Introducing the sacred Ajísíxwé (pronounced "ah gee see way"). For the first time in our current historical experience, post slavery and returning to our Mawuyi (Afrikan) traditions, some of the higher and more concrete sacred traditions found within African Vodun are being revealed for those Mawuyimele (Afrikans) of good character, who wish to live original authentic Vodun versus practicing any of the corrupted and watered down traditions that are currently being passed along. These teachings were primarily passed along by ancient sages and elevated individuals whose names have been lost to time. The structure of Ajísíxwé differs from Kpoli Fa (Odu Ifa) in that it is primarily of a prose element. This is because these teachings were passed from person to person or person to groups. In many cases, there were groups of teachers instructing individuals and groups at one time.
Ajísíxwé is a profound testament to the eternal Vodun teachings found within the sacred Hwlengan. As one of the primary sections of the Hwlengan, Ajísíxwé is concerned with teaching the primary nature of reality viewing Segbo (Creator) as the very Primal Fabric of the universe. The word Ajísíxwé itself means "upright, to be upright, to be righteous". In this, Ajísíxwé teaches that the most profound and powerful ways to be within Ajísíxwé is to constantly observe the rock of Vodún called the Triple Overstanding. The Triple Overstanding teaches us how to integrate the true knowledge of the Creator, the deities, the Elevated blood Ancestors and the eternal divine law into a comprehensive and peaceful way of life. Ajísíxwé teaches us that the one is dependent on the other if you seek to live an integrated life.
Ajísíxwé teaches against corruption and ego. This text represents some of our most ancient teachings (some of its content dating to over 3367 years ago) and stands as a testament speaking volumes in opposition to the current confusion that has been put forth as African Vodun.
An example of the teachings of the Ajísíxwé found in this sacred work states:
"Many are engaged in countless clever tricks, but none of these will go along with them to bring any good in the end. So how does one become truthful? And how can the Yɛdódè (net/veil of illusion) be torn away? It is spoken that you will submit to and merge with the acɛ́ of Gla Sɛ́gbó (the Creator's will, command), and walk in the Way of the Ancestral Will..."
"The true Vodúnvi do not simply follow empty rituals. The Vodúnvi are firmly bound to the duty of Vodún. Such is in the Name of the Immaculate Sɛ́gbó. One who lives the Triple Overstanding comes to know such a state of mind. The alitlélétɔ (one who travels the straight path) find and reveal the Door of Kɔvɔnu. The alitlélétɔ uplift, redeem and develop their family and relations. The alitlélétɔ are saved, and carried across the forest of tribulation by that which upholds the Hwlεngãn. The alitlélétɔ do not wander around begging. Such is in the Names of the Immaculate Kúlítɔ́, Sɛ́gbó and the hùn (deities)."
* Cover design by the author His Royal Majesty Axosu - Agelogbagan Agbovi I
Posted by Tory Graham on 10th Nov 2016
This works speak of the ancient spiritual concepts in authenticity. It despells the idealogy that Voudoun is all about sacrifices and lore. It speaks to the true spirituality of am Afrukan people. No spookism here...of you want to experience the spirituality of ancient Afruka this is a great way to start. It's refreshing to see such principles spoken of through an Afruka perspective outside of the Kemetic tradition.
Posted by Tory Graham on 8th Nov 2016
The material and information is profound and strikes a mighty blow against the presumed spookism in Voudoun culture. Concepts like "Grace" and the "Triple Overstanding" (known in Christianity as the Trinity )appear in this text of... dispelling the myth that these concepts were born in the Christian tradition. The text flows easy although there is a great deal of information to meditate over. I recommend this book for anyone who wishes to understand the depth of Afrukans Spiritual Science without the hocus pocus of certain traditionz
Posted by Stephanie Light on 23rd Aug 2015
As I am sure this one of a few to come, this book bids us farewell to confusing and conflicting teachings in Vodún. So all I can say is that the holy teachings have arrived.
Posted by Unknown on 12th Aug 2015
This text is very rich and of a superb theological status. I think it should be studied even in theology schools or religin classes as a comparative text. The stricture is not easily comprehended if you are expecting your norm. For instance, many sacred texts can be picked up anywhere in the chapter and the text would read fairly coherent. With this one you may have to back up several paragraphs if you tried to do the same thing. It definitely flows but you cannot just randomly pick areas to read. I am glad to see that our blessed ones thought in such a complex nature.
Posted by Unknown on 2nd Aug 2015
I pray that I am not stepping on any toes but I would first say that I love this book. Secondly, what is being said in this book seems to almost totally contradict what I have seen being done in Vodoun and other African religions. I have been doing a lot of searching and I have run into a lot of priests and teachers. Much of the character often runs along the same line. I observe but I don't speak on it. But I will say it is pretty bad stuff. These ancient Vodoun teachings contradict this bad behavior. The words found in this book teach us to be Elevated and above corruption. It teaches against tricks and lying and using titles to make gain. I am very grateful for this book because it confirms what I have known deep inside all along - what most of these people are talking about in Vodoun are complete lies.
I take this book, well its content, as a standard by which to measure the realness of Vodoun priests and other practitioners. Thank YOU!!!!!
Posted by Mel C Donaldson on 2nd Aug 2015
This is a truly spiritual work. I have been studying African traditions and this work is on a par with some of the highest teachings of any religion of the world baring none. The work seems to be greatly concerned with how we view God and how we deal with spirituality but it is an ancient text at the same time. I also have seen (I have not finished the last quarter) that it teaches a lot on breaking free of frivolous thoughts and actions. This work is filled with Proverbs, quotes, teachings and lessons. Deep down I always wondered where were teachings like this in our traditions and now I see this in a monumental form in this book Ajisixwe.
I want to also add that I am quite impressed and pleased with the service I have received from the Kilombo people. It is kind of rare these days.