Iwe fun Odu Ifa: Ancient Afrikan Sacred Text 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 1,200 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 Agelogbagan Agbovi. This monumental work is historical in that it is the first ever complete book of Odu Ifa published by an "African American". We provide free shipping also for this item. This monumental book of Odu Ifa is currently on sale at a 21% discount, which is the price you see listed. Thanks.
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Posted by Iyanifa Ifabenga on 26th Aug 2015
Aboru Aboye Abosise
Besides this book having great info I keep it on my coffee table as an attention grabber for my friends and family. The cover work is awesome so people are atrracted to that. The title is intriguing and then this gives me the opportunity to teach our people about our culture. We actually had an impromptu discussion of the content of Iwe fun Odu Ifa at a wine party at my ile (house) recently!
Great work Axosu Agelogbagan Agbovi. You are a light for African American priests and practitioners like myself for our tradition.
Posted by Dr. Joyce on 26th Aug 2015
All I can say is that this is a wonderful contribution to our sacred literature. I am very happy to have this as it is history.
Posted by Odu Seeker on 26th Aug 2015
This book is unique in that not only does it have a lot of Odu I have not seen before over the past 20 some odd years but it deals with some of the cosmology of the first 16 such as their astrological associations, directions, colors, taboos and more. Great for the collection.
Posted by Delia Cumns on 2nd Jan 2015
The Axosu has proven that the Nu Afuraka genius is alive and well. This bool is professional and complete. Glad to see one of our own produce Odu books. Afurakan people in America should support one of their own accomplishing such a feat. I am thankful for the Axosu's contribution to the ongoing literature of Afurakan spirituality.
Posted by Unknown on 18th Oct 2014
This book is as big as a telephone book! Lots of odus some familiar many new. Some odus had a lot of eses while others had at lrast 2. Still looking for more on Orura Iwori.. As there was only 2 ese and only one in English but that is personal and not reflective of the entire text.. Some in english only...others in Yoruba only... Most in both laguages. I find it easy to read and a worthwhile investment. Some Vodoun elements but mostly Yoruba. It will definitely be my go to book first. The book arrived quickly. I highly recommend it for any Ifa practitioners.
Posted by Unknown on 7th Oct 2014
Dealing with this company was very easy and always professional. I did not expect to get notices at every step of the order. I am very proud to see one of our businesses being about the true business of serving our people.
The book itself is reflection of the good service I received while dealing with Kilombo Restoration and Healing. This book is a great tool towards what the author has referred to as the reAfrikanization process. I think I gained more knowledge about West African Vodun from the language book than in other books that were written about West African Vodun.
Posted by Fatola on 6th Oct 2014
When I purchased this book the subtitle said "Scriptures for Pan Afrikan Development". Though the description did not say this, I assumed from the subtitle that there were specific verses, ebos and remedies that the author had come up with specifically for our people. Maybe I was thrown off by the title or something.
I will say that a lot of work had to be put in either way to gather all of these verses.A redeeming part for me is the intro information for the 16 main Odus. I had never seen such info.Very good. I can see the subtitle is now changed and I guess that fits it more. But in my head I was looking for solutions to Black people's problems.Where can I get that at?
Posted by Iyalorisa Temi on 13th Sep 2014
This collection is beyond any expectation I had!
Posted by Unknown on 15th Jul 2014
Well worth the money. This one sits on the coffee table but not just for decoration. It sits ready for the family to go through its 750 pages to talk about our ancestor wiz.
Posted by Themesia Brantley on 15th Jul 2014
Though I have seen a good number of these verses in other places (the author acknowledges he was not presenting all unique verses) I must say the the quality of this book and the fact he put so many relevant verses under one "roof" is amazing. Axosu Agelo Agbovi has made his mark on the history of Ifá authorship in America in an unchallengeable way. Inalao recommend.
Posted by Lawrence Thibbs on 20th Jun 2014
Originally I was just happy to find out that we do have ancient African scriptures and very elated to know that the first work by an African American on this subject, as a complete book, was available. However, as I go through this book and see the type of knowledge this author must possess and dedication I am beyond impressed.
I am also amazed and pleased with the professionalism of not only the book itself but the ordering process and the staff of this company. It gives me much hope concerning Black businesses. I highly recommend.
Posted by Regina on 10th Mar 2014
Posted by Ifatunbi on 19th Feb 2014
Great addition for my family spiritual library and my knowledge of Ifa.
Posted by Orisatola on 19th Feb 2014
Got this book in a very timely fashion. Great professionalism and care was put into this book and it is overflowing with Ifa knowledge.
Posted by omo Oya on 14th Feb 2014
I found this book to be a great collection of ese Ifa. This is definitely one I will keep in my library.
Service was a bit lacking in getting the book, but the book itself is great.
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.
Posted by Sangogemi Adasipa on 14th Mar 2013
f this book of over 1000 sacred verses from the Odu does not become a classic and a staple in the home of at least African American Orisa worshippers I would be surprised and disappointed to a degree. I love this book! Question: will there ever be a digital copy of this work?
Posted by Iyanifa Ifasola on 14th Mar 2013
Glad to see such a vast work and also glad to see many verses I have not seen before.
Posted by Ifakande Oduwale on 14th Mar 2013
one of the greatest works on Odu Ifa I have seen in my 23 years within the tradition. e ku se H.R.M. Agbovi I
Posted by Osuniyi on 14th Mar 2013
As a Nu Afurakan myself it is so refreshing and enlightening to see such a vast work concerning our sacred scriptures come from another Nu Afurakan. Up until now New Afrikans have been sitting back and waiting on books concerning the sacred scriptures of our Orisa tradition to come from Nigeria. With this book I now see big things coming from Nu Afurakains as we map out our re-Afurakanization.
Posted by Chief Akinola on 9th Mar 2013
Though I know this book is written for all African people I pray word gets out more and more especially for Black people in America. This work is done by am African Americam and is very professional. Let's support our brother in these heavy endeavors that he has taken on. Aboru Aboye
Posted by Ifakunle Ogunde on 12th Feb 2013
Aboru, Aboye, Abosise
This is a good resource and can almost be used and carried as our current Ifa bible so to speak. The verses are very comprehensive. It truly does have over 1000 verses! Wow! Great work. My fila ia off to you sir for your tireless efforts to preserve our culture. Orunmila gbe o
Posted by Ojedami on 6th Feb 2013
I am very proud of this work and the fact this author is an African American. Please keep up the good work and I look forward to more works on Odu from you His Majesty. Thanks a bunch and I will be ordering more.
Posted by Rhondha Williams (Osunniyi) on 6th Feb 2013
I have been studying the Odus for about 7 years and this is the best one I have run into to date. It would be nice to have an ebook version of this! Thanks for all of your hard work and research king.
Posted by Nzingha Makeda on 17th Oct 2012
I just got this book but have been reading it everyday for since receiving. Every verse I read so far is very relevant. a great collection and masterpiece of our sacred African traditions.
Posted by Kwabena Umoja on 8th Aug 2012
This is a master piece. I can tell there was a LOT of hard work put into this.
Posted by Baba Fawunmi on 8th Aug 2012
I bought this book a few months ago and I am beyond impressed. The author says there is ALMOST 1000 verses. I actually counted 1113 verses! This is a 705 page book of our sacred scriptures that is unmatched. There are some very good useful verses in here. I have been using this as my go to Odu book as of late. Big props to His Majesty for this monumental work by an African American....this is true history in the making.
Posted by His Royal Majesty Ahosu Agbovi I on 12th Apr 2012
Afrikans in amerikkka who worship within the various branches of Isese (Orisa/Ifa) are on a constant hunt for true knowledge of their culture. This collection of Odu verses, the first compiled and published by an amerikkkan born Afrikan, contains close to 1000 verses in it. This book of odu is a must have for your collection.