Iwe fun Odu Ifa: A Collection of Sacred Afrikan Scriptures for Pan Afrikan Development is a serious collection of the 256 Odu Ifa sacred verses as taught in the Isese (Ifa/Orisha) tradition of the Yoruba. This 735-page book, with over 1000 verses (including both Yoruba and English), provides a good and reliable source of Ifa and is a culmination of seven years of compiling and 16 years of actual research by HRM Axosu Agelo Agbovi I. This monumental work is historical in that it is the first ever complete book of Odu Ifa published by an "African American". Iwe fun Odu Ifa has been temporarily slashed from its normal price of $117 to its current sale price of $89.99. Take advantage while you can. 735 pages. "6" x "9" inch pages.
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Posted by Osundesi Egunlanmi on 4th Dec 2013
...but would love to see another version of this with teachings and extended commentary. Recommended
Posted by Cha Tyree on 4th Dec 2013
Many relevant Ifa verses for everyday living along with the Yoruba which is one of our most sacred languages. I am now more inclined to learn Yoruba so that I may fully grasp the essence of the Odu verses. Great work
Posted by tina blackwell-caulder on 19th Nov 2013
To take this type of time to put together something so intricate amazes me. I study Odu a lot but would never have had the disciple that the author has in putting these verses in print for posterity.
Posted by Osundeji Malo on 19th Nov 2013
packed full of Odus. may the ancestors guide the author Axosu Agbovi in more works like this.
Posted by Tessa on 6th Nov 2013
I originally bought this for hubby's Ifa graduation. When it was just laying around I found myself not being able to get away from it and started marking notes in it! I had to hurry up and get him a new one and kept the original one for self. This is a FINE work and Axosu Agelo Agbovi should be commended over and over for being the firs African American to produce something like this.
Posted by Mitch Davis (Omo Inle) on 6th Nov 2013
This is a very useful tool especially since I will soon be initiated. All the verses seem to be useful. Would like to see prescriptions though. Thanks
Posted by Derek Preston on 6th Nov 2013
This is a must have for students of the Odu Ifa of the Yoruba religion. This book is obviously well researched. Personally I would like to see a hard copy version of this book. One of the things that stand out to me is the descriptions given on the deeper meanings of the 16 major Odu. Highly recommend.
Posted by OJUAWO ifagbemileke( Luis Valdes) on 29th Aug 2013
I have to say its a great book and very good source of learning Ifa Odu..
Posted by Baba Kofi on 20th Aug 2013
As for the Ifa verses contained in this word, they are very valid and on point as I can attest to this having 22 years of Osha and 17 years of Ifa. A great contribution on that level. The reason I give 4 instead of 5 stars is because I would like to see more Pan African commentary on the Odu. Hopefully the author will put out another version with commentary. Us being in a new age so to speak need things like commentary and break downs on certain key verses, especially with our religion being filled with people who have come from Biblical and Islamic traditions. But I do strongly recommend this work. Thanks
Posted by Jessica Thornton (Omitola) on 20th Aug 2013
I received my copy of Iwe fun Odu Ifa about 3 weeks ago and I am very proud to possess this historical work done by a fellow African American. There are not only many verses in this book (over 1000!) but many of the verses seemed to have been carefully picked for their relevance. I highly recommend.
Posted by Omo Iyansan Teresa Martinez on 14th Jul 2013
E ku se His Majesty Agbovi I for such a professional job with this book and also for your company being reputable, timely and very curteous. Ths book and its author are gifts to humanity. I will be ordering more soon.
Posted by Komi Ajei on 14th Jul 2013
To have a book with over 1000 verses weighing over 4.5 pounds is amazing. But to know that the verses are legitimate (which they are) is priceless. The only problem I have is with the esoteric verses that the author does not give any interpretation for. But the author mentions you can contact him for further explanation. All in all it is a good book. Most books on Odu have many typos. This one has none.
Posted by Akintobi Owogunle on 14th Jul 2013
One "issue" with this book is also its blessings. Though I have seen many of these Odu verses across many books on the subject it is a blessing to have had someone to collect as many as they could and put them in one book. It helps to not have to go to 6 different books for one odu. This book has made a valiant attempt at this. I hope that there will be other volumes. I must commend the author for his hard labor to reseach and put theae various verses in one volume.
Also if I may suggest I would like to see a book dealing with the Odu as they appear in the West African Vodun tradition.
Posted by Aderemi Eguntosi Ifakunle on 15th May 2013
This is a superb and monumental work on Odu Ifa. The only thing I will say is that it would be good to see this book put forward with some commentary on some of the verses. Maybe that is in store. But the author obviously has taken due consideration and respect for the culture in mind in composing this book. Thanks to our brothers and sisters of America doing these things. I am a native born Yoruba and I can guarantee the truth of these Odus and Orunmila's words. Thanks again.
Posted by Ogundesi on 6th Apr 2013
I recommend this book for those serious about learning our sacred scriptjre.
Posted by Baba Sangojinle on 20th Mar 2013
Aboru, Aboye, Abosise. This book is good to refer to and gather extra insight in relation to verses of Odu Ifa. It is a great collection and a monumental work (I counted 1023 verses!). We are going to add this to our study group here in Brooklyn. E ku se! Kabiyesi o!
Posted by Unknown on 19th Mar 2013
I am a person that is not easily impressed when it comes to works on Afrikan tradition. However, thia book impresses me for various reasons. One is the boldness of the author to step into the realm of provided an Odu book for the public. Two because of the fact that there are over 1000 verses in this book. And three the fact that a complete Odu book was published by an Afrikan here in america breaking the cycle of depending on our Nigerian brothers for these sacred books. Thanks and I totally recommend. Will there be a volume 2?
Posted by Chief Ifalese Otunbi on 19th Mar 2013
Aboru, Aboye, Abosise. As an elder with over 33 years of initiation in this tradition to both Sango and Ifa I must say I am very impressed with someone from the young generation putting out such a body of work and especially such a large volume of Odu Ifa. The verses in this book are sound and very useful. I was really happy to see the verses on Eji Ogbe since that is my Odu. This is definitely worth the buy. E se gan
Posted by Eguniyi Osunremi on 19th Mar 2013
Thanks for your efforts and taking a step where other New Africans had not gone in the Yoruba tradition. A great collection indeed. E ku se.
Posted by Iya Kunle on 19th Mar 2013
I commend the hard work and efforts that you put into this book. Some of the verses I have seen in other places but I think it was genious to collect them together in one spot as a volume that people can use. Of course no one book can contain all of Odu Ifa but as I mentioned I like that the work was put in to collect and centralize this work. I do not think there are any other Odu books with over 1000 verses in it. So I would give this work 4 stars on the effort alone. I thought I would see more verses I had never seen. But for clarity let me say in my studies through 15 years or more I probably had already seen about 25-30% of these verses. That still leaves 70-75% that were new to me. I highly recommend this book to add to our growing collection on African spirituality.
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