SOUTHERN AFRICAN AMERICAN ROOTWORK: A TOOL FOR SURVIVAL
DAEUS folk (Descendants of Africans Enslaved in theUnited States) forged a new paradigm of spirituality and healing because of their collective experience of racial injustice, inequality and oppression in the US. This paradigm is known as Rootwork, Hoodoo, and Conjure, to name a few. Rootwork in the American South originated out of the struggle to maintain a relationship rooted in ancestral guidance and reverence despite Protestant forced religion on the enslaved Africans. These rituals of resistance were not only used fo rprotection from, banishing or controlling one’s enemy but also for healing. It is a DAEUS form of shamanism. Due to miseducation and the media’s negative portrayal of any African based spiritual system, many avoid learning the true nature of this practice. This class will focus on the history as well as the importance of ancestral reverence. It will also discuss the alchemy of using herbs, mediumship, tools, and time to produce powerful Rootwork results.
This class/workshop explores Rootwork rituals used to remove blockages andstagnation of 7 energy points (also knownas chakras ) that are connected to one’s emotional and physical body. It examines the alchemy of Rootwork and the importance of ancestral reverence to assist with healing generational past and present trauma. In addition to learning one’s emotional blockages and techniques to remove them, students will develop personal rituals while acknowledging accountability of self-imposed stagnation resulting in an empowered practitioner.
THE WATER WITCH: SLAVE PORT RITUALS
According to The Trans Atlantic Slave Database, “Between 1501-1875, approximately 305,326” enslaved Africans were imported directly to the shores of what is now known as the United States. The four largest ports are Charleston, SC; Baltimore, MD; Savannah, GA, and New Orleans, LA. There are also hundreds of smaller and undocumented slave ports along the Eastern and Southern coasts. These spiritual portals are excellent for powerful rituals. This class will discuss how to perform such rituals including working with water entities. Students will also learn the importance of acknowledging and how to work with the ancestors at these ports.
MEDIUMSHIP: A GUIDE TO CONNNECTING WITH SPIRITUAL GUIDES AND ANCESTORS
This Workshop Series will teach techniques to increase one's mediumship senses. This will be a hands-on practice which requires dedication. Students will also learn techniques connect with ancestral spirits; tools that enhance psychic perception; meditation that open the body's channels for reception; and tips for accessing your spirit guides.
The Tarot workshop is designed to teach the meaning of the Major and Minor Arcana with an emphasis on the systems of numerology, and the four elements of fire, earth, air, and water. This series is for anyone who wants to learn a basic foundation of Tarot knowledge that one can build on for years to come. Students will also learn how to read the cards in a spread and learn to get information from the pictures on the cards; quick tricks to learn the meanings of each card; how to prepare before readings, and secrets to increase accuracy.
ASTROLOGY 101: NATAL CHART INTERPRETATIONS
This workshop is for individuals who are interested in learning how to read their natal chart. One will discover how geometry numerology, the four elements, planets, signs and houses influence their natural traits, relationships, career and life’s purpose. The skills taught in this class will enable the student to be able to provide basic natal chart interpretations.
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