The list author says: "Peace. Greetings. As most of you know, I am the eldest son of an Apostolic Pentecostal preacher. I always tell people this so that they understand that I was not born into this understanding. I had to research, study and practice for me not to just obtain my Knowledge of Self, but also maintain it. ThatÂ’s right, you heard me, Knowledge of Self doesn't just drop out of the sky. In order to be a divine being you have to work at it, because your Ego fights against it. ThatÂ’s the purpose of my book list, to help strengthen your knowledge of your divinity."
"This is book details how I learned that Western thinking places emphasis on the ego, which focuses on the "me" and disregards the interconnectedness among things. It explains how my err in living was corrected after I met my spiritual teacher and discovered the maa aankh, which connected me back to God and my heritage."
"After overcoming lupus I soon learned that things I used to do, I could no longer do because certain thoughts, actions and behaviors caused me to fall out of alignment with my Source (God). I had to discover my Manera, Way or what the Kamitic people called Maa. This book shows how anyone can do the same."
"Most of the time when it comes to discussing Kamitic (Ancient Egyptian) spirituality, one feels as if they have to be a metaphysician in order to implement the concepts in today's time. This book simplifies the battle between one's Spirit (higher self) and ego (lower self) and reveals methods our ancestors used to stay connected to the Divine."
"Most people are aware that in the Caribbean and South America, enslaved Africans masked their practices under Catholicism to preserve their tradition. What most people aren't aware is that African Americans did a similar thing, which birthed some of the greatest movements today. This book introduces you to conjuring philosophy."
"Who would have ever thought that words like jazz and funk have an African origin. This and much more are revealed in this little eye-opener, indicating that the African presence didn't die but is alive and well in the Americas."
"More profound information is provided about the Ancient Egyptian Tree of Life. As well as a detailed comparison as to how the ancient Egyptian religious leaders devoted their lives to become masters similar to the religious martyrs of today."
"A great and simple book that lists common West African beliefs and practices with no frills attached. Those familiar with folk beliefs and practices will easily see where many Afro-American folk beliefs and practices derived from."
"An interesting book that will help anyone to see the correlation between all of the African influenced practices and traditions in the Diaspora. It will help one to see especially that the thunderous dance of Xango is similar to the Holy Ghost shout in the Black Church"
"A great book that gives one an interesting look into the complex life of a spiritual practitioner in Puerto Rico. The main character of this research is a bruja that practices spiritism. A very fascinating, intriguing and thought provoking book."
"A great attempt is made by the author to use hoodoo as a multicultural purpose. Included are ways to incorporate rituals for marriage, funerals, blessings, etc. Should have been called Bird's Hoodoo."
"Considered an honorable ancestors by many African Americans although he was a Muslim. This book clearly indicates that religious beliefs have nothing to do with going to heaven from an African American perspective, but cultural values, ethics, morality and how one lives does."
"In this book, the author takes a rational, scientific approach to prove that spirits exist and are intelligent beings. Which led, inspired and validated the popular spiritist movements that exist today throughout the Caribbean and Latin America. It also influenced the practices found in many Black churches today."
"A very informative book that reveals that the African American folk tradition Hoodoo/Rootwork has its roots from ancient Africa - particularly Ancient Egypt. This books gives a more deeper look into the healing and psychology of the practice, then the sensational view that is always promoted by the media and fluffy bunnies."