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A new cycle of Eleda.Org’s video ordination seminar, in English, begins October 4, 2020.

Cost: $25 a class, payable in advance, on a monthly basis

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Eshu3 announces one of its most informative seminars: Ebós and ceremonies that every olorisha should know (for olorishas only)

Next class: Egún
October 25, 2020
12 p.m- (Approx.) 2 p.m., EST
Cost: $60.00

You will not want to miss these classes!

The next class will discuss Lukumí concepts associated with Egún, sacrifice, and chants. It will take place on Sunday, October 25, 2020, at Noon, EST. Because of the Covid-19 pandemic, this class will not be available for in-person participation, just via Zoom.

If you are truly interested in learning and developing as an ethical and well-grounded priest or priestess, this series of classes will be vital to that advancement.

This class will be open to any olorisha who can provide proper references of olorishas who can attest to their ordination. To apply, please click the following link: Ebós and Ceremonies

Once your participation has been approved, you will be sent the pertinent course information and a request for the NON-REFUNDABLE $60 payment to ensure your place in the class. Do not pay until you have received the approval notification.

You can skip the registration if you participated in a previous class. You’re information is already recorded on the roster. All you have to do is send an email to confirming your participation, then send your payment via Zelle to:; or PayPal to:

If you are truly interested in learning and developing as an ethical and well-grounded priest or priestess, this series of classes will be vital to that advancement.

Future classes:
Osayín chants
Attending Eshú and other orishas in nature
More to come!

A new Cycle of Eleda.Org’s Video Dilogún Course begins in October 2019.


Cost: $25 per class, payable in advance, on a monthly basis

If you have already COMPLETED Eleda.Org’s ordination course and have complied with all the requirements, you may register for the upcoming the Video Dilogún course.

If you have not completed your projects, hurry. The new class begins in October. Those of you who submitted projects and are still waiting for us to return them may also enroll as well.

Before registering, be aware that this is not a short course. Contrary to the thinking of some olorishas, Dilogún is a complex oracle, and learning it is not a simple process. Be ready to commit for the long run or don’t register.


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On the Orishas’ Roads and Pathways: Yemojá, Mother of the World
By Obá Miguel W. Ramos, Ilarí Obá, PhD.

The third book in the On the Orishas’ Roads and Pathways series is now available. This book focuses on Yemojá, the orisha that rules over the world’s waters since before the arrival of orishas and humans to Ayé. As one of the primordial deities of the Yoruba-Lukumí pantheon, Yemojá plays a vital position in the cosmos. She nurtures humanity and succors those who seek her help. In addition, Yemojá fights injustice and protects her devotees from the negative forces of the universe. As the epitome of womanhood, Yemojá is a staunch defender of women, fiercely confronting the abuse of mothers, women, and children. If the first two volumes in this series have received great praise from the Orisha community and academics alike, this next tome will live up to the reputation of the previous ones, surely becoming another valuable contribution to the literature on Orisha religion.

Price: $34.99
497 pages
ISBN: 978‐1‐877845‐19‐2



In 2019, Eleda.Org Seminars will begin its compound odu class. The class is scheduled to start on February 5th. While the class will meet in Miami on Tuesdays from 7:30 to 9:00 pm, it will be filmed for those who cannot participate during the scheduled day and time. The video will be available the next day, and you will have one week in which to see it.

To take this class, you must have first taken our Dilogún course and submitted the required projects.

There is no set time limit for this class. The length of the course will be determined by the students’ ability to comprehend the material.

Cost: $20 for in-class participation
$25 for online or video participation

To register, click the following link and provide the necessary information:

We shall begin reviewing applications in January.

Please do not register unless you comply with the requirements.


A new cycle of Eleda.Org’s video ordination seminar, in English, begins in January 2019.

Cost: $25 a class, payable in advance, on a monthly basis

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Begins: September 6th, 2018
Time: Thursdays, 7:30 to 9 pm, EST
Location: Miami, Eleda.Org’s office in Westchester
Cost: $20 per class (In-class participation) $25 per class (Webex)–payable in advance, on a monthly bas
Limit: 25 students

Guest lecturer: Jorel Rodríguez

Eleda.Org announces a new approach to divination classes, an introductory course to the Lukumí Dilogún oracle.

Unlike our full seminar, this class will be open to all Lukumí olorishas so long as they can verify their ordination status. It will help to promote a greater understanding of the oracle’s procedures, significance, and basic interpretation, and lay important foundations, especially for the younger olorisha to develop a better understanding of odu. This, in turn, will assist younger olorishas to better guide their ilé and godchildren. It will also pave the way for those who have taken our ordination seminar and are interested in taking our full Dilogún course.

If you are interested in partaking of this seminar, register as soon as possible. You must provide a minimum of two verifiable references that will confirm your religious status/ordination and their contact information.


Once you application has been approved, we shall send an email requesting a NON-REFUNDABLE $50.00 deposit, which will be deducted from your first month’s dues. Please make sure that your email address is entered correctly in the registration form. The deposit must be paid by August 15th. The request for the balance of the first month’s payment will be sent to all the participants the week before the class begins.

The deposit is payable through Eleda.Org’s “Seminars & Payments” section. We cannot guarantee a seat without a deposit. DO NOT POST YOUR DEPOSIT UNTIL YOU HAVE RECEIVED AN EMAIL NOTIFYING THAT YOU HAVE BEEN APPROVED TO PARTICIPATE.

Don’t lose time. Register today.

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The March 16, 2018 police incursion into an Orisha ceremony in San Antonio, Texas, has disturbed and offended the US Orisha community. We at Oloshas United heard the expressions of anguish and anger from our community. OU has created a fund to assist with the legal fees for defending our brethren in San Antonio. At this time, any support you can assist with is appreciated. Please dig into your pockets and help us to help them. As is well known, OU is an established IRS-recognized 501(C)3—a non-profit organization. All donations are tax deductible.

Help your Orisha comrades, for in so doing, you are helping OUR religion.

Please use the following PayPal donation link to extend a generous hand.


La incursión policiaca durante un ritual de Osha en San Antonio, Texas, del pasado 16 de marzo de 2018 ha alarmado y ofendido a toda la comunidad Orisha de EEUU. Oloshas United ha escuchado las expresiones de angustia y descontento de nuestra comunidad. Hemos creado un fondo para asistir a nuestros hermanos y hermanas de San Antonio con los costos legales de su defensa. Toda ayuda será eternamente agradecida. Por favor, rebusque en su bolsillo y ayúdenos a asistirlos a ellos. Como es bien sabido, OU es una organización sin fines de lucro 501(c)3, reconocida por el IRS. Toda donación que nos haga es deducible de sus impuestos.

Ayude a sus hermanos y hermanas en Orisha, ya que al hacerlo, estará ayudando a NUESTRA religión.

Por favor, ese el siguiente enlace de PayPal para extender su mano generosa.

Kí Olorún n’agbé wá!

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On the Orishas’ Roads and Pathways: Obatalá, Odúa, Oduduwá is the second in a collection of publications on Lukumí Orisha religion. Ramos has published many other works. His Orí Eledá mí ó . . . Si mi cabeza no me vende (2011), Adimú: Gbogbó Tén’unjé Lukumí (2012), and Obí Agbón—Lukumí Divination with Coconut (2012) have received much praise from the Orisha community. The first volume in this series, On the Orishas’ Roads and Pathways: Oshún, Deity of Femininity, laid the foundations for this volume on Obatalá and Odúa, which promises to engage the reader and promote necessary and meaningful discourse and consideration of important themes on the current state of Lukumí religion as it experiences its transition onto the stage of world faiths.

Price: $35.99
621 Pages
ISBN: 978-1-877845-18-5
©2017, Miguel W. Ramos

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Eledá.Org Seminars

Ewé Osayín—Osayín, his gifts, and our relationship with them

Lecture 8: Herbs and the Odu Ejionle/Ejiogbe
Date: Sunday, April 8, 2018
Time: 11 AM to approximately 3 PM
Cost: $60 (in-class participation); $70 for Webex participants

Last day to register: March 31, 2018
For Olorishas Only.

This series will help the serious olorisha to establish well-founded theoretical and practical perspectives and knowledge about herbs and their usage in Lukumí Orisha Worship.

This lecture will discuss the proscriptions and prescriptions related with the Odu Ejionle/Ejiogbe and several of the Odu’s defense mechanisms through the use of herbs and ebó ewé ní l’ara—ritual or purificatory baths. Though the class will be vital for all participants interested in founding solid foundations about herbs and odu, this class will be of special interest to those olorishas who have Ejionle/Ejiogbe as their guiding odu. Don’t miss it.

Space is limited so act quickly, but please do not reserve if you are not serious about taking the class.

All those interested in participating must send register by clicking the registration link and filling out the form. You must provide your full birth and osha names, date and place of initiation, the name and contact information for TWO olorishas that can verify your status as an olorisha. References are a MUST. Without this verification, you CANNOT participate.


Once your information is verified, you will be asked to pay an initial $40.00, NON-REFUNDABLE deposit using PayPal. The balance must be paid by April 1, 2018. Failure to do so could cost you your seat in the class and the loss of your deposit.

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