Egbe is essential to Orisa Lifestyle. And while most people have recently discovered the spiritual dimensions of egbe, anyone who has taken my course, the Fundamentals of Orisa Lifestyle knows that there are actually three aspects of egbe. In general terms, egbe is your cohort. More specifically, the first category of egbe applies to your age-mates. It consists of that group of people that supports you at various phases of life. As you develop and experience the spectrum of what life has to offer, your egbe is there for you. The second category of egbe refers to professional guilds, like carvers, bead makers, priests and so on. This group is responsible for setting policy, settling disputes and organizing other market-related activities. Finally, there is the spiritual egbe, which is your heavenly cohort. This is the group of spiritual entities that have agreed to support your social interactions on earth. It is the symbiotic relationship between the earthly and heavenly egbe that enables you to successfully navigate the many social circles that are associated with a healthy social life. Egbe is governed by agreements. The strength and vitality of the market is determined by agreements: the value of currency, the validity of scientific theory and the application of law are all the result of agreements. And so, egbe is fundamental to community-building. Live the medicine.
Live the Medicine
Obafemi Origunwa, MA
Thought leader, Ifa priest and author of four definitive books, Obafemi Origunwa inspires metamorphosis through living the medicine that will heal your life and heal the lives of the people you're destined to serve.