At the end of the divination, the marks indicate the appropriate verse from the Odu Ifa
which the Babalowa will recite to the supplicant--who should go away and repeat the actions the Orishas and others took in the first time, to resolve their problems in the present.
Moreover, she asserts, "Kawaida womanism roots itself first in the ancient texts of Africa, such as the Husia of ancient Egypt and the Odu Ifa of ancient Yorubaland (Karenga, M.
And again, the Husia and Odu Ifa are inexhaustible sources for essential insights and practices concerned with and committed to being African, woman, man and human in the world, as well as, vital dignity-affirming and life-enhancing ways for women and men to live and work together and to build and sustain the good world we all want and deserve to live in.
These roles as mother of the orisha and the world and sustainer of the world, as well as co-creator of the world represent three world-encompassing roles and responsibilities divinely assigned to women in the Odu Ifa.
Therefore, we stress especially the ethical in all we do as the Husia and Odu Ifa teach.
The Odu Ifa says, "the world is a simple place, it is the confusion of the mis-educated that has created problems.
Odu Ifa narrates a time when confusion reigned, a time similar to the current era of global leadership.