African American Magick infuses ancient techniques, rituals, and methods from around the world to use each season’s inherent energies to supplement the health and well-being of body, mind, and soul.
The changing of the seasons can feel magical―greens changing to browns and golds, snow melting to show fresh buds. We all recognize these telltale signs, but few of us are aware of the powerful impact each season has on our spiritual lives. In African American Magick, Stephanie Rose Bird infuses ancient techniques, rituals, and methods from around the world to use each season’s inherent energies to supplement body, mind, and soul.
Designed to further spiritual practices by learning from neighboring cultures, this book provides readers with useful ideas unrestricted by geographic borders, ethnicity, religion, or magical path. Included are recipes and concepts from the Caribbean, African American soul food, Buddhist meditation practices, sacred Hindu rites, Old European traditions, Australian Aboriginal dreaming lessons, and Native American wisdom.
About the Author
Stephanie Rose Bird Stephanie Rose Bird holds a BFA cum laude from the Tyler School of Art and Architecture at Temple University, and an MFA from the University of California at San Diego, where she was a San Diego Opportunity Fellow. She was a professor of fine art at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago for many years. She has also taught at the Illinois Institute of Art, the Chicago Botanic Garden, and Garfield Park Conservatory. Bird works as an artist, herbalist, aromatherapist, and sole proprietor of Almost Edible Natural Products. As a Fulbright senior scholar, Bird studied the art, rituals, and ceremonies of Australian Aborigines in the outback of the Northern Territory. Bird’s fine art is held in several national and international art collections, and she has exhibited in numerous galleries, museums, universities, and public spaces.