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Seattle Priestess Receives Iyanla Vanzant Award for Transformative Spirituality
Iyanifa Onifa Karade of Seattle,WA was awarded the first Iyanla Vanzant Award for Transformative Spirituality in Los Angeles CA in honor of her efforts in the fields of African Spirituality and Cultural Preservation of African Traditional Religions
It is my pleasure to announce the first recipient of the Iyanla
Vanzant award for Transformative Spirituality, presented by the World Pride and Power Organization this past Saturday, February 23rd is our very own Iyanifa Onifa Adeola Karade, co founder The Forces of Nature Metaphysical and Spiritual Center, Ile LaiLai, as well as foundress of The Institute of Africana Cosmology.
Iyanifa Onifa's work in organizing opportunities for spiritual change
and upliftment started over 20 years ago and continues to this day.
From offering affordable access to African centered spiritual support
and healing to educating the community about the spiritual paths of
Africa and the African Diaspora, Iyanifa Onifa has worked to restore
the consciousness of our collective Ancestral legacies within the
communities in which she lives.
For many people their first exposure to Haitian Vodou, Kemetic
Spirituality, African American Hoodoo and the Orisha Traditions came
through one of the many Shrines that she'd created in honor of Black
History Month, one of the Community Ancestral Feasts that she's opened
her home to share with the community every Fall, or one of her
articles or radio shows archived and streamed on the internet over 100
times in the past 2 years. Just last year she created a online
Africana Spiritual Celebration where anyone around the world could
preregister for a free 16 day exploration of various African Spiritual
Paths. This was offered all online and available 24 hours a day, 7
days a week. She is known around the Seattle area and the world for
working with people of all backgrounds, colors, genders, races, ages
and faiths who desire to learn in a mutually respectful environment
and for being a resource for several faith based institutions and for
law enforcement agencies in need of an expert in Africana faiths and
We'd like to thank the World Pride and Power organization for their
recognition of Iyanifa Onifa's work and contributions to the community
and to congratulate Iyanifa upon the receipt of her award.
The Forces of Nature Metaphysical and Spiritual Center
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About FONMSC: We celebrate Africana Spirituality in the beautiful Pacific Northwest of the United States through events, education, African Divination, and Spiritual Consultations.