Ikin Seed

Ikin seedi the name of the 21 palm kernels or kola nuts used for casting lot on the Opon Ifa divination tray in Ifa divination system.

Kola nut is the fruit of life.

"He who brings kola brings life" - Things Fall Apart"

Palm kernel is the seed of the fruit of life.

Ikin is a dice used for casting lot and the twenty one seeds are the six square facets of the dice.

A seed is a dot, two seeds are two dots, three seeds are three dots, four seeds are four dots, five seeds are five dots, and six seeds are six dots. The six square facets of the dice are therefore 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6.

Sum of the six square facets is equal to 21.

1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 + 6 = 21

Rather than throw a single dice on the opon Ifa tray, the diviners throw 21 kernels or kolanuts.

A dice is a cube - the cube is the three dimensional representation of the holy city.

A cube has eight vertices, twelve edges and six square facets. The eight vertices are the four pairs of opele seed in opele divination chain and the eight Chinese symbols.

What this means is that opele divination chain is used as a substitute for the ikin seed because the chain is a dice whose eight vertices are equal to the four pairs of seeds in opele divination chain.

Half a pair of opele seed is comprised of two sides: a convex side and a concave side. The convex side corresponds to the smooth side of a cowrie and the concave side corresponds to the split side of a cowrie, such that the four pairs of seed are equal to eight cowries.

This means that the chain is a dice equal to eight cowries.

A vertex of a cube is a point where three sides meet. The three sides are proton, electron, and neutron, which means that the dice is an atom of Oxygen and the eight vertices are equal to twenty four sub-atomic particles.

Proton = p
Electron = e
Neutron = n

8p + 8e + 8n = 24 Sub-atomic Particles

The twenty kolanuts constitute a dice and the 21 kernels are a dice.

The kolanuts and the kernels are equal to two dice.

In 4D (four dimensions), the two dice are equal to a tesseract. A tesseract is a cube in a cube reflecting a seed in a fruit. The outer cube is the fruit and the inner cube is the seed of the fruit.

The tesseract is the fruit of life in which the thirteenth circle is the seed and the twelve circles surrounding the thirteenth circle are the fruit. The thirteenth circle is an internal cube, and the twelve circles are the twelve edges of the external cube surrounding it.

The palm kernel is the life inside the fruit of life. When planted, it germinates and grow into a giant palm tree.

The palm tree is the tree of life.