Isefa is to receive one hand of Ifa. This only happens if due to one reason or the other, the person could not be initiated at that present time and it’s important for such a person to have Ifa at that time so such person will receive one hand of Ifa. Some due to financial reasons, first seek to receive one hand of Ifa for breakthrough and victory to be able to be fully initiated when ready.
Also, it’s done whereby Ifa instructed that a newborn needs to have Ifa immediately, one hand of Ifa will be made for such a baby.
Itefa: this is the complete process of Ifa initiation. Such a person enters Igbodu, cuts hair and every other rite is done accordingly.
Idafa: this simply means Ifa consultation, the process of seeking clarification on things we couldn’t understand or seeking guidance from Ifa through a competent Babalawo.
Ise Ifa/Akose: these are works that come after Ebo and it’s done only if it is required by that Odu. It’s done to complement all that had been done for the betterment of the person who went for a consultation. Akose could be for financial stability, victory, favor and so on.
Akose is also done even without consultation. These are part of the scientific/medicinal aspect of Ifa where nature comes to play an important role with the use of leaves. Roots, water, seeds and all aspect of nature come together to perform wonders for man’s purpose.
It’s important to note that doing Itefa/Isefa doesn’t mean you will automatically have all the wealth in this world but rather Ifa promised one thing that such a person will never lack.
It doesn’t mean you won’t face challenges and obstacles but rest assured that you will always be victorious.