When we were done with the pilgrimage to Ogun in Ire-Ekiti, we immediately made for our next and last pilgrimage for the day. We went to Igede-Ekiti, also in Ekiti, where the source of the Ọṣun river is located. Ọṣun’s home is Igede-Ekiti and her sacred grove is the source of this river which flows to another grove of hers in Oṣogbo in the neighbouring Ọṣun state. We went there to pay homage to her as part of activities marking the 2015 World Ifa Festival. She is the irunmọlẹ that dealt ruthlessly with the Fulani when they were about to invade and take over Ile-Ifẹ under the guise of a jihad. She single-handedly destroyed their jihad!
Figure 1: Pilgrims marching to Ọṣun’s grove
Figure 2: Pilgrims entering Ọṣun’s sacred grove
Upon arrival we entered a clearing along Igede-Awo road. It is surrounded by dense vegetation but there is a path that leads therefrom to the sacred grove in which is the source of the Ọṣun river (Fig 1 & Fig 2). As we entered we encountered some Ọṣun damsels, sorry priestesses, some of whom were singing her songs (Fig 3).
Figure 3: Some Ọṣun priestesses singing
There are rocks and trees at the source from which the river emerges, and more rocks are also strewn for some distance across the river from its mouth. Some of the priestesses sat on some of these rocks (Fig 4), but there was one on particular that is shaped like a chair as it had a comfy-looking backrest. On it was placed a white cloth, and a woman who appeared to be the chief Ọṣun priestess sat on it (Fig 5). The priestesses addressed us, we prayed, many collected some of the water in bottles and kegs, and then we began leaving.
Figure 4: Some Ọṣun priestesses seated on some of the rocks strewn across the river
Figure 5: The chief priestess seated on the regal-looking chair-like rock
As we left the priestesses invited us to have some of the Ọṣun food items on display like ekuru prepared with palm oil, plain ekuru, honey, salt, and others which I’ve forgotten. A friend who is really intuitive saw Ọṣun herself.
It was already nightfall when we departed for our various lodges to rest and prepare for our next pilgrimage to Ado-Ekiti the next day for the main ceremony of the 2015 World Ifa Festival.
(This post is a second in a series about the 2015 World Ifa Festival. The first is about the pilgrimage to Eshu Laalu’s home in Ijelu-Ekiti.)
Upon leaving Eshu’s home in Ijelu Ekiti, that same day we set forth for the sacred grove and home of Ogun which is in Ire, also in Ekiti, to pay homage to him. When we arrived, we first went to the palace of the Ọba who is known as the Onire of Ire (Figure 1). The crowd was much, so getting clear photos of the Onire was not easy.
Figure 1: Entrance of the palace of the Onire of Ire-Ekiti
After he had addressed us, we left the palace for Ogun’s house which was nearby. Many pressed in but not the space in the premises was too small for the humongous crowd (Figure 2). A dog was offered to him, and some youths flogged themselves silly as well, and there were lots of gunshots.
Figure 2: Pilgrims paying homage to Ogun
The experience was amazing, and we were very excited at being in the very kingdom and the very home of Ogun. We had known of many accounts from Ifa about Ogun’s home and his feats there, but we were now living it. Next year’s will be bigger, and the locals had better prepare for a much bigger crowd of pilgrims.
Figure 1: My Eshu Ifa icon/altar
On the 5th of June 2015, I went on pilgrimage to Ijelu-Ekiti in Ekiti, southwest Nigeria,where Eshu Laalu (Figure 1) has his sacred grove. The trip was one of the events of the 2015 Ọdun Ifa Agbaye (World Ifa Festival) that marks the end of the traditional new year of the Aku people (a.k.a. Ọmọ Oduduwa) and transition into the next, the 10,057th year of our traditional calendar, and the turnout was quite impressive.
Figure 2: Elejelu of Ijelu Ekiti (centre)
Upon arrival, we made for the palace of the Ọba known as the Elejelu of Ijelu-Ekiti (Figure 2) and paid homage to him. From there we set foot for Eshu’s grove which was nearby, about 2-3 minutes away. However, before leaving the palace grounds we were instructed to go there barefoot but not to approach him while completely dressed (Figure 3). Specifically, we had to have at least a shoulder uncovered. Also, women having their monthly menstrual flow were excluded to avoid them getting afflicted with excessive bleeding. As we reached the footpath leading there (Figure 4), we filed into a single column (Figure 5), and at a point turned completely around to walk backwards towards it but then turned around to face it upon getting there.
Figure 3: Horde of pilgrims in palace courtyard paying homage to the Elejelu of Ijelu
Figure 4: Pilgrims beginning the march towards Eshu’s sacred grove while barefoot and dressed with exposed shoulders
While we pilgrims were stationed about the entrance, the locals (priests and priestesses) were at another side but within. There was a crossbar positioned at the entrance and offerings to Eshu were presented at an ojubọ (altar; re-lexified to mizbeah by the Jews: ojubọ > oj(u)bọ > ojbọ > (m)ojbọ(h) > mizbeah) there. At some point during the ceremony some of the locals yanked off twigs and briefly used them to whip themselves silly.
Figure 5: Pilgrims praying while marching to Eshu’s grove
Next we proceeded under the crossbar onto a narrow footpath that connects to the most sacred part of the grove which is Eshu’s house, although we were prevented from getting close – perhaps 20 ft away. Yes! Eshu’s very home exists and is not a myth as the slave masters and many clerics of the pseudo-religions of the slave masters have been alleging. It is an ancient yet solid-looking bungalow that appears to have been constructed from laterite, and includes a porch with about 3 steps and about four solid-looking columns in front. Very dense vegetation surrounds the house; even the roof is covered by tree branches. I felt proud that a building like this and of impressive architecture could still be standing strong even after about 1,100 to 1,300 years – this figure is based on my estimated period of the founding of the Aku nation in this age to about 600 CE to 900 CE. But I felt dismayed upon seeing that the original roof which must have been made of thatch had been replaced with corrugated roofing sheets which have become rusty and are noisy during rainfall and develop leaks after a few years. This building was not the only amazing thing that we encountered.
As we approached the grove we were instructed to switch off all mobile devices, i.e. phones, ipads, cameras, etc., that no phone should ring and no pictures should be taken. This is why I have no picture of the grove and Eshu’s house. Some of us pilgrims either did not pay attention or chose to be defiant and thus disobeyed. Their phones never worked again!
Perhaps some conspiracy theorists might want to argue that there’s no proof yet of the age of the house, that it might have been built recently, like say within the last fifty years. Well, that is their problem, not mine. Perhaps also they some might want to argue that some person or persons had an electromagnetic pulse generator and secretly triggered it, thus compromising any device within a secret radius that uses radio waves. Well, that also is their problem, not mine.
I proffer an explanation for the death of those devices and it is quite simple. Eshu is the messenger of the divinities. While the irunmọlẹs returned to ọrun (the spiritual realm above) he like Ogun stayed around with us and operates out of sight. Being the unseen messenger he has authority means of communication like the electromagnetic spectrum whose frequencies we make use of for remote communication. Since he operates out of sight, the electromagnetic spectrum includes frequencies that are visible and hence called visible light or just light and the frequencies that are not visible like radio and micro waves, and those devices that he ‘killed’ make use of these invisible frequencies (radio waves), he has authority over these invisible frequencies and can allow or disallow their use by others. Besides, he is also known as Ẹlẹgbara, an appellation which the forgers of the bible altered via metathesis to Gabriel (Gaber-iy-el), the biblical name of the messenger divinity:
- Ẹlẹgbara > Ẹl(ẹ)gb(a)ra > Ẹlgbra > gbra-el > Gabrael > Gabriel; or
- Ẹlẹgbara > Ẹl(ẹ)gbara > Ẹlgbara > Gbara-Ẹl > Gabara-el > Gaber-a-el > Gaber-iy-el.
Thus, Gabriel can easily make useless the deployment of oyinbo technology (e.g. GPS mapping, satellites, drones, etc.) in locating and mapping the location of this grove or any other place.
Interestingly, Eshu showed his similarity to another Eshu who is senior and is known as Eshumare (also spelled Oshumare) and Ọbatala. Eshumare governs light or the visible part of the electromagnetic spectrum, and the rainbow frequencies in particular that when mixed result in white light. Thus, Eshumare- Ọbatala is also known as Ẹla, the spirit of light/purity, or simply as Light, and he is the messenger of Olodumare. While red and black are colours of Eshu Laalu, they are taboos of Eshumare- Ọbatala. Also, the odu of Eshu Laalu is Ọwọnrin Ogbe (a.k.a. Ọwọnrinsogbe) while that of Eshumare is Otura Irẹtẹ (Figure 6).
Figure 6: Signatures of (a) the odu of Eshu Laalu and (b) the odu of Eshumare
Sadly, Islamic and Christian clerics, missionaries, their brainwashed dark-skinned victims, traitors and academics have been portraying both Eshu Laalu and Eshumare as the devil and been teaching the Akus to do believe such. This is despite knowing that the Jews refer to the saviour’s name as Yeshu or Yeshua. If Eshu is the devil, how come it is mentioned in the bible (Revelations 2:12-13) which they want to believe is infallible that the devil’s throne was/is in Pergamos (also Pergamum and Pergamon) in present day Turkey, while Eshu’s house is in Ekiti in present day Nigeria? Is it that that Eshu’s house is the devil’s winter holiday home? Even the altar at Pergamos had a statue of Zeus (Jesus; notice the similar names; both are called Christ; the altar is on display at the Pergamon Museum of Staatliche Museen zu Berlin; Clip 1) while that of Eshu in Ijelu-Ekiti has no statue (cf. Figure 1). Also, it is known that dark-skinned people like the Akus were offered to Zeus in ancient times, as is being done till date as many have been deceived into giving their lives to Jesus, whereas Eshu does not do that while Eshumare has been sacrificing his life for the Akus and all his people. They have also forgotten that Edi is the devil.
Clip 1: Pergamon Museum
This pilgrimage was a wonderful experience. I even got for myself some yangi (Figure 7), a type of rock aggregate which is the central component of the ojubọs of Eshu, with which I prepared my own ojubọ for Eshu agbebọ for use in my compound to offer ebọ (sacrificial offerings) and so on. It is unsurprisingly abundant in this kingdom, and I wonder if it has any property that can be used to manipulate radio waves and the likes.
Figure 7: Some of the yangi
He has also been answering my prayers. I must go there again next year, and I pray he leads me there successfully.
The Fulani have not stopped their jihad as they have been attacking farmers and displacing their communities non-stop. Their activities have been worse than Boko Haram but many have turned a blind eye. Why? Many Nigerians even voted for Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), a Fulani, who has not cautioned his kind for their bloodletting which they always ignite but has defended them (personally I describe him as a Fulani warlord). I feel such voters have agreed to have the blood of the slain victims on their heads. How can a people be associated unabashedly with bloodletting? They did not stop slave raids until the 1950s, and by displacing others who have been fleeing southwards they have been using their jihad and nomadic cattle rearing as pretexts to alter till date the demographics of the regions northern and middle-belt zones of Nigeria.
Finding proof of the incorrigibility of their bloodletting is simple. Go to a search engine like http://www.google.com, type Fulani in the search bar and hit ‘enter’ or click ‘search.’ Next, you’ll see a list of results. Underneath the search bar are categories like web, images, news, videos, books, more, and search tools. Click on ‘News’ and if you are a peace-loving and honest human being you will immediately notice a very disturbing trend page after page. You can try it with different search engines. Try this link from google.
Now, it appears they want to use the advantage of having President Buhari who is one of their own to railroad others into ceding under duress ancestral lands to them for use as grazing reserves and stock routes. In other words, they want to use the advantage of the forceful amalgamation of various ethnic nationalities into Nigeria by the British to acquire the territories of these other nationalities. That is what it looks like to me. Prior to the amalgamation, they did it to Ọyọ and Gobir for instance.
- Why can’t they restrict their grazing to Sokoto for instance where their headquarters is located?
- When will reparations be paid to their victims? Is President Buhari going to compensate them?
- Where do they get their arms and ammunition from?
- Who are their sponsors?
- Why are they associated with bloodletting, so much bloodletting?
Are all Fulani like this?