A Marvelous Blend of Memoir, Folk Wisdom, and Afro-American Beliefs. Actress, storyteller, and priestess Luisah Teish dramatically re-creates centuries-old African-American traditions with music, memoir, and folk wisdom.
Author: Samantha Peale
Publisher: ebook Berlin Verlag
Release Date: 2010-07-01
Partys, Vernissagen, Charity-Dinner - Emmas Leben in New York ist glamourös: Sie ist Ghostmalerin für den berühmten Künstler Michael Freiburg, dessen Bilder auf dem Markt horrende Preise erzielen. Michael bezahlt gut, lädt Emma regelmäßig zum Essen ein und geht mit ihr ins Bett. Eigentlich ein Traum. Dennoch klafft eine große Lücke in Emmas Leben ... Die Geschichte einer jungen Frau voller Motivation und Talent und ein V.I.P Blick hinter die Kulissen der geheimnisvollen Welt moderner Kunst.
Sancha von Aragon wird gegen ihren Willen mit einem Sohn des Borgia-Papstes Alexander VI. verheiratet. Ihre Liebe zu Cesare Borgia wirkt sich verhängnisvoll aus. Es gelingt ihr nur mühsam, sich aus dem Sumpf von Verrat und Mord wieder zu befreien. - Historischer Roman.
A guide to reconnecting holidays to the rhythms of nature instructs readers on how to use myths, folklore, and poetry from around the world to create life-giving, nature-based rituals and ceremonies for their own unique celebrations of a range of international holidays. Original.
This volume offers a comprehensive intellectual and experiential introduction to Christian spirituality. It embraces spiritual traditions from the Patristic period to the present day. Part I, "The Roots of Contemporary Western Spirituality," covers spiritual types that have been fundamental in shaping spiritual practice. Part II, "Distinctive Spiritual Traditions," offers major introductory essays on spiritual traditions formed by such notable figures as Luther, Wesley, Ignatius, and John of the Cross, as well as ecclesiastical traditions such as Anglicanism. Part III, "The Feminine Dimension in Christian Spirituality," is devoted to Marian Spirituality, holy women, and feminism. Each of the fourteen chapters is followed by a practicum which enables readers to assimilate the practice prescribed into their own devotional life .
Author: Velma E. Love
Publisher: Penn State Press
Release Date: 2012
"Explores the dynamics of African American engagements with the Holy Odu, the unwritten sacred scriptures of the West African Ifa Orisha tradition. Examines the experiences of selected practitioners, focusing on the ways in which the divinatory narrative and associated mythology impact self-understanding and worldview"--Provided by publisher.
Author: Benjamin Looker
Publisher: Missouri History Museum
Release Date: 2004
From 1968 to 1972, St. Louis was home to the Black Artists' Group (BAG), a seminal arts collective that nurtured African American experimentalists involved with theater, visual arts, dance, poetry, and jazz. Inspired by the reinvigorated black cultural nationalism of the 1960s, artistic collectives had sprung up around the country in a diffuse outgrowth known as the Black Arts Movement. These impulses resonated with BAG's founders, who sought to raise black consciousness and explore the far reaches of interdisciplinary performance—all while struggling to carve out a place within the context of St. Louis history and culture.A generation of innovative artists—Julius Hemphill, Oliver Lake, and Emilio Cruz, to name but a few—created a moment of intense and vibrant cultural life in an abandoned industrial building on Washington Avenue, surrounded by the evisceration that typified that decade's “urban crisis.” The 1960s upsurge in political art blurred the lines between political involvement and artistic production, and debates over civil rights, black nationalism, and the role of the arts in political and cultural struggles all found form in BAG. This book narrates the group's development against the backdrop of St. Louis spaces and institutions, examines the work of its major artists, and follows its musicians to Paris and on to New York, where they played a dominant role in Lower Manhattan's 1970s “loft jazz” scene. By fusing social concern and artistic innovation, the group significantly reshaped the St. Louis and, by extension, the American arts landscape.
An invaluable resource for beginners and adepts alike, this best-selling and frequently recommended book on Wiccan magic and witchcraft has been updated and revised, now featuring a Year-and-a-Day calendar for the solitaire who is beginning to explore Wicca on his or her own. Loads of new spells New for this edition: A Year-and-a-Day calendar; Expanded information on creating a personal grimoire and book of Shadows, the witch's spell manual and bible.
This is a collection of biographies of many women, including gospel singers, black nuns, preachers, missionaries and civil-rights workers. These biographies look at the history and experiences of African American women, in relation to their spirituality and activities in organized religion. Main topics include the bias against women by the male leadership of the Black Church, the racism and sexism of mainstream religions, the relationship between spirituality and activism, and the outside-of-church ways in which women are involved in religion. The book ranges from the period of slavery to the present day, and profiles figures such as Sojourner Truth, Harriet Tubman, Willie Mae Ford Smith and Ella Baker, exploring the role that religious institutions, artistic forms and impulses played in their lives.