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Ile Baalat Teva

About Ilè Baalat Teva

We are a group of African diaspora spirituality adherents of varying backgrounds and degrees of traditionalism. We are LGBTQIA+ Africana Womanist, and Feminist welcoming, honoring the Divine Feminine, Masculine, Multigendered, and Varied. Most of us are what would be called “witches” in the west or “wise persons” in Africa. We are not Iyami Aje or Osoronga. In Africa, we would fall under the category of traditional healers and mystics.

As of the Shango festival in 2022, Orisha Aje has once again been publicly venerated, along with some of her associated deities and spirits. So we keep the title “witches” for the western world for as long as it is needed for social awareness and resistance to authoritarian religious imposition. Africans however, know us as now very much traditional spiritual counselors, healers, and helpers.

We are mostly in Israel, and mostly in the north. Some of our members now live abroad, but stay involved. When there isn’t a pandemic raging, we have community gatherings and ceremonies.

Though our individual observances vary, we generally practice a harmonious blend of African and middle eastern mysticism with major influences of Yoruba Orisha tradition, but also Kemetic, Canaanite, and Hellenic practices.

If you are an African or diaspora adherent and need assistance, we are here to help. We know where to get supplies and have contacts in Africa for traditional services such as Ifa and Afa readings for your Ori and Akosejaye.

We are not exclusive to the Yoruba system though, and are very much invested in Vodun in Benin and Togo as well. We are the official online custodians of the domain Ayelala.com in order to aid the Ogunamen-Ayelala Temple in their mission of justice and accountability.

If you would like more information about African spirituality, visit Orisha Online Altar.

Blessings and Ashé!

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