Iya l’Orisha

Iya l’Orisha

Sacred Art, Projects & Publications

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oshun pots on shrine, © 2011
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Clay Vessels for Orisha & Ancestors

Unique clay vessels, custom made by commission.
LINK – Clay Vessels for Orisha & Ancestors

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Etu Cloth

Indigo dyed silk and cotton weavings, custom made by commission.
LINK – Etu Cloth

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Festival of the Bones II

What is Remembered Lives
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Festival of the Bones II is a collection of personal writings, stories and portraits about ancestors and ancestor reverence practices by the members of Ile Orunmila Oshun through our press, Orikire, in 2010. I was a Contributor and Co-Editor on the project. The book is paperback, currently distributed by Lulu Press, $18.
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LINK – Purchase Festival of the Bones II from Lulu.com

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Orin Ire

Songs for Orisha & Ancestors
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Orin is Yoruba for songs. Ire means good fortune. OrinIre is a research and education project that includes recordings, research, Yoruba and Lukumi lyrics, and English translations. It is an archival website for teaching, learning and sharing traditional and original songs for Orisha ritual.
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In 2018 the OrinIre.wordpress.com website is under re-construction, please check back in 2019 for a new and improved site.
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Being White in Orisha

Guidelines for respect & good relationships on the path of Iwa Pele
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In Orisha tradition our prayer is that each person’s best spiritual development and destiny for this life be realized. As humans we must fully engage and collaborate with all relations in bringing goodness to the world.
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Being white in Orisha is a teaching and learning project for encouraging understanding and the practice of good character (iwa pele). The format is workshops, the work involves learning and examination of the structures and protocols of Ifa Orisha community, white privilege, white supremacy, and how white people’s racist behaviors—conscious or not, can negatively impact our selves and our relationships with Orisha elders and community.
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Contact me by email for more info.