A new cycle of Eleda.Org’s Live ordination seminar, in English, begins March 6, 2018.

Day & Time: Tuesdays, 7:30 to 9:00 P.M., in our Westchester office

Cost: $20 a class if you participate in person; $25 a class if you participate on Webex. The dues are payable in advance, on a monthly basis

This seminar, open to all duly ordained Lukumí olorishas, is indispensable. The growing degree of almost total unfamiliarity exhibited by olorishas during our religious ceremonies is disturbing, given the significant growth Lukumí religion has experienced in the past 50 years. The number of myths and legends that have originated because of this is even more disturbing. This course will provide the necessary foundations for the olorisha by detailing not only the ritual processes, but also the significance and historical basis for these. It is an essential class for all serious olorishas.

The seminar will provide a theoretical understanding of all aspects of the Lukumí ordination ceremony, including the preparatory stages and the procedures followed throughout the various rituals. Although many of the elements that shall be discussed throughout the duration of the seminar are intrinsically linked with the role and functions of the Oriaté, this course will not qualify anyone as an Obá Oriaté. Though this is not a Dilogún seminar, we will cover aspects related with the oracle, and especially the ebó oriaté. Participants are expected to learn the ebó oriaté in its entirety.

The classes will run for approximately 8 months. Class participation is very valuable, as such, attendance is a must. Space is limited so act quickly, but please do not reserve a space if you are not truly serious about taking the course. All those interested in participating must register using the link that appears below. You must provide your full birth and osha names, date and place of initiation, names of godparents, plus 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 required to pay an initial $50.00, NON-REFUNDABLE deposit through Eleda.Org. This deposit will be applied to the dues for the first month. Prior to the start of the class, we will send the course description and forms that you will need to sign and return. When you return these, you must also submit the balance for the first month’s classes.


Once you have been approved, you may post your NON-REFUNDABLE deposit by clicking this link: Seminars & Payments. This deposit is to reserve your seat for the seminar, and will be applied to your first month’s dues. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee your registration without a deposit.

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