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African/Yoruba Spirituality

Sacred Woman: A Guide to Healing the Feminine Body, Mind, and Spirit Cover Image
ISBN: 9780345434869
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Published: One World - October 30th, 2001

The twentieth anniversary edition of a transformative blueprint for ancestral healing—featuring new material and gateways, from the renowned herbalist, natural health expert, and healer of women’s bodies and souls

The Sibyls Oraculum: Oracle of the Black Doves of Africa Cover Image
ISBN: 9781620556719
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Published: Destiny Books - May 15th, 2018

A system of divination inspired by the Libyan Sibyls, the African prophetesses of the classical world

• Includes 44 full-color cards in Latin and English with a comprehensive guidebook

• Details how to consult the oracle, providing in-depth write-ups about the meaning of each card and the symbolic language represented by their imagery

• Designed to directly a

The Hoodoo Tarot: 78-Card Deck and Book for Rootworkers Cover Image
ISBN: 9781620558737
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Published: Destiny Books - February 18th, 2020

A divination deck and guidebook rooted in the American Hoodoo tradition

• 2021 Coalition of Visionary Resources Silver Award

• Includes 78 full-color Tarot cards that depict legendary rootworkers past and present as well as important Hoodoo archetypes and symbols

• Provides in-depth card meanings for each card in the Major Arcana and the four suits of the Min

Yoruba Mythology Coloring Book: The Gods and Goddesses of Yorubaland Cover Image
ISBN: 9780692967027
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Published: Black Diaries - November 27th, 2017

Working The Roots: Over 400 Years of Traditional African American Healing Cover Image
ISBN: 9780692857878
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Published: Wadastick - December 15th, 2017

African American traditional medicine is an American classic that emerged out of the necessity of its people to survive.

Jambalaya: The Natural Woman's Book of Personal Charms and Practical Rituals Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062508591
Published: HarperOne - June 15th, 2021

A refreshed edition of Jambalaya: The Natural Woman’s Book of Personal Charms and Practical Rituals—updated with a note from the author sharing the changes that have occurred in the 30 years since its original publication. 

Sticks, Stones, Roots & Bones: Hoodoo, Mojo & Conjuring with Herbs Cover Image
ISBN: 9780738702759
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Published: Llewellyn Publications - June 8th, 2004

Hoodoo is an eclectic blend of African traditions, Native American herbalism, Judeo-Christian ritual, and magical healing. Tracing Hoodoo's magical roots back to West Africa, Stephanie Rose Bird provides a fascinating history of this nature-based healing tradition and gives practical advice for applying Hoodoo magic to everyday life.

365 Days of Hoodoo: Daily Rootwork, Mojo & Conjuration Cover Image
ISBN: 9780738747842
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Published: Llewellyn Publications - December 8th, 2018

Hoodoo is a bold spiritual tradition that helps enhance your wellbeing and solve everyday problems. This practical, do-it-yourself guide shows you how to use spells, rites, recipes, mojos, and curios to enrich your life and be ready for whatever comes your way.

Rootwork: Using the Folk Magick of Black America for Love, Money and Success Cover Image
ISBN: 9780743235341
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Published: Atria Books - February 4th, 2003

A reader-friendly, fun, and practical guide to improving one's love life, career, health, and overall happiness with African American folk magick.

In this groundbreaking book that places Rootwork in its rightful spot among other magickal traditions, Tayannah Lee McQuillar offers a fun and practical guide to improving your life with the help of African American folk magick.

The Awakened Woman: A Guide for Remembering & Igniting Your Sacred Dreams Cover Image
By Dr Tererai Trent, Oprah Winfrey (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9781501145674
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Published: Atria/Enliven Books - July 31st, 2018

Winner of a 2017 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work, this moving manifesto “empowers women to access a fearlessness that will enable community progress” (Essence).

The Handbook of Yoruba Religious Concepts (Weiser Classics Series) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781578636679
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Published: Weiser Books - April 1st, 2020

An introduction to the spiritual source of the beliefs and practices that have so profoundly shaped African American religious traditions.

Most of the Africans who were enslaved and brought to the Americas were from the Yoruba nation of West Africa, an ancient and vast civilization.

Finding Soul on the Path of Orisa: A West African Spiritual Tradition Cover Image
ISBN: 9781580911498
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Published: Crossing Press - January 28th, 2003

In the realm of African spiritual pathways, no tradition is so widely embraced and practiced as the West African religion Orisa. Awakened by her own spiritual journey, Tobe Melora Correal, an initiated priestess in the Yoruba-Lukumi branch of Orisa, guides us along this blessed road.

Kwanzaa: From Holiday to Every Day Cover Image
ISBN: 9781496722201
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Published: Dafina - September 24th, 2019


In Queering Black Atlantic Religions Roberto Strongman examines Haitian Vodou, Cuban Lucum /Santer a, and Brazilian Candombl to demonstrate how religious rituals of trance possession allow humans to understand themselves as embodiments of the divine. In these rituals, the commingling of humans and the divine produces gender identities that are independent of biological sex.

Secrets of Voodoo Cover Image
By Milo Rigaud, Robert Cross (Translator)
ISBN: 9780872861718
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Published: City Lights Books - January 1st, 2001

Secrets of Voodoo traces the development of this complex religion (in Haiti and the Americas) from its sources in the brilliant civilizations of ancient Africa. This book presents a straightforward account of the gods or loas and their function, the symbols and signs, rituals, the ceremonial calendar of Voodoo, and the procedures for performing magical rites are given.

Growing Up Yoruba: A Teen Guide Book for Practicing the Yoruba Lucumi Tradition Cover Image
ISBN: 9780615708744
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Published: Waterhears - October 16th, 2013

What exactly does it mean to grow up Yoruba? For author Kemba Mchawi, it meant juggling the vastly different worlds of being a teenager in Brooklyn with the curious practices of a religion that started in Africa.

Orishas, Goddesses, and Voodoo Queens: The Divine Feminine in the African Religious Traditions  Cover Image
ISBN: 9781578636952
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Published: Weiser Books - May 11th, 2020

An inspiring exploration of the goddesses of the West African spiritual traditions and their role in shaping Yoruba (Ifa), Santeria, Haitian Vodoun, and New Orleans Voodoo.

Throughout Africa and beyond in the diaspora caused by the slave trade, the divine feminine was revered in the forms of goddesses like the ancient Nana Buluku, water spirits like Yemaya, Oshun, and Mami Wata, an

The Magic of Marie Laveau: Embracing the Spiritual Legacy of the Voodoo Queen of New Orleans Cover Image
ISBN: 9781578636730
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Published: Weiser Books - February 1st, 2020

The life and work of the legendary “Pope of Voodoo,” Marie Laveau—a free woman of color who practically ruled New Orleans in the mid-1800s

Marie Laveau may be the most influential American practitioner of the magical arts; certainly, she is among the most famous. She is the subject of songs, films, and legends and the star of New Orleans ghost tours.

Working Conjure: A Guide to Hoodoo Folk Magic Cover Image
ISBN: 9781578636273
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Published: Weiser Books - September 1st, 2018

"Working Conjure is a blessing. With the increasing commodification of African American and African Diasporic traditions, books about our practices that are simple, direct, and useful seem few and far between.

Conjuring Harriet
By Witchdoctor Utu, Baba Ted Jauw (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9781578636440
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Published: Weiser Books - February 1st, 2019

The spirits of Harriet Tubman, John Brown, and other heroes of the Underground Railroad guide readers on a magical path to healing, empowerment, and liberation.

The historical role that magic and soothsaying played in the Underground Railroad has long been ignored out of fear it might diminish the legacy of Harriet Tubman and other heroes of that time.

Ezili's Mirrors: Imagining Black Queer Genders Cover Image
ISBN: 9780822370383
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Published: Duke University Press - February 27th, 2018

From the dagger mistress Ezili Je Wouj and the gender-bending mermaid Lasiren to the beautiful femme queen Ezili Freda, the Ezili pantheon of Vodoun spirits represents the divine forces of love, sexuality, prosperity, pleasure, maternity, creativity, and fertility.