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These bright fuschia flowers mean 1 thing: #pommerac season! Yum!

These bright fuschia flowers mean 1 thing: #pommerac season! Yum!

#kite flying on #stationbeach #LaBrea  #Easter Sunday

#kite flying on #stationbeach #LaBrea #Easter Sunday

#Tomatoes, #karaili and #eggplant = #melongene = #baigan = #aubergine = #goodforyou #vegetables #Debe #market #local #Trinidad

#Tomatoes, #karaili and #eggplant = #melongene = #baigan = #aubergine = #goodforyou #vegetables #Debe #market #local #Trinidad

Catching #Crabs  in the #Chesapeake. #Kilmarnock #VA. #SOHO #memories. The bliss of bonding w a 10-yr-old. :-) Ceta te echo de menos mamí.

Catching #Crabs in the #Chesapeake. #Kilmarnock #VA. #SOHO #memories. The bliss of bonding w a 10-yr-old. :-) Ceta te echo de menos mamí.

#accra #fishcake #Trinifood #Grenadianfood #westindianfood = #Africanfood #misscruz :-)

#accra #fishcake #Trinifood #Grenadianfood #westindianfood = #Africanfood #misscruz :-)

Vishal’s #bait #Fisherman #templebythesea

Vishal’s #bait #Fisherman #templebythesea

Vishal #natureboy little #Fisherman #templebythesea #siewdasssadhu #Carapichaima #Trinidad #Hindu #sacredsite

Vishal #natureboy little #Fisherman #templebythesea #siewdasssadhu #Carapichaima #Trinidad #Hindu #sacredsite

#springtime

#springtime

blackglorious:

ancestralvoices:

The concept of sticking pins in a doll used to inflict pain on others is not traditional in the practice of Haitian Vodun. Dolls/figurines have been used as symbolic icons on shrines or in rituals to represent the Loa/Lwa (Divine forces of nature). 










Voodoo dolls are now commonly found in New Orleans, Louisiana; this is due to the mix of spiritual practices including Vodun, Hoodoo and European magical practices.Some Western African practices use figures with and nails and pins in them they are known as nkisi. However instead of being used to inflict pain they are essentially a container of spiritual forces that are used for healing purposes. The concept of revenge dolls can be traced back to medieval European folk magic with use of poppets, effigies of specific people, which were used to place curses. The poppets however were also used for positive purposes such as healing and bringing good luck.NOTE INCLUDING VISUALShttps://www.facebook.com/notes/ancestral-voices-esoteric-african-knowledge/did-you-know/433913709971094?ref=notif&notif_t=like











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blackglorious:

ancestralvoices:

The concept of sticking pins in a doll used to inflict pain on others is not traditional in the practice of Haitian Vodun. Dolls/figurines have been used as symbolic icons on shrines or in rituals to represent the Loa/Lwa (Divine forces of nature). 


Voodoo dolls are now commonly found in New Orleans, Louisiana; this is due to the mix of spiritual practices including Vodun, Hoodoo and European magical practices.

Some Western African practices use figures with and nails and pins in them they are known as nkisi. However instead of being used to inflict pain they are essentially a container of spiritual forces that are used for healing purposes. 

The concept of revenge dolls can be traced back to medieval European folk magic with use of poppets, effigies of specific people, which were used to place curses. The poppets however were also used for positive purposes such as healing and bringing good luck.

NOTE INCLUDING VISUALS
https://www.facebook.com/
notes/ancestral-voices-esoteric-african-knowledge/did-you-know/433913709971094?ref=notif&notif_t=like

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You need to educate the masses 
Before you start feed the masses
Once they start eating
They start missing classes

These pretenders feed you first 
Full yuh belly and quench yuh thirst
Because it hard to hear and speak 
when yuh lying dead asleep

My Perceptive Mind (via ayinde)