Cowrie Shell Divination has been used in West African Divination for thousands of years. The system is most popular as a consecrated 16 shell divination system called Erindillogun or Diloggun. That system is used only by initiated priests in the Orisa Tradition. However, there is another form of Cowrie Shell Divination that can be used by anyone. This method uses 4 Cowries comes from the Vodun tradition in Benin and is intended to be used as an ancestral oracle.
Many West African Practitioners honor ancestral practices and have ancestral altars. This type of divination is used as a tool for communication with ancestral spirits and at ancestral shrines to determine courses of actions, confirmation, and advice. You can use it to clarify messages in dreams and other situations or even which ancestor is speaking. This method is also used in determining proper offerings and if those offerings were accepted....or to find out what offerings are requested. Essentially, this system becomes a messages between you and your ancestors and has a multitude of uses. The system can go from very simple to quite complicated. The class here is the basic foundation system which is generally all that is required to be effective and establish dialog and gain insight. The course is a part of a larger course on Ancestral Living and also one on Bone Divination but can be studied here independently. It consists of readings and hand outs ; interpretation notes. A worksheet template for documentation of readings in a workbook and 90 minutes of Direct Video instruction on the use of the shells.
You will learn: 1. The nature of Obi or Four Cowrie Divination and it’s cosmology 2. Guidelines for use and setting up a divining space for Divination. 3. Best practices and best questions that support getting the most out of the system. 4. Powerful prayers and invocations to awaken ancestors and call them forth in a session. 5. How to interpret Shell and various positions. 6. The history of Obi Divination in Africa and the Atlantic Diaspora.
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