Olodumare, the Orishas, and Ochune

OlodumareCreations stories hold me captive. It’s a fascination that began when I first marveled at how the tellers of Genesis were somehow privy to certain basic aspects of the event we now call the Big Bang, as well as to the formation of the universe and the evolutionary history of life on Earth. I became even more interested when I gained an understanding of the correlation between the story of the Fall of Man and the complexification of consciousness that occurred as a result of the evolution of the human brain, an event that naturally caused the early human to be “expelled from a state of innocence” into one rife with self-consciousness and inner conflict. For me, the intuitive depth of creation stories inspire wonder, and so I found myself rapt as I was drawn into Olodumare: God in Yoruba Belief by E. Bolaji Idowu. Continue reading