The Nine African Spiritual Powers: NYC Workshop!
- The Nine African Spiritual Powers:The Major Orisha of the Yoruba
Saturday, April 25, 2009
The Yoruba spiritual tradition is arguably the most widely practiced
African tradition on earth, estimated with over 6 million adherents.
The religion revolves around the appeasement of spiritual forces called
orisha, considered intermediaries of God. Explore the dynamic character
and energy of nine of the most popular orisa in the Yoruba pantheon.
These include Obatala, Eshu, Oshun, Orunmila, Shango, Ogun, Yemoja,
Obaluaye and Osanyin. In this workshop we will take a closer look into
these powerful forces.
In this workshop you will learn about:
Historical and mythological stories
Foods and offerings of the orisha
Natural habitat of the orisha
Characteristic of the orisha
Healing power of the Orisha
Contrasts between Orisha in Africa and Diaspora
TRS Professional Suites
44 East 32nd Street, 11th Fl.
New York, NY 10016
Take the #6 train to 33rd Street and exit at the 32nd street Exit.
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About the presenter
Sangobukunmi Odushola also know as Jamel Cherry is a traditional Yoruba
priest of Shango, initiated in Nigeria by the Elegun of Sango, Baba
Sangodele Ibuowo. He is currently a student under the noted babalawo,
Baba Ifakayode Faniyi, the Agbongbon of Osogbo. As an avid student of
African spirituality, divination, and healing, Sangobukunmi conducts
workshops sharing some of the knowledge he has acquired on his journey.
It is his belief that spirituality is a type of medicine which can heal
those bruised by life's challenges.
He is also a certified Holistic Health Consultant, herbalist, and
third-degree Reiki Master. He studied African holistic health and
traditional African medicine with various healers and received his
certification as an African healer in African Science and Healing by Dr.
Kofi Asare, noted Ghanian healer and herbalist. He also completed an
Indigenious African Spiritual Technology apprenticeship under the
direction of Malidoma Some, African Shaman and Phd scholar. He studied
holistic health and nutrition while receiving his certification as a
holistic health counselor at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition,
the largest nutrition school in the world. He is a registered lifetime
member of the American Association for Drugless Practitioners. He is
also a member of Siura Wellness, a collective of holistic health
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