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Healing Through (Re)Membering and (Re)Claiming Ancestral Knowledge About Black Witch Magic

  • Lakeesha J. Harris
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Abstract

How can Black women have unconditional love for themselves when there is a lack of access to the full spectrum of our innate wisdom, spiritual connection, and magical and ritual application? Harris explores how reclaiming our indigenous practices of conjure, magic, spiritual work and healing praxis can create healing for Black women. Harris posits, when we willfully neglect our physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing, it’s an injustice to ourselves, our families and our communities. Recounting her own path towards healing though remembering and reclaiming ancestral knowledge about Black witch magic, Harris explores and recounts New Orleans non-Christian based, spiritual culture, and Black women centered spaces as medium to help other Black women, queer, and trans* people remember and heal.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lakeesha J. Harris
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  1. 1.Agriculture and Urban FarmingBlack Witch University and Chicago Women’s Health CenterChicagoUSA

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