"The essential resource and guide to African American spirituality and traditions, this book is a fabulous resource for anyone who wants to understand African American spirituality, shamanism, and indigenous spiritual practices and beliefs. It is designed to be informative while providing hands-on recipes, rituals, projects, and resources to help you become an active participant in its wonderfully soulful traditions.
Inside you will find:
1. A celebration of healing, magic, and the divination traditions of ancient African earth-based spirituality
2. An explanation of how these practices have evolved in contemporary African American culture
3. A potpourri of recipes, rituals, and resources that you can use to heal your life
Among the topics covered:
African spiritual practices of Santeria, Obeah, Lucumi, Orisa, and Quimbois
Hoodoo—and how to use it to improve your health
Ancient healing rituals and magical recipes of Daliluw
Talking drums, spiritual dancing, clapping, tapping, singing, and changing
ower objects, tricks and mojo bats, and herbal remedies
Previously published as The Big Book of Soul."