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

Journeying into Spiritism

Journeying into Spiritism | Wisdom Live Talk

In this live Wisdom talk, I talk about journeying into spiritism (Vodou, Ifa, Santeria, etc.) from the perspective of a newbie. You can listen to the audio recording here. Also, be sure to download the Wisdom app so you can join me for live talks where you can interact with me in real time. Spiritism or spiritualism … Continue reading Journeying into Spiritism | Wisdom Live Talk

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

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?

Guest Ritchy Thermidor donning a hat with the name and veve for Baron Samdi, a loa in Haitian Vodou culture.

A Journey into Haitian Vodou

In this episode, Haitian native Ritchy Thermidor discusses his journey into the tradition of his ancestors. He explains the reasons he chose to explore and embrace Haitian Vodou and how it has impacted his life. Also, Ritchy expounds upon the rewards and challenges he has faced along the way. He concludes by presenting helpful tips … Continue reading A Journey into Haitian Vodou

African girl with tribal paint on her body.

Which African Traditional Religion is Right for You?

African traditional religions are just as wide, varied, and diverse as the continent in which they were derived. While these traditions espouse foundational beliefs, each of them is respected and revered as a unique and distinct practice. They all have cultural nuisances and characteristics that attract people in various ways. As such, it is incumbent … Continue reading Which African Traditional Religion is Right for You?