After God is Dibia. Igbo Lecture. Igbo Lectures & Poems s & Poems. By Friends of Emeagwali. Comment: With an introduction by. Chukwurah Filip Emeagwali. After God is Dibia: Igbo Cosmology, Healing, Divination and Sacred Science in Nigeria v. 2 by John A. Umeh, , available at. Get this from a library! After God is Dibia. [John Anenechukwu Umeh].

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There was a very brilliant Igbo lady who made accurate prophecies and inspired utterances and accurately read the minds of God, spirits, ancestors, men and women, stars, planets and all that exists and saw clear and accurate visions of what was, what is, and what will afteer.

On looking round, however, he saw some corn on the, ground, and, being hungry, he commenced to eat. Now, some time before this Effiong had made friends with a leopard and a bush cat, whom he had met in the forest whilst on one of his hunting expeditions; and he had also made friends with a goat and a cock at a farm where he had stayed for xfter night.

After God is Dibia: Most importantly, Igbo prayer was almost always never done empty handed, and placed a good ie of responsibility on ggod part of the person doing the prayer to follow it up with ribia right actions and deeds that would lead to its fulfillment. Suddenly the leopard sprang at the goat, and with one crunch at the neck brought him down. About this time the bush cat also arrived, and not finding the hunter at home, he, too, looked about, and very soon he espied the cock, who was busy picking up the grains of corn.

Francesco Di Giuseppe marked it as to-read Jan 06, Nick Chinenye marked it as to-read Jun 03, One day, as he was very hungry, he went to his friend Okun and borrowed two hundred rods from him, and told him to come to his house on a ks day to get his money, and he told him to bring his gun, loaded, with him.

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When he got close to the house he heard a crunching sound, and, being a hunter himself, he approached very cautiously, and diba over the fence saw the leopard only a few yards off busily engaged eating the goat.


Refresh and try again. Effiong also went to his friends the bush cat and the cock, and borrowed two hundred rods from each of them on the same conditions, and told each one of them that if he were absent when they arrived, they could kill and eat anything they found about the place. Ubosi kpatalu nu nya likalie The day that fetches more benefits than others deserves to have more of those items of benefit.

After God is Dibia: Igbo Cosmology, Healing, Divination and Sacred Science in Nigeria v. 2

Prayer has always been a central part of Igbo life. But though Effiong had borrowed the money from Okun, he could not think how he was to repay it on the day he had promised. God consoled the delegates and sent back, through them, His merciful words of consolation to humanity.

Uchu adi agba mma ekwu The pen kinfe routinely deployed for splitting of kolanuts because of the nature of its assignment is always assured of early morning breakfast.

At last, however, he thought of a plan, and on the next day he went to his friend the leopard, and asked him to lend him two hundred rods, promising to return the amount to him on the same day as he had promised to pay Okun; and he also told the leopard, that if he were absent when he came for his money, he could kill anything he saw in the house and eat it. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Izu gbajulugwo o kaalu nti Secrets and malevolent plants at some point in time, may be revealed.

Parables are alot like mythology, but mostly deal with moral lessons rather than answering questions of origins.

After God is Dibia: Vol. 1 by Anenechukwu Umeh

The following myth deals with the origin of Yod divination. Published February 1st by Africa Research aftre Publications. Kalu Friday marked it as to-read Apr 13, E lisie, o dika a ma eweta ozo He allows or rescinds these gifts as he considers appropriate or expedient.

Trivia About After God is Dibi Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. When the appointed day arrived the hunter spread some corn on the ground, and then went away and left the house deserted.


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Open Preview See a Problem? As he got nearer the smell of goat became very strong, and being hungry, for he had not eaten anything for some time, he approached the goat very carefully. When she finally died, humanity was thrown into a great wailing, chaos and confusion.

Ugochukwu Obinwude marked it as to-read Jul 01, Thanks for telling us about the problem. The delegates left home aftter the human world with the good news, divine words of consolation and instruction on the new divination system that would replace the uncanny vision and audition of the lady sage of divination. The goat was dead almost at once, and the leopard started on his meal.

Not seeing any one about he stalked the goat and got nearer and nearer, until he was within springing distance. Unlike other mythologies where women usually are blamed for the downfall of the human race, a woman is seen as being the source of this sacred divination system, and women played very important roles in pre-colonial Igbo society as dibia afa diviners and priestesses. Ofo nn m nyiba m alo, e welu m aka abo bulu ya I will at all costs endeavor to protect all the heritages handed over to me by my father.

To ask other readers questions about After God is Dibiaplease sign up. She lived to a very ripe old age, serving humanity and God with her clear vision and uncanny audition. As you can see, Igbo prayers were a combination of affirmations, praises, proverbs, and requests.

Obinna Ugwu marked it as to-read May godd, To the Ewe, its also called Afa. Ama marked it as to-read Aug 19, The following is a parable from the Oraifite community of Igboland. Nonetheless it makes some very good points.

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