What is the Ennead?
The Ennead is a term used in metaphysics and theology to refer to a set of nine or ninefold principles or entities. It can be traced back to Ancient Egyptian religion, where it originated as an interpretation of the god Atum. In later times, it was adopted by Neo-Platonists and Gnostics, and has been applied in various other contexts as well.
In its most literal sense, an Ennead is a group of nine entities or principles together forming a single unit. From this sense, the term is sometimes used to refer to the nine gods in Ancient Egyptian religion, specifically those who
Jumping The Broom
Jumping the broom
What's the significance of jumping the broom? Why a broom? Where did it all start? Often times we’ve seen it in movies, and in real ceremonies. A right of passage, a ritual in marriage for African Americans, but what are its origins?
The broom was made and used as a tool to symbolize change. It was used to sweep away bad, and negative energy from sacred space to prepare and cleanse the space for ritual. Outside of a marriage ceremony it was garnished with charms, crystals, and
Celestial African MasksThose who wear the mask are spirited of the ancestors. Many masks are important for ritual and ceremony. African mythology across many tribes always looked upon the ancestors, the cosmos, and animal spirits to guide them in spirit for war, harmony, and death.