Gateway 0 – The Altar

It has been a relatively awesome week. I’ve found many of my sisters. Where did they come from? The spiral I’m sure. We’re trekking this amazing path together. The path of self love. The path of healing through the womb. Diminishing the thoughts of old. Disregarding the thoughts which hindered…

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“Quilombo” A Movie Review & Contribution by Chinedu Uzoma Amaefula, Indiana University-Bloomington

Carlos Diegues, dir. Quilombo. 1984. 114 minutes. Portuguese, Yoruba (with English subtitles). Amazon.com. $29.95. Carlos Diegues illustrates strength, primitive-spiritual consciousness, and a modus operandi thirst for physical and mental sovereignty amongst Brazilian maroons. Africans transported from Western Sub-Saharan Africa, the cinematographic drama takes place in 1650 on a sugar mill…

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Magic and the Supernatural in the African American Slave Culture and Society By Maura McNamara

Magic and the Supernatural in the African American Slave Culture and Society By Maura McNamara This paper was written for History 396.006: Transformation of the Witch of American Culture. The course was taught by Professor Carol Karlsen in Winter 2010. Although historians have previously explored the role of magic in…

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The Medicine

Nature is the all giver. The all healing. Nature is our Great Mother, Our Great Father who patiently awaits our arrival. Throughout time, we’ve been compressed and stripped of the very teachings which the ancestors engaged in. The art of the herb. The abstract combinations of earth, fire, wind, water…

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