Working the Roots

Working the Roots
Author: Michele Elizabeth Lee
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 396
Release: 2017-12-15
ISBN: 9780692857878
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Working the Roots Book Excerpt:

"Working The Roots: Over 400 Years of Traditional African American Healing" is an engaging study of the traditional healing arts that have sustained African Americans across the Atlantic ocean for four centuries down through today. Complete with photographs and illustrations, a medicines, remedies, and hoodoo section, interviews and stories.

African American Herbalism

African American Herbalism
Author: Lucretia VanDyke
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2022-10-04
ISBN: 1646043529
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

African American Herbalism Book Excerpt:

This first-of-its-kind herbal guide takes you through the origins of herbal practices rooted in African American tradition—from Ancient Egypt and the African tropics to the Caribbean and the United States. Inside you’ll find the stories of herbal healers like Emma Dupree and Henrietta Jeffries, who made modern American herbalism what it is today. You’ll also find a comprehensive herbal guide to the most commonly used herbs—such as aloe, lavender, sage, sassafras, and more—alongside gorgeous botanical illustrations. African American Herbalism is the perfect guide for anyone wanting to explore the medicinal and healing properties of herbs.

We Got Soul We Can Heal

We Got Soul  We Can Heal
Author: Phyllis Jeffers-Coly
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 236
Release: 2022-04-13
ISBN: 1476644632
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

We Got Soul We Can Heal Book Excerpt:

Poet Alice Walker has described culture as something in which one should thrive; further, that healing means putting the heart, courage, and energy back into one's self within one's own culture. Similarly, the "yes, yes ya'll," phrase, used by classic 1990's-era hip hop DJs and artists, evokes the passion in Black American culture. Written with that same celebratory spirit--and using the idea of culture and SOUL synonymously--this book explores of the ways in which integrating SOUL (culture) with contemplative practices can foster healing and restoration, expanding our understanding of leadership and community interaction and impact. With years of experience in higher education and as a mentor and teacher living in Senegal, the author stresses the importance of celebrating Black cultures, including the role of ancestry, community interdependence, elder-mentors and institutions such as HBCUs.

Hoodoo for Everyone

Hoodoo for Everyone
Author: Sherry Shone
Publsiher: North Atlantic Books
Total Pages: 306
Release: 2022-08-23
ISBN: 162317709X
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hoodoo for Everyone Book Excerpt:

A beginner’s guide to an inclusive Hoodoo practice--history, spellwork, folklore, and herbs Hoodoo is a folklore tradition that was created by and for enslaved African Americans in the southern United States. And before there were honey jars, red brick dust, and everything else you may associate with Hoodoo, there was the need to be free. This is not the #kitchenwitch Hoodoo you’ve seen on social: it’s magic for those who seek liberation and healing, for those who have been hurt, misunderstood, or cast aside. This is Hoodoo, updated: history, foundations, spellwork, and spiritual guidance made accessible to everyone, inclusive of all backgrounds and genders. Written with three guiding Hoodoo tenets--Intention, Faith, and Direction--in mind, Hoodoo for Everyone offers everything you need to know about the practice: rituals, conjure, rootwork, divination, herbs, plants, and ancestor work. Shone’s modern Hoodoo also goes in-depth into discussions of gender, religion, and cultural appropriation. She answers the questions: • Is Hoodoo the same as Voodoo, Lucumi, or Santeria? • How do I connect to an ancestor if I don’t know my family’s history? • Is Hoodoo accessible to queer folks? • Can I practice Hoodoo even if I’m agnostic or Christian? • How can I practice Hoodoo respectfully and with sensitivity? With spells and verses organized by topic and a list of spices, herbs, and spellwork objects, Hoodoo for Everyone is for all readers called to Hoodoo, new and experienced alike. For anyone seeking a natural spiritual practice, a connection to their history, or a deeper connection to non-judgmental life energy, Shone offers a comprehensive guide to manifesting deliverance through Hoodoo magic.

Energetic Herbalism

Energetic Herbalism
Author: Kat Maier
Publsiher: Chelsea Green Publishing
Total Pages: 392
Release: 2021-11-26
ISBN: 1645020835
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Energetic Herbalism Book Excerpt:

In this indispensable new resource both for the home apothecary and clinical practitioners, a celebrated herbalist brings alive the elemental relationships among traditional healing practices, ecological stewardship, and essential plant medicines. By honoring ancient wisdom and presenting it in an innovative way, Energetic Herbalism is a profound and practical guide to family and community care for those seeking to move beyond symptom relief and into a truly holistic framework of health. Throughout, author Kat Maier invites readers to explore their personal relationships with plants and their environs as they discover diverse models of healing. Inside Energetic Herbalism, you’ll find: The elements and patterns of Ayurvedic doshas for greater self-awareness as well as positive lifestyle choices A deep appreciation of the wisdom of indigenous peoples, which is the foundation of sacred plant traditions The relationship of well-being to the seasons through the brilliant lens of Chinese Five Element Theory, and how our emotional health is beautifully expressed through the Elements The roots and evolution of Vitalism, the traditional Western system of energetic medicine How to assess imbalances in the body using the elegant and intuitive vocabulary of the six tissue states, an emerging tool in Western herbalism The senses as the main tools for navigating through energetic herbalism Through the rich herbal tradition of storytelling, Maier seamlessly blends theory and practice with her experience-tested herbal remedies and healing protocols. Maier stresses the critical message of how to address the challenge of threatened medicinal plant populations, offering practical and inspiriting methods for ensuring their survival. Many herbals boast a materia medica of more than 100 herbs, but in keeping with an emphasis on sustainable practice, Maier instead focuses in depth on 25 essential medicinal herbs that can be grown in most temperate climates and soils, including: Dandelion Ashwagandha (Indian Ginseng) Goldenseal Burdock Calendula Echinacea Goldenrod Whether you are a seasoned clinical herbalist, an herbalist-in-training, or simply someone seeking to provide the best natural health care for your family, this book is a source of inspiration, insight, and answers you will return to again and again.

Wild Remedies

Wild Remedies
Author: Rosalee de la Forêt,Emily Han
Publsiher: Hay House, Inc
Total Pages: 424
Release: 2020-04-07
ISBN: 1401956882
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wild Remedies Book Excerpt:

That's not a weed--it's herbal medicine! Learn to use wild plants and herbs for food and DIY remedies in this illustrated guide from two expert herbalists. Millions of people are interested in natural and holistic health, yet many are missing out on the key ingredient: Nature itself! Rekindle your connection with the earth as you craft your own herbal medicine with 75 delicious recipes and powerful healing remedies. Herbalists Rosalee de la Forêt and Emily Han expertly guide you through the benefits of two dozen of the most important and commonly found wild plants-many of which you can easily grow in your own garden, if foraging isn't right for you. Detailed illustrations and beautiful photography ensure that you won't make a plant-identification misstep as you learn how to tend and properly harvest the plant medicine growing right in your own neighborhood. After reading Wild Remedies, you'll never look at your backyard, a public park, or any green space in the same way again. Instead of "weeds," you'll see delicious foods like Dandelion Maple Syrup Cake, Nettle Frittata, and Chickweed Pesto. You will revel in nature's pharmacy as you make herbal oils, salves, teas, and many more powerful remedies in your own kitchen.

The Witch s Herbal Apothecary

The Witch s Herbal Apothecary
Author: Marysia Miernowska
Publsiher: Fair Winds Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2020-01-14
ISBN: 1631597841
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Witch s Herbal Apothecary Book Excerpt:

The Witch’s Herbal Apothecary is a magickal book of recipes, rituals, and materia medica for reconnecting with the power and healing of Earth Magick. Author Marysia Miernowska is the Director of one of California’s most renowned herbal schools and named one of the “top 15 witches on Instagram” (@marysia_miernowska) by Huffington Post. Mother Earth is a living entity that holds great medicine to heal us physically and spiritually. However, in today's modern world, too many of us are separated from this source of nourishment. With the wheel of the year as a framework, you'll begin to understand the currents of nature and how to weave yourself back into this great web of life. Using the plants, seasons, and cycles as your tools, you will be able to tap into the potent Earth Magick of life, death, renewal, and rebirth. In harmony with the seasons, You will learn how to: Grow medicine Harvest from the wild or home garden Process plants Make remedies Each season opens a portal of magick that allows you to harvest the literal and spiritual gifts the Earth is offering at that time. The Witch's Herbal Apothecary will awaken the Witch inherent in every wild soul and guide her into an empowered relationship of healing and magick with the natural world.

Radical Remedies

Radical Remedies
Author: Brittany Ducham
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2021-04-20
ISBN: 1611806720
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Radical Remedies Book Excerpt:

A modern, approachable holistic health guide that focuses on physical, emotional, and mental well-being. Radical Remedies urges readers to take an active concern for their overall health and well-being by reconnecting with nature and honoring their own emotional history and experience. Focusing on twenty-five of the most nourishing herbs, this book shows how they can be used to remedy stress, depression, and insomnia, soothe tension in the body, and comfort a broken heart. With insights on gut health, emotional balance, and the importance of whole foods, readers will discover practices and strategies to survive and thrive every day. Learn to make recipes like Ashwagandha Chai, Sacred Spark Infusion, Lemon Balm and Orange Peel Honey, and Banish the Blues Tincture or follow instructions for a Honey Mallow Soothing Face Mask or a Gotu Kola Rose Facial Oil. While balance or vitality is never achieved through a singular act or quick fix, this guide details a deep well of practices and self-care that can aid you in the toughest of times.

Wild Witchcraft

Wild Witchcraft
Author: Rebecca Beyer
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2022-05-10
ISBN: 1982185627
Category: Gardening
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wild Witchcraft Book Excerpt:

"Learn how to cultivate your own magical garden, harness the power of herbalism, and better connect with nature through practical and sustainable tips from an experienced Appalachian witch forager"--

The Ethical Psychic

The Ethical Psychic
Author: Jennifer Lisa Vest, PhD
Publsiher: North Atlantic Books
Total Pages: 190
Release: 2022-10-11
ISBN: 1623177391
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Ethical Psychic Book Excerpt:

A 101 guide for psychics and energy workers to build an authentic, equitable, and culturally sensitive healing practice, written by Afro-Indigenous intuitive, scholar, and healer Dr. Jennifer Lisa Vest. Being an ethical psychic means being of service--and learning how to navigate the thorny issues and unique risks inherent to intuitive work. From knowing your boundaries and limitations--and respecting those of your clients--to resisting the temptation of the guru lifestyle, The Ethical Psychic offers 7 critical guiding principles for grounded, ethical practice. Intuitive, philosopher, and ethicist Dr. Jennifer Lisa Vest, PhD, explores why (and how) energy workers must be of service, authentic, and self-aware; learn from their mistakes; embody sensitivity to client needs; be humble; and listen to a higher source. With training in African American Hoodoo, Native American Sweatlodge, Jamaican Revivalism, Trinidadian Shango, Spiritualism, Reiki, Pranic Healing, and other traditions, Dr. Vest is uniquely positioned to address readers’ most common and pressing questions, like: How do I avoid crossing boundaries? What if I’m making things worse? What privacy considerations do I need to think about? How can I be financially ethical? How do I avoid appropriation? What do I need to know about working with spirits? A go-to-guide for any medium, spirit worker, psychic, or aspiring Reiki master, The Ethical Psychic helps readers become the grounded and effective healers they were born to be.

Encyclopedia of Black Studies

Encyclopedia of Black Studies
Author: Molefi Kete Asante,Ama Mazama,Marie-José Cérol
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 531
Release: 2005
ISBN: 9780761927624
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of Black Studies Book Excerpt:

Articles presents an analysis of the key individuals, events, and issues that are important to African Americans.

Roots of a Region

Roots of a Region
Author: John A. Burrison
Publsiher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
Total Pages: 236
Release: 2007
ISBN: 1604733071
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Roots of a Region Book Excerpt:

Roots of a Region reveals the importance of folk traditions in shaping and expressing the American South. This overview covers the entire region and all forms of ex-pression-oral, musical, customary, and material. The author establishes how folklore pervades and reflects the region\'s economics, history (espe-cially the Civil War), race rela-tions, religion, and politics. He follows with a catalog of those folk-cultural traits-from food and crafts to music and story-that are distinctly southern. The book then explores the Native American and Old World sources of southern folk culture. Two case studies serve as examples to stu-dents and as evidence of the author\'s larger points. The first traces the origins and develop-ment of an artifact type, the clay jug; the second examines a place, Georgia, and the relationship of its folklore to the region as a whole. The author concludes by looking to the future of folklife in a region that has lost much of its agrarian base as it modernizes, a future dependent on recent immigration and appreciation of older southern traditions by a largely urban audience. Supporting these explorations are 115 illustrations-sixteen in color-and an extensive bibliography of books on southern folk culture. John A. Burrison is Regents Professor of English and director of the folklore curriculum at Georgia State University. He also serves as curator of the Goizueta Folklife Gallery at the Atlanta History Museum and of the Folk Pottery Museum of Northeast Georgia at Sautee Nacoochee Center. His previous books are Brothers in Clay: The Story of Georgia Folk Pottery, Storytellers: Folktales and Legends from the South, and Shaping Traditions: Folk Arts in a Changing South.

Black Magic

Black Magic
Author: Yvonne P. Chireau
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 222
Release: 2006-11-20
ISBN: 0520249887
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Black Magic Book Excerpt:

"Chireau has written a marvelous text on an important dimension of African American religious culture. Expanding beyond the usual focus of scholarship on Christianity, she describes and analyzes the world of magical-medical-religious practice, challenging hallowed distinctions among "religion" and "magic." Anyone interested in African American religion will need to reckon seriously with Chireau's text on conjure."—Albert J. Raboteau, Princeton University "Deprived of their own traditions and defined as chattel, enslaved Africans formed a new orientation in America. Conjuring—operating alongside of and within both the remnants of African culture and the acquired traditions of North America—served as a theoretical and practical mode of deciphering and divining within this, enabling them to create an alternate meaning of life in the New World. Chireau's is the first full-scale treatment of this important dimension of African American culture and religion. A wonderful book!"—Charles H. Long, Professor of History of Religions University of California, Santa Barbara and author of Significations: Signs, Symbols and Images in the Interpretation of Religion

Cumulated Index Medicus

Cumulated Index Medicus
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1982
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Medicine
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cumulated Index Medicus Book Excerpt:

Subject Guide to Forthcoming Books

Subject Guide to Forthcoming Books
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 282
Release: 1983
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: American literature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Subject Guide to Forthcoming Books Book Excerpt:

Presents by subject the same titles that are listed by author and title in Forthcoming books.

Resources in Education

Resources in Education
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1995
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Resources in Education Book Excerpt:

Cairo Today

Cairo Today
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1991
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Cairo (Egypt)
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Arts in Healing

The Arts in Healing
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 64
Release: 1995
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Anthropology Newsletter

Anthropology Newsletter
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1986
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Anthropological linguistics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Historical Abstracts

Historical Abstracts
Author: Eric H. Boehm
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 940
Release: 2000
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: History, Modern
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Historical Abstracts Book Excerpt: