quote:Originally posted by HeruStar:
I feel like it's a beautiful system (Yoruba). However in "modern" time, I feel like this system could only stagnate our spiritual growth.
This should definitely be a requirement on the black curriculum, but not a social practice. I made these statements in an attempt to be educated and corrected.
I would replace the greek mythology and roman mythology in a heartbeat had I been given the opportunity.
Is there any literature surrounding the religion? Particularily dealing with passed down stories and traditions.
The times are not so modern. If I could speak of the things I am seeing on my trip... well if this modern man is a model for the height of the human spirit. I like the E.E. Cummings poem as his true description better. OK I'll write the first 2 lines:
"Pity this busy monster, manunkind,
not.Progress is a comfortable disease: your victim(death and life safely beyond)
plays with the bigness of his littleness
-electrons deify one razorblade into a mountain range".
If you can get the rest of the poem do it is quite the thing.
There is much written about IFA and I laugh heartily at most of it. But Ogunwande Abimbola is great. Especially "IFA WILL MEND OUR BROKEN WORLD". IFA is taught to initiates mouth to ear, it will only be written incompletely leaving it's true essense for those who put in the years and demonstrate the IWA that entitles you to learn.You will find patakis but you will only understand a small portion of what they are saying about the human condition. I have been initiated for 40 years (no jokes I was 7) and I am just beginning to learn.
I would respectfully suggest that you have less of an opinion about something you know nothing about and ask more questions. It will serve you better.