DUTIES OF THE OLUWO BEFORE AND AFTER THE INITIATION

DUTIES OF THE OLUWO BEFORE AND AFTER THE INITIATION


The Oluwo, spiritual Godfather in Ifa, must make sure Ikin Ifa (sacred/consecrated implements) are selected in the appropriate way and prepared for the initiation. 


Oluwo is responsible to ensure everything goes smoothly during the initiation. He is the sole authority that can approve invitation for anyone to attend the initiation. 



He must make sure that all Priests present are very well attended to and are given good care, good food, and drinks. Moreso, Oluwo must make sure that everyone is compensated appropriately.



If the initiate does not have anyone present who can scribe all of the information that is being communicated during the initiation, it is the duty of Oluwo to make sure that someone is designated to scribe. 


This information will be handed over to the initiate upon completion of the initiation. During the process of Ite’fa, Oluwo (or any other Priest appointed to speak) must not say any negative words to the initiate or get angry inside Igbodu (sacred Ifa grove).



After the Ite’fa is completed Oluwo will hand over Ikin Ifa shrine to the initiate, unless the initiate asks him to hold onto it. It is the responsibility of Oluwo, either through delegation or by himself, to show the new initiate how to take care of his/her Ifa and provide prayers and instructions for appeasement in the language that the initiate will understand. 



Oluwo will embrace his initiates as members of his spiritual house (Ile) and take care of their spiritual well-being by maintaining connection with them on necessary things they need to do or should not to do.



 Oluwo must ensure that the spiritual taboos are communicated clearly to the initiate. This includes personal taboos as well as the general taboos.


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