The Spiritual Energies of Nature Orisha Community

Living with values

The history of The Spiritual Community of Orisa – The Energies of Nature and of the first initiations for Slovenians, Croatians, Serbians …

 

We have been searching for several centuries … the wisdom, the connection with nature that our pagan ancestors Slavs still had – the usability of the nature in praxis. We have been meeting in several groups; we were investigating on our own, visited different Masters from all over the world that could give us the practical knowledge, not just the theory. When in February 2003 a group of spiritual seekers, gathered around Ladislav Medvešček and Jasmina Audič, went to Brazil where African priests would perform initiations for them, no one knew exactly what kind of rituals these were.

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The spiritual aspect of Bàbá King’s family

His mother Àlàké was born into a family of Órìsà priests. Her mother Kéyìndé Eniosó was a priestess and the founder of Omolú Burùkú temple in Kénta Okebodè in Abéòkúta. The grandfather of his mother was a priest of Ògbóni.

His grandfather on the father's side Sàlàkó Sàlámì was a Bàbáláwo. The father of the mother from his father’s side was also a priest, and Olúwo. Even after 150 years he is still popularly known as Olúwo Imo, he was a strong spiritual leader, thus after almost 200 years since he was born people still know him, because he used to be responsible for the social wellbeing of this community.

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The history of Oduduwa Temple in Brazil started thirty years ago. When Bàbá King came to Brazil, this was the opportunity to live in the Western world. He could choose UK or USA, but he was attracted to Brazil because someone told him, that there are a lot of Órìsà devotees and that Yoruba culture is strongly active in Brazil. So this was the first attraction towards Brazil.

He came to study, he finished his BAC, masters and doctorate degree in business administration management and sociology. Gradually he started teaching the Yoruba language and culture at the University for those, who are doing research and for those, who love Órìsà. Because throught the Yoruba language and culture they could learn so much about the Órìsà philosophy. They could create the Yoruba thoughts.

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The Temple in Abéòkúta is just a continuation of Bàbá King’s mission. To have a mission is to do everything that is under your capacity or control. So the Temple in Abéòkúta started operating even before its construction. The first group of people Bàbá King took to Nigeria 29 years ago to initiate there in Ifa and the Órìsà made the first step towards the constructing of the Temple.

When Bàbá King finished the first part of the Temple in Mongaguá he realized that he needed to give something back to Africa. Because it was Africa that gave him the most important thing someone can have in life – prestige and respect.

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