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African Traditional Religions: Ifa

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Prayer: Ori (One's Consciousness)

Photography: Will Coleman Ph.D. Ile ori (House of Consciousness).

ORÍ (One’s Consciousness) 

Orí, pèlé, Atèté níran Atété gbe ni kòòsá. Kò sóòsà tíí dá ‘níí gbé lèyìn orí eni. 

Head, I call you, you who always quickly blesses your own. You who bless a person before any Spirit, no Spirit blesses a person without the permission of head. 

Ase 

May it be so. 

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ORIKI ORI (Praising the Inner Spirit in the Morning)

Emi ma ji loni o, o. Mo f'ori bale f'Olorun.

Now I am waking up. I give respect to the Realm of the Ancestors

Ire gbogbo maa' wa'ba' me, Ori mi da'mi da'iye. Ngo ku mo. Ire gbogbo ni t'emi. Imole ni ti Amakisi.

Let all good things come to me. Inner Spirit give me life. I shall never die. Let all good things come to me. The Spirits of Light belong to Amakisi.

Ase.

May it be so.

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ORIKI ORI (Praising the Inner Spirit)

Ori san mi. Ori san mi. Ori san igede. Ori san igede

Inner Spirit guide me. Inner Spirit guide me. Inner Spirit support me. Inner Spirit support me.

Ori otan san mi ki nni owo lowo. Ori otan san mi ki nbimo le mio.

Inner Spirit supports my abundance. Inner Spirit supports my future children.

Ori oto san mi ki nni aya. Ori oto san mi ki nkole mole.

Inner Spirit supports my relationship. Inner Spirit protects my house.

Ori san mi o. Ori san mi o. Ori san mi o. Oloma ajiki, iwa ni mope.

Inner Spirit guides me. Inner Spirit guides me. Inner Spirit Guides me. Protector of Children, my inner character is thankful.

Ase.

May it be so.

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