Thursday, July 20, 2017

USA Africa Dialogue Series - How Jesus was Born in Yorubaland

A pregnant woman in Yorubaland needed the attention of a herbalist to help ease her pains at night. The herbal expert, however, urged her to let the herbs sleep, 'je kewe sun', in Yoruba, so the plants could be rejuvenated, their powers revived and adequately consolidated for use in the morning.

When the child was eventually born, he was named 'Jewesun', a contraction of 'je kewe sun', in commemoration of that incident before he was born, a practice of naming employed by Southern Nigerian cultures.

Eventually, he travelled to the Middle East in search of further spiritual knowledge beyond Yorubaland, and in Palestine, where he settled to study conjunctions between Jewish Kabbalah and Ifa, those who could not pronounce his name properly  transformed 'Jewesun' to 'Jesus'.

Retelling of an ese ifa, the literature of the Yoruba origin Ifa system of knowledge and divination. 

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