By Solomon Odeniyi
Witchcrafts in the State of Osun have said that they would no longer hide their spiritual societies and are proud to disclose their identities to members of the public.
Coordinator of the Progressive Witchcrafts Society in the state, Chief (Mrs.) Oyelola Elebuibon, said the time had come for every witchcraft in the state to show up and support the society with their innate spiritual abilities.
Elebuibon stated this in an interview with OSUN DEFENDER.
The priestess clarified that she held witchcrafts’ anniversary and not witches’ and wizards’ anniversary, as wrongly reported recently.
She explained that there is remarkable difference between witchcrafts, witches and wizards, reiterating that she heads the witchcrafts society in the state.
Elebuibon explained that criticisms, bad perception and the need for those with the spirit to judiciously utilise for the good of the society and the nation at large propelled members of the societies to come out boldly.
More than 240 witchcrafts attended the anniversary, according to Elebuibon.
According to her, there is nobody who does not have innate spiritual abilities, saying that people who are considered geniuses, those with extra ordinary abilities and people who turn out successful at what they do were being guided by their spiritual abilities.
Elebuibon maintained that witchcraft is not evil as being projected by modern religions, saying if the forces inherent in it are properly harnessed; it could be used to develop the country.
She said: “What we celebrated was witchcrafts’ anniversary, not witches’ and wizards’ anniversary. A witch is different from witchcraft. We are proud to come out openly and celebrate ourselves because the whites also celebrate Halloween.
“We have different kinds of witchcrafts’ groups, but ours is the progressive one (egbe emere onitesiwaju). We noticed that there has been a lot of misconceptions about witchcraft which has affected the way people perceive us. It is a pity that we have allowed foreign religions to override ours. That is the reason for the bad perception about witchcraft. But we are no longer hiding ourselves again.
“We want people to discover themselves so as to be of immense benefit to the society and the nation at large. I belong to the witchcraft and I am proud of it. There is nobody living on earth that doesn’t belong to an innate society. We were born with it. But when you can see and hear beyond others, it becomes witchcraft.
“People who are very successful at what they do and those we refer to as geniuses are enjoying the support and guidance of their spiritual abilities and heavenly peers. There are also some witchcrafts who die young, especially on the day they are meant to be celebrated. Those are the ones with ill-fate.”
Elebuibon maintained that the Progressive Witchcrafts Society took it upon itself to educate people with witchcraft and collectively pray for individuals, businesses and families, saying that the group believes in the efficacy of collective prayers.