Jambalaya

Author: Luisah Teish
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780062508591
Release Date: 1988-03-03
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

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.

Jambalaya

Author: Luisah Teish
Publisher: Harpercollins
ISBN: UOM:39015039910511
Release Date: 1985
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

A priestess of Oshun in the Yoruba Lucumi tradition of Africa blends memoir, folkways, anecdotes, and Afro-American beliefs to celebrate a still-living tradition of personal and communal spiritual well-being and growth

Sacred Woman

Author: Queen Afua
Publisher: One World
ISBN: 9780307559517
Release Date: 2012-06-20
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

Queen Afua is a nationally renowned herbalist, natural health and nutrition expert, and dedicated healer of women's bodies and women's souls who practices a uniquely Afrocentric spirituality. Her classic bestseller, Heal Thyself, forever changed the way African Americans practice holistic health. Now, with Sacred Woman, she takes us on a transforming journey of physical and ancestral healing that will restore the magnificence of our spirits through sacred initiation. Queen Afua begins by helping us to discover our unique "womb-an-ness"--and to honor the womb as the center of our consciousness and creativity. Whether we are conceiving babies or businesses, ideas or art, Queen Afua illuminates the importance of cultivating our Womb Wisdom. After teaching us to transcend the taboos of growing up female, she outlines the full circle of womb wellness from menstruation to childbirth to menopause, and gives us a twenty-eight-day program for womb spirit rejuvenation and purification. Once our optimal womb wellness has been firmly established, we are ready for our initiation into Sacred Womanhood. "Only a whole woman can be a Sacred Woman," says Queen Afua, and she blesses us with the exact tools we need to bring our beings into true harmony with the earth and the cosmos. Through extraordinary meditations, affirmations, and rituals rooted in Ancient Egyptian temple teachings, Queen Afua guides us through the nine portals of initiation. She teaches us how to love and rejoice in our bodies by spiritualizing . . . the words we speak; the foods we eat; the spaces we live and work in; the beauty we create in our lives; the healing energy we transmit to self and others; the relationships we nurture; the service we offer; and the divine spirit we manifest. With love, wisdom, and passion, Queen Afua guides us to accept our mission and our mantle as Sacred Women--to heal ourselves, the generations of women in our families, our communities, and our world. From the Hardcover edition.

Carnival of the Spirit

Author: Chief Luisah Teish
Publisher:
ISBN: 1940671418
Release Date: 2014-07-01
Genre: Religion

Carnival of the Spirit is a vibrant synergy of African Spirituality, folktales, and kitchen-table wisdom in an exuberant tribute to world holidays and nature's four seasons. Luisah Teish serves up stories of her own family's traditions along with festivals from all over the world-from the Lily Festival in Japan to the Yam Festival in West Africa, from intimate family gatherings to Mardi Gras in New Orleans, and from traditional European holidays to sacred African rituals.

Rootwork

Author: Tayannah Lee McQuillar
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451603703
Release Date: 2010-06-15
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

In this groundbreaking book that places Rootwork in its rightful spot among other magickal traditions, Tayannah Lee McQuillar offers a fun and practical guide to improving your life with the help of African American folk magick. Rootwork begins with the basics, from explanations about the magickal powers of the four elements (air, earth, fire, and water) to instructions on creating talismans, charms, and mojo bags. Also included are spells to help you: find your soul mate spice up your sex life get a new job improve your health discover your inner muse Accessible and easy to use, Rootwork offers the insights of a time-honored tradition as a means of self-empowerment and spiritual growth.

Finding Soul on the Path of Orisa

Author: Tobe Melora Correal
Publisher: Crossing Press
ISBN: 9780307816092
Release Date: 2012-05-16
Genre: Religion

In the realm of African spiritual pathways, no tradition is so widely embraced and practiced as the West African religion Orisa. Awakened by her own spiritual journey, Tobe Melora Correal, an initiated priestess in the Yoruba-Lukumi branch of Orisa, guides us along this blessed road. FINDING THE SOUL ON THE PATH OF ORISA provides a fresh look at these ancient teachings and emphasizes introspection and inner work over the outward manifestations of Orisa’s practices. Correal debunks misconceptions surrounding the tradition, drawing us into a lushly textured, Earth-centered spiritual system—a compassionate and useful roadmap for revering God.

Jambalaya

Author: Luisah Teish
Publisher:
ISBN: 0062508601
Release Date: 1985
Genre: Charms


Jambalaya

Author: Luisah Teish
Publisher: Harpercollins
ISBN: IND:30000076446933
Release Date: 1985-01-01
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

A priestess of Oshun in the Yoruba Lucumi tradition of Africa blends memoir, folkways, anecdotes, and Afro-American beliefs to celebrate a still-living tradition of personal and communal spiritual well-being and growth

Seven African Powers

Author: Monique Joiner Siedlak
Publisher: Oshun Publications, LLC
ISBN:
Release Date: 2017-03-11
Genre: Religion

Deep-rooted African Spirits, the Orishas are given respect and service in modern Santeria, Voodoo, as well as other Caribbean traditions. Many Yoruba and other West Africans still turn to the Orishas for help and guidance in not only their little problems, but also the big problems of life. Inside you will learn that each Orisha have specific abilities, actions, locations, favorites and also how believers can make petitions to the Orisha that is best capable to work out the difficulty they are going through.

Mojo Workin

Author: Katrina Hazzard-Donald
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 9780252094460
Release Date: 2012-12-30
Genre: Social Science

In this book, Katrina Hazzard-Donald explores African Americans' experience and practice of the herbal, healing folk belief tradition known as Hoodoo. Working against conventional scholarship, Hazzard-Donald argues that Hoodoo emerged first in three distinct regions she calls "regional Hoodoo clusters" and that after the turn of the nineteenth century, Hoodoo took on a national rather than regional profile. The first interdisciplinary examination to incorporate a full glossary of Hoodoo culture, Mojo Workin': The Old African American Hoodoo System lays out the movement of Hoodoo against a series of watershed changes in the American cultural landscape. Throughout, Hazzard-Donald distinguishes between "Old tradition Black Belt Hoodoo" and commercially marketed forms that have been controlled, modified, and often fabricated by outsiders; this study focuses on the hidden system operating almost exclusively among African Americans in the Black spiritual underground.

Golden

Author: Asa Soltan
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781501157912
Release Date: 2017-05-09
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

"Asa Soltan Rahmati shares seven sacred rituals on beauty, love, career, family, and friendships. She finally gives her loyal legion of fans the book they've been begging for, providing them with the tools to find confidence, empowerment, and channel their inner priestess. Personal growth, personal development, inspirational"--

Jump Up

Author: Luisah Teish
Publisher: Conari Press
ISBN: 9781609253882
Release Date: 2000-01-30
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

Virtually all peoples of the world celebrate the passage of seasons. The continual movement of time through winter, spring, summer, and autumn has framed human experience and profoundly affected the lives of individuals and communities for many thousands of years. Celebrations that mark the seasons are rich with food, music, dance, offerings, and the reenactment of myth. Jump Up (titled after a Caribbean phrase that is used to describe a celebration) is meant to reacquaint readers with these traditions and to give them suggested practices for honoring past traditions in new ways. African traditions form the core of the book, and ceremonies and practices from Europe, Asia, the Americas, and the South Pacific are interwoven throughout. Readers will encounter the origin of well-known holidays and, at the same time, learn about others that are unknown in the Western world. Some of the more familiar cultural-based seasonal holidays that appear in this book include Christmas, New Year's Day, Mardi Gras, Palm Sunday, Easter, May Day, Day of the Dead, and the African American holiday of Kwaanza. Each season's story is accompanied by recipes, suggestions and guidelines for rituals to help readers create their own celebrations. One winter ritual, complete with instructions, is the Ritual of the Cleansing Fire, and an autumn ritual is the Building of the Autumn Equinox Altar. The recommended rituals are generic, and they can be done in conjunction with or in place of traditional holidays. Laced with myth, folklore, and poetry, Jump Up celebrates life, enlivens the spirit, and strengthens the bonds of community.

Creative Ritual

Author: Thomas Healki
Publisher: Red Wheel
ISBN: 0877288984
Release Date: 1996-08-01
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

This text aims to be a practical instruction manual on: psychic-preparation; casting a circle; creating an altar; choosing, blessing and consecrating ritual objects; crystal empowerment; and methods of divination using cowrie bells, playing cards, or a pendulum.

The Way of Orisa

Author: Philip J. Neimark
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780062505576
Release Date: 1993-05-28
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

Carried to the Americas by slaves, the 8,000-year-old philosophy of Ifa originated with the Yoruba peoples of West Africa. Ifa's enduring message of strength and inner peace, one that offers a way to harmonize our spiritual and worldly aims, is enjoying a resurgence of popularity in the West. Written by an avid student and accomplished practitioner, The Way of the Orisa provides an exhilarating introduction to the orisa, the powerful messenger spirits who act as our personal guardians. Through fables, rituals, prayers and simple guidelines, Philip Neimark shows how we can further our personal and professional goals by cultivating the loving support of orisa energy. Joyous, wise and eminently practical, The Way of the Orisa brings a vibrant ancient tradition to contemporary life.