Adam Peretz: The story of an American who embraced the Ifa religion

Oyeku Ofun Temple

Adam Peretz: The story of an American who embraced the Ifa religion
From: http://tribune.com.ng/news2013/index.php/en/component/k2/item/9766-adam-peretz-the-story-of-an-american-who-embraced-the-ifa-religion

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While many Yorubas are distancing themselves from their traditional heritage, Adewale Oshodi tells the story of Adam Gabriel Peretz (Fagbemijo Amosun Fakayode), an American, who has embraced the Yoruba traditional institution by getting initiated into the Ifa religion as a High Priest and Osun advocate.

ADAM Peretz is just like a normal American youth. However, at 28, he has chosen a completely different route to follow in life. Today, the Jewish-American, who has been renamed Fagbemijo Amosun Fakayode, is an Ifa High Priest, as well as an Osun advocate.  

Adam did not have an inkling he would find himself where he is now. Shortly after graduating from the Humboldt State University, Arcata, California in 2008, he had gone to consult an Osun priestess, Iya Osundara in Oakland, California, in…

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