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8 Essential Herbs for Prosperity Rituals

As a spiritual traditionalist, ritual work is at the core of my spiritual practice. I love using elements of nature in ritual work. Herbs, in particular, have traditionally been used in spiritual practices across the globe. Spirits and deities commonly ask for these blessed ingredients in offerings during ceremonies. However, herbs can be used in … Continue reading 8 Essential Herbs for Prosperity Rituals

What is Vodou? | Defining and Normalizing Vodou

In this Wisdom Talk, Dr. Asanee and Ritchy define Vodou and outline the importance of normalizing spiritism in the modern-day world.

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Hierarchy of African Spirits

The spirits venerated in African Traditional Religions are enumerable. They range in scope and practice from system to system. And, they are just as organized and complex as human-derived structures. In this episode, you will learn about the many and varied tiers of African spirits worshipped throughout the diaspora. So, join me in this episode … Continue reading Hierarchy of African Spirits

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Restoring African Spiritual Systems in the Diaspora

What does restoring African spiritual systems mean? The knowledge, wisdom, and overstanding inherent in African traditional religions (ATRs) as many components and moving parts. The knowledge of African people groups has been spread throughout the world prior to, during, and after colonization and slavery. Likewise, has critical information about our spiritual systems. While much of … Continue reading Restoring African Spiritual Systems in the Diaspora

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What is Voodoo?

While African spirituality is growing in popularity, many African-derived spiritual systems are still seen as taboo. In fact, all African spiritual systems have been ostracized at some level throughout the course of history. This has primarily been due to spiritual or religious superiority that has been perpetuated through slavery and colonization.  Resultantly, many people view … Continue reading What is Voodoo?

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Why I Practice Haitian Vodou

The most important aspect of my spiritual journey began in 2016. During that time I completely left Christianity and began my search for the Truth. That search has led me to where I am today as an Ifa devotee and Haitian vodou practitioner. I know right, what an intriguing duo. I was probably much like … Continue reading Why I Practice Haitian Vodou

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4 Reasons Why African Spirituality is Growing in Popularity

African spiritual practices have experienced a major resurgence throughout the African diaspora in recent years. While it is still considered taboo to some it is growing in popularity among others, particularly among millennials. In fact, there appears to be a growing trend of people from all walks of life returning to their traditional spiritual practices. … Continue reading 4 Reasons Why African Spirituality is Growing in Popularity