Atamu Ifa is the divination or spiritual exercise for the entire group, entire city or entire country. It is provided during the yearly celebration or during the five or sixteen days divination by assembly of babalawo.
During atamu ifa personal consultation are avoided because of the long incantation and the chanting of ifa verses or ese ifa by babalawo. It is a long expression of ifa to induce and invoke the spirit of the land or the divinity of the land to work in favor of the people, dwelling in the land or group of people working toward the same objectives. It entails rethoric and divine pinnacle of Enitolodun to speak through babalawo concernimg the matter relating to the country and the land. Such ese ifa or ifa verses are usually long and extended to captivate the mystical force of the nature in relation to the land.