Tùmí and Tálè, both started Yorùbáizm due to their desire to provide awareness and reliable information on the Yorùbá culture. Yorùbáizm is a curation platform centred around the Yorùbá language, culture and traditions. They host a range of events to highlight the Yorùbá culture.
They believe that culture is dynamic and aim to explore what parts of the culture can be preserved and evolved to suit us in the present day. They host seminars, courses, exhibitions, socials and interactive workshops to educate and inform, and are dedicated to highlighting the contributions that Yorùbá people make to various aspects of society.
The platform aims to address issues relating to customs like traditional marriages & naming ceremonies to literature, art, music, film, beauty, fashion, Yorùbá Spirituality and more.
Part 1- TOPICS Introduction to Yorùbá spirituality (Ifá) The concept of God - Òrìṣà Touch on creation theories QUESTIONS: Please could you clarify 'creation story' are you referring to religious beliefs/stories? If Ifá is the name for divination within the religion, what’s the overall name for the religion/religious practices? How do people connect to ancestors? Is there a particular reason people connect to them (e.g for guidance? ) ? What is the difference between an orisa and ancestors? Are there such things as ancestral orisas? As in, orisas that a family have an affinity for?
Create conscious Workshop Led by the founder Cherece Lucina.
Cherece has been developing workshops that bring awareness of spirituality to you. putting you in the drivers seat while she guides to through a journey of self discovery. We explore how meanings, experiences, knowledge and wisdoms resonate with us by creating artistic symbols for them. Her methods extend to dance, music and art. Follow our platforms for opportunities to connect with create conscious community and yorubaizm.
Part 2 TOPICS- Ancestors and grieving processes (Highlight some of the prominent deities of female energy) QUESTIONS How do people connect to ancestors? Is there a particular reason people connect to them (e.g for guidance? ) What is the difference between an orisa and ancestors? (note) Orunmila = Orisa Are there such things as ancestral orisas? As in, orisas that a family have an affinity for?
Part 3 TOPICS- Day to day practise - ‘àṣẹ’ = “So it will be”/ divine authority/Said after prayer. ‘Àṣẹ’ is often equated to ‘amen’ but is not the same. Prayer structure - starts with gratitude Touch your head , navel, feet - significant body parts. Tend to wear white when praying collectively. Depending on the orisha you’re aligned with, there are some colours you should stay away from. Talking to your ancestors - giving the offerings, healing practise (ìbọrí) - re-energising your ori (washing your head, covering it, staying inside till you sleep)
QUESTIONS - Are there other colours within Yoruba faith that are symbolic ? How do you find out what orisha your most connected with? Is our aura fixed? Can it change as we grow and our vibration changes? Are the Ajogun the opposite of orisas?