By Iya Marilyn Kai Jewett, Oni SangoIncludes excerpts from her forthcoming book,“THE WISDOM OF MY ELDERS: REMEMBERING THE ANCESTORS” WHO ARE THE ANCESTORS? Known as the Egun (Ay-goon) or the Egungun in the Yoruba culture, they are the spirits of our family members – blood relations who have made transition beyond the physical body and…… Continue reading REMEMBERING YOUR ANCESTORS
August 17, 1987 was the centenary of Marcus Mosiah Garvey. To honor the milestone, the Jamaica Journal devoted their entire August issue to articles on Garvey. The thirteen articles included:
A call to the ancestors:I meant my ancestors. I will call into the past. Far back to the beginning of time and beg them to come and help me at the judgment. I will reach back and draw them into me and they must come. For at this moment I am the whole reason they…… Continue reading A Call To The Ancestors by Cinque
“Egungun Essence” Egungun, in the broadest sense of the word, refers to all types of Yoruba masquerades or masked, costumed figures. When used in its more specific, common sense, “Egungun” refers to the Yoruba masquerades connected with ancestor reverence, or to the ancestors themselves as a collective force. Inkscape 0.48 Portfolio Shop via Egungun Essence —…… Continue reading What is Egungun?