African-themed movies are making headway on the big screen and streaming apps. Many of these movies are produced directly on the continent. However, some are created and published in the Western world. I have become a connoisseur of such content in recent years. And at this point, the only thing I love more than African-themed … Continue reading Movies and Films That Feature African Spirituality
African spirituality and traditional religions are deeply rooted in the history and culture of the African continent. These practices are a way of life that have been passed down from generation to generation through oral tradition and other means. African spirituality is often misunderstood and confused with traditional beliefs. While the concepts are interrelated, there … Continue reading African Spirituality and African Traditional Religions: What’s the Difference?
In this episode, I discuss a few things I wish I had known before I started practicing African spirituality. I started my journeys into the Ifa and Haitian Vodou spiritual systems a number of years ago. And I have experienced a few ups and downs along the way. Though the negative aspects I encountered didn't … Continue reading Things I Wish I Knew Before Practicing African Spirituality
Fetishes, talismans, totems, and charms are all items that are used for protection. They can be found in many different cultures across the world. Also, the use of these items can vary from culture to culture and from person to person. The beliefs in these items range from being a form of protection to being … Continue reading Fetishes, Talismans, and Totems in Traditional African Religions
Since the dawn of time, African spirituality has been steeped in mystery and shrouded in secrets. It is a complex and vast field of knowledge with its roots stretching back centuries. Today, we are just beginning to truly explore the potential of ancient African spiritual technologies. African spiritual practices are based on a belief system … Continue reading Ancient African Spiritual Technologies
Hoodoo and voodoo are two ancient forms of magic that have been around for centuries. However, these two forms of spiritualism are often confused with one another. Many people typically use the terms synonymously - and with good reason. They are closely linked as they are both spiritual systems derived from African traditional religions. However, … Continue reading Exploring the Differences Between Hoodoo and Voodoo
African spirituality has been a part of the continent’s history and culture for centuries. It is a complex system that encompasses numerous spiritual traditions and practices, each with its own unique set of beliefs. By understanding such belief systems, African people can gain insight into their own spiritual journey. Likewise, they can find ways to … Continue reading Is African Spirituality Only for Black People?
Prayer is a common part of practicing African traditional religions. However, it may appear complicated to some who transition into this spiritual practice after leaving an Abrahamic or other religious systems. Though the basis or concept of prayer in African Traditional Religion (ATR) is the same as with other religious systems, some elements can look … Continue reading Prayer in African Traditional Religions