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By Ócha'ni Lele

Obí: Oracle of Cuban Santería is the 1st booklet to completely discover the sacred physique of lore surrounding Obí, in addition to his specific rituals and customs, together with commencing issues, casting and analyzing the oracle, and applying complicated equipment of divination. additionally defined are the formerly unpublished secrets and techniques of ultimate the oracle correctly in order that any destructive vibrations might be absorbed by means of the coconuts and completely faraway from the diviner's domestic.

Divination / Indigenous Cultures
The Santería, or Lucumí, religion isn't a static faith yet a residing conduit for connecting the spirit international to our personal. one of many paths to the spirits inside of Santería is thru a divination approach often called Obí, the coconut oracle, which provides the petitioner entry to the orisha of a similar identify. The orisha Obí all started as a mortal human who ascended to turn into an orisha as a present for solid deeds performed in the world, then fell from grace due to over the top satisfaction. while he descended again to Earth, his spirit was once embodied within the coconut palm.

Though he not has a tongue, he can solution questions posed to him in the course of the random styles made by way of 4 items of coconut shell solid as a divination instrument. Obí: Oracle of Cuban Santeria is the 1st publication to totally discover the patakís of Obí, the sacred physique of lore surrounding him, in addition to his specific rituals and customs. Hands-on divination directions comprise starting issues, specifics on casting and reading the elemental oracle, and utilizing complicated equipment of divination. additionally defined are the formerly unpublished secrets and techniques of remaining the oracle effectively in order that any destructive vibrations could be absorbed through the coconuts and completely faraway from the diviner's domestic.

Author of The secrets and techniques of Afro-Cuban Divination, Ócha'ni Lele has been immersed within the underground tradition of Orisha worship considering that 1989. by means of 1995 he had acquired a number of initiations in either Santería and the Congo religion Palo Mayombe and in 2000 he made Ocha and was once topped a Santería priest. He lives in Florida.

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During this development, Oyá stands company along with her machete; she fights fearlessly for the buyer. Olokun speaks the following of the darkness she loves, the peace and solitude present in the depths of the sea. each time those orishas open in okana, we think of it an affirmative resolution since it assures us they're battling the darkness at the client’s behalf. For those orishas, okana tells us that they have got accredited the sacrifice because it is. the outlet of okana additionally tells us that the aché of the supplying may be used to smash all these issues status within the approach of the client’s evolution. For the other form of query posed to those spirits, it might be optimistic besides simply because okana places the customer below their religious defense. the opposite spirits who could be stated to talk via okana can have related matters during this signal. Ogún, Shangó, Elegguá, Aganyú, and egun are all happy with this mandala. in contrast to Olokun and Oyá, despite the fact that, the diviner needs to ask one other query to figure out what those orishas are announcing. as soon as the prayer for okana has been recited and the coconuts are lifted, the single casting may still ask, “Is this okana to transparent [name of client’]s roads? ” If the spirit then solutions in alafia, etawa, or ejife, it's a solid signal; the orisha has are available okana to soak up the negativity,*10 and the ebó being made may also help the orisha with this. Etawa, although, will nonetheless sign a protracted, not easy fight sooner than the buyer. If okana repeats itself, or if oyekun comes, whatever isn't really correct with the ebó. it's going to take in negativity, yet anything extra is required to convey it to of entirety. The diviner needs to use his personal aché to determine what can be missing, wondering the orisha with Obí for every selection until eventually whatever compatible is located. If this development or oyekun maintains to copy itself in this line of wondering, Obí has turn into heated. Okana may be faraway from the home, and the complete ritual of divination needs to start back utilizing a clean coconut. For any orisha past those already mentioned, if okana comes prior to making ebó, anything is amiss. The diviner needs to reflect on what's being provided, pondering what will be further to or taken clear of the rite. utilizing his personal aché and information in regards to the orisha to whom the delivering is being made, he needs to get a hold of parts that may whole the ebó. each one attention has to be checked by way of casting Obí to the orisha. as soon as a component is accredited, the diviner should still back ask, “Eboda? ” to make sure that all is easily. in basic terms while the orisha solutions alafia, etawa, or ejife to this query may well the ebó be thought of entire. If Obí was once no longer forged ahead of an ebó yet, really, for a query offered by way of a shopper, the diviner may well proceed in a single of 2 models. be aware that this relies at the apartment of ocha from which the diviner comes. both okana is permitted at face value—it capability no, and the reply to the client’s query is no—or a meji development can be acquired to figure out why the orisha is answering therefore, and what can be performed to relieve the osogbo of the letter.

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