Dreams: The Love Language of the Ancestors

“When the grandmothers speak, the earth will be healed” This is the last article in the series on the spiritual aspects of African Holistic Health. The first article discussed the African American spiritual tradition birthed in the belly of slavery and bred in the slave quarters of the deep south; Hoodoo. To read that article…

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The Good in Goodbye: The Lesson I Learned When I Quit My Job

“If you’re brave enough to say goodbye, life will reward you with a new hello” Paulo Coelho Last week, I left the job I had spent over 10 years with. On my last day I just knew I was gonna Crip walk outta there, chucking up the deuces, and say what my 7 -year old…

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Beauty in a Barbell: How to Set Up An Ancestor Altar

“So, when we say that the soul leaves a person’s body at the moment of death, it would be more correct to say that the body leaves the soul” Deepak Chopra “A house without an altar is ungrounded” Sobonfu Some The foundation of Hoodoo or any African based religion or spiritual system is ancestor veneration…

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Hoodoo: The Hope of the Slave

“Where there are preachers, there are also conjurers; where there are conversions, there are dreams and visions and where there is faith, there is and ever continues to be magic” Yvonne P. Chireau As a child, I was taught to be black and proud. I was encouraged to learn my history and to be proud…

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