Includes bibliographical references (p. -167) and index.
|LC Classifications||BL2480.A4 E64 1997|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||181 p. ;|
|Number of Pages||181|
|ISBN 10||0865435529, 0865435537|
|LC Control Number||97003148|
The Way of the Elders co-authored by a West African native raised in the Mande tradition offers rare and authentic insight into the spirituality of West Africa, and particularly the Mande culture. This spiritual guidebook explains fundamental beliefs, such as reverence for the One Spirit, that permeate tribal life/5(17). A Oya Priestess suggested I get a pick up a copy of this book and I did, like a few others here I had read a few books on African cosmology and this was the only one that made sense to me, the author does a brilliant job of explaining ancient African cosmology going back to Kemet and how it ties in today's so called modern world. the book spoke to me on a soul level and why so many /5(15). Provided much-needed clarity and is written in excellent workbook format, easy to read and digest for new-comers to ancient African spirituality and practices. I have gifted this book Invaluable to my understanding of how spirituality is directly linked to your physical, mental, and emotional health and well-being!!!/5. Reading from her book Forged in the Fiery Furnace: African American Spirituality, published in , the professor noted that slaves did this by reversing the Christianity of their masters which “called them less than human, claimed that God intended them to be slaves and said that perhaps they didn’t even have souls.” The slaves turned.
This section has texts on the traditional spirituality of Sub-Saharan Africa, as well as their descendants in the New World. Finding books about African religion and spiritual beliefs in the public domain was not difficult. These books have a great amount of useful information on this topic, some of it written before colonialism destroyed or. African Spirituality. K likes. Community. Shekhem-t Amhetra Hem Maat Maakhem, has been a member of the Ausar Auset Society since Followers: K. The study of African spirituality in its own right is a recent phenomenon. Western scholars, such as Sir James Frazier, had had a fascination with African religions, either from the scientific point of view, as a phenomenon to be studied, or from a missionary point of view. Both approaches assumed that African religious beliefs. African ancestors created spirituality and religion with the launch of the Mystery system, 6, years ago. They created over Gods and Goddesses, the first such in the world, with twelve principal deities that included God Ausar, Goddess Auset, Goddess Ma'at and God Heru, the later being the first human Son of God in history.
The spirituality of Africa National & World Affairs Jacob Olupona, professor of indigenous African religions at Harvard Divinity School and professor of African and African-American studies in Harvard’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences, recently sat down for an interview about his lifelong research on indigenous African : Anthony Chiorazzi. In this illustrated book, a perfect introduction to the fascinating world of African religion, spirituality, and cosmology, writers from Margaret R. Miles and Kathleen O'Brien Wicker to Ogbu Kalu and Abdulkader I. Tayob lead us into discussions of the diversity of African spiritual traditions and the forms and patterns that link them. African spirituality that shapes the concept of Ubuntu Nolan() shares an interesting concept of spirituality. He says: “The Spiritual life is the whole of one’s life insofar as it is motivated and determined by the Holy Spirit, the spirit of Jesus”. This kind of spirituality shapes persons in such a way that they growFile Size: 63KB. In his book, The Souls of Black Folk, W.E.B. Du Bois referred to the phenomenon as double consciousness. Recently, African-Americans have ushered in a cyclical cultural moment reminiscent of both Pan-Africanism and Black Power movements of yesteryear that embraces a more afrocentric approach to health, cuisine, hair care, and even spirituality.