And how with both Christianity and Islam, Various Secret Fraternity has thrived ,while more are still cropping up daily.
With So many Joining them because of the Wealth they promise their members.
If you guys are ready, let's go.
And these traditions includes belief in supreme creators, belief in spirits,veneration of the dead, use of magic and traditional medicine.
This practice is also common in the Northern Part of Nigeria, before it was Islamized (They were worship idols too).
These spirits serve as intermediaries between humans and their god.
Some recognize a dual god and goddess such as Mawu-Lisa, Mami-Wata, Papi-Water etc
And most times, they enter into Generational Covenant with these gods.
One of the first steps they took was repudiation of their European names.
An Important aspect of this nationalism was the formation of "African Church" between 1888 -1914.
Hence, they embraced Indigenous Freemasonry, that is, "SECRET SOCIETIES
(That was how secret society was born)".
Afterwards, Other Secret Societies started coming up.
Now, let take a look at some Secret Societies. Starting with 'OGBONI SOCIETY'
When it comes to different rituals performed by Ogboni, scientists still can’t get clear answers on that!
There is not enough information about the Ogboni fraternity symbols,rituals & initiation process.
Similar traditional institutions combining political, judicial, and sacred duties exist among the various ethnic nationalities of southern Nigeria,..
Ogboni secret society existed through the ages, but their power is still to be relevant today with the newest technologies of influence. They seem to have their parts in politics all around Africa.
How can you make this society to choose you and go through the initiation process? Well, first of all, you have to be Yoruba. The second thing is that you should be a very successful Yoruba.
Human sacrifice has been practiced in various religions throughout the world. There is only some controversial information about Ogboni human sacrifices.
You might have heard news Or information like “Young Man Kill For Refusal To Join Cult Group,”...
Although,There is no strong evidence that this Cult is killing people.
But,What is known for today is the idea that this cult might be accustomed to human sacrifices.
There is not enough information about the precise nature of Ogboni rituals. First of all, the organization hides its secrets very efficient. What is known is that their rituals include some sort of physical transformation and can be very mysterious.
The group is led by Olumba Olumba Obu, the founder. He was Olumba Olumba Obu (ooo-bcs)
For years, he was the leader of the group. He eventually stepped down in 1999.
Unlike mainstream Christianity, this organization believes that Olumba Olumba Obu is the Holy Spirit.
However, Obu has said, “I am not Jesus Christ or God.”
The group takes love towards other men, reincarnation, vegetarianism, and veganism seriously.
Medicine is a big no-no as the BCS website writes that “BCS do not believe in medicine of any form”
The organization has faced a lot of scandals. Over the years, there have been claims for miracles, violence within the Brotherhood and speculation that the founder may have died in December 2003.
The group has gone beyond Cross River state.
Members can also be found in most Parts of Africa and even the United States and Europe..
Eckankar is not affiliated with any other religious group.
The movement teaches spiritual exercises, such as singing "Hu", called "a love song to God", Experience the Light and Sound of God & recognize the presence of the Holy Spirit.
Each AMORC Grand Lodge has its own headquarters and facilities. In North America, the Grand Lodge is located at 1342 Naglee Ave.
May Banks-Stacy, the co-founder of AMORC,was said to be one of the last successors to the original...
AMORC also claims that among their most esteemed pupils were Pharaoh Akhenaten (Amenhotep IV) and his wife Nefertiti.
Over centuries these Mystery Schools spread into Greece and then Rome.During the Middle Ages they were concealed under various names.
The new member is paraded round the village, after which he comes back to the Okonko base. Later they move towards the stream or river. As they near it, the new member is exposed to the Ida iyi ceremony thereafter,...
During this Ida iyi ceremony, women are not supposed to see the members of the society. The traditional belief is that any woman who sees a member of the society will surely die,
This is the Cuban rendition of the Ekpe cult of Cross River and the Leopard society of the Liberians. It is believed to have been transported to Cuba by Africans in the diaspora. Like every other fraternity, they swear an oath of loyalty.
Destonians as popularly called,are group of people who have pledged their lives to the sole purpose/good of Desteni society.
Although they claim to oppose leadership,they are ironically and constantly undergoing leadership Education under Desteni Leadership Forum.
The first Freemasonry lodge in Nigeria was in 1806.
The 2nd, Grand Lodge of Nigeria was opened in 2012.
The Free Mason is perhaps the most famous Secret society in the world and probably the most powerful with influential and wealthy members in positions of power
Osirica is a fraternity of the adorers of Osiris, the Egyptian god of life, after-life and the underworld. As such, the members of the brotherhood are enthusiasts and believers of immortality. Osirica brotherhood is the root of all mason societies,..
This a fraternal society that emerged in the western culture, between the 16th and 17th century with about six million members. The Internationally known Freemasonry can be said to have drawn its structure and purpose from the Egyptian mysticism.
His powers, however, transcended architecture into metaphysics and the moralistic education of the people.
Many thanks for reading through.
I hope you learnt a thing Or two.
The next thing we will discuss will be the Origin of Campus Confraternity.
And later, Cannibalism.
See you guys during those lecture.