African Spirituality Teachings on Prosperity

Prosperity and religion tend to have a complicated and oftentimes contradictory relationship. Wealth is a touchy subject for many religious adherents. However, African traditional religions tend to embrace the notion of prosperity in many respects. In this episode, I discuss prosperity from the perspective of African spiritual systems. So, join me to learn more about … Continue reading African Spirituality Teachings on Prosperity

African Spirituality and Black Liberation

Slavery is based on an inferiority mindset, not physical attributes. African spirituality is a way of life that is based on the idea that the mind and body are one. African spirituality can liberate the mind from slavery by teaching people to love themselves and their culture. It is a way of life that can … Continue reading African Spirituality and Black Liberation

Experiencing Loneliness in Your Spiritual Journey

Loneliness is a feeling of isolation and separation. It can be caused by many things, but it is often a natural part of a spiritual journey. Loneliness may also arise when one is on the path to self-discovery or self-realization and must spend time alone. Though, this process is not necessarily something to loathe. Instead, … Continue reading Experiencing Loneliness in Your Spiritual Journey

Dealing with Family & Friends when Practicing African Spirituality

You may encounter a number of challenges when practicing African spirituality for many reasons. Some people may have family and friends who are not supportive of their spiritual practices. In many instances, ATR is deemed taboo within many diaspora societies. As such, practitioners often find it difficult to enjoy or fully embrace such systems. But, … Continue reading Dealing with Family & Friends when Practicing African Spirituality

African Spirituality & Repatriation

There’s a growing emphasis on African repatriation among ATR practitioners. African repatriation is the process of returning African Americans to their ancestral homeland. This process has been going on for centuries, but it has become more popular in recent years. There are many advantages to repatriation. One of the most important is that it can … Continue reading African Spirituality & Repatriation

Ezili Danto

Ezili Dantor: Patroness of the Haitian Revolution

Ezili Danto or Dantor is part of the Ezili (Erzulie) family of loa in Haitian Vodou. She can be fierce, aggressive, temperamental, and hard to deal with at times. Though, she is also a very nurturing loa as Erzulie Dantor is the protector of children, abused and scorned women, and prostitutes. Due to her role … Continue reading Ezili Dantor: Patroness of the Haitian Revolution

Decolonizing from Religious Thought

Our thought patterns are colonized in many ways, though many of us don’t recognize this phenomenon. The colonial way of thinking has become so embedded in our culture that few people even realize that they hold belief systems that are counterproductive and counterintuitive to their well-being. In order to fully embrace traditional belief systems, we … Continue reading Decolonizing from Religious Thought

How Much Should You Pay for Spiritual Services?

The cost of spiritual services varies in range and scope. There are many factors considered when developing a fee structure for African and other types of spiritual work. It can be difficult to determine fair prices for this and other reasons. So, how much should pay for spiritual services? What should you expect a spiritualist … Continue reading How Much Should You Pay for Spiritual Services?