Healing Power of African American Spirituality #herbalist #africanamericanhistory #spirituality

Mystic Lounge

24-02-2023 • 56 mins

Joining me for this episode is Stephanie Rose Bird, author of “The Healing Power of African American Spirituality: A Celebration of Ancestor Worship, Herbs and Hoodoo, Ritual and Conjure.”

Priestess Stephanie Rose Bird is a painter and the author of several bestselling books on earth spirituality, Hoodoo, and anthropology, including Sticks, Stones, Roots and Bones, 365 Days of Hoodoo, Light, Bright and Damned Near White, and African American Magick. Priestess Bird, who holds a BFA cum laude, and MFA, is a devotee of the Divinely Feminine. She is an Elder, Eclectic Pagan, Magick-maker and keeper of the spiritual wisdom of her indigenous African ancestors. Her work centers around the nexus of earth wisdom and the legacy of black cultural heritage. https://www.stephanierosebird.com

Stephanie graduated with honors from Temple University, Tyler School of Art and received an MFA from the University of California San Diego, where she studied Visual Arts. Bird won a Senior Fulbright Scholar Award and through that award she did field work in anthropology and art in Australia with various groups of Australian Aboriginal people.

She has studied Gullah culture in South Carolina as well. As an artist she has exhibited nationally in museums, universities and galleries. She has been a member of the College Arts Association, Fulbright Foundation, Chicago Artist's Coalition, Woman Made Gallery Advisory Board, American Botanical Council's Herb Research Society, American Folklore Society, Society for Shamanic Practitioners, and the International Center for Traditional Childbearing (Black Midwives and Healers).

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