1. There is a single God.
2. There is no Devil.
3. Except for the day you were born and
the day you are supposed to die,
there is no single event in your
life that cannot be forecast and,
when necessary, changed.
4. It is your birthright to be happy,
successful, and fulfilled.
5. You should grow and obtain
wisdom during the process.
6. You are reborn through your
7. Heaven is "home" and Earth
"the marketplace." We are in
constant passage between the
8. You are part of the universe in
a literal, not figurative, way.
9. You must never initiate harm
to another human being.
10. You must never harm the
Universe of which you are part.
11. Your temporal and spiritual
capacities must work together.
12. You are born with a specific
path. It is your goal to travel
it. Divination provides your
13. Our ancestors exist and must
14. Sacrifice guarantees success.
15. The orisa live within us.
16. You need have no fear.
(excerpt from "THE WAY OF THE ORISA: Empowering your Life Through the Ancient African Religion of Ifa", by Philip John Neimark, copyright 1993, Harper Collins Publishers)*
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