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Sixteen Cowries Master Class Syllabus

Admin October 30, 2022

Course Professor:     Kábíèsì Ọládàpọ̀ Ọláfirányè, the Oṣògún Àdìmúlà Àgbáyé

Course Start Date:    The week of October 23, 2022.

Class Time:                You will receive a survey poll to set the day and time of classes during the second week of October 2022.

Length of Course:     20 Weeks

TOPIC 1        INTRODUCTION TO ẸẸ́RÌNDÍLÓGÚN

  • Overview and significance of the Ẹẹ́rìndínlógún divination system
  • The Ogún method of Ẹẹ́rìndílógún divination
  • The hidden knowledge and wisdom of Ẹẹ́rìndílógún
  • The origins of Ẹẹ́rìndílógún divination
  • The Ethical, behavioral, and spiritual requirements of a good diviner
  • The names and rankings of the Odù
  • Purification and consecration of the diviner’s Sixteen Cowries

TOPIC 2        HOW TO DETERMINE IF THE READING COMES WITH IRE OR IBI

  • The different types of ire
  • The different types of ibi
  • The meaning and roles of the Ìbò (i.e., The bone, plate, shell, etc.)
  • How to accept and receive ibo from right or left hand
  • Invocations and other actions to open and start the process of divination
  • How to conduct and answer yes and no questions.

TOPIC 3        Ọ̀KÀNRÀN

  • Identification of the signature of this Odù, its name, nicknames, and order in Ẹẹ́rìndílógùn
  • Chanting and memorization of two poems from this Odù, and the philosophical and theological exposition of each poem
  • Analysis and decomposition of the parts of each poem.
  • The interpretation of each poem
  • How to apply the poems in the resolution of the client’s concerns
  • Explanation and analysis of the Òrìṣà associated with each poem 
  • The appropriate ẹbọ to prescribe for each poem 

TOPIC 4        ÈJÌ ÒKÒ

  • Identification of the signature of this Odù, its name, nicknames, and order in Ẹẹ́rìndílógùn
  • Chanting and memorization of two poems from this Odù, and the philosophical and theological exposition of each poem
  • Analysis and decomposition of the parts of each poem.
  • The interpretation of each poem
  • How to apply the poems in the resolution of the client’s concerns
  • Explanation and analysis of the Òrìṣà associated with each poem 
  • The appropriate ẹbọ to prescribe for each poem 

TOPIC 5        ÒGÚNDÁ

  • Identification of the signature of this Odù, its name, nicknames, and order in Ẹẹ́rìndílógùn
  • Chanting and memorization of two poems from this Odù, and the philosophical and theological exposition of each poem
  • Analysis and decomposition of the parts of each poem.
  • The interpretation of each poem
  • How to apply the poems in the resolution of the client’s concerns
  • Explanation and analysis of the Òrìṣà associated with each poem 
  • The appropriate ẹbọ to prescribe for each poem 

TOPIC 6        ÌROSÙN

  • Identification of the signature of this Odù, its name, nicknames, and order in Ẹẹ́rìndílógùn
  • Chanting and memorization of two poems from this Odù, and the philosophical and theological exposition of each poem
  • Analysis and decomposition of the parts of each poem.
  • The interpretation of each poem
  • How to apply the poems in the resolution of the client’s concerns
  • Explanation and analysis of the Òrìṣà associated with each poem 
  • The appropriate ẹbọ to prescribe for each poem 

TOPIC 7        Ọ̀ṢẸ́

  • Identification of the signature of this Odù, its name, nicknames, and order in Ẹẹ́rìndílógùn
  • Chanting and memorization of two poems from this Odù, and the philosophical and theological exposition of each poem
  • Analysis and decomposition of the parts of each poem.
  • The interpretation of each poem
  • How to apply the poems in the resolution of the client’s concerns
  • Explanation and analysis of the Òrìṣà associated with each poem 
  • The appropriate ẹbọ to prescribe for each poem 

TOPIC 8        Ọ̀BÀRÀ

  • Identification of the signature of this Odù, its name, nicknames, and order in Ẹẹ́rìndílógùn
  • Chanting and memorization of two poems from this Odù, and the philosophical and theological exposition of each poem
  • Analysis and decomposition of the parts of each poem.
  • The interpretation of each poem
  • How to apply the poems in the resolution of the client’s concerns
  • Explanation and analysis of the Òrìṣà associated with each poem 
  • The appropriate ẹbọ to prescribe for each poem 

TOPIC 9        ÒDÍ

  • Identification of the signature of this Odù, its name, nicknames, and order in Ẹẹ́rìndílógùn
  • Chanting and memorization of two poems from this Odù, and the philosophical and theological exposition of each poem
  • Analysis and decomposition of the parts of each poem.
  • The interpretation of each poem
  • How to apply the poems in the resolution of the client’s concerns
  • Explanation and analysis of the Òrìṣà associated with each poem 
  • The appropriate ẹbọ to prescribe for each poem 

TOPIC 10      ÈJÌ OGBÈ

  • Identification of the signature of this Odù, its name, nicknames, and order in Ẹẹ́rìndílógùn
  • Chanting and memorization of two poems from this Odù, and the philosophical and theological exposition of each poem
  • Analysis and decomposition of the parts of each poem.
  • The interpretation of each poem
  • How to apply the poems in the resolution of the client’s concerns
  • Explanation and analysis of the Òrìṣà associated with each poem 
  • The appropriate ẹbọ to prescribe for each poem 

TOPIC 11      Ọ̀SÁ

  • Identification of the signature of this Odù, its name, nicknames, and order in Ẹẹ́rìndílógùn
  • Chanting and memorization of two poems from this Odù, and the philosophical and theological exposition of each poem
  • Analysis and decomposition of the parts of each poem.
  • The interpretation of each poem
  • How to apply the poems in the resolution of the client’s concerns
  • Explanation and analysis of the Òrìṣà associated with each poem 
  • The appropriate ẹbọ to prescribe for each poem 

TOPIC 12      ÒFÚN

  • Identification of the signature of this Odù, its name, nicknames, and order in Ẹẹ́rìndílógùn
  • Chanting and memorization of two poems from this Odù, and the philosophical and theological exposition of each poem
  • Analysis and decomposition of the parts of each poem.
  • The interpretation of each poem
  • How to apply the poems in the resolution of the client’s concerns
  • Explanation and analysis of the Òrìṣà associated with each poem 
  • The appropriate ẹbọ to prescribe for each poem 

TOPIC 13      Ọ̀WỌ́NRÍN

  • Identification of the signature of this Odù, its name, nicknames, and order in Ẹẹ́rìndílógùn
  • Chanting and memorization of two poems from this Odù, and the philosophical and theological exposition of each poem
  • Analysis and decomposition of the parts of each poem.
  • The interpretation of each poem
  • How to apply the poems in the resolution of the client’s concerns
  • Explanation and analysis of the Òrìṣà associated with each poem 
  • The appropriate ẹbọ to prescribe for each poem 

TOPIC 14      ÈJILÁ AṢẸ́BỌRÀ

  • Identification of the signature of this Odù, its name, nicknames, and order in Ẹẹ́rìndílógùn
  • Chanting and memorization of two poems from this Odù, and the philosophical and theological exposition of each poem
  • Analysis and decomposition of the parts of each poem.
  • The interpretation of each poem
  • How to apply the poems in the resolution of the client’s concerns
  • Explanation and analysis of the Òrìṣà associated with each poem 
  • The appropriate ẹbọ to prescribe for each poem 

TOPIC 15      Ọ̀WỌ́NRINTÀLÁ

  • Identification of the signature of this Odù, its name, nicknames, and order in Ẹẹ́rìndílógùn
  • Chanting and memorization of two poems from this Odù, and the philosophical and theological exposition of each poem
  • Analysis and decomposition of the parts of each poem.
  • The interpretation of each poem
  • How to apply the poems in the resolution of the client’s concerns
  • Explanation and analysis of the Òrìṣà associated with each poem 
  • The appropriate ẹbọ to prescribe for each poem 

TOPIC 16      ÒGÚNDÁ MÉJÌ

  • Identification of the signature of this Odù, its name, nicknames, and order in Ẹẹ́rìndílógùn
  • Chanting and memorization of two poems from this Odù, and the philosophical and theological exposition of each poem
  • Analysis and decomposition of the parts of each poem.
  • The interpretation of each poem
  • How to apply the poems in the resolution of the client’s concerns
  • Explanation and analysis of the Òrìṣà associated with each poem 
  • The appropriate ẹbọ to prescribe for each poem 

TOPIC 17      Ọ̀WỌ́NRÍNKÀNRÀN

  • Identification of the signature of this Odù, its name, nicknames, and order in Ẹẹ́rìndílógùn
  • Chanting and memorization of two poems from this Odù, and the philosophical and theological exposition of each poem
  • Analysis and decomposition of the parts of each poem.
  • The interpretation of each poem
  • How to apply the poems in the resolution of the client’s concerns
  • Explanation and analysis of the Òrìṣà associated with each poem 
  • The appropriate ẹbọ to prescribe for each poem 

TOPIC 18      OGBÈ MÉJÌ ATẸ̀WỌ̀NRỌ̀

  • Identification of the signature of this Odù, their names, nicknames, and order in Ẹẹ́rìndílógùn
  • Chanting and memorization of two poems from this Odù, and the philosophical and theological exposition of each poem
  • Analysis and decomposition of the parts of each poem.
  • The interpretation of each poem
  • How to apply the poems in the resolution of the client’s concerns
  • Explanation and analysis of the Òrìṣà associated with each poem 
  • The appropriate ẹbọ to prescribe for each poem 

TOPIC 19      ẸBỌ AND INVOCATION

  • Ẹbọ rírú – How to present items for sacrifice
  • How to access if it has been accepted.
  • Different food and drink for deities   
  • Chants and Song for Iwure
  • Chants and Song Òrìṣà
  • Chants and Invocation to ward of Negativities

TOPIC 20      Q & A

FINAL EXAMINATION