The role of iyanifa in Yoruba land and culture

What is the role of iyanifa in Yoruba land and culture 

The following are the roles of iyanifa

Divination and Guidance: Iyanifas are skilled in Ifa divination, a process through which they communicate with Orunmila (a deity associated with wisdom and divination) to provide guidance and solutions to individuals facing challenges or seeking advice.

Counseling and Healing: Iyanifas offer counseling services and spiritual healing. They may use herbal remedies, rituals, and prayers to address physical, mental, and spiritual ailments.

Ceremonial Functions: Iyanifas often officiate at various ceremonies and rituals, such as weddings, naming ceremonies, and funerals, bringing their spiritual insights to these important life events.

Preservation of Tradition: Iyanifas play a role in preserving and transmitting Yoruba cultural and spiritual traditions. They pass on knowledge through oral traditions and ritual practices, helping to maintain the continuity of Yoruba culture.

Community Leadership: In some instances, Iyanifas may assume leadership roles within their communities, contributing to decision-making processes and providing spiritual guidance to the community members.

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Egbe Orun initiation

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Feeding of Ori (inner head)

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