This course is assisting me with going within. By being dedicated to my daily spiritual practice in a loving self-caring way .... I feel more grounded, I have enjoyed my quiet time with my own inner guidance and ancestors. I have been changed in the way I think, move, check-in about everything and listen for the guidance and I trust what I hear!! I am still learning and opening my ears to hear more clearly and currently I see, feel and live this change!
Lakeisha H. - OsuMarassa Student
Irmina was a fascinating guest on my online TV show. I felt like she was someone you could hang out with and always learn from. She has spend years studying her native religion and recovering that for herself and for those she teaches. I would highly recommend seeking her out for any student of life or spirituality, but specially people who have suffered as much as Haitians and Native Americans have by having their culture repressed and demonized.
Only 5 weeks into the course and there are some definite changes happening around me as well as inside of me. I notice as I am deepening my connection with Ori and ancestors that people around me are changing. The greatest change can be seen in my daughter that has nearly done a 360 in the way she relates to me in the past couple of weeks of the course. She is less agitated and more willing to listen and respect my wishes. Hopefully this is a pattern that will continue. So much more is happening on a subtle level but I will leave that for another time in the future. But all I can say is if you are drawn to this course, do not hesitate to take it on what ever it will be for you it is definitely growth and expansion in all the best ways.Abundance and light.
Nia (OsuMarassa Consciousness Student)
One of the things that I have always respected about Irmina (Tutu) is her natural way of making spirituality practical. It is very easy to make spirituality complex, complicated, and even "spooky". I remember a conversation that she and I had about sacrifice and what it really means. She explained that, in essence, what sacrifice was all about was making something sacred so that it could fulfill a higher, divine purpose. This explanation totally changed the way I looked at sacrifice and helped me to embrace it at a much more
She is always my first choice when planning an event that calls for sacred ritual. Imagine my shock at seeing her and other healing friends at my surprise 50th birthday party. What truly added icing to a delightful cake was having Tutu lead us in a beautiful observance to mark my rites of passage to Elder status. I felt honored, cherished, and celebrated during a process that included laughter, song, dance, and adornment with gifts and written remembrances. I am forever grateful to her for masterfully creating a ceremony that I will always remember!
This beautifully written book will embrace your heart, body and spirit and take you on a journey of self-discovery, along with SheyA, the Shero of this story. As an avid reader who loves tales of personal growth, adventure and self-discovery, I connected with SheyA right away. The vivid descriptions and powerful images leap of the page and pull you in. My heart pounded with fear and my eyes alternately filled with tears of sadness, frustration and joy as SheyA moved through her journey. She reminded me of Santiago in The Alchemist...but instead of falling in love with a shepherd boy, my heart enveloped this beautiful spirit who lost her way and learned valuable lessons on her quest. Will she ever find her way home? How? Read it and find out! Kudos and loving blessings to Irmina Tutu Ulysse for sharing this wonderful gift with all of us.
Background Photo Credit
The background photo on this site is reported to be an engraving–probably of a photograph from Harper's Weekly showing eight Haitian Sevite found guilty in February 1864 of the murder and cannibalism of a 12-year-old child. The case was a product of racism, misreporting and sensationalism directed by Sir Spenser St John, British charge d’affaires in Haiti during the 1860s. The derogatory, racist, and false perceptions from this "witch hunt" lingers to this day. Recommended Reading.