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In search of Osun: Response to Damiana's mail By Anago James Akeem Osho

The Osun deity is revered and acknowledged across Yorubaland and West Africa by the olorisa(s) and Vodun adepts. Osun temples could also be found at different towns and villages with headquarter at Osogbo in Osun state. Osun is an important Orisa in Nigeria, Benin, Togo, Ivory Coast, Brazil, Cuba, Trinidad and Tobago, U.S.A, Mexico, etc. Osun is the goddess of fertility and love in Nigeria. The source is Osogbo and the Osun grove is an eco reservation with art works on the walls and most of it were the handiwork of the late Susan Wenger Aduni Olorisa and other artists. Yorubaland in Nigeria is the source of the orisa/oosa/African faith and in the Americas are known as candomble, Santeria, etc. For someone to have an in-depth knowledge of Osun, the person must learn and if the person want to really be connected, then an initiation is a must. To be initiated into Osun and experience the ceremonies, consultation with Ifa, and complete rituals and sacrifices will take minimum of three (3) days. Initiation's are not just performed. It is in stages. The first stage is the ifa consultation. Ifa will reveal what ebo to make and the desires of the Ori. To visit Nigeria or Benin republic, a hosting or invitation letter and passport will be sent to the visitor to be presented at the Nigerian or Benin republic embassy in the visitor's home country. The nearest international airport to Oshogbo is the Muritala Mohammed International airport, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria. The adherents of Osun needs not to worry about anything. It is important to follow the local laws of the country been visited and take further instructions and lead from the host company, invitee, family or friend. The Yoruba orisa pantheons are a combination of all the orisas. The orisas are united and connected. There is no way a person will follow one orisa without the knowledge of other orisas. The journey insearch of Osun, the deity of fertility is unexplainable. Whenever she chooses an adherent, such a person is considered fortunate. Anago Osho @anagooshoadventures +234(0)8037043233 Anago.tourism@gmail.com

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