What is African Spirituality? | Making Miracles Happen Summit

In this interview I discussed what African spirituality is during the Making Miracles Summit with Adrien Blackwell. Enjoy! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lEYEPejOxoI&list=UULFTMhTtG_Po07uHx2UB8xruA

Ancestor Veneration in the Ifa Tradition

Ancestor Veneration in African Spirituality

Ancestor veneration is not the same as worship. Ancestor reverence is not solely for soliciting help but to fulfill one’s family obligation. In which case, ancestor veneration involves honoring and elevating our lost loved ones. African societies believe that ancestors require sustenance from their offspring, and their customs involve giving food and other offerings to … Continue reading Ancestor Veneration in African Spirituality

Group of women in Brazil carrying an offering to the river.

Individuality And Community in African Spirituality

Practicing African spirituality can be a bit of a conundrum for those of us in the diaspora. Many of us who were raised in westernized nations such as the U.S., U.K., Australia, and similar regions didn’t grow up with a strong connection to our African roots. Even more, we didn’t have access to or knowledge … Continue reading Individuality And Community in African Spirituality

Reasons to Never Practice Vodou | Wisdom Live Talk

In this live Wisdom talk, I discuss the reasons you should never practice Vodou. If you are interested in experimenting with this religion, you must listen to this episode. Throughout this live podcast, Vodou practitioner Ritchy Thermidor and I discuss the reasons newcomers should be weary of this spiritual practice. Some of the reasons my … Continue reading Reasons to Never Practice Vodou | Wisdom Live Talk

What is Vodou? | Defining and Normalizing Vodou

In this Wisdom Talk, Dr. Asanee and Ritchy define Vodou and outline the importance of normalizing spiritism in the modern-day world. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=32nVDqgF64Y&t=2546s

Religious offering made by Candomble practitioner

Spiritual Meaning of Offerings in African Traditional Religions

Offerings serve as a gift or service to a spirit or deity in African traditional religions (ATRs). The spiritual meaning of offerings are associated with their overriding purpose. Offerings can be made in various ways from food, liquids, flowers, incense, candles, etc. Though offerings are plentiful, they are not given arbitrarily. Each spirit or deity has … Continue reading Spiritual Meaning of Offerings in African Traditional Religions

Collection of animal bones

Reading Bones (Osteomancy) In Traditional African Religions

Reading bones or osteomancy is the art of divination by interpreting the bones of animals and other materials. The word osteomancy comes from two Greek words: osteon, meaning "bone," and manteia, meaning "divination." Bone readings can be used as a predictive tool or simply to give clarity in specific situations. This process is often called … Continue reading Reading Bones (Osteomancy) In Traditional African Religions

African Male Traditional Healer performing a spiritual reading

When Should You Get a Spiritual Reading?

Divination or spiritual readings are a major part of indigenous spiritual practices. And it has even become more popular among modern-day practitioners who aren’t connected to a traditional spiritual system. Many people consult diviners to gain vital information about their lives from a spiritual perspective. And this practice is growing in popularity as more people … Continue reading When Should You Get a Spiritual Reading?