WHAT IS BABAALAWO?
The word Babalawo translates as the father of mysteries, and as such, is well-versed in most or all aspects of the religion and culture, from prayers to ceremony, history and stories and everything in between. A Babalawo is a high priest within the tradition, with many other sub-titles to be earned and given over time within the priesthood. Learning the practice of Ifa is a lifelong endeavor for all involved. The Babalawo sheds light on things that are unseen and works with the forces of nature (Orisa) to right them again.