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
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The Essence of Ancestor Elevation
Ancestor veneration is core to any African spiritual practice. As more and more people embrace African Traditional Religions (ATR), they begin to explore this vital concept. Though some of them may feel uneasy about connecting with their ancestors at first. This is primarily because it is common for newcomers to only focus on their most … Continue reading The Essence of Ancestor Elevation
The Drawbacks of Practicing African Traditional Religion
As a practitioner of two African spiritual systems, I absolutely enjoy my practice. I encourage others who are drawn to these systems to see what they are all about. African traditional religions (ATRs) are vast and intricate systems that have been around for thousands of years and have stood the test of time. There are … Continue reading The Drawbacks of Practicing African Traditional Religion
Connecting with Your Ancestors Book Release!!!
Do you ever long to communicate with your lost loved ones? Do you wonder how they are doing or where they are? Do you miss the sage wisdom and sound advice they used to give? Many people find themselves reminiscing about their lost loved ones on occasion. These types of memories usually resurface during trying … Continue reading Connecting with Your Ancestors Book Release!!!