The Ebo of One Thousand Miles
During the past 18 months I have traveled over 80,000 miles. Some of my trips, whether overnight or several days long, took me into interesting and unique spaces. My latest road trip found me on the backroads of Route 43. Miles and miles of pavement and trees. The view was beautiful but like all quiet […]
Fear and Loathing in ATR/DTR Communities.
To initiate or not to initiate that is the question, whether tis nobler to initiate in Africa or in the Diaspora to suffer the slings and arrows of this ilè vs. that ilè. Whew… it’s only Tuesday and I have finally come up for air and well, these innanets have me in my feelings before […]
Beware of Conjure Connie!
The online spiritual community can be both beneficial and harmful in the same breath. At the click of a link, one can find a angel of a worker or a devil in a Sunday suit. Or you might find a Conjure Connie, who imagines being thrown at by every little shadow and is always ready […]
The Spaces Between Prayer and Ritual
“Everyone wants to be a Bruja until it’s time to do bujeria shit.” I have long since forgotten who had said this all too true statement. I am finding that now, more than ever, so many people talk about Hoodoo this and Maferefun that but do not consistently live a spiritual life. Events over the […]
Praying for Death
This time of year always brings back bitter sweet memories (yeah I know, it sounds like I’m about to break out into song). Several years ago my life changed and today I find myself, yet again, in the midst of changes that I have no power over to control the outcome. Sometimes I’d like to […]
Omo Ogun, His Lie and 30 Orogbo aka The Rewards Received for Obedience.
Bare with me as I recount a true story about a man, his lie and how I learned about how obedience is rewarded. Let me start off by saying that some motherfuckers are bold as hell! Bold to the point where no one would blame you if you rolled up to their house, rang the […]
My Sister’s Kindness
If you’re lucky you’ll have the pleasure of meeting people who truly embody the light that we all wish to see in everyone we meet. This week I lost a sister-friend, Bea. I am still in a semi-state of denial and hoping that perhaps if I call her she’ll pick up and say “girl you […]
Black Like Me
As a medium and reader I am privy to personal information about my clients that they would never tell others and on most occasions I learn about information that even the client does not know about from their own ancestors. Several months ago a man, who I will call Greg (story shared with client’s permission, […]
What’s in a Name?
In the online spiritual community, everyone knows someone who knows a person that knows someone’s cousin’s best friend’s sister that goes by a name other than their birth name. In my case I have a few names, one is a name given to me by my parents, two names were given to me by my […]
As The Nganga Turns
On last week’s episode of As The Nganga Turns, the tug-of-war between munanso Casa de Caca and House of Bud heated up when the Yaya of the House of Bud announced her engagement to the Tata of Casa de Caca. Five months pregnant and uncertain of the father, Yaya has lied and said Tata Ain’t […]