POSSESSING SPIRIT OF GENIUS A CURSE? PART I

Abstract

There is a phenomenon in our society for which we seem not to have a correct explanation or understanding in Africa. Therefore, it is deemed to be a sort of spiritual deformity. Parents pray not to have them as children. Families spend a lot of resources on curing them or “buying” them by making blood offerings over a long period to all sorts of spirits and ancestors to redeem the child. They seek help from far and near looking for someone to exorcise the spirit from their bodies. They end up poisoning the child deliberately or out of error. Some Christians would flog them in the attempt to drive the evil spirit out of them; they bludgeon them sometimes to death. Who are these people?

Endowed Personality For Divine Revelation – Oboiro-trait

A personality emerges in the history of a community and becomes the mover of the whole. Such a personality has become scarce in our time, because they are misunderstood while still babies as being possessed or bearers of a curse. This is so because they do not fit prevailing stereotypes. These include geniuses, naturally charismatic individuals, those born with the faculty to discern spiritual events and receive divine revelations of Mysteries.

The signs of this trait in children are perceived as signs of the presence of evil spirits in the children. Parents pray not to have them as children. Families spend a lot of resources on “curing” them or “buying” them by making blood offerings over a long period to all sorts of spirits and ancestors to redeem the child. They seek help from far and near looking for someone to exorcise the spirit from their bodies. They end up poisoning the child deliberately or out of error. Some Christians would flog them in the attempt to drive the evil spirit out of them; they bludgeon them sometimes to death.  

For me, one has to have a personality that is peculiar to those who can receive divine revelations. Others, who may not have this trait, would be able to guide their lives through insight into what was revealed to/or through these people. This is applicable in a more important way, to those who may have the peculiar personality but are unable to convert the revelations for practical purposes of meeting the challenges of the world. We will be considering such personalities next.

We have persons with distinct spiritualities that are deviations from the average. These persons are very psychic with a high and acute capability of extrasensory perception (ESP). More importantly, they have the capability to create through will. Their handicap is that they are like persons with very high acuity of sight who are unable to blink, shut the eyes, or focus; they are unable to organize the objects and events regarded into a coherent configuration. They call them igbakhuan in Benin Language. This is a derogatory term that connotes that the person either is under a curse or is ill.  

The capability is a blessing that needs to be properly managed. My thesis is that this trait is the prerequisite for one who shall receive divine revelations for the human race. The person would under the appropriate conditions be the revealer of divine messages. This is the trait for example of every oboiro; hence, I shall call it the oboiro-trait. The person with this trait is the person who ought to be aided to become an oboiro, such as this author. But the path of the destiny of such persons is arduous especially in a society where there is no concept of gifted children. I shall outline what happens to them in the absence of  special facilities.

Persecuted People 

The oracle plays a central role in identifying the personality and destiny of persons in Africa at conception or at birth. It serves as source of justification for persecuting these children classified as witches and wizards, possessed, or obsessed personalities; these may be persons at either the atavistic or genius ends on the spectrum on the scale of civilization. I call it persecution; they call it treatment to cure the victim or exorcise evil spirits out of them.

I suspect a conspiracy on the part of the priesthood that has evolved over the millennia, such that persons are routinely initiated to different masquerade societies and cults to keep them under their control. This is not African peculiarity. I was initiated before age ten; others are baptized as babies. These initiation rituals are intended to link the destiny of the initiate to the Deity and ancestors. The link or union is supposed to be for life. However, the person with the trait is not bound for long. The plan of the priesthood is thwarted and expectations remain unfulfilled.  The members of the cult, coven, or church then turn on the person with witchcraft, spells, subjecting them to Spiritual, Psychic, and Ritual Abuse (SPRA). This is the source of all the problems (spiritual and otherwise) that plagues the person with the trait. This would be lifelong unless reversed or converted into a blessing as I have done in my life. It took over fifty years to achieve.   

Many remain victims of villains who orchestrate a campaign of calumny against them. The villains are the ones that instigate the desire in the parents and guardians to seek cure for their children or wards. The secret is that the priests actually cursed the children. They do this deliberately often when they observe that the baby or child would save those that the priesthood is out to enslave. They otherwise have preemptive “rites of passage”. This is the secret that has not been told before now – it is not the case that the problems of the person with oboiro-trait are natural like shadows follow people. Revelations like this led to undeclared perpetual war between the oboiro on one hand and the agents of the Deity on the other hand.

. . . .  to be continued.

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