What is the Mewa bath? Ofun's ebbo misi (10)
The mewa bath is prepared in order to counteract the influence of some dark being, curses or witchcraft. This ritual is called like this (Mewa) because it is born in the Odu Ofun Meyi or Ofun tonti Ofun (10).
When should the Mewa bath be done?
This ritual is very powerful and effective against curses, but it should only be performed when it is marked or recommended through divination, both by the snail by the letter Ofun (10) or in a consultation of the Ifa oracle when it is revealed the Ofun Meji sign.
The mewa bath is recommended to do it, when a person has any of the aforementioned signs in it, surely he is going through some very delicate situation at the astral level and needs to shed. When an Orisha recommends this ceremony, it must be done as soon as possible since the person may suffer some phenomenon that harms them for life.
Is this ceremony done by the santeros or babalawos?
The answer to this question is that both priests are authorized to perform this ritual, the only limitations that may exist is that all those present must have passed some rest, be totally clean and have not had sexual intercourse.
It is advised that the Iworos who perform the mewa bath should go to the foot of the Orisha before and after it, remember that Ofun generates many unexpected situations on a physical level, but above all spiritual.
When 'NOT' do we have to do this ceremony?
The bath of mewa (10) does not apply to people who consult or have another sign in Ita that is not Ofun Meji or Ofun tonti Ofun, for example, if you look at the sign Ofun She (10-5), you should not perform the Ebbo misi of Efun, in divination they should advise a work of that same Oddun.
This ritual can only be done if the person is in Osobo Iku, Arun or Ofo.
The person in charge of doing it should ask Ifa or Elewa through the snail if it is really necessary to do it.
How to prepare the Mewa or Ofun bath
There are different ways to carry out this bath, depending on whether it is carried out by a Babalawo or a Santero, also due to the traditions of different houses of the saint, some things can change. Although we cannot fully reveal how this ritual is done, we will summarize this ceremony in a certain part.
- Bledo Blanco.
- Cocoa butter
- Coconut soap.
- Goat's milk.
- Two white eyele.
- 10 meters of white fabric.
Preparation of this Bath:
In a jar or clay jar, the herbs are added, they are crushed until the juice is extracted (Ripea), then they are removed from the container and the grated soap, husk and cocoa butter are added trying to compact everything. This should look like a large piece of soap that will be divided into 10 parts.
To the jar where the Omiero is, add the goat's milk and the white flower petals.
The Iworos or Awoses who are performing this ceremony grab the white cloth and wrap the person, something similar to a mummy.
At this moment the sacrifices are made on top of the person, then the person proceeds to bathe with the soaps and the Omi Ero (Holy Water), while doing this, he is singing to Obatala.
Then a head prayer is done with the two eyele fun fun.
What saint is asked when doing the Ebbo misi de efun or Bath mewa?
Obatala He is the main saint who is asked in this ritual, this Orisha must be attached while making the sacrifices asking for health, long life, stability, evolution and firmness. In some variants they also involve Oduduwa.
If you are going through a complicated situation and you have Ofun (10) in your guardian angel, Elegua or Shango, get in touch with your godfather and consult the deities to see if it is convenient to perform this powerful ceremony, which is capable of moving away any negative event, Iku, Arun, Ofo, Eyo or Fitibo.
Remember that no matter how important or strong a ceremony is, what will really help you is the faith with which it is performed. May Olofin bless you.