Sunday 25 June 2023


There are 256 Odù Ifá. The first are the 16 Meji, or Oju Odù. The next 240 Odù Ifá are combinations of the first 16.

The Odù Ifá are patterns of binary code, opened and closed nodules, which represent all of the energies contained in Igba Iwa, The Calabash of Existence, or the Universe.

These are the universal energies that give birth to all given circumstances and situations, all the blessings and misfortunes of the universe are contained within them. They hold the key to all the blessings and all the misfortunes of life and death. The Odù themselves are the oracles of the Yorùbá divination systems of Ifá, Obi, and Merindinlogun.

It is through the knowledge of these energies, called Odù Ifá, that Babalawo and Iyanifa are able to work with individuals to achieve the greatest potential of their destiny. It is through these Odù Ifá that priests and priestesses of Orisha can help people to repair their Orí’s and better themselves.

The Odù Ifá are like blueprints to all the energies possible in the universe. Each has verses of esoteric knowledge associated with it along with medicines, rituals, and sacrifices that accompany each of the 256 Odù.


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