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(Video) Real Vodun vs Made Up Vodun

In this video, HRM Axosu Àgèlògbàgàn addresses the elephant in the room. He speaks on how to use your own ori (spiritual head) to measure if what someone is purporting is actual Vodun or Vodun only in name. He addresses differences in real Vodun and challenges the made up concepts out there. Simply put, real Vodun reflects real Vodun practices [...]

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Arab Names and Words that You May Have Thought were Afrikan and are not - Plus One

Many Afrikans are having a renewed sense of self, and in doing so they are returning to various aspects of their culture; some to the point of returning to full culture. Often, one of the first steps in this process of ReAfrikanization is the choosing of a new name. However, in the process, many have [...]

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Friendship and Commitment

Friendship and CommitmentOur ancestors were profound deep thinkers. If we analyze our LIVING languages we will see that thought played out. The language is both mundane and cosmological. I want to share a brief Ìşèşè view of friendship and commitment as revealed by Yorùbá language and Odù Ifá.The Yorùbá view the whole body as divine [...]

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New Video - Introducing the new book Kilombo Paradigm: Maroon Sovereignty through Vodun Culture

New Book! Kilombo Paradigm: Maroon Sovereignty through Vodun CultureIn this video, the Axosu Agelogbagan introduces his new book and tells us what it is about. This is the axosu's sixteenth book on our culture. However, this book is unique and different from all of his others. Please look at the video to get an overstanding [...]

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True Collective Name for the People of Southern Benin, Togo and Parts of Ghana

Some years ago, we had settled on using the term Danxome (Dahomey) or Danxomean to refer to the various Gbe speaking people of Southern Benin republic. However, this is fairly inaccurate as Danxome was only created in the early 17th century, and the “Gbe-speaking” people have been around for thousands of years. The problem arose from the effort of trying [...]

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Importance of the "Winter" Solstice in Afrikan Culture

The solstice, or ndìde dúró oòrùn (standing still of the sun in Èdè Yorùbá), reminds us of the importance of the fire of life and the maintenance thereof. It is the replenishment of our àşe – náà iná fún ayé (the fire of life). There are various rituals that we can and should during this important period. No, this is [...]

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(New Book!) Vodun Lexicon and Commentary

We are introducing you to the phenomenal new publication by HRM Axosu Agelogbagan Agbovi aptly called Vodún Lexicon and Commentary. This is a lexicon containing 800 key Vodún terms, their meanings, and commentary on those terms by the Axosu - an experienced and well known teacher of authentic African Vodun concepts. Vodún Lexicon and Commentary [...]

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New Video! Ancestral Veneration: Are You Trying to Communicate with a Living Human Being in an Ancestral Way?

In this video, His Majesty Agelogbagan expounds on the science of ancestor veneration and how, oftentmes, we have it wrong: you just may be trying to communicate with an Ancestor that is not an actual ancestor. 

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Wealth Note

A Wealth NoteDon't spend major time with minor people. Associate with people you would like to be. Monitor your relationships throughout your entire life. HRM Axɔsú Àgèlògbàgàn

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What is the Kilombo Paradigm?

What is the Kilɔmbo ParadigmWe are not here to talk about our recent book of the same title, but we want to express our philosophy which is referred to as the Kilɔmbo Paradigm. First, we would like to define certain things. The Kilɔmbo Paradigm is based upon the conscious efforts and actions of the Maroons who never sided with [...]

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