Soul Searching

Toxicity vs Divinity: An Exploration of Toxic Masculinity and Femininity

Toxicity vs Divinity: An Exploration of Toxic Masculinity and Femininity
There is no darkness without light. You don’t know warmth without the memory of cold. There cannot be feminine without masculine. If we want to fix the issue of toxicity we need to embrace both aspects of these natures without reservation. With love. With pride. With a feeling of complete understanding that there is not one without the other.

The Smithsonian Experience: PART ONE

The Smithsonian Experience: PART ONE
To see Black people in the Americas is to be reminded of the enslaved who refused to die without dignity, ancestors who risked life and limb to cobble together dialects, religious systems in a strange new world and who DARED to persevere and fight back.

Obeah is not a bad word!

Obeah is not a bad word!

Obeah, as well as brujeria, still strikes a delicate chord with people of the African diaspora. A lot of us are in the process of unlearning lifetimes of oppression and it is in that very process we have the power to redefine what is and isn’t demonic or evil. Within the context of European colonialism we are all subject to it’s influences whether we want to acknowledge them or not. From our bodies to our minds, and even deeper into our souls, we have to take a hard look at how we see ourselves through the gaze of Whiteness and colonialism. 

Obeah is not a bad word. Liberation is often offensive to the oppressor but your pursuit of freedom will continue to be a bone of contention to those who stand to profit from your fear, ignorance and enslavement.

Dream work & Divination

Dream work & Divination

Can we talk about using dream work/dream divinations when doing spells? 

Before asking anyone for a second opinion you should first trust yourself! You have access to a lot of insight if you push through and think outside of the box. 

Music for the Soul

Music. It's such a powerful medium. Sometimes a song can say it better than you could ever convey it. I love listening to traditional Orisha music in Yoruba or even Portuguese (big ups to Brazil!!) but sometimes I listen and use conventional songs to get into a meditative state and ready my mind, body, and spirit for prayer and manifestation. 

Mental Health & Spirituality: A Journey to Balance

Mental Health & Spirituality: A Journey to Balance
Spirituality is not a substitution for mental health care but it can be a very valuable asset to your healing. As someone who was diagnosed with b...

Welcome to Soul Things Botanica!

Welcome to Soul Things Botanica!
Hey Y’all! Wha Gwaan?! Welcome to the newest Black owned botanica on the block. My name is Nikki Buchanan and I am a black girl from Brooklyn w...