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Ofo Igbo Ritual Symbol

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Published by Fourth Dimention Pub Co Ltd .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Social & cultural anthropology,
  • Social Science,
  • Igbo (African people),
  • Sociology,
  • Anthropology - Cultural

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages190
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9191735M
    ISBN 109781562684
    ISBN 109789781562686


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Ofo Igbo Ritual Symbol by C. I. Ejizu Download PDF EPUB FB2

This is especially the case with the dominant symbol of Ofo, since it occupies a unique place in the Igbo ritual network. The book makes a systematic and Ofo Igbo Ritual Symbol book analysis of Ofo ritual symbol, including its provenance, structural variations and functional range in the different sub-cultural zones of Igboland, and its dense meaning- content.4/4(1).

A study of Igbo ritual symbolism is of primary significance to the systematic reconstruction of Igbo traditional religious experience and life. As the clearest visible expression of the corpus of Igbo beliefs, sacred symbols provide reliable information about indigenous religious thought and socio-cultural life.

This is especially the case with the dominant symbol of Ofo, since it occupies a 2/5(1). This is especially the case with the dominant symbol of Ofo, since it occupies a unique place in the Igbo ritual network. The book makes a systematic and detailed analysis of Ofo ritual symbol, including its provenance, structural variations and functional range in the different sub-cultural zones of Igboland, and its dense meaning- content.

Ofo: Igbo ritual symbol. [Christopher I Ejizu] Home. WorldCat Home About WorldCat Help. Search. Search for Library Items Search for Lists Search for Contacts Search for a Library Book: All Authors / Contributors: Christopher I Ejizu. Find more information about: ISBN: OCLC Number: Join Newsletter.

Books; About; FAQs; Contact; Home | Contact | How to order | FAQs | Sign up | Facebook | © African Books Collective | Contact | How to order. Ofo: The Igbo Cult Symbol of Strength, Authority and Justice Volume 4, Issue 1 of LACE occasional publications Volume 4, Issue 1 of LACE occasional publications: for literature, the arts, culture and education: Authors: Ndubisi Nwafor-Ejelinma, Dapọ Adelugba: Contributor: University of Ibadan.

Department of Theatre Arts: Publisher. Ritual specialists and professionals like diviners and traditional medicine men invariably make use of their professional “Ọfọ” symbol to establish contact with their spiritual sources of power.

Other itinerant ritual experts acknowledge in many parts of traditional Igbo. Symbols like ritual can be religious and cannot be religious. Zuesse () states that “In terms in the book of Genesis, the Lord God formed man out of dust of the ground, and this states that “Before an Igbo man carves Ikenga or Ofo, or both, he first intends imagines.

The individual 'Ofo' of the 'Ozo' titled man can only be inherited by his eldest son after all the burial rites have been completed.

It is regarded a calamity when a dead father has no son to inherit his 'Ofo'. Ofo is the ritual symbol of authority among the Igbo,An Ofo is obtained from the twig of the ofo.

Ofo is a pan-Igbo ritual symbol. It is known throughout mainline Igbo territory and beyond; from Onitsha on the eastern bank of the Niger River to Enugu-Ezike on the Nsukka–Igala borderline and from Aro-chukwu on the Cross River Ofo Igbo Ritual Symbol book Ikwerre of the Niger Delta, the Igbo.

The individual 'Ofo' of the 'Ozo' titled man can only be inherited by his eldest son after all the burial rites have been completed. It is regarded a calamity when a dead father has no son to inherit his 'Ofo'. Ofo is the ritual symbol of authority among the Igbo, An Ofo is obtained from the twig of the ofo tree (Delarium Senegalese).

This. M is a composite object carved from wood with metal bindings, Ofo Igbo Ritual Symbol book with mud and facial markings of a white pigment. With further research, it has been identified as an Igbo Ofo, a symbol of justice and truth; a ritual object used in prayers and communication with the ancestors, derived from the physical branchlet of the sacred Ofo tree (Otubah).

Among significant books and book chapters on Ofo and ogu is Healing Insanity: A Study of Igbo Medicine in Contemporary Nigeria () available online Fr. Ejizu's book captioned Ofo: Igbo Ritual Symbol is an important work on Ofo in Igbo society. Christopher Ejizu, in his invaluable but very arcane book, Ofo: Igbo Ritual Symbol (Enugu: Fourth Dimension ), tells us that there is an ofo masquerade group in the Nnewi area called the Ofo-Anunu-Ebe and later associates that ofo group with the practice of "sending" the spirit of ofo out against miscreants.

I believe that ofo can. Ofo: Igbo Ritual and Symbol C. Ejizu. out of 5 stars 1. Paperback. $ Only 3 left in stock - order soon. Igbo (Visions of Africa) Herbert M. Cole. out of 5 stars 5. Paperback. $ Only 6 left in stock (more on the way).

Igbo History and Society: The Essays of Reviews: 4. Different Groups of African/Igbo Symbols In order to make for a more meaningful study of the subject matter, it is quite proper and expedient for us to attempt a classification of the symbols of Igbo culture.

Some of the classes are- animal symbols, ritual symbols, number symbols, royal symbols, ancestral symbols and cultural symbols. For Instance, today, the “Eze Aka Ji Ofo Igbo”, i.e the Custodian of the “Ofo-Eri”, the Igbo highest symbol of Authority resides at Obu-Gad in Aguleri.

He is the one who gives “Ofo/ Blessing” to whoever that shall be king among Eri descendants. Ofo-Nri-eri – held by the first Igbo sacred and ritual – symbolic persons and sons. iii. Ofo-Okpale - Fo r one of the sacred persons in O ra -Eri who takes part in installation.

Ofo is the ritual symbol of authority among the Igbo (Ejizu, ). An Ofo is obtained from the twig of the ofo tree (Delarium Senegalese). This falls naturally away from the branches of the parent tree.

These twigs represent the authority of a man to control his wives, and children. The Taxonomy, Provenance, and Functions of ofo A Dominant Igbo Ritual and Political Symbol Christopher I.

Ejizu Introduction 1. The Taxonomy of ofo Object Types 2. The Provenance of ofo in Igboland 3. The Functional Range of ofo 4. Conclusion Introduction Among the over twelve million Igbo-speaking people of Southeast Nigeria on the West Coast.

Christopher I. Ejizu, Ofo: Igbo ritual symbol. Enugu, Nigeria: Fourth Dimension Publishers,i–xxii + pp., N, ISBN 4. - Volume 60 Issue 2. links to the Ofo shrine. Ofo" refers to a particular type of staff (as well as the wood from which it's made) that is carried by elder men - notably patrilineage priests and some opher Ejizu, in his invaluable but very arcane book, Ofo: Igbo Ritual Symbol (Enugu: Fourth Dimension ), tells us that there is an ofo masquerade group in the Nnewi area called the Ofo-Anunu-Ebe.

AJT/4:l/90 RITUALS, SYMBOLISM AND SYMBOLS IN YORUBA TRADITIONAL RELIGIOUS THOUGHT E. Dada Adelowo* Introduction This paper' is moti~ated by' the need.

to ' correct the erroneOUS observatiods, notions, assertions and pontifications of. Christopher Ejizu, in his invaluable but very arcane book, Ofo: Igbo Ritual Symbol (Enugu: Fourth Dimension ), tells us that there is an ofo masquerade group in the Nnewi area called the Ofo-Anunu-Ebe and later associates that ofo group with the practice of "sending" the spirit of ofo out against miscreants.

I believe that ofo can. User Account. Sign In Create Profile Peter Lang. [Ofo: Igbo Ritual Symbol by Christopher I. Ejizu] Chi.

Particularly in Nigeria, the Igbo People believe that each person has their own personal spiritual assistant or guardian called Chi, appointed to them before and at the time of their birth and remains with them for the rest of their life on Earth.

The Ofo ritual object features prominently in traditional Igbo life and culture. It is the dominant symbol object that expresses for the traditional Igbo people important ideas, beliefs and values concerning their religious, social and political life. OFO, Igbo Ritual Symbol ().

The Taxonomy, Provenance, and Functions of ofo {Anthropos ); Ritual Enactment of Achievement: Ikenga Symbol in Igboland (Paideuma ). Without an understanding of the nature of Chi one would not begin to make sense of the Igbo world- view.

(Chinua Achebe 93) 1. Introduction. This staff is known as an "Ofo" which is a ritual symbol of authority among the Igbo. According to literature this is the supreme ancestral symbol, the staff of traditional authority and influence as well as the symbol of justice, truth and right living.

Such staffs are carried by chiefs, priests and the heads of villages as a symbol of their. Ahiajoku lecture can be used to check the pervading culture of crass materialism, greed and avarice in Igbo land as well as the escalating culture of anything goes and curb the current ‘do or.

Ofo: Igbo Ritual and Symbol by Ejizu, I. New Fast Free Shipping, $ Free shipping. Picture Information. Opens image gallery.

A book that has been read but is in good condition. Very minimal damage to the cover including scuff marks, but no holes or tears.

The dust jacket for hard covers may not be Rating: % positive. Igbo lost ancient symbols 1. After catholic took down the illuminati in Europe and middle East, they were surprised to find ancient illuminati in Igbo land.

Amongst Ndi Igbo, the Sun was referred to as Anyanwu (An-yan-wew).This is a combination of two different words. The first word, anya means eye. The second word, anwu, means er, the phrase reads as “eye of light.”.

The Ofo ritual object features prominently in traditional Igbo life and culture. It is the dominant symbol object that expresses for the traditional Igbo people important ideas, beliefs and values.

For those of you who dont understand the ancient Igbo education system here we go - Duration: Igbo Heritage Tv 2, views. Language: English Location: United States. Symbols from the Nsibidi script. The Ekpe society would use ritual propitiation of forest spirits to ensure the well-being of the community and enforce laws.

Other than Igbo symbols, the video also features several African influences, a favourite is what looks like Ghanaian Kente cloth style cut outs on the floor which SZA is lying.

The book is aimed at overcoming this gap. It establishes this reality through the story of all stories, i.e. the Resurrection of Christ, as the foundation of and the hermeneutics for doing theology in concrete qua tale, especially as it affects the African-Igbo.

(source: Nielsen Book Data). AFRICAN ART-FIRST ARTS Statue Janus Ofo N'dichie African Ritual Igbo Nigeria A carved wooden staff decorated with hand-hammered iron patterns and a large semi-spherical iron headdress.

This staff is known as an "Ofo" which is a ritual symbol of authority among the Igbo. Deities of the Igbo Religion. Sources. Roots.

The origins of the Igbo, like those of many other ethnic groups in West Africa, are shrouded in best historical evidence produces two conflicting interpretations.

One group of scholars, including Elizabeth Isichei, claims that the Igbo are original to the place where the majority of them still live, southeastern Nigeria. The origin of the Igbo people is a mystery and a subject of greater controversy, more controversial than that of every other ethnic group in Nigeria and probably in Africa.

There are so many versions of Igbo origin and it is very difficult, or probably impossible to say which is the most real or most.

Lineage functions in the Igbo system are organized at three levels: the maximal lineage, the major segment, and the minor segment (Meek: ). The maximal lineage assumes mainly symbolic and ritual importance. It also plays an important role in the marriage system, insofar as people of the same lineage, and, accordingly, from the same village, are forbidden to marry or to engage in."Ofo" refers to a particular type of wood-and-iron staff that is carried by Igbo elder men in southern Nigeria, including heads of families, heads of clans, leaders of villages, priests, and some masqueraders.

Ofos are generally inherited through the paternal lineage. The ofo staff is a sacred symbol of truth, justice, law and Rating: % positive.