The Big Book of Soul: the Ultimate Guide to the African American Spirit
In the Big Book of Soul you'll discover:
The spiritual practice of Hoodoo and how to use it to improve your health.
Talking drums, spiritual dancing, clapping, tapping, whistling, singing and chanting.
The ancient healing rituals and magickal recipes of Daliluw.
Power objects, amulets, tricks and mojo bags as well as herbal remedies.
Modern midwifery's origins in 17th century American slavery through contemporary Granny Midwives working today.
The African spiritual practices of Santeria, Obeah, Lucumi, Regla de Ocha, Orisa, and Quimbois.
The Big Book of Soul examines the major features of ancient wisdom--a connection to nature, the power of prayer, self-determination, and respect for the past--to show how these beliefs and practices have been passed on and adapted from one generation to the next. Filled with practical advice and ancient spiritual wisdom it is the ultimate guide to African American soul traditions.
Chapter 1. African American Spirituality: An Overview
Chapter 2. Hoodoo and Holism: A Fresh Look at African American Wellness
Chapter 3. In Matters of Life and Death: It Be Best Tuh Heal Ourselves
Chapter 4. Red: The Strength and Power of Blood
Chapter 5. As It is Above: Osayin's Gift Basket
Chapter 6. So It is Below: Rooting for Good Health
Chapter 7. Rewarding Naturally: Sacred Spaces
Chapter 8. A Fresh Start: Holistic Detox
Chapter 9. Elemental Rituals: Ancient Egyptian Therapies for the Sacred and Mundane
Chapter 10. Tribal Beauty: Ancient Egyptian Beautification from the Soul Outward