Photography: Will Coleman, Ph.D.
Although the opon Ifa (described previously) looks like a "plate," it is a representation of robust multidimensional spheres of interconnectivity. Keep this in mind as you read the information contained within this chapter. Like the earth, it is not flat.
ALL OF CREATION IS INSIDE OF THE CALABASH
“Everything is inside of the calabash.” This is one of my favorite ways of describing the cosmo-genesis (time), cosmo-geography (space), cosmo-psycho-physiology (spiritual, mental and physical cohesion) and cosmo-sociology (social and political interactions) of the Ifa worldview or perspective. It is not dualistic or dichotomous. Instead, everything is contained with a unified perspective of which the calabash (sphere) is an appropriate representation. It is a multidimensional, all-inclusive sphere that contains and sustains a multi-tiered universe, macrocosmically and microcosmically.