Religious abandonment is a common scenario among many religious adherents worldwide. These reasons range from religious persecution, lack of understanding, and misalignment. When it comes to African traditional religions (ATR) many of these same reasons hold true. So, if you are curious about some of the specific reasons why people leave ATR, join me in … Continue reading Reasons People Leave African Spirituality
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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 | Wisdom Live Talk
In this live Wisdom talk, I talk about journeying into spiritism (Vodou, Ifa, Santeria, etc.) from the perspective of a newbie. Spiritism or spiritualism beliefs are embedded in the existence of spirits and communication with these spirits. This concept is not a religion or spiritual practice in and of itself. Instead, it is part of … 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?
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