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BLACK RELIGIOUS STUDIES

Welcome to the enlightening realm of Black Religious Studies at the Black Dot Cultural Center. Here, we embark on a profound exploration of the spiritual traditions, beliefs, and practices that have shaped the diverse tapestry of Black communities across the globe. Immerse yourself in a collection dedicated to celebrating the rich religious heritage and the transformative power of faith.

Within our curated selection, you will discover a wealth of resources that delve into the spiritual journeys of Black individuals and communities. From books that explore the influence of West African Vodun and Ifa, to in-depth examinations of Christianity, Islam, and other faith traditions within Black contexts, our collection showcases the dynamic interplay between spirituality, culture, and identity.

The search bar allows you to delve deeper into our Black Religious Studies collection, enabling you to uncover titles that resonate with your personal exploration. Engage with books and audiobooks that delve into the sacred rituals, theological perspectives, and the profound spiritual experiences of Black individuals and communities.

At the Black Dot Cultural Center, we believe that understanding and celebrating the diverse religious traditions within the Black community is essential to fostering unity, respect, and cultural pride. By exploring the intersection of faith, history, and identity, we can deepen our understanding of the spiritual foundations that have sustained Black communities throughout the ages.

Welcome to the Black Dot Cultural Center, where Black Religious Studies come alive. Delve into our collection, search for books and audiobooks that illuminate your spiritual journey, and embark on a profound exploration of the sacred traditions that have shaped and continue to inspire Black communities. Together, let us celebrate the beauty and transformative power of faith.

The eighth volume in the Double Exposure series, Movements, Motions, Moments draws upon the visual images in NMAAHC's collection to explore the dynamic ways religion is engaged and practiced by African Americans. Movements, Motions, Moments shows how African Americans have negotiated their participa ... Read More about
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Tayannah Lee McQuillar
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A divination deck and guidebook rooted in the American Hoodoo tradition • 2021 Coalition of Visionary Resources Silver Award • Includes 78 full-color Tarot cards that depict legendary rootworkers past and present as well as important Hoodoo archetypes and symbols • Provides in-depth card meanings ... Read More about
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Stephanie Rose Bird
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Hoodoo is a bold spiritual tradition that helps enhance your wellbeing and solve everyday problems. This practical, do-it-yourself guide shows you how to use spells, rites, recipes, mojos, and curios to enrich your life and be ready for whatever comes your way. 365 Days of Hoodoo starts by providing ... Read More about
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Zora Neale Hurston
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“Strikingly dramatic, yet simple and unrestrained . . . an unusual and intensely interesting book richly packed with strange information.” —New York Times Book Review Based on Zora Neale Hurston’s personal experiences in Haiti and Jamaica, where she participated as an initiate rather than just an ob ... Read More about
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Zora Neale Hurston
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A recently discovered collection of folktales celebrating African American oral tradition, community, and faith...”splendidly vivid and true.”—New York Times Every Tongue Got to Confess is an extensive volume of African American folklore that Zora Neale Hurston collected on her travels through the G ... Read More about
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Charles Colcock Jones
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In 1888, Charles Colcock Jones Jr. published the first collection of folk narratives from the Gullah-speaking people of the South Atlantic coast, tales he heard black servants exchange on his family's rice and cotton plantation. It has been out of print and largely unavailable until now. Jones saw ... Read More about
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Walter Williams
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The Historical Origin Of Christianity by Walter Williams reveals what happened to ancient Egyptian ancestors and how the true origin of Christianity began. ... Read More about
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Carter Godwin Woodson
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This is the illustrated version, which includes images of some of the people mentioned in the book. A non-illustrated version is available via ISBN 9781680921922. The importance of the church in the life of the Negro justifies the publication of this brief account of the development of the instituti ... Read More about
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Brian Lee Edwards, Marcus Mosiah Garvey
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A selection of 30 speeches, words and opinions of Marcus Garvey, detailing his personal views about topics such as God, Jesus Christ, The Holy Spirit, Christianity and other important religious and spiritual themes. For more info go to www.imaniswebsite, co.u. ... Read More about
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James H. Cone
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Cone explores two classic aspects of African-American culture--the spirituals and the blues--and tells the captivating story of how slaves and the children of slaves used this music to affirm their essential humanity in the face of oppression. ... Read More about
Illuminates how African Muslims drew on Islam while enslaved, and how their faith ultimately played a role in the African Disapora Servants of Allah presents a history of African Muslims, following them from West Africa to the Americas. Although many assume that what Muslim faith they brought with ... Read More about
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Sylvester A. Johnson
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This book provides a narrative historical, postcolonial account of African American religions. It examines the intersection of Black religion and colonialism over several centuries to explain the relationship between empire and democratic freedom. Rather than treating freedom and its others (colonia ... Read More about
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Oyekan Owomoyela
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Yoruba Trickster Tales come out of the tradition of evening storytelling, a popular form of entertainment in traditional African societies. A favorite genre among these folktales is the trickster tale, variations of which are found in many cultures around the world. Among the Yoruba of West Africa ( ... Read More about
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An introduction to the spiritual source of the beliefs and practices that have so profoundly shaped African American religious traditions. Most of the Africans who were enslaved and brought to the Americas were from the Yoruba nation of West Africa, an ancient and vast civilization. In the diaspora ... Read More about
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Oloye Baba Ifa Karade
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The Ifa/Orisha Religious Tradition: A New World Perspective is the latest work by renown author Oloye "Baba" Ifa Karade. The text centers on the importance of deepening understandings of this African Traditional Faith via historical and societal studies. The thesis is that there is a great importanc ... Read More about
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Iya Afin, Ayobunmi Sangode
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My Work is 'GLORIFYING The FEMALE FORCES'; "The GREAT MOTHERS", and The DIVINITIES "OSUN", "YEMOJA", and "OYA". This Book Focuses On These "FEMALE FORCES" And Some of Their COUNTERPARTS In OTHER PARTS of The WORLD. I Choose These "THREE" DIVINITIES because in The Culture of My People, The "FON" of D ... Read More about
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In this book you will read about; The Psychology of Womenhood. The Cycles of Womenhood, The 12 Major Tests of Life. The Most Important Function one comes to The Earth to perform. Rites of Passage for Women and The Goddesses who influence these Cycles and how they affect Your Personal Mystique. For G ... Read More about
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Oyèrónké Oládémọ
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Uncovers the influence of Yoruba culture on women's religious lives and leadership in religions practiced by Yoruba people Women in Yoruba Religions examines the profound influence of Yoruba culture in Yoruba religion, Christianity, Islam, and Afro-Diasporic religions such as Santeria and Candombl ... Read More about
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"Washington writes supple and thoughtful prose and creatively integrates African and African-derived terminology, which never distract the reader. I consider Our Mothers, Our Powers, Our Texts not only a brilliant study, but also a model to be emulated." —Ousseynou B. Traore, William Patterson Unive ... Read More about
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Oyekan Owomoyela
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Yoruba Proverbs is the most comprehensive collection to date of more than five thousand Yoruban proverbs that showcase Yoruba oral tradition. Following Oyekan Owomoyela’s introduction, which provides a framework and description of Yoruba cultural beliefs, the proverbs are arranged by theme into five ... Read More about
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Nana Akua Kyerewaa Opokuwaa
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This book begins your exploration of the culture and traditions of the Akans of Ghana, West Africa. It introduces the reader to the lifestyle of the traditional Akans living in Ghana, Ivory Coast, Togo, and other West African Countries. Little has been written on the Akan culture and spirituality es ... Read More about
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Are you searching for a spiritual path that speaks to your cultural identity? Are you curious about the connection of the African-American experience to ancient African culture and spirituality? The Quest for Spiritual Transformation: An Introduction to Traditional Akan Religion, Rituals, and Practi ... Read More about
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Among most products of alien education, there is total lack of moral virtues, honesty, integrity, eagerness to serve and readiness to sacrifice. Rather, he is enslaved by the glittering fancies and fascinations of other cultures. He has embraced, and is enthused by, a religion which compels him to a ... Read More about
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Udobata R. Onunwa
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To penetrate the complex domain of African Spirituality is a task that demands personal contact with the living votaries of the traditional religion.It needs extra patience, commitment and an open mind to listen and understand the deep and immense spiritual powers that guide and direct African thoug ... Read More about
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For centuries Western scholarship, and the African scholars seduced by this body of knowledge, have not been interested in African "religions" per se, but what was worse, African scholars began not to study indigenous African spirituality on its own terms but through European eyes and intellectual c ... Read More about
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Ra Sekhi Arts Temple
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Kajara Nebthet, Luticia Santapriya
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A Rising Nation is a modern day code of ethics with traditional morals for spiritual and community leaders. It is a call for leaders and healers of all walks of faith to move to a higher standard of practice within the community. There are specific instructions and affirmations for those in leadersh ... Read More about
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Kajara Nebthet
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Healing Ritual Magic is a collection of rituals to assist with your personal healing journey. Each ritual includes a step by step instructions that are easy to follow to achieve your desired results. Rituals include altar creation, spiritual baths and guided meditations that can be done individually ... Read More about
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Rekhit Kajara Nia Yaa Nebthet
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Sonia Barrett
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The Holographic Canvas explores many possibilities one of which raises the question "is Earth as we know it but a matrix or system of programs? Is death then a necessary process or is it simply part of the matrix program? Is it then possible that the concept of dying will cease to exist once humanit ... Read More about
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Ojibwa Atum-Ra
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Are you looking to raise and maintain a high vibration in order to manifest the life of your dreams?   Through becoming selful, you will learn:   *How to observe your Mental and Emotional Processes *Why Boundaries are Essential to Growth *Why Values, Morals, & Integrity are Key *The Power of Sac ... Read More about
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"My message is that with the right system, and proper knowledge of that system, anyone can heal themselves." Chrysalis Sun The Complete Guide to Crystal Medicine is the first book of its kind to combine the science, metaphysics, and spirituality of the technique known as crystal medicine. Chrysalis' ... Read More about
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Self-Rule is about reclaiming our hearts and minds from the world and living more true to ourselves. It warns of the dangers of trying to find self-worth or validation through external sources. It is a collection of essays and poems inviting the reader to look within themselves for strength, guidanc ... Read More about
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Gold Nautilus Book Award Winner  Leading African American Buddhist teachers offer lessons on racism, resilience, spiritual freedom, and the possibility of a truly representative American Buddhism. With contributions by Acharya Gaylon Ferguson, Cheryl A. Giles, Gyōzan Royce Andrew Johnson, Ruth King, ... Read More about
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This book shows how anyone who has committed a sin or has been convicted of a crime or accused of a sin or a crime can redeem their life and move forwards with peace, forgiveness and spiritual enlightenment based on Ancient Egyptian wisdom of Maat Philosophy. ... Read More about
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16. EGYPTIAN YOGA The Postures of The Gods and Goddesses Discover the physical postures and exercises practiced thousands of years ago in Ancient Egypt which are today known as Yoga exercises. Discover the history of the postures and how they were transferred from Ancient Egypt in Africa to India th ... Read More about
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INTRODUCTION TO MAAT PHILOSOPHY: Spiritual Enlightenment Through the Path of Virtue Known as Karma Yoga in India, the teachings of MAAT for living virtuously and with orderly wisdom are explained and the student is to begin practicing the precepts of Maat in daily life so as to promote the process o ... Read More about
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E. A. Wallis Budge
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Thoth, the ibis-headed god of wisdom, inventor of the art of writing; Osiris, the dead god who arose and set the pattern for death-and-resurrection gods ever since; Isis, the great mother, wandering through the reed swamps; Anubis, conductor of the dead, with jackal head; Bast, the cat goddess; Set, ... Read More about
E. a. Wallis Budge
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Thorough coverage of evolution of cults, rites and gods; the cult of Osiris; the Book of the Dead and its rites; the sacred animals and birds; Heaven and Hell; and more. ... Read More about
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A New Edition of the Ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead, Perfect for History Buffs, Budding Archaeologists, or Mythology Enthusiasts! The Egyptian Book of the Dead is unquestionably one of the most influential books in all history. Containing the ancient ritual to be performed for the dead with deta ... Read More about