What is OBEYAH?
The practice of Obeyah has been around for thousands of years, however, it has always been shrouded in mystery and secrecy. Over the past few hundred years, many Obeyah practitioners have syncretized with other African religions such as Palo, Voodoo, Santeria, and Hoodoo, etc. But, there are still a strong number of practitioners of Obeyah who have kept this ancient knowledge in its neutral form. Obeyah is a magical way of thinking that seeks to surface and mine the untapped potentials that lay dormant within us all, a way of thinking that can fit into any and all belief systems.
Obeyah is a mystical science, neither good nor evil, and refrains from religious affiliation. Obeyah can then be used and mastered by ANYONE.
“OBEYAH is power. It is a belief. An African tradition. A human tradition. Obeyah is Egyptian. Obeyah is Ashanti. Obeyah is Hebrew. Obeyah is Jamaican. Many statements can describe Obeyah but all will only touch upon small facets. They are the reflective faces of a diamond. We see only what is shown back if we gaze into one face.”-Ebenezer Morgan White
The word OBI in Hebrew gives a meaning that may refer to worshipper (Obid). In Egyptian, OBI may come from the word meaning serpent (Obion). But, the meaning that fits the word Obeyah the best can be found in an ancient civilization that once resided in western Africa. Within that context, Obi means the Heart, Mind, or Soul. “YAH,” on the other hand, has its root in many different cultures, and denotes “Lord,” in the sense, “One that Brings into Existence all that Exists.” Obeyah, then, becomes the heart, mind, or soul of Yah – the heart, mind, or soul of the “Infinite.” I like to refer to this as the soul of the Universe, but others may call it Universal Consciousness, God, Infinite Spirit, and so on.
Obeyah has no meeting place, such as a church, a mosque, or any other religious building. There are no gatherings of collective fellowship or parishioners. But, Obeyah does have what may be called followers, or practitioners, scattered in many cultures all over the world.
Obeyah is accessing the source and fiber of existence, like tapping into the Mind of God, the Infinite Universal Consciousness.
In order to access the webs of consciousness, we must learn the true magic of our own mind, and how to synchronize it in such a way that will allow the Obeyah to do its work.
Obeyah is encoded throughout all reality and is pure imagination. Learning how to grasp these esoteric realizations, teachings, and practices will allow us to harness our divine nature and rights. A practitioner of Obeyah can utilize any faith or magic-based ideology to extract new perspectives and esoteric teachings. For example, the Seven Tablets of Creations, the Quran, the Bible, and so on can all be utilized for inspiration. Unlike in a church or religious entity, the stories of the Bible and other Ancient Texts are not taken literally, or even in a moral sense, but purely metaphorically. Allegory and anagoge are important tools to unlock the true secrets invested in the ancient stories and teachings passed down through the meridian of time.
Obeyah is a movement, not a replacement for churches, shrines, synagogues, temples, or places of worship. It is not a denomination. Obeyah is psychological; it is the workings of the mind. Obeyah needs no candle, sacrifice, or any other object, although these elements may be entertained for mental development and emotional support. Obeyah is not focused on spells, incantations, or rituals, but rather the vibrations and mystical energy of the Universe.
“The true magic of a man is the power of his thoughts. And the power of his thoughts is the true magic of a man.”
Obeyah utilizes products such as Treatments, Imaginal & Energy Working, Apparel, and Spiritual literature that suggest to the mind an awakening. Obeyah holds the capacity to change your perspective on how you view your world and to show you simple ways to manifest your wildest dreams.
Let us awaken the idea that there is a treasure within you that is worth fighting for. Let us learn how to awaken the imagination so that we may no longer live as prisoners to circumstance but, as an ancient proverb says, “to be the masters of all life” and have dominion over our reality.
Let us call to the Obeyah!