The first 90 day quadrant is about to complete itself. This ushers in the Vernal Equinox. African societies for millenia have utilised science in the guidance of their societies. The first stellar/sidereal calendars were developed by our Ancestors. Many of our societies rooted in agricultural production utilised lunar calendars, and it has been agreed that we gave the world the solar calendar based on 365 1/4 days. Many of us today especially in the Caribbean make no significance in their daily lives of these solar changes and so do not easily identify with rituals and celebrations of the Sun’s journey and our planet,s alignment with these journeys as observed from our planet.
Egbe Onisin Eledumare a revolutionary African spiritual organization functional in Republic Trinidad & Tobago have from its inception recognized these early observances of our Ancestors and have consistently celebrated the Vernal Equinox.The Equinox gives the organization an indicator as to when they open their doors for entry of neophytes wishing to fully initiate into the organizations mysteries.
The impact of Egbe Onisin Eledumare observing the Vernal Equinox was felt by our National Orisa community here in Ile Iere ati Ile Aloubera – Republic Trinidad & Tobago as earlier “Family Days” hosted by the National Council of Orisa Elders was selected as close to the Vernal Equinox as possible.
This year Egbe Onisin Eledumare’s International Coordinator utilising the Facebook forum sent out the invitation for interested Orisa devotees to contact the organization so that an opportunity would have been provided for collaborative planning of this year’s event.
It is not the first time that Egbe Onisin Eledumare have extended it’s arms to the wider Orisa community for collaborative effort. We however got no response, and so as responsible devotees we are still heading to the Ancestral lands blessed by Kabiyesi Alayeluwa Okunade Olubuse II – Ooni Ife for Orisa devotees in Ile Iere ati Ile Aloubera on SATURDAY 21ST. MARCH 2015 at 10.00 A.M at Olivine Street, Bon Air West.
ALL DEVOTEES ARE STILL INVITED TO JOIN US.
Discussions with Der One Piankhi and Neal Rawlins of the National Council of Orisa Elders of Trinidad & Tobago indicated that they will both be in attendance and that they would inform other members of the Council that is now being revitalised. In fact discussions centred on the fact that there may have been collision as the Steering Committee promoting the revitalisation had originally scheduled a meeting for Sat.21st. March, 2015. however by mutual consent the meeting of the Steering Committe has been moved forward to today 5th. March, 2015.
Among persons invited to play an important role at this observance/celebration is Dr. Amon Saba of Karnak House – author/writer/ publisher.
The Council of Traditional Afrikan Chiefs of Trinidad & Tobago are expected to be in attendance.
The ritual is expected to go from 10.00a.m – 12 Noon.
The lack of facilities and insufficient funds to alleviate the shortages will only allow for this short duration observance/celebration.
All devotees are invited to bring along items of votive offering that may include –
Gin, wine, obi abata, obi gbanga, epo pupa, Olive Oil, efun, osun, iyerosun, dry food.
Persons attending are encouraged to bring along food and drink.
Let us utilise this occasion to further consolidate our current gains.