Strictly speaking, there are no denominations, only ways –
Aborisa Ti Orunmila – This is the faith and practice as conceptualised by those who can be
said to follow it as fundamentally practiced by most Yoruba before the modern era, with the
modulations typical of an evolving, partially oral and kinetic tradition.
Aborisa Kristi-Alagbara – or Atele Kristi Alagbara – This would be the faith, declared or undeclared
By most who profess the Christian faith in Nigeria and predominantly of Yoruba extraction.
Aborisa Jesu-Alagbara: This might be seen as those who see Jesus as a functioning Orisa within the Yoruba pantheon, in essence a sort of avatar or energetic figure and idea; descended from the primary principle of Esu – alongside a re-energised idea of the other Orisas within the pantheon.
Regla da Ocha – Aborisa tradition as practiced in Cuba
Candomble – Aborisa tradition as practiced in Brazil
Within these denominations, believers and practitioners, follow the paths of the orisas to whom their paths are most suited or destined.
The Ways Project is principally concerned with articulating the faith in relationship to the Jesus tradition – as well as Th Oyigi, an articulation of the reverence for the earth and a sex positive voice of the owner of the earth, Obaluaiye and Jesu as the prince of peace and lord of the way of love, and a more metaphorised expression of the faith, whilst acknowledging the ongoing and deep well of knowledge and mystery of more traditional practitioners, and seeking to bring a harmony for textual and other sensate experience of the various traditions that the faith has influenced or created.
Strictly speaking, The Oyigi is a way in itself, one that aims to provide a motivating voice for the challenges, pleasures and problems of the current age and the future to come.