Support your community this Christmas. PART ONE: BOOKS AND RECORDS and CALENDARS

If you are going to buy presents this year. Support those you know, those who are in your community. Here are some suggestions for presents this year. Books:  “On the Orishas Roads and Pathways: Yemoja” by Miguel W Ramos.   Available from Eleda or also in the UK from Treadwells bookshop This book is the third of a series of books investigating the history, and energy of Orisha. The third book investigates the complex nature and history of Yemoja ( Yemaya). her relationship with other Orishas, her growth from Orisha of the Ogun River to Orisha connected with great expanse…

Q and A at Goldsmiths

Questions from students at Goldsmiths. Last year,  I was invited by Adom Philogene Heron to be a guest lecturer on a course he was teaching in Goldsmiths. It was a daunting experience for me. For some stupid reason ( it’s been a long time!) I was expecting a small intimate classroom scenario, but it was a huge lecture hall and no microphone. The subject that I was asked to discuss was ” Becoming Creole:   Continuity, Creativity and Cosmology” In relation to the Lucumi Tradition. I rejected the term Creole to describe our practise gave my reasons why, but the…

Why my previously public ceremonies are no longer public.

    This is just a little note to let anyone know that I am not here to provide material for your PhD or your book chapter, If by chance you are intending on using any information gathered whilst attending something in the Ile Oshun Kayode. Have the courtesy and respect to ask me if it is OK first. Put it by me. Mention who I am and my Ocha name. I am representing Oshun. Have some damn respect. Do not write me out of the story, because you will be disrespecting Oshun and her Ashe. And so be it….