First of all, I clarify that I hold no absolute authority on the true nature of this subject. My submission so far is based on years of observations, trends, deductions, logic, and my undying interest in African metaphysics and esoteric knowledge, specifically in what I have termed Yoruba Advanced Sciences erroneously known to many as Juju (a term of French origin).
The purpose of creating this blog post is to enlighten those who don’t know or are usually confused about what it is meant by ‘Money Ritual (Ogun Owo)’. This article does not seek the opinion of those black Africans who ONLY judge and measure this world and its reality by the theology of Abrahamic faiths (Judaism, Christianity, and Islam).
At a tender age, I have since dropped fantasy, fiction, and comics stuff only to gradually delve my attention to seemingly mysterious stuff by fixing my mind and studies to whatever could shed illumination on disturbing and mind-boggling happenings whose nature and purpose for occurring is left to the native traditionalists known as the Babalawos who are completely different from the Oniṣeguns.
Money Ritual which is different from is very oftentimes used interchangeably with the term ‘Blood Money’ to confer the same meaning when actually they are completely different in meaning.
Blood Money can be defined as any method of possessing money through means that either directly or indirectly involves the shedding of human blood. For instance, those mafias in Europe and Russia, gangsters and kingpins in the USA, and drug lords in the Latin world all of whom are involved in the illegal drug trade and trafficking can be argued to be indulging in blood money because their wealth/money is tied to the countless loss of lives. A hired gun, a mercenary, a hit-man, an assassin can all be said to be involved in Blood Money even an armed robber who has taken human life before in the process of acquiring money.
I hope with that cleared, I can now proceed to explain what is meant by Money Ritual.
Money Ritual (Ogun Owo)
The Yoruba generic word for it is Ògun Ówó. Money Ritual can be accepted as the proper English translation of the word ‘Ògun Òwó‘ which I can define as any supernatural means of acquiring whatever symbolizes Ówó (money), through the application of certain arcane knowledge known only to the practitioners of a branch of iṣegun (Yoruba Esoteric Knowledge).
Esoteric refers to knowledge unavailable to everyone. For instance, everyone knows how to boil Yam with water which makes it an Exoteric knowledge, however, someone once proved to me that it is also possible to boil a Yam without the application of water, and he did it, now that’s Esoteric. No, he insisted he wasn’t going to teach me the procedure of how it was done and I respect that.
If Ogun Owo is the Yoruba generic word for Money Ritual, then you should know in Yoruba esoteric parlance, the technical word for it is Osholẹ.
Osholẹ as it is called among the Oniseguns (practitioners of Ogun (supernatural magic)), is a sub-branch of Isegun (craft of Ogun) that encompasses all the metaphysical pieces of knowledge of acquiring Owo in a shortcut manner. According to my very limited, uneasy, and painful research, I have come to realize that the more effective the results of a particular type of Oshole is, the more its diabolic requirements and consequence.
A sound Babalawo (an Ifa priest/practitioner) knows more about Isegun, their true nature, intricacies, and repercussions, that’s why a true Babalawo must and will never do Oshole for an asking client since it is a direct violation of Ifa teaching and ethics. Only the Oniseguns are the ones doing it, and often times a self-compromised Babalawo.
It is a shame that many Yorubas as reflected on social platforms carries enough knowledge about Semitic cultures but knows very little or nothing about theirs just like the differences I have just explained above and many more about the nature, order, purpose, and hierarchy of their traditionalists who are the keeper of their culture. Worst of it all is the so-called Yoruba-speaking movies, especially the mount zion flicks that demonize everything about the Yoruba traditions they do not understand. The Chinese have the Shoguns and Japanese the Samurais and yet never denigrates it just like the Europeans still celebrates ‘head hunting’. Without deviating further, let us now unravel the efficacy of Money Ritual (Ogun Owo) or Osholẹ.
Efficacy of Ogun Owo (Money Ritual) or Osholẹ
First of all, Osholẹ is by no means recommended nor will it be recommended by an Ifa priest when consulting over an issue relating to lack of money or financial problems. There are better alternatives of no consequence proposed by the Ifa priest to a visiting consulter. However, since it takes an Onisegun or a corrupt Babalawo to do it, I’m afraid that it does truly exist and works but not in the way Nollywood and urban legend have exaggerated it. Let those who disbelief in it be informed.
There are minor types of Osholẹ that are prepared in the form of Ose (Soap) and Aseje (Concoction) for the client to bath with, at times on specified days, these types are mostly to draw Aje (fortune/prospect), it progresses like that up, it’s like a spectrum of grades. The higher up it goes, the dire the condition. The underlying problem with Osholẹ is that of all other branches of iseguns; that is they do not last long and for some that seem to, there always afflicted with various factors like; period of potency, conditions, precautions, warnings, renewal due to expiration, grave consequences and dire repercussions for those who offers it knows that nothing goes for nothing otherwise they themselves would have been richer than Bill Gates.
Another inherent problem about all types of Osholẹ is the fact that those whom it had worked for can’t come out to attest to it just like those who have attempted it and didn’t work.
Money ritual aka Ogun Owo aka Osholẹ, in all its forms, versions and variety are one way or the other malevolent in the sense that, it is inherent with a drive that readily intoxicates it indulgers with a craving to always upgrading to the major ones for the uncontrolled love for money which makes it completely diabolical, selfish and evil. It takes someone who is either uncontented, impatient, greedy, desperate, or frustrated to resort to money ritual, and the Oniseguns are ever available to render it.
According to an Ifa odu , it is sung that Owo (an irunmole) was the only one who ever challenged the Yoruba supreme God by placing itself before Olodumare has been more popular than Olodumare among humans for which Olodumare cursed Owo to forever seek and be sought after by the same humans that bestow Owo its fame. To this day Owo is sought after by almost every human and those who know the secrets of invoking Owo and its manipulatives are those I have been talking about since.
Predestination in Yoruba Culture
If a true Babalawo is consulted about money matters, just like any other matters such as childbearing, spiritual metaphysical protection, or just mere inquiry about the future, he must first check the consulter’s Ori to know what it current configuration reads in respect to the matter consulted. Then, a sequence of rites commences, this is done to seek understanding and possible solutions to the matter. In the case of having debilitating financial problems, it is from the consulter’s Ori an answer is provided. Ori in this context does not mean the physical head but one’s eleda. According to Ifa teachings, it isn’t everybody that is meant to be stupendously rich and wealthy. It is sung that everyone one of us before conception had chosen been opportuned to chose one out of the three types of destiny from ajule orun before manifesting into the physical world from the womb.
Some people like Denlere have chosen that ‘na thru madness me I won go take make my success’ and so shall it be enforced by a particular irunmole whose name I can’t remember now but always at the te between ajule-orun and ile aye (Earth)… For some, they’ve chosen the destiny to be rich at a very young age by either being born into a wealthy family whose parent will open a far account for or doing something that earns him/her steady wealth, people like Seun Osewa, Mark Zukerberg, etc. And their others whose destiny is to make it at a late period (Fatai Rolling Dollar).
But most importantly Ifa states: everyone is bound to be monetarily rich in a relative manner at some particular point in time in their designated life from ajule-orun, it is that time we don’t know, that’s why we ought to be patient and hardworking. It is that time a particular version of Oshole fast-forward to and bring all the money the partaker is meant to have, over a period of his/her future time, to the immediate now and spends because he/she couldn’t bear being intimidated with cars and material things on campus.
That would have been better since he/she would alone suffer gross penury in his/her future time being the limitation and consequence of that type, but as I said when the money is exhausted, he/she would start a journey of searching for another Onisegun who knows of another shortcut to acquire Owo until they reach those ones who knows one of the major types that demands the head of the human that is destined to have money. It doesn’t always play out like this, there are other major types of Oshole that require either oneself part or if it can be provided, that of others. This is why they are corpses with missing body parts all over Nigeria. Eyes, tongues, breasts, genitals, fingers, livers, kidneys, hearts, legs, hands, etc.
Other Forms of Money Ritual (Ogun Owo)
Some of you rationalists can be tempted to think it’s all bullshit, trying to rationalize that those corpses whose body parts have been removed are done by those in the organ harvesting business crime. The answer is an emphatic NO!, I am not saying Nigeria hasn’t been experiencing the ‘invasion of the body part snatchers’ or there aren’t those who voluntarily sell their kidneys to Malaysia agents/buyers, but still before them has been existing organized syndicate of people who make the same money we’re talking about by severing and providing human body parts through kidnapping and abductions among several methods.
I have a friend who strongly believes that they shouldn’t be called money ritualists but serial killers because he is unable to wrap his mind around why would someone kill another human only to sever the head off or cut some part(s) for the purpose of magically converting it to money or selling to those who indulge in such still beats him.
The shocking truth is that those who patronize this means are mostly Christians and Muslims, both their youths and adults and of course in secret, for no traditionalist or what you like to call pagans will readily indulge in it for they no better. Believe it or not, Money Ritual (Ogun Owo) is a reality and it is as real as Boko Haram.
There used to be those who are called Yahoo! Yahoo Boys who used deception to dupe unsuspecting people over the internet. Ever since people, mostly whites have been enlightened to beware of their schemes, tricks, and ploy, the game hasn’t been the same for these Yawu boys whose purpose of existence is a reflection of our bad excuse for a country, as they couldn’t standby and watch what they consider as their only means of survival, most gradually turned into the application of ‘tibile’ to aid their online careers by turning to the use of isegun in love/dating scams, phony business dealings, etc. Calling it Yahoo Plus. The fallout of this metamorphosis is that a considerable lot of these Yawu Yawu Bois have and are getting railroaded into Money Rituals and now disguises their wealth and money as Yahoo money.
Finally, there are lots of 419 con-artist who also disguises as Babalawo and Onisegun by presenting themselves as bona fide money ritualists for the unsuspecting sucker who is going to be asked to soil his/her hand in committing murder only to be further blackmailed to cough out more money or risk exposing his/her secret until he/she finds another gullible victim to be replaced with., thus generating an endless cycle where desperate money seekers are exploited and conned.
- Ori: It is the life force and path instructor that each and every human is uniquely created of by our respective eleda.
- Irunmoles: Dateless primordial entities from ajule-orun or outer world. According to Ifa, were said to be 400 in numbers who were missioned in batches at various times to Ile-aye (Earth) by God (Olodumare/Eledumare). Irunmoles which is a bit different from Orishas are both uniquely Yorubas and are not demons nor wraiths nor titans nor gods. Irunmoles are Irunmoles.
- Irunmole (singular), Irunmoles (plural)
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