Hello everyone. Beginning next week Saturday, OMOU will begin a new online course on Obeah. The course will be four weeks, after which will begin another course on African Spirituality where a list of topics will fall under. Obeah has a stigma attached to it. The very word drives fear into the hearts of many and is often associated with malevolence and wicked deeds. Many people say they do not believe, even though it may be playing out in their lives as they deny its existence. The denial is often due to ignorance of its reality, and some denials are purely defiance as they call it rubbish and the practice of illiterates; and some even mimic the saying, “believe kills and believe cures.”
It is good to have faith, but it is also good to know that there are strange phenomenons out there that many people either have no knowledge of and those that can not be explained by the ordinary man. In the Caribbean we call it Obeah, most especially in Jamaica. In Africa we call it Juju. However, the two practices, though with the same ideology, are very different.
In the upcoming Obeah Course, you will be taught many things about the phenomena, including what it actually is, how it is practiced, the effects it has upon all involved, how it works, why it works, and more. Obeah, while most will use it for bad or for revenge, can also be used as good. People will want to distance themselves from the word Obeah, preferring to call themselves Healers or whatever else, but it does not stop many who believe that once you are involved with anything spiritual on a practical level, yuh ah Obeah man or woman, and you’re practicing evil.
There are many practitioners who can never explain Obeah theoretically to anyone. Most can’t explain why putting this and this together will work to make that happen. It is what has been passed down to them that they do. The practical application is all that concerns them and the outcome of their effort. Yet they attribute what they (some not all) know or what they have learned to L.W. De Laurence who wrote many books on the subject. Whatever has a practical application should have a theoretical explanation, and so here we go as we plunge deep into the great abyss known as Obeah.
To be forewarned is to be forearmed, and I will want to let you know that not all who wish to partake in this class will be able to. In order to be allowed into the class, a simple 3 question quiz is required. There is no points or grade given, no “right” or “wrong” answer – it is only about placement. I know what I will teach, and I want to be assured that all who will be partaking of this deep course are students that are ready.
Obara Meji is a spiritualist, Ifa-Orisa practitioner, and teacher of metaphysics. Since 2011 she has used her online platform to share her personal experiences to those seeking answers about spirituality. Her teachings will expand into short stories, novels, and public speaking to continue her mission of bringing enlightenment to the world.