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Earth Aspect of Obeah Practice

insights & perspectives

 with Noni Wilder

short description:
The earth aspect of obeah as taught to the obis of Jamaica
long description:
The Obeah originated in West Africa from the section now called Benin, which was originally named D?Omi (spellings varied). The name is the combination of the male and female aspect of Obi, which is the snake (male) and egg (female). Both are aspects of the one God.

Conjurations of spirits are also part of Obeah, but we are just dealing with the Earth Aspect in the course on Obeah. The elements of fire, air, earth and water are part of Obeah practice. Also common elements such as flowers, plants, leaves, seeds and tree bark. Many of these elements can now be found as seasonings, dried versions of the original plants and/or seeds.

For the element of Water, various waters can be gathered for the workings of the various spellmaking of Obeah. When you go to the ocean or river, don?t forget to fill a jar with the water. Put a pot outside when it rains to gather rain water, also gather storm water, which is a different water element. Be sure to label these jars.

Some of these materials can be gathered over a period of time or obtained when the need arises for a particular spell. Also keep available a variety of small candles in different colors, such as red, pink, yellow, white, green, blue, purple, orange and black. These candles will be useful for some spells of fire magick.

The actual workings of the earth aspect of Obeah have changed with the availability of the material elements available. For instance, in some spells where a cassava stick is required, we now substitute with a tree branch. The spells will work, but will be different because of different elements. For instance, rain water and ocean water work differently for a spell?s outcome. Take care that you don?t add your own thought-of ingredients into any spell until you become quite adept at Obi practice.

level of difficulty:
all welcome
minimum class size:
Daily, although students may log on any day.
fee comments:
$120.00 fee
 session structure





Earth Aspect of Obeah Practice

live session

The earth aspect of obeah as taught to the obis of Jamaica

100h 0m

total duration: 100h 0m over 1 session(s)
comments: Each live online session will be approximately 60 minutes.

Available to book on the following pre-scheduled starting dates:

start: (GMT) 15 June 2006 16:30 internet time: @729 | view full details |

languages: English
duration: 100h 0m
fee: 120US$  (1200lp)
payment: at booking
delivery method: live online and self-paced

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United States

Noni Wilder

description of :
I am an Obi Priestess. My ancestors came from the Maroons of Jamaica. They kept a large part of their traditional religious and magical practices. Over the generations, much of that ancient knowledge has been lost with the discouragement of the dominating religions and the need to assimilate into American culture. Much of the ancient knowledge has been retained, and although it is largely believed that only the uneducated or ignorant still practice the old religion, many people, educated with successful careers, are secretly Obi practitioners.

All of the elders in my family practiced Obeah. My grandfather was an Obi doctor, curing many people of various ailments, including heart disease, cancer and epilepsy. There is not much need now for these root doctors as hospitals carry medications that are the equivalent of the potions made by the old root doctors. My grandfather used incense, African spirit rattles, roots and herbs, waters and other things in his curing rituals. The elder mothers from various neighborhoods would come by and participate in the healing rituals, making sounds of Africa and shouting African words, along with the Jamaican patois. No person brought ever died, and most that were carried in walked out by themselves.

Teacher's qualifications:
I have been initiated as a priestess of obi in elements and paths. I have been teaching obeah practice for 15 years now, in person and now via internet.
's preferred teaching style:
Students are welcome from everywhere in the world. I am available through email and also would like online communication interaction. I would want all interested students to learn all that they had hoped to learn and to assist whenever possible to enhance the learning process. I will teach in the manner most amenable to all students, taking into consideration differing learning styles and timing. The course will be constantly open and all students can enroll at any time.

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