sumerian, Dakota Sioux, Wolof, Igbo, Ewe, Dagara, Dagoma, and Ga-Dangme.
Kemetian Mysteries
Taoist teachings: I Ching, Tai Chi
Hermetics, Kaballah, and Rosicrucian
Fellowship of Isis initiated priestess hierophant of Shekhmet and Het Hert in Lyceum of Black Isis
Womens Mysteries

Spiritual Gifts: Clairvoyance, clairaudience, hands on healing, dream work

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