The Death Card

Metaphorically speaking, I’ve died a million times. My words will find a limitations today. The way I feel is indescribable but I will do my best. This morning, I couldn’t gather whether or not I’m feeling emotional due to my cycle approaching, my recent spiritual awakening via IIKDS, my age…

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Morning. Of. The. Third. Bath.

Dad was an amazing man in my eyes although he gave everything to his wife,(not mom), as he should? He followed me after he transitioned/passed; I perceived due to a series of regret. He knew to do better for my elder siblings and I but he did not. I assured…

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Removal of the Layers, The Bath 2

After being edified today for not following the protocol to the T yesterday (beginners errors), I felt more comfortable with my techniques tonight. I believe that my execution was flawless. I need the spirits to hear me. I need them to hear the cry of the lineages and the voices…

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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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