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 1200 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 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
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