About Chief Abiye Ayele Kumari

My Story
My Approach
My Bio
My Life

I was raised by my grandmother who was a lay healer in the church and my grandfather who was a martial artist and business owner. My grandmother’s gift of laying on of hands was passed it to me. My grandfather had the gift of spiritual sight.
While I went to college and received degrees sociology and Theology, I found myself right back in healing ultimately as director of an allied health program at a local college and teaching Massage therapy. My gift of sight developed with my healing abilities.
Simultaneously, I nurtured a strong passion for esoteric studies in metaphysics, history, African and Women’s spirituality in a search to “find myself”.

At the height of my career, I had a transformational experience that catapulted me on the path of Ifa throuh an accident that caused me to not be able to walk. Hospitalized, not able to work,  and uncertain of my future, I had a mystical vision confirmed with divination that in order for me to heal, I needed to initiate to Ifa. I had a calling to be an Iyanifa.
Within Days of my initiation, I was able to walk again. That experience left me learning a whole new way as I trained for many years with a number of astute Babalawos, Iyanifas, and Onisegun in the Ifa Orisa Wisdom Tradition. Today, I offer divination and soul life coaching to people who seek to heal, transform their lives, and solve their problems. 

My approach is more practical and spiritual than religious. I believe in the power of common sense before trying to be deep. I’m more interested in what works over dogma and religious dogma. While I may have titles and accomplishments, I am everyday people. Most people who meet me are surprised at how down to earth I am..like auntie or Big Mama. I try to explain things so you learn and grow but I make it plain like the old folks say and keep it 100 like the young say. I guess I’m old enough to have real life experience along with training to have an idea of what to do to help people. I’m an African American woman who practices an ancient African tradition. That means I don’t try to be Yoruba, Native American , or imitate something I am not. I am proud of my ancestors and the journey they had to bring me to where I am. So I bring all of me to whatever I do unapologetically. A lot of people like that. Some don’t..and it’s ok.

Over 30 years of experience in Healing and in Indigenous knowledge systems.  Over 20 years in women’s traditions and spirituality. 15 years as a college professor… an author of  5 books and publisher of 15 books. Offers a dynamic blend of western and indigenous training from common sense mother wit to high spiritual science. Offers retreats, lectures workshops and personal training and mentoring.

Spiritual name: Okungbemi Anike Tayese Ase Ifayele Iyafunfun Oyatunde Ojeronke Fasola

Formal Titles:

Aare Obabinrin Olokun Omilere Omilere USA 

Iya Abiye Ogboni  Otito Iledi Aborigine Ogboni Worldwide

Iya Mode Egungun USA, Oje Parada Ibadan

Otun Iya Amunifawuni, Ose Meji Ibadan


Formal Education:
B.A. Sociology, M.A. Counseling, PhD in Metaphysical Theology, ND Naturopathy
Dip. Hom.Homeopathy

License and Certifications:
Licensed Massage Therapist
Licensed New Thought/ Metaphysical Minister
Certified Life Coach
Certified Ayurvedic Therapist
Certified Aromatherapist
Certified in Neuromuscular Therapy
Certified in Herbology
Certified in Clinical Hypnotherapy

Initiations and Spiritual Technology

Fully initiated to mysteries of Olokun, Oya ,Obatala, Ọṣun, Yemoja, Osanyin
Ifa (Iyanifa) ( Ifa readings and medicine)

Lineage: Ancestral Pride Temple , Ota, Nigeria under the direction of Oluwo Fasola Faniyi Babatunde
And Fategbe Fasola

Gelede by Iyalosa  Olomitutu Ota, Nigeria

Olokun by Olori Abiye Yeylodu Osunbunmi , Adakpame, Togo ,Goka  lineage

Egungun by Alagba Ifasakin

Priesthood Training under the direction of Fategbe Kekereje Fasola,  Olori Fayomi Falade, Falokun Fatunmbi, Ifadiran Egunseye, Babalola Akinola, Olori Abiye Yeyelodu Abike Osunbunmi , Fasola Faniyi
Iyami ( Eleye) from Iyaloja Fakayode, Ogboni From Apena Ifalase, Abiye Apena

Onisegun ( traditional healer) apprenticed under the direction of Babalola Akinola

Aborigine Ogboni Worldwide under Apena Ifalase and Olori Abiye Osunbunmi Otitolagba number 2 

Zulu Nyanga Training And Ceremony- Authorized to do Zulu  Bone Divination and dispense Muthi ( medicines) – Gobela Gogo Ateyo Nkanyezi -Inandabukhona Lineage 


Dafa, Erindilogun (cowrie shell ) , Bones, tarot, I Ching

Akan Ancestral Bone Divination by Okomfo Mausiki Scales

Reiki Master Teacher
Indigenous Tantric Training and Dravidian Mysteries
Special Training in Botswana, Kikuyu, Sumerian, Dakota Sioux, Wolof, Igbo, Ewe, Dagara, Dagoma, and Ga-Dangme.
Kemetian Mysteries
Taoist teachings: I Ching, Tai Chi
Hermetics, Kaballah, and Rosicrucian
Fellowship of Isis initiated priestess hierophant of Shekhmet and Het Hert in Lyceum of Black Isis
Womens Mysteries

Spiritual Gifts: Clairvoyance, clairaudience, hands on healing, dream work

I currently work as Founder of Ashe Soul Global Village and Director of Ori Institute, our temple’s teaching branch. I work along with my husband Baba Okikifa Sangodare Obimakin Oluso Onibode (Asesouljourney.com) as a professional priest.

I am an author of 5 books and recognized as a Chief in Ibadan land,  Nigeria and US and a Oba Obinrin Olokun in Omilere Global Foundation In Ibadan. My chieftaincy titles I was given   are Otun Iya Amunifawuni of Ibadanland, Iya Abiye Ogboni , and Iya Mode Egungun of USA from the Oje Parada Ibadan.

Im a mother and grandmother