White People in Ifa


Orunmila Pot

I had a conversation with a babalawo in the tradition that I’d like to share with you. There was a dream where a bunch of people were walking around in the olorun looking lost and trying to find their way. Everybody was wearing white t-shirts and stepping from this one particular building that looked a lot like an old office building or a high school. A lot of the people had the name of an orisa on their t-shirts. But other people had names that were not of orisa but looked like it might have been their own name and telephone number. One man in particular stepped up and their name and phone number was retained after the dream ended.

A few days passed before my curiosity got the better of me. I tried the number that was revealed in the dream. The number had an area code outside San…

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