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The Healing Power of African-American Spirituality
A Celebration of Ancestor Worship, Herbs and Hoodoo, Ritual and Conjure
Stephanie Rose Bird
ISBN: 9781642970289
Book (Paperback)
Hampton Roads Publishing Company, Hampton Roads Publishing
$19.95
6 x 9 Inches
272 pages
line drawings
February 1, 2022
Previously Published As: The Big Book of Soul


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The essential resource and guide to African American spirituality and traditions.



This 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.

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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