AwoFa'lokun Fatunmbi - And the concept of 'alien' spirits
Type of Spiritual Experience
In 1989 David Wilson, who has an academic background in law, traveled to southwest Nigeria where he became a member of Egbe Ifa Ogun ti Ode Remo which is a society of Yoruba diviners living in the west African rain forest. At this time he was given the name AwoFa'lokun Fatunmbi and has continued his study of traditional Yoruba spirituality on four subsequent trips to Nigeria. This tradition is called Ifa. Awo Fa'lokun Fatunmbi has written three books on Ifa,
- Iwa Pele: Ifa Quest the Search of the sources of Santeria and Lucumi,
- Awo: Ifa and the Theology of Orisa divination,
- Iba se Orjisa: Ifa Proverbs, Folktales, Sacred History and Prayer.
A description of the experience
The PK Man Seen From an African Perspective - Awo Fa'lokun Fatunmbi
I have been fortunate over the past ten years to have had the opportunity to study the shamanism used in the rain forest of southwestern Nigeria. This is the traditional home of the Yoruba Nation which is one of the largest cultural groups in Western Africa consisting of over twenty million Yoruba speaking people. The shamanism of southwestern Nigeria is called "Ifa" which means "wisdom of nature"…….
I have found that I can access ase by repeating the invocations that were said at the time of my initiation into Ifa.
I also have discovered that I can access ase by remembering the sights, sounds and smells that occurred during my initiation. Both mechanisms have the same triggering effect.
Most shamanistic traditions have what could be called the Spirit of Fire. For Yorubas this Spirit looks like an African Warrior, for the Lakota Sioux this spirit looks like a Native American Warrior. Both images may be an authentic gateway to some form of transcendent interaction, two different forms accessing the same elemental power.
The discussion of a possible explanation for the physical appearance of non human life forms does not necessarily call into question the material reality of these life forms. I think that it would be more accurate to say that there are a variety of shapes and forms that these life forms can take when they make themselves visible to human powers of perception. This may have more to do with human bio-chemistry than it has to do with metaphysics. It is also a possible source of the popularity of the image of shape shifters in Shamanistic literature.
In my own study of Ifa I have identified at least forty different categories of inter-dimensional beings, and each category has a number of sub-categories. The shamanism of west Africa and south Africa makes clear reference to Alien life forms who visit the earth from different dimensions of reality and some who claim to be from specific places in the visible universe. Similar material appears in the shamanistic traditions of Native Americans, most notably the Hopi who dance in honour of their alien visitors.
The Hopi are extremely reluctant to speak about their relationship with alien visitors, not out of fear of being called "crazy", their reluctance is based on a concern for the safety of the aliens themselves.
Elders among the Zulu teach a form of sign language used to communicate with visitors from other planets. Efforts have been made by the Zulu elders to publish this material for the benefit of everyone. Some of the material has reached the printed page, most of it has been rejected by publishers as non credible.
It seems to me that the issue of credibility should be left to the reader and that any effort to edit ideas that are uncomfortable to the Western reader takes the entire concept of colonialism to a new level of insidious sophistication.
The source of the experienceAfrican tribal
Concepts, symbols and science items
ConceptsCommunication with a Spirit helper
Communication with bodied souls
Communication with Intelligences
Substance guide communication