ADEBISA is an Akan term for 'divination'. Adebisa or divination is the means by which Afurakanu/Afuraitkaitnut (Africans~Black People) - and Afurakanu/Afuraitkaitnut (Africans~Black People) only - engage communication with Nyamewaa-Nyame, the Abosom and Nananom Nsamanfo, the Great Mother and Great Father Supreme Being, the Deities and Spiritually Cultivated Ancestral Spirits of our direct spiri-genetic blood-circles.
As Afurakanu/Afuraitkaitnut (Africans~Black People) we seek to align every thought, intention and action with Divine Order every moment of everyday. Our culture is the Divine acceptance (Law/Love) of Order and the Divine rejection (Hate) of disorder and its purveyors.
As we function in life and find ourselves periodically veering from the path of Divine Order, we engage the ritual process to restore Order to our lives. Afurakani/Afuraitkaitnit (African) Ancestral Religion in essence is defined as the Ritual incorporation of Divine Law and the Ritual restoration of Divine Balance. Through ritual we incorporate those things, objects, deeds and entities we need to incorporate in order to harmonize our thoughts, intentions and actions with Divine Order and through ritual we reject those things, objects, deeds and entities we need to reject in order to restore Balance to our lives and thus realign ourselves with Order when we make mistakes.
Adebisa, divination, is key to this ritual process. We learn directly from the Abosom, Orisha, Vodou, Ntorou/Ntorotu (Deities - Divine Spirit-Forces in Creation/Goddesses and Gods in the Akan, Yoruba, Ewe-Fon and Ancient Kamiti languages respectively) and the Nananom Nsamanfo, Egungun, Kuvito, Aakhu/Aakhutu (Spiritually Cultivated Ancestresses and Ancestors of our direct spiri-genetic blood-circles in the Akan, Yoruba, Ewe-Fon and Ancient Kamiti languages respectively) and incorporate what we learn to align and realign with Divine Order consistently.
When Afurakanu/Afuraitkaitnut (Africans~Black People) were forced into the Western Hemisphere as a result of the Mmuso Kese (Great Perversity/Enslavement era) we did not lose our Ancestral Religion. We maintained our Ancestral Religious practices and passed them down intergenerationally and transcarnationally - through successive reincarnations.
The approach to aligning with Divine Order as practiced in Afuraka/Afuraitkait (Africa) when we left the continent was fossilized in the bones and blood of our Ancestresses and Ancestors. It is this expression of culture that we passed down in the Western hemisphere. It is this expression that manifests within us as we restore our traditions.
It is this pure tradition that is returned to us by our Ancestresses and Ancestors via spirit-possession and spirit-communication on a daily basis. This took place on the plantations as we waged war against the whites and their offspring, massacred them, freed ourselves from enslavement and ultimately forced an end to enslavement in the Western hemisphere. It is this pure expression of our Ancestrally-inherited traditions that we restore today inclusive of our unique expressions of adebisa - divination - born of our spiri-genetic blood-circles in the West.
Our oracular divination systems, our unique expressions of adebisa in the Western hemisphere, are as equally effective as any system maintained on the continent of Afuraka/Afuraitkait (Africa). We are guided by the Supreme Being, the Deities and our Spiritually Cultivated Ancestresses and Ancestors as we interface in a unique fashion with Asaase Afua our Fertile Earth Mother in this region of Her body. We therefore must bring forward those unique expressions of adebisa (seashells, possum bones, laying hands, unique animal totems and more) that never left us. It is only these expressions of adebisa that will fully serve us as Odwiraman - Purified Nation - Afurakanu/Afuraitkaitnut (Africans~Black People) in the Western Hemisphere.
In May of 13016 (2016), we began gathering information regarding the project of restoration and reintroduction of those systems of oracular divination retained in Hoodoo (Akan), Juju (Yoruba), Gullah-Geechee (Gola, Kisi, Ovambo and others), Ngengang (Fang), Gris Gris (Bambara and Mande), Voodoo (Ewe, Fon) and more in North america.
Amarukafo Adebisa Adwumadi: African-American Ancestral Divination Project - is our documentary film that will document Afurakani/Afuraitkaitnit (African) people in America, Amarukafo, African-American male and female diviners, healers and healeresses in the restoration and reintroduction of those systems of oracular divination retained in Hoodoo (Akan), Juju (Yoruba), Wanga (Ovambo, Gullah-Geechee (Gola-Kisi) and others), Ngengang (Fang), Gris Gris (Bambara and Mande), Voodoo (Ewe, Fon) and more in North america.
Featuring: Voodoo Queen Kalindah Laveaux, Rekhit Kajara Nia Yaa Nebt Het, Wabet Seshat Tut Ankh Wadjet, Mama Mawusi Ashshakir and Odwirafo Kwesi Ra Nehem Ptah Akhan.
Amarukafo Adebisa Adwumadi is a critical component AKYISAN - Afurakani/Afuraitkaitnit (African) Ancestral Religious Reversion.
The funds raised through our campaign are being used for the necessary camera equipment for filming and computer hardware and software for editing, as well as the travel requirements to interview our diviners in their respective regions of America, where their Ancestral Shrines are seated. This includes the seats of Hoodoo, Voodoo, Juju, Wanga, Gris Gris, etc. in the Southern United States as well as the Urban Hoodoo, Voodoo, Juju, etc. centers in Northern cities where Ancestral Religion was carried during the Great Migration north and maintained for over a century.
Our goal is to complete the filming and editing for a release date in December. We can meet this goal with your assistance.
Any donation to our campaign is welcome. You also have the option of receiving one or more of our 29 books in return for your contribution. See our NHOMA - Publications page link below for the soft-cover and free e-book versions of our 29 books which examine various aspects of Afurakani/Afuraitkaitnit (African) Ancestral Religion, Culture, Trustory, Identity and Nationbuilding/Restoration.
Yeda ase (we thank you) for contributing to this effort. This will be the first in a series of documentaries on our Ancestral Religion and Culture maintained in our blood-circles in North America.
Produced by: Odwirafo Kwesi Ra Nehem Ptah Akhan
Odwirafo Kwesi Ra Nehem Ptah Akhan of Aakhuamuman Amaruka Atifi Mu, the Akwamu Nation in North America, is an Odumafo, traditional diviner of Hoodoo passed down through the blood-circles of his Aakhuamu (Akwamu) Ancestresses and Ancestors for centuries in Mississippi, Alabama and Chicago. Odwirafo is the author of 29 books, over 90 articles, 276 broadcasts on blogtalkradio, educational curriculums and more.