Tag Archives: Orisha Nature Spirituality

African Emancipation And Ancestral Remembrance

1 Aug

The above image shows part of an aquatic museum of sculptures on the ocean floor off the coast of Grenada in the Caribbean. The artist is Jason deCaires Taylor. A celebrated environmentalist who has created a number of such monuments internationally. The theme of decay, rebirth and metamorphosis, is salient in all his creations. It is for this reason that his work is being highlighted.

Today is African Emancipation Ancestral Remembrance Day. The 1st August is celebrated internationally, to remember the great disaster which took place over five centuries and created satellite traditions of African heritage people, on every continent on earth. And in the spirit of finding order out of chaos, it is clearly a deeply poignant moment for all African heritage peoples. Many of whom, have no idea who their bloodline ancestors were or where they came from. Today the loss of liberty and life is commemorated, by the survivors of this crime against humanity. A fact which is eulogised in songs, poetry, art work, in sculptures, in dance, in fables and in any way that we as humans can relay a message, for the healing of a nation.Continue reading here…

Obatala The Father of All Orisa

15 Jan

PROGRAMME 2018

 

OBATAL’S FESTIVAL

A number of Orisa festivals are held throughout the year. The annual Obatla festival in Ile Ife, Osun State, South Western Nigeria, is held during the second and third weeks of January. Devotees and tourists alike, congregate at the Temple of Obatala and surrounding locations in Ile Ife, from all over the world.

This year the dates are from January 15th to the 28th. See an example of the programme of activities above.

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Happy Perigee Full Moon January 2018

1 Jan
The First Full Moon of the year is a BIG one… Read on for more knowledge of self and the unvierse, with Blue Water Family.
Which Orisha?
Yemanja (or Yemoja) is the West African Yoruba deity who is associated with our natural satellite. Her domains are the surface of the Ocean and all phases of the moon. This makes perfect sense. Be reminded that the moon controls the rise and fall of the tides. See the animation diagram below and Read more here: http://home.hiwaay.net/~krcool/Astro/moon/moontides/
Distance to the earth?
The 2018 January Full Moon is said to be at perigee, meaning that this Full Moon phase will appear to be larger than usual, due to its proximity to the earth. The closer the moon comes towards us (perigee) the larger it appears. The further away it becomes (apogee) the smaller it appears. Read more about the moon here: https://bluewaterfamily.wordpress.com/2017/09/21/about-the-moon/
Happy New Year To All Our Readers
Let us take a moment to reflect on the developments on the Global stage: 2018 is another milestone towards the Millennium Development Goals, with 12 years remaining to meet the targets of the GLOBAL SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS in 2030. Full speed ahead to all those life affirming organisations and hard working individuals who are earnestly making a difference in the lives of those facing life threatening challenges. We say well done.
Be Thankful
All who are reading this post, have the opportunity to give thanks for the breath of life. We have made it to see another Gregorian Year. Perhaps a smile is in order…
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