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The ÉGÚN & ÉGÚNGÚN TRADITION in BABA ODÚDÙWÁ’S Lineage, & About the Ota of Égún

This teaching was given on March 28, 2009, in Mexico. Baba Odùdúwà is giving the Égún Initiation from his Lineage, which is something very special, to people who gets initiated receives the two Égún Magical Mirrors, the Égún cloth (AŞO Égún). All people who wants to receive the Òrìşà Initiation (Joko Òòshà) should have received the Égún Initiation before. Baba Odùdúwà says that the OTA of ÉGÚN is a special stone, which should have a Conical shape, this special stone, it’s like a receptor of energies, like an antenna.

In other traditions they use to give a Clay tile, that’s how some Ifá Cuban traditions have an Ifá ceremony with Égún, where they draw some Ifá Ódùn (or Odù), but that type of ceremony it’s not correctly done in that traditions, because there is an Ifá Teachings that says that It’s not possible for a person to channel an Égún spirit, due to the fact that an Ifá initiate cant channel one, that is supposedly, or what some people said. This is not like that, but it will be a teaching for another time. The Conical Stone is the Power element for Égún.

 

In the Yoruba tradition they venerated Égúngún, which is the spirit of their Family Blood Ancestors, the actual Yoruba’s have different concepts of what an ÉGÚN and an ÉGÚNGÚN is. In this Tradition (Baba Odùdúwà’s Tradition and Lineage) we venerated the Égúngún and the Égún. For us in this tradition, Égúngún is the spirit of an Ancestor (father, mother, grandfather, etc.), that was a blood relative of the person, and an Égún is a Spirit that has been send to help guide people in their life on this earthly life.

 

Do you understand? The Spirit Guide of the person will be consecrated to be connected with that Conical stone of the Égún. We will use that stone to feed or give Energy in the form of an Ebo Eje or Blood Sacrifice to Égún. When we open the Ifá Tradition (of Baba Odùdúwà’s Lineage) in this land (America), we will give birth to the Égúngún Tradition, in that tradition you will give worship to your blood ancestors in a peculiar way. From now on, when you need to an Ebo Eje with Égún (spirit) you won’t use the traditional Lukumi way of using 9 pieces of coconut with Epo (Red palm oil) and one Atare (guinea pepper), neither you will use the Afrocuban Ifá tradition of using a Clay tile, you will use instead the Égún Cubic shape stone that will be consecrated to your Égún (Spirit guide).

 

In baba Odùdúwà`s Lineage that he is establishing in these modern times, (the Yoruba Olófin Tradition of Baba Odùdúwà, that his Family was named by Baba Odùdúwà with the name “ẸGBẸ́ ÓDÙN OLÓFIN” = The Spiritual Family of OLOFIN’S Secret. Question: If someone has to do an Ebo Eje to Égún, and they don’t have the Égún stone, how they will do it? Baba Odùdúwà’s answer: When this happens, you will do the Ebo Eje using the Stone of an Awo ÒÒŞÀ (ÒÒŞÀ Diviner or initiate), using the stone of an initiate; in this way you will give spiritual assistance to the Égún that needs it.

 

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