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The Big Book of Soul
The Ultimate Guide to the African-American Spirit
Stephanie Rose Bird
ISBN: 9781571745996
Book (Paperback)
Hampton Roads Publishing Company
6 x 9
262 pages
February 1, 2010


Soul is the ultimate expression and experience of African-American culture. The Big Book of Soul is the first popular reference book to provide an in-depth examination of the source of soul in African culture and how soul finds its expression today.

Author Stephanie Rose Bird takes readers on a breathtaking journey of soul by examining the spirit of animism and how it evolved in contemporary African-American culture. She explores spiritual practices related to diet, dance, beauty, healing, and the arts, and provides readers with ancient healing rituals and practices they can use today.

Filled with fun facts, practical advice, and ancient spiritual wisdom, The Big Book of Soul is for any reader who wants a genuine, rooted experience of soul today.

Stephanie Rose Bird is a cum laude graduate of Temple University with an MFA from the University of California–San Diego. She has taught at the School of Art Institute of Chicago, and is a professional member of the American Folklore Society, the Herb Research Foundation, and the American Botanical Council. She lives in Chicago. Read her blog and visit her on Facebook .

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