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Olokun 165yr dynasties of Ife, Oyo and Edo and the evolution of our collective consciousness

In the year 1849 Ile Ife, the bastion of Original African civilization, fell for the first time ever, starting a new 165yr cycle of leadership and collective consciousness inspired by foreign imperialism that was to decivilize and tribalize us. The 165yr cycle of leadership tied to Olokun/Neptune orbit that started in 1848 ended in 2011 and a new Olokun cycle started with the enthronement of Oonirisa Adeyeye Ogunwusi that has embarked on Renaissance of the Ife civilization and decoloniality.

The recent death of Alaafin Adeyemi III signifies the end of Oyo Atiba 165yr cycle from 1856, during which Oyo was used for British coloniality through the writing of the Yoruba Bible that made the Oyo dialect the standard bearer of the new social construct, the Yoruba tribe carved out of the continuum of dialects that spread from Southern Nigeria to Gambia and South Africa, known as the Original indigenous African civilization based on the naturalist Ifa/Afa/Iha/Era/Fa philosophical foundations..

The Olokun cycle is started when Neptune is in its natural position in the sky for about 13 to 14yrs, during which its essences bring about changes to leadership and consciousness that last for 165yrs, until when it comes back to the same spot in its orbit. Being cyclical, the planetary Orisa influences are karmatic as what you put out comes back, whether good or bad.

The Old Oyo Empire had gone through fundamental changes three Olokun cycles ago that occured between 1520 and 1534, when Nupe ransacked Oyo Ile, forcing the royal court to relocate to Igboho, only to return with the adoption of a Ogun philosophy and military expansionist leadership. This change was insitutionalized with the expansion of the Aare Onakakanfo stool that secured Oyo environs from Nupes and created a forceful hegemony on surrounding areas. The next Olokun cycle starting between 1684 and 1698 saw the spread of Oyo towards the coast with merciless brutal Ogun expansionism that saw it destroy the Allada, eventually ending with the karmatic destruction of Oyo. The next cycle of 1848 was the Oyo Atiba in new Oyo town ending in 2022.

This same Olokun consciousness through leadership is also discernible in Edo when calculated that Prince Ogun that became Oba Ewuare instituted territorial expansionism with the help Portuguese guns exchanged for slaves and Christianization with the Aruosa Church. The 165yrs from Oba Ewuare brought about 7 prosperous kings, followed by 165yrs when slavery and European involvement waned bring about 7 unknown kings of disputable lineage. The next 165yrs starting with Oba Akensua brought another 7 kings made prosperous by revamping slaves for arms trade with Europeans, until Benin was conquered and a new cycle of 7 normal kings with limited prosperity without slavery.

These Olokun trends are not limited to Original African civilization heartland of Southern Nigeria and are global in nature since our ancestors were the first to decipher them from universal natural laws. Just as when Olokun was at home from 1848 to 1861, leading to 1849 fall of Ife, 1856 Oyo Atiba and ending with 1861 Lagos colonization and Ajayi Crowther Yoruba Bible that misrepresented Esu as Satan thereby commiting epistemicide of Yoruba belief system, so do we find in global history the 1848 Karl Marx book start Communism versus Capitalism, 1856 Russia-Ukraine War of Western versus Orthodox Christianity and ending with 1861 US Civil War over African plantation slavery.

It goes without saying that all these events are being revisited in this current Olokun cycle from 2011 to 2026, as we witness a new Ooni revamping the Original African civilization, Russia once again challenging Western Christian civilization, Oba Lamidi demise bringing an an end to the Atiba Oyo coloniality etc. The Odua separatism might unintentionally end up with Lagos extracted from the hinterland like Singapore from Malaysia, Hong Kong from China etc.

There are two or three other spiritual or philosophical essences that magnifies the effects of Olokun essences in it’s natural position. The first is the influence of Obatala when it conjuncts Olokun in its natural position. Olokun being spirituality and consciousness, while Obatala is civilizational philosophy and laws, leads to a new collective consciousness and leadership. This occurs everytime Olokun is in its natural position for 14yrs and Obatala orbits in 12yrs, therefore they meet every 165yrs in Olokun house.

The Olokun cycle is made titanic if it coincides with the Oya 250yr cycle in Obaluaye, during which Oya blows away global structures followed by her stay with Shango that lights up quest for Justice. This didn’t happen in the last Olokun cycle in 1848-1861, but was responsible for profound changes of the previous Olokun cycle from 1520 to 1534, when the 1000yr old Roman Catholic Empire was challenged and balkanized by Martin Luther, the British, French and Dutch, while the older Ife civilization was challenged and balkanized by Oyo and Benin that switched to the Ogun mode of slaves for arms towards territorial expansionism.

So the question that arises from these past trends is what next? We have had Obatala conjoin with Olokun in April 2022, and now await Obatala to conjunct with Ogun in Oguns house on May 29th when we have the Presidential primaries. If care is not taken, the results of the primaries would be the seeds of war, and unfortunately since Esu will be playing games retrograding from May 10th to June 3rd, we are likely to throw caution to the wind due to misinformation and disinformation.

Lest we forget the 29yr Obaluaye cycle first witnessed during the 1964 elections, which led to coups and countercoups that eventually culminated in the Civil War. Then once again 29yrs later, in the 1993 MKO Abiola election debacle, and now in 2022. Many of the actors in the previous cycles are still involved, like Tinubu who is also facing his own cyclic karma of the 19yr Iyami/Moon nodes in Osun that might once again result in the allegations of betrayals like what happened around 2003 between him and the Afenifere Yoruba collective.

To make events more eerie, Obatala reverses out of Oguns house only to return just before the elections in February 2023, around which time Oya will be leaving Obaluayes house since 2008, bringing down political structures and entering Shangos house for 16yrs, lightening the torch of global justice like it did with the American War of Independence and Constitution, French Revolution and a new constitution, and most important to us, the Haitian Revolution that brought about the beginning of the end of global African slavery. So it might be safe to say to expect war and a new constitution.

To make it even more interesting is the third influence, which is the 2000yr cycle of Olodunmare which is made up of 8 two hundred and fifty year Oya cycles which bring a total change in global consciousness, about every 2000yrs. The last was 2000yrs ago, exactly between 23AD and 27AD when the Roman Republic broke apart in 23 AD, parts of which reunited in 27AD to created the Holy Roman Empire. If the Northern Afroasiatic and Western civilizations insist on total hegemonic control of the South and Middlebelt Original African civilization, there might be war as the West arms separatists, terrorists and bandits to make Nigeria ungovernable to the Northern Afroasiatic civilization, resulting in balkanization of the South and Middlebelt Original African civilization, which would have to eventually unite to win and create their own civilizational polity. We live in interesting times.

It is obvious that the universe has a divine pattern on our lives as individuals and as a collective, but unfortunately 99% Yorubas don’t know the trends of Yoruba spiritual and philosophical essences coded as Orisa and tied to planetary orbits. Long before the Bible was written and Psalm 90v12 stated ‘teach us to number our days right to gain wisdom of the heart’, our African ancestors started mathematics and time keeping of all aspects of our existence, encoded in what is known as the Original African Information Retrieval System, Ifa in Yoruba, Afa in Igbo, Fa in Igala etc.

However we modernist Original Africans have been mentally and spiritually enslaved, and psychologically dumbed down to be largely consumers, small time producers and handbag carriers of our colonial masters, only being able to decipher basic trends of the Sun and the Moon, visible to the naked eye and applicable to planting seasons, sex and childbirth. We don’t understand the trends of Esu/Mercury (Information), Ogun/Mars (War), Obatala/Jupiter (civilization), Obaluaye/Saturn (personal and political life cycles), Shango/Uranus (Justice), Olokun/Neptune (leadership and consciousness) nor Oya/Pluto (revolutionary changes)

Until Africans understand the science and mathematics of their philosophical and spiritual essences, they would be civilizationally blind and a slave to other races worldviews. Yorubas need to evolve their consciousness with Ifa sciences, rather than with just the prevalent Ifa arts, in order for the youth to be first among equals across the world. We need to evolve our consciousness beyond consumerism influenced by the short Earth orbit of the Sun that brings about planting seasons, to understand our strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats.

Adieu Alaafin Adeyemi III : End of the 165 yrs Olokun cycle from Alaafin Atiba

We will fondly miss Alaafin Lamidi Adeyemi that evolved to the next stage. He was a colossus on Yoruba and national sociopolitical stage, a very intelligent, warm and benevolent monarch. He was loved by many while infuriated some with his supremacy battles against the core of Yoruba civilization.

The current dynasty of Obas across Yorubaland is believed to be Olokun essence which is is measured and tied to the planetary orbit of planet Neptune. While the 28 day Moon cycle is tied to female fertility, the Earth’s 365 day orbit around the Sun is tied to planting seasons, Neptune 165yr orbit is tied to Olokun essence of current global leadership, spirituality, mystification, dogma, drugs, movies and everything about perceptions.

Alaafin Adeyemi the third is the last in the last Olokun 165year cycle that started with Alaafin Atiba, popularly known for moving Oyo royal court to the new Oyo after the destruction of Oyo Ile. It was under Alaafin Atiba that a new collective consciousness was born in 1856, the most popular of which was ending the killing of crown princes after his death in 1859 that led to the 1860 Kurunmi Ijaye War. After Alaafin Atiba died in 1859, Alaafin Adelu came to power from 1859 to 1875, before Alaafin Adeyemi the 1st came to power, during which the British colonized Oyo and he became the first vassal Alaafin of the British.

British coloniality of our political and sociocultural existence, which Adeyemi the 3rd was known to lean on for his supremacy claims actually started under Atiba, when the first Church was created in Abeokuta, Oyo territory. The most lasting element of British coloniality was the 1861 epistemicide committed by Ajayi Crowther that wrote the first Yoruba Bible demonizing Yoruba Epistemology as demonic by equating Esu, the most important pillar, to Abrahamic Satan, a concept that doesn’t exist in Yoruba or any other Original African epistemology.

It was in the same 1861 that Ajayi Crowther completed his Yoruba Bible to assault our knowledge bank and worldview that his British masters colonized the Lagos colony, starting not only our physical but mental and spiritual colonization.

Before the advent of Abrahamic civilizations in sub Saharan Africa, the Original African civilization was a continuum of dialects that spread from Southern Nigeria to Gambia and South Africa, who related as a loose federation of culturallly linked ethnicities based on the same philosophical and spiritual foundations. When the first Abrahamic imperialists arrived through Lake Chad, they regarded us just as people – Jukun, while we differentiate each other based on professions and geography since we were aware that we share the same genetic and cultural origins.

To the east of Ife and Benin, other groups were regarded as people of the forests/bushes named Igbo. Gradually, the Afroasiatic civilizational imperialists gave us different names based on trading posts like Oyo, so when their European Abrahamic cousins arrived they passed the divisive labelling to them.

It was the 1800s European colonists that were to institutionalize their own perception of our history, identity and worldview for their imperialistic objectives. They were to decivilize and tribalize us by choosing a single dialect out of the continuum of dialects to identify and imbued us with a Pan Tribalistic perspective. They labelled us Oyo Ruba, based on Afroasiatic labelling, creating a Yoruba tribe whose standard language was based on Oyo dialect, which they institutionalized and permanentized through their Church, having written a Yoruba Bible in Oyo dialect.

In addition they commissioned Ajayi Crowthers, cousin Samuel Johnson, also from the Christian Colonizing mission, to write a biased history, titled History of the Yoruba, which sought to place Oyo as the center and pivotal point of a new social construct called Yorubas.

This intellectual imperialism was replicated in Igboland where Ajayi Crowther used a single dialect to depict the new social construct of Igbos. Nowhere in our episteme of Ifa-Afa-Iha-Fa-Efa were we previously identified by the names Yoruba, Igbo or other new social constructs across colonial Africa.

The citystates whose dialects were insitutionalized to be the flagbearers of the new tribes gleefully accepted them since they had been involved and were beneficiaries of the switch from the Original African civilizational philosophy of Osun to the arms for slaves Ogun philosophy of the Abrahamic civilizations of the Europeans and Afroasians. The Trans Atlantic arms race started in late 1400s by Prince Ogun, aka Oba Ewuare, to build empires based on war, instead of genetic and cultural origins, gave birth to the Bini Empire, just as the militarization of Oyo after it’s 1530 defeat and sacking by Nupe to Igboho, led to the mushrooming of the Oyo citystate to Oyo Empire, thereby weakening their umbilical cord to Ife, the source of Original African civilization. This was why the 1856 cycle of Colonizing our collective consciousness worked with them without opposition.

With the new collective consciousness brought by the Europeans in the mid 1800s, the Oyos saw it as an opportunity to spread and colonize other dialects in the new identity of Yoruba, but were resisted by those that had previously being closer to Edo and Ife spheres, the Ekiti Parapo. Being armed by different European colonists, those now known as Yorubas were to fight the longest civil war. To avoid any part of the new Yoruba social construct falling to other Europeans, the British moved to colonize the entire area as part of its Southern Protectorate.

For the long term sustainability of their colonial imperialism, the British moved to ensure that the Original African civilization could never unite to challenge their hegemony or that of the Northern Abrahamic Afroasiatic hegemony that they partnered. They ensured that they drove wedges between the Original African tribes, breaking up the African civilization into 3 parts – West and East regions, and the Middlebelt that they placed under Northern Afroasiatic control.

The colonially inspired tribal straitjackets were made permanent since they had effectively demonized our source of knowledge and identity with Esu is Satan misconceptualization, and commissioned Eurocentric Pan Tribalistic Scholars to further muddle our genetic and cultural history and linkages. This has continued over the last 165 years until the recent knowledge gleaned from genetic and linguistics anthropological evidence that showed all Original indigenous Africans are related.

While the Ooni of Ife stool never relented in reuniting the original African civilization, Eurocentric Pan Tribalistic Scholars were to ensure that there would be no conclusive unifying history. To help the colonial and neocolonal objective, the stool of the Alaafin of Oyo was to push a limited scope of history to claim supremacy.

The Alaafin of Oyo was known to always resort to European quotes and coloniality to butress his supermacy claims. He was to place a White Portuguese woman in charge of Orisas that went on to denigrate Ifa as mere geomancy from Afroasians, unknown to her that the 16 sector Original African Information Retrieval System aka Ifa-Afa-Iha-Fa-Efa had evolved before various groups left Ife thousands of years before Asiatics evolved.

In 2019, we at ASHE Foundation had to make a public appeal to him, when he publicly stated that the rest of the South were not part of the same Original African civilization, claiming we had only known the Northern Afroasiatic civilization, and had nothing to do with Igbos that shared the same Ifa until the advent of British colonization.

Now, with the death of Alaafin Adeyemi, as we enter a new Olokun 165yr cycle that started the week of his death, we must be geared to move to a higher sociopolitical evolution based on a civilizational perspective, especially as a new 2000yr global civilizational cycle starts next March in 2023. We must proactively hope that the new Alaafin of Oyo comes with a civilizational and not Pan Tribalistic perspective, to unite South and Middlebelt Original African civilization against the advancing Afroasiatic and European predatory civilizations.

In previous articles, we have shown how the 165yr Olokun cycles have affected the Edo kingdom since the advent of Oba Ewuare, leading to 7 prosperous kings and 7 nondescript kings, and rampant warring and killing of royal princes, advising the only long term sustainable option is to depart from the Ogun philosophy of military supremacy to our Original African civilization based on Osun brotherhood, creativity and fertility.

If we fail to realign our Original African civilization on an Osun and Shango philosophy this decade, with the dual opportunity of the new 165 year cycle of Olokun consciousness and the new 250yr cycle of Oya (revolutionary change agent) working for Shango (universal justice and Enlightenment, we might end up being culturally annihilated over the next 250yrs. Half a word is enough for the wise…