Archives for April 2010

Last Week’s Tweets through 2010-04-24

Orisha Artist Reception & Drum Performance

We could tell you all about this wonderful new show, Through the mind of Onayemi Ogunkoye, As Above So Below, currently hanging on the north wall in our upstairs art gallery, but we’ll just extend the invitation for you to come and hear Onayemi Ogunkoye in person on Saturday, May 15th at 7 p.m. when he will present his work and give a drum demonstration. The event is free, but space is limited, so come early to get a seat. Refreshments will be available.

In His Own Words – the Artist and the Orisha

Onayemi

Onayemi Drumming

My name is Onayemi, given to me by Orisha through my Iyalosha Oyabi Wangara. Onayemi means the profession of Artist suits me.

I have been commissioned by Orisha to do this body of Orisha Art that continues to grow. These images don’t come from me they come through me. When I begin to work on a piece, I summon the Spirit of the Orisha that I am working on. That Orisha directs me in the production of the piece.

The words that are offered  here are brief explanations of the Orisha presented in the show.

To celebrate the show Through the mind of Onayemi Ogunkoye, As Above So Below, I will present and discuss Orisha along with a drum demonstration (free).

Through the Mind of Onayemi - As Above, So Below

Elegba

Elegba /Esu is the messenger to Olodumare (God) and to all Orisha. All Ceremonies begin and end with acknowledging and knowing him he holds the keys to open the doors to our wants and needs he is the owner of the crossroads of life. We invoke his assistance with life changing decisions. He doesn’t like to be ignored and can be perceived as a trickster if provoked However he will help guide and protect us from danger He Ogun and Ochosi are very close and worked together as the warriors Elegba opens the path, Ogun clears the path,  Ochoosi shows us the most direct path to good character and our wants and needs his colors are red and black his numbers is three and his day is Monday Mojuba Elegba.

Ogun

Ogun is the spirit of iorn and technology with out him every thing comes to a hault.  He is one of the warriors with Elegba and Ochosi.  He is the one that clears the path for us.  His symbols are rail road tracks and macheties and any thing made of metal.   He is the patron of warior professions as well as surgeons his colors are green and black and his number is three.  His day is Wednesday and honored with Elegba and Ochosi on Monday.  Mojuba Ogun

Ochosi

Ochosi is the spirit of the Hunter/Tracker. He has both female and male aspects. He is one of the three warriors along with Elegba and Ogun. Elegba opens the door and road Ogun clears the path and Ochosi shows us the most direct path to alignment with our destiny and growth into good character which produces growth and development of our soul.  Ochosi can see at ground level with one eye and from above with the other, at the same time. This also means that he sees our spiritual path and can direct us in the physical realm.  Ochosi is the owner of  left hand magic. He is the provider of food for his immediate family and his extended family. He is the patron saint of hunters and fisherman and those seeking justice. He is the Divine Hunter Tracker and Fisherman. His symbol is crossbow and arrow.  Ochosi colors are green black,and  red coral his number is three.

Obatala

Obatala is the Father of the human family and Orisha.  Oldumare commissioned Obatala t0 fashion us from the Earth and Olodumare breathed life into us. We invoked him to help us keep a cool head and think clearly. He is the owner of the white cloth and purity he manifests as an old man who sits a top a mountain. His color is white with a little purple his number is eight, which symbolizes eternity. His day is Sunday.  Mojaba Obatala!

Yemoja

Yemoja is the primordial Mother she watches over us all especially the children. She is represented by the Ocean and has a male energy which is Olokun. She represents fertility and is the symbol for the females entering their rites of Passage. Her number is seven she is the mother of Shango and is the wife of Obatala. Her day is Saturday and her colors are Crystal and Blue. Mojuba Yemoja

Oshun

Oshun is the ambassador of beauty passion sweetness and prosperity and Love. She is who we call on to bare children and protect unborn children. She is the seductress who reminds us of our desires. Oshun is represented by rivers and lakes. She loves honey & money. Some of her favorite things are peacocks pumpkins and gold coins. Oshun’s color is yellow her number is five and her day of the week is Friday. Mojuba Oshun

Shango

Shango is the great king he is beloved by all Orisha worshipers. He is lord of the drum and dance. He is represented by fire and lightning, he is thunder. When Justice is to be served we turn to Shango.  His symbol is represented by a double headed axe. Shango’s colors are red and white his day is Thursday. Mojuba

Oya

Oya is the whirl wind.  She shares lightining with Shango. She is the guardian of the cemetery  gates. She is a warriors and fights alongside Shango in battle.  She can change into a water Buffalo and then back into a woman. Oya has nine colors. Her number is nine and her day is Tuesday.  Mojuba Oya.

Earth Day Sale & Tree Planting Campaign!

This year we are celebrating at the store by doing some spring cleaning, which means we’re having our first ever clearance sale. We have some titles which we have too much stock on, some shirt designs we’re discontinuing, and even some incense we’re moving out to make room for new items.  We also have a load of used books we don’t have room for, and there are some real bargain gems in there. It’s a good time to make a clean sweep and offer you a special value.  Buffalo Exchange is also having a sale, plus we are both supporting Earth and Environmental causes.

So come down this Saturday, April 24, 2010 from 10am to 9pm at the Eye, and you will find:

  • Bargains We’re turning our Twilight Room into a Bargain room (look for the Beyond Here there be Bargains sign in the back of the store.) With loads of used books and overstock items at 30-50% off the retail price.
  • Tarot Readings Both Amanda Horton and Chuck Boe will be available for Tarot Readings on Saturday.  Schedule your reading now!
  • Flowers The labyrinth is open for walking. Stop and say hi to the Bleeding Hearts, Tulips, Violets and whoever else is out there.
  • You can Plant a Tree – Remember to pick up an Eco Libris sticker for $1 – see below.
  • Save Wildlife from Trash – Buffalo Exchange (just on the other side of the used car lot next to our store) is also having a special Dollar Day sale for a good cause – more details below.

Eye of Horus Tree Planting Campaign

Have you planted a tree lately? It’s easier than you think! For just $1 you can support the Eco Libris Tree planting program. If you love books, and love trees, this is the perfect solution to create balance in your life. How?  Whenever you buy a book or a tarot deck, or heck, anything at Eye of Horus, you can also purchase and Eco Libris sticker for just a buck. We love the program, and thought it was time to remind everyone they have the option of a sticker every time they check out. It’s one of the things which makes Earth Day every day at the Eye. Read more about the little things we do to make a big difference on our Eye on the Environment page.

Save Wildlife from Trash

Buffalo Exchange (just down the street from us, on the other side of the used car lot) is having a special $1 sale to celebrate Earth Day on Saturday,  and we think it’s for a good cause. Here’s the info from their flier & website:

Saturday, April 24th from 11a.m. to 8p.m., Buffalo Exchange is celebrating Earth Day in our parking lot. We would like to invite you to join the festivities. There will be music, food, and fun!  Plus you can help save wildlife from discarded trash while shopping for hip used clothing at a bargain! In celebration of Earth Day, all proceeds from Buffalo Exchange’s Dollar Day Sale benefit The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), the nation’s largest animal protection organization. All sale items offered for just $1 each at your local Buffalo Exchange on April 24 will go to the Don’t Trash Wildlife campaign of The HSUS, and three HSUS wildlife centers that rescue and rehabilitate wild animals. Earth Day benefits at Buffalo Exchange stores have raised over $274,000 for environmental causes since 1997.

So come on down to the edge of uptown on Saturday for fun and to help a couple of good causes.