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Ifa & Oshun Initiation: Living The Alchemist, Nigeria

In February 2017 Xiana was Initiated as an Iyanifa & Olorisha (Priestess) in Ifá, a traditional West African Spiritual practice of the Yoruba people of Nigeria. This work is a collection of different moments she experienced during her 10 day journey and 7 day initiation ceremony.

  • Siana-aiti Moirae (Xiana)
  • Siana-aiti Moirae (Xiana)
  • Siana-aiti Moirae (Xiana)
  • Wildseed
  • Siana-aiti Moirae (Xiana)
    Key Cast
  • Chief Solagbade Popoola
    Key Cast
  • Baba Amos Ikameji
    Key Cast
  • Baba Damon Gbuduala
    Key Cast
  • Baba Jahsun Ifakolade
    Key Cast
  • Baba Jose Agboola
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Experimental, Short
  • Runtime:
    18 minutes 48 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 23, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    0 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    Brazil, France, Nigeria
  • Language:
    English, Other
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Director Biography - Siana-aiti Moirae (Xiana)

Siana-äiti Moirae (Xiana) is an initiated Iyanifa and Olorisha/Oshun Priestess. She has studied the Yoruba Spiritual System and received her title in Lagos, Nigeria by Chief Solagbade Popoola. She created a platform called Living The Alchemist (www.livingthealchemist.com) were she travels the world learning
indigenous practices and music by engulfing herself in different cultures and spiritual systems. She has trained with Priest and Priestess in different parts of the world: Los Angeles, New Orleans, Brazil, and Africa.

Xiana got initiated in Nigeria, February 5th 2017 as an Ifa and Oshun priestess and facilitates healing
ceremonies and gatherings around Los Angeles that encompass performance, community, and prayer. She
has learned different forms of divination, including Tarot and
Clairvoyance. She is an intuitive and can communicate as a medium between dimensions. With her skills she
has been able to help remove negative energy from her clients energetic field and identify the areas in their life
that need to be addressed in order for them to reach their
highest state of bliss. Siana has provided her services at events, seminars, and retreats. She also facilitates and leads Psilocybin & San Pedro Ceremonies, Rituals, and Herbal Healing Circles. Her main focus is to hold space for the group and to create a safe environment for them physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually as they take their journey with plant medicine.

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Director Statement

"My goal is to raise awareness about the importance of connecting with ones ancestral roots and to be a living example of the magic that comes when we trust the universe to lead us to the places we need to be in order to grow and expand." - Siana-äiti Moirae (Xiana)