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African Traditional Religions: Ifa

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Appendix G: Images of Ifa Hermeneutics / Divination

Photography: Will Coleman Ph.D. Opon Ifa (divination tray/cosmogram).

 

 

Photography: Will Coleman Ph.D. Opon Ifa (divination tray/cosmogram) with opele (divination chain).

 

 

Photography: Will Coleman Ph.D. Opon Ifa (divination trap/cosmogram) with cowrie shells (for divination).

 

 

Photography: Will Coleman Ph.D. Opon Ifa (divination tray/cosmogram) with sacred ikin (palm nuts for divination).

 

 

Photography: Will Coleman Ph.D. Opon Ifa (divination tray/cosmogram) with iroke/irokofa (divination invocational tappers).

 

 

Photography: Will Coleman Ph.D. Opon Ifa (divination tray/cosmogram) with Esu staff/cudgel (symbol of power carried by and Esu priest/Babalosha).

 

 

 

Photography: Will Coleman Ph.D.  Ile ori (house of consciousness), symbol of that which guides one's destiny. 

 

 

Photography: Will Coleman Ph.D. Eye kan (bird) image associated osun, the mystical powers of an Ifa priest/Babalawo.

 

 

Photography: Will Coleman Ph.D. Eye kan (bird) image associated osun, the mystical powers of an Ifa priest/Babalawo.

 

 

Photography: Will Coleman Ph.D. Ile ori (house of consciousness), symbol of that which guides one's destiny. 

 

 

 

Photography: Will Coleman Ph.D. Awo Ifa (divination bowl)

 

 

Photography: Will Coleman Ph.D. Oshun, one of the most ancient orishas and source of the essence of life.

 

 

 

Photography: Will Coleman Ph.D. Ajele Ifa (divination container).

 

 

Photography: Will Coleman Ph.D. Ajele Ifa (divination container).

 

 

Photography: Will Coleman Ph.D. Ajele Ifa (divination container).

 

 

Photography: Will Coleman Ph.D. Ajele Ifa (divination container).

 

 

Photography: Will Coleman Ph.D. Esu, divine messenger and orisa of communication and reciprocity.

 

 

Photography: Will Coleman Ph.D. Esu, divine messenger and orisa of communication and reciprocity.

 

 

 

Photography: Will Coleman Ph.D. Esu, divine messenger and orisa of communication and reciprocity.

 

 

Photography: Will Coleman Ph.D. Esu, divine messenger and orisa of communication and reciprocity.

 

 

 

Photography: Will Coleman Ph.D. Orunmila, spirit of destiny, prophet and priest.

 

 

Photography: Will Coleman Ph.D. Orunmila, spirit of destiny, prophet and priest.

 

 

 

Photography: Will Coleman Ph.D. Iyami, mother of life.

 

 

Photography: Will Coleman Ph.D. Iyami, mother of life.

 

 

 

Photography: Will Coleman Ph.D. Ibeji, twins of manifestation.

 

 

Photography: Will Coleman Ph.D. Ibeji, twins of manifestation.

 

 

 

Photography: Will Coleman Ph.D. Irokofa, divination tappers for invoking the spirit of Ifa.

 

 

Photography: Will Coleman Ph.D. Irokofa, divination tappers for invoking the spirit of Ifa.

 

 

 

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